Ardent Defender

295 Flips | 2 Magazines | 1 Like | 7 Following | 18 Followers | @Ardentdefender | My little flipboard corner of the cosmos about things im interested in or that interest me.

Log In or Sign Up to View

This Facebook post is no longer available. It may have been removed or the privacy settings of the post may have changed.

Apple's New CarPlay To Be Available for Some Older-Model Vehicles

With the launch of Apple's new CarPlay last week at the automobile trade show in Geneva, many were left wondering if you had to buy a new Ferrari or Mercedes or Volvo in order to get it. Apparently, the answer is no. <i>9To5Mac</i> has reported that at least some automakers will be offering aftermarket …

Star Citizen Surpasses $40 Million in Funding

The latest stretch goal has been reached.<p>The massive crowdfunding campaign for Star Citizen, the upcoming space simulator from Wing Commander creator …

IGN Has Your Back: Don't Use DirectSong.com

After nine months, one customer finally received what he paid for.<p><i>Editor's Note: Welcome to IGN Has Your Back - our new consumer advocacy column. If</i> …

Warlords of Draenor coming in spring, now available for preorder

<b>The fifth expansion for World of Warcraft is available for pre-purchase now, allowing you to level one character to 90 immediately.</b><p>Warlords of …

Ubisoft Toronto Has Five Unannounced Games In Development

Jade Raymond, the Canadian video game executive and the Managing Director of Ubisoft Toronto, has revealed that the company currently has five new …

Japan to Test Space Junk Cleanup Tether Soon: Report

Japanese scientists are getting ready to launch a test of a space junk-cleaning tether, according to press reports.<p>Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency …

Space Exploration

50 Super Bowl Dip Recipes, from Guacamole to Onion Dip

Whether it's with tortilla chips, pita, crudites, or your fingers (no judgment), here are 50 recipes to rock your Super Bowl party.<p>We hereby mandate that all Super Bowl parties must have a dip, whether it’s a cheesy, gooey concoction or a fresh veggie salsa. Double-dipping optional.

Cooking

Man dies after jumping into icy river to retrieve cell phone

It's happened before. It will likely happen again, sadly.<p>A 26-year-old man -- said to be from Minnesota -- was walking along the Chicago Riverwalk on Sunday night when he dropped his cell phone into the icy water.<p>As CBS Chicago reports, he clambered over the railing in order to get it back.<p>Instead, …

How to Keep Strangers and Weirdos from Emailing You Through Google+

Google added a curious new feature to Google+ last week that lets users email you even if they don't know your Gmail address. For those looking for …

How Life Began: New Clues From New Worlds

The odds that the universe is bursting with life seem to be getting better all the time. Astronomers recently announced that there could be an …

Bluetooth Headset Vigo Knows When You Are Tired Before You Do

When I was a student, sometimes I’d stab myself in the leg with the tip of my mechanical pencil to keep from dozing off during lectures. That usually didn’t work. Now sleepy students–and other people who need to stay alert for long periods of time–can benefit from Vigo, a Bluetooth headset that …

Watch These Wind Turbines Shoot Incredible Lightning Into a Storm

We all know wind turbines can produce electricity, but have you seen them produce <i>lightning?</i><p>When scientists trained high-speed cameras on a wind farm …

These 10 Spices Will Instantly Make You A Better Cook

For all of you out there who think you just can't cook, we have something to tell you: yes, you can. Julia Child wasn't lying when she said anyone can cook. She may have been talking about French cooking, but it's true for all types of cuisine.<p>There's no magic to cooking. People aren't born with a …

The science behind why we take selfies

<b>The selfie has arguably become the greatest photographic trend of our time. Why are we so interested in taking and sharing selfies and how does observing an image of yourself differ from observing a picture of someone else, asks University College London neuroscientist James Kilner.</b><p>In everyday …

National Portrait Gallery

Experience Apple TV Like Never Before With aTV Flash [Deals]

