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Turn an Old iPhone Into Wall Art

If you have an old iPhone sitting around, Instructables user Purincess shows off how to build a custom frame that makes it easy to turn that iPhone …

Wall Art

StarTech's Dual-Monitor Thunderbolt 2 Docking Station Features Two DisplayPorts

StarTech's latest Dual-Monitor Docking Station debuted in December, with a feature that sets it apart from other docking stations: dual DisplayPort 1.2 connections.<p>The Docking Station has a Falcon Ridge quad-channel Thunderbolt 2 controller for 20GB/s data transfer speeds. It can power two 2560 x …

Computer Hardware

A $20 add-on will solve your MacBook power adapter problems

But it won't stop your cables from fraying<p>Apple's MacBook is a paragon of design, thin, sleek, and convenient — everything its power adapter isn't. The plug that ships with Apple's laptop in North America is awkward when not used with a power bar, a rounded white cube that juts out several inches …

Install Mypaint on ubuntu 15.10

MyPaint is a nimble, distraction-free, and easy tool for digital painters. It supports graphics tablets made by Wacom, and many similar devices. Its …

Linux

Weird attachment spikes your drinks with negative ions

Sometimes, you look at your boring glass of ginger ale and think, “This could really use more ions.” Or maybe you don’t, but the makers of the Beverage Power have done that thinking for you.<p>It’s a small device that the company says will attach to any drinking glass or water bottle. It has a contact …

The Donald Trump programming language is not for dummies or losers

Make coding great again<p>I have a love / hate relationship with computer programming. As the resident developer at <i>The Verge</i>, I've been living the juxtaposition of how a few lines of code can perform a task that would otherwise take dozens of human hours or how one overlooked typo can cripple a …

Donald Trump

'That Dragon, Cancer' forced me to confront my past

<b>This article contains spoilers for That Dragon, Cancer.</b><p>My son died on May 27, 2005, the day after his extremely premature birth. I rarely talk about it, or even let my brain wander to the memories of what were some of the worst hours of my life. <i>That Dragon, Cancer</i> forced me to. It's a game that …

Boston Dynamics wishes you a terrifyingly happy holiday

Whether you think holiday greeting cards are touching or annoying, Boston Dynamics is celebrating the season just a little differently with this new video. Its robots have shown they are capable of navigating almost any environment with surprising speed and agility, so now a few Spot units have …

Trim seeks out and destroys awful monthly subscriptions

In the age of Netflix, Spotify, and unwanted LinkedIn Premium subscriptions, it can be difficult to keep track of where your money is going on a monthly basis. Trim, a San Francisco startup from former venture capitalists Thomas Smyth and Dan Petkevich, wants to ensure you never end up paying for …

Intel's Core M processors are being tested in phones

Intel's fresh-faced sixth-generation processors improve on pretty much all the important fronts: more power efficiency, more graphical oomph and that's especially true for its important Core M series that beats inside laptops and tablets. According to Kirk Skaugen, Intel's general manager, it's now …

Upcoming Multiplexer jailbreak tweak looks incredible

<b>Multiplexer</b> is an upcoming multitasking jailbreak tweak from Elijah Frederickson and Andrew Abosh, the same developers that brought us the …

NASA shows off the International Space Station in glorious 4K

NASA's International Space Station team recently got a big camera upgrade in the form of RED's Epic Dragon, and it's more than a little eager to show off what this high-resolution gear can do. The agency has started posting 4K videos (sorry, no 6K yet) that show what life is like in orbit in …

Soma could be the creepiest game of the year, because the ocean is terrifying

The creators of Amnesia are back with underwater sci-fi horror<p>Nobody can invoke helpless, frantic fear as well as Frictional. The Swedish indie studio is best known for the 2011 game <i>Amnesia: The Dark Descent</i>, but it’s also just synonymous with a specific kind of survival horror. Frictional games …

No car, no problem: 17 of the slickest electric rides

All kinds of personal-sized, eco-minded rides have been popping up on the market ready to propel us through the streets. Whether it's for a quick commute or a casual cruise, these electric rideables help save time and fossil fuels. Not only do they get you from point A to point B quickly, but …

15 Weird Ice Cream Flavors That Are Anything But Vanilla

If you grew up with your parents telling you that you can’t have ice cream for dinner, they probably never thought about it including avocado, balsamic vinegar or goat cheese. There has been a true revolution in the world of ice cream, and the only rule is that there are no rules. We’ve collected a …

