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How to change your DNS to see if Cloudflare can speed up your internet

A couple days ago, Cloudflare launched its own DNS service at 1.1.1.1, promising that consumers would enjoy greater privacy and potentially faster internet if they switched over from their ISP’s default. Now, those speed differences might not be significant or noticeable enough to the point of …

Information Security

Aiming to fill skill gaps in AI, Microsoft makes training courses available to the public

As a software engineer at Microsoft, Elena Voyloshnikova’s job is to make informed recommendations about how to improve the performance of software …

Artificial Intelligence

Here’s what the US Air Force sees the future of war to be

Earlier this month, Russia outlined a vision for its future based around six new ‘superweapons’ including nuclear-powered cruise missiles and …

Google launches education-focused Chrome OS tablet

Acer has partnered with Google to launch the Chromebook Tab 10, right before Apple's rumoured iPad launch.

Chromebook

This multi-room audio system uses a Raspberry Pi & RFID cards to play your favorite tunes

Outfitting your house with whole-home audio systems has never been easier thanks to the likes of Sonos, Chromecast devices and hopefully HomePod in the near future. But picking out your favorite music on the other hand, isn’t as novel or as simplistic as it could be. Now thanks to a custom …

Acer ruins Apple's cheap iPad party with its own affordable Chrome OS tablet that includes a stylus

Apple wants to rule classrooms with the iPad, but Google is clearly not going to let that happen.<p>Ahead of Apple's education-focused event on Tuesday, …

What Is Proxi? The New Game From 'The Sims' Creator Will Wright Uses Your Memories & It’s SO Creepy

For years, <i>The Sims</i> has allowed us to create, cultivate, and observe the everyday lives of our very own digital people. It's also the game that comes …

A Free Oxford Course on Deep Learning: Cutting Edge Lessons in Artificial Intelligence

Nando de Freitas is a "machine learning professor at Oxford University, a lead research scientist at Google DeepMind, and a Fellow of the Canadian …

Tinkercad has a nifty Arduino simulator

Tinkercad is a web-based 3D design application. It's free and easy to use. I've been using it for years to design models for 3D printing. What I …

Amazon Has a $120 Smartwatch With a 45-day Battery Life That Supports Both iOS and Android

If you’re looking for a versatile smartwatch that’s compatible with both iOS and Android with a stellar battery life, look no further. <i>Boy Genius</i> …

This $31 Dongle Streams From Your Phone to Any TV, With Support for Both iPhones And Androids

There are more affordable ways to enhance your viewing experience when streaming your content on an Apple or Fire TV. <i>Boy Genius Report</i> has found an …

ATECH Sleeping Buds (Pink) | The Daily Beast Shop

Sleep doesn't always come easily, and you may need a little lullaby. Literally. ATECH Sleeping Buds can help. With the perfect design to remain in …

Pagedraw UI builder turns your website design mockup into code automatically

For years, one of the holy grails of web design has been trying to automate turning front-end design into clean code. Early attempts included tools like Dreamweaver and FrontPage. Pagedraw, a member of the Y Combinator Winter 2018 class, has developed a tool to fulfill that vision in a modern …

This smartwatch doesn’t look like a smartwatch, and that's awesome

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

MateBook X Pro: Huawei attempts to out-Pro Apple's MacBook Pro

New machine has a 14in screen squeezed into a 12in laptop frame, a discrete GPU and a camera that pops up from beneath the keyboard<p>Following Huawei’s attempts to directly challenge the dominant smartphone players Samsung and Apple, now the Chinese technology firm is going after laptops with the …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung Unveils World’s Largest SSD with Whopping 30TB

If you’re in the market for an SSD drive, you’re probably looking at 128GB, 250GB, or 500GB drive. Well, Samsung just announced a 30720GB drive. Yes, …

This Pocket PC Could Replace Your Desktop

The Ockel Sirius B runs Windows 10 and fits in any standard pocket.<p>Sometimes it’s the smallest things that can have the most significant impact. A …

Awesome Raspberry Pi Powered Productivity Tracker

If like me you have a tendency to easily get distracted throughout the day, and would like to monitor your productivity. You might be interested in …

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi 10.1-inch Touch Screen Display

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts looking for a larger screen than the official 7-inch Raspberry Pi Foundation screen may be interested in a new 10.1-inch …

Raspberry Pi

Tracking the references in Blizzard World, Overwatch’s new map

Ah Blizzard World, you beautiful so-and-so. <i>Overwatch</i>’s newest map, first announced at BlizzCon 2017, is themed all around the Blizzard universes. …

Starcraft

Snoop Dogg’s Twitch Stream Playing The Wildly Entertaining ‘SOS’ Is Ridiculous

Snoop Dogg has been, at various times in his career, a rapper, a Rastafarian, a surprisingly adept talk show host, and probably most often, a pitchman for an astonishing array of consumer products branded with his likeness and nickname. It’s time to add another occupation to that list: Professional …

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery — first look at wizarding mobile game

Jam City unveiled its first look at one of 2018’s most anticipated mobile games, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. The Harry Potter books have sold more than 450 million copies worldwide and the films have grossed more than $7.7 billion to date. If the mobile game can capture a tiny part of that …

Harry Potter

Q-Stick PC Stick Computer Offers 4K Streaming And More

Those of you searching for a pocket-sized PC Stick capable of running a variety of different operating systems including Microsoft’s latest Windows …

A Nintendo Switch emulator for PC is in the works

The folks behind the Citra emulator that lets you play Nintendo 3DS games on PC are now at work on an exciting new project: Yuzu, an emulator for the Nintendo Switch.<p>The developers announced the project on Twitter earlier this week, but haven’t specified exactly when Yuzu will be ready for …

ButterflyVPN is a router that unlocks the internet on-the-go

A limited internet doesn’t make sense, right? It seems like a contradictory idea, but in many places it is. Some countries restrict access to certain websites, and often services we know and love are not available in these markets. It’s a bummer, but there are ways to go around these digital …

Raspberry Pi: Hands-On with the PiServer tool

The new PiServer package included in the latest Raspbian x86 release provides a very powerful client management tool. Here's an example of how to …

Raspberry Pi

Scrap a Hard Drive, Build a Rotary Encoder

There’s something to be said for the feel of controls. Whether it’s the satisfying snap of a high-quality switch or the buttery touch of the pots on …

Arduino

A Mod for Civilization Makes Rogue AI More Dangerous Than Gandhi's Nukes

The University of Cambridge’s Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) does serious research on preventing the end of the world. For its …

Vuzix is launching the first Alexa-enabled AR glasses at CES

Vuzix has been making smartglasses for years, but one upcoming model will apparently be extra special. According to <i>Bloomberg</i>, the New York-based company is debuting the first Alexa-enabled augmented reality glasses at CES 2018. You'll be able to ask Alexa questions the way you usually do, and the …

News: 100+ Apps iOS Users Need on Their iPhones in 2018

While there aren't as many ways to customize your iPhone like there is on Android, there are still a lot of apps out there that can help streamline …