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Deal: Get a lifetime subscription to VPN Unlimited for 70% off

Having access to a VPN service is extremely important in today’s age. If you’ve ever used public Wifi, gotten your bandwidth throttled, needed to work remotely, or simply just don’t trust your ISP provider, then a VPN service might be for you. And thanks to the Android Authority Deals Store, you’ll …

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Google goes all-in with USB Type-C

Earlier today, Google made some changes to the Play Store, moving its “Devices” category to a whole new website. Along with this change came an all-new Chromebook Pixel, which features either an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, 8 or 16GB of RAM, 32 or 64GB of on-board storage, and a price tag …

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Ominous Supercell Thunderstorms Animated from a Single Photograph by Mike Hollingshead | Colossal

<p>Weather photographer Mike Hollingshead, whose impressive storm photography we first featured around this time last year, has taken his editing a bit …

The GIF artist who draws with humans

Turksih artist Erdal Inci makes Istanbul come alive in GIFs. Above is titled 'Stumblers'.<p>Courtesy Erdal Inci<p><b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p>Turkish artist Erdil Inci clones himself on GIFs to make surreal patterns<br>• He stages public performances in Istanbul when no one is around<br>• He views his work at the video …

America Is Still Running Out of Fresh Water

For much of the last week, poli­cy­makers’ eyes have been trained over­seas, as Pres­id­ent Obama tries to con­vince Con­gress (and the pub­lic) that …

The student debt bubble isn’t bursting

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>While banks pull out of student loan business, the government is still making bank on student debtors<p>Natasha Lennard<p>September 6, 2013 8:00pm (UTC)<p>News that Wall Street giant JPMorgan Chase will cease to make student loans next month, whispers about the much-anticipated burst of the …

The Week In Numbers: Scientists Grow A Brain, Element 115 Exists, And More

<b>4 millimeters</b>: the size of a three-dimensional, self-organizing model of a developing human brain grown in a lab using stem cells<p><b>10 octillion</b>: the number of two-megaton nuclear bombs that would need to explode simultaneously to match the sound of a supernova<p><b>225 million years</b>: the time it would take …

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Original Apple Computer Sells For Nearly $388,000

Christie’s has just sold one of the original Apple computers, put together in the garage of Steve Jobs‘ parents, for $387,000 during an online auction of vintage tech products. The Apple-1, one of the first 25 Apple-1 computers, was designed and hand built by Steve Wozniak in 1976. It’s thought …

How Facebook threatens HP, Cisco, and more with its “vanity free” servers

Ars tours Facebook's DIY-hardware lab to learn why it embraces open source hardware.<p>MENLO PARK, CA—Building 17 of Facebook's headquarters sits on …

Can you predict future traffic patterns? Nokia thinks it can

HERE released Living Cities today, a time-lapsed visualization of the traffic in five cities over a 24-hour period. Users can choose the city, zoom …

Federal Rule Extends Subsidies For College Students

Beginning in 2014, most people, including students, will have to have health insurance, whether or not they are claimed as a dependent on their parents' tax returns.<p>The federal health law says if they don't, they or their parents will face penalties.<p>While expansion of coverage under the health law …

Viable Human Embryonic Stem Cells Created By Cloning

A paper in this week’s Cell describes how a team in Oregon finally achieved what many scientists have expected–and many others have dreaded: they derived embryonic stem cells from human embryos that they created in the lab themselves.<p>Shoukhrat Mitalipov and his team at Oregon Health and Science …

There are so many new designer drugs that governments can’t ban them fast enough

The good news is that fewer people are using heroin and cocaine, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime says, at least in the Western world. The bad news is that they’re finding all sorts of new, legal stuff to get high on.<p>While the use of many traditional drugs has waned, the UNODC writes in a new …

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It Only Takes About 42 Minutes To Learn Algebra With Video Games

On average, it took 41 minutes and 44 seconds for students to master Algebra skills during the Washington State Algebra Challenge using the DragonBox App.<p>The Challenge, co-sponsored by Washington University’s Center for Game Science and the Technology Alliance included 4,192 K-12 students. …

Researchers Create Telescopic Contact Lens That Provides ‘Superman-like’ Magnified Vision

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have created a telescopic contact lens that allows wearers to magnify their vision up to 2.8 …

Sharp Minded Tests

You asked for another test for your brain so we delivered what you want! Here is another intriguing #test for only the sharp minded that can step up …

Circling Dots Optical Illusion

Here’s an excellent “<i>wavy</i>” animation discovered by Till Hartmann. It’s a great illustration of a collective phenomena. When you observe closely, each …

Cortex, A Stylish 3D-Printed Cast That’s Breathable and Recyclable

Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill has created the Cortex, a 3D-printed exoskeletal cast that’s designed to be ventilated, light, …

These Contact Lenses Give You Telescopic Vision

The lenses magnify stuff up to 3X. Finally, the future we've been waiting for.<p>So this is pretty much one of those things you've always wanted from the future, right? Researchers have created a prototype contact lens-and-glasses system that lets you zoom in on something to 2.8X magnification. The …

Improve Your Listening: 15 Tips to Improve Your Listening | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Tony Valdes.</i><p>Welcome back to our three-part series on becoming better listeners. In the previous installment, …

Hashtag of the Day: #mygirlfriendnotallowedto

Earlier this week, dozens of Twitter users began tweeting absurd rules of conduct for their significant others with the hashtag #MyGirlfriendNotAllowedTo. Within hours, it became the #1 trending topic worldwide and resulted in nearly 400,000 mentions on Tuesday. It has not come without controversy, however: several Twitter users have already co-opted the hashtag to illustrate gender role inequalities when it comes to dos and dont’s in dating or to call out on misogyny driving some of the less …