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​Everything We Know About the Stingray, the Cops' Favorite Cell Phone Tracking Tool

The more we learn about these fake cell phone towers that no one wants to talk about, the scarier it gets.<p>While Edward Snowden gives interviews to John Oliver and the NSA continues to gobble up our data, local police departments are quietly spying on people without public oversight, often thanks to …

Surveillance

Stingray spying: FBI's secret deal with police hides phone dragnet from courts

Photograph: Harris Corporation<p>“The device has the ability to pull content, so all the sudden your text messages are at risk, your phone calls are at risk, and your data transmission, potentially,” said John Sawicki, a former police officer who consults attorneys on technological evidence, of the …

A Look at Frank Lloyd Wright's Little-Known Prefabs

From early modular construction to a portfolio of homes based in the Midwest, we take a look at the prefab residences designed by America's most famous architect.<p>If you were plotting a Frank Lloyd Wright tour of American architecture, the 2700 block of West Burnham Street in Milwaukee might not …

Architecture

Why do we play cricket?

Let’s imagine a group of ultra-intelligent extra-terrestrials who visit Earth and find themselves at a cricket match. I’d submit that, given sufficient time, they would be able to deduce the rules of the game in their entirety (even the lbw law) from direct observation, without the aid of a native …

The U.S. Spent $7 Billion Developing This Helicopter It Never Built

The Kiowa Warrior is slated to retire in 2025, the Chinook in 2035, and both the Apache and Black Hawk will be gone by 2040. We thought we had a …

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5K Training: What to Eat for Race-Day Success

Different races require different types and amounts of training as well as varying nutritional requirements. To run a marathon you need to put in …

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

How first-person shooter fatigue led to the serene beauty of Adrift

Serene, thought-provoking, almost meditative at times — the first video game from fledgling studio ThreeOneZero owes its impetus not to the lingering space drama <i>Gravity</i>, of which it bears a striking resemblance, but to a complete opposite: the white-knuckled gunplay of virtual war.<p>Medal of Honor …

How Electric Superchargers Went from Fantasy to Feasibility

Until recently, electric superchargers may as well have been perpetual motion machines. Thanks to motorsport and advancement in power storage technologies, they're now close to hitting the road.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Chris Philpot)</i><p>Until recently, electric superchargers might as well have been perpetual …

The 30 best leg exercises of all time

A strong lower body is crucial to performance—whether you're looking to improve your sports performance, gym work, or just daily fuctional fitness. …

Fire TV Stick Review: A Great Streamer For An Amazon Household

The Fire TV Stick works. That’s about all there is to it. It streams videos from Amazon, Netflix and more. It plays simple games and streams from local network shares. But it’s not for everyone. There are better products on the market for some users. That said, the Fire TV Stick is well worth its …

How Does CrossFit Endurance Benefit Runners?

<b>Adapted from the new book Unbreakable Runner by Brian MacKenzie and T.J. Murphy. Learn more at</b> <b>www.unbreakablerunner.com</b><b>.</b><p>Brian MacKenzie is the …

Self-Massage Tips for Runners

As runners, we churn miles out our legs, but how many of us make a conscious effort to ensure our muscles are prepped and cleaned up before and after …

Break This Workout Rule, See Results Faster

For years, we’ve heard the strength-training rule of thumb that the more weight you lift, the longer you need to rest between sets. But is it really …

The Best Ab Exercises You're Not Doing

Forget bicycles, crunches, and burpees! Take your core training to the next level with these moves.<p>Committed to boring crunches? Time to break up. …

How I Got My Body: Nick Jonas

Two different gigs required two different physiques from the entertainer. Here's how the 22-year-old bulked up, then toned it down.<p>"I had about six …

Type 1 Diabetes

Why You Should Work Your Abs First

Lift more weight, burn more fat, and unlock your potential by training your core at the beginning of your workout<p>If you want to take your workouts to a whole new level, start with your middle.<p>“People achieve better results when they do core exercises at the beginning of their workout instead of the …

How to Use 'Instant Hotspot' On a Mac with OS X Yosemite

With OS X Yosemite, Apple has included a number of Continuity features that improve the integration between iOS and Mac devices. OS X Yosemite includes a feature called Instant Hotspot which allows users to more easily use their iPhone's wireless cellular data connection from their Mac or iPad.<p>With …

10 Most Common Mistakes Made by New Photographers

Whenever I teach, I get a lot of requests to review images. Over time, I’ve started to notice that a majority of the mistakes I see come from the …

Google publishes new guide for iPhone users who want to switch to Android

When Apple finally released devices with 4.7 and 5.5 inch screens, it thought that it should publish a guide for Android users who were tempted to eat the fruit of Cupertino. In a reciprocal move, Google has now published a guide for iPhone users who want to migrate over to Android.<p>The new guide, …

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A Century Later, Relics Emerge From a War Frozen in Time

Retreating ice in the Alps sheds new light on high-altitude battle in World War I.<p><i>Greetings from Cercen Pass. It is storming and snow covers the highest peaks. We wait for peace, but the bad weather, the high altitudes ... Peace can only come with our death.</i><p>—from the May 28, 1916, diary of C.D., a …

A List of OS X Yosemite Apps With Notification Center Widgets, Share Support, and More

Yesterday, Apple launched OS X Yosemite which brought a complete redesign to the OS and a number of features like Continuity, an enhanced Notification Center with widget support, iCloud Drive, and more. A number of developers have updated their apps to take advantage of those new features, and …

Tips for getting the most out of OS X Yosemite

OS X Yosemite packs a lot of new features inside a cleaner, flatter interface on the Mac. It’s a big upgrade, and there’s a lot to take in at first glance.<p>Whether you’re a Mac novice or a seasoned expert, there’s plenty to explore in the latest version of OS X. Wondering how to get started? Here …

Yosemite & iOS 8 How-to: Set up and use Handoff

Now that Yosemite is out, with iOS 8 devices you are now able to use Handoff. Handoff will allow you to seamlessly start a task on one device, and pick it up on another device. So for example you start writing a paper on your iPad and then you want to continue it on your Mac, or you start writing …

The best apps for OS X Yosemite

Like any new Apple software release, OS X Yosemite has great third-party apps that are worth checking out.<p>Developers can take advantage of iOS 8-like extensions, Handoff, iCloud Drive, Notification Center widgets, and more to create a better experience. Many apps also need to be updated …

A Fashion Month Detox for Mind & Body

How to get rid of bloat, start sleeping again and motivate yourself to head to the gym after a month of fashion madness.<p>We asked Vicky Vlachonis, a pain management expert whose clients include Gwyneth Paltrow and Cameron Diaz and author of The Body Doesn't Lie, to share her secrets to getting back …