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…
    - 36 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…
    - 37 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...
    - 37 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…
    - 37 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…
    - 37 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…
    - 37 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...
    - 37 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...
    - 37 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…
    - 37 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…
    - 38 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…
    - 38 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…
    - 39 days ago, 20 May 17, 3:00pm -
Wired Top Stories



  • Vegan Mayonnaise Company Starts Growing Its Own Meat In Labs, Says It Will Get To Stores First
    Chase Purdy reports via Quartz: The maker of vegan mayonnaise has been working on getting lab-made meat onto dinner tables everywhere. It's just that nobody knew about it. Hampton Creek -- a company that built its name on plant-based condiments and v…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Jun 17, 3:30am -
  • World's First Floating Windfarm To Take Shape Off Coast of Scotland
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: The world's first floating windfarm has taken to the seas in a sign that a technology once confined to research and development drawing boards is finally ready to unlock expanses of ocean for gen…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Jun 17, 2:05am -
  • Comcast and Charter In Talks With Sprint To Offer Wireless Service
    According to The Wall Street Journal, Sprint's merger talks with T-Mobile are temporarily on hold while the carrier mulls over a number of potential deals with the United States' two biggest cable companies, Comcast and Charter. While Comcast is alre…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Jun 17, 1:25am -
  • Britain's Newest Warship Runs Windows XP, Raising Cyber Attack Fears
    Chrisq shares a report from The Telegraph: Fears have been raised that Britain's largest ever warship could be vulnerable to cyber attacks after it emerged it appears to be running the outdated Microsoft Windows XP. A defense source told The telegrap…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Jun 17, 12:45am -
  • Lawmakers Want To Move Fast On Self-Driving Car Legislation
    An anonymous reader shares a report: Members of Congress said Tuesday that they hope to move forward with a package of self-driving car legislation by the end of July. "We've got to keep moving, because again, this technology is moving away from us,…
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Jun 17, 12:05am -
  • Petya Ransomware Outbreak Originated In Ukraine Via Tainted Accounting Software
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bleeping Computer: Today's massive ransomware outbreak was caused by a malicious software update for M.E.Doc, a popular accounting software used by Ukrainian companies. According to several researchers, such a…
    - 8 hours ago, 27 Jun 17, 11:20pm -
  • Police Use Lyft As 'Trojan Horse' To Capture Suspect In Murder of Tech CEO
    McGruber writes: On Friday, June 23, 2017, three men broke into the home of Albert Eugene DeMagnus, the CEO of Computer Management Services. The men stabbed DeMangus, who was pronounced dead after he had been taken to a hospital. Police officers chas…
    - 8 hours ago, 27 Jun 17, 10:40pm -
  • NVIDIA To Launch Graphics Cards Specifically Designed For Digital Currency Mining
    Digital currency mining is in high demand, causing GPU prices to skyrocket. Nvidia is planning to capitalize on this trend by releasing graphics cards specifically designed for cryptocurrency. From a product listing on ASUS' website: "ASUS Mining P10…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Jun 17, 10:00pm -
  • Microsoft Bringing EMET Back As a Built-In Part of Windows 10
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will include EMET-like capabilities managed through a new feature called Windows Defender Exploit Guard. Microsoft's EMET, the Enhanced Mitigation Experience T…
    - 10 hours ago, 27 Jun 17, 9:20pm -
  • Hacker Behind Massive Ransomware Outbreak Can't Get Emails From Victims Who Paid
    Joseph Cox, reporting for Motherboard: On Tuesday, a new, worldwide ransomware outbreak took off, infecting targets in Ukraine, France, Spain, and elsewhere. The hackers hit everything from international law firms to media companies. The ransom note…
    - 10 hours ago, 27 Jun 17, 8:41pm -
  • The App Economy Will Be Worth $6 Trillion in Five Years
    An anonymous reader shares a report: In five years, the app economy will be worth $6.3 trillion, up from $1.3 trillion last year, according to a report released today by app measurement company App Annie. What explains the growth? More people are spe…
    - 11 hours ago, 27 Jun 17, 8:00pm -
  • Heritage Valley Health System Target Of Cyber Attack
    The Heritage Valley Health System says it has been hit with a cyber attack. From a report: A spokeswoman confirmed the attack Tuesday morning. "Heritage Valley Health System has been affected by a cyber security incident. The incident is widespread a…
    - 12 hours ago, 27 Jun 17, 7:20pm -


