Aleksandr Jagodkin

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Saving Lives With Tech Amid Syria’s Endless Civil War

On the Morning of April 11, Abu al-Nour was lounging at home in a small town in Syria’s Idlib Province. It was a pleasant day, and his seven …

Middle East

$64 device adds a backup camera to your car without running any video wires

Many new cars come with backup cameras that make it so much easier to reverse without having to worry about navigating around obstacles or, heaven …

Tech Trends

If You Don't Own Any Of These 35 Genius Products From Amazon, You're Doing Life Wrong

Are you by chance reading this out in public somewhere? On the subway, maybe? In a doctor's office? Good. Look to your left. Now to your right. …

Lifehacks

With this simple strategy, 'You can't avoid becoming a millionaire'

Michael Taylor used to sell bonds for Goldman Sachs. Now he's focused his efforts on making young people understand the importance of investing early.<p>"We don't teach compound interest math in school," Taylor said. In his new book, <i>The Financial Rules for New College Graduates</i>, along with a YouTube …

Retirement

This $20 Car Charger is so Much More Than Just a Car Charger

Everyone loves a good multifunction tech accessory, and <i>Boy Genius Report</i> has found an awesome car charger that prevents you from getting lost and …

Genius

The 10 best perfumes for men

From timeless classics to classics-in-the-making, our grooming expert Lee Kynaston picks out the 10 best perfumes for men.<p>The one to get fresh with: Dior Eau Sauvage<p>Described by fragrance historian Roja Dove as ‘one of the most important creations of the second half of the last century’ this …

Men's Fashion

The last keyboard you’ll ever buy is a $41 wireless keyboard that never needs to be charged

There are a few products that we cover pretty much every time they go on sale, and the Logitech K750 Wireless Solar Keyboard is definitely one of …

Tech Trends

These $79 Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones are normally $260

Everyone uses music to drown out background noise — whether because of a crying baby on a plane, loud chewing in the library, or neighbors …

Consumer Tech

This $16 dent puller will save you a $200 trip to the auto body shop

It used to be that if you got a little dent in your car door, you had two choices: either spend $200-$300 at an auto body shop to fix it, or live …

Repairs

10 basic Android terminal commands you should know

For a lot of us, the fact that we can plug our Android phone into a computer and interact with it is a big plus. Besides the times when we've broken …

Android News

I've saved enough at age 28 that I'll be a multimillionaire by retirement, and I used Warren Buffett's favorite investing strategy to do it

I recently turned 28, and I've already saved over a quarter of a million dollars.<p>By itself, that factoid had earned me a surprising amount of publicity. But for all the immediate headline-grabbing power of the statement, there's a far more impressive implication lurking underneath its surface. (The …

Retirement

Review: Anker's newest wireless earbuds are dirt-cheap and sound amazing

Not long ago, Anker launched its answer to Apple’s AirPods with the Zolo Liberty – an impressive first effort that left a good impression, and retailed for $150. Now, it’s following it up with the SoundCore Liberty Lite.<p>We like the SoundCore Liberty Lite. For starters, it’s cheaper. Anker’s more …

Consumer Tech

How I made my own WireGuard VPN server

Some of you may have heard about VPN protocols that let you establish a connection between your device and a server, such as OpenVPN and IPsec. But there’s a brand new shiny protocol that promises to be faster and more secure at the same time — WireGuard.<p>But WTF is a VPN anyway? A VPN is a virtual …

Information Systems

Why You Should Stop Washing Your Clothes in Warm Water

When you’re throwing your clothes in the wash, you probably reflexively turn on the warm cycle. The hotter the water, the cleaner the clothes, right? …

Cleaning

Worms frozen in permafrost for 42,000 years have come back to life and are eating

Scientists have made a discovery that is quite mind-blowing. Roundworms found in the permafrost in two areas of Siberia have come back to life in …

Biology

Starbucks worker wins lawsuit over 13 hours of off-the-clock pay

Starbucks and other employers in California must pay workers for minutes they routinely spend off the clock on tasks such as locking up or setting the store alarm, the state supreme court ruled Thursday.<p>The unanimous ruling was a big victory for hourly workers in California and could prompt …

