Stephen Hawking New Black Hole Theory

Stephen Hawking challenges everything we thought we knew about black holes

By on August 26, 2015 at 11:15 PM.

Stephen Hawking challenges everything we thought we knew about black holes

Those of us who were raised on science fiction shows and books know that black holes are something to be avoided since they will inevitably suck your spaceship into an infinitely dense void from which nothing — not even light — can escape. However, physicist Stephen Hawking has proposed a new theory about black holes that suggests they not be as all-powerful as we once thought, although you still would never want fly into one. More →

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Windows 10 Installs 75 Million

Windows 10 is the smash hit Microsoft badly needed

By on August 26, 2015 at 8:30 PM.

Windows 10 is the smash hit Microsoft badly needed

Although Microsoft is still a powerhouse in the tech world, it still really needed Windows 10 to be a hit, if for no other reason than to wash the bad taste of Windows 8 out of everyone’s mouths. It looks like Windows 10 has delivered on that promise: Yusuf Mehdi, the corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Windows and devices group, announced on Wednesday that Windows 10 has been installed in more than 75 million machines since its launch less than a month ago. More →

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San Francisco Public Urination Wall Paint

Public urinators beware: San Francisco tests out wall paint that will deflect pee back on your pants

By on August 26, 2015 at 5:37 PM.

Public urinators beware: San Francisco tests out wall paint that will deflect pee back on your pants

People who think it’s cool to pee in public alleyways may be about to receive a rude awakening. Quartz brings us word that the city of San Francisco is experimenting with a special kind of paint for walls and other outdoor surfaces that will repeal liquids back from whence they came. You know what this means: Peeing on a wall in San Francisco could soon have the unintended side effect of peeing on your own pants. More →

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What Is Working At Amazon Like

This infuriating story shows how Amazon treats some employees like complete garbage

By on August 26, 2015 at 5:11 PM.

This infuriating story shows how Amazon treats some employees like complete garbage

Major tech companies are ruthlessly competitive pressure cookers where employees are expected to log in much more than 40 hours a week. That said, there are still standards of decency to which most of them adhere, and that’s why it’s been so disturbing to see evidence over the last couple of weeks that Amazon is a needlessly cruel working environment that goes well beyond any horror stories we’ve ever heard from former Apple, Google or Microsoft employees. More →

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Google Maps Tips And Tricks Share Location

Google Maps tricks that will completely change how you use the app

By on August 26, 2015 at 4:24 PM.

Google Maps tricks that will completely change how you use the app

If you just use Google Maps to get turn-by-turn directions on your phone, you aren’t using it to its full potential. Business Insider recently put together a video of nine essential Google Maps tricks and we found that three of them in particular were extremely useful for any Google Maps novices who want to get more out of the service. Check them out below! More →

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How To Get Hired By Google

The secret way to land a job at Google

By on August 26, 2015 at 1:35 PM.

The secret way to land a job at Google

So let’s say you want to work for Google. In all likelihood, you might think achieving this will involve finding a job listing on its careers page, writing up a cover letter, sending in an up-to-date resume and hoping for the best. However, there’s a secret way to land a job at Google that’s actually much more interesting than the usual approach. More →

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Burger King McDonalds McWhopper Proposal

Burger King just proposed the unthinkable

By on August 26, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

Burger King just proposed the unthinkable

Other than Coke-vs.-Pepsi, I can’t think of a fiercer food company rivalry than McDonald’s-vs.-Burger King. Because of this, I was astounded to see that Burger King has asked McDonald’s to join it in creating a super sandwich to celebrate International Day of Peace called the McWhopper. More →

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Most Popular Baby Names Anakin

American parents are increasingly naming their kids after Darth Vader

By on August 25, 2015 at 11:20 PM.

American parents are increasingly naming their kids after Darth Vader

OK, nerdy parents — this time you may have gone too far. Per Entertainment Weekly, it seems that the name “Anakin” last year climbed into the top 1,000 baby names among American newborns. According to the official list of popular baby names generated by the Social Security Administration, 218 newborns were named Anakin last year, which makes the name as popular as Emmet, Baylor and Judson. Overall Anakin was the 957th most popular name in the U.S. last year after ranking 1,234th in 2013. More →

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Facebook Virtual Reality Jimmy Kimmel Video

Video: Jimmy Kimmel shows why virtual reality Facebook will be an absolute nightmare

By on August 25, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

Video: Jimmy Kimmel shows why virtual reality Facebook will be an absolute nightmare

We all know that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is fascinated by virtual reality, which he sees as the next big platform for social networking. But what would a virtual reality version of Facebook really be like? Jimmy Kimmel on Monday pondered how the typical Facebook experience would translate to a VR setting and the results were truly a nightmare that we wouldn’t wish on our worst enemies. More →

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Ashley Madison Hack Lawsuit Filed

Things are getting worse and worse for Ashley Madison

By on August 25, 2015 at 7:45 PM.

Things are getting worse and worse for Ashley Madison

As we’ve mentioned before, notorious cheating website Ashley Madison is extremely screwed. If you still somehow believe that Ashley Madison will somehow come out of its massive hacking crisis unscathed, then you’ll be sobered by two new developments in the story.  More →

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Flamethrowers For Sale XMatter Ion Productions

Go get your $900 flamethrower now before the government bans them

By on August 25, 2015 at 5:35 PM.

Go get your $900 flamethrower now before the government bans them

Last month, we brought you exciting news that a company called XMatter has started selling flamethrowers on the consumer market for surprisingly affordable prices. What made this even more amazing was the fact that selling such flamethrowers to Ma and Pa America is 100% legal and without restrictions in all but two states. However, Ars Technica reports that some governments have suddenly realized that giving people unrestricted access to flamethrowers that can spit fire 50 feet in the air might not be a great idea… and this revelation has only sparked more people to pick up flamethrowers while they’re still legal. More →

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BGR-iPhone-6-camera

The iPhone 6s leak we’ve been waiting for: Partially assembled device caught on video

By on August 25, 2015 at 4:46 PM.

The iPhone 6s leak we’ve been waiting for: Partially assembled device caught on video

We’re very close to the launch of the iPhone 6s and now MacRumors has obtained several images and a video that show the partially assembled device along with many of its key innards. This is without a doubt the leak we’ve been waiting for all summer. More →

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Galaxy Note 5 Vs. iPhone 6 Speed Test

Video shows the Galaxy Note 5 can’t keep up with the iPhone 6 despite superior hardware

By on August 25, 2015 at 3:30 PM.

Video shows the Galaxy Note 5 can’t keep up with the iPhone 6 despite superior hardware

If you were to pit the Galaxy Note 5 against the iPhone 6 in terms of raw specs, the Note 5 would clobber Apple’s 2014 flagship phone. As we’ve seen in the past, however, hardware specs don’t tell us everything we need to know about a phone’s performance. More →

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