Scott Bickhaus

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The Sheppard Of Doomsday Preppers

JavaScript is disabled<p>You need to enable JavaScript to use SoundCloud<p>GenreSkramp<p>Contains tracks<p>My Amphetamine Guillotine (prod. Brenden Beats) by …

Survivalism

Google Is Building a City of the Future in Toronto. Would Anyone Want to Live There?

It could be the coolest new neighborhood on the planet—or a peek into the Orwellian metropolis that knows everything you did last night.<p><b>TORONTO—Even with a chilly mid-May</b> breeze blowing off Lake Ontario, this city’s western waterfront approaches idyllic. The lake laps up against the boardwalk, …

Smart Cities

On the Red Couch With Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty

<i>Who better to talk to for National Grammar Day (March 4) than fellow word nerd Mignon Fogarty, the creator of the award-winning podcast</i> Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing? If you care at all about the English language, you’ll find an instant kinship with a woman who can turn …

Linguistics

Turn your iPhone/Android into a satellite phone

Being out of cellphone reception is no problem if you own a satellite phone. Here's how to never miss a call again no matter where you are in the …

Remember the artist whose iPhone was searched at border? He’s suing the feds

"The border doctrine does not say that the Constitution doesn't exist at the border."<p>A Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer, a California artist, a …

In The Age Of Screen Time, Is Paper Dead?

Paper ... or glass?<p>Advances in laptops and technology are pushing screens into schools like never before. So what does this drive toward digital classrooms mean for that oldest and simplest of touch screens: a plain old sheet of paper?<p>It may seem a wasteful and obsolete technology, ready to follow …

College & University

Here’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years

A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American …

28 simple tricks to make your life easier every day

Hey, I'm right there with you — which is why I've pulled together this helpful list of 28 simple (yes, <i>simple</i>!) ways that you can make the day to day a little more painless.<p>Whether you want to improve your productivity or take your stress levels down, these handy tips and tricks will make a big …

“Space Balls” Inspired Helmet Blocks Outside Noise to Increase Focus and Productivity

The “Helmfon” is an oversized noise-canceling helmet that helps you ignore chatty co-workers and other distractions so you can focus on your work at …

The new startup from the creator of Android has already lost its top marketing executive

Wallace's move is the latest sign of turmoil at Essential. Wallace joined Essential in December after running marketing for the augmented reality startup Magic Leap. Before that, he worked at Samsung and helped put together the iconic "Next Big Thing" campaign that propelled Samsung's mobile …

iOS 11 hands-on video showcases over 100 new features and changes

Every mainline iOS update is exciting for iPhone and iPad users, but some are more substantial than others. iOS 11 appears to be one of those …

Apple

Apple announces HomePod speaker to take on Sonos

Apple has officially announced the HomePod speaker today, which the company claims will reinvent music in homes like the iPod did for music on the go.<p>The new smart speaker features a seven-speaker array of tweeters. Additionally, there’s a four-inch upward-facing subwoofer and an Apple A8 chip. The …

Samsung discontinues My Knox, urges users to switch to Secure Folder

Samsung is discontinuing My Knox in favor of the newer Secure Folder app. In an email sent to users, the company announced that My Knox will no longer be available on new Samsung devices this year. You can still use it until its end-of-service date, which will be announced soon. However, the tech …

Exclusive: this is the Essential Phone

Another stab at making phones modular<p>The Essential Phone, brought to us by the person who created Android, is finally ready for the spotlight. It’s an incredibly audacious and ambitious project, with an outlandish screen and the beginnings of a modular ecosystem.<p>First, the Android phone basics: the …

The smartphone is eventually going to die, and then things are going to get really crazy

Make no mistake: We're still probably at least a decade away from any kind of meaningful shift away from the smartphone. (And if we're all cyborgs by 2027, I'll happily eat my words. Assuming we're still eating at all, I guess.)<p>Yet, piece by piece, the groundwork for the eventual demise of the …

Artificial Intelligence

How to adult at security

You're a grown-ass adult -- so stop using the same password for everything. Seriously, your cat's name followed by your birthday isn't fooling anybody. Don't be that guy (of any gender) who gets totally owned by ransomware. Pull up your big-person pants, walk with us through the baddies of threats …

RaspUnderControl Smart Raspberry Pi Power Supply (video)

Adriano Ambrosi has developed a new smart power supply called the RaspUnderControl for the Raspberry Pi range of mini PC boards which provides an …

Raspberry Pi Zero - Raspberry Pi

To get started you’ll need:<p>A micro SD card with NOOBS (see <b>Software & OS</b> tab)<br>• A micro USB power supply (available from you local reseller)<p>Learn more in …

How to Snoop-Proof Any Phone or Tablet

It’s likely that you’ve got details of your whole life stored on your phone—the people you know, the banks you’ve used, the videos you’ve wasted …

Apps

Top 10 Raspberry Pi Zero Projects That Make Use of Its Small Stature

The Raspberry Pi has long been the hobbyist choice for DIY electronics projects. The Raspberry Pi Zero, which is about the size of a stick of gum, …

NSA snoops told: Get your checkbooks and pens ready for a cyber-weapon shopping spree

US Cyber Command boss lays out plans for next decadeNSA and US Cyber Command boss Mike Rogers has revealed the future direction of his two agencies – …

Microsoft hasn't turned a phone into a PC just yet

When Microsoft first revealed its plans to turn Windows phones into a PC it really felt like the future. Others, like Motorola and Asus, have tried and failed to market phones that attach to laptops and turn into a PC, and it seemed like Microsoft had a good grasp of what was required to make this …

Consumer Tech

Fitbit formally announces that it is buying smartwatch startup Pebble

The acquisition excludes Pebble’s hardware products<p>Digital health and fitness-tracking company Fitbit has just officially announced that it is buying key assets from smartwatch startup Pebble, after reports emerged last week that a deal between the two was close to being completed.<p>Fitbit co-founder …

Samsung Rumored to Launch Fully Bendable Smartphones in 2017

Smartphone maker and display manufacturer Samsung is believed to launch a pair of smartphones in early 2017, each with a bendable OLED display. According to people familiar with the smartphones' development (via <i>Bloomberg</i>), the two devices could be unveiled as early as Q1 2017 -- potentially at …

IPhone 8

Super Bowl 2016: The 8 biggest storylines in Panthers-Broncos

Here are 8 storylines to follow for the Panthers-Broncos game coming up in Super Bowl 50.<p>Super Bowl 50 is less than two weeks away. And we've got an …

This $5,900 workstation lets you work lying down

If you thought standing desks were extreme, you are in for a treat, my friend.<p>Sonoma Valley, Calif. based startup Altwork has announced its first …

Apple continues enterprise push with new Cisco deal

A year after announcing its enterprise apps agreement with IBM, Apple is now partnering with yet another IT giant Cisco to make its devices and apps …

Def Con Hacking Conference Puts Feds In 'Time-Out'

As one of the world's largest gatherings of hackers, the Def Con conference has long welcomed experts from the security industry and the U.S. government, along with academics and hackers. But this year, Def Con's leader is asking federal workers to skip the event, due to recent revelations about …