Jesse Smith

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Hawaii’s Kilauea erupts. Evacuations underway as lava threatens communities.

By Allyson Chiu<p>, Reporter<p>Lindsey Bever<p>, Reporter<p>A day after the most active volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii erupted, two major earthquakes rattled the island and fountains of lava gushed out of the ground in a subdivision, forcing residents to flee amid threats of fires and “extremely high …

Geology

34 tools that let you make the most of your MacOS

A few months ago, Ask Product Hunt launched, a community-powered product search engine. The idea was simple: Ask your product discovery questions on Product Hunt, and the community chimes in with their recommendations.<p>To date, more than 2,300 questions have been submitted, with one of the most …

Apps

Apple faces lawsuits over its intentional slowing of older iPhones

Plaintiffs from two separate class-action lawsuits claim Apple did not have user consent to slow iPhone performance and that it was forcing new purchases<p>Apple is facing lawsuits over the revelations that it intentionally slows down older iPhones without user consent.<p>Apple has admitted to slowing …

Class Action

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Netflix and Facebook seem to share a crucial thesis about the future of TV shows

In the past few months, as Zuckerberg has articulated Facebook's new approach to premium video, one thing has become clear: The pair share an important belief about the future of high-quality digital video. Both Hastings and Zuckerberg appear committed to the idea that, with global digital scale, …

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Official Trailer for 'Marvel's The Defenders' Is a Massive Hit

Guys, the war for New York is here. So get your sh*t together. Netflix just dropped a seriously badass official trailer for "Marvel's The Defenders," bringing together Marvel/Netflix heroes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. This is the epic teamwork the franchise has been building …

Microsoft releases Xbox Project Scorpio specs - it's the most powerful console ever

Just as promised, <i>Eurogamer</i> has revealed the specs for Microsoft’s upcoming ‘Project Scorpio’ successor to the Xbox One this morning. The specs are straight from Microsoft, so they are official, and presumably final.<p>Needless to say, the console is a beast.<p>Do you want to be a cryptocurrency …

Gmail unexpectedly signs people out, Google swears all is G

Earlier on Wednesday, numerous users reported in panic experiencing a string of issues with their Google accounts. While some complained about being unable to connect to their Google Wifi and OnHub routers, a slew of concerned users claimed Gmail has been unexpectedly signing them out of their …

iMessage apps in iOS 10 will have subscriptions

Apps for iMessage are coming in iOS 10, and they’ll be a lot like standalone, native apps. You’ll even be able to subscribe to them.<p>During a session at WWDC, Apple went into detail about how in-app payments work, especially with regard to the new subscription model. As it turns out, all existing …

Apps

Smoking 'a lot' of cannabis can permanently damage short term memory, researchers confirm

New research published today in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine confirms what many of us have suspected for some time: If you smoke a lot of weed …

My Week With The Rolls-Royce Of Routers

Chet Kanojia’s new company wants to do away with ISPs–and traditional Internet as we know it. It’s starting with routers.<p>I feel sorry for my router. We ignore it for weeks on end. We hide it in a corner covered in spiderwebs and cords. We’ve never said anything good about it. Sometimes, we yell at …

‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Gets A Gorgeous James Bond-Style Intro Featuring Radiohead

While the <i>Star Wars</i> films are now pretty much canonical required viewing to be a person living in this modern age, and at a time it was unthinkable to tinker around with them, George Lucas did his fair share of tinkering with the original <i>Star Wars</i> trilogy. That means that he opened up the gates for …

Improve your iPhone storage with iKlips DUO iOS

While Apple takes their sweet time expanding the iPhone’s storage capacity, many of us are fighting the “Not Enough Storage Space” notification as we use our iOS devices for an assortment of media and data activity each day.<p>The Cloud helps, but it’s certainly no substitute for the security and …

Want a Better Memory? Science Says Do This

A study suggests this dead simple trick can double the amount you recall.<p>What do you do when you need to commit some sort of information to memory?<p>Let me guess: You take notes.<p>It's a habit most of us learned way back in school when some teacher stuck her lecture notes up on an overhead projector …

