David Bowie’s son is launching an online book club devoted to his father’s favorite reads

Before his death in January 2016, David Bowie was a noted musician, actor, and was a prolific reader. On Twitter, Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones recently said that he has been “feeling a building sense of duty to go on the same literary marathon in tribute” to his late father, and will be holding an online book club based on his father’s favorite books. Bowie’s website provides a list of his 100 favorite books, and Jones, the director of Moon, Warcraft, and the forthcoming film Mute, said on Twitter that he’ll…

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12 Excellent Reasons to Look Forward to 2018

It’s safe to say the year 2017 was hard for everyone. Politically, it was a mine field; emotionally, it was a rollercoaster. But let’s not recap the past. A new year is imminent, and with it comes endless possibility. Sure, 2018 will probably be tough in its own right. That said, we prefer to remain forever optimists, so we’re looking ahead with open hearts and fingers crossed. Next year brings armloads of new movies, television, music, books—but that’s just the cultural arena. We don’t want to give anything away, but…

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The Verge 2017 tech report card: Headphones

My best way to look back on 2017 in the world of headphones is to consider the things I wasn’t able to say a year ago. The best portable headphones today are wireless. That wasn’t true last year — at least not in my Beoplay H6-loving judgment — however Bowers & Wilkins’ PX have shot to the top of the charts with an exquisitely tuned sound, handsome looks, and solid battery life. The noise-cancelling PX are a transformational pair of headphones because they take NC cans out of their traditional…

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19 Celebrity Makeup Looks That Make for Perfect New Year’s Eve Inspo

New Year’s Eve is a prime time to break away from basic and venture into the unknown. Everyone’s makeup style is different, but this holiday tends to bring out the extra in everyone. And who better to inspire us with than the celebrities who count on a glam squad to keep them camera-ready? MORE: 25 Glitter Makeup Ideas for New Year’s Eve We’re always looking to the red carpet for trends and ideas to try, but oftentimes, they seem just a little too “out there” or difficult to replicate. So…

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Ad targeters are pulling data from your browser’s password manager

Nearly every web browser now comes with a password manager tool, a lightweight version of the same service offered by plugins like LastPass and 1Password. But according to new research from Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy, those same managers are being exploited as a way to track users from site to site. The researchers examined two different scripts — AdThink and OnAudience — both of are designed to get identifiable information out of browser-based password managers. The scripts work by injecting invisible login forms in the background of the…

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