USPS solar eclipse stamps use body heat to reveal the moon

USPS The United States Postal Service is no stranger to letting its nerd flag fly with special edition stamps. The latest in its space series is a little different, though. Rather than just showing off celestial bodies or NASA spacecraft, the new stamps are a tribute to the upcoming total solar eclipse that should occur […]

Airbnb makes it easier for road warriors to find a room

Airbnb Airbnb is becoming a more popular option for business travelers. Employees from more than 250,000 companies around the world have signed up to use it for work, the company says. So, Airbnb caters to these road warriors with a new search tool that shows only listings suited for business travel. What does that mean, […]

Merriam-Webster’s idea of ‘sheeple’ are Apple fanboys

AOL I’ll admit it: I’m an unabashed Apple fanboy. I spent far too much on a Macbook Pro with specs that would cost half as much in the Windows world, I love my pair of ridiculous-looking and easily misplaced AirPods and I may or may not have a box full of old Newtons and Mac […]

The war for the soul of the password

Illustration by D. Thomas Magee Obviously, whoever invented the password system was a jerk. And whoever started adding all those little rules for password creation is a sadist. Not the kind of sex-positive sadist with a flag for their kink and a set of consensual negotiation rules that ensure password creation is hot for everyone […]

Apple Music clips are the new stars of Musical.ly videos

Musical.ly Part creation tool, part social network, the popular Musical.ly app lets users make and share their own music videos using segments of songs. Thanks to a new deal with Apple, the service’s users will be able to add songs from the vast Apple Music library to their latest masterpieces. Released in 2014, Musical.ly built […]

NASA pushes first launch of its Mars rocket to 2019

Getty Images/iStockphoto The Space Launch System (SLS), the heavy rocket NASA plans to send humans to Mars with, won’t get its first launch until 2019. Tech problems have delayed the project years later than Congress’ originally estimated it would debut, but space agency officials have confirmed that the big lifter’s initial flight will be pushed […]

The best 360-degree camera

The Wirecutter By Jeff Carlson This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer’s guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here. A 360-degree camera is great if you want to […]

Uber puts you in control of your user data

AOL/Steve Dent Uber is making removing the hurdles to deleting your account entirely. Like so many other services, simply uninstalling the app from your phone doesn’t wipe your data on the company’s servers. Not any more, according to The Verge. Rather than having to contact Uber support to eliminate your personal information, a forthcoming update […]

The Galaxy S8’s home button shifts to prevent screen burn

Chris Velazco/Engadget Screensavers were originally a way to prevent burn-in on older CRT monitors. The now-classic moving images in early operating systems were created to keep any single pixel on the screen from remaining in place for too long, leaving behind a ghost on the display. Modern screens like the OLED ones on Samsung’s Galaxy […]

I sat in on a virtual support group for sexual assault survivors

Testimony trailer screenshot Thanks to its ability to give you a first-person point of view, virtual reality has quickly become a vehicle for empathetic storytelling. Testimony, a VR project that premiered at Tribeca 2017, does so by putting you in a virtual support group, showing the effectiveness of simply watching people tell their stories themselves, […]