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Alphabet's Outline lets you run your own self-hosted VPN for free

Jigsaw, an incubator that’s part of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has launched Outline, an open-source virtual private network (VPN) that you can host on your own server at no charge.<p>As an initiative from the human-rights-focused Jigsaw, Outline is being billed as a tool to help journalists …

PlayStation 3 Phat owners have a month left to claim ‘OtherOS’ class action settlement

You could be leaving $65 on the table ...<p>Playstation 3 owners — and by this I mean owners of the phabulous Phat PlayStation 3 — have one month left to collect up to $65 as one of the longest and silliest controversies in the console’s history winds down.<p>The settlement was reached in October 2016, …

Here's what the new Disney/Fox merger looks like

Reproduced from Walt Disney Company; Chart: Axios Visuals Walt Disney Company announced Thursday that it has agreed to acquire the entertainment …

Walt Disney Company

Vegan and Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes to Make This Year

These Recipes Make It Easy to Host a Vegetarian or Vegan Thanksgiving<p>Because nobody puts vegetarians and vegans in the corner!<p>November 16, 2017<p>When I …

The FDA warns that black licorice can cause heart problems in adults — confirming it's the worst

Reasonable people have for decades agreed that black licorice is the most disgusting, repulsive candy on the planet.<p>The US Food and Drug Administration is finally backing us up.<p>In a report released Monday, the FDA says, "If you're 40 or older, eating 2 ounces of black licorice a day for at least …

This Free App Lets You Upload Images from Your Desktop to Instagram

Have you ever wanted to skip the smartphone experience Instagram offers and do it all right from the comfort of your laptop’s web browser?<p>Previously, …

Apple's head of diversity apologised for comments she made at a conference

"There can be 12 white, blue-eyed, blonde men in a room and they're going to be diverse too because they're going to bring a different life experience and life perspective to the conversation," Young Smith said on-stage at the One Young World Summit, held in Bogotá, Colombia.<p>"Diversity is the human …

A couple paid for two Teslas by sharing them on the Airbnb for cars — here’s how they did it

As Chad Hurin puts it, he's not a car guy. But he is a Tesla enthusiast.<p>Before buying his first Tesla — a Model S 60 — Hurin owned a 2008 Pontiac that he guesses is worth $2,000 at this point. It still sits in his driveway in San Diego, California, flanked by the $68,000 Model S and his wife's …

Learn to build for your user with this UI & UX Design Bootcamp for $39

You’ve undoubtedly heard the phrase “can’t see the forest for the trees.” It’s all about losing sight of the big picture while you’re focusing on details. Unfortunately, that’s a malady that infects many web designers. While many work to dazzle users with visual glitz, that flair can often come at …

‘Bill and Ted 3’ Will Be Called ‘Bill and Ted Face the Music,’ Reveals Keanu Reeves

Most excellent.<p>Now more than ever, the world needs to be reminded to be excellent to each other. Talk of a third “Bill and Ted” movie has kept hope …

A new material is able to create hydrogen fuel from seawater

Sea-Fuel<p>There exists a wide range of renewable energy sources support our increasingly energy-intensive lives as fossil fuels are ultimately phased …

Seawater

MIT students are selling a personal thermostat for your wrist

An MIT-designed wearable that adjusts the wearer’s body temperature is now available for preorder. The Embr Wave — previously called “Wristify” — heats up (or cools down) the wearer through integrated touch controls on the wrist.<p>You touch one side of the device’s interface to heat up and the other …

Selling

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Voyager missions, NASA made these stunning, free posters

The US spacecrafts Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 were launched 16 days apart in August and September of 1977. Both the missions took advantage of a once-in-175-year alignment of planets that allowed between them to visit all the gaseous planets of the solar system.<p>PBS last month released a documentary to …

Astronomy

This app will do all the SEO heavy-lifting for you

In today's digitally driven world, it's no longer a surprise to any business that in order to remain viable and competitive, it's essential to have a …

Google Search

100 Australian words and sayings everyone should know

Every language has its own slang and phrases you should master to sound like a true native speaker.<p>Australian English is no exception.<p>You may have …

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Goal Setting

Love, quantum physics and 'entanglement'

Love. Quantum physics. Completely unrelated, and yet strangely parallel.<p>For one thing, they're both mysterious — we don’t really understand how either one of them works. But they share something else — what scientists call "entanglement."<p>People get entangled with each other when they fall in love, …

Quantum Mechanics

'Cards Against Muggles' Will Make Adult Harry Potter Fans Lose Their Sh*t

Quidditch is no longer the only Harry Potter game in town<p>Getting together with friends to play a raucous game of “Cards Against Humanity” just got a …

Harry Potter

Pope Francis allies accuse Trump White House of 'apocalyptic geopolitics'

Article vetted by the Vatican offers scathing critique of Steve Bannon, who is Catholic, the Trump White House and ‘evangelical fundamentalism’ in the US<p>An explosive article written by two close associates of Pope Francis has accused Steve Bannon, the chief White House strategist, of espousing an …

Donald Trump

Having a Good Idea Is Not Enough. Here's How to Turn Yours Into a Valuable Business

Steal these tricks from innovation consultants to help develop your idea into a million dollar business<p>You have a killer business idea. You're excited to bring it to the world. But how do you make it happen? How does the seed of an idea actually help you know how to build a successful business? You …

Entrepreneurship

AI lawyer can help you with a thousand different legal issues

Over two years ago, Joshua Browder, now a junior at Stanford University, created a chatbot that could contest parking tickets in New York City and London. By June of 2016, DoNotPay had successfully contested 160,000 parking tickets -- a 64 percent success rate -- and earlier this year, Browder …

Restoration work completes on Louis Kahn's Salk Institute in California

The Salk Institute's worn teak windows have been cleaned up, repaired and replaced as part of the conservation of the coastal Californian laboratory …

20th Century

5 Tips to Help Your Startup Operate Smoothly From Day 1 (That Most People Skip)

There's no need to climb treacherous mountains when others already have paved a safer way through the valley.<p>Starting your own venture can be a lot like hurtling down a pothole-filled dirt road--the bumps are unpredictable and take extra effort to overcome. But that doesn't mean that you're on the …

Self-confidence

5 best house hunting apps and real estate apps for Android

Buying a house is a big deal. You have to find the house you want, find a realtor, obtain approval for a loan, and tons of other things. It can be a stressful process. However, once you get into your house, that’s it. You just pay your mortgage and enjoy yourself. We can’t help with every step of …

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game Announced and Dated

Improbable name, inevitable game.<p>The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game will be released on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC on September 22.<p>Based on …

Mendr is the Uber of Photoshopping

Meet Mendr, the Uber of the Photoshop and image processing world. Nowadays, almost everything is moving online. Hailing a cab is now done on your …

Australian state to overtake Denmark to have 'highest power prices in the world'

An Australian state will soon overtake Denmark to have the highest electricity prices in the world.<p>Bruce Mountain, from economics consultancy group …

This app uses augmented reality to turn your smartphone into a ruler

One resourceful company is reinventing the ruler. Creative collective Laan Labs has developed a nifty mobile app that relies on augmented reality technology to turn your smartphone into a legitimate measuring device.<p>To accomplish this, AR Measure factors in the distance between various points in 3D …

Augmented Reality

7 wedding apps that will make planning your big day a whole lot easier

Your wedding is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life, but actually planning it can make you want to pull your hair out.<p>Lucky for us, …