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Samsung launches its fastest mainstream SSD yet

Samsung has just launched the 950 Pro, its first consumer SSD that puts vertical NAND (V-NAND) tech into a gumstick-sized M.2 PCI Express device. The result, as you might guess, is speed. The 512GB model, which costs a reasonable $350, can read at 2.5GB/s and write at 1.5GB/s, easily beating the …

Your salary shouldn’t be your only source of income

Millions of words are written everyday about personal finance. Most of these are sensible, but lack the psychological and behavioral aspects that help people break bad financial habits. In the meantime, the advertising world bombards you with great ways to separate you from your money, by blurring …

Retirement

How to Undo the Damage of Sitting - 7 Simple Exercises | The Art of Manliness

If you’re like most men living and working in a techno-service economy, you probably spend a good deal of your day sitting down. You go from the …

The Two Greatest Financial Lessons I Ever Learned

Shares 21<p><i>This post is from my friend Ashley, a mom of two who works from home as a virtual assistant. She’s paid off a bunch of debt and learned some</i> …

Coding by the Book: The 7 Books Every Software Developer Should Read

Just like programming trends and languages, programming books come and go. But these seven classics have stood the test of time. Some are newer than …

Tethered Drones Spin In Extreme Tests

How do little quadcopters fare at very high speeds?<p>We don’t know happens when quadcopters go really, really fast, but thanks to a tether system inside a padded room at a university in Switzerland, researchers are going to find out. With the quadcopters range of movement confined to a sphere 11 feet …

Schema-Based Access Control for SQL Server Databases

Access-control within the database is important for the security of data, but it should be simple to implement. It is easy to become overwhelmed by …

This Camera Survived Three Months at the Bottom of the Ocean

Underwater photographer John Ng was diving off the coast of the Maldives last month when he noticed something stuck among the rocks and coral reef at …

Lumix

13 Mind-Bending Thoughts About Photography

Photographer Matthew Rycroft put together this video containing 13 strange, random, and mind-bending “facts” about photography. These are short and …

Photography

Never Ignore a Sort Warning in SQL Server

It is always bad news if your SQL queries are having to use the SORT operator. It is worse news if you get a warning that sort operations are …

Pilot’s DSLR Jammed Airliner Joystick and Caused it to Plummet, Investigation Finds

American and European regulations generally prohibit pilots from taking pictures while flying planes, and for good reason: sometimes the camera does …

Military Aircraft

Assembling a Lamborghini V12 - Production Line Photos

Our man on the ground in Italy spends the better part of a day futzing through the assembly of an Aventador's monumental V12. Join us.<p>Our man on the ground in Italy spends the better part of a day futzing through the assembly of an Aventador's monumental V12. Join us.

30 tech skills that will get you a $110,000-plus salary

But it's an ever-changing job market. One day a skill is hot and the next it's not.<p>Job site Dice.com recently published its 2015 Salary Survey, which named the highest-paying tech skills.<p>Dice, a tech-job-hunting site, surveyed 23,470 IT professionals in the fall of 2014 to come up with this list.<p>Of …

11 Rules All Programmers Should Live By

I am a person who tends to live by rules. Now granted, they are mostly rules I set for myself—but they are still rules. I find that creating rules …

The Pirate Bay's new network is making ISP blocks useless

Despite global efforts to put the kibosh on infamous torrent site The Pirate Bay (TPB), the lair of internet swashbucklers is proving almost impossible to sack. Swedish police succeeded in taking the site down late last year, only for it to reappear the following month. And stronger than ever it …

Watch a time-lapse build of an iconic GM small-block V8

The crew at Hagerty loves old cars, and it means getting their hands dirty. Here's a video celebrating the 60th anniversary of an American icon.<p>The GM small-block needs no introduction; it's been the backbone of both American transportation and performance for 60 years now.<p>You can thank Zora …

Time-lapse Photography

BlackBerry's new tablet is a Samsung Galaxy Tab S

BlackBerry has just announced a brand new tablet that has far more in common with a Samsung tablet than the company's failed PlayBook. That's because the tablet, called the Secutablet, is simply a modified Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 (pictured above).<p>As you might have guessed from the name, …

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It's now possible to map your home's WiFi signal in 3D

We already know that it's possible to map your home's WiFi signal in 2D, but that doesn't help if you're holding your phone above your head to get connected. Step forward YouTuber CNLohr, who appears to have developed a reasonably low-tech way to analyze the WiFi strength of any 3D space. Using …

Sea snail teeth may be the key to super-light race cars

It's increasingly common to find supercars, laptops and other gadgets clad in strong-yet-light carbon fiber, but scientists may have a better (if decidedly stranger) solution: sea snail teeth. The University of Portsmouth has determined that a fibrous mineral structure found in limpet teeth is so …

What is HTTP/2 and is it going to speed up the web?

Biggest change to how the web works since 1999 should make browsing on desktop and mobile faster<p>The web is about to get faster thanks to a new version of HTTP – the biggest change since 1999 to the protocol that underpins the world wide web as we know it today.<p>Hypertext Transfer Protocol is …

Tim Berners Lee

Scientists Find a Way to Block HIV from Infecting Healthy Cells

Reporting in the journal <i>Nature</i>, scientists describe a new way to potentially block HIV from infiltrating healthy cells. Such interference is key to …

Immunotherapy

Samsung's mysterious bolt logo for the Galaxy S6 refers to this fast new processor

In teasing the Galaxy S6 ahead of its unveiling next month, Samsung has continued to show a mysterious symbol that looks like a bolt of lightning. Samsung usually references speed and productivity in conjunction with this symbol, but it hasn't said exactly what the lightning bolt refers to. The …

Facebook's New Tool Helps Developers Debug Android Apps

Developers often struggle with quickly discovering problems in large native code bases and figuring out how to fix them, particularly when developing for Android.<p>Facebook might have a solution. Today, the company announced a new tool for debugging Android code called Stetho. Developers can use …

The NSA and its allies stole the keys to your phone's security

It's some real Ocean's Eleven s***<p>A new report by <i>The Intercept</i> details a stunning heist made by US and UK spies that has given intelligence agencies the ability to break through the privacy of smartphone communications. The report claims that the NSA and GCHQ successfully hacked the network of …

Surveillance

Watch This Surprising Way to Quickly Quarter a Sheet of Glass

Jack Storms' glass sculptures may take months to complete, but he's an artist. Below we see two tradesmen, guys for whom time is money, working glass …

Sculpture

This Entrepreneur Quit His Day Job To Make A Little Rubber Thing For Your Headphones

A cursory search under “headphone management” will bring up virtually hundreds of products. Spoolee’s novel contribution to the category is a twig adrift in an ocean of competition. This seems like a small and unusual product for us to cover but there are three things that make this product stand …

Headphones

Happy Friday: Divers Found A Mythical Metal From Atlantis

This week history nerds, metallurgists and conspiracy theorists all got some fun news. Divers discovered a cache of ingots made from the previously …

Conspiracies