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It's a Little Too Easy to Pick a Lock

Thanks to some key manufacturing errors.<p>Turns out it's incredibly simple to pick a padlock, which means committing minor trespassing and/or larceny is easier than ever! As a new video from HelpfulLockPicker, highlighted by Digg, explains, it is virtually impossible for a manufacturer to make a …

Trespassing

Magpie is a tiny GPS tracker for kids, dogs, or luggage that will work anywhere in the world

The GPS tracker is only about an inch in diameter and syncs with an Android or iOS app. It's waterproof, and it can be attached to everyday items — like keys, wallets, or laptops — or to a pet's collar or child's backpack.<p>There are a lot of GPS trackers on the market, many of which are about the …

The Ultimate 90-Day Bodyweight Training Plan

<b>When I was a young man, I struggled with my self-image.</b> My brother was a “hulk” and played varsity college basketball all four years.<p>I, on the other …

A Beginner’s Guide to Back-End Development

If you’re not a developer or engineer, concepts like front-end vs. back-end development can be challenging to wrap your head around. Pile on all of …

Databases

Here’s How To Track The Smartphone Apps That Are Tracking You

Two academic groups have built tools to police what apps do with your location and other personal data.<p>When it comes to websites, we have ever more sophisticated techniques at our disposal to block the ads that sometimes track our wanderings around the internet. But most of us spend much of our …

The Simple Facebook Posting Strategy That Helped us 3x Our Reach and Engagement

<i>Quick note: This post was written in May 2017 and updated in March 2018. The tips and strategies listed below continue to work for us despite the</i> …

This TED Talk Will Make You Think Twice About Brainstorming | Inc.com

For all the great talks I saw live at TED 2017, most focused on executing ideas brilliantly after you have them. But how exactly do you get those brilliant ideas in the first place?<p>The surprising outlier was OK Go, a music group known for its incredibly creative videos. As the musicians shared at …

Creativity

20 Cool Tech Gifts for Father's Day 2017

Father’s Day is just around the corner (it’s June 18), and if you’re like many of us, it can be hard to find a gift that he’ll actually want <i>and</i> use — …

PHOTO 101

Dear friend, I wanted to write you this book on how to take better photos. I know you started off with your iPhone, and started to show keen interest …

Don't Open That Suspicious Google Doc You Just Got

A Google spokesperson said the company has disabled the accounts where the hack originated. The attack affected fewer than 1 million accounts, it said.<p>Have you gotten an email today (or perhaps several), saying that someone from your contacts list shared a Google document with you? Think twice …

10 Easy Lighting Set-ups that Create 10 Different Looks for Portrait Photography (VIDEO)

Now this is pretty awesome. The folks at The Lighting Channel have a great new video (below) that demonstrates 10 “super simple lighting setups to …

How To Find Anyone’s Email Address In 60 Seconds Or Less

If you’re a specialist in SEO or link acquisition, then you’ll know that generic email addresses are as much use as a chocolate fireguard when it …

Google Search

12 Documentaries On Netflix That Are Totally Worth Your Monthly Subscription

If Netflix has become your one true love, you are not alone.<p>After years of trying to find good content through various websites that change their …

Lighting Without Strobes

Our friend Alexis Cuarezma has decided to make 100 videos about photography and THIS is the number one.<p>Just starting out in photography and can't …

Prepare to have your mind blown by this amazing thumb trick

In the booklet of information you receive when you become a parent about how not to screw up your kids, the thumb trick is presented near the back, …

Most Inspirational Photographers of the Month - April 2017

Another month has gone by, and we had another month's worth of pretty amazing Inspirational Photos of the Day.Whether you like landscapes, portraits, …

5 Awesome Squarespace Features You’ve Never Heard Of (Sponsored)

There’s a reason Squarespace is the go-to website platform for photographers. Their award-winning templates are beautiful and perfect for artists who …

The 7 sexiest TV shows from around the world, from Versailles to Heartless

Is there anything sexier than a foreign accent? Sure, America has sexy shows like <i>True Blood</i> and the UK fights back with the high-class likes of</i> …

This Ice Cube Trick Will Make Your Burgers Super Juicy

Juicy burgers that melt in your mouth are one of life’s greatest pleasures. If your patties often turn out tough and dry, this clever method might …

Chrome casting tweak streams all videos directly to your TV

As a general rule, you send an entire Chrome browser tab to your Chromecast (or other Cast-ready devices) as a last resort. The quality is lousy enough that you only really want to use it when a service doesn't have native casting support, like Amazon Prime Video. Google may soon give you a good …

How to Tell If You Smell, Getting Started With 1Password, and the Virtues of a $500 Ice Machine

How can you tell if you stink? This week we learned a few ways to evaluate your own body odor so that you don’t funk up the place. We also got …

17 Things Every Photographer Should Be Able to Do in 10 Seconds

There are some abilities that should just be second nature to photographers. Here are 17 such things to make you have down pat to keep you prepared …

Why Multitasking Is Bad for You

For nearly all people, in nearly all situations, multitasking is impossible. When we think we’re multitasking, most often we aren’t really doing two …

Are We Wrong About What Makes Food Healthy?

Some of the foods we think are the healthiest may play a role in leaky gut, autoimmune disorders, and other diseases, says goop contributor, Steven …

The 7 Best Science Documentaries on Netflix in May, Ranked

Knowledge is power and Netflix is our professor.<p>Sure, Netflix has a bevy of cheesy rom-coms, sexy capers, and superhero content. But, it can also …

Sundance

Here’s what Google’s AI software can do, and how you can help improve it

Tinker away!<p>The future of Google lies in its artificial intelligence technologies, CEO Sundar Pichai has said multiple times.<p>That means Google’s products increasingly rely on machine learning — programming that allows computers to “learn” on their own.<p>You’ll notice AI at work in Google Assistant to …

Who Cares if Trump Is Religious?

Trump might be the least God-fearing president to occupy the White House in centuries. That's a great thing for America.<p>This Sunday, tens of millions of American Christians will celebrate Easter, and thousands of children and their families will descend on the White House to take part in the annual …

Religion

How to Set Up Your Own Completely Free VPN In the Cloud

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a great way to add security to your browsing while also preventing snoopers (including your internet service …

Information Systems

Take better smartphone photos with these simple tips and tricks

Lights, smartphone camera, action<p>By now we're all familiar with the basics of smartphone photography: You pull out your phone and push a button. But if you really plan to preserve those memories for posterity, then you'll want your phone snaps to look their best. So up your phone photo game with …

Mobile Photography

The 7 Most Dreaded Exercises on the Planet ... and Why They're Good for You

Be honest. There’s probably at least one exercise that makes you cringe and groan. You know the one that makes you want to quit your workout and run …