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Google Tour Creator brings VR content creation to the masses

Earlier today Google announced perhaps the easiest way for “anyone with a story to tell” to do so in a rich, visual interface behind the lenses of their favorite VR viewer. Called ‘Tour Creator,’ Google’s newest virtual reality tool lets anyone produce professional-looking VR content without the …

Virtual Reality

How to Turn a Raspberry Pi Into a Game Console

The Raspberry Pi is a $35 computer that can do a lot of things, but few projects are as popular as turning it into a retro-gaming console; imagine …

Raspberry Pi

2018 Freeze: to cover or not to cover

For the 2018 freeze tonight, to cover or not to cover is the question. The forecasted low for Guthrie, Oklahoma, tomorrow morning is 24°F according …

Gardening

Create a No-Till Garden and Retire Your Tiller Forever

Sometimes the best way to improve something is to let it be. A no-till garden is a perfect example. And creating one also means less work for you. …

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 …

Privacy

Skyscanner adds train travel booking, starting in UK

UK-based travel search engine Skyscanner has expanding its offering with a train ticket booking feature that lets users of its iOS app book UK train journeys. The feature is slated as coming to UK Android users shortly.<p>The company’s travel booking platform already offers booking for flights, hotels …

Cloudflare’s new ‘privacy-focused’ DNS service speeds up your web browsing

Cloudflare decided to use April Fool’s Day (4/1) to share some news about four 1’s that could help speed your internet browsing. The company announced today that it’s launching a DNS service for consumers called 1.1.1.1<p>The company’s tool — which is not some super nerdy April Fool’s joke — will …

India limits visits to Taj Mahal to 3 hours per person

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of India's most famous landmarks, the Taj Mahal, is planning to place a three-hour cap on visits to avoid overcrowding at the popular tourist location.<p>The enormous white marble tomb, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, can attract at least 50,000 visitors a day on the weekend, …

India

10 soothing tech tools to keep you happy at work

Work takes up a lot of our time, or around 92,120 hours over our lifetime, to be exact. So, it’s not hard to work out why being happy at work is so important. Studies have found that happy workers are healthier, more productive, and even more likely to get promoted.<p>So how exactly do you improve …

Make any headphones wireless with this $20 Bluetooth receiver

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Alphabet division lets you run your own VPN server using an Android device

It’s increasingly common to use a VPN service to protect your privacy online – all the more so since the loss of net neutrality opening the door to ISPs choosing to create a two-tier Internet – but you have to exercise care in choosing your provider …<p>Free VPN services are almost guaranteed to be …

How to make an Android app with Xamarin

In a previous post, we learned how to set up Xamarin and Visual Studio for Android development and covered one or two basics of how it works. We also looked at some basic code to allow us to count “clicks” on the screen. Check it out if you’re looking for a brief introduction to the IDE and what it …

Here’s what Facebook knows about you, and how to download all your data

Facebook has long allowed you to download an archive of all the data the social network has on you, and <i>HackerNoon’s</i> Georges Abi-Heila decided to find out exactly what company knows about its users …<p>Abi-Heila reports (via <i>TNW</i>) that his archive was a 500MB zip file, and it included everything from the …

Music Discovery for Internet Nerds

<b>7 hacks to find hidden gems</b><p>Let me tell you how I feel about music. <b>I LOVE IT.</b> I like to say “my heartbeat has a bassline” because literally it’s what moves me. Music is my motivator, my consoler, my memory maker, and my biggest passion outside of my family, words and work. Did I mention how much I …

Google wants to teach more people AI and machine learning with a free online course

A new ‘Learn with Google AI’ site will serve as a hub for AI and machine learning resources<p>Machine learning and AI are some of the biggest topics in the tech world right now, and Google is looking to make those fields more accessible to more people with its new Learn with Google AI website.<p>Google …

