Why Do Flickers Knock on Your House?

Why Do Flickers Knock on Your House?

“If I were a flicker, I would look at houses as big trees,” says Chris Anderson, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist.With all their knocking and rolling, flickers are an entertaining bird worth watching, but not worth losing your house for.

5 Useful Terminal Tricks for Mac Users

5 Useful Terminal Tricks for Mac Users

To set a timer for shutdown, open a Terminal window and run:.In this case, you can just use the "caffeinate" command to set an anti-sleep timer:.

Anthony Fauci Pleads: Don’t Declare Victory

Anthony Fauci Pleads: Don’t Declare Victory

The easiest way to prevent the spread in the community is to vaccinate as many people as possible at the same time that you stick to the public health measures of wearing masks, of avoiding close contact, of avoiding congregate settings.

A Digital Picture Frame Is My Favorite Way to Keep in Touch

A Digital Picture Frame Is My Favorite Way to Keep in Touch

But as mobile screens have gotten better, the technology inside the digital picture frames has also improved dramatically.The pictures on the Aura look vibrant, but the screen doesn't glow brightly like a computer display.

The 15 Best Horror Movies to Stream This Halloween

The 15 Best Horror Movies to Stream This Halloween

Horror-comedy is not an easy genre to pull off—especially when a movie like John Landis’ An American Werewolf in London has been around for comparison for nearly 40 years.

Television Like The Boys Is Destroying You

Television Like The Boys Is Destroying You

They’d rather believe that a show like The Boys is supersmart and supercool, so that when their heads finally do explode, from overstimulation or rapid-onset depression, they can convince themselves, in their final moment of consciousness, that their minds were truly blown.📩 Want the latest on tech, science, and more?

15 Best Weekend Deals on Laptops, TVs, and Outdoor Gear

15 Best Weekend Deals on Laptops, TVs, and Outdoor Gear

Backcountry kicks off its annual end of summer sale this weekend with some good deals for those looking at using gear for 2021, or, for those us who've been indoors waiting until the fall.

The Rank Hypocrisy of a TikTok Ban

The Rank Hypocrisy of a TikTok Ban

Trump’s proposed executive order could face legal review, and TikTok has vowed that it’s “not planning on going anywhere.” But regardless of how this all shakes out, the president’s declaration stinks of rank hypocrisy.But it’s free and open, even in ways that other platforms aren’t.

Cloud Support: Why Do I Keep Refusing OS Updates?

Cloud Support: Why Do I Keep Refusing OS Updates?

Open a cloud support ticket for assistance with your personal problems, moral dilemmas, or philosophical concerns about encounters with technology.On the other hand, it’s not like accepting an update will put an end to them.

Covid Kills More Men Than Women. Experts Still Can’t Explain Why

Covid Kills More Men Than Women. Experts Still Can’t Explain Why

“We were all struggling with the circumstances of living under Covid and wondering how we would continue to work together,” says Sarah Richardson, a professor of the history of science at Harvard University and the lab’s director.

How to Suspend Your Phone Service to Save Money

How to Suspend Your Phone Service to Save Money

In the My Verizon app, the one you use to check and pay your monthly bill, head to Devices > Manage > Controls > Suspend Device > Vacation or other reason, and choose Reduced Rate.

Valve Confirms the Leak of 'CS:GO' Code

Valve Confirms the Leak of 'CS:GO' Code

Source code for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Team Fortress 2 has leaked, and fans of both games worry about the potential for cheating, malware, and other unwanted exploits.

New Data Backs Up Details in a Fatal 2018 Tesla Model X Crash

New Data Backs Up Details in a Fatal 2018 Tesla Model X Crash

Last week, the National Transportation Safety Board released dozens of new documents that provide a detailed understanding of the circumstances of Huang's death.The documents confirm a claim by Walter Huang's family that he had experienced this particular glitch, in this particular spot, multiple times prior to the crash.

