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America Takes the Next Step Toward Tyranny

Every now and again, when I find myself buried in the latest blizzard of invariably disturbing news emanating from the Trump White House, I go back …

Kim Jong-un

Your home screen needs these beautiful custom map wallpapers

There are plenty of sources for wallpapers to grace your phone’s home screen, but this tool that’s presently doing the rounds on Reddit lets you add a personal touch on your Android or iOS device.<p>Over on Alvar Carto’s site, you can look up any location on the globe and generate a minimalist map of …

4 smart home trends to watch in 2018

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>There’s no doubt that …

Smart Homes

Awesome Raspberry Pi Powered Productivity Tracker

If like me you have a tendency to easily get distracted throughout the day, and would like to monitor your productivity. You might be interested in …

How One Woman's Digital Life Was Weaponized Against Her

The first time the police arrived on her doorstep, in March of 2015, Courtney Allen was elated.<p>She rushed to the door alongside her dogs, a pair of …

Internet

Donald Trump’s vast wealth, put in presidential perspective

President Donald Trump has seen his vast wealth get dinged lately. According to Forbes, he dropped almost 100 spots on the list of the richest people …

Donald Trump

Raspberry Pi not powerful enough? Check out these 20 beefy boards

If you're looking for a more muscular alternative to the Pi, this is what's on offer, from the cheapest, through to premium single-board computers …

Raspberry Pi

How to use a 4K TV as your PC monitor - and why you should

If you’re in the market for a QHD or 4K monitor, you might want to consider looking at 4K <i>televisions</i> too.<p>Whilemonitors and TV’s are built for different purposes, there’s an increasing overlap in their feature set, to the extent I’d argue many people are better off buying a 4K TV for their PC than a …

Televisions

Learn Arduino by Building 15 Complete Projects From Scratch

For only $15, you'll be learning by doing.<p>It's a common misconception that dreaming up and creating powerful gadgets by hand is only for the pros. Arduino is a leading open-source platform that allows you to bring electronics prototyping into your home—letting you build complex and entertaining …

This nuclear-explosion simulator shows where radioactive fallout would blow using today's weather

Imagine a 150-kiloton nuclear bomb exploded in the city closest to you.<p>Do you know how the city, its surrounding region, and its inhabitants would be affected? If you can't think of much more than "a lot of people would die," you're not alone.<p>"We live in a world where nuclear weapons issues are on …

North Korea

A DIY photo booth is exactly what you need for your next party

Don’t forget props!<p>In my personal experience, I’ve found that parties with photo booths are more fun than parties without photo booths. But if you’re hosting a big event or wedding, you’ll know that actually renting a company to come set up a booth can get really expensive.<p>But why pay someone to …

Raspberry Pi

Read some seriously strange time travel stories from sci-fi’s modern masters | Ars Technica

New anthology Seat 14C tracks 22 passengers on a plane that jumps 20 years into the future.<p>A flight from Tokyo to San Francisco jumps through time …

Science Fiction

If We Live Another Billion Years, a Lot of Crazy Shit Is Going to Happen

Let’s just throw this one in the science fiction category. Everyone knows humans aren’t even going to survive the next few decades. But what would …

How to turn an old Wi-Fi router into an access point

Instead of getting rid of that old and busted Wi-Fi router, you can use it instead to extend the Wi-Fi coverage of your home. Here's how.<p>A network needs only one router to function. That said, when you replace your old Wi-Fi router with a better faster one, you can spend time trying to convince …

Wi-Fi

Why These 'Revolutionary' '80s Gadgets Totally Failed

Besides bad hair, pleated jeans, and <i>21 Jump Street</i>, the ‘80s brought us a remarkable <b></b>technological revolution. Nintendo changed the living room …

Some Fake News Publishers Just Happen to Be Donald Trump’s Cronies

The extraordinary phenomenon of fake news spread by Facebook and other social media during the 2016 presidential election has been largely portrayed …

Donald Trump

The Best 'Skyrim' Mods for Console Players

When plain-old 'Skyrim' just isn't enough<p><i>Skyrim: Special Edition</i> brings a prettier <i>Skyrim</i> to Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but many people are hyped …

Gaming Industry

How security flaws work: SQL injection | Ars Technica

This easily avoidable mistake continues to put our finances at risk.<p>Thirty-one-year-old Laurie Love is currently staring down the possibility of 99 …

Databases