Tristan Linquist

50 Flips | 3 Magazines | 5 Likes | 27 Following | 54 Followers | @tlinquist | Keep up with Tristan Linquist on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Tristan Linquist”

MacKeeper Leaks 13 Million Mac Owners' Data, Leaves Passwords Open To Easy Cracking

Anti-virus provider MacKeeper is known for pushing the message Apple Mac owners need protection. It needed some extra protection of its own today, after a white hat hacker discovered a database containing 13 million customer records was accessible by just visiting a selection of IP addresses, no …

Security

Your Guide To ‘Serial,’ The True Crime Podcast Everyone Is Freaking Out About Right Now

If you’ve spent any substantial amount of time on the Internet in the past week or so, or spent any substantial amount of time with anyone who has, you’ve probably been introduced to <i>Serial</i>, the new <i>This American Life</i> sister podcast that is taking the world by storm. Created by longtime <i>TAL</i> producer …

When Thanksgiving Was Weird

Oddest thing: Thanksgiving in turn-of-the-20th century America used to look a heckuva lot like Halloween.<p>People — young and old — got all dressed up and staged costumed crawls through the streets. In Los Angeles, Chicago and other places around the country, newspapers ran stories of folks wearing …

Taylor Swift's YouTube Views Doubled Following Spotify Pullout, Averaging 35 Million Views Daily

Following Taylor Swift's controversial music removal from Spotify, her YouTube views (including her Vevo channel) doubled within the first week. As reported by Mashable, from Nov. 3 to Nov. 9, Swift went from approximately 12.5 million daily views to just short of 24 million views. By Nov. 16, …

Shopsavvy

Introducing<p>Get cash back when you shop for electronics, clothing, home goods, & much more.<p>How it Works<p>Shop<p>Shop the latest deals from your favorite …

Marion Barry Is Dead

The four-term mayor of Washington, D.C., was an institution, even after a drug arrest and jail sentence.<p>Marion S. Barry Jr., the sharecropper's son and civil rights activist who became Washington, D.C.'s most flamboyant and divisive mayor for four terms, died early Sunday at the age of 78.<p>United …

Test run suggests women can meet Ranger standards

WASHINGTON — The results of a first-time experiment to expose a group of women to training similar to Ranger School suggests some can meet the standards of the Army's legendary course, which has barred female trainees for more than six decades.<p>Several dozen female volunteers completed training …

'Dragon Age: Inquisition' And The Problem With Roleplaying Games

I quite like <i>Dragon Age: Inquisition</i>.<p>Like <i>Origins</i> before it, the game is one you can just sink into for many long hours, following your quest and embarking on various adventures. The combat isn’t as inspiring as a truly turn-based game like <i>Divinity: Original Sin</i> or a true action game like <i>Dark Souls</i>, …

Rudy Giuliani Says White Cops Are Needed To Stop Black People From Shooting Each Other

WASHINGTON -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) on Sunday criticized what he described as lopsided coverage of the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, calling on the media to stop focusing on racially disproportionate police forces and pay more attention to black people killing one …

Maggots Removed From Man's Nose (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

If you thought maggots in the ear were bad, you've been warned: this is much, much worse.<p>In video of an endoscopic procedure that tiptoes the line between medical marvel and pure horror, a patient has live maggots removed from his nasal cavity.<p>The graphic footage was shared earlier this year by Dr. …

Putin says he won't be Russia's president for life

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin has said he won't remain Russia's president for life and will step down in line with the constitution no later than …

Hmm: Blink-182 Member Says Streaming Music Is Like Killing Elephants

Tom DeLonge, guitarist of Blink-182, a band whose full catalog is currently available on Spotify, said in a recent interview with <i>Faster Louder</i> that …

Pentagon operation name for Islamic State fight inspires criticism

During World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill urged military leaders to come up with valiant names for battles so no mother of a fallen soldier need say her son was killed "in an operation called 'Bunnyhug' or 'Ballyhoo.'"<p>More than 70 years later, Pentagon officials faced a similar …

The Persistent Myth of the Narcissistic Millennial

People are still lobbing the same accusations at Millennials, even though evidence shows they're not any more self-absorbed than their predecessors.<p>A few months ago, the news went viral that the American Psychiatric Association had classified “taking selfies” as a sign of a mental disorder. It lit …

