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Google’s updated DIY Vision and Voice kits include a Raspberry Pi Zero

Google’s AIY Projects (a clever play on “DIY” and “AI” that makes no sense when you actually think about it) pair a Raspberry Pi with the accessories, software, and requisite cardboard to make your own Google Assistant smart speaker or object-recognizing smart camera. They only launched last year, …

Raspberry Pi

A lot of people swear kinesiology tape works, but science can't explain why

If you’re a fan of the Olympics or professional sports, you’ve probably seen athletes wearing patterns of brightly colored tape over their skin. Skillfully plastered over muscles and joints, this “kinesiology” tape bends and puckers with movement, and gives athletes a “super elite” appearance: the …

Massage Therapy

Unit-testing: best practices

<i>This post was originally published in my blog smartpuffin.com.</i><p>I have unit-tested my code for many years.<p>While building a GIS-system, we really cared …

Software Development

A look at the future of Unreal Engine graphics

Real-time ray tracing, digital humans and more work for Andy Serkis<p>During today’s State of Unreal presentation at the annual Game Developers Conference, Epic Games spent some time looking forward to the era of photorealistic, real-time graphics for its Unreal Engine. Three demos showed off how …

Game Development

Cambridge Analytica, the shady data firm that might be a key Trump-Russia link, explained

Why House investigators think this company might have gamed Facebook and helped Russia spread fake news.<p>The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has requested that a data analytics company called Cambridge Analytica turn over internal documents as part of its …

Donald Trump

The App You Need To Download, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Type

Look at the home screen of any phone or tablet, and you can learn a lot about its owner. Scrolling through the apps they've downloaded can give you a …

You Can Carve Ina Garten's Zucchini Pancakes Recipe Onto My Tombstone

By Alyse Whitney<p>The world needs to know about these 5-ingredient veggie-packed pancakes.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the zucchini pancakes recipe that associate web editor Alyse Whitney just couldn't live</i> …

Cooking

Can You Restore Your Vision Naturally? This Eye Doc Says Yes

If you have ever been diagnosed with an eye condition such as macular degeneration or cataracts, the doctor might have told you: "All we can do is …

The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

24matins.uk

News<p>Palestinians readied Thursday for new protests along the Gaza border and Israel warned that its open-fire rules would not change as fears of...<p>il …

The Masters

These are the best apps you've probably never heard of

Have you ever wondered what products or apps you’re missing out on? It’s easy to find the most popular ones in a particular category—but what about the hidden gems? One of Product Hunt’s community members David Spinks has the same question. So, he asked other users: <i>What’s one app you use a lot that</i> …

Forget 'Type A' — if you want to be successful, look at people who are 'Type R'

When life throws you a curveball—a setback at work, a job loss, or a painful event in your personal life—how do you react?<p>If you use the experience as an opportunity to get smarter, stronger, and better prepared for your next move, you may already be what co-authors Ama Marston and Stephanie …

Employment

Free Sans Serif Typefaces That Could Make Your Projects Look More Sophisticated

Image via Marius Kempken<p><b>Sans serif fonts</b> are often favored for use in modern graphic design, thanks in part to their versatility and readability. …

The best laptops of CES 2018

CES is always a big show for laptops, as every manufacturer rolls out some new-and-improved version of their mobile workstations, and there’s usually …

Computer Hardware

Blockchain could solve the next global humanitarian crisis

When one talks about blockchain, the focus is usually on the technological side or on how to apply it to business. Less common, however, is to hear about it in the context of, for example, delivering aid, assisting refugees or helping to achieve one of the Sustainable Development Goals.<p>While …

Blockchain

34 tools that let you make the most of your MacOS

A few months ago, Ask Product Hunt launched, a community-powered product search engine. The idea was simple: Ask your product discovery questions on Product Hunt, and the community chimes in with their recommendations.<p>To date, more than 2,300 questions have been submitted, with one of the most …

Apps

This juice company's tale of fortune proves investors don't get blockchain

Farmingdale, New York-based beverage company Long Island Iced Tea Corp saw its shares surge in value by 500 percent on Thursday when it announced it was changing its name to Long Blockchain Corp (PDF), reports Financial Times.<p>That’s great, and I’m happy for the folks at LIITC, sorry, LBC. But the …

Blockchain

Apple Admits to Slowing Down Old iPhones – But for Good Reason

Smartphones get slower as they get older. That’s due to a variety of factors, from aging hardware to bit rot. But if you’re an iOS user, there might …

Mobile Technology

Go ahead, pass laws. They can’t kill bitcoin, even if they try

Bitcoin is a famously dececentralized cryptocurrency, a system of storing value, and a somewhat less-effective transaction medium. It allows …

Bitcoin

Breaking The Rules: Using SQLite To Demo Web Apps

Most potential users will want to try out the software or service before committing any time and money. Some products work great by just giving users …

Web Design

Vegan party

Hosting a party? Make these easy stuffed dates as a canapé, or for after-dinner nibbles on Christmas Day. Ideal for when you have lots of mouths to …

Vegan

What is JSON? JavaScript Object Notation explained

JavaScript Object Notation is a schema-less, text-based representation of structured data that is based on key-value pairs and ordered lists. …

Databases

After 10 years as a financial planner, I've realized almost everyone gets the same thing wrong about money

That's probably because, as a financial planner in New York City, I get to see behind the curtain of people's finances all the time.<p>After nearly 10 years working with some of the brightest people in this city — from social workers to lawyers to Wall Street pros — I've realized almost everyone gets …

Personal Finance

5 Door Locks That Will Keep You Safe and 5 That Won't

Most break-ins are committed by criminals who come right through the front door, according to Department of Justice statistics. Even if you're …

Home Automation

20 Thai-Inspired Recipes That Will Make You Forget About Takout

These recipes will affirm your love of Thai.<p>This colorful salad has mango, avocado, and red peppers, which are high in vitamin B6 and add some …

Food

CSS Grid Layout Slideshow

Today we’d like to share a little slideshow with you that is powered by CSS grids. The idea is to have several images shown in an artsy way and apply …

CSS

The Best Kits for Teaching Kids How to Code

Who says learning code has to be boring?<p>Whether you're an experienced programmer or have never even touched a line of code, a kit designed to introduce basic coding skills can make a great gift for kids. These kits can teach everything from problem-solving skills to real programming languages that …

Grunner e-bike mixes massive range with punchy performance

Like the most powerful offerings from Stealth and Rimac, the Grunner looks more like a lightweight motorcycle than a regular pushbike. The TIG-welded …

Gear & Gadgets

The best home security cameras you can buy

When it comes to home security, the best solution is often the one that is easiest to use. Companies will always find new features to add to hype up …

Home Security

The global ransomware attack weaponized software updates

Beyond exploits and vulnerabilities<p>When the Wannacry ransomware tore through the UK and Europe in May, there was a certain logic to the heightened scale of damage. Ransomware attacks were nothing new, but this one had a secret weapon, a sophisticated software exploit known as EternalBlue, published …

Cybersecurity