Ross Little

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How to hack your memory and remember almost anything

My foray into the world of memorisation began with a single memory — a startling, gut-wrenching memory, at that. I was in France, visiting my …

Living Rooms

These Movie Posters Bring New Color and Life to Some Classic Films

A movie poster can be an exciting canvas on which an artist can work, a place where a creator can put all their visual thoughts about a film into a …

Inside the U.S. Military’s Secret Doomsday Defense

Growing up in a suburb of Washington, D.C. at the height of the Cold War, Jim Lo Scalzo knew he would be one of the first victims of any Soviet …

'I was shocked it was so easy': ​meet the professor who says facial recognition ​​can tell if you're gay

Progress makes people uncomfortable. When the first monkeys walked, other monkeys probably said, 'This is outrageous!'<p>Kosinski received emails from people confused about their sexuality who hoped he'd run their photo through his algorithm<p>If you basically accept we’re just computers, then computers …

Cambridge Analytica

18 movies to watch that are so bad they're good

Every year has its good movies and bad movies, but it takes a special quality to be both good and bad at the same time.<p>Sure, there are plenty of dumb-on-purpose movies, like "Black Dynamite." Or campy movies, like "Face/Off." And there are soulless attempts to be purposefully trashy, like the …

Batman & Robin

This hack connects you to the Internet via a virtual modem

Legend tells of a programmer named Martin Kirkholt Melhus who worked at a client site where there was no Internet. Realizing most of his work involved cutting and pasting from StackOverflow, he needed a way to get online. And so he turned his speaker and microphone into a working (in theory) modem. …

The 35 best science-fiction movies since Blade Runner

The most widely admired science-fiction film to come out of the 1980s, <i>Blade Runner</i> <i></i>reimagined the nocturnal, seductive, and pessimistic qualities of …

60 years after Sputnik, Russian space program faces troubles

MOSCOW (AP) — Six decades after Sputnik, a refined version of the rocket that put the first artificial satellite in orbit remains the mainstay of …

A free, teacher-less university in France is schooling thousands of future-proof programmers

Paris<p>When you walk into École 42, a teacher-less coding school in Paris, a few things leap out at you: a killer collection of provocative street art, including an illustrated condom machine at the front desk; iMacs as far as the eye can see; and a palpable buzz from the roughly 1,000 students …

These 17 movies from 1997 are now 20 years old, and you need to rewatch them immediately

When temperatures are over 90 degrees and even your SPF is dripping off your face, it’s time to go indoors. And what better way to waste an entire …

Ben Affleck

7 Embarrassing Movie Auditions You Can't Unsee

Some of these are painful.<p>Who knows what takes place behind the closed doors of Hollywood? You probably picture Anne Hathaway pretending to be a tree to bag her role in <i>The Devil Wears Prada</i> and the Warner Bros execs being impressed with Ben Affleck's commitment to performing only in the dark for</i> …

What It’s Like to Control a Predator Drone

I was wired on Rip It energy drinks heart pounding, eyes glued open to the bright screens as we followed a white bongo truck for miles as it drove …

The 50 Best Good Bad Movies

<i>All week,</i> The Ringer <i>will be celebrating Good Bad Movies, those films that are so terrible they’re endlessly amusing and — dare we say it? — actually</i> …

Why BATMAN AND ROBIN is the Underrated Gem of the BATMAN Franchise

After Tim Burton’s return to Gotham in 1992, Warner Bros. was reportedly unhappy with the director’s second Batman movie’s large budget and decidedly …

The 7 Best Trailers for Very Bad Movies

We've been burned so many times.<p><b>Prometheus</b><p>With the hindsight afforded by <i>Alien: Covenant</i>, <i>Prometheus</i> is not a BAD film by all accounts. It was, however, marred by baffling character motivations and development in favor of some memorable set pieces and a superficial obsession with the "big" questions. …

Trailers

10 Underrated Space Movies

Interstellar (2014)<p>Paramount Pictures<p><i>Interstellar</i> is a divisive movie. Some people love it, others say it's too high-concept or drags on too. But …

Star Trek

Computer printers have been quietly embedding tracking codes in documents for decades

In 2004, when color printers were still somewhat novel, PCWorld magazine published an article headlined: “Government Uses Color Laser Printer Technology to Track Documents.”<p>It was one of the first news reports on a quiet practice that had been going on for 20 years. It revealed that color printers …

Amazon Web Services users are carelessly leaking tons of sensitive data

Personal credentials, proprietary source code, confidential employee contracts, even human genome sequences – these are just a few examples of sensitive data picked up by a security firm looking into a feature of Amazon’s Web Services.<p>“We were very surprised with both the amount and the sensitivity …

Amazon Web Services

Intel patched a nine-year-old vulnerability that allowed remote control of enterprise PCs

Silicon manufacturing giant Intel has come under fire after it’s emerged that the company had sold workstation and server chips with a flaw that could see a remote attacker gain absolute control over the machine.<p>The bug is found in Intel Active Management Technology (AMT), Intel Standard …

The 10 Absolute Worst Aliens to Be Abducted By

Earth can be shitty. Sometimes, being whisked away by a passing starship sounds like a pretty good idea. However—it <i>completely</i> depends on who’s behind …

Framing

15 terrible sequels to amazing action movies

What makes an action film great? It sounds like a simple question, but it really isn't. While most movies are judged by the quality of their acting, writing, direction, and overall premise, the action genre isn't always held to these same standards. There have been numerous great action movies that …

Die Hard

The 20 best moments in Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel's epic feud

Nearly a decade ago, Jimmy Kimmel, the fresh-faced host of the relatively new late-night show <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live</i>, had a particularly lame night. Though …

Would you take a new £1,300 DNA test that could save your life?

On a wet Wednesday morning I’m reading a glossy, A3-sized health report that promises to unpack the secrets of my DNA. It informs me that I’m twice as likely to get heart disease as the average person. How cheery: I’m in my mid-30s and have so far had a reasonably clean bill of health, so seeing …

This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage.<p>"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We …

Chemistry

From Tape Drives to Memory Orbs, the Data Formats of Star Wars Suck (Spoilers)

Star Wars should just be called Disk Format Wars.<p><i>Rogue One</i> is a great addition to the Star Wars universe because it takes a glaringly stupid plot mechanism—the exhaust port vulnerability in the Death Star—and attributes it to an architect's sabotage. One of the dumbest things about the Star Wars …

All 33 Video-Game Movies, Ranked From Least Bad to Absolute Worst

Here’s the thing: If you see a movie based on a video game and expect it to be objectively good, then you’re the only one to blame for your …

Contract To Kill isn’t just bad—it’s Steven Seagal bad

The rare Steven Seagal movie to open in American theaters, <i>Contract To Kill</i> is so crude and anti-cinematic—so fucking bad—that it becomes its own …

This $5 device can hack password-protected computers in just 30 seconds

Even the strongest passwords are fallible, and as Samy Kamkar demonstrates, sometimes it doesn’t take much.<p>Kamkar’s new exploit, PoisonTap, uses free software and a $5 Raspberry Pi Zero microcomputer. After attaching the Raspberry Pi to a USB adapter and plugging it in, the device goes to work. In …

Top 10 Evil Ways to Use Technology

Like other powerful tools, technology can be used for great good or for great evil. Learn how people use technology for wrongdoing so you can protect …

20 Best Final Movie Scenes of All Time

by Joseph Allen<p>– on<p>in Lists<p>Final scenes aren’t exactly easy. They’re expected to sum up an entire film, and prove to audiences that the time that …