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Google Tracks You Even If Location History's Off. Here's How to Stop It

If, like most people, you thought Google stopped tracking your location once you turned off Location History in your account settings, you were …

Privacy

FretBud is the simplest, most useful guitar-scales app ever

If you’re learning to play the guitar, then you will constantly be looking up two things: Scales and chords. After you get a bit further into it, you’ll add arpeggios to that list. And you will keep referencing them for years, becasue there are a zillion way to play each chord, scale, or arpeggio …

Electric Guitar

Cryptocurrency is just one of seven types of cryptoassets you should know

• <b>Cryptocurrencies</b> like bitcoin, the granddaddy of all cryptoassets, are instruments of exchange, stores of value, and units of account. To wit, bitcoin today holds over $100 billion dollars and supports billions a day in global transactions. Banks are taking notice, going from “bitcoin bad, …

Cryptocurrency

Microsoft debuts free quantum computer programming katas

Microsoft yesterday announced the release of Quantum Katas, a self-paced programming project that teaches developers how to write code for quantum computers.<p>Quantum Katas, as the name implies, are coding katas from Microsoft that teach beginning developers the fundamentals of the company’s quantum …

Quantum Computing

14 features in iOS 12 you need to know about

iOS

Best 4K USB-C displays for MacBook and MacBook Pro for July 2018

It’s been a while since we took at look at the best 4K USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 displays available for MacBook and MacBook Pro. While we’re still waiting to hear more about Apple’s upcoming pro display, and if it will work with other Macs besides the next-gen Mac Pro, there are some notable new display …

What Is A Blockchain Operating System?

Blockchain, as more and more people are finding out, is a ledger system for keeping records. More specifically, blockchain is an open (i.e. public, not held inside one company, unless it’s a private blockchain) distributed (it exists on many computers) immutable (it can not be altered, in …

Blockchain

One person is probably responsible for almost 600 percent of Bitcoin's price rise

Bitcoin is complicated. From what, exactly, it's good for to who created it, there remains a host of unanswered questions about the world's foremost …

Cryptocurrency

The Grand Tor: How to Go Anonymous Online

Fifteen years have passed since a couple of MIT grads and a Navy-funded researcher first built The Onion Router, or Tor, a wild experiment in …

Bitcoin is none of the things it was supposed to be

The cryptocurrency was supposed to replace the finance industry. Instead, it has replicated it.<p>On Thursday, the price of Bitcoin fluctuated by …

How blockchain will change major industries

While much of the discussion around blockchain has surrounded bitcoin and its ups and downs, corporations and businesses are quickly waking up to the possibility of using blockchain to secure and improve large volumes of transactions as well.<p>By removing the need for trusted third parties, …

Blockchain

How to convert any file to any format

Organize your work your way.<p>A file's format—the way that it's saved and encoded—determines what you can do with it and which programs can open it. (You can check its format by looking at the file name's extension.) Think of each format like a different language, with some only understood by …

Software

Evergreen | The Next Web

All stories in Evergreen<p>Understanding quantum computers: The basics<p>Theoretical physics for people without PhDs. Here's what you need to know about quantum computer systems so you can belly-up ...<p>Tristan Greene<p>Check out these 5 wild and wacky quantum computer facts for cool people<p>Quantum computers …

Windows 10

Xiaomi brings laser projectors within reach of the masses

The Xiaomi Mi Projector boasts a maximum brightness of 5,000 lumens with a static contrast ratio of 3,000:1. The ALPD 3.0 laser display technology …

The neuroscience of motivation—and how it can change your life

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, freelancer, or manager, there’s no underestimating the power of motivation.<p>Motivation is what energizes, maintains, …

How Ethereum became the platform of choice for ICO’d digital assets

Jason Rowley Contributor<p>Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Where did venture capitalists go to college?<br>• ICOs delivered at least 3.5x more capital to blockchain startups than VC since 2017<p>For most of the history of …

