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If You Download These 5 Apps, You Probably Don't Need a Financial Adviser

Confession: I only look at my bank account once a month. I know, I know, I should be checking my balance daily, but I have to admit, I find managing …

Personal Finance

Automatic savings app Digit can now pay off credit card debt for you

Automatic savings mobile app Digit is expanding its services, adding the option to let users pay off credit card debt with money in their Digit account, as reported by <i>TechCrunch</i>.<p>To try out the new feature, called Digit Pay, users create a “credit card debt” goal in the Digit app settings, then …

Personal Finance

New Harry Potter game, launching today, lets players enroll in Hogwarts

In the first step of what could be an endless exploration of the wizarding world of Harry Potter, the Los Angeles mobile games studio Jam City is releasing its <i>Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery</i> game on the App Store and Google Play.<p>Developed in partnership with Warner Bros., the game will launch under …

Harry Potter

Wordscanner Pro now FREE on iOS for first time in years (Reg. $3)

Scanner App – Wordscanner pro for iOS is now available for <b>free</b> on the App Store. Regularly $3, this is the first time it has gone free since summer 2016. Rated 4+ stars from over 150 users.<p><b>iOS Universal:</b> Scanner App – Wordscanner pro: <b>FREE</b> (Reg. $3)<p>Today’s Best iOS & Mac App Deals: Mileage Log+, …

Apps

Explainer: What is a blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical structure for storing data in a way that is nearly …

Blockchain

Make Your Garden Private With These Lovely Plant Ideas

Whether you love or hate your neighbors, you most certainly need space for your own adventures with your family that…

Landscaping

How to improve the SNES Classic’s lineup of games with an easy software hack

As a general rule, any new media device will, within 24 hours of its release date, be hacked. Sometimes people will just want to figure out how to …

Retrogaming

What to Tell an Employer About Leaving a Previous Job

One of the most difficult questions to answer during an interview is why you left your previous employer or why you want to leave your current …

Employment

Alienware may have created the ultimate gamer hotel suite

In the past, we've seen hotel rooms and even entire hotels specifically designed for those who prefer the orange glow of de_dust2 to a sandy beach. But Alienware's new gaming suite in Hilton's Panama City location might well be the easiest place yet to let a week of your life completely pass you …

Televisions

This home theater has a secret feature that hides something god-awful

Turntables

Hacking Windows 10: How to Remotely Record & Listen to the Microphone of a Hacked Computer

The microphone in a Windows computer is accessible to most applications running on the device at all times and completely without security …

White Hat

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

How To: Build a Beginner Hacking Kit with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

If you want to follow Null Byte tutorials and try out Kali Linux, the Raspberry Pi is a perfect way to start. In 2018, the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ …

Raspberry Pi

2 Chainz Smokes the Priciest Weed Money Can Buy on 'MOST EXPENSIVEST'

Catch the special 4/20 episode Tuesday on VICELAND.<p>It's Weed Week here at VICE, and all week long we're coming together to bring you programming that celebrates all things pot. To help ring in the high holiday, VICELAND is dropping a special episode of <i>MOST EXPENSIVEST</i>, tapping 2 Chainz to …

Cannabis

Inside the Unnerving Supply Chain Attack That Corrupted CCleaner

In September, security researchers at Cisco Talos and Morphisec made a worst nightmare-type disclosure: the ubiquitous computer cleanup tool CCleaner …

Intellectual Property

23 High-Protein Sheet Pan Dinners That Pretty Much Cook Themselves

I love cooking, but I hate doing dishes. Unfortunately the two go hand in hand, and unless you're a wizard who can zap away the mess, you kind of …

Cooking

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

The Gear Our Editor Always Takes Backpacking

I’m Emily, the most recent addition to <i>Outside</i>’s gear team. Backpacking is a huge part of how I enjoy the outdoors, and over the years, I’ve had the chance to put plenty of gear through the wringer, most recently on a Boundary Waters trip in northern Minnesota. Below, you’ll find my time-tested …

Backpacking

Even if you clear your history, Google has a record of all of your search activity — here's how to delete it

YouTube. Panera. Facebook. Equifax. Every week, it seems, there's a new hack to worry about.<p>This ever-expanding list has many people realizing their personal information is less secure than they thought. Consumers are looking for ways to limit their online exposure and take proactive measures to …

Google

For the first time, a US president has classified the legal justification for taking publicly acknowledged actions

It's not uncommon for legal opinions from the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel to be classified; whenever the President wants to do …

Donald Trump

How To: Run Kali Linux as a Windows Subsystem

Kali Linux is known as being the de facto penetration-testing Linux distribution but can be a pain to use as an everyday OS — even more of a pain if …

Linux

1 Salad Vs. 1 Pizza: This Instagram Photo Makes the Point That Dieting Doesn't Work This Way

Ever eaten a salad and thought you were just the epitome of health? Same. But unfortunately, we all know that consistency is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Personal trainer and health coach Sierra Nielsen shared a photo on Instagram comparing one salad to one pizza, and made a strong case …

Fitness

The Angry 'American Chopper' Argument Meme Has Gone Meta

A new wrinkle in the beloved Orange County Choppers meme is going viral.<p>In late March, Reddit declared the American Chopper argument meme dead. “SELL SELL SELL” read a top post in r/MemeEconomy, linking to a screenshot of VICE’s Facebook post of my blog entry “This Angry ‘American Chopper’ Meme Is …

Orange County

The Hottest Houseplants for Spring (and How to Care for Them)

Not everyone was born with the gift of a green thumb, but there’s no denying that plants have a magical way of completing a room. And it’s not just …

Plants

13 Pole Fitness Videos That Prove It's About More Than Just Being Sexy

As sexy as pole dancing is, it also requires an incredible amount of strength — especially in your arms and core. I've tried pole dancing classes before, and I can assure you that one, it's a fantastic workout, and two, it's definitely not as easy as it looks. Like any other sport, mastering tricks …

Fitness

The Surprising Roots of Recent White Extremism

THIS WAS NO ordinary jacket copy. “What will you do when they come to take your guns?” asks white supremacist William Luther Pierce on the back cover …

Rights & Freedoms

DimensionalMechanics launches AI programming language

DimensionalMechanics has announced a new programming language for artificial intelligence and deep learning development. Its NeoPulse Framework 2.0, …

Artificial Intelligence

This New App Will Help You Identify the Plants and Animals You See in Nature

Learn the difference between a poppy and a windflower.<p>New app Seek is giving curious outdoorsy types an easy way to identify the plants and animals …

Machine Perception

12 Vegetable Garden Plans & Layout Ideas That Will Inspire You

Are you ready to plant your garden, but are feeling a little unsure of how to lay it out?<p>Well, it seems everyone faces that dilemma each year. The …

Gardening

This self-sustaining Australian home harvests its own food, energy, and water

Building a self-sustaining home can involve a higher upfront investment, but it usually pays off in the long run thanks to increased efficiency and …

Aquaponics