John Collins

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10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.<p><b>GMAIL HACK #1 UNSEND</b><p>Have you ever pressed send only to regret it moments later because of a …

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review: Innovation, experiment or gimmick?

Just because you <i>can</i> do something, should you? Samsung thinks so. Its second experimentally screened phone taps into its hardware R&D and production clout to offer something not many other companies can make, let alone bring to the public outside of a fuzzy proof of concept. And so, following the …

Why phablets will eventually replace tablets and regular smartphones (in 3 charts)

Drop yourself in any world capital and it’s likely the majority of people there are glued to their smartphone. Smartphone penetration, powered by our insatiable appetite for apps — 48,000 apps are downloaded every minute — is predicted to hit 70% worldwide by 2017.<p>Tablets, on the other hand, have a …

Mooltipass Is A PIN-Locked USB Box That Stores All Your Passwords Offline

Meet Mooltipass, a device taking aim at the password problem — the problem being we desperately need better passwords to secure our digital stuff but our feeble human minds have trouble remembering enough complex strings to maintain robust security across a range of services.<p>Mooltipass’ makers …

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time (save $35!)

It’s hard to believe that November is already here and before you know it, it’ll be 2015. Of course, there are plenty of paid iPhone and iPad apps to …

The NSA Is Targeting Users of Privacy Services, Leaked Code Shows

If you use Tor or any of a number of other privacy services online or even visit their web sites to read about the services, there's a good chance …

Google,Technology,Censorship,World news,Search engines,Internet,Privacy,Wikipedia,Jimmy Wales,Larry Page,Media,Court of justice of the European Union,Law,Right to be forgotten<p>Search engine considering alert at bottom of results pages to show links have been removed after landmark EU privacy …

Angry owl is angry: ASUS does a badass gaming headset

When ASUS announced its new mainstream gaming sub-brand Strix two weeks ago, it also unveiled the Strix Pro gaming headset which, to be frank, didn't look that good in the official renders. Luckily, we stumbled across the real deal at Computex, and its glowing orange owl eyes immediately got us …

Google search filter plays cookbook, breaks down recipe ingredients

In case you didn’t know, Google can help you plan your next meal. No, the search behemoth isn’t using its Zagat-owned tech to recommend a restaurant, it’s helping you in the kitchen. Perhaps dormant or maybe new, Google recently outed a filter that lets you pull up an ingredients list when …

Shrturl.co: You'll Never Trust a Shortened URL Again

We always like it when our people work on their own projects and hobbies. Hacking cool stuff together is in our DNA and how most of the companies that make up The Next Web got started. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that our talented designer Alexander Griffioen built a cool little tool on his …

The Solar-Powered Airplane That Can Fly Forever Makes Its First Flight

The Solar Impulse 2 took 50 engineers, 80 technological partners, and 100 technical advisors 12 years to conceptualize, design, and build. All of their work culminated in this week's two hour-long test flight.

Eye tracking could make Oculus Rift VR consumer-ready

<img src="http://cdni.wired.co.uk/138x138/a_c/ars.png" alt="Ars Technica" style="float: left;"/>Over the last two years, the Oculus Rift has won the …

Fitbit designer: Wearables will help us become 'more human'

Gadi Amit is the president and principal designer at NewDealDesign, a San Francisco studio responsible for creating the look and feel of products such as the Fitbit, Lytro camera and yet to be released Project Ara smartphone.<p>Rather than having an army of wearables running up and down our sleeves, …

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New Flaw Found in Software That Caused Heartbleed Bug

Two months after the Heartbleed bug triggered widespread Internet panic, a researcher on Thursday disclosed a new vulnerability in the same widely used security software.<p>The researcher, Masashi Kikuchi, wrote in a blog post that he found another bug in OpenSSL, the encryption tool used in …

WWDC 2014: 8 hidden gems in Apple's iOS 8

Apple unveiled iOS 8 on Monday at its Worldwide Developers Conference, but the company only scratched the surface of the hundreds of changes coming to its iPhone and iPad operating system.<p>There were several highlights at Apple's keynote event, but there are even more hidden gems that the tech giant …

Why You Should Be Excited For Extensions In iOS 8

Apple is routinely criticized for its closed operating systems — particularly iOS, hence all the jailbreaking— but at its WWDC keynote Monday, Apple began liberating iOS with a new mobile model that borrows the best of open ecosystems with Apple's notoriously tight security.<p>Call it a war on …

A Closer Look at 'Handoff' and Other New iOS 8/Yosemite 'Continuity' Features

During yesterday's WWDC keynote, Apple launched several new "Continuity" features to improve the cross-platform integration of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. One of the new abilities designed to allow better transitions from iOS devices to Macs is Handoff, which allows users to start a task on one device …

Why Handoff was the most important feature announced at WWDC

Of all the new features for Mac OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 announced Monday at Apple's WWDC, Handoff is the feature that excites me the most. It's not that it does something completely new, but that it takes an essential feature of the mobile age -- letting two devices talk to each other -- and …

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Next wave of wearables slated for the Computex spotlight

Traditionally viewed as a geek’s paradise, the Computex trade show will turn into a battlefield for the body next week.<p>An entire pavilion will be dedicated to little-known device makers showing off the latest smartwatches, smartglasses, wristbands, health monitors and tech-friendly clothing, with a …

A Simple Blast of Laser Could Help Your Teeth Grow Back

Teeth don't grow back, as your dentist might like to remind you while revving up the drill for a root canal. But scientists have now found a way to …

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Leap Motion's latest update can see your joints, creep you out

The Leap Motion sprung out onto the motion-tracking scene promising to change the way humans interact with out technology. While it let us control …

Self-driving cars are coming soon and will revolutionize cities and society

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: Steve Jurvetson<p>Designer and engineer Bran Ferren says autonomous vehicles will fundamentally change how cities are …

Europe's move to rein in Google would stall in US

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Europe's moves to rein in Google — including a court ruling this month ordering the search giant to give people a say in …

Giants behaving badly: Google, Facebook and Amazon show us the downside of monopolies and black-box algorithms

Advertisement<p>37 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock / Design Pics<p>The internet is a wondrous thing — a limitless universe of content and products and …

Four Things Microsoft Can Do To Take Windows To The Next Level

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 event earlier this week showed the company at its strength. For the first time in many years, it’s got most of its ducks lined up; hardware and software finally in unison. Yet, the company still finds itself in a losing battle against Apple in the tablet world and fighting …

Inside the Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Intel keeps things humming

The Surface Pro 3 is a snapshot of state-of-the-art Intel technology as much as it is a Microsoft tour de force.<p>On Tuesday, Microsoft's Panos Panay, general manager of the Surface team, had a lot to say about all the work it did with Intel to make the Surface Pro 3 -- which runs the full version of …

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The real-life hacking behind Watch Dogs' virtual world

It starts out simply. One day, you're scrolling through the Naval Criminal Investigative Service database, identifying a perp's body when an alert flashes red on your monitor. "<i>INTRUSION DETECTED</i>," it screams. You're getting hacked and there's only one solution: Call your bumbling partner over and …

It’s time for a Mac OS X and iOS security checkup

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Any time there is a major security update to a piece of software I use or some sort of breach to an online service that I am …

Galaxy Grand 2 Review

Cider rarebit recipe

The ultimate cheese-on-toast recipe, starring pears and cider<p><i>Serves two</i><p>The addition of egg is not to everyone's taste (nor is it everyone's idea of what a rarebit should be) but I like it. It turns a snack into a very good supper. I've even been known to add bacon, too. A watercress salad and a …

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