WhatsApp adds end-to-end encryption to message service
Edward Snowden himself has called end-to-end encryption the best possible form of encryption, because it keeps people's data encrypted even while it's on company servers. The data, in theory, can only be decrypted on people's personal devices. That means outside groups must target individuals' machines if they want to access the data.
Apple Partners with (RED) to Fight AIDS with Special App and Retail Promos
To show its support for the fight against the disease on World AIDS Day, Apple is teaming up with non-profit organization (RED) to raise funds for programs in Africa, with special promotions running for the next two weeks on apps and products.
5 Awesome iPhone Apps On Sale This Weekend
This app has become a best-seller for good reason. With a simple interface, it takes users through a short, no-frills workout based on 12 carefully chosen exercises. Some professional athletes believe that seven- or eight-minute bursts of intense workouts through the day can be a much more effective way of keeping in shape than hitting the gym during the 6 p.m. rush a few times a week. This app does all the planning for you.
Why the Broadcasters Should Buy Aereo
The broadcast networks used the courts to pummel Aereo into submission, suing a potential industry disruptor out of existence. But instead of walking away smiling, those broadcasters should realize Aereo only foreshadowed a massive industry shakeup that will change everything about television. As more people cut the cord and switch to on-demand services like Netflix and HBO Go (with the latter soon to be available without a cable subscription), cable television will slowly die out — and take those lucrative retransmission fees with them as it goes. CBS, at least, sees the writing on the door: It’s launching an innovative subscription-based online service, from which it’ll likely make money off ads, too. More broadcasters should realize that cable TV is the past, not the future. And what better, bolder move to make than buying Aereo?
How Does Petroleum Prospecting Work? - OpenMind
The "Knowledge Window" is a space that OpenMind has in the Spanish scientific web Materia. Its aim is to create an open area dealing with innovation, science, technology, economics, the environment and the humanities, where articles, information and interviews are available relating to the global challenges we are facing in the 21st century: globalization, climate change, distribution of wealth, global health, etc..
Peyote - GTA 5 Wiki Guide - IGN
There are 27 peyote plants to find, and eating the root of each one will induce a hallucination activity. Each hallucination transforms the player's character into some form of animal, and their trip lasts until the animal is killed or the player chooses to end it themselves.
Which nation-state is behind the sophisticated, stealthy Regin malware? | ZDNet
Summary: Symantec researchers are impressed by Regin, which has been conducting high-level surveillance campaigns worldwide since 2008. Is it state-sponsored?
Smartwatch interest ticks up as Apple Watch fever rises
While Intel calls the device an "intelligent bracelet," it has many of the same functions as some smartwatches on the market, and exceeds the capabilities of many fitness wristbands because of its 3G wireless connection. (Futuresource says it is technically not a smartwatch because there are no installable third-party apps, although several apps are pre-installed; instead, think of it as a "wireless watch" or "smart jewelry.")
Salem: First Look at Mary Sibley in Season 2 - IGN
In Season 2, the Grand Rite triggered at the end of last season is now underway and death is in the air, but the Witch War is just beginning — and Salem is at the epicenter of both. In order to bring her plan to completion, Mary Sibley must not only control Captain John Alden (Shane West) and the citizens of Salem, but also those lurking in the shadows who seek the power she wields.
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Sweet Peach won't make vaginas smell like fruit or taste of Diet Coke
The supplement will actually be personalised according to individuals. A sample of the “vaginal biocrome” (the makeup and ecology of microorganisms in the vagina) will be sent for analysis. Sweet Peach will then supply a course of supplements designed to balance the pH levels of the vagina, allowing “good” microbes to thrive, therefore reducing the risk of yeast infections and UTIs with the aim of optimal vaginal health.
Behind the Writing on the Stalls
While it would be impossible to come up with a comprehensive unified theory of why people write poop jokes and names with hearts around them while they’re on the pot (other than the perhaps scientifically unsatisfying “Because it’s fun”), there are several factors that seem to be at play. One is that bathroom graffiti is a forum for anonymous, often-inappropriate expression, not unlike an Internet comments section, except with the added bonus of creating something tangible that exists in the real world. Plus, as Matthews notes, “It’s still illegal. It’s deviant, but it’s a low-cost deviant thing to do.” There’s a low likelihood of getting caught, and it’s usually something that can be washed off, or painted over.
