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Donald Trump is the guilty-pleasure candidate

Here's what they should understand: A key secret to Trump's success, in business and in politics, has been his willingness to sell people things they are not supposed to want.<p>You are not supposed to want an apartment that is covered in pink marble and dipped in brass. This is tacky. It is gauche. …

Seth Meyers shreds Donald Trump: He's no longer funny, he's dangerous

In recent days, the presidential candidate has been spreading incorrect information. But instead of apologizing, he has been doubling down. And Meyers believes that he's gone too far and is now even "quadrupling down."<p>First, Trump claimed that he saw Muslims in New Jersey celebrating on 9/11. When …

Donald Trump

Can Joe Biden beat Hillary Clinton?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Joe Biden might run for president -- but his own relationships and political chops are the only elements of a campaign he has in place right now.<p>Amid questions about Hillary Clinton's authenticity, the vice president's aides and associates see his gaffe-prone, yet honest …

Google's New Chromebit Computer Is Ridiculously Small

An inch or two longer than the typical USB drive.<p>Google's newest computer is about the size of an inhaler and could easily be mistaken for one were it not for its Chrome branding. It's called the Chromebit and it will be one of the smallest computers on the market when it ships this …

HTC One M9 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6: Which Android Flagship Is the Best?

Re/code compares HTC's and Samsung's new Android phones. Read on to see who comes out on top.<p>If you’re in the market for a new Android phone, you’ll have no shortage of choices this spring. On April 10, three flagship devices — the HTC One M9, Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge — will …

Phones

The Zen of Bloodborne: What gaming can teach us about repetition

We tend to think about repetition incorrectly.<p>In gaming, as in life, we crave novelty. New experiences excite us, and we often plow through actions that must be repeated over and over in order to get to the interesting and novel things that are waiting on the other side.<p>I often do a poor job when …

Bill Murray

The 'Math Guy' Presents 5 Facts About 3.14

People across the world are eating pies and celebrating the circle this Saturday — and this year's Pi Day is particularly special. The full date, 3/14/15, is pi to the first four places. At 9:26 a.m. and 53 seconds, you can even celebrate pi to <i>nine</i> places: 3.141592653.<p>NPR's Math Guy, Keith Devlin …

Mathematics

Pictures of the Week 3.5.15

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Are You A Chromecast User? Google Has Given You A $6 Google Play Credit

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Google is offering a $6 credit to the Google Play store for Google Chromecast owners. The credit can go towards movies, music or apps. The Google Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port of your TV. The Chromecast streams content …

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Earth's Dashboard Is Flashing Red—Are Enough People Listening?

As scientists and much of the public differ on the causes of climate change, the planet keeps getting warmer … and the effects are adding up.<p>Scientists are having trouble convincing the public that people are changing the climate.<p>A Pew Research Center survey, released last week as part of a broader …

Build A Compact 1080p Gaming PC For $400 (Benchmarks Included)

<b>[UPDATE: This has proven to be a popular build, but what if you want to stretch your budget to $800? Check out this newer mini-ITX, 1440p gaming build!]</b><p>There’s a widespread misconception floating around that says building a decent gaming PC is an expensive endeavor. But what if you could assemble …

Computer Hardware

The $499 aluminum NES is pretty on the inside too

Analogue Interactive's aluminum body NES, the Analogue Nt, is expected to ship next month, almost a year after it was first announced. And while it's beautiful on the outside, it also has a handsome interior, as Analogue showcased today in photos of the collector-grade system's motherboard.<p>"We …

NASA probe to arrive at Pluto carrying ashes of Clyde Tombaugh

NASA’s New Horizons probe will arrive at the dwarf-planet carrying the astrophysicist’s ashes<p>When Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto in 1930 he could never have imagined that the icy world would one day be his final resting place.<p>But this week NASA’s New Horizons probe will arrive at the dwarf-planet …

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

Dark Matter

Watch Bill Gates Test A New Machine That Turns Poop Into Clean Water

According to Gates, at least 2 billion people worldwide don't have access to adequate sanitation, with human waste often polluting the water supply and remaining untreated.<p>The "Omniprocessor" aims to help with this problem. Its development is led by Seattle-based engineering firm Janicki …

Bill Gates

You've heard of the Xbox, now meet the OBox

The OBox is a meaty Android home console powered by the Nvidia K1 processor, the same seen in Nvidia's Shieldtablet. Snail plans to allow retailers to sell many variations of the hardware. Options will include two different processors, two different HDMI set-ups, and four hard drives ranging from …

