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Neat Safari add-on lets you listen to Beats Music on your MacBook without Flash

If you enjoy listening to Beats Music on your MacBook, but hate having Flash on your machine (or just want better battery-life while listening to it), there’s now a Safari extension for that. BeatsMe allows you use the web player using HTML5 instead of Flash.<p>Developer Chris Aljoudi said he created …

PNY Turbo 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive: $70 shipped (orig. $130)

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>MacMall offers the PNY Turbo 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (model P-FD256TBOP-GE) for <b>$69.99 shipped</b>. That’s $60 below list and easily …

Samsung 840 Pro 512GB 2.5-inch Solid-State Drive $243 shipped (orig. $500)

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>Newegg offers the Samsung 840 Pro Series 2.5-inch 512GB SSD for $269.99 shipped. Promo code <b>EMCWWWG35</b> brings it down to <b>$242.99</b> …

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This War of Mine offers up a haunting trailer

<i>This War of Mine</i> has been on Polygon's watch-list all year, mainly due to its unique take on conflict and its distinctive, evocative narrative style.<p>Due to arrive on Nov. 14 for $19.99, today's launch trailer offers a look at how the game follows a group of civilians trying to survive in a war-torn …

Installing Linux Will Void Your Warranty

<b>Bohs Hansen</b> / 4 years ago<p>Say what? Installing Linux on your computer will void the warranty of the hardware. Wow, that is a hard one and I don’t even …

Linux

Here’s What Google’s LEGO-Style Phone, Project Ara, Looks Like Right Now

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve heard much about Project Ara, Google’s effort to build a phone out of components that can be swapped out, piece-by-piece.<p>Google showed off the device a bit back at I/O and, alas, things got a bit crashy during the presentation.<p>In a new video released today, the …

HP Unveils Faster, Cheaper 3-D Printers

Like we said last week.<p>Computing and printing giant Hewlett-Packard stepped into the nascent 3-D printing market today with a product it says will be faster and cheaper than anything else on the market.<p>Called Fusion (pictured), it’ll be targeted mainly to business customers and will be available by …

Even With The Novel Sprout, HP Just Can’t Win

By all accounts HP announced something truly innovative today. The Sprout by HP is a mind-blowing mash-up of desktop computer, 3D scanner and touchscreen. It effectively pushes the desktop medium forward more so than anything produced in recent memory.<p>But the Sprout is from HP.<p>Imagine if Apple had …

Skype updated to version 7.1 with support for OS X Yosemite and bug fixes

Skype has been updated to support the newly released OS X Yosemite and fix several issues. It is now easier to copy a link in a group chat, or leave the conversation. A few crashes related to video calls and searching have been addressed as well. You can grab the update from the Skype …

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The latest Linux Kernel 3.16 has been released. Linus Torvalds wrote in the Linux Kernel Mailing List (lkml.org):<p>So nothing particularly exciting …

The ChronodeVFD Resurrects Old Displays For A Cool New Watch

I am, as you may know, a sucker for watches that use older display technologies (see also Nixie tubes). For example, this cool watch by freelance engineer John De Cristofaro uses a vacuum fluorescent display tube, an early form of digital display that cast a bright blue light and was first used in …

Google beefs up 2-step verification with physical USB Security Key option in Chrome

Google today announced it is beefing up its two-step verification feature with Security Key, a physical USB second factor that only works after verifying the login site is truly a Google website.<p>The feature is available in Chrome: Instead of typing in a code, you can simply insert Security Key into …

Rewind: This Raspberry Pi cassette player plays Spotify tunes from actual tapes

Remember what it felt like to press play and record at the same time? Back before streaming and downloading and blogs and YouTube, music meant CDs and Smash Hits and the NME and taping off the radio -- and this delightfully retro Raspberry Pi creation recreates that physical connection with music …

Raspberry Pi

Google updates Hangouts for iOS with support for larger displays

Google has released an update to the Hangouts app for iOS that contains support for the larger displays on the latest iPhones. There don’t seem to be any other changes in this version. You can grab the messaging and video calling application for free on the iTunes App Store.