Unlockables - Super Smash Bros. for Wii U / 3DS Wiki Guide - IGN
In Smash Mode (also known as VS), a hidden character unlocks every 10 matches (this also counts online matches and the match to unlock the character). This applies to both versions, but not every character is unlocked for the same amount of matches played. In addition - Wii U players can play 8-Player Smash or Special Smash to count towards the number of matches.
Attention Uber and GrabTaxi: Your Apps Will Soon be Regulated in Singapore
In Singapore, Uber offers booking through traditional taxis, along with its UberX and UberExec cars. The company uses licensed taxi drivers and cars for UberTaxi, while UberX and UberExec are contracted through rental car and limousine agencies and will thus not be affected by the new laws, a spokesman told The Wall Street Journal. Uber does not require users to specify a destination when booking.
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The 10 Best iPad Apps for Whipping Up Thanksgiving Dinner
Times change, but traditions persevere. Every year, American families gather to give thanks on the fourth Thursday of November, but what was used to bring the meal together is constantly evolving over time. With e-books and apps having supplanted print media, it’s time to prop up your iPad on the counter and follow its easy-to-read recipes, rather than squint at small-print and lose your place on the page.
NSA director: No changes in telephone record collection coming
The U.S. National Security Agency is planning no major changes in its domestic telephone records collection program after a bill to rein in those efforts failed in the Senate this week, the agency's director said.
Google’s Nexus 6 Might Be Too Big For Right Now, But Right-Sized For The Future
As Greg Kumparak noted in the TechCrunch review of the Nexus 6 , the phone is very large. Too large, in fact, for most humans. Back when it was just a rumor that Google would be picking Motorola to provide the Nexus 6 hardware, and that it would indeed be a monster with a 6-inch display, I lamented the phabletization of the Nexus line before it was even a real thing. Now, I’ve had some time with the device, and while part of me still feels the same, another part has to acknowledge that Google may have gotten it right with a “go big or go home” strategy for this generation of hardware.
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Can't wait for the Apple Watch? You're not alone
The first wave of development for the Apple Watch will take place on iPhone apps, which extend their functionality to the Apple Watch when tethered via Bluetooth. In other words, the compute processing is taking place on the phone. The way it works is that by using WatchKit, developers can upgrade iOS apps with the addition of the WatchKit Extension. Inside the WatchKit Extension are the WatchKit Code and the resources needed for the functionality of the app and for the watch app itself. What happens on the watch is considered a "storyboard" -- basically screens populated with data. This is pretty much how Android Wear works, too.
Adobe’s Cloud Photoshop Suggests We May Finally Realize The Dream Of Streamed Computing
I’ve been writing about tech for nearly a decade now, and in that time, one thing has always seemed perpetually promising, and yet also ultimately unsatisfying: remote streaming consumer computing. I’m not talking about remotely connecting to your work PC to grab a couple of files, but actually using programs interchangeably with your own local apps, despite some being hosted and run entirely on a server in some data farm nearby. Inevitably, however, this idea has been met with the harsh truths of reality, which has led to situations like the original OnLive flameout, for instance.
Apple to donate portion of holiday sales to AIDS fight - CNET
During the two-week campaign, which begins Monday, Apple will offer 25 apps with exclusive new content for (RED) and donate the proceeds from their sales to the Global Fund to fight AIDS. Some of the apps participating in the campaign include Angry Birds, Garage Band, and FIFA 15, among many others.
Driving into the future (with the brakes on) - Telegraph
Generally, however, innovation in transport will move forward in areas
governed by the private sector. Vehicles will continue to become more
connected, through added wifi on planes, trains, and automobile. They will
become more and more automated, as in driverless cars and trains. And we
will increasingly manage our journeys through our smartphones – whether
that’s planning and paying for transport options, or controlling our own
vehicles, such as the new Tesla cars, which allow owners to locate, warm up,
unlock and start the car from their phones.
This Water Bottle For Bikes Turns Air Into Water As You Ride
Retezár claims that in hot and humid weather, in which the product works best, Fontus can produce 0.5 liters of water in an hour. The system starts to work well, he said, when temperatures hit 20 degrees Celsius (or about 68 degrees Fahrenheit) and humidity gets to 50 percent. At that point, the product produces about a drop of water a minute. You'll need to bike for a while to fill up the bottle.
