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A Beginner’s Guide to a Home Automation System

Home automation is a rapidly growing market in today’s technology-savvy world. It’s an appealing blend of technology and convenience (and a plain old …

Smart Homes

How to download music from YouTube and transfer it to your Android device

A lot of people who aren’t subscribed to a music streaming service like Google Play Music or Spotify like listening and discovering new tracks on YouTube. In a way, this is a great option, but it’s far from ideal.<p>For one, the screen of your device has to be turned on all the time for the audio to …

Duolingo will soon offer lessons in Game of Thrones’ High Valyrian

Just in time for your Essos vacation<p>Popular language-learning app Duolingo will soon offer lessons in High Valyrian, the language spoken by Daenerys Targaryen on <i>Game of Thrones</i>.<p>The language, which has been in Duolingo’s “Incubator” for the last several months, now has a completion date. The update …

TV Series

Evergreen | The Next Web

All stories in Evergreen<p>Supercharge your Echo device with these essential Alexa skills<p>The Echo Dot was Amazon's best-selling item during last weekend's post-Thanksgiving sales bonanza. Which means if you didn't buy one yourself you're probably getting one as a gift. If you're one of the millions of …

Android Pay now used for international P2P transfers, courtesy of WorldRemit

AndroidPay, Google’s wallet for Android devices, is getting a boost in its global profile and functionality today: WorldRemit, the $500 million remittance startup connected to around 120 million mobile money accounts globally, which lets residents in one country transfer money to family and friends …

FinTech

The absolute best way to grill chicken

How many times have you been to a barbecue only to be served sad chicken? What, you may ask, is “sad chicken”?<p>Oh, we think you know.<p>Burnt chicken, dry chicken, chicken with no discernable flavor, chicken that looks alright at first and then turns out to be raw in the middle — ah, that might be the …

Cooking

Google launches animation tool so you can turn boring data into cool GIFs

Google wants to be the Giphy for turning boring data into awesome animated illustrations – sort of.<p>The search engine titan announced it has launched a handy animation tool that essentially lets you turn tedious number charts into slightly more entertaining GIF illustrations. The so-called Data GIF …

Microsoft just made it easier to create iOS and Android apps with Windows

At Build 2017, Microsoft showed off the cross-platform power of its .NET framework, by demonstrating how apps could be easily created on a Windows PC and work on iOS, Android, and Windows all through a single shared code base.<p>But Microsoft didn’t stop there. While the .NET Standard 2.0 code base …

Software

Why The Solopreneur Economy Is The New 'Buy Local'

Solopreneur ventures are on the rise, and I’m excited. It has never been easier to make a great living full of profit and freedom by working for yourself. And when you execute a solopreneur career effectively, it has an incredibly positive impact on the greater community.<p>This wasn’t always possible.<p>…

Small Business

Understanding Machine Learning

What Exactly Is Machine Learning?<p>Here’s the simplest definition I came across, from Berkeley: Machine learning is “[...] the branch of AI that …

Meet Ava - The App to Transform Interior Design

Today, app developer Morpholio has unveiled the newest addition to its collection of architectural aids. Ava, short for Automated Visual Assembly, …

Interior Design

Why Enterprises are Moving to Xamarin for Mobile App Development

Senior Application Development Manager, Mike Finley, spotlights why more and more enterprises are choosing Xamarin to answer the demands of mobile …

17 ridiculous 'smart' gadgets that really exist

Some of these gadgets are easy sources of skepticism, but others can be worth buying. The Amazon Echo has genuine, if simple, uses. Roombas, smart lights, and WeMo switches have their virtues as well.<p>With some other products, it's harder to see the mass appeal.<p>The past few years have brought a wave …

Amazon Echo

How to do Modern Face Recognition with Deep Learning

This post is by Adam Geitgey, Machine Learning Consultant You canThe post How to do Modern Face Recognition with Deep Learning appeared first on …

Deep Learning

How I found a $5,000 Google Maps XSS (by fiddling with Protobuf)

A few months ago, I used Google Maps. Or maybe Google Street View, I love Street View, it’s like a retrofuturistic way to teleport. Routinely, I …

Marko 4.0 is here 🚀 🎉

The latest release of Marko, the friendly (and fast!) UI library from eBay is now available!<p>If you’ve not heard of Marko, it is a library for …

