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Prince George Checks Out a Butterfly in Cute New Birthday Photo

Prince George Of Cambridge First Birthday
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holds Prince George as he points to a butterfly on Prince William, Duke of Cambridge's hand as they visit the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum on July 2, 2014 in London, England. John Stillwell—WPA/Getty Images

More official photographs of Prince George have been released, as the world gets ready to celebrate the young royal’s first birthday on Tuesday. The young prince, who was pictured walking on his own in a photo released last Saturday, appears with parents William and Kate during a visit to the “Sensational Butterflies” exhibit at London’s Natural History Museum.

Word is that the British heir will be feted at an intimate party held at Kensington Palace. What do you get the baby who (probably) has everything? Looks like he’s pretty happy with a butterfly.

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Experience Andy Murray’s Wimbledon Loss Through This Kate Middleton GIF

The Duchess of Cambridge's upper lip was anything but stiff as the reigning Wimbledon champ lost in the quarter-finals

Getty Images (6); Gif by Adam Glanzman for TIME

The usually reserved royals betrayed their country’s stiff upper lip while watching Wimbledon’s reigning champion Andy Murray lose to Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov in the quarter-finals. The Duchess of Cambridge appeared quite animated during the match, pulling a variety of faces that show just how passionate she is about tennis.

Kate, whose family has already made several appearances at the Royal Box at Wimbledon this week, was clad in a white eyelet dress by Zimmerman, while William wore his usual uniform of pants, shirt and a jacket. She also donned a pair of stylish oversize shades with her tennis whites for the event.

The loss was quite a blow for the great Scot: Murray has made the semi-finals at the Grand Slam event every year since 2008.

 

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Beyoncé and Jay Z Showed a Video From Their Secret Wedding Last Night

"On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z" - Opening Night In Miami Gardens
Kevin Mazur—2014 Kevin Mazur

Bow down to the king and queen

Beyoncé and Jay Z gave the crowd at the first stop on their highly anticipated “On the Run” tour more to talk about than just the music Wednesday night.

The duo showed off a few very brief seconds of previously unseen footage from their 2008 wedding. You might have to watch the video a few times, but eagle-eyed fans will spot details from what looks like a relatively normal ceremony: the couple exchanges rings; Beyoncé sports a very traditional-looking white wedding dress and veil; and attendees cheer joyously when they walk down the aisle after the ceremony. Except everything was probably really, really expensive. And a lot of other celebrities were probably there. So maybe not like your wedding at all.

The couple has always been secretive about their union, but the video even offers a glimpse of the couple’s famous wedding ring “IV” tattoos. (The couple is obsessed with number four: Beyonce is born on Sept. 4, Jay Z’s birthday is Dec. 4, the couple married on April 4 and daughter Blue Ivy’s middle name sounds suspiciously like the number.)

As predicted, they also shared the stage for several songs, including “’03 Bonnie and Clyde,” their first hit together. What else happened? Each superstar wowed the crowd by delivering an epic solo set, chock-full of hits. Jay Z wore his usual uniform of highly tailored separates and some chains. And of course, Beyoncé donned some amazing costumes (including a spangly fishnet mask!) while bringing down the house. Just another day in the life for the family Carter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Easy Ways to Hacker-Proof Your Home

Refrigerators hijacked to send malicious emails. TVs tapped to spy on their watchers. Baby monitors remotely rigged to stream a stranger’s voice.

These aren’t outtakes from a cheesy sci-fi horror flick. They’re real situations that have happened in homes around the world–made hackable, so to speak, by flawed smart devices. Although there are many advantages to buying gadgets that connect to the Internet, “many of them are not built with security in mind,” says Cesar Cerrudo, an executive at security firm IOActive. And that makes their owners vulnerable: a bit of outdated software in your connected security camera, and a hacker could use it to case your home; a weak password on your connected thermostat, and a hacker could use it as a back door into your wi-fi network–and anything on it.

To be sure, actual horror stories are few and far between. Of the millions of Americans who own at least one connected device, only a small fraction have publicly come forward as victims of malicious home-gadget attacks. And when they do, manufacturers like Samsung–whose smart products were targeted in the past–have been quick to correct security flaws, since consumer trust is paramount for good business.

But it never hurts to be prepared. Here are five expert tips on how to safeguard your smartest devices.

 

  • Do Your Research

    It may sound too simple, but your home’s first–and often best–line of defense is Google. Before you purchase a connected gadget, search its name plus words like security or vulnerability to “give yourself an idea of what you’re up against,” says Daniel Crowley of info-security firm Trustwave. More important, Cerrudo says, you should investigate how effectively the gadgetmaker responded to any breaches. If the issue was neutralized quickly, you’re probably fine. If a company took weeks to fix its mistake, buy something else.

  • Update Your Software

    In one of the most publicized connected-home hacks, security researchers broke into early models of Samsung’s smart TV, which allowed them to control its camera and access files and apps. Samsung quickly issued a software update to fix the vulnerability, but–as with smartphone apps–it’s often up to users to make sure that a patch is downloaded. The longer you wait, the larger the “window of opportunity” for hacking becomes, says Cerrudo.

