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Arduino / Raspberry Pi Internet Radio

Things used in this project<p>Hardware components<p>Arduino UNO & Genuino UNO<p>×<p>1<p>Buy from MCM Electronics<br>• Buy from Newark Element14<br>• Buy from Arduino Store<br>• Buy …

Arduino

Acer Chromebook R13 Full Specs, Early Benchmarks

The R13: Underestimated?<b>The Acer Chromebook R13 is a device of many firsts.</b>Not only is it the first 13-inch convertible to be released, but it’s also …

Consumer Tech

Cat Walks Up to Man and Guides Him Down the Mountain After He Got Lost

A man got lost while he was hiking in the mountains in Gimmelwald, Switzerland. A cat came up to him and showed him the way.<p>Meet the mountain guide …

You Can Boot a Raspberry Pi 3 From a Hard Drive or Over Ethernet

The big news about the Raspberry Pi 3 was built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, but it turns out there was another set of new tricks: new boot options. This …

A fresh cast of characters has given the movies a boost and the studios know they’re on a winner<p>Steven Spielberg’s skill as a film-maker is beyond dispute. As a soothsayer, though, his credentials are shakier. In 2013, he predicted that the superhero movie was heading for the boneyard. “There’s …

Comics

Watch Nintendo’s awesome retro trailer for the mini NES

Although we’re all dying to see what Nintendo has in store for the next generation, the gaming company made waves earlier this month will some …

Skype finalizes its move to the cloud, ignores the elephant in the room

The move away from peer-to-peer has its virtues, but much is left unanswered.<p>It has been a slow transition, but Skype is finalizing its move away …

Microsoft: Here's how to fix the Group Policy mess caused by our security update

Microsoft has posted more details and guidance regarding its June security patch which broke Group Policy for a number of users.<p>A late June Microsoft …

The best $5 I ever spent on an iPhone app

When you think of smartphones and automation, your mind might immediately gravitate towards IFTTT or even Tasker for Android.<p>Automation apps let you create "recipes" that enable devices and services to intermingle and act based on "triggers." For example, you can make your smart lights pulse a …

Apps

Review your entire Google life on this handy new page

Using Google's many services — Search, YouTube, Gmail, Maps, etc — leaves behind a lot of information about your daily activities. In June 2015, …

Maps

Before buying anything on Amazon, use these 2 tools to make sure you’re getting a good deal

The event is expected to generate lots of sales for Amazon. The last Prime Day was a success, and the company has gained millions more Prime members in the year since.<p>The urge to shop on Prime Day makes sense: Amazon sells a ton of products and makes it very easy to buy them. Many times, its …

How to Charge Your Gadgets Faster and Save Packing Space on the Road

It took me nearly a decade of considerable travel before I realized that packing the standard chargers and cables that come prebundled with gadgets …

Google voice search records and keeps conversations people have around their phones – but the files can be deleted

Google could have a record of everything you have said around it for years, and you can listen to it yourself.<p>The company quietly records many of the …

Android News

An iPhone User's Guide to Falling In Love With Android Wear

When you buy an Apple product you buy into the ecosystem more than with any other company, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with only what they …

Wear OS

Chrome OS is getting Android apps and the Play Store

Android apps and the Play Store will soon work on Chrome OS. Though it wasn't mentioned on stage during I/O's kickoff keynote, <i>9to5Google</i> spotted a note on Google's website that mentions it'll be discussing how Chrome OS and Android will come together during a session for developers tomorrow.<p>It's …

Apple ruined the dream of having Google take over my iPhone

Try though I might, there’s simply no way I can ditch my iPhone and switch to Android. Why? Because the software experience on Apple’s iPhones is …

Google Search

Google Combines Search, YouTube, and Chrome Into New Sharing App 'Spaces'

Google this morning announced a new app called "Spaces" for iOS, Android and desktop, that combines Google Search, YouTube, and Chrome together into one app to easily share and discuss content amongst friends. Similar to Gboard launched last week, Google is hoping to lessen the amount of time …

How to revive a Windows 7 system with a clean install via the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool

The Media Creation Tool makes it easy to perform a clean installation of Windows 10 on a Windows 7 machine. This illustrated walk-through will show …

Microsoft releases OneDrive update for Windows 10 with Surface Hub, SharePoint support

KB3035583 Disables Windows 10 Upgrade Blocking?

A revamped update may be causing the Windows 10 upgrade to break through upgrade barriers.read more

Google may be building an awesome travel app called Trips

From Maps to Flight Search, Google is pretty much an essential part of modern travel. Now it seems the company may be working on an app that pull its various travel tools together.<p>Dutch publication Android World reports that users in Google’s Local Guides program are testing a new app simply called …

Microsoft Flow is like Zapier and IFTTT for the enterprise | On MSFT

There are a number of nifty services out there that will connect various services together, such as Twitter and OneNote, to accomplish tasks like …

Google Drive

Microsoft reveals all about Windows 10's Linux subsystem

The arrival of Bash in Windows 10 took many people by surprise, but it opens up a number of opportunities including the ability to run GUI Linux …

Windows 10 Taskbar just got better thanks to build 14328 | On MSFT

Microsoft released one of the more exciting Windows 10 Insider builds this morning, chock-full of new features and fixes. Build 14328 incorporates a …

5 Reasons to Use to Vivaldi Instead of Chrome or Firefox

At this stage, it feels like the browser wars have been fought and won. Most of you probably use Chrome or Firefox, and a sad few of you may even use …

Software

How to add unlimited free VPN to Google’s Chrome browser

Opera made a big announcement on Thursday morning that was widely covered by tech blogs. In the latest developer preview build of its web browser for …

12 comic book series you can binge-read this week

Who needs Netflix when you have a good graphic novel?<p>There are plenty of long reads in the literary world — but comic book lovers often find …

Graphic Novels

How to build an AirPlay receiver with Raspberry Pi Zero

AirPlay is great for wirelessly piping music through your home, but even basic AirPlay speakers come with a hefty price tag attached. You may already …

Raspberry Pi

Windows 10 tip: Disable annoying app notifications

By default, Windows 10 apps (even desktop programs like Outlook) can interrupt you with notifications. Here's how to take control of those pop-ups …