5 Sad Facts About America's Ridiculously Slow Internet

Anyone who’s ever stared glass-eyed at a Netflix video that won’t load or stuttered through a glitchy Skype call knows that the United States leaves its citizens starving for bandwidth. But the latest data in Akamai’s annual “State of the Internet” report presents some prettypretty depressing statistics about… » 3/31/15 6:00pm Yesterday 6:00pm

Bring Back SoundCloud's Fantastic Desktop App

With all these rich musicians making a ruckus about Jay Z’s overpriced streaming music service, I’m getting a little emotional. Not about Jay Z’s overpriced streaming music service. About the bygone golden era of streaming music’s erstwhile golden boy: SoundCloud. » 3/31/15 4:45pm Yesterday 4:45pm

Amazon's New Dash Buttons: Just Push to Buy

Just when you thought American capitalism had reached its peak, Amazon is announcing the Dash Button. The idea is simple: You push a branded button, and Amazon ships that brand’s products to your home. The Dash Button is free for Prime Members. Just don’t let the kids near it. » 3/31/15 11:30am Yesterday 11:30am

Hillary Clinton's "One Device" for Emails Excuse Was BS

Hillary Clinton told the world that the reason she exclusively used her personal email as Secretary of State because she “wanted the simplicity of using one device.” But thanks to a FOIA request, we now know that Clinton used multiple devices for email, including an iPad and a BlackBerry. She also mixed her personal… » 3/31/15 10:20am Yesterday 10:20am

That Time New York City Wanted to Put Highways On Top of Its Skyscrapers

Some might say New Yorkers had more money than sense in the Roaring Twenties. Somewhat profoundly, John K. Hencken's idea to build highways on top of skyscrapers in Manhattan required both. Bummer about that stock market crash—otherwise these elevated boulevards might have been built! Emphasis on the might have. » 3/30/15 6:10pm Monday 6:10pm

It's Very, Very Easy for Hackers to Steal Your IRS Account

The only thing that sucks worse than doing taxes is a hacker stealing your identity, doing your taxes for you, and then depositing your return in a random bank account, where it can later be transferred to Nigeria. Sound impossible? It's not, according to the story of an unlucky man named Michael Kasper.
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Finally, Gmail's Android App Can Show All Your Accounts In One Inbox

Gmail just got a lot better on Android devices. Finally, after years of gripes, you can finally look at all of your email accounts at once with a new unified inbox. It even looks prettier, too! » 3/30/15 3:54pm Monday 3:54pm

The Worst Mac Feature You Can't Turn Off

Bluetooth is an incredible invention. iTunes is a mediocre media player. But if you use a Mac, you can't have one without the other. Any time you connect a Bluetooth Audio device, OS X opens iTunes. This is a feature that you can't turn off, and it's annoying as hell. » 3/30/15 2:55pm Monday 2:55pm

Personal Details of World Leaders Leaked Due to Outlook Autofill

It was all fun and games at the G20 Summit in Australia—until somebody accidentally leaked highly personal details of the world's most powerful leaders—including the names, passport numbers, birth dates, and visa details of everyone from Barack Obama to Vladimir Putin. The cause of the leak? Microsoft Outlook's… » 3/30/15 10:30am Monday 10:30am

500 Days of Kristin, Day 61: Almond Butter Cookie Plotline REVEALED

Almost 9 weeks ago, former Laguna Beach star Kristin Cavallari commenced miserable toil on her debut book, which she has chosen to call Balancing on Heels. At the time, she stated the tome would encompass "really just everything in my life." Today, we can finally reveal the first confirmed part of "everything." » 3/27/15 4:37pm Friday 4:37pm

A Beginner's Guide to Navy-Strength Rum

The Royal Navy's successful invasion of Jamaica in 1655 had a lot of terribly negative outcomes. The commanders ended up in the Tower of London. Many of the English sailors fell sick or starved. A lot of Spanish settlers died. But there was one undeniably positive outcome: rum. » 3/27/15 4:20pm Friday 4:20pm

Oh, and if you want to get really…

Create an Ultra-Secure, Easy-to-Remember Passphrase Using Dice

So you replaced the letter "e" with "3" and capitalized a random letter, and now you think your password is secure? Nope. Hackers (and the NSA) know those tricks, too. That's why you should use this crazy dice technique to create a practically unbreakable passphrase. » 3/27/15 11:20am Friday 11:20am

Missing Restricted Military Gear Keeps Popping Up for Sale on eBay

Almost All of the World's Top Hotel Chains Use Easily Hackable Hardware

Hotel internet is so far from secure—it's downright scary. You should know this by now. However, a new report from cyber security researchers suggests that issues with shitty security at hotels extend far beyond hackable Wi-Fi networks. Entire systems at some of the world's top hotel chains are very, very vulnerable. » 3/26/15 1:40pm 3/26/15 1:40pm

Hi I'm Hilary Duff and I'm the Type to "Act Ghetto"

Hiya, I'm Hilary Duff! You might know me from the Disney show Lizzie McGuire, which I love(d), or my new blue hairdo, which I love (will keep loving). It's fun, like I'm fun, you know, or at least, I'm having a lot of fun right now. I recently told Time about all the ways I'm having fun, which include acting "ghetto." » 3/25/15 1:04pm 3/25/15 1:04pm

Crazy No-Stick Coating Is Coming to a Bottle of Glue Near You

Remember that no-stick ketchup bottle of the future an MIT professor made a few years ago? Well, the MIT team created a company to sell the super slippery technology, and Elmer's recently signed an exclusive license to use it in their glue bottles. Pretty slick! (Sorry.) » 3/24/15 10:40am 3/24/15 10:40am

9 Dumb Quotes About Science From Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz wants to be president. The Tea Party politician announced his candidacy in front of a crowd of Liberty University students—who were required to show up. But let's not forget presidential candidate Ted Cruz is the same science-doubting, climate change denier he's always been. He just has a bigger soapbox. » 3/23/15 6:00pm 3/23/15 6:00pm

NASCAR's Original Racetrack Is an Abandoned Ruin Today

The North Wilkesboro Speedway opened in 1947, nearly a year before NASCAR was founded. The short track near moonshine country was where the first NASCAR champion, Robert "Red" Byron, was crowned. Today, five years after being abandoned, the historic speedway is just a rotting pile of sticks, crooked chairs, and… » 3/23/15 2:58pm 3/23/15 2:58pm

The Navy's New Diving Suit Is Straight Out of G.I. Joe

The United States Navy recently announced a futuristic new diving suit that's designed to use less helium. There's only one problem: They made it look just like Cobra Eel, the mortal enemy of Wet-Suit, a G.I. Joe Navy SEAL. » 3/23/15 1:20pm 3/23/15 1:20pm