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Man who owns a smart TV says he’s ‘afraid’ of using it after reading its privacy policy

Just like with other electronic devices that used to be “dumb,” TVs have become increasingly smart lately, but that doesn’t mean that’s necessarily a …

Privacy

Sony on Driveclub debacle: 'We do not have an exact time frame' for when it'll work

On Oct. 7, Sony released a game that doesn’t work as advertised. Three weeks later, it is still broken, and the company is out apologizing to fans.<p>The PlayStation 4 racing game Driveclub does not work online. Players have not had the chance to take advantage of the multiplayer, which is central to …

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 …

Google

Flying car approaches liftoff as most advanced prototype yet is unveiled

Creators say AeroMobil’s Flying Roadster 3.0 could become regular mode of transport for commuters<p>With its sportscar cockpit and dragonfly wings that fold in neatly behind the cabin, it looks like something straight out of the Batcave or Q’s secret laboratory. But the creators of AeroMobil’s Flying …

How to Take Your Startup Global (on a Shoestring Budget)

<i>Alec Lynch is the founder and CEO of global crowdsourcing startup DesignCrowd.</i><p>If you run a startup or online business (or have an idea for one), there’s a good chance the opportunity for your venture is a global one.<p>However, conventional startup wisdom seems to be: start local, then go global. …

This is your brain on money: Why America’s rich think differently than the rest of us

Nobody’s perfect. But only the rich get away with thinking that their luck and their flaws are actually strengths<p>Consider the following recent headlines:<p>“What The Middle Class Doesn't Understand About Rich People”<br>• “9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day”<br>• “15 Surprising Ways Rich People Think …

Credit Cards Compromised In Kmart Data Breach

5 Weak Words Writers Should Avoid (And What to Use Instead)

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>When I first began writing, I was unsure of myself. My sentences were rife with meaningless words and fillers. What I didn’t realize is that by using them, I was sabotaging myself and my writing. Weak words can sneak into our writing anywhere, anytime …

A Young Chemist Explains How Legal Highs Work

Mathias develops and synthesizes potentially psychoactive chemicals for research purposes, but he says that you're better off taking mushrooms than anything he's cooked up.<p><i>Image via Wikicommons</i><p>As long as there are governments that don't want young people to go around indiscriminately hoovering up …

Consciousness

Warren Buffett's Best Productivity Hack Is A Simple 2-List System

The secret to the Buffett's success? If you look at how rigorously empty he keeps his calendar, you get the impression that he's a master prioritizer — and a story we spotted on Scott Dinsmore's productivity blog shows how we might gain that mastery.<p>While we haven't confirmed the story with …

Warren Buffett

The 17 Best Games You Should Know From E3

The annual video game conference in Los Angeles shows off demos and trailers of all of the new games coming out.<p>Now that the PS4 and Xbox One are on the market, everyone wants to know what games will make these next-generation consoles worth your money.<p>Tens of games were announced over the …

Gaming

USB has a huge security problem that could take years to fix

In July, researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell announced that they'd found a critical security flaw they called BadUSB, allowing attackers to smuggle malware on the devices effectively undetected. Even worse, there didn't seem to be a clear fix for the attack. Anyone who plugged in a USB stick …

Almost Every Single Detail About Apple's Next iPad May Have Just Leaked

The report closely lines up with rumors we've heard about Apple's coming iPad, which is expected to debut on Oct. 16. Andrew didn't publish the pictures, but he did describe some of the design differences in as much detail as possible. Here's an overview of the changes outlined in his post:<p>The new …

IPad Air

Microsoft unveils its new Windows 10 operating system

Microsoft has unveiled its new Windows operating system, and has given it a surprising name: Windows 10.<p>Most in the techie media had expected …

The World’s First Genetically Modified Babies Will Graduate High School This Year

Remember the sci-fi thriller GATTACA? For those who never saw the film and/or eschewed all pop culture in the late 90’s for some reason, it was a popular movie that came out in 1997 about genetically modified human beings. Now some literally genetically modified human babies born that same year are …

5 Things That Were Introduced In The Last Gen That We Still Enjoy

Believe it or not, it’s been a solid three years since the seventh generation came to an end, but if you really want to get technical, it didn’t <i>fully</i> …

Destiny - New Loot Cave

A new loot cave has been found, after Bungie recently patched the one at the Skywatch. Find this one in the Rocketyard on Earth.<p>by and on

Destiny's 'Loot Cave' Showcases Bungie's Lingering Endgame Problems

The games media has seemed to have recently just discovered the famed “loot cave” in Destiny, a way to get gear in the game that’s been around for quite a while, but has quickly become far and away the game’s most popular avenue to acquire items.<p>In short, it’s the definition of shooting fish in a …

The American Ninja Warrior Workout

Like Liam Neeson in <i>Taken</i>, to compete on <i>American Ninja Warrior</i> you’ll need a certain set of skills. Push around all the weights you want, if you don’t …

Google Says Not To Worry About 5 Million 'Gmail Passwords' Leaked

This week, a list of nearly five million Gmail addresses paired with passwords appeared online, posted in a Russian Bitcoin security forum. Some people who checked the list and found their Gmail addresses there reported that it contained an old password for them, and often a password that they had …

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Trends

Modscape's concept home is a real cliffhanger

Modscape created the Cliff House concept for a couple interested in commissioning a new home on land they own in southwest Victoria, Australia. Its …

California Students Create Smog-Eating Roof Tiles to Cut Urban Pollution

A team of ambitious students at the University of California at Riverside have developed an incredible new weapon in the battle against air …

Crazy 1966 VW Bus With Snowmobile Tracks and Sound System Takes the Party to the Slopes

Apres-ski party anyone? A handy engineer has converted a fully functioning 1966 VW Bus Bulli T1 into a snow-bound DJ machine complete with 1000 watt …

Dell Cast Android TV Stick Launches For $80

Dell has this week launched its new Android TV stick in the form of the Dell Cast which was recently spotted making its way through the FCC …

Gear & Gadgets

What Is the Fermi Paradox?

The Fermi Paradox seeks to answer the question of where the aliens are. Given that our star and Earth are part of a young planetary system compared …

Premier League warns soccer fans not to post goals on Vine and Twitter

Big money is at stake<p>The World Cup was wonderful for so many reasons this year, whether it was watching Arjen Robben’s 5,268 dives, Luis Suarez’s moment of madness, or the animated facial expressions of Mexico’s manager Miguel Herrera, there was always something to share. It was these moments and …

LEIF Motorised Drift Board Lets You Snowboard On Concrete (video)

Snowboarders that wish they could enjoy their sport even without snow whilst back in cities and built up areas, might be interested in a new …

Federal Judge Rules Against N.C.A.A. in O’Bannon Case