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How to download the original StarCraft for free

To help generate buzz for the upcoming StarCraft: Remastered, Blizzard is giving away the game that started it all. Here's how to get it.<p>Along with Command & Conquer, Blizzard's StarCraft ushered in the real-time strategy genre as we know it. Hard to believe that was almost 20 years ago.<p>Never …

Starcraft

How Minnesota is growing an all-natural tire in a lab: BTN LiveBIG

A team of world-class researchers from the University of Minnesota, in conjunction with the National Science Foundation’s Center for Sustainable …

Fossil Fuels

17 Google products you've never heard of

Most of us have heard of Google's well-publicized moonshots: Self-driving cars, smart contact lenses, internet-beaming balloons, and more.<p>While those products and services sound amazing, most of us can't use them just yet. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly …

Apps

New York City has a secret subway line with antique cars — here's what it's like to ride it

The New York City subway system is one of the most fascinating curiosities in a city full of mysteries. Miles of underground track shrouded in darkness, littered with abandoned stations and secret passageways — it's a common object of desire for the urban explorers among us.<p>And, occasionally, New …

New York City

I used Üllo to make a $5 bottle of terrible British wine drinkable

Once upon a time, a Jewish carpenter did the impossible and turned a few pails of water into a bountiful supply of Palestine’s finest vintage vino. Two millennia later, one Chicago company is doing their own merlot-related miracles.<p>Üllo is a startup with a mission that I can totally get behind – to …

Alcohol

500-year-old secrets of boxwood miniatures unlocked - CNN Style

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Cookies

The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …

Mathematics

Millions of people have already watched 'Stranger Things,' and it's one of Netflix's biggest hits

But since Netflix notoriously doesn't release ratings data, it's hard to know just how big of a hit it is. Thankfully we have an estimate from a startup called SymphonyAM, which tracks Netflix ratings and has been cited by the likes of NBC.<p>SymphonyAM tells Business Insider that in the first 16 …

Entertainment

Wheels UP Offers Uber-Like Air Travel Service

For many people, the days of air travel are about to become as simple as requesting an Uber. Private aviation firm Wheels Up looks to capitalize on the increasing growth in private air travel.<p>During an interview on the FOX Business Network Mornings with Maria, Wheels Up Founder and CEO Kenny …

Netflix Blocking Your VPN? Here's How To Build Your Own

Over the past few weeks, Netflix has been cracking down on Australians that use virtual private networks (VPNs) to access the company's much larger …

Privacy

SunPower Corporation: More Solar Bang For Less Buck

Source: SunPower Corporation<p>In back-to-back announcements, <b>SunPower Corporation</b> just reminded investors that solar companies are more than just stocks. While analysts are busy diving deep into cash flow statements and earnings announcements, SunPower released news that, once again, proved it's a …

Amazon cuts price for Prime to $73 this weekend

Amazon will cut the price of its Amazon Prime membership from $99 to $73 for a little over a day this weekend.<p>The company says it's feeling good about winning two Golden Globes for "Mozart in the Jungle," one of its original shows, and wants to celebrate.<p>The discount begins Friday at 9:00 p.m. PT …

Shopping

The most expensive food on earth is found in a sea of purple flowers

For one week each year, gorgeous purple flowers bloom in only a few places around the world. People wade into the purple seas to harvest the blooms …

Popcorn Time for your browser makes illegal movie streaming even easier

A Popcorn Time developer has made it easier than ever before to stream pirated movies and TV shows by placing the streaming service directly in your browser. Popcorn Time, which operates like Netflix but via pirated media streams from torrent sites, was previously only available as a desktop and …

Popcorn Time

Meet the Entrepreneurs Who Set Their Sights on Bringing Quality Binoculars to the U.S.

