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A major bug is forcing Microsoft to rebuild Skype for Windows

Skype has fallen afoul of a security flaw that can allow attackers to gain system-level privileges to vulnerable computers, Microsoft has confirmed. However, the company won't immediately fix the issue because doing so would require a complete code overhaul. The bug was discovered by security …

Thai peanut spaghetti squash

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 large spaghetti squash<br>• 1 tablespoon olive oil<br>• Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper<br>• 1/2 cup no-added-sugar peanut butter<br>• 1 cup canned light coconut milk, plus more if needed<br>• 2 garlic cloves<br>• 1½ teaspoons ground ginger<br>• 1 tablespoon soy sauce<br>• 1½ teaspoons rice vinegar<br>• 1 large head broccoli, cut …

Onions

Gone With A Shot? Hopeful New Signs Of Relief For Migraine Sufferers

Humans have suffered from migraines for millennia. Yet, despite decades of research, there isn't a drug on the market today that prevents them by targeting the underlying cause. All of that could change in a few months when the Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce its decision about …

Medicine

One injection could kill cancer

Scientists experimenting with an innovative treatment for cancer have now devised a targeted injection that has already successfully eliminated …

Why I Quit Facebook and Instagram—and I’m Never Going Back

In December, Facebook’s own researchers publicly questioned if the site could potentially be a threat to the public’s mental health; that was the …

Starbucks Just Made a Major Announcement That Will Completely Change Your Starbucks Experience | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Has anything changed at your Starbucks recently?<p>Has your barista seemed a touch chilly, grumpy even?<p>Or have they just been rushing around, trying to make sure that the mobile orders are done, as …

Employment

A wildly popular conspiracy theory about why there are so many Mattress Firm stores is starting to sound less crazy

If you've ever wondered why there seems to be a Mattress Firm on every corner in your city, you're not alone. But one explanation for this phenomenon is more extreme than you might expect.<p>On Tuesday, a comment on Reddit claiming that Mattress Firm, the largest specialty mattress retailer in the US, …

Mattresses

I'm a longtime MacBook user and tried Microsoft's new Surface Book 2 for a week — here's what I learned

I have been using a MacBook Pro as my main computing machine for the past five years, and I have grown to love it. From the fantastic hardware to the sleekness of macOS, Apple's offering has mostly kept me happy, despite a few shortcomings.<p>More recently, I have also become a big fan of what …

MacBook Air

Facebook invented the flick, a brilliant time unit you won’t get to actually use

When I first heard about the “flick” being a new time unit invented by Facebook, I immediately started to think about what sort of Facebook activity …

The billionaire producer behind 'Godzilla' and 'Jurassic World' just listed his LA mansion, complete with a Himalayan salt room and organic farm, for $85 million

Legendary.<p>That's the name of the entertainment company Thomas Tull founded in 2000 and the only word to describe the Los Angeles mansion he's selling.<p>The billionaire film producer is relocating to his hometown in western Pennsylvania, where he already owns several properties, according to The …

Jurassic World

Cocaine found hidden in pineapples during huge drugs seizure

Hundreds of kilograms of cocaine has been found concealed within pineapple shipped from South America.<p>A joint operation between Spanish and Portuguese police resulted in the seizure of 745kg of the drug.<p>The 10-month investigation led to nine arrests and broke up an international smuggling ring led …

South America

There Could Be a Scientific Reason Why Trump Can Sleep Just 4-5 Hours a Night

He might be a "short sleeper".<p>Following President Donald Trump's annual physical exam, his physician told reporters on Tuesday that the president …

Southwest Airlines

Poor iPhone 8 sales could be dragging down iPhone X momentum

Poor sales of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus may be dragging down “the momentum” of the iPhone X, a new report claims.<p>Citing component suppliers in the iPhone supply chain, it’s claimed that the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus began to show signs of declining demand in the fourth quarter of 2017, and overall …

IPhone 8

Assault is not a feeling. The Aziz Ansari story shows why language matters

After sharing my feelings on the Aziz Ansari story, I was told I don’t understand assault. I do<p>I am not an Aziz Ansari fan. I’ve never watched his standup, I’ve never watched Master of None, and – brace yourself – I have only seen a handful of episodes of Parks and Recreation. But on Sunday, while …

Feminism

Amazon is laying off hundreds of employees — and it shows the danger Seattle and HQ2 face by hitching their prosperity to the tech giant

Amazon is laying off hundreds of employees, primarily at the company's Seattle headquarters, according to the Seattle Times.<p>The cuts will primarily affect the company's retail division. Amazon is America's second-largest employer with around 566,000 employees as of December. More than 40,000 of …

