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Jon Stewart bids farewell to Fox News by torching them one last time

By about 5 hours ago.

Jon Stewart bids farewell to Fox News by torching them one last time

Jon Stewart will be missed by millions of people… but likely not by Fox News, the cable news network that has been a frequent target of Stewart’s derision. Stewart on Monday kicked off his final week as host of The Daily Show by doing what he’s done so well over the past 17 years: He torched Fox News for perhaps the final time. More →

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Privacy Guard

EFF creates a stronger ‘Do Not Track’ standard to stop unwanted tracking once and for all

EFF creates a stronger ‘Do Not Track’ standard to stop unwanted tracking once and for all

By about 6 hours ago.

Unless you take some fairly serious steps to guard your privacy, at least some of your web browsing each day is being tracked. We promise. Advertisers stand to make big bucks by learning as much as possible about our browsing habits, and precious little can stop them. In fact, as we learned several years ago, webgoers can’t even use the “Do Not Track” setting available in popular browsers to guard their privacy, because many advertisers still secretly track users either way.

Useless though “Do Not Track” may be, don’t despair. While virtual private networks might be the safest way to browse today, the protectors of the Internet over at the Electronic Frontier Foundation have announced the creation of a new, more effective Do Not Track feature that will actually stop advertisers from spying on people without their knowledge. More →

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Hackers Flash Yahoo Malware Attack

Hackers exploit Flash in one of the largest malware attacks in recent history

By about 7 hours ago.

Hackers exploit Flash in one of the largest malware attacks in recent history

In case it wasn’t clear yet, Adobe’s Flash isn’t exactly the safest tool for delivering Internet content. Hackers are already more than aware of the software’s security issues and are happy to exploit them for various malicious purposes. That’s exactly what happened in late July when hackers used Flash to infect Yahoo websites with malware in what has been described as one of the largest malvertising attacks seen in the recent months. More →

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Simon Pegg Ranks Star Wars Movies

Watch Simon Pegg rank all six Star Wars movies in under a minute

By on August 3, 2015 at 11:00 PM.

Watch Simon Pegg rank all six Star Wars movies in under a minute

Actor Simon Pegg will be appearing in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens and he was recently asked by MTV to rank every single Star Wars movie that’s come before it. As a bonafide Star Wars fan, Pegg had no problem ranking the all six movies from worst to best in just under 60 seconds, as you’ll see in the video below. More →

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Google Facebook Health Information Privacy

It’s almost impossible to stop Google and Facebook from knowing about your health-related searches

By on August 3, 2015 at 10:15 PM.

It’s almost impossible to stop Google and Facebook from knowing about your health-related searches

Keeping Google and Facebook from knowing about your health-related Internet searches is not easy. SciLogs directs our attention to a new study conducted by Tim Libert at the Annenberg School for Communication that found “91% of health-related pages relay the URL to third parties, often unbeknownst to the user, and in 70% of the cases, the URL contains sensitive information such as ‘HIV’ or ‘cancer’ which is sufficient to tip off these third parties that you have been searching for information related to a specific disease.” More →

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Opinions
PEZ Animated Movie Worst Idea Ever

No, seriously: This is the worst idea for a movie ever

By on August 3, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

No, seriously: This is the worst idea for a movie ever

We all know that major studios for the past several decades have been utterly lacking in imagination when it comes to signing off on potential blockbuster films. It seems like every major summer movie released is based on a comic book, an old television show or is a revival of an older franchise. Never, however, have I felt the unmitigated sense of horror that I just experienced when I found out that some studio is actually making a Pez movie. More →

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Last Week Tonight Washington D.C.

John Oliver explains why Washington D.C. should be its own state

By on August 3, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

John Oliver explains why Washington D.C. should be its own state

Hysterical, curse-laden and surprisingly informative — these are the traits we’ve come to expect from John Oliver’s main stories on Last Week Tonight.

He’s taught us about the intricacies of the FIFA scandal, he’s shaken his head at the mountains of food Americans waste every year, and this week, he’s reminding us all how silly it is that the District of Columbia has such limited voting rights.

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iPhone Trick Saber Bottle Champagne Video

Video: Saber a bottle of champagne with an iPhone… because why not?

By on August 3, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

Video: Saber a bottle of champagne with an iPhone… because why not?

The iPhone is a versatile tool that can be used for a variety of daily activities that make your life easier, including alleviating boredom and avoiding actual work at all costs. While you’re usually using apps on the iPhone rather than the device itself to get the job done, there’s one task for which you actually need to use the phone itself: Sabering a bottle of champagne. More →

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Popcorn Time Security Vulnerability Hackers

Popcorn Time vulnerability could allow hackers to take over your computer

By on August 3, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

Popcorn Time vulnerability could allow hackers to take over your computer

One of the most popular movie streaming apps online might be a prime target for hackers. On Monday, TorrentFreak shared a report from Antonios Chariton (aka DaKnOb), a security engineer and researcher who discovered a major vulnerability in one of the most popular forks of Popcorn Time. More →

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Apple Billions Dollars Buy

How many Starbucks Frappuccinos can Apple buy with all its billions?

By on August 3, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

How many Starbucks Frappuccinos can Apple buy with all its billions?

Apple is sitting on a massive mound of money, and the pile keeps getting bigger and bigger every quarter as the company continues to sell incredible amounts of iPhones, millions of iPads and Macs, and plenty of other hardware and digital content. But how many Starbucks Frappuccinos could Apple buy with all its billions? More →

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Salt Water Lamp iPhone Battery

How a salt water-powered lamp could be your next smartphone charger

By on August 3, 2015 at 6:06 PM.

How a salt water-powered lamp could be your next smartphone charger

In theory, it will soon be possible for you to charge your iPhone or any other USB-equipped mobile device with a lamp that’s powered by salt water. However, this lamp’s designers have an even bigger goal in mind than just charging smartphones — they want to be able to use it to power entire houses.

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Amazon’s hosting a big sale on a huge selection of computer gear – here are the 5 best deals

By on August 3, 2015 at 5:45 PM.

Amazon’s hosting a big sale on a huge selection of computer gear – here are the 5 best deals

Amazon’s Gold Box Deals can be hit or miss, but today you could say that the summer heat has made the deals red-hot. If anyone has been looking to get some new computer components or accessories, now would be the time. Amazon has slashed up to 60% off (and even more, in some cases) a plethora of items. Some of the deals are better than others, so BGR has done the hard work for you and our deal round-up is below. More →

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