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It’s easier than you think to craft AI tools without typing a line of code

A lot of companies are trying to make it easier to use artificial intelligence, but few are making it as simple as Lobe. The startup, which launched earlier this year, offers users a clean drag-and-drop interface for building deep learning algorithms from scratch. It’s mainly focused on machine …

Machine Learning

Free 29-part course to learn Machine Learning

Machine Learning is everywhere. Like Mathematics and Computer Science, it is quickly becoming a tool which is widely used to make everything more …

Machine Learning

How to recover your precious data from a seemingly-dead computer

And possibly bring it back to life.<p>You push the power switch to turn on your computer...and nothing happens. Even in this worst-case scenario, you can work through a number of troubleshooting options—so don't panic yet.<p>When your desktop or laptop refuses to start, that means either the hardware or …

This pint-size $168 audio system packs a wallop

Dayton Audio’s surprisingly affordable system dishes out very decent sound quality.<p>Dayton Audio's $30 per pair B652 speaker has long been one of my favorite budget speakers, so now I'm pleased to report Dayton's new DTA-2.1BT integrated amplifier is also a honey. Firstly because it sounds nice, …

How to find out if hackers leaked your passwords

Longtime favorite password manager 1Password just teamed up with Pwned Passwords, a new service that helps you find out if your passwords have been leaked online. The database boasts more than 500 million passwords collected from various breaches.<p>Here’s how to use it.<p>With hugely popular services …

Apps

The security gadgets and apps you need to keep your information safe

Protect your information.<p>With new data breaches constantly making headlines, you know about the need to secure your online accounts. But hackers aren't the only threat to your personal information. Burglars could steal sensitive papers from your home, snoopers could raid your trash, and companies …

Learn to build apps driven by AI in this new course dedicated to mobile machine learning

Machine learning is a rapidly growing field within Artificial Intelligence that powers everything from self-driving cars to your iPhone's FaceID. …

How to Make a DIY Mini Cell Phone Tower Using Parts You Can Order Online

But to get it to work long range might be pricy.<p>If you're concerned about private communication, there are a growing number of options, like Signal and PGP. Or, if you're two creative college kids, you could just build your own cell phone network.<p>Matthew May and Brendan Harlow are two recent …

Portable origins - Where did all your smartphone's features come from?

Our smartphones are amazing. They can do thousands of things that we previously needed standalone hardware to accomplish. But where did each of these components get their start? Stick with us as we explore the origins of each of the most important components in your mobile device.<p>The First Handheld …

15 best puzzle games for Android

Puzzle games are among the most popular, ever. In fact, the most popular individual gaming franchise on mobile (Angry Birds) is a puzzle game. The genre has evolved consistently and developers have been finding new and exciting ways of teasing our brains, making us think, and stumping us entirely. …

In-App Purchases

“Content unavailable in your location?” Never again.

<i>The AAPicks team writes about things we think you’ll like, and we may see a share of revenue from any purchases made through affiliate links.</i><p>It’s an error message that’s become as common as it is annoying.<p>Content not available in your location.<p>This is especially frustrating for those traveling …

15 best racing games for Android

Racing games are among the most popular in all of mobile gaming. It was the first genre to overcome the lack of physical buttons on smartphones well enough that it made the games worth playing. Most popular racing games have tens of millions of fans. That doesn’t mean they’re the best, though. …

In-App Purchases

Snapdragon 821 vs Exynos 8890 vs MediaTek Helio X25 vs Kirin 960

Which is the best Android smartphone SoC for 2016? We test the Snapdragon 821, the Exynos 8890, the MediaTek Helio X25, and the Kirin 960 to see which one is best. But before looking at these chips, let’s start with a high level look at mobile processor technology.<p>What is a SoC?<p>In the past the most …

Ever want to build your own AI? Here’s where to start!