The Social Network Becomes a Social Science Subject

The Social Network Becomes a Social Science Subject

In the Foo Camp session, Stanford Law School’s Nate Persily, cohead of Social Science One, said that after 20 months of negotiations, Facebook was finally releasing the data to researchers.

The War on Polio Just Entered Its Most Dangerous Phase

The War on Polio Just Entered Its Most Dangerous Phase

In other words, there now exist more cases of polio paralysis caused by vaccines than there are cases caused by the original wild virus.

Why the Tesla Cybertruck Looks So Weird

Why the Tesla Cybertruck Looks So Weird

Zammit says he and other automotive designers teach students to add a little extra something to make the vehicle look stable, to look strong—even if it doesn’t add much to the engineering.

Comic-Con Trailers: 'It Chapter 2,' 'Top Gun: Maverick,' and 'His Dark Materials'

Comic-Con Trailers: 'It Chapter 2,' 'Top Gun: Maverick,' and 'His Dark Materials'

It , Top Gun , His Dark Materials Trailers Rock Comic-Con. It's only day one of Comic-Con International, but the conference has already given fans a lot of early looks at upcoming films—and a few trailers. Below are some of the best, from It Chapter 2 to Top Gun: Maverick.

Cuphead Update Is Being Delayed for a Very Good Reason

Cuphead Update Is Being Delayed for a Very Good Reason

In more encouraging news, the developers of Cuphead just announced a delay to that game's downloadable content, Delicious Last Course , for a very good reason.

A Likely Chinese Hacker Crew Targeted 10 Phone Carriers to Steal Metadata

A Likely Chinese Hacker Crew Targeted 10 Phone Carriers to Steal Metadata

Cybereason says that the company found no evidence that the hackers stole the actual content of communications from victims, but the firm's principal security researcher Amit Serper argues that the metadata alone—device and SIM identifiers, call records, and which cell tower a phone connected to at any given time—can provide a frighteningly high-resolution picture of a target's life.

Game of Thrones and the End of the Last Great Watercooler Show

Game of Thrones and the End of the Last Great Watercooler Show

HBO wants you to know that it's going to be just fine without Game of Thrones . When Game of Thrones debuted eight years ago, the age of binge-streaming whole seasons of television shows had yet to dawn.

Should I Spend $1,000 on a Smartphone?

Should I Spend $1,000 on a Smartphone?

The question to ask, if you’re going to rationalize a big smartphone spend, is whether your reasoning holds up in the age of Pretty Darn Good Non-Flagship phones.

Crispr Gene Editing Could One Day Cut Away Human Pain

Crispr Gene Editing Could One Day Cut Away Human Pain

James Cox, a molecular geneticist at University College London who identified Cameron’s genetic anomaly says his group is now using Crispr in human cell lines to try to mimic her microdeletion and better understand its effects.

Nintendo Labo Gets a Cheap VR Kit

Nintendo Labo Gets a Cheap VR Kit

This week's videogame news includes a, um, battle royale between Fortnite and Apex Legends , another weird gaffe by Steam, and Nintendo sneaking a big surprise into an unassuming package.

A Devious Phishing Scam Targets Apple Customers

A Devious Phishing Scam Targets Apple Customers

This month, it's a bogus Apple App Store email that convinces its victims to cough up all kinds of personal information.First reported by Bleeping Computer, the phishing campaign doesn't contain any especially novel elements, but it executes the basics well enough that it's easy to be fooled."They're able to bypass email filters more effectively, since there are no malicious links in the email itself."Crane Hassold, AgariIf you do so, a prompt tells you that your account has been locked for security reasons, and offers an Unlock Account button.

How to Teach Artificial Intelligence Some Common Sense

How to Teach Artificial Intelligence Some Common Sense

A neural net trained to recognize only canaries isn’t of any use in recognizing, say, birdsong or human speech.“We don’t need massive amounts of data to learn,” Marcus says.