Logan Geffen

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The Pentagon Is Planning a Three-Front ‘Long War’ Against China and Russia

(Photo: Royal Navy Media Archive / Flickr)Think of it as the most momentous military planning on Earth right now.Who’s even paying attention, given …

Geopolitics

Someone just created a site to make browsing Netflix easier

Here's some great news just in time for the weekend: someone's created a site that makes browsing through Netflix so much easier.<p>Reddit user …

Streaming

Microsoft’s new drawing bot is an AI artist

Microsoft today is unveiling new artificial intelligence technology that’s something of an artist – a “drawing bot.” The bot is capable of creating images from text descriptions of an object, but it also adds details to those images that weren’t included the text, indicating that the AI has a …

Bug stops some iPhone users typing "I" – replacing it with a symbol

Glitch in predictive text system making messages illegible for some iPhone, iPad and Mac users, while Apple Watch bug crashes when asking for the weather<p>A bizarre predictive text error has left some iPhone users unable to type the word “I”. Instead, every time they attempt to use the English …

Apple Watch

Florida Man Awarded $37,500 After Cops Mistake Glazed Doughnut Crumbs For Meth

It sounds like a joke, but, well — keep reading.<p>In December 2015, 64-year-old Daniel Rushing had just dropped off a friend at chemotherapy and was driving home an older woman from his church who worked at the 7-Eleven and would otherwise walk the 2 miles home.<p>As Rushing drove away from the …

Crime

Kahoot launches premium version aimed at corporate training market

Few people thought that a simple site which allowed teachers to create quizzes for their classes online would get this far, but Kahoot has been a smash hit since it launched. Only a few months after Kahoot closed a $20 million funding round, with Microsoft Ventures participating, it’s now pressing …

Startups

Google uploads Android O emoji to GitHub under Apache license

I'm personally not a huge fan of Android O's updated set of emoji, and judging by our poll from last month, neither are many of you. But in case you …

T-Mobile customers: Don’t buy a Galaxy Note 8

Samsung has officially taken the wraps off its worst-kept secret, the Galaxy Note 8. It’s a fantastic phone in its own right, and should be a …

New Galaxy Note 8 case leak highlights the phone’s biggest flaw

Smartphone leaks aren’t always accurate. In fact, in the months leading up to the launch of a highly anticipated new phone, we’ll often see dozens of …

Guy remade the upcoming 'Star Wars' trailer using only an 1984 Apple computer

If <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> were a retro video game, we imagine it'd look a lot like this.<p>Indonesian illustrator Wahyu Ichwandardi made it his mission …

Hands on with the reMarkable, the closest thing to paper since paper

Paper isn’t dead. There’s a printer in every office and that one-in-a-million idea is sometimes squirreled away in a moleskin notebook or even on a …

Ikea's cheap smart lighting will be Apple HomeKit, Google Home, and Amazon Alexa compatible

Coming this summer and fall<p>Ikea's low-cost TRÅDFRI smart lights first announced in Europe last year, will soon get voice control for owners of Google Home, Apple HomeKit, and Amazon Alexa devices. Expect it to arrive this summer or autumn, says Ikea's press release first spotted by <i>MacRumors</i>.<p>Ikea …

Amazon gives away 1.7M bananas around its headquarters in Seattle

Amazon’s free fruit stands are making locals and employees go bananas, but businesses in the area are split.<p>Amazon first opened the Community Banana Stand in 2015, and there are now two on it’s sprawling corporate campus. Since then, it’s given away an estimated 1.7 million bananas from two …

Best factory unlocked LG G5 deal to date brings phone’s price all the way down to $270

It has never been easy for LG to sell the ambitious but deeply flawed G5, with recent deals on the much more refined G6 and unrefusable V20 steals …

No phone has ever performed worse than the Galaxy S8 in SquareTrade’s drop test

The Galaxy S8 has “a screen without limits, except one: sidewalks.” That’s how SquareTrade ends its breakability test for the newly released phone. …

