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Special $17 screen protector stops people from spying on your iPhone X

If you’re going to use a screen protector on your iPhone X — and you really, really should be using a good screen protector to prevent scratches and …

Tech Trends

This Pocket PC Could Replace Your Desktop

Sometimes it’s the smallest things that can have the most significant impact. A tiny chip can support everything from high-quality radio and video …

Windows 10

The New Guide to Running a Tor Relay

The New Guide to Running a Tor Relay nusenu February 08, 2018 Have we told you lately how much we love our relay operators? Relays are the backbone …

The Trippy, High-Speed World of Drone Racing

There is no slacker component to the new generation of talented young pilots who like to fool around with quadcopters.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>In a canyon in the Rocky Mountain Front above Fort Collins, Colorado, a young man …

Snapdragon US Galaxy S8 and S8+ can now be rooted by all with SamPWND

It's pretty funny how Exynos-powered Samsung devices used to be considered less developer-friendly, but it's now their Snapdragon counterparts that …

Galaxy S8

Coding Best Practices Part 1 (Naming Conventions & Class Designing Principles)

In my last article IMPORTANCE OF WRITING CLEAN CODE, you realized the importance of creating a beautiful piece of code. You learned some techniques …

The Complete Learn to Code Bundle | Popular Mechanics Shop

<b>Python Tutorial: Learn by Coding</b><p>Go From Beginner to Master of Python with 7.5 Hours of Hands-On Training<p>Cement your coding skills by learning Python: server-side interpreted, open-source, non-compiled scripting language commonly used in web and video game development. Begin with the basics of …

License Plate Tracking Has Gone Open-Source

OpenALPR makes it all so, so easy.<p>Computer vision-assisted license plate reading seems to be a favorite spectre of a certain sort of privacy worrier, at least anecdotally speaking. Something to do with its potential for tracking and profiling an activity that seems to make Americans in particular …

Astronomers have recorded what it sounds like in space — and it's pretty eerie

Although interplanetary (and interstellar) space is not completely empty, gas molecules and dust grains are so sparsely distributed that they do not form a continuous medium that would enable sound waves to be transmitted directly.<p>But there are many locations in the solar system where it might …

Today in 1969, Apollo 11 Splashed Down

On July 24, 1969, the Apollo 11 crew returned to Earth on the Command Module Columbia. They splashed down in the Pacific Ocean and landed upside …

Best gaming monitors 2018: banish ghosting and glare with a premium panel

By Robert Jones<p>Gaming monitors have come a long way in recent years, from HDR (high dynamic range) beauties to curved, ultra-wide displays delivering …

Gear & Gadgets

Titanfall 2’s free DLC is about making sure gamers are ‘happy with their $60 game’

Respawn’s stompy mech sequel was one of the highlights of E3, revealing new robots, grappling hook and a single player campaign. Perhaps, most …

Philips camera monitors baby vitals from afar

It measures blood oxygen via invisible skin color changes.<p>Sure, junior looks fine sleeping on the baby-cam, but do you know her or his oxygen level, heartbeat and breathing rate, you monster? Of course not (don't worry, you're a good parent), because there's no way of monitoring such things short …

Home Automation

How to master computer science minus the student loans

Save hundreds on 80 hours of premium computer science training—learn coding, algorithms, data structures, Raspberry Pi, and more.<p>These days, college isn't the end-all, be-all means of gaining critical professional skills. Which is great, because who likes paying loans for the next ten years of …

Raspberry Pi

Scientists crack mystery of shrimp packing such a punch it can split your thumb

By Ben Guarino<p>Ben Guarino<p>Reporter covering biology, genetics, nature, paleontology and the culture of science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>In tropical shallows the world over, a peculiar sort of creature scurries along the sea floor, unassuming except for the fact that it sports one of the most powerful …

University of California

Audio Recordings Document 'Weird Music' Heard By Apollo Astronauts On Far Side Of Moon

"If you’re behind the moon and hear some weird noise on your radio, and you know you’re blocked from the Earth, then what could you possibly think?"<p>The crew of an Apollo mission to the moon were so startled when they encountered strange music-like noises coming through their headsets, they didn't …

Fan Recreates GoldenEye 007 in Unreal Engine 4

Oddjob is still perma-banned.<p>Many still have fond memories of dorm room split-screen matches and big weekend LAN parties, all centered around the …

The newest HomeKit products can be built right into your walls

It's cool being able to control your home through an app, but sometimes you just want to keep it simple and flip a switch. That's about to become possible for people building out a smart home with products connected with Apple's HomeKit. iDevices is announcing a number of HomeKit products today …

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NASA is 'puzzled' by its best photo yet of these mysterious white spots in space

We just got our best look yet at a strange cluster of bright spots on Ceres, a dwarf planet in the Asteroid Belt, that scientists have spent months puzzling over.<p>NASA's Dawn spacecraft returned the close-up shot (below) of a giant 4-mile-deep crater on Ceres. The spacecraft snapped the photo from …

Astronomy

20 apps and games to download for the new year

APPS<p><b>HERE BETA</b><p><b>Android - FREE</b><p>Looking for an alternative to Google Maps on your Android device? Nokia has made its maps and satnav app available in beta form for free. It’s impressive, whether navigating on foot or by car, particularly offline when reception is low or non-existent.<p><b>PAUSE - CURATED</b> …

Apps

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YouTube

NASA's Opportunity Rover Gets Panorama Image at 'Wdowiak Ridge'

The latest fieldwork site for NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, which has been examining a series of Martian craters since 2004, is on the …

ISIS justifies its taking of sex slaves

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a new publication, ISIS justifies its kidnapping of women as sex slaves citing Islamic theology, an interpretation that is rejected by the Muslim world at large as a perversion of Islam.<p>"One should remember that enslaving the families of the kuffar -- the infidels -- and taking their …

Boulder close-up

The scientific imaging system OSIRIS on board ESA’s spacecraft Rosetta has caught a spectacular glimpse of one of the many boulders that cover the …

Former Marine in urination video found dead in North Carolina

Former Marine sniper Robert Richards, a central figure in a 2012 video scandal involving Marines urinating on the corpses of Afghan insurgents, has been found dead at his home in North Carolina.<p>Richards, 28, died in Jacksonville, outside Camp Lejeune, on Wednesday night, according to his lawyer and …

Military

Photos: Aftermath of Malaysia Airlines Crash in Ukraine

A woman cries during a religious service held by villagers in memory of the victims at the crash site of Malaysia Airlin<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Vadim Ghirda—AP

10 Free Android Apps Everyone Should Download

Every time I get a new Android smartphone or tablet, I install certain apps right away, before I even really start to play with the device — apps I …