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Handpresso Wild Hybrid portable coffee machine hits Amazon low at $45.50 (Reg. $75)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon is offering the Handpresso Wild Hybrid portable coffee machine for <b>$45.42 shipped</b>. While currently back-ordered for a couple …

Full version of AutoDesk’s SketchBook app for iOS, Mac, Android & Windows is now FREE

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Today, the folks over at AutoDesk have announced that the full version of its SketchBook app for iOS, Android, Mac and Windows …

Review ordered of smart motorway speed limits after record fines are handed out

A comprehensive review of 'smart motorways' has been ordered after a ten fold increase in the number of motorists being fined while driving below 70mph.<p>There are currently more than 20 sections of smart motorways across the country, which are intended to ease congestion by monitoring the driving …

One of Estonia’s first “e-residents” explains what it means to have digital citizenship

An online community survey recently asked me where I’m based. Without hesitation, I answered “Estonia.” You might ask: as a US citizen, why in the world did I do that? But as crazy as it may sound, Estonia is the country to which I feel most loyal today. I am one of the country’s first …

Private Sector

Striking lecturers are not the only ones whose pensions will be impossible to live on<p>“I’ll never be able to retire now.” I overheard this familiar refrain while standing in a crowd of thousands of striking university staff marching on parliament in a snow storm. What had brought so many people out …

Retirement

5G is the real reason the US is so afraid of Huawei

After many years of talking about the next evolutionary step in mobile communication technology, 5G is finally within reach. The network equipment …

How to give your Finder window superpowers

The Finder has been with the Mac since day one, way back in 1984. But just because it’s old, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have some new tricks. Did you know, for instance, that you can add a path bar to the bottom of the window to show the path of the current folder on your Mac? Or that you can add …

Operating Systems

UK banning stores from charging debit/credit card & Apple Pay fees starting this month

The UK will soon start banning shops and stores from charging a fee for credit card and debit card transactions. As reported by The Bristol Post, the new law goes into effect on January 13th and will permanently do away with additional fees for credit and debit transactions, including Apple Pay…<p>The …

Can blockchain replace supermarkets? INS says yes, raises $43 million to prove it

Imagine a world where consumers buy their groceries directly from manufacturers, cutting grocery stores and supermarkets completely out of the equation. That’s a future that blockchain startup INS wants to enable. And the company has just raised roughly $43 million (60,000 Ether) in a public token …

Behold The Most Hilarious Wildlife Photos of 2017

Wildlife photographer Tibor Kércz would spend a few nights each year camped out in a tent near a tree, hoping to capture photos of little owls and …

Wildlife

Amazon vets develop $20 WyzeCam home camera, end up competing against their former employer

The four founders of Wyze Labs are all former Amazon employees, and they’ve hewed closely the company’s well-known leadership principles in …

Clean with the power of ultrasound by using the Sonic Soak

Cleanliness has never looked so sleek. Much to the delight of clean freaks everywhere, there’s a new standard when it comes to removing dirt, grime, …

Cleaning

This sensor-packed pedestrian crossing is fit for a modern city

Paint-on-the-floor pedestrian crossings don't cut it anymore. They are outdated, and the cause of 20 incidents a day in the UK. Architectural firm …

Korner is a $99 smart security system that’s perfect for apartments

Are you paying $40, $50, or even $60+ per month for a traditional home security system? It’s obviously important to ensure that your family is safe …

Smart Homes

Woman mistakes WWII-era munition for precious stone on German beach

A woman in Germany has narrowly escaped injury after plucking a chunk of white phosphorus from a beach. Firefighters were called to the scene after …

Dictionary.com discreetly updates app permissions to spy on your phone

Dictionary.com is begging to be placed on the crowdsourced Android Blacklist. Following incremental updates to both its freemium and premium apps, the popular glossary solution has discreetly added seven intrusive new permissions.<p>The privacy-unfriendly move was spotted by Reddit sleuth Snotbot who …

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards founders have launched a new show for pet pictures. Here are the finalists, selected from 2,500 entries

Photography

Alternative Tube map shows Roman Roads of Britain

Much like Buckingham Palace, our never-ending supply of pigeons and our big red buses, London really wouldn’t be London without the Tube map<p>So if …

A Chinese Museum Is Offering Big Money to Whomever Can Decode This Ancient Script

The going rate is $15,000 per character.<p>It’s not bounty hunting, but it’s close: The National Museum of Chinese Writing in Anyang, Henan Province is …

The best dash cams

Dash cams have become ubiquitous among daily driver tools. Increasing distractions and decreasing attention spans have made for a dangerous, …

Dashcam

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Weed-killing robots, mini scuba tanks, and more

<i>At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion crowdfunding campaigns on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll</i> …

Crowd Funding

This fire pit removes the most annoying thing about a bonfire — the smoke

There is an old saying that says “where there’s smoke, there’s fire,” and for the most part, that tends to be true. After all, who hasn’t gathered …

Portable

Apple offers micropayments to people who improve Apple Maps

Want to earn money <i>and</i> help out your favorite tech company? According to a new report, Apple has created a Mechanical Turk-style web app that lets people sign up and help improve Apple Maps for money.<p>People in the program reportedly earn about 54 cents per task (correcting or verifying a placemark …

This Common Antioxidant Actively Slows The Signs of Ageing in Human Skin

"The effects we're seeing are not temporary."<p>A common antioxidant used as a dye in laboratories could one day be added to skin care products as way …

Correction: Billy the Kid-Sheriff story

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a story May 19 about a historical document related to the death of the former sheriff who is credited with killing Billy …

WP: Трамп поделился с Лавровым секретными данными

Президент США Дональд Трамп мог поделиться с главой МИД РФ Сергеем Лавровым и послом России в Вашингтоне Сергеем Кисляком совершенно секретной …

App specific passwords will be required to sign in to iCloud with third party apps from June 15, here’s how to make them

In its ongoing efforts to ensure strong security for customers, Apple will require the use of app-specific passwords from June 15th. This affects you if you use a third-party app that logs in with an iCloud email and password (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc) to access contacts, calendar and mail …

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Truepic launches app that authenticates your pictures on the spot

Image verification company TRUEPIC today launched its digital platform, including a mobile app and an SDK for other apps, helping businesses and date-hungry people everywhere ensure what you see is actually what you get.<p>TRUEPIC calls itself a “digital notary for photos.” Its aim is to combat image …

iCloud Guide: Top Tips for Understanding and Using iCloud

When Apple introduced iCloud in the summer of 2011, it was groundbreaking in recognizing the need for a hassle-free method of updating information and content across devices. A lot has happened to iCloud since that introduction. Today, with 800 million worldwide users and growing, Apple's iCloud is …