Self

6 robots and toys to give your kids a head start on coding

Young children can start learning how to program right at home with these toys, which will hit almost any budget

Self

Apple names 350 Student Swift Challenge Winners for 2021

The students, 13 years old and up, won a virtual ticket to Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference next week

Smart Home

Google I/O is teaching us to write in Fortran and we’re here for it

(And oh yes, Google's developers conference for 2021 is going to be free, online and and held May 18 through May 20)

Hackers

Cyberpunk game developer CD Projekt hit by ransomware attack

The hackers have threatened sell stolen game source code and distribute private documents

Self

Lego Education’s BricQ Motion teaches kids about STEAM — without robots and coding

The new sets include science, math and other basics with projects that children, age 6 and up, can follow

Smart Home

Yale Smart Cabinet Lock Review

Yale's new smart cabinet lock is designed to keep an eye on the snack cabinet, and more, in your smart home.

Security Home

Review: Vivint Smart Home System brings a new level of service and automation to secure your smart home

See what you get in a professionally installed and monitored home security and automation system for the cost of a monthly smartphone bill.

Smart Home

Review: Schlage Encode Smart Deadbolt with built-in Wi-Fi is a solid no-frills option

This latest from Schlage carries top ratings for durability, security and finish

Self

Get discounted Uber and Lyft rides to the polls on Election Day

Both companies are giving heavily discounted rides to and from your local polling place on Election Day. Here are the details and codes needed to still use this option.

Smartphones

How to get the new iOS 15 public beta on your iPhone and iPad right now

Betas for new iPhone and iPad software are both available to the public now

Self

Update Google Chrome now to block known exploit

Windows, Mac and Linux machines all need to push out the update now

Smart Home

How to factory reset an August smart lock when moving house

A guide for resetting the smart door lock when selling your home

Self

9 Best Tech Toys for Children for the 2020 holiday season

These toys are excellent at sparking a child's interest in science, coding and even engineering. And yes, of course, they're seriously fun.

Self

Ticket + Fingerprint, Please

From Walt Disney World to Legoland Dubai, these parks scan biometric data on guests as they enter the park

Self

Lego Education Spike Prime Review: Robotics tailored to the middle school crowd

The $330 kit is designed for educators, parents and students who want to learn about simple robot building, sensors, and the coding that makes everything work

Auto

Audi and Volkswagen have data breach that affects 3.3 million

The company is offering identity theft protection service to some people

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