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That Time When Google's Extra Password Security Locked Me Out Of My Gmail

But sometimes it's the things you do to protect yourself that can foul you up.<p>I was recently traveling on a business trip, holed up in a location that didn't have cell reception.<p>I plugged my computer into the available Ethernet network. Not usually a problem. Google, trying to protect me, noticed I …

PS4 2.0: MP3s, themes and better dashboard organization

We're creeping up to the PlayStation 4's one year anniversary and the system is <i>finally</i> getting its 2.0 firmware update. Even better, there are a bunch of surprises; let's dive in. First up we have the expected: SharePlay which lets you virtually pass the controller for help, YouTube exports and …

The 17 Best Games For iOS And Android

Luckily, we've collected the best games for your iPhone, iPad, and Android device, chosen for their stunning design, fun gameplay, and overall polish.<p>From fast-paced arcade games like "Timberman" to gorgeous and sprawling epics like "Broken Age," you're bound to find something that's to your liking.

This new “Apple SIM” could legitimately disrupt the wireless industry

Perhaps the most interesting news about Apple’s new iPad Air 2 tablet is buried at the bottom of one of its marketing pages: It will come pre-installed with a new “Apple SIM” card instead of one from a specific mobile operator. (Credit to Julien Theys for noticing this.)<p>Apple explains:<p>The Apple SIM …

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Code.org Launches 'Hour of Code' Crowdfunding Campaign

Code.org, a nonprofit that wants to make computer science widely available in schools, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to bring its ‘Hour of Code‘ to 100 million students.<p>The organisers are looking for $5 million before December 14 – when Computer Science Education Week comes to a …

Is time travel possible?

Wouldn’t it be great if we could really travel through time?<p>A documentary still in the making is exploring that possibility. Dubbed “A Brief History of Time Travel,” the film will explore the history of time travel, its presence in pop culture, and our obsession with it. The film asks, What makes …

Amazon Launches WriteOn To Compete Against Crowd-Writing Sites Like Wattpad

Amazon has launched a crowd-editing and -writing service called WriteOn into private beta. In an announcement on the Kindle Author Forums, the company said that the site would act as a “community where readers and writers come together around the creative process to make good stories great and …

This Site Wants To Debunk Internet Rumors Before They Can Even Start To Spread

You can't trust everything you read on the internet. But a real-time rumor-tracking site is trying to change that.<p>It's called Emergent . And it's the brainchild of journalist and fellow at Columbia University's Tow Center for Digital Media , Craig Silverman.<p>"It's aiming to be a real-time monitoring …

The 10 Silicon Valley Startups Engineers Most Want to Work For

LinkedIn's annual list includes Lytro, Coursera and Fitbit.<p>Silicon Valley tech companies go to great lengths to woo new employees.<p>Free meals, unlimited vacation days, even free transportation make up just some of the perks offered by startups and tech giants, where software engineers often make …

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YouTube star PewDiePie was watched 449m times in August alone

YouTube’s 100 biggest channels’ videos were watched nearly 10.2bn times in August, with gamer Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg continuing his reign as the most popular YouTuber.<p>Kjellberg’s videos were watched 449.2m times in August, according to the latest chart published by online video industry site …

What happens when you're struck by lightning

Our picks of the week from around the web, including future food, the strangest brains you can imagine, and the victims of lightning strikes.<p>Artificial Intelligence <br>When a robot writes you a letter <br>Clive Thompson | Medium | 23 September 2014<br>An alternative Turing test: handwriting. Can you tell …

Milky Way over Green Lake, in Horsham, Australia

The glow of a town and more-distant glow of the zodiacal light shine above an Australia lake. Even farther away is the arc of the Milky Way.<p>Lynton …

5 myths about the moon

Moon myths, take that! Here are 5 of the most common myths about our moon explained.<p><b>Myth 1. The moon has a permanent dark side.</b> Most grammar school …

Chocolate-Dipped Pretzels

You're just minutes away from a snack to satisfy your craving: Pretzel rods dipped in smooth, semisweet chocolate are the perfect blend of salty and sweet.