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Stars Without Number is a Sandbox RPG Gaming Masterpiece

There is a lot of emphasis (rightly) in roleplaying games on tailoring a story to your group. It’s a tradition which imagines RPGs as a stage-play, …

Board Games

Hacking macOS: How to Break into a MacBook Encrypted with FileVault

Don't think because your MacBook is using FileVault disk encryption your device is secure or immune to hackers. Here's how to find out if that …

Linux

Hacking macOS: How to Secretly Livestream Someone's MacBook Screen Remotely

It's possible to stream a MacBook's entire computer screen without using Apple's Screen Sharing application and without opening any ports on the …

Linux

What Is Terrarium TV? (and Is it Legal?)

Who doesn't love the prospect of unlimited free TV and movies? That's the sales pitch behind the free Terrarium TV service, which strikes me as very …

Intellectual Property

17 Benefits (Other Than Salary) You Can Negotiate When You Take a Job

We’ve all heard about the value of negotiating salary before accepting a job offer. “Know your worth,” “Ask for what you deserve,” “Be willing to …

Employment

A hack day project: Giving you great journalism in every new browser tab

Every so often on The Atlantic’s Product team, we drop what we’re doing and spend a day messing around. Lots of whiteboards, some frantic coding, usually ending with presentations over beers. We call it a “hack day,” but I think of it more as a talent show for ideas — a chance to take all those …

Hackathons

Amazon Is Finally Helping Developers Turn Alexa Skills Into Money

The voice platform’s new in-skill options for letting people buy content, subscriptions, and physical goods fill a long-standing gap in its capabilities.<p>Just six months after Amazon revealed the AI-infused Alexa service and Echo smart speaker in November 2014, it began welcoming third-party …

How to easily run comprehensive tests on your website with Nikto2

If you need a penetration test for your websites, it doesn't get much easier than Nikto2. This how-to shows you how to install and use this handy …

How the Nintendo Switch prevents downgrades by irreparably blowing its own fuses

Downgrade prevention has been a cat-and-mouse game between consumers and companies since the inception of remote updates. The Nintendo Switch adopts …

10 new web design tools for April 2018

The theme of our roundup this month is speed and efficiency: a few of these web design tools will do amazing things for your workflow by cutting out …

I Was Living In Poverty When One Small Decision Started Making Me $5,000 a Week

With business slowing to a crawl and his rent due, this entrepreneur found prosperity by leaning into his fear.<p>6 min read<p>Last year, I was in a dilemma. I’d found success as a writer and as a coach, but my business had slowed to a torpor. I didn’t know how I was going to pay the rent, let alone eat. …

The 6 Best Free Online Artificial Intelligence Courses For 2018

A basic grounding in the principles and practices around artificial intelligence (AI), automation and cognitive systems is something which is likely to become increasingly valuable, regardless of your field of business, expertise or profession.<p>Fortunately, today you don’t have to take years out of …

Machine Learning

From smart-speakers and virtual bikes to robot vacuums and indestructible cables, here is the year’s most covetable technology<p>You can assemble one of three robotswith this Lego-like kit, each fully mobile and equipped with an infra-red sensor to helpit detect and interact with its environment. Best …

Gear & Gadgets

Wikileaks release reveals CIA impersonated Kaspersky Lab while hacking people

The Central Intelligence Agency created and used code that pretended to be from Kaspersky Lab while hacking people, a big twist on what has been an …

The Difference Between Levels and Curves in Photoshop

Here’s a 6-minute video from PiXimperfect that looks at the difference between the Levels and Curves functions in Photoshop. While the two may seem …

Tutorials

4 Ways to Find Server Public IP Address in Linux Terminal

In computer networking, an IP (Internet Protocol) address is a numerical identifier assigned permanently or temporarily to every device connected to …

How AV can open you to attacks that otherwise wouldn’t be possible

New AVGater flaw provided key ingredient for hacker to hijack computer.<p>Antivirus programs, in many cases, make us safer on the Internet. Other times, …

Nova Launcher: Everything you need to know!

Nova Launcher has been around for over half a decade, and while scores of launchers have risen and fallen in that time, Nova Launcher is still at the …

A month of clean code

Each week over the past month, I have posted <i>before</i> and <i>after</i> code samples calling out ways to clean up code. The response has been amazing, many …

Laravel

The 9 Best Macintosh WYSIWYG Editors

Top what you see is what you get web editors for Macintosh<p>WYSIWYG editors are HTML editors that attempt to display the web page as it will display in …

The Most Gorgeous Looking MMO Video Game Ever Made

We All love MMOs and whenever there’s a new MMO in the gaming industry the fans go crazy and this is all because of how MMOs work and how they are …

MMOGs

Yes, You Really Can Use a Nokia Phone as a Vibrator

There are three things in life that I love: Sex toys, technology, and repurposing stuff in my home so that I can someday achieve my goal of breaking …

Mobile Technology

WeChat reminds users of its privacy statement [Update]

Surprise, surprise: it has been confirmed that WeChat gives your personal data to the Chinese government.<p>The company declared in its 2015 overseas privacy policy:<p>“We may be required to retain, preserve or disclose your Personal Information for a longer period of time:<p>in order to comply with a court …

Ten Things To Add To Your Resume -- And Ten To Remove Immediately

Most people don’t like their resumes. I don’t blame them! Most resumes are weak. They are boring, and they all sound alike.<p>Most resumes are lame because they are written in an awful language that’s only used for resumes and company policy memos. I call this language Corporate Zombie Speak. It is …

Career Development

Web animation: No code required

Ever slogged through creating responsive, user-considerate, and downright drool-worthy web animations? When it comes to animations on the web, it is …

Tools Of The Trade: Seven Network Troubleshooting Programs Every IT Pro Should Know

When interviewing people for an IT network support position, you need to be able to objectively evaluate their skills. Part of this is resume-based: From certifications, previous positions held and background education, you can gain a good overview of what a candidate can handle. That works well …

The Quartz guide to artificial intelligence: What is it, why is it important, and should we be afraid?

What is artificial intelligence? Why is it important? Why is everyone talking about it all of a sudden? If you skim online headlines, you’ll likely read about how AI is powering Amazon and Google’s virtual assistants, or how it’s taking all the jobs (debatable), but not a good explanation of what …

Artificial Intelligence

28 FREE Ivy League Computer Science Courses

While Ivy League schools offer some of the best technology courses, they are highly selective and extremely hard to get into. On top of that they can …