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How to change NAT type on PlayStation 4 with port forwarding

Network Address Translation (NAT) is a big part of connectivity for online multiplayer games, deciding how incoming traffic is handled. For gamers, …

Wi-Fi

Google 'inadvertently' added a government helpline number to contact lists of all Android phones in India

Over the course of this week, several Android users in India took to Twitter over the mysterious appearance of a government helpline number on their …

Android Phones

Amazon's Echo Show makes Alexa more accessible to the deaf and speech-impaired

Smart speakers like the Amazon Echo have brought voice controls into millions of homes -- but what if you can't hear what Alexa has to say? What if it's difficult or impossible for you to talk to her in the first place?<p>Starting today, Amazon has an answer to those questions. It's called "Tap to …

Smart Homes

NATO goes to emergency session after Trump reportedly gets undiplomatic with Merkel

NATO leaders entered a special emergency session on Thursday after President Donald Trump was said to have spoken very bluntly about his demands that the countries spend more on defense.<p>During the summit, Trump broke diplomatic protocol by calling German Chancellor Angela Merkel by her first name, …

Former Apple Employee Charged With Theft of Trade Secrets Related to Autonomous Car Project [Updated]

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation this week charged former Apple employee Xiaolang Zhang with theft of trade secrets, according to documents filed with the Northern District Court of California.<p>Zhang was hired at Apple in December of 2015 to work on Project Titan, developing …

DHS chief recently visited one facility housing undocumented kids, department says

<i>Correction 6/19 at 9:49 p.m. ET: A previous version of this post stated that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen had not visited a facility where children are being held separately from their parents since the Trump administration adopted its "zero tolerance" policy. This</i> …

Best Smart Home Security Systems of 2018

Like all things technology touches, home security systems are evolving. There is still a need (and thus, a market) for traditional monitored security …

Ex-CIA Director Hayden blasts Trump's CNN attack

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former CIA and National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden criticized President Donald Trump's attack of CNN over the weekend, saying he could not believe a President was capable of "such an outrageous assault" on a free press or the First Amendment.<p>The retired United States …

Donald Trump

Cities are in a vicious, $5 billion battle over Amazon's headquarters — here's why they're crazy

Cities across America are vying to be chosen as the site of a second Amazon headquarters, but the opportunity also comes with some drawbacks.<p>Los Angeles Times columnist Michael Hiltzik writes that Amazon is taking advantage of the local communities that are putting together bids — which will …

Housing

These Are the Ugliest Buildings in the World

Sometimes design goes horribly wrong.<p>As any designer knows, there are some ideas that simply look better on paper than in actuality. For that reason, Building Design, a British architecture website, awards the Carbuncle Cup an honor bestowed upon the worst building of the year. This year, the site …

1-Pound Baby Born Early Aboard Cruise Ship Survives

Hands the size of quarters and weighing only 1 pound, a baby born about three months early aboard a cruise ship in the Caribbean is expected to live.<p>A Utah couple, Chase and Emily Morgan, were on a seven-day Royal Caribbean cruise with their 3-year-old daughter earlier this month. What was supposed …

Parrot's New Bebop Drone Can Do Amazing Things

In the emerging world of consumer drones, the most important company in the world happens to be a French one, Parrot, which was formerly best known …