Scientists hail new '3 parent baby' technique

New technique to create '3 parent babies' shows promise, experts say<p>Experts are to investigate a new technique to create “three-parent babies” which could be safer and more effective than current methods being tested in British laboratories.<p>The Government last month asked the fertility regulator to …

Cops: Naked suspect assaults man, 84, at airport

BOSTON (AP) — A naked man fell through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Logan Airport on Saturday, then ran out of the restroom and viciously …

Lab-Grown Penises: Supersize Mine, Please

In case you missed it, last month researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine announced they are making substantial progress toward the objective of growing human penises in a laboratory, prompting me and three billion other men to exclaim "Woo Hoo!" then spend the rest of …

Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It's nearly as certain as Oregon's rainy season. When there's an election, voters in the state respond with an enthusiasm …

The Lotus F1 Team Jumped A Semi-Truck Over One Of Their Race Cars

If Evel Knievel had ever traded in his hog for a giant semi-truck -- or a Formula One racer -- he would have likely attempted something like this.<p>This is a video of a semi-truck jumping an F1 racer, setting a Guinness World-Record for longest jump length (83 feet, 7 inches) in the process.<p>Why? …

Bill Cosby Gets Standing Ovation at Florida Theater

A day after performing at a benefit in the Bahamas, Bill Cosby took the stage here to a standing ovation — even as he battled a growing scandal.<p>The sold-out crowd Friday night was overwhelmingly supportive. Many told NBC News that they viewed Cosby as an entertainer and simply did not believe the …

9 out of 10 problem drinkers in the U.S. aren't alcoholics, study says

You might think that people who throw back five or more drinks in a single outing or who down 15 or more drinks in a week are likely to be alcoholics. But a new study finds that the overwhelming majority of them are not.<p>Only one out of 10 Americans who drank enough to qualify as a binge drinker or …

Window washer survives 11-story fall onto moving car in Calif.

A window washer fell screaming 11 stories from a bank building Friday morning onto a moving car, crushing its roof and sending shattered glass flying into the street, police and witnesses said.<p>The window washer, who was not immediately identified, suffered critical injuries, but he was conscious, …

7 more trendy superfoods that are anything but

Some of the hippest health foods make the murkiest claims about their benefits and ethical sourcing<p>Sofia Barrett-Ibarria<p>November 22, 2014 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>As anyone who has ever stepped inside a Whole Foods can attest, “sustainability” and “health” are …

Archaeological site uncovered by Lawrence of Arabia to be opened under the eyes of Isil

Ancient biblical city of Carchemish, once at the heart of the Ottoman Empire, is being excavated and opened to the public amid the backdrop of war<p>The archaeological site excavated by Lawrence of Arabia before the First World War is to be opened to the public for the first time for nearly a century, …

Goodbye Productivity: Internet Arcade Allows You To Play 900 Classic Arcade Games Emulated In-Browser

Because what is work if not a place to spend as little time as possible doing what you're being paid to do, this is the Internet Arcade a website …

Worm Living In Human Brain Gets Its Genome Mapped

For four years, it burrowed inside a man's head. Now, researchers are learning how.<p>For many years, a Chinese man in the U.K. experienced a range of debilitating neurological symptoms with no understood origin--including headaches, memory loss, and seizures. A biopsy found inflammation in the man’s …

Four Weird Ways Animals Sense the World

Creatures like crabs, butterflies, snakes, and octopuses sense the world in unusual ways.<p>When humans sniff in order to smell something, we draw a quick puff of air into our nostrils and over chemoreceptors in our nasal cavity. But octopuses, butterflies, and other animals don't have noses like …

Elon Musk Testing ‘X-Wing’ Fins For Reusable Rockets, Seafaring Spaceport Drones For Landing

Let’s face it: Elon Musk is probably a time traveller sent back to help us leave earth behind and achieve the next phase of human evolution. The inventor and entrepreneur issued a minor tweet storm today, in which he detailed a new SpaceX program to test the function of “X-Wing” style grid fins …

The 13 Best Custom iPhones Money Can Buy

These days the real way to show off is with a custom iPhone.<p>Custom iPhones are a great way to express your personality.<p>They also tend to cost more, if that's of concern to you.<p>We've rounded up the best custom iPhones so you'll know what to ask to ask for during the holidays.

iPhone