Derrick Lee

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The Dark Planet Desktop

Reader tatersneggs put together this Rainmeter-powered desktop that’s flashy enough, but actually doesn’t use a lot of widgets to get a neat, …

If You Want To Innovate, Learn These 9 Rules

On December 9th, 1968, a research project funded by the US Department of Defense launched a revolution. The focus was not a Cold War adversary or even a resource rich banana republic, but rather to “augment human intellect” and the man driving it was not a general, but a mild mannered engineer …

Selling

Courtney Lee says trade to Hornets ‘threw me off’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Courtney Lee wasn’t expecting to play for the Charlotte Hornets this season – or any NBA franchise other than the Memphis …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Good morning! Here's what you need to know on Monday.<p><b>1. The UN will hold an emergency meeting in New York after North Korea fired a long-range rocket on Saturday.</b> That came soon after the rogue nation claims to have conducted a hydrogen-bomb test.<p><b>2. The Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50 in</b> …

The best Android apps of 2015, according to Google

They take a bunch of criteria into consideration, including number of installs, which apps have high star ratings, and whether an app either launched or had a big update in 2015.<p>We've collected all of Google's top picks in one neat place so you can learn more about each one and download your …

In-App Purchases

This charging hub is like having a tiny R2-D2 for your mobile devices [Deals]

It’s white, cylindrical, has a spinning head and is full of electrical connectors. It’s not Luke Skywalker’s trusty robotic assistant, but the Twist Plus+ World Charging Station could be yours with its ability to charge five devices simultaneously and through outlets anywhere in the world. It’s a …

Mobile Devices

Make your Windows 10 taskbar 100% transparent

Classic Shell is a long standing program to replace various Windows interface elements, the Start Menu and Windows Explorer for instance, with …

These 16 life hacks will change the way you use Gmail

But that doesn't mean it can't be better.<p>A bunch of apps and plug-ins floating around the internet can make your experience using Gmail so much more enjoyable. With these amazing add-ons, you can see when people are tracking your emails, automatically know everything about people who email you, and …

Lifehacks

The 11 must-have free Windows apps if you're switching from an Apple Mac

So far, so good.<p>Here are the apps, tools, and utilities I've found to be most useful in making the Mac-to-Windows transition just a little easier.<p>It's worth noting that most of these are actually Windows 7 or 8 apps that run just fine in Windows 10 — Microsoft's Windows Store still hasn't really …

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

Want to use one drive between a Mac and Windows PC? Partitioning is your best bet

Compatibility issues between Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X may have diminished sharply over the years, but that doesn’t mean they’ve …

Windows 10

Volkswagen suppressed a paper about car hacking for 2 years

The recent trend of car hacking research has created quite a culture clash between hackers and automakers.<p>Volkswagen, which owns Porsche, Audi, …

White Hat

Windows 10: How to maintain your privacy without disabling its best features

We’ve written a lot about privacy issues with Windows 10 but that doesn’t mean you should disable every potentially infringing feature because that …

Windows 10

How to protect your wireless network from Wi-Fi Sense

If the recent controversy over Windows 10's Wi-Fi Sense feature has you concerned about wireless security, good. In this post, I explain why wireless …

How to make Cortana search Google in Windows 10

Developers have found a workaround that forces Microsoft's personal assistant Cortana to search for answers on Google rather than Bing<p>Microsoft launched Windows 10 this week, bringing with it a new user interface, a new browser, integration with Microsoft's digital personal assistant Cortana, and …

Rafael Nadal Searching for Superstar Form in Return to Hamburg

Rafael Nadal is returning to Hamburg for the first time since 2008, and the Spanish superstar is banking that the clay-court tournament will help him compete at his best level for the upcoming U.S. Open series.<p>For starters, Nadal might feel a sense of the past come alive as he travels down memory …

Dmail Makes Your Gmail Messages Self-Destruct

Have you ever regretted sending an email, and wished you could take it back? Or maybe you’ve worried about sending confidential information over email – especially after seeing the damage a large-scale email hack can cause, like the one that hit Sony Pictures last year? A new “self-destructing” …

9 Surreal Places You Need To Visit Before You Die

Your mind is the most powerful tool you have for the creation of good in your life, but if not <i>used</i> correctly, can also be the most destructive force …

The reckless plot to overthrow Africa's most absurd dictator | Andrew Rice

In December, a handful of middle-aged American immigrants attempted to topple the autocratic ruler of the Gambia. They had few weapons and an amateurish plan. What possessed them to risk everything in a mission that was doomed to fail?<p>After the coup failed, the raids began. On New Year’s Day this …

How to turn your Windows PC into an Android device with AMIDuOS

Microsoft Windows has ruled as king over the PC landscape for decades. While Windows is probably the most versatile operating system around for a …

Apps

7 Productivity Hacks To Accomplish All Your Tasks Every Day

Zoe Uwem<p>Read full profile<p>How would you like to execute all your tasks for each day, and do that every day? Sounds great, right? Sure, with the right …

14 genius Stephen Hawking quotes that will make you question your place in the universe (pictures)

'Game of Thrones' scorecard: 'Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken'

This week we're ranking the most traumatic "GoT" weddings, breaking news about dead dads and trying to find a good cock merchant.<p><i>This "Game of Thrones" discussion is written by someone who has read George R.R. Martin's books, but will generally only discuss events that have happened on HBO's</i> …

Uncovering environmental problems could get you a year in a Wyoming jail

Is a new statute a harmless trespassing measure, or a way to keep scientists' noses away from malfeasance?<p>Citizen scientists are playing an increasingly important role in experiments, but there may be a place where certain experiments are less than welcome: Wyoming.<p>A new law passed earlier this …

Galaxy S6 users plagued with annoying spam popup – here’s how to stop it

Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 is easily the most impressive flagship smartphone the company has ever made. It’s packed full of powerful components, a …

Phones

BitTorrent's messaging service goes wide, adds ephemeral options

Last we heard of BitTorrent's chat client, Bleep, it was just debuting. Today the news is that the secure messaging client is moving from open alpha to a release aimed at the general Android and iOS owning public. With it comes peer-to-peer messaging with the ability to communicate -- even sending …

10 Best Google Chrome Extensions You Should Have

Journaling is one of the most useful personal development tools around. Not only does it help us process emotions and experiences, work through …

Productivity

Five of the best Bluetooth headphones to break free of cables

Photograph: Creative<p>The Soundblaster Jams are difficult to beat for under £100 on sound for wireless headphones.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/4/1430739794074/7356acff-281b-4352-a5f3-276d4039e789-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Creative<p>The Soundblaster Jams are …

Headphones