Thursday , 30 June 2016
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WhatsApp Extends Encryption To All Services

The messaging app says users of all its services are now fully protected from snoopers including “rogue” governments. WhatsApp has applied “end-to-end” encryption to all its services to boost user security. The Facebook-owned messaging service announced the move amid fierce debate surrounding privacy versus security. It follows Apple’s battle with the US government over FBI demands for data on an …

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Will Apple ditch the iPhone headphone jack?

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One of the longest-standing and most controversial rumours surrounding the upcoming iPhone 7 is that it will have no headphone jack. If two leaked case designs for Apple’s next handset are to be believed, it would appear that the company is about to get rid of the 3.5mm industrystandard port in September and encourage users to adopt Lightningport headphones instead. …

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See what your neighbours are uploading

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You can’t filter YouTube videos by location so if you want to have a nosy at what your neighbours are up to, you’ll have to use this new tool, which seeks out any geotagged videos posted near you. By typing in a location, indicating a timeframe and deciding if you want to define the radius of your search, the site …

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Pinpoint historic battles

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If it’s possible to get battle fatigue just by looking at a website, this interactive map will test your endurance. It aims to pinpoint every battle ever fought using data from Wikipedia to create a ‘Geography of Violence’ that currently includes 12,702 references. You can see just how bloody individual countries have been, and use a slider to select a …

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Casually Explained: Computers

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I found this video very funny Casually Explained talks about the basics of a personal computer, particularly its fundamental hardware components. While he’s not into high-end speakers, liquid cooling or fancy cases, his power supply game is on point. I found this video very funny Casually Explained talks about the basics of a personal computer, particularly its fundamental hardware components. While he’s not …

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Self-healing Concrete

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Microbiologist Hendrik Jonkers came up with bacteria-infused concrete. When water seeps into the concrete’s cracks, the bacteria awaken and secrete limestone, which end up patching the cracks. The bacteria can also be applied as a spray or a mortar. Invention: Self-healing concrete containing bacteria As solid and reliable as concrete structures may seem, they share one common enemy: tension. Over time, concrete …

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Welcome to Our New Website

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Am A CoolDude.com welcomes you to our new website. We think you will enjoy the improvements we have made. This new site is much more versatile and automatically adapts its format to any computer, tablet or mobile device to give you the best user experience. The design is cleaner and easier to read while being more visual at the same time. …

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