Prakhar Mahajan

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Secure any WiFi connection with this portable VPN device

Public WiFi is not unlike a public water fountain or a public bathroom — most of the time it’s fine to use, but depending on where you are, it can be</i> …

Wi-Fi

The D-Mask may be the high-tech future of diving and snorkeling

As with most well-established sports and outdoor activities, the gear used in scuba diving and snorkeling continues to evolve, although at times it …

Scuba Diving

A Guide to Complete Home Automation Systems

For the homeowners who want a single smart home solution<p>Adding intelligence to your house can be an intimidating enterprise, involving a multitude of …

Home Automation

New technology can see your body through walls

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has created a system that can see your body through walls, recreating your poses when you walk, sit, or simply stand still. It uses RF waves to sense where you are and then recreates your body as a simple stick figure. It’s called …

Artificial Intelligence

New Tesla Roadster ‘SpaceX package’ will have 10 rocket thrusters, Musk says

Tesla CEO Elon Musk may have been teasing Saturday, June 9, 2018, when he claimed the new Tesla Roadster would have a “SpaceX option package” with 10 …

Tesla

Picture Perfect: TV Settings That Deliver the Ultimate Picture Quality

If you recently bought a new television, you’ll notice that things have changed when it comes to out-of-the-box TV settings.<p>It used to be that when …

Tutorials

This DIY smart mirror is small, stunning and full of features

Several years ago Google X engineer Max Braun published a medium post on a smart mirror he made and now he’s back with a new version that’s smaller and smarter. This is a smart mirror I can get behind though I still find smart mirrors completely frivolous.<p>He published his project on Medium where he …

Weather

Sonos announces the $399 Beam, a cheaper home theater smart speaker

Today, at a special event in San Francisco, Sonos announced a compact home theater smart speaker, the Sonos Beam.<p>The cheaper $399 device boasts a much smaller footprint than its previous home theater products; the company says Beam is 60 percent smaller and 28 percent shorter than the Playbase. The …

Home Theater

AI claims to be able to thwart facial recognition software, making you "invisible"

The so-called "anti facial recognition" system distorts the face to prevent it being scanned<p>A team of engineering researchers from the University of …

Artificial Intelligence

DataRobot Puts The Power Of Machine Learning In The Hands Of Business Analysts

DataRobot, the Boston-based Data Science company, enables business analysts to build predictive analytics with no knowledge of Machine Learning or programming. It uses automated ML to build and deploy accurate predictive models in a short span of time.<p>DataRobot was founded in 2012 in Boston by …

Machine Learning

Talk, text, and even use maps with no cell service thanks to this futuristic device

We’re not saying the BEARTOOTH Smart Walkie Talkie System is powered by sorcery, but we’re also not NOT saying the BEARTOOTH Smart Walkie Talkie …

Android Phones

The Sensel Morph trackpad is a digital creative's dream

Our computers have become indispensable creation tools, but let's face it: The decades-old keyboard-and-mouse combo aren't the best way to edit video, draw or play music. That's where the Sensel Morph comes in. It's a pressure-sensitive touchpad that lets you swap in multiple overlays and instantly …

Gear & Gadgets

A yoga guru is taking on WhatsApp in India with a rival messaging service (Update: not anymore)

Baba Ramdev <i>aka</i> Swami Ramdev may not be a household name around the world, but boy, is he big in India. The 52-year-old yoga guru runs two yoga institutes in India and helped set one up on a private Scottish island, founded a consumer goods company that’s now valued at $0.44 billion, and has …

Apps

You Are Probably Using the Wrong HDMI Cord

It’s not your fault, but it is very likely that you’re using the wrong HDMI cord to plug that 4K Apple TV or PS4 Pro into your new TV. While you …

Set-Top Boxes

More and more people are now keeping their car keys in the microwave - and it's for an excellent reason

The number of cars stolen in the UK last year jumped significantly.<p>According to recent figures from the Office for National Statistics, during 2017 …

Identity Theft

I flew on the cheapest private jet in the world and it's truly a game changer

• <b>The Cirrus Vision Jet is a small, single-engine, carbon fibre private jet.</b>• <b><br>At $US2 million, it’s the most affordable private jet in the world and</b> …

Certified LeSS Practitioner: Principles to Practices

Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) is a framework for scaling Scrum to multiple teams. LeSS builds on top of the Scrum principles such as empiricism, …

PSA: Here’s how to check for – and remove – the Mac malware mshelper

If your Mac seems to be running at high fan rates or you’re seeing reduced battery-life for no apparent reason, you may want to check for some Mac malware that seems to be going around …<p>A couple of support threads have described people finding a process called mshelper using a lot of CPU usage.<p>From …

This might look like a regular LED light bulb, but there’s a 360-degree camera hiding inside

If you’re looking for the perfect place to plug in a home security camera where it’ll be out of the way but will still have a good vantage point to …

The first 'holographic' phone is launching soon, and we'll finally know if the hype is real

Android phones are about to get a lot more interesting.<p>RED's Hydrogen phone, the Android phone that claims to be the first with a fully "holographic …

Spending too much time on Instagram? The app may let you know …

If you suspect you may be spending a little too much time using Instagram, you may soon be able to check out the total time you’ve spent using the app …<p>Computer science student Jane Manchun Wong spotted the feature.<p>Instagram is testing “Usage Insights” to show the amount of time users have spent on …

Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 is a bold attempt at changing how we work

Remember the Surface Hub? You probably don't. Unlike Microsoft's other PCs -- the Surface Pro, Book, Laptop and Studio -- the Hub was a giant and expensive device meant for workplace collaboration, not average consumers. It was never going to star in commercials or turn heads at Best Buy. And even …

How to get iMessages in Android

Let’s get straight to the point: You can now get iMessages on your Android device! Thanks to a crafty, 16-year-old developer, you can send and …

Android Phones

How to protect your Mac, iPhone, iPad from Efail email exploit

Researchers in Europe have discovered a way to read the contents of encrypted emails sent with iOS and macOS devices. The so-called Efail exploit is significant enough that the Electronic Frontier Foundation calls it an “immediate risk.”<p>Apple is certainly working on a patches for all its devices, …

Email No Longer a Secure Method of Communication After Critical Flaw Discovered in PGP

If you use PGP or S/MIME for email encryption you should immediately disable it in your email client. Researchers have discovered a critical …

Lenovo’s new iPhone X clone has an edge-to-edge screen with no notch

Lenovo has a new iPhone X clone up its sleeve that’s unlike all the others.<p>The upcoming Z5 has a stunning edge-to-edge display with incredibly slim bezels, but it is missing the controversial notch that has been slowly invading Android devices since Apple unveiled its latest flagship last September.<p>…

Can This Pill Cure Hangovers?

<i>By Yunfeng Lu, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, University of California, Los Angeles</i><p>“Civilization begins with distillation,” said …

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 …

Researchers create a real cloaking device

Researcher Amanda D. Hanford at Pennsylvania State University has created a real cloaking device that can route sound waves around an object, making it invisible to some sensing techniques.<p>From the report:<p>Hanford and her team set out to engineer a metamaterial that can allow the sound waves to bend …

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan Is Here, An SUV That Takes You Anywhere In Ultimate Luxury

With the Rolls-Royce lineage comes a long-standing history of ultra-luxury vehicles that know how to make their presence felt. And now, with the …