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Mexican woman campaigning to be mayor found decapitated

Guerrero mayoral candidate Aidé Nava González, whose husband was murdered and son abducted by criminal gangs, has been found decapitated - less than a fortnight after beginning her campaign<p>A <b>Mexican</b> woman running to be mayor of a town in the state of Guerrero has been found dead, less than a …

Sensor-laden smart socks will turn you into a better runner

LAS VEGAS — Tons of wearables at International CES promise to help you get better at everything from brushing your teeth to perfecting your golf swing, but the last place we expected someone to toss a sensor was into our socks.<p>Sensoria’s Fitness Socks are aimed at transforming you into a better, …

Body Cameras On Cops: Do They Work?

The jury is out<p>The mere presence or absence of a camera does not deter violent behavior. We know this through decades of research on CCTV demonstrating that video monitoring has little to no effect on violent crime and modest effects on other types of crime. We also know this from our own …

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Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul Just Dropped a Yo App Spinoff

If you’re a fan of Breaking Bad’s Jesse Pinkman and his foul-mouthed love for the words “Yo” and “Bitch,” you’re gonna dig actor Aaron Paul’s new messaging app.<p>The actor announced the launch of YB (short for, well, you know) today via Twitter. It’s exactly the same idea as the multimillion-dollar, …

U.S. weather system hacked, affecting satellites

Hackers attacked the U.S. weather system in October, causing a disruption in satellite feeds and several pivotal websites.<p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, said that four of its websites were hacked in recent weeks. To block the attackers, government officials were forced …

The FBI’s Most Wanted Cybercriminal’s Password? His Cat Chewy

Back in 2012, the FBI nabbed Jeremy Hammond, the most wanted cybercriminal in the country, at his home in Chicago. And until now, no one had any idea …

Scientists Achieve Direct Brain-To-Brain Communication Between Humans

Telepathy is the stuff of science fiction. But what if the dystopian futurists were on to something? What if our brains could directly interact with each other, bypassing the need for language? The idea isn't quite so far fetched, according to a recent University of Washington study in which …

Google exposes 'Poodle' flaw in Web encryption standard

Older Web technology continues to be dogged by revelations that show how insecure it is. A trio of Google security engineers proved that the encryption standard Secure Sockets Layer can be circumvented thanks to a new vulnerability they dubbed "Poodle."<p>Poodle is a new security hole in Secure …

The Gift Of Graft: New York Artist's Tree To Grow 40 Kinds Of Fruit

It sounds like something out of Dr. Seuss, but artist Sam Van Aken is developing a tree that blooms in pink, fuchsia, purple and red in the spring — and that is capable of bearing 40 different kinds of fruit.<p>No, it's not genetic engineering. Van Aken, an associate professor in Syracuse University's …

BadUSB hack may be one of the biggest threats you have heard of!

comedy_nose<p>A new threat named “BadUSB” has just emerged, a name that may be a bit of an understatement. This exploit is one of the nastiest security threats we have seen in a long time. It’s dangerous, often undetectable and very hard to kill. BadUSB literally leaves current antivirus defenses …

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Most expensive rescue in German history as man begins second week trapped 3000 feet underground in cave

Johann Westhauser has lain in the icy dark beneath the Bavarian Alps while doctors struggle to reach him and treat him for brain injury after accident<p>For seven days, more than 200 people have battled round the clock to save a seriously injured caver trapped 3,200 feet below the ground, in what is …

Suspended-animation trials to begin on humans

This month, the world's first attempts at placing humans in suspended animation using a new technique will take place at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- not for space travel, but to save lives.<p>The technique will initially be used on 10 patients whose wounds would …

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Life-hacking the brain: better living through science!

There is something that we all need. You can't touch it, you can't really see it, but you certainly know its effects and feel its loss. In fact, while many despise it and wish they didn't need it, it is cherished most by those who don't have enough.<p>I am of course talking about sleep. With a 3 …

The Myth of the Brainstorming Session

<i>This post was originally published on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Over dinner a couple months ago, one of my friends said he needed some help coming up with a name for a new website.<p>Do you want to be a cryptocurrency millionaire?Don't get your hopes up.VISIT HARD FORK<p>He told me a bit about the site and asked if …

A DIY, Remote-Controlled Microwave That Automatically Cooks Dinner

Microwaves aren't easy enough. Not yet.<p>Web developer Nathan Broadbent loved automating everyday tasks. He also loved frozen dinners and wanted to program his microwave to prepare them. He suspected an oven could harness Universal Product Codes—the bar codes found on almost all food packaging—to …

Japanese man walks home 800 miles after being mugged

A man who was mugged in southern Japan decided to walk more than 800 miles home rather than inconvenience the local police or his family with his predicament, it has been claimed.<p>The man, who has not been named, set out from the city of Kitakyushu after being mugged on August 25 and arrived back at …

Day Zero: How the Oculus Rift dev community is collaborating to change the world

The software development environment for the Oculus Rift is the Wild West, and Teddy Lipowitz is as clever a prospector as they come.<p>Maybe that analogy is a bit off; the violence and competitiveness that characterized the 19th century gold rush doesn't exist among Oculus Rift game developers. …

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Microsoft unveils its next game console, the Xbox One

Microsoft debuted the Xbox One this afternoon live from a tent on its Redmond, Wash., campus, putting to end months of speculation about the company's next-generation video game console. The console will be available "later this year." Microsoft exec Don Mattrick called it out as an "all-in-one" …

An Imprisoned Hacker Invented an ATM Attachment That Stops Skimmers

Valentin Boanta has a lot of free time on his hands—five years worth, to be exact. That's because Boanta is currently serving a prison sentence for, …

Is computing speed set to make a quantum leap?

Our imagination is stretched to the utmost," wrote Richard Feynman, the greatest physicist of his day, "not, as in fiction, to imagine things which …