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Google creates $4 million crisis fund to fight Trump's immigration ban

Google is joining other technology companies in supporting its employees and other people alike affected with Trump administration’s move to restrict …

Donald Trump

Cyber Monday is over, but these deals are still good

<i>– Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>If Black Friday marks …

Consumer Tech

This Tool Can Help You Disappear from the Internet

Between election bile, fake news, and just plain exhaustion, we may be entering a down cycle for social media. If you’re interested in downsizing …

Fake News

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

The world's fastest consumer drone can record 4K video at 85 miles per hour

A former pro racer has built the drone of his dreams<p>George Matus was 11 years old when he flew his first drone. "I was immediately hooked," the young man tells me with a grin. By age 16 he was competing as a professional drone racer and acting as a test pilot for new aircraft. Now 18, he recently …

Drones

This battery pack is the perfect buddy for your laptop

Battery packs are incredibly useful for keeping your gadgets charged when they're running low on juice.<p>But what about your laptop? MacBook users can …

How the Smallest Change Made This Speaker Eight Times Better Than Any Other

Say hello to Devialet's new Gold Phantom.<p>Sitting on a Soho rooftop early one sunny morning, with The Beatles' "Here Comes The Sun" blasting as the rest of New York City rushes to work, is perhaps the perfect way to start the day. That it's coming through the French company Devialet's new Gold …

Audiophile

Science Finds A Proven Way To Help You Sleep Much Better

Many of us face difficulties getting enough sleep, some of us have difficulties falling asleep no matter how hard we try. There are myriads of …

Bose finally made a wireless version of its great noise-cancelling headphones

Plus noise-cancelling neckbuds and new earbuds for the fitness crowd<p>Perhaps Bose won't ever truly win over the obsessive audiophile crowd, but the company sure has built a loyal following thanks to its best-in-class noise cancellation technology. And today, those top-notch headphones are going …

Consumer Tech

Review: Grenco Science’s G-Pen Elite is the best vape of its kind

The fascination and rapid development of portable vaporizers for ground, plant-based material is hard to ignore, if you’re not living under a rock. Typically, an expensive gadget, Grenco Science has tasked itself with creating a vape for the people, with specs and science that punch above its …

Gear & Gadgets

14 Science Books That Changed People's Lives

We asked BuzzFeed readers for the science books that changed their lives. This is what they told us.

The company behind a human-like AI bot who organizes your meetings just raised $23 million to take on Facebook and Microsoft

x.ai is the company behind Amy Ingram, a virtual PA designed to schedule meetings for busy executives by taking away the long email trail that usually goes with getting time in the calendar.<p>To use Amy Ingram, users just need to link their calendars and then CC amy@x.ai into their next email …

Chatbots

22 Science Jokes Only Smart People Will Understand

Old statisticians never die. They just get broken down by age and sex.

Jokes

The Science of Memory: How to Effortlessly Boost Your Retention and Recall

There's an easy way to improve your memory, but don't take my word for it - here's the research.<p>Have you ever had trouble remembering names? I know I have. There's nothing more embarrassing than having someone who "knows you" start a conversation while you're running through your mental Rolodex and …

Sleep

Ten Things You Didn't Know About Testicles

Balls, cojones, nuts, your local sidekicks, bollocks, nads, family jewels – whatever you call them, testicles are very important and so is their …

Today Was World Backup Day, Are You Redundant And Protected?

Simply put, “save early and save often” is a mantra that has <i>saved</i> many people from all walks of life from catastrophic data, file and precious memories loss. You might find it tempting and convenient to rely on the cloud (iCloud, OneDrive, Google Drive or otherwise) to store your documents, music …

Google Drive

We finally know what everyone is saying during Rey's strange vision scene in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

<b>Warning: There are spoilers ahead if you have not seen "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."</b><p>One of the most talked about scenes in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" happened when Rey touched Luke's old lightsaber for the first time and she was catapulted into a series of jarring visions. Her mysterious …

Star Wars

How Father.io uses augmented reality to turn the world into a first-person shooter

