IDG Contributor Network: What the AWS outage can teach us about WAN deployments

The outage that hit Amazon Web Services' Simple Storage Service earlier this month might have been unusual in its impact, but not in its cause—a configuration error. Service providers suffer outages for all sorts of reasons. Backhoes take out lo.....»»

Category: networkSource:  networkworldMar 16th, 2017

Google can now erase watermarks from stock photos

It turns out that Google discovered an algorithm that allows them to automatically erase watermarks from images, including pictures from stock photography organizations, according to Gizmodo. The post Google can now erase watermarks from stock photos.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News44 min. ago

Arkansas thieves forgo cunning scheme and just ram an ATM with a big ol" forklift

Sure, you can plan an elaborate heist for months, splitting the money with ten other people while looking serenely at the Bellagio fountains. You can do that, nobody's going to stop you. Or, you can learn how to use a huge forklift and just lift stuf.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News3 hr. 51 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

ICE: We don’t use stingrays to locate undocumented immigrants

Letter adds that, even when you’re targeted via stingray, you can still call 911. Enlarge / Thomas Homan, Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, seen here during a February 2016 Senate hearing. (credit: Al Drago/CQ Roll C.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News5 hr. 28 min. ago

How to convert a DVD to MP4 files in Windows or MacOS

Given today's rapid technological advancements, physical discs are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Check out our guide on how to convert a DVD to MP4, so you can ditch discs for digital files. The post How to convert a DVD to MP4 files in Windo.....»»

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

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Stackable grills and laser engravers

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk! The post Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Stackable grills and laser engr.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News7 hr. 36 min. ago

Twitter starts sorting popular tweets by topic in the Explore tab on iOS and Android (Alex Kantrowitz/BuzzFeed)

Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed: Twitter starts sorting popular tweets by topic in the Explore tab on iOS and Android  —  Now you can view tweets sorted by topic, without having to follow anyone, right in Twitter's Explore tab.  &md.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News7 hr. 43 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

Watch Microsoft’s Xbox One X Gamescom conference live right here

 Microsoft is about to share the last details on the Xbox One X with a press conference ahead of the Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. You can watch it live right here at 12 PM on the West Coast, 3 PM on the East Coast, 8 PM in the U.K., 9 PM in Ger.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News9 hr. 35 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

Aslan is a 3D-printed robotic arm that wants to help translate for the deaf

Meet Aslan, a new 3D-printed structure meant to "minimize the communication barrier between the hearing and the deaf." Intended to serve as a translator, Aslan can hear spoken language, then turn it into sign language. The post Aslan is a 3D-printed.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News16 hr. 44 min. ago

Need a current events update? You can now get it from YouTube’s Breaking News

As initially reported by Android Police, YouTube now has a "Breaking News" section that, as the name might suggest, contains a collection of videos that shares breaking news from around the world.  The post Need a current events update? You can now.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News17 hr. 28 min. ago

"Mass Effect: Andromeda" is basically over and BioWare just confirmed it, folks

Five months. That's how long it's been since Mass Effect: Andromeda launched, and that's how long it took BioWare Montreal to admit that nothing more can be done with the ailing game's story mode. Technically, it wasn't even a full five months, as An.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News18 hr. 43 min. ago

The 10 best calendar apps for Android and iOS help you organize a chaotic day

There are numerous calendar apps available on iOS and Android, but separating the good from the bad can be difficult. Thankfully, we've rounded up 10 of the best calendar apps -- from Fantastical 2 to Awesome Calendar -- to help you better organize y.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News22 hr. 36 min. ago

Stop spam calls with the best call- and text-blocker apps

Unwanted calls and texts on your smartphone can be a serious headache. Put a stop to them with one of the best call and text blocker apps. We have singled out our top picks for Android and iPhone. The post Stop spam calls with the best call- and text.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News22 hr. 36 min. ago

Three construction innovations that will change the way we build

A number of companies are competing to find ways to automate construction, using bricklaying robots and machines that can 3D print with concrete.  These innovations are among the most successful prototypes whereby entire buildings were construct.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News22 hr. 59 min. ago

How to put old photos in your social media stories

Stories started with Snapchat, then Instagram and Facebook added their own versions to try and win our loyalty.  There are crazy amounts of ways to make your story unique within each app. But you might not know that you can also post old photos.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsAug 19th, 2017

We can dream, can’t we? Here’s what our staff wants in the perfect phone

Every time a major new smartphone is released we put it through the paces. But what exactly are we looking for in our perfect phone? We asked the members of our team to find out exactly what they're looking for in a new phone. The post We can dream,.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 19th, 2017

Can’t touch this: The best bike locks to secure your bicycle

An estimated 1.5 million bikes are stolen every year and that number’s not dwindling. To fight against bike theft, you’ll want to get a hold of one of the best bike locks currently available. The post Can’t touch this: The best bike locks t.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 19th, 2017

What Obi-Wan Was Doing Between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope

The rumored Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone Star Wars film would have to fit around these canonical activities between Episode III and Episode IV. After Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the untitled Han Solo solo film, and Episode IX, there's a question mar.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated NewsAug 19th, 2017