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Is someone stealing your Wi-Fi? How to tell, and what you can do about it

Is your Wi-Fi connection sometimes a little sluggish or unresponsive? Perhaps your monthly allowance seems to run out a little too quickly? If that’s the case, then it’s possible that someone might be piggybacking on your home wireless network. This guide will walk you through a few tips to check …

Wi-Fi

How to set up a VPN on Android

Trying to set up a VPN (virtual private network) account on your Android phone? It’s actually not too hard to do, but what exactly is a VPN and why should you use one? That’s exactly what we aim to explore.<p>What is a VPN and why should I use it?<p>A VPN is a system in which computing devices can …

Information Systems

An Online Tutorial Will Teach You How to Count Cards

In the world of blackjack, a little math goes a long way. Card counting, however much casinos try to prevent it, is a relatively easy way to up your …

Student Finance

How to reduce your Android or iPhone data usage

It's a familiar feeling when you get a text from your phone provider saying you've nearly run out of data for the month. Depending on what sort of mobile phone contract you're on, if you don't keep an eye on the amount of data you're using you can find yourself landed with a hefty bill.<p>Here's 10 …

The complete list of 'OK, Google' commands

With Google Now, you can use voice commands to create reminders, get help with trivia questions, and, yes, even find out "what does the fox say?"<p>And, with the recent update from Google, the voice assistant's reponse will sound more natural than ever. (Though, of all the voice assistants, Google Now …

Google Maps shows you where Batman hangs his cape

Google Maps has rolled out something special for the premiere of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice this weekend: You can take a stroll around the …

Google Maps

Skype for Web lets you make calls to mobile phones and landlines

Skype for Web arrived last summer, delivering voice and video calls alongside IM-style chatting in your browser. To deliver more functionality, the web-based version of the service is getting a few updates that will make it work more like the desktop and mobile apps. First, you can now call …

How To Fix Broken Headphones Using These Simple Soldering Steps

I have recently begun teaching myself how to solder with the hopes of crafting my own DJ controls in the near future. I had many, many questions when …

Turn existing gadgets into home monitoring service through Perch

Setting up home surveillance before was truly expensive and extensive, as you had to buy the right equipment, have a professional set it up for you, …

Ten Haunting Documentaries That Are Stranger Than Fiction

<i>Mugshot of Albert Fish, 1903 | Image: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Documentary film is my favorite genre, and the linked list of ten …

How to use Windows 10 without giving up your privacy

Microsoft’s latest version of Windows has a lot to recommend it, but privacy advocates aren’t big fans. By default Windows 10 and components like …

10 reasons why your Android battery is charging slowly and how to fix them

You can remember a time when it didn’t take all night to charge your phone. Back in those golden days of yore, your Android’s battery meter went from a pixel-wide strip of red to a fat green bar in a quarter of an hour. Nowadays, however, your poor phone takes ages to recharge, and you’re …

How to delete Microsoft's unwanted Windows 10 download files - ExtremeTech

How to delete Microsoft’s unwanted Windows 10 download files<p>By on September 11, 2015 at 2:45 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

How to navigate with your smartphone without a data connection

Almost as many Americans now rely on digital directions as relied on printed directions 10 years ago. However, there was always one major pitfall to …

Google Chrome just got an upgrade, and it's much faster and smoother

The new software tweaks will save memory and battery power by managing resources more intelligently.<p>Google Chrome, currently the most used browser on the internet, has had a spring-clean, making it faster and more efficient. The browser, which was being bogged down by memory problems, was updated …

99 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

<b>1.</b> In 1939, Hitler's nephew wrote an article called "Why I Hate My Uncle." He came to the U.S., served in the Navy, and settled on Long Island.<p><b>2.</b> …

How to remotely control YouTube with your Android phone

Did you follow along last week’s Android customization post to figure out the details of screen pinning in Android Lollipop? I know, you likely already knew what it was all about. This week we’re diving into YouTube – specifically, using your Android phone to remotely control YouTube. This includes …

Android Phones

7 ways to reduce data usage on your Android smartphone

Shutterstock<p>Cellular data used to be something we took for granted, until carriers switched to tiered plans. Even the so-called unlimited options throttle you after using a certain amount of gigabytes, making data a resource we hold very dear. Are you trying to make the best out of your precious …

Apps

Everything You Can Ask Cortana to Do in Windows 10

Cortana is easily one of the coolest new features of Windows 10. You’re probably already familiar with personal assistants like Google Now and Siri, …

Prometheus Ending: How Does This Movie Connect To Alien?

<b>Enter The Proto-Xenomorph</b><p>Perhaps the most obvious connection to <i>Alien</i> in <i>Prometheus</i> happens just after the credits start to role. After Elizabeth and …

3 Awesome Android Apps Not Available In Google Play

Android (Photo : Reuters)<p>Android is the most widely used smartphone platform in the world. It is used by more than 78 percent of all smartphones. …

Android News

Using Chrome Remote Desktop and TeamViewer from your Android phone or tablet – Android customization

I hope you had the chance to follow along last week’s Android customization post, where we used Tasker to put one-click action buttons and custom system info right on your Lollipop lock screen. We are shifting gears dramatically this week, we want to look at two of my favorite apps to remotely …

Android News

Stream Local Media to a Chromecast Without an Internet Connection

Chromecasts have made streaming media to your TV super easy. The one downside is that it typically requires a connection to the internet in order to …

Four Corners review – gang war on the streets of Cape Town

Set on the mean streets of Cape Town, South Africa, this blood-and-tattoo-ink-soaked crime story digs into the generation-spanning legacy of gang violence among the poorest of the poor.<p>Newly released from prison after a long stretch, hardman Farakhan (Brendon Daniels, rather good) has to shoot the …

Is your ISP throttling your internet speed? Here's how to find out

While the Title II classification of ISPs as common carriers was a victory for all, there is growing concern that ISPs could go on with business as usual with clever tricks designed to skirt the rules of the classification.<p>While knowingly stepping outside the boundaries of the Title II …

Asthma could be cured within five years after drug breakthrough

Asthma could be cured within five years after scientists discovered what causes the condition and how to switch it off.<p>In a breakthrough which could change the lives of Britain’s five million sufferers, researchers at Cardiff University and Kings College London identified which cells cause the …

This Simple Recipe For Pepperoni Pizza Cake Is A Gift

It takes about an hour to make and will make you the coolest pizza chef ever.

Finish them with style: how to perform every Mortal Kombat X Fatality

<i>Mortal Kombat X</i> deserves to be known for many things – it’s lovely graphics, tight gameplay, and other things you can read about in our review – but …

The Best Places To Play Pac-Man On Google Maps [Updated]

For April’s Fools Day this year Google has done something clever even by that company’s standards: They’ve given players the ability to play Pac-Man on any map anywhere in the world at the click of a button.<p>“Welcome, Player 1!” Google writes on the game’s webpage. “You can now play the classic …

Pacman