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GolfBoard Lets You Surf the Green...Sort Of

It’s always nice when something is exactly what it sounds like: GolfBoard is indeed a board that you ride when golfing, and may be a great way for …

Golf

10 Spring Pastas

Seeing the vibrant splashes of green on our plates and in our bowls each year is more than just a small joy — it's a chance to embrace the season's bounty in any way we can. Here, we're revisiting 10 pasta dishes that make way for the bright and the green. Pasta: Shed your wintry bologneses and …

New zero-day vulnerability identified in all versions of IE

A new zero-day vulnerability that resides in all versions of Internet Explorer has been spotted in the wild, Microsoft confirmed late Saturday.<p>The vulnerability, which could allow remote code execution, is being used in "limited, targeted attacks," according to an advisory issued by Microsoft. …

The NSA reportedly poses as Facebook to spread malware

After failing to infect targets with malware in spam emails, the U.S. National Security Agency has reportedly turned to Facebook.<p>According to a report by The Intercept, the NSA “disguises itself as a fake Facebook server” to perform “man-in-the-middle” and “man-on-the-side” attacks and spread …

Hackers Are Attacking Millions Of Computers And Demanding Ransom In Bitcoins

The National Crime Agency in the U.K. issued an alert last month saying that hackers have targeted "tens of millions" of computers.<p>CryptoLocker is a form of a virus called "ransomware," meaning hackers do something bad to your computer and then demand money to reverse what they've done. In this …

This Is What America's School Lunches Really Look Like

School lunch has never been the stuff of foodie dreams. I'm still haunted by the memory of my elementary school cafeteria's "brain pizza" – a lumpy oval thing topped with fleshy white strips of barely melted mozzarella that clumped together like neurons.<p>And it looks like America's school cafeterias …

Middle Earth comes to life in epic Chrome experiment

We're go out on a limb here and say that the Venn diagram of Engadget fans and Tolkien fans looks something like this. So, we figure you'll probably want to hear about a brand new Chrome experiment that brings various parts of Middle Earth to life, including the Trollshaw and Dol Guldur. It starts …

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

Transporter Sync turns your external hard drive into a personal, secure cloud locker

The folks at Connected Data made a splash back in May with Transporter v2.0, and they've just announced their second foray into the wonderful world of cloud storage with the Transporter Sync. Like its slightly larger predecessor, Sync offers Dropbox-like functionality without users having to …

A New App Lets You Bribe People for Dates

Carrot Dating is a new app that lets users bribe each other with gifts and treats in the hopes of securing a first date. Creator Brandon Wade considers it a breakthrough for men who have trouble with the ladies, and users consider it the perfect way to...<p>We live in a big cyber world filled to the …

Relationships

Spanking your kids could affect their vocabulary down the road

To spank or not to spank: For most American parents, it isn't a question.<p>The majority of U.S. children have been spanked at some time in their life, despite a robust body of evidence that suggests spanking a child leads to problems in the future.<p>The latest evidence of the negative effects of …

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Three ways to get your perfect scrambled eggs -- whatever your version of perfection may be.</i><p>Scrambled eggs and toast: sounds like an ascetic breakfast, …

NSA paid millions to cover Prism compliance costs for tech companies

The National Security Agency paid millions of dollars to cover the costs of major internet companies involved in the Prism surveillance program after a court ruled that some of the agency's activities were unconstitutional, according to top-secret material passed to the Guardian.<p>The technology …

A Freudian analysis of sexting

<b>Sigmund Freud, Sydney Leathers (Wikimedia/Reuters)</b><p>Sexting isn’t a poor imitation of sex — it’s a whole different form of it<p>Sand Avidar-Walzer<p>August 1, 2013 11:00pm (UTC)<p>What is a fantasy, exactly?<p>As we might expect, the question shows up frequently in the work of Sigmund Freud. In their 1968 essay …

Obama finally has a good economic idea – too bad no one's listening

You can't have a "grand bargain" if no one will bargain with you, and that's the awkward situation President Obama finds himself in this week.<p>Obama is intent on pushing through an economic plan to, as he says, help the middle class and reduce income inequality. This is not going to be easy. The …

Edward Snowden asylum: US 'disappointed' by Russian decision

The White House expressed anger and dismay on Thursday after Russia granted temporary asylum to the American whistleblower Edward Snowden and allowed him to leave the Moscow airport where he had been holed up for over a month.<p>White House spokesman Jay Carney said the US was "extremely disappointed" …

Experts: Two Years Heals (Almost) All Wounds

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>When humans hurt, they're often comforted by other non-hurting humans who say "time heals all …

Profits At High, Wages At Low

Five years after the start of the financial crisis, the U.S. economy is still struggling.<p>Unemployment is above 7%.<p>Growth is weak.<p>Most consumers are strapped.<p>Meanwhile, the stock market is hitting record highs, and corporations are printing money.<p>If you're wondering what's going on here--why these …

How to Make the Perfect Lobster Roll

<b>I have to credit Dr. Claw</b> for teaching me how good a lobster roll can be. The infamous Brooklyn "lobster pusher"—the guy who won fame and no small degree of notoriety for illegally selling lobster rolls out of his apartment—gave me the first one I ever liked: A warm, garlicky tube of soft, delicate …

Foc.us headset hits the FCC, ready to shock gamers' noggins into shape

It may not have FDA approval, but the noggin-shocking Foc.us headset recently passed through the FCC for certification. The unit utilizes transcranial direct-current simulation on the prefrontal cortex of the brain (forehead), which is claimed to improve short-term memory and cognitive function. …

Samsung announces 3,000 MB/s enterprise SSD, shames competition

The ink has barely dried on Samsung's last SSD announcement and the South Korean manufacturer has already made it obsolete by orders of magnitude. This 2.5-inch enterprise-class SSD isn't for us regular Joes, but if you thought the company's EVO 840's 540 MB/s was zippy, hold on to your desk chair. …

The NSA cracked the Kryptos sculpture years before the CIA

It took more than eight years for a CIA analyst and a California computer scientist to crack three of the four coded messages on the CIA's famed …