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iPhone 8 vs. Galaxy Note 8 speed test: It’s not even a contest anymore

We already know the iPhone 8’s A11 Bionic processor will deliver tremendous performance. Benchmark scores showed that the new chip is miles ahead of …

Man-made “wind trees” will finally make it possible to power homes using turbines

Picture a steady breeze blowing through the leaves of a tree. Now imagine these leaves could do more than simply churn in the current of air—what if they could capture the wind and transform it into renewable energy?<p>Energy from wind is the fastest-growing source of electricity in the world, …

Renewable Energy

Hackers Can Spy on Wireless Keyboards From Hundreds of Feet Away

There’s a gaping security hole in eight popular models.<p>Several popular brands of wireless keyboards have been betraying their owners, broadcasting their keystrokes for savvy hackers to intercept from hundreds of feet away.<p>According to research published Tuesday by Bastille, a cybersecurity company, …

Top 5 Projects of the Week: Cheap and Easy Terrace Boosters to Small Home Decorating Disasters

Sunday mornings are a time for reflection. For putting your feet up and letting your Monday-to-Friday stresses fade into the background, if only for …

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Drive Master

Think you know Google’s online productivity suite back to front? Whether you’ve been using Google Drive for five minutes or five years, there’s …

Google is working to safeguard Chrome from quantum computers

Using software called the New Hope algorithm<p>Google is working on safeguarding Chrome against the potential threat of quantum computers, the company announced today. It's doing so by implementingpost-quantum cryptography in an experimental version of the browser. While there exist hardware defenses …

The best tips from Muslim food bloggers on surviving the Ramadan fast

Ramadan, the Muslim holy month, began at sunset last Sunday and ends on the evening of July 5. In the meantime, many of the world's 1.6 billion …

Iftar Recipes for Breaking the Ramadan Fast

Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic lunar calendar, is a time for self-restraint and focusing on the spiritual, as well as giving thanks and empathizing with those less fortunate. During the month, Muslims fast—meaning no food or drink—from sunrise to sunset. <i>Iftar</i>, the breaking of that fast, is …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Why Batman: The Animated Series Is the Best Batman Ever

What’s your favorite version of Batman? Tim Burton’s? Christopher Nolan’s? Maybe you should consider that <i>Batman: The Animated Series</i> actually has the …

Irish privacy watchdog refers Facebook's U.S. data transfers to EU court | Reuters

BRUSSELS/DUBLIN (Reuters) - Data transfers to the United States by companies such as Facebook and Google face a renewed legal threat after the Irish privacy watchdog said on Wednesday it would refer Facebook’s data transfer mechanisms to the top EU court.<p>A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen in front …

Privacy

Use these Mac menu bar apps to get more done

These lightweight, powerful and helpful applications will help you get more done on your Mac.<p>Mac menu bar apps are a great way to keep information or services -- such as clipboard managers and calendars -- out of sight but no more than a click away. This makes them great for visualizing status …

Apps

6 overlooked sci-fi movies you need to stream

While the movie selection on the streaming services can be hit or miss, there are a lot of small gems to be found on Netflix and Amazon Prime. …

10 Things Highly Successful People Do Before Going to Sleep | Inc.com

Before they close out the chapter on the day, successful people typically have a routine they follow. They have a set of actions that inspires, refreshes, and renews their passion for their business plans and personal life goals. Before you go to bed, try these 10 things so you can wake up ready to …

Success

Here's What Episode VIII's Director Contributed to the Latest Star Wars Novel

<i>Star Wars: Bloodline</i> contains several huge revelations about the state of the galaxy far, far away just a handful of years before the events of <i>The</i> …

Almost Science Fiction: New US Army Tech Instantly Destroys Enemy Fire

The Army is fast-tracking an emerging technology which gives combat vehicles an opportunity identify, track and destroy approaching enemy …

Bryan Cranston to star in Philip K Dick Channel 4 sci-fi TV series

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston is to star in a new 10-part science fiction series on Channel 4, called Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K Dick, from Battlestar Galactica’s Ronald D Moore.<p>Cranston, recently seen on the big screen in Oscar-nominated Trumbo, will executive produce and star in …

