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August | 2013 | Ars Technica

How HTTPS Secures Connections: What Every Web Dev Should Know

July 24, 2013<p>How does HTTPS <i>actually</i> work? That was the question I set out to solve a few days ago for a project at work.<p>As a web developer, I knew …

Information Security

Latin Words and Phrases Every Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness

What do great men like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt all have in common?<p>They all were proficient in Latin.<p>From the …

What Are Some Good Tactics To Use To Lower The Price Of A Car While Negotiating With A Car Sales Person?

<i>Answer by Jason Lancaster, President of Spork Marketing,</i><p>My short list of negotiating tactics:<p><b>1. Don’t negotiate.</b> Tell the salesperson and sales manager that you’ll sign the paperwork the minute they hit your target figure. Politely decline any counter-offers, give them your phone number, and leave. …

38 Vintage Conversation Rules | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The excerpt below comes from a book published in 1875:</i> A Gentleman’s Guide to Etiquette <i>by Cecil B. Hartley. Hartley’s rules may be</i> …

Five Non-Alcoholic Drinks for Summer

Kicking back with a cool beverage in the warmer months is one of life's simple pleasures. With the rise in popularity of craft cocktails, a similar rise in quality non-acoholic drinks has followed suit. Our round-up of summer's chillest booze-free libations offers tastes to keep everyone enjoying …

Symbiotic

How NASA might build its very first warp drive

A few months ago, physicist Harold White stunned the aeronautics world when he announced that he and his team at NASA had begun work on the …

Finally, a Sci-Fi Movie Heavy on the Science: "Europa Report"

The producers of a new movie called “Europa Report” have released a new trailer about their film, which features a near-future mission to Jupiter’s …

NASA funds 3D food printer, pizza is the first item on the menu

Last week we had lab-grown burgers; this week it's powdered pizza. NASA's gotten in on the synthesized food action by awarding a $125,000 grant to Anjan Contractor, head of Systems & Materials Research Corporation, to develop a 3D food printer. The first device Contractor plans to build under the …

How to spot a murderer's brain

In 1987, Adrian Raine, who describes himself as a neurocriminologist, moved from Britain to the US. His emigration was prompted by two things. The …

Airframe Portable Phone Mount

As the weather continues to warm up in the Northern Hemisphere, our inner-compass begins to spin, urging us onto the open road. To assist with navigation once we heed the call is the handy Airframe portable car mount. This little device from Kenu turns any air vent into a phone mount, allowing the …

Portable

Space.com

14 lessons after five years of professional...

14 lessons after five years of professional programming<p>In no particular order:<p>1. When performance is an issue, if you can calculate or process it at …

An Ecuadorian Silicon Valley: Pipeline to the future or pipe dream?

In the conclusion of his report from the middle of the Earth, Crave's Eric Mack does a reality check on an ambitious plan to build a Latin American Silicon Valley.<p><i>Editor's note: This is the final installment of a four-part series. Read part 1, "Plotting the next Silicon Valley -- you'll never guess</i> …

Silicon Valley

Free Alternatives to Tinkercad

Update:<p>TinkerCad has been purchased by Autodesk and is up, running, and receiving regular updates!<p>Creators of Tinkercad announced earlier this week that they would no longer be developing the popular cloud-based CAD tool. We’re fans of Tinkercad here at MAKE, having written about and praised it on …

DOS emulator brings Raspberry Pi back to the '90s for Doom LAN parties

Who can forget the first time they obliterated their buddy with a BFG9000 during a spirited Doom game? Raspberry Pi coder <i>Pate</i> wants to resurrect those good times with an rpix86 DOS emulator that opens up the world of retro PC games like the aforementioned FPS pioneer along with Duke Nukem 3D, Jill …

Gallery: April 2013's Hottest Gadgets

A Videogame That Teaches Kids To Code

Kuato Studios is building games for learning that feel like games, not like homework.<p>I’m sitting in the carpeted hallway of the Austin Convention Center, playing a game on an iPad. Stereo crashes and echoes fill my earbuds as I wheel through different points of view in a beautifully rendered, …

PlayStation

SpaceX's Dragon Capsule 2.0 Looks Like 'Alien Spaceship,' Elon Musk Says

The next version of the Dragon spacecraft built by the private spaceflight company SpaceX will look like something truly out of this world, according …

Growing plants on Mars

Will plants survive in Martian soil or moon dust? This question was initially prompted by Dutch plans to establish a colony on Mars. As the plan does …

A new era of GPU benchmarking: Inside the second with Nvidia’s frame capture tools | Ars Technica

Display-level reckoning for GPUs.<p>This story was brought to you by our friends at The Tech Report. You can view the original story here.<p>We've come a …

How to Build the Ultimate Bodyweight Gym (Using Only PVC Pipe) | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Todd Kuslikis.</i><p>Men strive for efficiency. We are creatures that look for ways of getting the maximum amount …

The Building Is the New Server

Image copyright Oleksiy Mark<p>The personal computer is dead. As quickly as we moved from the desktop to the laptop, we are moving to the tablet — never …