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The year of Linux on the (Windows) Desktop - WSL Tips and Tricks

I've been doing a ton of work in bash/zsh/fish lately - Linuxing. In case you didn't know, Windows 10 can run Linux now. Sure, you can run Linux in a …

Linux

7 ways to transform your Netflix account into a movie lover’s dream

Think you've perfected the art of watching Netflix? Not so fast...<p>Sure, you may have found the coziest blanket to cuddle with on the couch <i>and</i> finally …

This Might Be the Most Influential Menswear Outfit in Movie History

The roaming-the-countryside look from the 2012 James Bond movie Skyfall is still inspiring men over a half-decade after its release.<p>The thing about James Bond—the <i>point</i> of James Bond—is that almost every man in the universe wants to be him. They want to date Halle Berry, stumble across a pen that’s …

7 Monster Machines That Look Like They Were Designed by a Five-Year-Old

"It's like a jet plane but with a GIANT SPINNY PART too!"<p>Designing construction equipment, planes, trucks, cranes, and other industrial vehicles is a painstaking process, the work of highly educated engineers with detailed plans. Every tiny design element has a purpose, and no possible …

FBI was warned about alleged shooter nearly 5 months ago, tipster says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The FBI was warned in September about a possible school shooting threat from a YouTube user with the same name as the suspect in Wednesday's campus massacre in Parkland, Florida, according to a video blogger.<p>Ben Bennight, the 36-year-old YouTube video blogger from Mississippi, noticed in …

Nikolas Cruz

The True Story Behind Han's Dice, and More Last Jedi Secrets From the Lucasfilm Story Group

Want to watch the Lucasfilm Story Group dish on <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> for 30 minutes? Of course you do.<p>The official <i>Star Wars</i> YouTube channel just …

34 Random But Seriously Clever Products On Amazon That Are Quickly Skyrocketing In Popularity

When it comes to products on the internet, there are two types of weird: "Why would anyone ever spend money on <i>that</i> thing" weird, and the products so …

'Star Wars': Last Jedi fan theory gives light to Luke Skywalker's odd behaviour

In the latest <i>Star Wars</i> film, Luke Skywalker took on a different role in years past, going from the heroic saviour of the galaxy to a flawed, isolated …

The show was supposed to bring black and white students together. It almost tore them apart.

By Robert Samuels<p>, Reporter<p>CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — From behind the curtain of the high school auditorium, miles from the university that the performers and most of the audience attended, Kinnawa Kaitibi marveled at the sight of a room filled with black faces.<p>It was October 2016, and this was the first …

Fraternities

9 all-star movies that flopped hard

United we fall.<p>There are no iron-clad rules for financial and critical success in Hollywood. If there were, then no film would ever flop again.<p>A definite non-rule is 'the more stars you cast, the better your film will be' – and here's the grim evidence to prove that all-star doesn't always mean …

How Is Steven Spielberg Going to Make a Great Movie Out of This God-Awful Book?

‘Ready Player One’ may be the most difficult project of Spielberg’s career—if only because its source material is such an unbearable celebration of …

14 Trader Joe’s Items That Will Basically Change Your Life

According to Real Simple editors, anyway. Take a peek into our grocery carts, and add these favorites to your shopping list.<p>Trader Joe’s Vegetable …

This 1 Habit Will Make You More Creative and Happier (if You Can Stand It)

In a brilliant TED Talk, Manoush Zomorodi explains how we can free up our brains.<p>What if there was one simple thing you could do that cost nothing and took no extra time, that would make you much more creative than you are now? What if it would also make you sleep better, and perhaps happier in …

7 ways to tell if you're talking to a psychopath or a narcissist

Generally speaking, you shouldn't walk around looking to diagnose your friends and coworkers as psychopaths and narcissists.<p>If someone looks over your shoulder while you're talking or seems weirdly distant, there's a good chance they're just having an off day and don't have a pathological …

Psychology

How to switch from Chrome to Firefox Quantum in under 2 minutes

Having used Chrome for ages, I’ve gotten used to the browser’s sluggish performance and gluttony for system memory, and I’ve a feeling I’m not alone.<p>With the launch of Firefox Quantum, we can finally break free from those shackles: the latest version of Mozilla’s browser uses an all-new CSS engine …

Google

You Should Build A Desktop PC With Your Kids...Seriously, A Desktop

Tinkering with desktop PC’s might seem counterintuitive in the age of apps, code, AI and augmented reality, but building an old-fashioned desktop PC with your kids can be an enriching experience for them…and you.<p>Jason McNew, founder and CEO of Stronghold Cyber Security, has been building and fixing …

The future of the Finder

This is the last installment of this column, and as such, I wanted to cover one of the most important features on the Mac: the Finder. This file …

Typing

How to build a desktop PC: A reference guide

If you’ve ever spent any time looking for recommendations on a new computer, chances are someone has told you to “just build a desktop.” There’s a reason: building your own desktop is almost always cheaper than buying one from a manufacturer.<p>The problem, of course, is it that you need to get your …

The tech industry needs more designers — are hybrid designer-developers the answer?

The growing need for tech designers is driving the industry to seek out multi-disciplinary talent and leading to more inclusive hiring practices. Highlighting this trend, John Maeda, former design partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has published a new report on what companies are looking …

Design

Now that Android is getting Google Assistant, here’s how it works

Here’s what you can actually do with it.<p>Okay, Google, what can Google Assistant do?<p>The answer depends on what hardware you’re using.<p>Google announced last month it would soon release Google Assistant — its latest iteration of an Alexa/Siri-like voice tool — on phones running newer versions of …

SanDisk Introduces Even Faster 256GB Extreme A1 Rated MicroSD Card

In January, SanDisk introduced us to one of the first A1 rated microSD cards, the Ultra 256GB beast of a card that’s A1 rating meant it was able to …

Cards Against Humanity co-creator sends newest board game, Secret Hitler, to all 100 U.S. senators

With the rise of the alt-right and the white nationalist movements, some observers are analyzing the early actions of the Donald Trump administration …

The Wireframe Perfectionist’s Guide

When I was a developer, I often had a hundred questions when building websites from wireframes that I had received. Some of those questions were, …

Wireframing

Here is Donald Trump's plan for his first 100 days

Donald Trump’s election means that a lotof policy change is coming to Washington, DC — and likely a lot faster than many people realize.<p>In an October speech at Gettysburg, Trump laid out everything he wanted to do in his first 100 days in office as president. (I’ve posted the full text below, via …

What It Means To Be a 'Popular' Programming Language

Alternately, what does it mean for a hammer to be the most popular tool?<p>I have fairly worthless Google Alert set up for "programming language." What it yields on a daily basis generally falls into two related camps: "tech beat business news reporter discusses programming languages as though they …