Get Software For Designing Rockets And Piloting Drones, Free From NASA

You can get over 1,000 free programs from NASA, thanks to the second release of NASA’s online software catalogue, which debuted last year. The catalogue includes every piece of software that NASA built for itself, ranging from project management and inventory programs to design software for rockets and crewed spacecraft.


Our Favourite Android, iOS, And Windows Phone Apps Of The Week

Welcome to a new week, and another round-up of apps. Oddly, iOS really upped its app game this week with lots of must have apps and additions. Android came in with a few but not nearly as many. But Windows Phone might have been the biggest winner with new software from Microsoft. Let’s take a look, shall we?


Three Handy Uses For Chrome Beyond Browsing The Web

You probably think of Chrome as a web browser — and so you should — but it has a few more tricks up its sleeve than you might have realised. Here are three of our favourite alternative uses for the software, which to a large extent work the same in Mozilla Firefox too.


No, Pirates Can't Upgrade To Windows 10 For Free

There’s been a lot of confusion about Windows 10 recently: first Microsoft said it would be a free upgrade. Then, it suggested even pirates could upgrade to genuine versions of Windows. That’s not actually true.


Check Flights, Reservations And Events In Google Maps For Android

Version 9.8 of Google Maps for Android didn’t exactly make the national news headlines earlier this month — and rightly so — but there are a couple of new features worth flagging up for you to make use of.


Hackers Are Using The Starbucks App To Skim Bank Accounts

Good passwords are obviously important for banking apps and sensitive email accounts, but a new scam highlights why you should never, ever use a crappy password, even if you’re just signing up for a mediocre franchise coffee house rewards card. Starbucks app users are getting their bank accounts drained by password-guessing thieves.


BitTorrent's Encrypted P2P Chat Service Is Now Live

Announced a year ago, BitTorrent’s charmingly-named Bleep P2P chat app is finally live, for all your secretive anti-governmental murmurings.


Skype Translator Is Now Available For Everyone, No Invite Required

Skype Translator is one of those technologies that makes you stop and say “whoa, future.” A mythical service that can translate your speech in seamless real time, with accompanying transcripts, could eventually surmount the language barrier. But until then, we have Skype Translator, and it’s a great start.


Easily Add GIFs To Your Gmail With This Slick Chrome Extension

Giphy’s great new Chrome extension builds an animated image search engine right into your editor. I’m freaking out.


Where To Find The Best Live Streams On Meerkat And Periscope

Meerkat and Periscope are two apps with a similar purpose: To let you broadcast live video over the web for anyone who wants to tune in. But what if your circle of friends aren’t live streaming enthusiasts? Here’s how you can find some streams of note on both networks.


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