  • Strengthen Your Password

    Many people want their connected devices to work right out of the box, so they don’t bother to change the default user names and passwords (or they type a simple one to get going). That makes you extraordinarily vulnerable to hacking, says Crowley, noting that weak passwords were responsible for 31% of the security compromises Trustwave investigated in 2013.

  • Hire a Professional

    If all else fails, soliciting help from an expert to install and configure your devices–and the networks they tap into–can be “the best option,” says Cerrudo. Best Buy’s Geek Squad, for example, can set up your wireless network for about $90 to $130, ensuring that you have the most up-to-date firmware, among other details. As Geek Squad specialist Derek Meister puts it, “We look over all the little settings.”

  • Guard Your Wi-Fi

    Even if your smart devices are secure on their own, hackers can still break into your control network through a lost smartphone (if you’ve used it to control your gadgets) or unsecured home wi-fi (which many gadgets use to sync with the cloud), enabling all kinds of mischief. To add another layer of difficulty for would-be hackers, Crowley suggests setting up a separate, secure wi-fi network exclusively for your connected devices.

TIME politics

All The President’s Socks: The Top 13 Pairs Worn by George H.W. Bush

June 12 is the former president's 90th birthday


We first honed in on former President George H.W. Bush’s fancy for flashy footwear last April when he wore hot pink socks to the dedication of his son’s presidential library, the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas.

It seems like 41 only becomes more dapper with age. Between sky-diving on his 75th and 85th birthdays, and singing with hospital staff during a hospitalization for bronchitis, he’s quickly turning into everybody’s favorite great-grandpa. And whether he’s attending a commencement ceremony or meeting a gaggle of cheerleaders, his ankles are always dressed for the occasion. And it pays off, literally, as the Republican National Committee recently raised $1 million by giving supporters who made donations of $35 or more a pair of socks with the former president’s signature over orange, yellow, blue and green stripes.

So in honor of his 90th birthday today, here’s a glimpse at some of Bush 41’s sporty ankle-wear, an update to last year’s list that is sure to knock your socks off.

 

  • David J. Phillip / AP

    Our favorite pair: the socks with his face on them that he wore on the sidelines before the New England Patriots and Houston Texans faced off on Dec. 1, 2013. They are the surest sign that he knows we are watching his feet everywhere he goes.

  • Clinton Foundation via the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland / AP

    Here, former President Bill Clinton (left) is “envious” of Bush’s “#sockswag”, the cactus-themed socks, at Bush’s home in Kennebunkport, Maine. On Oct. 26, 2013, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland in Maine auctioned off the pair with a letter of authenticity signed by Bush that jokes, “I absolutely love a crazy pair of socks … Barbara, on the other hand, has had enough.”

    These deserve a close-up:

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  • Office of President George H. W. Bush / AP

    He donned Superman socks while driving around his family’s compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, on his 89th birthday last year.

    Close-up view:

  • Paul Marotta / Getty Images

    He received an honorary degree at the Harvard University’s Commencement on May 29, 2014, while wearing technicolor triangle socks. The footwear was loud, but not loud enough to outshine fellow honorary degree recipient the Queen of Soul, who sang the national anthem at the opening of the ceremony

  • Aaron M. Sprecher / AP

    He sported maroon argyle Texas A&M socks while watching tennis at the Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships at Houston’s River Oaks Country Club, April 11, 2014.

  • Tony Gutierrez / AP

    Navy-and-red socks with the letters GB are part of his Sunday football attire at the NFL football game between Houston Texans and the Oakland Raiders, Nov. 17, 2013.

  • David J. Phillip / AP

    The former president compares Houston Texan socks with the team’s owner Bob McNair (left) at a NFL football game between the Texans and the Jacksonville Jaguars in Houston, Nov. 24, 2013.

  • Carolyn Kaster / AP

    He wore red-striped socks during a July 15, 2013, event in the East Room of the White House to honor the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award winner. In his 1989 inaugural address, Bush 41 described U.S. community organizations that serve others as “a Thousand Points of Light.”

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    Charles Dharapak—AP

    Seen here at the April 25, 2013 dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, George H.W. Bush was resplendent in pink socks with small blue designs. (The calves of first lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama can be seen at left.) Granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager was a fan:

  • Smiley N. Pool—Houston Chronicle/AP

    Boasting American flag socks, Bush poses for a group photo with the newly-announced Houston Texans cheerleaders during a ceremony in Houston, April 17, 2013. He handed each cheerleader a rose during a special ceremony and sported some extremely patriotic hosiery.

  • Bill O'Leary—The Washington Post/Getty Images

    Again going with the patriotic socks, Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush, arrive at the White House East Room for the unveiling of his son’s official portrait in Washington, DC., May, 31, 2012.

  • Tom Pennington—Getty Images

    H.W. endorsed Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney following this meeting in Bush’s office in Houston, on March 29, 2012. But ignore the politicking and body language for a second and note the lavender — dare we say… purple? — socks. A subtle message of bipartisanship, perhaps?

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    Michael Loccisano—Getty Images for HBO

    Bush poses in a pair of festive salmon socks with Brian Mulroney, the former prime minister of Canada, along with aide Jim Appleby and film producer Jerry Weintraub at a screening of 41, an HBO Documentary of his life, in Kennebunkport, Maine, June 12, 2012.

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