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Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting. At the same time, we are all doing more. Thirty years ago, travel agents made our …

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How can I make my PC completely secure?

How can I make my PC completely secure from any type of virus and hacking? <b>Juzer</b><p>You can’t, because of the old computer industry phenomenon known as PEBCAK, or “Problem exists between chair and keyboard”. A lot of hacks depend on “social engineering,” which means manipulating people into handing over …

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Samsung Is Launching A New MacBook Air Competitor With A Sharper Screen And Super-Long Battery Life

Samsung will be launching a new super-slim laptop at the Consumer Electronics Showcase early next month that will supposedly be able to last 12 hours on a single charge.<p>Samsung made the announcement on its Korean-language blog Monday (via ZDNet).<p>Its Series 9 2015 Edition notebook will be about half …

60 of the Best Android Apps Launched in 2014

Android really came into its own in 2014, with the Material Design language, several great devices, and most importantly, scores of brilliant apps for the platform.<p>Here are our favorites that launched this year. You can view all 60 on one (very long) page here.<p>Photos and Video<p>Dropbox’s clever …

Record Drought Reveals Stunning Changes Along Colorado River

Lake Powell is at historic lows, offering kayakers new channels to explore but raising the alarm about water.<p>LAKE POWELL, Utah—In early September, at the abandoned Piute Farms marina on a remote edge of southern Utah's Navajo reservation, we watched a ten-foot (three-meter) waterfall plunging off …

Made in California: Fender an instrument of change in guitar industry

Deep inside a cavernous factory in Corona, some legendary rock names gather nonchalantly along a wall.<p>There's Eric Clapton next to Jeff Beck, with Mark Knopfler only inches away — not the actual musicians, but the bespoke guitar necks that those performers prefer bolted to their Fender …

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9 things you never knew about Guy Fawkes

<i>As Bonfire Night preparations get underway, we take a look at some of the common misconceptions and lesser known facts about our favourite villain</i><p>1. Guy Fawkes did not die from being hung, drawn and quartered<p>The traditional death for traitors in 17th-century England was to be hanged from the …

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Scottish independence referendum: Does 'Yes' really mean 'Yes'?

David Cameron's struggling to persuade Scottish voters that there's no going back from independence. It could be the No campaign's biggest …

This World Map Shows Every Device Connected To The Internet

A striking map created by John Matherly at search engine Shodan shows significant disparities in internet access across the world.<p>The graphic maps every device that's directly connected to the internet. We first noticed it when geopolitical expert Ian Bremmer tweeted it.<p>Some of the dark spots on …

Chromebooks aren’t just for kids anymore: How my mom made the switch from Windows

Like many GeekWire readers, I’m the de-facto IT support guy in our family. So when my mother’s laptop began to fail a few months ago, I was ready …

A Conversation With Linus Torvalds, Who Built The World's Most Robust Operating System And Gave It Away For Free

<i>Hello everybody out there using minix - I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones... I'd like to know what features most people would want. Any suggestions are welcome, but I won't promise I'll implement them :-)</i><p>In 1991, …

'SSL added and removed here' - Google mocks NSA in crypto code joke

It’s an open secret that the NSA is keeping tabs on Internet users through various means. Whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations suggest that the agency does not even have to take an active role in eavesdropping, as it’s the Internet and tech companies that do this for them. Case in point: …

Information Security

The best free antivirus in 2018

Antivirus software is one of the first things you should install on a new PC, and top quality protection can be yours completely free. We've updated …

The architecture of a cyberattack: how Chinese hackers allegedly targeted U.S. networks

Do look down! The world's best skywalks – in pictures

As Canada's Glacier Skywalk opens, offering amazing views over Jasper national park, we take a look at the best skywalks around the world<p><b>Share your skywalk experiences in the comments below</b>

CyanogenMod 11 support to re-ignite the flame for 2012 Kindle Fire HD

Amazon is one of those companies that have successfully forked Android into their own ecosystem, particularly with the Kindle Fire line. Intended to be an e-reader and a tablet for consuming digital content, the Kindle Fire ran well with Amazon’s wide offering of e-books, movies and TV shows, as …

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Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².<p>But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.<p>In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human …

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