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How to Build an Autocracy

The preconditions are present in the U.S. today. Here’s the playbook Donald Trump could use to set the country down a path toward illiberalism.<p>点击这里阅读中文版本<p>It’s 2021, and President Donald Trump will shortly be sworn in for his second term. The 45th president has visibly aged over the past four years. …

Donald Trump

Netflix Has Secret Codes for Finding Super Specific TV and Movie Categories

If you thought Netflix couldn’t get any better, you’re in for a surprise. There’s an entire website dedicated to making your binge-watching sessions …

Explore Apple’s website from the day it unveiled the original iPhone

Apple fans who weren’t old enough to surf the web 10 years ago when Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPhone can relive the glorious event, thanks to an archive of Apple’s website that will take them back in time.<p>As shown by the Internet Archive’s WayBack Machine, Apple’s website claimed the iPhone …

Mobile Devices

Student Lets Thief Steal His Phone, Spies On Him For Weeks To Make This Documentary

Film student Anthony van der Meer had his iPhone stolen and the thought that a stranger had access to all of his personal data really concerned him. …

Apple Strategy 2017. Very important change to iPhone coming.

Apple Strategy 2017. Very important change to iPhone coming.<p>I’m inside Tim Cook’s head but I really wonder what’s going on inside Mark Zuckerberg’s …

Hillary Clinton ran a perfect psyop to derange Donald Trump

When a poker player is on tilt, that means he's angry, and his anger is interfering with his judgment. A player on tilt will tend to play aggressively, but not in a good way — he'll make big bets when he has a bad hand, and then he'll lose.<p>You might remember the climactic scene in "Rounders," in …

Donald Trump

Use this macOS Safari extension to easily watch videos in PIP from YouTube, Netflix and more

macOS Sierra now supports video picture-in-picture just like the iPad for Safari and iTunes. You can pop out a video from the web into a floating overlay that stays on top of other windows and snaps to corners or anywhere on your display when you hold Option.<p>It’s a really nice feature when it’s …

Safari (Browser)

Defying the odds: How to flip a Trump voter using pure logic

<b>Members of the group Bikers for Trump watch during a rally for Donald Trump at Settlers Landing Park, July 18, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP/John Minchillo)</b><p>A non-adversarial, respectful approach is the only way to convert Trump supporters<p>Erica Etelson<p>September 26, 2016 11:15pm (UTC)<p><i>This article</i> …

Understanding wine aromas – ask Decanter

What is the difference between primary and secondary aromas?<p>Understanding wine aromas<p><i>Monica Selby, by email, asks:</i> What is primary fruit and what is …

13 Things Every Leader Should Know About Failure

Changing the way you fail will help you succeed.<p>Failure has been a hot topic for several years, as innovators try to heed the words of Thomas J. Watson: "If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate" and Sir Ken Robinson: "If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come …

The Winner Of The ‘Star Wars’ Fan Film Awards Is An Epic Storm Trooper Adventure

Can’t wait for <i>Star Wars: Rogue One</i> to come out in December? Lucky for you, there’s tons of high quality fan-made <i>Star Wars</i> content floating around on the web to tide you over. But how do you sort the good from the bad? Well, it turns out there’s an annual Star Wars fan film awards held at Star Wars …

‘Stranger Things’: The Secret CIA Programs That Inspired Hit Series

The hit Netflix series <i>Stranger Things</i> was clearly influenced by Steven Spielberg and Stephen King, with a heaping helping of <i>The X-Files</i> and <i>Twin Peaks</i> …

A Week of Gun Violence Does Nothing to Change the N.R.A.’s Message

In the language of today’s National Rifle Association, “an armed society is a polite society.” The aphorism, borrowed from the science-fiction author Robert Heinlein, is the inspiration for one of the N.R.A.’s most popular T-shirts, which bears the word “<i>COEXIST</i>,” spelled out in brightly colored …

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Narcissists and Psychopaths Love to Stay Friends with Their Exes

A new study found that many people who befriend their former lovers are narcissists and psychopaths. We spoke with an expert to understand why your troubled ex-boyfriend has been sliding into your DMs.<p>For anyone who has ever wondered what kind of psychopath stays friends with their ex, a new study …

