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28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using

From absquatulate to vituperative, via Word Warriors.<p>For more underused words, visit the word warriors site.

Turn any hard drive into networked storage with Raspberry Pi

A NAS solution can cost several hundred dollars. If you have an unused Raspberry Pi and a few hard drives lying around, you can make one yourself without spending a dime.<p>Networked hard drives are super convenient. You can access files no matter what computer you're on -- and even remotely.<p>But …

Home networking: Everything you need to know

Wi-Fi, access point, router, 802.11ac... networking can be a pain! But it doesn't have to be if you know what you're doing. This is where you start.<p><b>Editors' note:</b> This story was originally published on Dec. 9, 2014, and has been updated frequently with latest information.<p>When it comes to home …

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Microsoft launches its Planner project management app

After launching a preview for select customers last September, Microsoft is now rolling out free access to Planner, its project management app, to all users of its Office 365 productivity suite.<p>The tool lets you plan projects for your team, whether it’s for your business, school or non-profit …

Google made an iPhone app that turns Live Photos into amazing GIFs

The app will also try to smooth out your shaky shots<p>My entire picture library is inside Google Photos, which for a long time made Apple's Live Photos feature on my iPhone 6S Plus rather useless. Google didn't support the format until March, so if I wanted to preserve them before then, it required …

The next wave in software is open adoption software

There’s a big shift happening in how enterprises buy and deploy software. In the last few years, open technology — software that is open to change and free to adopt — has gone from the exception to the rule for most enterprises. We’ve seen the IT stack redrawn atop powerful open-source projects, …