This iOS Security App Notifies You If Someone Tampers With Your Mac

Security experts often warn that it’s much easier for hackers to compromise a device if they have physical access to it. This security scenario is often referred to as an “evil maid” attack, the idea being that an attacker could sneak into a target’s hotel room and tamper with his laptop while he’s out of the room—or,…

Chinese Police Confiscate 600 Bitcoin Mining Rigs in 'Largest Power Theft Case' in Years

Earlier this year, the Chinese government reportedly outlined plans to limit energy use by cryptocurrency miners and encourage their “orderly” exit from the industry. In the wake of intensified crackdown efforts, some of China’s largest miners opened operations abroad, but it seems at least one mining group tried to…

Startups in China Are Hiring Women as 'Programmer Motivators,' and It’s Just as Sexist as It Sounds

Shen Yue works as a “programmer motivator” at a consumer finance company in China. As the name suggests, her job is to inspirit programmers at her company, which involves chatting them up, coordinating social activities, and even giving them massages, according to a recent report from the New York Times.

This Recently Discovered Fifth-Century Massacre in Sweden Is So Game of Thrones We Can’t Even Handle It

Scientists in Sweden have completed a preliminary investigation of one of the most disturbing archaeological sites to be uncovered in recent memory. Over 1,500 years ago, scores of villagers were mercilessly killed in their homes by an unknown band of marauders, who left the bodies where they fell. And inexplicably,…

Watching This Artist Paint on Water Is Like a Relaxing Massage for My Brain

Popular in Turkey and parts of Asia, ebru is a unique form of painting that swaps a canvas for a liquid-filled pan that’s sprinkled and splattered with vibrant colored pigments. Using specialized tools, unique patterns can be created by carefully mixing the floating pigments through a process that might be even more…

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Updates on the Men In Black Reboot, The Flash, and More

Jon Favreau teases Happy Hogan’s arrival in the crossover shenanigans of Infinity War and Avengers 4. Chris Hemsworth teases a globetrotting adventure for the new Men in Black. It might be a while before we see anything from the next Alien movie. Plus The Flash’s showrunner on how the team is dealing with a big loss.…