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Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online

Ev Williams has figured out the internet.<p>That's what he told the gathered tech heads at the recent XOXO conference in Portland, Oregon, and while he …

Associated Press News

'D4' on Xbox One is a surreal adventure that finally makes the case for Kinect gaming

Microsoft’s decision to bundle its new Kinect sensor with every Xbox One may be a major factor in the console's $499 sticker price, but it does give developers the freedom to experiment safe in the knowledge that the peripheral’s adoption won’t be a problem. And experimentation is exactly what you …

15 Brilliant Things You Can Do with Command Hooks

I think we all agree: 3M's Command hooks are awesome. You can stick them anywhere and easily remove them without damaging the wall or having to break …

Housekeeping

Well Tucked: A Survey of Great iPad Cases

The iPad’s extreme portability is simultaneously glaringly obvious and overlooked in favor of its flashier tech wonders. The take-it-anywhere-ness of …

Street Racer Running From Police Helicopter Is Like GTA In Real Life

This is what <i>Grand Theft Auto</i> would look like in real life — a group of Honda Civic street racers are spotted by a police helicopter, then flee …

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

US and British intelligence agencies have successfully cracked much of the online encryption relied upon by hundreds of millions of people to protect the privacy of their personal data, online transactions and emails, according to top-secret documents revealed by former contractor Edward …

Why video games may be good for you

Games have long been accused of making players violent, but evidence has been building over the years that they can have positive effects. Scientists say they are not only understanding why, but they also trying to put these observations to the test.<p>The spreadsheet was seven feet long. Printed in …

The Brain

The Xbox One Will Ship With A White Console -- For Certain People

The Xbox One is a black, shiny box that is elegant at best or utilitarian at worst. It’s not the flashiest console we’ve ever seen – that title goes to the Coleco Telstar Arcade – but it’s an improvement from the 360 and there’s really not much to that one couldn’t like about its looks. Or so I …

Ballmer's biggest regret at Microsoft? Windows Vista

Steve Ballmer is retiring from Microsoft within the next 12 months, and he's had some time to reflect on his 13-year experience as CEO. In an interview with <i>ZDNet's</i> Mary Jo Foley, Ballmer reveals that his proudest achievement over the 33 years he spent at Microsoft was being "a significant part even …

Using Steve Jobs email as evidence, DOJ says Apple changed in-app purchase policy to retaliate against Amazon

As first spotted by GigaOm, the US Department of Justice has submitted a revised remedy proposal in the ongoing ebook case that previously found Apple guilty of conspiring with publishers to control ebook pricing. While much of the proposal remains the same as the proposal it first submitted at the …

The Five Mistakes That Can Ruin Any Handshake

At the forty or so seminars I give yearly, I always ask the same question: "Who here has ever received a bad handshake?" Invariably everyone raises …

Take a snapshot of the entire internet in just 44 minutes with ZMap scanner

Surveying every IP address on the internet isn’t an easy task, and if you don’t have the luxury of a botnet, a single scan can take months. Luckily, some researchers at the University of Michigan have created an open source alternative called ZMap that can cut the total time to under 45 minutes on …

Video Pioneers OK GO Team With Saatchi & Saatchi, Possibly You, For Next Video

The band most known for its videos is looking for videos.<p>OK Go is a band famous for its intensely innovative videos. From its breakthrough treadmill trickery for “Here It Goes Again” to its automotive symphony for “Needing/Getting” or its paint-splashed Rube Goldberg extravaganza “This Too Shall …

Surveillance

Sony tested PS4 controllers that could detect stress and sweaty hands

During development of the PlayStation 4 hardware, Sony went through a number of different models for the DualShock 4 controller, including one that sensed players' stress through sweaty hands, lead architect Mark Cerny told Stuff.tv.<p>According to Cerny, Sony tested gamepads that could detect …

Lifehacker Pack for Mac: Our List of the Essential Mac Apps

There’s no shortage of useful, interesting apps for the Mac, but some of them you just can’t live without. In this year’s annual Lifehacker Pack for …

Apps

Bryan Cranston's 10 Reasons To Ride With Him To The 'Breaking Bad' Premiere

What would you do to ride in the RV from "Breaking Bad" with Bryan Cranston?<p>At the end of June, the star of the AMC series held a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) in which he announced a contest to ride along with him to the premiere of the final eight episodes in California.<p>Cranston partnered with …

Entertainment

Break the Ice In Any Situation with These 10 Conversation Starters

Whether you want to start a conversation with a new guy or girl, or you want to get a meeting off to a great start, a good ice breaker can help you …

Former Dev: WoW Has Killed the MMO Genre

<b>The boss of new MMO Firefall thinks that World of Warcraft made MMOs "too accessible."</b><p>"Sometimes I look at <i>WoW</i> and think 'what have we done?' I think …

Why Exercise Helps You Think Straight

After a bout of exercise, it's common for people to report that they seem to think a bit more clearly, and even be more creative. Scientific American …

Save Web Files Instantly Saves Online Files to the Cloud

Generally speaking, if you want to save a file from the internet to a service like Dropbox, Google Drive, or Skydrive, you have to download it to …

How to Augment Your Computer with an iPad

You can do a ton of great things with just an iPad, but some of the best uses are using it as an external controller for your computer. From using …

How To Deal With Difficult People

You know the type. It’s the co-worker who seems like she’s out to get you. Or maybe it’s the family member who is just impossible to get along …

More Productivity Myths, Debunked by Science (and Common Sense)

“A cluttered desk is a cluttered mind.” “If you had more hours in the day, you'd be more productive.” These are common productivity tropes you've …

Google’s Inroads For Waze Could Roadblock Facebook And Apple

In the ever-raging Map War, Google seems to be not only a first mover, but the boldest mover.<p>According to the Globes, an Israel-based publication, Google is reportedly set to acquire the Israeli transit and navigation company Waze for $1.3 billion, making it one of the larger Google acquisitions in …

Meet Any Challenge Head On with This Four Step System

When life deals us a tough hand, it's natural to get frustrated and wallow in self pity. Unfortunately, that's not very productive, so Guy Neyens at …

What the NSA Spying Scandal Means for You

The internet is aflame with the news that the National Security Agency may be spying on phone calls and internet access of American citizens, and the …