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What is Chrome 'Site Isolation' and how does it keep me safe?

The web is a scary place. There are scams, malicious links and other vulnerabilities hiding everywhere. Most users don't see this because of …

Google

10 Quick Changes to Fix Your Phone's Speed Issues

So you bought a shiny new phone, and a few months later you realize it isn't as fast as it used to be. We've all been there, and the issue isn't …

Apps

Hundreds of HP computer models carry a deactivated keylogger

In November, a computer programmer spotted some strange code while trying to control a backlit keyboard on a Hewlett-Packard laptop.<p>It was a …

Richard Branson's Virgin Voyages is launching a cruise ship for adults only

Virgin Voyages, the cruise line arm of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group, gave the world its first look at the first of the company's three ships. The company held a keel laying ceremony for the ship at Fincantieri's shipyard in Genoa, Italy on Tuesday.<p>The 399 sections of the Virgin cruise ship …

Crock Pot Autumn Vegetable Beef Stew

Chase away the cold with this flavorful crock pot beef stew! Apple cider and a little bacon give this homemade beef stew smoky and slightly sweet …

The Ferretti Yachts 920 is Living Large

Ferretti Yachts ’ 920 expands the builder’s line to 11 models, from 45 feet to 96 feet, including both owner-operator vessels and fully crewed …

Sailing

Brokerage: Pershing 90

When you see a rooster tail blasting out behind a silver streak of a yacht doing 45 knots, there’s a good chance you’ve just witnessed a Pershing 90 …

Brokerage

Spotify playlist: 50 raucous techno tracks

Our Best New Techno playlist has been updated.<p>Making the grade is a limb-jerking oddity from Extrawelt; Addison Groove and Bim Sanga (aka Sam Binga) …

Weird

Ken Block's 1400 Horsepower Mustang Run Up Pikes Peak Is Insane

Ken Block teased his newest video last week, and, this morning, it finally dropped. It’s good.<p>In it, Block takes his 1,400-horsepower Mustang …

Irma's wrath leaves Florida Keys reeling with onerous recovery ahead

MIAMI — Thousands of Florida Keys homes might be destroyed. There’s no power, phone service or safe drinking water. Thousands might have to be evacuated. And the island chain’s economy is at risk.<p>The Conch Republic is reeling more than anywhere else in Florida after Hurricane Irma. And it could get …

Rainfall

Hurricane Irma just made a digital walkie-talkie the No. 1 app online

As Hurricane Harvey dropped anchor over Southeast Texas last week, Zello became the go-to app for rescuers working to save thousands of people trapped by floodwaters.<p>Within days of Harvey’s arrival, the app saw a 20-fold increase in usage in Houston, according to Bill Moore, the Austin based …

Extreme Weather

Why and how to erase your browsing history

Cover your tracks in any web browser.<p>Web browsers keep track of your past activity for a reason. That history comes in handy if you want to find a funny article again, or return to your favorite photo of the kids, or if restore a tab that you accidentally closed. At the same time, some people find …

IT security

How Oreo is better than Nougat: Bluetooth 5

If you have ever used your smartphone with a wireless speaker, with a hands-free car system, with wireless headphones or with a fitness band, then you have probably used Bluetooth. Bluetooth has been around for quite a while now and it is found in almost every Android smartphone and tablet. It …

Android News

10 best driving apps for Android

Driving is a major form of transportation all over the world. You already knew that, though. It’s generally good practice to not use your smartphone while driving. However, there are some apps that can be genuinely helpful. We’re telling you here and now, don’t text and drive. Have one of these …

Apps

You Could Be Entitled to $300 if You Received This Spam Call. Here’s How to Check

Did you get a robocall asking you to book a cruise?<p>The most effective way to fight telemarketers? Sue them and force a settlement—one worth up to …

Fascinating timelapse video shows five-tonne Airbus jet engine being changed hours before take-off

Virgin Atlantic has released a timelapse video of its engineers replacing a five-tonne engine worth millions of pounds on one of its aircraft just hours before it flew across the Atlantic.<p>The two minute video shows a team of six engineers from the airline working for hours to carefully remove one …

Time-lapse Photography

Race Junk, Going Cheap: Skip Barber Racing School Selling Off Assets

Android Automation - 5 simple automation tasks that will make life easier

Our modern Android devices open the door to a connected, high-tech world that years ago we only dreamed was possible. The power and capability of our Android phones and tablets continue to increase, and as a result they are getting smarter and smarter. With just a little setup, it’s amazing how …

Android News

Audio-Technica announces MSR7 special edition with improved sound and gold accents

Arriving this October for nearly double the regular price<p>Gold accents are a tricky thing to get right in tech products, but I’d argue Audio-Technica has nailed them in its classically inspired navy blue and gold combo on the new MSR7 Special Edition cans. I’ve been a longtime fan of the regular …

13 places on the planet off-limits to visitors

Taboo territory<p>It's no fun being excluded. Tell us that we're not allowed to go somewhere, and you better believe the stubborn child inside us is …

You Can Now Download 26,000 Rare Songs Digitized From Obsolete 78 RPM Records

...all for free, and with a lot more on the way<p>Vinyl-lovers know and play LPs and 45s, but few have the more obscure, earlier-generation 78 r.p.m. …

Lorde And Tove Lo Blow Up The Stage Together With 'Homemade Dynamite'

When Lorde brought her "Homemade Dynamite" to Montreal's Osheaga Music and Arts Festival, she invited a very "Cool Girl" to join her onstage: Tove …

See How the Solar Eclipse Will Look From Anywhere in the U.S.

The 2017 total solar eclipse is fast approaching, and hordes of sky gazers are scrambling to find a spot where they can see the shadow of the moon …

Extracted

Watch outer space for free on a live stream

Of course you have to sign up<p>A company called Slooh, which provides live streams of outer space via telescope, is opening up its sightings of eclipses, full moons, asteroids, and comets to anyone with an internet connection — for free. All you need to do is sign up on their website.<p>Slooh owns seven …

Mayweather vs McGregor: Masterly Floyd Mayweather gives bold Conor McGregor a boxing schooling

• <b>Floyd Mayweather defeats Conor McGregor by 10th round TKO</b>• <b><br>How Mayweather triumphed in his final fight</b>• <b><br>Mayweather pays tribute to his 'dance partner' opponent after fight</b>• <b><br>After this huge bout, will there be a rematch?</b>• <b><br>Purse, prize money and winner earnings details</b><p>Floyd Mayweather has beaten Conor …

Boxing

10 ways you can speed up your Samsung Galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is already a blazing fast smartphone, but there is nothing time doesn’t wear down. Even the best devices start showing a little performance deterioration after months of usage. We can assure you it’s not just tech gremlins messing with your phone, and you can do some things to …

Samsung Galaxy

Black Sabbath's Bill Ward: My 10 Favorite Metal Albums

When Black Sabbath's Bill Ward learned that 1970's <i>Paranoid</i>, the band's classic second LP, topped <i>Rolling Stone</i>'s list of the 100 Greatest Metal Albums …

Rock Music