The AppleTV is one of the most underappreciated pieces of technology around, but it can be limiting. If you’re anything like me, you want to get more out of the tech you love. So if you want to get the most out of your AppleTV then aTV Flash from Firecore is the way to go.<p>And the great news is that …

How to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal with a Range Extender

I love the Wi-Fi service available in my home. I have my PC, my smartphone and my tablet hooked up to it so I can check my email or surf the web from …

Thinner MacBooks make bigger battery problems

When it comes to batteries, Apple could do a better job. Batteries wear out. They stop holding a charge. What's worse, sometimes they fail …

Here Are the Countries That Drink the Most Coffee—the U.S. Isn't in the Top 10

Only one nation averages more than 2 cups of coffee per day. It's the Netherlands.<p>America might be famous for running on coffee, but it doesn’t run on much. Not compared to a handful of other countries, anyway. When it comes to actual coffee consumption per person, the US doesn’t even crack the top …

How to Make Vinegar at Home - Real Food

In <i>Ruhlman’s Twenty</i>, food writer Michael Ruhlman asserts that acid is second only to salt for elevating the flavors of your cooking. Just a few drops …

‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Script Leak Reveals Major Spoiler (And New Pictures)

Needless to say, there’s going to be a big spoiler about <i>X-Men: Days Of Future Past</i> below, so if you just want to see the new pictures, skip past the text. Someone claiming to be involved in the production tried to sell the script to Radar Online. Radar didn’t buy it, but they did share a couple of …

On average, 'Team Fortress 2' and 'DOTA 2' item creators made $15,000 last year

Slowly but surely, creating virtual items for games is becoming a valid career. Today, a chart posted at Valve's Steam Dev Days developer event shows that the players who created items for popular games <i>Team Fortress 2</i> and <i>DOTA 2</i> made $15,000 on average in 2013. Valve paid out over $10,000,000 for …

NSA collects millions of text messages globally: Guardian

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency has been gathering nearly 200 million text messages a day from around the world, gathering data on people’s travel plans, contacts and credit card transactions, Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported on Thursday.<p>A National Security Agency …

Surveillance

Xbox One bestselling console in US last month, NPD says

Microsoft's new Xbox One was the bestselling console in the United States during the month of December, according to NPD Group data, selling more than 908,000 units in its second month on the market.<p>While Microsoft publicly released NPD sales numbers for the month, Sony Computer Entertainment …

It's So Hot In Australia Right Now That Lions Are Being Fed Frozen Blood (PHOTO)

As a record-breaking heat wave roasted Australia this week, a lion at the Melbourne Zoo kept cool by licking a bloody treat:<p>According to the caption that accompanied this Rex USA photograph, which has gone viral this week, Harari the lion was given the special popsicle, made from eight gallons of …

Google Glass driver Abadie has case dropped

<b>A woman issued with a traffic ticket for driving while wearing Google Glass has had her case dropped in California.</b><p>Cecilia Abadie was pulled over and given a ticket for speeding and wearing the smart spectacles while driving on 30 October.<p>A San Diego court commissioner ruled on Thursday he had …

Google Glass

Internet Celebrity Accused of Raping Internet Celebrity Girlfriend

A popular Internet personality is being accused of sexually assaulting his now-ex-girlfriend — another popular Internet personality — while she slept …

The sum of 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + ... until infinity is somehow -1/12

Here's a fun little brain wrinkle pinch for all you non-math people out there (that should be everyone in the world*): the sum of all natural …

5 Apps That Make Your Food Photos Look Even Better

Food can be a work of art, whether you’re making a recipe or making a reservation. Maybe that’s why we love taking photos of it! An epic meal deserves gorgeous pics, and the right photo editing app can make all the difference. We found five fab apps with features for taking your food photos to the …

SPACE.com on Twitter: "Which #nebula is this? Were you right? http://t.co/tfRdiK9mvV #spaceporn #spacephotos http://t.co/UJLoo6HNH7"