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Facebook will allow users to opt out of letting Facebook collect their browsing history

It’s arguably the company’s biggest update since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke.<p>Facebook users will soon be able to opt out of one of Facebook’s key data gathering practices: Its collection and use of people’s web browsing history, which the company uses to sell targeted ads.<p>Facebook …

Privacy

Scientists Have Discovered a New Organ in the Human Body. What is the Interstitium?

It’s not a second stomach or a mini-brain. But scientists have discovered an important new organ that may play a critical role in how many tissues …

The 10 Worst Drinks Black People Ever Thought It Was Cool To Drink

<b>10. Cristal</b><p>Because you will never convince me there's any discernible difference between Cristal and Andre.<p><b>9. Malt liquor (any)</b><p>I know it's not …

Stephen Hawking's final Reddit post was an ominous warning about the future of humanity and capitalism

Stephen Hawking was a world-class physicist — but he was also much more.<p>The Cambridge professor was also a legendary science communicator, and was outspoken on a range of social and political issues — from artificial intelligence (AI) to climate change. And following the news of his death at age 76 …

Bottled water from major brands like Aquafina, Nestle, and Dasani has been found to contain tiny plastic particles that you're drinking

When you drink from a plastic bottle of fresh H20, you're sipping more than just water.<p>A new report from Orb Media reveals how major bottled water brands, including Aquafina, Dasani, Nestle and Evian all have tens, hundreds, and in some cases, thousands of microplastic particles floating in their …

Here’s how you access the super creepy data Facebook has on you

Since 2010, Facebook allows you to download an archive file of all your interactions with the network. It’s a 5-click easy process that your grandmother can do (more details below).<p>Inside the .zip, lies an ‘index.html’ page that acts as a portal to your personal data. Visually, it looks like an …

People Are Suing Equifax in Small Claims Court and It's Totally Brilliant. Here's Why

Just imagine $5,500 times 143 million, and you'll see why this could be big trouble.<p>Last September, Christian Haigh learned he was one of the 143 million people in the U.S. whose information was hacked in the Equifax breach.<p>As you might recall, Equifax issued an apology that was almost laughable. …

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Parenting

Babies Who Look Like Their Dads Are Actually Healthier, Apparently

Babies who look more like their dads are apparently healthier<p>Does your child look a whole lot more like their father? Are you secretly somewhat …

Fortnite Is the Unstoppable Free Game You Should Be Playing Right Now

The weird, scandalous story of the game to beat in 2018.<p>This might blow your mind, but one of the most popular games in the world right now is a free one. <i>Fortnite</i> is a free-to-play game with a history that's very funny and kind of dirty, a game that's found tremendous success by pivoting from its …

11 Best Countries That Actually Love Having American Tourists

One of the strangest sensations when traveling abroad as an American is the heightened sense of your American-ness. That I’m-from-anywhere accent you …

Best Board Games 2018: 9 ideas to liven up your next gathering | Trusted Reviews

<b>Everyone loves a board game. Even the people who say they don’t. They’re the ones who suddenly get ultra-serious about whether they get to collect</b> …

9 Foods That (Almost) Never Go Bad

Buy almost anything from the grocery store and it will come with an expiration date—a ticking time bomb until you have to throw out that bottle of …

15 languages around the world that are going extinct

There are more than 7,000 living languages in the world, but UNESCO predicts more than half will be extinct by the end of the century. Will these be among the first to go?

Mind-Blowing Hacks That Actually Work

When life presents a problem, dilemma or obstacle that can't be solved or overcome through simple means the uncreative are stumped, flummoxed or …

This Is What Happens When Bitcoin Miners Take Over Your Town

Eastern Washington had cheap power and tons of space. Then the suitcases of cash started arriving.<p><b>EAST WENATCHEE, Washington—Hands on the</b> wheel, eyes squinting against the winter sun, Lauren Miehe eases his Land Rover down the main drag and tells me how he used to spot promising sites to build a …

Bitcoin

Tesla's newest rival has highlighted a big problem that no one is talking about

Tesla has been selling an all-electric luxury SUV, the Model X, since 2015. The vehicle has done relatively well in the market, helping Tesla to deliver a record 100,000 vehicles in total for 2017.<p>The Model X is also a potential profit-driver for profitless Tesla: it can sell for upwards of …

Tesla

This may be why you can’t remember the first years of life

Remember growing those baby teeth? Taking that inaugural crawl? Mouthing that earliest solid food?<p>Of course you don’t — and neither does anyone else. …

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

YouPorn used AI to predict the porn searches of the future and, um, brace yourselves

Using artificial intelligence to create new content is all the rage, and now YouPorn has gotten in on the act with an experiment that's produced some …

This beautifully designed 'dumb phone' can only make calls and send texts — and it might be the key to curing our addiction to apps

The Brooklyn-based startup Light has set an impossible goal of getting people to put down their smartphones.<p>Light launched in 2014 and a year later debuted its first product, the Light Phone. It could only make calls and tell the time, and the company described it as a "quite a smart 'dumb' …

Apps

The Grand Tor: How to Go Anonymous Online

Fifteen years have passed since a couple of MIT grads and a Navy-funded researcher first built The Onion Router, or Tor, a wild experiment in …

Surgeons find parasite unlike any they've seen in body of defector shot 5 times while escaping North Korea

South Korean surgeons operating on a North Korean defector who ran across the Demilitarized Zone between the two countries under a hail of gunfire on Monday have found a parasite in the man's stomach unlike any other they had seen.<p>The defector, who was shot five times, remained in critical …

The Best and Worst Olive Oil from the Grocery Store

Don't waste your bread on motor oil.<p>Olive oil is as essential to the kitchen as a saucepan or stove. Yet, while it’s always in front of us, we don’t …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Five Vitamins That Help Maintain Your Mental Health

Whilst we are beginning to become very aware of how what we eat affects our physical health and wellbeing, we don't often connect what we eat with …

Wellness

Bose Sleepbuds can silence snores and barking dogs

These smart earplugs might save your relationship<p>Two years ago we discovered a rather remarkable set of smart earplugs from a company called Hush that could silence the noise around you as you slept. Then the company suddenly went quiet, and stopped returning our calls. Now we know why: Hush was …

Why You Should Cut a Corner Off Your Sponge

Here's the icky truth: many of us (read: me) are guilty of using kitchen sponges on our dishes and surfaces for far longer than we probably should. …

A Yale psychologist's simple thought experiment temporarily turned conservatives into liberals

Social scientists have long known how to turn liberals into conservatives in the lab — all they have to do is scare them.<p>"Research has shown that you can make liberals more conservative by threatening them and making them somewhat afraid," Yale psychology professor John Bargh writes in his new …

After the end of the startup era

There’s a weird feeling afoot these days, in the Valley, and in San Francisco. Across the rest of the world — Denver, Santiago, Toronto, Berlin, “Silicon Glen,” “Silicon Alley,” “Silicon Roundabout“, Station F — it seems every city still wants to be a startup hub, dreaming of becoming “the new …

7 Changes to Social Security in 2018

Benefit, tax, and even qualifying guidelines are changing for America's most important social program. Here's what you need to know.<p>Though debatable, …