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How To Teach Mosquitoes To Leave You Alone

Human skin is a cornucopia of fragrances.<p>The bacteria living on our skin emit more than 200 odor chemicals.<p>"Many of these molecules smell quite pleasant," says biologist Jeff Riffell at the University of Washington. "They smell grassy or a little bit like mushrooms. Some human scents are the same …

Mosquitoes

The best science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels of 2017

Not a good year for humanity, but a great year for books<p>2017 was a hard year for a lot of people. With climate change, haywire politics, and tech companies running amok, there are lots of reasons to put the year in the rearview mirror. But through it all, a run of great books shined a light in the …

Books

Germany paid people to use electricity over the holidays because its grid is so clean

People in Germany essentially got paid to use electricity on Christmas.<p>Electricity prices in the country went negative for many customers — as in, below zero — on Sunday and Monday, because the country's supply of clean, renewable power actually outstripped demand, according to The New York …

Renewable Energy

A bunch of balloons delivered basic Internet to 100,000 Puerto Rico residents

Alphabet‘s Project Loon might still be experimental in nature, but it just delivered real hope to 100,000 Puerto Rico residents in what the Project Loon team called the fastest deployment of its Internet-providing balloons ever.<p>Head of Project Loon Alastair Westgarth confirmed the deployment of the …

Sennheiser’s new IE 800 S earbuds up the ante (and the price)

Tiny package, hefty price<p>Sennheiser is updating its audiophile IE 800 earbuds, debuting a new model called the IE 800 S. This next generation of the IE 800 not only has improved acoustics, but has been given a face-lift to the design, as well. This follows Sennheiser’s recent announcement of the …

Consumer Tech

Samsung opens a Play Store beta program for the S Note app

S Note is the included app for Samsung's Note series that enables, well, notation. It's designed to be used with the S Pen stylus for a variety of …

Apps

Windows 10 computers crash when Amazon Kindles are plugged in

Microsoft’s Anniversary update causes ‘blue screen of death’ and forced reboot when e-readers are connected, users report<p>Dozens of Microsoft Windows 10 users are reporting that their computers crash when plugging in Amazon Kindles.<p>The issue appears to be caused by the recent Windows 10 Anniversary …

Software

55 Reasons Obama Will Go Down As One Of Our Best Presidents

It’s easy to become super nostalgic about the last eight years and the Obama presidency. Like every president before him, Barack Obama was by no means perfect, but you can’t deny that over his time in the White House he’s managed to accomplish a lot.<p>From the legalization of gay marriage to saving …

The White House

Hackers Have Just Cracked The Internet’s Most Common Security Protocol, Here’s How To Protect Yourself

HTTPS is everywhere you look. Most social media sites use it, YouTube uses it, it’s a basic protocol for secure email, and any website that takes a credit card uses it as a bare minimum. And unfortunately, researchers have just breached it in a method so simple that any idiot can do it.<p>What Is …

Beyond the specs: The 7 best Samsung Galaxy Note 7 features

While over-the-top hardware is the norm for Samsung’s Note series, this year the company is taking a bit more of a laid back approach, focusing primarily on the design and software experience.<p>Since these aren’t all details you won’t get in a spec sheet – and if our extensive hands-on review was too …

A Gorgeous Comic Tells Norse History With a Lesbian Bent

In her comic <i>Heathen</i>, writer and artist Natasha Alterici manages an impressive feat by turning one of the most beloved myths in Norse mythology into a …

Books

Google will teach you to write Android apps

Learning to make your own Android apps isn't easy, especially if it's your first time programming anything. Do you find a tutorial and hope for the best? Sign up for classes at the local college? Google might have a better way. It's introducing an Android Basics nanodegree (available in a week-long …

Google Now voice commands: a complete list

With any Android device, there is the magic phrase “Okay Google”. The moment you speak those words, a whole new world of instant information opens up to you. But what are the limits of Google Now? How many questions can you ask it?<p>To answer this, we have comprised a list of every Google voice …

