Pokémon’s new game lets you catch ’em all while you sleep

As if you didn’t cram enough game time into your waking hours, Pokémon is launching a new way to catch ’em all… while you sleep. The Pokémon Company announced the perplexing new app, Pokémon Sleep, at a preview event in Tokyo on Wednesday. According to the announcement, the game will be paired with a device developed with Nintendo called the Pokémon Go Plus Plus, which uses an accelerometer to track your sleep time and sends this information to your smartphone via Bluetooth. All this, the company says, allows you to catch Pokémon in your sleep. “Several Snorlax were consulted on this, in case you were wondering,” Pokémon tweeted. Read more… More about Nintendo, Pokemon, Mobile Games, Entertainment, and Gaming Read …

Microsoft warns 1 million computers are still vulnerable to major Windows security exploit

Microsoft revealed a major Windows security vulnerability earlier this month, that could see a widespread “wormable” attack that spreads from one vulnerable computer to the next. We saw a similar flaw back in 2017 which led to the WannaCry malware causing mayhem for thousands of machines. While Microsoft has released patches for Windows systems, even for older server and Windows XP machines, recent reports have revealed there are at least 1 million systems connected to the internet that can be attacked. “Microsoft is confident that an exploit exists for this vulnerability,” warns Simon Pope, director of incident response at Microsoft’s Security Response Center (MSRC). “It’s been only two weeks since the fix was released and there has… Continue reading… Read …

Tibbits are colorful pre-programmed modules for building IoT devices

At first glance, Tibbits look like building blocks, but each one is a module or a connector that makes it easier to build connected devices and systems. Tibbits were created by Tibbo Technology, a Taipei-based startup that exhibited at Computex this week (it showed off a humanoid robot built from various Tibbits). Pre-programmed Tibbit modules from Tibbo The heart of the Red Dot Award winning Tibbo Project System (the company used bright colors to make its modules stand out from other hardware) is the Tibbo Project PCB, which includes a CPU, memory and Ethernet port. Then you pick Tibbits, with pre-programmed functionality (such as RS232/422/485 modules, DAC and ADC devices, power regulators, temperature, humidity or pressure sensors or PWM generators), …

VPNs on sale: Stay safe online for as little as $10

In this era of internet privacy (or lack thereof), much ado has been made about a little something called a virtual private network, or VPN. But what is it, exactly? In a nutshell, a VPN is a service that creates a private, secure internet connection between your computer and a server, which reroutes (and thus conceals) your online activities. It works sort of like “an anonymous middleman that does your browsing for you,” as Mashable’s Monica Chin put it last year. SEE ALSO: Best VPNs to help keep you anonymous on the internet VPNs are gaining traction among individual internet-goers for a few really good reasons: Not only can they hide your browsing behavior on public networks, protecting your data …

How to use Google Maps to help someone find you

Google Maps is great for helping you find your way — or even helping you find your car — but the app can also help other people find you. Maps has an easily overlooked feature for sharing your real-time whereabouts with someone so they can see exactly where you are, even if you’re moving, and then navigate to your location. You can use the same feature to let a trusted person keep tabs on your travel progress to a particular place and know precisely when you’re set to arrive. The best part? It’s all incredibly simple to do. The trick is knowing where to look. Share your real-time location When you want someone to be able to track your location: …

Xiaomi Mi 9T teaser shows off notchless design, popup camera

Xiaomi’s next phone will be called the Mi 9T. What you need to know Xiaomi is introducing a Mi 9 with a popup camera. The phone will likely feature the same innards as the standard Mi 9. We could see the device making its debut in June. Xiaomi launched the Redmi K20 series earlier this week in China, and the company is already teasing its next phone. The Chinese manufacturer is rolling out a new variant in the Mii 9 series, dubbed the Mi 9T. Based on the teaser above, the Mi 9T will have an all-screen front that’s devoid of any cutouts, with the front camera hidden behind a retractable module. An earlier teaser also suggests the Mi 9T …

Stop Motion Cooking Tutorials by Omozoc Transform Sporting Goods and Electronics Into Unconventional Meals

YouTube user omozoc uses common household appliances both inside and out of the kitchen to craft his delightfully creative stop motion “meals.” A baseball glove becomes the bun of a strangely enticing hot dog, while a cracked-open computer mouse makes an unusual batch of scrambled eggs on the top of an open copying machine. Each video is composed of thousands of images compiled by the user, who does not use Photoshop or CGI, and features an array of satisfying sound effects. Watch more of his invented cooking tutorials, like a sushi meal created from a business suit and an iPhone, in the videos below, or on his YouTube channel.   Read more: thisiscolossal.com

InWin’s Alice is a mid-tower PC case you can match to your cosplay

There’s a huge amount of crossover between the gaming and cosplay communities and InWin’s Alice computer chassis will appeal to many in the middle of that Venn diagram. The company is currently showing off Alice and its other PC cases at Computex in Taipei. Named after the Lewis Carroll character, the mid tower case comes in several colors of lightweight ABS plastic, but its real draw are its easily removable fabric covers. InWin sells a large array of covers, so you can switch them up, but of course you can also make them. InWin’s Alice covers are designed to be dust-proof, but the concept also has the bonus of allowing for plenty of airflow and making it easy to clean …

