April 2017

Business

Get creeped out by this tense trailer for the new WikiLeaks documentary

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“This is not the film I thought I was making.”

Those are the first words filmmaker Laura Poitras speaks during the trailer for Risk, her upcoming documentary about WikiLeaks. And it looks like the film will indeed be full of twists and turns.

Poitras’s last documentary, the Oscar-winning Citizenfour, followed former NSA contractor Edward Snowden as he fled the United States after leaking a trove of intelligence documents to reporters. In this film, she follows an even more controversial leaker — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Read more…

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Business

Your Mac could be facing threats from even more malware: report

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People love using macOS for plenty of reasons: its simple navigability, its built-in suite of creative-minded tools, and y’know, the whole Apple fanboy thing. But the OS’s perceived security remains one of the biggest draws for picking a Mac over a Windows device.

That security, however, may be at risk. McAfee Labs’ latest Threats Report, published at the beginning of the month, shared some potentially sobering news for Mac users: There’s been a massive spike in new malware targeting macOS, resulting in a more than 700 percent increase in the malicious software from just the year before. The influx came during Q4 2016, the last quarter for which data has been gathered.     Read more…

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Lifestyle

The most exciting thing about the iPhone 8 might not be its screen

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The iPhone 8 rumors keep getting crazier.

A new report from Israeli tech site The Verifier claims the iPhone 8 will come with a “Smart Connector,” similar to the three-pin connector on the iPad Pro, which could be used for interfacing with an AR or VR headset.

The site, which has no previous track record (yet), claimed earlier this year Apple is working on group FaceTime calls for iOS 11.

In its new report, the site claims the iPhone 8 might include a Smart Connector for wireless charging (a feature that’s widely rumored and expected) and for charging AR and VR headsets. It could also possibly be used to connect to other accessories. Read more…

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Tech

Google Duo audio calling now available worldwide

 In March, Google announced it was beginning to roll out support for audio-only calling in its FaceTime and Whatsapp competitor, Duo, which had previously focused on video calls. Initially, support for audio calls was available in Brazil, but the feature is now live for all users worldwide, a Google engineer and technical lead for Duo announced on Twitter late on Sunday evening. If… Read More

Architecture

How Louis Vuitton, Marni, and Hermès Are Making Home Life More Stylish

A fashion designer’s creativity isn’t just limited to clothes and accessories. Some have also ventured into interior design to make our lives more stylish. We’ve spoken before about luxury brands who showcased home items at Salone del Mobile di Milano. Apart from the local furniture designs we spotted this year, there were also more fashion […]

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Lifestyle

Significant Digits For Monday, April 10, 2017

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 2 medals Turkish runner Elvan Abeylegesse was slapped with a two-year ban from competition after an illegal steroid was found in her urine samples, and she’ll also be stripped of the two silver medals she won in the 2008 Beijing Olympic […]

Travel

10 of the best country campsites in France

The authors of the latest Cool Camping: France book pick the best family-friendly sites from Normandy to the Pyrenees

Since its commission – by none other than William the Conqueror – Château de Monfréville, 10km from the Normandy coast, has housed everyone from Walt Disney’s whole family to invading German soldiers. Today it is limited to just 25 tent pitches, with ample room for little ones to roam and Bert the donkey to graze. There’s a natural swimming pond, an honesty shop (stocked with organic veggies from the garden) and fresh pastries delivered each morning. It’s a 30-minute drive to the medieval town of Bayeux, home of the world’s most celebrated tapestry.
Tent and 2 people from €26.50 (tents only)

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