Seriously, this skull-drilling robot is good news for humanity

Mar 15 6:42pm TechCrunch » Gadgets
 When someone invents a robot specifically made to drill into the skulls of unconscious, immobile humans, you’d be forgiven for feeling a natural reaction along the lines of “for the love of god, why?” But trust me, this particular robotic trepanation station is a good idea. Read More...
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Bored While Traveling? Download Movies to Watch Offline

Mar 15 3:00pm MakeUseOf Directory
One of the easiest ways to stay occupied while traveling is to watch something on your smartphone. Movies are especially good, as they can help you pass a couple of hours without even realizing. However, streaming content can rack up data costs at an incredible rate of knots. And finding Wi-Fi hotspots when traveling can be hard, especially when you’re sitting in a moving vehicle. Fortunately, some of the leading streaming services offer a solution for this predicament by permitting users to legally download content to watch without an internet connection. Keep reading to learn about various ways to legally download...Read the full article: Bored While Traveling? Download Movies to Watch Offline...
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The Hornet Keychain is the worlds smallest stun gun

Mar 15 2:30pm Coolest Gadgets
We always hope that the world will be a place that treats us the way we would like to be treated. That usually means kindly, fairly, and with a bit of a biased lean. This is a belief that goes into practice in how we face others in the world as well. Sadly, despite our best efforts there will always be some who are out to see the world burn, ...
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X-ray technique creates nanometer-scale 3D reconstructions of computer chips

Mar 15 2:01pm TechCrunch » Gadgets
 The chips in our devices are powered by transistors and circuits so small that they can barely be detected by our most advanced imaging techniques. How chip makers manage to do quality control when they can’t even see what they’re working is a really good question. A new method from Swiss researchers provides an incredibly detailed look at details on the level of nanometers —… Read More...
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5 Innovative Linux Operating Systems You Should Try Today

Mar 15 2:00pm MakeUseOf Directory
There are many, many Linux operating systems out there, variations upon a theme. Each one unique in their behavior, and appearance. In this flurry of operating systems however, a few stand out in regards to what they bring to the table. And the word for that can only be described as innovative. 1. Fedora: The Early Adopter When you think of innovation, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the bleeding edge. Fedora certainly ticks the boxes in that regard, as it changes with the shifting Linux environment. It makes an effort to not only be part of...Read the full article: 5 Innovative Linux Operating Systems You Should Try Today...
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This Is Why You Should Not Skip eHarmonys Lengthy Questionnaire

Mar 15 1:00pm MakeUseOf Directory
So you’ve decided to take the plunge and sign yourself up for online dating. Have you considered eHarmony? After all, it’s been around for over sixteen years, making it one of the most established dating websites online! App stores are full of free apps like Tinder. They promise you immediate results and without much effort. Seriously, just sign in with an existing social media account, throw up a photo, and add a quick bio (or don’t). Spend some time to make your Tinder profile more effective, but it’s still pretty much just based on physical attraction. For many people, that kind of online dating...Read the full article: This Is Why You Should Not Skip eHarmony’s Lengthy Questionnaire...
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Dragonvale: How to Breed a Char Dragon

Mar 15 12:54pm Macenstein
CHARDRAGON: INCUBATION TIME: 22 Hours BUY-IT Price: 1000 How to Breed: Fire and Dark / Dungeon and Watch (This guide is part of a larger DragonVale breeding guide. For the full list of breedable dragons, click here. If you would like to help support my rushing breedings & incubations to discover the latest dragon combos […]...
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HTC teases unexpected surprise on March 20, perhaps the HTC 11

Mar 15 12:01pm The Next Web » Gadgets
HTC is teasing some kind of announcement for March 20. The company’s Taiwan Facebook page posted an image saying ‘Spring is coming,’ along with a caption that Facebook translates to “HTC will give you an unexpected surprise.” It’s logical to think the announcement may be the HTC 11, a successor to the excellent HTC 10. Given the 10 was announced in April 2016, the timing seems about right. But I have my doubts. Firstly, the image doesn’t include a time for an event or livestream that consumers can follow, which is strange considering March 20 is only five days away. You can’t build… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: HTC...
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Dont Print Out Your Excel Spreadsheets! We Show You Alternatives

