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Building your own smart mirror is surprisingly easy

Take that, Snow White<p>Smart mirrors are straight from science fiction. They’re part of an optimistic vision of the future that imagines a world where screens and data are everywhere, ready to feed you whatever information you need at a moment’s notice.<p>But it turns out that building your own smart …

Raspberry Pi

Apple rolling out ‘Report Junk’ feature for iCloud Calendar invites from unknown senders to address spam

Apple is rolling out a fix for the iCloud Calendar spam issue that has plagued users over the past few weeks. On iCloud.com, the company has added a new Report Junk feature. This lets users remove spammy invites from their calendar and reports the sender to Apple for further investigation.<p>The …

iOS Apps

How modern tech saved my 'Dragon's Lair' arcade game

In the early 1980s, the arcade was still the place to play the newest and best video games. Sure, consoles existed, and were just starting to give arcades a run for their money -- and were even starting to shed their wood-grain home-furniture look for a more modern feel. But home play still lacked …

Good fats can cut risk of death by 27%, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> We've long known that "bad" fats aren't the healthiest choices in our diets, but the latest news from Harvard is lethal: Eating too much saturated or trans fat can increase your risk of dying.<p>The silver lining? You can reverse some of that risk by making healthier fat choices.<p>"This study is …

Nutrition

New Year's resolution: Start investing

Are you in the 1%? Congratulations! This article isn't for you. For everyone else, make a New Year's resolution to get into the 50% club.<p>About half of Americans own stocks. They understand the secret to getting wealthy and financially healthy.<p>The U.S. stock market has been on steroids. It's gained …

Investing

How to Hack Your Own Network and Beef Up Its Security with Kali Linux

Kali Linux is a security-focused operating system you can run off a CD or USB drive, anywhere. With its security toolkit you can crack Wi-Fi …

How to delete your Amazon browsing history

Want to remove your embarrassing searches from Amazon? Check out these steps to delete any of the items you've looked up in the past.<p>Amazon provides a relatively private shopping experience. Whether you're just price-checking on gifts for friends and family, or searching for items that you might be …

Shopping

The best Mac desk, chair, decor, and peripherals for your home office

Like Apple Watches, home offices are “personal” — the look and furniture that work well for one person might not seem “right” to another. But the unified metal and glass aesthetic of Apple products works really well with modern office furniture, and there are also some iconic decor items Apple …

Apple Store

You should be using these browser extensions to keep yourself safe online

The invention of the internet made it easy to do amazing things online, like buying junk in a single click, but unfortunately that also came with consequences, like companies being able track your every move as you browse.<p>You might not know it, but every website you visit is using one or more …

One Month With a Treadmill Desk Beats Sitting Still

After a month with LifeSpan's treadmill desk, Katie Boehret learned a few tricks for walking in place at work.<p><i>The modern workspace would hardly have been recognizable 20 years ago: We’ve gone from hardwired phones to roaming telepresence robots, from static whiteboards to Internet-connected ones,</i> …

Horror sequel 'Five Nights at Freddy's 4' is happening on Halloween

<i>Five Nights at Freddy's</i> is a terrifying game series about gruesome murders, dead children and haunted animatronic creatures <i>a la</i> Chuck-E-Cheese meets <i>Poltergeist</i>. Yep, it's everything awful about your childhood nightmares, sprinkled with a dash of dehydrated parmesan. Good news, disturbed youth: <i>Five</i> …

Killer Five Nights At Freddy's Cosplay

For such a huge series, you don’t see as much Five Nights At Freddy’s cosplay as you’d expect. But that’s OK. It gives us more space to appreciate …

Admin rights to blame for 97 percent of critical Microsoft flaws - Report

The figures are from the Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report by UK-based security firm Avecto, in which the company pulled data from every Patch Tuesday …

11 Unexpectedly Moving Works Of Art From "Spongebob Squarepants"

There's more than just nautical nonsense in that pineapple under the sea.

