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Graphic designer's Tube maps reveal exactly how far underground you are on every station platform

A series of intriguing maps have revealed the exact depth of each platform on the London Underground network.<p>Daniel Silva, 26, has created diagrams …

Maps

The 10 best YouTube art channels

No matter how experienced or talented you are as an artist, there’s always room to improve your skills, push yourself forward creatively, and get …

Tutorials

NordVPN launches Android TV app for streaming out-of-country content

• The popular VPN service NordVPN has launched its own Android TV app.<br>• It will allow Android TV-powered smart TVs and set-top boxes to stream video content from nearly any country.<br>• It will also offer more secure streaming with NordVPN’s services.<p>With the 2018 World Cup now in full swing, there are lots …

Android TV

Sylvania’s $34 LED light strip is just as good as the $90 Philips Hue model

The Philips Hue LightStrip Plus is one of the coolest products the company makes. But at $90, it’s also a tough pill to swallow for a lot of people. …

Smart Homes

How to share Amazon Prime with your family

For most people, Amazon Prime seems to be a great deal, even if you only use it for its primary benefit: free two-day shipping. But Amazon has expanded Prime to include a host of other benefits to make the $119 annual fee even harder to refuse.<p>What makes the deal even sweeter is that you can share …

Libraries

Windows users attacked via critical Flash zero-day: Patch now, urges Adobe

Adobe issues security update for critical zero-day Flash Player flaw that attackers are exploiting via Excel docs.<p><i>Video: A brief history of Adobe</i> …

Information Security

The US again has the world's most powerful supercomputer

The Department of Energy pulled back the curtain on the world's most powerful supercomputer Friday. When Summit is operating at max capacity, it can run at 200 petaflops -- that's 200 quadrillion calculations per second. That smokes the previous record holder, China's Sunway TaihuLight (which has a …

Artificial Intelligence

Seven Excel Tricks You Need To Start Using

Image: iStock<p>Microsoft Excel is packed with useful data management features that don't see a lot of use, like pivot tables, index and match, and …

Microsoft Excel

Intel wants to get you excited for PCs with 'Creator' machines

Stylish gaming rigs aren't hard to find today, but with its "Creator PC" initiative, Intel is aiming to inspire hardware makers to develop high-end computers that'll appeal to a wider audience. You can think of it like Intel's push for thin and light Ultrabooks years ago, though the company isn't …

Electromagnetism

6 Companies That Will Upgrade Your IKEA Furniture For You

Elevate your IKEA purchases with the help of these up-and-coming design firms.<p>Everyone loves the ease and affordability of the Swedish icon's products, but personalizing your furniture can be confusing and time-consuming. From cabinet doors in pastel hues to stylish drawer handles and wardrobe …

Furniture

If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

Privacy

Google Chrome now lets you sign in to most services without a password

Google just released Chrome 67 for desktop, as spotted by <i>ZDNet</i>. This version of Chrome will allow password-free sign-ins for most websites, meaning you can avoid hunting through a password manager for specific credentials.<p>Password-free sign-ins come from the Web Authentication standard, which was …

Google

Nvidia’s mini supercomputer is the fastest single computer humanity has built

Nvidia has laid claim to building the “fastest single computer humanity has ever created,” by linking up 16 of its Volta-generation Tesla V100 …

Artificial Intelligence

Seagate's hard drive/battery fanny pack is made for VR

In addition to the major software update for the Vive Focus standalone VR headset yesterday, HTC also unveiled the Seagate VR Power Drive which, as the name suggests, is a hybrid of a power bank and a portable hard drive. This isn't an entirely new idea, of course, but it's the first of such kind …

Gear & Gadgets

LinkedIn Redesigned Your Profile Page. Here Are the 4 Changes You Need to Make Now

You might need to update your cover photo and tweak your summary story.<p>Earlier this spring, LinkedIn rolled out redesigned user profile pages. If you didn't already know that, you should, because there are new ways for you to capitalize on the changes when it comes to highlighting your career. …

How To Scan Your Computer For Malware With Google Chrome

In the 9-plus years it’s been around, Google Chrome has become one of the best — and most popular — web browsers in the world. One reason for its rapid rise has been Google’s focus on security.<p>Protecting Chrome users from malware remains a top priority today. What you may not have realized is that …

