Michael Wiseman

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server.js for Node.js

Powerful server for Node.js that just works so <b>you can focus on your awesome project</b>:<p>If you want to quickly add authentication to Node.js apps, feel …

12 essential widgets that belong on your Android home screen

Trick out your phone.<p>When you flip through the screens of your phone, you probably see each app as a little icon. But some applications let you swap that icon for a widget, a larger image that sometimes lets you access the app without opening it. Widgets add aesthetic appeal to your home screens …

Apps

How to get your smartphone, tablet or laptop battery to last for years | ZDNet

Introduction<p>There's a lot of voodoo written about how to take care of the rechargeable batteries inside smartphones, tablets or notebooks. While a …

Gear & Gadgets

How to build a fire — with or without matches

Following is a transcript of the video.<p>How to build a fire — with or without matches<p>Whether you're out camping, or in a survival scenario, you should know how to build a fire.<p>Find a dry patch of ground 4 feet wide. Build a ring with rocks, or dig down a few inches. This will keep the fire insulated.<p>…

Tinder

Study Shows Strength Training Can Add Years to Your Life

Hitting the gym means different things to different people. Some fear the weight room, others would rather do just about anything other than logging …

Exercise

The Four Financial Moves You Need to Make Before You Retire

Will you hit your magic number?<p>It’s the financial question that worries just about everyone—whether you’ll have enough money to support yourself …

PiJuice review: portable power for Raspberry Pi

PiJuice (from £48 at PiSupply) is a smart mobile power solution for the Raspberry Pi. In our PiJuice review we look at using the PiJuice as a …

Raspberry Pi

Maker Pipe Lets You Build Anything Using Cheap Electrical Conduit Tubing (video)

If you have the need to build custom stands for your 3D printer, brewing apparatus, workshop or anything else, you might be interested in a new …

Turn Gmail into a powerful task manager [Deals]

Gmail can be as useful as it is overwhelming, especially when keeping the lid on an overflowing inbox. ActiveInbox creates a new task management dimension within your Gmail dashboard that helps cut through the inbox based on what needs doing. It integrates right into Gmail on browsers and mobile …

Gmail

Are you as fit as you should be for your age? Pass this simple test

At the other end of the age-spectrum, those over 55 years tend to spend more time working up a sweat, exercising for around 4.8 hours a week compared …

How to navigate macOS with ease

First time checking out this series? You’ll get the most value by starting at the beginning, however you can also use the series overview if you’d like to go buffet style.<p>Note for regular readers, the already tech savvy, and IT professionals: this series is designed as a resource you can share with …

Operating Systems

How can you make your weekends more awesome?

What’s the research have to say about making Friday through Sunday that much better…?<p>Don’t Trust Your Instincts<p>Ever eat or drink too much, feel …

Happiness

This white hat hacking training will turn you into an undisputed IT security pro ($19)

Companies everywhere are now employing hackers to protect their networks for them. Which sounds counterintuitive… but sometimes it really does take a hacker to catch a hacker. You can kickstart a career working to defend computer systems everywhere with this Complete White Hat Hacking and …

Raspberry Pi Six-Voice Polyphonic Synthesiser (video)

R-MONO Lab a ‘recreational club’ based in Hamamatsu, Japan has designed and developed a Raspberry Pi six voice polyphonic synthesiser which at this …

Raspberry Pi

There's An Invention That Will be the End of All Other Human Inventions

Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology is a quickly growing field that excites as many people as it terrifies. The common sci-fi trope where AI tech …

Nokia 150 Launched In The UK

Back in December HMD launched their first Nokia mobile phone, the Nokia 150 and now the handset is available in the UK.<p>The Nokia 150 is a feature …

Mobile Technology

New Wearable App Detects Real Emotion in Conversation

A group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has taken wearable apps to the next level by creating one that can detect real human emotion. …

20 Ways to Accidentally Ruin the Next 20 Years of Your Life

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.And so often, against our better judgment, we accidentally make the wrong …

Days of our Lives

Want to Learn How to Write a Screenplay? This Slideshow Gives You a Great Crash Course

Writing a screenplay is one of the most challenging areas of filmmaking you'll ever undertake, which is why it's always nice to have a resource to …

Filmmaking

Don't Want to Waste Your Life? Quit Doing These 6 Things Today | Inc.com

Each of us, on average, has around 27,000 days to live. Subtract a third or so of that for sleeping and another chunk for those early years you don't remember and can't control, and you're left with a pretty terrifyingly low number.<p>I'm not saying that to depress you. I mention it because, as great …

Happiness

In search of the stroke detector

Up to 50% of stroke diagnoses are inaccurate. What if a small biosensor could do the job precisely? Robert McCrum, who survived a ‘brain attack’ 22 years ago, traces one team’s long journey to a breakthrough<p>Stroke, or “brain attack”, is the third biggest killer in the western world, after cancer …

Medical Research

The PowerRay underwater drone finds fish and films them in 4K

If you're heading out to the coast or the lake for a spot of fishing, you can have the best gear and the perfect bait but you won't land anything if you're set up in the wrong spot. Experience can only guide so you so much, so PowerVision -- the company behind the incredible PowerEgg drone we saw …

Delight or Horrify Your Friends By Cramming a DIY Alexa Into a Teddy Ruxpin

It’s easy enough to build your own Amazon Echo with a Raspberry Pi, but if you really want to step things up, Tinkernut shows you how to hook one of …

Raspberry Pi

Make 2017 the year you become an elite coder with this top-down training

It’s one of those perennial New Year’s resolutions for the tech-inclined: learning to code. If you’re in the dark about where to start, look no further than this Learn to Code 2017 course collection. You can now get this 10-pack of coding tutorials from TNW Deals… for any price you want to pay.<p>To …

Transform Gmail into a powerful task manager with ActiveInbox

<i>This is a paid placement and if you buy something through this article or on the BGR Store we will receive compensation from retail partners.</i><p>As your …

Productivity

5 tricks to free up space on your Android phone

Is your microSD card not enough? Here are some quick ways to reclaim storage space.<p>It doesn't matter if your Android phone has expandable storage via a microSD card -- you fill up whatever space you're given, whether it's 32GB or 200GB. Here are some easy ways to free up storage on your Android …

Apps

How to Undo Send in Outlook

Gmail makes it easy to stop an email from being delivered even after you hit Send. Outlook has similar options, but they're confusing. Here's how to …

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable, According to a Green Beret

7 steps to acclimate yourself to extreme situations so you can excel at every level.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation.<p>In the …