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Why the NSA doesn’t support the FBI in the San Bernardino iPhone case

The Snowden leaks explained in great detail some of the most sophisticated spying tools the NSA has developed in recent years for conducting mass …

How are all those screens changing kids' behavior?

In a recent op-ed in the New York Times, businessman and author Tony Schwartz offered an honest yet troubling account of what he calls his "addiction" to technology.<p>The medical and research fields have not yet come to a clear consensus on what constitutes technology "addiction" and which factors …

A hilarious celebration of lifelong female friendship | Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin

The Great Filter theory suggests humans have already conquered the threat of extinction

It's difficult to not be pessimistic when considering humanity's future prospects. Many people would agree that it's more likely than not that we'll …

The post-traumatic moment in Australian politics

<b>Malcolm Turnbull is riding the tidal wave of relief that is washing across the country, and at this stage the polls are showing nothing more than the</b> …

The war on drugs is long lost, so why are we still fighting?

In Portugal, where all drug use was decriminalised 15 years ago, the results are positive. Drug use there has declined and overdose and HIV rates …

Blood sport of politics gets in the way of good government

The first two years of the Abbott government has had its moments. Stopping the boats was probably Abbott's signature success not only for saving …

Australia

Shaun McNeil jailed for at least 7.5 years for one-punch death of Daniel Christie

The youths, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had offered McNeil and his de facto wife, Sonya Walker, drugs, which they declined. McNeil later …

Crime

How to launch a Kickstarter campaign even if you don't have any ideas

Welcome to the second annual Verge Hack Week. We're totally blowing up our site: we've given our reporters and editors the entire week to play with new tools and experiment with new storytelling ideas, while members of our amazing product team have gathered in New York to help build all sorts of …

Potatoes

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

GQ Recommends<p>Shearling season is nigh.<p>16 Photos14 hours agoView More<p>Q&A<p>But it doesn't stop people from asking him the same questions. The actor talks …

Men's Fashion

Innovative Australian Fragrance Experiments With Cocaine Scent

Solid State For Men is the new Australian fragrance which carries a rather unique signature to its repertoire. Unique because their cologne is first …

Cologne

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p><i>GQ</i>’s editors pick the freshest menswear, sneakers, watches and more worth your disposable income.<p>17 Photos2 days agoView …

Men's Fashion

This is How You Turn a Watermelon Into a Giant Cocktail

So you can focus on the grill, not mixing drinks.<p>As if the Internet needed one more clever way to refashion a watermelon: We've turned the sweet summer melon into a keg, one massive Jell-O shot, shot glasses, and now a JUG (can't stop, won't stop). This idea came to me from the Italian food site …

This Guy Lost 30 Pounds and Got Absolutely Shredded. See How He Did It

His training and nutrition plan may shock you<p>A year ago, Jonathan Montgomery, a 37-year-old firefighter with the Hillsborough County Florida Fire Rescue, was overworked, overweight, and sluggish. “I was strong, but slow and fat,” he said.<p>Fast-forward to today, and Montgomery is a physical specimen. …

The best country in the world for food

The French fancy themselves, obviously. This is, after all, the birthplace of haute cuisine, a country in which food is taken more seriously than …

How to Make a Great-Tasting Cannabis Smoothie

Start with the buds, then bust out the juicer.<p>Katie Marsh doesn't look like a stoner, but if you took away her cannabis smoothie, she'd probably clock you. Marsh began her morning ritual of juicing weed one year ago, four years after she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. She tried ibuprofen, …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Profiles<p>The group's Chinese trap arrives Stateside. Will they finally be the Asian hip-hop group that people take seriously?<p>By Alex Wong2 days …

Los Angeles

How to Fuel for Sports and Workouts

My first real endurance challenge was half a lifetime ago, when a couple of friends from my high school track team and I hatched a plan to ride our …

Nutrition

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Dressed<p><i>GQ</i>-approved kits from every red carpet, airport arrival, and coffee run across the globe.<p>10 Photos2 days agoView More<p>Style<p>At 36, the …

How to Convert PDF Text to Word Free on Mac OS X

How to convert text in a PDF into Microsoft Word format on Mac OS X using the Automator app.<p>You can convert text in a PDF into copiable text to be …

3 Quick Total Body Workouts Recommended by the Pros

We’ve all done it: You start a workout regimen, excited about getting into shape. You aced the first one. On the second, you were feeling strong. …

The Shrinking Digital Divide

Michael Kende Contributor<p>Michael Kende is the chief economist of the Internet Society, publishers of the Global Internet Report.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The carrot and stick of data breaches<br>• The Mobile App Divide<p>Thanks to the growth of the mobile Internet, there are now three percentages that …

Apps

Want to Run Faster? Eat Mushroom Extract, Drink Goat Protein, Wear a Caffeine Patch

In the enormous category of so-called “sports nutrition” there exists such a great range of products, from nutrition bars made only of dates and nuts …

Nutrition

How to Make: The South Side Cocktail

Like most things in life, cocktail culture can be reduced to a high school mentality: “Everyone says Brad made Vans cool at our school, but I <i>swear</i> …

Chicago

How to Do a Muscleup

Here’s your 6-step plan for mastering the muscleup<p>Want to impress everyone you know? Learn how to do a muscleup.<p>“The muscleup is the hardest pullup you’ve ever done combined with the most difficult dip you’ve ever done,” according to Sean Garner, a contestant on the 2015 season of <i>Men’s Health</i> Next …

Make 4 Awful Vegetables Taste Amazing

Pro chefs reveal the most mouthwatering ways to transform boring broccoli and other dull produce<p>Ask guys which vegetables they most detest, and broccoli, Brussels sprouts, beets, and spinach typically rank near the top. Nutritionists, on the other hand, will tell you those vegetables are among the …

With Tether, unlocking your Mac using an iPhone has never been easier

Tether is a smart, free app for iOS that allows users to unlock their Mac automatically with an iPhone handset.<p>Available free of charge for the …

Apps

The loophole that lets you get away with online piracy

"So you can evade [the piracy code] by incorporating?" Justice Perram asked today. "You'd have to be pretty serious."<p>Incorporating does seem extreme, …

How to fix your cracked iPhone or Samsung phone without leaving the house

You can always take it into the store, but if you don't have a warranty or you're feeling lazy, a nifty startup called iCracked will come to you and repair your broken phone on the spot.<p>You can use iCracked if you have an iPhone, iPad, or Samsung smartphone. You can also choose to sell your phone …

Mobile Technology