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Android TV Box for Netflix, Hulu, and Kodi Exodus

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I will flesh this post out later, but I’m saying, don’t hesitate on getting an Android TV box for ...
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Smart Watches Won’t Make Traditional Watches Obsolete

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What’s with Smart Watches? A wrist computer with a strap is all they are. ....

WordPress 5 Minute Install Discussed and Demonstrated

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The WordPress 5 minute install is here.  Actually it only takes about 3 minutes....

Best Ways to Make Money Online

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Free enterprise meets marketing blogging tops the best ways to make money online, but we’ll get to that ...

How to Make Money on the Internet

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In this post I want to appeal to the downtrodden workers and especially fellow tech workers who may be searchi...

Cellphones As a Fifth-Order Elaboration of Maxwell’s Theory

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schwit1 shares a report from IEEE Spectrum that reflects on the “Stages of Electronics” based on James Clerk Maxwell’s theory: Now that the world has become addicted to portable electronics, billions of people have come to see the companies providing these gadgets as the most innovative, and the people who head those companies as the […]

The Only Thing, Historically, That’s Curbed Inequality: Catastrophe

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ColdWetDog writes: The Atlantic has an interesting article on how societies have decreased economic equality. From the report: “Calls to make America great again hark back to a time when income inequality receded even as the economy boomed and the middle class expanded. Yet it is all too easy to forget just how deeply this […]

College Senior Turns His Honda Civic Into a Self-Driving Car Using Free Hardware, Software

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holy_calamity writes: University of Nebraska student Brevan Jorgenson swapped the rear-view mirror in his 2016 Honda Civic for a home-built device called a Neo, which can steer the vehicle and follow traffic on the highway. Jorgenson used hardware designs and open-source software released by Comma, a self-driving car startup that decided to give away its […]

Valve’s Gabe Newell Says Only 30 SteamVR Apps Have Made $250,000+

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New submitter rentarno writes: According to Valve President, Gabe Newell, only 30 virtual-reality apps on Steam (of some 1,000) have made more than $250,000. But that isn’t stopping the company from throwing the bulk of their weight behind virtual reality; Valve recently confirmed that it’s working on 3 full VR games. Valve still believes in […]

Samsung To Sell Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 With a Smaller Battery, Says Report

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According to a report via The Korean Economic Daily, Samsung is said to be putting refurbished Galaxy Note 7 handsets on sale with new batteries following the cancellation of the device late last year. The speculation suggests the smartphones could be relaunched this June. Android Authority reports: Samsung is said to be swapping the Note […]

‘We Won’t Block Pirate Bay,’ Swedish Telecoms Giant Says

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Last week, a Swedish Patent and Market Court of Appeal ordered The Pirate Bay and streaming portal Swefilmer to be blocked by internet service provider Bredbandsbolaget for the next three years. The order was not well supported by other internet service providers in Sweden, as it appears they don’t like the idea of becoming copyright […]

Wyden To Introduce Bill To Prohibit Warrantless Phone Searches At Border

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Trailrunner7 quotes a report from On the Wire: A senator from Oregon who has a long track record of involvement on security and privacy issues says he plans to introduce a bill soon that would prevent border agents from forcing Americans returning to the country to unlock their phones without a warrant. Sen. Ron Wyden […]

UPS Develops ‘Rolling Warehouse’ System In Which Drones Are Launched From Atop Trucks

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mi writes: A Bloomberg article describes a test conducted by UPS on Monday, “launching an unmanned aerial vehicle from the roof of a UPS truck about a quarter-mile to a blueberry farm outside Tampa, Florida. The drone dropped off a package at a home on the property, and returned to the truck, which had moved […]

PHP Becomes First Programming Language To Add ‘Modern’ Cryptography Library In Its Core

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An anonymous reader writes from a report via BleepingComputer: The PHP team has unanimously voted to integrate the Libsodium library in the PHP core, and by doing so, becoming the first programming language to support a modern cryptography library by default. Developers approved a proposal with a vote of 37 to 0 and decided that […]

Health Apps Could Be Doing More Harm Than Good, Warn Scientists

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According to several scientists, fitness apps might be doing more harm than good because they don’t work but force people to focus on ambitious goals that they will never reach. Some are so appalled by these apps that they have called it “snake oil salesmen of the 1860s.” From a report on The Guardian: Greg […]