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10 endlessly fascinating websites to waste your time on

The internet is a vast, wonderful trove of information. There's so much to learn from a seemingly endless supply of resources. From video lectures …

Reality TV

What Was the Vietnam War About?

Was America’s war in Vietnam a noble struggle against Communist aggression, a tragic intervention in a civil conflict, or an imperialist counterrevolution to crush a movement of national liberation? Those competing interpretations ignited fiery debates in the 1960s and remain unresolved today. How …

Geopolitics

Nokia's new affordable smartphones prioritize design

Generating hype around the Nokia brand with retro-inspired feature phones is all well and good, but that doesn't necessarily result in people opening their wallets. And to best cash in on any interest, you need a little something for everyone. To that end, HMD Global has announced a number of new …

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Why Schools Fail To Teach Slavery's 'Hard History'

"In the ways that we teach and learn about the history of American slavery," write the authors of a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), "the nation needs an intervention."<p>This new report, titled <i>Teaching Hard History: American Slavery</i>, is meant to be that intervention: a resource …

Black History

Destiny 2 Update And Iron Banner Released; Here Are The PS4, Xbox One, PC Patch Notes

Bungie has concluded its server maintenance routine, and Destiny 2 servers are back online. The first Iron Banner event of Season 2, which began in early December with Curse of Osiris's release, is now live for a limited time, and a major new update has been released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. …

The most popular movie that came out the year you were born

Every year brings its own set of pop culture obsessions. Looking at the most popular movie from each year can tell you a lot about what people were talking about at the time, and how people's tastes have changed. It's fun to look at the most popular one from when you were born and see what everyone …

Movies

Dragon Ball FighterZ Guide: Fighting Tips We Wish We Knew Before Starting

Coming from fighting game developer Arc Systems Works, Dragon Ball FighterZ rides the fine line between being an accessible yet complex enough fighter for hardcore players to sink their teeth into. While it may seem daunting to dive into the game as a newcomer, and certainly watching an average …

How to check your internet speed right from Google’s homepage

There are a lot of great ways to test your internet speeds. Maybe you’re trying to figure out your internet connection’s download and upload speeds to ensure your network is working correctly, or perhaps you just want to show your friends how fast your internet is for some reason. One great way to …

Burger King made a surprisingly good ad about net neutrality

What a great restaurant<p>Burger King — a fast-food chain that sells cheap beef — apparently understands net neutrality more than the average member of Congress. The company released an ad today explaining the concept of net neutrality with a stunt that showed what it would be like to have paid …

Net Neutrality

9 Essential Anime Movies That Aren’t Made by Studio Ghibli

Everyone knows that Studio Ghibli is basically the Disney of anime—universally beloved by viewers of all ages, with exquisitely crafted tales of …

Anime

UniMatrix

Python script to simulate the display from "The Matrix" in terminal. Uses half-width katakana unicode characters by default, but can use custom …

Linux

10 guys describe the most memorable orgasm they’ve ever had

There's... a lot of bum stuff.<p><b>1.</b> “An ex of mine convinced me to let her tie me up. I really, really didn’t think I was going to like it. But I knew she was excited so I figured, ‘Alright. Why not?’ I figured I’d be pretty ambivalent about the whole thing. Turns out, it was the most intense orgasm I …

Review of UniPDF, a Free PDF to Word Converter

UniPDF Review<p>Convert PDF to DOC, GIF, HTML, MBP, JPG, PNG, TIF, TXT, and More<p>Updated January 03, 2018<p>UniPDF is a free PDF to Word converter (PDF to …

Software

A Former White Supremacist Schools Megyn Kelly On Dog Whistles When She Tries To Defend Fox News

Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly found herself on the receiving end of some friendly, but nonetheless poignant criticism during Tuesday’s <i>Megyn Kelly Today</i> on NBC. Taking a break from her program’s wall-to-wall coverage of many sexual misconduct scandals, Kelly spoke to former white supremacist …

Curb how Facebook, Google and Amazon use your personal data in a quick privacy clean-up

It can seem that it’s a lot easier to complain about your lack of privacy online than to do something about it. But your alternative to griping isn’t a monastic, offline existence.<p>Here are four steps to understand who has your data, limit their use of it, and leave less “data exhaust” that can be …

Privacy

The Best Hip Hop Albums Of 2017

What’s up all?! It’s been a long time since we’ve connected but I’m back for something that’s always anticipated this time of year. The year-end …

These three strategies can help you master any subject

I learned a lot in 2017. I learned about how the European Union works, because Britain decided to leave it. I learned what a social media-obsessed presidency looks like, and the distinctive outlines of a political party that picks power over principle. I learned that a Trump presidency can force a …

Pedagogy

A Guide To Console Game Graphics Terminology [Updated]

The introduction of exciting new video game consoles at the low (Nintendo Switch) and high (Xbox One X) ends of the hardware spectrum has increased interest in how games look running on different platforms. Games can look radically different on different consoles because each system’s hardware …

Game Development

12 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your Streaming Devices

With the emergence of streaming devices, getting your favorite content from the internet to your TV is getting easier every day. Although Roku, …

6 Amazing Developers Ruined By Greedy Publishers

Making video games is a hard job. I developed a flash game 2 years ago that took 1 year and it was never successfully released. It was a shitshow and …

29 Hidden Chrome Features That Will Make Your Life Easier

Chrome has a ton of hidden little tricks that you may not know about.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from …

Google

Forty years of hip hop masterfully cut up into one song

And if you don't know, now you know. <i>(The Hood Internet)</i><p>Featuring:<p>2 Pac, 50 Cent, A Tribe Called Quest, Afrika Bambaataa, Audio Two, AZ, Beastie Boys, …

Turn an Old Monitor Into a Daily Status Board

My mirror doesn’t come to life and tell me about the rest of my day when I walk in bleary-eyed to the bathroom, as much as I wish it did. An …

Raspberry Pi

In an age of robots, schools are teaching our children to be redundant

In the future, if you want a job, you must be as unlike a machine as possible: creative, critical and socially skilled. So why are children being taught to behave like machines?<p>Children learn best when teaching aligns with their natural exuberance, energy and curiosity. So why are they dragooned …

Education

Dark Souls 3 class guide

More Dark Souls 3<p><b>Dark Souls 3 review</b><br>Dark Souls 3: Ashes of Ariandel review<b><br>The story of Dark Souls 3's saddest creature</b><br>We need to stop talking about …

How-To: Create a free Apple developer account for sideloading apps

Starting with Xcode 7, Apple made it possible to sideload apps on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV using a free Apple ID. Although a paid developer account is still required to deploy apps to the App Store, users wishing to sideload open source apps on a personal device can do so with relative ease. …