10 Incredible Works of Art Made in Microsoft Excel

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While most see Microsoft Excel as endless blank rows and columns, others view it as a platform to bring their artwork to life. Many have managed to push the limits of the spreadsheet-making software that most of us try to avoid at all costs. From landscape masterpieces to recreations of our favorite video game characters, Excel has been unexpectedly used as a drawing tool to create some of the coolest illustrations. See also: 6 Entertaining Games Made Entirely in Microsoft Excel Below, we've put together 10 incredible works of art made in Microsoft Excel. 1. Japanese art by Tatsuo Horiuchi Image: Imgur, saezP Read more... More about Microsoft , Art , Features , Design , and Spreadsheet Read more »

Don’t Open Random PowerPoint Presentations From Strangers Right Now (Or Ever, Really)

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 Heads up! In what feels like a throwback to the late 90s/early 2000’s, Microsoft has discovered one helluva bug in Microsoft Office. Executed properly, the bug could be exploited to take over your entire system running just about any version of Windows. You can find Microsoft’s full disclosure on the bug here, but here’s the bulk of what you should know: This bug is being… Read More Read more »

Here’s A Sneak Peek At MotionSavvy’s UNI Sign Language Interpretation Device

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 MotionSavvy, the San Francisco startup working on tech to help the deaf communicate, has launched an Indiegogo campaign to commercialize its first product, UNI. The UNI app works with Leap Motion technology to translate each hand sign from American Sign Language and translates it into audible words on a tablet. Read More Read more »

Ebola Arrives in New York. How Prepared Is the City to Handle It?

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Dr. Craig Spencer, the health care worker who recently returned from Guinea and tested positive for the Ebola virus , is now the first patient to be treated at New York's Bellevue Hospital. But the hospital, as well as city, state and federal officials, have been working for weeks or more to ensure the city is ready to identify and treat Ebola cases This preparation reflects the now-proven fact that the longer the outbreak rages on in West Africa, the more likely it was that a patient would wind up in Western cities, including New York See also: Ebola in NYC: Doctor Tests Positive After Returning From West Africa Read more... More about New York , Us World , Us , World , and Ebola Read more »

EBay Beats On EPS Of $0.68, Misses On Sales Of $4.35B; Shares Fall On Lower Forecasts

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 E-commerce giant EBay, soon to be split into two businesses, today reported its third-quarter earnings. The company reported revenues of $4.4 billion (or, $4.353 billion, to be exact), growing 12% on a year ago, on non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.68. This beat estimates on EPS but narrowly missed on sales (but, yes, beat if you rounded up, as eBay has). Analysts were expecting revenues… Read More Read more »

Alibaba Debuts Baichuan, Its Answer To Amazon’s Developer Services

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 As newly-public Alibaba continues to invest in startups to build out its presence in the U.S., it’s also looking at ways of expanding its ecosystem and platform at home. The latest move was announced this week, as the company unveiled Baichuan – Chinese for “hundreds of rivers”. Taking a page from Amazon — which has built up a large range of services for… Read More Read more »

Google Warns of Design Vulnerability in SSL 3.0

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Google on Tuesday announced that it has discovered a "vulnerability in the design of SSL version 3.0" The vulnerability, which Google announced on its security blog and detailed in a security advisory [PDF link], "allows the plaintext of secure connections to be calculated by a network attacker." See also: What Is Shellshock, How Does It Work and Why Does It Matter? Google's Bodo Möller discovered the issue, along with Googlers Thai Duong and Krzysztof Kotowicz This isn't the first time SSL — the security protocol that the Internet uses for encryption and security — has had issues. Earlier this year, a years-old bug in OpenSSL known as Heartbleed was publicly revealed Read more... More about Security , Ssl , Chrome , Browsers , and Tech Read more »

Facebook’s Internet.org Works With Carriers To Speed Up Networks, Indonesia First

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 Facebook has long been promoting the the idea of free, zero-rated mobile services in emerging countries to drive more Facebook (and wider mobile data) usage. Now, working under its Internet.org initiative, it has crafted another way to promote growth: by working with directly with carriers to analyse and fix their networks, with a recent trial of the work in Indonesia — the… Read More Read more »

Product Hunt Raises $6.1 Million, Adds Former Microsoft Exec to Board

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Product Hunt , the popular new website that showcases the latest tech products has raised $6.1 million. The Series A funding, led by Andreesen Horowitz with participation from Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian, brings the startup's total funding to $7.1 million Steven Sinofsky , the former Microsoft exec who is currently a board partner at Andreesen Horowitz, will also join Product Hunt's board of directors. See also: 8 Hot Startups That Want to Hire You Founded in November 2013 by University of Oregon graduate Ryan Hoover, the site now has 75,000 email subscribers and gets about 2 million pageviews per month. Beyond the numbers, it has growing influence thanks to its all-star backing, which also includes Y Combinator, Ashton Kutcher and Betaworks, among others Read more... More about Funding , Startups , Business , Media , and Andreesen Horowitz Read more »

Division Furtive Introduces A Line Of Super-Secret High Tech Watches

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 As an International Man of Mystery I’m often parachuted into dangerous places where I only have my wits, my iPhone, my iPad Mini, my protein bars, my suitcase full of clothes, my special travel socks, my hair gel, my toothpaste, some magazines, and my Advil to protect me. Now I hope to have a Division Furtive Type 50 watch. Originally announced in 2012, these odd watches are a mix of low… Read More Read more »