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We’re all Equif*cked

Every company is a tech company, and that’s a big problem. Or rather, either every company is a tech company but most suck at it, or most aren’t tech companies but should be. Either way, we’re gonna have a bad time. Stock photo companies oughta be making more images of hackers because that cat …

Cybersecurity

How To Hear What Your Voice Sounds Like To Other People

Hearing your voice the way others hear it can be a bit jarring at first, and I know plenty of people who claim they can't stand the sound of their …

Need A Happiness Boost? Spend Your Money To Buy Time, Not More Stuff

Money can't buy happiness, right? Well, some researchers beg to differ. They say it depends on how you spend it.<p>A recent study published in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> suggests that when people spend money on time-saving services such as a house cleaner, lawn care or grocery …

Personal Finance

Google made a tiny error and it broke half the internet in Japan

When an ISP makes a tiny mistake, the outcome could have immense repercussions – and this is precisely what happened in Japan last week.<p>Last Friday, half the internet in the country suddenly shut down after the Big G accidentally botched a Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) around noon local time. The …

These gorgeous glass homes can pop up in 8 hours for under $70k

1/16<p>OOD tiny house<p>Meet ÖÖD, a gorgeous prefab abode that doesn’t compromise privacy for stellar views. Clad in mirrored glass, this sleek tiny home …

German prosecutors believe nurse killed at least 86 patients

BERLIN (AP) — A male nurse who was convicted of killing patients in Germany with overdoses of heart medication is now believed to have killed at least 86 people — and the true scale of the killings could be even larger, investigators said Monday.<p>Many of the deaths could have been prevented if …

Crime

Elon Musk Just Spent the Weekend Making Changes to Tesla's Cars (by Listening to Customers on Twitter) | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Elon Musk has become something of a deity for certain people.<p>Here is this marginally eccentric, occasionally depressive man who wants to make very nice electric cars and, oh, go to Mars.<p>He can, …

Tesla

Men Partially Blinded From A Solar Eclipse Warn Others To Watch Safely

All it took was 20 seconds.<p>That’s how long two Oregon men say they looked at a partial solar eclipse with their naked eyes 55 years ago before it burned their retinas, causing permanent blindness.<p>“Nothing has changed,” 70-year-old Lou Tomososki told NBC’s “Today” show of the damage he sustained. …

Solar Eclipse

When White Nationalists Get DNA Tests That Reveal African Ancestry

An analysis of Stormfront forums shows a sometimes sophisticated understanding of the limits of ancestry tests.<p>The white-nationalist forum Stormfront hosts discussions on a wide range of topics, from politics to guns to <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>. And of particular and enduring interest: genetic ancestry …

Molecular Biology

Building your own smart mirror is surprisingly easy

Take that, Snow White<p>Smart mirrors are straight from science fiction. They’re part of an optimistic vision of the future that imagines a world where screens and data are everywhere, ready to feed you whatever information you need at a moment’s notice.<p>But it turns out that building your own smart …

Raspberry Pi