Urban Design

The inventor of Linux is furious at Intel

Linus Torvalds, the inventor and founder of the Linux operating system, is not known for holding back strong opinions he has about computers, and he is now one of the loudest voices critical of Intel's handling of "Meltdown," the flaw revealed Wednesday that could enable an attacker to steal …

Linux

Chrome is turning into the new Internet Explorer 6

Chrome-only sites are a problem<p>Chrome is now the most popular browser across all devices, thanks to Android’s popularity and the rise of Chrome on Windows PCs and Mac computers. As Google continues to dominate our access to the web, information through its search engine, and services like Gmail or …

Software

What is fascia, and is 'myofascial release' the secret to better health?

There's a new buzzword in yoga studios across the UK: fascia. But what exactly is it, and should we all be paying more attention to this often overlooked aspect of our anatomy?<p>Put shortly, fascia is a clingfilm-like substance that wraps around all our muscles and organs, offering support and …

Yoga

I'm a recruiter, and there are 34 words and phrases that you can put on your resume to show any hiring manager you're a leader

One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're aspiring to manage teams, you simply …

Employment

FBI Didn't Ask Apple for Help Unlocking Texas Shooter's iPhone in First 48 Hours [Updated]

In the aftermath of a deadly shooting at a Texas Church on November 5th, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies failed to immediately ask Apple for help unlocking shooter Devin Patrick Kelley's iPhone, reports <i>Reuters</i>.<p>According to a source that spoke to <i>Reuters</i>, the FBI did not contact Apple for …

San Bernardino

Intel and AMD team up against Nvidia to produce a new laptop chip

The first partnership since the 1980s<p>Rivals Intel and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) are teaming up to produce a laptop computer chip that uses an Intel processor and an AMD graphics unit. The partnership will pit the two companies against competitor Nvidia. The new chip will be made for laptops that …

Computer Hardware

Hackers can gain access to your computer monitor — a cybersecurity expert shows us how easy it is

Everyone knows your computer can be hacked, but did you know your monitor might also be used against you? Ang Cui from Red Balloon Security has figured out a way to hack into a popular Dell monitor and manipulate what you see on your screen. Using this type of attack, a user could easily be tricked …

Demonstration

iPhone X could be Apple’s most fragile handset ever

The iPhone X certainly looks stunning. But according to early stress tests, Apple sacrificed the phone’s durability in favor of that attention-grabbing design.<p>The result? iPhone X is Apple’s most breakable iPhone ever.<p>Stress tests by SquareTrade Labs used a range of robots to drop, bend, tumble and …

Mobile Technology

Samsung hid a savage easter egg in its latest anti-Apple ad

Blink and you might just miss this easter egg, but it's a gem.<p>Samsung's latest ad follows an avid iPhone user who eventually decides to switch sides …

Amazon launches YouTube-style video service

Web users with Amazon account can now upload their own videos to the Video Direct platform<p>Amazon is launching a YouTube-style video service allowing its customers to post clips, widening its growing competition with Google across online video.<p>From Tuesday, anyone with an Amazon account can upload …

Televisions

10 DIY Outdoor Swings That'll Make Warm Nights Even Better

Boho Chic

The US is dropping 'cyberbombs' on ISIS

US Cyber Command reportedly begins carrying out attacks on terrorist group<p>The US has begun launching cyberattacks against ISIS, <i>The New York Times</i> reports, marking a significant shift in its battle against the terrorist organization. According to the <i>Times</i>, the US Cyber Command has been tasked with …

Cyber-attacks

​Google drops the ball with 'drop the mic' Gmail joke

An April Fools' Day joke backfires when a feature hides email conversations that Gmail users actually need.<p>When you operate the most widely used email service in the world, you'd better be really, really careful with April Fools' jokes that change how it works.<p>That's what Google learned when it …

Google

FBI agrees to help Arkansas prosecutor unlock iPhone, iPod involved in homicide case

Days after the FBI announced that it had successfully unlocked the iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino gunmen last December without Apple’s help, the Associated Press now reports that the FBI has agreed to help unlock another iPhone and an iPod relating to a homicide case in …

Microsoft isn't building an ad blocker for its Edge browser (updated)

Microsoft Edge represents the future of web browsing on Windows, and it's a future that apparently makes ad blocking easy — for third-party tools, at least. A workshop at Microsoft's Build conference this week titled "What's Next for Microsoft's New Browser" included a slide suggesting that …

Digital Advertising