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Pixel 2 - turn on data saver mode when not in WiFi?

Is this possible? I've tried searching the actions but couldn't find the data saver mode

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Stretching The Definitions Of A Custom IC

Hack a Day - 2 hours 12 min ago

Maker Faire is the nexus for all things new and exciting. At the Bay Area Maker Faire this weekend, zGlue introduced a new platform that stretches the definition of custom ICs. Is this custom silicon? No, not at all. zGlue is a platform allowing anyone to take off-the-shelf ICs and package them into a single module, allowing you to build a smaller PCB with a shorter BOM.

The zGlue module found in the zOrigin

The idea behind zGlue is to take all of the fun chips available today from accelerometers to tiny microcontrollers with integrated wireless and put them on a tiny, tiny board that is then encapsulated. At Maker Faire, the zGlue team was busy demonstrating their cloud-based platform that allows anyone to add off-the-shelf chips to the zGlue stack and assemble it into a custom module.

Of course, every new tech startup needs a demo, so zGlue has come up with zOrigin, a small fitness tracker that features a suite of chips crammed into one encapsulated package. The chips included in the zOrigin ZiP package are a Dialog DA14585 microcontroller with BLE, an Analog Devices heart rate monitor, a crystal, a bit of Flash, a power monitoring IC and an accelerometer. There are also thirty passives stuck in this single chip, and with a battery, some LEDs, and a vibration motor, this chip becomes a complete solution for wearable fitness trackers.

Shoving a bunch of chips into a single module is nothing new; most of wireless modules available on the market are just that. NextThingCo experimented with a Linux computer on a chip with the GR8 module, again, just a bunch of chips slathered in epoxy. The most visible benefit of custom modules is probably the Octavo System on a Chip that became the PocketBone.

While the ability to create custom modules from off-the-shelf chips is nothing new for manufacturers, the ability for anyone to create their own custom ICs has remained out of reach for the Average Joe hardware hacker. zGlue is the solution to this problem, and the prices seem fairly reasonable, starting at around $100 for the initial R&D.

Looking for input for a project

Cryptography - 2 hours 30 min ago

Hi guys,

I'm working on a little project i started some weeks ago.

I'm creating an "puzzle" through the internet. In other words, one has to prove that he knows well how blockchain/encryption/ethereum works, what an algorithm does, tracking transactions, encode/decode, etc.

In add it will require math skills, but no programming skills at all. The puzzle will take place on different websites. Kind of "level up" with every task.

Here's my qu.: Do you have some ideas of "things" i could add? F.e. i really like diffi hellman and sha, but i struggle in implementing these methods into something with "story".

My purpose is to educate and in addition i created a cryptocurrency, the winners will get. I'm creating kind of a club for ppl who proved a specific kind of knowledge. The token connects them.

Second qu.: What do you think about my doing in general? Every opinion is welcome, trolls too.

Thanks and have nice day.

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Serious doubt over the Android One program - Nokia 7 Plus still on 8.0 February 1st update in the UK

Android - 3 hours 10 min ago

I got the Nokia 7 Plus (unlocked from Amazon) on the promise of regular and fast updates, but it's not the case. There's plenty of people complaining about it:

Seems to be tied to sim cars perhaps? People have said factory resetting and removing the sim card will get you the update, as well as swapping out an EE sim (which people are saying are blocking the update) for another network will also get you the update. I was hoping that Android One would work independent of the carriers but this doesn't seem to be the case...

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Do you guys have an "Emergency" plan?

Android - 3 hours 14 min ago

Hey guys, does any of you have a backup way to get in touch with someone when you use a password handler (i.e. lastpass, dashlane, etc) and let's assume your device gets taken (just happened to a friend of mine)?

So what I mean is this: like I said, a friend of mine had this happen to her (she was mugged & attacked) and somebody lent her a phone but she didn't know any of the phone #'s so she did the next best thing she could think about and she just signed into her Fb account.

Cool, that worked for her, however, it got me thinking. If something like that were to happen to me (knock on wood), I can't get into my Fb account because it's using 2FA for which I'd need my phone...then I realized I'd be locked out. I do know some phone #'s but if I'm out (say traveling) then those might not be helpful. So now I don't know how I'd handle this kind of situation.


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Internet of Laundry — Let the ESP8266 Watch Your Dirty Drawers Get Clean

Hack a Day - 5 hours 14 min ago

When you think of world-changing devices, you usually don’t think of the washing machine. However, making laundry manageable changed not only how we dress but how much time people spent getting their clothes clean. So complaining about how laborious our laundry is today would make someone from the 1800s laugh. Still, we all hate the laundry and [Andrew Dupont], in particular, hates having to check on the machine to see if it is done. So he made Laundry Spy.

How do you sense when the machine — either a washer or a dryer — is done? [Andrew] thought about sensing current but didn’t want to mess with house current. His machines don’t have LED indicators, so using a light sensor wasn’t going to work either. However, an accelerometer can detect vibrations in the machine and most washers and dryers vibrate plenty while they are running.

The four-part build log shows how he took an ESP8266 and made it sense when the washer and dryer were done so it could text his cell phone. He’d already done a similar project with an Adafruit HUZZAH. But he wanted to build in some new ideas and currently likes working with NodeMCU. While he was at it he upgraded the motion sensor to an LIS3DH which was cheaper than the original sensor.

