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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 …

T-Mobile will deploy blazing 5G this year, but you can't use it

Cities like LA and New York will be the first to get the next-gen network, but T-Mobile will put off a commercial launch until 2019 when 5G phones are ready.<p>The race to turn 5G from hype into reality has hit another gear.<p>T-Mobile will deploy mobile 5G to 30 cities this year, including New York and …

Duolingo data shows this is the fastest way to learn a new language

Language-learning app Duolingo recently combed through a mountain of user data to find the best times each day to practice a foreign language. Its findings were published today at <i>Quartz</i>.<p>The findings essentially mirrored a 2016 study that showed the positive effect on sleep between practice …

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China's hypersonic aircraft would fly from Beijing to New York in two hours

The double-wing plane just aced wind tunnel tests at speeds of nearly 5,600 miles per hour.<p>A team of researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have tested a hypersonic plane in a wind tunnel to speeds of Mach 7, or 5,600 miles per hour, according a paper published (PDF) in the Chinese journal</i> …

Aviation

Jim Carrey says users should yank their Facebook accounts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Delete your account.That's what Jim Carrey says Facebook users should do, as the actor looks to pull the mask off fake news.The …

Meet the pirate queen making academic papers free online

Alexandra Elbakyan is plundering the academic publishing establishment<p>In cramped quarters at Russia’s Higher School of Economics, shared by four students and a cat, sat a server with 13 hard drives. The server hosted Sci-Hub, a website with over 64 million academic papers available for free to …

The death of the seat-back screen: is this the end of in-flight entertainment as we know it?

Will the days of keeping yourself (and your fidgety children) occupied with a free movie marathon on a long flight soon be over?<p>Airlines are continually looking at new ways to reduce costs, and to trim their fuel bill by cutting weight and bulk. Travellers are losing legroom, seats are getting …

Aviation

What the heck is Ripple? A brief look at the hottest cryptocurrency of the moment.

Move over ethereum and litecoin — ripple is suddenly the hot new cryptocurrency.<p>But ripple is different. It can't be mined. It can't be used to go …

The biggest space missions and rocket launches we'll see in 2018

There’s a lot going on<p>Next year is already overflowing with exciting missions to space. NASA is launching a new lander to Mars, as well as a spacecraft that will get closer to the Sun than ever before. And two of NASA’s vehicles already in space will finally arrive at their intended targets: one …

Boeing unveils a drone capable of landing on an aircraft carrier, as Navy competition heats up

Boeing recently offered a first glimpse of its newest military aircraft, a large, stingray-shaped drone it hopes will win an intense Navy competition to build an uncrewed aircraft capable of landing on an aircraft carrier.<p>Drones have been a vital part of the Pentagon’s arsenal for years, but the …

Aviation

Digital residency pays off big for Estonia

Estonia is expected to get a 100-to-one-euro return on investment for its e-Residency program, which lets anybody start a business from afar. It is …

Europe

Android will keep dominating iOS (despite iPhone X) and 6 other tech predictions for 2018

2018 promises to be yet another exciting year in consumer electronics. From surprisingly impressive Android phones to everything for the smart home, we can expect important advances in every industry where consumer electronics play a role. Of course, these days that’s just about every industry …

‘Points guy’ explains how to get the most value on airline tickets, flyer miles

Brian Kelly of website The Points Guy joins Megyn Kelly TODAY with tips on how to get the most value out of your airline bookings and frequent flier miles. Among his recommendations: Use Google Flights to find the best flight deals, and book through foreign websites (using Google Translate) to save …

Porsche's electric Mission E will pack up to 670 horsepower

We've already noted that Porsche is gunning for Tesla with its Mission E sports car, and has even been spotted testing it against the Model X and Model S. Now we know more about what you'll be able to buy when it goes on the market, reportedly in 2019. <i>Automobile</i> reports that it will likely release …

This Is What Happens When A Plus-Size Model Tries To Recreate Gigi Hadid’s Nude Photo Shoot

We first met Diana Sirokai a while back in a previous post of ours, when she had spent a little time recreating shots of Kim Kardashian in her own, …

Microsoft says it's time to kill off the password

No matter how many times people are warned, the most popular passwords are still terrible. They make it easy for hackers to steal identities and are …

Cheddar

Cheddar is a live and on demand video news network focused on covering the most innovative products, technologies, and services transforming our …

Wall Street

NASA’s new titanium tires can never get a flat

Ever since man started thinking about putting things on other planetary bodies, transport has been a concern. Wheels are the obvious means of getting …

50 startups that will boom in 2018, according to VCs

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>We reached out to a number of top VCs and asked them which startups will boom in 2018. We invited participation from investors from a variety of backgrounds and …

Startups

Curvy Model Challenges Rigid Victoria’s Secret Model Standards By Recreating Their Catalog, And The Result Speaks For Itself

Brooklyn-based model Tabria Majors has fighting words for Victoria’s Secret, but all she really needed was three Instagram photos to prove her point. …

Scientists implant tiny human brains into rats, spark ethical debate

After several labs successfully implanted human brain organoids into rats, many scientists are questioning the ethical implications of the experiment, STAT News reports.<p>Nearly four years ago, scientists in Vienna discovered that they could create organoids – lentil-sized blobs of human brain tissue …

Qatar Airways plane forced to land after wife discovers husband's affair midflight

A Qatar Airways plane has been forced to land midflight after a woman who used her sleeping husband’s thumb to unlock his smartphone discovered he was having an affair.<p>The couple and their child were flying to Bali, Indonesia, for a holiday after boarding in Doha. The woman repeatedly hit her …

Qatar Airways

Matrix PowerWatch hands-on: The promise of a world without chargers

When Matrix co-founder Douglas Tham handed me my review unit of the PowerWatch, I had to fight the instinct to ask for a charger. This thermal-powered wearable doesn't need one -- it gets energy by converting your body heat into electricity. It's been a year since I saw an early prototype of the …

Netgear's smart floodlight watches your yard day and night

Meet the Netgear Arlo Outdoor Smart Home Security Light, a smart floodlight that watches over your yard.<p>Netgear today added a new device to its Arlo line of products -- the Netgear Arlo Outdoor Smart Home Security Light.<p>Available in the US only starting in early 2018, Netgear is holding off on …

Saint Laurent Muse Anja Rubik Strips Down for Legendary Photographer Nobuyoshi Araki

Known for confrontational, often very explicit bondage-themed images, Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki has long been a favorite of Saint Laurent designer Anthony Vaccarello. While Araki’s fetishistic photography has often been described as shocking, its larger purpose is to expose the …

LG says G6 will include Square Camera, Food Mode features

LG today provided details about its forthcoming G6 flagship smartphone before the company officially unveils the device on February 26 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.<p>Just as my colleague Evan Blass reported last week, LG said the phone will feature a 5.7-inch display — …

Google has been asked to take down more than 1 million websites

Google hit a new milestone after recently receiving its one millionth website takedown request, the company revealed in its transparency report. …

Internet

Han Solo, Princess Leia and Kylo Ren finally get a corny family photo

Who is the real villain: the dude who ditched his family for the Dark Side, or the parents who made him pose for a family photo even though he just …

Princess Leia

Top Gear US Returning With Cuban Road Trip After Lengthy Hiatus

After last airing in October 2014 and all the trouble in BBC, many thought that the US version of Top Gear that airs on the History Channel had been …

Top Gear