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2KWired / 29min
Jared Duker Lichtman proved a long-standing conjecture relating prime numbers to a broad class of “primitive” sets. To his adviser, it was a “complete shock.”

Microsoft Defender•
If you've ever rocked with a Microsoft operating system at any point in your life, you're probably familiar with Microsoft Defender Antivirus. It's been with the OS since the early 90's when it was called Microsoft Anti-Virus for MS-DOS and it's always been free. However, with the recent announcement of Microsoft Defender for Individuals, many are wondering: Do I have to pay for this now? As Neil

Microsoft Windows 11•
Windows 11 has a neat new privacy tool which is now in testing, and allows you to see what applications have recently accessed sensitive bits of hardware like your webcam . The Privacy Auditing feature was shown off on Twitter, by Microsoft’s VP for Enterprise and OS Security, David Weston, and it’s present in a new preview build of Windows 11 (being tested in the Dev Channel, where the earliest

View of George Lewis Canfield holding infant William M. Croul Canfield. Fireplace in background. Subjects are identified as “Papa and brother.” 1892. Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

When the police get involve after threats of violence over accommodations reviews that may be a one-off, rather than representative of the platform. But it's also a reminder that you don't really know whom you're renting from - or to. Continue reading ...

When you’re shopping for a phone or a portable charger, you’re sure to run into the term milliamp hours or the abbreviation mAh. Unsure of what this means? It’s a simple concept, and figuring out what you need is relatively easy. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Gizmodo / 25min
One of my fondest childhood memories is waking up at the crack of dawn to watch an episode of the animated Scooby Doo, Where Are You! before I went to school. It’s clear the show meant a lot to me, given that I even as a little girl I slept like a bear and did not like to wake up. Read more...

ArcelorMittal Steel•
Enlarge (credit: Monty Rakusen/Getty) I n the city of Woburn, Massachusetts, a suburb just north of Boston, a cadre of engineers and scientists in white coats inspected an orderly stack of brick-sized, gunmetal-gray steel ingots on a desk inside a neon-illuminated lab space. What they were looking at was a batch of steel created using an innovative manufacturing method, one that Boston Metal , a

Enlarge / Kiosks, controllers, masks, and games: Gaming-preview events hit a little different in 2022, but we'll take whatever we can get. (credit: Summer Game Fest: Play Days + Seth Cuddeback) LOS ANGELES—The past week's Summer Game Fest has mostly been a virtual affair, full of trailers for video games that may or may not launch in the next 18 months. Still, as the game industry draws closer to

The British Airways Visa Signature® Card is one of the more useful co-branded airline credit cards out there. In this post I wanted to focus on one specific benefit of the card, which takes some of the sting out of British Airways’ carrier imposed surcharges when redeeming Avios. Why the British Airways Visa is worth it There are lots of great reasons to pick up the British Airways Visa Card . Am

It’s Friday night at the end of a long week. You’re exhausted. The demands of work (and life) have beaten all the energy they can out of you. But the call of your PS5 or Xbox Series X is too tempting to overcome. It's true, the human body has its limits but sometimes you have to power past them to game, or to get some non-work work done, or to otherwise stay awake at a time when you really need s

Has someone on the internet asked you to recommend a good bop? Get your playlists ready! Here’s what this fun, music-related slang term means and how to use it online. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The new season of HBO’s dreary robot drama Westworld will soon return for its fourth season. In the words of Jeb Bush, “Please clap.” Read more...

29Wired / 1h
Without it, it would be impossible to inflate a balloon or a tire. But understanding how it works requires a little bit of physics and chemistry.

Password Windows Google•
27Wired / 1h
Put a digital lock on your most important data.

The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

TL;DR: As of June 19, you can save 15% on the Caddie View Golf Training System with the code CADDIE , which will let you snag it for $59.49 instead of $69.99. Golfers may be alone on the course, but you don’t improve in a vacuum. You can’t always have a teacher on hand, but with some help, you might be able to see how you’re golfing from a new angle . Caddie View Golf Training System: Stick, Cont

TL;DR: As of June 19, this 4-in-1 Multi-Port & Apple Watch Charger is 48% off its regular price of $34.99, so you can get it for just $17.99. Life is much easier when you’re not relying on a single cable to juice up every device in your arsenal. Unless, of course, that single cable is the 4-in-1 Multi-Port Charger from Tech Zebra. It’s equipped to be more than up for the task. The 4-in-1 Charger,

TL;DR: As of June 19, you can snag a refurbished Apple MacBook Air 13.3" (2015) i5, 1.6GHz 4GB RAM 256GB for just $365.99, when it would cost you $1,109 new. That's savings of 67%. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a significant discount on a brand-new MacBook Air . But if you opt for a refurbished one, on the other hand, you can save hundreds. Here’s a deal on a MacBook Air from 2015 that’s been re

