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How To Have Breakthrough Ideas

<i>You can learn to cultivate great ideas. That’s the bold promise</i> of The Net and the Butterfly: The Art and Practice of Breakthrough Thinking<i>, by</i> …

Top 9 ethical issues in artificial intelligence

Julia Bossmann, President, Foresight Institute<p>Optimizing logistics, detecting fraud, composing art, conducting research, providing translations: …

Top 5 Reason Why PC Gaming Is Better Than Console Gaming

PC gaming is the most affordable it’s ever been—and for a lot of people it’s also the best value, for a multitude of reasons. The announcement of …

Alien life -- did NASA find a 'Death Star' in a distant galaxy?

Did <b>#NASA</b> discover an <b>alien megastructure star</b> more than 1,400 light years away? That's the intriguing question brought up by findings from its Kepler …

5 audiophile myths, totally busted

The Audiophiliac takes a bunch of audiophile myths apart.<p>I'm an audiophile who loves music <i>and</i> audio gear more or less equally. That said, I think anyone who from time to time really <i>savors</i> music is an audiophile, or might become one at a future date. To clear the air a bit for up an coming …

Audiophile

PC gaming beat consoles a long time ago, so now consoles are becoming more like gaming PCs

Commentary: New Xbox and PlayStation hardware takes an iterative approach, playing the same games but built for different budgets and needs, like what PC gamers have had for decades.<p>The long battle between gaming PCs and game consoles is over, and the PCs won.<p>At least they won the philosophical …

PS4 Pro

Our game design pet peeves

From escort missions that are the equivalent of trying to carry bone china through a live fire exercise to inventory management as designed by …

PC Gaming

Do Aliens Exist? Yes, The Universe Is Full Of Life, NASA Astronaut Says

A former NASA astronaut and commander aboard the International Space Station who has logged nearly 230 days in space says it's arrogant for humans to …

Chased Off of YouTube, Leaked 'No Man's Sky' Footage Runs to Pornhub

Leaked footage of highly anticipated game briefly comes online, but now Pornhub is one of the few places you can find it.<p>I always feel a little dirty when I look at leaked footage of any kind, but rarely so much as when I brought up Pornhub yesterday to check out a video featuring the hyped space …

10 Simple Ways To Flirt Better

Up Your Flirting Game In 10 Simple Steps<p>Ever wonder what it really takes to hit all the right notes with a woman? Gone are the days when cheesy come-ons and a passed note in class were adequate attempts at flirting. You have to give women more, and while good looks help, you need the right set of …

Relationships

Backup / Restore WhatsApp Chat Messages And Photos On iPhone The Easy Way

Here’s how to backup and restore on iPhone all of your WhatsApp chat messages and photos using iCloud the easy way. More details and step-by-step …

Why Do Dogs Watch—and React to—TV?

Just like humans, their response to the tube depends on their personality, experts say.<p>Our first Weird Animal Question of the Week of 2015 comes to us from our very own photo editor Mallory Benedict, who's curious about why her sister's poodle pays such rapt attention to the television.<p>"He totally …

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16 Things You Didn't Know Your New iPhone Could Do

Take advantage of all the (literally) bigger and better features right at your fingertips.

Apps

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

Finally ready to get off the grid? It's not quite as simple as it should be, but here are a few easy-to-follow steps that should point you in the right direction.<p>If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone …

Internet

How To Boost Wi-Fi Router Signal Range Using A Beer Can

We love a good life hack, but while getting OS X running on a PC or an iOS jailbreak is great and all, some people think a little more tenaciously. …

These Pedal-Powered Pod Cars Travel Above City Streets, So You Can Avoid Traffic

They’ve already been installed in an amusement park. Next up: Google’s main campus.<p>Why drive to work when you can arrive in your own pedal-powered pod car, far above traffic? That’s the vision of a Canadian company called Shweeb, which hopes to soon begin installing what it calls the “most …

Transportation

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How It Feels To Ride A Real Hoverboard

The thin air turns thick beneath your feet. You step onto the Hendo Hoverboard and an invisible force compresses, condensing and coiling like a spring you cannot see. It sinks for just a split-second, slipping closer to the solid copper floor below.<p>But before it can touch, the magnets strengthen …

Libido-Killing Foods

19 Life Hacks You'll Want to Know in a Catastrophe

Your survival is important to us. After all, with no readers there is no Cracked. And if there is no Cracked then we have to go back to our previous …

Lifehacks

How to Build a Fire in Your Fireplace | The Art of Manliness

It’s getting cold out, so naturally you’ve been feeling like building a cozy fire in your fireplace – a warm, crackling oasis you can sit beside in …

Keep Your Head Up: 'Text Neck' Takes A Toll On The Spine

"Text neck," the posture formed by leaning over a cellphone while reading and texting, is a big problem, according to the author of a newly published study in the National Library of Medicine.<p>Kenneth K. Hansraj, chief of spine surgery at New York Spine Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine, says the …

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Environment

How to Make Beef Jerky | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from Tim Ferriss‘ new book,</i> The Four Hour Chef<i>.</i><p><b>An Introduction to Dehydrating Food</b><p>Dehydration is all about removing …

How to Pick a Lock | The Art of Manliness

Back in October I had the pleasure of attending the ITS Tactical Muster, during which I learned several awesome manly skills. My favorite tutorial …

How to Kill Zombies | The Art of Manliness

Awhile back, survival expert Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor decided to take a break from teaching his usual, realistic survival skills to have …

How to Make Flavored Toothpicks | The Art of Manliness

Since literally the dawn of man, toothpicks have been used as a tooth-cleaning device. With the advent of tooth-brushing and flossing, however, …

Transfer Any Video Or Audio File To iPhone / iPad Without iTunes [No Jailbreak Required]

Getting audio and video files onto your iPhone and iPad has always been a nice and simple affair, but only if the files in question happen to be of …