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The US Coast Guard is operating floating prisons in the Pacific Ocean, outside US legal protections

If you've followed the War on Terror at all, you're almost certainly familiar with the US detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba — a US prison that exists outside the realm of the US justice system.<p>Now, it turns out, there's a secret US detention system in the War on Drugs, too — and this one …

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How to switch from Chrome to Firefox Quantum in under 2 minutes

Having used Chrome for ages, I’ve gotten used to the browser’s sluggish performance and gluttony for system memory, and I’ve a feeling I’m not alone.<p>With the launch of Firefox Quantum, we can finally break free from those shackles: the latest version of Mozilla’s browser uses an all-new CSS engine …

Czech Republic nuclear power station hosts bikini contest to choose interns

A Czech nuclear power plant decided a bikini contest would be a good way to choose its next round of interns. Facebook users were asked to rate …

Everything you need to know from Google’s Pixel event

Google unveiled a gaggle of new products and services today at its event in San Francisco. The company was all about making things easy and seamless, so we thought we’d do the same. Here’s all the stuff you need to know, in one place.<p>CEO Sundar Pichai came out first to set the stage, touting the …

Turn any hard drive into networked storage with Raspberry Pi

Networked hard drives are super convenient. You can access files no matter what computer you're on -- and even remotely.<p>But they're expensive. Unless you use the Raspberry Pi.<p>If you happen to have a few of hard drives laying around you can put them to good use with a Raspberry Pi by creating your …

Nvidia's new $1,200 Titan X graphics card is an absolute monster

There is a new GPU king.<p>Just weeks after the global rollout of its GTX 1070 and 1080 graphics cards, US chipmaker Nvidia has unveiled another product in its already breakneck 2015-2016 release cycle.<p>Called the Titan X, it looks to be the most powerful graphics card that Nvidia has ever made. As the …

YouTube tips we bet you didn't know

It's easy to spend hours watching YouTube videos about, well, pretty much anything. Using your mouse to adjust a setting isn't exactly slow, but in some cases, the keyboard shortcuts are much faster. Here is a list of the best YouTube keyboard shortcuts you should start using right now:<p>These …

Rare Black Sea Devil Caught on Film for the First Time

The anglerfish survived capture and is now being studied in a specially equipped laboratory.<p>With its gaping mouth, needle-sharp teeth, and slightly startled expression, the black sea devil anglerfish seems tailor-made for the spotlight.<p><b>And in fact, one particular female got her close-up on November</b> …

The truth about coffee and tea: Which is really better for your health?

<b>(Maksim Shmeljov via Shutterstock)</b><p>The age-old question is finally answered<p>Larry Schwartz<p>November 10, 2014 9:37pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>It’s an age-old question: What’s better for you, coffee or tea? Even back in the 18th century, inquiring minds wanted to know. King …

The Extreme Micro Drone: Just $74.99

If you’ve wanted to get into aerial videos with a drone but have been put off by the price, we’ve got just the deal for you.<p>The Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 is a tiny, remote-controlled device that features a camera for videography and photography, with a swiveling lens to capture all angles. Charging …

'Tile,' The Gadget That Makes Sure You Never Lose Anything Ever Again, Is Now On Sale To The Public

Imagine tapping into a large group of strangers to help you track down a stolen bike.<p>After months of hype, a company called Tile has this week started shipping a device that can help you do just that. (You can buy Tiles here.)<p>Just attach the $25 device to an object, and your smartphone will find it …

An Expert’s Guide to Sex in the Outdoors

Ever since Adam and Eve, men and women have performed the most natural of acts al fresco. It’s fun! It’s surprising! When you’re camping there’s not much else to do after dinner!<p>But how to do it well? There are so many inconveniences waiting to spoil your assignation, and unless you know some very …

Balsamic-Brown Sugar Short Ribs With Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

<b>Note</b>: This dish can be made up to two days ahead. Store the potatoes, meat and sauce separately and reheat before serving. It can all also be frozen, if you prefer. Be sure to thaw everything in the refrigerator before trying to reheat anything, though.<p><b>Read more: Sunday Supper: Balsamic-Brown Sugar</b> …

A Mysterious New Coffee Shop Called 'Dumb Starbucks' Is Baffling Los Angeles

A parody coffee shop mocking Starbucks opened this weekend in Los Angeles and is quickly becoming a sensation on social media.<p>The shop, "Dumb Starbucks," looks nearly identical to the real Starbucks—with the exception of the word "dumb" being prefixed to the title and menu items.<p>A Starbucks …

Google+ Hangouts for Business Just Got Real

When Google+ first debuted in summer 2011, the feature most lauded was its free, multi-person video conferences called Hangouts. Their usefulness in …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

16 Slow-Cooking Recipes for a Slow Weekend

There are the nights when dinner can't come fast enough—when we need a hot meal on the table in less time than it takes to watch an episode of TV in our pajamas (and when we proceed to watch 5 episodes after that). On such nights, we pat ourselves on the back for the fact that we cooked at all.<p>And …

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Grains Of Sand Magnified x300 Reveal Dazzling Images

A grain of sand is so small and finite that our eyes are unable to render any significant detail.<p>It often just looks like a shiny or dark grain of …

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Top Gear’s Test Track Now On Street View As The Stig Does Donuts Around A Google Camera Car

Google has added the Top Gear track to Google Street View (via 9to5Google), which fans of the UK automotive show will recognize instantly. You could sort of experience driving it from the cockpit camera footage the program itself uses, but now you can ride along through Chicago, the Hammerhead, …

Porch.com Scores Big Win With Lowe’s Partnership

Finding the right professional for home improvement projects isn’t exactly easy and most homeowners are pretty anxious about who gets to work on their homes. That’s why Angie’s List can charge for its service, for example. Many homeowners, however, also ask for recommendations in the stores they …

Tao WellShell is an isometric exercise device that tracks your fitness

Plenty of fitness trackers can track your steps and measure your heart rate, but few manage to become exercise devices in their own right. WellShell, a device announced today from Tao Wellness, is an isometric exercise device that tracks your progress with companion apps for Android and iOS. The …

Withings Aura uses light, sound, and science to help you sleep better (hands-on)

Withings has a scale, a blood pressure monitor, and an activity bracelet — now it's trying to help us all get a little shut-eye between all that activity. This week at CES it announced the Aura, a $299 device designed to help you fall asleep faster, sleep better, and wake up easier. It comes in two …

2013: The year in design

From battery-powered exoskeletons to buildings that melt cars, this year was a notable one for design.<p><b>More amazing image galleries of the year:</b><p>The year in weather<p>The year in space<p>The year in wildlife

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 …

Chromecast in 2014: an open SDK, big international plans and maybe even new devices

Google (S GOOG) landed a bit of a coup with Chromecast this year, launching a device that no one saw coming but that has proven to be very popular. …

Contextual Lockscreen Cover Hits Google Play Boasting Less Battery Drain And 100 More Upgrades

Cover is bringing its situation-aware lockscreen to more Android users today after its beta test launch six weeks ago. It’s now available in the Google Play store to Android 4.1+ users in the US, Canada, and Europe. Cover’s 100 new improvements include cutting down battery drain and being better at …