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Why I switched from 1Password to Dashlane [Review]

Late last year, I switched password managers. I traded in trusty old 1Password for relative newcomer Dashlane, and I haven’t looked back.<p>Dashlane is a well-designed, fully functional and easy-to-use password manager that tops 1Password in one key respect: a Security Dashboard that makes it dead …

Information Systems

50 petites choses à savoir sur «Columbo», dont le premier épisode a 50 ans

Des acteurs qui ont interprété le lieutenant Columbo à l'épisode jamais tourné de Brian de Palma, en passant par les lectures marxiste et lacanienne …

Séries TV

You can (and should) train yourself to sleep on your back

Get back to basics.<p>American adults are in pain. A 2015 study from the National Institutes of Health showed that 25 million U.S. adults cope with chronic pain every day. While everyone’s suffering is different—there are as many sources of pain as people—for many, how you sleep plays a crucial …

Prenatal Development

5 common MacBook problems and how to fix them

Here are five fixes for what might be ailing your MacBook.<p>Is your Mac is starting to show signs of age and is acting strangely or feeling sluggish? Before you junk it, there might be some easy fixes to what ails it. Here are five fixes to five common Mac problems.<p>1. Startup issues<p>If your Mac fails …

Startups

24 hidden settings to maximize your Mac

We mean Mac-simize.<p>Apple prides itself on the polish and slickness of its software, and on the surface, macOS proves itself an intuitive and easy-to-navigate operating system. Dig deeper, however, and you'll find a heap of useful settings and options that let you customize your computing …

Apps

How to compare and restore previous versions of your Dropbox files

Did you know that when you make changes to a file you have in your Dropbox, Dropbox actually remembers those changes? In fact, it remembers unlimited versions of your files for 30 days. That means that you can go back and recover a single deleted sentence from a text file, for example, but it also …

Spinal Tap’s Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer) Announces New Solo Album

Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls (a fictional character portrayed by Harry Shearer) has announced his first solo album. <i>Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)</i> is out April 13 via Twanky/BMG. Though his Spinal Tap bandmates David St. Hubbins and Nigel Tufnel don’t appear on the album, Smalls is …

Les 5 albums à écouter absolument cette semaine

Du très très lourd, pour bien terminer ce long mois de janvier.<p><b>Migos – Culture II</b><p>On vous en a déjà tellement parlé… Mais pourquoi s’arrêter …

Musique

How to stop Time Machine backing up every freaking hour

I do wonder who might need their Time Machine backups to run every single hour. With the versioning tools built into Dropbox, or into text editors like Ulysses, and the reliability of SSD drives, hourly backups may be overkill. Or they may just be annoying. Or, if you have an older Mac, they may …

Mac App Store

Here's why you don't like new music any more

Every week, Spotify and Apple Music are flooded with a slew of new, zeitgeist-defining albums that are yours for the streaming. Why, then, after a …

Alanis Morissette

La Souterraine rend hommage à Léo Ferré, premier extrait en écoute

Parution en avril d'un album de reprises à vif, orchestré par Aquaserge et Forever Pavot<p>Qui mieux que La Souterraine, cellule d'agitation underground …

Musique

Une nouvelle illusion d’optique confond l’Internet

<b>Ces deux photos de la même route sont identiques. Et pourtant, elles n’apparaissent pas prises du même angle.</b><p>D'abord sortie sur Imgur, cette …

Photographie

Here's why 100 qubit quantum computers could change everything

At 100 qubits a single quantum computer processor would, theoretically, be more powerful than all the supercomputers on the planet combined. We may be closer to that milestone than you think and the world isn’t ready.<p>Quantum computers are spooky devices that don’t follow the normal rules of …

Quantum Computing

Les Québécois vivent davantage seuls que le reste des Canadiens

Les Québécois sont ceux qui vivent le plus seuls au pays, selon une étude publiée mardi par l’Institut de la statistique du Québec.

