Victim of Epic Hack Points Finger at GoDaddy and PayPal

Passwords, even strong ones, aren’t enough to protect you. Your online accounts are only as safe as the security policies of the companies that hold them. At least that’s the apparent lesson to be learned from Naoki Hiroshima’s epic account of how one hacker used a series of simple social-engineering tactics to gain control of his online accounts without using a single password. Read the rest of the original article here! * Text and image from

Why Did Google Sell Motorola?

Google has officially dumped Motorola Mobility for $US2.9 billion to Lenovo. Here’s why. Read the rest of the original article here! * Text and image from

Polenta Bowl with Garlicky Spinach, Chicken Sausage & Poached Egg

Get the rest of the original recipe here! * Text and image from Ingredients: 4 cups water (or a mix of water and milk) 1 cup polenta or cornmeal 1 teaspoon salt 4 ounces (1 cup) goat cheese, shredded cheddar, or other cheese, plus more to serve 1/2 tablespoon olive oil 2 links chicken sausage, any kind, sliced into coins 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/8 teaspoon chili flakes, plus more to serve 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half 6 ounces baby spinach 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 eggs (or 1 per person)

Children’s Book ‘Hello Ruby’ Teaches 4- to 7-Year-Olds How to Code

As a teenager, Finnish programmer Linda Liukas had a major crush on Al Gore. She wanted to share her passion for the then-vice president with a fan page. Without the pre-made templates that Tumblr and WordPress now place at our fingertips, she taught herself HTML and CSS so she could build a site from scratch. While building that website, Liukas fell in love with coding. A decade later, she created Hello Ruby. Read the rest of the original article here! * Text and image from

Google Glass Gets Prescription Frames: Everything You Need to Know

For early adopters of Google Glass, it’s been a demand from the start: a version that is friendly to prescription lenses. Those people’s prayers were answered early Tuesday when Google announced it would begin selling several “designer” pairs of glasses that are compatible with Glass, called the Titanium Collection. Before yesterday, near- and farsighted Glass Explorers needed to either wear contact lenses while using Glass (as I do) or pinch the nose piece tightly so the Glass prism extends far enough away from your normal glasses. A few intrepid explorers have managed to jerry-rig the core Glass hardware onto a custom frame, but it’s a risky endeavor. Read the rest of the original article here! * Text and image from

I Want To Study In This Awesome High School

I wish I could be 16 again to enroll in the futuristic Island School in Hong Kong, a 28,000-square-metre building that merges into the landscape. From the inside, it looks like a spaceship. From the outside, its structure seems to defy gravity: Read the rest of the original article! * Text and image from

Apple Is Falling Behind in the Smartphone Game

Apple increased global iPhone shipments by 13% last year, but its growth rate is lagging behind competitors in the smartphone space — arguably the company’s most important market. In 2013, Apple shipped 153.4 million iPhones, up from 135.9 million in 2012. However, Samsung, one of Apple’s biggest smartphone competitors, increased shipments from 219.7 million to 313.9 million, marking 43% growth. This is compared the overall market, which grew by 38.4%. Read the rest of the original article here! * Text and image from

“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” – Chinese Proverb

Atlas Fitness Tracker

Current fitness trackers are simply glorified pedometers. Steps are important but they’re only a single metric of your fitness. Atlas is a wearable device that tracks and identifies your different activities, evaluates your form, counts your reps and sets and calculates the calories you burned. Atlas measures your success; all you have to do is work out. With a single on-wrist device, Atlas can track your body on the x-, y- and z-axes. It’s so precise, it can tell the difference between push-ups and triangle push-ups, bicep curls and alternating bicep curls and squats versus dead lifts. Atlas logs your workout with almost zero user action and keeps track of your heart rate so you can see how each movement affects your body. Read the rest of the article here! * Text and image from

Animated iWatch Concept Is the Most Realistic You’ve Ever Seen

Although Apple remains tight-lipped about any plans to release a wearable device, the persistent rumors and concept mock-ups continue to stir excitement among fans and industry analysts alike. The latest conceptual take on the rumored iWatch is a video animation that presents an extremely realistic look at how the device might work if it becomes a real product. Read the rest of the original article here! * Text and image from