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iOS 11: toggling wifi and Bluetooth in Control Centre doesn't actually turn them off

Quick switch simply disconnects phone from access points and devices rather than turning off the radios, in move criticised by security researchers<p>The new, redesigned Control Centre in iOS 11, which appears to allow users to toggle various settings such as turning wifi and Bluetooth off, doesn’t …

Batteries

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Massive Galaxy S8 Leak Details 15 New Features

The Galaxy S8 is nearly here and while Samsung is determined to keep the radically redesigned handset a secret, the biggest leak yet has just revealed almost every detail of the new smartphone and its larger sibling the Galaxy S8 Plus…<p>The news comes from none other than acclaimed KGI Securities …

Phones

This house was 3D-printed in just 24 hours

As we start to 3D-print everything — including houses, of all things — it's pretty impressive that a company built one in just 24 hours.<p>Located in …

Architecture

How to install Chrome extensions manually

Google has, over the years, increased its restrictions for installing third-party Chrome extensions to help protect Chrome users from malicious code. A few years ago, you could simply install an extension from a developer's site without any hassle. Last year, you needed only to enable Developer …

Software

Turn an old laptop into a Chromebook-Linux hybrid

Common scenario: You buy a new laptop, thinking you'll sell, donate or hand down the old one... but it never happens. Maybe you don't want to deal with the hassles of Craigslist or Ebay, not to mention wiping all your data, reinstalling Windows and so on.<p>Whatever the case, now it's just taking up …

Linux

Earth's Skies Are Violet, We Just See Them As Blue

Why is the sky blue? It’s a common question asked by children, and the simple answer is that blue light is scattered by our atmosphere more than red light, hence the blue sky. That’s basically true, but then why don’t we see a violet sky?<p>The blue sky we observe depends upon two factors: how …

Astronomy

GeForce Now Promises to Bring Cutting-Edge Gaming to Any PC

Could this finally be the game-streaming app that just works?<p>Every PC gamer has had that moment when the game you want to play is just a little too intense for the computer you have. Maybe you just haven't updated your gaming rig in a few years, maybe you only have access to a puny Macbook Air. …

MacBook Air

Even people with old PCs can play top games with Nvidia's new streaming service

LAS VEGAS — Playing high-end games will no longer require having a high-end PC with the right specs. At least, if Nvidia has anything to say about it.<p>…

We may finally know why the Samsung Note 7 kept catching fire

The Note 7’s lithium-polymer battery is a flattened “jelly-roll” consisting of a positive layer made of lithium cobalt oxide, a negative layer made of graphite, and two electrolyte-soaked separator layers made of polymer. The separator layers allow ions (and energy) to flow between the positive and …

Experts are worried that advancements in AI could threaten humanity

After pointing the finger squarely at Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom and his recent book, <i>Superintelligence</i>, Etzioni complains that Bostrom's "main source of data on the advent of human-level intelligence" consists of surveys on the opinions of AI researchers. He then surveys the opinions of AI …

9 Skyrim Secrets You Probably Didn't Find

Sneaky secrets.<p>Skyrim is a game so massive that you can explore the tundras for days and still not see everything. Even if you’ve slain every dragon, …

The Elder Scrolls

Nougat-powered LG V20 has been successfully rooted

Android offers quite a bit of customization options that satisfy the needs of most of its users. Most, but not all. True Android geeks want more and to get it, they have to root their device.<p>Rooting a device has its share of advantages. For one, it enables users to delete the bloatware that was …

Google just disclosed a major Windows bug — and Microsoft isn’t happy

Is 10 days enough time to build a patch?<p>Today, Google’s Threat Analysis group disclosed a critical vulnerability in Windows in a public post on the company’s security blog. The bug itself is very specific — allowing attackers to escape from security sandboxes through a flaw in the win32k system — …

Google is making it easier for anyone to design beautiful apps

New collaboration tools for designers embrace the Material Design philosophy<p>Google is launching a new suite of tools meant to make it easier for designers and app makers to collaborate. It’s partially an expansion of Google’s Material Design efforts, which launched two years ago as a way to rethink …

Disney's 15 Darkest, Most Terrifying Movies Of All Time

by Erick Salomon<p>– on<p>in Lists<p>Disney movies are known for being a magical and safe escape for kids of all ages. The legacy that Walt built and first …

DIY Retro Game System Showdown: RetroPie vs. Recalbox

The Raspberry Pi is the cheapest and smallest way to emulate the old video games you still love to play. You have a few different ways of going about …

Video Games Are Fulfilling Young Men And It’s Affecting Their Career Aspirations

Looking around the Internet there is no lack of material talking about the much-derided “Millennials.” Millennials are the new lost generation that an older generation looks down upon from their place on Mount Olympus, shaking their head at how they’ve squandered the world that they’ve inherited. …

University of Chicago

Opera's free VPN is now available in its main desktop browser

But Netflix has already blocked it<p>VPNs or virtual private networks are services that reroute your traffic through different countries. They're good if you want a little more anonymity or are trying to find your way around geoblocks, but they usually cost money. Not in Opera's latest browser, …

Microsoft isn't really blocking laptops from installing Linux [Update]

<i>Update 3 November 1: As spotted by security expert Akash Mahajan, it seems Lenovo has finally released a BIOS update for its Microsoft-equipped laptops that will allow you to freely install Linux on your device. T</i><i>he update essentially adds support for Linux to the RAID configuration.</i><p><i>Head to this</i> …

Rumor Has It Daniel Craig Has Been Offered More Than $150 Million to Return as Bond

This after reportedly turning down $99 million.<p>After apparently turning down $99 million to reprise his role as Bond a couple of months back, Sony has returned to the table to offer Daniel Craig the outlandish sum of $150 million to bring back his personal brand of squinty, moody 007.<p>According to a …

Warner Bros. Wants a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Movie Trilogy Starting in 2020

<b>Update:</b> Warner Bros has released the following statement in response to these reports: “’Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ is a stage play, with no …

Warner Bros pursuing Danielle Radcliffe for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child film adaptation

Love it or hate it – the name <i>Harry Potter</i> has practically become a license to print money. And that is money that Warner Bros knows all too well. …

Film Industry

Opera releases free and unlimited VPN for Android

Opera Software has been steadily spreading the free VPN love across device platforms in recent months, and now an Android app joins its iOS and …

20 hours in the biggest Skyrim mod ever, Enderal

The best part of Oblivion mod Nehrim was when I turned into a kid. In flashback I explored the village my character was born in from a first-person …

Pirates thwart uncrackable anti-copying solution for games

For a while now, German firm Denuvo has been successful in its business of preventing piracy of video games, thanks to its anti-tamper technology that makes it difficult to tweak files and play them without a licence. However, it looks like its clean streak has finally come to an end.<p>TorrentFreak …

The first website went public 25 years ago

The internet just marked another major milestone. The first website, Tim Berners-Lee's description of the World Wide Web project, went public 25 years ago on August 6th, 1991. The launch was unceremonious -- Berners-Lee announced the project on a Usenet group, and it wasn't until after August 23rd …

CERN

Android Trojan Downloaded Over 2.8 Million Times via Google Play

<b>A newly spotted Android Trojan managed to infect over 150 applications in Google Play, for a total of more than 2.8 million downloads, Doctor Web</b> …

Android News