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Brief(ish) explanation of how https works

When learning about how to use OpenSSL to create self-signed certs, it became clear to me that most of the information available online assumes you …

IT security

Sony Built A Craft Set For The Coding Generation

It’s hard to describe exactly what Toio is, but we like it.<p>In an era of STEM “toys” that forget toys are supposed to be fun, the weird side of Sony has showed up to save the day.<p>Toio is a new game console by Sony, but it’s not for your typical video games like the PlayStation 4. Instead, the …

17 Google products you've never heard of

Most of us have heard of Google's well-publicized moonshots: Self-driving cars, smart contact lenses, internet-beaming balloons, and more.<p>While those products and services sound amazing, most of us can't use them just yet. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly …

Apps

How to create an SMS app part 1 - sending & receiving msgs

Remember when phones were just phones? While you might use your Android device for pretty much anything <i>but</i> sending and receiving text messages most of the time (even to the point of preferring WhatsApp and other tools for written communication); SMS is still technically one of your phone’s primary …

Apps

10 Graphic Novels You Should Start With | Comics Amino

These are my opinions on what graphic novels are good to start with I'd you are just beginning to read comics. They are great books in general.<p>This …

Comics

Displaying large amounts of data with GridView and CardView

Displaying large amounts of data in an Android app can be a tricky balancing act. Even on devices with larger screens (such as a laptop or computer) being confronted with a solid wall of data isn’t particularly appealing! This is even more true on Android devices, as the smaller screen of a tablet …

Android News

What is Bad Writing? 3 Successful Writers Stephen King Can’t Stand

We all have our own list of favorite authors. Some we have decided to keep a secret because we’re afraid of the judgment we’ll face if we say their …

Writing

The 16 best Tom Hanks movies ever, ranked

Starting his career as a funnyman on the TV series "Bosom Buddies" and then taking his nice-guy style to the big screen in romantic comedies like "Splash" and "The Money Pit," Hanks moved to more dramatic work in 1993 with his Oscar-winning role as an AIDS patient in "Philadelphia."<p>Since then, …

Film Industry

Review: Beoplay A1

Author: Michael Calore. Michael Calore Gear<p>Date of Publication: 04.21.16.<p>Time of Publication: 4:00 am. 4:00 am<p>Danish consumer electronics maker Bang …

Google Wants New Types Of Hard Disk Drives

Eric Brewer and colleagues from Google presented an interesting white paper at the Usenix FAST conference in Santa Clara, CA. They argue that with the growth in portable devices and services in the Cloud, hard disks will be deployed primarily as part of large storage services housed in data …

Computer Science

18 extensions to power through your web browsing

Most of us spend a lot of screen time inside a web browser, so it makes sense to create a customised experience for yourself that's tailored to your …

Google: We have proof that our quantum computer really works

Google announced a breakthrough in the field of quantum computing Wednesday. The company thinks it's found a quantum algorithm that solves problems 100 million times faster than conventional processes. If confirmed, this discovery could not only lead to iRobot-style artificial intelligence but also …

Microsoft rolls out first major Windows 10 update for PCs and tablets

Microsoft today released the first major update to Windows 10 on PCs and tablets. At the same time, Microsoft says the update means the company “can confidently recommend Windows 10 deployment to whole organizations.”<p>Windows 10 users will receive the November update, as Microsoft is calling this …

Microsoft Edge

Force iPhone to show numerical value for signal strength

You can trade the five dots that indicate your iPhone's signal strength for a number. No jailbreak required.<p>If you are a numbers person, you may like this iPhone hack that replaces the five dots in the upper-left corner of your iPhone that indicate the strength of your cellular signal with a …

37 incredible drone photos from across the globe that would be totally illegal today

One of the most interesting ways to utilize drone technology is photography. Photographer Amos Chapple knows this better than most. As soon as consumer drones came on the market, Chapple knew he needed one. After purchasing one and learning how to fly it, he began traveling the globe, photographing …

Drones

Google will fly a crazy, plane-like, 84-foot wind turbine next month

Astro Teller tells the crowd at SXSW that the 28-foot versions didn't crash<p>Google plans to fly an 84-foot wind turbine next month, according to Google X's Astro Teller, who spoke at SXSW today.<p>Google's wind turbines don't look like the ones you might see along the US coastline. They're more like …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

‘Big Brain’ Gene Found in Humans, But Not in Chimps

A single gene may have helped pave the way for the rise of human intelligence by dramatically increasing the number of neurons found in a key brain region.<p>This gene seems to be uniquely human: It is found in modern-day humans, Neanderthals and another branch of extinct humans called Denisovans, but …

Anthropology

This Amazing Beehive From Australia Harvests Its Own Honey

No more stings!<p>Harvesting beehive honey is generally a time-consuming, somewhat stinging process. Now it could be just a matter of turning a lever and watching the sweet stuff flow out.<p>The “Flow Hive”–developed by a father and son duo in Australia–represents real technological progress. The …

Honey

Why Google Glass Broke

The Difference Between PPI Vs. DPI, Explained By A Google Designer

DPI. Dots per inch. That’s how many droplets of liquid squeeze into an inch of your printed paper. PPI. Pixels per inch. That’s how many points of light live on an inch of screen. Simple enough, right? But what the heck happens when you want to translate your 1-inch, 72DPI logo to a 27-inch iMac …

10 Best Chrome Extensions You May Not Have Tried

Beste Chrome extensions<p>I’m a huge fan of adding functionality to my browser, and we’ve featured some great extensions to supercharge Chrome in the past. Here are a few more Chrome extensions that you might not have heard of, but are certainly worth a try.<p>Jot<p>If you’re constantly working in your …

Apps

Leaked NSA Documents Reveal How To Hide From The NSA

If you want a truly anonymous life, then maybe it's time you learned about Tor, CSpace and ZRTP.<p>These three technologies could help people hide their activities from the National Security Agency, according to NSA documents newly obtained from the archive of former contractor Edward Snowden by the …

These 5 Things Will Make You Smarter

<b>1) Get rid of the distractions</b><p>You can’t multitask.<p>Via Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School:<p>To put it …

There's A Device That Can Charge Your Phone 92% Faster

For those of us who don't have three hours to sit by our phones before a full charge, there are a couple alternatives: let it die, buy an external battery pack and now, Legion Meter.<p>Legion Meter is a curious device. It looks like a USB drive and plugs right into your existing charger. It has a tiny …

Gear & Gadgets

Two Friends Hiked For 10 Months And Captured This Breathtaking Footage Of Yosemite

Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill are adventurers.<p>Over the course of 10 months, the friends backpacked 200 miles through Yosemite National Park, capturing a combined 45 days of unbelievably beautiful footage.<p>Their video is called Project Yosemite.<p>It will give viewers the experience of seeing …

National Parks

How does Chrome know which of your tabs is playing audio?

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Ensuper<p>Google’s (s GOOG) Chrome browser recently introduced little loudspeaker icons to tell you which …

Mystery Moon Object Spotted On Google Moon Has Everyone Baffled

<i>UPDATE: Digital imaging expert, Ross Davidson, thinks he has the answer (see below).</i><p>In amongst the random, crater strewn landscape of the Moon, it …

In 1964 Isaac Asimov accurately predicted how technology would look in 2014

Writing in the <i>New York Times</i> in 1964, science fiction author and biochemistry professor Isaac Asimov predicted what the world would look like 50 …