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How to ghost your internet provider with a secret IP address

Two new projects just launched that could hinder internet-service providers’ ability to eavesdrop on their customers, helping internet users protect …

Become a Windows server wizard for about what it would cost to go out for the evening

We’re all about tech here at AAPicks, and <b>The Lifetime MCSA Windows Server 2016 Bundle</b> is for the real tech-heads among you. It’s specifically designed to train you as a <b>Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)</b> in the field of <b>Windows Server 2016</b>.<p>If this deal’s caught your eye then you may well …

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe has taken gorgeous new photos of the giant planet

While most NASA workers were sipping coffee on Wednesday morning, the space agency's Juno probe was screaming over the cloud tops of Jupiter at roughly 130,000 miles per hour.<p>The $1 billion mission sends Juno swinging around the planet on an elliptical orbit about once every 53.5 days. The …

E3's here, and it’s got something to prove

Ever been to E3? The massive video game show happens every year in Los Angeles. The newest feature this year is that it's opening to the public.<p>For a week or so at the beginning of every June, about 65,000 people -- including me -- travel to Los Angeles to find out what's coming up next in the …

Virtual Reality

9 Cereal Ice Creams That’ll Make You Chill AF This Summer

The idea of making ice cream in the comfort of our own kitchens is becoming more approachable, thanks to easy no-churn recipes. Homemade ice cream isn’t just glorious because you can have it whenever you want it, though. What’s rad is you have the option to be SUPER creative. If you want savory ice …

Saturn at Its Best, and 6 More Can't-Miss Sky Events in June

Striking planets and a bright comet are among the best sky shows coming up this month.<p>A giant mountain of ice and rock known as Comet Johnson is heading toward the sun this month, creating a prime opportunity for sky-watchers. Some of the brightest worlds in our solar system will also put on great …

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe just sent back breathtaking new images of the gas giant

A probe the size of a basketball court has taken unprecedented new images of Jupiter.<p>NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft, launched in August 2011, took five years to reach and settle into orbit around the gas giant, which is more than 415 million miles from Earth.<p>The probe has so far photographed …

homemade irish cream

Look, we all have to draw the line somewhere. I have over the years insisted that making some things from scratch were just crazy, best left to …

Dessert

This Website Has the Best Flight Deals 99% of the Time, Says a Travel Pro

While the purpose of a vacation is to relax and unwind, the lead-up to a trip can have the opposite effect. Between trawling flight websites, finding …

American Airlines

5 Cooperative Games to Play With Kids Who Hate to Lose

Losing graciously is a tough skill to master for children–and, let’s be honest, for some adults as well. Cooperative board games with everyone …

Those $69 Flights to Europe Are Coming in June

Norwegian Airlines has been teasing $69 flights to Europe from select spots in the United States for almost a full year now.<p>And while they promised …

Air Travel

Science Discovers a Human Organ We Never Knew Existed

Turns out we’ve been walking around with an organ we never knew existed. So, congratulations to us.<p>Scientists recently discovered that the mesentery, …

Tiger Nuts: The New Superfood You Need to Try Now

Despite their name, tiger nuts are neither procured from a tiger nor are they a nut. In fact, tiger nuts are coconut-flavored, nutrient-packed, marble-size tubers—small, wrinkled root vegetables that hail from Northern Africa and the Mediterranean. According to Mariam Kinkladze, cofounder of …

Scientists figured out how the month you are born in is linked to your health

Being born in certain months could make you more or less likely to experience certain illnesses.<p>Crazy as that might sound, there are reasonable explanations for these differences. Kids born in some seasons are exposed to different risk factors than children born in other seasons. There might be an …

5 Apps Airlines Don’t Want You to Know About

<b>1. Momondo</b><p>Momondo has this cool and unique way of presenting flight fares to the users. They split up the fares into useful little categories such as …

Apps

Ancient viruses are alive in humans and crucial for life, says Stanford University

The human genome is littered with sequences left behind from long-ago viral infections but now scientists have found the code is still active<p>Ancient viruses were critical to the evolution of humans and infections left genetic code in our bodies which is still essential for life today, Stanford …

Genetics

5 Delicious Miniature Desserts to Serve This Thanksgiving

I love the idea of taking a dessert and turning it into single size servings for my guests. Why not try something new this thanksgiving? Instead of making one cherry pie, try miniature cherry pie cookies, or perhaps individually portioned cheesecakes. Here are a few of my favorite miniature …

How to Make Authentic Shakshuka at Home

<i>Photo by Ashley Manning</i><p>Everyone loves breakfast food disguised as lunch or dinner. But fried eggs can get old fast, despite racking up insane amounts of likes on Instagram. That's why there's shakshuka--a spicy, Middle Eastern take on "throw everything in your fridge into a pan and voila."<p>It's …

Hypnotic 3D Canvas Sculptures Play with Vibrant Colors and Swirling Textures

Partners Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman, collectively known as Stallman, marry their individual talent and vision to create mesmerizing three dimensional sculptures out of canvas and paint. Their newest collection of work, titled <i>Canvas on the Edge</i>, aims to highlight the nature of the materials by …

Sculpture

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Time Travel

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NASA captures super-rare photo of a red sprite from outer space

Scientists use the term “red sprite” to describe an incredibly short but powerful electrical burst that occurs directly above active thunderstorms. …

Astronomy

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Neuroscience

Browned Butter Banana Bread

Very few people get excited about banana bread and I happen to be one of those people. Whenever I am at a potluck and I see poor old banana bread sitting in a corner by itself, I kind of feel sorry for it. What did it ever do to me? Well, nothing-and I suppose that's the problem.<p>Perhaps I am not a …

Dragon Quest XI is coming to PS4, 3DS, and Nintendo NX

The next mainline entry in arguably the most popular game series of all time in Japan has just been announced. <i>Dragon Quest XI</i> is coming to both the PlayStation 4 and the 3DS, according to a live broadcast currently underway in Japan, with a release date targeted for next year. The PlayStation 4 …

Gaming

How Sci-fi Ships...

<b>The Fastest Ship in the Universe: How Sci-fi Ships Stack Up</b><p>From the Millennium Falcon to the USS Enterprise, science fiction has shown us a vast …

21 Google Search Tips You Need to Learn

You've only scraped the surface; here's how to become a Google search super sleuth.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Samsung breakthrough almost doubles lithium battery capacity

Researchers at Samsung Electronics announced yesterday that they have developed a new technology to produce a silicon cathode material that coats Graphene onto a silicon surface for higher energy density. In other words, Samsung has found a way to almost double the capacity of lithium batteries, …

Clean Energy

The Flag Cake Recipe To End All Flag Cakes

Photo credit: Sugary Winzy<p>Come the Fourth of July, images of red, white and blue desserts are dancing through each American's head. Jell-O and cheesecake and cookies all get made over with a patriotic color scheme, but the most coveted of Independence Day dessert is the flag cake -- no question.<p>The …