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Python, Fully Embraced by Visual Studio, Is on the Rise

For the first time, Python has cracked the top three in the TIOBE index of programming language popularity, helping to demonstrate why Microsoft has …

Microsoft Visual Studio

IGN pulls game review after YouTuber’s plagiarism accusations

The games site is investigating the review similarities<p>Reviews for indie action game <i>Dead Cells</i> began to roll out yesterday, and while the Metroidvania has been well-received by critics, an assessment by the leading video game website IGN is drawing controversy due to its similarity to an existing …

14 Foods You Can Eat As Much of As You Want

<i>This story originally appeared on ThisIsInsider.com.</i><p>While there's no such thing as a zero-calorie food, there are foods you can enjoy freely without …

This "how to give the best blow job" Reddit post gives some *very* detailed tips

"Grip it firm, but not too strong."<p>Blow jobs can feel like a tricky art to master, especially with all the pressure that's been heaped on us since the dawn of time to be goddam experts. Whether you're a deep throat pro, or a huge over thinker who's filled with fear they second they come eye to eye …

Hate working in a web browser? How a new breed of software is bringing cloud-based apps into a single interface

In 1983, Microsoft developers Richard Brodie and Charles Simonyi wrote a UNIX program that would eventually become Microsoft Word. It did one thing: …

I had an affair with my friend’s husband, but he’s now betrayed me | Dear Mariella

You deceived a buddy and made a poor choice of lover – it’s time to confront the choices you have made<p><b>The dilemma</b> I have been in an unhappy, loveless marriage for a long time. As a result of this, a couple of years ago I had an affair with a friend’s husband. I had always felt there was a …

Relationships

How To Disable Facebook’s Data Collection Setting, Including Phone Call & Text Logs

On Mar. 25, Facebook acknowledged that as part of their data collection process for Android users, those who downloaded Messenger on their phones and …

People are downloading their Facebook data and posting it to Twitter, and the results will terrify you

The Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to roll on. As it does, people are becoming more and more aware of just how much data Facebook has on them.<p>One easy (yet slightly horrifying) way to see it all in one place is to request all of your Facebook data as a zip file. A lot of people have been …

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analyzing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …

Documentaries

This Android app just changed the desktop game: scrcpy

This week developer rom1v released an application for Mac, Windows, and Linux which makes Android appear on a desktop. The user has only to connect …

The keto diet, explained

Is eating a lot of fat really the best way to lose weight?<p>It’s why people are putting grass-fed butter in their coffee, downing ketone drinks, and replacing their cereal and pasta with eggs and avocados.<p>The ketogenic diet has become a Silicon Valley obsession and the diet du jour that supposedly …

Diets

Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag

• <b>Silicon Valley parents can see firsthand, either through living or working in the Bay Area, that technology is potentially harmful to kids.</b>• <b><br>Many parents are now restricting, or outright banning, screen time for their children.</b>• <b><br>The trend follows a long-standing practice among high-level tech</b> …

San Francisco

This electric jet can take off vertically and travel almost 190 miles per hour — and it's already being prototyped

• <b>Lilium is developing a five-seat electric aircraft that can take off and land vertically.</b>• <b><br>The company envisions using the aircraft like an Uber, hailing it from your phone to take you around the city, avoiding traffic.</b>• <b><br>Lilium says it will start rolling out the technology by 2025.</b><p>Move over, Elon Musk. …

This Hack Will Change the Way You Cook Frozen Pizza

Everyone has their favorite brand of frozen pizza. Whether you resort to yours out of convenience or because you’re short on time, a ready-to-eat …

If a woman has these 14 qualities never let her go, scientists say

People in long term relationships will someday get to the point where they need to ask themselves: Is this really the person I want to spend the rest …

University of Michigan

Stealthy OSX/MaMi malware discovered targeting Macs

The first nasty bit of undetectable malware of 2018 has been unearthed after it was found targeting Macs this week.<p>Security researchers revealed info about the new OSX/MaMi malware which is a lot like the popular DNSChanger malware from 2012 that infected millions of machines.<p>In a blog post …

Malware

A flight attendant says 'nobody cares' if you actually turn off your phone on a plane — and reveals the disgusting reason you should never drink coffee in the air

• <b>An unnamed flight attendant revealed secrets of the trade in an interview with Vice.</b>• <b><br>She says nobody switches off their phones on planes, not even staff members.</b>• <b><br>There's also an ideal time for joining the mile-high club, she says — but there's never a good time to order coffee in the sky.</b>• <b><br>She says</b> …

E.coli

How to Customize Your Android Phone Exactly How You Like It

You can live a perfectly delightful mobile existence using an Android phone without tweaking a single setting. But where's the fun in that? …

Elon Musk warns of AI's risks, calls for regulation now

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>He uses it. He needs it. But he's afraid of it.<p>That might be a reasonable conclusion from Elon Musk's words, spoken on Saturday to a meeting of the National Governors Association, on the subject of …

Artificial Intelligence

Dok Malware Takes Complete Control of Your Mac

The malware is currently not detected by security suites and uses a valid Apple developer certificate to infect all versions of Mac OS X.<p>PCMag …

How To Use FlexiKiller: New Tool Identifies, Removes Spying Software on Mac, Windows

A technologist and activist has released a tool for Mac and Windows computers that can identify and uninstall spyware from FlexiSpy, a piece of …

An external 1080 Ti can quadruple a MacBook Pro's graphics power

Right now the external GPU market is a bit of a mess, full of hacks, incompatibilities, half-adhered-to standards, and artificial limitations from the likes of Apple. The folks over at <i>eGPU.io</i> are putting in some solid work to make sense of it all (as spotted by <i>AppleInsider</i>), and they've just had a …

How to power the MacBook Pro with an eGPU using Nvidia’s new Pascal drivers

As we reported earlier this morning, Nvidia has released its long-awaited Pascal beta drivers for the Mac. These drivers make it possible to use graphics cards from the company’s popular 10-series lineup, which include the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, among other hardware.<p>This release has major …

MacBook Pro

Twenty Years Later, A Furry MMO Fights To Stay Alive

At <i>Furcadia</i>’s September town meeting, a hundred humanoid animals lounged on purple pillows in a lush, 32-bit meadow. Emerald Flame, Executive Producer …

Change the Layout of Launchpad on OS X with a Terminal Command

Not a fan of Launchpad’s default five by seven grid for displaying apps? Defaults-write points out that you can alter it to just about whatever you …

The Secret to Amazing Tomato-Based Sauce: Roasting It In the Oven

If you want to take your favorite tomato sauce recipe to the next level, roasting it in the oven will enhance the flavor and requires less …

Uninstalling Facebook app saves up to 20% of Android battery life

Facebook’s Android app negatively impacts performance and battery life, even when it’s only running in the background, users find<p>Facebook does not have the greatest track record with its Android app. Users have long complained about performance issues and it sucking up battery and last year …

Batteries

Microsoft Goes For Another Israeli Security Firm Buying Secure Islands

Israel is a small country with a thriving security startup industry, and Microsoft appears to be have a taste for them. Today it announced an agreement to buy Secure Islands, its third Israeli security firm in the last year.<p>While Microsoft did not reveal a specific price, various reports peg the …

Stop Trying So Hard to Be Happy

Everything we do in life is, at the end of the day, in pursuit of happiness. But trying too hard to be happy could actually keep you from …

Happiness