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Noblechairs Epic Series: A Chair Every PC Gamer Needs

PC gamers take note; is your chair lining you up for serious back problems? That’s a question I sadly didn’t ask myself in my teens and twenties, and I now suffer as a result of years spent gaming and writing essays in some truly terrible office chairs. Those big, comfortable leather kick-back …

Ergonomics

NASA's Impossible Space Engine, The EMdrive, Passes Peer Review (But That Doesn't Mean It Works)

“For every action, there’s an equal and opposite reaction.” So goes Newton’s third law, and despite the developments of relativity and quantum mechanics, that fundamental law of the Universe — otherwise known as the conservation of momentum — has never been challenged. Yet a few years ago, a new …

Physics

4 Rules for Effectively Sighting in Your Rifle

It’s safe to say that within the next couple of months, thousands of rifles will be pulled out of closets, safes, and from gun-store racks in …

Time I

Scientists say this behavior can make men more attractive to women

Scores of psychological studies suggest that, for guys, attractiveness isn't just about the way you look.<p>From being a talented musician to walking a …

A new intersection design eliminates the dreaded left turn into traffic

But despite how standard it may seem to turn left into traffic, that's actually not an inevitable part of driving. There is an intersection design that could save you all that trouble.<p>The "diverging diamond interchange" creates designated ramps that gradually direct cars to veer left or right, …

Commuting

Asus announces new Transformer 2-in-1s to rival Microsoft's Surface

Asus is taking on Microsoft's latest Surface's tablets with its Transformer 3 and Transformer 3 Pro, a new generation of 2-in-1 devices, announced today at Computex Taipei. The Asus Transformer 3 Pro is a direct competitor for Microsoft's Surface Pro 4, and will be purchasable with an Intel i7 …

Gear & Gadgets

This website shows how long it would take for a hacker to break your password

Using data benchmarks from Intel and the password cracking tool John the Ripper, the site gives an eye-opening view for average users wondering whether they may have a strong password.<p>Many people still resort to weak passwords, which hackers can easily guess using free software tools like John the …

Information Systems

Celebrate DNA Day with Genographic! Join, Search and Learn

Changing Planet<p>Join us at National Geographic in wishing every past, current, and future Genographic Project participant a Happy DNA Day!<p>Sixty-three years ago today a ground-breaking paper was published that introduced us to the double helix and revealed the structure of DNA, catapulting forward …

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Store Digital Images in DNA

Data storage just got a lot smaller.<p>DNA - or deoxyribonucleic acid, to give it its full title - is one of the basic biological building blocks of all …

University of Washington

America, land of gun lovers? Statistics show that's a myth.

<b>To the editor:</b> Matt Welch should refrain from citing statistics that refute his point of view. For example, he asserts that "the American people" do not share former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's anti-gun principles. ("Ted Cruz is right—most New York values don't work for the rest of …

Get a .50-cal rifle for less than $1,000

It’s always fun to stop by the Serbu Firearms booth at SHOT Show. Mark is a down to earth and personable gun maker from Tampa, who has always got a …

New 12 gauge “hollowpoint” round—I’m skeptical

OATH Ammunition fragmenting shotgun shell. (Photo: Alloutdoor.com)<p>OATH Ammunition has created a 12 gauge hollowpoint-like round. They call it a …

I Trained with Actual Soldiers in This Realistic Military Shooter

A peek into the intersection between real military experience and video games.<p>"Contact one-oh-five, danger close!"<p>A chorus of gunfire erupts from the hill to our east. Along the rise I can barely spy the vague shape of enemy soldiers. Aiming down the sights, I squeeze a burst into the thick …

Self Defense

Gun Review: Ruger Precision Rifle

Acceptance of vital-sized groupings from a rifle is fast becoming a thing of the past as more and more shooters become interested in ultimate …

Cramming 101: How to avoid hidden charges on your cellphone bill

Your cellphone bill may be stuffed with hidden charges you’ve never authorized or noticed.<p>The practice, called “cramming,” is so rampant that a Senate committee report argued earlier this week that it is costing consumers some serious money.<p>“Wireless cramming has been widespread and has likely cost …

