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A Newbie’s Guide to OS X Yosemite

• <b>Author:</b> Minute Help Guides<p>So you've decided to take the plunge and get started with OS X Yosemite for Mac. Congratulations! Longtime Mac users know that Mac just works – the interface you'll come to know and love is intuitive, powerful, and designed to make your life easier. Technology can and …

Onion Omega Brings Web Smarts To IoT Hardware Hacking

The Raspberry Pi made experimenting with computing hardware and software more accessible to millions, and now a new project wants to take that concept further with an even smaller developer board that runs full Linux and has built-in Wi-Fi, all on a circuit board just 1/4 of the size of the …

Raspberry Pi

Laser Chip Could Turn Smartphones Into Handheld 3D Scanners

Forget point and shoot, it's point and scan<p>Taking 2D photos with your phone is rather popular these days, but thanks to Caltech scientists, soon you may be able to wave your phone at an object and capture a 3D scan of it. You could scan a particularly nice coffee cup, and then instantly send the 3D …

3D Scanners

CBS' internet TV service is now available on Roku

CBS's internet TV service is arriving on Roku today. For $5.99 a month, Roku owners will be able to subscribe to CBS All Access, which gives subscribers streams of many current and past CBS TV series and allows viewers to actually watch CBS as it's live on the air, so long as they're within certain …

Televisions

Tracking Tag Uses Cell Towers Instead Of GPS To Find Your Stuff

Suggested music for the TV ad: Daft Punk's "Around the World"<p>Knowing where you are--or where your stuff is--is sometimes a challenge. iTraq wants to help fix that by providing a tag about the size of a credit card that can report its location anywhere in the world.<p>Existing location tags mostly use …

Daft Punk

Is this our first glimpse of the iPad mini 4?

The iPad mini 3 was a bit of a disappointment because Apple really didn’t make any improvements other than adding Touch ID. Big changes could be in order for 2015, though, according to a video of an alleged 4th generation iPad mini rear shell that shows Apple’s smallest tablet is about to get an …

HBO Now Arrives On Apple TV, iPhone And iPad

The HBO Now app has made its way to the Apple TV and iOS as of today. The HBO Now channel was promised for availability ahead of the Game of Thrones premiere on the network on April 12, and the new service provides access to HBO’s entire streaming content library, as well as new shows live as they …

Smart TV

Video: Watch this incredible time lapse of the northern lights

Photographer Alexis Coram took a trip to Alaska earlier this year and ended up capturing one of the most impressive videos of the northern lights …

British Gas' smart Hive thermostat can now respond to a home owner's location

Since its launch nearly seven months ago, British Gas' connected thermostat, the Hive, has enjoyed steady succcess. Now operational in more 75,000 British homes, it recently gained another competitor in Nest, the learning thermostat now owned by Google, so news of the company's new feature rollout …

Comment on Oppo Smart Lens which turns any phone into a DSLR camera coming soon by Tracy Aboy

Kindly see the picture that i sent. May I know the price? …

Cameras

Facebook Received 28,147 Government Requests in H2 2013

Facebook today revealed the number of data requests it received from various law enforcement agencies around the world in the second half of last year: 28,147. Those requests impacted a potential 38,256 accounts, according to the company.<p>Since Facebook only released its first report in August 2013, …

Using Drones in Small Business: Futuristic Dream or Soon To Be Reality?

Perhaps you caught the story last week on 60 minutes on Drones Over America. Or more likely you’ve heard about the interview with Jeff Bezos of …

We've all heard the saying "You are what you eat", but what about "You are your phone?" Since our smartphones contain so much personal information, they are attractive targets for hackers and thieves. Learn how to protect yourself (and your phone) here, and "share!" http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2454918,00.asp

Intel plans new 'Braswell' chip for PCs, Chromebooks

Intel showed off its new processor code-named Braswell today at the second day of its Intel Developer Forum event in China.<p>Kirk Skaugen, senior vice president at Intel, said that Braswell will be a follow-on to the code-named Bay Trail processor that is now used in laptop-like Chromebooks and …

Was Windows 8 a Mistake? Microsoft Seems to Think So

Microsoft showed off the future of Windows this week at its 2014 Build developer conference, and it looks pretty retro. In fact, it looks a lot like …

Apple Acquires Novauris Speech Recognition Company

It has been reported this week that Apple has acquired the speech recognition technology company Novauris to bolster the development team that is …

5 "Inputs" You Need To Know About USB Type-C And How it Will Change the World (list)

A new USB connector is coming. And, yes, that is a cue to start groaning, because it means allllllll your old USB stuff will have to be either …

Scientists Develop Health Trackers That Work Like Temporary Tattoos

First there was the pedometer -- simple in design and function, but it gets the job done. Then there were health trackers that you could either clip to your pocket (a la Fitbit) or wear on your wrist (a la Jawbone, Nike Fuelband, and so on and so forth).<p>And now, the next stage in health tracking …

Wearable Tech

How slime mold can design transportation networks and maybe even transform computing

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Andy Adamtzky<p>The yellow blobs of slime mold normally grow in dark forests, not on computer chips or on gelatinous …

17 Fixes To Common Internet Problems We All Know And Hate

If you're reading this, it means some part of you enjoys surfing the Internet. Maybe you even enjoy spending an enormous percentage of your day doing it.<p>But are you doing it correctly? Is your web browsing as efficient, productive and fun as it could be? If you're unsure, and you should be, follow …

Google Reader

Tesla Model S is 'low hanging fruit' for hackers to remotely track or unlock cars

Tesla has toughened the Model S' underbody to help prevent any more fires, but apparently it needs to add some reinforcement to its network features too. An enterprising hacker can't quite drive one of the electric vehicles away (they'd need a key fob to start the car), but holes in the auto's …

This Is The Best Ever Explanation Of What Computers Are

This is an old clip, but it's a good one. Years ago, Steve Jobs gave the perfect analogy to explain computers. He called it a "bicycle for the mind."<p>If you can't watch with the sound on, Jobs says that humans without bicycles are relatively inefficient creatures. But, we're tool builders, so we …

Discontinued Windows XP Still No. 2 Desktop OS After Windows7, Windows 8 Lagging Far Behind

On the eve of Microsoft’s BUILD developer conference, Statcounter has published a snapshot of the challenge that Microsoft faces to get its users to adopt its current and future products over its legacy systems.<p>According to the research firm, in the month of March Microsoft’s Windows 7 OS held on …

Microsoft

Google is beta testing Chrome Remote Desktop for Android, invite only for now

A few users of the Chrome Remote Desktop browser extension have been asked by Google to help beta test Chrome Remote Desktop for Android. The beta is invite only, for users that opted in to help Chrome improve the browser based remote desktop client.<p>The photos come from a lucky reader over at Droid …

Google

Report: Google Wants to Launch Its Own Wireless Network

Google is reportedly considering running its own wireless network. Sources tell The Information that company executives have been discussing a plan …

How to Make Your iPhone Read Anything Out Loud

Want to make your iPhone read aloud almost anything on your screen? Here’s how.<p><i>Note:</i> To turn on any of the iPhone features described here, open</b> …

Here’s a Simple Way to Avoid Falling Victim to the Latest iPhone ‘Security Flaw’

Thieves could potentially disable the iPhone’s Find My iPhone tracking feature, but don’t panic — there’s a simple fix.<p>A YouTube user called Miguel …

U.S. Navy's Robot Firefighters Prepare for a Test Run

A former United States naval vessel will be set on fire this August, and the Navy will send robots to put out the blaze.<p>The Navy is testing robots …