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TSA’s Summer Meltdown

Security Lines are Longer Than Ever. But the Most Sensible Fix is the One Nobody Will Talk About.May 26, 2016AIRPORT SECURITY lines are out the door, …

Flying

I’m ditching traditional banks in favor of bitcoin—and you can, too

I’ve been interested in bitcoin (BTC) as a concept since its inception. Until recently, however, I considered bitcoin more of a cryptographic experiment than something that could affect my daily life.<p>One of the biggest obstacles for me was practicality. A few years ago, buying bitcoin or selling …

Bitcoin

Top 10 Myths About Bitcoin

Shutterstock photo<p>Although Bitcoin has been around for more than seven years now, there are still plenty of myths about this technology percolating …

How I Got the $84,000 Hepatitis C Drug For $1500 by Buying It From India

When I went in for my annual physical in 2011, I knew something was up when the physician's assistant who usually dealt with me deferred to the …

This Functional DIY Stirling Engine Is Basically Just Paper and Cardboard

And it can run off of as little as a bowl of warm water.<p>A tiny Stirling engine is one of the coolest desk toys you can have. Since it requires nothing more than a difference in temperature to get going, you can just throw it on your laptop, charging phone, or even put it in your hand to make it go. …

Remote code execution, git, and OS X

Sometimes I think about all of those pictures which show a bunch of people in startups. They have their office space, which might be big, or it might …

Git

The Other Side of the Solar Firestorm in Nevada

Earlier this year, celebrity actor Mark Ruffalo riled up a crowd of hundreds of protestors outside of an office building in sunny Las Vegas by …

Circuit Simulator Lets You Play Around with Electronics Components in Your Browser

GIF<p>Part of the fun of DIY electronics projects is tinkering with things to learn how they work, but that doesn’t mean planning ahead isn’t a smarter …

How to Make Stainless Steel House Numbers That Your Neighbors Will Envy

Instead of settling for store bought numbers you can make your own modern numbers using stainless steel screws.<p>House numbers can be a great design element for the front of your home, as long as you don't get too cute so they remain legible for EMS, fire trucks, and FedEX. Fortunately, these bold …

Stainless Steel

MIT’s new sensor-loaded duct tape makes DIY electronics a snap

When it comes to the maker movement, anyone without hardcore DIY electronics knowledge or some basic programming skills is left in the dust. That’s …

DIY 118GB floppy drive makes those A drives useful again

Anyone who has been around computers for very long will remember the good ol’ A drive. Back in the day, the 3.5-inch floppy drive sat at the top of …

So you want to build a generator... - Kate Compton

Man Creates Obnoxious Robot to Trick Telemarketers in Brilliant Quest for Revenge

One devious genius has created a robot to string telemarketers along—and the results are comedy gold.<p>Fed up with unwanted calls, telecom professional …

How banks are trying to squelch Bitcoin’s momentum

There is no question that Bitcoin is causing a lot of worry and hand-wringing in the banking sector — and in national governments uncertain of how to regulate it. It is, after all, a highly disruptive technology — one of very few alternatives the world has seen in centuries to creating and handling …

Bitcoin

What we learned about SSDs in 2015

2015 was the beginning of the end for SSDs in the data center. Why? Because researchers have delved deep into their actual behavior and found …

You Can't Seriously Expect Your Banker to Tell You About This

Years ago I had the misfortune of sitting adjacent a colleague who was a pretentious moron. We were both young and of no real importance at the …

Breast Feeding

ARRIS Cable Modem has a Backdoor in the Backdoor

A couple of months ago, some friends invited me to give a talk at NullByte Security Conference. I started to study about some embedded device junk …

No more fillings as dentists reveal new tooth decay treatment

Scientists in London develop pain-free filling that allows teeth to repair themselves without drilling or injections<p>• A history of dentistry – in pictures<p>Scientists have developed a new pain-free filling that allows cavities to be repaired without drilling or injections.<p>The tooth-rebuilding …

My Open Source Photography Workflow

After several years of trial and error, I finally have a complete RAW photography workflow in Linux that I am happy with. The applications in this …

Workflow

Playboy to stop publishing images of nude women as it seeks greater audience

No nudes is good news.<p><i>Playboy</i> has decided to stop publishing images of nude women, ending the magazine's 62-year practice that made it a cultural …

ARMing a Breadboard — Everyone Should Program an ARM

I’m always a little surprised that we don’t see more ARM-based projects. Of course, we do see some, but the volume isn’t what I’d expect given that …

Psychedelics Could Trigger A 'Paradigm Shift' In Mental Health Care

A new review of studies finds that LSD, psilocybin and MDMA hold potential for treating mental illness.<p>Is American medicine on the brink of a psychedelic revolution?<p>It's seeming more and more likely. A scientific review of the existing research into the therapeutic applications of psychedelics, …

Johns Hopkins University

A futuristic razor that shaves hair with a laser has raised nearly $4 million on Kickstarter

But two Swedes think they have a solution: A razor that shaves hair with a laser, not a blade. They call it the Skarp Razor.<p>The project went nuts on Kickstarter but has now been kicked off the crowdfunding site over concerns that it didn't have a working prototype.<p>As we previously reported, in its …

Crowd Funding

Qualcomm Snapdragon, DragonBoard 410c Fire Up at World Maker Faire

Giant chipmaker Qualcomm is “upping its game” — all as part of a major initiative to attract Makers to its quickly proliferating Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile-device processors. Its efforts on that count will be on display this weekend in New York as it showcases a new, impressively powerful, and …

Mobile Technology

My favorite interview question

Interviewing and hiring are more difficult tasks than they may seem. The cost of hiring the wrong person is quite high, yet companies that are hiring …

Employment

'Impossible' rocket drive works and could get to Moon in four hours

The British designed EM Drive actually works and would dramatically speed up space travel, scientists have confirmed<p>Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works.<p>…

Space Travel

Could driverless cars own themselves?

<b>Forget buying an electric-powered Tesla, sharing a Zipcar or hiring an Uber - the most disruptive force in getting from A to B on four wheels could be cars that own themselves.</b><p>Emancipated automobiles sounds like a crazy concept. But the man advocating the idea goes further: he thinks they'll have …

Autonomous Vehicle

The Many Causes of America’s Decline in Crime

A new report finds that locking up more offenders isn't making people any safer—and may even be counterproductive.<p>The dramatic rise of incarceration and the precipitous fall in crime have shaped the landscape of American criminal justice over the last two decades. Both have been unprecedented. Many …