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How to Deal with Locals WhoThe Sun was on the horizon, a perfect orange ball. It was another beautiful sunset in Hoi An, Vietnam and we were out on a photo tour through a local village, taking advantage of the dreamy light.... While the group spread out to take photos of people harvesting rice in the paddies, I noticed one […]
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A US Navy Destroyer CollidedThe USS Fitzgerald ran into the ACX Crystal off the coast of Japan, and human error is a likely culprit.
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Freezing while your partner isSmart beds are here to save your relationship.   First, Smartduvet came up with a self-making bed. Now the company is back with an Indiegogo campaign to fund a dual climate-controlled comforter... (don't worry, it still works with the self-making feature). SEE ALSO: From vibrating pillowcases to smart pajama belts, sleep tech is flooding the market Smartduvet says the temperature controls will help you "avoid all future arguments about temperature." You can set different sides of the bed to heat up or cool down through an app. Say goodbye to sweaty nights and maybe save your relationship with a "climatization layer" that goes between the duvet and the duvet cover and connects to a control box under the bed. Instead of kicking your leg out of the covers, you can spend about $200 for the...
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Web hosting company Internet Nayana is paying a hacker 1.3 billion won in bitcoin after its servers were hijacked by a ransomware attack.
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For $28, you can hack into aIf you have an web-connected camera, you should change your password ASAP. For just 188 yuan ($28), you can buy software that would allow you to hack into connected cameras, Chinese state broadcaster... CCTV warns.  SEE ALSO: Apple's new acquisition wants to watch you while you sleep (but not in a creepy way) Such software can easily scan for and access vulnerable devices, which are commonly used as baby monitors and surveillance cameras in the home. Hackers in China have also set up large groups on social networks such as QQ, to offer usernames and passwords to compromised devices. (Left) A list of users offering a means to hack into webcams; (Middle) A user proffering means to hack into a webcam; (Right) Lewd pictures taken off webcams that are being used to advertise compromised webcams...
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Wikileaks Reveals How The CIAFollowing on the footsteps of WannaCry, the U.S. intelligence community has another cyber security scandal on its hands. Wikileaks has released documents that allege that the CIA has been hacking into... private routers in order to gather intelligence.
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It's been over a month since the WannaCry ransomware caused chaos worldwide and people have started counting its name as 'the things of past,' but... ...WannaCry is not DEAD! The self-spreading... ransomware is still alive and is working absolutely fine. The latest victims of WannaCry are Honda Motor Company and 55 speed and traffic light cameras in Australia. The WannaCry ransomware shuts
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Can machine learning secureBusiness dynamics are evolving with every passing second. There is no doubt that the competition in today’s business world is much more intense than it was a decade ago. Companies are fighting to... hold on to any advantages. Digitalization and the introduction of machine learning into day-to-day business processes have created a prominent structural shift...
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Hubble find shows how deadAnd ancient galaxy that stopped producing new stars a very long time ago shows how dead galaxies could continue to change shape.
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Facebook is testing a featureFacebook is introducing a new feature to give users peace of mind around how their profile photo can be used and accessed by others. The social network today announced a pilot program in India that is... designed to protect users who are concerned about other people gaining access to their profile image. The new ‘photo guard’ feature has a range of safety measures that…
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See NASA's Curiosity RoverYou can catch a glimpse of what its like to see NASA's Curiosity Mars rover simultaneously high overhead from orbit and trundling down low across the Red Planet's rocky surface as she climbs the... breathtaking terrain of Mount Sharp - as seen in new images from NASA we have stitched together into a mosaic view; showing the perspective views above. The post See NASA's Curiosity Rover Simultaneously from Orbit and Red Planet's Surface Climbing Mount Sharp appeared first on Universe Today.
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ESA throws its weight behindThe European Space Agency has joined forces with 16 European space companies to demonstrate and champion satellite-based 5G internet. They're calling their new initiative "Satellite for 5G," and they... signed their agreement at the Paris Air and Space...
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Hackers, beware! Girl ScoutsGirl Scouts of the USA collaborate on national cybersecurity badges for girls K-12.        
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NASA will make sure you seeAs we’ve previously reported, this year will bring a major total eclipse and many people in the United States will be able to see it. For everyone who doesn’t live in the viewing path, though, or... at least those who can’t make the trip to see it in person, NASA has you covered. The space agency has announced big plans …
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IKEA partners with Apple toIKEA will be one of the launch partners for Apple's augmented reality framework, bundled into the iOS 11 release. The new AR app will show customers virtual furniture in their own home. Customers take... a series of photos of a room before choosing from IKEA's vast selection of furniture. The Swedish company expects to have...
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Scott Forstall Tells How theThe fireside chat was about much more than design choices, compromises, and secrecy.
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IBM supercomputers will powerIBM's supercomputers might soon power the weather-predicting systems of tomorrow. Through its subsidiary The Weather Company, the computing titan has partnered with the University Corporation for... Academic Research (UCAR) and the National Center for A...
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Iridium open to reused FalconMobile satellite services provider Iridium is willing to use pre-flown Falcon 9 first stage boosters for the second half of its fleet replacement if SpaceX can show that reuse will shorten Iridium's... wait for launches. SpaceNews.com
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Mathematicians Decode theA model shows that cow herds may be extremely dynamic, secretly contentious gatherings of warring interests.
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NASA Debuts Automated SystemNASA has developed a new system to streamline the way the agency licenses its technology patents, making the transfer of NASA-patented innovations to industry easier than ever before.
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Olympus TG-5 Sample Images

Photography Blog - 20 Jun 2017 11:10
Olympus TG-5 Sample ImagesAhead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the Olympus TG-5 camera. The tough Olympus TG-5 camera has a 12-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, a 25-100mm (eq.) f/2.0-4.9 lens with a... new Anti-Fog Lens Cover Glass, a GPS sensor, manometer, compass and temperature sensor, and integrated WiFi. Read the preview »
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YouTube updates its policiesEarlier this year, several LGBTQ YouTube creators noticed that their videos were hidden in Restricted Mode, even though they didn’t contain mature content. YouTube apologized and promised to fix its... system. Now CEO Susan Wojcicki has detailed the steps YouTube is taking to make its policies more inclusive.
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Researchers map a building inTurns out WiFi is good for more than just sharing cat GIFs with your friends. Researchers at the Mostofi Lab at UC Santa Barbara have created a system that "sees" inside buildings using two drones and... WiFi.
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The US falls farther downThe United States is competing with China on so many fronts it's impossible to name them all, but one of the most visible rivalries between the two countries is based on computing power. In the newest... TOP500 ranking of the world's most powerful supercomputers, the United States is very clearly falling behind, and is currently lower on the list than it's been since 1996. The list, which is released twice a year, determines rankings based on overall computing power. The top two machines are both well-known powerhouses from China -- the Sunway TaihuaLight capable of 93 petaflops, and the Tianhe-2, capable of 33.9 petaflops -- and in the previous TOP500 rankings, the US slid into with a third place with the Department of Energy's "Titan" computer and its 17.6 petaflops. Unfortunately, this...
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Working Apple-1, Apple's firstThe 1976 Apple-1 PC is a rare find, and as a recent auction revealed, an expensive one at that.
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