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Words of Wisdom: 40 Quotes about Friendship, Life, Success and Love [INFOGRAPHIC]

<b>We all need a little inspiration every now and then.</b> And one of the best ways to find some is by reading words of wisdom from history’s brightest and …

Windows 1.0 review: looking back to the start of Microsoft's endeavour to become desktop king

Now, after more than a two-year delay, there is Windows, from Microsoft.<p>Industry pundits have been talking about operating environments and their …

Software

Mystery radio signals that baffled astronomers for years came from the staff microwave

A telescope started picking up the signals in 1998<p>Beginning in the late '90s, once or twice a year, astronomers operating the telescope at the Parkes Observatory in New South Wales, Australia would pick up mysterious radio signals. These signals were known as perytons, described in a recent report …

Universe

Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO Explained in One Chart

<b>If you’re a photographer at the beginner level, all the terms and buttons can be confusing.</b> Luckily, Daniel Peters at Fotoblog Hamburg created a …

Self-destructing virus kills off PCs

<b>A computer virus that tries to avoid detection by making the machine it infects unusable has been found.</b><p>If Rombertik's evasion techniques are triggered, it deletes key files on a computer, making it constantly restart.<p>Analysts said Rombertik was "unique" among malware samples for resisting capture …

Security

Everything Microsoft Announced at Build 2015: Day 1

As day one of Microsoft Build Developer Conference comes to a close, here’s a roundup of the most exciting news the company announced today.<p>.NET Core preview opens to Mac and Linux<p>After a short chat about Microsoft Azure and a few demos, Microsoft announced that .NET Core, the company’s open source …

42 Heads From 'Game Of Thrones': Illustrated Print with Portraits of Major Characters

<b>The long-awaited fifth season of HBO’s hit series Game Of Thrones premiered this past Sunday, April 12.</b> To celebrate, artist Peter Breese created an …

Australian cooking stars are making big bucks on YouTube

Three Australia-based cooking channels are among YouTube's biggest success stories.<p>CharlisCraftyKitchen, HowToCookThat and MyCupcakeAddiction have …

Internet activists blame China for cyber-attack that brought down GitHub

GitHub censorship project GreatFire alleges that China authorities redirected global web traffic to launch a massive denial of service attack on the website<p>Activists battling internet censorship in China said Monday they had proof a massive online assault on their websites had been coordinated by …

Cyber-attacks

Reuters Is The Latest News Organization To Get Blocked In China

Reuters has joined Bloomberg, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal in being blocked in China. Reuters itself reported that its website is not reachable in the country as of today.<p>The organization said it has suffered partial censorship in China in the past, but this time its English and …

China

China's biggest anti-censorship service is under attack

Someone is trying to wipe China's biggest anti-censorship service off the internet. For the past two days, the mirror websites run by GreatFire.org have been under an unprecedented denial-of-service attack, receiving more than 2 billion requests per hour. "We are not equipped to handle a DDoS …

Cybersecurity

Google ditched the steering wheel because people are unreliable

If you've ever wondered why Google decided to build its own car, well, you have at least part of your answer now. During a talk at SXSW, Astro Teller, the head of Google X, told the crowd that they decided to remove the steering wheel and brakes entirely because humans are not a "reliable backup" …

The Coming Chinese Crackup

The endgame of communist rule in China has begun, and Xi Jinping’s ruthless measures are only bringing the country closer to a breaking point<p>On Thursday, the National People’s Congress convened in Beijing in what has become a familiar annual ritual. Some 3,000 “elected” delegates from all over the …

China

China takes Under the Dome anti-pollution film offline

<b>The authorities in China have removed from websites a popular documentary which highlights the country's severe pollution problem.</b><p>Under the Dome explains the social and health costs of pollution, and was watched by more than 100 million people online, sparking debates.<p>It was removed just two days …

China

Chinese government continues dropping foreign tech in favor of local products

China's government continues to turn away foreign tech companies in favor of buying from firms right at home. According to Reuters, the government has entirely removed Cisco, Citrix, and McAfee products from its list of approved tech purchases. That follows an earlier <i>Bloomberg</i> report noting that …

China

How people Photoshopped before Photoshop

Photoshop before Photoshop<p>100 years of manipulating images without computers<p>1856-57<p>c. 1855<p>1857<p>Almost as soon as the science of photography was …

The 10 most important Youtube videos of all time

In the past decade, the website has become a huge part of our culture and an important platform for brands to engage with users.<p>It's where music videos live. It's where movie trailers premiere. It's where a whole new class of multimillionaire "Youtube stars" have cropped up.<p>To chart Youtube's …

Advertising

Foreign businesses chafe at China’s Great Internet Firewall

Ever fancied a holiday from the internet? Complete peace of mind, a world away from the hyperreality of tweets, email, hashtags, likes, blogs and the …

China

“Zombie” Apps On The Rise – 83% Of Apps Not On Top Lists, Up From 74% Last Year

With the app economy showing no sign of slowing, the iOS App Store, too, continues to grow, and has now reached over 1.42 million apps, according to a new report out this morning from app analytics firm adjust. One interesting metric the report uncovered is just how many of the apps are effectively …

Apps

Android is suddenly surrounded by enemies

That threat isn't from Apple. Despite its record-breaking financial success, the iPhone doesn't pose an existential threat to Google's Android. Apple isn't prepared to drop its prices enough to compete in the low-end and emerging markets that Google dominates.<p>There's a very real and growing threat …

Android Phones

Ominous Supercell Thunderstorms Animated from a Single Photograph by Mike Hollingshead | Colossal

<p>Weather photographer Mike Hollingshead, whose impressive storm photography we first featured around this time last year, has taken his editing a bit …

China probes officials in 'salamander banquet' scandal

<b>Chinese authorities are investigating allegations that senior security officials ate a critically endangered giant salamander at a lavish banquet.</b><p>A local newspaper said journalists it sent to the restaurant to report on the meal were later beaten up as they photographed guests leaving.<p>The meal …

Xi Jinping

China Cracks Down On VPN Services After Censorship System ‘Upgrade’

China is cracking down on VPNs, software that allows internet users to access Twitter, Facebook, Gmail and others services blocked in the country, according to state media and service providers.<p>People’s Daily reports that China’s ‘Great Firewall’ internet censorship system was “upgraded for …

Internet

Essential camera equipment for photography students

Whether taking a photography course for school, university or pleasure, here are some tools to make the learning experience as smooth as can be.<p><b>Taking a photography course for school, university or even just for fun? Here are some tools to make the learning experience as smooth as can …

Cameras

Quiet Moments For Superheroes: Famous Heroes Take Time to Reflect Amidst Nature

<b>What does your favorite superhero do during downtime?</b> Paris-based photographer Benoit Lapray created another installment in his collection of images …

AirAsia jet's alarms 'screaming' at crash

The revelation came a day after Indonesian Transport Minister Ignasius Jonan said the plane had climbed abnormally fast before stalling and plunging …