Michael Serna

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32 Genius Gadgets Under $40 On Amazon That Are Basically Out Of A Black Mirror Episode

<i>Black Mirror</i> is science fiction, but sometimes it hits pretty close to home — and today’s modern world is actually filled with high-tech devices that …

Black Mirror

The Commodore 64 is another classic getting its own tiny retro console

Are the SNES and NES Classic not retro enough for you? Then have I good news for you: Someone is making a tiny retro Commodore 64, too.<p>The C64 Mini, as it’s called, will cost $70, and includes 64 licensed games and a single joystick controller. There is an HDMI output to connect to your TV, and two …

Playstation VR's Launch In 2016 Is Important For Nintendo And Microsoft Gamers Too

All gamers should take note, no matter your allegiance<p>The Playstation VR will be released in the first half of 2016—important information if you’re even the slightest fan of video games.<p>There’s been much said about virtual reality being the next big step for gaming, but there’s only one …

Tips and tricks on getting the most out of your PlayStation 4

Whether you just bought a PlayStation 4 Pro and PlayStation VR, or you’ve been playing a classic model for the last three years, there are still a …

Firefox Hello to allow screen sharing on video calls

Mozilla's Skype-like in-browser service, Firefox Hello, is on the verge of evolving into something far more exciting. In a few weeks Firefox Hello …

Did GCHQ illegally spy on you? Privacy International will help you find out

Human rights group Privacy International has launched a way to allow anyone in the world to find out whether UK intelligence agency GCHQ illegally spied on them.<p>The organization, along with Bytes for All, Liberty and Amnesty International, recently brought a case to the UK’s Investigatory Powers …

Own A Chromecast? Google Wants To Give You $6

The Chromecast is already a damned great little device. Pretty much the only thing* that would make it better is if Google randomly gave you free money for owning one.<p><i>(*except for 5ghz WiFi support, that’d be good too.)</i><p>What do you know! That’s what they’re doing today.<p>As noted by Android Authority, …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Turn your Instagram pictures into tattoos

Want to proudly display your Instagram feed on your bicep? A new service called Picattoo will turn a dozen of your pictures into temporary tattoos for cheap.<p>You've carefully curated your Instagram feed, capturing the perfect photos of your cat and mid-morning snack and applying exactly the right …

Hacker's List allows you to hire a hacker anonymously and quickly

Hacker's List, a website that offers to connect customers and "professional" hackers for hire, would have you believe that just about everyone, at …

Sony Pictures

The best Android apps for kids of 2014

1. Endless Reader (Free + in-app purchases)<p>Endless Reader is full of character: an app where a troop of colourful monsters teach your children how to spell a series of words, as well as acting them out. The app focuses on tricky words (“sight” words in some schools) that children need to recognise …

Your eyes could help make a huge Higgs boson breakthrough

The discovery of the Higgs boson back in 2012 was a landmark moment for physicists -- but what happens when the elementary particle vanishes could be …

The NSA Won’t Disclose What It Leaked To The Public

The NSA doesn’t like leaks that much. But it does like leaks when it chooses to leak, as then it gets to exert influence over the media, and thus potentially shape the public narrative. And as we have variously learned, not everything initially marked TOP SECRET//COMINT//NO FORN needs to stay that …

14 Niche Netflix Alternatives

For TV shows and <i>some</i> movies, there’s Netflix or Amazon Prime Instant Video. For the latest release blockbusters, there’s Google Play Movies & TV, Amazon Instant Video or Blinkbox, depending on where you live in the world. But the video-on-demand (VoD) realm extends far beyond the well-established, …

Kids And TV: Watching An Extra Hour Can Harm Kindergarten Performance, Study Says

Yet another data point has been added to the ongoing debate over how much TV watching is too much for young children.<p>A study of Canadian children has found that even an extra hour of TV time -- above the daily average of 72 minutes -- could significantly harm a child’s performance in kindergarten, …

PS4 appearance on Jimmy Fallon highlights Microsoft's struggle to explain Xbox One policies

As part of <i>Late Night</i>'s"Video Game Week," Jimmy Fallon has had the opportunity to play with both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. But while Monday night's Xbox One demo ran through the console's multimedia features and showed off <i>Killer Instinct</i> and <i>Forza</i>, Sony Tuesday night also took the …

Researchers able to predict iOS-generated hotspot passwords in less than a minute

Anyone who's tried to tether to their iPhone or iPad will recall how iOS manages to craft its own passwords when used as a personal hotspot. The aim is to ensure that anyone sharing a data connection will get some degree of security, regardless of whether or not they tinker with the password …