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5 things to consider before making a DIY Alexa speaker

If you have an unused Raspberry Pi lying around, you can put it to good use by making a DIY Alexa speaker. But there are some things you should know before you do.<p>Buying an Alexa-capable speaker from Amazon or a third-party manufacturer isn't the only way you can take the smart speaker for a spin. …

Smart Homes

Apple may still bring iMessage to Android, eventually

There’s been long running speculation that Apple may one day bring its iMessage platform to Android, unifying us all under one glorious system full of doodles and animations. Rumored plans for a 2016 debut didn’t pan out, but it seems that Apple hasn’t completely given up on the idea of cross …

Apps

How to Use Windows Laptop As Monitor for Raspberry Pi

If you are watching this tutorial, then you must know about Raspberry Pi and its use. So without making more delay let's start this Instructable. But …

Raspberry Pi

Watch Saturday Night Live Take on the Third Presidential Debate

Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton and Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump sparred again in a sketch spoofing the final presidential debate on <i>Saturday Night</i> …

Tom Hanks

Daily Deals: 40% off GTA V, Doom, Overwatch, Xbox One Hard Drive

If you haven't experienced the next-gen mayhem of GTA V Online yet, now is the time.<p>Facebook<p>Help us get to 2000 likes! Like our page to get the …

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Siri compared to new Google Assistant in extensive video, holds her own

With the release of Google Assistant, supplanting Google Now on the new Pixel with Android 7.1, Google’s speech recognition/AI engine is supposed to be more personable and less robotic. At the same time, Apple has been improving the accuracy and intelligence of Siri, which has until now been a …

Android 7.1 adds GIF support on Google's Messenger app with keyboard

If you have downloaded the Android 7.1 Developer Preview that Google released earlier this week, you can go ahead and try out a new feature that allows user to add GIF images to the Messenger app from the standard Google Keyboard.<p>It appears that this is limited to just the Messenger app, at least …

Apps

Lego Robot Hurls Candy at Trick-or-Treaters So You Don't Have To

The perfect Halloween tool for the anti-social.<p>For those of you who are tired of satisfying children's demands for candy this Halloween (but don't want your house to get egged), Jason Allemann of JK Brickworks has got you covered.<p>Allemann has created a Halloween Candy Thrower robot using Lego …

Raspbian Pixel is a much-needed beautification for the Raspberry Pi's biggest distro

Raspbian is one of the more popular linux distros for the Raspberry Pi. It’s easy to use, and works well on the humble Pi’s austere hardware. But Raspbian’s achilles heel is in the looks department. Put simply, <b>it’s hideous</b>.<p>Pixel (an acronym for Pi Improved Xwindows Environment, Lightweight) might …

Feature: Ten of Our Favourite DSiWare Games

Remembering some of the best from Nintendo's first portable eShop

Nintendo

AutoMagisk allows root users to play Pokémon GO or use Android Pay without constantly toggling root on and off

If you've got a rooted Android device and you're a Pokémon master, chances are that you've heard that the 0.37 update to Pokémon GO completely …

Google Allo rumored to be launching on September 21

Update: According to Evan Blass, Google might be launching the hotly anticipated Allo on Wednesday, September 21. Mark your calendars!<p>Google announced their brand new Allo messaging service at IO, this year. We didn’t know exactly when it would launch, but the Search Giant did mention it was coming …

Android News

How a high school student hacked his way to free, unlimited 4G

Unlimited, free data is basically the dream, right? Jacob Ajit, a 17-year high school student from Virginia, hacked his way to just that.<p>It all started with boredom, as Ajit explained in a post on Medium:<p>I had a T-Mobile prepaid SIM on a spare phone with no active service, so I came up with a fun …

Jide’s new Remix OS Player is a game-optimized Android emulator for Windows

Following the release of Marshmallow-based Remix OS 3.0 in July, Jide has now launched an emulator optimized for playing Android games. Games exist in a window next to other PC — with Mac support arriving later — apps and the Remix OS Player features gaming optimizations like keyboard mapping…<p>Jide …

12 Android Gestures You Might Not Know About

Android is a powerful mobile operating system that provides a lot more customization options than its competitors (namely the iPhone). Although the …

Super Mario is coming to iPhone at last

After years of beating around the mobile bush, Nintendo's flagship franchise is coming to iOS. The new game is called Super Mario Run, and it's coming this December.<p>Mario. On an iPhone.<p>It's happening.<p>Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto just showed off Super Mario Run, a official Nintendo game coming to …

