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Dude masterfully sneaks in Wu-Tang Clan lyrics during TV interview

A massive Wu-Tang Clan fan found himself on television this week and did what he had to do: He dropped as many references from the rappers as he …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Socks (Yes, Socks) Are the Secret to Cool-as-Hell Summer Style

Here are five pairs to try right now.<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>After years of socklessness reigning supreme, something crucial has shifted in the men's style universe. Because suddenly, …

Men's Fashion

A Physicist Has Proposed a Grim Explanation For Why We Never See Aliens

The fault in our stars.<p>The Universe is so unimaginably big, and it's positively teeming with an almost infinite supply of potentially life-giving …

Universe

The FCC Wants $200 to Release Emails About Ajit Pai's Giant Reese's Mug

This is just the latest example of the agency stonewalling FOIA requests on seemingly inconsequential topics.<p>Whatever you do, don’t question the mug. The Federal Communication Commission wants more than $200 to release emails related to chairman Ajit Pai’s novelty, oversized coffee mug under the …

Study: Early AI adopters may gain "insurmountable advantage"

A pecking order is evolving in the newest stage of the digital era: aggressive early adopters of artificial intelligence are reporting elevated …

How To: You'll Soon Be Able to Download All the Data Apple Has on You — Here's How to Get It & How It Works

Personal data is a hot topic right now, and for good reason. Never before has the public been so on edge about how companies use their information. …

Did another advanced species exist on Earth before humans?

New paper explains how we might go about looking for evidence of earlier civilizations.<p>Our Milky Way galaxy contains tens of billions of potentially habitable planets, but we have no idea whether we’re alone. For now Earth is the only world known to harbor life, and among all the living things on …

Extinction

iPhone’s weirdest glitch yet: Ask Siri to define “mother” twice, learn a bad word

Hint: Four syllables, rhymes with "other shucker."<p>On Saturday, iPhone users around the world began testing and confirming what is arguably Siri's …

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos Just Dropped the Best Business Advice You'll Read Today

Two innovative thinkers. Two extremely detailed communiqués. Many invaluable lessons.<p>Jeff Bezos. Elon Musk.<p>These two tech visionaries share a lot in common. They're both known as extremely innovative thinkers. They're both trying to change the world, one by altering the way people buy products and …

Jeff Bezos

Best of Last Week–Electron placed in dual state, a plastic eating enzyme and non-addicting alternatives for dental pain

It was a good week for physics, as a team from the University of Geneva and the Max Born Institute placed an electron, for the first time, in a dual …

21 Creatures From The Deep Sea That Will Absolutely Give You Nightmares

*Shudders.*

Science Has Found a Drug-Free Way to Unlock Lucid Dreaming

Try this at home.<p>In Tibetan Buddhism, the group of tantric techniques known as <i>milam</i> aim to reveal the illusory nature of waking life by having …

Weatherman has meltdown after the longest winter ever

At this point, everyone is pretty much ready to never think about winter again.<p>But not as much as Garry Frank.<p>The Fox 17 weather reporter was giving …

Shelby

Telegram is the hot new source for pirated content

Law-abiding citizens: Please do NOT download. Thank you.<p>Since its launch in 2013, the instant messaging platform Telegram has maintained a special …

Internet

How to extract text from JPEG screenshots on iPhone

Did you ever snap a photo of a magazine page, or capture a screenshot of text, and wish you could just copy and paste it like any normal text? Maybe it’s a photo of a recipe from a paper book, and you’d like to be able to search for it in future? The good news is that you can easily extract the …

This new ransomware locks your files until you play PUBG

A bizarre new ransomware locks your computer files and only gives them back if you play a round of the game <i>PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds</i> (better …

The Simpsons Made Its Apu Problem Even Worse

Apu and Lisa both deserve better.<p>At nearly 30 years old, The Simpsons has been a pop culture institution for longer than many people reading this …

Aziz Ansari

The biggest Black Lives Matter page on Facebook is fake

For at least a year, the biggest page on Facebook purporting to be part of the Black Lives Matter movement was a scam with ties to a middle-aged white man in Australia, a review of the page and associated accounts and websites conducted by CNN shows.<p>The page, titled simply "Black Lives Matter," had …

Internet

Man in charge of half the internet, who can never be fired from his job, says he is learning from his mistakes

My colleague Steve Kovach asked Mark Zuckerberg a really interesting question last week. "Has anyone been fired related to the Cambridge Analytica issue or any other data privacy issue?"<p>Zuckerberg told him, "I have not [fired anyone] due to the Cambridge Analytica situation. We are still working …

'Black Panther' sinks 'Titanic' in the most obvious box office headline ever

Mark your calendars, box office nerds: Saturday, April 7 is the day <i>Black Panther</i> became the third-biggest movie in U.S. box office history.<p>It's not …

Box Office

China has started ranking citizens with a creepy 'social credit' system — here's what you can do wrong, and the embarrassing, demeaning ways they can punish you

The Chinese state is setting up a vast ranking system system that will monitor the behaviour of its enormous population, and rank them all based on their "social credit."<p>The "social credit system," first announced in 2014, aims to reinforce the idea that "keeping trust is glorious and breaking …

A Georgia city proclaimed April as Confederate History Month. Then came the n-word.

A former elected official used the n-word several times during a public meeting, offending a black member of a Georgia city’s board of commissioners.<p>The tense exchange between the two men happened on the same day that the Atlanta suburb of Griffin, Ga., declared April as Confederate History Month. …

Black History

The Making of 'Pillars of Creation,' One of the Most Amazing Images of Our Universe

<i>Pretty Scientific</i> <i>is a new Gizmodo series where we explore how the best images in science were created and why.</i><p>Three pillars of gas and dust sit among …

Universe

How Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook targeting model really worked – according to the person who built it

The researcher whose work is at the center of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data analysis and political advertising uproar has revealed that his method worked much like the one Netflix uses to recommend movies.<p>In an email to me, Cambridge University scholar Aleksandr Kogan explained how his …

Machine Learning

The 'Unspeakably Disgusting' Way Stanley Kubrick Created 2001: A Space Odyssey's Trippiest Scene

Today is the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s landmark masterpiece <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>, and to celebrate the iconic scifi film we have an …

Stanley Kubrick

How to change your DNS to see if Cloudflare can speed up your internet

A couple days ago, Cloudflare launched its own DNS service at 1.1.1.1, promising that consumers would enjoy greater privacy and potentially faster internet if they switched over from their ISP’s default. Now, those speed differences might not be significant or noticeable enough to the point of …

How to Hack Wi-Fi: Hunting Down & Cracking WEP Networks

While the security behind WEP networks was broken in 2005, modern tools have made cracking them incredibly simple. In densely populated areas, WEP …

Information Security

20 Questions You’re Not Supposed to Ask in 2018 America

Opinion<p>Posted: Mar 31, 2018 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>As politics has …

20questions

7 Compelling Reasons to Have More Sex

Everyone knows that, along with eating chocolate and drinking wine, having sex is one of the best things you can do for your health…<p>In all …