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Privacy Badger: EFF releases browser plug-in to stop online tracking

A new tool has been deployed in the fight against online surveillance in the form of a browser plug-in that blocks spying ads and invisible trackers. …

Cloud Services App Developers Go Pro, 28% Are Making More Than $10K A Month

• 34% of Cloud Services app developers are making over $5K a month in revenue today.<br>• 37% of all mobile developers target both Apple iOS and Google Android, only 7% target none of the top 3 platforms.<br>• Mobile e-commerce developers are more than 3X as likely to make $100K+ per month than those monetizing …

Apps

Privacy Isn't Just Digital: What I Learned In Private Investigations

When you think about protecting your privacy, you probably think about your Facebook data or text messages. However, as I learned while working for a …

Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block — ProPublica

<i>Update: After this article was published, YouPorn contacted us to say it had removed AddThis technology from its website, saying that the website was</i> …

Privacy

12 Incredible American Mansions That Are Open to the Public

What used to be homes for the rich are now playgrounds for history lovers and architecture buffs.<p>What used to be homes for the rich are now playgrounds for history lovers and architecture buffs.

Real Estate

Food Network names one Texas barbecue joint among best in U.S. — and it ain't Franklin

It seems that Franklin Barbecue isn't the only star in the Texas barbecue scene these days. Killen's Barbecue in Pearland is widely acknowledged as …

Think it's cool Facebook can auto-tag you in pics? So does the government

State-of-the-art facial recognition technology, which had been the stuff of hypothetical privacy nightmares for years, is becoming a startling reality. It is increasingly being deployed all around the United States by giant tech companies, shady advertisers and the FBI – with few if any rules to …

Surveillance

What is FLAC? The high-def MP3 explained

CNET explains what FLAC is, as well as where to buy music in the FLAC format, and how to play it on your smartphone, computer or hi-fi.<p>In the late 1990s, one of the original portable music file formats -- the MP3 -- was causing quite a bit of bother. It had earned itself a reputation as a pirate …

AMD Project Quantum is a tiny, water-cooled PC built for VR

AMD wants to give you a look at the future — the future of VR gaming, that is. They call their two-chambered rig Project Quantum, and they’ve managed …

NSA whistleblower warns of surveillance state

William Binney spent more than 30 years at the National Security Agency designing programs that enabled mass surveillance of foreign terrorists.<p>Weeks …

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5 Things You Should Never Do Before You Work Out

Hitting up the Indian food buffet, for one<p>Craft a killer playlist. Get dressed in your workout best. Perform a light warm-up. You know what to do to get ready for an awesome workout. But there are some things you should never—and we mean never, ever—do before a workout. Like these five …

Exercise

How Back to the Future Almost Didn't Get Made

For the movie's 30th anniversary, co-writer Bob Gale tells the story of production nightmares, and the classic that came to be.<p>There's a great scene in the Tim Burton film <i>Ed Wood</i>, in which the main character meets his idol, Orson Welles, in a bar, and realizes that even the legendary director …

25 Moments That Changed America

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How your eyes betray your thoughts

According to the old saying, the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, it does suggest that there is a kernel of truth in this saying: it turns out the eyes not only reflect what is …

The Brain

What the Surreal Vision acquisition means for Oculus

Oculus VR last week acquired Surreal Vision, a company creating real-time 3D scene reconstruction technology that will allow users to move around the …

Photographer Creates Stunning Symmetric Images with Light and Reflection

<b>All Photographs (c) Ferdinand Choffray, Courtesy of Ferdinand Choffray</b><p>Could symmetrical composition be part of defining beauty? Symmetry makes it attractive. This is what we've been told. When applied to photography, the binomial equilibrium and proportion can create striking images.<p>The shots of</b> …

Bring Your Own Hands Into Virtual Reality

New Unity Asset Lets You See Your Actual Hands — Not Just a Rigged Replica<p>Using our existing hand assets, you can already reach into a demo and see …

How to find the best airplane seat

Just because you’re in the back of the plane doesn’t mean you can’t fly in comfort.<p><b>Q: How can I get a good seat on my flight if I don’t have elite</b> …

The 50 best burger joints in America, ranked

Our friends at Foursquare dug through their troves of user data to compile the list. Because the site now allows users to save and favorite venues they love, Foursquare was able to track down which burgers diners are raving about most across America.<p>To create this list, Foursquare included the …

Yelp

34 Gloriously Awkward Photos of Celebrities at Prom

#TBT!<p>Before they graduated to red carpets, stylists, and glam squads, many of our favorite A-listers had that same quintessential high school moment as the rest of us—and in many cases, all the awkwardness and, um, <i>interesting</i> fashion choices that come with it. Here, see #TBT prom portraits of …

George Clooney

9 absolutely jaw-dropping photos of Chicago

Chicago looks like something straight out of Blade Runner in Max Wilson's vibrant time lapse montage of the city.<p>The video is a sequel to Wilson's …

10 Bands You Weren’t Cool Enough to Like in the 80s and 90s

<i>This week, New York media personality and inveterate indie-rock stalwart Jon Fine will publish</i> Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock’s Failed Revolution (but Can No Longer Hear), <i>a memoir of decades spent in weird, underground American bands. To mark its publication, VF.com asked Fine to provide</i> …

What Happens to Your Data When You Monitor Your Personal Fitness

Wearing a fitness bracelet from FitBit, Jawbone, Microsoft, Withings, and others has become increasingly common. About one in ten people in the US now do some sort of fitness monitoring.<p>As we become more comfortable with the idea of monitoring our own footsteps, calorie-burn, sleep patterns and …

FDR’s Sorry Domestic Spying Record

The Japanese internment camps comprised the worst blot on Roosevelt’s civil liberties record, but he also approved spying and harassment of other …

History

Lost in space with first-person pioneer Adrift

How a Twitter storm inspired a truly next-gen experience in space.<p>This article was originally published in May 2015; Adr1ft is available on Steam and …

Lost in Space

Academy Award winning studio shifting to a major focus on VR

What happens when you combine an Academy Award winning studio with the emerging medium of VR? We are about to find out. Speaking with Ian Hunter, the …

It's not psychology, it's you: Stop blaming behavior on 'disease,' psychiatrist says

Modern psychology can do more harm than good, asserts retired psychiatrist Anthony Daniels (pen name: Theodore Dalrymple) in his book, "Admirable Evasions: How Psychology Undermines Morality."<p>Instead of taking responsibility for ourselves, "checklist psychiatry" allows us to blame any pattern of …

Will This Virtual Reality Theme Park Replace Movie Theaters Someday?

Mark Zuckerberg wants the Oculus Rift to close the gap between virtual reality and mainstream entertainment, but he may have some surprise …