TL;DR: As of June 19, lifetime access to 250GB of Koofr Cloud Storage (worth $1,080) is on sale for just $59.99. That's savings of a whopping 95%. While convenient in the grand scheme of Apple efficiency, iCloud is hardly the best cloud storage plan for your bank account. Paying monthly to store your precious photos and videos is not the move — especially when there are lifetime subscription opti

TL;DR: As of June 19, the Callaway Home Range Practice System is on sale for 28% off, so you can get it for $163.99 instead of $229.99. You know what rules? Whooping your friends at a round of golf when they least suspect it. Of course, that’s going to take some practice off the green — and you’re going to need the right tools. The Callaway Home Range Practice System is a solid way to improve you

Coming this July, the new Edifier Neobuds Pro S promise to deliver 24-bit 96 kHz audio with 45% less latency than other wireless earbuds. It’s one of the first notable products to utilize Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Sound codec, and in theory, it should match the quality of wired headphones. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

I've been using the iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) for years now, and it's served me well; but recently, I was given the opportunity to upgrade to the iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) . Naturally, I leaped at the chance. My 2018 was a faithful device, but it had a few flaws that made it increasingly less reliable as a gaming and working tool. It would get way too hot when I played games; the Keyboard Folio would only

Deep blacks and super smooth motion look set to be on tap with JVC’s just-announced new line of 4K OLED TVs. Coming in 55-inch and 65-inch options, the new 9200 series TV’s are set to offer refresh rates up to 120Hz and feature HDMI 2.1 connectivity to rival the best 120Hz TVs available today. Alongside an Auto Low Latency mode (ALLM) which automatically switches to the TVs’ lowest latency settin

While some people have zero trouble falling asleep in a dark, quiet room, the rest of us need a little help. Sleep podcasts are popular here, and a new study by retailer Sleepseeker has revealed the best podcasts to help you fall asleep more easily. The study used a variety of metrics to create its Top 35 sleep podcasts, including rank and podcast score. The Sleep With Me podcast came out on top

100+Mashable / 7h
The five so-called naked-eye planets — Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn — are having a rare solar system reunion right now. In the morning hours throughout June, early risers have been able to catch the planets in the sky from low in the east to higher in the south. This is what astronomers refer to as conjunction. What makes this event even more unique is the planets are visible in their

Today Wordle Answer June•
Good morning, Team Wordle . Each day, there's a new word puzzle for you to take on, and we're here with tips, hints and the answer for Wordle 365 on June 19. If you prefer to cut to the chase, you'll find the answer to today's Wordle revealed at the bottom of this article. For those of you who'd rather work out the Wordle answer yourself, keep reading for some background on the game and strategie

Apple Store Maryland•
As several Apple stores across the country fight to unionize, workers in Towson, Maryland became the first to win formal recognition . Out of 110 eligible employees, the union received 65 yes votes and 33 no votes. This historic victory comes after concentrated efforts from Apple to discourage its retail workers from unionizing. Last month, the trillion-dollar company’s vice president of people a

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TL;DR: The 2022 Ultimate Finance and Accounting Certification Bundle is on sale for £24.54, saving you 98% on list price. Whether you're trying to get ahead of your personal finances or running ship for an entire business, bookkeeping is key to keeping things organized and on track. The 2022 Ultimate Finance Bundle is the easiest way to learn the things about finance that no one in school ever ta

Buttigieg scolds the U.S. airlines but he could have done - and could still do - things that would help improve operational reliability. He'd rather jawbone though than do the hard work - even if it means feeling the consequences of cancellations himself. Continue reading ...

Apple Retail Maryland•
100+Wired / 11h
Employees at the company’s retail location in Towson, Maryland have successfully organized.

Apple Store Maryland•
300+Engadget / 11h
Apple Store employees at the company’s Towson Town Center location in Maryland have voted to unionize. According to the Coalition of Organized Retail Employees, the group that led the unionization effort, workers voted "overwhelming" in favor of joining the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). With the historic vote, the store is now on track to become the first un

Apple Store Maryland•
Roughly two-thirds of employees at the store in Towson, Md., voted to join the union.

21Mashable / 12h
Read-later apps are a convenient way to bookmark digital content that you want to return to. Such apps can save articles, Twitter threads, and even entire websites so that you can revisit them. This can come in handy when you don’t immediately have spare time to browse, but you’ll have a moment later to catch up on current affairs — say during your commute. As a bonus, they allow you to access co