How To Improve Your Memory And Concentration

Dreams — Mysterious, bewildering, eye-opening and sometimes a nightmarish living hell. Dreams are all that and much more.<p>Here are 20 amazing facts …

Sleep

Opera brings free and unlimited VPN to iPhone and iPad

Paying for VPN services for your iPhone and iPad just became a thing of the past, thanks to Opera.<p>The company is today launching the first free and unlimited VPN for iOS, allowing you to browse the web anonymously, access content that’s blocked in your country, and more — without coughing up a …

This App Can Tell You If Your iPhone Has Been Secretly Hacked

If your iPhone has been jailbroken without your knowledge, something fishy is probably going on. The only problem is, it can be impossible to tell …

Watch the world's first surgery streamed in virtual reality live from London

The world's first surgery to be broadcast live through virtual reality is happening today in London.<p>Dr Shafi Ahmed, a cancer surgeon at the Royal London Hospital who is pioneering VR surgery, is today broadcasting the first live surgery - in virtual reality.<p>The operation is being performed on a …

Google, Microsoft and others team to make email fully encrypted

When you send an email to someone, it goes through something called Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), a standard that was first developed in the …

15 Things Millennials Do in Their Spare Time to Set Themselves Up for Success

Your twenties are the time establish great life habits.<p>We all define "success" differently, but most 20-somethings associate it with happiness, good health, a strong social network, and a well-balanced life.<p>According to experts, how you spend your downtime plays a huge part in your ability to …

Apple vows to resist FBI demand to crack iPhone linked to San Bernardino attacks

By Ellen Nakashima<p>, Reporter<p>Tech giant Apple and the FBI appeared headed for a deepening confrontation Wednesday after the company’s chief pledged to fight federal demands to help mine data from an iPhone used by one of the shooters in December’s terrorist attacks in San Bernardino.<p>The clash …

Privacy

One Man’s Quest to Reduce Gun Violence, With a Gun

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This article was originally published on January 14, 2016. We have chosen to republish it now in light of the recent tragedy in …

Guns

Man Transforms His Dining Room With Simple Materials

Imgur user MidnightXII completely transformed their old dining room into the perfect space for eating and entertaining. You won't believe how they …

19 Interesting (And Little-Known) Facts About Kissing

You're burning calories, you know.<p><b>1. You practiced your kissing stance in the womb.</b> Two-thirds of people tilt their head to the right when they kiss. Weirdly, this is a habit you might pick up before you're even born, according to Women's Health. Most fetuses tilt their head to the right while in …

This circular bridge in Uruguay was built for 2 very specific reasons

Consultatio/Las Garzas<p>The bridge spanning Uruguay's Laguna Garzón is hardly straightforward.<p>In fact, it's a circle.<p>Designed by Rafael Viñoly …

Netflix fires first shot in battle with VPNs

Cracking down on users accessing geo-blocked content<p>A cat and mouse game between Netflix and its users over geo-blocked content has begun in Australia. Last week, Netflix announced it would be cracking down on customers who use software to watch content only available outside their own country, …

Apple may have snagged a top virtual reality brain

Tech giant Apple has reportedly recruited a leading thinker on virtual reality and augmented reality in the US to come work for it.<p>Virginia Tech professor Doug Bowman joined Cupertino, California-based Apple after going on sabbatical from the university, the Financial Times reported Friday.<p>Bowman …

Google paid Apple $1 billion to be the default search on iOS

$1 billion. That's how much Google paid Apple in 2014 to be the default search app on the iPhone, according to court transcripts obtained by <i>Bloomberg</i>. As you might imagine, neither company is too happy about their business deal being made public, and as the publication notes, the court transcript …

Tim Cook

Survey finds Germany is the best country on Earth, US is 4th

Will the best country in the world, please stand up?<p>No United States, it’s not you.<p>A new survey by U.S. News and World Report says that despite the refugee crisis and Europe's financial mess, Germany is the greatest place on Earth. Even America’s northern neighbor, Canada, is better than the U.S., …