Alvin Holland

Tiny Food-Based Works of Art to Drool Over

I don't know about you, but visions of pumpkin pie and cornbread stuffing and big, juicy turkeys are constantly dancing through my head right now. I'm sorry, healthy eating habits, but it's Thanksgiving week, and all I can do is think about food. Although I can't wait to fill up my plate with the classic […]

How to Gain Control of WordPress by Exploiting XML-RPC

WordPress did not become what is arguably the most popular blogging and CMS platform on the planet because it was difficult to use. Rather, its user-friendly and rich feature set led to it finding a home on somewhere north of 70 million websites—and that's just counting blogs hosted on Today, we're interested in the […]

Microsoft Gives Windows Insiders Peek into New Paint 3D

If you've ever been inspired to try out 3D modeling after enjoying computer-generated imagery in video games and movies, chances are you've checked out an paid applications like 3ds Max (previously called 3D Studio Max), or even free ones like Blender, then just went "No Way! It's way too complicated." Well, Microsoft is addressing this […]

No-Stress Thanksgiving Desserts That Don’t Require an Oven

Oven space is scarce on that fated fourth Thursday of November. Even if you can find a spare space for pumpkin pie on the bottom shelf, you risk turkey drippings overflowing from above and ruining your beautiful dessert—not to mention a burnt crust from different temperature requirements. The bottom line is: oven real estate is […]

3 Weird & Tasty Ways to Cook Your Thanksgiving Turkey

Roasting turkey is a topic that inspires endless debate among cooks. How do you get the perfect mixture of juicy meat, crispy skin, and flavor? Everyone has a favorite technique, whether it's brining the bird or spatchcocking it (removing its backbone so it cooks almost flat). Don't Miss: 5 Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your […]

HoloLens Dev 101: How to Install & Set Up the HoloLens Emulator

Don't let the lack of owning a HoloLens stop you from joining in on the fun of creating software in this exciting new space. The HoloLens Emulator offers a solution for everyone that wants to explore Windows Holographic development. At $3,000, the HoloLens can be cost-prohibitive for many developers, and understanding if your software idea […]

Turkey Day Hacks: 7 Alternatives to Traditional Stuffing

When it comes to Thanksgiving, some people live for stuffing (or dressing, if that's what you call it). Personally, I love all stuffing, even the boxed kind. However, even the classics can start to feel a little staid and dull after a while. Why not try giving your Thanksgiving stuffing a little pizzazz by playing […]

Watch This Automated Lego Factory Fold Paper into a Perfect Cube

Robots are always really cool, if you ask me. Sometimes they're made out of Legos, and that's even cooler. The Papercube, previously called the Legomaschine, is a fully automated Lego "factory" created by students in the Management, Information, and Technology program at Germany's Jade Hochschule (Jade University). This is a scale model of an actual […]

Watch This Cabinet Open Up Like a Paper Fan

As Thanksgiving looms near, we all understand the importance of having a nice, well-decorated home that your relatives can feel free to mercilessly critique because that's what families do. If you're looking to mix up your home décor with something a little bit outside the traditional cabinet box set, check out the amazing Wave cabinet […]

How to Test for Adups’ Spyware on Your Phone—& Disable It

Mobile security researchers at Kryptowire recently uncovered spyware preinstalled on hundreds of thousands of Android smartphones by FOTA provider Adups which was gathering personally identifiable information (PII) such as call logs, app usage data, and even the full contents of text messages and sending these to a third-party server—all without the users' knowledge. Don't Miss: […]

RCS Is Finally Here… If You Have the Right App, Phone & Carrier

The next generation in mobile communications has officially arrived. A new "Universal Profile" was just published to help carriers and OEMs enable Rich Communication Services (RCS) on any of their smartphones, and the standard hopes to replace SMS with a feature-rich, iMessage-like experience on all phones. RCS could offer a vast improvement for the texting […]

This Illusionist’s Ringart Performance Is Hypnotic

Heads up: the following videos and GIFs will definitely cause you to zone out and lose focus on whatever it is you're doing. Ouka is an award-winning Japanese entertainer whose made a name for himself with magic tricks and diabolo performances (the latter of which you can see here), but his optical illusion work is […]