Mar 15 12:00pm MakeUseOf Directory
Still printing spreadsheets? Here are five reasons why you should be working digitally. No one enjoys using their printer. They’re expensive to run, they’re bad for the environment if used too liberally, and they’re often subject to paper jams and other frustrating errors. What’s more, your printer might be holding you back from getting the most out of Excel. A printed spreadsheet isn’t very useful at all compared to a digital document. If you cut out your printer, you can take advantage of Windows 10’s handiest features, make your spreadsheet interactive, and take a copy of your file with you wherever...Read the full article: Don’t Print Out Your Excel Spreadsheets! We Show You Alternatives...
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Delete These 5 Windows Files and Folders to Save Space

Mar 15 11:00am MakeUseOf Directory
Windows contains plenty of files and folders that you don’t really need. From hidden caches and old files that you can remove to clear space to files you can actually delete to solve problems, knowing what’s safe to remove can be challenging. Let’s step through some Windows files and folders that are totally safe to remove, and why you might want to do so. Note that some of these folders are in protected locations, so take care when deleting them. 1. The Hibernation File Located at C:\hiberfil.sys Hibernation mode on your PC is like sleep mode, but the system saves...Read the full article: Delete These 5 Windows Files and Folders to Save Space...
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Use These Great Twitter Tools to Manage Your Feed

Mar 15 10:00am MakeUseOf Directory
Do you follow hundreds of people on Twitter? If you do, there are probably inactive accounts, topics you’ve lost interest in, and spam accounts that are on your follow list. But while Twitter doesn’t make it easy to manage your followers or your lists, there are a number of third-party Twitter tools that can help. These four tools will make managing who you follow much easier. They’ll help you cut through the noise, keep your feed feeling fresh, and deliver a much richer experience. 1. Friend or Follow Friend or Follow has been around for several years. In that time, it’s grown...Read the full article: Use These Great Twitter Tools to Manage Your Feed...
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tex-lock High-Tech Bike Lock

Mar 15 9:03am Cool Gadgets – The Gadget Flow
Price: $94.75Ensure the safety of your wheels with the tex-lock High-Tech Bike Lock. Using high-quality textiles, this lock is ultra-resilient to offer superior protection. It can stand up to any force you can imagine – including bolt cutters and even flames!... Continue Reading...
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Yogacycled Eco-Friendly Yoga Leggings

Mar 15 9:00am Cool Gadgets – The Gadget Flow
Price: $79.84Give back to the world while getting healthy with the Yogacycled Eco-Friendly Yoga Leggings. As plastic in our oceans is a growing problem for the environment, this clothing brand is using recycled bottles for their products. Featuring super fun designs,... Continue Reading...
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6 Ways Modern Gaming Has Ruined the Fun (And How to Fix Them)

Mar 15 9:00am MakeUseOf Directory
For anyone raised on systems like the Nintendo 64 or Game Boy, gaming is now a very different beast. Gone are the heady days of the PlayStation 1, in favor of the blander era of modern gaming. You might argue that it’s a better experience — that the graphics are better, the community is more accepted, and that more brands have become household names. Nonetheless, the popularity of the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Mini proves the call for old-fashioned gaming is massive. Playing games was once a lot more fun than it is today, and here are a few reasons why....Read the full article: 6 Ways Modern Gaming Has Ruined the Fun (And How to Fix Them)...
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HomeSpot Low Latency Audio Bluetooth Receiver Dongle

Mar 15 8:54am Cool Gadgets – The Gadget Flow
Price: $79.99Give any audio system wireless capability with the HomeSpot Low Latency Audio Bluetooth Receiver Dongle. Using the latest Bluetooth V4.2 technology, this system delivers Hi-Fi audio totally wirelessly. It also delivers even better sound quality and more reliable over-the-air data... Continue Reading...
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WorldMapPortal Mixed Reality Map