The 4 fatal flaws of failed Kickstarter campaigns
To succeed at crowdfunding you need to put aside the passion and countless months (if not years) of product development and put your money where your mouth is. Spend several months leading up to your launch by building buzz and publicity and pitching publications for coverage. It takes an inhuman amount of effort to choreograph a killer Kickstarter launch, but by lining up press in advance while also pulling in your own network, you’re setting the stage for success. Months of effort become an overnight success.
Galaxy S5 sold 40 percent fewer units than Samsung predicted: WSJ
A report in The Wall Street Journal claims that Samsung's Galaxy S5 flagship phone has performed below expectations. The S5 is said to have sold 12 million units in its first three months on sale; roughly 4 million fewer than its predecessor and overall around 40 percent fewer than projected. Sales were said to be down over 50 percent in China, with the US as the only major market where sales actually increased. The US is, however, Samsung's biggest market.
Webcam snooper now looking for a job
Insecam, which was criticized last week by the U.K.’s data protection regulator, no longer features webcam feeds but has the message: “Programmer is looking for a good remote job. Skills: Linux, FreeBSD, C/C++, Python, MySQL.”
Intel and Europol team up to fight cybercrime
Intel, which acquired McAfee in 2010, said on Wednesday the memorandum of understanding with Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) will allow for an exchange of technical information and non-operational data related to cybercrime.
Going global: 6 opportunities to take advantage of when working abroad
Study : Although there are thousands of opportunities to learn informally while abroad, you’re more likely to consistently study and remember courses you pay for. Taking classes in the country where you work is an excellent way to build your skills while learning about other cultures and interacting with the locals. As an added bonus, the money you pay to learn regional crafts or languages helps boost the local economy.
Craigslist Hack Knocks Site Offline: Who's Behind It?
The venerable web classifieds site, Craigslist , was knocked offline last night and is still not loading for some visitors. Local versions are redirecting for others. Users visiting the site yesterday evening were redirected to a site called Digital Gangster as a result of what looks like a DNS hijack.
The Secret Life of String Cheese
That was in 1976. But it wasn’t until the a few years later, when string cheese had become cylindrified from it’s original twisted rope state and retail opportunities abounded, that string cheese catapulted from a local oddity to a national craze that caught on with the younger set. A key part of that was packaging, Brian said. Rather than stuffing 15-16 sticks into a one pound bag, they started making the individually wrapped mozzarella tubes we know today.
Activists release Detekt tool that finds surveillance malware
“Beware that it is possible that Detekt may not successfully detect the most recent versions of those malware families,” the developers wrote in the tool’s readme file . “Indeed, some of them will likely be updated in response to this release in order to remove or change the patterns that we identified. In addition, there may be existing versions of malware, from these families or from other providers, which are not detected by this tool. If Detekt does not find anything, this unfortunately cannot be considered a clean bill of health.”
Critical XSS flaws patched in WordPress and popular plug-in
New security updates released for the WordPress content management system and one of its popular plug-ins fix cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to take control of websites.
Elon Musk Testing ‘X-Wing’ Fins For Reusable Rockets, Seafaring Spaceport Drones For Landing
Let’s face it: Elon Musk is probably a time traveller sent back to help us leave earth behind and achieve the next phase of human evolution. The inventor and entrepreneur issued a minor tweet storm today, in which he detailed a new SpaceX program to test the function of “X-Wing” style grid fins that could help spacecraft navigate upon re-entry after delivering personnel or cargo to an orbiting space station.
Analyst: Apple to sell 71 million iPhones in Q4, 2014
The iPhone 6 is expected to dominate the sales for the quarter with an estimated shipment of around 41.65 million units. As for the iPhone 6 Plus, Kuo says that its sales are limited because of supply constraints, which also indicates some manufacturing issues for Apple. He notes that if Apple manages to overcome the supply constraints for the iPhone 6 Plus, it will manage to ship an even higher number of iPhones in this quarter.
The Verge on Twitter
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You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history.
