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GDPR Sounds Dull But Here's Why Those Emails And Website Pop-Ups Are Important

Here's our technobabble-free explainer on what it all means.<p>If your inbox is anything like ours, it’s likely to be full of emails from various …

Privacy

Lobe’s ridiculously simple machine learning platform aims to empower non-technical creators

Machine learning may be the tool de jour for everything from particle physics to recreating the human voice, but it’s not exactly the easiest field to get into. Despite the complexities of video editing and sound design, we have UIs that let even a curious kid dabble in them — so why not with …

Machine Learning

What Your Cholesterol Numbers Really Mean

LDL used to be the “bad cholesterol” and HDL the “good cholesterol.” That’s the tidy story I learned in my grad school lipids class 13 years ago, but …

Protect your privacy online with these data-guarding browser extensions

How to fight web trackers.<p>We all know that Facebook and other companies collect data about us. But that's the tip of the iceberg. Web trackers, on everything from shopping sites to social networks, follow your online activities every time you dip a digital toe into the internet. These advertisers …

Thinknum is remixing data to create cool content

Archimedes once said “Give me a place to stand, and I shall move the world.” For Thinknum, a data startup, that saying should go “Give me statistics, and I shall measure the world.” The company, whose bread and butter is the collection and analysis of public data, has launched a new blog dedicated …

Best tip ever: Set up Find My Device as soon as you get your phone

There are several options available for remotely tracking your phone, but Google's own Find My Device service is one of the most convenient around. …

Firefox add-on armageddon arrives: How to see if you are going to be hit

Firefox Quantum is set to speed up Mozilla's browser, but there is a price to be paid.<p>Firefox 57 is set to bring the biggest shake-up that Mozilla's …

Firefox just released a new ultra-fast web browser to take on Google Chrome

Mozilla's latest browser — Firefox Quantum — is lightning fast, sleek, and ready to handle all six zillion of your tabs after almost two months in …

12 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Google Maps Could Do

Some of the best features of Google’s mapping app are among the hardest to find—until you know where to look.<p>Google Maps is great for just getting around. But don’t be fooled: The app is much more than a glorified Garmin. Maps has all sorts of powerful features and time-saving shortcuts that aren’t …

Maps

Windows 10 on Snapdragon Laptops: Everything you need to know

<b>Ahead of MWC 2018, Qualcomm has revealed new details about the Snapdragon-powered Windows 10 laptops set to be released in early-2018 . Here’s</b> …

Mobile Technology

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Litecoin: Price Analysis, October 04

<i>The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of authors/contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every</i> …

Cryptocurrency

Investing by formula: this 'bonkers' method produced 5,662pc returns - but will it work again?

Putting all of your money into a single fund and changing that fund regularly sounds like an insane approach that is destined to fail.<p>But the strategy has returned 5,662pc from September 1 1995 to August 31 2017, compared to 360pc for the average UK All Companies fund or 390pc for the FTSE All …

Understanding Ethereum, Bitcoin’s Virtual Cousin

Bitcoin has many cousins and competitors. None have grown more popular than Ethereum, a global computer network with its own virtual currency, called Ether.<p><b>What is Ethereum?</b><p>Ethereum is a global computing network operating according to rules defined by Ethereum software.<p>Those rules allow the …

Cryptocurrency

Machine Learning for Humans🤖👶

Simple, plain-English explanations accompanied by math, code, and real-world examples.<p>Roadmap<p><b>Part 1: Why Machine Learning Matters</b><b>.</b> <i>The big picture of</i> …

Machine Learning

Discover why Python is an essential programming language

If you dream of earning big bucks as a programmer, you’ll need a broad knowledge of popular programming languages. Most experts would agree that …

Python Programming

How to use a password manager (and why you really should)

If for some cruel reason I was forced to rewrite that mid-‘90s viral essay / hit single “Wear Sunscreen,” I would replace the titular advice with a simple plea: use a password manager. Like sunscreen, it can be a hassle to apply, but it’s an easy way to stop yourself from getting burned.<p>The reasons …

