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It's now possible to map your home's WiFi signal in 3D

We already know that it's possible to map your home's WiFi signal in 2D, but that doesn't help if you're holding your phone above your head to get connected. Step forward YouTuber CNLohr, who appears to have developed a reasonably low-tech way to analyze the WiFi strength of any 3D space. Using …

Jony Ive gave J.J. Abrams 'very specific' input on lightsaber designs

The new lightsaber that appeared in the trailer for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> provoked some strong reactions last year, but how much more would people care if it transpires that Apple's Jony Ive had a hand in its creation? In an extensive profile on the superstar British designer for <i>The New …

The basics of Google Maps for Android

But with a system this powerful things start to get complicated, and it isn't always obvious how to do the most basic things you want to do in a …

Prisoner Got 37 Years in Solitary for Facebook Posts

In South Carolina's prisons, an inmate who secretly writes Facebook posts about missing his family can be punished the same way as one who rapes a …

Social Media

Linear Designs of Minimalist Tattoos Gracefully Flow Across Bodies

Using intricate, crisscrossing lines and a minimalist aesthetic, Chaim Machlev creates beautifully-unconventional body art. The Berlin-based tattoo artist etches flowing abstract designs on skin that often spans the length of an arm, leg, or back. Sometimes, the compositions will continue from one …

VLC’s Media Player For iOS Sneaks Back Into The App Store

VLC for iOS, a popular media player application that has had a shaky history with the iOS App Store, now appears to be returning to the mobile app marketplace following its removal around the time iOS 8 launched in September 2014. The app’s developers never officially commented on the removal, …

The NSA hides surveillance software in hard drives

It's been known for a while that the NSA will intercept and bug equipment to spy on its soon-to-be owners, but the intellgency agency's techniques are apparently more clever than first thought. Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have discovered apparently state-created spyware buried in the …

Surveillance

Why our roboticists are working for the 99 percent

Robots are taking over the world -- well, the front pages -- and are being blamed for the pre-crime of creating a dystopian world that may see huge …

[Update: Gone From App Drawer] Latest Apex Launcher Update Has Users Up In Arms Over New Feeling Lucky 'Feature'

Apex's most recent update has brought the third-party launcher a flood of angry reviews over a new app recommendation feature that users are …

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