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5 hot Raspberry Pi projects for Mac geeks

The credit-card-size Raspberry Pi has taken the tech world by storm. Thousands of geeky kids and adults use the tiny, low-cost computer boards to learn about coding and create fun projects like motion detectors, birdhouses that tweet when birds are present, and mini weather stations.<p>You, too, can …

Clear out an HDMI port for Intel’s $149 Compute Stick

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit:<p>Here at the Consumer Electronics Show, Intel is trying to cram its chips into every possible product, ranging from …

Kill cable with these 18 streaming devices and services

The cord-cutting movement is here, and thanks to all the available services out there, it's easy to replace cable with one or a variety of streaming options.<p>First we'll look at the best online apps and services to watch movies and TV shows, and then we'll show you the best hardware you can buy to …

Smart TV

Dropbox Users Can Score 100GB of OneDrive Storage for Free

In an obvious attempt to lure users to switch to its OneDrive cloud storage service, Microsoft is giving Dropbox customers 100GB of space for free for a year.<p>To take advantage of the offer, visit this page to sign in to OneDrive and then verify your Dropbox account. It appears to work for users …

Raspberry Pi 2 Xenon Flash Problem Explained (video)

Earlier this month the Pi Foundation launched the new Raspberry Pi 2 mini PC that is equipped with a 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU supported by …

Raspberry Pi

3 places better than Craigslist to buy and sell used items

When you want to buy or sell something used online, your first thought might be to use Craigslist. After all, it's the site that brought the newspaper classifieds into the digital world and today has nearly 40 million new listings every month.<p>Of course, using Craigslist does have valid concerns. …

Lenovo Releases Tool To Remove The Sketchy Exploitable “SuperFish” Garbage It Pre-Loaded On Laptops

Earlier this week, word started spreading that Lenovo had been pre-installing a sketchy adware program called “SuperFish” onto many of its Windows PCs for months.<p>Then researchers started finding nasty vulnerabilities — namely, that SuperFish was using some pretty ugly hacks to tinker with your …

Cybersecurity

Trendnet’s new 1200 AV2 MIMO equipped Powerline kit is now available

Last summer Trendnet unveiled its fastest and most advanced home power line units, and now the first of the new TPL-42 series kits are available to order. Making use of the latest Powerline 1200 AV2 technology, the company’s latest offerings are set to match competitive products from Zyxel and …

Top 10 Ways to Teach Yourself to Code

Programming is one of the most valuable skills you can pick up in these modern times, whether for career prospects or to stretch your brain and …

Programming

The US Army wants you to look at code it uses to spot cyberattacks

Believe it or not, the US government doesn't <i>always</i> keep its cyberwarfare code a secret. The Army Research Lab has quietly posted the source code for Dshell, a tool it uses to both spot and understand cyberattacks against the Department of Defense. The hope is that this open-door policy will not …

Raspberry Pi 2 announced with substantial hardware upgrades

While Raspberry Pi fans were told to expect a brand new board somewhere around 2017, it turns out that wasn't quite true. This is the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B: a substantial upgrade from the Model B+ that will go on sale later today for $35/£25. The new board has some fundamental upgrades that could …

How to Develop Situational Awareness | The Art of Manliness

There’s a scene at the beginning of <i>The Bourne Identity</i> where the film’s protagonist is sitting in a diner, trying to figure out who he is and why he …

Self Defense

5 Reasons User Experience Is More Important in 2015 Than Ever Before

Share<p>In 2014, Google and Facebook cracked the whip on pageview practices such as blackhat SEO tactics and click-bait headlines in order to increase …

Chromecast vs Roku vs Fire TV: which streaming stick should you buy?

Advertisement<p>43 Comments<p>Credit: Janko Roettgers / Gigaom<p>Are you still looking for a gift for the TV fan in your life? Or maybe you are looking to …

Mac Starter Pack: unleash your iTunes gift card and upgrade your Mac with these great apps

Let’s assume you unwrapped a brand new Mac this year (<i>awesome!</i>) or scored a ton of iTunes/iBooks/App Store credit (<i>still awesome!</i>) and you need ideas for awesome apps to buy and check out for your new MacBook or iMac. Tons of new apps have launched on the Mac this year and even more have added new …

Google Sheets Now Lets You Add Miniature Charts Within Cells

I never thought I’d describe a chart as ‘cute,’ but Google just added some neat new functionality to its spreadsheet software – you can now add miniature charts, called sparklines, into individual cells within Sheets.<p>It’s small (literally) addition, but nifty functionality for quickly visualizing …

The Best App Uninstaller for Windows

Windows has its own built-in program uninstaller, but it doesn't always to the best job. Revo Uninstaller removes every trace of a program with just …

Software

Context Menu Editors: Add, Remove Windows Context Menu

The <b>Right Click Menu</b> or the <b>Context Menu</b> is the menu, which appears when you right-click on the desktop or a file or folder in Windows. This menu gives …

Add Copy To / Move To on Windows 7 or Vista Right-Click Menu

Here at geek central, we’re in the business of making things as easy as possible. There’s a registry hack for Windows that will let you add a Copy To …

Leading 3D Printing Publication

Part 107 Testing Centers<p>Taking the Part 107 knowledge test is one of the more important steps mandated by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) before …

Microsoft turns Cortana into a Klingon-speaking Starfleet officer

To celebrate the launch of the Lumia 830 in the UK and all of the Trek-flavored nerdiness going down at Destination Star Trek in London, Microsoft has taught given its virtual assistant a crash course in the ways of Qo'nos -- by which we mean Cortana can now speak a little Klingon. All you'll have …

Apple to Unveil New iPads, Retina iMacs, and OS X Yosemite on October 16

Apple is planning to hold its next fall event on Thursday, October 16, where it is expected to introduce new iPads, reports <i>Re/code</i>. The company is also expected to introduce new Retina iMacs and release OS X Yosemite to the public.<p>According to <i>Re/code</i>, Apple's iPad event will be more low-key than …

Transmit 5.1.1 - Excellent FTP/SFTP client.

<img src="https://www.macupdate.com/images/app_billboards/Transmit.jpg" /><br/><br/><p><strong>Transmit</strong> is an excellent FTP (file transfer …

Linux

7 Hard Truths About Life That People Don't Like To Admit

Users on Quora recently discussed the question: "What is an example of something true that nobody generally wants to admit?"<p>From unpleasant insights about love to the truth about meritocracy, here are seven uncomfortable truths people don't like to admit:<p>It's nice to believe in karmic justice where …

Success

The best free recording software

Thanks to advances in computer software, it has never been easier to make your own music from home or on the go, rather than in a pricey studio. When …

Music Production

Moleskine Livescribe notebooks digitize your notes and drawings in real-time

Drawing or making notes with a computer pen or stylus doesn't have the same feeling as using a paper and pen. Sometimes, however, you want to …

Ancient meditation technique sharpens cognitive skills

Different types of meditation elicit different types of physiological response, and can vastly improve cognitive skills.<p>A team from the National …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Stack Overflow

Scrivener Tutorial

Creating a Table in Scrivener<p>I was notified by a faithful reader and friend that I’m due for a Scrivener tutorial, and the topic to be addressed is …

Tutorials