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SnoopSnitch for Android warns you about fake base stations

27 minutes agoTechnology : Ghacks.net

So-called IMSI-Catchers and StingRays act as false mobile towers that sit between mobile devices such as smartphones and real towers by mobile providers. These fake towers can intercept mobile phone traffic and track movement of the individuals carrying the phone, and even manipulate the device remotely. Show More Summary

De Wieden National Park Observation Tower in Giethoorn, Netherlands

The old concrete water tower in the De Weiden section of this Netherlands national park was simply sitting empty until a design firm took steps to turn it into a beautifully angular observation tower. Using a light composite board material...Show More Summary

Absent Californians Pay $40.7 Million in Cash for Empty NYC Apartment

19 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

A full-floor penthouse on the 23rd floor of the Walker Tower, a converted Art Deco skyscraper in Chelsea, sold for $40,730,000, the New York Times reports. The buyers are from California and will use the apartment as a pied-à-terre. They paid all-cash. Read more...

Destiny's Xur Is Sticking Around Longer Than Usual

Destiny's traveling merchant Xur was supposed to leave the Tower today. However, Bungie has decided to keep him around longer than usual.Click To Continue Reading

Destiny's Xur has an extended stay in the Tower this week

'Twas the Friday after Christmas, and all through the Tower / not a Guardian was stirring, not even 420xXxPower. PlayStation Network and Xbox Live outages kept many Destiny players offline this weekend, and while that may sound like inconvenience en...

31 Days Of Pie, Day 28: Deep Dish Pumpkin Meringue Pie

Day 28 of 31 Days Of Pie is a Deep Dish Pumpkin Meringue Pie from Martha Stewart Let’s call this pie what it really is: A Majestic Pie. It combines a few favorites (pumpkin! meringue!) into a towering holiday beauty. And even after photographing a month of pies I did manage to oooh! and aaaah! […]

Chicago Winter Family Fun – Great Acitivies For Young and Old

Chicago has no shortage of things to do in all seasons, from the Adler Planetarium to the Willis Tower Skydeck to the new Maggie Daley Park, visitors to Chicago can enjoy a wide variety of activities indoors and out. And this vibrant city is always improving and adding new experiences. Show More Summary

The Leaning Tower Of Sadness: Building Demolition Fail

yesterdayOdd : Geekologie

This is a short video from Ukraine of a 16-story building being demolished. Except it doesn't actually get demolished, it just adopts a serious gangsta lean. Obviously, of all the places you'd expect to see a building demolition go wrong, it's Ukraine or Russia. Show More Summary

Tunnel To Towers Will Raise $800,000 To Pay Slain Officers' Mortgages

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which announced it would pay for the mortgages of executed police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, offered more details at a press conference yesterday. Already, $120,000 has been raised and the foundation hopes to raise the entire amount by New Year's Day. [ more › ]

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Of all the towering figures of the twentieth century, both good and evil, Winston Churchill was the most valuable to humanity, and also the most likable. It is a joy to write his life, and to read about it. None holds more lessons, especially for youth: How to use a difficult childhood. Show More Summary

Someone is building a futuristic version of Sauron's tower in Africa

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The call it Al Noor Tower (Tower of Light) and, once built in Casablanca, Morocco, it will be the tallest building in Africa. The 1771-foot (540-meter) building is a project of Sheikh Tarek M. bin Laden, d esigned by French architects Valode et Pistre, who obviously have been watching too much Lord of the Rings. Read more...

Towers Transformed: Massive Geometric Mural Collaboration

Five distinct styles come together in a duo of massive geometric murals with ‘Recycles,’ a collaboration created for the street art curation...

Cathedral of Learning in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Towering above the University of Pittsburgh campus, the grandly named Cathedral of Learning is a masterpiece of neo-gothic architecture that holds 29 different rooms distinctly themed to different countries, and most of which still operate as classrooms. Show More Summary

Worst Demolition Team Screws Up Same Explosion Twice

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

How hard can it be to blow up a building? My childhood experience with knocking over waist-high towers of cardboard blocks leads me to say "not hard," but this botched job by a demolition team in Sevastopol suggests otherwise. I mean, come on guys. Read more...

Interview: Ruud Visser transforms old churches and water towers into incredible modern homes

According to Visser, he first became interested in the preservation of old buildings when studying at the University of Delft in southern Holland. Since then, he has developed a strong belief in the profound importance of the existing environment, and he imbues

Look Into the Void

A group of scientists study a demon frog in a towering laboratory as its fellow creatures look on in this stunning award-winning diorama by Cristoph Blumenthal. Check out his gallery to see just how detailed and alive it looks.

A Poem For Christmas

“Christmas Card to Grace Hartigan” by Frank O’Hara (1926-1966): There’s no holly, but there is the glass and granite towers and the white stone lions and the pale violet clouds. And the great tree of balls in Rockefeller Plaza is public. Christmas is green and general like all great works of the imagination, swelling from […]

Even NASA wastes money

4 days agoOdd : TYWKIWDBI

GULFPORT, Miss. — In June, NASA finished work on a huge construction project here in Mississippi: a $349 million laboratory tower, designed to test a new rocket engine in a chamber that mimicked the vacuum of space. Then, NASA did something odd. Show More Summary

Will Energy Skyscrapers Someday Dot the Southwestern Desert?

Solar Wind Energy Tower (SWET) is moving forward with plans to build an “energy skyscraper” in Southwest Arizona and another one across the border in San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico.

The First-Ever Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center, New York in 1931

The tradition of the Rockefeller Plaza Christmas Tree started in 1931 when construction workers building the towers set up their own tree at the cleared construction site. The next year - 1932 - was the only year that Rockefeller Center didn't have a Christmas tree. Show More Summary

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