  • These are the autonomous trucks that Google’s Waymo is testing
     Alphabet/Google’s self-driving car division Waymo disclosed earlier this month that it is working on (semi-)autonomous trucks, and now we have our first look at the vehicles in question. Jalopnik published a number of photos of a Waymo branded tr…
    - 7 mins ago, 28 Jun 17, 6:52am -
  • Sign up for PragueCrunch V now!
     Almost every year my buddy Jack Deneut has helped set up PragueCrunch, our kind-of-semi-annual celebration of Czech startups. And it’s happening again this year! The event is on July 13, 2017 at Riegrovy Sady Beer Garden. You can RSVP here. We’…
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Jun 17, 5:57am -
  • The latest in the Binary Capital blowup — and what it means for startup investing
     Binary Capital, the San Francisco-based early stage fund whose cofounder, Justin Caldbeck, resigned this past Sunday, is shutting down for all practical purposes. A source tells Bloomberg that the young firm, which had closed its second fund last y…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Jun 17, 4:05am -
  • Apple Music’s first new personalized playlist wants you to Chill
     This week Apple is beginning to roll out the first new personalized playlist under Apple Music’s ‘For You’ section. The playlist, entitled ‘Chill’ is muxed based on editorial curation and algorithmic interpretation of your musical tastes.…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Jun 17, 2:45am -
  • Crunch Report | A bad day for cybersecurity
    Today’s StoriesA massive new ransomware attack is spreading around the globeTarget’s next-day essentials delivery service opens to customers in pilot testCloudflare launches app development platform, announces $100M investment fundUber now…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Jun 17, 2:30am -
  • Cannabis delivery startup Eaze confirms theft of some user data from service provider
     An anonymous source tipped off Crunchbase News that Eaze, the Series B-stage cannabis delivery startup with over $24 million in venture funding, has experienced a security incident.Some of its user data may have been stolen by a former employee…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Jun 17, 12:44am -
  • Magic Wormhole is a clever way to send files easily and securely
     If you need to transfer a couple hundred megs to a coworker or friend across the country, you aren’t short on options. In fact, options are thick on the ground, and all have their own issues. Don’t you wish you could just speak a few magic word…
    - 8 hours ago, 27 Jun 17, 10:52pm -
  • Andy Rubin-backed AR hardware startup CastAR reportedly shuts down
     An augmented reality headset startup founded by former Valve employees and funded by Android co-creator Andy Rubin’s Playground Global is shutting down after it failed to receive further investment. CastAR was building a headset device that proje…
    - 8 hours ago, 27 Jun 17, 10:36pm -

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  • You won't need cable to watch the Premier League next season
    Good news for football fans in the US who love the English Premier League: NBC Sports has announced a standalone streaming package that will include 130 games, both live and on-demand, from the upcoming 2017-2018 campaign. The Premier League Pass, wh…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Jun 17, 3:29am -
  • Dropbox collects privacy settings into a security checkup page
    Giving apps and services direct access to your Dropbox account is easier than locally downloading files and re-uploading them. But can you name every one you've linked up? Today, Dropbox has reorganized the most important user security settings in on…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Jun 17, 2:36am -
  • Target is testing its own Prime Pantry-like delivery service
    Target is taking on Amazon's Prime Pantry with its own version called "Restock." The company announced a trial run of its new service today, which it tested with employees earlier this year. Like Prime Pantry, with Restock, customers can fill a box w…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Jun 17, 1:49am -
  • Google News redesigned with a cleaner look
    If it's been a while since you've visited Google News, now may be the best time to take a peek. Google has given its News website's looks a thorough cleanup, retaining key elements and giving you more control while getting rid of anything that adds c…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Jun 17, 12:58am -
  • Dish knows hotel TV sucks and it wants to help
    Checking into a hotel can be like moving back in time, at least when it comes to media. We're all used to using our own devices to watch television and movies, stream music and play games, but many hotels still cling to their cable-style in-room TV s…
    - 7 hours ago, 27 Jun 17, 11:33pm -
  • Greenpeace and iFixit slam smartphone companies over e-waste
    Greenpeace likes to keep tabs on tech companies, highlighting where they're going wrong when it comes to clean technology and how they can improve. Earlier this year, the organization released its report on how the IT sector consumes energy and they.…
    - 8 hours ago, 27 Jun 17, 11:03pm -
  • Champions League matches are coming to Facebook
    Facebook can add another feather to its live-sports streaming cap: UEFA Champions League soccer (football to the rest of the world) matches. Reuters reports that thanks to a partnership with Fox Sports, the 2017-18 season will be watchable on Zuckerb…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Jun 17, 10:26pm -
  • 'Dishonored' studio co-founder steps down after 18 years
    Today the founder of Arkane Studios, Raf Colantonio, announced that after 18 years with the company, he is now stepping down. In a statement Colantonio said, "It is time for me to step out to spend some time with my son and reflect on what is importa…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Jun 17, 9:57pm -