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10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. The new Apple TV is reportedly coming in September.</b> As well as a hardware redesign, it will apparently have a new app store.<p><b>2. Microsoft says more than 14 million people are already using Windows 10.</b> The new OS launched on Wednesday.<p><b>3. Google has secretly launched a new version of Google Glass.</b> …

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5 YouTube secrets you should try

Want to know how popular YouTube is? Think how many conversations you've had lately that included the phrase, "I saw this great video on YouTube ..." News, instructions, cat videos, instant celebrities, music, humor, emotional stories and more are all within a split-second search.<p>But if you just go …

Life hack: What’s the best programming language to learn first?

So, you heard that some developers make a lot of money with iPhone and Android apps, and you’re thinking about getting a mobile development gig for …

15 tips to make you a Dropbox master

Dropbox has made a name for itself by delivering on a simple promise: nearly instant access to the files you need on any device, as long as you have an internet connection.<p>Even in 2015, many are still getting used to storing their personal data in the cloud. It's easy to not think about saving your …

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10 jailbreak myths debunked

Over the years, there have been lots of misconceptions about jailbreaking, the type of people that jailbreak, and the overall purpose of …

Kano Makes Building Your Own Computer And Learning To Code As Easy As Legos, And You Can Buy One Today

Today, Kano is now available to the public, allowing anyone looking to learn how to code and construct their own computer. The $149 kit includes all the parts you need to get started, minus the display screen, which you'll need to provide.<p>While anyone can learn a lot from Kano's step-by-step …

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How to Build Awesome Android Apps

Over the years, Android has grown from a simple mobile operating system to a highly profitable ecosystem. Among the people to benefit from this …

11 apps that will make you smarter

In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We've compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your memory, and even improve your emotional intelligence.<p>The science of how exactly our brains work — and how much we can train them — is constantly evolving, but one …

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3 Android Apps to Clean up and Turbocharge Your Devices

It’s no secret that Android is the world’s most widely-used mobile operating system, but that doesn’t mean it is the best. From time to time you will …

How to prepare your PC for Windows 10

Windows 10 is set to arrive on July 29. The update will be free for the first year for qualifying Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users. You can find out if you qualify for the free upgrade here.<p>In addition to an improved design and better functionality, Windows 10 marks the return of a real …

Some of The Best Educational Mac Apps for Students

June 23, 2015<br>For students using Macs in their studies, the collection below embeds some excellent apps that can help you do way more with your Macs. …

Apple invents texture-sensing stylus for future iPads

Steve Jobs was famously opposed to including a stylus with the iPad, but even he might have changed his mind had he caught a glimpse of the futuristic texture-sensing input device Apple just patented.<p>According to a pair of patent applications published today, Apple is working on stylus with …

Microsoft Is Repeating Xbox One Mistakes With Windows 10 Automatic Updates

Windows 10 is nearly in the wild, and it’s already experiencing its first PR disaster. Microsoft’s new operating system features mandatory automatic updates, and Gordon Kelly reports that it’s causing trouble for people with NVIDIA graphics drivers — in some cases causing their PCs to stop working …

This Is The One Difference Between A Gaming PC And A Consumer PC

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How do gaming PCs differ from regular PCs?</i><p><i>Answer by Jae Alexis Lee, Systems Designer & Technology Enthusiast, on Quora</i><p>We’ve all heard the term “Gaming PC,” alternately mentioned as the pivotal achievement in computer hardware or as bottomless pits into …

Laser Cut New Enclosures for Desktop Speakers

As someone who has minimal experience with electronics, I can wholeheartedly say that this project is not only useful but also very beginner friendly. I really enjoyed making these speakers and their enclosures because they were a great way to combine soldering and laser cutting. For this specific …

Making Your Own Computer Can Be a Sad and Confusing Hell

After ruining my Mac, I looked into building my own PC... Until I realised what a bloody nightmare it could be.<p>While moving house, I managed to inadvertently cover my hardy MacBook in water. Years of documents and movies swapped on USBs, all saved up in a hard drive that I'd soaked out of …

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Intel's 3D memory is 1,000 times faster than modern storage

Intel and Micron unveiled a novel new kind of non-volatile data storage device during a press conference on Tuesday. The chips, dubbed "3D XPoint" (pronounced "cross-point"), are being touted as the first new class of "mainstream memory" to hit the market since 1989. These new chips could soon …

NVIDIA Shield TV review: the best Android set-top box you can buy

Never let it be said that Google gives up on ideas that don't pan out the first time. Remember when it tried invading our living rooms with clunky, disappointing set-top boxes? And then when that very same software went on to find a life right on smart TVs? Think of all that as a prelude to where …

Windows 10 review: the best of Windows 7 and 8

The best thing about Windows 10 is that it's simply Windows, through and through. It's as if Microsoft realized that devaluing the desktop in Windows 8 was akin to sacrilege, and Windows 10 is its penance. At its core, it's a union of the best qualities of Windows 7 and Windows 8 -- the desktop …

Android bug: Phones and devices have 'dangerous' security flaw leaving 950m open to hacks

Hundreds of millions of Android phones could be hacked with a text that does not even need to be opened, according to a mobile security …

10 Unbelievable Technologies You Never Knew Existed

With the continuous development in technology, each year has brought new inventions that barely people know. This article will give you top 10 …

How a Dumbphone Can Steal Data From a Computer That Has Never Been Online

Researchers show that electromagnetic waves can be used to exchange data between an air-gapped computer and a phone.<p>Sometimes you don't need sophisticated James Bond-like gizmos to steal data from a highly secured computer. Sometimes, given the right circumstances, all you need is one of those old …

Adventures in DIY computer repair

In spite of being a programmer, I’m not much of a DIY person when it comes to computer hardware. For example, I’ve never built a computer from parts, …

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These Lego bricks are actually a powerful, modular desktop PC

These oversized Lego bricks aren’t part of a lunch kit, and they’re not made for sorting and storing your bricks. They’re actually three components …

Dell Back-to-School Tech for You and Your Crew

The back-to-school season is upon us, and Dell has plenty of laptop, tablet, and desktop options.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

The Teenage Brain: Uniquely powerful and vulnerable enigmas

Dazed and Confused (1993)<p>The classic 1993 movie <i>Dazed and Confused</i> depicts teenage life as, well... dazed and confused. The Texas teens in the story …