Mar 15 8:53am Cool Gadgets – The Gadget Flow
Price: $29.72Explore the world in another dimension with the WorldMapPortal Mixed Reality Map. Using your smartphone, the interactive map delivers virtual tours and explorations right to your device inside the VR viewer. This incredible education tool offers insight into the culture,... Continue Reading...
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Samsung could add iPhone-like pressure-sensitive screen on Galaxy S8

Mar 15 8:02am The Next Web » Gadgets
Earlier this year reports suggested Samsung had reached an agreement with Apple that would see the South Korean manufacturer craft a large batch of OLED screens for the iPhone 8 – but it seems some of the new display tech could also land on the upcoming Galaxy S8. Citing an undisclosed industry insider, local outlet The Investor reports Samsung’s display division is working on incorporating a pressure-sensitive sensor for 3D Touch into the panel. Apple previously included the feature in the iPhone 6S, but now it appears it could be coming to the new S8 too. While Huawei has already showcased pressure-sensitive OLED… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: iPhone,Samsung...
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5 iPhone Apps That Can Make You a Better Person

Mar 15 8:00am MakeUseOf Directory
Do you have habits that you would like to change, but have trouble doing so? Maybe you would like to start exercising regularly, saving money, reading more books, or procrastinating less. With handy iPhone apps that remind and encourage you to meet these types of goals, you can do it! Here are five of the best apps for self-improvement and how to get the most out of them. 1. Productive (Free) Productive helps you to adjust your habits and reach your goals on a daily basis. You simply schedule habits for any time of the day and days of the week....Read the full article: 5 iPhone Apps That Can Make You a Better Person...
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Apple is opening new stores in Downtown Miami, Cologne and Nanjing

Mar 15 7:06am TechCrunch » Gadgets
 While Apple’s retail team is currently remodeling all its stores, the company is also opening brand new stores around the world. Apple is opening a flagship store in Downtown Miami, a new store in a historic building in Cologne and a third store in Nanjing. Last weekend, Apple reopened the 35th remodeled store across 18 different states. “Almost 50 percent of the stores in the U.S. Read More...
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Woman Suffers Burns to Face, Hands When Her Headphones Explode Mid-Flight

Mar 15 7:02am
There have been several incidents involving lithium batteries in recent years, including the now infamous Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
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Wednesday Deals: Savings Thatll Bring Music to Your Ears [UK]

Mar 15 3:00am MakeUseOf Directory
Amazon has discounted a range of audio products for you today. Some of the best include Optoma’s Bluetooth sport earphones, TaoTronics Bluetooth speaker along with a collection of other speakers and earphones to bring music to your ears. All available on Amazon’s Prime Delivery! Speakers TaoTronics Rock Bluetooth Speaker [52\% Off] Inateck Bluetooth Portable Speaker (Black) [39\% Off] TaoTronics Bluetooth Water Resistant Shower Speaker [45\% Off] Anker SoundCore Nano Bluetooth Speaker [17\% Off] Anker SoundCore nano Bluetooth Speaker with Big Sound, Super-Portable Wireless Speaker with Built-in Mic for iPhone 7, iPad, Samsung, Nexus, HTC, Laptops and More - Gray Anker...Read the full article: Wednesday Deals: Savings That’ll Bring Music to Your Ears [UK]...
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Is This the End for Cheap PC Games in India?

