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BOSEbuild Speaker Cube kit teaches kids the power of DIY

School may be out for the summer, but Bose is showing its commitment to the next generation of tinkerers with the launch of BOSEbuild, a new category of products designed to empower kids through discovery and education.<p>The first product in the series is the $149 (about £111 or $200 AU) BOSEbuild …

Apple's Sad Transformation Into 'The American Samsung'

Apple’s launch event on March 21st, and the subsequent roll-out of the hardware, continues a trend that has seen Cupertino move away from a single hero device to a bewildering range of devices trying to satisfy every part of the smartphone ecosystem.<p>The three major products were nowhere close to …

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30 Samsung Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge Tips And Tricks You Should Know About

Last month, Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge. Right out of the gate, the devices received strong reviews. Consumer Reports even called Samsung’s new flagships “the best smartphones” and now the devices sit atop its <i>Ratings</i>. The S7 and S7 Edge smartphones are packed with …

Amazon reveals how to build an Echo speaker with the Raspberry Pi

The power of Alexa for a fraction of the price<p>Amazon wants to push its Alexa voice assistant as far and wide as possible, so much so that one of the company's employees has released a step-by-step guide to building an Alexa-powered speaker yourself with a Raspberry Pi. The do-it-yourself Echo can …

6 Easy Ways to Speed Up Your Awful Wi-Fi Network

Dropped connections, an ever-spinning update wheel, slow-loading webpages—these fist-clenching symptoms of shoddy Wi-Fi connections make wireless …

Professor wins $700k for solving 300-year-old math equation

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was a problem that had baffled mathematicians for centuries -- until British professor Andrew Wiles set his mind to it.<p>"There are no whole number solutions to the equation xn + yn = zn when n is greater than 2."<p>READ: Meet the 10-year-old maths genius who's just enrolled at …

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Here's How to Get Nintendo's First Smartphone Game

It’s finally time: Nintendo has opened the door to its quirky-sounding smartphone app, the storied game firm’s first. <i>Miitomo</i>, a social networking …

Woo lets tech talent hunt for a better job while remaining anonymous

The grass is always greener<p>The competition for engineering talent in Silicon Valley is fierce. Perks typically include signing bonuses, stock options, free meals, and more. In that environment, tech workers are always looking for the next best thing. But using a job-seeking portal like LinkedIn or …

Employment

Now Samsung is following Apple by allowing mobile ad blockers for the first time

On Sunday night, owners of Samsung phones with the Android Lollipop software and newer versions of Android will be able to download ad blockers that work on the Samsung Internet browser.<p>Mobile ad blocking is thought to reduce web-page loading times and mobile data usage.<p>Business Insider has …

Digital Advertising

This Startup Wants To End Adblock Plus’s “Raping and Pillaging” Of Online Publishers

Websites are freaking out over billions in lost revenue and starting to fight back, but there are still legit reasons to block ads.<p>This January marked the 10th anniversary of Adblock Plus, a browser plug-in that banishes ads from web pages. It isn’t the only ad blocker; but Adblock Plus dominates, …

Dating App Newbie Blume Wants To Kill Catfishing With Ephemeral Selfies

Make room for yet another dating app. San Francisco-based Blume is hoping to entice singles into its arms with a real-time selfie feature designed to thwart catfishing. So no more being chatted up by sex-mad robots. Or wooed by forlorn hopers overselling their dating prospects with a set of …

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Ocean is an amazing pocket-sized battery powered server

Today the wraps came off Ocean, a full server that’s the size of a mobile phone, with a built-in battery, so it can fit in your pocket and go where you do.<p>It’s a tiny computer that’s powerful enough to run a server — Node.js, to be precise — pre-loaded with Linux, a 1GHz dual-core CPU, 1 GB of RAM, …

A tearful Obama takes executive actions on guns

During an emotional speech at the White House, President Obama announced a series of executive actions aimed at reducing gun violence, an issue he's …

GCHQ gives you homework in its 2015 Christmas card

Keen codebreakers can have a crack at a brainteaser this festive season in the form of a Christmas card challenge set by GCHQ’s director Robert Hannigan.<p>The traditional grid-shading puzzle invites those who dare (or care) to fill in the squares black or leave them white depending on the pattern …

Li-Fi Probably Won’t Be The New Wi-Fi For Most People

Long restricted to the academic domain, Li-Fi, a light-based data delivery method is suddenly getting all sorts of attention. An Estonian startup Velmenni recently tested an commercial implementation and found it to be superior to Wi-Fi in almost every way – except as something you and I will …

Jake Arrieta's Dominant Shutout Sets Up Historic Finish to NL Cy Young Battle

The historic accolades are flowing in for Jake Arrieta.<p>And with those, the Chicago Cubs ace is setting himself up to bring in the big one—the National League Cy Young Award.<p>Arrieta made Cubs history Tuesday night when he threw a complete-game shutout, allowing three hits and one walk while striking …

Cristiano Ronaldo Targeted by PSG in £250m Real Madrid Transfer Exit Rumours

French champions Paris Saint-Germain will look to flex all the financial muscle they can muster in launching a £250 million move to sign Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo next summer, it has been revealed.<p>Duncan Castles of the <i>Sunday Times</i> explains the Ligue 1 titans will offer a world-record …

Happy 25th birthday, 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air'!

<b>(CNN) —</b> Now this is a story all about how ... fans came to love a television series starring a rapper who went on to become a movie star.<p>"The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" debuted 25 years ago, on September 10, 1990, and folks still can't get enough of it. It featured an unlikely star, rapper Will …

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Voice-over actors are talking up the apps that help them get work

Beau Stephenson gets gigs as a voice-over actor in much the same way people order a car on Uber or find a date on Tinder.<p>The 27-year-old Pasadena resident flips on his computer and logs on to an online marketplace that connects voice actors to clients who need them. Profiles are searchable, have …

Raspberry Pi gets an official touchscreen display

Although it's pretty easy to hook up a Raspberry Pi to a screen using its HDMI port, it's not exactly the most portable of solutions (especially if there isn't a TV or monitor around). The Raspberry Pi Foundation recognized this, so it set about finding a "simple, embeddable display" capable of …

Raspberry Pi

Egg-shaped 'ecocapsule' lets you live anywhere - CNN Style

Written by Kieron Monks, CNN<p>The sleek, egg-shaped capsule resembles a spaceship, complete with antennae and a layer of futuristic cells.<p>But the striking design from Slovakian group Nice Architects represents a creative effort to offer housing solutions for this planet. The 'Ecocapsule' is a mini …

Fluence makes it easy for artists to get feedback

New technology makes it increasingly easy to produce and promote music, film and other creative works. The downside is that artists now face a vastly expanded field of competition so it’s no easier (and maybe even harder) to get noticed by key influencers with their overflowing inboxes. Fluence is …

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