Art

The professor who 'cured' his cancer with a cocktail of everyday pills and 20 years on remains disease-free

Ben Williams' aggressive brain tumour was treated with conventional therapies - and with a mix of common drugs, including those for acne, insomnia and high blood pressure, as revealed in a new documentary. Could this approach work for others?<p>ONE day, some two decades ago, Ben Williams set out from …

Cancer

Teaching in the Age of Minecraft

A popular video game provides a new medium for educators and students to unleash their creativity.<p>Like many 11-year-olds in Texas, Ethan had to build a model of the Alamo as a school project. Often, students make their dioramas out of paper mache or popsicle sticks, but Ethan’s teacher gave him …

These 11 apps and websites will make you miss your childhood

Product Hunt, a discovery website that shows you the newest startups and products, has collected a bunch of websites and apps that will make you want to relive the past. Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover even wrote a blog post about how he thinks the emotional power of nostalgia makes it a perfect …

Retrogaming

Samsung Slim Portable Blu-ray/DVD Writer: $64 shipped (Reg. $90) + how to read/rip/write BR discs on Mac

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Newegg offers the Samsung USB Slim Portable Blu-ray/DVD Writer (model SE-506CB/RSBD) for $84.99. Coupon code <b>EMCWPPG27</b> drops the …

How to Take Free Courses from Top Universities

You can continue your education with some amazing and free online resources available from top universities. These institutions offer many of their …

T-Mobile Doubles Down on Wi-Fi Calling, Partners With Gogo for In-Flight Texting

For its latest "un-carrier" move, T-Mobile announces new products and services to bolster poor network coverage.<p>Adding to an already busy week of mobile news, T-Mobile announced several moves today designed to help customers use their phones even when there’s no cellular connection, including when …

How To Build A Large Following On Google Plus (And Why You Should)

Google Plus is the Rodney Dangerfield of social networks: “it don’t get no respect.” I used to have little interest in it myself until I started experimenting with it earlier this year, and now I am duly impressed. In my case, I don’t use it for personal purposes, but as another unique social …

Want to make your home alarm system smarter? Check out Scout

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Scout<p>Scout, a company that was officially founded last year to build connected security products, has a crowdfunding …

Google's VirusTotal Uploader now available for Macs

Previously available as a Web app or a Windows app, Google's VirusTotal tool for scanning suspicious files is now available for Mac OS X.<p>It just got easier for Mac users to scan suspicious files. Yesterday, Google released a version of its VirusTotal Uploader for Macs, a utility that lets you drag …

Apps

Laser-Packing Robotic Vacuums That Work Like Google's Driverless Cars

The robotic vacuum is still the closest thing we have to the Jetson's robo-maid Rosie. Sure, the vacuums lack the sassy demeanor of the future …

Watch Steve Jobs demonstrate the first Mac back in 1984

It's been 30 years since Apple first launched the Macintosh, and this week has been littered with clever tributes to the computer. Members of the Boston Computer Society, however, have unearthed a big treasure in the history of the machine. A week after a bow tie-sporting Steve Jobs famously pulled …

Hackers Are Attacking Millions Of Computers And Demanding Ransom In Bitcoins

The National Crime Agency in the U.K. issued an alert last month saying that hackers have targeted "tens of millions" of computers.<p>CryptoLocker is a form of a virus called "ransomware," meaning hackers do something bad to your computer and then demand money to reverse what they've done. In this …

Homeland Security

Ditch the Wristbands: For Next Generation of Wearables, Dumb Clothes Get Smart

As much excitement as there may be about wearable sensors, most of the activity tracking devices today are pretty lame.<p>That’s because they’re often …

Valentine One Radar Detector Connects to iPhone Via New Bluetooth LE Adapter

The Valentine One, considered by many to be the best radar detector on the market, can now connect to the iPhone via a new Bluetooth adapter called the V1connection LE.<p>The $50 Bluetooth adapter connects to the accessory jack on the Valentine One radar detector and then allows the app, a free …