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What's Not Included in Facebook's 'Download Your Data'

When members of Congress asked Mark Zuckerberg earlier this month who owns Facebook users’ personal data, the Facebook CEO had a convenient response. …

Privacy

This man told a woman he didn’t want to see her again—in calligraphy

After a first date, there are many ways to tell a person that you don’t want to go on another date. You can simply not follow-up. You can ghost them …

Typography

8 vitamins and supplements that are a waste of money — and could even be dangerous

Vitamins and minerals are essential to health, but that doesn't mean megadoses will keep you out of the hospital or make you live longer. Some may be harmful. In most cases, it's preferable to get these nutrients from a balanced diet. High doses of certain vitamins and minerals may be appropriate …

Wellness

Get a tiny Raspberry Pi Zero with adapters

The Raspberry Pi Zero is a tiny Linux computer. Ever since they were announced last year for $5, they have been hard to get. But if you are willing …

Raspberry Pi

This box turns your iPad into the ultimate guitar pedalboard

Electric guitar players have effects pedals. It’s an addiction, and a law of nature. We keep buying little stomp boxes in pursuit of the perfect sound, and of course we don’t even call it sound. We call it “tone.” But the sensible players don’t try to beat the addiction. They switch to software. …

Music Production

Alex Jones Flew Into An Unhinged Rant After The U.S. Missile Strikes On Syria: ‘F*ck Trump’

While there were many who criticized and condemned Donald Trump’s decision to strike Syria on Friday night, none can compare with noted Trump supporter Alex Jones. The Infowars host has firmly been in the corner of Trump since his election, but the second strike on Syria by the president since 2017 …

Donald Trump

'Dear Mark, this is why I hate you.' An open letter to Zuckerberg

Dear Mark,<p>Fuck you. Oh, sorry, were you expecting something politer? Senators might courteously thank for you volunteering to appear in Congress, but …

Privacy

Unnamed Republican congressman goes off in profane rant: 'We might as well impeach the *******'

"I say a lot of shit on TV defending him, even over this. But honestly, I wish the motherf*cker would just go away. We're going to lose the House, …

Donald Trump

Mark Zuckerberg gave his grueling, 5-hour testimony to Congress from a 4-inch booster seat

Mark Zuckerberg faced the most intense scrutiny of his life on Tuesday in a five-hour grilling session from US senators— all while sitting on a 4-inch booster seat.<p>Photographs from the hearing show the Facebook founder and CEO, who is 5-foot-7, was supported on a chunky black cushion while taking …

Mark Zuckerberg

If your computer has slowed, you might be mining crypto coins for someone else — here's how to stop it

Good news: Virtually all traditional types of malware declined in the past few months. Not so good: mainly because hackers are more interested in using your computer to help them mine cryptocurrencies.<p>It's likely you, or your employer, aren't even aware it's happening. Malware miners latch onto …

Android Phones

How to install the GNS3 network emulator on Ubuntu

Need a network emulator that won't break your budget? Install the free, open source GNS3 network emulator on Ubuntu Linux.<p>If you're a network …

Linux

Amazon adds long awaited intercom feature to its Alexa-enabled devices

While Apple’ Siri digital assistant is still pretty limited in its functionality, despite it being the main input for HomePod, Amazon has been experimenting and adding new features at a rapid pace.<p>Today, Amazon is adding a much requested “intercom” feature to its Alexa-enabled devices, <i>TechCrunch</i> …

Smart Homes

Zuckerberg Admits Facebook Scans Photos And Links Within Messenger

The software scans links and images for illegal content.<p>Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed that Facebook scans photos and links sent through its Facebook …

Social Media

First mobile phone call made 45 years ago today

A historic milestone occurred April 3, 1973: the very first call on a mobile phone. It was the phone equivalent of landing on the moon.<p>But that call wasn’t an inspirational message — some equivalent of “a giant leap for mankind.” Nope, Martin Cooper, who headed up Motorola’s team developing the …

Motorola

Intel's New Core i9 and Coffee Lake Chips Pave Way for Quad-Core 13" MacBook Pro, Mac Mini Refresh, and More