Google Chrome

This Guy Heated Bath Water With Bitcoin Mining and It Worked Too Well

"Lee" used cryptocurrency mining ASICs to heat his bath, which turned the temperature up to 122 Fahrenheit.<p>For hobbyists trying to strike it rich with cryptocurrency mining, but who don’t have access to gigantic warehouses where they can park the hardware, making money means packing a bunch of very …

Bitcoin

Google Chrome is removing the secure indicator from HTTPS sites in September

Sites that aren’t secure will be marked as ‘not secure’<p>Google is changing the visual cues for HTTPS in Chrome’s user interface, starting in September. Sites using HTTPS will no longer trigger the green “Secure” text that usually appears in the address bar on Chrome version 69.<p>Then in October, sites …

30 Brilliantly Easy DIY Fire Pits To Enhance Your Outdoors

Your outdoor living spaces are much more important than you may think. When the weather turns warmer, you may find yourself longing to sit outdoors …

The biggest bitcoin miner is turning into a venture-capital juggernaut

Bitmain is the world’s biggest maker of bitcoin mining rigs, earning a reported $4 billion in profits last year. Now it’s using that cash to become a major force in venture capital investing, announcing today (May 15) that it led a $110 million round in Circle, a Boston-based cryptocurrency …

Google Maps goes beyond directions

Google today announced a new version of Google Maps that will launch later this summer. All of the core Google Maps features for getting directions aren’t going away, of course, but on top of that, the team has now built a new set of features that are all about exploration.<p>“About a year ago, when …

Google Maps

Every Retailer Needs An Amazon Web Services Account

One thing you should know about industry analysts: we tend to know a little about a lot of things. There may be some deep experience in the industry in question that became the start of an analyst career, but over time that experience becomes more distant. The most successful analysts are the ones …

Cloud Computing

JBL's Android TV-powered soundbar looks like the ultimate smart speaker

We’ve been waiting with bated breath for Google to stuff its Android TV platform into a dongle so we wouldn’t have to sacrifice space in the living room for a smart TV experience. Now, audio gear maker JBL has what might be the next best thing: An Android TV-powered soundbar.<p>The new JBL Link Bar is …

Hate working in a web browser? How a new breed of software is bringing cloud-based apps into a single interface

In 1983, Microsoft developers Richard Brodie and Charles Simonyi wrote a UNIX program that would eventually become Microsoft Word. It did one thing: …

The 12 gripping science fiction and fantasy novels you need to check out this May

This month’s picks include stories about AI, interstellar warfare, and a world without prisons<p>A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Slate’s podcast <i>Slow Burn</i>, an engrossing dive into the Watergate scandal that eventually prompted President Richard Nixon to resign. The series prompted me to pick up a …

New Bigscreen update streams your desktop to the Oculus Go

Oculus says that its new Go headset already boasts support for more than 1,000 titles out of the gate as of today. One of the most interesting of the small subset of those that I’ve taken a look at today has been the latest update for Bigscreen, which brings the previously PC-only VR desktop …

Samsung, Micron, and Hynix hit with class action suit over alleged DRAM price-fixing scheme

Samsung has long relied on its chip business to help the firm to record quarters, but it’s been claimed that the tech giant hasn’t always played by …

Two-Dimensional Magnetic Recording And Other HDD News

Western Digital (WD) recently announced that it has released a 14 TB, helium sealed (HelioSeal) non-shingled (conventional magnetic recording or CMR) hard disk drive with two-dimensional magnetic recording (TDMR). WD had been the first to announce a 14 TB shingled magnetic recording (SMR) drive in …

Ikea previews its Frekvens collaboration with Teenage Engineering

The multi-component audio system is less about smart features and more about fun.<p>Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>51<p>Teenage Engineering and Ikea …

How to: Three easy steps to get 4K HDR Streaming

To make your 4K TV look its best, you need 4K HDR content. It's not just about resolution anymore, as HDR adds deeper colors, inky blacks and brighter highlights. Whether it's the latest Netflix show or a remastered classic movie, HDR can help your entertainment become more involving and …

PS4 Pro