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Five Sauces for the Modern Cook

Without apology or even a trace of sheepishness, Travis Lett confessed to being a thief.<p>Of course, the only person this pensive chef ever steals from is himself. At Gjelina, his Los Angeles restaurant with a large, ever-changing menu, “We’re constantly appropriating elements from dishes we’ve done …

Protecting Your Privacy in Safari for OS X El Capitan

Every time you visit a website you are sharing information about yourself with the outside world. This article runs through a number of methods you can use to gain more control over what gets shared, and who it gets shared with, whenever you use Apple's Safari browser to access the web on a Mac.<p>It …

OS X

Meet Kripa Krishnan, Google's queen of chaos

That's because a group of 10 Google engineers go around purposely breaking things at the company, under the most dire circumstances they can imagine, just to see what happens.<p>Through this process, the team makes sure that Google can keep itself running no matter what happens.<p>Sometimes this team …

Microsoft Office Suite Alternatives and Similar Software

LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite that is compatible with other major office suites, and is available on all operating systems. It …

Software

Hong Kong's richest man Li Ka-shing shows off his $500 solar-powered wristwatch

With a $28 billion fortune, you might think that Li Ka-shing would opt for a timepiece that would be out of reach of the masses, but you'd be wrong. …

TOO BIG TO JAIL: George Osborne helped HSBC avoid US criminal charges for money laundering

The Chancellor and the Financial Services Authority (FSA) warned that a possible criminal prosecution of the bank could lead to "very serious implications for financial and economic stability" and even another "global financial disaster."<p>The Congressional report, titled "Too Big to Jail", looks at …

Pocket Tripod is a credit-card-sized phone holder that fits in your wallet

The Pocket Tripod is repeating its crowdfunding success from a few years ago, creating an updated, universal version of its incredibly popular credit-card-sized tripod that fits in your wallet. Now available for pre-order for Android users and people who like to stick cases on their phones, it’s a …

This fingerprint scanner fits into a USB port and will make your old PC more secure

We know conventional passwords aren't the most secure, especially if they're re-used across multiple sites. Biometrics are often a quicker and more effective approach, but most older devices don't come with fingerprint sensors or iris scanners. Still, we don't want anyone to be able to guess our PC …

Instagram's Business profile and tools are here, and they look just like Facebook Pages'

The rumors have finally come to fruition: Business profiles are arriving on Instagram.<p>Accounts that are recognized as a business will receive tools to help measure engagement and promote their posts. The Insights tool, for example, lets business account owners see their followers and post …

Coloud launches three wallet-friendly headphones under $40

We've featured Coloud headphones on CNET in the past, but you might recognize the company as the brains behind other personal audio brands like Marshall and Urbanears. Today, the company added three new products to its lineup of budget-conscious headphones: the No. 16 on-ear, the No. 8 lightweight …

Google makes it easy to find lost phones and access My Account

iPhone users still have to use "Find my iPhone," though.<p>Back in 2015, Google launched a feature that displays a map showing your Android phone's current location when you search for "find my phone." Now, the big G is introducing another way to look for missing devices that sounds especially useful …

Give your Macbook more storage with Nifty MiniDrive

The storage space battles never seem to end, but a secret weapon has arrived for Macbook users.<p>Nifty MiniDrive for Macbooks allows you to add up to 128GB of storage to your Macbook without a bulky hard drive attachment, giving your system the boost it needs. For a limited time, it’s just $33.99 …

Hotspot Shield Elite VPN is now 59% off

At 400 million downloads, Hotspot Shield Elite VPN is the clear solution for digital security, anonymity and access.<p>A lifetime subscription from TNW Deals is now 59 percent off, protecting your personal data from hackers and prying eyes while bypassing censorship to access geographically blocked …

Meet the Entrepreneur Working to Reinvent How You Connect to the Internet

Roughly 3 out of 4 venture-backed startups fail, according to Harvard Business School's Shikhar Ghosh, who studies young companies. Typically they …

