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How I made my own VPN server in 15 minutes

People are (rightfully) freaking out about their privacy as the Senate voted to let internet providers share your private data with advertisers. While it’s important to protect your privacy, it doesn’t mean that you should sign up to a VPN service and tunnel all your internet traffic through VPN …

Tesla unveils its new ‘sleek and low-profile’ exclusive solar panel made by Panasonic

The attention around Tesla’s solar products is mostly focused on its solar roof tiles, but those address only a new segment in the market – the new roof segment. Tesla is also trying to innovate for homeowners who don’t need a new roof, but who still want to generate their own solar energy.<p>This …

Why The Newly Proposed Sepsis Treatment Needs More Study

The astronomer Carl Sagan said that extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Last week, a physician made the extraordinary claim that he had an effective treatment for sepsis, sometimes known as blood poisoning.<p>Sepsis is a bodywide inflammation, usually triggered by infection, and the …

No matter what, don’t use Google’s new Allo messenger app, says Edward Snowden

The search giant’s new WhatsApp competitor combines messaging with a digital assistant to allow you to chat like never before—but those who care about their privacy and mass surveillance should steer clear of the app, Edward Snowden said in a series of tweets.<p>Google has received much criticism for …

Derren Brown's New Book 'Happy' Slams Self-Help Industry: ‘The Universe Doesn't Give A F**k’

Illusionist is happy, but he's not happy with self-help books.<p>Derren Brown rubs his eyes. It’s no illusion. He’s just tired. The 45-year-old has a …

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Dangerous Snow, Cold Temperatures Trail Twisters and Floods in Central U.S.

Weather<p>Tornadoes, blizzards and heavy rain have assaulted much of the country’s middle section in recent days, killing dozens of people.<p>At least 19 people were killed from Wednesday to Saturday in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Alabama in wicked weather that made the Christmas holiday hellish …

How to explain the KGB’s amazing success identifying CIA agents in the field?

<b>(tlegend via Shutterstock)</b><p>Paranoid CIA heads blamed Soviet moles, but the real reason for the repeated disasters was much simpler<p>Jonathan Haslam<p>September 26, 2015 2:45pm (UTC)<p>As the Cold War drew to a close with the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, those at CIA headquarters in Langley, …

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Self-balancing skates, tiny tripods, and more

<i>At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion different crowdfunding campaigns happening on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or</i> …

Tech Trends

UnlimitedHand Allows You To Feel Virtual Reality

Another step toward complete immersion into the virtual world.<p>In a bid to make virtual reality more immersive, Japanese design brand H2L has created …

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The Live Virtual Reality Game Show Is Not Your Parents' TV

A whole new kind of game show is heading to Norway, so we had Richard Karn of 'Family Feud' and David Ruprecht of 'Supermarket Sweep' weigh in.<p>Beginning in 2016, Norway’s Future Group plans to launch <i>The Future Universe</i>, an immersive, live virtual reality game show, the first of its kind. Recently …

Iran's parliament has no power over nuclear deal, top negotiator says

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s parliament does not have authority over the nuclear agreement signed with world powers last month, the Islamic Republic’s top nuclear negotiator was quoted as saying on Saturday.<p>Iranians celebrate on the streets following a nuclear deal with major powers, in Tehran July 14, …

Dwarf Planet Pluto: Facts About the Icy Former Planet

Pluto, once considered the ninth and most distant planet from the sun, is now the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system. It is also one of …

Nintendo wants to build a sleep monitor with a projector

Nintendo first announced its intention to develop a sleep monitor as part of its "quality of life" initiative in 2014. Now, thanks to a recently published patent unearthed by NeoGAF forum members, we have an idea of what the system could look like. The gamemaker is apparently planning to build a …

Dark Pion Particles May Explain Universe's Invisible Matter

Dark matter is the mysterious stuff that cosmologists think makes up some 85 percent of all the matter in the universe. A new theory says dark matter …

When robots kill

A recent robot-related death in Germany highlights broader dilemmas in the design of safe autonomous systems.

5. Teleportation

Okay, before you get too excited, we're probably not all that close to full-on Star Trek style transporters but, on the plus side, teleportation is …

I tried HTC's insane virtual reality headset, and I'm convinced the world is about to change forever

I just tried HTC's virtual reality headset Vive, and I'm certain we're on the precipice of a major change in computing. This is going to change the world as we know it. Really.<p>The HTC Vive was born out of a partnership with Valve, one of the most important gaming companies in the industry: Valve …

Linux creator Linus Torvalds pooh-poohs fears over Artificial Intelligence

When the final history of humanity is written 2015 might turn out to be an important year.<p>Quite how it’s written will depend on who (or what) is …

We already knew the Earth was not the center of the universe, but now we know exactly where it is.

Scientists have mapped more than 8,000 galaxies to find the Earth's official address, and it turns out the universe is even bigger than we …

Tesla CTO: Batteries + Solar Will Lead To Cheap Electricity Within 10 Years

Energy storage technology is key to popularizing solar energy generation, and that point was underscored by the feature speaker at a large solar energy conference in San Francisco Monday: Tesla Motors' chief technology officer, JB Straubel.<p>Straubel took the stage at Intersolar’s opening ceremony to …

Why Do Solids Have Energy Bands?

One of the most obviously quantum features of our universe is the discrete emission spectra we see from atoms. Every element in the periodic table absorbs and emits light of very particular frequencies, and these unique spectral lines are regularly used to identify the composition of various …

Behold The Tent Of The Future! Collects Solar Energy, Rainwater, And Folds Up For Easy Travel

When people are asked what type of people are part of the green community, most have a stereotypical view of hippies that live off the grid. In …

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Six Things Everyone Should Know About Quantum Physics

Quantum physics is usually just intimidating from the get-go. It’s kind of weird and can seem counter-intuitive, even for the physicists who deal with it every day. But it’s not incomprehensible. If you’re reading something about quantum physics, there are really six key concepts about it that you …

Quantum Mechanics

Is the Universe Less Crowded Than Scientists Thought?

New research cuts the estimated number of the most distant galaxies by 10 to 100 times.<p>Over the years, the Hubble Space Telescope has allowed …

Universe’s hidden supermassive black holes revealed

Astronomers have found evidence for a large population of hidden supermassive black holes in the Universe.<p>Using NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic …

IBM Watson CTO: Quantum computing could advance artificial intelligence by orders of magnitude

Combining the vast processing power of quantum computers with cognitive computing systems like IBM's Watson will lead to huge advances in artificial …

How Dinosaurs Came to Rule the Earth

More than 200 million years ago, as North Africa was ripping away from North America, opening up the Atlantic Ocean, hot lava poured out from Earth's …

Microsoft is getting pretty good at digitizing reality

Microsoft Research always has the best toys, and is especially strong in augmented reality (AR) with projects like Illumiroom and its insane Hololens Minecraft game. Redmond's think tank has just revealed another impressive demo called "SemanticPaint" that lets you scan objects in 3D using a …