Mar 15 2:14am
Looking for cheap PC games in India? Brace yourself for disappointment.
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4 Ways to Reduce Your Mobile Internet Data Usage with Android Apps

Mar 14 5:00pm MakeUseOf Directory
From browsing the web, to streaming videos, to using social media, there are just too many ways to burn through your phone’s data allowance. Unless you’re lucky enough to have an unlimited plan, there’s a good chance you find yourself rationing your usage at the end of each month. There are ways to get around the problem. With the right choice of apps, you can reduce how much data you use without having to reduce how much you use your phone. Let’s take a look at some of the best data saving apps for Android. Opera Max Opera Max is...Read the full article: 4 Ways to Reduce Your Mobile Internet Data Usage with Android Apps...
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You Can Make Your Windows Desktop Even Darker, 7 Tips

Mar 14 3:00pm MakeUseOf Directory
A dark Windows theme is a good start to reduce eyestrain and increase the coolness factor for your desktop, but you can make your desktop even darker. Almost all of us grew up with light Windows themes. On old versions of Windows, dark colors were almost unheard of. With Windows 8, dark was suddenly cool. And it doesn’t just look better — using dark themes is scientifically proven to be better for you. But despite its sultry dark tones, Windows still lacks options to make your desktop appear even darker. If you’ve changed your Windows theme, what else can you customize? Keep...Read the full article: You Can Make Your Windows Desktop Even Darker, 7 Tips...
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Smart motorcycle helmet comes with speakers and rearview camera

Mar 14 2:38pm The Next Web » Gadgets
Imagine being able to talk, navigate, and listen to music while riding a motorcycle. CrossHelmet’s features make this easy. What is it? CrossHelmet is a smart motorcycle helmet with a heads-up display that has built-in, app-controlled features such as a GPS, music player, and Bluetooth connectivity. The HUD can be seen on the tiny lenses built just inside the helmet’s visor. This shows your current route if you’re using a GPS, as well as the feed from a rearview camera. The helmet also has speakers built into it for music, along with a built-in noise control system. How is it… This story continues at The Next Web...
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The Ambie Ear Cuff Earphones dont tune out completely!

Mar 14 2:30pm Coolest Gadgets
Some days we have too many thoughts running in our heads. The things we have to do at home, errands, any loose ends that were left at work, what we’re behind on for our personal goals, visiting family, friends, the fact that we should be taking a more proactive stance on our health; it all gets to be too much at times. Music can match our mood, and it can also ...
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10 Unique Ways to Practice Your Handwriting When You Hate It

Mar 14 2:00pm MakeUseOf Directory
Bad handwriting can be really embarrassing, especially in a professional setting. But when so much of our lives are made up of typing and texting applications, how is anyone supposed to have good handwriting nowadays? Fear not! Your penmanship doesn’t have to resemble that of a third-grade child’s. Keep reading to learn 10 fun and easy ways to start improving your handwriting today. 1. Make Your Own Handwriting Worksheets While in grade school, you probably learned print and cursive letters and phrases with help from handwriting worksheets. You can still rely on that method now that you’re older, and memorize...Read the full article: 10 Unique Ways to Practice Your Handwriting When You Hate It...
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Hayos Kinect-like sensor for your home now has an API

Mar 14 1:56pm TechCrunch » Gadgets
 Sometimes I miss the Kinect. It was such a breakthrough device and yet it didn’t go anywhere. But it inspired a lot of entrepreneurs, including the team behind Hayo. This new device lets you set up virtual buttons on a table to control all your connected objects. Hayo recently announced that there will be an API so that developers can play with the company’s image recognition… Read More...
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V-MODA Remix is a Bluetooth speaker and headphone amplifier

Mar 14 1:00pm Coolest Gadgets
V-MODA is well known when it comes to rolling out high-fidelity audio devices, and this time around, they have come up with the REMIX. REMIX is the very first portable Bluetooth speaker from the company that is able to roll out uncompromising sound quality alongside design, in addition to unrivaled 3D-printed customization options for every single surface. This is the result of three years of R&D that involved dozens of ...
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How to Delete (or Repair) Your Macs Recovery Partition

Mar 14 1:00pm MakeUseOf Directory
Every Mac since the days of OS X Lion has a Recovery partition, a tool that can help you rescue a Mac with a damaged operating system. However, if you are looking to replace macOS with Linux, you may want to delete this for some extra disk space. You also may want to restore it if you switch back to macOS. Here’s how to delete or restore your Mac’s recovery partition. The Basics of the Recovery Partition When booting up your Mac, you can hold down Command+ R to boot into the Recovery partition of your Mac. If your Mac has a problem,...Read the full article: How to Delete (or Repair) Your Mac’s Recovery Partition...
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PegaSwitch is an easy exploit toolkit for the Nintendo Switch

