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Here's the Name of Every Senator Who Voted Against Net Neutrality—and When to Vote Them Out

A surprising thing happened on Wednesday: The Senate did something good.<p>Not only did it pass a resolution to save net neutrality but more Republicans …

Elections

7 Jaw-Dropping Marijuana Statistics You Have to See to Believe

A newly released report projects robust growth for the cannabis industry over the next five years.<p>The marijuana industry is growing like a weed, and …

Cannabis

Hacking macOS: How to Configure a Backdoor on Anyone's MacBook

The conversation of which operating system is most secure, macOS vs. Windows, is an ongoing debate. Most will say macOS is more secure, but I'd like …

Linux

The new magnetism of mid-size cities

For many millennials, second cities are becoming their first choice<p>If, 10 years ago, you had asked 28-year-old Sarah Luckett Bhatia if she’d eventually return to her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, she “would have laughed in your face.”<p>Even just a few years ago, the prospects of coming home to …

Urban Design

Meet the Clear Cut, a couple who's selling thousands of dollars worth of diamonds through their Instagram DMs

The next terrain for jewelry sellers isn't the airy showrooms of luxury department stores — it's Instagram. This is the belief of Olivia Landau, a fourth generation jeweler and gemologist who comes from a long line of diamond cutters and dealers.<p>"Selling diamonds is in my blood," the 27-year-old …

Logging

Nintendo sued by peripheral maker alleging Switch design infringes patents

Gamevice also asks for U.S. trade investigation<p>Nintendo is being sued again by Gamevice on the claim the design of the Nintendo Switch and its Joy-Con controllers infringes the design of Gamevice patents for controllers that also slide onto handheld gaming devices.<p>Additionally, Reuters on Tuesday …

Gaming

If Apple spends $100 billion on a buyback, the stock does what?

Friend-of-the-blog Jeff F offers back-of-the-envelope estimates for buybacks of $100, $200 and $300 billion.<p>If Apple is serious about returning 100% …

Investing

This museum brings out your inner CIA agent

Lie Detection

'We're doomed': Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

“We’re doomed,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in. “The outcome is death, and it’s the end of most life on the planet because we’re so dependent on the burning of fossil fuels. There are no means of reversing the process which is melting …

Climate

This new privacy tool would speed up your internet, too

It's no joke how much data your internet service provider can collect about you. A new service from Cloudflare aims to change that.<p>These days, you may wish you had a magic switch you could flip to keep your data more secure.<p>The misuse of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytica is only the latest …

Privacy

Window-tint tech comes out of the darkness

Understand how modern window tinting works and you'll love your car inside and out.<p>At a quick glance, window tint just looks like a dyed plastic sheet. But at $100 a yard, the new films are actually thin, transparent sheets of nanotechnology.<p>What was once a market dominated by darkness now also …

Hung Up

I tried naked speed dating and it was actually pretty amazing

opinion<p>Freelance journalist, editor and media consultant, can be found tweeting @almaraabgarian<p><b>This week, in the name of journalism, I was sat stark</b> …

Relationships

Here is how to delete Facebook

Some of us have been on Facebook for more than a decade, but all good things come to an end. Over the past 18 months, Facebook has been in a downward spiral. The social network is in the eye of a controversy storm, with fake news, Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, and misuse of …

Shower Like You Mean It, With a Sudski

Posted in Bath and Gear and Space<p>Two inevitables: needing to shower & needing a beer. With a Sudski, you can combine the two to keep the buzz buzzing …

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

How to upgrade an iPod for 2018 with flash memory and a new battery

Bring back the iPod with some style<p>Apple’s iPod is probably the pinnacle of personal audio devices. Sure, Android and iOS phones can play music with their fancy streaming services and gigabytes of storage, but nothing beats the elegant style, refined design, and tactile click wheel of a classic …

This simple script renders data collected by your ISP unusable

After voting last month to strip Obama administration guidelines, the Federal Communications Commission ceded control of the internet to ISPs, at least for now. Corporations like Comcast and Verizon won the right to police themselves, operating on a scheme tantamount to the honor system.<p>With a …

Obama Administration

Artificial Intelligence May Have Cracked Freaky 600-Year-Old Manuscript

Since its discovery over a hundred years ago, the 240-page Voynich manuscript, filled with seemingly coded language and inscrutable illustrations, …

The legacy of Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad, who passed today at 91

One of the great entrepreneurs of the 20th century, Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of IKEA, passed away today. As Reuters pointed out in its short biography, Kamprad created a store — as a teenager mind you — that today has more than 400 locations, revenues of $62 billion, and a cultural ubiquity that …

T-Mobile is best mobile network in all categories but one, OpenSignal says

T-Mobile is on the way up. OpenSignal’s latest State of Mobile Networks report delves into struggles that the likes of Verizon have been having of …

BMW’s Apple CarPlay Annual Fee Is Next-Level Gouging

Tim Stevens, writing for CNet:<p>Instead of a one-time, $300 fee, starting on 2019 models BMW will charge $80 annually for the privilege of accessing …

Maker of sneaky Mac adware sends security researcher cease-and-desist letters

"If there's code that's mining data and hiding itself on a computer without any way of removing it, that's malware, plain and simple."<p>The maker of a …

Denso, Toyota intro test to analyze IoT data with quantum computer

Quantum computing for the IoT era: The duo hope to guide application development to make transportation more efficient, including traffic …

This camera app requires users to wait three days for pictures to ‘develop’

Thanks to the convenience of smartphones, snapping photos has become second nature. Anyone can grab a phone and take as many pics as they want. Even …

How Disney Forced EA Games To Remove Microtransaction From Star Wars Battlefront 2

It’s again one of my weird stupid videos. It’s my take on Disney forcing EA Games to remove microtransaction from Star Wars Battlefront 2. I had a …

Mac concept imagines a refreshed mini form factor w/ built-in Touch Bar & Face ID

With 3 years now gone by since the last Mac mini update, it’s one of Apple’s long running product lines ripe for a complete overhaul. That’s likely why industrial design student Louis Berger’s latest concept envisions a miniature desktop Mac but with a much more modern approach. He’s dubbed the …

Face ID

You can now view detailed App Store and iTunes purchase history on iOS

Apple today is making it easier for users to view purchase history directly from their iOS devices. The company revealed in an updated support document today that you can now view your App Store and iTunes purchase history in the Settings app on iOS…<p>Previously, as the support document notes, this …

App Store

Want to fast charge your iPhone X? You’ll need these two things

Did you just pick up a new iPhone X today? Have you bought a new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus over the past month? Well guess what: your new phone …

Apple says iPhone X display may see some burn-in

In conjunction with the iPhone X release, Apple earlier today published a new support document regarding the device’s Super Retina OLED display. …

Mobile Technology

Walmart working w/ Apple to broaden its Mac rollout, citing lower support costs than PCs

At the ongoing Jamf enterprise conference, Walmart teased plans for a broader rollout of the Mac to its employees and retail stores. Speaking at the event, Miles Leacy, Walmart’s ‘technical expert for Apple technologies’ explained that the retail giant is working with Apple and Jamf to expand its …

Enterprise Tech