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The Arecibo Message Was Our First Attempt At Talking To Aliens

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Some New York prisoners say they were beaten after duo escaped

Inmates who knew the two convicted killers who escaped from a maximum-security prison in northern New York reported beatings by guards trying to determine where the pair went, according to a legal services group.<p>Prisoners' Legal Services of New York has received several complaints from inmates on …

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Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

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The BBC's Doctor Who Coding Game Comes to Tablets Today

The BBC has updated its online game <i>The Doctor and the Dalek</i> with four new levels, and is launching free iPad and Android tablet versions of the Doctor Who-themed title.<p>Developed as part of the BBC’s Make It Digital Initiative last October, the idea behind the game is to introduce players to the …

You can play nearly 2,400 classic MS-DOS games for free right now

From Wolfenstein 3D to Prince of Persia, all in your browser<p>The Internet Archive is turning into one hell of an arcade. After releasing emulators so that you could play hundreds of Atari and arcade games right in your browser, the site has made its gaming library even bigger: starting now you can …

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How to run Windows 10 on your Mac for free

One of the selling points of a Mac these days is the ability to run Windows software on it, via virtualization or Apple’s own Boot Camp. Running Windows lets you play PC games that haven’t been ported to the Mac, or stay completely compatible with your documents from a PC-centric …

From Phones To Tablets: 26 Apple Designs That Never Came To Be

In Design Forward, frog design’s founder, Hartmut Esslinger, recounts the inspirations and process behind the computers that revolutionized consumer electronics.<p><i>Editors’ note: The following is an excerpt from</i> Design Forward: Creative Strategies for Sustainable Change <i>(</i><i>Arnoldsche Art Publishers</i><i>), by</i> …

The Benefits of Being Cold

Year-round warmth is a modern luxury. Some scientists believe it is changing human metabolism.<p>When you first put on the ice vest, you will feel cold. Not intolerably cold, but cold enough to make you think, <i>What am I doing with my life?</i> Or, at least, as numbness spreads across your shoulders and …

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10 tips and tricks to get the most out of your new Chromecast

Someone put a new Chromecast for you under the tree, or maybe you just bought one for yourself to finally bring Netflix to your TV. You unpacked it, …

My recently erratic world of the Gmail spam filter

Let’s start with a brief history of my investment-led fight against the perils of spam and my never-ending love of SMTP.<p>We were investors in Postini and my partner Ryan sat on the board. It transformed my life – with one minor change of an MX record some time in 2002 all the spam in my inbox …

MLB Teams That Could Now Be Facing Nightmare Scenarios This Offseason

With nearly two months of the Major League Baseball offseason gone by, some teams have already put their best-laid plans into action and gotten us all riled up talking about how clever they are.<p>But we're not here to talk about them. We're here to discuss the teams that <i>haven't</i> put their best-laid …

Google Is Shocked — Shocked! — by Hollywood Studios’ Lobbying

Google takes a jab at the MPAA over a lobbying scheme unveiled, thanks to the Sony hack.<p>Google took aim at Hollywood’s lobbying arm Thursday night, accusing the Motion Picture Association of America of leading a “secret, coordinated campaign” to revive controversial online piracy legislation with …

William Gibson: I never imagined Facebook

<b>William Gibson (Putnam/Michael O'Shea)</b><p>The brilliant science-fiction novelist who imagined the Web tells Salon how writers missed social media’s rise<p>Michael Schulson<p>November 9, 2014 10:59pm (UTC)<p>Even if you've never heard of William Gibson, you're probably familiar with his work. Arguably the most …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …