Joel Avery

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Tails 1.4 polishes up the privacy-obsessed Linux OS trusted by Edward Snowden

Tails, a privacy and anonymity-focused Linux distribution most famously used by Edward Snowden, just released version 1.4.This Debian-based system is designed to preserve your privacy and anonymity online, providing better protection than just using the Tor browser alone on a typical operating …

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being confirmed with fMRI or EEG. The practice appears to …

YouTube drops Flash for HTML5 video as default

The slow death of Adobe Flash has been hastened — YouTube, which used the platform as the standard way to play its videos, has dumped Flash in favor of HTML5 for its default web player. The site will now use HTML5 video as standard in Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, Safari 8, and in beta versions of …

The 15 Most Surreal Destinations to Visit in 2015

Where are you hoping to travel to in 2015? Here are 15 surreal destinations to consider.<p>Be prepared for dropped jaws, kids.<p>1. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives<p>photo: Doug Perinne<p>2. Antelope Canyon in Arizona, United States<p>photo: Laura Grier<p>3. Cave of Crystals, Naica, Chihuahua, …

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Pro Tools Is Releasing a Free Version of Its Legendary Audio Software

Pro Tools is the industry standard for digital audio production, but if you wanna get with the pros, you've always had to pay. No longer! Now, …

Music Production

KeyTouch lets you unlock your Mac with Touch ID, and it was built by 14-year-olds

Unlike most teenagers who are busy with school work and sports, Erik van der Plas and Tom de Ruiter are two very young Dutch software developers. At …

App Store

Ski Gadgets 2015

Buffalo may have gotten the worst of Mother Nature’s frosty, pre-winter wrath, but mountains and ski resorts across North America have been getting their fair share of snow. Slowly but surely, slopes are being manicured, lifts are firing up and lodges are opening their doors. Embrace the season …

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5 ski and snowboard apps to help you slay the pow

Ski and snowboard apps<p>Liftopia<p>Ski Tracks<p>Ski and Snow Report<p>Snocru<p>Trace Snow<p>It's the most wonderful time of the year — we're talking about ski season, …

Elliphant - Down On Life (London Future Remix)

Kate Tempest - 'A Hammer'

Snowflake macro photography

Russian version: Как сфотографировать снежинку?<p>My main hobby is taking closeup snowflake pictures. Real snow crystals are amazing objects for macro …

Light Painting Photography by Janne Parviainen

Photographic Long Exposure Light Paintings.<p>Janne Parviainen is an artist and photographer from Finland who creates amazing photographic light …

Male, Female Brains Are Wired Very Differently, Scans Show

Men aren't from Mars and women aren't from Venus, but their brains really are wired differently, a new study suggests.<p>The research, which involved imaging the brains of nearly 1,000 adolescents, found that male brains had more connections within hemispheres, whereas female brains were more …

Fuzz, Flanger And Vibrato For iOS

<b>Holderness Media releases Swoopster for Audiobus and Inter-app audio</b> 04/12/13<p>Buying Choices<p><b>Holderness Media</b> describes <b>Swoopster</b> as a wild, fuzzed out …

Tool’s Maynard James Keenan Throwing Himself a 50th Birthday Party

Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan will celebrate his 50th birthday by performing with two of his other groups, Puscifer and A Perfect Circle, at the …

5 Natural Teeth Brighteners

Get a gorgeous smile with these easy tricks.<p>You may not be on the red carpet, but with the amount of flashes happening on your holiday party circuit, you might as well be. And while you often know the main smile saboteurs (red wine, coffee, etc.), what about all the foods that can actually do your …

Against Me! announces 2014 tour dates

<i>Photo by Daniela Montelongo</i><p>Next month, Against Me! will hit the road in support of their forthcoming sixth studio album, <i>Transgender Dysphoria Blues</i><i>.</i> …