Remains of the Day: Uber Wants to Track Your Location Even When You’re Not Using It

Uber recently started asking permission to collect your location data even when you aren’t using the app, and some people are understandably concerned. Uber says that they won’t literally track you everywhere you go; they just need a little more data about your pick-up and drop-off.

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How Department 13’s Anti-Drone Weapon Takes Control

Shooting down unwanted drones near a crowded sports stadium or concert can be tricky business. Even a fairly small quadcopter could cause injury to people below if it falls out of the sky because a laser weapon has burned its electronics or a jammer has disrupted its flight controls. A startup has a safer anti-drone solution for the skies above the U.S. homeland: hack a potentially dangerous drone's radio communications and take control. The startup, called Department 13, first figured ou

The Loudest Possible Ways to Cheer for Your Team at a Sporting Event

It’s game day. You want to be as loud as you possibly can so people know who you’re cheering for, and so you can mess with the opposing team’s heads. Here are your best options.

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How a Stupid Joke Can Earn You More Money During Salary Negotiations

You’d think a salary negotiation is the last place you’d want to crack wise, but there is one type of joke that can actually influence your salary offer for the better. It all comes down to the “anchoring” effect.

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I’m Richard Wong, Head of Engineering at Coursera, and This Is How I Work

Coursera is an online education platform through which you can take courses from some of top educational institutions in the world, covering topics that range from the humanities and arts to computer science and coding. It takes a lot of work behind the scenes, though, to keep Coursera’s catalog up and running for…

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Spark, the Super Customizable Email App, Is Now Available On Mac

Spark, one of our favorite email apps for iPhone and iPad, has made the jump to Mac. Now you can use all of your custom filters, gestures, smart notifications on your laptop or desktop—and it’s still free.

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Five Rules to Finally Tame Your Inbox

An overflowing, overwhelming inbox is a common lament. How do we manage this constant stream of incoming messages? The Atlantic’s James Hamblin has five golden rules you can follow.

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Clean Google Calendar is the Beautiful GCal You Always Wanted

Chrome: If you’re a regular Google Calendar user, you know that it won’t win any design points. This Chrome app cleans up and streamlines its interface.

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This DIY, Space-Saving Bulletin Board Mounts to Your Monitor

Not everyone has the space to put up a noticeboard in their cubicle or home office. Instructables user makerboat came up with a $2 DIY bulletin board that can be mounted on a monitor.

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Should We Defend the Scientific Consensus?

Earlier this week, Frontiers in Public Health published the abstract of a paper called 'Vaccination and Health Outcomes: A Survey of 6- to 12-year-old Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Children based on Mothers’ Reports'. Based on an online survey of 415 mothers involved in the homeschool movement, Mississippi-based researchers Mawson et al. reported that vaccination is associated with a much higher rate of neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism. Hoo boy. The Mawson et al. paper

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