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Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code

From programmable LEGO robots to mobile apps like Hopscotch, there’s no shortage of games and toys designed to get children interested in computer …

Computer Science

Simple Quantum Computing in 150 Lines of Python

What does it take to build a quantum computer? Lots of exotic supercooled hardware. However, creating a simulator isn’t nearly as hard and can give …

Quantum Computing

Alphabet's Outline lets you run your own self-hosted VPN for free

Jigsaw, an incubator that’s part of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has launched Outline, an open-source virtual private network (VPN) that you can host on your own server at no charge.<p>As an initiative from the human-rights-focused Jigsaw, Outline is being billed as a tool to help journalists …

VPNs

When your parents die broke

Blogger John Schmoll's father left a financial mess when he died: a house that was worth far less than the mortgage, credit card bills in excess of $20,000_and debt collector s who insisted the son was legally obligated to pay what his father owed.<p>Fortunately, Schmoll knew better.<p>"I've been working …

Personal Finance

'StarCraft' 20th anniversary brings freebies and a short film

Blizzard is keeping up its habit of marking the anniversaries of major games. The original <i>StarCraft</i> is turning 20 on March 31st, and the studio is promising a slew of extras across its games to mark the occasion, including the classic real-time strategy title itself. You can log in to <i>StarCraft:</i> …

Thousands Of People Are 'Playing' A Hidden Steam Game

<i>Spacewar</i> is a game that draws thousands of players every day. If you search for it on the Steam store, though, you’ll never find it.<p>You might …

List-Worthy

Get Darksiders 1 And 2 Remasters Bundled Together For As Little As $10

Following the announcement of Darksiders III, a new bundle that includes the remasters of Darksiders 1 and Darksiders II has been released on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.<p>It's going for $20 right now, but only for a limited time. After the deal wraps up, the collection will cost $40, so if you're …

Employment

The best bathroom scales

<i>By Melanie Pinola</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After more than five months of …

17 Google products you've never heard of

Most of us have heard of Google's well-publicized moonshots: Self-driving cars, smart contact lenses, internet-beaming balloons, and more.<p>While those products and services sound amazing, most of us can't use them just yet. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly …

Apps

Raspberry Pi releases an OS to breathe new life into old PCs

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released an experimental version of its Linux-based Pixel OS for Windows and Mac PCs. The OS, originally designed to run only on the Raspberry Pi hobby board, comes with the Chromium web browser and a suite of productivity and coding tools. "We asked ourselves one …

Raspberry Pi

Get up to $1,000 off a new PC in Microsoft’s holiday promotions | Ars Technica

Buy the right machine on the right day and you could see some huge savings.<p>Microsoft's 12 days of deals holiday season promotion starts at 12am …

Surface Pro 4

Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals Returns

You can save as much as $1,000 on some products<p>Good news if you’re looking to check some tech gadgets off your holiday shopping list: Microsoft will …

HTC Vive

Every single item in Amazon’s massive sale on PC gaming gear

Today is truly your lucky day, PC gamers, because Amazon just kicked off a massive sale on PC gaming gear that is going to save you a ton of money …

Nvidia release Vault 1080 mod for Fallout 4, adds gloomy new area and an hour of gameplay

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube<p>Nvidia’s Lightspeed Studio have been hard at work for the past six months developing a sizable mod for Fallout 4 …

PC Gaming

Science Says a Sedentary Lifestyle is Killing Us. Here's How to Solve That Problem

I tested two standing desks and one stool to get a new perspective on my work day.<p>I've been standing here all day.<p>No, really. I'm testing standing desks (or "height-adjustable desks"), and I'm not 100% sure I'm using them correctly. I've heard you're supposed to stand for a set period, maybe use …

Ergonomics

How to see everything you've ever watched on Netflix and Amazon

Streaming is a curious beast. One minute you'll be enjoying the 80s vibe of <i>Stranger Things</i> (go watch it if you haven't already) and the next you'll be struggling to pick something from that overwhelming catalog. Sometimes, though, you'll stumble on something that you'd normally never choose -- a …

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Analytics

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

12 of your biggest cooking questions answered with science

Without further ado, here are the scientific answers to some of your biggest quandaries in the kitchen.

Baking

A rare and horrifying look at living conditions in an iPhone factory

A rare look inside the abandoned facilities where Chinese workers toiled away making iPhones reveals a grim environment that’s a long way from Silicon Valley’s plush lifestyle.<p>Depressing images reveal the tiny rooms where up to 12 Pegatron workers slept each night, the dirty dining areas where they …

IBM Just Put A Quantum Computer On The Cloud For Anyone To Use

As IBM’s research division pursues a multi-year quest to build a universal quantum computer more powerful than any supercomputer in the world, it’s sharing its latest progress with smaller quantum processors on the cloud for the world to join in.<p>Tucked off a nondescript hallway in IBM’s sprawling …

Quantum Computing

8 quick ways to clear up drive space in Windows 10

Bumping up against your PC's physical storage limit? Here's how to grab a couple gigs' worth of space.<p>Face it: No matter how large your hard drive is -- how many empty terabytes you had when you first bought your PC -- you always seem to fill it right to the brink.<p>If you're bumping up against your …

Operating Systems

1,500 Windows 3.1 shareware apps are now free, immortalized on your browser | Ars Technica

Warp back to 1992 with Ross Perot, Saddam Hussein, hundreds of shareware nag notices.<p>Earlier this week, Internet Archive software collector and …

Software

Canceled Saints Row: Undercover now available as free download

PSP game has been uncovered<p>Volition Software has now made its previously canceled PSP game <i>Saints Row: Undercover</i> available to download for free.<p>The developer showed off the title on a livestream yesterday, during which it dropped a link to download the prototype. The ISO file is hosted by gaming …

Saints Row

Here Are Six Scientifically Proven Tips For More Effective Studying

Straight from the experts.<p>Not everyone studies the same way- some people are happy cramming everything at the last minute, and some require pages …

Richard Feynman

Eating healthy or feeling empty?

How the 'healthy = less filling' intuition influences satiety<p>Eating too much is typically considered one of the prime culprits of obesity. A new …

Make sure you have these great games before the Steam Winter Sale ends

The season of giving is almost over, so give a little something to yourself.<p>Steam’s Winter Sale is currently offering tons of great discounts on PC games from now until January 4. Just like we did with last month’s Steam Exploration Sale (we even repeated a couple picks here), GamesBeat’s Jeff …

Channel 4's All 4 will soon support Chromecast streaming

Love Channel 4 shows like <i>Peep Show</i>, <i>Humans</i> and <i>Grand Designs</i>? Own a Chromecast? If your answer to both of those questions is "yes," then we've got some good news for you. From November 24th you'll be able to watch All 4, the broadcaster's live streaming and catchup TV service (and the successor to …

Streaming

You can now try Firefox OS on your Android phone

Mozilla has dropped the latest version of Firefox OS into everybody's lap, and there's a special treat tucked inside for brave Android users. A new developer preview of the software can be downloaded and tried as an alternative home screen on your phone that, thankfully, doesn't require you to wipe …

How To Use a Coffee Press

A step-by-step video<p>Starbucks® partner Chad Moore explains why the coffee press is his favorite brewing method, and shows you how to make a great cup.<p>…