Super Mario Run

Apple unveils the new iPhone 7 & 7 Plus, preorders start Sep. 9

Apple just unveiled the new iPhone 7 & Plus during its event in San Francisco today. Head below for a first look at the device and the rundown on specs, features, pricing and availability…<p><b>Specs/Features:</b><p><b>Redesigned Home button with Taptic engine</b>• <b><br>A10 Fusion four-core CPU</b>• <b><br>Water and dust resistant</b> …

9to5Toys Last Call: Portable Apple Watch Stand $8, EVO 850 500GB SSD $140, Samsung Wi-Fi/Bluetooth speaker $99, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by <i>signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter</i>. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications.<p>TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:<p><i>Last Call Updates:</i><p>App Store Free App of the Week: Noodles! puzzler goes free for …

Build a Persistence-of-Vision LED Globe

Spin up a 3D optical illusion to display words and images in thin air<p>Maybe you’ve seen a persistence-of-vision (POV) illusion before: an array of bright LEDs on the spokes of a spinning bicycle wheel that magically paints colorful animations, light effects, and messages in the night. These visual …

The 'Battlefield 1' Open Beta Starts Today On Xbox One, PS4 And PC [Updated]

<b>Update:</b> The beta is now live and open to everyone. Download it here.<p>The <i>Battlefield 1</i> open beta has been going on already for Battlefield Insiders, members of the press and other lucky gamers.<p>Today the beta opens up to the public, giving everyone a chance to download the game and give it a spin.<p>The …

Battlefield 1

Microsoft's OneNote will help you solve equations you've handwritten

Microsoft is adding a neat little trick to its OneNote app today: ink math assistant. Popular with students, OneNote is often used to jot down notes with a stylus, and the new ink math assistant is designed to help students convert handwritten equations into text, and teach them how to solve …

Microsoft OneNote

Early Android Nougat builds pop up for the Nexus 4, OnePlus One, Galaxy Tab S, and Raspberry Pi 3

Following the release of Android Nougat, developers are hard at work getting the new OS on older hardware. We’ve already seen builds go live for the officially unsupported Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 2013, and now we’ve got even more devices running on N including the Nexus 4, OnePlus One, multiple Samsung …

Android 7.0 Nougat lands on the Raspberry Pi for those who can't wait

Nougat – the newest version of Google’s Android mobile operating system – is here, albeit for a very select clique of devices. If you’ve got a Nexus Phone or a Pixel C, you can download it now. It will also launch on the upcoming LG V20. But if you can’t wait and you’ve got a spare $30 burning a …

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 …

Consumer Tech

Use Ok, Google Voice Commands to Control Videos In YouTube

Android: Google’s voice commands are incredibly powerful. However, you might not have noticed that you can use them while watching videos on YouTube. …

Google's new Chrome extension settles debate over 'backspace' key

You probably didn't know it but Google Chrome users have been fiercely divided over the function of the backspace key. Now Google is looking to make …

Software

CyanogenMod rolls out a new stable snapshot build of CM 13

The day has come for anyone interested in flashing CyanogenMod but who’s not interested in the messy business of release candidate builds or nightlies. The latest stable snapshot build of CM 13 (ZNH5Y) is now rolling out for the core group of supported devices, bringing things up to Android 6.0.1 …

Android News

Fan-made 'Goldeneye 007' multiplayer-only HD remake released

Veterans of the Nintendo 64 likely remember <i>Goldeneye 007</i>, a surprisingly great adaptation of the James Bond film released in 1997 that changed shooters forever. After the 2004 release of <i>Half-Life 2</i>, itself a milestone propelling the genre forward, fans started toying with remaking their favorite …

Fan-made Pokémon game took 9 years to build and is out now

<b>Update:</b> <i>After receiving multiple takedown notices from Nintendo in August 2016, the developers behind Pokémon Uranium shut down the project in September 2016. The game is no longer available at its original site.</i><p>This is some serious dedication right here: A bunch of die-hard Pokémon fans got …

This Frozen + Breaking Bad Mashup Will Make You Want to Build a Meth Lab

Who would think to combine the Disney movie Frozen and the grim TV series about meth Breaking Bad? Only a genius. Thank you, parody youtube channel</b> …