How to do Speech Recognition with Deep Learning

This post is by Adam Geitgey, Machine Learning Consultant Speech recognitionThe post How to do Speech Recognition with Deep Learning appeared first …

Deep Learning

This fun Facebook app makes your friends wait for your messages forever

Nothing riles me up as much as waiting for slow typers to respond to my Facebook messages – and the worst part about this is having to patiently hold my nerves as I keep staring at the typing indicator in wild anticipation. But this app will help you give sluggish responders a taste of their own …

Apps

Free App 'Reverb' Brings Amazon's Alexa to Mac Desktops, iPhones, and iPads

Developers at U.S. digital consultancy Rain have created a little-known app called Reverb that allows users to access Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant from their Mac desktop or iOS device.<p>Launching the free Mac app prompts users to sign in to their Amazon account, after which a window opens showing …

This gorgeous app will find the right subtitles for any movie or show

Few things infuriate me as easily as having picked the wrong subtitles for a movie – and finding the right ones could often be a malware-ridden hassle. But this gorgeous app turns this frustrating process into a child’s play.<p>Built by Dutch developer Giel Cobben, Caption is a nifty app for desktop …

Alexa can control your TV with a Logitech Harmony. Here's how

With a Logitech Harmony Hub and an Amazon Echo, a few words can control your home entertainment system.<p>I don't need the remote control. When I want to turn on the TV, pause a movie or change the volume, I can just say the magic words aloud.<p>It wasn't particularly easy to set up, and it didn't come …

Smart Homes

Three UK Now Supports Native Wi-Fi Calling on iPhone

British carrier Three has seeded a carrier settings update—version 27.1—that enables native Wi-Fi calling on iPhones.<p>Three previously required iPhone customers to use its free Three inTouch app for Wi-Fi calling, but the carrier settings update released on Friday introduces system-level support for …

Consumer Tech

How to easily find and add missing location to images on Photos for Mac

Apple’s Photos app on macOS Sierra and iOS 10 lets you view photos on a map and search for images based on location, but your images won’t be included if they don’t have location data assigned. iPhones assign this data when shooting, but most standalone cameras can’t collect location by default. …

Disconnect's Pro app for blocking trackers is free for Samsung and iOS devices for a limited time

If you’re concerned about your privacy, you should check out Disconnect. Available for Android and iOS, it blocks the trackers that slow down your browser and spy on you.<p>Disconnect says that filtering these unwanted tracking requests has significant performance benefits. Apps and web pages load 44 …

29 Amazing Dinners You Can Make With a Box of Linguine

When it comes to pasta, I do have a type . . . and it's linguine. It's just as twirly as spaghetti, but it's even thicker and more substantial, so it holds up perfectly for any sauce. There are so many ways to get creative with the box of linguine you have sitting in your pantry, and these 29 …

Cooking

'World's first' Apple Watch battery charger is neither first nor useful

Kanex released its GoPower Watch earlier this week, which it claims is the "world’s first cordless portable charger for Apple Watch." It’s a 4000mAh USB battery pack with an integrated, Apple-approved Watch charger on top along with a second USB port for charging a phone.<p>Except of course, it’s not …

Apple Watch

Microsoft helps Mac users ditch Evernote for OneNote with new tool

Microsoft is making it easier for Mac users to ditch Evernote in favor of OneNote, its rival note-taking app, and a part of the Microsoft Office suite. The company has today released a new app called the OneNote Importer tool, which allows Mac users to move all their saved items from the Evernote …

Software

Airmount connects your iPhone and Mac without cords or internet

There are several ways to get files from your iPhone to your Mac and vice-versa. There’s AirDrop, plugging in a lightning cable or any number of cloud-based solutions to get files from Point A to Point B; none of them are as simple as AirMount.<p>When AirDrop works, it’s easily the best OEM solution …

Codemoji uses emoji to teach you the basics of encryption without all that pesky math

🌂🐵✉😓🌉✋📒🏩💥🐵 👻😩📒📒🏂😓😁<p>Quick, decode that.<p>Stumped? That’s because it’s encrypted. Well, sorta.<p>The message, if you were curious, reads: “Encryption Matters,” and it’s part of a project by Mozilla — alongside TODO, an Italian creative agency — to teach Web users how to better understand the …