Judiciary

7 Powerful Tactics Mentally Strong People Use to Prevent Toxic People From Taking a Toll on Their Lives

Toxic people can drain your mental strength. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to limit their influence.<p>While one toxic person may use manipulation and lies, another may resort to intimidation and incivility. And if you're not careful, people like that can take a serious toll on your …

Self-help

The One Accessory Every Stylish International Traveler Should Own

Make every trip a little more streamlined with a passport case.<p>Traveling is a whole lot less stressful when you pack with a strategy. One such strategy is making sure everything you're bringing has a home—namely, your most important piece of identification. Keeping a passport holder on hand ensures …

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is a pocket storage powerhouse

SanDisk's speedy new rugged SSD is water-resistant and comes in capacities up to 2TB.<p>Sarah Tew, CNET's photographer here in New York, shoots tons of products for me. But rarely have I seen her as excited about a product as San Disk's new Extreme Portable SSD.<p>That's because the 38.9-gram Extreme …

The No. 1 Resume Mistake That Will Get You Immediately Rejected

If your language doesn't mirror the job posting, you may not be selected.<p><i>What are the biggest mistakes that job seekers commonly make on their resumes that cause them to be skipped over during the screening process? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering</i> …

How I’m getting richer every day: 4 ways to increase wealth

I’m not hungry for money. Compared to several years ago, when I had less money, I still have the same life.<p>I wake up, drink my freshly brewed coffee, …

The Morning Grooming Routine Every Man Should Follow

Look after your face - it's the only one you're gonna get<p>How do you like your face in the morning? Unblemished, preferably. Handsome: absolutely. But unlike the DNA winners on every skin wash advert ever, you're going to need some maintenance.<p>Why? Because skin needs hydrating. It needs maintaining. …

Adobe Scan can now automatically turn business cards into phone contacts

Artificial intelligence could soon make manually typing up information off a business card a thing of the past. Adobe Scan, the smartphone scanning …

If You Don't Know These 7 Extremely Simple Rules For Treating Customers Right, You're Guaranteed To Drive Them Away

Break any one of these seven practical rules of customer engagement, and you're in for a rude awakening.<p>Unless you know these seven simple rules of customer service, you're almost certainly driving customers away. And you may not even know why it's happening, until you wake up one Monday and find …

Donald Trump Goes Rogue

In half a week, between Quebec and Singapore, Trump showed that the liberal order is hateful to him, and that he wants out.<p>When President Trump walked out early from the meeting of the Group of Seven in Charlevoix, Quebec, on June 9th, he left the group’s collective statement without an American …

Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

Best Bluetooth Headsets in 2018

While most consumers have moved onto using Bluetooth earbuds and headphones, there's still a use for old-school Bluetooth earpieces. They're smaller …

12 Science-Backed Ways to Make Yourself Smarter

From chewing gum to having more sex, here are some things you can do to boost your brain power.<p>There are a variety of things a person can do, at any age, to make themselves smarter. And they're easier than you think.<p>One simple way to make yourself smarter is to believe that it's possible and tell …

The Brain

Trump’s Negotiating Style Is Pure Art of the Moron

Even by this blowhard’s YUGE standards, it’s been an exceptionally bad and destructive week of terrifying our allies and legitimizing our enemies.<p>I’m …

Want to Be the Type of Leader People Will Remember for Life? Do the 1 Thing Most Bosses Hate the Most

The essence of great leadership really comes down to where you place yourself on the organizational pyramid.<p>In management theory, certain concepts from yesteryear no longer hold true. Like, for example, the idea that people must be driven to perform.<p>Yet over the years, I've learned that <i>driving</i> …

Employment

Amazon has a $40 wireless keyboard that lasts forever without new batteries or recharging

Are you tired of having to plug in your wireless keyboard every time it needs to be recharged? After all, it’s a “wireless” keyboard so connecting a …