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You, Too, Will Love Big Brother: A Life Of Reading And Rereading '1984'

It was a bright hot day in June. Or possibly July. And the clocks almost certainly weren't striking thirteen, because they don't do that in this country.<p>But it WAS the summer of 1984. I was 9 years old, and my father was handing me a beat-up paperback with an anonymous-looking white and green …

How to delete your Facebook account once and for all

You have a gambling addiction. A pretty serious one, actually.<p>You rise each day and take a trip to Mark Zuckerberg's bustling casino. You arrive, hoping you might see familiar faces, but all the other gamblers are people you don't give a crap about. You shrug and head to a slot machine. You crank …

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How to use an Xbox One controller on a Mac

Xbox One S controller<p>If you've got a newer Xbox One S controller with Bluetooth, you can use the controller with your Mac without any additional …

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The Klok-01 watch turns heads and dials

Look, ma, no hands!<p>It’s <i>hard</i> to make an original wristwatch these days. But hard doesn’t have to mean impossible, as evidenced by the Swiss-made Klokers Klok-01 that I’ve had the pleasure of testing over the past few weeks. This watch, funded on Kickstarter and costing a hefty €399 ($445) today, …

Übersicht Customizes Your OS X Desktop with Widgets and Useful Data

OS X (10.9+): If you're looking to customize your desktop in OS X, usually you'd turn to an app like GeekTool. Now there's an alternative—Übersicht, …

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Inconsistent radar testing casts doubt on validity of millions of speeding tickets

Canadian speeders might be getting measured differently, depending on where they're caught, CBC News has found.<p>Police forces using the same radar …

Experts Discuss ‘Line We Must Not Cross’ in the Realm of Gene Editing

WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — Rewriting your DNA is getting closer to reality: A revolutionary technology is opening new frontiers for genetic engineering but not before the experts discuss its ethical implications in earnest.<p>Photo credit: Shutterstock<p>Hundreds of scientists and ethicists from around …

The left has an Islam problem: If liberals won’t come to terms with religious extremism, the xenophobic right will carry the day

ISIS doesn’t represent true Islam. But denying there’s a problem within Islam only makes the left look feckless<p>It’s becoming increasingly difficult to talk honestly about Islam. For liberals in particular, it’s a kind of heresy to suggest that Islam, at this particular moment in history, has a …

We created Islamic extremism: Those blaming Islam for ISIS would have supported Osama bin Laden in the ’80s | Salon.com

The newspaper noted that bin Laden organized a militia of thousands of foreign fighters from throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and "supported them with weapons and his own construction equipment" in their fight against the USSR in the 1980s. "We beat the Soviet Union," bin Laden …

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