April 2017


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


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


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


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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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


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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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 […]