10 Quick DIY Projects That Add Instant Curb Appeal to Your Home

Family HandymanPaint, Paint, PaintA little paint makes a huge impact. Whether you paint your front door, your trim or your entire house, few projects can transform a house as dramatically and inexpensively as paint. Top-notch paint costs only a few dollars more per gallon, but it will cover better, go on smoother and last longer than the cheap stuff—it’s a smart investment. A few rules of thumb: If you want a small house to look larger, paint it white. If your house is a mishmash of styles or has sagging soffits or other flaws, paint everything the same color to help visually unify the house. Several paint manufacturers market computer software that allows you to mock up different paint color …

Playdate is an adorable handheld with games from the creators of Qwop, Katamari, and more

Panic made its name through high-end Mac software, but more recently, the company moved into gaming, publishing indie hit Firewatch and the upcoming Untitled Goose Game. Now, the developer is expanding its work in games and moving in a very unexpected direction. Today, Panic unveiled Playdate, a tiny, yellow Game Boy-like device with a black-and-white screen, a few chunky buttons, and… a hand crank for controlling quirky games developed by indie stars like Keita Takahashi and Zach Gage. The company says that it wanted to create “something truly different in the world of video games.” From the looks of the Playdate, it managed to do just that. “The yellow color immediately made Playdate feel approachable, friendly, and impossible to… Read …

After Google, Qualcomm and Intel reportedly stops dealing with Huawei

After Google announced that it’s ceasing some business with Huawei, Bloomberg reported today that chipmakers like Intel, Qualcomm, and Broadcom are stopping component supplies to the Chinese tech giant until further notice. This is a huge blow to the company’s future as a device maker. Google’s ban means that Huawei can’t use certain parts of Android, including Google Play services, Google Maps, and Gmail. But, it can still use open part of Android – aka Android Open Source Project (AOSP) – and make its phones work. However, with chipmakers banning trade with Huawei mean that it won’t get critical components like modems and… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Google,Huawei,Intel Read more: thenextweb.com

Steam Link now lets you beam Steam games to your iOS devices

About a year ago, Valve announced that it was building an application called Steam Link. It’d let you play Steam games built for Mac/Windows/Linux on your iOS or Android devices through the magic of streaming, with a computer on your local network doing all the actual heavy lifting. Then Valve submitted it to the iOS App Store and… Apple rejected it. At the time, Valve said that Apple pinned the rejection on “business conflicts”. A year later, it seems said conflicts have finally been resolved. Steam Link for iOS just hit the App Store. Because there’s no way most PC games would be fun on a touchscreen, you’ll probably want a controller — Valve says that Made for iPhone-certified controllers …

Stop paying monthly fees for iCloud — get a lifetime of cloud storage with this deal

Real talk: storing your files exclusively on your phone or computer will only make them more susceptible to sudden disappearance. Whether it’s an accidental drop, theft, or a botched software update, your data can be wiped out faster than Thanos’ snap, and there’s usually no way to recover it. When your files are gone (including your once-in-a-lifetime photos), they’re gone forever. If you haven’t done so already, do yourself a favor and migrate your files to the cloud. And when we say cloud, we don’t mean Dropbox or iCloud where you have to fork over hundreds per year for paltry storage space. Instead, your storage woes can be one and done with Degoo Premium. In other words, you pay $49.99 …

11 Signs Your Upper Back Pain Is Serious Trouble

It may be your desk job Reader’s DigestThe One BIG Sign of Arthritis You Confuse with Other Back ProblemsYou may want to re-evaluate your back pain. Slouch much? “Upper back pain is most commonly from poor posture,” says Irene Tien, MD, emergency medicine physician with the Rowe Telemedicine Network. Sitting and staring at a computer “shortens chest muscles and pulls on the muscles in the upper back. A lot of people get a muscle spasm between the shoulder blades as a result,” she explains. Make sure your back pain isn’t also being caused by these everyday habits you have. The post 11 Signs Your Upper Back Pain Is Serious Trouble appeared first on Reader's Digest. Read more: rd.com

Apple’s new TV app is still terrible for actually watching TV on iPhones

Apple just released its updated Apple TV app today across iOS and tvOS — it’s a big deal for the company, laying the crucial groundwork for the company’s new TV strategy with direct-to-consumer subscriptions and Apple’s own upcoming Apple TV Plus video streaming service. So why does it still default to portrait mode for playing back video? There’s simply no way around it — actually watching video using Apple’s native TV app is just an appalling user experience. Here’s how it works: if you’re watching a video on the TV app — presumably, one that you bought or rented on iTunes, streamed through one of Apple’s native partner channels, like HBO or Showtime, or whatever the method for using Apple …

Horsehead Nebula Fly-through

Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA); G. Bacon, T. Davis, L. Frattare, Z. Levay, and F. Summers (Viz 3D team, STScI); ESO. spacetelescope.org/videos/heic1307d/ This video shows a 3D visualisation of part of the sky in the constellation of Orion (The Hunter), showing the new infrared Hubble observations of the Horsehead Nebula (otherwise known as Barnard 33). This video presents a scientific visualisation of the Horsehead Nebula as seen in infrared light. The computer graphics model is intended to be scientifically reasonable, but not fully accurate. This new infrared image has been released to celebrate 23 years of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This video also uses ground-based observations from the European Southern Observatory’s Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope …