Jorin Cowley

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10 Quirky Things You Never Knew About White House History

The White House is filled with the Secret Service, but who knew it also had a secret pool?<p>Recently, there's been quite a bit of chatter about just how much the White House is worth (you know, just in case you're holding up for a "for sale" sign to pop up in front, though we imagine that's <i>pretty</i> …

The White House

We can all live ‘forever’ - and we need to talk about it

Throughout our entire lives we are told that aging is a completely natural and unavoidable part of life, one that should even be appreciated despite …

Genetics

One shower releases 100,000 microbeads into the ocean, MPs warn as they call for ban

A single shower can release 100,000 microbeads into the ocean, MPs have warned as they call for the tiny pieces of plastic to be banned from bathroom products.<p>Many cosmetic companies have made a voluntary commitment to phase out the use of microbeads, found in exfoliating body scrub and toothpaste, …

Oceans

NASA to broadcast upcoming spacewalk and SpaceX 'Dragon' departure

If you have even a passing interest in NASA, you should know about two upcoming events set to air in the coming days.<p>First, NASA will cover the departure of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft from the International Space Station on August 26.<p>The Dragon spacecraft arrived at the station on July 20 to …

NASA

Why Twitter Was the Platform of Choice for Ripping Apart the NSA Dump | Motherboard

Last week, “The Shadow Brokers” dumped a slew of hacking tools they claimed belonged to a group associated with the NSA.<p>The dump was verified in various different ways. The Snowden documents provided a solid link between the files and NSA operations, and Kaspersky published an analysis of the …

Personal computers

Augmented reality power tool helps anyone craft things

Crafting with CNC mills, routers and other power tools isn't all that easy, especially if you're new to it. You'll frequently want a template, and it's all too easy to mess up a cut if you haven't developed a steady hand. Shaper doesn't think it has to be daunting, though: it's launching Origin, an …

Mixed reality

Scientists install 'memories' in DNA of human cells

The advancement was made by biological engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), using the genome-editing system CRISPR. The system …

DNA

The Unbreakable Genius of Mark Zuckerberg

In just 12 years, the Facebook founder built an empire of 1.71 billion followers. His next goal: to friend the rest of humanity.<p><b>Down the hall from Mark Zuckerberg’s desk</b> sits a virtual reality studio. Foreign heads of state and other dignitaries have been known to lose themselves here in games of …

Mark Zuckerberg

How San Francisco’s hippy explosion shaped the modern world

On 12 July 1967, Florida newspaper the St Petersburg Times had an eye-catching front-page headline: “Dame Margot, Nureyev seized in hippie raid.” Police had busted a party in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, and unexpectedly ensnared two world-famous gatecrashers: Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev, …

Culture

This ill-shaped house was made up of a 100% recyclable concrete in Tokyo by TEKUTO

<b>R·torso·C is an ill-shaped, sharp-edged Japanese house designed by Japanese architecture firm</b> <b>TEKUTO</b><b>.</b> The house was designed for special clients, who …

Architecture

The World’s Highest Glass Bridge Opened And It’s A Total Nope-Fest

Hell to the no.<p>Do you enjoy pooping your pants or plummeting to your grisly death? Then China has just the attraction for you!<p>The world’s highest and longest glass bridge officially opened to the public in Hunan province on Saturday, with thousands of tourists flocking to be among the first to risk …

Bridges

20 of the most incredible works of Burning Man art ever made

This year's Burning Man — the wild annual festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert — will start on August 28.<p>During the festival, a temporary, self-sustaining community pops up in the desert, free of the constraints and expectations of daily life. One of the main spectacles at Burning Man are the …

Festivals

The new, scary face of auto insurance

Technology in the mobility space has made travel safer, faster and more convenient. The results have been incredible: The Insurance Information Institute found a 33 percent decrease in automobile deaths in the past three years. The same survey found that nine models registered zero fatalities per …

Car Insurance

The NSA hack proves Apple was right to fight the FBI

After the unprecedented breach of hacking tools and exploits stolen from the US National Security Agency's elite hacking unit, some privacy advocates see it as clear vindication of Apple in its fight with the FBI earlier this year.<p>"The component of the government that is supposed to be absolutely …

National Security Agency (NSA)

20 Apple TV tips and tricks

The Apple TV is a seriously easy device to use which adds tons of value to your entertainment system. Below are 20 tips and tricks which will make …

Entertainment

The Lamborghini Centenario Roadster has 770 horsepower of open-top ferocity

This is the Lamborghini Centenario Roadster. It's more than $2.2 million and only 20 will be made. And they've all been sold already.<p>Nevertheless, Lamborghini unveiled this automotive masterpiece this week at Pebble Beach, following the debut of the coupe version earlier this year.<p>The naturally …

