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Here's What Happened When A Guy Used Wooden Pistons In His Engine

A Russian YouTuber machined four pistons for his VAZ-2106's 1.6-liter inline-four engine, installed them, and tried to run the engine. It goes about …

Woodworking

Martin Scorsese To Direct Untitled Netflix Comedy About Sketch Comedy Show SCTV

Martin Scorsese, whose mob film <i>The Irishman</i> is being financed, produced and distributed by Netflix, isww expanding his relationship with the …

Hollywood

How to Hack Wi-Fi: Stealing Wi-Fi Passwords with an Evil Twin Attack

While Wi-Fi networks can be set up by smart IT people, that doesn't mean the users of the network are similarly tech-savvy. We'll demonstrate how an …

White Hat

There Are Almost 200 Stephen King References on This Poster—Can You Name Them All?

Thanks to <i>It</i>, <i>Gerald’s Game</i>, the upcoming <i>Castle Rock</i>, and even <i>The Mist</i> and <i>The Dark Tower</i>, Stephen King is hot in Hollywood again. But just because the …

Stephen King

Hacking Windows 10: How to Capture Keystrokes & Passwords Remotely

Using a keylogger to intercept keys pressed on an infected computer can circumvent encryption used by email and secure chat clients. The collected …

Cybersecurity

How you're tracked online — and what you can do about it

Though Facebook gets the attention because of a recent privacy gaffe, the social network is far from alone in collecting massive amounts of data on …

Information Systems

21 of the biggest changes 'Ready Player One' makes from the book

<b>Warning: There are spoilers ahead for "Ready Player One."</b><p>"Ready Player One" is currently in theaters and it's a lot different from the book you may remember.<p>Steven Spielberg's adaptation takes many liberties from the 2011 best-selling novel. While all of those changes aren't great, most of them …

Steven Spielberg

Naturally deodorize small spaces in your home with *just* essential oil, a jar, and…rice

It’s usually pretty simple to air out smell issues in the sprawling, open areas of your home: Crack a window, turn on your diffuser, or light a …

Small Spaces

27 Instant Fixes for All Those Nagging Problems Around Your House

These are some super-simple solutions for common household headaches.<p>Water coming from the cold water tap can be pretty chilly during the winter (or …

Home Improvement

How to get all of your data back from Google

When a company is interested in getting as much of your personal information as it can the most important thing you need to look into is how you can …

Google

Best replacement SSD for your PlayStation 4

So you have decided that you have got to throw an SSD in your PlayStation 4. You read our article about whether or not it's worth it, and you have …

Computer Hardware

17 Fortnite tips, tricks, and cheats to help you win a Victory Royale

Fortnite is an easy game to get into and appears to be a much simpler affair than something like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds at first glance. What …

Top 10

Linux Mint announces Mintbox Mini 2 tiny desktop PC with Intel inside

Due in June, the new Mintbox moves from an AMD CPU to a rival Celeron processor, which should provide a performance boost while maintaining a similar …

Linux

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Jammu and Kashmir

Netflix’s ‘Requiem’ Is The Creepiest Show Since ‘Dark’

<i>Requiem</i> is some high class Stephen King shit. I mean that in the best way possible. Netflix‘s latest original series is scary and creepy and a …

Horror

Elephant caught on video mysteriously 'breathing smoke'

It's not quite a smoke break, but one large animal in India was seen using its trunk for a head-scratching habit.<p>A video shot in India appears to show a pachyderm puffing large clouds of smoke, and it's left scientists fully stumped.<p>Field staff for the Wildlife Conservation Society's (WCS) India …

Wildlife

Jack White Has Officially Lost His Mind on His Bonkers New Album

Boarding House Reach is a journey into the brain of a musical genius.<p>Jack White has never presented himself as the most cheerful fella. There was the strife within his old band, The White Stripes. There was the sad baseball tour of 2014. There are the many public feuds. There's his secluded …

Jack White

Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Corn on the Cob Recipe

"You'll never eat corn any other way!"<p>Ingredients<p>10 ears corn, husked and cleaned<p>Cajun seasoning to taste<p>salt and black pepper to taste<p>1 (1 pound) …

BBQ

Chef John's Hot Sloppy Joe Dip Recipe

"For me this checks all the boxes for a hot party dip. It's relatively cheap and easy to make, but maybe more importantly, it's great hot, warm, or …

Cooking

Good at Fortnite? You could make £30 an hour from playing it (or FIFA or Call or Duty)

Who doesn’t dream of spending their days playing video games?<p>Whether it’s on a console, a portable, or just your smartphone, there have never been …

Transform Your Smartphone Into A Universal Remote

Your smartphone is the IRL equivalent of a magic wand. It can do all sorts of extraordinary things, from tracking your footsteps to summoning Chinese …

Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One improves immensely on the book

Ernest Cline’s fast-moving novel was a treasure trove for pop-culture junkies, but the endless references work better on the screen<p>Fans tend to either love or hate Ernest Cline’s bestselling 2011 novel <i>Ready Player One</i><i>.</i> There are legitimate reasons for both reactions. On the love side: it’s a light, …

Virtual Reality

How to sign-up to get Fortnite on mobile - release time, cross-play, what it's about and updates

Fornite is still all everyone is talking about, from sign-ups to how to get the best from the game.<p>If you're still in a muddle, then here's what's …

How to find the best TV antenna for free HD channels

You can stream a lot of TV online, but for things like the Olympics and breaking news, you'll want a local broadcast station to deliver the goods. Buying an antenna isn't like buying a toaster, though -- there is no objectively "best" antenna that will work for most people. Instead, you'll need to …

50 Of The Best Horror Novels

I love a good scare, but the best horror novels don’t just provide frights, they also comment on society or maybe riff on tried-and-true tropes. With …

Horror

How Long to Cook (Pretty Much) Anything on the Grill

Poultry<p>The cooking times that follow refer to cooking without the grill cover, unless otherwise indicated.<p>Boneless Chicken Breasts<p><b>Cooking time:</b> …

BBQ

Baby Back Ribs

For the rub: The day before cooking, mix the turbinado sugar, salt, paprika, chili powder, granulated garlic, onion powder, ground cumin, ground …

Elder Scrolls, Fallout Dev Bethesda Opens A New Studio

Bethesda Game Studios is expanding. The developer responsible for the Elder Scrolls and Fallout series announced today that it's added a new studio in Texas to its roster, though it isn't saying just yet what it will be working on.<p>In a press release, Bethesda said it "has expanded development …

I’m A Fortnite Meathead Who Hasn’t Learned How To Build Yet

As a battle royale shooter, <i>Fortnite</i> stands out from an increasingly saturated market by giving players the ability to craft structures, traps, and …

Top 10

5 Recent Scifi and Fantasy Books That Would Make Amazing Movies or TV Shows

<i>Annihilation</i> is out now, season two of <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> is <i></i>coming soon, and tons of other high-profile scifi and fantasy adaptations are either …