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It's easy to think about tinkering around with Arduino, but take more than 30 seconds to look at the platform, and suddenly it becomes daunting: not only do you need an Arduino itself, but to get started you need resisters, wires, LEDs, screens and a host of other components that are almost always...

July 28th 2015 at 11:31pm 0 Comments
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Twitter has upgraded its notifications for iPhones and iPads, making them interactive to enable quicker responses. For instance, if you get pinged about a new message while using another app, the improved notification box that pops up allows you to favorite or reply to that tweet without leaving t...

July 28th 2015 at 4:50am 0 Comments
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Hot on the heels of Apple Music, Amazon is launching its own music streaming service in the UK. Unlike Spotify, Rdio and most of its other competitors though, there's no single price for Prime Music; to gain access, you'll need an annual Prime subscription. The £79 fee comes with a host of oth...

July 28th 2015 at 4:45am 0 Comments
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Periscope's latest version for iOS comes with a handful of useful features, including one for folks suffering from notification overload. Now, you can "mute" broadcasters you follow so you don't get a pop-up every time they go live. Don't worry about missing their shows, though -- their updates st...

July 28th 2015 at 1:34am 0 Comments
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Google has explored at least a few fields that have precious little to do with internet searches, but sources for The Information claim that it nearly went in a very unusual direction: the fast food business. The folks in Mountain View reportedly tried to buy Impossible Foods, a startup developing...

July 27th 2015 at 10:18pm 0 Comments
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Without a doubt, storing highly sensitive data on an internet-disconnected, "air-gapped" computer network is one of the best security measures an organization can take -- but nothing is foolproof. Researchers at Ben-Gurion University in Isreal have figured out how to discreetly siphon data from a...

July 27th 2015 at 9:10pm 0 Comments
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A cat usually doesn't love you the way a dog does. But my cats love me. No really. They greet me at the door meowing and carrying on. Well, one of them does. The other one greets me a few minutes later when it's feeding time and then when she needs a warm lap for one of her constant naps. Okay, on...

July 27th 2015 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Some of the US' bigger tech firms have already made conspicuous efforts to embrace clean energy and otherwise tackle climate change, but they're reinforcing that commitment today. Apple, Google and Microsoft are among the 13 corporate giants helping the White House launch the American Business Ac...

July 27th 2015 at 2:27pm 0 Comments
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Midwestern authorities really don't like Chief Keef -- there are warrants for his arrest in the region, while Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has gone so far as to say the young man "promotes violence" when he performs. And apparently, that public safety concern also covers virtual performances. Police...

July 26th 2015 at 7:07pm 0 Comments
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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. NASA dropped a bombshell this past week: The Kepler Space Telescope has discovered the most Earth-like planet to date. The rocky planet is slightly larger...

July 26th 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Nintendo first announced its intention to develop a sleep monitor as part of its "quality of life" initiative in 2014. Now, thanks to a recently published patent unearthed by NeoGAF forum members, we have an idea of what the system could look like. The gamemaker is apparently planning to build a s...

July 25th 2015 at 9:34pm 0 Comments
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Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway -- With Me in It by Andy Greenb...

July 25th 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments