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This incredible tool lets you see how Facebook tracks you online

A browser extension shows you how Facebook infers what content you want to see based on your social media habits and behaviors.<p>Data Selfie is a free …

The complete guide to coping with open offices and other hectic spaces

“Noise is the most impertinent of all forms of interruption,” 19th-century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer once declared. “It is not only an interruption; it is also a disruption of thought.”<p>The millions of employees who work in open offices today might agree. Many arrive at work every …

Headphones

The Current, Canonical Star Wars Timeline

After Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, the official Star Wars canon was reset; all the books, games, and comics that had taken place in the Star …

Star Wars

Physicists Have Achieved Superconductivity in a Non-Superconductive Material

Whoa.<p>For the first time, researchers have achieved superconductivity - the phenomenon of electrical conductivity with zero resistance - in a material …

5 Mac apps for coffee-shop computing

As a freelance writer, I split my time between my home office, my kitchen table and coffee shops. When I'm working in a coffee shop, I need help staying focused and productive. I also want to keep my MacBook safe and its contents private during the occasional bathroom break or trip to the counter …

Artist Fuses Vintage Photographs with Present-Day Paris to Make History Come Alive

These historical composites layered over modern day scenes showcase the timeless postcard perfection and rich narratives that flow through the streets of Paris. By combining past and present portraits of the famous French capital, art director Julien Knez showcases just how many changes the City of …

France

A fan created an awesome video to show 'The Force Awakens' is really just 1977's 'Star Wars'

Many dedicated "Star Wars" fans noticed that "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" had more than a few nods to the original film, 1977's "Star Wars: A New Hope." But one fan took it to the next level.<p>Zachary Antell, a freelance videographer and Syracuse University student, created a slick side-by-side …

The radical plan to destroy time zones

By Adam Taylor<p>, Reporter<p>Last Summer, North Korea did something a little odd. On the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese occupation, the closed and authoritarian state announced it was permanently turning its clocks back half an hour. The country was creating its own time zone: …

North Korea

Scientists smash data storage records with 360TB glass device that saves files for billions of years

Optical scientists from the University of Southampton have developed a new revolutionary method called 5D optical memory, where up to 360TB of data …

North Carolina Town Says Nah to Solar Panels Because They "Suck Up" All the Sun's Energy, Isn't Joking

Science is hard. Just ask the ill-advised though undeniably passionate folks of Woodland, North Carolina who recently halted the construction of a …

"Charlie Brown" voice actor pleads guilty to threat charges

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The actor who once gave voice to beloved cartoon character Charlie Brown pled guilty on Tuesday to making threats against a mobile home park manager and a Southern California sheriff, prosecutors said.<p>Three of the charges initially filed against 59-year-old Peter Robbins were …

Google’s new ‘Who’s Down’ app shows which of your friends are free to hang out

Google has just quietly released a new app on the Play Store, called “Who’s Down”. As you might be able to tell from its name, the app will apparently — once there are people who are actually using it — let you see which of your friends are free to hang out. Currently, the app is invite-only, so …

Apps

Power-cutting cord gives your device battery the perfect amount of juice

We know that keeping our smartphones and tablets plugged in over night, well past the point of a full charge, will deplete precious battery life. But who among us purposely gets up in the middle of the night to unplug?<p>The team at UsBidi assumes very few, which is why its developers believe they …

Batteries

Check Out Minecraft Streamer's New $4.5 Million Los Angeles Home

Streaming star Jordan Maron, known to the millions of people who watch him play Minecraft as "CaptainSparklez," has purchased a new Los Angeles home for $4.5 million. <i>Variety</i> reports that the 23-year-old's new, 4,100 square-foot house sits on a hillside above Sunset Strip--and it looks amazing.<p>As …

Los Angeles

Ex-Google employee owned google.com for one minute

Using Google’s new domain buying service, Sanmay Ved purchased world’s most popular website for $12 before transaction was cancelled<p>A man was able to successfully buy google.com, the domain name for the world’s most popular website, for $12 (£7.90), minutes before the company contacted him to say …

