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How to Safely Retrieve Files Off Failing HDD, SSD, or SD Cards Using Free Tools

All of the drives we are using to store our precious photos and videos are not 100% reliable. Everybody should know that by now (and back everything …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

10 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter

Feed your brain at the gym, in the car, or whenever you have a few minutes to spare.<p>Hate your commute? Struggle to motivate yourself to hit the treadmill? Perhaps both these problems (and many more) have the same solution. Why not turn these odds and ends of unpleasant time into opportunities to …

Self-improvement

Ethical Hacking A to Z Bundle | Android Central Digital Offers

<b>Ethical Hacker Bootcamp for 2017</b><p>Break Into a Career As An Ethical Hacker<p>Ethical hackers are in huge demand in the wake of highly publicized hacks and …

The Exposure Triangle: Making Sense of Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO

How important is exposure in photography? What are the components of exposure? What is the “Exposure Triangle”? These are the questions I will …

Trends Every IT Architect Needs to Know to Get Ahead in 2017

The start of 2017 has come and gone. Many things have changed, while some things remain the same. A perfect case in point is the mounting pressure …

5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Photography

There's a reason why people say that hindsight is 20/20.If I'd only known the things I know now, my first few years as a photographer would have been …

You Can’t Claim To Be Fit Unless You Can Pass These 7 Tests

Are you truly in shape?<p>“Just how fit should I be?”<p>It’s a question I receive all the time. I run Gym Jones. It’s known as one of the world’s most hardcore gyms, and it produces some of fittest people on the planet. My clients include pro-athletes, Special Forces soldiers, and everyday guys.<p>I believe …

Google takes Symantec to the woodshed for mis-issuing 30,000 HTTPS certs [updated]

Chrome to immediately stop recognizing EV status and gradually nullify all certs.<p>In a severe rebuke of one of the biggest suppliers of HTTPS …

The basics of crypto, in 4.5 pages, using only small words lawmakers can understand

Ed Felten (previously) -- copyfighter, Princeton computer scientist, former deputy CTO of the White House -- has published a four-and-a-half-page …

Privacy

MacTrast Deals: Wipe Away Your Online Footprint on All of Your Devices with VPN.asia

- Feb 2, 2017<p>VPN.asia allows you to browse anonymously with AES-256 data encryption and SHA-256 hash authentication.<p>VPN.asia: Wipe Away Your Online …

The 7-Minute Workout That Science Says Actually Works

By now you've probably heard about the Scientific 7-Minute Workout that blew up a few years ago. If not, allow us to fill you in.<p>A recent study laid …

Workouts

See how the iPhone 7 Plus stacks up against a $50,000 cinema camera

Much has been said about the need (or not) for a high-end camera when it comes to getting a cinematic look in your videos. Interchangeable lens …

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13 Leadership Skills You Didn't Need A Decade Ago That Are Now Essential

Leadership skills aren’t stagnant. Different generations moving in and out of the workforce dictate changes to the ways people lead.<p>This is one reason leaders need to be constantly updating their skills. If you’re wondering what skills have come into play lately for the modern leader, read on for …

Leadership

A beginner’s guide to beefing up your privacy and security online

Want to protect your security and privacy? Here are some places to start.<p>With Thanksgiving behind us, the holiday season in the US is officially …

Interactive periodic table finally clues us in to what elements are used for

Looking at the periodic table, most of us have no issues identifying the use of certain elements. Sodium, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and others are no-brainers but what about the less talked about elements.<p>Seriously, do you know what Vanadium is used for? How about Polonium? Of course you don’t. …

Chemistry

The perfect 4K USB-C monitor for your MacBook [Review]

The upcoming 2016 MacBook Pro is rumored to feature only USB-C ports, much like last year’s MacBook refresh.<p>If you’re hoping to get an external display to go with your shiny new laptop, right now the options are somewhat limited. Luckily, the stunning new LG Electronics 27UD88 monitor will provide …

How To Get 5% Dividends Tax Free

Municipal bonds are popular with retirees because they provide tax-free income. Some pay secure yields above 6%, which translates to 10% tax-equivalent payouts to folks in high tax brackets.<p>But buying individual municipal bonds isn’t easy. Many brokers don’t offer them, and the ones that do usually …

Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of …

Digital Photography

STEM Pre-Academy | STEM Pre-Academy

2017 was a exciting year for collaboration with Dr. Veronica Bindi, Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University …

A Beginner's Guide To Essential Camping Gear

Spring is in full swing, which means that camping trip you’ve been itching to take is just around the corner. Of course, you’ve also been meaning to …

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Can a few minutes of watching change your life? These deeply inspirational videos just might.<p>There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We …

Motivation

Santorini for first-timers

Santorini is the supermodel of the Greek islands, a head-turner whose face is instantly recognisable around the world: multicoloured cliffs soar out of a sea-drowned caldera, topped by drifts of whitewashed buildings. With its reputation for dazzling panoramas, romantic sunsets and volcanic-sand …

vacation

How a Kiddie Roth IRA Can Double Your Child's Retirement Savings

A new Roth IRA may eventually turn your kid into a millionnaire.<p>One of the most valuable gifts a parent can offer their children is a head start in …

Retirement

Excel is the go-to tool for finance professionals and these courses can give you an expert-level understanding

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock Microsoft Excel can be one of the most powerful tools on your computer if you know how to use it. For the lay person, a …

How to Boost Your Internet Security with DNSCrypt

When you use HTTPS or SSL, your web browsing traffic is encrypted. When you use a VPN, all of your traffic is encrypted (usually). Sometimes even …

The world's best new luxury cruises

Pamper yourself on the high seas with a trip on one of these high end vessels.<p>1. Viking Ocean Cruises’ Viking Star<p>The first seagoing vessel in the new ocean line from Viking (previously only a river-cruising outfit), the 930-passenger Viking Star—with a balcony for every stateroom—launched this …

The Netflix of Luxury Watches?

The introduction this year of high-profile tech and design exemplars Apple Watch and Ikepod Megapode Date have gotten people in a tizzy. The humble watch has got our attention again for the first time since the first iPhone commandeered our device-lust way back in 2007. This means …