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VPNFilter malware has infected a million routers — here's what you need to know

A recent discovery that new router-based malware, known as VPNFilter, had infected well over 500,000 routers just became even worse news. In a report …

Wi-Fi

It looks like a classic watch, but it's got Alexa onboard — and it's on sale

The best kind of smartwatch is one that isn’t trying to loudly, proudly scream, “I’m a smartwatch!” to the entire world.<p>Instead, a smartwatch should …

Epic 45-Page 'Game of Thrones' Theory Offers Bold Prediction for Ending

The final season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> is still about a year away, which gives fans plenty of time to think about what might happen when HBO’s epic …

TV Series

Data shows you didn’t #DeleteFacebook, so make sure to change these settings

Facebook is designed for sharing, whether that’s you posting photos of your lunch, or Facebook sharing targeting data with advertisers and behavioral data with app developers.<p>Most of this data sharing is integral to the core Facebook experience, but there are a few aspects of Facebook’s sharing …

5 Games You Should Play By Award-Winning Designer Rob Daviau

<i>Game the Game is Geek & Sundry’s tabletop board game show that airs every Wednesday starting at 4PM PT on Twitch and Alpha. Join host Becca Scott as</i> …

NODE Handheld Linux Terminal Version 3

YouTuber NODE has released a new video unveiling his third generation Handheld Linux Terminal which builds on the features from the previous …

SegaPi Zero Shows Game Gear Some Respect

If you were a gamer in 1991, you were presented with what seemed like an easy enough choice: you could get a Nintendo Game Boy, the gray brick with a …

A Nintendo Switch Knockoff That Can Play Basically All Retro Games

The Nintendo Switch seems to be selling pretty darn well, and yet, there are some people who still seem unable to get their hands on one. Maybe …

Raspberry Pi

The Zero Terminal – Pocket Computer that works!

Please follow and like us:<p>The real joy of tinkering with Raspberry Pi is to build something nifty and fun. To hack a really whacky and crazy idea …

Combined Restart / Shutdown Button for Raspberry Pi

A very simple systemd service for Raspberry Pi that provides a software-controlled restart / shutdown button. Code: scruss/shutdown_button Use …

Raspberry Pi ReSpeaker 4-Microphone HAT Released

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts may be interested to know that hardware manufacturers ReSpeaker have created a new quad microphone expansion board …

Raspberry Pi

The 20 Best Mountain Towns in America

Explore America’s mountain towns, with trails, microbrews, lakes, and scenic views.<p>For a real recharge, spend some time at altitude.

Squeeze Pi: Adventures in home audio

I've been a fan of the Squeezebox ever since I acquired Logitech's now-obsolete Squeezebox Touch, which my family is still using. <br>read more

Build and program your own smart home system

The future may not yet have delivered the <b>flying cars</b> or <b>rocket boots</b> we were all promised by sci-fi last millennium, but at least we’re getting <b>smart homes</b>. If most of us were offered the chance to be able to <b>command our houses to do our bidding</b> when we were kids, we probably would’ve taken it.<p>Most …

How to set up a DIY home security system

3 ways to protect your house<p>You don't have to invest in a multimillion dollar surveillance system to keep an eye on your property and possessions. In fact, you might be able to do the job with gadgets you already own, paired with free software. We've collected three types of systems you can pick …

This '90-Year-Old' Woman Broke The Internet When She Revealed Her Secrets to Living a Fulfilling Life

Could 9 decades of wisdom really all boil down to these intelligent and heartfelt points?<p>If you were 90 years old, what would you tell your younger self? You'd certainly have some inspiring lessons and secrets to life, especially with 9 decades of accumulated wisdom, right? Well, 45 of these life …

Motivation

Converting a Retro Portable TV into a Raspberry Pi Video Game Console the Easy Way

Many people see the incredible game systems built by people like Ben Heck, with custom formed plastics and complex electrical setups, and feel like they cannot build anything as awesome as that. I hope this project shows you that you can put together something cool with minimal skills and effort.<p>A …

6 DIY tech projects to try this summer

By David Nield<p>DIY is most often associated with wallpapering, replacing doors, hanging curtains, fixing guttering, fitting showers and so on, but for …

Dungeon Masters are hard to find, that’s why there’s Gloomhaven

This critically acclaimed role-playing board game might be just what your group needs<p>Earlier this year I was invited to join a Dungeons & Dragons group. They were looking for a regular fifth player, and I was looking for an opportunity to be a character rather than a Dungeon Master. It was a …

Thinking of Rigging Your Home With Smart Devices? Start Here

<i>Shopping for consumer electronics can be overwhelming. The staff of the The Wirecutter and The Sweethome, product review websites owned by The New York Times Company, do the hard work of narrowing down the options. We spoke with Grant Clauser,</i> <i>smart home</i> <i>editor at The Wirecutter, about how to sort</i> …

Home Automation

14 ways to Trump-proof your life | Kate Aronoff

Don’t panic: you can take action, and make yourself safer. Here’s an incomplete list of tips and resources<p>If there’s anything that will ensure the next four years aren’t a total disaster – and that Trump serves just one-term – it’s collective action.<p>In that vein, this list attempts to set out two …

Donald Trump

Isabel Hardman: When my mind stopped working, I realised just how badly we treat mental health

A few years ago, a fellow political journalist asked me, quite sincerely, whether depression "really is an illness". In 2016, when I decided to speak out about the mental illness that had forced me off sick for two months, the reaction could not have been kinder or more enlightened. I was …

There are 76,000 secret categories hidden in Netflix — here's how to see all of them

Netflix has over 76,000 categories of TV shows and movies, but you may never see most of these when you're browsing around for something new to watch. Fortunately, there are a few simple hacks that let you do a deeper dive into the streaming service.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

People Have Started Hacking Nintendo's NES Classic And Adding More Games To It

It was only a matter of time before people found a way to hack Nintendo’s NES Classic, and that time has come. Earlier this week, modders trading …

Retrogaming

Nvidia offering 'PC Gaming Revival' kits to make old hardware fresh again - ExtremeTech

Nvidia offering ‘PC Gaming Revival’ kits to make old hardware fresh again<p>By on December 21, 2016 at 3:29 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions …

Best Cheap Gaming PC Build

Shopping for PC components can be intimidating if you’re not up to date on hardware news. Fortunately, we’ve done the research for you and have put together three tiered builds (cheap, mid-range, and high-end) geared to deliver great gaming experiences.<p>You can certainly build a gaming PC for less …

Intel Corporation

5 Awesome 2016 Hip Hop Albums From Golden Age Legends

2016 will go down in history as a great year for Hip Hop. Forget all those “Young…” and “Lil …” autotune mumble rappers that dominate mainstream rap …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Leonard Cohen: 20 Essential Songs

“Suzanne” (1967)<p>The opening track of Leonard Cohen's debut album became his career-making signature. Comparing it to a great Bordeaux, he has deemed …

Los Angeles

A Tribe Called’s Bests

On <i>the occasion of A Tribe Called Quest returning from an 18-year hiatus to release their sixth studio album — </i>We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your …

Rap & Hip-Hop