Laser tag is still one of the coolest things ever, but it’s kinda weird for me (a 32-year-old man) and my friends to go to the local Magic Mountain to take on a team of kids celebrating little Gary’s 10th birthday.<p>This is where Father.io comes in.<p>Father.io is a new generation of laser tag that uses …

Hitman Episode One: The Kotaku Review

I’ve often noticed a conflict between the way games tell me I’m a master assassin/spy/soldier and the more bumbling, experimental way that I play. …

Gameplay

A Look at the New VR Interactive Porn Video Games

Do you like having sex but find actual humans with opinions and needs are not worth the hassle?<p>If so, you're in luck! You can now donate to this IndieGoGo campaign and make all of your virtual sex dreams come true.<p>via: indiegogo<p>Bill Spracklin, owner of the San Francisco-based Eos Creative Media, is …

Virtual Reality

Google engineer fries Pixel testing USB Type-C cable

You might not remember Benson Leung, the Google engineer that tasked himself with examining USB Type-C cables. He's been diligently doing so for months, but he's calling his tests to a halt after one went horribly wrong. Leung bought a USB 3.1 Type-C SuperSpeed cable (it's since been removed) from …

Misfit Ray: A stylish wearable that complements your watch

Yes, Misfit has another health tracker for your wrist. But unlike the company's iconic Shine (now in its second version), this one won't take attention away from your fancy wristwatch. It's a longer, less round device called the Misfit Ray. It's more reminiscent of those wristbands you've seen on …

Wearable Tech

Forget resolutions—use these nerdy lifehacks to make life a little better in a lot of ways

It’s New Year’s. You want to set goals, and achieve them. But, realistically, you’re probably not going to. Researchers find that anywhere from 40% to 8% of Americans who set New Year’s resolutions successfully stick to them.<p>The problem is that people often aim to completely overhaul their lives, …

Nutrition

Intel is suing this Chinese company because it's found a way around 4K copyright protection

There is no way to stop determined pirates, but Warner Bros. and Intel are having a go with the filing of a lawsuit against China’s LegendSky, makers of the HDFury 4K that can quickly rip off online videos.<p>While it’s clear why Warner Bros would be pissed, you might wonder why Intel has waded …

Here are the devices law enforcement use to spy on you

The Intercept obtained the catalog of devices used by federal and local law enforcement to collect and monitor cell phone data. The tracking hardware -- including the infamous Stingray -- in the catalog is accompanied by its capabilities including, limitations, "planning factors," price and …

Surveillance

The 15 Most Uncomfortable Moments Of Female Nudity In Movies1. "Ass to ass" in <em>Requiem for a Dream</em> (2000)

By the time Darren Aronofsky’s incredibly depressing, but altogether excellent, <i>Requiem for a Dream</i> gets to its “ass to ass” sequence, the film’s …

'Smart drug' taken by one in four students really does boost performance

Scientists say it is time to have an ethical debate about whether Modafinil should be 'condoned or condemned.'<p>A ‘smart drug’ taken by one in four students at Oxford University really does boost brain power and colleges need to consider whether it should be banned, scientists have said.<p>Modafinil is …

How to unsend an email

Have you ever clicked "Send" on an email and regretted it a fraction of a second later? Whether you were angry and typed something you shouldn't have, clicked "Reply All" when you wanted "Reply" or just accidentally clicked the "Send" button before the email was finished, your first instinct is to …

Apps

A startup that sells $1 razors is now worth $615 million thanks to campaigns like, 'Our blades are f---ing great!'

The Los Angeles-based startup launched three years ago with an idea to steal market share from razor powerhouse, Gillette. CEO Michael Dubin promised a better price point: for $1 a month, Dollar Shave Club sends you a high quality razor. He created a crude and goofy viral video to support the …

Startups

What Happens When a Former Junk Food Junkie Tries to Go 30 Days Eating Only Organic Food?

If the food’s been processed, packaged, dyed, or genetically engineered, it’s been in my stomach. My wife would browse broccoli at the grocery store; I was a 7-Eleven man.<p>I bought sugar stuffed in cellophane. I ate premade lunches that featured atomic-orange cheese. I would knock back a Coke …