Apps

9 Secret Google Search Tricks

Google is your portal to everything out there on the World Wide Web...but also your portal to more and more of your personal stuff, from the location …

How LinkedIn failed

Why it's better off inside Microsoft<p>Most big social networks are fun to use but tough to turn into businesses. Facebook struggled mightily before finding its fortune in mobile advertising; Snapchat’s television-like ad business is an open question; Twitter is in turnaround and likely headed for a …

Profit

Stop Windows 10 from using your PC for file-sharing

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Windows 10

Don't Pop Your Top: 5 Thoughts to Keep You Calm in an Angry Moment

This story appears in the May 2016 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>There are 10 or so moments in my career that make me wince when I think of them, and all but one involve a flash of anger. (The other one: an autocorrect in an email to my boss that turned an innocuous thought into “I lift you.”) …

Emotional Intelligence

The Open-Office Concept Is Dead

The staff at W&P Design, a New York-based startup that makes trendy barware and cocktail kits, has an unspoken policy: headphones in means “don’t …

Office Furniture

7 dumb things you do every day that are not your fault

Despite the best efforts of scientists, the human mind is still an enigma.<p>What we do know is that our brains are crammed with absurdly complex wiring, leading us to ask ourselves almost daily, "why did I do that?" and "how could I forget that?" and "what the heck is wrong with me?"<p>Below are seven …

The Brain

Amazon expands VoiceView accessibility tool for visually impaired users to the Kindle Paperwhite

After rolling out to its Fire tablets, Amazon is ready to bring VoiceView functionality to its line of devoted e-readers. The accessibility feature, targeted at visually impaired users, will be hitting the Paperwhite first, shipping as a bundle with the reader.<p>“Like VoiceView on our Fire tablets, …

iOS Apps

Catholic scholars drive a new wave on the New Testament

Anyone who has taken a “New Testament 101” class in college will have been stunned and somewhat unsettled to discover that the Bible is, ahem, untrue.<p>…

Theology

How to find out everything Google knows about you

In exchange, you agree to share information about yourself that Google can share with advertisers so their ads are more effective. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to target parents.<p>Google uses a lot of methods to learn about you. …

Maps

When gadgets were king

The excitement never stopped<p>Welcome to Mossberg<i>, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Re/code by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, now an Executive Editor at The Verge and Editor at Large of Re/code.</i><p>For the past nine years or so, the smartphone has been such an amazing, …

Gear & Gadgets

How to add unlimited free VPN to Google’s Chrome browser

Opera made a big announcement on Thursday morning that was widely covered by tech blogs. In the latest developer preview build of its web browser for …

Take off your headphones: Agency offices go eerily quiet

The strangest thing about walking into an agency these days is that you can hear a pin drop.<p>The confluence of open-floor plans, rampant headphone …

Advertising Industry

64 places you can learn to code online for free

This way, you can discover what you like (and more importantly don't) before financially investing in a certain set of courses.<p>However, there are so many free resources, classes, and books to pick from! It's easy to become overwhelmed. (Ever hear of too much of a good thing?!)<p>To make things easier, …

Programming

HP Claims Innovation Over Apple With 'World's Thinnest Laptop'

Amid rumors that Apple is working on ultra-thin 13 and 15-inch "MacBooks", HP yesterday announced the "world's thinnest laptop" in the form of the Core-i powered 13.3-inch Spectre, with a design that the company said offered proof that it is driving innovation faster than Apple.<p>Created with a focus …

50 shades of Red: The Priv was supposed to put the Berry back in the Black

For the company once known as Research In Motion (RIM), the end of 2015 was supposed to be the start of something substantial, special, and by many accounts, spectacular. Leaked for months on end, the device once known as the Venice and officially branded the Priv, was <i>supposed</i> to be the smartphone …

Mobile

8 tricks for reading people's body language

Body language provides an amazing amount of information on what other people are thinking <i>if</i> you know what to look for. And who hasn't wanted to read people's minds at some point?<p>You already pick up on more body language cues than you're consciously aware of. UCLA research has shown that only 7% of …

Public Speaking