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New Wi-Fi attack cracks WPA2 passwords with ease

The common Wi-Fi security standard is no longer as secure as you think.<p>A new way to compromise the WPA/WPA2 security protocols has been accidentally …

Alien Mineral Discovered In Russian Meteorite That Crashed Down In Uakit

Subsequently named uakitite, the mineral doesn't exist anywhere else on Earth.<p>Scientists have announced the discovery of a never-before-seen mineral …

How Long Would It Take To Travel From One End Of The Universe To The Other At Light Speed?

<i>If the universe is 93 billion light years in diameter, how long would it take to travel end to end at light speed? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Jack Fraser, Master’s Physics,</b> …

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NES Isn't Pronounced 'N.E.S.'

Words are pronounced however people pronounce them, and to insist otherwise is to fight a losing battle. This is why “giff” and “jiff” are equally …

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Android 9 is Finally Announced, Better Known as Android 9 Pie

<b>Google</b> has presented Android P for the first time back in the month of March, since then they have introduced a number of revisions to the developer …

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The Seven Best Travel Spots In Our Solar System – And How To Die There

In the why-aren’t-you-watching-this television show <i>The Expanse</i>, humanity has spread out into the solar system. Mars and Earth stand as bitter rivals, …

Review: SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD – fast enough for 4K workflows [Video]

As a MacBook Pro user, having access to external SSD storage is important given the price of build-to-order SSD upgrades. For example, a 4TB SSD upgrade alone on the 2018 MacBook Pro can set you back $3400, more than the price of the laptop itself.<p>With this in mind, such upgrades can’t be …

This Math Problem Will Make You Lose Your Mind

Math, even in its simplest form, can confuse the hell out of anyone, which is why this math problem is driving people crazy.<p>The question, posed by popular YouTube account MindYourDecisions, was originally posted on Aug. 31, 2016 but is making the rounds across the internet again. Why? People keep …

Watch Meteoroids Strike the Moon's Surface in Awesome MIDAS Footage

Just how rare is this occurrence, anyway?<p>Ever seen a meteoroid hit the moon? Almost definitely not in person, but have you ever seen <i>video</i> of such …

Air Force silent after 2-kiloton meteor hits Earth near base

A meteor hit Earth and exploded with 2.1 kilotons of force in July, but the Air Force has made no mention of the event.<p>NASA’s Jet Propulsion …

Physicists Have Invented an Essential Component Needed For Quantum Computers

They're using a new state of matter.<p>In 2016, the Nobel Prize in Physics went to three British scientists for their work on superconductors and …

Android 9 Pie is official and the update is starting today

Following months of beta releases, Android 9 is being officially released to the public today. And its name is Pie. As is usually the case, this …

New Captain Marvel Easter Egg Discovered in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

The digital release of <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> has uncovered an easter egg paying homage to Brie Larson’s yet-to-debut Captain Marvel, the newest …

Dumb things in Star Wars: The Last Jedi everyone just ignored

Star Wars is confusing, somehow most hated by the people who most love it. That all came to a head in 2017 with Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi. Episode …

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Physicists Tied Laser Beams into Knots

A team of physicists has tied light into figure-8 and torus knots.<p>The researchers, according to a paper published July 30 in the journal Nature …

Want an extra arm? A third thumb? Check out these awesome robotic appendages

3D printing and robotics technology are responsible for some amazing work creating artificial limbs for people who have lost theirs. But what if …

Inventor Demonstrates His ‘Iron Man’ Jet Propulsion Suit in Front of Department Store Selling it for $592K

Richard Browning, former commodities trader, Richard Browning, British inventor and founder of the human propulsion technology start-up Gravity …

Norman Reedus and Andrew Lincoln had pact to leave The Walking Dead together

Andrew Lincoln confirmed at Comic-Con that he is indeed leaving <i>The Walking Dead</i> during the show’s upcoming ninth season, which premieres Oct. 7 on …

What Aliens, Blade Runner, Jurassic Park & Terminator Would Look Like As Anime

Dmitry Grozov, aka Ahriman, is a freelance artist from Russia who has an uncanny ability for taking things that aren’t anime and making them look …

Samsung to unveil the Galaxy Note 9 on August 9

The time has come for Samsung to unveil their next flagship smartphone, none other than Galaxy Note 9. The Korean tech giant has officially sent …

Boeing’s hypersonic concept jet could cut flight times by 85 percent

<b>THERE’S FAST, AND THERE’S HYPERSONIC.</b> On Tuesday, Boeing unveiled its first concept design for a hypersonic passenger jet during the American …

‘Hey, Google, what’s wrong?’ Google Home ‘glitch’ gets a fix

If you woke up yesterday morning and found your Google Home device wasn’t working properly, you weren’t alone — users were prevented from interacting …

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Google fixes global Home speaker and Chromecast outage

By Hayley Tsukayama<p>Hayley Tsukayama<p>Reporter covering consumer technology<p>Email Bio Follow<p>“Sorry, something went wrong. Try again in a few seconds.” That’s the response that Google smart speaker users around the world heard for most of Wednesday when they asked their devices to play music, get the …

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Google turns over its human-like Duplex AI to public testing (The 3:59, Ep. 421)

That interstellar visitor from another solar system wasn't an asteroid after all

Scientists spotted a strange object flying through the solar system last year. It looked skinny, like a cigar, and may have been a quarter-mile in …

Review: LG C8 OLED 4K TV

Shopping for a TV is like trying to pick out the best wave in the ocean. Most TVs are indistinguishable from each other—unless your eyes happen to …

A Lonely Universe Could Be Humanity's Greatest Blessing

There’s a recent paper that claims we could very well be the only civilization in the universe. As Ethan Siegel has pointed out, the paper is more speculation than science, but it has generated a lot of buzz in the media, often with sad laments over our lonely fate. But how bad would it actually …

‘The Last Jedi’ backlash ‘campaign’ demands to be taken seriously

More than six months after the theatrical release of <i>The Last Jedi</i>, just about every aspect of the backlash against it has already been argued and …