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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Blames The Rise In Flat

As reported by GOOD last May, the flat-Earth conspiracy is making a big comeback. In fact, Google searches for the term “flat Earth” have increased …

Flat Earth

Work from home people earn more, quit less, and are happier than their office-bound counterparts

Working from home gets a bad rap. Google the phrase and examine the results—you’ll see scams or low-level jobs, followed by links calling out “legitimate” virtual jobs.<p>But Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Nicholas Bloom says requiring employees to be in the office is an outdated work …

The Workplace

The 11 Best U.S. National Parks For Solitude

Most everyone knows that some of the least likely national park spaces to find solitude are the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Old Faithful in …

5 North Carolina Day Hikes You Should Do

by Kristin Wood February 26, 2016 1 Comment<p>Hiking in North Carolina Rocks!<p>So often people think of the west as a hiking mecca. When really, some of …

Millions of flowers blanket Death Valley in first 'super bloom' in a decade

In a land of extremes, where a barren valley floor sinks below sea level, rain rarely falls and summer temperatures reach a toasty 120 degrees, a riot of color has exploded.<p>For the first time in over a decade, Death Valley National Park is experiencing a "super bloom," when millions of wildflowers …

China's replacement for Windows is an XP ripoff

China has been trying to move away from relying on Microsoft's Windows software for its government, enterprise, and education industries. The Chinese government originally partnered with Ubuntu maker Canonical back in 2013 to create an alternative to Windows, codenamed Kylin. While that initial …

36 Epic Windows 10 Features To Upgrade For

Microsoft began asking users to reserve Windows 10, its latest operating system update, earlier this week. Windows 10 is a free update for Windows 7 …

Like Google Glass for cars: I tried Mini’s Augmented Vision concept

While Google Glass may have fallen flat, companies big and small are still chasing the dream of seamless augmented reality — information delivered to your field of vision without distraction (and without making you look ridiculous). What I <i>didn't</i> expect was for automaker Mini, best known for its …

Researcher denied flight after tweet poking United security

WASHINGTON (AP) — United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social …

Security

Microsoft demos another important Windows 10 feature for phones

Microsoft is slowly revealing all the features users will be able to enjoy on Windows 10 devices, whether they’re desktops, tablets or smartphones. …

S.M.A.R.T. Alarm Clock

Setup for Meetings, Appointments, Reminders, and Tasks, this clock uses an Arduino Yún and your Google Calendar to automatically set alarms. And it looks cool too!<p>Wouldn’t it be nice to have an internet-connected alarm clock that automatically sets itself, based on your calendar? You would never …

Arduino

OneNote for Android Adds Handwriting Input, Tablet Support, and More

Microsoft has updated its awesome note-taking tool, OneNote, with handwriting support and more formatting options on Android. There's also a new …

Amazon expects to lose half a billion dollars in the next three months

Fire ain't free, my friends<p>Amazon has a pretty stable pattern when it comes to reporting earnings. It delivers big growth in revenue, and little-to-no profits. For the last couple years that has kept the company's share price on a steady upward climb. But it may be approaching unsustainable …

Apple Maps flaw results in drivers crossing airport runway

<b>An Alaskan airport has closed an aircraft access route because of a flaw with Apple's Maps app.</b><p>Fairbanks International Airport told a local newspaper that in the past three weeks two motorists had driven along the taxiway and across one of its runways.<p>Apple's app had directed users along the …

Airports

All the New Stuff in Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 is available as a free download today, bringing new features for both the tiled Modern UI and the traditional desktop. Here's everything …

Apps

ShapeOko build log — it’s a CNC mill in a box

We’re not blatantly trying to promo this product. It’s just that the build log covering a ShapeOko assembly process taken on by [Anool] is like crack …

Hacking a Medion WiFi streaming radio found at Aldi

On a shopping trip at Aldi [Aaron Christophel] came across this Medion streaming device which connects to your home network via WiFi and works as an …

FeedDemon Pro, Our Favorite RSS Reader for Windows, Is Now Free

If you prefer a desktop feed reader to a web-based one, FeedDemon—our favorite RSS reader for Windows—has just made all its pro features free, …

Behind Stars and Bars

Two Yankee reporters spent 19 months in six of the Confederacy's grimmest prisons before escaping across 200 miles of rebel territory.<p>One moment, Junius Browne and Albert Richardson were floating down the Mississippi on the moonlit night of May 3, 1863, clinging to sodden bales of hay. They had …

Confederate States of America

Book Certain Flights on Weekends For Cheaper Fares

While a lot of airlines will offer sales at the beginning of the work week, if you can't find a special deal, you might save some money by booking …

Dilbert: You look good on paper, but how do I know you aren't lying about your skills? Interviewee: You should hope I am lying. Studies show that …

Slow Feeds Finds Those RSS Items That Got Lost in the Mix

iOS: RSS readers have a nasty habit of favoring the new and overwhelming feeds that don't update as often as others. Slow Feeds solves that …

iOS 7 massively expands Bluetooth support for smartwatches, fitness trackers, other devices

Using a Pebble or any other smartwatch alongside iOS isn't nearly as convenient or user-friendly as it should be, but thankfully Apple plans on fixing that come fall. As part of iOS 7 (and OS X Mavericks), the company is greatly broadening its support for Bluetooth, a huge boon for smartwatches, …

SkyMotion Provides Minute-By-Minute Precipitation Forecasts

iPhone/Android/Windows Phone 8/Web: A lot of weather forecasts will tell you whether it's going to rain in your city on any given day, but SkyMotion …

Dwarf Fortress

[[A figure sits at a desk with a computer, hands on the keyboard, talking to an unseen observer.]] Figure: If the corporate surveillance state …

Geek Humor

Sweden male train drivers wear skirts after shorts row

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/985000/985121_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524658139_f94aeee7167fa72bb3aa732bfaf02d3b<p><b>A dozen male train drivers in Sweden have circumvented a ban on shorts by wearing skirts to work in hot weather.</b><p>The workers, who operate the …

Clothing

AlarMe Weather-Aware Alarm Wakes You Early If It's Raining or Snowing

Android: AlarMe is a weather sensitive alarm clock that keeps an eye on the weather and will wake you accordingly so you're never late because of …

Leaked secret court order forces Verizon to hand over call records to NSA

<i>The Guardian</i> is reporting that a recent order is forcing Verizon to turn over all records of calls originating in the United States to the US National Security Agency. According to an alleged copy of the order published by <i>The Guardian</i>, Verizon is required to produce on a daily basis all details …

Why 'My Ex-Boyfriend the Space Tyrant' is 'the gayest game ever made'

A sci-fi adventure with a healthy dose of innuendo<p><i>My Ex-Boyfriend the Space Tyrant</i> is a point-and-click adventure game in the vein of classics like <i>Space Quest</i> — it features simple, puzzle-based gameplay augmented with comic book art and a great sense of humor. It's filled with jokes that break the …