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You can now buy the IRL Pong table on Kickstarter

It isn’t cheap<p>Last year, a YouTube video showed off a physical version of the classic video game <i>Pong</i>. Players maneuvered a pair of paddles back and forth on each side of the table, while motors and magnets allowed the puck to bounce between each side like a souped-up version of air hockey. The …

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Malware Attacks on Macs Up 744% in 2016, Mostly Due to Adware

Malware attacks on Macs were up 744 percent in 2016, according to the latest Threat Report shared by McAfee Labs [PDF]. Mac users don't need to be overly alarmed, though, because much of that huge jump can be attributed to adware bundling. macOS malware samples jumped up 245 percent in the fourth …

How iTunes built, and then broke, my meticulous music-listening system

March 23rd, 2017<p>The design has fallen out of fashion now, but a spreadsheet wasn’t the worst model for Apple to use in building iTunes. The more you obsess over your music, the more you appreciate iTunes’ rows and columns of data. Using the app’s “smart playlists,” you can slice and dice your …

Apple imagines turning an iPhone or iPad into a touchscreen MacBook

Apple’s first experiment with touchscreens on Macs produced the Touch Bar recently, but the iPhone maker might be considering something a lot more ambitious in the future. <i>Apple Insider</i> has discovered a patent filing that covers laptops that include docks for an iPhone or iPad. In one example an …

Watch Dave Chappelle Impersonate Drake and Lil Wayne

Dave Chappelle’s two new comedy specials—his first since 2004—arrived on Netflix this week. During the shows, he whips out impressions of Drake and Lil Wayne. He impersonates Drake while in character as Kevin Hart: “Kevin is the first comedian that a Drake song could be about. Kevin could walk …

Apple acquires powerful iOS automation app Workflow, makes it available for free

Apple today acquired popular iOS tool Workflow, which allows users to combine the functionalities of various apps together to automate normally complex processes. According to TechCrunch, Apple finalized the deal today but financial details are not yet available.<p>In a statement, Workflow developer …

Apps

How portable music players have evolved over time

In the video above, we examine how portable music players have evolved over time – from Philips releasing the compact cassette in 1962, to the first iPod in 2001, which revolutionised the way we listen to music on the go.<p>From gaming to artificial intelligence, televisions to wearables, this video …

How to protect your Twitter account against app hacks

Thousands of Twitter users had their accounts hijacked this morning, thanks to a third-party app. Big brands and verified accounts were affected, with tweets featuring the Nazi swastika and pro-Erdoğan propaganda. While Twitter wasn’t breached itself, it’s important to check what apps have access …

Security

This iPhone concept presents a compelling use for a borderless screen

Before this year is through, we’re likely to see a procession of new smartphones launching with incredibly thin screen bezels, such as LG’s G6 that was just announced at Mobile World Congress last month. Or Samsung’s Galaxy S8. Or, as rumor has it, the special anniversary edition iPhone that we’re …

Don't fall for this ingenious fake attachment scam in Gmail

There are phishing scams, and then there are those that are so damn clever that… sorry, scratch that. Phishing scams are the worst, and those that run them deserve infuriatingly slow internet access for the rest of their damned lives.<p>This new one doing the rounds in Gmail inboxes is one that …

Rogue Moose Charges Down Run at Breckenridge

Possibly more dangerous than a skier on the loose, is a moose on the loose. Snowboarder Cheri Luther and her friend Amy Loofa were making turns at …

Extreme Sports

Jimi Hendrix – 10 of the best

Nearly five decades on from his death, Hendrix’s guitar playing is still electrifying. Here are 10 key songs by a musician never equalled<p>1. 51st Anniversary<p>Jimi Hendrix introduced himself to the world in December 1966, when he turned Hey Joe, a Los Angeles garage rock standard that had been a hit …

The Best Homemade Ramen Soup Recipes

Chicken noodle soup has got nothing on these ramen recipes.<p>Traditional Japanese ramen ― the broth-y noodle soup loaded with umami flavors and often times topped with a soft boiled egg ― can take a long time to perfect. Ramen masters spend years honing their craft. But most of us living stateside …

Artist puts Trump's sexist quotes onto 1950s advertisements, and it works all too well