Mar 14 12:27pm TechCrunch » Gadgets
 A day after the world got confused whether or not the Switch was truly hacked, a group of programmers have released PegaSwitch, a “toolkit” that allows for limited code execution, allowing users to execute some unsigned code on the Switch. To be clear, this is not a full jailbreak but instead a proof-of-concept that could lead to a jailbreak. Read More...
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10 Essential YouTube Channels for Movie Lovers

Mar 14 12:00pm MakeUseOf Directory
If you like movies, the chances are you like YouTube too. On a smaller scale, YouTube gives content creators a place to share their talents with the world. It’s no surprise that movies and YouTube go together well. You can watch the latest movie trailers or even full movies on YouTube. We’ve previously discussed YouTube channels all movie fans will love, but there are so many more. Let’s explore the channels all movie fanatics really should subscribe to. 1. CinemaSins CinemaSins exists to point out everything you never noticed was wrong in movies. This channel is famous for its Everything...Read the full article: 10 Essential YouTube Channels for Movie Lovers...
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Whats the Best 3D Printer for You and Your Budget in 2017?

Mar 14 11:00am MakeUseOf Directory
If you’re looking for a 3D printer, we’ve got you covered — no matter your budget. Like any hobby, there can be a lot of jargon and advertising snake oil. Today I’ll cover some good machine choices. But if you’re not sure of the technical details, make sure to read our 3D printing beginner’s guide to get up to speed. Stating “the best” 3D printer is a little subjective. It’s like saying “my mom is the best in the world”. Everybody knows my mom is the best, and there can only be one. Anyway, I’ll cover several different models for...Read the full article: What’s the Best 3D Printer for You and Your Budget in 2017?...
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Can You Trust Your VPN Client? Heres How to Find Out

Mar 14 10:00am MakeUseOf Directory
You should definitely be using a virtual private network (VPN). Your ISP is spying on you, governments are monitoring internet traffic, and identity thieves abound. Using a VPN helps protect your traffic from snooping and your information from theft. But how can you be sure that your VPN is protecting you? There are a number things to think about, and a number of ways to test them. Here are five signs your VPN is trustworthy. 1. The Policy Is Clear About Logging Many VPN providers keep logs of your data. When you log on, when you log off, your IP...Read the full article: Can You Trust Your VPN Client? Here’s How to Find Out...
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5 Ways to Use the Raspberry Pi Camera Module for Time-Lapse Photography

Mar 14 9:00am MakeUseOf Directory
The light, compact properties of a Raspberry Pi mean that when paired with the popular camera module and portable battery, it can be used as a surreptitious camera. With this in mind, I recently captured five stunning time lapse videos. You can too. What You Will Need To get started with time-lapse photography on the Raspberry Pi, it’s a good idea to prepare your device by finding a waterproof, all-weather and perhaps even ruggedized Raspberry Pi case. You’ll be able to find something suitable on Amazon. Make sure it has space for the camera, as well as a gap for the lens....Read the full article: 5 Ways to Use the Raspberry Pi Camera Module for Time-Lapse Photography...
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Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatch Launched

Mar 14 8:45am
The Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 beginning Tuesday from, TAG Heuer stores, specialty watch stores, and major retailers worldwide.
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Reolink Keen: 100% Wireless Security Cam Review & Giveaway

Mar 14 8:30am MakeUseOf Directory
Need a completely wireless security camera, that can be moved around the house to suit your needs? Reolink has the device for you: the Reolink Keen, a $130 battery-powered wireless security camera with two-way audio and night vision. On top of that, it comes with a motion sensor and alarm – making it an all-in-one mini security kit. Check out what we thought of the Keen, then read on to find out how to win one for yourself. Reolink Keen 1080p Wire Free Indoor Smart Home Security Wireless IP Camera Battery Powered Night Vision PIR Sensor Two-Way Audio (Reolink Keen)...Read the full article: Reolink Keen: 100\% Wireless Security Cam Review & Giveaway...
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AVI, MKV, or MP4? Video Filetypes Explained and Compared

