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The man behind Linux and Git shares his thoughts and philosophy on life, work, management, collaboration and the need for quiet computers.

5 ways to keep your data safe right now | ideas.ted.com

There isn’t much that we can do to stop hackers from stealing the data we entrust to companies. However, there are some easy things we can all do to significantly reduce the harm from such breaches. TED Fellow Christopher Soghoian, principal technologist at the ACLU, explains.

Artist Shih Chieh Huang takes everyday objects—garbage bags, plastic bottles, food containers, old computer parts—and transforms them into surreal sea creatures. See his work, up close and personal.

While most of the instruments we know and love have been around for a very, very long time, people are still making new ones. They tend to be electronic … and just a little weird.

Jennie hard at work at a hackathon. Photo: Thomas Bonte

At age 18, teen hacker Jennie Lamere is winning hackathons and scoring internships at social media companies like Twitter. Here’s her story.