Ben Heck’s Sega Saturn teardown


By popular request, Ben is tearing down the retro Sega Saturn games console. Back in the day, the Saturn was Sega’s attempt to compete against Sony’s PlayStation, even though it already had a CD-based console add-on for the Genesis / Mega Drive i…

France seizes from man who’s had it since ‘94, so he sues


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A French-born American has now sued his home country because, he claims, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has illegally seized a domain that he’s owned since 1994:

In the mid-1990s, Jean-Noël Frydman bought from and set up a website to serve as a “digital kiosk” for Francophiles and Francophones in the United States.

For over 20 years, Frydman built up a business (also known as, often collaborating with numerous official French agencies, including the Consulate General in Los Angeles and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Celebrities are tweeting their old headshots, and wow


Celebrities … they’re just like us, right?

If you put aside all the wealth and fame and success and, well, yeah. Hey, at least they were once kind of like us! We were reminded of that fact this week when #oldheadshotday started trending and scores of celebs took the opportunity to tweet pictures from their past. 

The results are truly wonderful. 

For starters, let’s take a look at America’s funny man, Stephen Colbert. Did you know he wasn’t born with an arched eyebrow? Neither did we!

I don’t remember ever being this happy in my 20s..#oldheadshotday

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You should be excited about 5G because it’s both fast and cool

By now we’ve all heard that 5G is coming, and if you’re a mobile consumer you might be thinking, “so what?” Why should you care about the next generation of wireless network technology? Isn’t it just another iteration, bringing incremental changes that are no big deal? No. No, it isn’t. 5G technology is actually a great leap forward. For one thing, it’s fast — really fast. As in at least 10 times faster than 4G, and up to a 100 times faster at its full potential. So you can stream video live with almost zero lag time, and download a full-length…

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5 Ways to Secure Your Google Home Device

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Download this: Google Tasks app makes it easier to get stuff done


Easily lost amid the news of Gmail’s biggest redesign in years was the revelation that the company also launched a new to-do list app to supplement Gmail’s new productivity features.

Called Tasks, the app integrates with your Gmail inbox to make managing your to-do list easier.

Tasks, which is available for iOS and Android, is deceptively simple: you can create lists of to-do items and check them off once they’re completed.

But the real power of the service is when you use it directly from your inbox. With the new Gmail design, you can opt to add something to your tasks without ever navigating away from the message  Read more…

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