Roombas Could Find Wi-Fi Dead Zones

A Roomba robot vacuum will soon be able to map the Wi-Fi coverage in your home. It’s an official feature that makes an existing hack a little easier to use. The idea itself isn’t particularly new as a few folk had figured out it’s a slightly more efficient way to track coverage around a home […]

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How Do Chips Make Credit Cards More Secure?

If you live in the United States, you might have recently gotten a credit card with a microchip on it. But what does this chip do that makes it any different than the magnetic strip on the back of the card? Find out in this video from the folks over at SciShow. [SciShow]

Today’s Hottest Deals: Save BIG on Marvel and Star Wars Comic Books, Cheap Drone with 1080p HD Camera, Tax Software, and MORE!

For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, here are a few great deals we stumbled on while browsing the web this morning: –HUGE Marvel Digital Comic Book Sale (THOUSANDS OF TITLES!) –F100 Ghost Drone with Camera – $106.99 (Usually priced at around $179) –TurboTax Deluxe 2017 Tax Software Federal & State + Fed Efile […]

Chrome Stops Noisy Autoplay Videos

Chrome’s next edition will let you block entire sites from autoplaying videos when you visit a page. It will also have a couple of new tricks for fighting rogue pop-ups. The changes debut in Chrome 64, which is already out in the Beta channel, meaning it should be rolled out in the standard edition in […]

DEAL: Our Favorite VPN Solution is Currently MASSIVELY Discounted

Sure, you see deals on VPN subscriptions all the time, but Private Internet Access, which is my favorite VPN solution, is almost never on sale. Right now, PIA is offering a 2-year subscription to their service at just $2.50 per month instead of $6.95 when you pay for the service monthly. That’s one of the […]

How Do Machines Learn?

How do all the algorithms around us learn to do their jobs? Find out in CGP Grey’s latest video! [CGP Grey]

How the end of net neutrality could change the internet

The Federal Communications Commission has voted to repeal the Net Neutrality protections it adopted in 2015. Here’s what that means for the future of the internet. [Vox]

Amazon And Google Start Playing Nice

Amazon has decided to sell the Chromecast and Apple TV for the first time in two years. The move suggests Google’s blocking of YouTube on some Fire devices was a successful negotiating strategy. Last week Google announced it would pull YouTube from the full range of Fire TV sticks from January 1, as well as […]