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Jumping Straight Down the Side of a 3,228-foot Cliff Looks Like a Neverending Free Fall

The drop doesn’t seem to end. And that’s because the jump is off a 3,228-foot cliff in Norway. At that high of an elevation, that free fall will feel like it’s going on forever. It’s probably long enough to make you question what the hell you just did over and over again. It’s probably long enough to have your life flash before your eyes a couple times through. It’s probably…

Over 1,500 TSA Agents Have Been Reassigned to Political Rallies Since April

When the Secret Service needs help running security for a political event they turn to the TSA. But with TSA staff shortages and absurdly long lines at American airports, why is the Secret Service leaning on the TSA for help? New figures obtained by Gizmodo lead us to believe that American flyers are in for a very long summer.Read more... Source: Gizmodo

King Tut Had a Space Dagger

Tutankhamun, the boy king of ancient Egypt who died at 18 and later exploded inside his own sarcophagus , apparently owned—and was buried with—a literal space dagger made from meteoric iron.Read more... Source: Gizmodo

How Can Budget Airlines Be So Cheap to Fly?

Budget airlines like JetBlue and Southwest in the United States, and Ryanair and Easy Jet in Europe, are often significantly cheaper to fly compared to legacy airlines like Delta and British Airways. How is this possible? Flying is expensive ! The simple answer is that budget airlines simplify as many costs as possible. Read more... Source: Gizmodo

WeChat is the messaging app that’s more like a mobile OS

Mainland China is Apple’s second biggest market, and will one day be its first. The company is making a big push on the mainland, opening new stores and investing in home-grown companies. Why the interest? Because China is the new Japan — it’s where the future is happening. All this week we take a look […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Facebook Messenger may soon add end-to-end encryption

Facebook plans to tighten security on its popular Messenger platform this summer, but it won’t be turned on for all users by default. Messenger will add a new end-to-end encryption feature that prevents hackers and the government from being able to read your text messages. Facebook won’t be able to read your messages either though, […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Spy photos all but confirm 2016 MacBook Pro’s OLED touchpad

Leaked photos of what is claimed to be Apple’s next-generation MacBook Pro all but confirm it will ship with a new OLED touchpad above its keyboard. The images sent to Cult of Mac also hint at four USB-C connectors. A recent report from reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo promised Apple will introduce an OLED touchpad to the […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

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