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I Literally Drove to the End of the Road in North America to Photograph the Northern Lights

Having spent years photographing the night sky from the Milky Way to exploding meteors to man-made space junk disintegrating in the atmosphere, I …

Landscape Photography

A royal tradition will force Meghan Markle to change her diet before her wedding to Prince Harry — here are 8 things an expert on food poisoning says to avoid

Meghan Markle is preparing to follow in the footsteps of Queen Elizabeth II as the royal wedding date nears — and that includes culinary traditions.<p>The Sun reports that a "weird rule prevents the queen and other royals from eating foods like mussels and rare steak when dining out."<p>"They're advised …

E.coli

Tim Cook doesn’t care if you use your iPhone to look at porn

Tim Cook doesn’t have the same problem with porn that Steve Jobs did.<p>During a recent interview, Cook made it clear that he feels comfortable with people using their Apple devices to check out, err, adult materials online.<p>The Apple CEO was talking about accessing adult websites through Safari during …

App Store

Kevin Durant reveals who the runner-up was when he picked the Warriors

The regular-season finale on Tuesday night for the Warriors... did not go well.<p>Golden State lost at Utah by 40 points -- 119 to 79.<p><i>I was talking with</i> …

Basketball

iOS 11.3 is available now. Here are the best new features

Apple's update brings fixes for Apple's battery snafu, new Animoji, AR upgrades and more.<p>iOS 11.3, the latest version of Apple's iPhone and iPad operating system, is available now -- and it offers more features than you might expect from a ".3" release. Whether you're interested in augmented …

Augmented Reality

Apple is ready to fight Google’s Chromebooks with cheaper iPads

Expect cheaper iPads not MacBooks at Tuesday’s event<p>Apple has a big problem. Just five years ago, its iPads and Mac laptops reigned supreme in US classrooms, accounting for half of all mobile devices shipped to schools in 2013. Apple has now slipped behind both Google and Microsoft in US schools …

IPad Pro

Spotify says 2 million people figured out how to block ads for free

No one likes ads interrupting their streaming jams, and millions of Spotify Premium users pay $9.99 a month to forestall that very terrible …

NYSE

Facebook was tracking your text message and phone call data. Now what?

If you installed a Facebook app to your Android smartphone, odds are good that Facebook has been logging your phone calls and text message data ever …

Apps

Facebook knows literally everything about you

Cambridge Analytica may have used Facebook’s data to influence your political opinions. But why does least-liked tech company Facebook have all this data about its users in the first place?<p>Let’s put aside Instagram, WhatsApp and other Facebook products for a minute. Facebook has built the world’s …

Social Media

The Truth About Female Orgasms

Source: Will Vision/Flickr<p>I’m sure many people know that the clitoris is highly erogenous, with around 8,000 nerve endings (about twice as many as in …

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most

Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.<p>Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house</i> …

Self-help

These Are the Sexiest Movies on Netflix That Are Actually Good

A not-so-guilty pleasure.<p>All great things revolve around sex, including movies. And thanks to the magic of Netflix, you can watch some of the best and sexiest movies in private, away from judging eyes. Don't feel weird. Some of the best movies on the streaming service are also some of the hottest.

Entertainment

Lady Gaga's Swimsuits Blow That Meat Dress Out of the Water — They're Really That Outrageous

Lady Gaga does not share swimsuit shots often. But when she does, they tend to become a series. She posts every single angle, and usually, when she spins around, a thong bottom is revealed. Every girl's got her go-to cut, and Lady Gaga's just happens to be a touch scandalous. But the singer has …

Swimwear

Tesla says it’s being underpaid because its batteries are too fast

It looks like Tesla's batteries are too fast for their own good. As the <i>Sydney Morning Herald</i> reports, the company claims it's not being properly paid for the electricity its South Australia battery farm is generating for the country's power grid. And Tesla says its because its batteries supply …

Tesla

Photos of the Week: Spring Equinox, World Water Day, Dracula the Pterosaur

The Luminale festival in Germany, Space Needle renovations in Seattle, the fiery Fallas festival in Spain, pointy boots in Mexico, St. Patrick's Day in Ireland, a rocket launch in Kazakhstan, and much more.

