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How To Set Up Your Raspberry Pi For The First Time

My Raspberry Pi arrived with the evening mail—by midnight, my husband and I had turned it into a working print server. And neither of us had any background in computer science.<p>Raspberry Pi is a computer the size of a credit card that’s so simple, anyone can program it. Designed as an introduction …

The Secret Magic Behind Netflix Customer Service

Pretending to be a fictional character or offering dating advice would probably get you reprimanded -- or possibly fired -- from the customer service department of most companies.<p>At Netflix, taking on the persona of a Star Trek captain during a live chat with a customer gets you on national TV, a …

iPhone as standalone business would be bigger than Microsoft, Coca-Cola, McDonalds & more

<i>Businessweek</i> has a fun chart showing that Apple’s iPhone business alone would make it the 9th largest stock in the Dow Jones top 30 companies, ahead of such giants as Microsoft, Coca-Cola and McDonalds.<p>It’s not a terribly surprising fact – the iPhone represents the bulk of Apple’s business, with …

Blufit: The Smart Water Bottle that Tracks Consumption, Tells You to Drink More..Water (video)

There are myriad of wearable pedometers; Fitbit, Fuelband, Up, and the list goes on. And while those can all track and tell you how many steps and …

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

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Watch this Documentary About TrackingPoint's Auto Aiming Sniper Rifle (video)

If you don’t recall, earlier this year (May to be more exact) I told you about TrackingPoint’s new rifle system that effectively aims the gun for …

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US nearly detonated atomic bomb over North Carolina – secret document

Exclusive: Journalist uses Freedom of Information Act to disclose 1961 accident in which one switch averted catastrophe<p>A secret document, published in declassified form for the first time by the Guardian today, reveals that the US Air Force came dramatically close to detonating an atom bomb over …

The iTouchless Brings Biometrics To Your Front Door

With the iPhone 5S, biometrics are suddenly on everyone’s mind. And it’s incredibly neat that you can unlock a phone just by giving it the fing- heh, …

Blacksumac’s Piper will make your home safer, here’s how.

This millennium has been teeming with amazing releases of new and fun technology being made readily available for the average consumer. There are a …

The Message Voyager 1 Carries for Alien Civilizations

The "Golden Record" aboard the interstellar spacecraft is a time capsule of humanity, sent from 1977 to the distant future.<p>The year was 1977. Jimmy Carter was president. Rod Stewart topped the <i>Billboard</i> chart with "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)." The economy was recovering from recession. …

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The Devil’s Drug: The True Story of Meth in New Mexico

In anticipation of the new season of Breaking Bad, Nick Romeo travels to New Mexico to separate fact from fiction about the meth trade in New Mexico. …

The Laraki Epitome Is 1,750 Horsepower Of Supercar (pics)

Supercars are shamelessly indulgent, embarrassingly extravagant, and ridiculously expensive… and we wouldn’t have them any other way. Apparently, …

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 review: one giant smartphone for mankind

Godzilla, Frankenstein's monster and Bigfoot are mythical creatures that don't exist (although you might dispute the latter). But now, an equally beastly smartphone -- one seemingly designed specifically for them -- is available to buy. The Samsung Galaxy Mega is a 6.3-inch woolly mammoth of a …

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Despite Critics, Russia Promises A Grand Olympic Spectacle

As Russia prepares to host the world for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, it faces a number of challenges: The weather is mild for winter sports; residents are complaining about being displaced; and the project is costing a huge amount of money.<p>Yet the Black Sea resort town, a favorite of …

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Quitting caffeine is now a mental health disorder

There's a slight tremor in your hands followed by cold sweats. You snap when a coworker asks you a question, and your piercing headache makes you unable to send the simplest email. It’s only noon but you've given up on accomplishing anything at work.<p>If you think this sounds like the description of …

Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset Review

Our last time out with a pair of wireless cans was a great experience, if a bit daunting. The Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Omega Wireless headset …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

How Does a Baby Giraffe Sleep?

Duh! With its eyes closed, of course! Take a look at these cute photos of baby giraffes sleeping, using their own bodies as pillows for their heads, …

Xbox One used games fee to be paid by retailers

The Xbox One was unveiled earlier this week to much fanfare, but the whole used game activation scheme is a bit confusing at this point. It appears …

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Xbox One uncertainty, earnings drag down GameStop

The game retailer's shares have taken a hit this week, falling nearly 20 percent.<p>GameStop is having a pretty rough week.<p>First Microsoft unveiled the<p>Xbox Onebut didn't provide much clarity into how used games will work with its new console. Then the video game company reported its fiscal …

Xbox One games will require internet 'spot checks', but Microsoft won't charge to authenticate used games

Does the Xbox One actually require an internet connection? Will used game buyers or sellers have to pay an extra fee? Microsoft hasn't made it clear, but a report at <i>Polygon</i> now claims that the answers are "yes" and "no" respectively. According to the publication's sources, Xbox One games will phone …

Microsoft submits dispute against Xbox One domain squatter

Domain squatters are pesky folks who strive to nab up as many domain names as they can that take advantage of another entity’s trademark for the …

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Call of Duty: Ghosts' Engine Is An Upgrade, Not All-New

About 25% of the Xbox One presentation, nearly a full fifteen minutes, was devoted to longtime Microsoft ally Activision, for a series that Xbox seems to wish was their exclusive, Call of Duty. Many members of the team got up on stage and showed us behind the scenes videos and “gameplay” footage, …