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The Secret Powers of Chrome's Address Bar

Chrome's address bar doesn't do much at a glance. Type in a URL and you're taken to a web site. But it can do a lot more if you know how to use …

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Google beefs up 2-step verification with physical USB Security Key option in Chrome

Google today announced it is beefing up its two-step verification feature with Security Key, a physical USB second factor that only works after verifying the login site is truly a Google website.<p>The feature is available in Chrome: Instead of typing in a code, you can simply insert Security Key into …

Newly discovered dwarf planet could challenge what we know about our solar system

While Pluto might have been stripped of its full planetary status, thanks to a shift in official definitions, a newly discovered planetoid could actually hint at the existence of a "super-Earth" in the far reaches of our solar system. The ball of rock and ice, known as 2012 VP113, is estimated to …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Pogoplug's new Safeplug anonymizes all your home's web browsing for $49

It's easy to worry about internet privacy these days, but it can be a pain to set up a Tor connection that keeps the snoops and thieves at bay. Pogoplug wants to simplify the process with its newly available Safeplug adapter. The peripheral connects to most any internet router and uses Tor to …

Kim Dotcom's Baboom service will hijack web ads to give you free music

Kim Dotcom built his reputation on free services -- much to the chagrin of some people -- and he's revisiting that turf with his upcoming music offering, Baboom. As he explains in an interview with <i>Wired UK</i>, the service will be an "iTunes-Spotify hybrid" that both sells music and offers it for free …

See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

In the new book Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of 31 remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.<p>Over the last three years, British photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the world–from Namibia to Papua New Guinea to …

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Locket pays you pennies a day to cover your Android lock screen with ads

It turns out you <i>can</i> make money by wasting time on your smartphone. Locket is a new Android app that places advertisements on your phone's lock screen and rewards you for swiping through for more information. Once you've downloaded and installed Locket, it requests three pieces of information; your …

Get everything done: Any.Do branches out from to-do lists to calendar, email, and notes

After the huge success of Any.Do, the immensely popular to-do list app for iOS and Android, its developers must have figured their dead-simple organization and beautiful interface was good for more than just tasks. So the company's branching out, bringing its know-how to three more markets in …

I Found The Perfect PC, And It's Called A Falcon Northwest Tiki

When I unboxed Falcon Northwest’s Tiki several weeks ago (or was it several months ago? I’ve been swept away by this one!), it arrived with a handsome black binder adorned with an embroidered logo, containing original driver discs, system documentation, a recovery USB stick, extra cables and …

Linda Evangelista Style Evolution: The Most Stunning Woman To Walk The Runway (PHOTOS)

How often can someone say, "I have been on the cover of over 600 magazines"? Well, if you're the gorgeous Linda Evangelista, then you can. The Canadian beauty has graced the cover of so many glossies that she is famous for uttering the phrase: "We don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day."<p>Even …