A Map Shows What Happens When Our World Gets Four Degrees Warmer: The Colorado River Dries Up, Antarctica Urbanizes, Polynesia Vanishes

Humanity faces few larger questions than what, exactly, to do about climate change — and, in a sense larger still, what climate change even means. …

Geography

You thought quantum mechanics was weird: check out entangled time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

Quantum Mechanics

Best Buy Has Informed Music Companies It Will Stop Selling CDs In July

The end of the CD format might be in sight as two major retailers are set to push for change in their relationship with the industry through the end of the year. According to Consequence of Sound, “89 million CDs were purchased in all of 2017” and paled in comparison to 800 million in 2001. The …

Best Buy

«Va le tuer» : Telus s'excuse pour d'horribles traductions

Telus Québec a présenté ses excuses aux francophones du pays pour la publication de messages terriblement mal traduits et ridiculisés sur Twitter.<p>Un …

Réseaux Sociaux

Logic Pro update banishes the click track

Logic Pro, GarageBand’s big brother, just got a big update to coincide with the NAMM music trade show. In addition to lots of new effects plugins, and a couple of relaxed new Drummers is something called Smart Tempo. This banishes the click track, and lets you create music that is much more …

Music Production

In the coldest village on Earth, eyelashes freeze, dinner is frozen and temperatures sink to -88F

In this remote outpost in Siberia, the cold is no small affair.<p>Eyelashes freeze, frostbite is a constant danger and cars are usually kept running …

Global Warming

4 Powerful Lessons You Gradually Learn as You Let Go of the Past

If somebody is working on themselves and changing for the better, it’s unnecessary to keep bringing up their past. People can change and grow. You …

Le préquel d'Harry Potter "Voldemort: les origines de l'héritier" écrit par les fans est sorti

Et -bonheur- il est disponible gratuitement sur YouTube.<p>CULTURE - On sait bien peu de choses sur Tom Elvis Jedusor, alias Lord Voldemort dans "Harry …

Cinéma

24 hidden iPhone settings you should know about

1. See notifications at a glance<p>If you're using an iPhone 6s or later, you can take advantage of the Raise to Wake feature. Once you enable it, …

YouTube : une vidéo de bruit blanc attaqué pour infraction aux droits d'auteur

Un <b>YouTubeur</b> du nom de Sebastian Tomczak fait actuellement l’objet de cinq plaintes à cause d’une vidéo qu’il a postée en 2015 sur la célèbre …

The extraordinary life of Nikola Tesla, a virgin inventor who spoke 8 languages

Match the following figures – Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Guglielmo Marconi, Alfred Nobel and Nikola Tesla – with these biographical facts:<p>Spoke eight languages<br>• Produced the first motor that ran on AC current<br>• Developed the underlying technology for wireless communication over long distances<br>• Held …

The Smiths rééditent The Queen Is Dead

<b>31 ans après sa parution, The Queen Is Dead, par The Smiths n’a rien perdu de son incroyable splendeur. L’album est enfin réédité aujourd’hui en</b> …

How To: How Hackers Use Hidden Data on Airline Boarding Passes to Hack Flights

Millions of travelers pass through airports each day without understanding how powerful and insecure a boarding pass can be. Anyone can scan the …

White Hat

Magic mushroom compound might treat depression by reviving emotional responsiveness in the brain

New research suggests that psilocybin-assisted therapy helps alleviate treatment-resistant depression by reviving emotional responsiveness in the …

Il y a vingt ans, Bashung publiait “Fantaisie militaire”

Fausses pistes, parties de Baby-foot, chantiers avortés : le récit de l’enregistrement d'un chef-d’œuvre, publié le 6 janvier 1998, par ceux qui …

The quantum computing apocalypse is imminent

In the ancient world, they used cubits as an important data unit, but the new data unit of the future is the qubit — the quantum bits that will change the face of computing.<p>Quantum bits are the basic units of information in quantum computing, a new type of computer in which particles like electrons …