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Most highly paid programmers know Python. You can learn it via an online course for just $44.

Contrary to what <i>Silicon Valley</i> portrays, you’ll need more than drive and intelligence to land a high-paying job in the tech world. You’ll need to be …

This Raspberry Pi rival offers a beefy CPU, 4K video, and more

Libre Computer<p>The Renegade Elite, from tech company Libre Computer, is a single-board computer that delivers more power than the Raspberry Pi.<br>• It isn’t the cheapest single board computer around, at $100, but you’re getting a lot for your cash.<br>• The Renegade Elite sports a hexacore processor, USB …

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This Raspberry Pi hacker bundle helps you explore the Internet of Things

popsci shop<p>Go from zero to hero with four courses for $19.<p>So, you’ve bought yourself a Raspberry Pi. Now what? If you want to experiment but have no idea where to start, the Complete Raspberry Pi Hacker Bundle is here to help. The bundle includes four courses covering all the basics and a lot more. …

LenzBuddy Solves a Common Camera Gear Problem

When I switched to Olympus, I ran into a slight problem. When photographing a corporate event, I realized that the back lens caps on my lenses were …

Scientists Just 3D Printed a Human Cornea Using Stem Cells

These 3d printed artificial corneas could help millions restore their vision.<p>Researchers have created the most advanced artificial cornea ever using 3D printing and human stem cells. The technology, if successfully developed, could help millions of people around the world see a clearer future.<p>The …

1Password 7 for Mac Launching Today With Redesigned Sidebar, Easier Access to Vaults, and Much More

Following two months of beta testing, AgileBits has announced that 1Password 7 for Mac will be released for all users at some point on Tuesday.<p>The latest version of the popular password manager is a major update with dozens of new features and improvements, including a new dark-themed, collapsible …

Apple now lets you download a copy of all the data it has on you

Apple is now giving users the opportunity to download a copy of all the data the company has collected from them. This includes App Store and iTunes activity, Apple ID account and device information, online and retail store activity, AppleCare support history, and more.<p>The tool is part of Apple’s …

Apple hit with lawsuit over the “completely reinvented” Macbook keyboard it rolled out back in 2015

A little more than three years ago, Apple announced a new MacBook with a “butterfly” keyboard that was 40 percent thinner and ostensibly four times more stable than the previous “scissor” mechanism that MacBooks employed.<p>The promise was to more evenly distribute pressure on each key. Not everyone …

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Windows Notepad fixed after 33 years: Now it finally handles Unix, Mac OS line endings

So happy for you, Microsoft, \r\nWindows Notepad users, rejoice! Microsoft's text editing app, which has been shipping with Windows since version 1.0 …

Award-Winning Cablewings Add Power Cord Storage Back to Your Mac's Charger

German company brezzl today announced it is now accepting pre-orders for its Cablewings cable management solution for Apple power adapters.<p>Cablewings are small plastic pieces that attach to an Apple power adapter and have small spikes that can hold a wrapped up power cord. They are compatible with …

How to Enable Markup Annotation Tools in macOS

Recognizing the utility of Markup annotation tools, Apple has extended their availability in recent versions of iOS, but it's worth bearing in mind that you can access a similar and equally useful annotation toolset within several native Mac applications.<p>In macOS, accessing an application's Markup …

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The 5 Most Accurate Pie Charts Ever

Pie charts can have an elegant way of transforming data into a something that is easy to understand and visually appealing.Sometimes, they go one …

8 Mind-Bending Optical Illusions Explained

Who doesn't love a good optical illusion? They're a fun reminder of just how much our eyes—and brain—can play tricks on us. From illusions based on perspective to others grounded in perception, there are endless ways that our mind can view illusions. We've taken some of the most famous optical …

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Apple Shares Tutorial Videos and How To Website Highlighting Apple Pencil and New iPad

Apple today shared new iPad tutorial videos on its YouTube channel, which appear to be aimed at customers who have purchased the new sixth-generation iPad with Apple Pencil support. Apple has also aggregated all of the videos on an iPad how to website.<p>The first video, which is a minute long, …

