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The Next iOS Needs to Look Like This

It's not a good sign when the best iOS features are imaginary ones designed by people who aren't getting paid to do it instead of, you know, Apple. …

Apple

VPNs: What They Do, How They Work, and Why You're Dumb for Not Using One

For as ubiquitous as connectivity has become and how reliant we've grown on it, the Internet is still a digital jungle where hackers easily steal …

Information Security

James Cameron donates his $10 million deep sea submarine to ocean research group

It's the one-year anniversary of James Cameron's expedition into the deepest crevice of the deepest place on Earth, the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench, and the director / oceanographer is celebrating generously. Today Cameron announced that he will donate his privately-developed submarine, …

The Best Antivirus App for Windows

Windows has more antivirus programs than we can count, and none of them are quite perfect. Right now, we recommend Avira for the best balance between …

How Fans Recreated Game of Thrones in a Minecraft Map the Size of LA

When I first entered the world of WesterosCraft, a Minecraft server where <i>Game of Thrones</i> fans have recreated the sprawling continent from George R. …

Socrates (In The Form Of A 9-Year-Old) Shows Up In A Suburban Backyard In Washington

When he rang the doorbell, Zia hadn't planned to step inside. He was there to pick up his fiancee who was babysitting, but she couldn't leave (the parents were running late) so Zia agreed to hang out for a bit. His fiancee said, "Let me introduce you to the kids" — the 2-year-old girl, the …

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Can the Ice Wall in <cite>Game of Thrones</cite> Survive Science?

A massive wall of ice protects the Seven Kingdoms from the dangers of the wintry north in HBO's hit series <i>Game of Thrones</i>. But in the real world, an …

Three Science Words We Should Stop Using

How can we improve everyone's ideas about the nature of science? I think there are three words that we shouldn't use.<p>Word 1: Hypothesis ——————<p>In my …

Speed Of Light In Vacuum Is Not Actually Constant, Study Finds

Oh, and a vacuum may not really be void of matter.<p>Can you trust nothing in life? A new physics paper suggests that the speed of light in a vacuum may not be constant, and that a vacuum isn't actually entirely empty of stuff.<p>The paper, by a team of French physicists, finds that the speed of a photon …

Scientists Engineer Extreme Microorganisms To Make Fuel From Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

A University of Georgia team tinkered with the genes of Pyrococcus furiosus, and the new breed is hungry for the smoggy stuff.<p>To find a way of fending off global warming, scientists sometimes look to nature. Plants, after all, use photosynthesis to snap up carbon dioxide, the biggest source of our …

ModernMix is a $5 program that lets you run Metro-style apps in desktop-style windows

Sometimes you just wanna close a window. Or resize it, or drag it so that it overlaps with something else. That's how Windows works, and it's more or less how you'd expect to interact with Windows 8 in particular. The problem is, those old-world rules don't necessarily apply to newer Metro-style …