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Laser-Shooting Planes Uncover the Horror and Humanity of World War I

In the west of Belgium, near the French border, the A19 motorway ends in a four-lane, unfinished overpass. There’s no mountain here, no ocean, no …

Archaeology

The song "Paper Planes" with the handgun replaced by a musket

Perfectly executed, just like Dogtanian at the siege of Maastricht.

Netherlands

Here’s a Cool Trick That Lets You Take Amazing Night Photos Without a Tripod (VIDEO)

If you’ve ever tried to take to take a photo at night without a tripod you know the results can be very blurry or very noisy or, in most cases, both. …

Photography Tutorials

Project Floofball and more: Pi pet stuff

It’s a public holiday here today (yes, <i>again</i>). So, while we indulge in the traditional pastime of barbecuing stuff (ourselves, mainly), here’s a …

Beautiful chart shows how the English alphabet evolved

Matt Baker from UsefulCharts.com made a detailed poster and video of how the English alphabet evolved over the last 4,000 years, but his elegant and …

IoT Inspector: Princeton releases a tool to snoop on home IoT devices and figure out what they're doing

IoT Inspector is a new tool from Princeton's computer science department; it snoops on the traffic from home IoT devices and performs analysis to …

Watch the world's oldest board game, The Royal Game of Ur, being played

Last year, in celebration of International Tabletop Day, the British Museum did several videos of Merlin the Magician, er... Irving Finkel, the …

Board Games

'The Millennial Marriage Proposal' Is a Hilarious Look at Love in the Age of Social Media

If you don't post about it, did you even get engaged? This hilarious short film spoofs the social media generation with a couple that is most …

Social Media

The Hyacinth Disaster is a gripping sci-fi thriller about a crew of doomed asteroid miners

For fans of The Martian and The Expanse<p><i>There are a ton of podcasts out there, but finding the right one can be difficult. In our new column</i> <i>Pod Hunters</i><i>, we cover what we’ve been listening to that we can’t stop thinking about.</i><p>A couple of years ago, <i>Verge</i> listener David Carlson wanted to help his wife. …

Calling the Trump Era by Its Proper Name

Four terms that may capture the moment, each implying a different danger<p>Donald Trump’s first official State of the Union address—which seems as if it happened back in the 19th century, but in reality is five days in the past—highlighted something that was implicit in his campaign and increasingly …

Political Science

Popehat's new First Amendment law-podcast is great!

Make No Law is a just-launched podcast hosted by Ken "Popehat" White (previously), a former Federal prosecutor who writes some of the best, most …

The Invasion of the German Board Games

Their peaceful premises and intricate rule systems are changing the way Americans play—and helping shape an industry in the process.<p>In a development that would have been hard to imagine a generation ago, when video games were poised to take over living rooms, board games are thriving. Overall, the …

Board Games

There's No Way Out

Trump’s presidency may be a dysfunctional disaster, but there’s no apparent way to end it.<p>Last week, which brought the release of Michael Wolff’s <i>Fire and Fury</i>, was rough for the White House. But this week has been worse still, and the damage has been almost entirely inflicted by the president …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump is suing my publisher, and its response is magnificent

Henry Holt is a division of Macmillan (owners of Tor Books, who publish my novels); they're the folks who published Michael Wolff's bestselling <i>Fire</i> …

You absolutely must secure your home router and you probably can't

Lucian Constantin's Motherboard guide to protecting your home router is full of excellent, nearly impossible-to-follow advice that you should follow, …

Information Security

Antisocial media: why I decided to cut back on Facebook and Instagram

Only when I tried to quit social networks did I realise how addictive and enveloping they are designed to be. Now I am convinced we are heading for a public health crisis<p>It was winter 2016 when I reached rock bottom. I went on a three-day Facebook binge. I can’t remember what set it off, but I …

Social Media

Perler Bead Camera Coasters

Crafting

My Must-Have iOS Apps, 2017 Edition

With the transition to iPad Pro as my primary computer fully achieved in 2016 and not surprising anymore, in 2017 I turned my attention to three other key areas of my life: working with the MacStories team, managing my time, and finding my favorite apps among many competing alternatives.<p>For the …

Apps

Oh, shit, git!

Git is hard: screwing up is easy, and figuring out how to fix your mistakes is fucking impossible. Git documentation has this chicken and egg problem …

Git

The Power of RAW on the iPhone

I take a lot of photos. Usually, I pack either a Sony a7R II or a Leica M — two cameras with massive sensors and brilliant lenses. But lately, I’ve …

Mobile Photography

Boing Boing Gift Guide 2017

Here's this year's complete Boing Boing Gift Guide: dozens of great ideas for stocking stuffers, brain-hammers, mind-expanders, terrible toys, badass …

Comic Books

Four Years Later, We Have a New OWASP Top 10

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) has published a new version of its infamous Top 10 vulnerability ranking, four years after its last …

A key Windows 10 security feature is actually 'worthless', research claims | Trusted Reviews

<b>A security feature in Windows 10 that has been touted by Microsoft as one of the reasons to upgrade to the operating system, is largely worthless</b> …

It's Time For Some Awesome Wacom Hacks

So if for some reason you've still never tried a graphical tablet for your image retouching or digital illustrations, seriously stop waiting around. …

Capturing Beautiful Landscapes in Difficult Weather

If you are an outdoor photographer of any kind, bad weather is something that will eventually affect you. In his latest video, landscape photographer …

A new IoT botnet called Reaper could be far more virulent than Mirai

In 2016, an Internet of Things worm called Mirai tore through the internet, building botnets of millions of badly designed CCTVs, PVRs, routers and …

IOT

13 Games That Will Strike a Perfect Mood for Halloween Game Night

Reading Time: 7 minutes<p>Halloween is just around the corner and to help put you in the mood, we’ve conjured a list of 13 of our favorite games with …

In 1911, three men struggled for five weeks through the Antarctic winter to collect penguin eggs

In 1911, three British explorers made a perilous 70-mile journey in the dead of the Antarctic winter to gather eggs from a penguin rookery in McMurdo …

How to add metadata for manual lenses in Lightroom

As my love for photography has increased over time, so has my love for manual focus lenses. Lenses such as the Samyang 135mm f2 provide unsurpassed …

Tutorials

Here are the best Lightroom presets for every photographer

Lightroom is one of, if not the, most powerful post-production tools for photographers. Whether it’s changing contrast or making localized …