This story appears in the October 2015 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>For most people, cheap binoculars will do just fine for watching a ballgame, catching a glimpse of Springsteen from the back row or getting a peek at the neighbor’s begonias.<p>But there’s a subset of hobbyists -- including hunters, …

Entrepreneurship

Goldman Sachs faces test years after memos touted now faltering economies

Shortly after the turn of the 21st century, the bank foresaw big things for the so-called Brics economies – but other experts weren’t convinced. With the Fed poised to raise interest rates, investors could see major consequences<p>Goldman Sachs analysts released some exciting memos back in 2001 and …

Stock Markets

Raspberry Pi gets an official touchscreen display

Although it's pretty easy to hook up a Raspberry Pi to a screen using its HDMI port, it's not exactly the most portable of solutions (especially if there isn't a TV or monitor around). The Raspberry Pi Foundation recognized this, so it set about finding a "simple, embeddable display" capable of …

6 Netflix Tricks You Aren't Using (But Should Be)

<i>By: Wil Fulton</i><p><i>Credit: iStock/Neustockimages / Netflix</i><p>It's difficult to remember my life before Netflix, and frankly, I'd rather not. The era of all-day binge watching and having unlimited titles waiting patiently at our literal fingertips has completely revolutionized the way we consume media--but …

Entertainment

The unbelievably lucrative business of escape rooms

An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated the name of Doc Preuss.<p><i>You and 10 other people are locked in a room. Words, numbers and</i> …

Profit

This farm in a box generates $15,000 a month

People repurpose old shipping containers for lots of things -- homes, restaurants, art galleries, even swimming pools.<p>But Shawn Cooney may have found the greenest use yet -- literally. On a vacant lot near Boston's Logan Airport, Cooney is using four former freight containers -- plus one at another …

Aquaponics

Navy's Third Missile-Destroying Warship Arrives in Europe (Whom Will Russia Invade This Time?)

USS<i>Donald Cook</i>leading a flotilla of destroyers. Photo:Wikimedia Commons.<p>Fifteen months ago, the United States dispatched the USS <i>Donald Cook</i> (DDG 75) on a not-very-secret mission: to carry America's latest missile defense technology to Europe, there to set up a system to shoot down rogue nukes.<p>One …

Shopping tools help patients find cash prices for medical procedures

When Vicki Burns was told she needed total hip replacement surgery in 2012 she asked her local hospital for a cash price. She got a $79,000 estimate for the surgery.<p>A doctor advised her to research the fee that the hospital accepts from<p>Medicareand use that as a starting point. Her husband gathered …

Bright Outlook? LG Strives to Switch on OLED Light Market

SEOUL – According to LG Chem, OLED is the best artificial lighting format in existence today – but before embracing it, the market is going to need a lot of persuasion.<p>Seoul-based LG Chem, which has been in OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) lighting since 2008, and which claims to be the world’s …

South Korea

Inside the Shop of the Last Great American Watchmaker

The greatest timepieces in the world come from Switzerland. And Amish country.<p>On the corner of a nondescript block in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a bank, or what used to be a bank. Now it is the home of Roland G. Murphy Watch Company, the country's only truly independent elite watchmaker. …

Watches

The professor who 'cured' his cancer with a cocktail of everyday pills and 20 years on remains disease-free

Ben Williams' aggressive brain tumour was treated with conventional therapies - and with a mix of common drugs, including those for acne, insomnia and high blood pressure, as revealed in a new documentary. Could this approach work for others?<p>ONE day, some two decades ago, Ben Williams set out from …

Wakie Wakes You With Phone Calls From Strangers

There’s alarm clock apps that force you to spin around, and ones that require you to move closer to your router. Then there’s Wakie, an app that encourages random strangers around the world to wake you up with a phone call.<p>Wakie has actually existed before, as it’s the international version of the …

The 12 Best Games on PC

PC gamers have got a pretty great thing going. Interesting, experimental indie games? Yup. Complex strategy simulations? Totally. The shiniest, …

Die Hard

Private Browsing Settings Aren't as Private as You Think

Let's be honest: There's probably a few things you've been looking at online that you don't want anyone to know about.<p>Whether you're secretly …

Disneyland's original prospectus revealed!

Thanks to an anonymous benefactor, Boing Boing is pleased to present the first-ever look at the original Disneyland prospectus.<p>Thanks to an anonymous …