Recipes

Pay T-Mobile $5 per month to get deep discounts on smartphones

T-Mobile is announcing its latest "uncarrier" move today. You can now opt to pay $5 a month for exclusive access to discounts when upgrading to new devices. The service is called Score, and some of the deals are pretty appealing.<p>If you're a Score member for 12 months, you'll unlock deals on …

I can't get enough of these 90s internet videos

This archival project has opened my eyes<p>Stop me if this sounds familiar: a popular theory posits that, about every 20 years, pop culture warps, folding in on itself, and nostalgia for two decades prior suddenly becomes hip, as evidenced by, say, a recent spike in the ranks of Pearl Jam cover …

Archives

MSI GT72 Dominator review: a worthy successor to a great gaming notebook

The last time I saw MSI's Dominator laptop, I was sick of it. There wasn't anything wrong with it, but at the time, the product name belonged to the GT70: a powerhouse gaming machine that hasn't evolved much since its introduction in 2012. Back then, I loved the machine's heavy chassis, superb …

OnePlus celebrates one year in business with a super-cheap power bank

Exactly one year ago, a little known company by the name of OnePlus arrived on the scene with plans to make "the perfect smartphone." The One certainly lives up to the hype under the hood, but thanks to a flawed invite process, getting your hands on the device hasn't been easy. However, with more …

Dual-screen YotaPhone 2 arrives in Europe this month

Yota was slightly cruel to YotaPhone fans. It unveiled the next generation of its dual-display smartphone way back in February... and left people wondering about the launch window for most of the year. At last, though, you can try this two-screened device for yourself. The YotaPhone 2 is now slated …

Android News

​Well Balanced: hands-on with the final version of the Onewheel skateboard

When Kyle Doerksen brought his electric skateboard to CES last year, it looked like he stole a balancing prop from a local circus act. The Onewheel is the very image of its name: a single tire flanked by two wooden platforms. It almost looks threatening, but balancing on it is deceptively easy: The …

HP's 3D-scanning 'Sprout' PC is unlike anything the company has made

The best way to describe Sprout, an ambitious new desktop from HP, is that it's unlike any PC the company has ever made. The second-best way: It's an all-in-one computer with a touch mat that acts as a second screen, and an overhead projector/camera that can scan 3D images. It starts at $1,899, and …

A new project from Apple and Google alumni aims to fix an annoying Android problem

NextBit tries to make it easier to switch between the same app on many devices<p>Thanks to the built-in features in most games and apps, it's become increasingly difficult to lose something you're working on. Your phone or tablet can suddenly explode, but if you had an internet connection, there's a …

Brazil

We rode a $10,000 hoverboard, and you can too

It's impossible to talk about hoverboards without invoking a particular movie title, so we're not even going to try: Remember that awesome scene from <i>Back to the Future Part II</i>? It's one step closer to reality: A California startup just built a real, working hoverboard. Arx Pax is attempting to …

The Tah Bluetooth stick lets you control (almost) anything with a smartphone

We've seen plenty of development boards, but this might be the first that comes with both Bluetooth LE and built-in USB. Tah is the creation of India's Revealing Hour and has been designed to both lower the cost of adding Bluetooth to Arduino projects, but also to connect your smartphone to other …

Is this wrist-worn smartphone on Indiegogo a hoax or a fever dream?

One downside of Indiegogo's lax attitude to projects is that there's no requirement for a prototype or any proof that the device being pitched could even exist. In fact, the site is so laissez-faire, that a creator could probably promise a hoverboard powered by unicorn tears, and the only limit to …

Dell outs 'world's first' 5K display with a massive 5,120 x 2,880 resolution

4K is <i>so</i> last week. Most of us haven't added one of those displays as part of our daily workflow yet, and Dell's 5K option is on the way. The UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K monitor claims a world's first with said resolution. In terms of dimensions, that's 5,120 x 2,880 which clocks in at four times the …

This surreal iPad game blends Donald Duck and Salvador Dali

'Back to Bed' lets you sleepwalk through a dreamworld<p>In 1947's "Sleepy Time Donald," Donald Duck goes about his day while sleepwalking. He gets out of bed, puts a boot on his head instead of a hat, and ventures over to Daisy's house to take her out on a date. (She plays along because she's worried …

Imagination Technologies will give its 'Raspberry Pi on steroids' away for free

Grab someone in the street and ask them about Imagination Technologies and they're more likely to run away than tell you that it's the company that designs the graphics chips for Apple's mobile devices. The company is more than just the home of PowerVR, however, and bought MIPS in order to become a …