FREAK Attack: A Dangerous Security Flaw Caused by US Government Policy

A group of computer scientists have revealed a dangerous security flaw that could open up many phones and other machines to attack. The worst part is that the problem has its roots in a misguided U.S. government effort to prevent consumers from having access to strong encryption. » 3/04/15 12:06am A minute ago

Nvidia Shield Console Hands-On: Yep, That's One Sleek Set Top Box

The first Nvidia Shield was a gaming handheld. The second was a powerful Android tablet. Now, Nvidia's going full game console. The new Nvidia Shield is a $200 set-top-box running Android TV, but it's more than that. It's a game console poweful enough to play a port of Crysis 3. And at first blush, it sure feels like… » 3/03/15 11:40pm 28 minutes ago

The process of making an entire skateboard looks like a lot of fun

Skateboarding is fun but George Powell of Powell Peralta skateboard makes building skateboards look even more fun. It's always cool to see hands and machines and people transform wood into something completely different but especially neat to see how the whole skateboard—trucks and bearings and wheels—comes together. » 3/03/15 10:57pm Yesterday 10:57pm

Enter the Mysterious World of the Ocean's Most Important Creatures

Plankton are incredibly tiny creatures who sometimes look like microscopic glass snowflakes, drifting through the ocean's water column. But they are actually among the most important life forms in the ocean. This short video introduces you to them, and gives you a look at their mysterious life cycles. » 3/03/15 10:20pm Yesterday 10:20pm

Valve's First Steam Machine Is $50 and It's Coming This Fall

Been waiting for an officially endorsed Steam Machine? Well, here it is, sort of—the Valve Steam Link. It's a tiny, $50 micro-PC that seems to do absolutely nothing but pipe PC games in over a local network via Steam-in-home-streaming. » 3/03/15 8:50pm Yesterday 8:50pm

How To Prepare Your Motorcycle For Adventure

Ready to take your big, heavy motorcycle off-road? Not so fast! Even a simple, low-speed crash is capably of damaging it irrevocably. Luckily, there's an abundance of effective crash protection available in the aftermarket. Here's the parts you need and how to fit them. » 3/03/15 8:19pm Yesterday 8:19pm

4 Apps to Get All of Your Contacts in One Place

If you've got a well-organized contacts book, our hats are tipped in your direction. Keeping track of hundreds of people across dozens of sites and services is no easy task, and it seems strange that no one's quite cracked the formula for getting all this information sorted out. Here are four apps taking on the… » 3/03/15 7:19pm Yesterday 7:19pm

Nokia N1 Hands-On: Pretty Great for a $250 iPad Mini Clone

Nokia is not dead (yet?), but their phones are. The company's latest attempt to be popular again is the Nokia N1, an new Android tablet announced a few months back. The good news is Nokia delivered a very good tablet at a very competitive price. The bad news? We still don't know if it's coming to the US. » 3/03/15 6:57pm Yesterday 6:57pm

Quadriplegic woman flies F-35 with nothing but her thoughts

Arati Prabhakar—director of the Pentagon's advanced research arm DARPA—has revealed a breakthrough achievement in machine mind control. Jan Scheuermann, a 55-year-old quadriplegic woman with electrodes in her brain, has been able to fly an F-35 fighter jet using "nothing but her thoughts." » 3/03/15 6:55pm Yesterday 6:55pm

Sony's Project Morpheus Headset Will Go On Sale In 2016

At Mobile World Congress this weekend, HTC and Valve threw down the virtual reality gauntlet; their VR is shipping this year. Now, it looks like Sony is following as fast as it can. It's shipping its Project Morpheus and bring the PS4 into VR-land in the first half of 2016. » 3/03/15 6:25pm Yesterday 6:25pm

A Massive Lake Beneath Greenland's Glaciers Has Collapsed

Under Greenland's frozen surface is a vast network of channels, crevasses, and basins—its "glacial plumbing system." A few years ago, the water suddenly disappeared from a subglacial lake, which then collapsed into a funny silhouette that NASA likens to a "mitten," but I think looks more like a waving Yeti. » 3/03/15 5:45pm Yesterday 5:45pm

Watch How Common Photoshop Tricks Were Done In the Darkroom

Editing a photo is as easy as clicking a mouse with the modern magic of Photoshop. But another type of magic dominated when the only option was a darkroom and enlarger. Some of us remember these days well, but for the young'uns out there, this Lynda.com demo shows just how photo editing went down in the film days. » 3/03/15 5:07pm Yesterday 5:07pm

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