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Is your broadband fast enough for video streaming? Here's how to find out - Pocket-lint

If you're always wondering how fast your broadband actually is but can't decifer the multiple results provided by Speedtest, Netflix has launched a …

Televisions

Innovative TAP One Handed Keyboard Unveiled (video)

A new innovative one-handed keyboard has been created called Tap which fits onto your fingers and is equipped with an on-board sensors and battery …

Apple Pay holdout Walmart brings its own digital wallet to over 500 stores

While Walmart remains among the list of stores stubbornly resisting Apple Pay, the retail giant is slowly pushing forward with its own mobile payment service called Walmart Pay. An update to Walmart’s mobile app added support for the digital wallet last month, and today the retailer announced that …

High School

Amazon, Not Apple, Is Making Tablets Great Again

Amazon's inexpensive Fire tablet. Source: Amazon.<p>Demand for <b>Amazon</b>'s tablets is surging.<p>Sales of Amazon's Fire tablets more than doubled in the first quarter, making the e-commerce giant the third-largest seller of tablets in the world. Rivals <b>Apple</b> and <b>Samsung</b> captured a larger percentage of the …

Petition to activate smartphone FM radios gains steam as carriers agree to flip the switch

A new report from CBC News details the progress being made to unlock the FM radio chip that many smartphones feature. Many smartphones have an untapped FM chip inside them that users are unable to take advantage of and while many Android devices are confirmed to have the chip, the iPhone also has …

Mississippi Town Must Desegregate Schools After 50 Year Battle

<b>Correction appended, May 17</b><p>A federal court ordered a Mississippi town to combine its two high schools and middle schools on Friday in order to …

High School

Sony’s newest Xperia X member is a phablet with a 16-megapixel selfie camera

At Mobile World Congress 2016, Sony unveiled three new devices in a new Xperia X lineup. None of those phones are available yet, but Sony’s added a …

Phones

Watch how Super Mario 64 is teaching millions the nitty-gritty of game design

These videos are fascinating, even for the layman<p>YouTuber pannenkeok2012 uploaded a new video in his series of <i>Super Mario 64</i> programming lessons yesterday. Watch above to learn how the random number generator (RNG) works in the classic Nintendo 64 game, making Bob-ombs blink and determining the …

Transgender Mafia Don Murdered in Naples

An aspiring Camorra crime boss—and trans male—was tortured and murdered by rivals, but police say his gender wasn’t at issue in the gruesome …

'Yes, It's Prince': 911 Call Reveals Frantic Attempts to Get Help for Star After He Was Found Unresponsive in Elevator

brightcove.createExperiences(); A transcript of the 911 call from Prince’s compound reveals the frantic attempts to get help for the superstar after …

Fighting the haze at the Grand Canyon

Back in 2009, industrial giant Cemex wanted to build a new plant near the Grand Canyon. Opposition forced the company to relocate the project farther away. Nevertheless, the battle to preserve air quality and visibility at the canyon is ongoing.<p>The view from the rim of the canyon has noticeably …

National Parks

Check out this high-tech animal gear for National Pet Day

Did you know that this is National Pet Day in the United States? If you didn’t, go find your pet, give them a hug, and apologize. And if you <i>were</i> aware, go find your pet and give them a hug anyway because they love you.<p>And you love them right back, so you probably want to celebrate the day by …

Impossible Project's I-1 instant film camera carries on Polaroid's legacy

Impossible Project, the company that has helped prop Polaroid's abandoned instant film and instant film cameras, has announced its first 600-type …

A browser for people who think Chrome is for dummies

Vivaldi 1.0, from the creators of Opera, is crammed with options for those of you who want to break out of the confines of ordinary browsers.<p>Ever since Google launched Chrome in 2008, Web browsers embraced spartan interfaces that stripped out toolbars, menus and anything else that got in the way of …

Software

6 easy and affordable data security tips that actually work

By: Kevin Shahbazi, CEO of LogMeOnce<p>How much time do you spend thinking about protecting your data? When was the last time you changed your passwords? If someone tried to hack into your organization or personal computer, would you know about it?<p>Unfortunately, most cyber attacks and data breaches go …

Apps

How to protect your data and avoid being hacked

NEW YORK (AP) — The government hack of an iPhone used by a San Bernardino killer serves as a reminder that phones and other electronic devices aren't impenetrable vaults.<p>While most people aren't targets of the NSA, FBI or a foreign government, hackers are looking to steal the financial and personal …

Information Systems

12 iPhone Storage Tricks Everyone Should Know

<b>1 | Find out which apps are hogging the most space</b><p>Did you know you can see which apps are taking up the most space in just a couple of taps? Head to …

Apps

How Burglars Commit Crime and Take Advantage of Cities by Hacking Architecture

'A Burglar's Guide to the City,' written by Geoff Manaugh, takes a look at our everyday urban environments through the eyes of the criminals aiming to hack them.<p>As a kid, I always fantasized about booby-trapping my house with elaborate tripwires and swinging paint cans to outsmart potential thieves …

Built Environment

How to Backup Call logs and SMS on Android device

The need to keep track of all your call logs and SMS is very much required. In Android devices, the call log gets cleared after 30 days and vanishes …

Ex-Patriots assistant Brad Seely: New touchback rule could increase returns

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Quick-hit thoughts/notes around the New England Patriots and NFL:<p>1. With NFL owners approving a rule change to spot the football …

NFL

Why you should never use Ancestry.com

GENEALOGY sites like Ancestry seem like a great way to find out about your past. They could put you in danger in the process.

Crime

Top 5 pieces of abandoned Sony hardware

For over 20 years now, Sony has been a pillar of the gaming industry. It's at the forefront of the tech industry, and it lead the way with its …

Darth Vader

Apps news, reviews, photos and video - Pocket-lint

25 January 2018<p>Photoshop can be used to create many different images and clever illusions. Some skilled Photoshop artists have taken it upon …

There Were Different 'Straight Outta Compton' Trailers for Different Races

In promoting the movie <i>Straight Outta Compton</i>, the biopic released last year telling the story of seminal gangsta rap group NWA, Universal pictures …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Why 'Straight Outta Compton' had different Facebook trailers for people of different races

Jaimie Trueblood<p>The specificity of Facebook’s advertising machine lets companies sidestep many potential pitfalls that could prevent them from launching a successful ad campaign.<p>For Universal Pictures, one of the problems Facebook helped them sidestep was the fact that white Americans didn’t really …

Rap & Hip-Hop

One of America's most notorious jails is literally sinking into the ground

Neither the people incarcerated there, nor the correction officers working there, can escape it. "The smell alone would torture you," says Candie Hailey-Means, who was incarcerated at Rikers until May 2015. "It smells like sewer, mixed with fertilizer, mixed with death."<p>Hailey-Means was sent to …

Human Rights