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…
    - 62 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…
    - 62 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...
    - 62 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…
    - 62 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…
    - 62 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…
    - 62 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...
    - 62 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...
    - 62 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…
    - 62 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…
    - 63 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…
    - 64 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…
    - 64 days ago, 20 May 17, 3:00pm -
Wired Top Stories



  • Microsoft Launches A Counterattack Against Russia's 'Fancy Bear' Hackers
    Kevin Poulsen writes on the Daily Beast:It turns out Microsoft has something even more formidable than Moscow's malware: Lawyers. Last year attorneys for the software maker quietly sued the hacker group known as Fancy Bear in a federal court outside…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 7:42am -
  • Are Nondisparagement Agreements Silencing Employee Complaints?
    cdreimer writes, "According to a report in the New York Times, 'nondisparagement agreements are increasingly included in employment contracts and legal settlements' to hide abuses that would otherwise be made public." The Times reports:Employment la…
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 4:38am -
  • IEEE Spectrum Declares Python The #1 Programming Language
    An anonymous reader quotes IEEE Spectrum's annual report on the top programming languages:As with all attempts to rank the usage of different languages, we have to rely on various proxies for popularity. In our case, this means having data journalis…
    - 13 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 1:34am -
  • Ask Slashdot: Someone Else Is Using My Email Address
    periklisv writes:I daily receive emails from adult dating sites, loan services, government agencies, online retailers etc, all of them either asking me to verify my account, or, even worse, having signed me up to their service (especially dating sit…
    - 15 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 11:34pm -
  • Mozilla's New Open Source Voice-Recognition Project Wants Your Voice
    An anonymous reader quotes Mashable:Mozilla is building a massive repository of voice recordings for the voice apps of the future -- and it wants you to add yours to the collection. The organization behind the Firefox browser is launching Common Voi…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 10:34pm -
  • Debian, Gnome Patched 'Bad Taste' VBScript-Injection Vulnerabilities
    Slashdot reader KiloByte warned us about new exploit for .MSI files named "bad taste". Neowin reports:A now-patched vulnerability in the "GNOME Files" file manager was recently discovered which allowed hackers to create dodgy MSI files which would r…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 9:34pm -
  • Kickstarter Campaign Launched To Save NASA's Mission Control
    Long-time Slashdot reader yzf750 shares sad news about the facility where NASA conducted the Apollo moon landing in 1969:Mission Control at Johnson Space Center is a wreck and this Kickstarter project is trying to save it. The nearby city of Webste…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 8:34pm -
  • Steve Jobs' Life Is Now An Opera
    An anonymous reader quotes CNN's report on a new project from Pulitzer Prize-winning librettist Mark Campbell:"The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs" is set to open on Saturday night at the Santa Fe Opera, home to the largest summer-opera festival in U.S.…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 7:34pm -
  • Let's Encrypt Criticized Over Speedy HTTPS Certifications
    100 million HTTPS certificates were issued in the last year by Let's Encrypt -- a free certificate authority founded by Mozilla, Cisco and the Electronic Frontier Foundation -- and they're now issuing more than 100,000 HTTPS certificates every day. S…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 6:34pm -
  • A New Sampling Algorithm Could Eliminate Sensor Saturation
    Baron_Yam shared an article from Science Daily:Researchers from MIT and the Technical University of Munich have developed a new technique that could lead to cameras that can handle light of any intensity, and audio that doesn't skip or pop. Virtual…
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 5:34pm -
  • The US And Australia Are Testing Hypersonic Missiles
    schwit1 quotes Engadget:Both the U.S. and Australia have confirmed that they recently completed a series of mysterious hypersonic missile tests. All the countries will say is that the flights were successful, and that they represented "significant m…
    - 22 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 4:34pm -
  • Linus Torvalds Now Reviews Gadgets On Google+
    An anonymous reader quotes ZDNet:If you know anything about Linus Torvalds, you know he's the mastermind and overlord of Linux. If you know him at all well, you know he's also an enthusiastic scuba diver and author of SubSurface, a do-it-all dive l…
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 3:34pm -