Mar 14 8:00am MakeUseOf Directory
Why do so many video formats exist? Why can’t we all just agree on one and stick to it? There are so many out there, many of which have gone extinct but many that haven’t. How frustrating is it when you download a video that’s only available in a format that isn’t supported by the device you want to use? For example, I recently downloaded a video course comprised of MOV files, a format unsupported by my old and outdated smart TV. So instead of watching in the comfort of my living room as I’d intended, I had to watch...Read the full article: AVI, MKV, or MP4? Video Filetypes Explained and Compared...
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4 Very Light Alternatives to Adobe Reader

Mar 14 7:50am MakeUseOf Directory
If you’re still using Adobe Reader for PDF documents, it’s time for you to move on. It’s one of the most notorious programs to ever exist because it hits the trifecta of poor user experience: slow to launch, bloated and unnecessary features, and too many security vulnerabilities. With so many alternatives available, there’s no reason to keep using Adobe Reader. In fact, most modern systems come loaded with apps that can read PDFs, and if you don’t have one, then you can always rely on your web browser. These days, browser-based PDF readers are more than good enough if all...Read the full article: 4 Very Light Alternatives to Adobe Reader...
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Google, Levi's 'Project Jacquard' Smart Commuter Jacket Gets a Price and Release Date

Mar 14 6:09am
The smart connected jacket from Levi's, developed by Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group, will cost $350 when it is first made available in fall later this year.
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Crunch Report | Intel Acquires Mobileye

Mar 13 8:00pm TechCrunch » Gadgets
Today’s Stories Intel buys Mobileye in $15.3B deal, moves its automotive unit to Israel Pandora’s on-demand music service finally arrives Facebook tells developers to not use data for surveillance YouTube launches Uptime, an experimental app for watching videos with friends New iPad models being tested around Cupertino, logs show Credits Written and Hosted by: Anthony Ha Filmed… Read More...
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MIT labs smart boots could keep astronauts on their feet

Mar 13 6:54pm TechCrunch » Gadgets
 If you’ve ever worn a spacesuit during a moonwalk or EVA, and I know a lot of you have, you were probably frustrated by how difficult it is to move around — both with the restrictions of the suit itself and the limitations on what you can see and feel. Researchers want to make things easier with boots that give the user haptic feedback warning them of obstacles they might not see. Read More...
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Cybercriminals Possess CIA Hacking Tools: What This Means for You

Mar 13 4:00pm MakeUseOf Directory
So you didn’t care about Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Samsung eavesdropping on you. But how do you feel about cyber criminals listening in on your bedroom conversations? WikiLeaks’s Vault 7 file suggests you may soon play host to unexpected visitors. The Central Intelligence Agency’s most dangerous malware — capable of hacking nearly all wireless consumer electronics — could now sit in the hands of thieves and terrorists. So what does that mean for you? What’s Vault 7? Vault 7 is a leaked trove of documents pertaining to the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) cyber warfare capabilities. Much of the software described in...Read the full article: Cybercriminals Possess CIA Hacking Tools: What This Means for You...
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Apple releases new ad with real-life iMessage stickers

Mar 13 3:26pm TechCrunch » Gadgets
 Apple just published a new video ad on its YouTube channel. I’ve been writing about recent Apple ads because they’ve been a bit more creative than your average consumer electronics ad. This time is no exception as Apple created a city-wide sticker fight. With iOS 10, Apple introduced stickers into iMessage. You can now install apps directly from the Messages app and add stickers… Read More...
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SteelSeries reveals a slew of new headband accessories

Mar 13 3:00pm Coolest Gadgets
SteelSeries is well known for their collection of gaming peripherals, but this time around, they have come up with a slew of new headband accessories specially meant for the Arctis headset range. We are looking at a collision of gaming and art, sporting designs that will be able to propel the Artist Series collection to new heights in the form of vibrant and inspired headband designs. Sporting bold colors as ...
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5 Big Name iOS Apps That Break Sensible Design Rules