Highly-complex malware has secretly spied on computers for years, say researchers
Whichever nation-state sponsored this malware, it's believed that Regin is likely that government's primary means of executing cyber espionage around the world. One of the malware's fairly unique traits is that it is highly customizable. Different packages can be built into the payload that infects computer systems. Some of the typical tools the software has at its disposal is the ability to remotely control the mouse and keyboard, take screenshots, record key presses and network activity, and recover deleted files. But spies could also load more specialized functionality designed for specific monitoring of energy utility or telecom systems, according to researchers. Those custom payloads "exhibit a high degree of expertise in specialist sectors," according to researchers — another sign that a large state player is behind the software.
eBooks Could Finally Inch Past Print In 2018
PricewaterhouseCoopers analysts are predicting (again) that ebooks could soon edge out print as publishers’ most lucrative products. What does this mean? Essentially that a ebook popularity and pricing stabilizes, users will spend more on bits than they will on pulp. The resulting switch could be the final nail in the print coffin.
Teaser Video for Jurassic World Trailer Released - IGN
You can check out the first footage from Jurassic World in a new video teasing the film's trailer debut later this week.
Traces of Regin malware may date back to 2006
But there are forensic clues that Regin may have been active as far back as 2006. In fact, Symantec didn’t actually give Regin its name. O’Murchu said Symantec opted to use that name since it had been dubbed that by others in the security field who have known about it for some time.
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The High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment aboard the ISS was activated April 30, 2014. It is mounted on the External Payload Facility of the European Space Agency’s Columbus module. This experiment includes several commercial HD video cameras aimed at the earth which are enclosed in a pressurized and temperature controlled housing. Video from these cameras is streamed 24/7, though there isn't always a discernable picture. Some quick notes:
9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful
Truth be told, I think the difference between passion and delusion isn’t even very distinguishable. I suspect many an entrepreneur has fallen too far down the rabbit hole without even realizing it. It happened to me. Maxed-out credit cards, empty cupboards, and a frustrated spouse helped me wake up to the delusion I created in myself. I was laser-focused on the belief I had to succeed no matter what, which led me to lose sight of reality. My story fortunately has a happy ending. But if I hadn’t faced that reality head-on (and it did indeed feel like a crash), I wouldn’t have been able to honestly evaluate my business and redirect toward a healthier course.
7 Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People
EI should not be associated with being a "positive-look on the bright side" sort of person. This article is assuming that all emotionally intelligent people are emotionally sensitive. I don't think EI is what the author is defining; instead, Ithink he/she is defining optimistic people and their habits. I define emotional intelligence as being able to read peoples emotions and having the capacity to act accordingly. You can be emotionally intelligent and use that knowledge(some would say skill) to manipulate others to get what is in your best interest- that's not being a positive-surround myself with like-minded people...If you are "highly" EI and you come across someone who is negative and wants to vent, because of the way the sound, act, look, and so forth, you will act accordingly to whether you are a selfless or selfish person. Furthermore, if there is no personal investment, the "highly" EI can decide not to act at all because they are apathetic to the person/situation. Thoughts?
4 Habits Of Punctual People
I admit it; I read this article because I am habitually sliding in right on time or a couple minutes late and was hoping for some insight on what I could do differently. However, I am highly organized, very routine-oriented and completely realistic about time. I do enjoy and plan down-time in my day. So reading this, it would seem that one of my problems is not providing myself buffer time and I would completely agree with that. But here's something you didn't mention: I don't like to be early. On occasions when I am early, all I can think about is what I could have been getting done at home. (I am a homemaker and also work from home.) That is usually why I am late, too, come to think of it. I'm always trying to get one more thing done before I leave. I guess maybe that could come under not being realistic about time??
How People's Political Passions Distort Their Sense of Reality | WIRED
Though people might disagree on how to solve a problem, they can at least agree that the problem exists. Or can they? A new study finds that deeply held beliefs can undermine rationality: When confronted with solutions that challenge deeply held values, people may be inclined to disbelieve the problem.
Revealed: The Lost Chapter of Interstellar | WIRED
Before Cooper left his daughter to find humanity a new home in space, there were the Lazarus missions. Led by Dr. Mann, this was NASA’s first attempt to locate a hospitable exoplanet. So what happened to Mann on the other side of the wormhole? We teamed Christopher Nolan with award-winning comic-book artist Sean Gordon Murphy to tell Mann’s story.
Clickhole or BuzzFeed?
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