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How to stop websites from using your computer to mine Bitcoin (and more)

Some websites may use your computer to mine cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Monero. Here's how to stop them.<p>Mining cryptocurrencies is a great way to earn small amounts of residual income (that could possibly be worth much more in the future). This is becoming an alternative revenue source some …

IT security

Why some think Facebook may be listening in on your conversations

NEW YORK – Scrolling through one's Facebook newsfeed has become a daily part of life for so many. In between posts from friends, family and "liked" …

Social Media

Score this 2-pack of Alexa-enabled Wi-Fi smart switches for $20 Prime shipped (33% off)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>TanTan Direct (100% positive feedback all-time) via Amazon offers a 2-pack of its Alexa and Google Assistant-enabled Wi-Fi Smart …

Consumer Tech

These LED floodlight bulbs feature a built-in motion sensor for just $11 Prime shipped

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon offers the Sengled Smartsense LED Security Floodlight with Built-In Motion Detector for <b>$11.19 Prime shipped</b> when code</b> …

Consumer Tech

Git Browser: Easiest Way to Install Unrestricted Kodi Addons (Standalone)

Just a week ago, we released a hugely anticipated update to our Indigo tool, which included the new and improved way to install Kodi addons, directly …

Software

Facebook lets you tip game livestreamers $3+

Facebook Live is launching monetization for video gameplay streamers, allowing users to tip creators a minimum of $3. That will trigger a Facebook Reactions-style graphic to float across the stream, giving the contributor a little shout-out in front of all the other viewers. The amount Facebook …

Inked

Which Decomposes Faster: A Fast Food or Organic Burger?

Temponaut Timelapse conducted an experiment to see whether a fast food hamburger or one made from fresh, organic ingredients would decompose faster. …

Time-lapse Photography

The Blockchain Could Power Big Changes in Gaming

Heads-up, videogame fans and industry followers: Here’s some interesting news that, to what will either be your fascination or your chagrin, just …

Blockchain

Google Home or Chromecast might be crashing your Wi-Fi

If your Wi-Fi isn't working like it should, Google Home or Chromecast may be affecting it. Here's what you can do right now.<p>If your Wi-Fi at home has been acting up lately, your Google Home ($129.00 at Walmart) speaker or Chromecast ($35.00 at Walmart) might be the culprit. On Jan. 13, Android …

Special Agent Reveals Apple and the FBI Are Closer Than You Think

From an outside perspective, Apple and the FBI are seemingly two entities at odds with each other. But a recent report suggests that it isn’t quite …

San Bernardino

These 12 Candles Will Make Your Home Smell Great This Year

When you step into your home after a long day at work, there's nothing better than filling your space with your favorite scent. Choosing the right candle can completely transform your mood, energy level, and even day. Whether you prefer sweet scents, citrus, floral notes, or woodsy aromas, we've …

Decorations

Google's art selfies aren't available in Illinois. Here's why.

The Google Art and Culture app’s new feature seems to be everywhere as social media streams are flooded with photos of friends and the great works of art that resemble them — that is, everywhere but Illinois.<p>The state is one of two in the country where the Google app’s art selfie feature — which …

Smartenna+ emulates seven TV antennas to find the best OTA signal

Believe it or not, some people still get their television signal over the air (OTA) from antennas. It's one way cord-cutters can watch local television without purchasing a cable subscription. Getting good reception, though, can be tricky. Channel Master's new Smartenna+ is an amplified, indoor TV …

Hands-on: The Vive Pro is Much More Than an Improved Screen

It might still be rather bulky, but HTC’s new Vive Pro brings a host of improvements that have the headset teetering on the edge of next-gen.<p>Today at …

This eSports founder used a brilliant method to land a big investment from legendary tech exec Paul Maritz

As the ex-CEO of VMware, Paul Maritz is a well-known name in enterprise software . But he's the first to admit he knows nothing about video games, much less the hyper-competitive world of eSports. He's not even a little bit of a gamer.<p>That's why even he was surprised when Maritz become the key …

eSports

Intel says its new palm-sized PC is the smallest VR-ready computer ever

To showcase its latest 8th gen Core i7 processor at CES 2018, Intel has unveiled two flavors of a new NUC that fits in the palm of your hand and is said to be capable of running VR experiences and games.<p>That means powerful graphics performance in a tiny package that’s easy to carry around and use …

HTC's Vive Pro makes your virtual world a whole lot clearer

The new system comes with improved resolution and more bells and whistles.<p>HTC is sharpening its view of virtual reality.<p>HTC on Monday at a CES press conference unveiled a new version of its virtual reality system, the Vive Pro, which features sharper resolution, built-in headphones, a redesigned …

Here's a Credit Card You'll Never Need to Replace

LAS VEGAS - Even as companies like Apple and Google work to increase mobile payments, a ton of people still use regular credit cards. At CES 2018 …

ARON is like futuristic wi-fi that works with infrared light

Surefire, a California-based flashlight company, is showing off its new infrared communication system, ARON, at CES this week.<p>What is it?<p>Surefire’s ARON (Augmented Reality Optical Narrowcasting) is a form of wireless data transmission involving beams of light. It transmts information via infrared …

Two new Technics turntables are coming, including its ‘most premium turntable ever’

Spendy, but a good value for their build<p>Panasonic has formally introduced the newest additions to its Technics turntable line at CES: the SP-10R and the SL-1000R. The original SP10 was launched in 1969 and was the first direct drive turntable. Panasonic says this new edition of the resurrected SP10 …

Audiophile

Watch your neighbors' security camera feed with Streety

A modern take on the neighborhood watch.<p>Over the past couple years, there's been a surge in smart home security systems. The likes of Nest and Ring …

5 Cuts You Should Always Have in Your Editing Arsenal

These cuts are the building blocks of editing, so knowing them is absolutely essential.There are countless techniques you're going to need to know as …

Photography

Windows 10 free upgrade is still available through this handy loophole | Trusted Reviews

<b>Microsoft is still offering Windows 10 upgrades for free, providing you’re in need of assistive technologies (or not).</b><p>The company had previously …

How To: Use the Chrome Browser Secure Shell App to SSH into Remote Devices

Many guides on Null Byte require using the Secure Shell (SSH) to connect to a remote server. Unfortunately for beginners, learning to use SSH can …

Linux

Ben Heck's Raspberry Pi-based portable MAME arcade

Can you drive an LCD screen directly from the general-purpose input/output pins (GPIO) on the Raspberry Pi? Find out with the team as they build a portable MAME arcade machine using the Model A+ of the Raspberry Pi. There's no HDMI in use here! Ben takes us through setting up RetroPie on the A+ and …

A Cozy, Dreamy Winter: Affordable and Easy to Build DIY Fire Pits

We had the cheer of Christmas and the joy of New Year to keep us warm till now. Now that the festive frenzy, the endless parties, the long vacation …

Landscaping

Real-life X-Files: Former MoD UFO investigator reveals what they know - and how close the sci-fi show is to the truth

Anyone who's driven alone at night and looked up at the vast sky has probably wondered if we’re alone.<p>Whether you believe in aliens or not, there’s …

Machu Picchu

49 Weird But Genius Items Most Added To Amazon Wish Lists

If you've spent any time on Facebook lately, you've probably seen those videos of strange but trendy products — stuff like adhesive bras, painful …

Skin Care

Buy Ripple, Tron, NEO or XLM and you could get as rich as the early Bitcoin traders

If you were lucky enough to Bitcoin a few years ago, you’re probably feeling pretty smug about yourself.<p>But what if you’re skint and hoping to copy …