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How do I protect my privacy online?

Digital security expert Tony Gambacorta answers your questions about security and privacy on Too Embarrassed to Ask.<p>Even for the technically minded, weighing all the potential threats to your digital privacy can be a headache. But especially for non-techies who take it for granted, the need to …

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Google PhotoScan turns your prints into high-quality digital images

A new app from Google Photos<p>The team behind Google Photos has released a new app for turning your old prints into digital photos, letting you save them to the cloud with a single tap. PhotoScan, which is being made available today on iOS and Android, lets you quickly scan a large number of photos …

Science Discovered Why Seltzer Is So Addictive

Are you obsessed with all things carbonated? Do you find yourself reaching for seltzer way more often than regular water? Well, it turns out that those little bubbles might be the reason why.<p>According to a study from the Monell Chemical Senses Center, cold and carbonated beverages actually do a …

Child porn accuser drops lawsuit against ex-Subway pitchman

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The family of one of Jared Fogle's victims in the child pornography case that led to the former Subway pitchman's imprisonment is …

Nintendo Switch is the spiritual successor to the Nvidia SHIELD

Nintendo has revealed its new console, the Switch (which was codenamed the NX prior to its public debut). The thing that makes Switch different from any other console out there by a major game maker is its ability to quickly transition from home console to portable, thanks to a tablet format for …

GTA parody pokes fun at Samsung's exploding Galaxy Note 7

Samsung devices have been blowing up left and right, and the latest venue to suffer a Galaxy Note 7-related explosion is now the open world of GTA V.<p>Modder HitmanNiko has developed a hilarious mod for Rockstar’s smash-hit game that turns your Galaxy Note 7 phone into a highly volatile bomb – and …

Mean Girls: more than a teen movie

Tina Fey's film resonates more than a decade later, says Alice Vincent, because it captures teens on the brink of the internet<p>With the exception, perhaps, of Groundhog Day, few on-screen calendar dates strike a gong of nostalgia for a certain generation than October 3. For the teenagers of the …

How to Repair a TV Remote Control or Alarm Keypad With Kitchen Foil

How to Repair a TV Remote Control or Alarm Keypad With Kitchen Foil<p>Updated on September 19, 2017<p>How Do I Fix a Remote Control or Keypad That Won't …

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Lenovo's new Z2 Plus flagship smartphone features Snapdragon 820 SoC but costs just $270

Chinese companies are increasingly showing us why one shouldn’t have to pay a premium for a high-end smartphone.<p>Take Lenovo for example, which today …

UMi Plus brings amazing specs considering the $179 price

<i>This post is sponsored by UMi.</i><p>It’s easy to choose a good-high end phone. After all, there isn’t too much differentiating them, and even the prices are equally high. Things do get more competitive once we start moving towards the affordable end of the spectrum, though. Take the UMi Plus as an …

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A Beginner’s Guide To Growing Your Own Produce

We love vegetables. Unfortunately, we don’t have a lot of space for a veggie patch in our London studio, so we asked our good friend Nigel Ball a few …

Stop what you’re doing and buy these $38 headphones

The Carbo Tenore could cost ten times as much and they’d still be a steal<p>Words fail me. I’ve seen — or, more accurately put, <i>heard</i> — the audio price-performance curve shattered into tiny little pieces and I’m still reeling from it. The Carbo Tenore ZH-DX200-CT earphones from Japan’s Zero Audio are …

Play PlayStation games on your PC with PS Now

You can now use Sony's game streaming service PlayStation Now on your PC.<p>The PlayStation Now service launched in the UK last summer, serving as an …

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Everything you need to know about Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 event

Sure, there might not have been many surprises going into Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 launch event, but you can't say the massive conglomerate can't put on a good show. For about an hour, we saw execs take the stage, make lousy dad jokes, throw shade at their competitors, show off a few products and …

How to Convert a USB Charger Into a Linux Computer

How to Convert a USB Charger Into a Linux Computer<p><b>Image Credit: Chris Robinson</b><p>How to Convert a USB Charger Into a Linux Computer<p>Click To Tweet<p>Surely …

No, Pokémon Go is not reading your emails – but it could access your Google account

Augmented reality gaming app <i>Pokémon Go</i> has taken the world by storm but the iOS version of the game is causing privacy concerns over how much data it …

A hack will kill someone within 10 years, and it may have already happened

Where once hacks only affected computers, they now bring down everything from cars to power grids and thermostats to secretive nuclear enrichment programs.<p>So how long until a hack doesn't just cause a nuisance or monetary losses but actually <i>kills</i> someone?<p>One well-respected security expert thinks …

What Are Those Floaty Things in Your Eye? Science Explains

We thought it was just us.<p>If you've ever noticed tiny worm-like shapes or transparent blobs in your field of vision - you know, those things that …

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How to read and understand a scientific paper: a guide for non-scientists

From vaccinations to climate change, getting science wrong has very real consequences. But journal articles, a primary way science is communicated in …

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Apple rings in Earth Day with video highlighting iMessage and renewable energy

Tomorrow is officially Earth Day and while it has already revealed some of its efforts, Apple this evening has uploaded a new video to its YouTube channel highlighting its green initiatives. The ad, entitled “iMessage – Renewable Energy,” highlights the company’s renewable energy efforts and …

Waiting list at London's naked restaurant reaches 27,000 (and counting)

Bon viveurs worried about spoiling their shirts at supper will be able strip off and feast in the nude when London’s first naked restaurant opens this summer.<p>The Bunyadi, which now has a waiting list of more than 27,000, will be open for three months from June 2016. The website urges prospective …

How Porn Is Messing with Your Manhood

Finding a needle in a haystack would be easier than finding an adolescent male who hasn’t seen online porn. Surveys indicate the average boy watches …

Galaxy S7 teardown reveals it’s ‘probably impossible’ to replace a cracked screen

The latest Galaxy S7 continues the trend of hard-to-fix smartphones. iFixit gives Samsung’s latest flagship device a 3/10 repairability score, noting how difficult it is to get into the device in the first place. And once you get in, it’s even harder to replace one component without damaging …

Top 20 Android apps and games of the month

Discover Auntie’s crooners with BBC Music, track breastfeeding and nappy changes with Glow Baby, and put a VHS camcorder filter over videos, plus play GTA: Liberty City Stories, Final Fantasy XI and more<p>In terms of sheer numbers, Google’s Android has been bigger than Apple’s iOS for some time now – …

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Inside the laboratory where Verizon torture tests smartphones

Some are the type you'd expect; Verizon's engineers are obsessed with network performance, so they stuff devices into a big metal box to prevent <i>any</i> outside interference and gauge pure data reception, VoLTE call quality, noise cancellation, and so on. The rooms themselves are shielded from wireless …

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KGI: New 4-inch iPhone to cost between $400-$500, feature 12 megapixel camera, 50% price drop for iPhone 5s

In a research note for investors, KGI Securities has posted some interesting claims about the new 4 inch ‘iPhone SE’ coming from Apple in March, as reported by 9to5Mac. The iPhone SE is expected to be very similar to the iPhone 5s in appearance with slightly curved edges, but feature the latest …

Sony PlayStation VR review: You know what? Sony did it. The PSVR is actually pretty great - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The PlayStation VR is the most accessible, affordable and user-friendly full VR option on the market. Sony has promised support from a long list of developers down the track but the immediate launch games are pretty solid as well.<p><b>The Bad</b> Its single-camera tracking system occasionally feels …