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This Man's Backyard Apocalypse Bunker is Nearly Complete

Colin Furze has the ultimate man cave.<p>As we've covered before, YouTube self-made engineer Colin Furze has been working on an underground bunker in case the Apocalypse hits. At last check, the structure was done, but the interior needed a little smoothing out. He's back with the fifth video in the …

Drunk Passenger Tries to Open the Emergency Exit of a Boeing 777 Mid-Flight

Apparently she needed a smoke.<p>On Tuesday, during a trans-Atlantic flight from London to Boston, an intoxicated passenger attempted to open the emergency exit door at cruising altitude on British Airways Flight 213. The flight's crew quickly restrained the 32-year-old woman.<p>According to the<i>Boston</i> …

The 'Most Earth-like Planet' Would Fry Anything Living There

Kepler-438b may be in the habitable zone and earth-sized, but the comparisons end there.<p>Kepler-438b seemed like a promising find. It was the size of Earth. It was right in its star's habitable zone. While plenty of "most Earth-like planets" get attention (hi Kepler-452b!), nothing quite compared to …

Star Wars R2D2 Refrigerator is so cool it has its own trailer

When the licensed offshoots of <i>Star Wars</i> get their own trailers, then you know that the franchise will likely be here 100 years from now. The latest …

Airbnb is fighting a critical war in its own back yard this week

It's an understated title for a man nicknamed the "Master of Disaster" who's the general of Airbnb's relentless march into every city on the globe.<p>The home-sharing site is in all but three countries: Syria, Iran, and North Korea. But Airbnb didn't need to hire a political heavyweight like Lehane if …

San Francisco

Is Wileyfox Swift 2015's Best Budget Smartphone?

WileyFox is a new name to the smartphone world. The British-based company has brought together partners from around the world to produce its first two handsets, the Swift and the Storm. They both promise an open and ‘freedom-rich’ experience with high specifications at a competitive price.<p>Today I’m …

Phones

Report: Xperia Z5 series to get improved Stamina Mode with Android 6.0

These days our smartphones can do more than many of us ever dreamed possible in the not-so-distant past, and given the continued push forward this trend doesn’t look likely to stop. Perhaps the biggest limiting factor on the user side however, is the problem of power: not specs mind per se, but …

These Mac, iPod, & Beats products are losing Apple repair support, moving to ‘obsolete’ status in December

As it does regularly with older products, Apple is about to move a bunch of Macs, iPods, and accessories to obsolete status, meaning the products will no longer be eligible for service or repair support through Apple retail stores or authorized third-party channels. So if you happen to have one of …

There have been more malware attacks on Macs this year than the last five years combined

Of course, Macs are hardly immune to cyber attacks, but hackers and attackers usually target the most popular operating systems, and before the rise of the Mac, that meant targeting the PC more than the Mac.<p>But with more and more people buying Macs in recent years, the number of cyber attacks has …

Cybersecurity

How John Boehner, one of the most underrated modern politicians, reshaped Washington forever

It was September 28, the day before Boehner planned to announce his resignation as speaker. It was also the day Pope Francis, after years of prodding, addressed a joint session of Congress.<p>Latham, a former US representative from Iowa and one of Boehner's staunchest allies in the House, was eating …

Paul Ryan

Pakistan Will Be World's Fifth Largest Nuclear Power by 2025, Report Says

Pakistan is on track to become the world’s fifth largest nuclear power by 2025, according to a report released by a U.S.-based independent research …