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Vanishing point: five ways to become invisible

From HG Wells to JK Rowling, invisibility has long been the stuff of fiction. Not any more. Here Philip Ball explains five methods that scientists are researching to make things 'disappear'<p>Here's how you could become invisible in the middle ages: grind up an owl's eye with a ball of beetle dung and …

How to extend your iPhone or Android's battery life

Tweaking settings and turning off unused features can prevent your smartphone dying – and therefore being confiscated at an airport.<p>With the US’s Transportation Security Agency (TSA) ordering that people may not carry “dead” devices on to plane flights as part of new security measures, and with …

The world’s most extreme road trips

Whether you are revving your car’s engine to clear a narrow pass or grinding through sand in a 4X4, these five roads have a reputation for being among the most brutal in the world.

World’s Largest Underground Trampoline Is Completely Bonkers

Blaenau Ffestiniog, a mining town of fewer than 5,000 residents in Wales, will soon be home to one of the coolest bounce houses in the world. On July 4, Bounce Below opens in the Llechwedd quarry, one of many mines in the region that, since the 18th century, supported a once-thriving slate industry.<p>…

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Domino's app lets you voice-order pizza

Watch out, Siri. Domino's today, became the first major fast-food chain to offer a phone app that lets you order by voice.<p>When the app for iPhone or Android is launched, you just touch and talk to "Dom," a computer-enhanced male voice. He currently responds only to English.<p>The ordering platform is …

DarkLight Has All The Tools You Need To Perfectly Edit Your Photo

Scenes are also nice, because depending on the one you choose, it will change the lighting in the photo. It’s similar to what you will find in …

Portrait-Editing App Facetune Updated With New Tools And Other Features

The popular photo-editing app Facetune has just received a notable update. The update introduces several new features that make retouching and adding …

This App Tells You How Far You Can Walk In Five Minutes

If you don’t live in a given neighborhood, it’s difficult to know. A new feature from Walkonomics–which we first wrote about here–can tell you. Open …

A Clever App Designed to Make Strangers Into BFFs

There’s nothing like social media to convince us we’re the center of our own small worlds. For all of the ways that sites like Facebook, Twitter and …

11 Creepiest Things You Can Do on Instagram

Creepers gonna creep — and like allllllll of your pics.<p>Instagram is an amazing picture-sharing platform where users can share photos, experiences and …

LoopPay’s ChargeCase Turns Your iPhone into a Credit Card

Mobile payment startup LoopPay has released ChargeCase, a battery case for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s that includes the firm’s magnetic loop technology for making touchless credit card payments at legacy terminals.<p>The $99 ChargeCase follows the release of the $39 Fob, which attaches to iPhone and …

Soundhawk Customizable Listening System Helps You Hear

I’ve destroyed my hearing. It’s not bad yet, but it will be. I’ve seen far too many concerts (including the ear-destroying Motörhead a few times) without using earplugs. For people like myself, or anyone that might have trouble hearing for other reasons Soundhawk offers customizable listening …

Google Glass Gets Shazam, Runtastic and Duolingo Apps

Google today announced no fewer than 12 new and updated Glassware apps for users of its futuristic head-mounted computer to check out.<p>Runtastic is bringing its fitness prowess across to Google Glass, giving you an easy way to perform and track different workout routines. If you’re the type that …

Top 5 Best New iPhone Apps You Need to Know About

(Getty)<p>Looking for some cool new apps? These new and newly updated apps are must haves for the month of June 2014. Forget Yo…these apps are actually …

If Your Smartphone Was Just Hacked By The Government, This Could Be How It Happened

Discovered: a remote-controlled trojan that can capture anything from keystrokes to voice and video content to calendar entries.<p>Researchers at Kaspersky Lab in the U.S. and Canada’s Citizen Lab have just uncovered the global servers of a particularly invasive brand of remote-controlled trojan that …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

The Milky Way Galaxy, As Seen From a 747

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Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Twenty destinations for 2014: Iran

<b>Why?</b> One of the most exciting and unusual trips of the year looks set to be the inaugural train journey on the Golden Eagle from Budapest to Iran, via the shores of the Bosphorus and Istanbul. Steppes Travel (steppestravel.co.uk) will be taking bookings for the 15-day trip in October, but Iran may …

Video Compares 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Model to Samsung Galaxy Note 3

While there have been plenty of videos comparing the 4.7-inch version of the iPhone 6 to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and other smartphones, there haven't been many comparing the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 to other devices.<p>However, YouTube channel TechSmartt (via <i>AppleInsider</i>) has acquired a dummy of the 5.5-inch …

[Updated] With This 'Far Cry 4' News, Ubisoft Seems Determined To Alienate Their PC Fanbase

[<b>UPDATE</b>:] Alex Hutchinson has responded directly to my inquiry on Twitter, stating that “The PS4/XB1 versions will be the best console versions console players have yet seen, well above 360 and PS3 for Far Cry 4.” Obviously that statement has a major impact on the focus of this article, but I …

Pushbullet Beta v73 releases Windows app, share files from the right-click menu

We’ve already got the Pushbullet app on our Android devices, and the companion extension in our Chrome browser, why not a Windows app to go with that? The folks over at Pushbullet have, if you’ll forgive the pun, pushed out a beta Windows app for you to get your hands on.<p>Pushbullet is a simple to …

BroApp, An App For Automatically Texting Your Girlfriend

BroApp is a $2 Android app that automatically sends prewritten text messages to your girlfriend so she thinks you're an attentive boyfriend instead …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Profiles<p>Atlanta’s realest rapper doesn't say much—but when he does, we listen.<p>By Samuel Hine20 hours agoView More<p>Editors' Picks<p>Your new summer secret …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

#MeToo<p>Six chefs sit down to discuss what it takes to change an industry.<p>By Marian Bull2 days agoView More<p>Entertainment<p>As the "comebacks" start, …

Angry Birds website hacked after NSA-GCHQ leaks

<b>Video game developer Rovio has confirmed that hackers defaced its Angry Birds site with an image entitled Spying Birds, featuring an NSA logo.</b><p>The attack followed the publication of leaks that indicated the US spy agency and its British counterpart GCHQ had obtained data released by at least one of …