Roadsters

'War Dogs' cast on bringing 'unimaginable' true story of two arms dealers to life

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> There are true stories, and then there's "War Dogs."<p>The movie, which stars Jonah Hill and Miles Teller and opens this weekend, tells the real life story of Efraim Diveroli and David Packouz, two arms dealers who won a $300 million government contract to arm U.S. troops during the …

War

BAD BOYS FOR LIFE Director Calls The Sequel a "Home Run"

Last week, we found out that the long-gestating <b>Bad Boys 3</b> is officially going to be called <b>Bad Boys For Life</b>. <b>Joe Carnahan</b> is directing, and now in a …

Entertainment

Natalie Portman tells 'A Tale of Love and Darkness'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "It's like, I guess you caught me! I'm a nerd!" Natalie Portman says, laughing.<p>She's talking about frenzied internet responses to a recent interview that she did with author Jonathan Safran Foer. The New York Times Style Magazine asked Foer to interview Portman about …

Los Angeles

Apple issues iOS 10 beta 7 for developers + public beta 6 for testers

Apple has released iOS 10 beta 7 for developers to test on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 10 brings a refreshed look to Apple Music and News plus loads of new features to the platform. The software update will be ready for everyone likely sometime next month, and we’ll dig through the seventh …

Apple News

Former NSA Staffers: Rogue Insider Could Be Behind NSA Data Dump | Motherboard

There are a lot of unanswered questions surrounding the shocking dump of a slew of hacking tools used by an NSA-linked group earlier this week. But perhaps the biggest one is: who’s behind the leak? Who is behind the mysterious moniker “The Shadow Brokers”?<p>So far, there’s no clear evidence pointing …

Personal computers

The NSA Data Leakers Might Be Faking Their Awful English To Deceive Us | Motherboard

Nobody knows who’s hiding behind the moniker of The Shadow Brokers, the mysterious group who earlier this week dumped a slew of hacking tools belonging to the NSA. Is it the Russian government? Is it actually a disgruntled rogue NSA insider?<p>For now, there’s no hard evidence pointing in either …

Personal computers

How the NSA got hacked

On Monday, a group of hackers dubbing themselves the Shadow Brokers took to the web with an audacious offer: For 1 million bitcoin, they would hand …

Security

Goodbye to the Boeing 747, the Plane That Changed the World

The first wide-body jet opened air travel to the masses, created the era of first class vs. coach, and shrank the globe. Why the future belongs to smaller planes.<p>As epoch-ending statements go, this one was stealthy and carefully modulated: “It is reasonably possible that we could decide to end …

Luxury Lifestyle

Someone Finally Explains What That Extra Set of Shoelace Holes Is For

We all have them, and most of us just ignore them. I'm talking about that extra pair of holes on the top of our sneakers. Nope, they're not just for decoration! Try this shoelace tying trick called the "heel lock" to prevent the back of your foot from sliding up and down, which will prevent heel …

Running

Why you should pay attention to Google’s Tango

Smartphones can tell you when to depart for the airport to make your flight, provide voice-guided directions on the way there, and route around …

Mobile

Frank Ocean releases new visual album called Endless on Apple Music

It's not Boys Don't Cry, but Frank Ocean has a new album — of sorts — available on Apple Music. Described as a "visual album," <i>Endless</i> is a 45-minute video that features new songs, playing as Ocean works in the same warehouse that he has used in his previous live streams. The visual album is an …

Frank Ocean

This Is What It Takes To Connect A Volcano To The Internet

Installing sensors in Nicaragua's Masaya volcano<p>Zip-lining into a volcano sounds like something for adventure tourism, but for these researchers it’s all part of a day’s work. A motley conglomeration of explorers, volcanologists, GE, and the Nicaraguan government have banded together to bring the …

Volcanoes

Travis Kalanick on Uber's bet on self-driving cars: 'I can’t be wrong.'

Travis Kalanick has to get Uber's bet on self-driving cars right.<p>"It starts with understanding that the world is going to go self-driving and autonomous," he told Business Insider in an interview.<p>"So if that’s happening, what would happen if we weren’t a part of that future? If we weren’t part of …

Automotive Industry

Apple Music releases exclusive Frank Ocean video ‘Endless’

Well, dang, it finally happened. Singer, songwriter, and rapper Frank Ocean has just released new music, within a 45-minute video that’s, for the moment, only available on the Apple Music streaming service.<p>The new album was supposed to be released on August 5, but that day came and went, and fans …

Frank Ocean