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101 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb

How many do you use incorrectly? (If you're like me, more than a handful.)<p>It's embarrassing to admit, but the other day a potential client asked whether I had taken the time to look over his proposal. I responded, "So far, I've only had the time to peruse it. I'll go over it thoroughly tonight and …

Language

Protect Your Online Privacy With the 5 Best VPNs - ExtremeTech

By on June 29, 2018 at 10:02 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Ever get the feeling that someone …

Information Systems

What the Subconscious Really Is Magic of Believing

<i>(An excerpt from “</i><i>The Strangest Secret Library</i><i>” — available on</i> <i>Amazon</i><i>.)</i><p><i>No artist, man of science, or writer of any distinction, however little</i> …

Raspberry Pi Zero W is a $10 computer with WiFi and Bluetooth

Although major Raspberry Pi announcements are very few and far between, you know that when there is one, it's worth paying attention. Take for example the Raspberry Pi Zero -- the $5 (£4) board that apparently came out of nowhere in October 2015 and offered 40 percent more computing power than the …

Cleveland UFO draws 77,910 YouTube views and counting in 1 day

An unnamed nursing student reported seeing a UFO Friday above CASE Western Reserve University's School of Medicine at around 9:45, according to the …

I want this credit card-sized dumbphone more than I want the Galaxy S8

Somebody hold me because my obsession with credit card-sized gadgets is getting just a little out of control.<p>Days after discovering the Kado Wallet …

Gear & Gadgets

The Selfless Biology of the Extreme Altruist

What is the opposite of a psychopath? What is the limit of human goodness?<p>I immediately spot Ned Brooks when I walk into the lobby of New York’s Yale …

Discovery of a Huge, Mysterious Jade Pendant Could Rewrite Maya History

It tells a fascinating story.<p>Researchers have just published a paper on one of the most fascinating and mysterious Maya discoveries in recent years - …

Archaeology

Sony Put that Insane 960fps Sensor In Their New Xperia XZ Smartphones

Remember Sony’s crazy smartphone image sensor we told you about earlier this month? Well that sensor, which can shoot up to an insane 1,000fps in HD, …

A Giant Neuron Has Been Found Wrapped Around The Entire Circumference of The Brain

This could be where consciousness forms.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected a giant neuron wrapped around the entire circumference of a …

Dreaming of a new 787

There ain't no party like a new-airplane party, which is just what happened Friday when Boeing introduced its newest commercial aircraft, the 787-10.<p>The rollout, as these events are called, occurred at Boeing's factory in Charleston, South Carolina, which opened just over three years ago. President …

Aviation

Valve unveils a ‘cheaper, smaller, lighter’ VR base station prototype

We’ve already seen Valve tease the next generation of SteamVR controllers, now the company has offered a peak at a new base station. too.<p>Company programmer Joe Ludwig showcased a prototype for the next iteration of the hardware at a press event inside the Valve offices earlier this month, captured …

Chasing thunder: Searching for Alaska's most legendary cannabis strain

"This isn't it," said Roger J. Cobb, looking at a marijuana bud between his fingertips.<p>Cobb was standing in the rain outside of a Big Lake apartment …

Spy in the Wild Blooper Reel Features Adorable Filming Fails

You may be familiar with the BBC Earth-PBS miniseries <i>Spy in the Wild</i>, a five-part documentary featuring up-close footage of wild creatures in their …

Beer of the Week: A double IPA with more hops and malt than you can imagine

India pale ales continue to dominate craft beer sales, with the Brewers Association noting in its 2016 recap that the hop-heavy style represents “roughly one-quarter of craft volume” in America. So when San Francisco’s 21st Amendment Brewery began discussing names for a new double IPA, says …

America's Guru

The road to Ram Dass’s home on the north shore of Maui winds from the Hana Highway toward the roiling Pacific. The sage green split-level sits on a …

Scientists have discovered how to find your bad memories and DELETE them from your mind for good

It is the medical breakthrough which could cheer us up - boffins have found a way to banish bad memories for our brains forever.<p>In news that will be …

Are Archaeologists About to Find Nefertiti’s Tomb?

A fresh attempt to discover more secrets in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings offers a tantalizing reward—the tomb of one of history’s most beguiling …

Twelve ways to make yourself a Gmail genius

Transfer money, search more accurately, or engage with your appliances: tips and tricks to enhance and customise the world’s most popular webmail service<p>Want to see more of your inbox at a glance? Click the cog-wheel at the upper right of the Gmail web interface, then select “compact” to reduce the …

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This could be huge.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …

Dementia