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Android 13 Tries to Make Privacy and Security a No-Brainer

Jun 24, 2022

For years, Android’s security and privacy teams have been wrestling the world’s most popular mobile operating system to make it more controllable and updatable while still being open source and easy to deploy. And while scams, malware, and rogue apps are still real threats, the debut of Android 13 at Google’s I/O developer’s conference on Wednesday feels less like triage mode and more like a logical iteration. As Charmaine D'Silva, Android’s director of product management puts it, ...read more

The Most Realistic Psychopath In Movie History

Jun 24, 2022

Carson Wells: “Do you have any idea how crazy you are?” Anton Chigurh: “You mean the nature of this conversation?” Carson Wells: “I mean the nature of you.” —No Country for Old Men (2005) In A Nutshell Everybody loves a psychopath . . . as long as he’s on the movie screen. Some of cinema’s greatest villains are psychos, but just how accurate are those characters? Forensic psychiatrist Samuel Leistedt decided to find out. Leistedt spent years watching hundreds of films ...read more

50 Crazy Historical Facts You Never Knew – Part 2

Jun 24, 2022

1 Weapon Smeared with Poop Throughout history, during wartime, some armies used to wipe poop on their spears, so that when they stabbed or slashed their enemies, they had a lesser chance of survival due to the ensuing infection. 2. When the KGB tried to blackmail Indonesian President Achmed Sukarno with videotapes of the president having sex with Russian women disguised as flight attendants, Sukarno wasn't upset. He was pleased. He even asked for more copies of the vide ...read more

What Happened to the Members of the Fellowship of the Ring After The Lord of the Rings?

Jun 24, 2022

“Well, I’m back.” Not including the six appendices, these are the last words of the final chapter of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. They’re spoken by Sam Gamgee to his wife Rosie as he returns from seeing Frodo and the rest of the Ring-bearers depart from the Grey Havens into the True West. Implied, but not overtly stated, is that they “lived happily ever after,” all the days of their lives. But what did that happily ever after look like for the four hole-dwelling hal ...read more

12 Eye-Opening Facts About the Beauty Industry

Jun 24, 2022

We all like to look our best, and that’s why, through tough times and good times, the beauty industry has always been a lucrative business. Furthermore, our desire to look good means we often turn a blind eye to what we’re putting on our bodies, how the products we use are made, or whether they’re all that safe. So long as they (seem to) do the job, we’re generally content. Now more than ever, though, questions are being asked. Questions like: Can moisturizers really prevent the signs o ...read more

10 Freezingly Fascinating Facts About Ice Hockey

Jun 24, 2022

People of all ages love the fast-paced action of ice hockey. While you may already know some basics about playing the sport, you’ll be surprised at some of these weird and interesting facts about the game. Brush up on the facts below, and suggest an “ice hockey” category at your next trivia night. Hockey pucks are kept on ice. Pucks are kept frozen until they are needed in a game. A modern puck is made of rubber, and it becomes flimsy and bounces when it gets warm. Freezing the hockey ...read more

80 Lovely Graduation Wishes to Write in a Grad’s Card

Jun 24, 2022

For when you’re seeking something wise, encouraging, or funny to write in honor of your favorite grad. And just like that, graduation season is here! Whether it’s middle school, high school, or college—graduation is a major milestone for any graduate. They’ve come so far, and it’s worth celebrating. While you want to give them the best graduation gifts (consider these great books to give as graduation gifts ), it’s even more important to send them graduation wishes from ...read more

15 Fascinating Star Wars Facts From the Book of Boba Fett Making-of Documentary

Jun 24, 2022

Temuera Morrison with his helmet during the making of The Book of Boba Fett Screenshot: Disney+/Lucasfilm Why the hell were two episodes of The Book of Boba Fett about The Mandalorian? That’s one of many questions answered in Disney Gallery: Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett, a brand new one-hour documentary recently added to Disney+ that dives into the making of the most recent Star Wars streaming show. In the documentary, producers Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni , and Robe ...read more

10 Expensive Things People Threw Away as Trash

Jun 24, 2022

Most people don’t think twice while throwing things in the garbage and sometimes end up regretting it. They have a saying that “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” and it is a suitable one for the cases below. From a British man who accidentally threw a hard drive containing 7,500 bitcoins to a $1 million painting was accidentally spotted by a girl in the trash. Here are 10 expensive things people threw away as trash. 1 A first edition Harry Potter novel worth thousands of d ...read more

50 Interesting Facts about Recalled Products

Jun 24, 2022

1 GM Faulty Ignition Recall On February 6, 2014, General Motors recalled 800,000 cars for faulty ignitions. The cars would shut off while being driven which meant drivers lost power steering and brakes, and the airbags wouldn't deploy. They knew about the problem since 2005 but never fixed it because it would have been 'too expensive.' About 124 people died due to the faulty ignitions before they began the recall process. 2. There was a product sold in the '80s and '90s ...read more

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