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Instagram hits 1 billion monthly users, up from 800M in September

Instagram’s meteoric rise continues, dwarfing the stagnant growth rates of Snapchat and Facebook. Today Instagram announced that it has reached 1 billion monthly active users, after passing 800 million in September 2017 with 500 million daily users.<p>That massive audience could be a powerful draw for …

10 Fast Cars That Cost Less Than $25,000

For when you want to live your life a quarter-mile at a time but also need to spend responsibly.<p>If you're trying to balance your budget and your desire to drive quickly, these cheap cars will hit 60 mph quicker than anything else in their price range.

The 22 Most Beautiful Places in the World

These destinations are just begging to be Instagrammed.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list–whether you're looking to …

Colossal Skyrim mod turns towns into cities

All the cool kids might be out playing Fallout 4, but there are still modders making the most of Skyrim's fully-fledged Creation Kit. One of the most …

The Division: Best Build For A Solo Character

Some folks don’t like other people. If that’s you, you probably intend to play The Division without a group of close pals or a bunch of random …

PC Gaming

Here are 5 things to avoid doing with a manual transmission

For the average enthusiast, the manual transmission is love. It is life. It is the giver of all that is good with the automobile.<p>Still, there are …

The deepest part of the ocean is really noisy

Looking for some quiet? Look somewhere else.<p>If you've ever sat around wishing you could hear what the deepest parts of the ocean sound like, then your strange but valid desires can finally be satisfied! Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, Oregon State University, and …

Clothing Insulated With Aerogel Promises To Keep Out The Most Dire Cold

The incredible material is now wearable<p>Aerogel is the material of the future— if you can make it work for you. The substance, a foam made of mostly air and either silica or carbon, is great for insulating, but it’s traditionally been brittle and difficult to work with.<p>Lots of companies like The …

Jackets

Edward Snowden's OS of choice gets a major update

If you still assume you don't forfeit the right to privacy by going online, there are very few truly secure OS options. The best one might be the Linux flavor called Tails, recommended by none other than Edward Snowden. Its encrypted apps include email and messaging clients, a web browser, and of …

Linux

A father’s tribute to his son who died of cancer: A video game of love and grace

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>You are in a hospital room at sunset, the angular light casting long shadows across the blue and green walls. You’re wearing glasses and a rumpled green shirt, and your demeanor — even in this rough-hewn, pixelated form — is exhausted. You carry yourself as though you’ve …

San Francisco

Hawking: I've solved the black hole riddle

" I want to report that I think I have solved a major problem in theoretical physics." With those words the eminent physicist Stephen Hawking opened a lecture at a scientific conference in Dublin yesterday which, in true Hawking style, overturned decades of scientific thinking, surprised and …

Nike's power-laced 'Back to the Future' shoes arrive in 2016

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few hours, then you know today is <i>Back to the Future</i> Day. In the trilogy's second film, Michael J. Fox's character Martin Seamus McFly, better known as Marty, gave us a glimpse of how things would look on October 21st, 2015. And even though the …

Antibiotic Resistance Getting Worse Globally, But Fixes Could Be Simple

The state of knowledge about antibiotic resistance gets a powerful update today with a new report from the think tank known as CDDEP—the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy—and what it has to say, about the rise in resistance around the world, is disturbing.<p>The report, called The …

NASA really doesn’t want to rely on Russia to take astronauts to space anymore

The space agency's administrator, Charles Bolden, let out his feelings in an open letter to Congress<p>NASA administrator Charles Bolden is very disappointed in Congress — and he's letting everyone know it. Today in <i>Wired</i>, Bolden published an open letter to the law-making body titled, "Congress, Don't …

The one Windows 10 tweak every user needs: ‘GodMode’

There are plenty of Windows 10 tips and tricks that you should be aware of – check <b>our Windows 10 cheat sheet</b> to learn about many of them – but …

How to Change Your Nat Type on Xbox Live

Community Tested<p>This wikiHow teaches you how to reset the Network Address Translation (NAT) type for your Xbox One. While you usually want your NAT …

SanDisk's wireless flash drive gives your phone more storage

For all the advances we've made in mobile computing, transferring files between your phone and your desktop is still kind of a pain in the ass. We've tried using dongles, adapters and even double-sided USB thumb drives, but none of them <i>really</i> solved the problem. Today, Sandisk announced a new …

The FCC's vocal minority speaks out

Michael O'Rielly, the newest commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, is frustrated.<p>O'Rielly, one of two Republicans on the five-person FCC, joined the agency in October 2013. And since then he has been in one battle after another with his Democratic colleagues. For the most part, …

Create chat rooms that disappear when you're done with them

There’s no shortage of ways to chat anonymously or otherwise online but Hack.chat is a really great new addition to the mix. Plus, it plays nice with code and even LaTeX markup.<p>The site lets you create your own instant and disposable chat channel, simply by adding ? and the name you want to use at …

University of Tennessee

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is terrifying through the eyes of a computer

Google has spent the last few years teaching computers how to see, understand, and appreciate our world. It's an important goal that the search giant hopes will allow programs to classify images just by "looking" at them, but there's one problem — to computers, our world looks like a horrible …

Las Vegas

Ars reader: So a guy walks into my shop with an Infinium Phantom console…

Photos of what may well be a one-of-a-kind vaporware prototype.<p>Late last week, apparent pictures of a rare Sony/Nintendo "Play Station" SNES CD-ROM …

How to Move a PC Game to Another Hard Drive (Without Re-Downloading It)

So you’re running out of hard drive space (maybe on that fast-but-tiny SSD of yours), and you need to move a few of your PC games to another hard …

Researchers have broken the capacity limits of fiber optic networks

You can allay those fears that the fiber optic network that delivers your internet is going to overload. At UC San Diego's Qualcomm Institute, engineers not only broke the supposed limits of fiber optic data transmission — they utterly smashed it, increasing the power of optical signals almost …

These Are What the Google Artificial Intelligence’s Dreams Look Like

Spoiler alert: they're as weird as electric sheep<p>Google's servers drive the much of the world's data, and apparently, they dream as well, according to a Google blog post by two Google software engineers and an intern.<p>Google’s artificial neural networks (ANNs) are stacked layers of artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

18 apps, tips and hacks to get the most out of your gaming PC

Introduction<p>As gamers know, Windows can get bogged down over time to the point that a tiny bit of system lag could make you miss that all-important …

Stalk Everyone You Know With Crystal's Eerily Accurate App

Crystal, a new app that analyzes public data to tell you exactly how to communicate with people, has had us all at TNW looking up our friends and family today (as well as ourselves, of course) to find out what it knows about us.<p>What’s surprising is that it’s often eerily accurate. The app touts …

San Francisco

Stanford’s flexible aluminum-ion battery can fully charge in a little over one minute

The current Lithium-ion batteries we have in our smartphones today are slowly improving, but it seems as though these types of batteries just can’t keep up with what the rest of the tech world needs. Many other types of battery tech have surfaced over the years, but none have been as efficient or …

Clean Energy

Torrent App Popcorn Time Comes To iOS, No Jailbreak Required

Popcorn Time, the service sometimes referred to as the “Netflix for pirates” because of the way it makes it easy to stream pirated content to your PC or mobile device, is now getting a lot easier for iOS owners to use. According to new reports, the service is being made available by way of an iOS …

Android customization – how to install an icon pack on your Android device

Last week on our Android customization series, we took a moment to look at the actual how-to when it comes to managing the different Launchers out there. Again, we did not take the time to look at specific Launchers, just how to swap between them. This week, we will do the same for icon packs.<p>With …

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