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

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 …

Apps

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 …

Social Media

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

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

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 …

Linux

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 …

Diabetes

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

It's 9 a.m. in Sunnyvale, California and Minni Shahi is on her way to work at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino. Her husband, a former Googler named Vijay Koduri, is meeting his business partner at a local Starbucks to discuss their startup, a YouTube clip-making business called HashCut.<p>Shahi and …

Silicon Valley

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

Move over, Elon Musk. A German startup developing an electric, car-sized aircraft that can take off and land vertically just received a prestigious award — and the technology is seriously impressive.<p>Founded by a group of entrepreneurs in 2015, Lilium is developing the aircraft as a new form of …

Aviation

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 …

Country Lifestyle

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 …

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 …

OS X

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

There's something intriguing about the life of airline crew members. Maybe it's the pristine uniform, the jet-setting lifestyle, or the secret codes and signs. But people in the industry often say the job is nowhere near as glamorous as it appears.<p>Confirming that is an unnamed flight attendant at a …

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? …

Apps

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

Commentary: Speaking at a meeting of the National Governors Association, Tesla's CEO says AI is the "biggest risk we face as a civilization."<p><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 …

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 …

PC Magazine

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 …

MacBook

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 …

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 …

User Generated Content

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 …

Operating Systems

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 …

Italian Food

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 …

Apps

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 …

Hybrid Clouds

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

The DIY Dream Audio Production and Recording Studio

Nothing fancy going on in this clean, light-filled studio—oh, except for all that equipment and that huge DIYed desk.<p>Toronto-based songwriter, …

Workstations
Slot Machines

Light Affects Your Brain Like A Drug: These Gadgets Make It A Drug That Lets You Sleep Better

Your screens are killing your sleep patterns. Here’s how to fix it.<p>Sleep used to be so simple. You’d go to bed, read a book and nod off. Then, around eight hours later, you’d wake up, either naturally, as one of your one-and-a-half-hour sleep cycles came to an end, or rudely, with the intrusion of …

Watch this guy strap a paramotor on his back and go on an adventure

Humans have always wanted to fly, and while we technically achieved the feat over a century ago, we still yearn for what many consider the ultimate feeling of freedom.<p>The generic term “paramotor” refers to the propulsive portion of a powered paraglider (or PPG). The sport of “paramotoring” is thus …

Miniature Street Art Installations Take Over London

Street artist Slinkachu's idyllic scenes play out in puddles and street cracks.<p>Street artist Slinkachu’s work is best viewed under a magnifying glass: a lady swings on a matchstick, children play in the pool made from melting popsicle juice, and a couple crosses a river of Sprite. In an upcoming …

Art