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Here’s the income you need to pass the mortgage stress test across Canada

The latest set of federal mortgage rules has been blowing a cool wind over almost every Canadian real estate market. With the exception of Ottawa, …

Pilots say they spotted UFOs while flying over Arizona

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two commercial pilots flying over the Arizona desert claim they saw an unidentified flying object pass overhead, according to a radio broadcast released by the Federal Aviation Administration.<p>A Learjet pilot and an American Airlines pilot saw the object on February 24 and radioed the …

Paranormal

People are downloading their Facebook data and posting it to Twitter, and the results will terrify you

The Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to roll on. As it does, people are becoming more and more aware of just how much data Facebook has on them.<p>One easy (yet slightly horrifying) way to see it all in one place is to request all of your Facebook data as a zip file. A lot of people have been …

Social Media

Video Reportedly Shows Navy Jet's Encounter With a UFO

The extraterrestrial and fringe science research group founded by former Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge has released what is purportedly declassified …

Horny Mech Anime Focuses On Couplings That Could Save The World

<i>Darling In The Franxx</i>, one of the breakout animes of this season, makes the sex lives of teenagers a life or death affair.<p>The new show , which …

The 19-year-old who made his fortune in bitcoin says if you don't become a millionaire in the next 10 years, it's your own fault

German teenager Erik Finman has an unusual success story.<p>When was 12 years old, he realized school wasn't his future. Most of his classmates felt the same, of course, but Finman took action: He made a bet with his parents.<p>His parents promised that if he became a millionaire before his 18th …

Cryptocurrency

Charring, melting laptop batteries cause HP to issue voluntary recall

The company will replace the battery for free and send a technician to do so.<p>Those who have purchased a new HP laptop in the past two years should …

Product Recalls

Here's The Most Effective Way to Lose Weight With Minimal Effort, According to Science

You don't need to slave away on the treadmill.<p>So you want to lose a few kilograms. You've heard the mantra: "Eat right. Work out."<p>But when it comes …

Weight Loss

Report: All Intel Processors Made in the Last Decade Might Have a Massive Security Flaw [Updated]

There’s small screwups and big screwups. Here is tremendously huge screwup: Virtually all Intel processors produced in the last decade have a major …

Pivoting to video is the biggest trend in media — but it may not prove as lucrative as publishers hope

In 2015, BuzzFeed tasked five employees with a single objective: Craft the perfect viral Facebook video.<p>To ensure maximum share-ability, such a video had to be short — no more than 40 seconds long — and enjoyable either with or without sound as users scrolled their feeds. The team found its …

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The best gaming headphones

The best headsets for PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch<p>I’ll never forget my first pair of dedicated gaming headphones, the venerable Triton AX360. They completely changed my perception of playing games on a console.<p>At the time, I was hooked on <i>Gears of War</i>. Every Friday …

Destiny 2: Curse Of Osiris Is Locking Non-DLC Owners Out Of Some Its New Content

As was the case with The Dark Below DLC for the original Destiny, Bungie has effectively locked Destiny 2 owners out of some activities they previously had access to if they have not purchased Curse of Osiris. The expansion launched earlier this week and, among many other things, increased the …

Destiny 2

The electricity used to mine bitcoin this year is bigger than the annual usage of 159 countries

LONDON — The amount of energy used by computers "mining" bitcoin so far this year is greater than the annual usage of almost 160 countries, according to new research.<p>Research by energy tariff comparison service PowerCompare.co.uk shows that the amount of energy expended mining bitcoin globally has …

Bitcoin

Computer Guide for Photography and Video Editing: What to Buy and Why? (Part 1)

Photographers and filmmakers probably spend more time on their computers that behind a camera. We own thousands of dollars in gears, yet some of us …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Time Management

Meet the photographer traveling the world for free

<b>(CNN) —</b> We all dream of abandoning the 9-5 and traveling the world. We might even start packing our bags, only to come across that inevitable stumbling block: lack of cash.<p>But recent college graduate Richard Tilney-Bassett found a way to travel the world without paying for accommodation, travel or …

Relive the Mind-Blowing Photos From the Voyager Missions

The universe is very good at making us feel both extremely insignificant and lucky enough to be part of something huge. No missions have made this …

What a Total Solar Eclipse Looks Like in 4K, Close-Up, and Real-Time

During the Great American Eclipse, photographer JunHo Oh captured this incredible close-up 4K footage of totality in real time. You can see a great …

Solar Eclipse

Photos of Cameras and Lenses That Got Destroyed by the Solar Eclipse

Before the Great American Solar Eclipse happened, we shared a warning about how attempting a photo without the right solar equipment can melt your …

The 10 New TV Shows You'll Be Obsessed With This Fall

New comedies, dark prestige dramas, and an epic Ken Burns docu-series await.<p>Summer is ending, and with it comes the conclusion of our obsessive chronicling of every incestuous hookup on <i>Game of Thrones</i> and the preposterous Roadhouse booking on <i>Twin Peaks: The Return</i>. But don't leave the couch just …

The world’s top stargazing spots | Photo Gallery

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This Incredible Time Lapse of the High Plains During the Eclipse Brought Me to Tears

Folks yak a lot of crap about the High Plains—mainly they complain about it being flat or boring as they drive down the infinitely straight highways. …

Even Amateur Filmmakers Can Afford This Tiny Motion Control Camera Rig

Motion control rigs capable of repeatedly recreating smooth, controlled camera movements usually cost tens of thousands of dollars, and they require …

New algorithm lets photographers change the depth of images virtually

The final image isn’t technically one photo, but an amalgamation of many<p>Researchers have unveiled a new photography technique called computational zoom that allows photographers to manipulate the composition of their images after they've been taken, and to create what are described as "physically …

Hollywood's favorite video-editing tools arrive in a free app

If you're serious about video editing and are weighing up your software options, two choices usually pop up: Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). But Avid, Hollywood's go-to editing company, just played a wild card by releasing Media Composer First, a limited version of its pro …

Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 reveals its shortlist

<b>The much-anticipated Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition for has announced its annual shortlist for the year 2017, with stunning</b> …

The Year's Best Astronomy Photos Will Transport You to Another World

The Royal Observatory Greenwich in the UK has shortlisted its nominees for its annual Insight Astronomer of the Year competition. From stunning …

Study finds most men and women are ‘overfat’ — here’s what this means

Most men and a majority of women in developed countries are overfat, a term a new study says is different from being overweight.<p>The research, …

How to use a password manager (and why you really should)

If for some cruel reason I was forced to rewrite that mid-‘90s viral essay / hit single “Wear Sunscreen,” I would replace the titular advice with a simple plea: use a password manager. Like sunscreen, it can be a hassle to apply, but it’s an easy way to stop yourself from getting burned.<p>The reasons …

Don’t Buy the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 for Astrophotography: How to Get Better Photos for Less Money

I’ve seen a lot of posts and comments raving about how f/1.8 on a 14mm lens is revolutionary for anyone wanting to shoot astrophotography. Yes, …