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The Complete Guide to Backing Up Your Computer The Best Way

There’s a reason people don’t bother backing up their computer: thinking about the task of doing it properly becomes too <i></i>difficult. The thing about backups is that it’s not a question of if data loss will strike you, but when and how severely.<p>Backups have long been considered to be incredibly …

Surprising Infographic Visualizes the Cost of Living Around the World

We often think about the cost of living from city to city and less often from country to country. Movehub, a resource for those moving abroad, visualized data that shows us how this cost changes around the world. They used information from the website Numbeo, which is a crowdsourced global …

Who Is Running Phony Cell Phone Towers Around The United States?

A multitude of opinions<p>On August 29, Popular Science published a map of interceptor towers -- surveillance devices that masquerade as cell phone towers to intercept voice and data transmissions from every cell user in an area. 19 of the interceptors were found in the United States in August, and …

Maxthon Launches MxNitro for Windows

Maxthon today released a new browser for Windows called MxNitro (short for Maxthon Nitro), which it claims is “the fastest PC browser in the world.”<p>This is made possible with a minimal user interface load, as well as “new patent-pending pre-connection and pre-fetching technology.” The company has …

Four Note-Taking Apps For The Tech-Forward College Student

As we head into the depths of August (the month where time stands still), there is <i>one</i> interesting thing that starts to happen. Kids head back to school.<p>That said, we decided to use some new data from CampusBooks to look at how college students are approaching their schoolwork. Perhaps the most …

This Game Brings Post-Apocalypse To The Present

Viridis asks: With survival on the line, will people cooperate or compete?<p>In the wake of a mysterious disaster that destroys human civilization, a poisonous mist has spread over the land. The only way to gain immunity to the deadly miasma is by consuming spirulina, called the "Viridis," a …

The human brain’s remarkably low power consumption, and how computers might mimic its efficiency

By on July 9, 2014 at 11:25 am<p>A new paper from researchers working in the UK and Germany dives into how much power the human brain consumes when …

US Department of Energy doubles lithium-ion battery capacity with spongy silicon

By on July 9, 2014 at 9:53 am<p>The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has created a new variety of lithium-ion battery that …

Study: Earth in the midst of sixth mass extinction

The loss and decline of animals around the world — caused by habitat loss and global climate disruption — mean we're in the midst of a sixth "mass extinction" of life on Earth, according to several studies out Thursday in the journal <i>Science</i>.<p>One study found that although human population has doubled …

New Exoplanet Has the Longest Year Ever Discovered

Scientists spot a new world called Kepler-421b with a 704-day year.<p>(Artists's Impression by David A. Aguilar)<p>An exoplanet more than 1,000 light years away, named Kepler-421b, has been discovered to have the longest year of any exoplanet ever spotted: 704 days. The planet orbits a type K star that …

How wearables are driving the rethinking of notifications

At their recent developer conferences, Apple and Google introduced new facilities in their mobile operating systems that will serve as aggregation points for a rich stream of data from wearables. But the more important stream to manage may be the path back from the phone.<p>In these early days of …

Google wants to define a healthy human with its new baseline genetic study

Google's got a big new project and it's you. Well, not just you, but a genetic and molecular study of humanity that aims to grasp at what a healthy human should be. It's in its early days, collecting anonymous data from 175 people, but it plans to expand to thousands later. The project is headed up …

Milky Way Has The Mass Of 800 Billion Suns, Study Finds

Weighty matters<p>Astronomers have performed yet another checkup on our home galaxy, this time asking it to step on a scale. The Milky Way has a mass equal to 800 billion suns, according to the team of researchers from Europe, Canada and the U.S. The team also found there's a 95 percent chance that …

An Animated Crash Course Of The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

We don’t want to get too political here, or for you all to think that we’re treating violent conflict with levity, but this is a great, topical intro …

Netflix says 'no rules' would be better than FCC's net neutrality proposal

Netflix filed a comment with the FCC yesterday strongly condemning the commission's new net neutrality proposal, which would allow internet service providers to offer so-called "fast lanes" to companies that can afford them. "No rules would be better than rules legalizing discrimination on the …

Roccat Sova

The Roccat Sova is an upcoming keyboard designed for couch gaming. The keyboard itself uses backlit keys with 74 Cherry MX switches. It also has a …

If you read Boing Boing, the NSA considers you a target for deep surveillance

According to the story, the NSA targets anyone who searches for online articles about Tails -- like this one that we published in April, or this …

Nico Rosberg tells Lewis Hamilton: ‘I consider myself 100% German”

Nico Rosberg has described himself as “100% German” following Lewis Hamilton’s latest jibe at his Mercedes team-mate’s upbringing.<p>After his triumph at the British Grand Prix on Sunday Hamilton was asked how valuable it would be to win Rosberg’s home race in Germany on 20 July.<p>Responding with a …