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8 Extensions That Should Make Your Browser a Little More Hacker-Proof

The web can be a lot of fun, but it’s also a pretty dangerous place to venture out into—with phishing sites, drive-by downloads and other nasties lurking around every corner. If you’re browsing on Firefox or Chrome you should give your browser.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoMar 16th, 2017

Roofr wants to use satellite imagery to disrupt the roofing industry

Meet Roofr, a Y-Combinator startup that uses satellite imagery software to analyze your roof and determine whether or not you need to hire a roofing contractor for repair or replacement.  The post Roofr wants to use satellite imagery to disrupt the.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News36 min. ago

Google is hoping to help news publishers with a few new tools

Google is looking make friends with the media. As per a new report from Bloomberg, the internet giant is developing a series of new tools with hopes of boosting subscriptions for news publishers. The post Google is hoping to help news publishers with.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News36 min. ago

Best new songs to stream: LCD Soundsystem, Washed Out, and more

Not sure what new music to listen to? We'll let you know what artists have the best new songs to stream. Up this week: LCD Soundsystem, Washed Out, Julien Baker, (Sandy) Alex G, and more. The post Best new songs to stream: LCD Soundsystem, Washed Out.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News44 min. ago

This nefarious Trojan may impersonate your favorite ridesharing app

Be careful the next time you hail a ride from your favorite transportation app. As per a recent report from Kapersky Lab, a mobile Trojan "has been caught recently stealing bank data by impersonating the interfaces of taxi-booking apps." The post Th.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News44 min. ago

Google Home gets voice calling and the ability to put responses on your TV

At Google I/O 2017, Google Home got some upgrades that rival Amazon Alexa's recent updates. You'll be able to make phone calls with it, get important notifications, and see visual information on your phone, tablet, or TV. The post Google Home gets vo.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News2 hr. 52 min. ago

Let’s review some of tech’s big second quarter financial stories

 Now that the second-quarter “earnings season” — when all of the biggest public tech companies spill their financial guts to the public — is over, and it was filled with a lot of weird stories that seemed a little outside.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  crunchgearRelated News3 hr. 7 min. ago

We won"t always have total solar eclipses in the future. Here"s why

The moon is receding from earth every year. There will come a day where we will no longer have total solar eclipses. Neil deGrasse Tyson sat down with Meteorologist Joe Rao to discuss more about this future. Check out the full StarTalk podcast featur.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News4 hr. 27 min. ago

NASA"s Cassini Probe Begins Its "Grand Finale" Through Saturn"s Atmosphere

An anonymous reader quotes Space.com: After orbiting Saturn for more than 13 years, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is getting ready to say goodbye. On Monday (August 14), Cassini made the first of five passes through Saturn's upper atmosphere, kicking off.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News4 hr. 27 min. ago

How to Stop Windows 10 Automatic Updates

How to Stop Windows 10 Automatic Updates is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile. It’s a good thing that you can stop Windows 10 automatic updates. The operating system might be more frustrating for some people to use every day if they couldn.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  gottabemobileRelated News5 hr. 8 min. ago

Eclipse: Google needs your help to create celestial ‘Megamovie’

If you're planning to be in the path of totality for Monday's solar eclipse, then how about helping Google and UC Berkeley to create a "Megamovie" of the celestial event? The post Eclipse: Google needs your help to create celestial ‘Megamovie’ ap.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News5 hr. 52 min. ago

7 Moto Z2 Force tips and tricks to make you a better photographer and more

Lenovo's latest headset is a beastly phone. Here are seven Moto Z2 Force tips and tricks to help you make the most of it, including those pertaining to special camera modes, multitasking, and more. The post 7 Moto Z2 Force tips and tricks to make you.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News5 hr. 52 min. ago

Please enjoy all these hedgehogs being washed with toothbrushes

If your pet hedgehog needs a bit of extra TLC, take heart. A truly compelling experience awaits you.  Many hedgehog owners occasionally remove dirt (and poop!) from their prickly friends' quills and feet using a toothbrush. If it's done right, m.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News6 hr. 7 min. ago

This Week in Making: Musical Lightning, Makey Pixel Art, and More

Watch lightning arc across the stage and create music, pixel art come together to create Makey, and the other stuff that happened this week. Read more on MAKE The post This Week in Making: Musical Lightning, Makey Pixel Art, and More appeared fi.....»»

Category: topSource:  maezineRelated News6 hr. 16 min. ago

How to live forever

Or, perhaps more accurately, how to live long enough to live forever... Humans have wanted to live forever for as long as we've lived at all. It's an obsession that stretches back so far that it feels like it's somehow hard-coded.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News7 hr. 7 min. ago

You can now get your breaking news on YouTube

YouTube is apparently experimenting with a breaking news carousel on the desktop and mobile. It can be hard to keep up with the hectic news cycle these days, but YouTube wants to make it a little easier: some users are seeing a Breaking News ca.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News9 hr. 15 min. ago

What Happened To Winamp?

Winamp was released more than 20 years ago, and last week marked the 15th anniversary of the release of Winamp3. An anonymous Slashdot reader tries to explain what finally happened to Winamp: AOL planned to discontinue Winamp in November of 2013, bu.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News11 hr. 8 min. ago

Were you one of the lucky few who snagged a free Amazon Echo Dot yesterday?

Folks who were meandering their way around Amazon yesterday received a delightful little surprise – a free Amazon Echo Dot. Alas, my friends, the deal for this $50 smart speaker has since expired. The post Were you one of the lucky few who snagged.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News12 hr. 52 min. ago

Acer Swift 3 versus Asus ZenBook UX330UA: A battle between two value laptops

In our Acer Swift 3 versus Asus ZenBook UX330UA showdown, we pit two recent value laptops against each other to see which provides the best performance, build quality, battery life, and more for the money. The post Acer Swift 3 versus Asus ZenBook UX.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News14 hr. 44 min. ago

After 15 Years, Maine"s Laptops-in-Schools Initiative Fails To Raise Test Scores

For years Maine has been offering laptops to high school students -- but is it doing more harm than good? An anonymous reader writes: One high school student says "We hardly ever use paper," while another student "says he couldn't imagine social stud.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News15 hr. 8 min. ago

Best Obi-Wan Stories to Base a Movie On

From his time as a Jedi to his time as a hermit on Tatooine, Obi-Wan's adventures would make excellent standalone films......»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News15 hr. 51 min. ago