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How to set up voice dictation on your computer and save your aching fingers

Speak easy.<p>Typing can cause a serious health problem: Repetitive Strain Injury, or RSI, affects hundreds of thousands of people each year. Whether you're worried about damage or just want to give your fingers a break, voice dictation can help. Thanks to steady improvements in voice-recognition …

Software

Turn an Old Monitor Into a Daily Status Board

My mirror doesn’t come to life and tell me about the rest of my day when I walk in bleary-eyed to the bathroom, as much as I wish it did. An …

Raspberry Pi

Ten easy encryption tips for warding off hackers, the US government—and Russia

On a frigid Saturday, pink and yellow Post-It notes scrawled with concerns about cybersecurity covered a wall of Eyebeam, a nonprofit art and technology center in Brooklyn. “Identity theft + surveillance = paranoia, plz help,” read one note. “How much of a threat do alt-right hackers pose on social …

Privacy

Something called 'Google dorking' helps hackers find out stuff no one wants them to know

The attack on the dam gave the hacker info about water levels and the dam's sluice gate, which could have allowed the attacker to open the gate and flood part of the city, the US Department of Justice said.<p>But the hacker was foiled because the sluice gate happened to be offline for maintenance …

Security

Stop Google from knowing every move you make

If Google ever chooses a corporate anthem, I vote for "Every Breath You Take" by The Police, which includes the possibly sweet/possibly creepy promise that "I'll be watching you." Two especially appropriate lines from the song are "every move you make" and "every step you take," because Google …

Maps
Sociology

Darth Vader is reportedly returning to ‘Star Wars’

There’s an exciting new rumor going around that says our favorite <i>Star Wars</i> villains of all time is returning to the universe in the near future. …

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iPad Pro and Surface Pro 4 productivity showdown: Microsoft Office vs. Google Docs

You can do a lot of things with the iPad Pro. One of my favorite things to do is to write, so naturally, once I got my hands on one of these fancy new tablets from Apple, I wanted to do some writing. So I installed Microsoft Word and Google Docs on it.<p>But Microsoft and Google also have apps for …

Best List: Killer gear for iPhone lovers, bike riders and ax wielders

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Tech Q&A: Cellphone spying, what Facebook knows, toolbars and more

<b>Is cellphone spying possible?</b><p><b>Q.</b> I went through a really bad divorce, and my ex- seems to know a lot about my current life. It’s like he’s reading my text messages. Could he be doing this?<p><b>A.</b> Yes, and it’s not very difficult. There are plenty of spy apps that a snooping ex or significant other can …