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There’s a hidden menu in Android that lets you unlock experimental features — here’s how to use it

It's not available on every device — you'll have less luck if yours has a heavy UI skin — but it's worth checking out to see which features may be arrive with future Android versions. For example, some of the features Google brought to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update — where it was first …

Free App 'Reverb' Brings Amazon's Alexa to Mac Desktops, iPhones, and iPads

Developers at U.S. digital consultancy Rain have created a little-known app called Reverb that allows users to access Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant from their Mac desktop or iOS device.<p>Launching the free Mac app prompts users to sign in to their Amazon account, after which a window opens showing …

Oculus launches Rooms so you can 'hang out' with friends in VR

To most people, the idea of strapping a virtual reality headset to your face doesn't seem like a particularly social experience — after all, the very …

The best free parental control software 2018: protect your kids online

The internet can be a fantastic educational tool, but it can also be a dangerous place for kids. The more connected we become the more we need …

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 To Feature 16GB RAM, Kaby Lake Processors (Rumor)

According to a recent report the new Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will use the latest Intel Kaby Lake processors and come with 16GB of RAM.<p>The device will …

Turn a Raspberry Pi Zero Into a USB Device, No Extra Accessories Needed

While the Raspberry Pi Zero is still a pain in the butt to actually find, it’s still an undeniably useful little device once you get your hands on …

Raspberry Pi

The Asus ZenPouch will keep your phone dry while looking colorful

Not every phone has a waterproof case available for it, putting some owners in a pickle if they want to go to the beach or river rafting. This is …

Gear & Gadgets

VPN Server on Raspbery Pi: OpenVPN & Latch @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi

article<p>https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/06/03/vpn-server-on-raspbery-pi-openvpn-latch-raspberry_pi-piday-raspberrypi/<p>Nice project video from Maligno …

Pi Zero Digital Frame Kiosk Uses OTG Right

USB On-The-Go (OTG) is one of the fun aspects of the USB standard. There are feelings about the other aspects, but that one is alright. Regardless, …

The impossible task of creating a “Best VPNs” list today

Our writer set out to make a list of reliable VPNs; turns out the task is complicated.<p>For the security minded, one of the scariest revelations from …

Crowdfunded GOLE1 PC dual-boots Windows 10 and Android

Talking about making Windows 10 mobile — with a lower-case “m”. Instead of NUCs or stick computers, why not have a fully operable interface open up …

Laptop dock for Android: The $99 Superbook

Laptop docks that use a smartphone for the CPU and storage are gathering momentum with the Superbook. This laptop dock works with most Android phones …

Avoid the Trash Heap: Great Uses for an Old PC

Ancient laptops and desktops might seem ready for the scrap heap, but there's life in them yet.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Raspberry Pi As Speed Camera

Wherever you stand on the topics of road safety and vehicle speed limits it’s probably fair to say that speed cameras are not a universally popular …

Samsung's Galaxy TabPro S is more than just a Surface knockoff

Microsoft's Surface tablets are so great, it seems, that everyone wants to copy them. So far, we've seen similar devices from Apple, Lenovo, Dell, HP and Google. Incredibly, though, one of the biggest companies we cover, Samsung, is only just jumping on the bandwagon. The Galaxy TabPro S recently …

Gear & Gadgets

Sony announces new CA1 flash drive series, supports Type-A and Type-C ports

Sony over the weekend announced a new series of flash drives that support USB Type-A and Type-C ports.<p>The first in the series is the USM-CA1, which …

Google's My Tracks App Is Dunzo

"We've made the tough decision to invest our efforts into other, more wide-reaching, mapping projects," Google said.<p>PCMag reviews products …

You've got to try Windows 95 right in your browser

That Windows 95 startup sound always gives me nostalgia, but how about taking it for a whirl without setting anything up whatsoever?<p>Andrea Faulds, a 19-year-old developer in Scotland, managed to get Windows 95 to function fully in the browser without any plugins.<p>It’s a truly incredible sight to …

Relay G10 Wireless Guitar Connection System Now Available For $250

Guitarists in the market for a wireless connection system, maybe interested in a new system that has been created by Line 6 called the Relay G10. …

Researchers produce electricity with paper, tape and a pencil

A team of researchers at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the University of Tokyo have created a device made with everyday …

Clean Energy

How to set up your own Raspberry Pi powered VPN

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1180000/1180963_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524630451_d7730ab5d4a6600f50ce22b205307da7<p><b>Eyes are everywhere online.</b><p>The websites you visit often track where you came from and watch where you head off to next.<p>A VPN - or virtual private …

Uber will fly you to Sundance in its new choppers

Airbus CEO Tom Enders confirmed that the aircraft manufacturer will provide helicopters to Uber, which will become available to hire on demand this week, reports The Wall Street Journal.<p>“Its a pilot project, we’ll see where it goes—but it’s pretty exciting,” said Enders at the Digital Life Design …

Detect and Disable an Airbnb's Hidden Wi-Fi Cameras With This Script

Airbnb renters keep finding hidden Wi-Fi cameras watching them without them knowing. If you want to ensure your privacy in a rental, this shell …

1000-Foot Range Bluetooth Hub Has Serious DIY Implications

Bluetooth is a remarkably flexible and inexpensive way for Makers to communicate between devices, but it has limitations that nearly everyone runs up against pretty quickly: its 30-foot range and the fact that devices can only connect to one thing at a time. For more distance, or more complex …

22 Raspberry Pi Media Servers from Vintage to Modern

Raspberry Pi computers have been used for many things, but one of the most common “everyday” uses is as a media server. If you’ve been on the fence about making one yourself, here’s a giant list of ways to accomplish this, including software tutorials, and lots of vintage and modern enclosures to …

Microduino Unveils Stackable LittleBits Alternative

The birth of Microduino’s mCookies dev board was a hard one, with a longer than expected Kickstarter delivery. But the company was showing off the line to the press this week at CES, saying they are readily available.<p>mCookies are Arduino-compatible circuit boards. They are about a square inch, …

“You Just Sunk My Copernicium!” Playing Periodic Table Battleship

Many of you will likely remember playing the tabletop game <i>Battleship</i> as a kid. Karyn Tripp, who runs the homeschooling education site, Teach Beside Me, used the basic format of the classic game to create a teaching aid for the Periodic Table of Elements. Here’s Karyn explaining how to make the game …

Some Genius Put All the Secret Netflix Genres into a Chrome Extension

Prepare to never leave home again.<p>Last week, we learned that there was a secret list of very specific Netflix sub-genres you could only access if you entered their specific codes into the URL. All the codes were initially compiled and displayed on a Google spreadsheet and a few websites, but were …

Google

See an iPhone Explode When Someone With 8 Million Instagram Followers Turns on Push Notifications

Not literally. But basically.<p>Demy de Zeeuw is a Dutch football (soccer) player who in addition to football-ing (soccer-ing) runs a hugely popular football (soccer)-themed Instagram account called 433 that has 8 million followers. Just for fun, he posted a 433 Insta, turned his push notifications …