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The US government says you shouldn’t be forced to use special characters in your passwords

It might be getting easier to remember all of your passwords. The standards organization of the United States, NIST, has concluded that many common requirements for passwords, like forcing you to use special characters, are misguided.<p>Instead, NIST recommends the use of lengthy passwords, and …

Information Systems

10 best Android learning apps

Using your smartphone or tablet to learn from just makes sense. It’s a device that is almost always with you which means you can take your learning everywhere and there are a metric ton of resources to teach you what you need to know. Some learning apps are better than others but they all achieve …

How to Anonymize Your Browsing with a Tor-Powered Raspberry Pi Hotspot

If you’ve been thinking about trying out Tor to anonymize all your web browsing, you could just download a browser and give that a spin, but it’s …

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PSA: Using a VPN can protect your browsing history as Congress allows ISPs to sell it

Well, it’s official. Both the Senate and the House voted to overturn privacy rules created by the FCC, and your ISP will now be free to sell your Internet browsing history and location data to advertisers.<p>Internet service providers will have a few expenses to set off against this revenue stream – …

Search Earth with AI eyes via powerful satellite image tool

Our aim is to use this data to model complex planetary systems, and this is just the first step.<p>Mark Johnson, Descartes Lab CEO

ViewRanger Helps You Discover and Save Nearby Hiking Trails

iOS/Android: Hiking is a great way to exercise and explore the outdoors at the same time. ViewRanger is a free app that shows you nearby trails and …

Microsoft HoloLens Review: Winning The Reality Wars

Like many, I followed the coverage of CES from the Las Vegas Convention Center as the world’s tech giants showed off the principles and ideas that will be driving the industry forwards over the next year and beyond. The rise of various realities – be they mixed, virtual, actual, augmented or …

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How Instagram's Major New Features Work

For Instagram, December has been a busy month, with the image sharing platform introducing several new features designed not only to enhance functionality but also to improve online safety.<p>Perhaps the biggest change is that you can now ‘like’ not only Instagram posts themselves but any comments …

The 73 best Android apps in 2018: Get the best from your phone

Get the most from your smartphone with the best Android apps around<p>Best Android apps 2018: Productivity apps<p><b>57. Google Keyboard</b> (free)<p><i>Better than 99%</i> …

8 Tips for Teaching Kids to Code

<b>Public education and creative programs are inspiring girls and minorities to dive into computer science like never before.</b><p>When we turn on a faucet to …

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5 Facebook tricks you never knew existed

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. Sure, it’s an easy way to keep in touch with family and friends, but it’s also a major time drain and privacy killer.<p>There is more to Facebook than status updates, photos and comments. Here are five little-known Facebook chills and thrills.<p><b>1.</b> …

Wordflex Oxford Dictionary Now Free!

The <b>Wordflex Touch Dictionary (free)</b> is the most beautifully rendered touch-based reference technology you will hold in your hand. I only barely exaggerate how amazing it is to use. The last thing I want to do when researching a topic or looking for word substitutes (like the word "amazing"—I so …

20 Places to Educate Yourself Online for Free

Sarah White<p>Freelance Writer, Editor, Professional Crafter Read full profile<p>It seems like these days you can learn just about anything online for …

Personal Finance

15 Free Online Resources That Will Make You Smarter

Learning the new skills necessary to start a new business can be expensive, but fortunately the initiative for free, high-quality, educational resources online has only continued to grow in the past few years.<p>Below are some of the resources available to learn more about marketing, entrepreneurship, …

The 50 Most Popular Courses on Coursera

Since its launch in April 2012 by two Stanford University Computer Science professors Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng, Coursera has added over 400 …

What Are MOOCs Good For? - MIT Technology Review

A few years ago, the most enthusiastic advocates of MOOCs believed that these “massive open online courses” stood poised to overturn the century-old …

Best Android Wear watches (March 2018)

Android Wear has evolved a lot since it was first announced back in 2014. In the early days, there were only a few options, mainly from Motorola and LG. These days, many handset makers have thrown their weight into Android Wear, and even traditional watchmakers have begun to embrace the …

3D Printing Topographic Maps Using Lidar

Enjoy those wax models or crushed and stamped pennies form national parks and museums? If you do, brace for a whole new reason to waste money. Buy 3D-printed topographical model of this place your visiting! California designer and owner of Flashforge Whitney Potter thought the same thing, and …

Four Methods to Create a Secure Password You'll Actually Remember

How do you balance the necessity of highly secure passwords with the utility of easily recalling them all? The only secure password is one that you …

Information Systems

The Archivist: A DIY Book Scanner

Build this rig with point-and-shoot cameras, skate bearings, and a Raspberry Pi to digitize your bookshelf.<p>Five years ago we built our first book scanner from salvage and scrap. Book digitization was the domain of giants — Microsoft and Google. Commercial book scanners cost as much as a small car. …

Wasp’s 20-Foot-Tall 3D Printer To Make Mud Houses in Rural Areas

A new Italian company is demonstrating a super-tall, portable machine that will bring 3D-printed dwellings to impoverished regions.<p>The project comes from the 3D printer company WASP, which demonstrated the technology at Maker Faire Rome. Their building-making printer, a gargantuan 20′ tall, …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

Video shows hospital hit by flash flood in Nebraska, US

A hospital in Kearney, Nebraska has restored its services following a flash flood and severe weather on Saturday.<p>Security camera footage from the Good Samaritan Hospital captured the moment a wall of water gushed through the medical centre.<p>Northern parts of the US have been battered by heavy rains, …

Are AMD's Latest Kaveri APUs Ready For 1080p Gaming?

As unlikely as it seems, AMD set a high bar for their APU (Accelerated Processing Unit, which integrates a traditional CPU and GPU) graphics performance on game consoles, <i>not</i> PC. Both Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 boast semi-custom APUs designed exclusively for those systems, and …

Foodini 3D Food Printer Creates Anything From Ravioli To Burgers (Video)

We have featured plenty of 3D printers capable of printing plastic objects and widgets here on Geeky Gadgets. However if you fancy 3D printing your …

One Of The Best Transit Apps For iPhone Gets iOS 7 Makeover

The appropriately named Transit app for iPhone has already gotten a lot of love in the App Store, including Editor’s Choice, and it is getting featured again because of a major update that’s out today.<p>Transit is designed to provide you with realtime data on public bus and train systems in 62 …

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Peek Inside a Pi-Powered CNC Oreo-Customizing Machine

What if you could design and print your own Oreo cream filling, with a selection of possible flavors? At SXSW, people can do just that at Oreo’s Trending Vending machines.<p>Users pick a trending topic on Twitter and get a cream-filled cookie inspired by that topic. The entire process happens right …