[Andrew] already runs Node – RED on a Raspberry Pi, so incorporating this project with his system was a snap. Of course, you could adapt the approach to lots of other things, as well. The device produces MQTT messages and Node – RED subscribes to them. The Pushover handles the text messaging. Node – RED has a graphical workflow that makes integrating all the pieces very intuitive. Here’s the high-level workflow:

You might wonder why he didn’t just have the ESP8266 talk directly to Pushover. That is possible, of course, but in part 2, [Andrew] enumerates some good reasons for his design. He wants to decouple components in the system for easier future upgrades. And MQTT is simple to publish on the sensor side of things compared to API calls which are handled by the Raspberry Pi for now.

Laundry monitoring isn’t a unique idea and everyone has a slightly different take on it, even some Hackaday authors. If phone notification is too subtle for you, you can always go bigger.

Just a reminder that even the best of phones aren't safe from adware and malware

Android - 5 hours 15 min ago

This was on my note 8:

The app that game me the Trojan I downloaded straight from the play store. No third party things involved. The adaware ones were my fault. I tried getting app not on the play store from a third party apk hosting site. As soon as I got a barrage of ads from chrome I knew what had happened and what caused it. The app I used to detect these things was Malwarebytes. I recommend everyone get it for their phones and computers. In my opinion its the absolute best virus scanner out there.

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Mahjong Demon 5.17 - Japanese-style Mahjong game.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 5 hours 46 min ago

Mahjong Demon is a Japanese-style mahjong game.

Version 5.17:
  • Fixed some graphics and sounds.

  • OS X 10.7 or later

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Texpad 1.8.4 - LaTeX editor.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 5 hours 49 min ago

Texpad is a LaTeX editor designed for straightforward navigation of projects of any size. When Texpad opens a document it scans through it, looking for LaTeX structure commands and any included files, then it presents you with an outline view with which you can swiftly navigate the entire project.

Texpad replaces LaTeX's obscure console output with a table of typesetting errors. Clicking on these errors will direct you to the offending line in the LaTeX source.

Texpad's elegant single window design saves you from the clutter of windows. In even the largest projects all files are accessible from the outline view to the left of the editor. This one-window design works especially well with OS X 10.7 Lion's fullscreen mode.

Version 1.8.4:
  • Duplicate option
    • Single file Duplicate under the file menu has been restored
    • Duplicate entire project option has been added
  • Global Search
    • There is now a Case sensitivity option for Global Search, normal and Regular Expressions under the search menu accessed by clicking the magnifying glass.
    • A Regular Expression option has been moved to the search menu. You can no longer trigger Regular Expression search with enclosing slashes, you must use the menu. This is necessary because it now allows users to search for terms such as /$/ without accidentally triggering regular expression search.
  • TexpadTeX packages can automatically download when required. There is a permission option on the TexpadTeX bundle manager screen to allow this. You will be prompted the first time to do this.
  • Minor enhancements
    • Cleaned up 1.7 era files from the App Support folder
    • Find bar in the editor now shows the result count
    • Organiser file icons have been improved
    • Right-click/context menu in typeset issues list now allows copy to clipboard
    • Added an option to export .bbl (and other intermediate files) when using TexpadTeX
    • The active build script is now displayed on the typeset bar
    • Added a setting to choose whether or not to jump to errors post-typeset
    • Pressing Escape in the global text and tag search fields will now shift focus to the editor
    • Up and down arrows keys will now navigate through the tag search table
  • Fix for
    • Issue where PDF pages could end up out of order in the viewer
    • Incomplete info view for citations in the autocomplete windows
    • synctex command with TexpadTeX
    • Fix for Jump’ button in autocomplete popover
    • Autosense with gastex and a number of LuaTeX specific commands
    • TexpadTeX to turn off with the nomencl and mtpro2 packages
    • Crash when importing projects to Texpad Connect with non-local documents
    • TexpadTeX search paths
    • Global build scripts list in the typeset config window
    • TexpadTeX retypesets after a bundle is installed
    • App-wide auto-typeset setting used with external typesetter
    • Export project as folder to use relative, rather than absolute, paths
    • Remote connect project creation notification
    • Autofill with Bibtex files that have an escaped close curly bracket in the bibtex entry
    • Issue with connect where it could lockup when opening a tpc document with wifi connected, but no connection to server possible
    • CMD-T with TexpadTeX in an unsaved file

  • OS X 10.11 or later
  • For typesetting user must have a LaTeX distribution installed. MacTeX is available for free.

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How do you get the admin page of a website?

Your hacking tutorial - 5 hours 59 min ago

I tried Havij on but I didn't get anything

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Displays 1.6.1 - Change resolution, manage monitors, and more.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 6 hours 40 min ago

Displays will let you quickly change your monitor resolution, and adds a lot of additional functions for your monitors. It is available in English, French, and Italian.

  • Select your monitor resolution with two mouse clicks
  • Access all hidden resolutions supported by your monitor
  • Get information about all your monitors
  • Night mode to avoid unwanted effects of lights especially blue light
  • Virtual mouse pointer highlighter for your presentations
  • Show another display with 'Picture-in-Picture' mode
  • Take screenshots and upload them to Dropbox or Cloudapp
  • Hide your desktop icons in one click

And Displays supports:

  • multi-monitors
  • customisation of each resolution name
  • keyboard shortcuts
  • notifications

Version 1.6.1:
  • New : spanish localization added
  • New : information about a monitor can be copied to pasteboard
  • Updated frameworks
  • Updated localizations
  • Fixed several minor bugs

  • OS X 10.8 or later

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