Tips For Life


  • We Can’t Pretend Juice Is Healthy for Babies Anymore
    Juice is liquid candy. Sure, it has a few more vitamins than your average can of Coke, but it also has more sugar. Your days of pretending it’s healthy are over: the American Academy of Pediatricians has finally found the guts to tell us to stop g…
    - 89 days ago, 22 May 17, 7:00pm -
  • What TV-Show Foods Are You Obsessed With?
    Happy Monday, and welcome back to to What’s Cooking?, the weekly open thread where you get to share all of your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things edible. This week I want to chat about the fictional foods you wish wer…
    - 89 days ago, 22 May 17, 6:30pm -
  • How to Protect Yourself Online, with Former Black-Hat Hacker Hector Monsegur
    This week on The Upgrade we talk with Hector Monsegur, Director of Assessment Services at Rhino Labs.Read more...
    - 89 days ago, 22 May 17, 6:20pm -
  • You Can Now Order Food on Facebook—But Do You Need To?
    You no longer have to peruse multiple websites (or even paper menus) or talk to someone on the phone to order takeout and delivery. Thanks to apps like Grubhub, Seamless and PostMates, ordering food is easier than ever. And now Facebook is aiming to…
    - 89 days ago, 22 May 17, 4:00pm -
  • A Guide to All the Best, Worst and Weirdest 2017 TV Pilots You’ll Probably Never Watch
    As our favorite shows begin their descent into the void (New Girl, Scandal, Girls), new shows are once again out here crying for approval. This year’s TV pilots—full of mostly white male leads and showrunners—include military dramas, medical dr…
    - 89 days ago, 22 May 17, 3:55pm -
  • Amazon's Blowing Out Refurbished Echo Dots For the Lowest Price Ever
    Amazon usually sells certified refurbished Echo Dots for $5 less than new models, but for now at least, that discount has increased to $12. Refurbished Dots still carry the same warranty as new ones, so there’s really no downside to going this rout…
    - 89 days ago, 22 May 17, 3:26pm -
  • Will It Sous Vide? Let's Pick Another Topic!
    Hello friends, and welcome back to another topic-picking session for Will It Sous Vide?, the weekly column where I make whatever you want me to with my immersion circulator. Read more...
    - 89 days ago, 22 May 17, 3:00pm -
  • Today's Best Deals: Anker Robotic Vacuum, FitDesk 3.0, Activewear Sale, and More
    A $150 robotic vacuum that’s actually good, the new FitDesk 3.0 and a mouse to ease wrist pain lead off Monday’s best deals from around the web.Read more...
    - 89 days ago, 22 May 17, 1:53pm -
  • Ward off Wrist Pain With This $15 Wireless Vertical Mouse
    Whether your current mouse is giving you chronic wrist pain, or you just want to try something different, this 4.3 star rated wireless ergonomic vertical mouse from Anker is only $15 today, or $5 less than usual. In addition to the clever design, it…
    - 89 days ago, 22 May 17, 12:29pm -
  • How to Make Fluffy, Trendy Cloud Eggs
    Hello readers! Welcome to Sunday Sustenance, a new weekly column highlighting easy meals for the laziest day of the week.. Normally, I’d use this opening paragraph to say “I’m new around here”, but I have a terrible secret – I’m not. In f…
    - 90 days ago, 21 May 17, 6:40pm -
  • Two Grilled-Cheese Alternatives for People Who Can't Eat Bread or Cheese
    If you are a person who avoids either bread or cheese, you may think that your days of experiencing melty, stretchy, grilled cheeses are behind you—but don’t be so sure. We have two options—one for people who can’t eat bread, and one for peop…
    - 91 days ago, 20 May 17, 7:00pm -
  • Follow These People on Twitter to Help You Understand the Trump/Russia Connection 
    It’s a lot, right? It’s a lot. It is a firehose of news. How are we supposed to live our lives, cook a meal, uncrimp our hunched-over necks? Even when I shut my computer, it still flashes its little light in the corner, ready to alert me to the h…
    - 91 days ago, 20 May 17, 3:00pm -
Wired Top Stories



  • Should Plex Stop Allowing Users To Opt Out of Data Collection?
