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Tech gifts for people who love the great outdoors

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Camping

12 stoner gifts for the cannabis connoisseur in your life

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How does real sex look? These sites show the awkward truth

Does uncovering the vulnerable, clumsy sides of sex make you better at it? These "social sex" companies think so.<p>Our competition isn't porn. It's Facebook and YouTube. Or it would be Facebook and YouTube if they allowed sexual expression."<p>Cindy Gallop, Make Love Not Porn founder<p>VR gives us the …

The Arts

Give your home a stylish makeover with these innovative designs

1. Studio INTEGRATE Rio<p>In collaboration with London-based Studio INTEGRATE, this chair blends classical upholstery techniques and materials alongside …

Furniture

Silicon Valley's LSD habit is exploding, and now a 27-year old is offering how-to tutorials over Skype

Paul Austin's favorite way to open a TED talk is by telling his audience that he took LSD that day.<p>Austin, 27, bills himself as a professional microdosing coach. After personally experimenting with the regimen — which involves taking tiny, "sub-perceptual" doses of LSD or another psychedelic for up …

Silicon Valley

How to Hack Wi-Fi Passwords

Your reason for cracking a Wi-Fi password are no doubt noble (we trust you); here's how.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Wi-Fi

The CrossHelmet on Kickstarter might as well be from Stark Industries

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Crowd Funding

Quick, these icon packs are free right now

Google finally made it possible to set apps temporarily free and now developers are taking advantage of this ability to promote their creations with limited-time promotions.<p>Today we have a selection of icon packs that are currently available free of charge in the Play Store, down from their normal …

Apps

Run Windows on your Mac with Parallels Desktop 11 for $15 shipped (Orig. $80)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Newegg offers Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac for <b>$14.99 shipped</b> when promo code <b>EMCRCCB63</b> is applied during checkout. For comparison, …

How to get a job at Facebook — and why you'd want one

Once again, Facebook's being recognized as an incredible place to work. Glassdoor's annual list ranks it as the number one tech company to work for, …

Remove DRM from iTunes and Apple Music to play your audio on any device

<i>This post is brought to you by Convertanymusic.com, maker of Apple Music Converter.</i><p>When we download music from iTunes, or audiobooks from Audible, the files that get onto our devices are DRM-protected. That means they can’t be played on “unauthorized” devices. This, let’s face it, is pretty …

Apple Music

Samsung's latest robot vacuum cleans via voice commands

Samsung's slimmed-down Powerbot VR7000 robot vacuum promises to go where other floor cleaners can't. It works with Amazon's Alexa, too.<p>Samsung today introduced a new robot vacuum to its floor-cleaning lineup, the Powerbot VR7000. With a slimmer design than previous Powerbots, this …

Smart Homes

Pre-orders open for the 'first internet-connected' keyboard

Das Keyboard is best known for its high-end mechanical keyboards, and now it's taking them online. Next month at CES the company will debut "the world's first cloud connected keyboard" that streams info from the web right to the input device. Rather than putting a display on the keyboard itself, …

Gear & Gadgets

Image Effects with CSS

In this implementation, the <img> tag acts as a placeholder, setting the correct aspect ratio for the effect while being visually hidden with CSS. …

New DDoS attack method called BlackNurse lets hackers take down firewalls and servers from a single laptop

Security researchers have discovered a new attack technique that requires less effort to launch large-scale attacks.<p>A new DDoS attack method called …

Automotive Industry

Alienware launches "world's first" 13-inch VR-ready notebook

Alienware has announced a new Alienware 13 gaming notebook which the company is billing as the world's first VR-ready machine in a 13-inch form …

Nvidia GeForce

Roli Blocks is an affordable, modular way to make electronic music

British music-gear company Roli is mostly known for its attempts at reimagining the piano. The full-size Seaboard and smaller Seaboard Rise may bear similarities to traditional keyboards, but their rubberized, touch-sensitive buttons let you modulate, pitch-bend and slide between notes in a way …

Your Election Day guide to recreational marijuana

The second Tuesday in November will bring about more than just a blessed end to the grim presidential race. It might also be the day that five more …

This magic wand will render your tape measure totally obsolete

There's possibly nothing more annoying than getting confused at Ikea when you're trying to furnish your new place. Tape measures break, you forget …

Everything you wanted to know about your body (but were afraid to ask)

Why does loud noise hurt? Do you lose weight if you break wind while on the bathroom scales? These are just some of the thousands of questions tackled by New Scientist, now collected in a new book<p>For more than two decades in the back pages of the <i>New Scientist</i><i>,</i> readers have posed questions on topics …

Biology

Tree Traversal Space Requirements

The space requirements for a breadth first traversal of a "perfect" tree with number of children (branching factor) \( \mu \) and depth \( D \) is …

Space Exploration
Databases

Everything you need to know about Apple's new AirPods

Part of Apple's reasoning behind the decision to kill the headphone jack was to push everyone towards using wireless headphones. So it made its own pair called AirPods.<p>Since their debut, I've been flooded with questions from readers and colleagues about how AirPods work. I got to spend some time …

Tech Trends

Playboy lingerie model slams 'sexualising prudes’ who banned ad

Guess model Simone Holtznagel is clearly <i>not</i> one to be messed with.<p>An ad for Playboy lingerie was banned Monday after complaints to the Advertising …

Stop doing these 15 things when pitching your startup

Not a day goes by where I don’t wake up to emails begging me for money. Everyone has the next big idea, and they are constantly pitching me this or that. I imagine most investors’ email inboxes look similar.<p>Out of every thousand pitches I receive, there may be one that gets my attention enough to …

What’s New in C# 7.0

C# 7.0 adds a number of new features and brings a focus on data consumption, code simplification and performance. Perhaps the biggest features are</i> …

5 Underrated Countries Where You Should Take Your Next Adventure

Where to travel when you've already traveled to all the typical places.<p>So you've already climbed Kilimanjaro, hiked the Inca Trail, and trekked to Everest base camp. And now that those trips are off your bucket list, you're looking for some off-the-beaten-path suggestions on where to go next. …

Command-line

11 DIY Projects to Turn Your House Into a Smart Home

The smart home revolution definitely isn’t happening overnight. Even with a flood of new devices and platforms available, most of us are still only …