1Password can now lock down your data when you travel

1Password, the ultimate password management app for iOS, now makes your data even more secure when you travel.<p>Its new Travel Mode removes every vault from your devices except for those marked “safe for travel.” If you’re asked to unlock your smartphone or tablet at the border, only the passwords …

How to turn anything into a PDF on your iPhone or iPad

Stop! Don’t download that PDF converter app for iOS. You don’t need it. What if I told you iPhones have come with a built-in PDF-conversion tool since iOS 10?<p>Once you know where this iOS PDF converter is buried, you can quickly and easily turn anything into a handy PDF on your iPhone or iPad.<p>On the …

This MacBook Pro dock saves space, adds style [Review]

A recent move into a new studio put my OCD on high alert. Determined to maintain a truly “clean workspace,” I wanted to avoid a jumble of cables slowly creeping across my new desk at all costs. A MacBook Pro dock definitely seemed in order.<p>For a sleek solution to any pending cable chaos, I added …

Second-Generation Apple TV Officially Declared ‘Obsolete’

- Mar 1, 2017<p>The second-generation Apple TV, the first model to take on the now familiar “little black box” look, has been officially declared …

The LG 5K monitor Apple sells doesn't work near WiFi routers

Rather than replace its aging Thunderbolt display, Apple showed off LG's new 27-inch Ultrafine 5K monitor as the perfect mate for the new MacBook Pro when they were introduced last fall. Unfortunately, it sounds like this new display comes with a pretty significant flaw. According to <i>9to5Mac</i>, the LG …

There’s no such thing as a good modular smartphone and there never will be

<i>What’s not to like in a modular smartphone that can be configured to one’s liking and updated to protect it against the evils of planned obsolescence? As it turns out, a lot. Starting with the mere matter of implementation.</i><p>When, after months of rumors, Google’s Ara project was announced in Oct. …

How to be wiser

What is wisdom? And can you learn it?<p>Wisdom is something that’s hard to define and yet somehow we know it when we see it. The wise people stay calm in a crisis. They can step back and see the bigger picture. They’re thoughtful and self-reflective. They recognise the limits of their own knowledge, …

The future is a decentralized internet

Blockchain technology is quickly expanding beyond bitcoin. While many proponents of bitcoin see the blockchain as no more than competition for existing payment methods or gold, I believe blockchain technology is the harbinger of things the world has never before seen.<p>In a world with many …

HomeKit

Launched at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in 2014, HomeKit is a platform for streamlining home automation, namely allowing users to turn …

What is Apple File System?

You might not care a whole ton about your computer’s file system. And yet, it’s the core structure underlying a user’s experience with the operating …

Linux

Hands-on: HyperDrive Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Hub might be the ultimate MacBook Pro dongle [Video]

The HyperDrive is a compact USB-C hub that adds some much needed port-diversification to the 2016 MacBook Pro. While it may look similar to some already existing USB-C hubs out there, the HyperDrive is Thunderbolt 3-enabled, and supports the new MacBook Pro only, as it connects to two of the …

MacBook Pro

Hyperloop One's Dubai transport video is the sexiest thing you'll see all day

Shrugging off internecine battles and public lawsuits, Hyperloop One on Tuesday announced an official agreement with greater Dubai and the United …

Inside an Apple smart home

Ever since I saw Disney’s Smart House in 1999, I’ve dreamed of a home that cleans itself and cooks breakfast, lunch and dinner. We’re not there yet, but Apple’s HomeKit and Home app gets us (me) a bit closer to that dream.<p>Apple is racing against Amazon and Google to try to get the masses to adopt …

Apple makes iTunes backups ‘1,000 times safer’ with iOS 10.2

Apple has seriously stepped up its security game with iOS 10.2, according to a new report that found encrypted iTunes backups are now much more difficult to hack.<p>It takes roughly 1,000 times more processing power to hack the password of an iOS 10.2 backup than an iOS 10.1 backup, report the …

iOS