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Daily Deals: Alienware GTX 1080 Desktop for $1050

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Painted surfaces in your home, such as windowsills, may require repainting every few years. Before you begin applying the new paint, you need to prepare the windowsill. This involves scraping away the loose old paint and so you can apply the primer and new paint directly to the wood surface of the …

How I Made a Notched & Tenoned Joint for the First Time

As some readers will know, I’m working on a book about English Arts and Crafts furniture for the books division of Popular Woodworking. As the …

Woodworking

Woodworking: 7 ideas for building your own pergola

Created: 28 February, 2017<p>The thought of building your own pergola might sound like a complicated one, and if you're got no woodworking skills then …

Home improvement: 10 ways to build your own shelves

When it comes to home improvement, we like to stick to the most simple but most effective approaches. In this sense, knocking up a bit of shelving is …

How to Add a Modern Twist to Any Kitchen Style

It doesn’t always take a full-scale renovation to make a classic kitchen feel more modern.<p>If you’re looking to modernize your traditional or transitional kitchen, you’ll be glad to hear that your options are plenty. From updates you can execute in an afternoon to projects that require a contractor, …

Kitchens

Create your own amazing apps from scratch with the Professional Android Developer Bundle

App building may seem incomprehensible — but once you start digging into how developers actually do it, it’s not so mysterious… and you’ll even start thinking you can do it yourself. And the reality is that you can, especially with training like in this Professional Android Developer Bundle.<p>You can …

Samsung Galaxy TabPro S: Why in the universe does it run Windows?

Regardless of one’s personal opinion of Samsung and the evolution of its flagship smartphones and tablets, the brands “Galaxy S” and “Galaxy Tab S” are synonymous with one-thing, and one thing only: the Korean OEM’s top-tier, flagship <i>Android</i> products. Curious, then, that at CES earlier this month, …

Olympus Air A01 Review: A taste of the future of photography

<i>“The best camera is the one you have with you.”</i><p>While that quote was originally meant to get amateurs to focus on the images rather than the gear, recently it’s taken on a more specific secondary meaning: your smartphone.<p>Imaging technology in our phones has gotten so good that many people don’t feel …

A PS4 mouse and keyboard, just in time for 'Black Ops 3'

If you're an FPS fan, this might be the perfect controller for you. Hori's Tactical Assault Commander 4 is a keyboard and mouse setup for PS4 that attempts to mimic a PC control system. The means the DualShock 4's left analog is mapped to a WASD-style configuration, while the right analog is …

10 rules for classy apps – a developer manifesto

If you ever dig into the privacy policies of app developers, be prepared for a shock. This is where they confess their sins: invading your privacy, selling your data, and pestering you with popups and unwanted ads.<p>As the App Store becomes increasingly crowded and competitive, many developers …

Microsoft reveals how it will make money giving away software

It's all about getting you hooked<p>Microsoft has been doing some surprising things with software over the past year. Free Windows and Windows Phone licenses for PC and phone makers, free Office for iOS and Android, and acquisitions of free mobile apps all come to mind. While Microsoft has been …

If you like HTTP then you'll love HTTP 2.0

An update to one of the web's basic protocols offers faster browsing<p>Most internet users don't consider the protocols that underpin the web anymore than they do the stitching in their socks, but a major update to HTTP — the protocol that lets browsers download websites from servers — will affect …

Web Servers

The Top 25 Hotels In The World, According To Travelers

The top 25 winning hotels offer exceptional service and amenities while also providing unforgettable experiences to travelers.<p>The hotel that TripAdvisor users picked as the 'best in the world' is a luxury bungalow retreat in the Maldives that implements a strict "no news, no shoes" policy to help …

Feds found Silk Road 2 servers after a six-month attack on Tor

The Silk Road 2 trial was made possible by a six-month long attack on Tor, according to recently pubished court documents. Prosecutors are still making their case against the alleged Silk Road 2 kingpin, Blake Benthall (not to be confused with the Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht, who is also currently on …

Silk Road

10 best email apps for Android

Email is one of the oldest and most important forms of online communication. It’s a service many of us use every single day. There are tons of email services and email apps that accompany them. Some may only have a single account on something like Gmail, Outlook, or Yahoo. Their individual apps …

Apps

WhatsApp Partners With Open WhisperSystems To End-To-End Encrypt Billions Of Messages A Day

Good news for people who love privacy and security, bad news for black-hat hackers and government surveillance agencies. WhatsApp, the wildly popular messaging app, has partnered with the crypto gurus at Open WhisperSystems to implement strong end-to-end encryption on all WhatsApp text …

Amazon Launches Lambda, An Event-Driven Compute Service

Amazon Web Services announced a new service today called Lambda, a stateless event-driven compute service for dynamic applications that doesn’t require provisioning of any compute infrastructure.<p>As AWS’s CTO Werner Vogels pointed out, this will enable programmers to reduce their overall development …

Spot.IM Turns Any Site Into A Social Network

Facebook and Twitter are essential tools for social marketing, but user engagement on those networks doesn’t necessarily translate into more visitors to a site. Created by the founder of a former TechCrunch Disrupt winner, Spot.IM wants to solve that problem by making it possible to turn any site …

New Microsoft Garage site invites public to test a wide range of app ideas

Microsoft today launched a new section on its website: The Microsoft Garage is designed to give the public early access to various projects the company is testing right now. The team is kicking off with a total of 16 free consumer-facing apps, spanning Android, Android Wear, iOS, Windows Phone, …

Unfortunately, no clever gadget can keep you entirely safe online

Since the revelations last year of widespread snooping into personal communications by US spying authorities, Silicon Valley has seen a wave of privacy-focused startups. Many of these companies have used Tor, the open-source network that allows users to browse the web anonymously by encrypting the …

Next-gen OpenGL initiative announced, bridging desktop and mobile APIs

The Khronos Group, the non-profit group behind the popular OpenGL ES graphics API for mobile devices, has just detailed the specification for OpenGL 4.5 and has released SPIR v2.0 (OpenCL C intermediate representation). For us mobile users, Khronos has let out a few more details on OpenGL ES 3.1 …

OpenGL

Big-Ass Screen: LG's Envy-Inducing 34" Monster Monitor

While I'd previously caught wind of LG's new 34" monitor, the company's hero shots showed little more than a rectangle covered in Photoshopped fake …

Unclouded App Lets You See What’s Eating Up Your Cloud Storage

Back when the PC was king, a number of software programs were available that would let you analyze your hard drive utilization, allowing you to delete and relocate files in order to free up more storage space. But now that we’ve moved to using cloud services, where overuse isn’t just an annoyance, …

Wireless charger uses ultrasound to power your phone from across the room

We first came across uBeam's unusual wireless charging technology three years ago, at the <i>All Things D</i> Science Fair, where the fledgling company was only just introducing its creation to the public. Today, the company's finally ready for a big move forward -- uBeam co-founder Meredith Perry just …

Jasmine Aroma Diffuser

This fits your .<p>by entering your model number.<p>Jasmine uses ultrasonic technology, blending water and pure essential oil (no synthetic oil, please), …