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Materiable is a shape-shifting digital interface that can behave like a liquid

A group of researchers have created the groundwork for a new type of interface that could someday change the way we interact with devices.<p>Developed …

What is a DAC?

A <b>DAC</b> is a <b>Digital-to-Analog Converter</b><p>A DAC [Digital-to-Analog Converter] is a device that converts digital audio information (comprised of a series of …

Microsoft and HackerRank Bring Interactive Code Editor to Bing

Microsoft Partners with HackerRank to bring Interactive Code Editing to Bing<p>As human beings, it’s natural that we don’t know everything there is to …

What is cache memory – Gary explains

System-on-a-Chip (SoC) designers have a problem, a big problem in fact, Random Access Memory (RAM) is slow, too slow, it just can’t keep up. So they came up with a workaround and it is called cache memory. If you want to know all about cache memory then read on!<p>You may think it strange to hear that …

Computer Hardware

Why You Should Use Tumbleweed

People often ask me why they should use openSUSE Tumbleweed and how it compares to other distributions like Fedora or Ubuntu. The fact is Tumbleweed …

The RAM Conundrum: How Much RAM Do We Really Need?

Recently, we were treated to announcements of one of the first smartphones running Android that come with 6GB of RAM.<p>6 freaking GB! That is a lot of …

Closing Apps to Save Your Battery Only Makes Things Worse

For a certain sort of smartphone user, closing apps becomes almost automatic. You double-tap the home button on your iPhone or hit the multitasking …

Hack – a typeface made for source code

No more squinting to see if that’s a lowercase L or a capital i – that’s the promise of Hack, a free and open-source programming typeface that has …

Native vs. Hybrid Apps, Strengths and Weaknesses

Native Apps & Hybrid Apps: The Strengths and Weaknesses of Today’s Paradigms<p>Over the past few years, the world around us has experienced a powerful …

Jide Announce Multi-Window Android For PC and Mac *updated*

UPDATE: We have spoken to Jide and can confirm that the download will be available on the 12th from www.jide.com<p>Jide Technology has released Remix OS …

How an IRS agent discovered the identity of the Silk Road kingpin using Google searches

At least that's the lesson from a young IRS agent, Gary L. Alford, who first uncovered the identity of Silk Road boss Ross Ulbricht using Google searches.<p>By the middle of 2013, Ulbricht had built Silk Road into a "dark web" marketplace that facilitated the sale of enormous amounts of contraband, …

Silk Road

Engineers in Iran have created a robot that imitates human behavior with scary accuracy

Iran's third generation humanoid robot is coming incredibly close to imitating human behavior. So close that it's a little scary.

Microsoft Builds Android App Store For Its Own Android Apps Inside Of The Android App Store

Microsoft has a new app out called ‘Microsoft Apps‘ on Android that contains a list of its Android apps that you can download on the Android app store.<p>There are two parts to this development. The first is that Microsoft’s cross-platform work continues, and that the company has yet to let up an inch …

Why Facebook is scared of Android

A series of discussions between Google and Facebook took place over the course of this summer, and Facebook walked away from them a little shaky. Their concern? All it would require is one completely reasonable move by Google to take a serious financial bite out of the social giant. It’s something …

Social Media

Connections Is A Microsoft Garage Project That Consolidates Information About Your Contacts, Available Only In India

One of a smartphone's core functions is to contact your contacts, so you probably have a bunch of them. Some, maybe even most, folks would consider …

Use a Single Data Store When Dual Booting

Dual booting Windows and Linux doesn't mean you have to maintain two separate sets of applications, preferences, and documents. With cross-platform, …

Microsoft Translator loops Apple Watch, Android Wear devices into real-time conversations

Microsoft Translator, the iOS and Android app that enables people speaking different languages to hold a smartphone-assisted conversation, has been updated to include two-device conversation support for those platforms’ respective smartwatches. Users can now speak into, and read text on, their …

Google Chrome functions finally return actual random numbers

Over the years, multiple studies have found that Google Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine was returning not-so-random numbers when you called the Math.random() function.<p>Today that’s been fixed, with the release of Chrome 49, which will be available soon. Math.random() is the most frequently used way to …

Anonymous just declared war on Donald Trump

The hacking group Anonymous has formally announced its next target: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. An Anonymous-associated Twitter account said on Friday that the group had taken down the website for New York City's Trump Towers as a "statement against racism and hatred."<p>The Trump …

Donald Trump

Asus and LG have a laugh at Apple’s Smart Battery Case

If you have been keeping up with your broader smartphone tech, you may have noticed that Apple released a rather unflattering looking Smart Battery Case for its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S the other day. Asus and LG have taken to Twitter to poke a little fun at Apple’s latest innovation and grab a …

How To: Hack Any Windows 7/8/10 User Password Without Logging In

Hello! This is my first post on this awesome website! I know that Windows exploits are less common than the more advanced hacks, but I found …

Google says its quantum computer is more than 100 million times faster than a regular computer chip

Google appears to be more confident about the technical capabilities of its D-Wave 2X quantum computer, which it operates alongside NASA at the U.S. space agency’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California.<p>D-Wave’s machines are the closest thing we have today to quantum computing, which …

Quantum Computing

[Soapractical] Kyocera Makes A Hot Water And Soap Washable Phone And I Have 10 Urgent Questions About It

Are you bored of the endless parade of touchscreen slabs that smartphones have become? Do you want a new idea, a strike of genius, something to foam …

Microsoft open sources Windows Live Writer blogging tool

Microsoft today announced that it has released a fork of the Windows Live Writer software for creating and posting blogs under an open source MIT license. Microsoft engineers no longer actively develop Windows Live Writer, so Microsoft volunteers elected to make it freely available for anyone to …

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