Brad Owen

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“Lovesick” Will Restore Your Faith In Romantic Comedies

A dash of Groundhog Day, a soupçon of High Fidelity, and lashings of human tenderness have made Lovesick this generation’s answer to the golden age of rom-coms. (Warning: Spoilers ahead!)<p><b>The best romantic comedy</b> of the last decade or so is around nine hours long, and has been hiding in plain sight …

Everything You Need to Know About the Jimmy Kimmel-Matt Damon Feud

The infamous feud between Jimmy Kimmel and Matt Damon may technically be fake, but that doesn’t make it any less entertaining. In the 12 years since …

Comedy

Microsoft's 'Insiders' can test Windows 10 S on any PC

Microsoft's Windows Insiders program lets interested users test future versions of the operating system before they're released to the public. While owners of Windows 10 S, Microsoft's app-based light operating system, were able to try out experimental builds as Insiders, but it wasn't the easiest …

Windows 10

How to go completely paperless with iOS

There are some obvious first steps one can take to cut down on the amount of paper used on a day-to-day basis if you’re an iOS user, like switching …

60,000 miles up: Space elevator could be built by 2035, says new study - ExtremeTech

By on March 6, 2014 at 12:15 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Imagine a ribbon roughly one …

Engineering

Bitcoin Explained

GoldieBlox: Disrupting the pink aisle or just selling toys?

It seems like forever ago—way more than one week—that we stumbled on an adorable marketing video for a startup toy company called GoldieBlox and …

Grand Theft Auto Online: 26 tips and tricks for success

Being dropped in a hostile world is scary. And Grand Theft Auto Online – the recently-launched multiplayer part of open-world action game Grand Theft Auto V – can be very hostile at times.<p>It’s dog-eat-dog out there. Everyone’s hustling for a quick buck and death comes easily. The crime-themed open …

The Killing Machines

How to think about drones<p><b>I. Unfairness</b><p>Consider David. The shepherd lad steps up to face in single combat the Philistine giant Goliath. Armed with only a slender staff and a slingshot, he confronts a fearsome warrior clad in a brass helmet and chain mail, wielding a spear with a head as heavy as a …

Would You Pay A Higher Price For 'Ethical' Clothing?

Look at photographs from the Bangladesh garment factory collapse, and you can see clothing in the rubble destined for a store called Joe Fresh, one of the many retailers using supercheap fashions made overseas to keep shoppers buying often.<p>But in the aftermath of the tragedy, would customers pay …

James Meek · The Depositor Haircut

Panikos Demetriou had more than €100,000 in Laiki Bank – €178,000, to be precise. He has just €100,000 now. But even when the banks were working …

Finance

The Legend of Malacrianza

The sun has not risen yet over Garza, a tiny fishing village on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, but already there is movement. On one side of the town’s dirt road, the tide folds itself over the shore, and a monkey howls from behind the pink blossoms of a roble beech tree. On the eastern side, where …

How to Build a Starship

PopMech designs a craft that can deliver passengers to a distant star. Launch date: 2112. Hop in.<p>In late 2012 scientists, researchers, and optimists gathered in Houston for the second annual 100 Year Starship Symposium, a Pentagon and NASA-supported­ project to promote the technology needed to …

Unreliable neuroscience? Why power matters

When I started my PhD a few years ago, I thought that certain psychological findings were established fact. The next four years were an exercise in …

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