    Slashdot reader bigdogpete writes: Many users of Plex got an email that said they were changing their privacy policy which goes into effect on 20 September 2017. While most of the things are pretty standard, users found it odd that they were now not…
    - 45 mins ago, 19 Aug 17, 7:34pm -
  • EFF Honors Chelsea Manning, an IFEX Leader, And TechDirt's Editor
    An anonymous reader quotes the Electronic Frontier Foundation:Whistleblower and activist Chelsea Manning, Techdirt editor and open internet advocate Mike Masnick, and IFEX executive director and global freedom of expression defender Annie Game are t…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 6:34pm -
  • Oracle Now Wants To Give Java EE to an Open Source Foundation
    An anonymous reader quotes InfoWorld:Oracle wants to end its leadership in the development of enterprise Java and is looking for an open source foundation to take on the role. The company said Thursday that the upcoming Java EE (Enterprise Edition)…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 5:34pm -
  • Hacker Helps Family Recover Minivan After Losing One-Of-A-Kind Car Key
    An anonymous reader writes: A hacker and a mechanic have helped a family regain access to their hybrid car after they've lost their one-of-a-kind car key while on vacation. The car in question is a Toyota Estima minivan, which a Canadian family bough…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 4:34pm -
  • Marcus Hutchins' Code Used In Malware May Have Come From GitHub
    troublemaker_23 quotes ITWire: A security researcher says code has been discovered that was written by British hacker Marcus Hutchins that was apparently 'borrowed' by the creator of the banking trojan Kronos. The researcher, known as Hasherezade, po…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 3:34pm -
  • US State Department Suffers Worldwide Email Outage
    An anonymous reader quotes USA Today:The U.S. State Department's email system underwent a worldwide outage Friday, affecting all its unclassified communications within and outside of the department.The system was fully restored by Friday afternoon…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 2:34pm -
  • Wisconsin Lawmakers Vote To Pay Foxconn $3 Billion To Get New Factory
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The Wisconsin Assembly voted 59-30 on Thursday to approve a bill to give incentives worth $3 billion to Taiwan-based Foxconn so that the company would open its first U.S. plant in the state. Foxc…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 1:00pm -
  • Atlas 5 Rocket Launches $400 Million NASA Satellite Into Space
    A new communications hub has been successfully deployed in space today thanks to the United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket. "TDRS is a critical national asset have because of its importance to the space station and all of our science missions, primar…
    - 10 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 10:00am -
  • Google and ProPublica Team Up To Build a National Hate Crime Database
    In partnership with ProPublica, Google News Lab is launching a new tool to track hate crimes across America. The "Documenting Hate News Index" is being powered by machine learning to track reported hate crimes across all 50 states, collecting data fr…
    - 13 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • How Hackers Can Use Pop Songs To 'Watch' You
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Fast Company: Forget your classic listening device: Researchers at the University of Washington have demonstrated that phones, smart TVs, Amazon Echo-like assistants, and other devices equipped with speakers a…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 3:30am -
  • Hyundai To Build a 300-Mile-Per-Charge Electric Car
    On Thursday, Hyundai Motor said it will launch a long-range electric vehicle with a driving range of 500 km (311 miles) per charge after 2021. The company is reportedly planning 31 eco-friendly models by 2020, up from a previously flagged 28. Reuters…
    - 19 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 1:45am -
  • Memories of Fear Could Be Permanently Erased, Study Shows
    A new study unpicks why certain sounds can stir alarming memories, and reveals a new approach to wiping such memories from the brain. The Guardian reports: Published in the journal Neuron by Cho and his colleague Woong Bin Kim, the research reveals h…
    - 19 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 1:05am -


  • Leaked image suggests a new Nest thermostat is on the way
     Alphabet-owned Nest has taken some pretty safe choices in the IoT space, building products that rely on a their Internet connectedness to function. Their most recognizable product, the Nest Learning Thermostat hasn’t gotten a cosmetic upgrade sin…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 6:34pm -
  • Here are the top schools among founders who raise big dollars
     You don’t need a fancy university degree to launch a startup and secure venture capital. But looking at the data on who gets funded, alumni affiliation sure seems to be a big contributing factor. Read More
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 5:00pm -