<i>The AAPicks team writes about things we think you’ll like, and we may see a share of revenue from any purchases made through affiliate links.</i><p>When we think about Artificial Intelligence, we tend to imagine this technology being locked away in expensive research facilities as government labs.<p>However, …

Deal: Learn ethical hacking from scratch course for just $19

<i>The AA Picks team is on the prowl for things we think our readers will value. If we make an affiliate partnership to reduce the costs of purchases, then we may see a share of revenue.</i><p>Android fans have always been more on the tech-savvy side of things, but have you ever had the desire to become one …

Top 5 RAR Password Crackers/Recovery Software for Window PC

Password Cracking<p>In this post we learn how to crack/recover RAR file password in Window PC. If you forgot you RAR file password and don’t know how to …

Six innovative rooftop solar technologies

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>It's never been easier to give your house a solar roof. Falling manufacturing costs and increasing demand have led to a number of fascinating new solar products in recent years, including roof shingles with integrated solar cells, modular solar arrays and even efficient thermal tiles …

Clean Energy

10 best games like Clash of Clans

Clash of Clans is one of the most popular kingdom building games in gaming history. The premise is simple enough, you build a kingdom, defend it against online opponents, and attack other online opponents for loot. The game is deep enough to really get into, but accessible enough for casual gamers …

15 best fighting games for Android

Fighting games may not be the most popular genre anymore, but the people who still love the genre are among the most loyal of any gamers. Unfortunately, fighting games haven’t been as rampant on Android as many would’ve hoped and there aren’t many amazing options available. 2018 saw some pretty big …

In-App Purchases

Let's build a simple Android app part 1

In this post, we’re going to build a basic, functioning app. This app, if all goes to plan, will not only serve as a learning opportunity but also as something you can reverse engineer and reappropriate for your own ends. If you’re so inclined, you can change a few details, compile it and …

Fifty apps that are reinventing mobile gaming

Innovation is an overused and abused word in the technology industry but if you strip it down to the basic principle of “new ideas”, it’s clear that there’s a lot of it going on in mobile games. When you gather some of the best examples together, you realise how many new ideas are out there. For …

Windows Phone

15 best free Android games of 2018!

We all know that free Android games aren’t always free these days, but many of them are very close if you have a little patience. Most Freemium bottlenecks occur when players get impatient and waiting the game out can usually get around those pitfalls. What we have here are the best free Android …

In-App Purchases

15 best Android emulators for PC and Mac of 2018

There are a lot of valid reasons why someone would want to run Android emulators on their PC. App developers may be trying to test their application before shipping it out. Gamers may want to use a mouse and keyboard on their games. Maybe you just want it there to have it. In any case, Android …

Gameplay

It’s A Wonderful Kind Of Day! Somebody Remade The Opening To ‘Arthur’ In ‘GTA V’.

The PC version of <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> finally arrived a couple months ago, which means clever/insane/bored modders can now do anything they want with the game. Well, for YouTuber Merfish, “anything” included recreating the intro to the long-running PBS animated series <i>Arthur</i> in exacting detail.<p><i>Arthur</i> …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

15 best action games for Android!

Action games are among the most popular on any platform. They get the blood pumping, the fingers moving, and it’s a great way to test your reflexes and wits. There are a variety of action games out there, including shooters, fighting games, adventure games, platformers, and more which makes …

11 tricks to make your Android run faster

It’s frustrating to drop several hundred dollars on a high-end smartphone only to find that the smooth and speedy performance you expected remains elusive. Mid-rangers and the budget end of the market are even more prone to stuttering and lag. There are various ways to speed up that Android …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

Android customization - Using Tasker and Zooper Widget to build a custom control panel

Over the last couple weeks we’ve shown you how to work with the design elements that make Zooper Widget so unique. The final piece to the Zooper Widget arsenal is the advanced parameters and integration with Tasker.<p>Last week, we issued the challenge for you to build your own system control panel …

Top five tools to get started with making games

Want to make a game but don't know where to start?<p>We asked the developers at Europe's first Newsgames Hackathon to tell us which tools novice developers can use to create their own games. Whether you want to tell a non-linear story using a text-based tool or get stuck in with some basic coding, …