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Now That's Cold! 88 Percent of Great Lakes Covered With Ice

Weather<p>It's been so bitterly cold for so long in the Upper Midwest that 88 percent of the Great Lakes were covered with ice on Thursday, The Associated Press reported.<p>The last time they came this close was in 1994, when 94 percent of the lakes' surface was frozen, according to the federal …

Great Lakes

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President Trump on defense after Cohen guilty pleaPresident Trump on defense after Cohen guilty pleaPresident Trump on defense after Cohen guilty plea<p>02:36<p>Five of Trump’s former associates may face jail timeFive of Trump’s former associates may face jail timeFive of Trump’s former associates may …

AMD says its next PC chip trumps Intel with 12 'compute cores' and smoother gaming

A decade ago, AMD brought us the first dual-core x86 processor. Then, starting in 2008, the company came out with tri-core and quad-core designs in quick succession, leading up to octa-core chips in 2011's FX range as well as in the latest AMD-powered game consoles. Today, we're looking at a fresh …

Detroit is burning: Mysterious arson fires plague renowned public art project

DETROIT, Mich. — The air on Heidelberg Street reeked of smoke one recent morning. Char and ash darkened the snowy sidewalks. But the color remained: shocks of red and yellow and blue that polka-dot this blighted east side neighborhood, making it one of the city’s leading tourist attractions.<p>For 27 …

Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel to join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Nirvana, Kiss and Peter Gabriel will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.<p>The Rock Hall announced Tuesday that Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens also will be inducted April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.<p>Artists are eligible for induction 25 years after …

What You Should Know About the 2014 Light Bulb Ban

2014 will see the phasing out of 40W and 60W incandescent light bulbs. This is what you need to know.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

Led Zeppelin comes to Spotify

Now THIS is the news we were waiting for from Spotify. A little Coda to today's Spotify event in New York City -- one of the great rock bands of all time is coming to the streaming service. As CEO Daniel Ek put it, "I can't wait to get the Led out." Free is all well and good, but what's a streaming …

New Silk Road Drug Market Backed Up To '500 Locations In 17 Countries' To Resist Another Takedown

“They may have sunk one ship, but now they have awoken the kraken,” wrote the new operator of the relaunched Silk Road anonymous black market for drugs on the site’s forums last October. Now that black market administrator has changed the metaphor to a monster with a few more heads.<p>On Thursday …

Most Americans think US should 'mind its own business' abroad, survey finds

A majority of Americans believe the US plays a less important and powerful role in the world than it did 10 years ago, according to a long-running study that found that most people now believe America should “mind its own business internationally”.<p>It is the first time the survey of US foreign …

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Wearable Tech Is Just an Expensive Joke

Propelled by the Quantified Self movement, wearable technologies are little more than a waste of money.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we …

North Korea obtains EMP weapons from Russia, could now melt most of the electronics in Asia

By on November 7, 2013 at 2:38 pm<p>Hot on the heels of (reportedly) harnessing nuclear fusion and a slew of ballistic missile launches, South Korea’s …

The rebirth of the Silk Road and the return of the Dread Pirate Roberts

By on November 7, 2013 at 3:15 pm<p><i>(There is simply no time to recap this issue in its entirety. If phrases like “The Silk Road” and “The Tor Network”</i> …

Silk Road

Alien spotting: By 2020, we’ll finally have the ability to locate life-harboring, alien planets

By on November 8, 2013 at 11:49 am<p>The universe, as you probably know, is almost impossibly large. It is almost 100 billion light years across and …

Telescopes

Mad Catz' STRIKE M gaming keyboard fits in your pocket, cramps your fingers

Diminutive Bluetooth keyboards? Yeah, we've seen those before, but we've never really been able to fault them for their size. These tiny peripherals are meant for light work at best, but the Mad Catz STRIKE M wears a facade that outpaces its utility. From its skewed angles, to its collection of …

Silk Road 2.0 statement promises 'a brand new era for hidden services'

A new statement claiming to be from the founder of Silk Road 2.0 arrived on both Silk Road forums and Pastebin today, detailing the new Tor-powered security procedures that owners say will keep users entirely anonymous. "This overhaul marks the dawn of a brand new era for hidden services," the …

Silk Road 2.0 rises from the ashes - with improvements

The new login page pokes fun at the FBI's seizure boilerplate.<p>Just five weeks after the shutdown of the Silk Road and the arrest of the man who allegedly ran it, the world's most notorious Internet black marketplace for drugs and other contraband is back online. There's a new Dread Pirate Roberts …

Democrats try to make 'Tea Party' a smear

The failure of Tea Party-backed candidates in Tuesday's election shows that Democrats have been successful in making the Tea Party label a negative for Republicans, even if it isn't always clear what being a Tea Party candidate means.<p>Exit polls in Virginia, where Republican Ken Cucinelli lost to …

There Are (Probably) Billions of Earth-Like Planets in the Universe

New research, courtesy of NASA's Kepler telescope, suggests that there's no dearth of pseudo-Earths.<p>"When I began searching for exoplanets," Geoff Marcy told me last year, "everybody said I was crazy." Back then—in the 1990s, when "planet hunting" was new and, as its name might suggest, somewhat …

Tutankhamun's body spontaneously combusted after botched embalming, researchers say

The life and death of Tutankhamun have intrigued researchers ever since the treasure trove of the boy king's tomb was first discovered in 1922 -- and a fresh examination of the famous pharaoh’s remains is only likely to add to the fascination after two sensational findings were revealed.<p>The first: …

The Frog That Got Caught in the Crossfire of a Rocket Launch

This brings a whole new meaning to "amphibious vehicle."<p>On Friday evening, NASA's Minotaur V rocket blasted off from its launchpad at a spaceport in Virginia, carrying the LADEE spacecraft on the first leg of its trip from Earth to the moon. The scene that resulted was beautiful. It was inspiring. …

Immerse yourself in fear: how Oculus Rift could change horror games

Lose your head in virtual reality<p>You kneel down on a wooden platform, several feet above a crowd of murmuring onlookers. To your right is a man, shouting, apparently getting the people riled up. As your gaze continues upward, you have just a moment to notice the blade resting above your neck before …

Hacker Andrew Auernheimer Placed In Solitary Confinement For Tweeting From Prison

Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer has been placed in “administrative segregation,” prison shorthand for solitary confinement for “investigative purposes.” Supporters believe he was locked down and given no Internet access because of his ability to send Tweets to a third party who relayed them on his …

Wow, A Lot Of People Complained When Facebook Accidentally Changed The iPhone App Icon

<b>UPDATE:</b> Turns out this was an error on Facebook's part. The grid lines shown on the icon were for the developers who work on the app. There's already a new update for Facebook for iPhone that fixes the icon.<p><b>EARLIER:</b> A new icon for Facebook appeared for iPhone 6.1 users today and it's causing a lot …

Android crushes puny rivals with 74% of smart phone market

Nearly three in every four smart phones sold in the first three months of the year were running Android, according to analyst firm Gartner.<p>The phone …

Jacob Barnett, 14-Year-Old With Asperger's Syndrome, May Be Smarter Than Einstein

When Jacob Barnett was 2 years old, he was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism. Doctors told his parents that the boy would likely never talk or read and would probably be forever unable to independently manage basic daily activities like tying his shoe laces.<p>But they were sorely, …