  • The Huger Tech Racer electric skateboard proves fast doesn’t mean first place
     The pursuit of finding the best electric skateboard continues, with a startup based out of Orange County, California called Huger Tech. The board in question, named the Racer, is supposed to be the most bang for your buck, but with better performan…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 4:31pm -
  • Prisma shifts focus to b2b with an API for AI-powered mobile effects
     The startup behind the Prisma style transfer app is shifting focus onto the b2b space, building tools for developers that draw on its expertise using neural networks and deep learning technology to power visual effects on mobile devices. Read More
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 4:00pm -
  • Crunch Report | Benchmark vs Kalanick Goes Sour
    Reddit is rolling out its own video platform, VR adtech company Immersv raises $10.5 million and Benchmark versus Kalanick goes sour. All this on Crunch Report Read More
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 3:00am -
  • These solar glass blocks would make great skylights for your solar roof
     If you’re going to be decking your roof out with solar tiles, there’s a possibility that you may forgo what might be the best placement of a skylight in favor of more solar cell square footage. Luckily solar glass is fast becoming an option, an…
    - 19 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 1:13am -
  • New malware masquerades as a ride-sharing app
     An update to the venerable Faketoken.q Android malware has made it easier for the program to steal your credit card information from ride-sharing apps. Faketoken attacks Russian ride-sharing apps by overlaying text boxes on the credit card informat…
    - 19 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 12:55am -
  • Early-bird Disrupt SF ticket savings extended by one week
     Want to attend Disrupt SF 2017 but missed the early-bird ticket deadline? You’re in luck! We’re giving you one extra week to get your hands on these deeply discounted Disrupt tickets, so you now have until Friday, August 25 to secure your spot…
    - 20 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 12:05am -

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  • Recommended Reading: Netflix's heroes return in 'The Defenders'
    'The Defenders' IsThrilling SuperheroTeam-Up EntertainmentMark Hughes,ForbesNetflix's last Marvel series, Iron Fist, didn't quite offer the same thrills as its previous three original series. Its fourth installment that unites all four heroes…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 6:00pm -
  • Logitech's PowerPlay delivers no-compromise wireless gaming mice
    It's 2017 and many hardcore PC gamers are still devoted to their wired mice. Ask them why and you'll likely get two reasons: You don't have to worry about charging them, and there's no need to worry about potential latency issues. Either of those iss…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 4:30pm -
  • The three TVs that made our buyer's guide
    Hot on the heels of updating our buyer's guide, we have three more additions, and they're all TVs. Of all the models out there, we've edited our selection to just three: two reasonably priced ones, and another for the "money is no object" crowd. So w…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 3:00pm -
  • ASUS ZenFone AR review: A 'better' Tango phone doesn't mean much
    Google's Tango augmented reality technology isn't new, and its debut last year on Lenovo's Phab2 Pro left a lot to be desired. I mean, honestly, as neat as AR apps can be, an enormous phone with a mid-range chipset wasn't the best vehicle for them. M…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 2:00pm -
  • The Morning After: Weekend Edition
    Hey, good morning!The weekend has arrived, and we're talking Twitter's problems dealing with Trump, a casual drone landing on a battleship, and the battle against hate online.
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 12:00pm -
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 might be out as soon as September 15th
    For a while after the Note 7 debacle, the fate of Samsung's supersized phone line was uncertain. It soon became pretty clear, though, that the Korean manufacturer isn't killing the name: Samsung is launching the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23rd, and acco…
    - 11 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 9:14am -
  • Mercedes uses art deco inspiration for electric car concept
    Luxury vehicles from the 1930s were nearly aircraft carrier-long. It was the art deco era dominated by seemingly never ending clean lines. So it's no surprise that the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is over six meters long (about 20 feet) and ha…
    - 15 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 5:17am -
  • Fighting classic 'Tekken' debuts on mobile
    Fighting game Tekken is coming to your smartphone screens, joining the likes of Final Fantasy, The Legend of Zelda, South Park and some Sega Genesis titles in the ring. Maker Bandai Namco announced the Tekken Mobile game is open for pre-registration.…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 3:08am -