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Zeroqode will usher us into a codeless future

Codeless development platforms are at once a blessing and a curse. If they’re complete enough to be powerful they are too difficult for beginners and if they’re simple enough for beginners they’re useless for serious work. Zeroqode, a one-stop-shop for codeless creation, aims to make the difficult …

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The Best Movies On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: August 13th</b><p>The Netflix name has meant many things, including the best shows not on TV. And while there are some glaring omissions in their selection of good movies, there’s still plenty to peruse. Narrowing them down to just 35 of the best Netflix films wasn’t easy. Nonetheless, …

Movies

19 Netflix original shows that both critics and audiences agree are amazing

Recent Netflix original series "The End of the F***ing World" is one such program.<p>Acclaimed by both critics and fans, the British dark comedy recently won an enthusiastic endorsement from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, who called it the "most engaging addictive original" in a long time.<p>To figure out …

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How to Clean a Cast Iron Skillet with a Potato

<i>This piece originally appeared on PureWow.</i><p>Cast iron skillets are kind of kitchen superheroes. You can use them for cakes, nachos, chickens and more. …

Hands-on with Colorware’s custom controllers for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PS4

Making a console your own isn’t something all that difficult. You could get a skin to customize it, but at the end of the day that doesn’t feel quite as natural, especially with a controller. You might lose grip or even some of the shape that the controller once came with. Thanks to Colorware, …

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17 incredibly useful Google products and services you didn't know existed

Most of us have heard of Google's well-known and much-loved tools — Gmail, Google Earth, Google Maps, and many more. Those products and services are used by millions of people around the world every day.<p>What many people don't know, however, is that Google actually has a bunch of other features and …

Apps

The 10 best video games of 2016

It happens every generation, but it never stops taking me by surprise. 2016 was the year that I finally settled into the new generation. The …

The best video games of 2016 (so far)

Dodge turns the Challenger into a muscle car for all seasons

The new GT model brings all-wheel-drive to the Challenger.<p>The Dodge Challenger is bringing something to the table that not even the Mustang or Camaro …

The 15 Best British Shows On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: July 12th</b><p>The best British series spark innumerable remakes here in America, while the UK seems to only want our reality television. They work well as binge-able Netflix series as long as you’re willing to focus a little bit more than usual, but with the fewer number of episodes, just …

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

iOS bug lets anyone crash your iPhone with a text message

Glitch causes iOS to choke when certain non-Latin script is sent in a text message, causing the device to crash<p>A bug in Apple’s iOS means that anyone can crash an iPhone by simply sending it a certain string of characters in a message.<p>The bug – discovered by several Reddit users – means that when …

Text Messaging

How To Prevent America's Next Train Crash

Long-overdue rail upgrades could prevent the next big train catastrophe. So why are the railroads so reluctant to make them?<p>The evening of January 5, 2005, was dry and cool in Graniteville, South Carolina. At 6:10, a 12-car Norfolk Southern freight train pulled up to the Avondale Mills textile …

4 new things we learned about Windows 10 from Microsoft Build 2015

As expected, Windows 10 got some face time at Microsoft's Build 2015 event in San Francisco, and Joe Belfiore took the stage to go over several of its newest features.<p>Belfiore brought attention early to how Windows 10 is bringing back the Aero Glass theme from Windows 7, showing that good ideas …

Microsoft Posts Patch For Huge Windows Vulnerability

Remember Heartbleed? You know, the exploit in SSL that was so bad it got its own brand? Microsoft may have an issue of similar scale on its hands with a critical patch issued via Windows Update today.<p>The patch in question is MS14-066, or otherwise known as the cryptically named “Vulnerability in …

Coming Soon: Autocomplete For Programmers

DARPA wants to find a way to avoid writing the same code over and over.<p>Technology often seems to anticipate our needs: your phone offers to complete your words before you've finished typing it, for example, or Google tries to figure out what you want to search for after just a word or two. It's …

