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The most heartwarming video you’ll see today is of scientists cooing over this rare eel

Moments of scientific discovery are not usually caught on film, but this clip of marine biologists finding a gulper eel in the Pacific Ocean is a rare and delightful exception.<p>The footage comes via the research ship Nautilus, which is funded by Robert Ballard (the man who discovered the wreck of …

Livestreaming

Trump’s ties to the Russian mafia go back 3 decades

Journalist Craig Unger talks Russia, Trump, and “one of the greatest intelligence operations in history.”<p>On November 9, 2016, just a few minutes after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, a man named Vyacheslav Nikonov approached a microphone in the Russian State Duma (their …

Donald Trump

Elon Musk teases electric plane design and smokes weed on Joe Rogan podcast

Oh, Elon<p>“I have a design for a plane,” said Elon Musk in a wide-ranging interview for the <i>Joe Rogan Experience</i> podcast broadcast live Thursday night on YouTube. The interview included the two men drinking whiskey and smoking weed.<p>Musk thinks his electric airplane would be better than current planes, …

Why Your Router Has Two Wifi Channels and How They Work

Few devices are as essential to the smooth running of a modern-day digital household than a wireless router, so it’s strange that this black box is …

Wi-Fi

How to Put a GIF in PowerPoint

An animated GIF can add humor or capture attention, and you can easily insert a GIF in PowerPoint to add animation without the hassle of creating a …

How to Output Your Mac's Audio to Two Pairs of Headphones at the Same Time

Next time you're on a flight with someone and you both want to watch a video on your Mac without disturbing other passengers, try this convenient solution for sharing your Mac's audio among two pairs of headphones.<p>The method described below should work regardless of whether you're using one wired …

Headphones

Decoding Windows Error Messages

<b>Q.</b> <i>I keep getting Windows Update “failed” error messages with a long number (0x80070020) when I try to install Microsoft’s patches for Windows 10. Clicking the Retry button leads again to failure. What does this number mean and why can’t this system update itself properly?</i><p><b>A.</b> The numbered error codes …

PSA: Here’s how to check for – and remove – the Mac malware mshelper

If your Mac seems to be running at high fan rates or you’re seeing reduced battery-life for no apparent reason, you may want to check for some Mac malware that seems to be going around …<p>NordVPN<p>A couple of support threads have described people finding a process called mshelper using a lot of CPU …

Computer Hardware

How to Stop Your Apple Watch From Launching the 'Now Playing' App When Audio Plays on Your iPhone

Most Apple Watch owners will recognize the "Now Playing" app – it automatically launches by default whenever you play audio through the Music or Podcasts app on your iPhone. A similar screen shows when you play audio through any third-party iPhone app that also has an Apple Watch extension, like …

Apple Watch

Amazon’s new ‘Alexa Blueprints’ let anyone create custom Alexa skills and responses

Amazon this morning is introducing “Alexa Blueprints,” a new way for any Alexa owner to create their own customized Alexa skills or responses, without needing to know how to code. The idea is to allow Alexa owners to create their own voice apps, like a trivia game or bedtime stories, or teach Alexa …

Kidde recalls 400,000 smoke alarms that don't detect smoke

If you have a Kidde smoke detector, you should inspect it today. Models PI2010 and PI9010 have been recalled due to a manufacturing defect that inhibits their ability to smell smoke. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall on Wednesday. Head here for the details, …

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Intel's latest Core processors have serious security flaws

Remote attackers could execute commands on 2015 or newer desktop and laptop PCs.<p>Intel has confirmed previous reports that its recent PC, internet of things and server chips are vulnerable to remote hacking. The problem is with the onboard "Management Engine," which has multiple holes that could let …

Information Security

Best horror movies on Netflix for September 2018

For horror junkies, it's always the perfect time to bully your nearest and dearest into streaming some spooky flicks. I've rounded up the strangest, squirmiest and most terrifying films you can stream on Netflix.<p><b>Editors' note:</b> This guide contains movies with sexually explicit (or strong) language …

Horror

9 cool AR apps you should download to try out iOS 11’s ARKit

Since it was first announced at WWDC, Apple’s ARKit has been open to developers to get a feel for the new platform. Now that iOS 11 is finally here, ARKit is available for anyone with an iPhone 6S or later, the iPad Pro, and the latest 9.7-inch iPad. In the time between the announcement and its …

