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Cloudflare makes it harder for ISPs to track your web history

If you're privacy-minded, you probably aren't thrilled that governments seem hell-bent on giving internet providers free rein over your browsing data. Cloudflare just gave you a tool to fight back, however. It launched 1.1.1.1, a free Domain Name System service (the technology that translates IP …

Privacy

What is ProtonMail, the service used by Cambridge Analytica to cover its tracks?

If you've been out of the loop of the Facebook/privacy/Cambridge Analytica scandal that has ruled headlines over the past week, there's a small yet …

Privacy

Here is how to delete Facebook

Some of us have been on Facebook for more than a decade, but all good things come to an end. Over the past 18 months, Facebook has been in a downward spiral. The social network is in the eye of a controversy storm, with fake news, Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, and misuse of …

Social Media

How To Safely Access The Dark Web

The deep web and its inner recess, the dark web - those less well-trodden parts of the internet beyond the reach of Google and Bing - are not for the …

Privacy

World stocks waver amid turmoil in the White House and trade-war worries

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro has said that Trump would get options in the coming weeks to address China’s "theft and forced transfer" of …

What I Learned from One Year Shooting Manual Flash

“I’m not exactly sure how I can go back,” I said to a photographer the other night in a business dinner. Our conversation briefly touched on using …

So You Want To Get Started in Cryptocurrency

You can still get in on the cryptocurrency craze. But first, make sure you want to.<p>There aren’t piles of bitcoin in vaults somewhere. Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin exist entirely as data, ones and zeroes passing between computers on the internet, proving their existence as numbers on a phone or …

Watch: A Conversation With Decluttering Guru Marie Kondo

We interview the Japanese organizing expert about the art of tidying up and her new collaboration with minimalist brand Cuyana.<p><b>Dwell: Tell me about the origins of the KonMari Method. How did it all begin? Where did you learn your methods, and how have you adapted or refined them?</b><p><b>Kondo:</b> I became …

Hearts Get 'Younger,' Even At Middle Age, With Exercise

Eventually it happens to everyone. As we age, even if we're healthy, the heart becomes less flexible, more stiff and just isn't as efficient in processing oxygen as it used to be. In most people the first signs show up in the 50s or early 60s. And among people who don't exercise, the underlying …

High Blood Pressure

The App You Need To Download, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Type

Look at the home screen of any phone or tablet, and you can learn a lot about its owner. Scrolling through the apps they've downloaded can give you a …

European history and population mapped by year

Cottereau: This video shows the borders and populations of each country in Europe, for every year since 400 BC. Vassal states and colonies are not …

I Didn’t Find My Passion Until I Was 50 Years Old

“Follow your passion” is advice we hear so often, it almost seems like a cliché. It sounds fabulous, except for one thing: What if you don’t have a …

This montage of Oscar winners suggests that a film's legacy depends on cinematography

Wide shots, silhouettes, the color red — these are the traits of Oscar-winning camerawork from 1927 to today.<p>The latest movie montage from the supercut gurus at Burger Fiction offers a surprising lesson in cinema history.<p>In seven minutes, the montage offers up representative scenes from every film …

Blade Runner

21 Expert Organic Lawn Care Tips

Insider tips for achieving a lush, green lawn—without the use of toxic pesticides or chemical fertilizers.<p>It's possible to achieve a lush, green lawn, without the use of toxic pesticides or chemical fertilizers.

17 Cheat Sheets That'll Help You Work Smarter, Not Harder, Around The House

Learn how to decorate, repair, and maintain your house or apartment.

Home Improvement

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

The 50 Best Jazz Guitarists Of All Time

Even the very best jazz guitarists rarely receive the attention and plaudits that the genre’s horn blowers – <b>saxophonists</b> and <b>trumpeters</b>, in particular …

Guitar

The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s

This feature was originally published on September 9, 2009.<p>As Joni Mitchell once sang, "you don't know what you've got till it's gone." Even now, as …

The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

How technology is helping me learn piano

I’ve spent the past few months trying to teach myself the piano, pretty much from scratch. It’s been tough, and sometimes disheartening, but also hugely rewarding.<p>You might be wondering by now what an article about learning to play piano is doing on a tech blog. The answer is simple: I might not …

Piano

Amino Apps Makes the Case for Anonymity Online

Over the last several years, a number of social media and dating platforms have begun emphasizing users’ real names. Facebook started requiring …

Everything You Could Possibly Want to Know About Cryptocurrency Is Now All in One Place

Over the past few months, I’ve written a lot of articles trying to demystify the world of cryptocurrency (from the coins themselves to blockchain to …

Heart Stents Are Useless for Most Stable Patients. They’re Still Widely Used.

When my children were little, if they complained about aches and pains, I’d sometimes rub some moisturizer on them and tell them the “cream” would help. It often did. The placebo effect is surprisingly effective.<p>Moisturizer is cheap, it has almost no side effects, and it got the job done. It was a …

Medicine

The Audiophiliac picks the best receivers and amplifiers

Rotel RA-1592 integrated amplifier

Audiophile

Another Rout In The Stock Market, As Dow Drops More Than 1,000 Points

<b>Updated at 4:45 p.m. ET</b><p>U.S. stock markets fell sharply Thursday, with the Dow Jones industrial average tumbling 1,033 points, or 4 percent, to 23,860.<p>Other major stock indexes also dropped Thursday. The S&P 500 fell 101 points, or 3.8 percent, and the Nasdaq index fell 275 points, or 3.9 …

Stock Markets

What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn

Drew was 8 years old when he was flipping through TV channels at home and landed on “Girls Gone Wild.” A few years later, he came across HBO’s late-night soft-core pornography. Then in ninth grade, he found online porn sites on his phone. The videos were good for getting off, he said, but also …

Obama Administration

How to make any Android phone feel as fast as an iPhone

In its early days, Android was a slow and buggy mobile platform. Even the most powerful smartphones that were released each year would experience …

An insider explains how rural Christian white America has a dark and terrifying underbelly

As the election of Donald Trump is being sorted out, a common theme keeps cropping up from all sides: “Democrats failed to understand white, …

20 Modern American Farmhouses That Update Tradition - Dwell

But that doesn't mean they have to be stuck in the olden days. In fact, many architects have created new homes that are inspired by the classic structure, while others have renovated old farm buildings, introducing new materials and modern amenities. Here are a few examples of the traditional …

Architecture

Learn to crunch numbers with Microsoft’s best programs for under $30

Big data remains one of the buzziest buzzwords in American business. Therefore, for those with the know-how to harness mountains of raw numbers and make connections from those data dumps into useable, even insightful business projections, they’re the keepers of a much in-demand skill.<p>Data analysis …