Microsoft hints at renewed HTC partnership

HTC rekindled its close relationship with Microsoft for Windows Phone 8, but recently the Taiwanese phone manufacturer hasn’t really focused on Microsoft’s mobile efforts. That could be about to change. Speaking at a press conference at Computex today, Microsoft’s OEM division head Nick Parker …

Hands-on with Microsoft's Surface Pro 3

So, it wasn't the Surface Mini we were expecting. But hey, we got fresh hardware, so that's all that matters. The new Surface Pro 3 isn't the smallest tablet Microsoft has made -- in fact, it's the biggest, with a 12-inch, 2,160 x 1,440 screen. But if you think it's just a blown-up version of the …

Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 8.1 With New Action Center, Cortana, Start Screen Improvements

As expected, Microsoft debuted the Windows Phone 8.1 update, previously internally known as “blue,” this morning at its Build developer conference in San Francisco.<p>The software will roll out to consumers over the next few months. For new devices, Windows Phone 8.1 will come pre-installed on new …

BMW CS reinterpretation proves retro can be sexy [w/video]

Designer David Obendorfer doesn't work for BMW, but perhaps the German automaker should give him a call. His CS Vintage Concept shows a singular ability to understand the brand's classic style and reinterpret it for today. He isn't some amateur, either. Obendorfer has an industrial design degree …

Modernize Your E30 BMW 3-Series With This concept30 Kit

Follow Antony<p>BMW makes a great range of cars these days, but for a small band of BMW enthusiasts nothing tops the marque's glory days of the 1980s. …

BMW R1200S by Cafe Racer Dreams

The R1200S saw the debut of BMW’s most powerful-ever boxer motor, with over 120 horsepower going to the back wheel. It was that rare breed, a sportbike with a shaft drive, and retained the classic Paralever single-sided swingarm.<p>Not what you might consider to be ideal custom material: I think this …

Our Universe Just May Exist In A Multiverse After All, Cosmic Inflation Discovery Suggests

The first direct evidence of cosmic inflation — a period of rapid expansion that occurred a fraction of a second after the Big Bang — also supports the idea that our universe is just one of many out there, some researchers say.<p>On Monday (March 17), scientists announced new findings that mark the …

Movie streaming app Popcorn Time is coming back from the dead — thanks to a torrent site

For a brief moment, watching movies via BitTorrent was just as easy as watching something on your Netflix queue.<p>The app Popcorn Time came out of nowhere a week ago with a slick interface that boiled down the messy torrenting experience into something simple. All you had to do was download the free …

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Holy Cow: Tech Designer Whips Up a Business Card That You Can Use to Play Tetris!

That the business card is dead, or at least dying, is no secret. At any trade fair I've been to in the past few years, exhibitors would rather scan …

Aston Martin On Ice: Potent Power Put Through Snow-Covered Paces

Nine degrees.<p>That’s what the display says inside the car. The air outside is cold, crisp, and very Colorado. Winter means snow, and there’s plenty of …

Could The Obscenely Powerful Koenigsegg One:1 Be The World's Fastest Production Car?

Electric cars and autonomous driving might grab headlines, but 2014 is shaping up to be the year of the supercar—or, as obscure Swedish automaker Koenigsegg calls it, the “mega car.”<p>That’s how it refers to the new Koenigsegg One:1, debuting at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.<p>Previous Koenigseggs, such …

BMW R100 by Untitled Motorcycles

The BMW airhead revival continues apace. This stripped-back R100 RT comes from London’s Untitled Motorcycles and it just oozes vintage charm.<p>It’s a classic barn find story. The BMW had been rotting away in a garage for years before Christian Smith saw it, bought it, and trailered it over to …

Incredible 3D GIFs Created with a Simple Visual Effect

Animated gifs seem to be everywhere these days, but some gif creators are taking the visual experience of viewing quick clips of silent motion to another level. By carefully adding a couple of solid-colored (typically white), vertical lines to the moving images, an incredible three-dimensional …

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