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Dyson Sues Former Exec for Allegedly Leaking Secrets

Charles Dyson is about to sue his former right-hand man, accusing the company's recently departed chief executive of leaking confidential product information to... we don't know who. Someone in China that also makes hand dryers, probably. Read More >>

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If You Want to Dig Up Apple’s Secrets, Go to Jamaica

When it comes to Apple, Jamaica knows all. Quartz has an interesting report out today about Apple’s habit of filing trademark applications for new products, including macOS and the Apple Watch, in the Caribbean country. The reason? Secrecy, of course. Read More >>

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X-Ray of Degas Painting Reveals a Mysterious Secret Portrait

For almost a hundred years, viewers have speculated over a shadowy figure that appears to be slowly emerging from behind a famous Degas portrait. Now, researchers have used a new imaging technique to look behind the painting—and they’ve discovered a secret portrait. Read More >>

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Uber Drivers Reveal Their Passengers’ Darkest Secrets

Uber drivers witness a lot of awful things. You may have been a part of some of those cringeworthy moments, but just in case, Ask Reddit is currently hosting a thread asking Uber drivers to spill the deepest secrets they’ve heard while driving. The stories are pretty incredible. Read More >>

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The Architects of the NSA’s Top Secret Headquarters Have Been Revealed

Pretty much all we know about the headquarters of the US National Security Agency (NSA) comes from a single undated public domain photo that floats around the internet. This irked architectural writer Jack Self, who embarked upon an investigative journey to string together the first-ever design history of the NSA campus in Maryland. Read More >>

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Inside the Former Soviet Union’s Secret Nuclear Test Cities

Though it played out on the international stage, the arms race between the United States and the USSR took place mainly in rural, isolated parts of the world. The Americans tested their nuclear bombs on a desolate patch of Nevada. The Russians chose a barren polygon-shaped patch of what is now Kazakhstan. Read More >>

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The Ways Modern Secret Societies Use the Internet to Hide in Plain Sight

Secret societies are as old as time, and they sure as hell aren't going away any time soon. But in an internet age where privacy is harder than ever to come by, secret societies face all kinds of new challenges. And Matt King has seen some of their newest tricks first-hand. Read More >>

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A Brief History of Easter Eggs in Tech

The Easter egg—as in a hidden surprise or in-joke, not the chocolate treat—can be dated back to the last Russian imperial family who gifted people with jewel-encrusted Fabergé eggs containing additional surprises tucked away inside. Read More >>

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Ex-Microsoft Man Arrested for Inflicting Windows 8 on the World Earlier Than Necessary

Former Microsoft worker Alex Kibkalo has been arrested after a year-long internal investigation, accused of leaking an early beta version of Windows 8 to a tech blogger in 2012. He's being charged with stealing trade secrets, after his seven-year stint at MS turned bad. Read More >>

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These Are the Secret Sounds of All Your Electronics

We all know the telltale hum of a computer's fan kicking on, or the barely-there buzz of fluorescent lights. But even the most whisper-quiet devices are singing their little songs of daily life; you just can't hear them. At least not without some help. Read More >>

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WikiLeaks Spills Its Biggest Ever Stash of Secret US Records

WikiLeaks has just released its biggest ever stash of formerly confidential information. Referred to as the "Kissinger Cables", they include 1.7 million diplomatic records from between 1973 and 1976. Read More >>

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How Did Samsung Keep The Galaxy SIII Secret?

Apple can't seem to keep its new phones under wraps to save its life: there are leaked images; phones left in bars -- you name it, and an Apple employee has done it. So how the hell did Samsung keep the SIII a secret? Read More >>

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How To Use Android

Android is awesome and powerful, but it has, shall we say, a learning curve. That scares some people away. After all, iOS is so intuitive that babies can use it. Literally. But you're not a baby. Read More >>

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A Brief History Of Easter Eggs In Tech

The Easter egg—as in a hidden surprise or in-joke, not the chocolate treat—can be dated back to the last Russian imperial family who gifted people with jewel-encrusted Fabergé eggs containing additional surprises tucked away inside. Read More >>