15 Credit Card Do's and Don'ts

Let this be your credit card user manual<p>A credit card is a tool, much like a hammer or Kanye West.<p>And yet, this useful financial instrument is …

How to Pick Music for People on LSD, From a Scientist Whose Job That Is

Neuroscience PhD student Mendel Kaelen researches the relationship between psychedelics and music. He explains how he picks the songs.<p>Since its 60s counterculture heyday, LSD has been closely associated with music. But it's not just artistic proclivities that link them: Researchers have found that …

Breaking Down Prince’s Epic Guitar Solo at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

<i>Excerpted from TIME’s</i> Prince: An Artist’s Life<i>, a 96-page, fully illustrated commemorative edition. Available at retailers and at Amazon.com.</i><p>I invite …

Prince’s Mythical Vault Has Reportedly Been Opened

It’s been over a week since the passing of Prince, and the wound is still too fresh. In the days since he died, his legend has only grown, with tons of celebrities and fellow musicians coming out of the woodwork to pay their respects to his genius and to tell tales of the larger than life man.<p>One …

Flashback: Prince Plays a Jaw-Dropping Cover of ‘Creep’ at Coachella

Just two weeks before the 2008 Coachella festival, the organizers announced that a very big name had joined the lineup: Prince. The previous summer …

Futurist Ray Kurzweil wants to use tiny robots in our bloodstream to fight disease and live forever

In an interview with Playboy, Kurzweil described a future in which microscopic robots inhabit our bloodstream, helping our immune system fight disease.<p>"By the 2020s we'll start using nanobots to complete the job of the immune system," he said. "Our immune system is great, but it evolved thousands …

Immune System

How to see all the terrifying things Google knows about you

We have come to accept that the technology we interact with on a daily basis is tracking and recording our every move.<p>Your iPhone knows everywhere you've been, Google Maps is always tracking your location, and Facebook has built a detailed character profile of all its users.<p>By following these five …

How-To: Get the jump on Apple’s plans to fully secure your iPhone with two simple changes

It looks like Apple’s plans to strengthen iPhone security to make it impossible for the company to comply with future demands to hack into them will require new hardware. But you can already make it effectively impossible to gain access to your iPhone, even if Apple was forced to bypass passcode …

Information Systems

How-To: 50 getting started tips for new Spark users

As we told you about earlier, Readdle has released the highly anticipated update to its Spark email client for iOS. Spark 1.6 adds support for the iPad, including iPad Pro, syncing of settings and accounts, and watchOS 2 support among other things. Needless to say, it’s a major update that vaults …

Obama chooses to fight over Court

Antonin Scalia's death gives Obama a powerful new role during his last year in office.<p>President Barack Obama, suddenly given perhaps the greatest voter turnout tool ever, was facing the choice between setting off a nasty brawl with Congress by seizing the best chance in a generation to flip the …

If The Posters For This Year’s Oscar-Nominated Movies Were Honest

<i>The Revenant</i> [via The Shiznit]<p>This year’s Oscar nominations are in, which means we have a good excuse to talk about Leonardo DiCaprio’s harrowing bear experience, point out how <i>Straight Outta Compton</i> got robbed, and imagine what would happen if movie posters were brutally honest. Every year, awesome …

What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2016

Job seekers, give yourself an edge with some modern touches.<p>“In today’s job market, your resume needs to immediately stand out,” says Dawn Bugni, a …

Kendrick Lamar Is Making History With His "Untitled" Series, Not Records

Toward the end of his electric performance on <i>The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon</i>, Kendrick Lamar let it be known:<p>"You ain’t gotta tell me that I’m …

America has never recovered from Ronald Reagan. That’s why Bernie Sanders is so important.

<b>(AP/Michael Dwyer)</b><p>Sanders explained his democratic socialism in a speech last week that should be a wakeup call for America<p>Conor Lynch<p>November 22, 2015 3:30pm (UTC)<p>On Thursday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) gave his long planned speech on Democratic Socialism, invoking great American leaders like …

How to Get People to Like You: 7 Ways From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …