Windows 10 Will Download Some Updates Even Over a Metered Connection

Reader AmiMoJo writes: Until now Windows 10 has allowed users to avoid downloading updates over metered (pay-per-byte) connections, to avoid racking up huge bills. Some users were setting their ethernet/wifi connections as metered in order to prevent.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotMar 20th, 2017

The internet is saying goodbye to Steve Bannon by trolling him with Confederate statue jokes

Steve Bannon, Trump's White House Chief Strategist, has officially left the building and the internet can't help but notice his impeccable timing. Amidst a nationwide debate over the decision to remove Confederate monuments — which Trump sees a.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News4 hr. 31 min. ago

You can"t escape Windows error messages in this augmented reality nightmare

They promised us beauty. They said the sky was the limit. They told us that how we interact with the world would change in profound, innumerable ways.  They never said anything about Windows error messages shitting all over our augmented reality.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News4 hr. 31 min. ago

Here"s the umbilical cord iPhone cable you never asked for

Grow Cable is an umbilical cord smartphone cable that pulsates as it charges. The creator says it was designed as social commentary on the growing dependence over smart phones. The cable currently sells for $5,693.95 on Etsy. Read more...More about I.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News4 hr. 31 min. ago

How to: Connect to Google Home Over Bluetooth

Back at Google I/O, Google announced that Bluetooth pairing was on the way to Google Home, leading way to more flexible music control. Rather than needing Google’s built-in Chromecast support or for your favorite apps to get onboard, you could.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  droidlifeRelated News4 hr. 31 min. ago

Download of the day – Raft

Our daily pick of the best free software: a game of extreme survival and carpentry on the high seas. Raft sets you adrift in an endless ocean, where your life depends on your ability to scavenge flotsam and jetsam, hunt for food, and fend off p.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News4 hr. 31 min. ago

Can tech companies legally cancel service to hate groups?

The past few days have seen many of the largest tech companies coming out against extremist groups such as the KKK, neo-Nazis, and other white supremacists. While condemning hate is nothing new, this has led to a debate over whether or not these grou.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News4 hr. 59 min. ago

Tips of the Week: Clamp Caulking Gun, Painting Do’s and Don’ts, Swelling Wood Dents

This week we look at working with foamboard, making an impromptu caulking gun, and some painting tips. Read more on MAKE The post Tips of the Week: Clamp Caulking Gun, Painting Do’s and Don’ts, Swelling Wood Dents appeared first on M.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  makezineonlineRelated News5 hr. 59 min. ago

Remember software"s dearly departed with Product Graveyard

Vine. Sunrise. Google Reader. Over the years, we've seen many pieces of software thrown on the virtual garbage pile. The reasons behind their demise are numerous: Sometimes a startup is acquired, only to be have its indie darling absorb.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News5 hr. 59 min. ago

Everyone could soon have the powers of Doctor Octopus

Doctor Otto Octavius may have been a power-mad scientist bent on world domination and the utter ruin of his nemesis, Spider-Man, but the guy had some surprisingly cogent thoughts on prosthetics development. And although mind-controlled super.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News5 hr. 59 min. ago

Clocky is an alarm clock on wheels that will roll away from your sleepy head

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Sleepyheads around the world have developed a host of tricks to wake themselves up. Some use extra loud alarm clocks or set a handful of different.....»»

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

Identifying the Missing Link in Remote Working Strategies

IBM announced it was ending remote working for US employees in February. At the time some speculated it was just thinly veiled layoffs in disguise.  Whether the measures helped Big Blue or not is a matter of speculation, but they fed into an o.....»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireRelated News6 hr. 47 min. ago

Apple Highlights Coming iOS 11 iPad Capabilities in New Videos

With the release of the final, public version of iOS 11 just about a month away, Apple yesterday posted a series of YouTube videos highlighting some of the operating system's coming capabilities for the iPad. The six new videos demonstrate how iPad.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News6 hr. 59 min. ago

Bing is "Bigger Than You Think", Says Microsoft

Microsoft said this week that Bing is "bigger than you think" and provided some numbers that will could be a surprise to many. The company claims that fully one-third of searches in the US are powered by Bing, either directly or through Yahoo or AOL.....»»

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

Tech Companies Want User Data Safe from Warrantless Searches

Some of the world's biggest tech companies pleaded with the Supreme Court this week to update decades-old precedent governing telephones, saying that cell-tracking technology threatens Americans' most fundamental privacy rights. Apple, Microsoft, Go.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News7 hr. 23 min. ago

The LG G6 is cheap (and free) at some US carriers

LG’s waterproof, military grade smartphone has plummeted in price, making now the perfect time to adopt one for yourself. If you live in the US, it’s now more affordable than ever to pick up LG’s latest flagship, the LG G6. .....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News7 hr. 31 min. ago

Oh, NBD, just the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 sitting next to some cigarette butts

Oh, NBD, just the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 sitting next to some cigarette butts.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News7 hr. 47 min. ago

Surf the web faster and get the Wi-Fi speed you pay for with this app

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Would you like faster Wi-Fi? That's one of those questions with an obvious answer, like "Would you like some tasty nachos?" or "Want to see a pictu.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News7 hr. 47 min. ago

Selena Gomez seriously has a twin and we can"t tell who"s who

What a dream it is to be a celebrity doppelgänger, but alas, that privilege is only given to a lucky few. And even half of these people only kind of look like a celeb! If you close one eye and tilt your head to the left, you might see the resemb.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News7 hr. 47 min. ago

Kit Kat Accused of Copying Atari Game Breakout

An anonymous reader shares a report: Kit Kat's maker Nestle has been accused of copying Breakout, the 1970s computer game, in a marketing campaign. Atari, the company behind some of the most popular early video games, has filed a suit alleging Nestle.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 47 min. ago

Airbnb is offering free housing in Barcelona for people affected by the attack

 Airbnb has activated its disaster response tool to help people affected by the recent attacks in Barcelona. Airbnb’s tool offers free housing to anyone who urgently needs a place to stay. At the time of publication, over 80 people have op.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News7 hr. 59 min. ago