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BitTorrent's secure web browser one step closer to release

Last we heard of BitTorrent's Project Maelstrom it was going into alpha. Well, the peer-to-peer outfit's browser has made its way to the next logical step: beta. New additions include stability improvements, support for auto-updates and, for the first time, tools for its some 10,000 web developers …

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Fleetwood Mac "Go Your Own Way" Isolated Vocals

It's Friday again and that means it's time for another isolated track. Today we'll listen to the isolated vocals from <b>Fleetwood Mac's</b> big hit "You Can …

7 great uses for an old phone or tablet

Upgrading to a new smartphone or tablet always feels like Christmas morning, but it also leaves you with an old gadget that’s taking up space. Usually, nothing is wrong with it. You just don't need it anymore.<p>Or do you? Before you decide to sell it or give it away, there are some very cool things …

Making Your Own Drum Triggers

Making your own drum triggers for recording is easy and inexpensive.<p>In last month's SOS, we discussed the techniques and technologies used to trigger …

Fl Studio Tutorial: Become A Power User Part 6 - Making Beats

<b>FL Studio is great for making beats, and there’s more than one way to go about it, as Hollin Jones reveals…</b><p>Beats are at the heart of most kinds of …

The Future is Now: 9 Unbelievable (Real) Technologies That Exist Today (PHOTOS)

According to Moore’s Law, it is generally held that the processing power in our computing technology is destined to double every two years. With respect to the trend first recognized in 1965, it only takes a glance at the headlines covering the high-concept gadgets and gizmos of today to notice …

BitTorrent Sync: Everything you need to know

There are a lot of ways to sync files between your PC and your various mobile devices. The most popular one is cloud storage, but there are other ways. BitTorrent Sync is an app that keeps your phone synced to your computer and both synced to your tablet. It’s a unique and powerful application and …

$199 Rubicon 3D scanner on indiegogo

Sep.8, 2013<p>Robert Mikelson from Riga, Latvia has just launched his new invention on indiegogo: Rubicon, a simple and cost-effective 3D scanner. …

Make Your Own On-The-Go (OTG) USB Cable

In order for your Android phone or tablet to host a USB device such as an Arduino, you need an On-The-Go (OTG) USB cable. You can buy these for a few bucks online, but if you have an old USB cable around it’s easy and more fun to make one!<p>Step #1:<p>NextPrev<p>All you need are two donor USB cables, one …

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Arduino-controlled RGB LED Infinity Mirror

Introduction: Arduino-controlled RGB LED Infinity Mirror<p>Second Prize in the<br>Arduino Contest<p>View Contest<p>First Prize in the<br>Microcontroller Contest<p>View …

3D printing startup wants to create a Netflix for real life things - ExtremeTech

By on August 28, 2013 at 8:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>3D printing might be at the …

Mystery drone seen hovering over Virginia warehouse fire - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

By Meredith Somers The Washington Times<p>It wasn’t flying for long and it’s unclear what it was doing, but at least one witness spotted a drone …

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How to Turn a Smartphone Panorama Into a ‘Tiny Planet’ Photo

Ever since Google released the Photosphere feature for their Nexus devices, I have been obsessed with making tiny planets. The photosphere feature …

Windows 8.1 Coming as Free Download on October 17

Windows 8 users should circle October 17 on the calendar. On that day at 7 a.m. ET / 4 a.m. PT Microsoft will release Windows 8.1 as a free upgrade …

Seattle's 'Hempfest' will feature munchies courtesy of the cops

A marijuana-centric festival in Washington state this weekend will have a heavy police presence, but the cops will be a little friendlier than one might expect.<p>Instead of handing out summonses at Hempfest 2013, Seattle police have announced plans to hand out bags of snacks— with a message.<p>Seattle …

Google: don't expect privacy when sending to Gmail

People sending email to any of Google's 425 million Gmail users have no "reasonable expectation" that their communications are confidential, the internet giant has said in a court filing.<p>Consumer Watchdog, the advocacy group that uncovered the filing, called the revelation a "stunning admission." …

Introducing: The Acid

With no location, no names, and no images, <b>The Acid</b> are arguably the first identity free outfit. Their self-titled debut EP, which has no official …

A Closer Look At Elon Musk's Much-Hyped Hyperloop

You can thank brainy billionaire Elon Musk's Hyperloop proposal for bringing electro-magnetic-powered transportation and the linear induction motor back into the public consciousness.<p>The Hyperloop is a system for really-really rapid transit. If built, Musk claims it can carry people about 800 miles …

iDoorCam shows you who's at your door, helps you hide from unwanted visitors

If you've ever gone on a long vacation (or hidden from someone at least once in your life) there's a chance you'll find high-tech doorbells useful. A new device called iDoorCam, in particular, claims to be able to notify you via iPhone or iPad whenever there's someone at your door -- even if you're …

Night and Long Exposure Photography Tips and Techniques

Lightning Photography Tips<p>Lightning is dramatic, extremely fast, a challenge to photograph and potentially dangerous. There are various techniques …

An Idiot's Guide to NBA Front Office Finances

If you're like me, you grew up wanting to be like Mike.<p>Well, now you get to pretend that you actually are the greatest basketball player of all time, just not the version of him that played 15 years ago. You get to be like Michael Jordan right now, trying to figure out how in the world you manage …

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