MobiScribe: An E-Ink Display That Writes Like Paper

Do you enjoy the feel of writing on paper, but aren’t a fan of the inconveniences that come with actual paper? A new device called MobiScribe might be exactly what you’re looking for, as it takes E-Ink technology and a stylus to create the look and feel of paper but without the drawbacks. Or at least, that’s the goal. MobiScribe Features When it comes to taking notes, keeping schedules, and drawing, there’s nothing like the feel of pen and paper. While MobiScribe isn’t actually paper, it promises to feel much closer than writing on a tablet or a laptop. MobiScribe...Read the...

Uber Will Now Ban Riders for Bad Ratings

If you regularly use Uber and want to carry on doing so you need to start behaving better. This is because Uber has announced it’s going to start banning riders who maintain a bad rating. Which would prevent you from using Uber the next time you need a ride. Uber Asks for Safety and Respect for All In a post on the Uber Newsroom, Uber has announced a new effort to ensure “safety and respect for all”. This essentially involves Uber refreshing its Community Guidelines, and insisting everyone confirm that they’ve read and understood the rules. However, beyond educating people...Read the...

You Can Now Tell Alexa to Delete Your Voice Recordings

If you own an Amazon Echo or another Alexa-enabled device, you can now tell Alexa to delete your voice recordings. While this is currently only limited to voice recordings up to one day old, it is at least a start. Amazon Records Your Alexa Voice Commands Amazon has been getting some bad press of late over the way it retains voice recordings. There have been claims Amazon tracks and shares voice data, and even that Amazon employees are listening into these snippets of conversation to help train the Alexa AI. It is possible to delete these voice recordings manually through...Read the...

Google Kills the YouTube Gaming App

YouTube Gaming is no longer a standalone entity. Instead, YouTube Gaming is being incorporated into YouTube itself, with the app and site disappearing. This is designed to bring the entire YouTube gaming community together in one place. A Brief History of YouTube Gaming In 2015, YouTube launched YouTube Gaming. This was a standalone site spun off from YouTube, and was dedicated to video games and gamers. YouTube Gaming was launched in response to the success of Twitch, which had turned gaming into a spectator sport. In 2018, YouTube announced that YouTube Gaming was coming home, with plans in place to...Read the...

GitHub Sponsors Lets You Fund Open Source Software

GitHub has launched GitHub Sponsors, which lets you fund the development of open source software. As GitHub is the biggest repository for open source projects, this is big news for developers dedicated to creating and maintaining open source software. Fund Open Source Software Using GitHub Sponsors GitHub describes GitHub Sponsors as “a new way to financially support the developers who build the open source software you use every day.” The idea is to let everyone who uses open source software—which is everyone—contribute to its development. In the post on the GitHub Blog announcing the new initiative, GitHub explains its reasoning...Read the...

Rotten Tomatoes Introduces Verified Ratings

Rotten Tomatoes has introduced Verified Ratings and Verified Reviews. This new feature tags ratings and reviews from people who Rotten Tomatoes can confirm have bought tickets to see the movie in question. Thereby locking out the bad actors. In March 2019, Rotten Tomatoes made some changes designed to stop people review-bombing movies. Review-bombing being a coordinated effort to lower a review score. Rotten Tomatoes is trying to stop the haters hating, and it has a new trick up its sleeve. How Verified Ratings and Verified Reviews Work As detailed in a post on the Rotten Tomatoes Blog, the popular movie...Read the...

The Ultimate Guide to Git—Claim Your Free Ebook!

Simply put, Git is a powerful, open source version control software, which allows multiple people to work on a project, and different versions of that project, without interfering with each other. Yes, there are other version control systems out there, but Git is by far the most popular for developers (and for good reason) and with this free ebook, you’ll learn about everything Git can do. With Git (among other things), you can: Work on multiple versions of the same project Backtrack through, and compare, different versions of your projects Have multiple developers working on a single project Track which...Read the...

Hiring An SEO? Hear From Google What SEOs Do

This Google video “How to hire an SEO” isn’t new but it’s to the point and vital to setting expectations.  I encourage both SEOs and clients to watch this video and learn what Google says you should look for in an SEO. How to hire an SEO Transcript hi I’m Maile Ohye and I work with Google search I like to share advice to help you hire a useful SEO and prevent hiring a bad SEO one who you might pay a lot of money without positive results or even worse one who implements shady practices on your website that result...

5 Free Apps to Turn Photos Into Art on Android, iPhone, or Web

Akin to Instagram filters, there are now apps that can turn a photo into a painting. From Munch’s Scream to Mondrian’s geometric genius, these artistic effect filter apps are easy to use, and available for both mobile and desktop. If you want to know how to make a photo look like a painting for free, you might be interested in reading about the brains behind these apps, the DeepStyle neural painting algorithm. While all apps use this same algorithm, the way it is applied in different apps is what sets them apart. 1. Prisma (Android, iOS): The Best of the...Read the...

How to Live Stream to YouTube With a Raspberry Pi

By adding a camera module to your Raspberry Pi, you essentially get a portable, lightweight, and easy-to-hold-or-mount internet-connected camera. So, it makes sense that you might want to stream footage with it. But how do you get started with this? Which Pi model should you use? Is one camera module solution better than another? And how the do you get the footage onto YouTube? As with most things Raspberry Pi, it’s remarkably straightforward. Why Live Stream With a Raspberry Pi? With so many different devices capable of streaming to YouTube, you might well be wondering “why choose the Pi”? Well,...Read the...