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My First Unicycle Century

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Mountain Biking Is Hard—Now Try it on a Unicycle - WSJ

Ryan Kremsater hears a lot of trash talk for someone brave enough to fly down a mountain bike trail while balancing on one wheel. “It’s hard to get acceptance from other sports because unicycling looks weird,” he says. “I’ve gotten used to the ‘You’re missing a wheel’ jokes.”<p>Unicycling is more …

Mountain Biking

How to make YouTube load up to 5x faster in Safari

Have you ever wondered why YouTube is so much slower than all the other websites you visit in Safari? Did you know that you could make it up to five times faster with very little effort?<p>YouTube’s new design doesn’t play nicely with browsers that aren’t Google Chrome, but with some simple tweaks, …

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Outsiders may be reading your Gmail: Here's how to stop them

Do you know who is reading your Gmail? Do you know how to stop those who shouldn’t have access to such messages?<p>A report published this week in the "Wall Street Journal" found that while Google itself indicated more than a year ago that it would stop reading your mail to target ads, hundreds of …

This hidden Apple Watch stat tells you whether to exercise or rest

Imagine if your Apple Watch could tell you which days were best for you to do a workout, and what kind of workout you should do. Well it can, sort of, thanks to a hidden feature that few people have yet discovered or know how to use.<p>Heart rate variability, or HRV, is a new metric that reveals your …

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: …

How Blockchain Is Threatening to Kill the Traditional Utility

If utilities think rooftop solar panels and batteries are bad for business, blockchain should scare the bejeezus out of them.<p>That’s because in …

Animatron lets you create awesome videos with little know-how

popsci shop<p>Get lifetime access to this animation studio for $49.99.<p>When you have something to sell or a message to get across, video is your friend. Animatron Studio Pro is an innovative platform that lets you create captivating animations without any special design skills. Used by the likes of …

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Elon Musk Urges People to Watch Chris Paine's A.I. Movie While It's Free

"Do You Trust This Computer?" is now available to stream.<p>Elon Musk is concerned about the future of humanity. The tech entrepreneur shared a link …

Cambridge Analytica

How to stop annoying robocalls on your iPhone or Android phone

Fight back against the constant, annoying scam calls<p><i>Update May 10th 9:30AM ET: This article was originally published on March 6, 2018 and has been updated to include video.</i><p>Mobile spam calls have been a nuisance for years, but over the last few months, it’s felt to me like there’s been a surge of …

Identity Theft

Bitcoin May Evolve Into What Everyone Fears, Mathematicians Say

Prices of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin may never stabilize, and digital tokens risk simply ending up being a bubble.<p>Using mathematical modeling …

Three reasons why Disconnect is the VPN’s next generation

For the last few years, most security experts have been trumpeting the virtues of a virtual private network (VPN). And yes, VPNs are great. But they do have some downsides…as well as areas of improvement. That’s why many have been embracing Disconnect as the natural evolution of the protections …

Blockchain technology threatens the middleman in real estate transactions

In Canada's commercial real estate market, there are countless extra fees and processes involved in purchases that go beyond the price of the property. But blockchain technology could hold the key to cutting down some of those costs by reducing the intermediaries.<p>Blockchain is essentially an online …

Raspberry Pi Bitcoin Mining

If you are interested in taking advantage of the huge Bitcoin price surge recently which took the crypto currency passed the $12,000 mark, or would …

How to add a fancy email signature on iPhone and Mac

You already know that you can add a signature to your outgoing emails in the Mail app on iOS and macOS, but did you know that you can make that signature fancy? And I mean, <i>really</i> fancy. You don’t just have to put your email address or phone number in there in regular text. You can add any kind of …

Diary of an African Cryptocurrency Miner

Eugene Mutai’s Nairobi apartment is filled with the sound of money: That would be the hum of a phalanx of fans cooling the computers he’s programmed …

Will Vancouver ever stop eating its young?

When Jessica Barrett penned her farewell letter to Vancouver, she hardly anticipated the response she'd receive.<p>She wasn't the first person, after all, who had publicly said goodbye to the city she loved because she found trying to make a life in it too much of a grind. But something about the way …

Is your ISP throttling your internet speed? Here's how to find out

While the Title II classification of ISPs as common carriers was a victory for all, there is growing concern that ISPs could go on with business as usual with clever tricks designed to skirt the rules of the classification.<p>While knowingly stepping outside the boundaries of the Title II …

Samsung's mining rig lets you collect cryptocurrency using 40 old Galaxy smartphones

by Dom Galeon October 29, 2017 Future Society 31082<p>Making Old Hardware Useful<p>Consumer behavior when it comes to smartphones — particularly flagship …

Movies Onna Move: The 11 Best Portable Projectors for Screening Anywhere

<b>* Options for the office, home and outdoors</b> <b><br>* Project from your smartphone.</b> <b><br>* Compact, bright and brilliant</b><p>Whether your giving sales presentations or …

New York Times goes dark, launches .onion site only accessible through Tor

<i>The New York Times</i> today announced it was launching an “experiment in secure communication,” on the the dark web, only accessible through TOR (The Onion Router).<p>As <i>The Times</i> says:<p>The New York Times reports on stories all over the world, and our reporting is read by people around the world. Some …

The PowerRay drone is an aquatic spyglass for playboy fishermen

Who needs fishing prowess when you have a remote-controlled, sonar-equipped, bait-dropping, mini-submersible at your disposal? Because with the new PowerRay underwater drone, that's exactly what you get.<p>The PowerRay UUV comes from Beijing-based drone manufacturer PowerVision, makers of the PowerEgg …

Meet the privacy pocket that takes your phone off the grid

5 Reasons Your Business Needs A Mobile App [Instead Of A Responsive Site]

Virtually all web developers, as well as website creators like Wix and Squarespace, will now include mobile responsive functionality as standard when …

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Why Raspberry Pi is the future of computing devices

On the strength of it new $10 Raspberry Pi Zero W, it's hard not to look at the Pi and see the technology industry's next wave.<p>One of the most useful …

How blockchain can create the world’s biggest supercomputer

Ben Dickson Contributor<p>Ben Dickson is a software engineer and the founder of TechTalks.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Unlocking the potential of eye tracking technology<br>• Can you trust crypto-token crowdfunding?<p>As our desktop computers, laptops, mobile devices, etc. stand idly by for a huge portion of …

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This $5 device can hack password-protected computers in just 30 seconds

Even the strongest passwords are fallible, and as Samy Kamkar demonstrates, sometimes it doesn’t take much.<p>Kamkar’s new exploit, PoisonTap, uses free software and a $5 Raspberry Pi Zero microcomputer. After attaching the Raspberry Pi to a USB adapter and plugging it in, the device goes to work. In …

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Chatbots

Apple is taking on Facebook with an iMessage app store

On Tuesday, Apple plans to open a dedicated app store for iMessage, its native messaging service, according to Ad Age.<p>The app store will launch with the roll out of iOS 10, letting developers make and sell apps and branded stickers directly to iOS users. In doing this, Apple is positioning itself …

Apps

If Dropbox can transform how we work, it will be worth billions

One of Silicon Valley's hottest startups is facing questions about whether it can justify investors' faith<p>Despite the occasional outbreak of neo-luddism, one likes to think most people agree that the internet has made our lives better. Instant global communication has transformed huge parts of our …