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UK warns parents about '90s internet teen slang

The UK government has launched a new guide intended to help parents understand the internet slang used by horny teenagers, but somehow forgot to update their information from the 1990s. The official dictionary on government website Parent Info includes acronyms such as GNOC (Get Naked On Camera), …

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Want your Gmail messages to self-destruct? There’s a Chrome extension for that…

Dmail is a Chrome extension which allows you to un-send, or revoke any emails you send through your Gmail account. The service was launched by the same brainiacs that brought us the Delicious social bookmarking tool.<p>Self-destructing email isn’t exactly a new thing. Google itself rolled out a …

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A wildly popular Google Chrome extension was being used as a giant botnet

One of the most popular Chrome extensions is selling its users' bandwidth, largely without their knowledge — and it can be used by hackers to maliciously attack websites.<p>Hola is a VPN — a "virtual private network." As streaming platforms like Netflix have risen in popularity, there has been a …

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China's 'Great Cannon' can intercept and redirect web traffic

Alongside the Great Firewall, China has been developing a new way to intercept and redirect internet traffic, according to a new report from Citizen Lab. The report looks at the recent denial-of-service attack against Github, which flooded the site with bad traffic for five days, resulting in …

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In Detail: Daryl Dixon's new bike in The Walking Dead

It's the best ride in the show, and Richmond-based Classified Moto put it together.<p>I've always had a problem with the vehicle selection in <i>The Walking Dead</i>. First, there was Dale's broke-ass Winnebago. Then there was a rag-tag fleet of ancient, unreliable, and inefficent four-wheel drives. I …

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Do This 1 Thing For a Better Google Ranking

David Paul Morris—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Jon Shenk—AP<p>Google/AP<p>Google/AP<p>Google/AP<p>Bryan Bedder—Getty Images for Engadget Expand<p>Getty Images<p>Andrea …

UK motorists can contest speeding tickets online from March

In a bid to free up the time that police and prosecutors spend dealing with low level traffic offenses like speeding, the government has decided it's time to utilise the internet. The Ministry of Justice announced today that it will allow UK motorists who have been charged with a minor offence to …

Microsoft will let anyone be an Xbox One app developer

We know that Windows 10's universal apps are coming to Xbox One, but there hasn't been much said about when or how this will happen, until now. <i>The Verge</i> reports that Microsoft will open up Xbox One app development in a big way over the coming months. A new app development program will apparently be …

OpenStreetMap can give directions to your destination

Some third-party apps are already using OpenStreetMap data to give you directions, but now you can look up routes directly on its website. It works just like Google Maps or any of its other alternatives: type in a location and then your destination to find out how to get there by car, bike or foot. …

This portable laptop mod houses both a PS4 and Xbox One

Want a PS4 and an Xbox One, but don't have the space in your entertainment center? Enter the PlayBox. The laptop-style console mod, created by serial tinkerer Eddie Zarick, crams both systems into a single design, complete with a 22-inch, 1080p display. It's not sleek, but seems perfectly playable …

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

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10 sweet apps already spruced up for Android's Material Design

Google premiered the Material design theme at its big Google I/O conference back in June, but only recently have developers been sending out apps in accord with the new look for the Android operating system.<p>And it isn’t just Googlers who’ve been doing the work. Startups have launched Material-style …

Daylight Savings Time Ends This Weekend: Do We Really Need It?

Changing our clocks twice a year doesn't really save energy, for starters.<p>It's that time again: Across most of the United States, daylight savings time (DST) will end at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 2, when clocks will fall back to standard time.<p>Most American clocks will spring forward again in early …

Google exposes 'Poodle' flaw in Web encryption standard

Older Web technology continues to be dogged by revelations that show how insecure it is. A trio of Google security engineers proved that the encryption standard Secure Sockets Layer can be circumvented thanks to a new vulnerability they dubbed "Poodle."<p>Poodle is a new security hole in Secure …

Behold The Best Slow-Motion Camera On The Market

At 25,000 frames per second, the Phantom v2511 can practically stop time.<p>In the time it takes to blink, the Phantom v2511 has already captured more than 7,500 frames of video. Expand that rate to one second, and the v2511 captures 25,600 frames at a resolution of about 1 megapixel. That’s still a …

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48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

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