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Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1 DNS service that will speed up your internet

Not an April Fools’ prank<p>Cloudflare is launching its own consumer DNS service today, on April Fools’ Day, that promises to speed up your internet connection and help keep it private. The service is using https://1.1.1.1, and it’s not a joke but an actual DNS resolver that anyone can use. Cloudflare …

Information Security

Xbox One tips and tricks: Unlock the secrets of your Xbox One with these tips

Whether you’re an Xbox One beginner or an Xbox pro, these tips will make the most of your Xbox One<p>Microsoft’s Xbox One has had a tumultuous past. On …

65 inches. 4K. 120Hz. Nvidia’s BFGD is all the monitor you will ever need

Nvidia tossed out a few morsels of what’s to come from the company in 2018 during its press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas …

The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Here are all the things you can ask Alexa to do. (Dad jokes included.)<p>Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the …

Smart Homes

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

Virtual reality content startup Jaunt lands on PlayStation VR

The PlayStation VR just got some additional content via the recently announced app launch by Jaunt. The platform will have instant access to 150 cinematic titles from the startup. The app includes videos like the award-winning animation Invasion, CBS' JPL Mars 2020, Shaq Goes to Cuba, Zombie Purge …

Apple gives us its list of the year’s best apps, movies, music and podcasts

Looking for recommendations for possible Christmas gifts or end of year purchases? Don’t worry, Apple’s got you covered — and, crazily enough, all of it’s stuff you can buy through Apple.<p>Kidding aside, Apple just dropped its 2016 picks for the years best apps, movies, music, TV shows, podcasts and …

American Crime Story

17 hidden useful tricks and shortcuts for your new Apple TV

The Apple TV 4, which came out last fall, is one of the most advanced media streamers on the market.<p>As opposed to older Apple TV models, the latest version can install apps and is a fairly sophisticated computer that you can hook up to your flat screen television.<p>You can tell if you have the latest …

Visit this site before you pay hackers a ransom for your files

The use of ransomware has been on the rise in recent times. Earlier this year, a hospital in Hollywood paid $17,000 in Bitcoin to hackers who’d encrypted its files so they’d unlock them; a Canadian university paid $20,000 to attackers for the same reason just last month.<p>And no, individuals aren’t …

Bearcam is back and better than ever

There is pretty much no better way to spend your time on the internet than watching live footage of bears chilling in Katmai National Park, Alaska — and now Explore.org has brought Bearcam back for a "fourth season" ahead of this year's salmon migration. Hundreds of brown bears are now available to …

Wildlife

Independence Day website turns your street into a smoldering crater

Thanks to a previous <i>Independence Day: Resurgence</i> trailer, we already knew alien invaders like to get the landmarks. Now disaster junkies will be …

10 Silly Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily Do at Home

Other than youth and recess and summer vacation and nap time and candy and junk food and energy and fast metabolism and hope and excitement and …

Kids

Mattel Unveils ThingMaker, A $300 3D Printer That Lets Kids Make Their Own Toys

At New York’s Toy Fair trade show over the weekend, Mattel unveiled its new, $300 3D Printer, the “ThingMaker,” which will allow children to print their own toys at home. The device works in conjunction with a 3D printing app developed in collaboration with Autodesk that offers a simple interface …

This Virtual Reality Game Could Help Treat Lazy Eye

“People who have vision impairment are always wondering what it is they’re missing, how much their vision is kind of holding them back,” says James …

The Force Awakens Bits: Vehicle Cross-Sections, IMAX Box Office, Score Analysis and More – /Film

Don’t be afraid, I feel it too. This edition of The Force Awakens Bits includes:<p><i>The Force Awakens</i> IMAX box office is huge.<br>• General Leia Organa’s ship …

The Selfie Of The Future Is A 3D Figure

Selfie 2.0<p>If you are waiting for the selfie trend to go away, make sure you’re in a comfortable spot. As selfies continue to dominate social media platforms, a new app from the Swiss company Dacuda plans to bring the selfie into the three dimensional world. The company just unveiled an app that …

Pluto TV Brings Its Streaming Video App To Apple TV With Improved Look, More Licensed Content

Pluto TV, a video streaming service targeting cord cutters, has differentiated itself from other over-the-top competitors like Netflix by offering a more TV-like experience with over 100 “channels” you flip through in an interface that looks similar to a traditional TV guide.<p>Now the company is …

LG 55EG9100 review: Sorta-more-affordable OLED is the TV to beat at 55 inches - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The LG 55EG9100 OLED TV's picture is better than any LCD or plasma TV. It's equally adept in bright and dark rooms, showed accurate color, and looks better from off-angle than any LED LCD. Its 1080p resolution is plenty for a 55-inch screen. The TV looks striking in person, with organic …

Televisions

How-To: Safely prepare + wipe your iPhone for resale or trade-in

If you’re thinking of selling or trading in your current iPhone ahead of the iPhone 6S’s release, you probably know that you’ll need to wipe your device before a buyer can use it free and clear. Prepping an iPhone for resale used to be almost as easy as hitting a “reset” button in the iPhone’s …

Mobile Technology

Microsoft explains 3D printing standards in Windows 8.1 (video)

Whether you're looking to print an Aston Martin or a birdhouse, Microsoft promises you'll be able to do it more easily with Windows 8.1. Redmond is looking to iron out the wrinkles currently associated with 3D printing -- like metadata loss during exporting and limited communication between apps …

2 Hi-Res Photos from THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG

Check Out Microsoft’s 3D-Scanning Windows Phone App

We already use our phones to help us document places and things we see out in the world; beyond just taking simple pictures or videos, we also have …

Inexpensive “Click-and-Scan” 3D Scanner Soars on Indiegogo

The Photon project got started, co-inventor <b>Adam Brandejs</b> admitted, because “I’m just not that patient.”<p>Brandejs wanted to launch his 3D efforts fast, with a simple scan instead of laboring over micro measurements and CAD files.<p>So a little over a year ago, Brandejs and his more patient friend and …

Creaform's GO!Scan makes large-scale 3D scanning quick and easy

Creaform – a company based in Québec, Canada with offices in the US, France, Germany, China, Japan, and India – claims that the Go!SCAN 3D scanner is …

Matterform offers low-cost 3D scanning, finds crowdfunding success

With a little over 24 hours left on its fundraising campaign on crowdfunding site Indiegogo, Canadian startup Matterform has substantially surpassed its goal for its low cost 3D scanner called the Photon. The company has raised over C$400,000, more than quadrupling its goal of C$81,000 when the …

The most realistic 3D-printed portraits we've seen

<i>(Credit: Twinkind)</i><p><b>A pop-up shop in Hamburg, Germany, will let customers get an incredibly lifelike 3D-printed statuette of themselves.</b><p>Who doesn't …

Setup

The 3D Scan-to-Print Web App Turns Any Kinect into a 3D Scanner

3D printing has been a huge boon to home fabricators that want to create trinkets whenever they want. While all that plastic isn’t great for the …

3D Printing