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Banksy Opens up About Dismaland and Contemporary Art

“I think a museum is a bad place to look at art.”<p>Banksy’s satirical Dismaland Bemusement Park is something that has managed to capture the attention of art and pop culture enthusiasts alike, with the main draw resting in one’s own interpretation of what it all means. In a rare interview with <i>The</i> …

Adobe Flash's newest enemy: Google

Starting Tuesday, Google's Chrome browser won't automatically play ads that use Flash -- another blow for the long-criticized animation software.<p>The largest tech companies in the world -- from Apple to Facebook -- have a death wish for Flash, the Adobe-made Web animation software. Add another …

Software

How to prevent closing multiple tabs in Chrome

Want to prevent accidental closures when you still have lots of tabs open? Check out this workaround for Chrome.<p><b>Editors' note, August 31, 2015:</b> <i>This How To was originally published on January 9, 2012, and has been updated to include new information.</i><p>Whether you're researching or adding distractions …

Software

U.S. weighs sanctioning Russia as well as China in cyber attacks

<i>Washington (By Arshad Mohammed, Matt Spetalnick and Mark Hosenball, Reuters)</i> — The United States is considering sanctions against both Russian and Chinese individuals and companies for cyber attacks against U.S. commercial targets, several U.S. officials said on Monday.<p>The officials, who spoke on …

Old Atari games had graphics glitches because of CPU bottlenecks

Now that we know how the graphics worked on the Nintendo Entertainment System and Commodore 64, The iBookGuy wants to tell us all about how the Apple II and Atari 2600 got their groove on. In the latest video he says that the Apple II actually used two different techniques for producing visuals …

Former Secret Service agent pleads guilty in Bitcoin theft | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A former Secret Service agent pleaded guilty on Monday to diverting to his personal account over $800,000 worth of bitcoins during an investigation into online drug marketplace Silk Road.<p>Bitcoin (virtual currency) coins are seen in an illustration picture taken at La …

Corruption

7 Technology Trends That Will Make Or Break Many Careers

No matter what field you work in, if you’re hoping to get ahead in your career, you need to be mindful of technology trends. We’ve seen it all too often in recent history, that a new technology takes over and suddenly those who can’t keep up are no longer needed.<p>But by educating yourself on what is …

Google Docs

Apple reportedly bid for Clarkson and 'Top Gear' co-stars

It was quite a surprise when Amazon announced it had snapped up the <i>Top Gear</i> trio for a new show on Prime Instant Video. Many thought Netflix or Sky would win out, but now it's emerged that another unlikely player was bidding for Clarkson and friends: Apple. According to <i>Variety</i>, the company made "an …

Top Gear

Sony's new smartwatch packs all its tech in the wristband

Sony's electronics division may be in a slump, but it doesn't plan on fading quietly into the night. To spur innovation at the company, Sony has set …

Kenyan chief's Twitter feed helps round up stolen cows and lost phones

It is morning and young men sit slumped in front of the general store, looking slightly dazed. Tall sunflowers in a field seem to sway to music blasting from a huge, ancient speaker. One man is dancing. Business is slow.<p><i>A brown cow was stolen this morning from Gwakiongo.</i><p>A man fixes a balcony in …

GoPro wants you to make short videos on your action camera

So you want to put your latest action camera footage on Instagram or Vine, but you'd rather not transfer the entire video to your computer or phone just to produce a seconds-long highlight. What to do? As of today, GoPro has an easy answer. It's rolling out a trimming feature that produces short, …

LG's new SmartThingQ sensor smartens up your old appliances

Ever wanted a device that can notify you when your laundry load is done or when food in the fridge is about to spoil? LG's SmartThingQ claims to be able to do that and more.<p>LG has already said it'll show off a new tablet at this week's IFA convention in Berlin. But that's far from the only gadget …

Smart Homes

LinkedIn is revamping its painful messaging service

LinkedIn has been the butt of many a design joke in recent years, and it’s caught a lot of flak for its clunky one-to-one messaging interface.<p>You couldn’t read entire threads at once in your inbox and until recently, it was hard to tell if you had actually responded to messages. The business social …

Samsung Gear S2 to be carried by all four major U.S. carriers

Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch, previously referred to as Project Orbis or the Gear A, has finally been formally announced. Two main models will be released, the Gear S2 and the Gear S2 Classic to allow consumers more choice in what they wear. There will also be cellular models that can make use of …

Wear OS

Google self-driving cars don't need windshield wipers

Ready to have your mind blown?<p>Google said Monday that it is bringing its self-driving prototype cars to Austin. The company brought one of its Koala …

Limit on Apple Pay and other contactless payments rises to £30 in the UK

UK residents can now make contactless payments of up to £30 without the need for a PIN. The increase from the prior limit of £20 means that people will be able to use phone-based payment services like Apple Pay, as well as contactless cards, for a wider range of transactions across the country. The …

Apple Pay