Intel today introduced a range of new eighth-generation Core processors [PDF] appropriate for future MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and iMac models.<p>The most notable new chip is the first-ever Core i9 processor for notebooks. With six cores and 12 threads, Intel says the Core i9 is the highest-performance …

MacBook Pro

ASUS’ Zephyrus M is a thin gaming laptop with a six-core i7

Today, ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) announced the Zephyrus M laptop, which is the thinnest gaming laptop to have an eighth generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics. The laptop will be available for preorder starting April 3rd. The laptop starts at $1499, with the …

Nvidia GeForce

Alfawise T1 Quad Core Mini PC Lauches For $220

The Alfawise T1 as a new quad core Intel Gemini Lake mini PC joins systems already unveiled by Intel, Shuttle, MSI, and Gigabyte and is now available …

Raspberry Pi

This Chrome extension silences tabs before they annoy you

Google’s Chrome browser already lets you manually mute entire sites for good, and the next version will automatically prevent videos from autoplaying if they have sound. If you want more control, and to ensure that you never have an open tab taking over your speakers, you’ll want to try …

Apps

Elon Musk Wants to Blanket the World With the Best Satellite Internet Service Ever. The FCC Just Said Yes

SpaceX got conditional approval to launch 4,425 satellites into low-Earth orbit.<p>How do you feel about your internet service provider options? If you're not wild about them, you may get a new alternative within a few years, thanks to the ever-innovative Elon Musk. His company SpaceX recently …

Space Exploration

Magic Leap Ships First Set of Devices Under Tight Security Constraints

Magic Leap Inc. has quietly begun sending its mysterious augmented reality headsets into the wild. A small group of software developers recently …

Augmented Reality

A billionaire biotech investor says Facebook will be decimated by its disastrous data leak

Jim Mellon, the billionaire British investor, has predicted that Facebook faces "decimation" over the Cambridge Analytica data disaster.<p>Speaking on CNBC's "Squawk Box" after a tumultuous two weeks for Mark Zuckerberg's social-media company, Mellon said the fallout would be far-reaching after …

Social Media

SUSE bakes a Raspberry Pi-powered GNU/Linux Enterprise Server

Industry can have a slice of steaming supported stability ... if it can afford to paySUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 (SLES) has been released for …

Raspberry Pi

How to set up Django Environment in Linux for beginners

When I started learning Django, finding a tutorial that had everything I needed was pretty hard So hopefully this tutorial will help you get …

Python Programming

Future fuel quest takes a step forward

<b>A team of Scottish-based scientists has developed a new technique for creating hydrogen fuel.</b><p>Working at Heriot-Watt University, they've created a system that uses sunlight to create hydrogen more cheaply and efficiently than before.<p>Hydrogen is the lightest element in the Universe. A gas at room …

Fuel Cell

The State Department Has Reportedly Purchased a $15,000 iPhone Encryption Cracking Device

A department of the US State Department dedicated to diplomatic security has reportedly procured a $15,000, Apple TV-sized device its manufacturers …

U.S. Dept. of State

Hackspace Magazine 5 Now Available Featuring Limor Fried Interview

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has today released a new edition of its awesome HackSpace magazine providing plenty of projects, interviews tips and …

Makerspaces

Alphabet's Outline lets you run your own self-hosted VPN for free

Jigsaw, an incubator that’s part of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has launched Outline, an open-source virtual private network (VPN) that you can host on your own server at no charge.<p>As an initiative from the human-rights-focused Jigsaw, Outline is being billed as a tool to help journalists …

VPNs

Fox News military analyst quits network, calling it a 'propaganda machine' for Trump

A military analyst for Fox News said Tuesday that he was quitting the network because he believed it had turned into a propaganda machine for President Donald Trump's administration.<p>Ralph Peters, a retired U.S. Army officer, said he told Fox at the beginning of the month that he did not want his …

Players Lounge lets gamers make money off their eSports skills

Online gamers love to talk a big game, but how willing are they to put their money with their mouth is? Players Lounge is a home for gamers looking to make friendly wagers with strangers and friends in head-to-head matches.<p>When we first covered the startup back in 2015, the team was getting people …

North Dakota

iOS might have a backdoor that can be used to hack into any iPhone, even the iPhone X

Apple has been advertising its focus on user data security and privacy for years now. Encryption ensures data security as long as you protect your …