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The Trump administration again signals it will scrap work permits for H-1B spouses

The Donald Trump administration just won’t go easy on H-4 visa-holders.<p>The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reiterated that it plans to scrap the provision allowing H-4 visa-holders to work in the country.<p>“…our plans include proposing regulatory changes to remove H-4 …

Immigration

Jaybird announces Run and Freedom 2 wireless earbuds

For the last year or so, nearly every manufacturer has been obsessed with cutting cables. From dropping the headphones jack in a variety of phones to attempting to make Bluetooth more viable with Bluetooth 5, it really does seem like we’re moving towards a completely wireless world. Whether or not …

Consumer Tech

5 free VPNs to maintain your privacy online

Whether it’s the prying eyes of a repressive regime, a data-hungry internet service provider (ISP), or a malicious actor listening on the public …

Information Systems

Video Converter 'Handbrake 1.0' Released for Mac After 13 Years in Beta

Cross-platform video transcoder Handbrake reached a milestone over the holiday break with the release of version 1.0.0 of the app after over 13 years in beta.<p>Despite the lengthy beta-test format and the demise of the built-in DVD drive in Apple's Mac line-up, the free open source transcoder has …

EncryptPad: Secure Text Editor That Protects Files With Passwords, Keys, Or Both

<b>EncryptPad is a free and open source text editor for sensitive information, which protects files with passwords, key files, or both, available for</b> …

Linux

Meet Kangaroo, a $99 Windows 10 desktop PC as small as a smartphone

Desktop PCs aren’t exactly en vogue right now. In fact, PC sales are still in decline across the board and Windows 10 hasn’t been the sales boost …

The LapPad – Mobile Desk for Laptops, Tablets, and Smartphones

Highly productive people who are always in touch with their laptops, smartphones and tablets can now enjoy their mobile work life with the LapPad. …

Home

Connect your lights and appliances to Zuli Smartplugs, control them from one app, and enable them to adapt to your presence.

A furniture startup promises four-minute assembly minus the harrowing trip to IKEA

Greycork’s promise sounds almost too good to be true: Well-made furniture that is stylish, comfortable, easy-to-assemble, and cheaper than IKEA.<p>“I thought that the way we’ve been getting furniture is insane,” explains Greycork’s CEO John Humphrey in the startup’s fundraising video. “Driving 40 …

Furniture

LG's non-curved 4K OLED TVs are finally here

LG is finally ready to sell the OLED 4K TVs it revealed in January, including the first ever flat models. The Korean company has invested huge sums in OLED tech, believing that consumers will be drawn in by the improved black levels, better off-axis viewing angles and more saturated colors. We're …

Here's Microsoft's $140 PC on a stick

Microsoft has teamed up with Indian gadget maker iBall to launch the Splendo, a dongle-sized PC that runs Windows 8.1.<p>The pocket-sized Splendo can connect to TVs and monitors via HDMI. It’s powered by an Intel Atom quad-core processor with 2GB RAM and includes 32GB of onboard storage.<p>It also …

These 4 Gadgets Will Make Your Home Environmentally Friendly

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Virtual Reality

Neurio turns your house into a smart home with just one sensor – The Gadgeteer

If the thoughts of turning your “dumb” home into a smart home sounds appealing but also too expensive and too daunting, consider Neurio. Instead of …

A Biofeedback Wearable to Help you Relax and Meditate

LAS VEGAS — We’re big fans of wacky wearables at Crave, so the newly unveiled Melomind connected headset immediately caught our eye (and our brain …