Ad McBride

11 Flips | 1 Magazine | @admcbride7 | Keep up with Ad McBride on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Ad McBride”

16 unusual and interesting Raspberry Pi projects that demand attention

People love their pets, no matter whether they have fur or fins, owners go out of their way to make them feel loved, even remotely. As a way to keep …

The Kano Kit—Building a Raspberry Pi Computer

The Raspberry Pi has found a place in the maker community, but the original idea behind the Pi was to build a tiny and cheap computer for kids, and to reinvent computing education in schools. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has made a lot of progress toward that goal—assisted by companies like …

Google Wallet lets you capture credit card info with your smartphone camera

The contents of your wallet are under attack. Earlier this month Coin swept in threatening to eliminate the need for all of your beloved non-cash payment methods and now Google Wallet is making it even easier to capture your plastic with its latest Android update. Along with the introduction of its …

Apple starts adding missing features back to its iWork productivity suite

Shortly after new versions of its iWork productivity suite removed popular features, Apple promised it would quickly add them back. This week the company released updates for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for both iOS and the Mac. You may once again customize the toolbar in Pages and Numbers, in a …

Microsoft sells over 1 million Xbox One consoles in less than 24 hours

Sony isn't the only one that had a fantastic next-gen console launch. Microsoft has just announced that it, too, sold through one million Xbox One game systems in less than 24 hours. It's not a direct comparison, however: Microsoft launched in 13 countries, while the PlayStation 4 racked up one …

Surface 2 design changes make it more difficult to crack open and repair

Bill Detwiler cracks open the Surface 2 and finds a redesigned interior that makes the tablet difficult and time-consuming to open and repair.<p>On the outside, the Surface 2 may look like its predecessor, the Surface RT. It's ever-so-slightly thinner and lighter than the original, but you'd be …

iOS Email App Swizzle Will Clean up All Your Offers into One Digest

Promises to clean your email inbox of junk and endless offers seem to come along pretty frequently around here, and one of the newest to take on this particular challenge is the Swizzle Inbox Organizer by Keep Holdings.<p>As someone that signs up for <i>a lot</i> of different products and services, <i></i>I decided …

Two men robbed of their Xbox One consoles minutes after buying them

Two men have been robbed of their top-of-the-range games consoles minutes after buying them.<p>The pair, aged 25 and 27, were among the first to get their hands on the brand new Microsoft Xbox One in Gloucester when it went on sale at midnight on Friday.<p>Gloucestershire police said the men had returned …

Raspberry Pi hack creates a smart TV from a not-so-bright set

Many of us only wish we could upgrade our less-than-smart TVs. Carnivore at <i>DroidBuild</i>, however, has taken matters into his own hands -- he recently finished installing a Raspberry Pi-based media center into his own 40-inch Hisense screen. The hack replaces the TV's built-in speaker with a Raspbmc …