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How I Infiltrated a White Pride Facebook Group and Turned It into 'LGBT Southerners for Michelle Obama'

It turns out that people on Confederate Facebook are not very good at the internet.<p><i>Related Articles:When Trolling Gets Teens Thrown in Jail</i>Racists Are Pissed Off About the Trailer for the New Will Smith Movie<p>We Got the Members of the Westboro Baptist Church to Take Buzzfeed Quizzes<p>It's easy to get …

How to crack many Master Lock combinations in eight tries or less

Gymnasium locker rooms may never be secure again, thanks to quick and easy hack.<p>There's a vulnerability in Master Lock branded padlocks that allows …

Information Security

$10 Per Retweet if Derrick Rose Doesn't Get Hurt? Teen Learns $41K Lesson

CHICAGO — Gaashaan Yusuf might have learned a lesson not to joke on Twitter.<p>The 16-year-old Attleboro, Mass., resident on Saturday stated that if …

NBA

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

OS X

How to Delete Something Permanently From Your Computer

Do you have a file on your computer that you want to obliterate? Well, it's going to take a lot more than dragging and dropping it into the little …

Meet 'The Blind Side' story of the NFL Supplemental Draft

Lakendrick Ross is used to long odds. He faces them once again as he hopes to make his professional football dreams come true.<p><i>You can't teach size</i>.<p>That sports maxim is true, which is why an NBA team scours every potential big man on multiple continents and why 12 different teams showed up at …

How to install Yosemite right now without ruining your Mac

OS X 10.10 Yosemite is gorgeous. It’s the biggest visual overhaul to come to OS X since Aqua, which has caused a rush of Apple fanboys – including our own Leander Kahney – to jump the gun and install the buttery smooth interface on every Mac in sight.<p>Playing around with Apple’s newest software is a …

Operating Systems

How a Line Drive Forever Changed and Nearly Ended My Life

Close calls seemed like nothing to me. Growing up playing baseball, I saw ball after ball whizz past the pitcher and into the field. The game always carried on, and everyone moved back to their positions for the next pitch—no big deal. One day, the close calls that always seemed like nothing …

The Stacks: The Death of a Rodeo Cowboy

At 25, Lane Frost was a popular and prize-winning bull rider when he was killed by a bull he was riding. Peter Richmond eulogizes a fallen</i> …

23 Kids Reveal Their Secrets to Mom

There will always be a few secrets that you just can't tell mom.<p>Whether it's the beer you stole from the garage back when you were broke after …

Watch Lockheed Martin's laser weapon take down boats from a mile away

It's good that Lockheed Martin's ADAM laser can shoot down drones and rockets, but there are threats much closer to Earth -- say, small boat crews bent on destroying large warships. Never fear, though, as we now know that ADAM can take care of those targets as well. Lockheed has successfully …

Password Protect Your Devices

Choosing not to password protect your devices is the digital equivalent of leaving your home or car unlocked. If you're lucky, no one will take advantage of the access. Or maybe the contents will be ravaged and your favorite speakers and/or secrets stolen.

Agolo Aims To Algorithmically Curate Your Twitter Feed

For all the good it’s capable of, Twitter is all too often a cacophonous mess of marketers, celebrities, talking heads, and friends who all like to jabber at the same time. Sage Wohns and Mohamed Altantawy are co-founders of a New York startup called Agolo, and as far as they’re concerned, not …

Finding Rover app tracks lost dogs using facial recognition

John Polimeno's life has taken a bit of a turn. A few years back, he owned and operated his own construction business. This summer, he's touring the country on a bus promoting Finding Rover, a new smartphone app he's created. Why the 180? Blame it on his love of dogs.<p>Not too long ago, he and his …

Machine Learning

How To Turn A Match Into A Tiny Rocket [VIDEO]

Blast off!<p>The swift strike of a match on July 4 typically precedes sky-high spectacles. But matches themselves can be fireworks. When ignited, the bulb of fuel on a match's tip combusts into space-hogging gases. By containing the gas in aluminum foil and directing it downward, you can create a …

The Best Facebook Privacy Settings for Kids

Opening a Facebook account is now a rite of passage for kids, but as a parent you want to make sure they stay safe online. We'll help you navigate the maze of Facebook privacy settings.<p><b>There's no set of exactly right</b> privacy settings for Facebook, and you may decide your child needs a more private …