Mark McKelvie

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Send scam emails to this chatbot and it’ll waste their time for you

Chatbots. They’re usually a waste of your time, so why not have them waste someone else’s instead? Better yet: why not have them waste an <i>email scammer’s</i> time.<p>That’s the premise behind Re:scam, an email chatbot operated by New Zealand cybersecurity firm Netsafe. Next time you get a dodgy email in …

Chatbots

10 Excel Tips You Need to Keep Your Job

In today's dynamic corporate environment, the best way to stay employed is to show the boss that you're indispensable. If you're a knowledge worker …

Laptops

Polar bears spotted in Scotland as animals flee melting Arctic ice cap

• <i>For those arriving to this page after 12pm on April 1st 2017, this story was an April Fool, as we explain here</i><p>Anybody venturing to Scotland normally has only the midges to avoid. Now there’s an altogether more terrifying, not so wee beastie lurking in the woods.<p>For scientists with the World …

South Australia to get $1bn solar farm and world's biggest battery

System will include 3.4m solar panels and 1.1m batteries, with operations set to begin by end of 2017<p>A huge $1bn solar farm and battery project will be built and ready to operate in South Australia’s Riverland region by the end of the year.<p>Related: Elon Musk, meet Port Augusta: four renewable …

Renewable Energy

Raspberry Pi 2 Solid State Drive Shield Unveiled By Pi 2 Design

Pi 2 Design has this week unveiled a new multifunctional Solid State Drive shield it has created for the awesome Raspberry Pi 2 computer that allows …

Instantly Set Up a Tor Proxy on a Raspberry Pi with a Script

We’ve seen that it’s pretty easy to set up a Raspberry Pi as a Tor proxy before, but it takes a bit of know-how and time to get one up and running. …

Raspberry Pi

Tor launches anti-censorship Messenger service

<b>A new chat tool has been launched in an effort to improve the security of online messaging.</b><p>Tor Messenger allows users to chat over the Tor (The Onion Router) network in a way which hides the location of participants.<p>It means that the contents of messages will only be visible to the participants.<p>The …

Cancer myths about antioxidant supplements need to die

Research shows antioxidants protect cancer cells from free radicals, too.<p>The essence of a healthy diet is a bit of a mystery. Everyone knows that a …

Home Automation System Reviews | Best Home Automation System 2018

We sat down with EcoBee's CEO for the inside scoop....<p>May 22, 2017<p>The connected home. It’s among us and more evident than ever before. We’re talking …

Automatic Fish Food Feeder Using Arduino Uno

Introduction: Automatic Fish Food Feeder Using Arduino Uno<p>In this Instructables I'm going to show you how to build an <b>Automatic Fish Food Feeder</b>. So …

A 7-Mile Scale Model of the Solar System Grows in the Nevada Desert

The solar system, even shrunk way, way down, is still immense.<p>The solar system is huge. Neptune, technically the last planet in our solar system, is 2.8 billion miles away. But really wrapping your head around numbers that large is tough. What's more, most representations of the solar system get …

Just like Ahmed: Woz got arrested for building gadgets in school

Ahmed Mohamed can count Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak among his many supporters in the tech world. According to Woz’s most recent Facebook post, he sees a lot of himself in the 14-year-old Texas boy who was arrested for bringing a homemade digital clock to school.<p>While Ahmed’s teacher mistook his …

Steve Wozniak

A Calif. Olive Oil Maker Thrives, Despite the Drought

California is in the middle of a historic drought, but nearly half a million olive trees are thriving in the state. What’s more, the trees have been planted on land previously used to grow crops that required thousands of gallons of water.<p>The olives are being grown by California Olive Ranch (COR), …

Peacock Spider 7 (Maratus speciosus)

The Confession of Arian Foster

<i>This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's August 18 College Football Preview Issue. Subscribe today!</i><p><b>LIFE'S BIGGEST QUESTIONS</b> are leading me through a …

Faith

KeyMouSerial Solves Your Raspberry Pi Keyboard Problems

All laptops have a working keyboard and mouse built into them, the only problem is that you can’t use these tools on other computers that don’t have …

8 barriers to overcome when learning to code

While being a mentor for a JavaScript Web development course, I’ve seen many beginner programmers jump into learning with enthusiasm and then immediately hitting a wall.<p>Most of the students usually struggle with the same barriers. But once they learn to overcome them, they get instant benefits:<p>they …

5 can't-miss apps: Workflow, Popcorn Buzz, 'Hitman: Sniper' and more

With Pinterest rolling out buyable pins and rumors swirling in the wake of Twitter investor Chris Sacca's epic 8,000-word rant on why Google should …

Rollers would slide backwards on a slope . Very interesting maby this is how the Egyptians built the pyramids.<p>Jun 7, 2015<p>The Pyramid of Giza took …

Google’s Project Vault Is A Secure Computing Environment On A Micro SD Card, For Any Platform

Project Vault is a secure computer contained entirely on a micro SD sized device. Google’s ATAP said the micro SD format made sense because there’s already advanced security features on your phone, contained in the SIM card, which protects the things important to carriers. Vault is designed to be …

MicroSD

New Hope for Weight Loss May Grow on a Chinese Vine

Thunder god vine (<i>Tripterygium wilfordii</i>), a deciduous and largely poisonous climbing vine native to China, Taiwan, and Myanmar, may hold the secret to getting skinny, at least in mice.<p>A study published this past week in the journal <i>Cell</i> found that a compound called Celastrol, extracted from thunder …

Simple Dual Axis Solar Tracker

Introduction: Simple Dual Axis Solar Tracker<p>About: I used to teach middle school science, but now I run my own online educational science website. I …

Arduino Shield List

Sick of trying to figure out which pins are used by some obscure Arduino shield? Can't tell whether two shields will be compatible with each …

Arduino

Uber Home Automation W/ Arduino Pi

Introduction: Uber Home Automation W/ Arduino & Pi<p>About: I love home automation. I hate home automation. More About electronichamsters »<p>[EDIT] I …

Arduino

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.