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Sorry NFL, Adam Silver does not want to be your commissioner

Silver ‘immediately said no’ when asked about his interest in the NFL commissioner job.<p>If there was any thought that Adam Silver would consider taking over for Roger Goodell as NFL commissioner, the NBA’s functionary shot down the notion with the quickness.<p>As the NFL engages in a civil war of sorts …

The Chad is Great

Are We Simulated Beings Living in a Simulated Universe?

Is the universe real? Or are all the stars and planets (including Earth and everything and everyone on it) just simulations in some colossal video game? What sounds like a silly question is actually one that some scientists have begun to take seriously.<p>It’s hard to come up with a way to tell for …

Universe

Skinny Steak Stew in the Crockpot

This is an easy and healthy stew recipe that will be gracing our Crockpot all season long and hopefully yours too. We added it to our short list of simple recipes for those busy school nights that don't seem to allow us enough time for home cooked meals. It also makes for a comforting Sunday dinner …

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6 Strange Body Hacks That Are Actually Useful

Some people choose not to accept those limits.<p>Neil Harbisson was born without the ability to see color. Now, he can perceive more than 360 colors and even discern the infrared spectrum. Kevin Warwick, the U.K.-based cybernetics professor and author of "I, Cyborg," was the first person to implant a …

Singularity

How to Make Pocky Sticks at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: This classic Japanese snack is perfect for movie munching -- and it's so easy to make, you won't miss a single preview. Samantha Seneviratne from</i> …

6 Make-Ahead Staples for Quick Weekday Lunches

<i>As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.</i><p><i>Today: Prep some basics on Sunday to make packing lunch a breeze for the whole week.</i><p>Though we …

Spotify is Now Free on Windows Phone

Music streaming service Spotify is playing catch-up with its Windows Phone app, finally making it free on the platform after unveiling a free, ad-supported and shuffle-mode which came to iOS and Android earlier this year.<p>From today, Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 users are getting an update for Spotify …

A Smarter Stop Smoking Solution

Current e-cigarette designs leave it to the user to gradually reduce their own nicotine dosage until they’re prepared to quit entirely, but the …

10 Healthy Office Snacks: The Anti-Vending Machine Guide

These healthy office snacks beat whatever junk is in the vending machine any day.<p>We've perfected the art of the office lunch—but even the most protein-packed lunch bowls can't prevent the inevitable 3 p.m. rumbly belly. Before you give up your quarters to the vending machine, hear us out! There are …

3 work-at-home online jobs that aren’t scams

Many people see working at home as the holy grail of job perks. And thanks to the Internet, it's totally possible. Whether you want a full-time job or just want to make a little extra money on the side, the options are there if you know where to look.<p>I should warn you now that "working from home" …

Apple acquired BookLamp startup for $10-15 million earlier this year (update: confirmed)

Apple acquired a company called BookLamp earlier this year for somewhere between $10-15 million, according to information uncovered by TechCrunch.<p>The Idaho-based startup created what was referred to as “Pandora for books,” including a system known as the Book Genome Project that could recommend …

Syria's children learn to code with Raspberry Pi

How did this British innovation go from a hobbyist curiosity to the war-torn middle east?<p>It will be another unsettled summer in the makeshift tent communities that line the valleys, mountains and border towns of Lebanon for the 300,000 children who have escaped Syria’s civil war.<p>But these young …

Controversial Torrent Site The Pirate Bay Just Made It Easier To Download Movies On Your Phone

But starting this week, users can now search through that endless trove of pirated content directly on their smartphones and tablets now that Pirate Bay has launched a mobile-friendly version of its website.<p>Called "The Mobile Bay," the mobile-optimized Pirate Bay offers the full search capabilities …

Mobile Devices

Net neutrality is dead – welcome to the age of digital discrimination

A US appeal court ruling that undermines the principle of net neutrality could spell the end for the ideal of an open internet<p>Want to know if someone is internet-savvy? Just ask them why anyone should care about net neutrality. If they understand the technology, stand by for a lecture on why it is …

5 Best-Ever Brunch Smoothies

Slurp your way through the weekend.<p>From blueberry to banana, here are five delicious smoothies to make this weekend.<p>This simple recipe is a great way …

The App I Used to Break Into My Neighbor's Home

When I broke into my neighbor’s home earlier this week, I didn’t use any cat burglar skills. I don’t know how to pick locks. I’m not even sure how to …

How to Text Your Friends When You Have No Service

We’ve all been there. You’re in a situation where you don’t have service and you really need to send a text: on a trip in the middle of nowhere, stuck in your apartment during a serious blackout or at a concert where the signal is spotty. GoTenna is a lifesaver/game changer of a new gadget that …

MacTrast Deals: The Beginner Web Dev Hacker Bundle

- Jul 21, 2014<p>If you want something done right, do it yourself. That applies to websites too. Today’s MacTrast Deal is 64 hours of web and mobile …