The Five Tips to Creating Amazing Landscape Photos

In an instant, one can feel as though they are in another world. As a landscape photographer you have the power to transport someone in the blink of …

Adobe Loosens Subscription Policy for Lightroom App

Adobe has rolled out a novel way to apply its Creative Cloud subscription policy to Lightroom, its professional photo management and editing package.<p>If you obtained Lightroom as part of a Creative Cloud subscription ($50 per month) or as part of the Creative Cloud Photography Plan ($10 per month), …

How to move your music and photo libraries from one iOS device to another

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>There are three things that can eat up all of the free space on your iOS devices, and those are music, photos and videos. …

Zagg Invisible Shield Glass: Perhaps the best investment for a new iPhone

Advertisement<p>19 Comments<p>I’m such a bad iPhone(s aapl) owner. I generally take good care of my handsets, mainly because I sell them to upgrade from …

Hyper launches the first Made-for-iPhone/iPad USB flash drive w/ built-in Lightning connector

Hyper— we’ve reviewed some of its MacBook batteries and iPhone accessories in the past— is today announcing the first Made-For-iPhone/iPad/iPod touch (MFi) flash drive that includes a built-in Lightning connector. Unfortunately you can’t get your hands on one just yet, but you can preorder through …

10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say | Inc.com

While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, serial entrepreneur and founder of TwitterCounter and The Next Web, …

Public Speaking

Back to Basics: A Refresher on the Dodge, Burn and Sharpen Tools in Photoshop

Photoshop is a program of many talents; however, there are three tools that you probably haven’t used much for some time now. As some of the first …

Three Apps To Help You Evaluate Your Mental Health

The month of May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Millions of Americans wake up to face each day living with a mental health condition—myself included. Two years ago I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I have good days and bad days, but for the most part I am managing my illness.<p>I have …

Mental Health

Curiator is a browsable and portable worldwide art gallery

I like looking at art, but I don’t always like going to galleries because my fellow patrons don’t usually appreciate my habit of giggling uncontrollably whenever I see pictures with naked butts in them.<p>And sometimes galleries are really far away, too. I probably should have just said that.<p>But …

Level 3 accuses six broadband providers of degrading network traffic

Level 3 says the providers are slowing down Internet traffic to extract payment from it. But a deeper dive into the specifics reveals there may be another side to the story.<p>Internet backbone provider Level 3 claims that five US consumer broadband providers are refusing to upgrade their peering …

Net Neutrality

7 Cheap and Easy Photography Hacks You Can Do Right Now

Created by photography magazine COOPH, this handy little video follows photographer Leo Rosas showing off 7 little photography hacks to help create …

Daily Deals: 28″ HDTV DVD Combo $150, Logitech UE 6000 Headphones $59, Galaxy Camera $200, Bluetooth Speakers, more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>The Daily Deal Roundup pulls the best <i>Daily Deals (meaning you only have until Midnight)</i> from our <b>Daily Deal</b> finder every morning at …

Want To Make $1 Billion? Just Solve One Of These Huge Tech Problems

There's a lot of room for improvement when it comes to things like artificial intelligence, mobile payments, internet speeds, and even how we think and communicate.<p>So here's our list of the ten biggest problems in tech right now. Solve one of these, and you're on your way to billions.

Artificial Intelligence

These Maps Show How Segregated The US Still Is

America might be less segregated now than ever, but it remains far from total racial integration.<p>2010 Census maps, posted to Reddit by user DMan9797, illustrate this point well.<p>Check out the maps, in which darker spots show higher population density for a particular race (click here for larger …

U.S. Census

iOS 8 is poetry in motion in this stunning new video

When Tim Cook takes the stage at WWDC in a couple months, everyone is expecting him to unveil the latest iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 8… the first major update to the OS since Jony Ive drastically overhauled it.<p>Most of us at this point have come around to iOS 7 being an …