Machine Learning

3D-printed smartphone microscope is good enough for scientists

Your smartphone could soon be a fully functional microscope capable of examining samples as small as 1/200th of a millimeter. Australian researchers have developed a clip-on device that requires no external light or power sources to produce a clear picture of microscopic organisms and cells from …

10 Gmail extensions that can boost your productivity

E-mail plug-ins you didn't know you needed but really do.<p>There’s a reason Gmail has become so popular — it’s free, it’s easy to use and it keeps evolving. To top it all off, Gmail offers even more improvements through the use of extensions, which are optional, user-installed upgrades that add new …

Marketing

How to watch 3D movies on your Gear VR

There are a lot of great ways to watch video on your Gear VR. Major streaming apps like Netflix and Hulu are a fingertip away, the Oculus Store has …

Alexa can now send SMS messages in the US, here's how

Amazon just added a handy feature to its Alexa assistant, which lets you send texts via SMS just by issuing a voice command to your Echo or other supported speaker.<p>This works for users in the US, and only if you’ve got an Alexa-powered speaker connected to an Android device on which you’re signed …

Apps

How to Successfully Grow Muhly Grass: A Field Guide to Planting, Care, and Design on Gardenista

Gardening 101<p>Gardening 101: Muhlenbergia<p>by Kristen Grannan<p>Garden Design<p>Pink Grasses: 11 Ideas for Muhlenbergia in a Landscape<p>by Michelle Slatalla<p>Dutch<p>…

ButterflyVPN is a router that unlocks the internet on-the-go

A limited internet doesn’t make sense, right? It seems like a contradictory idea, but in many places it is. Some countries restrict access to certain websites, and often services we know and love are not available in these markets. It’s a bummer, but there are ways to go around these digital …

Google's Project Fi international data service goes down (updated)

We hope you weren't depending on Project Fi to stay in touch while abroad this weekend. Subscribers to Google's wireless carrier have reported that international data hasn't been working in many places around the world, including Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, India and Japan. Some users have reported …

Netgear’s Orbi Satellite takes mesh WiFi networks outdoors

WiFi mesh networking is not for the faint of wallet, but if you're going to spend the money, Netgear's Orbi is one of the better systems out there. Until now, it's been geared toward indoor home and apartment use, but Netgear has introduced the Orbi Outdoor Satellite (RBS50Y). The device lets you …

Aura’s AI tech actually learns how to keep you focused and calm...and it’s only $59.99

Now that the crush of the holidays is wrapping up, it’s a good time to take a moment and make sure you’re entering 2018 with a calm, centered, fresh outlook. Daily stresses stack up like traffic during the morning commute, but the Aura Health app can help clear that road and get you stress and …

Start streaming: How to store your existing media in the cloud

Years ago, the thought of watching movies on a phone was absurd — our connections were too slow, or they took up too much space. Today, if we still …

Smart TV

10 ways tech will shape your life in 2018, for better and worse

Is the outlook for technology in 2018 exciting — or slightly terrifying? Flip a coin. You’d be right either way.<p>As I look into my crystal ball at what new technologies are most likely to shape our lives in the next 12 months, I see science-fiction dreams coming to life: glasses that mix reality and …

MacBook Pro

Tech's best: My 10 favorite cameras, gadgets and more of 2017

A camera that changed my life. A printer that I not only didn't scream at, but actually love. And Amazon's Alexa, with stellar Hi-Fi sound, in the form of a Sonos speaker.<p>Those are a handful of my favorite tech devices of the year.<p>It's time for an annual look back at my favorite tech gadgets, …

Tech Trends

Edward Snowden's new app turns your old Android device into a stealthy security monitor

If you happen to have an old Android device lying around and a reason to worry about people messing with your business, Edward Snowden has an app for …

Android News

Grammarly Keyboard Is Now Available For Android Devices

Last month Grammarly rolled out its keyboard for iOS devices, and now we have some good news for Android users who were looking forward this keyboard.<p>…