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A Charging Cable That Only Glows When Touched Is Way Easier To Plug In

Lining up a USB cable with the tiny charging port on your phone is hard enough during the day. At night it might as well be a MENSA test that you’ll always fail. But what if the business end of your USB cable glowed like a beacon in the night when touched? Now you see why it’s time to upgrade. » 8/31/15 4:05pm 13 minutes ago

The Frontlines of Climate Change: Why Obama's Trip To Alaska Is a Really Big Deal

President Obama’s headed to Alaska today, but it’s not the typical politicized meet-and-greet. From talking to residents who are forced to flee their homes due to rising sea levels, to learning the political repercussions of melting polar ice, he’s got one of the most science-focused itineraries ever embarked upon by… » 8/31/15 3:30pm 48 minutes ago

What's the Best Desktop Mouse?

It’s been a full three years since we ran a reader vote for best desktop mouse- an indispensable productivity tool. Tell us, what’s your mouse of choice for getting through the work day?http://lifehacker.com/five-best-budg...http://co-op.kinja.com/five-best-gami... » 8/31/15 3:15pm Today 3:15pm

Ashley Madison Code Shows More Women, and More Bots

After searching through the Ashley Madison database and private email last week, I reported that there might be roughly 12,000 real women active on Ashley Madison. Now, after looking at the company’s source code, it’s clear that I arrived at that low number based in part on a misunderstanding of the evidence. Equally… » 8/31/15 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

Donald Trump's Instagram Attack Ads Are the Future of American Politics

Donald Trump just posted a new attack ad against Jeb Bush on Instagram. And in typical attack ad form, it takes quotes from Jeb, uses them out of context, and tosses in photos of criminals while spooky music plays in the background. I have seen the future of American politics, and whether it includes a President Trump… » 8/31/15 2:25pm Today 2:25pm

Obama Runs Wild, REI Pulls A Poler, Hipster Miners In Trouble: What’s New Outside

President Obama is in Alaska this week. There, he plans to hike up a glacier, then shoot an episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls. That should be fun. Elsewhere, REI has discovered Instagram and LA’s own millennial miner is in legal trouble. This is What’s New Outside.
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Video: The point of view shots from films by the Coen brothers

The Coen brothers are true filmmakers who employ a certain amount of mastery and art and variety to their work that few directors can match. Joel and Ethan Coen are so good at what they do that they can make any sort of film all sorts of watchable. Here’s something that could connect their movies stylistically though:… » 8/31/15 1:19pm Today 1:19pm

Today's Best Deals: Educational Kindle Sale, Cordless Vacuum, and 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. » 8/31/15 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

Hackers Stole the Biggest Number of Apple Accounts Ever with iOS Malware

Think twice before jailbreaking your iPhone. A recent rash of malware has helped hackers steal over 250,000 Apple accounts, the largest theft of its kind. The malware only affects jailbroken devices, but if you get pwned, hackers can not only peek your password but also make App Store purchases without your permission. » 8/31/15 12:40pm Today 12:40pm

Metal Gear Solid Is One Of The Most Fascinating Science Fiction Stories in Any Medium

Metal Gear Solid is an obsession for millions of gamers, with its totally insane science-fiction storytelling. But at its heart, the series has always been about celebrating and questioning the power of technology. The story of Solid Snake, Raiden, and Snake’s evil dad Big Boss (it’s... a long story) isn’t just… » 8/31/15 12:30pm Today 12:30pm

A seemingly never ending microscopic zoom reveals the gross tiny germs

BoingBoing says this crazy zooming GIF is that of an amphipod. Or well, it starts with an amphipod and then moves into diatom and then reveals the bacterium. Which, well, cool. But also totally gross to imagine all the little invisible critters and germs on any given surface at any given time. » 8/31/15 12:10pm Today 12:10pm

FDA Forces Kim Kardashian to Post "Correction" For Her Drug Ad on Instagram

Earlier this month, an ad for the morning sickness pill Diclegis came under fire from the FDA. Which wasn’t so unusual; the FDA goes after deceptive advertising all the time. The unusual part was the platform: It was an Instagram ad by Kim Kardashian. And now Kardashian has been forced to post a “corrective ad” about… » 8/31/15 11:45am Today 11:45am