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Lotus F1 sets world record with wild truck jump

American stuntman Mike Ryan soars over 83 feet in race transporter.<p>The Lotus F1 team doesn't have much to show for the 2014 Formula 1 season, as points finishes were a rarity, to put it politely. Yet here we are as F1 heads into its season finale in Abu Dhabi, with Lotus being a topic of …

Ask HN: Can we talk about FreeBSD vs. Linux?

Since the recent surge of interest in FreeBSD I've been curious to find out more about it. I did some Googling but couldn't find any quality articles …

4 Foods That Burn Belly Fat

That pesky trouble spot will be gone before you know it!<p><i>This article was repurposed with permission from</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>The secret to lasting weight loss does not come down to complicated calorie-counting and weight-loss gimmicks. Instead, it's about working with your body's natural hunger and sleep …

Nutrition

The 100 Greatest Innovations Of The Year

Popular Science's Best Of What's New Awards, all in one place<p>Each year, <i>Popular Science</i> picks the 100 greatest new innovations in technology to feature in our Best Of What's New issue. Discover the most exciting developments in consumer gadgets, sustainability, medicine, automobiles and more.<p>Follow …

Gorgeous Drone Video of the Tallest Church Tower in the Netherlands Bursting Through a Sea of Fog

To get the perfect aerial drone shots of the Dom Tower of Utrecht, Dutch filmmakers Jelte Keur and Reinout van Schie had to wait a full 10 months for …

NASA Releases Spectacular New Realistic Color Image of Jupiter’s Moon Europa

Need a bit more awe and wonder in your life? Look no further than the newest image released by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. A high-res …

5 simple ways to organize your Google Drive

Google Drive is like your closet — you stash all your stuff there, but it's not exactly organized.<p>The storage service lets users save files like …

Infographic Visualizes Which Countries are the World's Happiest

Which country is the happiest in the world? To find the answer, you simply need to look at this infographic published by MoveHub.com, a resource for people who want to live abroad. They visualized the data of Happy Planet Index (HPI), which shows to what extent 151 countries across the globe …

Watch a Semi-Truck's Insane World-Record Jump Over a Lotus F1 Car

Wanna see a world-record stunt? Something crazy and mind-blowing and death-defying? How does a tractor-trailer breaking the Guinness World Record for jump length tickle you? Oh, and for good measure, a Lotus Formula 1 car. Yeah, that'll do.<p>Wanna see a world-record stunt? Something crazy and …

World Records

The 7 most useful accessibility features of iOS 8

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>From the very beginning, Apple has focused its attention on iOS’s accessibility features. In fact, when one turns on their …

Skydiving with the Nikon D5300

<b>Skydiving photography is a specialised field that only a few can master.</b><p>Juan Mayer is one of those masters, who was a photographer before he took to the skies. It took him several years to integrate his photo skills with his love for skydiving. "It's more exciting, more challenging," he said. "It …

Cameras

Galaxy Alpha release dates for Canada and the UK revealed

It may not be the most powerful device in Samsung’s stable, it may not have the biggest screen and the wildest features, but the Galaxy Alpha makes everything up with its dashing good looks.<p>Announced last month, the Galaxy Alpha stands out among its siblings through the emphasis that Samsung put on …

Siblings

Oldest American celebrates 115th birthday

<b>The oldest living American, one of the few living people born in the 19th Century, has marked her 115th birthday.</b><p>Jeralean Talley was born on 23 May 1899 and is the world's second-oldest person, according to a list maintained by the Gerontology Research Group.<p>The oldest is Misao Okawa in Japan, who …

Arizona Wildfire Explodes Out of Control

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Weather

Google reportedly acquiring live games video site Twitch for $1bn

Google is reported to be in talks to acquire video game streaming service Twitch for $1bn.<p>The deal, reported by Variety, would be the biggest for YouTube since its purchase by Google in 2006 for $1.65bn. Twitch reportedly chose Google over multiple other offers including one from Microsoft, …

YouTube to Acquire Videogame-Streaming Service Twitch for $1 Billion: Sources – Variety

Google’s YouTube has reached a preliminary deal to buy Twitch, a popular videogame-streaming company, for more than $1 billion, according to sources …

PRESENTING: The 100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter

We already put together a list of the 100 most influential tech people on Twitter, but we decided to showcase more of the female talent on Twitter and put together a list of the female newsmakers in tech, the most influential women that you should be following on Twitter.<p>With the help of rankings …

Social Media

HTC gives One M7 models a sixth Sense

The latest version of HTC's custom Sense UI is now available for select versions of the HTC One M7. More specifically, the HTC One (M7) Developer Edition and the unlocked models are now able to install Sense 6.<p>It's worth pointing out that this isn't exactly the full version of Sense 6 that …

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 …

Seeking Growth, The Payments Industry Embraces New Technologies

Now a victim of its own omnipresent success, the global electronic payments industry is increasingly turning to new technologies as it looks to expand its footprint and find new ways to make money by getting consumers to spend theirs.<p>The pace of technological advancement in the payments market has …

Researcher claims iOS 7 (including current 7.1.1) does not encrypt email attachments, Apple aware of issue

Security researcher Andreas Kurtz has discovered that versions of iOS 7, including iOS 7.1.1 (the current release), iOS 7.1, and iOS 7.0.4 do not encrypt email attachments in the bundled Mail application. This is an issue itself, but more worrisome as iOS, according to Apple, is supposed to encrypt …

Sedicii Aims To Better Protect Your Passwords And Information

How many times did you enter a username, password or other details about yourself into a website today? Sedicii, which just launched onstage at Disrupt NY, aims to keep that information safer and more secure.<p>Sedicii uses a mathematical algorithm to verify your information or password without …

Fidesmo Aims To Be The Only Card You Need For Public Transit (And Eventually, Anything Else)

With all the talk about the “mobile wallet”, you might assume that smartphones will eventually handle most of your purchases, coupons, and related accounts. But Fidesmo, which just took the stage at TechCrunch’s Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield, is betting that cards still have a lot to offer.<p>The …

Google Releases Play Services 4.4 with Street View Imagery

Google today updated Google Play Services to version 4.4, adding Street View imagery, running and walking detectors, as well as several new features in Games Services, Mobile Ads, and Wallet. The new version is rolling out worldwide now; once it’s available in your region, you’ll be able to …

In Defense of Broadband Fast Lanes

Some of the net neutrality proponents' talking points are not based in reality.<p>The outrage over the FCC’s attempt to write new open Internet rules has caught many by surprise, and probably Chairman Tom Wheeler, as well. The rumored possibility of the FCC authorizing broadband “fast lanes” draws …

What Europe's 'Right to Be Forgotten' Means for Google (and You)

Should the Internet forget?<p>Do people have the right to have outdated, inaccurate, perhaps embarrassing information about them removed from the …

Here's What It's Like to Go for a Ride in Google's Robot Car

Maybe I was kidding myself, but from my vantage point in the back seat, I didn't feel unsafe in the least.<p>The Google self-driving car has come a long way. On a demo excursion through Google’s Mountain View campus and surrounding neighborhoods today, the white Lexus self-driving test vehicle I rode …

Outlook.com Rolls Out New Features, Looks More Like Gmail

Microsoft added new features to Outlook.com on Tuesday, making its email client look much more like Gmail. The updates include new ways to filter and …

Facebook discovers email providers are using unique plugin for encryption; urges others to follow suit

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Peshkova/Shutterstock<p>If you are ambivalent about using STARTTLS — an extension that’s used to upgrade an insecure …