Google's new Android app makes it easy to save mobile data on the go

The good folks at Android Police have spotted a new app from Google called Triangle; it lets you control which other apps can use your mobile data. It’s a handy little tool if you’re stuck on a crappy plan or are low on credits abroad.<p>Just fire up Triangle, grant it the necessary permissions …

Galaxy S8 Tip: Get faster iris scanning with one simple change

The Galaxy S8 is the only Samsung flagship on the market right now that has an iris scanner. The feature is great for controlling access to the …

The new cryptocurrency gold rush: digital tokens that raise millions in minutes

New York City<p>About a dozen rain-soaked people were crammed between the revolving doors and security barriers in the lobby of New York University’s Stern School of Business as torrents pelted down outside. All desperately wanted in to the hottest ticket in town, one that promised to make some of …

Cryptocurrency

Newbies can now enjoy four full months of Google Play Music premium service free of charge

With Spotify in the lead, Apple inching closer, Tidal growing stronger thanks to Sprint’s recent investment, Pandora not giving up the fight yet and …

Cases struggle with curved screens, but not RhinoShield

It looks like <b>the curved screen is here to stay</b>; and with good reason! That sleek edging on modern flagships makes your device fit so much more <b>naturally</b> in your hand. However, curved edges introduce <b>inevitable structural weaknesses</b> to your smartphone screen. That means <b>you’re going to want a case</b> more …

Alphabet's X tells the story behind Gcam, the software that powers Pixel's camera

Google instantly captured the attention of tech enthusiasts from across the globe with the release of its much-acclaimed Pixel flagship, but what really clinched their hearts was the absolutely stunning camera the handset boasted. Now Google wants to tell you the story behind the team that made the …

Google Glass

Insta360 Air brings affordable, easy 360 photo and video to Android phones

You can share 360-degree video and images in more places than ever before, but how to capture that content in the first place? Insta360 has built a bit of a name for itself creating relatively inexpensive add-ons for the smartphone you already have that’d the ability to use those devices to record …

dbrand reveals its Galaxy S8 and S8+ skins

Ubiquitous YouTube sponsor dbrand has unveiled its range of adhesive skins for the upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8+. Unless Samsung has finally decided to do something about the fingerprint magnet glass on the back of its flagship line, you’re probably going to want to consider a case or at the very …

Lost your Android phone? Good luck trying to get it back

We all know the feeling, that sudden amount of fear that envelops us the moment we realize we’ve lost our phone. Your heart beats a little bit faster as you attempt to recall the last time you’ve used it, but even then, there’s no pause for you until you’re reunited with it – safely back into your …

Plex’s hardware-free media server, Plex Cloud, opens to all

After a couple of stops and starts — and some concerns — media player software maker Plex is opening its online service known as Plex Cloud to all paying Plex users. The service, which was first introduced into private beta in September, eliminates the need for an always-on PC or other …

Lenovo Showcases New Windows 2-in-1s at MWC

Three Windows hybrids, two convertibles, and a detachable are among Lenovo's MWC offerings.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Four Lenovo Tab 4 Android slates break cover at MWC 2017 with options for the entire family

We already mentioned something in passing about a flood of new Lenovo tablets at MWC 2017, and to help drive that seemingly hyperbolic point home, …

HP embraces 'lapability' with new Pro x2 detachable PC

It's been four years since Microsoft introduced its first Surface tablet and at least two since they coined the term "lapability," which is another …

Gear & Gadgets

13 things to tweak when setting up a Windows 10 laptop

Get your new laptop set up just the way you want it. Here's a baker's dozen of settings to check or change. And when you are done here, be sure to check out the best new features of Windows 10 April 2018 Update, its hidden gems and the new privacy settings.<p>Check for updates<p>Microsoft releases a …

Windows 10