Radical 4-in-1 piston engine promises hybrid-like efficiency

One of the many challenges facing engine designers is the need to increase power output while simultaneously retaining or improving efficiency. …

Engineering

HTC Android 5.0 Lollipop update timetable

HTC has already announced plans to update its flagship HTC One (M7) and (M8) handsets to Android Lollipop within 90 days of the official release, but we have been left wondering when or if the company’s wider selection of smartphones will also receive the Android 5.0 treatment.<p>The latest source …

China is staging a nationwide attack on iCloud and Microsoft accounts

China got its first official shipments of new iPhones last week, but a new report from web censorship watchdog Great Fire indicates Chinese users may be facing an unpleasant surprise when they try to connect to Apple services at large. As of last night, the Chinese firewall is blocking all local …

Tumblr app Yosemite exclusive: but why?

The team behind Tumblr’s success are very, very smart. They know good and well what it takes to run the hype machine and keep it running full-speed. …

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Twitter Introduces New Way to Listen to Audio

Twitter has created a new way for users to play audio inside tweets, announcing Thursday that they have teamed up with Soundcloud to bring a full …

Social Media

Alpine’s Slick New Headphones Make You Feel Your Beats

I’ve spent the better part of today playing with the new Alpine Headphones, a $299 pair of cans that promise to make you feel your music with the company’s “Full Frequency Immersion” technology.<p>An Alpine spokesperson told me that the product is “targeted to millennials,” which I assume means that …

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite now available as a free download

As was mentioned earlier today during Apple’s special event, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite is now available as a free upgrade for users running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks. To get the update, you can head to the Mac App Store or, alternatively, simply click this direct link.<p>OS X Yosemite …

Google announces Android 5.0 Lollipop

Android's latest is coming to devices as soon as this month<p>After an extended testing and preview period, Google has announced the final release of Android L, its latest version of the world's most popular mobile platform. Android 5.0 Lollipop is debuting on three new Nexus devices — the Nexus 6 …

Google announces Nexus 9 tablet, Nexus 6 phone and Player TV/Gaming on the eve of Apple’s iPad event

One day before Apple’s big iPad event tomorrow, Google has just unveiled its latest Nexus devices alongside official announcements for Android 5.0 Lollipop and more. With Apple expected to launch new iPad Air and possibly iPad mini models tomorrow, Google today announced the Nexus 9, an 8.9-inch …

The best iOS Reddit app relaunches under Reddit ownership

Alien Blue is now the official Reddit app<p>Reddit has let others do the heavy lifting for it on the mobile side for years, developing apps that often do more — and better — than its own client, which the company abandoned long ago. Arguably one of the best, and certainly the most popular, is Alien …

Americans can get Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition next week

Pixelated block building is finally coming to one of the best handheld gaming devices.<p>Sony Computer Entertainment America announced today that Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition goes on sale Oct. 14. Players with the Sony handheld can buy the game digitally through Sony’s online store for $20. If …

Apple's bankrupt sapphire glass supplier plans to shut down its plant

890 employees will be laid off<p>Apple's sapphire glass supplier has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with plans to shut down two production plants and lay off 890 workers. The supplier, GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT), says that it's burning through an unsustainable amount of money at the Arizona …

Apple begins rollout of redesigned iTunes Store ahead of OS X Yosemite launch

Apple has started rolling out a redesigned version of the iTunes Store for users running iTunes 12 less than a week ahead of what’s expected to be the launch of OS X Yosemite. The new storefront takes design cues from the iTunes and App Store home pages on iOS devices, featuring a flattened, …

Many retailers currently have no plans to implement Apple Pay, but that’s no reason to start worrying

When announcing Apple Pay last month, Apple showed off a list of launch partners that would be putting the NFC-powered iPhone payment system to work in October, including McDonald’s, Nike, and Macy’s. However, the Daily Dot has compiled a list of businesses that don’t currently have plans to adopt …

Netflix support comes to Ubuntu through Chrome

We told you it was coming, and now it's here! Canonical announced today that its popular Linux distro Ubuntu now supports Netflix playback through Chrome. If you're running a fully updated install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS or later you can simply go install Chrome 37 right now and immediately …