Science Fiction

How Not to Get Burned When Buying a Used Lens

Whether you’re doing photography in a professional way or as a passion, it’s an expensive discipline. And we are not just talking about cameras and …

Selling

Ben Affleck’s Solo Batman Movie Has a Huge Opportunity and One Big Problem

So it’s official, after a few months of being semi-official: Warner Bros. is making a solo Batman movie starring Ben Affleck. And it’s implied, but …

4 things in the 'Doctor Strange' trailer that could spell a magical debut

Can Marvel successfully design a blockbuster around a hero who doesn't have superpowers or a super-suit — but uses occult magic instead? We're about …

Why the departure of Apple designer Daniel Coster matters

The departure of veteran Apple industrial designer Daniel Coster is significant because, like the Mafia, no one ever leaves Jony Ive’s design studio.<p>Coster, a core member of Apple’s design team for more than 20 years, is perhaps only the third member of Ive’s tight-knit industrial design group to …

Product Design

'Extremely severe' brain damage found in babies with Zika-linked defect

Research in Brazil revealed babies born with microcephaly, presumed to be caused by Zika virus, had range of abnormalities<p>Scans have revealed “extremely severe” brain damage in babies born with a birth defect presumed to have been caused by the Zika virus.<p>Doctors in Brazil examined babies born with …

Public Health

So How Exactly Do We Get To Alpha Centauri?

The star system is 25 trillion miles away<p>The $100 million Breakthrough Starshot project, announced today by Yuri Milner, plans to use giant lasers to launch tiny spacecraft to Alpha Centauri. While using laser cannons for spacecraft propulsion might sound like science fiction, previous research …

Space Travel

Can’t Program? Now There’s A WYSIWYG For Designing With Code

A new tool from Framer makes it easy to design with JavaScript–even if you don’t know a lick of code.<p>Gone are the days when designers did all their UI/UX concepts in Photoshop. Now, they’re being called on to code their mockups.<p>But how do you introduce designers to code if they’ve never programmed …

Billionaire Yuri Milner And Stephen Hawking Team Up To Send Nanospaceships To Alpha Centauri

Last summer, billionaire technology investor Yuri Milner announced he was investing $100 million into searching for extraterrestrial life.<p>Today, the billionaire science philanthropist has once again teamed up with physicist Stephen Hawking to announce a new investment – $100 million with a goal of …

Space Travel

LSD's impact on the brain revealed in groundbreaking images

First modern scans of people high on psychedelic drug has given researchers unprecedented insight into neural basis for its effects<p>The profound impact of LSD on the brain has been laid bare by the first modern scans of people high on the drug.<p>The images, taken from volunteers who agreed to take a …

Consciousness

How To Leave Work At 5 P.M. And Still Get Everything Done

It’s a pattern with which most full-time professionals are familiar–you’re spending increasing amounts of time at your desk, but it feels like you’re getting less done. The hours stretch on, the to-do list grows, and you find yourself facing a future where you might let go of your apartment and …

Time Management

All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can’t Afford to Miss in April

Spring is here, and so are some great beach reads! What does April have in store? <i>Two</i> Terry Pratchett tributes. New books from C.J. Cherryh, Harry …

4 Websites to Help Quit Your Job and Start a Business

Are you feeling trapped by a hum-drum job that leaves you unsatisfied and short of cash at the end of each month? Do you love solving problems, being …

iPhone 6S security hole lets attackers access contacts and photos without passcode

A security flaw with the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will let anyone bypass the phone lock and access personal information without having to know the passcode.<p>The bug, discovered by Jose Rodriguez, who found a similar security hole last year, requires Siri but unlike many other iPhone hacks is relatively …

Personal Information

Multimeter Basics: Measuring Voltage, Resistance, and Current

Your eyes can’t show you what’s happening inside a circuit, but a meter can.<p>Every meter has a “common” socket, color-coded black and labeled “com.” Plug the black probe into this socket.<p>You’ll also find a red-coded socket, labeled with the letter V and an ohm symbol to tell you that it measures …