Women have come so far since the 1950s, just maybe not in the Oval Office.<p>Saint Hoax is a Syrian painter and activist who spent the last two years …

Amazon Developing 'Voice ID' Technology for Alexa Assistant

Amazon is building upon the Alexa voice-recognition technology found in its Echo range of speakers so that the virtual assistant can distinguish between individual users based on the sound of their voices.<p>According to anonymous sources who spoke to <i>TIME</i>, Amazon's feature would work by matching the …

Mozilla buys Pocket in first ever acquisition

Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox web browser, just snapped up Pocket in its first ever acquisition.<p>Pocket will remain an independent subsidiary and promises to continue delivering the service fans know and love. However, the Mozilla takeover will allow it to add “fuel to the rocketship” and …

Software

#BagelGate, the train fight that rocked social media, gave us some glorious jokes

The nation was transfixed Monday afternoon after footage emerged of an incident on a train involving bagels, which has been dubbed #Bagelgate.<p>A brawl …

Watch a teaser trailer for Snowpiercer director Bong Joon-ho’s new Netflix film

Starring Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal<p><i>Snowpiercer</i> director Bong Joon-ho is bringing his next film straight to Netflix. <i>Okja</i>, a mysterious monster movie starring Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins, and 13-year-old South Korean star Ahn Seo-hyun, will debut on the service sometime in …

Bill Paxton, Versatile 'Big Love,' 'Twister' Actor, Dead at 61

Golden Globe-nominated actor dies following complications from surgery<p>Bill Paxton, the veteran actor who starred in <i>Big Love</i> and appeared in films …

Bill Paxton

Cards Against Humanity co-creator sends newest board game, Secret Hitler, to all 100 U.S. senators

With the rise of the alt-right and the white nationalist movements, some observers are analyzing the early actions of the Donald Trump administration …

When Cats Get Inspired by The Empire Strikes Back

The Oatmeal takes a look at what happens when cats get inspired by watching <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i>.<p>In addition to this blog, Laughing Squid is also …

Sony’s crazy projector that turns any surface into a touchscreen is going on sale this year

It’s called the Xperia Touch, is powered by Android, and will cost around $1,600<p>Over the past couple of years, Sony has shown off a number of experimental products designed for the home. Now, though, one of them is actually going on sale: the newly christened Xperia Touch — an Android projector …

Top 10 Raspberry Pi Zero Projects That Make Use of Its Small Stature

The Raspberry Pi has long been the hobbyist choice for DIY electronics projects. The Raspberry Pi Zero, which is about the size of a stick of gum, …

Raspberry Pi

11 Forgotten Apple Products

Since Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, the computer company has released hit after hit with the iMac, iPod, iPhone, and iPad. However, over …

AOL

15 Great Instrumental Hip Hop Albums

Some of us listen to Hip Hop primarily for the lyrics, others for the beats. Most of the times it will be a combination of both that determines how …

A Beautiful Acoustic Cover of the Iconic Solo From ‘Comfortably Numb’ Played on a Gorgeous Guitar

Finnish musician Juha Järvinen who is also known as the Acoustician performed an absolutely beautiful acoustic cover of David Gilmour‘s iconic solo …

reDiscover Steely Dan’s ‘Aja’

The recordings of <b>Steely Dan</b> are so superbly crafted that it’s no surprise they have won honours for their studio engineering as well as their …

Netflix’s Mystery Science Theater revival will be out in April

The upcoming <i>Mystery Science Theater 3000</i> revival has a release date: April 14th. As <i>The</i> <i>AV Club</i> points out, Netflix announced the news in a Facebook post early this morning.<p>Back in 2015, show creator Joel Hodgson launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring back <i>MST3K,</i> which ended up breaking the …

15 of the best Netflix original series and movies you absolutely have to watch

The days of flipping through the channels in search of something good to watch are all but over thanks to the on-demand streaming offered by Netflix. …

Your TV is probably tracking you -- here's how to stop it

Internet-connected smart TVs and streaming devices from Vizio, LG, Samsung, Sony, Roku, Google and others can all spy on your viewing habits. Here's how to stop them.<p>When you unpacked your new TV or streamer for the first time, you probably couldn't wait to start watching it. In the excitement to …