Every day it seems like there’s a new breach, a password to reset, or vulnerability. The trouble with a lot of security news though is that lot of it is important, but then there are garbage stories like this, big on scare and lacking in information, that make you just want to tune out.
So this just happened. AOL, owner of TechCrunch, is getting acquired: U.S. carrier Verizon said in a statement that it is buying the company for $4.4 billion, or $50 per share. We’ve just been sent an internal memo about the deal that we are embedding below.
It's been one year since the Guardian first published the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order, leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, that demonstrated that the NSA was conducting dragnet surveillance on millions of innocent people. Since then,
Not heroine. Hero, period. While it’s rad that Ellen Ripley happens to be a woman, that doesn’t at all impact her level of badassery—though it does inform her character in ways that make her much more interesting than virtually any other cinematic hero. She’s complicated, she feels real,
The price of these popular Bowflex adjustable dumbbells has been yo-yoing for weeks, but generally speaking, any time they’ve dipped below $200, they’ve sold out fairly quickly. So if you missed out on the last few opportunities, Amazon’s spotting you another chance today.Read more...
After four and a half years of not speaking to my mom I’ve learned to stay away from social media on Mother’s Day.Read more...
Not all hot peppers are created equal, and few are as unequal as the Dragon’s Breath chili—a new breed that may soon find itself atop the “world’s hottest” throne. Forged by Wales horticulturalist Mike Smith, the red-orange,
The Russian Tu-95/-142 Bear has been showing up in a lot of places it maybe shouldn’t be over the past month, as the Russian Air Force and Navy continues to probe the air defenses of several nations.
Controversial cellphone tracking technology is being deployed as a tool in President Donald Trump’s expanding effort to arrest and deport illegal US residents.Read more...
Variety is reporting that Tom Hardy, who played Bane in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, will next play another iconic comic book villain, Venom. The frequent Spider-Man villain is getting his own film next year, which will be directed by Ruben Fleischer, who made Zombieland.Read more...
In May New Zealand opened the floodgates for a crowdsourced design to replace its century-old flag that started flying when it was still a British colony. Today, the country has announced a “long list” of 40 finalists, and most of them include one of two motifs that both represent ferns.
In 1825, a three-foot-long sword was uncovered from a river on the eastern cost of England. “If struck with sufficient force, it could easily have sliced a man’s head in two,” writes the British Library’s Julian Harrison. Though its potential uses might be obvious,
So you thought Google was a sprawling Silicon Valley entity with a frightening amount of power…Read more...
Google has officially confirmed that it received 12,000 requests to be forgotten from EU citizens on the first day that it offered the ability to do so, according to a report from the AFP. The requests were submitted Friday,
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从 2001 年至今，苹果零售店已经走过了 13 年的发展时光，同时也像 13 岁的人类一样开始展现出一些“青春期综合症”。尽管现在苹果仍然是零售领域的标杆之一，但是其零售业绩在最近两年已在悄然下滑。
很久很久以前，两个大质量黑洞缓慢靠近。大约13亿年前，它们之间的距离足够近，开始了合并进程。两个超级引力场之间的碰撞产生了被称为引力波的现象。5个月前，引力波通过了地球，被激光干涉引力波天文台（LIGO）探测到。2015年9月14日标准时间9:50:45，LIGO的自动系统捕捉到了这次信号。引力波的震荡频率一开始为35Hz，信号在0.25秒后消失，消失前其频率增加到了250 Hz。信号的可信度超过了5 sigma。加州理工的LIGO团队今天正式对外证实了过去几个月的流言：他们首次直接观察到了爱因斯坦广义相对论预言的引力波。