Mark Hamill

Elon Musk has removed Tesla and SpaceX’s Facebook pages after Twitter challenge

Apologies to Elon’s social media manager<p>During a tweetstorm, Elon Musk has removed both of his companies’ Facebook pages after being challenged to do so by a few of his followers. The pages of both SpaceX and Tesla are now inactive. Each had around 2.6 million followers.<p>Musk was answering a flurry …

Social Media

Marvel Studios Head Kevin Feige Says His Lady Superheroes Are An ‘Embarrassment Of Riches’

Marvel has a good problem — they have way too many awesome superheroes. But they also are stuck with an issue that won’t be solved until Brie Larson’s run as Captain Marvel. They still, after nearly a decade, don’t have a solo female superhero movie.<p>Sure, there’s potentially a Black Widow movie in …

Marvel Universe

16 Optical Illusions Your Brain Will Refuse To See Correctly

"Wait, what?!" –Your brain<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

Royalty and Movie Stars attend BAFTA: Pictures

Award Shows

How to keep scammers from stealing your phone number

Because once they have it, your bank account may be at risk as well.<p>Last week, some T-Mobile customers -- including a CNET staffer -- received a strange text message:<p>Alarming, no? Was the text from T-Mobile proper, or was it a form of phishing -- an attempt to get you to visit a malicious web …

Identity Theft

10 Gmail extensions that can boost your productivity

E-mail plug-ins you didn't know you needed but really do.<p>There’s a reason Gmail has become so popular — it’s free, it’s easy to use and it keeps evolving. To top it all off, Gmail offers even more improvements through the use of extensions, which are optional, user-installed upgrades that add new …

Marketing

Photography Tutorials For Beginners: How To Use Gradient Filter In Adobe Lightroom

In this Two Parts of Photography Video Tutorial, Joshua Cripps explaining how to use Gradient Filter in Adobe Lightroom. Joshua Cripps is a full-time …

5 Steps To Take Before Starting An Influencer Marketing Campaign On Social Media

<i>An interview with</i> <i>Natasha Lekwa,</i> <i>influencer marketing & social media editor, Snapchat, at</i> <i>Forbes.</i><p>For many branded content pros, influencer marketing remains a frontier. Rules are few, and there are countless ways to explore the uncharted terrain. Plus, the space belongs to a young population, with its …

Public Relations

This gadget lets you scratch and DJ on vinyl without a needle

Turntablism, no tonearm needed<p><i>Update Thursday, February 15th 12PM ET:</i> <i>This article was originally published on February 10th, 2018 and has been updated to include new video.</i><p>French company MWM has announced a new product called Phase that sits on your turntable and allows you to DJ audio files with …

Music Production

Goldman Sachs: Apple is primed for a much bigger acquisition than $3 billion Beats

Goldman Sachs analyst Rod Hall and his team initiated coverage of Apple with a February 6 note which argues the company is now primed for a larger M&A move than the company is used to.<p>When Apple acquires other companies, it tends to do small "tuck-in" or "acquihire" deals, in which it buys small …

Markets

Here’s what happened the last time the living things in our oceans and lakes died

On January 5, 2018, a paper published in the journal Science delivered a sobering message: The oxygenation of open oceans and coastal seas has been steadily declining during the past half century. The volume of ocean with no oxygen at all has quadrupled, and the volume where oxygen levels are …

Ripple, the company behind cryptocurrency XRP, signs international payment deal with foreign exchange giant UAE Exchange

LONDON — Foreign exchange giant UAE Exchange has signed a deal with San Francisco fintech players Ripple on cross-border payments.<p>UAE Exchange is joining the startup's RippleNet network, which uses blockchain technology to power real-time international payments.<p>UAE Exchange CEO Promoth Manghat said …

Cryptocurrency

5 incredible ways to use your smartphone's camera you never knew until now

Unless you’re a serious photographer, you probably don’t carry a digital camera anymore. There’s no need: A typical smartphone comes with at least one camera, and lenses are sharper and more dynamic than ever. Even pro photojournalists often turn to their Samsung Galaxy, and entire feature films …

2018 Olympics: Arielle Gold forced to change mental approach to halfpipe

After bad experience in Sochi, Arielle Gold changed her mental approach to halfpipe<p>Rachel Axon | USA TODAY Sports<p>What to watch on Day 3 of the Winter Olympics<p>The third day of the Pyeongchang Games features a handful of high-profile events.<p>USA TODAY Sports<p>PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Arielle Gold was …

Extreme Sports

9 Alkaline Foods That Fight Cancer, Pain, Gout, Diabetes And Heart Disease

<b>1. INTRODUCTION</b><p>Attempting to go alkaline?<br>It’s much easier when you understand which foods assist your get to and remain in an alkaline state. A basic …