Mar 13 3:00pm MakeUseOf Directory
Not every iOS app plays by the rules, and some don’t have your best interests in mind. There are a lot of great apps for your devices, but we are looking at those you should avoid altogether. These are not fly-by-night privacy nightmares, you still want to keep an eye out for those. These are popular apps missing key features, from developers who really should know better. Let’s take a look at five of the worst sinners, don’t forget to add your own in the comments at the end of the post. 1–2. Gmail and Google Hangouts The Google suite of...Read the full article: 5 Big Name iOS Apps That Break Sensible Design Rules...
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The Pokket Mini DJ Mixer takes your show on the road

Mar 13 2:30pm Coolest Gadgets
When you have a passion for something, it’s generally on your mind for about ten minutes or more every day. If it’s an activity or hobby, you think of what your next project will be, or how you can work through issues that you face on the project you’re currently working on. For those that live and breathe being a DJ, every moment you’re a awake could be spent mixing a ...
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10 Ways That Free Web Hosting Is Bad for Your First Website

Mar 13 2:00pm MakeUseOf Directory
When setting up a website for the first time, the “free” option can be very tempting. We all want to save some cash, after all. But whatever you do, don’t fall for the snake oil salesman tactics of these free web hosting providers. They might promise to get your site online without spending a dime. They may even offer you a “free domain”. But these offers are almost never worth the downsides they come with. They’re a terrible idea, and one you’ll only end up regretting. Sure, not all free hosting providers are as bad as each other. Not all...Read the full article: 10 Ways That Free Web Hosting Is Bad for Your First Website...
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Want to Be a UX Designer? Heres How to Get Started

Mar 13 1:00pm MakeUseOf Directory
Like a lot of buzzwords, UX is an umbrella term. And its definition changes depending on the context. But the fundamentals stay the same. User Experience Designer usually takes care of the invisible: how a user interacts with the product and how they navigate through it. It’s the UX Designer’s job to make sure that the user’s needs are taken care of (that they’re not confused while using the product). That they can do what they want to do, do it well and fast and easily. And maybe, just maybe, be delighted in the process. What Exactly Does a UX...Read the full article: Want to Be a UX Designer? Here’s How to Get Started...
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New iPad models being tested around Cupertino, logs show

Mar 13 12:49pm TechCrunch » Gadgets
 Several new iPad models have been spotted being tested in Cupertino and nearby locations, according to mobile marketing firm Fiksu – potentially confirming earlier rumors of a planned iPad refresh arriving this spring. According to reports, a leaked investor note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo indicated that Apple is expected to update its 12.9-inch iPad Pro model, as well… Read More...
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That Fake Charger or Cable Is Killing Your Phones Battery

Mar 13 12:00pm MakeUseOf Directory
You may think that charging your phone consists of finding a cable with a plug that fits. Not so. Not all chargers are created equal. Some take much longer to fill your battery. Others are worse and can do lasting damage to your device. That fake charger cable may be killing the battery it was supposed to revive! Fortunately, chargers aren’t hard to understand, and a few basic steps can keep you out of trouble. Fake Charger Risks Mobile phone chargers have a basic job. They supply your device with power. This activates the charging circuitry, which goes about the...Read the full article: That Fake Charger or Cable Is Killing Your Phone’s Battery...
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5 of the Best Skateboarding Games Ever Made

Mar 13 11:00am MakeUseOf Directory
The heyday of action sports games is behind us, at least for now (though there are some great winter sports titles available). But while we’re waiting for the genre to rise again, there are a few classics still worth playing. In particular, these five skateboarding games are some of the best out there. You might have to dig out an old console or fire up an emulator to play them, but it’s absolutely worth it. 1. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 (2001) You could debate the merits of the various Pro Skater games all day. But many players will agree that the third...Read the full article: 5 of the Best Skateboarding Games Ever Made...
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8 Free Alternatives to Windows Operating Systems

