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The best free PC software

Free software drives the PC industry. Paid-for packages might seem to be the better option in general, but it’s the no-bucks-down applications that …

13 cool things you didn't know Siri could do

Thanks to Siri, you can check how many calories are in the soda you're drinking and even see how many planes are flying miles above you in the sky.<p>From productivity life hacks to hidden Easter eggs, we've collected 13 of the most interesting things Siri can do for you.

Dark Matter May Be Responsible for Mass Extinctions On Earth

It is well known that <b>astronomical events have a direct connection with events on earth.</b> The tides of the ocean, for instance, are influenced by the …

4-Star Planets, Oceans On Mars, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

Observing Night

All you need are clear skies, a telescope, and a plan. Make it a great one.<p><i>“For my confirmation, I didn’t get a watch and my first pair of long</i> …

Windows 10 Installs Automatically On Windows 7 And Windows 8

<i>Update: my new post Why Windows 10 Installs Automatically On Windows 7 And Windows 8 looks into the two major automatic upgrades Windows 10 will perform, why and what can be done about them.</i><p>Microsoft is getting a lot right. Making Windows 10 free, unifying it across desktop and mobile, introducing …

Windows 10

What It’s Like to Date Your Dad

In the late ‘80s, the founder of a support group for adopted children who had recently reconnected with their biological relatives coined the term …

A woman describes her sexual relationship with her estranged father

Genetic Sexual Attraction is a phenomenon more prevalent than you’d think. Science of Us found one woman’s story<p>Genetic Sexual Attraction (GSA) is a term used to describe intense, almost obsessive romantic and sexual feelings that estranged relatives often feel for each other upon reunion -- yes, I …

30 Years Ago Warren Buffett Gave Away The Secret To Good Investing And Correctly Predicted No One Would Listen

In a speech at Columbia Business School, later adapted into an essay, Buffett introduced what he called, "The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville."<p>Buffett writes:<p><b>"The common intellectual theme of the investors from Graham-and-Doddsville is this: they search for discrepancies between the value</b> …

Sony hack: the plot to kill The Interview – a timeline so far

The Interview,Sony Pictures,Film,Culture,Hacking,Technology,Seth Rogen,James Franco,Kim Jong-il,Kim Jong-un,Film industry,theguardian.com,News<p>How events have played out so far

The OPEC Era Is Over

The 54-year-old organization still exists on paper, but it's unclear whether it wields any influence as a cartel above and beyond the desires of one member: Saudi Arabia.<p>Here's what the BAML commodities research group wrote in a note at the end of November about the subject:<p>...the fact that the …

How to build a gaming Hackintosh on the cheap: hardware

I recently decided it was time to get a proper desktop computer. I needed it predominantly for work, but I wanted it to be powerful enough to play the latest games in 1080p without worrying about stuttering or terrible frame rates.<p>The new Mac lineup didn’t offer a perfect fit — the Retina 5K iMac …

Uber rolls into Portland, Ore., despite city regulations

Despite its recent pledge to be a "more humble company," Uber continues to be defiant of government regulations: this time in Portland, Ore.<p>The ride-sharing service began operating in Portland on Friday, regardless of the fact that city officials have deemed the service illegal. The company is …

Regulation

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

Quantum Physics

20 fascinating facts for PlayStation's 20th anniversary

It revolutionalised the games industry and brought us classic titles such as Gran Turismo, Tekken and Resident Evil – and this week the original Sony PlayStation turns 20.<p>The machine hit Japanese shelves on 3 December 1994, barely a week after Sega’s rival Saturn console. But with its powerful …

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

Microsoft asked, you answered. Here’s what users want added to Windows 10

One of the most intriguing features in Windows 10 is its complex, deeply detailed, surprisingly bland suggestions app. Found a bug? Want something …

Greek Archaeologists Open New Chapter at Amphipolis Tomb

AMPHIPOLIS, Greece — Scientists have opened the second phase of their excavation of a vast burial mound in Amphipolis, searching for more tombs and remains. The first search of the site, which was built up shortly after Alexander the Great's death in the fourth century B.C., turned up a tomb …

10 Easy Recipes for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

I used to host elaborate Thanksgiving celebrations, where I'd cook and prepare for days on end, only to be completely exhausted by the time my guests arrived on Thanksgiving day. After one glass of wine, I'd be nodding off at the table, dreaming of my pillow! I finally wised up by simplifying my …

Striking Pictures From International Space Station Reveal Gorgeous Earth

30 Crazy Things You Didn't Know About Russia

For most people, his words ring true to this day.<p>Although Russia is the largest country in the world and has the eighth-largest GDP, little is widely known about the nation and its culture.<p>Because Russia has increasingly made international headlines, it's a good idea to know a few things about the …

Architizer

Europe Was a Melting Pot From the Start, Ancient DNA Reveals

Genetic analysis of a 37,000-year-old human bone from Russia suggests widespread intermingling during Paleolithic times.<p>Modern Europeans have genetic ties that bind them together much further back in time than once thought, scientists report after analyzing a prehistoric Russian man's DNA.<p>Scraps of …

Ex-SEAL says he fired final bin Laden shot

Former Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill said in an interview with The Washington Post that he was the one who fired the final shot to kill Osama bin Laden in 2011.<p>The 38-year-old Montanan also said that other SEAL team members were involved in the raid, including Matt Bissonnette, who detailed the group's …

Massive Hollywood project sits atop quake fault, California says

California's state geologist has concluded that an active earthquake fault is underneath a massive proposed skyscraper project in Hollywood, setting the stage for a huge battle at City Hall over growth and seismic safety.<p>The California Geological Survey on Thursday released its final map showing …

Geology

How To Jailbreak Your iOS 8 iPhone Or iPad

The Chinese jailbreaking team Pangu has finally released an update to its initial tool released last week and below you’ll find a full step-by-step guide on how to jailbreak your Apple device and get access to a world of tweaking. Unfortunately it’s PC-only as there’s no Mac tool available yet but …

Pumpkin-Cream Cheese Pie

<i>by guest blogger Maria Luci, social media and content editor at Rodale</i><p>Forget the candy; for me, the best treats always come in a crust. That's right, I'm talking about pie. So when it came time to sign up for the Rodale"s Halloween potluck, I decided I'd make one.<p>Everything about my decision was …

Amazing Super Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Super stuffed chocolate chip cookies - you heard that right! These amazing (and HUGE) chocolate chip cookies are stuffed with both Oreos AND Reese's peanut butter cups. It's a heavenly mouthful!<p>Okay, so these cookies might just lean a little towards the ridiculous. A three and a half ounce ball of …

26 Stunning Images You Won't Believe Were Found On Google Street View

He created a Tumblr, 9-eyes — named after the 9 cameras Google Street View uses— where he curates the best images he finds.<p>Rafman says sometimes he picks a location and "just wanders," captivated by what he sees.<p>He also doesn't document where exactly the photos were taken.<p>He told The New York Times …