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Uber users with low phone batteries more likely to accept surge pricing

It's no secret that Uber uses surge pricing at peak periods, such as New Year's Eve, when demand is high.<p>But what many may not know is that when you …

Batteries

You Can Create Your Own Fake Traffic Jams With This Handy Simulator

Every driver has experienced the frustration of traffic jams that develop out of thin air on the freeway—no accident, no lane closure, no …

Traffic

The beginner's guide to buying a drone: everything you need to know

By David Nield<p>If you've decided it's time to get involved in the drone revolution but you're not sure where to start then we're here to help - here's …

Here's What Happens After a Massive Cocaine Bust

Civilians "better duck, first of all, because the bullets are gonna fly."<p>Earlier this month, the Colombian national police uncovered almost nine tons of cocaine, some of it hidden in a chamber below a banana plantation. The series of seizures produced more than 17,500 pounds of blow, and Colombia's …

Facebook begins tracking non-users around the internet

Company begins displaying cookie warnings for European users after expanding ad network<p>Facebook will now display ads to web users who are not members of its social network, the company announced Thursday, in a bid to significantly expand its online ad network. As <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports, …

Changing gut bacteria through diet affects brain function, UCLA study shows

UCLA researchers now have the first evidence that bacteria ingested in food can affect brain function in humans. In an early proof-of-concept study …

Wellness

Why Aren’t American Express and Discover Credit Cards Accepted Everywhere?

A "closed loop network" is one answer.<p>Visa and MasterCard dominate the market when it comes to credit cards that retailers accept as methods of …

FinTech

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dngrs:<p>7 Animated GIFs That Will Make You Instantly Understand Trigonometry<p>Trigonometry is the branch of math that studies triangles, with a …

The Dirty Secret Behind America's Addiction to Painkillers

A new investigation shows Oxycontin doesn't last nearly as long as advertised for many patients.<p>When America saw the first signs of an opioid addiction epidemic in the mid 1990s, one major mystery began to fester. Pharmacology research has long suggested that drugs that take effect slowly and last …

Auto Parts A to Z: A Beginner's Guide to What Makes Your Car Tick

What does a ball joint look like, anyway?<p>Ever wonder what an alternator or a water pump actually look like? Here's a handy guide to everything you ever needed to know about the car parts your local mechanic is telling you that you need to replace. Because these parts vary from car to car, the …

Ayahuasca Tourism Is Ripping Off Indigenous Amazonians

Some groups are pissed about the influx of Westerners visiting the Amazon to dress up like the indigenous people and bastardize their rituals.<p>Increasingly over the past decade, Westerners have flocked to the Amazon for a taste of the region's most notorious elixir: ayahuasca. In the jungle, the …

GCo

<b>Lessons Learned from J.C. Penney’s Last CEO</b><p>Imagine if retailers decide that it will treat its customers fairly and honestly. There would be no more …

How to set up a VPN on an Android smartphone or tablet

Trying to set up a VPN (virtual private network) account on your Android phone? It’s actually not too hard to do, but what exactly is a VPN and why should you use one? That’s exactly what we aim to explore.<p>What is a VPN and why should I use it?<p>A VPN is a system in which computing devices can …

This is what you're doing wrong with produce

Many of my clients assume they should be eating fresh, raw produce to reap the most health perks possible. But the reality is, several studies have debunked conventional wisdom about the best ways to store, prep, and cook fruits and veggies. Check out these science-backed tips for getting the most …

Nutrition

Panama Papers - All articles by Süddeutsche Zeitung

From the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)<p>The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is a global …

Why Did People Wear Powdered Wigs?

For nearly two centuries, powdered wigs—called perukes—were all the rage. The chic hairpiece would have never become popular, however, if it hadn't …

Alan Turing

'Burner' phones could be made illegal under US law that would require personal details of anyone buying a new handset

Burner phones might be about to be banned in the US.<p>A Congresswoman has proposed that everyone buying a phone in the country would have to register …

Egil's Bones

<i>An Icelandic saga tells of a Viking who had unusual, menacing<br>features, including a skull that could resist blows from an ax.<br>He probably suffered from</i> …

Archaeology

House bill wants to crack down on prepaid 'burner' phones

The draft bill would force prepaid phone retailers to record and verify personal information on buyers in an effort to combat terrorism.<p>A Californian …

Reading this will make you smarter (but only if you expect it to)

<i>This article was first published in the April 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

Psychology

8 Churches Converted into Modern Homes

(Photo: Jim Tshetter)<p>Now here's a fresh, vibrant look for a kitchen! And the dining area offers a great view for a breakfast.<p>It was a hundred-year …

Food & Dining

Sensory expectations elicited by the sounds of opening the packaging and pouring a beverage

The majority of the literature on sensory expectations has focused solely on those that are set by the eye, that is, by what we see. However, …

DeepGlint wants to make every CCTV camera searchable

<i>This article was first published in the April 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

As American as Saudi Oil

On this day in 1938, workers struck oil in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, a discovery that would fundamentally shape the United States in the decades to come. In 1978, George Jerome Goodman, who wrote about economics under the pen name Adam Smith, travelled to Saudi Arabia with the U.S. treasury secretary …

How does a mobile network actually work?

If you were asked to pick a single technological innovation that revolutionized the modern world, that brought us into a new era of globalized commerce, exchange, and communication, and which totally overhauled the way we think about the size of our world and our interconnectedness as human beings, …

These Are the 3 Best Programs for Learning to Code

Until a week ago, I had never opened a coding terminal in my life. Then I tried it.<p>I never even considered learning to program a computer until we started talking about the lack of women in technology a few months ago, but now I wish I had done it sooner. The learn-to-code programs I tried are …

Women in Tech

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Learn to Hack

My company uses their own custom login code. 15 minutes into the SQL injection lesson I realized we needed to have a meeting about security practices!<p>…

Security

26 Surprising Facts About Coffee

Believe us, reading these will perk up your day.<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p><b>1. Shepherds discovered coffee in Ethiopia circa 800 A.D.</b><p>Legend …