Mar 13 10:00am MakeUseOf Directory
Perhaps you’re looking for a new PC and perhaps it’s too expensive. The immediate consideration is switching away from Windows, but macOS also involves an expensive purchase. So what can you do? The smart money would be on Linux, a free and open source alternative that offers many different (albeit similar) operating systems. But in fact there are many free alternatives to Windows, operating systems that are capable of performing all standard computing tasks. If money is a problem and you need a free alternative to Windows to keep your PC running, or you just want a change but don’t...Read the full article: 8 Free Alternatives to Windows Operating Systems...
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Hackers release proof-of-concept Nintendo Switch jailbreak

Mar 13 9:12am TechCrunch » Gadgets
In what amounts to a an innocuous but important proof-of-concept a hacker called LiveOverflow has released a jailbreak that allows you to run arbitrary code on the Nintendo Switch. The interesting thing? Because of a bug in the browser software used on the Switch, the same jailbreak that let iOS 9 users modify their phones has been repurposed to attack the console. The jailbreak code is… Read More...
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TabletHookz Create Your Own Seatback Entertainment

Mar 13 9:00am Cool Gadgets – The Gadget Flow
Price: $14.66Enjoy hands-free seatback entertainment while you travel with this all-in-one pocket sized tablet and smartphone mount. TabletHookz is a simple,robust and secure hands-free device to mount tablets or smartphones to the back of a seat when traveling, or for use... Continue Reading...
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Hex Origin 17L Backpack

Mar 13 9:00am Cool Gadgets – The Gadget Flow
Price: $79.95Carry all that you need with the Hex Origin 17L Backpack. In addition to generous amounts of internal storage, this backpack features convenient pockets for your accessories. In the front is a zipper pocket for your tablet and small devices.... Continue Reading...
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5 Best Microsoft Office Tools to Create Accessible Documents

Mar 13 9:00am MakeUseOf Directory
Microsoft has equipped its products with built-in accessibility tools to support dyslexic or visually impaired users. You can also use these tools to create more inclusive documents. Most of the features work at the operating system level. Since late-2016, Microsoft has started offering specific tools for its Office suite. But what tools are available? And how do you use them? Keep reading to find out. 1. Accessible Templates All Microsoft Office apps come packed with templates. They cover everything from budget reports in Excel to job applications in Word. The nature of some of these templates makes it difficult for some users to interact with...Read the full article: 5 Best Microsoft Office Tools to Create Accessible Documents...
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Awesome Facebook Features You Never Thought to Click

Mar 13 8:00am MakeUseOf Directory
Most people think of Facebook as simply a social media site. But it can be useful in other ways too — if you do a little exploring. You can look for a new job, buy cool items, contribute to charities, and do all sorts of other cool things. Here are several handy Facebook menu features that you never thought to click. Access the Menu To get started, you’ll need to access the menu. If you’re using Facebook on the web, you’ll see your menu on the left, under the Facebook logo and your name. The following features are under the Explore heading...Read the full article: Awesome Facebook Features You Never Thought to Click...
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Huge Savings on Accessories, Peripherals, and More [UK]

Mar 13 3:00am MakeUseOf Directory
Sometimes it’s the small things in life that make all the difference. Today we bring you Amazon UK’s best deals on accessories and peripherals. If you like your accessories on the double, then you’ll be pleased to know that all items are available on Amazon Prime delivery. Betron Earphone Splitter – 3.5mm Jack [53\% Off] Microrange Hard Drive Carry Case [29\% Off] Inatack USB 3.0 HDD SATA Enclosure [29\% Off] [CA] [USB 3.0 & Tool-free ] Inateck USB 3.0 HDD SATA External Hard Drive Disk Enclosure Case for 9.5mm 7mm 2.5 Inch SATA HDD and SSD(FE2004) [USB 3.0 & Tool-free...Read the full article: Huge Savings on Accessories, Peripherals, and More [UK]...
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