Universities finally realize that Java is a bad introductory programming language

CS 106A is Stanford University’s introductory programming course. The module – which is also available to view on YouTube – introduces the fundamentals of coding in an accessible way, and lays the foundations for future growth.<p>Throughout its existence, the course was taught using the Java …

Programming

Russian Gets Longest U.S. Hacking Sentence Ever

A Russian hacker specializing in stolen credit card numbers has been sentenced in Seattle to 27 years in prison. Roman Seleznev, also known as …

Mastercard has a new credit card with a fingerprint scanner in it

Mastercard has unveiled a new credit card that incorporates a fingerprint scanner built right into the bottom of the card.<p>In an effort to make …

MIT's app only needs a second to teach you a new language

You know the seconds and minutes you waste waiting for the elevator to arrive, for a friend to reply to an IM or for a website to load? A team of MIT CSAIL researchers believe you can put them to good use, so they created a series of apps called the WaitSuite that makes the most of those idle …

20 killed in Sri Lanka as massive mound of garbage collapses

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The death toll from the collapse of a massive garbage mound near Sri Lanka's capital rose to 20 on Sunday, and residents …

Sri Lanka

Memes are serious business with their own stock exchange

Memes are becoming mainstream. Now a dedicated group wants to find out how much they're worth.<p>With my best "My Dad Will Sue You" outfit on, I was ready to strike it rich buying and selling memes.<p>It was 9 a.m. ET on a Thursday, early enough that Donald Trump memes hadn't rolled in yet. Feeling …

Stock Markets

A Chip Revolution Will Bring Better VR Sooner Than You Think

Author: Cade Metz. Cade Metz Business<p>Date of Publication: 04.16.17.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>David Kosslyn and Ian Thompson are the …

Congress just cleared the way for internet providers to sell your web browsing history

Resolution is now off to the president’s desk<p>Internet providers now just need a signature from President Trump before they’re free to take, share, and even sell your web browsing history without your permission.<p>The House of Representatives passed a resolution today overturning an Obama-era FCC rule …

The new LG K20 variants are official, coming to T-Mobile and Verizon

LG has already announced the G6, its flagship for this year, but people on a budget are not to be left out. The Korean manufacturer unveiled the K20, …

Gamer frustrated with his team smashes his head through his monitor

Ever get so angry you wanted to smash something?<p>A gamer in China who lost a <i>League of Legends</i> match was so mad with his teammates, he smashed his head …

Atomic Hard Drive: IBM Researchers Store Single Bit Of Data On World's Smallest Magnet — One Atom Of Holmium

There’s only so much data that can be stored on silicon-based integrated circuits (as predicted by the so-called “Moore’s law”). That is why, …

Most Russians don't know pirating is illegal, says survey

Over 85 percent of Russians who answered a survey said they didn't think pirating was illegal, and 66 percent found no dilemma in making or taking pirated content.<p>Move over Australia, you're not the only notorious pirates around here.<p>A recent Irdeto survey found that unlike other countries, Russia …

Russian Government

How to request a movie or TV show Netflix doesn't have

Netflix famously uses data about our viewing habits to decide which TV shows and movies to license (and to make itself).<p>But many people don't realize that there's a direct way to tell Netflix what you want to see on the platform. Netflix has a "Request TV shows or movies" page that lets you submit …

Buying a Tesla could soon include lifetime insurance and maintenance

Once price to rule them all. Or, um, something like that.<p>Tesla today detailed a desire to make a car’s purchase price all-inclusive. For buyers, this means bundled insurance and maintenance as long as you own the car. It’s an outside-the-box plan, but one Tesla is already working on with its Asian …

Tesla

Mesh is the hottest trend in home Wi-Fi, so we tested every top system to find the best

The market for consumer grade Wi-Fi routers had been stagnant for more than a decade until a new trend recently swept the industry. Setting up a …

Wi-Fi