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The best Python courses on Udemy

Python is an ideal choice for a first programming language, and these courses will get you started<p>If you want to learn to program, Python is an …

Python Programming

Opera’s desktop browser with a built-in VPN is now available to all

Opera has become the first browser maker to ship a mainstream desktop internet browser that includes an unlimited VPN service baked-in.<p>You may recall that Opera put a VPN inside its browser earlier this year in April — before then rolling it out on its iOS and Android — but that was for the …

Software

Raspberry Pi Zero is a tiny computer that costs only $5

When Raspberry Pi first arrived in 2012, it was revolutionary not because of its computing power — although, for a credit card-sized PC, it was …

Raspberry Pi

Scoutee baseball radar measures pitch speed with your smartphone

The team behind Scoutee says its tool can help coaches and players who want to keep track of games and training sessions.<p>Instead of the traditional speed gun or special speed sensing balls to measure the speed of the pitch, Scoutee radar utilizes Doppler technology and claims an accuracy within ±1 …

IBM takes on tough task of deploying containers across clouds

The tech world is enamored of containers, new technology exemplified by fast-rising startup Docker that packages up applications in a …

San Francisco

Everything You Need To Know About Replacing Cable With An HDTV Antenna

Americans spend an average of $61.63 per month for cable services, according to the most recent study from the Federal Communications Commission. Of course, that's just for programming. The real amount people pay out can be considerably higher when you factor in equipment rental, service charges, …

Is your ISP throttling your internet speed? Here's how to find out

While the Title II classification of ISPs as common carriers was a victory for all, there is growing concern that ISPs could go on with business as usual with clever tricks designed to skirt the rules of the classification.<p>While knowingly stepping outside the boundaries of the Title II …

Microsoft adds digital ink and search in OneNote for iPad

Image copyright Microsoft.Did someone declare this to be “let’s all make the iPad better with stylus support” week and not tell me? First we had …

Software

Former Opera CEO Launches Vivaldi, A New Browser For Power Users

Opera’s former CEO Jon von Tetzchner is launching the first preview of Vivaldi today, a new Chromium-based browser that is squarely aimed at power users. Vivaldi features tools like Quick Commands for using written commands instead of the mouse, an Opera-like Speed Dial for quickly accessing …

Software

Oregon Trail And All Your Other Favorite Childhood Games Put Online For Free

The video games that defined your childhood are easily accessible again.<p>A non-profit library has put thousands of classic MS-DOS games online for free, including Oregon Trail, Tetris, Donkey Kong and SimCity. In total, 2,400 MS-DOS games and programs went live Monday on the Internet Archive, a …

Retrogaming

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

OS X

ThickButtons: iPhone Keyboard App for Fat Fingers

Apple’s move to open up system-wide access to third-party keyboards has been a huge boon for developers and users alike. While SwiftKey is perhaps the star attraction from the keyboard realm on iOS 8, there are a number of alternatives. Niche and otherwise.<p>The latest one to hit our radar is …

Windows users get iCloud Drive support while Mac users await Yosemite

While developers are warning iOS 8 and Mac users to avoid upgrading to Apple’s new iCloud Drive feature before the release of OS X Yosemite, Windows users now have access with an updated iCloud for Windows utility released by Apple. With the update, Windows users can now view and edit content …

10 Things You Need for the Perfect Tailgate

Your team might not win the big game, but gear up right and you'll definitely win the party.<p>Tailgating season has arrived, so make sure you've got the proper gear to enjoy your pregame festivities to the fullest.

Gear & Gadgets

Apple’s New Fitness-Focused iPhone 5s Ad Premieres During Game 1 of Stanley Cup FInals

Apple’s new fitness-focused ad for the iPhone 5s debuted last night during game one of the Stanley Cup finals. The new commercial focuses on fitness …

Much ado about HomeKit, the new Apple smart home framework

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images<p>Well, Apple made a tentative first step into the smart home on Monday, and companies in …

Research project Cider allows unmodified iOS apps to run on Android

Cider, an operating system compatibility layer, allows iOS applications to run natively on Android devices.<p>Developed by computer science students from Columbia University, Cider effectively tricks iOS apps into running on Android’s Linux kernel just as they would on Apple’s XNU kernel.<p>Quoting from …

iOS Apps

Amazon's set-top box, Fire TV, is set to top the games device market

The powerful video games console is affordable and has exclusive software<p>Amazon's new device is teeming with features and services that stream the latest movies and TV shows into the living room. Yet the Fire TV, (out in the US now, and expected autumn/Christmas in the UK), is more than just …

Multiple Surface models expected on May 20th, including a mini RT tablet

Microsoft has invited members of the press to a “small gathering” on May 20th for an event focused on Surface. The “small” part of the teaser invite appears to be an obvious hint at an upcoming Surface mini tablet. Details on a smaller Surface first emerged more than a year ago, but recent reports …

This Gadget Makes Gallons of Drinking Water Out of Air

Water is in the air nearly everywhere on earth, even in the most parched desert. But that doesn’t help much when you’re thirsty because most of that …

Armed Forces

10 things you can do with your old Android phone

Smartphones could be the fastest growing technology we’ve ever seen. More than one in seven people worldwide currently own a smartphone. Some of us have already upgraded our smartphones several times over the years. The technology just keeps advancing and the top manufacturers are adept at …

Android Phones

America's Top 7 Cities for Pizza

From its origins in the culinary culture of Italian peasants, pizza has taken over the world. Here we select the seven best cities in the United States in which to eat the country's best pizza. New York is a given, but where else in America can claim to have the best pizza? Read on to find out...<p><b>7.</b> …

Italian Food

The history of Microsoft's new Outlook for iPhone app

A powerhouse email app<p><i>Less than two months after acquiring Acompli, Microsoft is releasing an Outlook for iOS app today. Microsoft's new app is simply a rebrand of Acompli's existing app, but the company is promising new features in the future. Read our original report below on how Acompli, and</i> …

When it comes to iBeacon Readiness, iOS-7 iDevices Score 87% vs. Android Devices at a Paltry 2.5%

The Android OS Team Fell Asleep when it comes to Beacon Technology<p>In one key slide of a new slideshow noted above, we clearly see that Apple has a …