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20 Cool Command Line Tricks For Windows And MacOS

The command line (or Terminal for you Mac fans) is a throwback to a simpler age of computing, before mouse pointers and application windows and …

Vanquish Wi-Fi dead zones by turning an old router into a wireless extender

If you’ve got an old router collecting dust somewhere, there’s a good chance you can turn it into a repeater yourself. The default firmware included …

How To Install Cinnamon 3.0 In Ubuntu 16.04 Or 15.10 Via PPA

<b>Cinnamon 3.0 was released yesterday and it includes improved GTK+ 3.20 support, new accessibility and sound settings and more.</b><br>Cinnamon is a GTK3 …

Linux

A perfect marriage: YOU and Ubuntu 16.04

But Richard Stallman might objectBefore I dive into what's new in Ubuntu 16.04, it's worth pausing to reflect on what's missing: Scopes online …

Marriage

A famous IBM employee took her baby to an IBM conference and had to deal with a smart aleck

She's a mobile software engineer and one of the company's most prolific master inventors. She has close to 400 patents and patent applications under her belt as part of IBM's massive patent-creation machine.<p>She's often on the speaker circuit, including a TED talk she gave a few years back.<p>She's …

Motherhood

IBM makes biggest ever commitment to Linux

Fifteen years after first running Linux on a mainframe, IBM said it is now ready to contribute “the single largest amount of mainframe code to open …

'Ghost particles' from space found in South Pole ice

A neutrino observatory based in Antarctica has confirmed the detection of massless particles deep within the South Pole’s ice. They were created from …

Adventure Photo of the Week

Microsoft issues fix for Windows 10 endless reboot problem

Microsoft has just released a fix for a Windows 10 software update said to be causing machines to enter a restart loop. A patch for a patch? Yes, …

14 Firefox Hacks You Should Master

Over the years here at Lifehack, we’ve discussed plenty of apps that you can use to improve your overall productivity.<p>There are certain ones that …

The 17 best smartphones in the world

Here's our ranking of the best phones you can buy right now in the U.S. based on factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We've included the approximate unsubsidized cost for each.

Galaxy Note

11 PCs Ideal For Windows 10 Upgrades

With Microsoft's big Windows 10 launch just over a month away, let's take a look at some recently released PCs that would be ripe for an OS upgrade.<p>1 …

Windows 10

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An end to email shame? Gmail's 'Undo Send' comes to the masses

Popular feature that recalls email after sending will become standard part of Google’s webmail after years in beta mode<p>If you’ve ever drunkenly emailed your devotion to a former partner or accidentally used reply-all on an email thread to thousands of colleagues, good news: Gmail’s “undo send” …

Apps

This Could Give Microsoft Windows Phone an Advantage Over Android

Microsoft plans to deliver software updates directly to users' handsets. Will it matter?<p><b>Microsoft</b> (NASDAQ:MSFT) has big plans for the Windows Phone. …

Windows Phone

Google launches free music streaming ahead of Apple Music debut

The company's great, human-curated playlists are now free (with ads)<p>As Apple Music nears its June 30th launch, Google is getting more aggressive about trying to sell users on its own Google Play Music service. Today the company is launching a free, ad-supported tier that offers curated playlists (a …

Facebook Can Recognize You Even If You Cover Your Face

Matt Harnack for Facebook<p>Matt Harnack for Facebook<p>Gehry Partners, LLP<p>Matt Harnack for Facebook<p>Matt Harnack for Facebook<p>Proehl Studios/Corbis<p>Courtesy …

Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission

Privacy advocates claim always-listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium, potentially exposing private conversations<p>Privacy campaigners and open source developers are up in arms over the secret installing of Google software which is capable of listening in on conversations …

Privacy

Ily Is A Modern Family Phone To Stay Connected With Your Family

Meet Ily, a brand new take on personal communication between family members. Ily is a new connected device for your home as well as a smartphone app. Developed by New York-based startup Insensi, Ily doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel. This all-in-one communication box does a few things really well, …

Scientists 3D print cartilage to repair damaged windpipes

Believe it or not, scientists aren't yet finished discovering new ways to 3D print body parts. A team at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research has developed a 3D printing technique that lets them produce cartilage for repairing damaged tracheas, better known to you and I as windpipes. They …

The FTC Wants All Your Internet-Connected Things To be Secure

Data should be protected and not used in ways consumers don't want<p>The Internet's already inextricably intertwined with our everyday lives, and it's only going to become more and more prevalent as the so-called "Internet of Things" takes off. Everything from wearables to home appliances to medical …

Internet of Things