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User outcry prompts OnePlus to step down its excessive data collection

Earlier this week, it was revealed that independent phone maker OnePlus was collecting all manner of information from phones running its OxygenOS — without telling users, of course. Caught red-handed, the company is backing off from the opt-out data collection program, giving users a choice up …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Almost all WannaCry victims were running Windows 7

Windows XP was ‘insignificant,’ researchers say<p>One week after it first hit, researchers are getting a better handle on how the WannaCry ransomware spread so quickly — and judging from the early figures, the story seems to be almost entirely about Windows 7.<p>According to data released today by …

Let It Flow: 10 of the Best Books on Creativity

The best books about creativity can simultaneously spark new ideas in the reader while also giving them a compelling narrative to follow. Sometimes this can come from writers or artists taking a step back and recounting the ways in which their craft comes together; in other cases, it might involve …

37 Books With Plot Twists That Will Blow Your Mind

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Video Game Review - Dear Esther: Landmark Edition

<i>Christopher Machell reviews Dear Esther: Landmark Edition…</i><p>Originally created in 2007 as a <b>Half-Life 2</b> <i></i>mod and later re-made in 2012 as a commercial …

How To Think, According To This Winner Of The Brain Prize

MIT's Ed Boyden on thinking, taking notes and rebooting your failures.<p><i>”Synthesize new ideas constantly. Never read passively. Annotate, model, think, and synthesize while you read, even when you’re reading what you conceive to be introductory stuff. That way, you will always aim towards</i> …

31 Incredible Books You Simply Must Read This Summer

Brilliant reads from July to September (UK release dates).

Books

What Should I Do With My Life? A Scientist's Perspective

You were born. You grew up, learned how to survive in a complicated and altogether bewildering world, learned a few things in school, maybe some more in college. And one day you face the challenge of your existence:<p>What should I do with my life?<p>First, let me assure you: you should be asking this …

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This little-known Google app will pay you to do simple surveys on your smartphone

Rather than charging you to use things like Google Search or its mobile operating system Android, it provides them free of charge, then makes most of its money off the back of advertising revenues.<p>But one of Google's apps goes one step further — and actually <i>pays you</i> to use it.<p>Google Opinion Rewards …

Apps

When Are You Really an Adult?

In an age when the line between childhood and adulthood is blurrier than ever, what is it that makes people grown up?<p>It would probably be fair to call Henry “aimless.” After he graduated from Harvard, he moved back in with his parents, a boomerang kid straight out of a trend piece about the …

Parenting

The Beginner's Guide is a challenging game about validation and isolation

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>I'm still digesting <i>The Beginner's Guide</i>, the spiritual successor to Davey Wreden's meta examination of game design, <i>The Stanley Parable</i>.<p>There are certainly some similarities between Wreden's 2013 indie hit and <i>The Beginner's Guide</i> — in fact, the game …

Finally, three great card games to play instead of Cards Against Humanity

The Indie Megabooth has become a fixture at PAX Prime, and this year its lineup is better than ever. But it's not just packed to bursting with video games. It also has a sizeable area devoted to tabletop games, with 10 games (in various stages of completion) ready to play.<p>Here are three great card …

This Fake Infomercial Shows What’s Really Wrong With Every Tech Startup

Adult Swim’s 11-minute parody of ’80s credits sequences captured the imagination of the Internet last week with its sheer outrageousness. The latest item to emerge from the programming block’s experimental 4am slot is a fake infomercial that’s so true to life, it’s unbelievable.<p>“Smart Pipe” is a …

Read Christopher Nolan's Interstellar prequel comic Absolute Zero

Thanks to Wired, a seven-page prequel comic to Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic <b>Interstellar</b> has arrived online for our reading pleasure. Entitled …

A Bird Story review

Sometimes, the school becomes a forest. The lockers become trees and the corridors become pathways, sweetly dappled with moss and puddles and …

First teaser for Iron Sky: The Coming Race

Last week we saw a first poster for <b>Iron Sky: The Coming Race</b>, and now we have a teaser for director Timo Vuorensola’s follow-up to the 2012 …

‘Selfie’ Is Both a Brilliant and Terrible TV Show

Cute, occasionally clever, and almost instantly dated, it manages to be both fall’s most inventive and most maddening sitcom. What do we make of this …

Manuel Pellegrini: How 'The Engineer' quietly fixed Man City

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini had two players in tears at the club's training ground five days before the Premier League opener at Newcastle.

Randall Munroe Asks, "What If?"

7 Hard Truths About Life That People Don't Like to Admit

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>While people generally like to think they're in touch with reality, the truth is that many of us shield ourselves from certain unpleasant facts to make us happier and more productive.<p>Users on Quora recently discussed the question: "What is an …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

How to win at (almost) everything

In games, humans are hopelessly predictable. Spot this hidden behaviour and you can crush puny-minded opponents in everything from the lottery to Rock, Paper, Scissors.<p>Although we can never outwit the weather or natural disasters, there are ways to master those other seemingly unpredictable …

Sherlock Holmes

Watch Marvel Studios' Comic-Con panels for Ant-Man and Avengers: Age of Ultron

Last night Marvel Studios held its annual Hall H presentation at the San Diego Comic-Con International, where the big news was the announcement of …

It's early days, but Sunless Sea is already fascinating

Why has nobody made a video game of the Shipping Forecast? Because it's a five minute weather report broadcast a few times a day on Radio 4? Or …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Workouts

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

Watch Hugh Jackman audition for the part of Wolverine

After stepping in as a late replacement for Dougray Scott with 20o0’s <b>X-Men</b>, Aussie star Hugh Jackman has made the role of Wolverine his own with …