  • Alibaba and Tencent are carving up Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem
     Two global tech forces are putting their mark — and money — into Southeast Asia’s nascent startup ecosystem, but they may not be the Western names that you expect. Rather than Google, Facebook or Microsoft, increasingly Chinese duo Alibaba a…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 3:00am -
  • All Pokémon Go Fest attendees get a Legendary Pokémon, Articuno coming next
     Just a quick bit of news for anyone paying attention to all the hubbub out of Pokémon Go Fest:Legendary raids — the hardest form of the massive co-op battles that have players gather in the real world and team up to catch the game’s rarest Po…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 10:32pm -
  • Drone registration coming to the UK
     The UK government has announced a plan to require drone owners to register their devices. It says the incoming rules are aimed at ensuring safer use of the technology. Read More
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 9:47pm -
  • Helping students transition from the laboratory to robotics startup
     A student at Monday’s TC Sessions: Robotics event in Cambridge asked me “How do I launch a successful startup?” I explained that I might not be the person at the show best equipped to answer, but I offered some simple advice nonetheless: find…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 9:37pm -
  • Watch the first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of ‘Ready Player One’
     If you’re wondering how Steven Spielberg will bring the dystopian, VR-heavy world of Ready Player One to life, you can get your first real glimpse in the trailer (technically, a teaser for San Diego Comic Con) above. The film is based on Ernest…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 8:10pm -
  • Pokémon Go Fest attendees to get refunds as technical issues break the event
     Heading into Niantic’s Pokémon Go Fest — a gathering of roughly 20,000 Pokémon Go players in Chicago’s Grant Park — everyone seemed to have the same concern: the weather reports said a thunder storm was coming.The weather turned out fine…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 7:06pm -
  • VCs love insurance, even if you don’t
     At first blush it may seem like insurance and venture capital make an odd couple. Venture capital is all about taking big risks for the potential of even bigger payouts down the road, while insurance is all about quantifying and mitigating risk. Bu…
    - 22 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 4:30pm -
  • What it’s like to ship yourself overnight on Cabin’s sleep pod bus
     Last weekend, I traveled from San Francisco to Los Angeles roundtrip on Cabin. When I arrived to the bus pickup location in San Francisco, a smiley attendant greeted me. She then proceeded to check me in and stow away my bag. Upon entering the bus,…
    - 24 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 3:11pm -

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  • Nissan preps its semi-autonomous driving assist for the US
    Nissan is one step closer to bringing its semi-autonomous ProPilot Assist feature to American roads. The automaker has shed more light on the US-optimized version of the assistant ahead of its launch in the new Leaf near the end of 2017. As Nissan st…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 10:32am -
  • Twitch will stream the '80s arcade gaming show 'Starcade'
    Starcade, the '80s TV show that had participants compete in arcade video games, will be back by the end of August. No, not as a reboot, which is in the works, but as a Twitch marathon. The video gaming platform has teamed up with Shout! Factory, the.…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 5:33am -
  • Yes, Microsoft is still working on a 'Halo' TV series
    Remember the Halo live action TV show Microsoft announced way back in 2013? Unlike Spartans that never die, it sure felt like the project's been dead for quite a while. The tech titan told AR12Gaming in an interview, though, that it has never stopped…
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 3:25am -
  • Wells Fargo accidentally leaks 50,000 clients' records
    Wells Fargo accidentally leaked thousands of sensitive documents, but not in the way you think. The bank wasn't hacked, and its computers didn't go on the fritz: it just inadvertently sent 1.4 gigabytes of files to a former financial adviser who subp…
    - 13 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 2:11am -
  • 'Westworld' season 2 trailer reveals a park gone horribly wrong
    Westworld won't return to TV until 2018, but we're getting a peek at what that return will entail... and things have clearly gone downhill. A new trailer for the second season reveals that the robots are rebelling against the humans who've treated th…
    - 14 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 1:05am -
  • Latest 'Star Trek: Discovery' trailer shows more of the crew
    No, CBS' much-delayed Star Trek: Discovery still isn't out yet, but you're at least getting a better look at how the streaming-focused series will play out. The broadcaster has released a hefty second trailer for the show that gives a better look at.…
    - 14 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 12:23am -
  • Watch the full 'Stranger Things' season 2 trailer
    At last, Netflix is offering more than minuscule teasers for Stranger Things' second season. The service just premiered a full-length trailer for season 2, and it sheds much more light on what to expect. It reveals just how much Will is affected by t…
    - 15 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 11:20pm -
  • Drowned security robot wasn't a victim of foul play
    By now you've probably heard of that security robot that fell into a fountain in Washington, DC-- it's practically the stuff of legend as far as the internet is concerned. But what really happened on that tragic day? We're starting to get a clearer p…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 9:58pm -