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New study has a theory for why we haven’t found aliens yet, and it makes a whole lot of sense

Mankind has been gazing into space for some time now, but scientists still haven’t found any evidence that intelligent life exists in our neck of the …

Research

How, When, & Why to reset the PRAM & SMC on your Mac

Is your Mac acting just…<i>odd</i>? Stuff like drives not appearing, screens not adjusting correctly, Bluetooth problems, AirPort non connecting? Maybe your fan is running non-stop or your battery has said that it is 50% charged…for two days…and your MacBook is <i>plugged in</i>. Yeah, these aren’t problems that …

Battlefield 1: All Four Expansions Detailed

EA and DICE have announced details of all four upcoming Battlefield 1 expansions, available as individual purchases, or as part of the game's $50 Premium Pass.<p>The first expansion "They Shall Not Pass" gives players the chance to play as the World War 1 era French army, fight across four French …

Louis Theroux: ‘I have a slight fear of intimacy'

He has spent years getting under the skin of his famous subjects. Now, for his first big-budget documentary, Theroux is tangling with the Scientologists. But, wonders Carole Cadwalladr, what is he holding back from us?<p>I really ought to be in a good position to interview Louis Theroux. “Ought” being …

How to delete a hard-drive partition on a Mac

If you got a head start with OS X 10.11 El Capitan this summer and followed my advice to install the public beta on a partition, then it's time to reclaim some hard-drive space by getting rid of that partition now that Apple has released the final version of El Capitan. Deleting a partition is a …

The Food Lab: Foolproof Onion Rings

Here's another exclusive excerpt from my book, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science. I hope you enjoy it.<p>The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science<p>$33.89from Amazon<p>At their physical core, onion rings couldn't be more different from fried fish. But at their philosophical core, …

Game Design Deep Dive: Rocket jumping in Rocket League

<i>Game Design Deep Dive is an ongoing Gamasutra series with the goal of shedding light on specific design features or mechanics within a video game, in</i> …

5 minute Grand Theft Auto V highway pileup/explosion.

Influencing The Influencers

You’re trying to convince Joe Rockstar to write about your company. When Joe Rockstar blogs, people share. When Joe Rockstar tweets, people re-tweet. …

Social Media

Spice up your summer barbecue with these Israeli-style recipes

You don't really need an excuse to fire up the barbecue in summer, even though there are plenty of good excuses - including Fourth of July, America's …

This Chrome extension turns your browser windows into manageable workspaces

If you work, play, shop and socialize in the same browser, it’s easy to open up way too many tabs for your desktop’s own good. Spaces for Chrome encourages you to group them into different windows and lets you manage them easily.<p>For starters, you can name each browser window, or space — say, …

Introducing Doritos Roulette, the hottest crisps EVER – could you handle them?

These crisps are hot right now.<p>No, really. The Doritos Roulette, launched today, claim to be the hottest crisps to ever hit the UK.<p>One in every …

This brilliant sci-fi film is one of the best movies you'll see all year

So many science fiction films have tried, and some have succeeded, in creating a unique dystopian vision of the future. Where "Ex Machina" stands out from the rest, however, is in the way that it portrays a future that sometimes seems hellish, but only sometimes feels like a nightmare.<p>One of the …

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Your sure bet to win Powerball jackpot; what it would take to buy all the combinations

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- We've got a sure-fire way for you to win what could be a record Powerball jackpot on Saturday should the $500 million top prize go …

Finance

10 Things To Do When You Win The Lottery

<i>Editor’s note:</i> <i>This post was updated on January 12th, 2016, to reflect the current $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot and the 2016 lifetime exemption from estate and gift taxes.</i><p>The jackpot for tomorrow’s Powerball drawing has hit $1.5 billion. If you win it, you won’t ever have to worry about money …

Schedule Emails to Send Later on Your Mac With Automator

Mac: Sometimes you need to send an email at a specific time. Maybe it's an anniversary or just a reminder. Chrome extensions like SndLater let you do …

Watch the funniest video from Grand Theft Auto V

Remember that movie Sliding Doors?<p>I don't want to tell you anything about this <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> video, posted to YouTube by BustedHead. It's so simple and perfect and oh my gosh I cannot stop laughing. My cheeks hurt from giggling so much. The video was posted on November 27th, so it's not brand …

Boom For Mac Is An Equalizer That Improves Your Sound

There are plenty of apps that claim to improve your computer’s sound, but what if one actually did? When I installed Boom 2 for Mac today, I almost couldn’t believe it.<p>Boom is an equalizer for system-wide audio; once you install it, all your audio is fine-tuned to sound better. This means it works …

This app will hack Continuity to work on your older Mac

Continuity is one of the best features of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, allowing your iPhone, iPad, and Mac to all operate more seamlessly together than ever before. But there’s a problem: Continuity requires Bluetooth 4.0 LE to work, and many older Macs don’t have it.<p>But don’t despair. A new tool has …

There are now at least 25 billion-dollar mobile internet companies

Some are virtually household names, like Uber and Dropbox, Snapchat and WhatsApp. Others you may never have heard of, like GungHo and Airwatch and RocketFuel.<p>But all of them have two things in common: a minimum billion-dollar value and unprecedented speed.<p>“Mobile Internet first mover advantage is …

Memory Diag Shows You Which Apps Are Eating Up Your RAM

OS X: There are a lot of methods for keeping an eye on your memory, but Memory Diag aggregates all the information you want to know that lives in …

TypeStatus beta tweak for Mac puts iMessage typing indicators in your menu bar

Following the success of Hashbang Productions’ iOS jailbreak tweak TypeStatus, the development group has released a beta version of the tweak for OS X. TypeStatus for Mac will provide simple system-wide notifications in the OS X menu bar when your iMessage has been read or someone is typing a …

If Your Photos Are Untidy, There's an App for That

<i>The Launchpad is a series that introduces Mashable readers to compelling startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion,</i> …

Go behind the scenes at the Hot Wheels design studio

Working at <i>Autoblog</i> is really a cool gig, but without question, working at the Hot Wheels Design Studio is cooler. Based at Mattel's headquarters, in El Segundo, CA - which is a bonus in and of itself for this Detroit-based writer - Hot Wheels is probably what every automotive designer thought …