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Nasty Mac vulnerability allows remote attack, survives OS X reinstallation & even drive format

A serious vulnerability in Macs more than a year old would allow an attacker to take permanent control of the machine, retaining control even if the user reinstals OS X or reformats the drive.<p>The vulnerability was discovered by security researcher Pedro Vilaca, who found a way to reflash the BIOS – …

How-To: Build a $150-$300 iTunes video + music server for your home

In May 2005, iTunes evolved from a music player into a video library manager, paving the way for video iPods (October 2005), Apple TV (March 2007), and AirPlay video streaming (September 2010). Since then, iTunes libraries have become bigger and more central in homes, as users now stream content …

Psst! Your phone is snooping on you. What you need to know and how to stop it – video

Revelations about the detailed location records stored on smartphones indicates just how much information companies including Apple and Google are able to gather. But it's not just the phone-makers – apps on your phone are hungry for your personal info too. So is your phone snooping on you? Here, …

UK spy catalog describes tools for spamming, poll-rigging, social media manipulation and more

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Boscorelli Art/Thinkstock<p>Remember the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group, the unit of British spy agency GCHQ …

Microsoft Trials Google Glass Rival in UK

Microsoft has been conducting secret UK trials of a wearable computer to rival Google Glass.<p>Instead of spectacles, the device takes the form of a …

What Silicon Valley refuses to learn from Steve Jobs

Just about every tech leader in Silicon Valley says they admire Steve Jobs, but when it comes to following his lead, where’s the love?<p>Visit any hacker hangout, tech firm, or investment company in Silicon Valley, and you’re sure to hear people say how much they admire Steve Jobs. They’ll say that he …

Hulu now has exclusive rights to stream every episode of 'South Park'

While the likes of Amazon and Netflix continue to court major exclusives for their respective services, Hulu earned a big win of its own this weekend. At the Television Critics Association Press Tour yesterday, Trey Parker and Matt Stone announced that all 17 seasons of <i>South Park</i> will be available …

Naked selfies extracted from 'factory reset' phones

<b>Thousands of pictures including "naked selfies" have been extracted from factory-wiped phones by a Czech Republic-based security firm.</b><p>The firm, called Avast, used publicly available forensic security tools to extract the images from second-hand phones bought on eBay.<p>Other data extracted included …

Is IBM Making Plans For The End Of Silicon?

As chips get smaller, chipmakers investigate new methods and materials.<p>Since the computer age began, microchips have consistently been shrunk to smaller and smaller sizes. Moore’s Law, articulated in 1965 by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, predicts, fairly accurately to date, that the number of …

Interactive map: where do people move from and to in England and Wales?

There were 2.8m moves between different local authorities in the year ending June 2013. This data visualisation by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows exactly where it's happening. Choose the year and whether you want to look at inward or outward flow using the tabs at the top. The …

Watch this: prototype NASA robot prowls the underside of frozen lakes, oceans

It's a rough life for a space robot. It's cold, dark, and there is no promise of a return trip back to Earth. There are also far-off moons like Jupiter's Europa, which are believed to have vast oceans underneath immense layers of ice, and that need exploring. How exactly to navigate those oceans …

Japanese Girl Shreds Guitar, Gender Stereotypes, With Face-Melting Metal Solo

Just because she's nearly the same size as her instrument doesn't mean this Japanese girl's metal solo won't melt your face clean off.<p>Known on YouTube only as Li-sa-x, the 8-year-old shared this video last December in which she covers "Scarified" by Racer X. Despite her diminutive stature, she …

Watch how two Russian daredevils climbed to the top of the the 128-storey Shanghai Tower without using safety equipment. Video: http://fw.to/WZTak5 Gallery: http://fw.to/ChWDHwU Picture: Vadim Gurnov/Caters

World's Tallest Vertical Garden Is Growing In Sri Lanka

The high-rise apartment building is a fusion between a skyscraper and a forest.<p>Sri Lanka will literally have roses in the air next year, as architecture firm Milroy Perera and Maga Engineering are collaborating to build a 46-floor, high-rise building that will be outfitted with the world's tallest …

Chattering cars

IT IS odd how Americans and Europeans, sharing so broad a cultural denominator, still hold divergent views on such numerators as how much freedom to …

Curriculum Vitae from Anton Yermolov

How To Stand Out – Creative Curriculum Vitae.<p>There are so many creative designers out there. Ukrainian graphic designer and illustrator Anton …

Wildlight - Twirl Me (Invisible Light Project Remix)

Beautifully Designed Movie Theaters in Golden California

<b>The Fox Theater I, Oakland</b><br>New York-based French photographer Franck Bohbot traveled to California to spotlight the most amazing movie theaters, big and small, as an homage to the history of film in his series titled <i>Cinema</i>. He captures the grandiose scale of some exquisitely designed theaters as …

17 Bizarre Aircraft We Love, and the Stories Behind Them

Oddball ideas take flight.<p>It's easy to love these funny-looking planes just for their sheer weirdness. But many of them were built to prove a point or to advance the science of aerodynamics.

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10 New Books You Need to Read This Year

From biographies to technical studies and step-by-step guides, here are 10 books that you should look for in the next few months.<p>Of course, we think you can learn a lot online. But, if you’re looking to take a deeper dive, there is often no substitute for the kind of thoughtful analysis you can get …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

Mysteriously Playful Composite Images by Dariusz Klimczak

Polish photographer Dariusz Klimczak constructs surreal landscapes through clever manipulation. Each image in the skilled photo editor's growing collection is a composite of multiple elements that work in unison to present a cohesive, albeit unusual, scene. More often than not, Klimczak's subjects …

The Kelpies: Scotland's Amazing Giant Horse Head Sculptures

The Kelpies is an enormous installation consisting of two giant horse head sculptures by artist Andy Scott. The 100-foot-tall structures, which were eight years in the making, are inspired by a legend from the artist's Scottish background that tells of a water spirit that takes the shape of a …