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The Best Smartwatches (You Can Buy Today)

Pebble is arguably responsible for helping to jumpstart the modern wearable movement. They raised over $10 million through their Kickstarter campaign …

Wearable Tech

Snag a 1TB Xbox One With 5 Games and Extra Controller For $320

Solid Deals on a 1 TB Xbox One<p>Been in the market to buy an Xbox One? There’s no better time than now. The Microsoft Store is offering a deal like …

Why websites are so vulnerable to hackers

Hackers just can’t get enough of hacking websites. Malicious actors break into them to upload infected copies of operating systems or distribute …

Twitter Shuts Down Russian Parody Accounts, and the US Government Is Pissed

Twitter parody accounts are the second worst thing on Earth. What’s the worst thing? When Twitter shuts down parody accounts because they might …

Your Old Video Games Might Actually Be Worth a Lot of Money

Much like comic books, old games in pristine condition, especially limited releases, can fetch a premium on sites like eBay.<p>A lot of people are …

This Android phone will put military-grade security in your pocket — for $14,000

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge costs less than $800. The new Solarin Android smartphone costs £9,500, which is about $14,000.<p>The team behind Solarin, …

NASA gets a better picture of Pluto's surface

Back in December, NASA shared its best Pluto close-ups gathered by New Horizons. It was a detailed, but incomplete set -- now, the plucky probe has transferred more data back to Earth, allowing researchers to stitch together the rest of the picture. The new "mosaic strip" covers a larger part of …

Largest-ever math proof chews up 200TB of data

You've probably been asked to prove a math solution at some point, but never like this. Researchers have created the world's largest math proof while solving the Boolean Pythagorean triples problem, consuming a whopping 200TB of data -- the previous record was 'just' 13GB. The sheer size came from …

Asus' new ZenFone 3 smartphones range from big to gargantuan

Asus has kicked off the press day at the Computex trade show in Taipei with an absolutely enormous lineup of products. Among them are three new …

The three big reasons Windows 10 tablets don't cut it

Microsoft needs to fix battery life, screen and app issues if Windows 10 tablets are to compete with Android or the iPad<p>If you’re after a tablet in 2016, broadly speaking you have three choices: Android, Apple’s iPad or Microsoft’s Windows 10 tablets.<p>While the first two are mobile born and bred, …

It's been 10 years since Half-Life 2: Episode 3 was announced. Here's Gabe Newell not talking about it.

Around 2008, Valve got really tight-lipped about a sequel they told everyone was on the way<p>No, numerologists of the Interwebs, this is not confirmation of <i>Half-Life 2: Episode 3</i>. It's a compilation of interviews given and questions taken by Valve boss Gabe Newell in the decade since the infamous …

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS brings big changes to the Linux desktop

The Ubuntu desktop has seen very little change since Ubuntu 14.04 LTS was released two years ago. That’s about to change with today's launch of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS—code-named “Xenial Xerus”—which brings big changes and welcome polish to the classic Unity 7 desktop.What’s new for the traditional Linux …

Linux

Build a Raspberry Pi-Powered Linux Laptop That Fits in Your Pocket

I made this little Nintendo DS sized computer using a Raspberry Pi and a bunch of off-the-shelf parts. It is a fully functional linux computer that can do most things a full system can (games, web stuff, videos, music etc).<p>You can also output the video to an external monitor, transforming it into a …

Raspberry Pi

Debian farewells Pentium

Debian is farewelling a bunch of legacy processors, including Pentium.<p>While Linux may still be touted as the best way to keep an ancient PC on life …

Apple's Future Depends on When You Update Your iPhone Next

Apple just reported the first ever decline in iPhone sales from the same quarter a year earlier. That’s the first ever, reaching back to when the …

A New Number Format for Computers Could Nuke Approximation Errors for Good

Farewell floats?<p>Even to the more mathematically challenged among us, it's a reasonably easy task to parse a number with a decimal point. I can give you, say, 33.333 and it doesn't take any special mental contortions for you to make sense of it (not saying that <i>you</i>, in particular, are mathematically …

Google Says Android Is More Secure Than Ever

Despite concerns that Android is susceptible to some scary security issues, Google argues its mobile operating system has never been better.<p>The …

Bash on Windows, Powershell and Docker: Why Microsoft is calling time on the server GUI

Build 2016 saw Bash on Windows and a new PowerShell Docker module. What do the two mean for the future of the server?<p>It's been a long time coming, …

Linux

Virtual Desktop for VR is a glimpse at a future without monitors

I can trace my computing history along a path of display milestones. The 10-inch VGA monitor that came with my Packard Bell desktop in the '90s was a huge leap forward from the low-res Apple II displays I used in school. Then there was the 20-inch Sony Trinitron flat CRT that I brought to college …

12 advanced Git commands I wish my co-workers would know

© xkcd<p>Once you have internalized the basic work flow, Git is a powerful tool for distributed version control that offers a lot of advantages over …

5 irresistible graphics cards enclosures for PC gaming from CES 2016

Introduction<p>Remember when people said the PC was dead? Judging by the external graphics card enclosures out in force at CES 2016, not only is the PC …

Microsoft quietly pushes new Windows 10 Mobile build to Insiders

A new year, a new build, at least that's what it seems like for Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. Microsoft has just pushed out the Windows 10 …

jQuery 2.2 and 1.12 Released

To usher in the new year, the jQuery team has been hard at work on 2 new releases: jQuery 1.12.0 and 2.2.0! These releases include lots of bug fixes …

JavaScript

Spotify hit with second songwriter lawsuit in two weeks

Another songwriter has sued streaming music service Spotify -- accusing the company of "wholesale copyright infringement" -- in an escalation of the ongoing battle over online royalties and licensing.<p>A complaint filed Friday on behalf of Newburyport, Mass.-based artist Melissa Ferrick accused the …

Class Action

This Metal Band’s Graphic Anti-Donald Trump T-Shirt Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

It’s no secret that a lot of musicians feel some type of way about Donald Trump, but Richmond thrash metal icons Municipal Waste took their Trump hatred to the next level with some t-shirts they created for a recent Los Angeles show. The front features the band’s logo floating over an illustration …

Stephen Hawking's birthday: The pioneering astrophysicist's most terrifying quotes

Astrophysicist Professor Stephen Hawking has turned 74, celebrating his birthday on 8 January. His has been a life of miracles and stunning …

21 Emo Albums You Definitely Owned In 2006

The definition of "emo" will always be contended. In 2006, the term was effectively synonymous with Myspace, a claim that will pop up again and again …

The Best Programming Games Of 2015

2015 saw an increase in games controlled purely by programming. A lot of these have the goal of actually teaching you parts of a language, terminal …