Leaked NSA Documents Reveal How To Hide From The NSA

If you want a truly anonymous life, then maybe it's time you learned about Tor, CSpace and ZRTP.<p>These three technologies could help people hide their activities from the National Security Agency, according to NSA documents newly obtained from the archive of former contractor Edward Snowden by the …

How to turn most of Marvel's movies into one massive 12-hour film

The early films from the recent slate of Marvel movies, known to fans and Marvel Studios as Phase One, include an enormous amount of flashbacks and time hopping, almost none of which is in chronological order.<p>If you're up for the video-editing task, Michael Furth, editor of The Comic Archive, …

This Instant Camera Will Print Images On A Receipt Paper Roll

Here’s a new twist on an old concept: The instant camera.<p>PrintSnap, a self-contained camera now in the planning stages by electrical engineer Michael Ciuffo, will use standard cash register receipt paper to print pictures on the spot in a mashup of a really long film roll and a Polaroid.<p>The camera …

The Interview is the most disappointing movie of 2014

<i>The Interview</i> is probably the most famous — most infamous — film of 2014.<p><i>This review comes with a content warning for sexual violence.</i><p>Originally slated for a Christmas Day release in theaters, the film about two dopey TV producers sent to interview Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un has …

North Korea demands joint inquiry with US into Sony hacking scandal

Pyongyang threatens "grave consequences" if demands for dual probe are not met<p>North Korea has demanded a joint inquiry with the US into the Sony hacking scandal.<p>The regime on Saturday proposed that the Washington and Pyongyang conduct a joint inquiry into the affair, threatening "grave …

New EPA Standards Label Toxic Coal Ash Nonhazardous

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued new national standards designating coal ash — a nearly ubiquitous byproduct of coal-fired power plants that contains arsenic and lead — as nonhazardous waste.<p>NPR's Christopher Joyce reports that coal-fired power plants produce more than 130 million …

Read: Apple's letter to UK staff over Chinese factory conditions

Exclusive: Read Apple's letter to UK staff, blasting BBC's Panorama programme's 'deeply offensive' allegations the company mistreats workers in its Chinese factories<p>Apple has written a letter to its UK staff over "deeply offensive" allegations made by the BBC's Panorama programme that the company …

The 'soft war' against America's enemies is fueled by video games and movies

It may seem like a whole lot of smoke for very little fire.<p>Hackers break into the digital catacombs of Sony Pictures Entertainment and make off with terabytes of stolen data including the plot lines of unannounced movies, the nasty internal emails of Hollywood executives, and the temper tantrums …

Why Frozen's Let it Go is so darn catchy - according to science

When Frozen was released at the tail end of 2013, critics praised its sparky lead female characters. But there was a bigger hit lurking within: Let it Go, the Oscar-winning song that has become an LGBT anthem, inspired hundreds of YouTube parody covers and invaded living rooms the world over.<p>Frozen …

Methane spike on Mars? Curiosity rover reignites mystery

Methane is making a comeback on Mars.<p>NASA's Curiosity rover has detected a tenfold spike in the gas that lasted for several weeks, scientists announced Tuesday. On Earth, most methane is produced by living things, and a healthy dose of this organic molecule on Mars may give scientists new hope of …

Clueless cop gets schooled: Watch this horrific defense of police killing

<b>Jeffrey Follmer, Andrew Hawkins (MSNBC/AP/Tony Dejak/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>A Cleveland cop’s demand for an apology from the Browns’ Andrew Hawkins reveals a system that’s lost its humanity<p>Joan Walsh<p>December 16, 2014 11:20pm (UTC)<p>Tired of the Bill of Rights? Cleveland police union chief Jeffrey …

Plans for a secure quantum internet take a leap forward

The ability to ‘sculpt’ individual photons is a crucial step towards a secure network of powerful quantum computers<p>Scientists have created a device that can release a single, precisely shaped photon of light, opening the way to a secure “quantum internet” that is incredibly powerful and …

6 worst right-wing moments of the week: Princeton mom says college rape is “clumsy hook-up melodrama”

<b>Susan Patton, a.k.a. "Princeton Mom" (CNN)</b><p>The inexplicably famous Ivy League parent questions rape victims, while Geraldo Rivera keeps saying racist things<p>Janet Allon<p>December 15, 2014 1:25pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p><b>1. Michele Bachmann has a very cuckoo Christmas …

Gun nuts’ racial duplicity: How Ferguson and Garner undermined their Second Amendment crusade

<b>(AP/Evan Vucci/Jeff Roberson/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>NRA types claim they’re worried about violence at hands of the state. How’d they respond to recent police killings?<p>Amanda Gailey<p>December 15, 2014 3:25pm (UTC)<p>Gun extremists, whose grasp of constitutional law and American history is typically as …