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Researchers discover aluminum foil actually does improve your wireless speed

Researchers at Dartmouth University have found that a 3D printed shape covered in aluminum foil can improve wireless range and increase Wi-Fi security. The project, which appeared on Eurekalert, involves placing a reflector on and around a Wi-Fi router’s antennae to shape the beam, increasing range …

Amazon Kindle Unlimited vs. Scribd vs. Oyster: E-book subscriptions battle it out

There are three similar book subscription services on the market -- which is right for your reading habits?<p><b>Editors' note, May 8, 2014:</b> <i>This post has been updated with new details on Scribd's catalog.</i><p>E-book subscription services are all the rage this year, thanks in part to Amazon. The decades-old …

You might already have a cosmic ray detector in your pocket

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: NASA<p>Our world is constantly being struck by cosmic rays–mysterious radioactive particles that likely come from …

Dark Matter

Prezi Blasts Past 1 Million Users in Australia and New Zealand - PowerPoint Killer?

29 Free Internet Tools To Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Aren’t shortcuts just the best?<p>While everyone else takes the long way, you and your shortcut get to breeze right through, skipping a few steps and feeling pretty smart doing it.<p>Finding a good marketing shortcut feels especially great, considering all …

Microsoft Research leaves Silicon Valley: Why big companies aren't startups

VCs often cite how easy it would be for a “Microsoft” or “Google” to come along and crush the little startup that is pitching them, but that rarely happens.<p>There was a time when Microsoft was a monopoly and would throw together a team to build a product specifically to compete in a newly realized …