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Fox News gets suckered: 11 outrageous lies by their “terror analyst” who was actually a con man

For 13 years, Fox News presented Wayne Simmons as a CIA officer. He’s now indicted as a fraud. Let’s recap his lies<p>Surprise: One of Fox News' most popular so-called "terror analysts" was actually a con man.<p>Con artist Wayne Simmons created an elaborate life story. It is fake. He identified as a CIA …

National Security

Call Recorder For FaceTime Records Handoff Phone Calls on Your Mac

Handoff in iOS 8 allows you to take a phone call on your Mac computer running Yosemite. With Call Recorder for FaceTime, you can record that …

FaceTime

Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

Sharing is caring—at least that's what those creepy anthropomorphized Care Bears used to say—and in the app world this week, those sentiments are …

Spidey?!: Speed Climber Scales 50-Foot Wall In 5.6-Sec

This is a video of Ukrainian speed climber Danyl Boldyrev jumping up a 15-meter (49.2-foot) wall in a record-breaking 5.60 seconds. For reference, …

Watch three Lamborghinis have a flame war

Sometimes, it’s best not to ask too many questions and just enjoy the ride. Like, for instance, this video of three Lamborghini Aventadors exacting a …

Supercars

Because It's Halloween: Your Own Head In A Jar Prank

Print out a life-size picture of your smashed face, laminate it, and put it in a jar with food coloring (tutorial HERE in case you're having trouble …

Google exec sets a new record for highest-altitude jump (video)

Move over Felix Baumgartner -- just two years after the daredevil's record setting 128,000 foot Red Bull Stratos space jump, Google VP Alan Eustace has topped it. <i>The New York Times</i> reports Eustace rode a balloon 135,908 feet above New Mexico and dove back to Earth, opting for just a specially …

13 Free Mobile Wallpapers We Designed Just for You

Pre-installed digital wallpaper pretty much hasn't changed since they invented the computer. Enough with the relaxing sunsets and starry galaxies …

Five Best Places to Buy Computer Parts

If you're building a new PC or shopping for upgrades, you need a trustworthy place to buy. Not all retailers are the same—some offer great discounts, …

eCommerce

How to Properly Clean All Your Gadgets Without Ruining Them

No matter how clean a house you keep, your computers and gadgets are bound to get a little dirty here and there. Here's what you need to clean them, …

Learn to Throw Knives Like a Pro

Knife throwing is fun, and even useful in some cases, but it's also pretty dangerous—and it's not a skill you just pick up a knife and "know." …

This DIY Desk Saves Space, Folds Up Into a Wall Mirror When Not In Use

When you live in a small place, you need to be as efficient as possible. This easy to build desk transforms into a wall mirror when you're finished …

DIY

Eight Terminal Utilities Every OS X Command Line User Should Know

The OS X Terminal opens up a world of powerful UNIX utilities and scripts. If you're migrating from Linux, you'll find many familiar commands work …

Linux

Welcome to Jurassic Wallpaper Wednesday

There comes a time in every computer user's life that he or she needs to strike fear into the hearts of mammals with their wallpaper. Today, we …

Rinse Bacon in Water Before Cooking to Reduce Shrinkage by 50 Percent

This sounds like a bizarre thing to do, but we're talking about less bacon shrinkage! Rinse your bacon before you cook it and you'll have longer …

This DIY Jar Lantern Is Portable, Powerful, and Long-Lasting

If you need a kid-friendly light (or just a fun portable, sturdy, and functional lantern) for any room in your house, this DIY lantern jar uses a CFL …

DIY

Convert an Old Laptop Into a Monitor with a Build-In Stand

If you have old laptop sitting around that you can't bring yourself to destroy, Instructables user Damutsch has a guide for converting that laptop …

Raspberry Pi

Survive the Apocalypse with These Common Kitchen Items

When the lights go out or there's a natural disaster and you need to fend for yourself, proper preparation is key. Even better is knowing how to make …

Heating

Make an Intercom from Two Corded Phones

Most of us probably have an old set of corded phones sitting in a box on a shelf somewhere. Even if you don't, you can find them super cheap. This …

Make Your Own Reusable DIY Hot Ice Hand Warmers

Hand warmers are great for those cold winter days when you just have to be outside. Slip them into your gloves or pockets to keep your hands nice and …

Peek Inside Your Computer with These Wallpapers

Whether you're an avid computer builder or just love the look of a little silicon, these computer component wallpapers will add some lovely PC porn …

Make a Super-Quick Phone or Tablet Stand Out of Cardboard

Expensive phone stands and docks have their place if you're looking for charging cables or other features, but if you just need a place to prop up …

How I Built the Media Center of My Dreams for Under $500

Between the Blu-Ray player, cable box, laptop, and everything else hooked up to your TV, your home theater situation is a mess. Here’s how I rolled …

Raspberry Pi

Build a Secret, Magnetic Safe Inside of an IKEA Floating Shelf

We've shown you some clever ways to hide your valuables, but this secret compartment, built into the back of an IKEA LACK floating shelf, takes the …

How to Access Gmail When It’s Down

Lots of folks are having trouble accessing Gmail today, and today's outage is just one in a long series of outages in our favorite webmail …

Put Some (Fake) Planets on Your Desktop with These Wallpapers

Pictures of space are awesome. But if our solar system isn't quite exciting enough for you—what with the lack of planets crashing into each other and …

Match Heads Igniting at 4,000 FPS Look Like Dying Alien Worlds

It's usually over in an instant, but when you capture macro footage of a match head igniting at 4,000 frames per second, suddenly that almost …

Geek A Week: Year Five Two

<b>NEXT GOAL: $60,000 - Geek A Week Season 1 gets re-printed and becomes playable card game!</b><p><b>NEW GEEKS ADDED: Mike Selinker and Kid Beyond!</b><p>GEEK A WEEK …

Who Is On My Wi-Fi Shows You Who Else Is Using Your Network

Windows: Whether you're troubleshooting poor performance on your own wireless network, or you're trying to figure out how overloaded the hotel Wi-Fi …

Wi-Fi

Cover Your Desktop in Snow with These Wallpapers

Baby it's cold outside, so curl up in front of your computer for the next three months and enjoy winter from a distance with these wallpapers.<p>Winter …