Rick Snow

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How, When, & Why to reset the PRAM & SMC on your Mac

Is your Mac acting just…<i>odd</i>? Stuff like drives not appearing, screens not adjusting correctly, Bluetooth problems, AirPort non connecting? Maybe your fan is running non-stop or your battery has said that it is 50% charged…for two days…and your MacBook is <i>plugged in</i>. Yeah, these aren’t problems that …

Operating Systems

8 of Evel Knievel’s Most Memorable Stunts

Born on this day in 1938, Robert "Evel" Knievel was a stuntman who entertained audiences with his daredevil motorcycle jumps. After his first jump in …

Watch Simon & Garfunkel Sing “The Sound of Silence” 45 Years After Its Release, and Just Get Hauntingly Better with Time

The legend of Simon & Garfunkel is bigger than either performer, though only one of them remained a major star after their breakup, while the other …

Relics of the Reich: The buildings the Nazis left behind after Hitler committed suicide in his Berlin bunker

On 7 May 1945, Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Reims, France, to take effect the following day, ending the Second …

Do You Have a $4,000 Travel Photo Sitting on Your Hard Drive?

Have you ever wondered what your travel photos are worth? Most people take travel photos for themselves to remember the experience or share on social …

Photography

Opening of UN files on Holocaust will 'rewrite chapters of history'

Archive used in prosecution of Nazis reveals detailed evidence of death camps and genocide previously unseen by public<p>War crimes files revealing early evidence of Holocaust death camps that was smuggled out of eastern Europe are among tens of thousands of files to be made public for the first time …

Eastern Europe

How to Become Successful in Photography

Dear friend,<p>What is success in photography and life?<p>1. My definition of success<p>To me, the only definition of ‘success’ I have in photography is</b> …

How to listen to everything Amazon Echo has ever heard

If you own an Amazon Echo, you probably know its strange secret: The device records a lot of what you say. Deep inside that dark tower, Echo keeps a vast trove of recordings. Your voice is preserved. Your friends’ voices are preserved. Anyone who has ever been to your house and said, “Alexa!” has …

40 Philosophy Tips For Living Everyday Life

Practical philosophical tips on living:<p>1. What are ethics?<p>Ethics: a code of values which guide your choice and actions in your life.<p>Ethics— they will …

Street Photography

A buried box of photos reveals a Jewish photographer's chronicle of life in the Lodz Ghetto

Inside the Lodz Ghetto<p>A record of atrocity and resistance, buried in a wooden box<p>1940<p>When Nazi Germany invaded Poland in 1939, they created …

World History

This Photographer Creates Tiny Sets to Shoot ‘Outdoor’ Photos

Commercial photographer Vatsal Kataria of New Delhi, India, shoots big photos with small budgets. Instead of taking expensive cars and motorcycles …

How the opioid epidemic became America’s worst drug crisis ever, in 15 maps and charts

Drug overdoses now kill more Americans than HIV/AIDS did at its peak. These maps and charts tell the story.<p>America is in the middle of its deadliest drug crisis ever.<p>With all the other news going on, it can be easy to lose track of this fact. But it’s true: In 2015, more than 52,000 people died of …

Medicine

This app lets you instantly turn your DVD collection into your own personal Netflix for $2 per title

On Thursday, Vudu announced that its app will now let you create your own personal Netflix, instantly, for $2 per title (with the first movie free).<p>The main purpose of Vudu is to let you rent or buy movies digitally on "smart" devices — TV, smartphone, tablet, and so on. But now you'll be able to …

Smart TV

Who Stopped McCarthy?

What the history of Republican infighting can teach us today<p>So fixated are we now on the divisions between the two major parties that we forget how often internal divisions within one party or the other shape political outcomes. A rich history could be written of the conflicts that have sundered …

Political History

What a bad night's sleep really does to your body

Dr Sara Gottfried is, in her own words, an “under sleeper”. In our over-caffeinated, over-worked and gadget-addicted society, she’s far from alone: researchers from Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Manchester and Surrey universities have found people are sleeping almost two fewer hours a night than they …

10 most influential portable gadgets – in pictures

From the first box camera to the ghetto blaster and the Sony Walkman, these are the devices that brought our favourite tech out into the open

Portable

5 Hidden Instagram Tricks You Should Know

Over the nearly seven years that it’s existed, Instagram has ballooned from a simple photo sharing app to a social network with more than 600 million …

Mobile Photography

WELCOME TO SEALAND: The utterly bizarre independent micronation that's been sitting off the British coast for over 50 years

But there is a long list of tiny, self-declared independent states around the continent that aren't recognised as independent by the governments of other nations.<p>The Principality of Sealand in the North Sea is at the very top of the list.<p>Over half a century since this man-made platform split from …

World History

Hands-on with AirSelfie, a mini selfie drone that's on sale now

Hands-on with AirSelfie<p>Remember AirSelfie? Start your 'getting off the ground jokes,' because the mini-drone camera is now on sale to the general …

Drones

This Photo Has No Red Pixels: A Fascinating Optical Illusion

I initially refused to believe it when this photo came across my feed. My eyes aren’t broken! I can see they’re strawberries, and they’re definitely …

The Latest ‘Alien: Covenant’ Trailer Gives Us A Terrifying First Look At The New Xenomorph

This new record player is just a wheel

February 27, 2017 In News<p><b>An upside down deck.</b><p>In the last few years there has been an explosion in novelty turntables vying for your affections. We’ve …

8 Netflix hacks that will change the way you binge watch forever

Netflix offers over 5,000 titles in the United States alone, providing countless hours of binge watching goodness. Excellent original series? Netflix …

Televisions

How One Soldier Used Beer to Fight Off 6,000 Enemy Troops

Private William Speakman fought off waves of Chinese soldiers using rocks and beer bottles during the Korean War.<p>Everyone knows beer can save the day when you're watching the game or staging a cookout. But it can also save the day on the battlefield. Consider the case of Private William Speakman, …

All the Siri commands you’ll ever need

We’re guessing that, like most people, you used your Siri twice (to ask it ‘what’s the meaning of life’ and ‘who’s your daddy’) and then never …

The Great American President Movie Mixtape

All 45 US presidents in one long marathon of history and stuff.<p>Presidents Day isn’t much more than an excuse for car dealership sales. But it can …

Steven Spielberg

Take your Echo Dot anywhere with this attachment

The Echo Dot isn't a portable speaker by design, but this battery accessory lets you take it anywhere.<p>At just $50 or £50 (roughly AU$65), the Echo Dot is the most affordable Alexa device in Amazon's lineup. Despite its small, pocketable size, the Dot still isn't technically a portable speaker. That …

Gear & Gadgets

Hitler's phone sells for $240,000 at auction

A US-based auction house says the red phone, complete with Nazi party symbol, was bought by an unnamed bidder. The phone was described as "arguably …

World History

Verizon's trade-in offer for its unlimited plan includes a free Pixel, LG V20, or S7 edge

Get the latest flagship phones for free when you trade in your older device and switch to Verizon's unlimited plan.<p>Verizon is bringing back its …

Swiss TV Show Rips Into Donald Trump With A Spoof Tourism Ad

During the inauguration, Donald Trump pledged to put “America First.” But a satirical Swiss TV show hopes its spoof tourism ad will persuade the new president to put “Switzerland Second.”<p>Using Trump’s own speaking style, “Deville Late Night’s” parody commercial promotes what it thinks POTUS may …

Tourism