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Fastest AT Ever, Soft Undies, No More Joshua Trees: What’s New Outside

A masochist just ran the entire 2,189 miles of the Appalachian Trail in just 46 days. Another one just did 50 Ironmans in 50 states in 50 consecutive days. For the rest of us, Patagonia’s got crazy-soft new base layers and MSR has a portable filter that’ll make clean water out of sewage.
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8 Fascinating Newsreels From a Giant Treasure Trove Now on YouTube

Today, newsreels seem like a thing of the past—an outmoded medium that feels ancient in comparison to the way we consumer media today. But they dominated much of the 20th century, and now, the AP and British Movietone have uploaded more than one million minutes of them to YouTube. » 7/22/15 8:10pm 7/22/15 8:10pm

Netflix Is Getting Its First Big Web Interface Update in Four Years

Netflix has experimented with its interface a lot over the years, but there’s always been a bit of a disconnect between how the service looks in your browser and your various apps. Now, the company is updating its web site with a huge UI change to make it more app-like. » 6/15/15 3:02pm 6/15/15 3:02pm

A New Study From Facebook Reveals Just How Much It Filters What You See

A few years ago, I gave a talk about how algorithms and social media shape what we know. I focused on the dangers of the “filter bubble” — the personalized universe of information that makes it into our feed — and argued that news-filtering algorithms narrow what we know, surrounding us in information that tends to… » 5/07/15 4:00pm 5/07/15 4:00pm

New Jersey Game Store Swatting Takes An Uglier Turn

Gamers attending a monthly social gathering at Digital Press Video Games in Clifton, New Jersey Saturday evening had no idea the sudden massive police presence outside the store was pointed their way, until a caller posing as a fire department representative started giving them questionable instructions. » 3/29/15 5:37pm 3/29/15 5:37pm

How to Test Your PC for the New "Superfish" Security Vulnerability

Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in a piece of adware called Superfish that makes your computer vulnerable to all kinds of attacks. Superfish ships preloaded on many Lenovo computers, but can also be installed on any machine. Here's what's going on and how to test if you're infected. » 2/19/15 2:24pm 2/19/15 2:24pm