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Here’s how to tell if your web traffic travels through an NSA listening point

If you’ve ever wondered whether the National Security Agency (NSA) is monitoring your internet activity at any given moment, there’s now an app for …

How to submit your work to 40 of the most popular graphic design blogs

As every successful graphic designer will tell you, building a profile and regularly showcasing your work online is a vital part of any marketing …

To My Husband, Who Only Got Two Father's Days

Whether I’m too overwhelmed by trying to run a household and raise a child to notice, or there is some part of my subconscious that pushes down any …

The Pillbox by David Hughes review – creepy coast story

A horrific event from the past haunts the hero of this sinister seaside tale<p>Going somewhere nice on your holidays? Well, wherever you’re off to, I hope it’s nothing like the east coast resort in David Hughes’s creepy new graphic novel. I wouldn’t wish that on you, or anyone. I think we’re in …

Why I Never Ride Without a Cycling Cap

This hopelessly traditional, possibly outmoded, remarkably humble piece of headgear screams panache. (And it's really practical.)<p>I put on a cycling cap every day that I ride my bike. I've done so pretty much since I became a professional cyclist, when I felt that I had finally earned the right. …

Cycling

Best List: Gear that will take your adventures over the top

KRES Cycles & Apparel

If there’s one indication that Melbourne is Australia’s capital of cycling — and style — it’s the swathe of new brands offering a variety of jerseys, socks and kit to the fashionably-conscious cyclist.<p>The majority of those labels feature variations on a theme, namely subtle graphics and patterns in …

Clothing

The 6 things you need to watch from 'Star Wars' director Rian Johnson

J.J. Abrams may sound like a tough act to follow in the <i>Star Wars</i> universe, but director Rian Johnson might just have the chops to make <i>Episode VIII</i> a classic. It's early yet, but with word surfacing that Johnson is in talks with Disney to both write and direct the eighth entry in the saga, fans can …

Capturing a descent into drug addiction through selfies

Graham MacIndoe was a cocaine and heroin addict who took a camera and put it on a timer, capturing his own drug rituals and darkest behaviors. The resulting photos are sobering and humanizing, providing a story of drug addiction through the eyes of the user, rather than an outsider. But the photos …

Avant-garde 'horizontal skyscrapers' re-imagined with scaffolding and LEDs

Russian artist and designer El Lissitzky was one of the leaders of the avant-garde art movement at the birth of the Soviet Union. He believed that the artist could be an agent of change, helping to popularize suprematism with stark, unequivocal works, and taking up the position of cultural …

Where were you when Kennedy for iPhone was released?

A minimalist journal that helps you contextualize your memories<p>There's no shortage of apps that want to help you document your life, but there are none quite like Kennedy. The critically acclaimed app Day One has carved out a niche for itself as the go-to journalling app for iOS users, offering a …

US adorns its newest spy rocket with malevolent octopus

The octopus is not just the in thing for hipster pillow designs — the US government's taken a liking to it once again, and has plastered it onto its latest space delivery. A large, orange octopus seen grasping its tentacles over the top and side of the Earth can be seen on the side of NROL-39, …

Vaccine deniers: inside the dumb, dangerous new fad

In San Francisco’s upscale Pacific Heights neighborhood, some 200 students from kindergarten to the eighth grade attend classes at the private San Francisco Waldorf School. On any given afternoon outside of the cheerful, modern white building, parents congregate to wait for their kids. Chit-chat …

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

Coffee

5 Fun Science Experiments for Kids

Everyone knows science is awesome, but did you know you can <i>do</i> science right in your own kitchen? Ok, maybe you did, but if you're not sure where to …

The Verge fall reading list

Autumn is a great time to cozy up at home and get to all the reading you missed out on during the summer. The barbecues are over, the holidays aren't here yet, and your friends will probably believe you if you say you're "busy" this weekend. Sure, there's plenty of television to watch, too, but you …

In 1961, the US almost detonated two nuclear bombs over North Carolina by accident

On January 23rd, 1961, the United States almost nuked itself by accident. On that day, according to a recently unclassified document obtained by <i>The Guardian</i>, the US Air Force mistakenly dropped a pair of hydrogen bombs over Goldsboro, North Carolina. The bombs each carried a 4-megaton payload and …

Remora, A Stylish Plastic Cash-And-Card Clip For The iPhone 5/s

Remora is a super-simple “case” for the iPhone 5/s which does two things:<p>Protect your iPhone from drops onto its corners (as long as it hits one of the two corners covered) and<br>• Holds two credit cards.<p>Actually, there might just be a third thing – the Remora looks a lot like the tire levers I carry in …

iPhone 5

How to grief your friends with Watch Dogs' free companion app

The ctOS Mobile app for <i>Watch Dogs</i>, Ubisoft's upcoming open world game, will allow you to challenge your friends and try to grief them into failure for free, according to a recent post by communications associate Anne Lewis on Ubisoft's blog.<p>She began her time with the connected app by locating her …

Is technology scrambling my baby's brain?

I reached the breaking point, as many parents do, about two and a half months in. My newborn son, Oliver, was hitting a phase where his five senses were really coming online. The mere act of being awake was often overstimulating; sometimes he would start to cry when we turned on a bright light or …

Warcraft - Hearthstone Arena - Warlock Part 1 - Draft and First Game

How the complicated US healthcare system makes $1 IV bags cost hundreds

A simple saline solution — also known as a sterile mix of water with salt — is commonly used in IV bags to replenish lost fluids. Manufacturers pay about a dollar to produce these bags, but by the time they make it onto patients' bills in the US they cost far more — especially when bundled with "IV …

Bus-sized lump of fat discovered in London sewer

Discarded food fat is a big issue for London, but Thames Water is using it to generate electricity<p>London water authority Thames Water has discovered what it calls the UK's largest "fatberg;" a mushy deposit of congealed fat and sanitary wipes. Found in a sewer in Kingston, South West London, the …

Stunning Tattoos by Art Collaborators ‘Expanded Eye’ | Colossal

<p>Artists Jade Tomlinson and Kev James of Expanded Eye split their time between London and Thonon-les-Bains, France where they pursue a wide range of …

'Stuxnet is only the beginning' for US cyber commander

The US National Security Agency's recently revealed mass surveillance programs of users' phone and internet data have been the source of not small controversy, but wait till you find out what the agency is working on next — along with other US intelligence agencies and military groups. The NSA …

US Fish and Wildlife Service wants chimpanzees, captive and wild, on endangered list

For decades, chimpanzees have been found in local zoos, traveling circuses, and on dozens of TV shows and movies. They've also been experimented on in medical labs, and have struggled to survive in the wild. Now, the US Fish and Wildlife Service is looking to rein in the lives of chimpanzees with a …