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Google Code is closing down because developers aren't using it

Programmers prefer GitHub and Bitbucket<p>Google is closing its programming project hosting service, Google Code, after nine years of operations. Google stopped users from creating new projects yesterday and will make existing project read-only this August, ahead of a complete closure scheduled for …

Three time-saving extensions for Google Chrome

Whether you're checking your email, looking through bookmarks or trying to find things on the Web, these extensions are built to save your precious time. Check out the list below and give them a spin.<p>If you like to close your Gmail tab when using Chrome, this extension is a great way to see if you …

Google

Lenovo slipped 'Superfish' malware into laptops

Computer maker Lenovo has been shipping laptops prepackaged with malware that makes you more vulnerable to hackers -- all for the sake of serving you advertisements.<p>Made by a company called "Superfish," the software is essentially an Internet browser add-on that injects ads onto websites you …

Cybersecurity

If America Had 100 College Students, Here's What The Student Body Would Look Like

The typical American college student is not necessarily the iconic four-year student we see in movies and on TV, as a new graphic from The Gates Foundation highlights.<p>The graphic — c reated by designer Eleanor Lutz and journalist Linda Kennedy— breaks down America's college population into an …

Verizon brings free movies and apps this Thanksgiving, even if you're not a customer

What do you call the day before Thanksgiving? It's usually just Wednesday, but Verizon wants November 26th this year to be known as a pseudo-holiday called "Connection Day." Yup, it <i>is</i> gimmicky, but at least we're getting free stuff out of it -- and who doesn't like free stuff, are we right? On …

Bring These Sandwiches To Work, Save Tons Of Money

Packing a lunch is a lot harder than it sounds. First you have to remember to buy the groceries. Next, you have to carve out time in the mornings to make it happen. And then, you have to think of something to make that you'll actually want to eat come lunch time. It's a drag, we know. But it's one …

Fox News Host Bill O'Reilly Calls White Privilege 'A Big Lie'

As evidence of his theory, O'Reilly cited the relative success of Asian people in America and sarcastically asked whether we have "Asian privilege" in America.<p>The reason Asians earn more than whites and blacks and have a lower unemployment rate, according to O'Reilly, is that they have "stable …

8 Real Chinese Dishes You Should Order Instead Of The American Knockoffs

Most Chinese people have never even heard of a General Tsao, and are completely befuddled by the overly sauced fried chicken dish that Americans know as General Tsao's chicken.<p>In fact, authentic Chinese food almost looks nothing like American Chinese food. It varies tremendously by region: Sichuan …

13 Fresh Herbs to Use More Often

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: These herbs want to get fresh with you -- let them.</i><p>Basil<br>This herb can elevate even the simplest summer dish; just remember to keep it out of the refrigerator, or else it’ll turn …

Chain Restaurant Workers Reveal The Items They Refuse To Eat

A recent Reddit thread asked them "what item on the menu would you absolutely not eat and why?"<p>Thousands of supposed former employees responded.<p>Some named menu items that were too unhealthy, while others felt squeamish about how the food was prepared.<p><i>NOTE: Reddit sources are anonymous, and can't be</i> …

In-flight science: how the world works when you're sitting on a plane

1. The wing myth<p>For many years we taught the wrong explanation for the way wings keep planes in the air. It was thought that the wing shape meant that air has further to travel over the top surface than the bottom, making the air above move faster to keep up, reducing pressure and producing lift. …

The Top 50 Cities To See In Your Lifetime

Buena Vista Images via Getty Images<p>With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.net with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth. From the great ancient capitals to the modern …

What you need to know about online advertisers tracking you

Spend lots of time online? Then perhaps you've heard of targeted advertising, "Big Data" analysis and complaints of privacy violations by advertising companies. The ads above your Gmail inbox? Yeah, those. As it turns out, most people don't like being tracked by advertisers. Surprise! As such, a …

Making your own mobile app is now super quick and easy

Look, making an app that will run on your iPhone is hard.<p>Luckily, adsy.me just made it chimp simple for normal folks like you or I to make a mobile app right on your iOS, Android or computer. You don’t need to download anything, learn to code, or even leave your touchscreen.<p>Make an app to show off …

Apps

Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'

Future biotechnology could be used to make prisoners feel as if they were serving a 1,000 year sentence, a team of scientists claim<p>Future biotechnology could be used to trick a prisoner's mind into thinking they have served a 1,000 year sentence, a group of scientists have claimed.<p>Philosopher …

Apple quietly issues iOS update to patch faulty SSL authentication (update 2: OS X patch coming)

Is that an iPhone in your pocket? Then you'd better pull it out, dive into the settings menu and check for updates: there may be an important patch waiting for you. Apple has quietly pushed out iOS 7.0.6 and 6.1.6 -- small updates that addresses a hitherto unknown security issue with its mobile OS. …

Thai Mexican Chicken Soup

I came up with this recipe recently when I went over to Katherine and Barlow's shared home up on Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County. The deal was I'd bring dinner, they'd host. Their home is in the midst of the redwoods... so much in the midst there is actually a redwood tree coming up out of their …

Marin County

Oakland: the city that told Google to get lost

If pushing your enemy into the sea signifies success, then Google's decision to start ferrying workers to its campus by boat suggests the revolt against big technology companies is going well. Standing on the docks of Oakland, on the east side of San Francisco Bay, last week, you could watch the …

How to Find the Best Cruise Deals for Families

Trying to plan your 2014 family vacation? Whether you're a family of two or 20, a cruise offers a fun-filled and convenient vacation. Unpack once and explore several destinations, or never leave the ship and find something for everyone. Many of the newest and largest ships cater to families -- …

Study: Heavy Drinking Is Toxic To The Brains Of Men, But Not Those Of Women

One of the largest studies ever conducted on the long-term effects of alcohol consumption suggests that heavy drinking is linked to significant cognitive decline in middle-aged men. The brains of women, however, seem to be protected against this toxic effect for reasons that aren’t clear.<p>Cognitive …

Spill Launches iOS and Android apps, Expands 'Empathy Engine'

Spill, an ’empathy engine’ where students can anonymously share their problems with others in order to receive advice, has launched its first mobile apps for iOS and Android devices today, as well as expanding the reach of the service beyond college students to include high school students and …

The NSA Intercepts Laptops Purchased Online to Install Malware

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>According to a new report from <i>Der Spiegel</i> on the National Security Agency's top team of hackers, the …

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

People with HIV Can Live as Long as Uninfected Populations

A new study reports that young people with HIV have a life expectancy similar to that of the general population.<p>Researchers of the new study …

Stolen Target Credit Cards Are Selling For $20 - $100 Each

Brian Krebs, the venerable security journalist who first reported the insane Target Holiday Security Breach that exposed up to 40 million credit cards, has located one of the black market sites selling the card information and says they are going for $20 to $100 each. They can be bought using, of …

Make An LED Holiday Light Out Of Pennies

And a lemon, and some other stuff. But mostly pennies.<p>Skip the tangled strings of holiday lights this year and go wireless using a few copper-coated cents. U.S. pennies minted since 1982 conceal a zinc core. If exposed to acid, the zinc dissolves and frees electrons for use in a circuit. The …

5 pieces of advice for those who want to buy a connected device

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: S. Higginbotham<p>Look, the internet of things is hot right now. We even put out a connected gift guide that showcased a …