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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.


Dell CEO Bans Daughter From Using Twitter After She Blabs Family Secrets Online

You’ve got to feel for Michael Dell (Dell’s, err, CEO), who spent $2.56 million on security, only for his daughter to waltz around online, blaring their family whereabouts to all and sundry.


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?


The Frick Collection's Secret Rooms

When I become an incredibly rich technology magnate, perhaps next year, I will craft my palace as Henry Clay Frick did in 1913. There will be bowling. My staff will have their own diner. And the secrets will be many.


Unlocking The Mystery Of Paris' Most Secret Underground Society

Part I: Entrances On August 23, 2004, they discovered a cinema 18m beneath Paris.


Second Super Secret X-37B Space Plane Blasts Into Orbit

Another day, another super secret robotic Air Force space plane.


Take A Picture Hides Infrared Artwork In Plain Sight

Without a camera, an art gallery based on Take a Picture would appear to be a boring, empty place with nothing on the walls but blank canvases. Take out the camera, however, and the place would spring to life.


Coca-Cola's Secret Recipe Finally Revealed

The secret recipe of Coke has been hidden and locked down for 125 years. But apparently, not anymore. This American Life says they’ve found the ingredients that make up the delicious bubbly cola and have revealed it to our delight.


Super Secret US X-37B Space Plane Lands Itself

The return of a robotic space plane to Earth last week marked a milestone for US space capabilities, but did nothing to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding the vehicle’s mission.


X-37B Shuttle's Super Secret Mission To End Soon

The U.S. military’s secret space shuttle/spy plane hybrid that was spotted by amateur astronomers earlier this year is set to land around January. Its success has reanimated the dusty X-34 but we still know next to nothing about it.