Enjoy encrypted internet with 80% off CyberGhost VPN

Only VPN users know the peace of mind that comes with establishing an encrypted, secure internet connection, immune to hackers, prying eyes, and data caps.<p>In today’s hacker-heavy world, an unsecured Wi-Fi connection is essentially an open invitation for malicious meddlers to steal your sensitive …

This Guy's App Could Turn Our Old iPhones into Thousands and Thousands of Surveillance Cameras

Perch Live makes it easier than ever to catch people acting sketchy, if you're into that sort of thing.<p>Back in the dial-up days of the neolithic internet, staring at choppy, blurry webcam footage of people living their average, boring lives was an exciting and transgressive facet of online life. …

Build an App in 15 Minutes With Zero Coding Using Appian Quick Apps

Appian takes PCMag inside the new Appian 16.2 and wizard-based low-code application development platform for enterprise apps.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Greenlight wants to turn your smartphone into a dashcam

Dashcams are responsible for some of the best viral videos on the Internet. But they also serve a serious purpose. Whether a dashcam's preventing insurance fraud or just keeping track of the dingbats that try to damage your car on a daily basis, it's quite the helpful tool. One company, Greenlight, …

I've worked in the auto industry for 15 years, and there's one email you should send when you buy a new car

Yes, I know most of you disagree.<p>That said, I've seen every type of negotiator walk through my showroom doors over the last 15 years. I know what it takes for someone to walk out with a smoking deal and get the best deal on a new car.<p>And today, I'm going to share with you what really works: from …

One photographer is documenting the surprisingly beautiful doors of the world

Travelling can often present us with surprising beauty in unexpected places. One photographer turned that surprise into a stunning collection of beautiful ‘Doors of the World’.<p>Portuguese photographer André Vicente Gonçalves is already known for his ongoing Windows of the World project, documenting …

Kanye West asked Mark Zuckerberg for $1 billion on Twitter

'All you guys had meetings with me and no one lifted a finger to help...'<p>One of the more surprising threads to emerge from Kanye West's messy release of <i>The Life of Pablo</i> involves his personal finances. If you believe the celebrated rapper, he owes a serious chunk of change: before hitting the</i> …

This Solar-Powered Streetlight Also Zaps Mosquitoes

See ya, suckers.<p>Innovations in streetlighting are not always the kind of scientific discoveries that get the masses jumping for joy. But researchers at Malaysia’s University of Malaya have come up with a particularly cool and multitasking streetlight, one with an extra-bright LED light powered by …

Five Everyday Activities That Hurt Your Memory

Turns out there are several surprising and common activities people do that make them more forgetful.<p>You can’t find your phone. You don’t remember if you answered your client’s email. And you forgot the question you wanted to ask your colleague when you bump into her in the hallway.<p>If you’re …

These luxury RVs are like five-star hotels on wheels

Luxury liner labelled 'floating disaster'

Passengers aboard a luxury cruise liner that docked in Sydney on Monday have labelled the vessel a "floating disaster" plagued by a nasty stomach bug.<p>…

Microsoft's newest app turns anyone into a programmer

As software continues to eat the world, there's more demand than ever for mobile apps in every facet of our lives.<p>But while the consumer app market just keeps growing and growing, the number of business apps just isn't keeping pace. Meanwhile, users are stuck using their old legacy software, tied …

Manage devices linked to your iCloud account from an iOS device

The ability to manage devices currently signed in to your iCloud account is possible through iCloud.com, but did you know you can also do the same thing using an iOS device?<p>When viewing a list of devices currently linked to your account, you can remove a device from your account with just a few …

13 psychological biases that explain why we make terrible financial decisions even though they 'feel' right

We all have these biases, yet most of us don't know how powerful they are. They frame information for us so that it "feels" like you're being rational. But they're leading you to make decisions that are completely wrong. That's why you end up making horrible decisions with your money.<p>You may have …

Travel Hacks For Every Major Airport In Australia [Infographic]

If you're travelling interstate, working out the most cost effective transport method can be tricky — do you grab a taxi from Sydney airport or take …

Saudi Royal Drama: The Prince, the Alleged Face Fart and the Lawsuit

Sometimes drama just happens—you show up at a charity event and your rival is there and before you know it you’re screaming at each other and …