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Android Simplelocker ransomware encrypts SD card files

<b>A security firm says it has found the first confirmed case of ransomware that encrypts files held by Android devices.</b><p>Eset reports that the Trojan - called Simplelocker - targets SD cards slotted into tablets and handsets, electronically scrambling certain types of files on them before demanding …

Matthew McConaughey Presents Sandra Bullock with “Decade of Hotness” Prize

<b>Sandra Bullock</b> had the best response to receiving one of Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards last night. They “honored” her with a “Decade of Hotness” prize to which Bullock responded, “What decade? I have several under my belt.” The presenters of the award were a trio of Bullock’s former on-screen …

Matthew McConaughey

Intruder Breaks Into Sandra Bullock's Home While She Was Inside

After celebrating her win at Saturday’s Spike TV Guys’ Choice Awards, Sandra Bullock had a less light-hearted encounter when she arrived at her Los …

Sandra Bullock

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Forests

Amazon Kindle Update

Inside Flipboard / June 4, 2014<p>Now that the latest Kindle Fire HDX tablet is out, Amazon fans can make magazines on Flipboard and curate articles …

Making artificial vision look more natural

In laboratory tests, researchers have used electrical stimulation of retinal cells to produce the same patterns of activity that occur when the …

Has science solved the mystery of the hiccup? Don't hold your breath

Far from being a problem that's easily solved by standing on your head, the ailment's cause and cure remain elusive<p>It happens in the blink of an eye: your breathing muscles contract, your vocal cords clamp shut and out comes that unmistakable sound: "hic".<p>We all get hiccups from time to time. So do …

'Life: Magnified' Shows Off the Wonders of the Cell - NBC News

Space

Planet-Hunting SPHERE Detector Snaps First Images

A new instrument designed to give scientists a direct look at nearby alien worlds has seen its "first light" in Chile, astronomers announced Wednesday.<p>Called SPHERE (for Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet REsearch), the new alien planet detection tool was mounted on the European Southern …

Astronomy

Painting the light fantastic: Photos show eerie hybrid art form

Finnish artist Janne Parviainen creates dazzling, futuristic images by painting with light. Crave's Michael Franco talks with him to get illuminated about this unique art form.<p>Some painters use oils. Others use pastels or charcoal. And still others use light. That's right, light.<p>Janne Parviainen …

G7 holds off from further Russia sanctions

Leaders of the G7 group of industrial nations have limited themselves to warning Russia of another round of sanctions as they urged President Vladimir Putin to stop destabilising Ukraine.<p>On the first day of the group's summit in Brussels on Wednesday, the bloc said that Putin must pull Russian …

Stuart Franklin: how I photographed Tiananmen Square and 'tank man'

The Magnum photographer tells his story of the 1989 protests, from peaceful demonstration to bloody crackdown, the iconic 'tank man' – and how hamburgers gave him his big break<p>• Stuart Franklin captures the Tiananmen Square protests – in pictures<p>At the start, Tiananmen Square had the atmosphere of …