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How to monitor network traffic with Linux and vnStat

Monitoring traffic on a Linux server network interface is easy with vnStat and vnStat-PHP.<p>If you're a network or a Linux admin, sometimes you need to …

Linux

This starter audiophile system sounds outrageously good for $88

I cover all sorts of audio gear, everything from dirt-cheap subwoofers to extravagantly expensive turntables; there's something for every budget.<p>This time it's a <i>system</i> with a Lepai LP2020TI stereo integrated amplifier that sells for the low, low price of just $38, mated with Dayton Audio B652 Air …

Audiophile

5 do-it-all exercise moves that work your entire body at once

Going to workout can be an overwhelming (albeit endorphin-boosting!) experience. When I walk into a gym, for instance, I’m greeted by the vast …

Muscle

WALTR Makes It Easier To Transfer Music On Your iPhone

While iPhone’s functionality gets more user-friendly all the time, it’s still super annoying that to manage the files on our pocket sized computers. …

Apple Music

Think Abs Are Impossible After 40? All You Need Are These 5 Moves.

Carve out a harder core—without doing situps—using a routine that spares your lower back.<p>For decades, ab training meant situps, curling your upper body all the way up off the floor, rounding your lower back. Some people got nice-looking abs doing this—and lots more ended up with back pain.<p>Today, …

Workouts

This 30-Day Plank Challenge Will Transform Your Body

A strong core is the foundation of a strong body. Think about it: A tree would fall if its trunk weren't solid and stable. Doing core work isn't just …

How To: Flood Your ISP with Random, Noisy Data to Protect Your Privacy on the Internet

Net neutrality is dead and your internet service providers can collect all the data they want. While VPNs are a great way to protect some of that …

White Hat

Astronaut Chris Hadfield says we could have gone to Mars decades ago — here's why we haven't

• <b>As an astronaut, Chris Hadfield flew on three space missions and spent nearly half a year in orbit.</b>• <b><br>People could have landed on Mars "decades ago" if we'd really wanted to, Hadfield says, but such missions may have been deadly because of the state of rocket and spaceship technologies.</b>• <b><br>Even if NASA,</b> …

Chris Hadfield

Ocean spray on Saturn moon contains crucial constituents for life

Blasts of ocean spray that erupt from a moon of Saturn contain complex organic molecules, making it the only place beyond Earth known to harbour crucial constituents for life as we know it.<p>Astronomers detected the compounds in plumes of water and ice that shoot from huge fractures in the south pole …

Enceladus

It's easy to build better, cheaper Philips Hue LED strips yourself

If you own any Philips Hue lightbulbs, at some point you've probably considered getting the company's Lightstrip Plus LED strip, which works with the …

'I'm sad that I didn't have sex until I was 37'

<b>While the average person loses their virginity in their late teens, this is not true for everyone. "Joseph", who is 60 and a widower, found it was a source of great shame and frustration. Here he shares his story.</b><p>I remained a virgin until my late 30s. I have no idea how unusual that is but I …

Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can’t.

BERKELEY, Calif. — Many people have grown accustomed to talking to their smart devices, asking them to read a text, play a song or set an alarm. But someone else might be secretly talking to them, too.<p>Over the last two years, researchers in China and the United States have begun demonstrating that …

Siri

QElectroTech: An Open Source Wiring Diagram Tool

There’s a few open source options out there for creating electrical schematics. KiCad and Fritzing are two that will take you from schematic capture …

Arduino

I Know Which Country the U.S. Will Invade Next

By the end of this column, it will be clear which country the United States will invade and topple next. Or failing that, it will be clear which …

Core Memory Upgrade for Arduino

Linux programs, when they misbehave, produce core dumps. The reason they have that name is that magnetic core memory was the primary storage for …

Scientists use graphene to squeeze light to just one atom thick paving the way for tiny switches and sensors

Breakthrough in light compression heralds dawn of a new age of technological possibilities<p>Graphene is regarded as one of the ultimate materials we …

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

The breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis<p>Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution …

Pollution

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Photo Sharing

This Might Be the Most Influential Menswear Outfit in Movie History

The roaming-the-countryside look from the 2012 James Bond movie Skyfall is still inspiring men over a half-decade after its release.<p>The thing about James Bond—the <i>point</i> of James Bond—is that almost every man in the universe wants to be him. They want to date Halle Berry, stumble across a pen that’s …

Skyfall

Matcha Gtk Theme - A Beautiful Flat Design Theme for Ubuntu Linux

Matcha Gtk Theme is a modern and flat design theme which is made inspired by Arc gtk theme. This amazing dark theme supports GTK 3, GTK 2 and …

Physicists Are About to Attempt The 'Impossible' - Turning Light Into Matter

E=mc2 becomes m=E/c2.<p>Theoretically, it should be possible to turn light into matter. In practice, well - "easier said than done" is an understatement.<p>…

Physics

Gunpowder Moon is a chillingly realistic book about the fight to control the Solar System

We can leave Earth, but its borders will follow us<p>On September 12th, 1962, President John F. Kennedy spoke at Rice University in Houston, Texas, about the need for America to land on the Moon “before the decade is out.” The space race was never primarily about exploration or science, but rather …

Turn a Raspberry Pi 3 into a desktop PC

Building a Raspberry Pi 3 powered desktop PC<p>Assuming you have a Raspberry Pi 3 -- and the new Model B+ is perfect for this -- then what you need to …

Raspberry Pi

With a spacecraft in trouble and the White House watching, SpaceX had to deliver

By Christian Davenport<p>Christian Davenport<p>Reporter covering the defense and space industries<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Within minutes of liftoff, it was clear the Dragon spacecraft was in trouble.<p>Inside mission control on the morning of March 1, 2013, the SpaceX team was desperately trying to figure out what …

Nasa spacecraft unable to deflect apocalypse asteroid which could hit Earth in 2175 without using nukes, scientists warn

A Nasa spacecraft designed to save Earth from asteroids is ‘inadequate’ and will not be able to nudge a gigantic space rock onto a course which …

Asteroids

Your Smart Home Is Spying On You. Here's How To Spy Back.

After Gizmodo's investigation into the data smart homes expose about our lives, many of you asked how you could monitor the digital emissions from …

The 'starve and stack' method could help you save $50,000 in 2 years — here's how to implement it in your own life

• <b>The phrase 'starve and stack' means to aggressively cut down on your spending for a fixed period, in order to save for retirement.</b>• <b><br>The younger you are, the easier it is to carry out the 'starve and stack' strategy, as you have fewer financial responsibilities and burdens.</b>• <b><br>There are a number of ways</b> …

Roth IRA

The security gadgets and apps you need to keep your information safe

Protect your information.<p>With new data breaches constantly making headlines, you know about the need to secure your online accounts. But hackers aren't the only threat to your personal information. Burglars could steal sensitive papers from your home, snoopers could raid your trash, and companies …

Build a Clock With Lixies, the Nixie-⁠Tube Lookalike

Simulate a retro-tech look without the fuss Photo: Randi Klett Photo: Randi Klett <b>Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 science fiction film</b> <i> 2001: A Space Odyssey</i> …