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The Extreme Measures One Man Took To Learn About Online Tracking

Curtis Wallen spent 10 Bitcoin and six months scouring the deep Web for enough details to create an entire new person. His project raises questions about anonymity, identity, and privacy.<p>Aaron Brown has scruffy brown hair, a thin mustache-goatee combo, and one of those mouths that rests in a frown. …

Privacy

Here's an Amazing Card Trick Bet You Will Always Win

The beauty of math and numbers and formulas and equations and so forth is that they can work without you ever understanding how the hell they work. …

This Russian Rifle Fires 800 Rounds Per Minute--Underwater

Russia's naval special forces, like our Navy SEALs, spend about as much time underwater as they do above it. As such, these aqueous commandos …

The Essential Guide To Writing Amazing, Quite Clickable Email Subject Lines

Your path to a better subject lines: Make them super searchable, readily actionable, and possibly edible.<p>When we talk about how to get better at email, we tend to dwell in the body text, which, as we’ve learned, needs to be clearly purposeful, easy to reply to, and, ideally, no more than five …

Acquainted

Hear What a Day in the Life of a Drone Pilot Is Really Like

The BBC has managed to get a rare, fascinating look at a day in the life of a US drone pilot. And while some of you might be quick to brush the task …

Samsung Galaxy Gear: In the Wild

Tide-Infused Inks Makes These Shirts Self-Cleaning

In a breakthrough that could vastly improve life for college students—and their parents—around the world, Tide has developed what could very well be …

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Turn Off Hunger

Recently, scientists have been coming up with more and more, er, <i>creative</i> ways of combatting the potentially fatal effects of obesity. Soon though, …

Researchers Bioengineer Bacteria That Poops Out Gasoline

Korean researchers have engineered a new strain of <i>E. coli</i> that can produce a suitable substitute for gasoline. And as they quite rightly point out, …

Gaming in 2018: A retrospective

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>You get home from a long day at work, and you take off your shoes and your belt. Next, you grab your universal remote and switch on your LED 4KTV and the …

Microsoft's Surface 2: New tablet, same problems

What's the definition of insanity? Trying the same thing several times and expecting a different outcome. While we wouldn't suggest that Microsoft's finest minds are in need of urgent medical care, it does seem as if the company's executives have failed to heed the lessons doled out this summer. …

Microsoft's New Surface Tablets: The Upgrade Is on the Inside

About this time last year, Microsoft made some major promises about ushering in the future of computing. One year and two Surface tablets, later the …

Microsoft's Surface Accessories: All-Day Juice, Brand-New Colors

Microsoft's big Surface reveal today is packed with plenty of spec bumps, but its most important improvements might come from its accessories. …

Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 Hands On: The Same (In a Good Way)

The first thing to notice about the actual Surface tablets is how similar they are both to each other and to last year's models. Aside from the …

With Valuable Bundled Software And Services, Microsoft Desperately Wants You To Buy A Surface 2

Panos Panay and Microsoft desperately want you to buy a Surface 2. In fact, the software and services they’re bundling with the new $449 device — which launches October 22 — matches the value of the device itself.<p>“When the team set out to deliver Surface RT … they had a vision. We had a vision. We …

Microsoft Remixes Touch Cover For Custom Tablet Interactions

With more than a thousand sensors, Microsoft’s new Touch Cover is designed to be more than just a keyboard. What that means exactly is unclear, however.<p>This morning, during the unveiling of the new Surface 2 tablet in a Manhattan basement event space, Microsoft’s Panos Panay turned from group VP to …

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Mobile

Google And Apple May Bring Us A Console War We Didn't See Coming

Last night, the Wall Street Journal brought us news that Google has now set its sights on making its own Android-based video game console. The kicker? This is supposed to be in response to Apple doing the very same thing.<p>Google and Apple video game consoles? Are the Xbox One and PS4 dead already? …

Sony XTRUD concept Android smartphone would let users perform hardware upgrades

A designer proposes an out-of-the-box Android smartphone design, which would let the user easily upgrade various internal components, replace broken parts, but also personalize the overall appearance of the hadnset.<p>The Sony XTRUD, imagined by designer Francois Rybarczyk, is the device in question, …

Mobile

The five reasons why Android is killing Apple

Despite Apple’s best attempts to rejuvenate its stale software, and for all it’s glitz and glamour, I don’t believe that iOS 7 will change the current balance of power. My reasoning: because it fails to address key issues which separate Apple and Android.<p>I know some people will argue that Apple …

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