AdWords

Watch two drones build a bridge strong enough for humans

Two quadrocopters construct a rope bridge strong enough to carry the weight of a human in the hypnotic video (above), uploaded to YouTube this week by researcher Federico Augugliaro. The impressive feat wasn't a one-person operation. It's the latest accomplishment from many researches and …

Edward Snowden: we may never spot space aliens thanks to encryption

And extraterrestrials may never notice us, either, if our technology is sufficiently sophisticated, whistleblower tells Neil deGrasse Tyson

Edward Snowden

Snapshots: Saint Étienne's urban doodler with a sense of humour

The street artist known as Oak Oak uses the urban elements of his home town of Saint-Étienne, an old industrial town in France, to create humorous, site-specific art. “What I like about street art is that you can find somewhere to draw anywhere and it is a surprise for the people who find it,” he …

Art

Donald Trump had an unusual interview on 'The View,' where he got called 'misinformed' and 'Dave'

The interview became strange at times, including when host Joy Behar called Trump "Dave."<p>"A lot of what you say, I think, is correct," Behar said, listing some of his policy positions more associated with Democrats. "Are you a Democrat really at heart, Dave? What's his name?"<p>"Donald," some of the …

Donald Trump

Video shows camerawoman tripping refugee who is carrying a child and running from police

On Tuesday, hundreds of refugees ran from the police as they broke out of a registration camp in Hungary, the BBC reports.<p>A video published on Twitter shows how journalists are filming the scene as police officers are chasing refugees and trying to contain them.<p>Toward the end of the video, a …

Google sued over 'paper towns' rip-off claim

PhantomAlert sues Google subsidiary Waze over allegations the map and traffic data company stole some of its database<p>Google is facing a lawsuit over allegations that its Waze traffic app stole part of its database from a competing app called PhantomAlert.<p>Acquired in 2013, Waze offers turn-by-turn …

The stuff-finding Tile now helps you find your phone

Placing a location-tracking Tile on your stuff has become a good way to keep you from pulling up all the couch cushions in your house when you misplace your car keys. Today, Tile has introduced a new white Bluetooth-enabled white square that'll keep helping you find your stuff, but also your phone …

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The Tech Behind Each Letter In Google’s Alphabet

Shanghai man's lower leg amputated after getting trapped in escalator

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Shanghai man's lower leg has been amputated after becoming trapped in a mall escalator, the third serious escalator-related accident in China in a week.<p>The 35-year-old man, surnamed Zhang, was a cleaner at the Cloud Nine shopping mall in Shanghai, state media said.<p>Video surveillance …

The mobile web sucks

It's going to get worse before it gets better<p>I hate browsing the web on my phone.<p>I do it all the time, of course — we all do. Just looking at the stats for <i>The Verge</i>, our mobile traffic is up 70 percent from last year, while desktop traffic is up only 11 percent. That trend isn't going back; phones …

Windows 10

5 Daily Habits to Improve Brain Growth

Forget crossword puzzles and brain-training apps. Try these daily practices to truly grow your brain.<p>We’d all love our brains to process information faster and have better memory recall. While you might think doing crossword puzzles, math puzzles like Sudoku, or brain-training apps will keep your …

Why You're Pretty Much Unconscious All the Time

Your body has a lot of nifty parts, but it’s the brain that’s the <i>it</i> organ of the summer. The brain’s all-the-rage moment is mostly a result of the …

Selfie sticks are no longer welcome at Disney theme parks

After doing its best to accommodate selfie sticks, Disney bans them<p>Posted signs and verbal warnings from staff members have failed to contain the selfie stick epidemic at Disney World, so now the company is implementing a park-wide ban on the smartphone accessory. Beginning next week, Disney's …

Obama shuts down White House heckler: 'You're in my house!'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama is used to hecklers stopping him during speeches -- but he draws the line when the audience interrupts him in his own house.<p>As Obama was speaking at a White House event honoring LGBT Pride Month on Wednesday, an accented voice rang out from the crowd. Obama …