George A. Romero, iconic zombie film director, dies at 77

Filmmaker George A. Romero, considered by many as the father of the modern-day zombie movie, died at 77 on Sunday in his sleep following a "brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer," according to a statement to the Los Angeles Times provided by his longtime producing partner Peter …

Horror

Sprint's new leasing plans deliver annual upgrades to all

Like getting a new phone every year? Sprint would like to help you with that, regardless of your budget.<p>The telecom company is rolling out a new lease option called Sprint Flex that lets you pick a phone now and then decide at 18 months whether you want to continue your lease, buy it outright or …

Belkin committed to bringing Apple’s HomeKit to Wemo after previously cancelling plans

Back in March 2016, users of Belkin’s popular line of Wemo connected accessories were disappointed to learn that the company was canceling its previously announced plans to support Apple’s HomeKit platform. The company has now changed its tune, however, and today told me it’s committed to bringing …

Apple

Forgot a Login Name or Password? Here’s How to View It on iPhone

Few people know that the passwords you’ve saved in Safari are available to view on your iPhone. Don’t worry about security, your fingerprint (Touch ID) is needed to access the passwords. But if you’ve forgotten your login name or password, this tip makes it easy to find and view them. Here’s how to …

Touch ID

How to Unclog a Drain With Baking Soda & Vinegar | The Art of Manliness

Hair, soap scum, and dirt make up a cocktail of gross sludge that has to make its way from your sinks, bathtubs, and showers to the outside world. …

New Wave of Security Acquisitions Signals Start of Consolidation Trend

A dozen recent high-profile deals reflect cybersecurity vendors' hopes of expanding their offerings with next-generation technology, ideas, and …

The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the Amazon Fire TV -- you might find yourself talking to her more …

Orwell, Hitler And Trump

Hitler was the first to describe the technique of telling a lie so often that people believed it. He called it the "Big Lie."<p>Last week, I reached for my Philip Roth ― his splendid novel, <i>The Plot Against America</i>. This week, I reached for my George Orwell.<p>In 1946, as Europe was digging out from the …

George W. Bush

CIA puts almost 12 million declassified files online for the first time

The CIA has put almost 12 million pages of its records online, allowing anyone with an internet connection to browse 50 years worth of declassified intelligence reports, briefings, and other once-secret documents. Included in the database are US discussions about assassinating Fidel Castro, details …

How IFTTT support differs with Alexa and Google Assistant

Both Google Home ($129 at Dell Home) and the Alexa speakers come with one very important feature: IFTTT support. Without it, Google Home would be relegated to only working with a handful of products, and the list of devices and services compatible with Alexa would be more than halved.<p>IFTTT support …

50 most useful Alexa skills

Out of the box, Alexa can do an impressive number of things. It can stream Amazon Music or Spotify, control your Philips Hue smart bulbs or anything connected to a SmartThings hub and integrate with IFTTT for a laundry list of other functions. You can also order millions of products off Amazon …

D&D for Young Players and New DMs: 4 — The Great Ability Score Debate

For over 40 years, players have been assigning stats to their D&D characters. As I described in the second article in this series, ability scores …

Tribe to Continue Fight After Court Refuses to Halt Dakota Access Pipeline

U.S. news<p>The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will keep fighting the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline after a federal court rejected its request to halt construction on the project, which the tribe says would destroy some of its sacred sites, the tribe's chairman told NBC News on Sunday night.<p>In a …

Environment

T-Mobile offers free iPhone 7 to anyone who trades in an iPhone 6/s, deal starts tomorrow alongside pre-orders

It’s not even iPhone 7 pre-order day yet and T-Mobile has already dropped an amazing deal for the updated smartphone.<p>New and existing customers can get an iPhone 7 for <b>free</b> with the trade in of an iPhone 6/6s. T-Mobile will hand you up to $650 in monthly bill credits over a 2-year time span, which …

This wireless antenna may make cord cutting easier

WatchAir<p>WatchAir is attempting to reinvent the TV antenna for the modern age using a suite of apps that can stream TV to a number of different devices including your smartphone, and adding the ability to record shows. The company says the antenna, which doesn't need to be connected to your TV to …