Ask The Dark Net Author All About the Internet's Underworld Right Here

The darknet is often sensationalized as a digital haven for crooks, perverts, freaks, and anarchists, but it’s also a crucial tool for privacy advocates, political dissidents, and journalists. Few people are as familiar with the subcultures and nuances on the internet’s fringes as Jamie Bartlett. » 6/02/15 2:55pm A minute ago

That Fancy New Solar Bike Path In Amsterdam Is Utter Bullshit

When it comes to ideas that feel good but fail when stupid old reality sets in, having solar panels on a road has to rank at the top if only for the enormous amount of public support. In Amsterdam, a company called SolaRoad (smart name, right?) doubled down and installed a solar bike path and ran it for six months.… » 6/02/15 2:45pm 11 minutes ago

NASA Has a Fix for the Billion-Dollar Problem of Splattered Bug Guts

NASA’s been studying the way bugs splatter for years. Those gooey speckles of black and red might be gross to you, but to aerospace engineers, they’re a riddle that’s plagued the industry for decades. Yes, bug guts. » 6/02/15 2:25pm 31 minutes ago

FBI Admits It Uses Fake Companies to Fly Surveillance Over U.S. Cities

An AP investigation has forced the FBI to admit that it uses at least 13 dummy corporations with planes like the one shown above to fly low-and-slow aerial spy missions over U.S. cities, capturing video and sometimes cellular signals from 30 cities in 11 states in a recent month. » 6/02/15 1:11pm Today 1:11pm

Today's Best Deals: Logitech Anywhere Mouse, Louder Laptop Sound, More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. » 6/02/15 12:45pm Today 12:45pm

Ghosts Should Still Fear a Single Pixel Pac-Man

At 35 years old, Pac-Man has managed to remain a popular video game for decades. If only his dated graphics weren’t really showing their age. Instead of giving the yellow hero a facelift, though, Hackaday’s Mike Szczys has instead made the game’s graphics even simpler with his 1-Pixel Pac-Man de-make that you can… » 6/02/15 11:50am Today 11:50am

Lufthansa Redefines Unnecessary Luxury With Fireplaces For Private Jets

If you were lucky enough to have your own private plane, you’d think flying wherever and whenever you wanted without being crammed in coach would be enough. But apparently luxury demands more luxury, which is why Lufthansa Technik developed a fireplace for planes. Yep, it’s ok to audibly sigh now. » 6/02/15 11:40am Today 11:40am

The Patriot Act Is Changing. Here's What That Means for Your Privacy

This week, certain key sections of the notorious Patriot Act—the law that gives the NSA its snooping powers—automatically expired. Don’t get too excited just yet, though: they’re probably coming back with a few changes. Here’s what we know, and what it means for your privacy.
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Why Japan’s Bullet Train Will Finally Bring High-Speed Rail to America

High-speed trains—which can hit 300 miles per hour or more—are the ultimate example of how futuristic engineering can solve real-world transportation problems. In the past several decades, dozens of safe, sustainable high-speed train systems have started racing across the planet. And the place that does high-speed… » 6/02/15 11:15am Today 11:15am

A $60k Broadcast Lens on a Compact Camera Makes For Some Great Zoom Porn

Ever see those giant rectangular cameras on TV sets and wonder why they’re so damn big? It’s because they house giant-ass lenses that can zoom from here to the moon while maintaining large, bright apertures. One internet mastermind decided to pair his $60,000 Fujinon XA55 lens with a Panasonic GH4, and it’s great. » 6/02/15 11:00am Today 11:00am

Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite Mini Fridge: "I'm Thirsty." "I Know."

We don’t exactly know how the science behind freezing cargo, or a person, in carbonite works. But given there’s the word ‘freezing’ in there, we have to assume it gets pretty cold inside that solid block. So what better place could there be for keeping drinks cold at your desk than a carbonite mini fridge? » 6/02/15 10:15am Today 10:15am

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Grab 2 TOCCs Snap Cables For $15: Choose Lightning or Micro USB

If you own a smartphone then having a USB keychain cable is the easiest way to stay charged and connected. Grab two TOCCs snap cables for $15, a savings of 75%. Both Apple and Android fans can get in on the fun, choose from lightning or micro usb connections. Plus, there’s free shipping! » 5/26/15 2:19pm 5/26/15 2:19pm