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While Silicon Valley keeps expanding benefits, the rest of us aren’t making much progress

When Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg earlier this week announced an expansion of the company’s bereavement and family-leave policies, it added another dimension to a growing disconnect between Silicon Valley and the rest of America. Not a gap in wages, or rents, or ping-pong tables per capita (though, …

Silicon Valley

Meet the Gun Rights Absolutists Bringing 'Constitutional Carry' to a State Near You

The crusade for concealed guns in public with no permits began at a diner in Arizona. Now it's going national—with or without the NRA.<p><i>This piece originally appeared on the Trace.</i><p>No-compromise gun activists are building momentum for state laws that allow firearms owners to bring their weapons into …

Guns

Don't be fooled: Intel's new desktop CPUs aren't faster

You'd be better off buying an older chip on sale.<p>Kaby Lake. Kaby Lake. Kaby Lake.<p>If you read tech news, you may seeing that phrase an awful lot this week: it's what Intel calls its latest seventh-generation processors for laptop and desktop PCs. But before you get all excited about a PC with the …

Intel Corporation

Managing Your Assets

If one of your equity holdings gets bought out, it's time to do some research and consider your options.<p>This five-step plan can help you analyze your …

The adviser who recommended Google before anyone else is now touting this stock

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — How would you like to know which adviser was one of the very first to recognize Google’s long-term potential, …

Investing

Donald Trump Tells Tim Cook He'll Offer Apple 'Very Large Tax Cut' to Make Products in America

In a recent interview with <i>The New York Times</i>, President-elect Donald Trump said he received phone calls from Apple CEO Tim Cook and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates after winning the presidential election earlier this month.<p>Trump told Cook it will be a "real achievement" for him when he gets Apple …

The Yale Real Living Assure Lock is just the thing to thwart lock-picking zombies

The first thing you’ll notice about the Yale Real Living Assure Lock is that it has no keyhole. There is no backup key, no physical keypad, and it looks like something that you’d mount on the outside of the Enterprise so Chekov can get back in after attaching a “Shatner/Nimoy ’74” bumper sticker to …

Home Automation

Onkyo unveils universal streaming speaker

Onkyo's NCP-302 benchtop speaker will be one of the first products to support both Play-Fi and Google Cast streaming standards.<p>Onkyo has announced its first wireless speaker, the Onkyo NCP-302, is shipping now as of April 25, and as you'd expect after waiting this long, it's packed with pretty much …

Audiophile

Technology is finally changing the apartment rental experience

The real estate rental market is a highly localized, relationship-based industry driven largely by individuals living and working in their own cities, causing many to acknowledge the longstanding difficulty of streamlining disruption to this market.<p>In recent years, however, that hasn’t stopped a …

Real Estate

The Hyper Versatile Crua Tent-Hammock Hybrid Lets You Sleep In The Trees

Crua Tent-Hammock Hybrid<p>Posted in Gear<p>If you’re headed out for a quick weekend in the woods and want to pack light but at the same time don’t really …

Travel

The Science Behind Smarter Decision Making: 7 Mental Models To Know

Every one of us make dozens, if not hundreds of small to big decisions on a daily basis.<p>Some don’t impact our lives at all, while some can change the outcome of our entire lives.<p>Whether it’s trying to figure out which job you should take, deciding to quit your job to start a business, move to a new …

Time Management

What I Learned About My Father from Inheriting His Guns

After my dad died, I wanted nothing to do with his guns. Years later, they revealed a connection we never had in life.<p><i>This article originally appeared on the</i> <i>Trace.</i><p>On an afternoon between the day my dad died and his funeral, in early November 2006, one of his brothers—not a man who was always on the …

Guns

Google and Udacity partner for Android beginner's course

Google and Udacity are teaming up again, this time for an Android Basics course that will earn you a Nanodegree.<p>The two companies have partnered before for Android Nanodegree programs, but this one is meant for those who are starting from absolute scratch: no coding experience required.<p>Like the …

Need some extra money? Become a bug bounty hunter for Twitter

The bounty hunters of today aren’t roaming the Wild West with a rifle and a pair of handcuffs — rather, they’re denizens of the online world, hunting …

