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Hollywood Be Damned, the 'Netflix for Pirated Movies' Just Launched an iOS App

Popcorn Time found a way around Apple's vetting process.<p>Popcorn Time is an inspiring bit of programming. Whereas, in the past, someone scooping up a humongous torrent would sit, wait, and pray for the download to go uninterrupted, Popcorn Time locates all the versions of the file across the web, …

Explainer: Navigating the high seas of online piracy

Some people arguepirating is not stealing because it doesn't involve obtaining a physical object and preventing the rightful owner from selling it. …

Hardline Australia, confused Scandinavia and tense Russia: the global immigration picture

Few issues excite politicians’ and voters’ passions as much as immigration. For decades now, the world has been on the move: last year, according to the United Nations Population Fund, the number of people living outside their country of origin reached 232 million – 50% more than in 1990.<p>That may …

The British-American coup that ended Australian independence | John Pilger

In 1975 prime minister Gough Whitlam, who has died this week, dared to try to assert his country’s autonomy. The CIA and MI6 made sure he paid the price<p>Across the media and political establishment in Australia, a silence has descended on the memory of the great, reforming prime minister Gough …

Rocket Man

How an unemployed blogger confirmed that Syria had used chemical weapons.<p>As rockets fell in Syria, Eliot Higgins was asleep at his house twenty-three hundred miles away, in Leicester, England. He woke a few hours later, roused his toddler daughter, Ela, and padded downstairs to make her porridge. …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

The science behind the D-Day landings

Seventy years ago one of the greatest amphibious assaults in military history was launched from the south coast of England.<p>Seven thousand vessels landed 156,000 troops on the beaches of Normandy within a few hours as part of the D-Day landings.<p>Rob Bell looks at the 'nuts and bolts' which made such …

The 22 most important things Apple announced at WWDC 2014

Apple kicked off its Worldwide Developer Conference with a glimpse into the future of OS X, iOS 8, and the developer tools that bring them to life. This is the rare event where a man can get on stage and write code for ten minutes while thousands of developers watch in stunned silence before …

Exclusive: CIA Falls Back in Afghanistan

The intelligence agency’s irregular forces have been key to the fight against the Taliban since 2001. Now they’re being withdrawn—just as a bloody …

The story of Cortana, Microsoft's Siri killer

Technically, Cortana isn’t supposed to exist for at least another 500 years, but that’s not stopping Microsoft from bringing her to life this week. While Apple has Siri and Google has Google Now — both digital assistants that run on smartphones — Microsoft is taking an approach that mixes the best …

Mythbusting Co-payments - Croakey

The debate about co-payments for GP and hospital emergency departments, sparked off by a paper by Terry Barnes for the Australian Centre for Health …

Everyone Needs To Watch This Impossibly Funny Movie Trailer Right Now

Wolf of Wall Street? Meh. American Hustle? Please. Anchorman 2? Tired. The Hobbit? I dare you. None of those movies in theatres right now compare to …

Boxing Day in Pictures

Jorge Yao was master of his virtual domain in Clash of Clans

If you live in a certain tablet-based demographic, chances are someone you see in daily life is secretly raiding villages under a screen name like …

Spec Sheet: Canon takes a second shot at the mirrorless market with the EOS M2

<i>A lot of products come out each week — we don't highlight all of them, but all of them make it into The Verge Database. In Spec Sheet, a weekly series, we survey the latest product entries to keep track of the state of the art.</i><p>Canon's first mirrorless camera, the EOS M, was something of a …

My ideal Pebble smartwatch setup on iOS 7

When I first put on a<p>Pebble smartwatchshortly after it was made available at Best Buy, I was excited. The thought of being able to leave my phone in my coat pocket, or in another room, and receiving alerts on my wrist was <i>very</i> appealing. Quickly I realized the watch only lived up to half of the hype …

How I Learned To Love The Xbox One

The first date I ever had with the girl who is now my wife was a <i>complete</i> disaster.<p>She was late and I was awkward. I was rude and she, despite being …

Xbox One review

Microsoft didn't mean to take over your living room. When it launched in 2005, the Xbox 360 was just a device for games — "the Holy Grail of gaming," in the immortal words of MTV's Sway. It would show your pictures if you plugged in a thumb drive, but it was designed to be the best way ever for …

She's beaten Halo 3

<i>Sept 7, 2007</i><p>Writing about videogames for a living definitely has its perks. Exclusive parties. Cool coworkers. Enough free t-shirts to clothe a small …

Halo

The Truly Paranoid Style in American Politics

Every good conspiracy theory begins with the pawn. The more obscure and ordinary a figure, the slower he is to realize that his world is not as it …

Los Angeles

When Scientists Created a New Form of Water Out of Thin Air

In Kurt Vonnegut’s 1963 novel <i>Cat’s Cradle</i>, a central plot element is called ice-nine. The substance, created in a lab, was made up of familiar H2O …

Facebook giraffe riddle: why are your friends changing their profile pictures?

Pictures of giraffes are mysteriously appearing on Facebook in place of profile pictures, as users struggle to solve a riddle.<p>An emerging trend on Facebook has people changing their profile pictures to images of giraffes after failing to solve a tough riddle.<p>The riddle poses the question: ‘It’s …

Microsoft hires Jonathan Ross to 'change our thinking' about Xbox

Microsoft has announced a partnership with UK television presenter Jonathan Ross and his company, Hotsauce Interactive, to work with its studios to produce Xbox properties. The personality — a noted gamer — will be joining Microsoft Studios in a part-time consultant and executive producer role, and …

Aussie Authorities Slam Bushfire Drone Pilots

Drone pilots caught flying their toy contraptions around bushfire areas, like the one posted to YouTube just the other day, have been cautioned by …

How-to: Setup and use iCloud Keychain for Mavericks and iOS 7

iCloud Keychain is a brand-new cloud service in OS X Mavericks and iOS 7.0.3 and launched with the new operating systems on October 22nd. iCloud Keychain stores your usernames, passwords, Wi-Fi networks, and credit card information so that you can easily fill in forms or logins whenever you need. …

The Good And Bad Sides Of Facebook Stalking

Admit it: you've all Facebook stalked someone in the past. Pro-tip though: don't do it as creepily as this.<p>This hilarious short film from the heroes …

Review: 24 hours with the iPhone 5s…

I managed to pick up an iPhone 5s yesterday and have been trying out its new features and enhancements. Here’s my review of the device after using it for 24 hours…<p><b>Design:</b> As the name implies, the iPhone 5s is based directly on the design of the iPhone 5. It has the same shiny edges, metal back with …

Best iPad apps 2018: download these now

The best iPad apps<p>It's the apps that really set iOS apart from other platforms - there are higher quality apps available on the App Store for the …

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