Homeland Security database would track bloggers, social media

Fears about the potential effects of propaganda and fake news remain high, and American officials are determined to keep track of media outlets in a bid to curb these misinformation campaigns. The Department of Homeland Security has put out a call for companies that could create a database tracking …

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Here’s how you access the super creepy data Facebook has on you

Since 2010, Facebook allows you to download an archive file of all your interactions with the network. It’s a 5-click easy process that your grandmother can do (more details below).<p>Inside the .zip, lies an ‘index.html’ page that acts as a portal to your personal data. Visually, it looks like an …

How to Group Mac App Icons More Prominently in Your Dock

In macOS, the Dock provides convenient one-click access to your most frequently used Mac applications. The simplest way to organize docked apps is to click and drag them into your preferred place, but here we're going to show you a lesser-known trick for arranging docked items more clearly.<p>To …

How to Enable Automatic Reader View in Safari for iOS

Safari for iOS has a nifty built-in "Reader" feature that's designed to allow Safari users to read online articles with a distraction-free design that tucks away ads and other visual clutter on supported sites.<p><i>Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.</i><p>You can tap the Reader icon …

How to Set a Custom Lock Screen Message on Your Mac in Case It's Lost

You can set a custom message to appear on the lock screen of your Mac, which is super useful if you ever misplace or lose your Mac. It lets people see who the Mac belongs to as soon as it's opened up, and there's no question about ownership.<p>You will need an administrator account to create a lock …

How to Grab Screenshots and Video From Apple TV Using Your Mac

Apple doesn't go out of its way to advertise the fact, but it's perfectly possible to connect a Mac to a fourth-generation Apple TV or later and grab screenshots and video output from the set-top box. In this article, we'll show you how it's done.<p>Note that this method can't be used to record …

The father of the world wide web is one disappointed dad

Today is the World Wide Web's 29th birthday, and to celebrate the occasion, its creator has told us how bad it's become. In an open letter appearing in <i>The Guardian</i>, Tim Berners-Lee painted a bleak picture of the current internet -- one dominated by a handful of colossal platforms that have …

IBM wants to replace antibiotics with these big ol' synthetic molecules

Researchers think the molecule might be better at keeping up with evolving bacteria.<p>When Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928, the finding was key for two reasons: First, obviously, doctors finally had a way to treat illnesses like pneumonia, gonorrhea, and rheumatic fever. Until then, …

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How to Control the Behavior of Screenshot Shortcuts in macOS

There are several ways you can take screenshots on a Mac. Preview offers the option from its File menu. There's also a little screen capture app in the macOS Utilities folder called Grab. But the simplest and most common method is to use your Mac's built-in shortcut key combinations. Taking a …

MoviePass CEO proudly says the app tracks your location before and after movies

Everyone knew the MoviePass deal is too good to be true — and as is so often the case these days, it turns out you’re not the customer, you’re the product. And in this case they’re not even attempting to camouflage that. Mitch Lowe, the company’s CEO, told an audience at a Hollywood event that “we …

Seven Useful macOS Tricks You Might Not Know

There are a lot of hidden features in both macOS and iOS that often go under the radar, either because they've not received much attention from Apple, or they've been forgotten after a period of time.<p>In the latest video over on our YouTube channel, we've rounded up some useful macOS tips and tricks …

MIT study shows driving for Uber or Lyft is worse than literally any real job

Uber and Lyft have significantly changed how people with money get around crowded cities. But they’ve also changed how people can earn a living …

The best free antivirus for Mac

Despite persistent rumors to the contrary, MacOS is just as susceptible to malware as Windows 10 — it’s just that Windows 10 is a more common …

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China's hypersonic aircraft would fly from Beijing to New York in two hours

The double-wing plane just aced wind tunnel tests at speeds of nearly 5,600 miles per hour.<p>A team of researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have tested a hypersonic plane in a wind tunnel to speeds of Mach 7, or 5,600 miles per hour, according a paper published (PDF) in the Chinese journal</i> …

1Password releases ‘Pwned Passwords’ integration for checking compromised credentials

Digital security can often feel out of our control and painstakingly difficult to manage. 1Password already helps by making it possible to create strong, unique passwords, and new integration with ‘Pwned Passwords’ helps inform users about passwords that may have been compromised in a data …