Social Media

Xiaomi unveils its first drone — and it costs just $450 for a 4K video model

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi officially unveiled its first drone today, ending a week of teasers about it, and the low price of the product might bring some serious competition to the space.<p>Like other Xiaomi products, the company didn’t actually create the Mi Drone itself. Instead it is working …

Drones

Secret DIY Gun Compartment Hides Behind a Mirror

Gun safes are great for securing firearms, but not so great when you need quick access. This gun compartment doubles as a living room mirror, which hides them in plain sight.<p>Home firearm storage mostly consists of safes and ugly cabinets. This DIY secret gun compartment doubles as a living room …

Living Rooms

Make This DIY Camping Grill Using Just a Log

This makeshift camping grill is called a Swedish Torch, and will burn at an even temperature long enough to cook your meal.<p>Cooking while camping typically requires a burner and grill, but if you've forgotten your gas grill or just don't want to pack it, you have an alternative to cooking over the …

This Forgotten 1950s Flying Trick Could Be the Secret of Future Drone Warfare

The "bucket drop", invented by a missionary trying to airdrop gifts to natives in Ecuador, would let warplanes release a swarm of drones and lasso them back.<p>The warplane of the future is a drone mothership, able to dispatch swarms of small air-launched UAVs for close-up reconnaissance, to act as …

How to Beat the House: the Science Behind Gamblers’ Hot Streaks

From the MIT card counters to the Irish lottery schemers to Hong Kong’s racetracks, how a few brains spotted the loopholes, beat the house, and …

Xbox One Boss On Halo PC And Improving Windows 10

Since Phil Spencer took over the role of head of Xbox things couldn’t have been better, with the Xbox One’s frosty release it has taken Phil some …

Microsoft Corporation

The Raspberry Pi 3 adds Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and still costs only $35

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is celebrating its computer's fourth birthday with some big news: it's launching a brand new Raspberry Pi today. The Raspberry Pi 3 is perhaps the biggest update yet to the tiny and extremely inexpensive computer. This new model is still just $35, and it now includes …

Raspberry Pi

Japanese researchers created holograms you can touch

The touchable holograms, called Fairy Lights, could serve as the beginning to developing technology where humans could interact with the hologram.<p>This could particularly come in handy in medicine, where hologram technology is used to demonstrate certain procedures.<p>The holograms were made using …

InterAct

Windows 10 Forced Updates Causing Endless Crash Loops

I think we can now all agree: Microsoft’s hardline policy on Windows 10’s forced updates is silly. Very silly. Since launching nine days ago Windows Update has sent out an unstable graphics driver which switched off monitors, a buggy security patch which corrupted Windows Explorer and there are now …

Windows 10

5 ways to recognize your child is having migraines

By | Posted Jun 25th, 2015 @ 9:00pm<p>This story is sponsored by Wasatch Clinical Research - Harvesting superior clinical yield.<p>Migraine headaches can …

Enchanted Valley Reopens to Camping After Bear Scare Closure

Seven weeks. That is how long the actions of irresponsible campers forced the closure of the campsites in Olympic national Park’s Enchanted Valley. …

10 Ways To Survive and Escape Martial Law.

violent and horrifying life in a concentration camp <b>is what you may face one day under martial law</b>.<p>We’re not talking about a regional or short term …

Computer Hacking
Sean Hannity

Murder weapon discovered in Imperial War Museum display

<b>An assault rifle used in seven unsolved murders has been discovered on public display at the Imperial War Museum.</b><p>BBC Panorama has learned that investigators re-examining paramilitary murders in Northern Ireland found the gun on display in an exhibit on the Troubles.<p>The families of the murder …

Northern Ireland

Bitfinder’s Awair Air Monitor Is Now Available For Pre-Order

Bitfinder, launched out of the R/GA accelerator in February, has opened up pre-order availability for the Awair air-monitoring system.<p>The Awair sits in the home, office or other indoor space to monitor the quality of the air in that environment, with sensors to detect temperature, humidity, carbon …

Home Automation