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Veil is private browsing for the ultra-paranoid

If you’re worried about someone finding out what you’re pointing your browser at, there are plenty of options for keeping it secret, with varying levels of difficulty and effectiveness. Veil takes things further than perhaps any other anonymous browsing method by masking the page you’re viewing not …

IT security

People Are Shocked by This Illustration of the Obamas, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. Playing Dice

It wouldn't be Black History Month without art, and what better way to mark the illustrious time than drawing figures we all know and love?<p>On …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

My Nude Photos Were Passed Around My Entire High School

When I was 15 years old, semi-naked pictures of me in lingerie became public property.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Germany.</i><p>When I was 15, the biggest problems my classmates faced were all the usual teenage woes. How best to get vomit out of their parents' carpet after a house party? How …

Christina Aguilera

Not even IBM is sure where its quantum computer experiments will lead

Despite the hype and hoopla surrounding the burgeoning field of quantum computing, the technology is still in its infancy. Just a few years ago, researchers were making headlines with rudimentary machines that housed less than a dozen qubits -- the quantum version of a classical computer's binary …

Quantum Computing

Teacher accused of 'misgendering' child was told by police that she committed a hate crime

A teacher who was accused of “misgendering” a child was told by police that she had committed a hate crime.<p>The teacher, who claimed they were a “grammatical purist”, refused to acknowledge that the pupil self-identified as a boy and failed to use the pupil’s preferred pronouns of “he” or “him”.<p>It …

Education

Are Ikea's $7 Rechargeable Batteries Actually Pricey Eneloop Pro AAs in Disguise?

If you cheap out on alkaline batteries, there’s a noticeable difference in performance. But that might not be the case with rechargeable nickel-metal …

Clean Energy

I've Just Launched "Pwned Passwords" V2 With Half a Billion Passwords for Download

Last August, I launched a little feature within Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) I called Pwned Passwords. This was a list of 320 million passwords from a …

IT security

What Is Coconut Sugar and Why Is Everyone Using It?

In addition to the abundance of coconut oil and shredded coconut, coconut sugar is growing in popularity. According to an article entitled “Coconut Sugar: A Healthier Alternative to Artificial Sweetener,” it’s made from the sap of the coconut tree, and because of its origins, it’s also called …

Nutrition

This Pocket PC Could Replace Your Desktop

The Ockel Sirius B runs Windows 10 and fits in any standard pocket.<p>Sometimes it’s the smallest things that can have the most significant impact. A …

Gear & Gadgets

Scientists think they’ve discovered a fourth type of human fuel beyond carbs, fat, and protein — and it could have key health implications

One swig of the stuff and I'd had enough. The colorless, odorless liquid tasted like nail polish remover — but I was told it offered unparalleled benefits for my body, so I chugged away, if somewhat skeptically.<p>The small plastic bottle contained pure ketone ester, a substance that a team of …

Diabetes

We tested popular VPNs to see which was fastest. Here's what we found.

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps …

Wi-Fi

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

Self-improvement

This portable jump-starter claims to be the most powerful ever made

There are few things more frustrating than jumping into your car, turning the key, and not having the engine turn over. This is especially true …

Gear & Gadgets

15 Weird Facts About The Hulk’s Body

It may seem like The Hulk’s powers are pretty straightforward if you’re only familiar with Marvel’s not-so-Jolly Green Giant from his appearances on …

Marvel Universe

New Hack Can Steal Data From Devices in Faraday Cages

Last year Wikileaks released documents detailing how attackers can compromise offline computers. This new study goes one step further, exposing the fallibility of Faraday cages<p>Many methods have failed in the effort to secure digital communications, but one has remained relatively reliable: Faraday …

New York Times

The best dash cams you can buy

Car dash cameras have seen a recent boom in demand as drivers find new ways to keep their cars safe and give themselves as much security as possible when caught up in insurance claims.<p>These small, windscreen mounted cameras provide a feed of traffic data to keep drivers confident on the road. The …

Home Security

Top chef reveals secret to making perfect pancakes - and the common batter mistake we make

It's almost that most wonderful time of the year - Pancake Day !<p>Nestled between Christmas and Valentine's Day , Shrove Tuesday provides some much …

Breakfast

The 15 most important exercises for men

1. Deadlift<p>Arguably the king of all exercises, the deadlift hits every major muscle group hard, and is perhaps the greatest test of strength there …

Midtown Manhattan

This 4K Action Cam Comes With 15 Accessories And an Extra Battery For $50

<i>Boy Genius Report</i> has uncovered a spectacular deal on a top-selling – and top-rated – waterproof action camera bundle. For just $50, you can invest …

Gear & Gadgets

Time Running Out for ID Protection Freebie From Equifax

In response to last year’s massive data breach at Equifax, the credit bureau, which is based in Atlanta, offered free TrustedID Premier identity …

Identity Theft

How To Skim A Textbook When You Don't Have Time To Read

I've been both a student and an instructor, and I totally get it. Textbooks are dry and hard to read. But if you don't have time to read the whole …

Lifehacks

12 ways to lower high blood sugar

• Why manage blood sugar?<br>• Lowering blood sugar levels<br>• Takeaway<p>Blood sugar levels are a primary concern for people with diabetes. High blood sugar, known …

Diabetes

SHOT 2018: 4 new guns for powerful home defense

Home defense is on the minds of a lot of Americans these days. Shotguns and handguns are two of the most popular solutions to protect loved ones at home from an attack.<p>Companies large and small unveiled new options for 2018 at SHOT Show. While shotguns deliver strong stopping power and even the …

Smith & Wesson

East Village bar Continental has banned patrons from saying “literally”

A post shared by Aaron Sylvan (@aaronsylvan) on Dec 2, 2017 at 7:55am PST<p>Continental, the East Village bar that’s notorious for its deal of five …

Rob Lowe

These 28 Compact Versions Of Everyday Products On Amazon Are So Innovative

While the phrase "good things comes in small packages" was definitely created to characterize jewelry, it's actually the perfect way to describe …

Shopping

The Revolve Wheel is a puncture-proof tire that folds into a compact pod

It’s often said that there’s no reason to reinvent the wheel, but one revolutionary designer has done just that. Andrea Mocellin’s Revolve Wheel is …

This Sound-Reactive LED Mask Is Trippy As Hell

You've never attended a concert before wearing an illuminated Obama-inspired mask able to convert sound waves into programmed patterns of light.<p>Let's …

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Make Wounds Heal Without Scars

Like it never happened.<p>Whether it's from a surgical procedure, clumsy shaving, or that traumatic biking incident that happened when you were five, …

BEST MADE CO. OCEANMASTER KNIFE

The Best Made Co. Oceanmaster Knife ($84) is not your run of the mill blade. It’s made to withstand the harsh working conditions of the high seas. …

No more scars: There might soon be a way to heal wounds without leaving a mark

"The findings show we have a window of opportunity after wounding to influence the tissue to regenerate rather than a scar," said researcher Maksim …