Rafael A. DeJesus-Ramos

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Bose's new Noise-Masking Sleepbuds may change your life

Bose has been quietly introducing some unconventional products over the last few months, including its Hearphones and Soundwear Companion Speaker, but its upcoming Noise-Masking Sleepbuds are making an unprecedented debut -- for Bose anyway. The company is preselling prototypes by way of an …

Windows 10 Home vs. Pro vs. 10 S: Which version is right for you?

There are now three different versions of Windows 10 for buyers to consider: Home, Pro, and the newer 10 S. Which is right for you? Let’s compare …

Grovemade: Introducing the Desk Shelf System for your workspace

The awesome folks from Grovemade have recently introduced what they called: Desk Shelf System to enhance your workspace to the very next level. Most …

You Don’t Find Your Purpose — You Build It

“How do I find my purpose?”<p>Ever since Daniel Gulati, Oliver Segovia, and I published <i>Passion & Purpose</i> six years ago, I’ve received hundreds of questions — from younger and older people alike — about purpose. We’re all looking for purpose. Most of us feel that we’ve never found it, we’ve lost it, or …

Equifax had patch 2 months before hack and didn’t install it, security group says

SAN FRANCISCO — Hackers took advantage of an Equifax security vulnerability two months after an industry group discovered the coding flaw and shared a fix for it, raising questions about why Equifax didn't update its software successfully when the danger became known.<p>A week after Equifax revealed …

What happens to the brain as we age?

Brain aging is inevitable to some extent, but not uniform; it affects everyone, or every brain, differently. Slowing down brain aging or stopping it …

The Brain

Everything Architects Need to Know About Wood Flooring

<i>In line with our</i> <i>new content direction</i><i>, Architizer is highlighting a different building-product and how to specify it. This week’s topic is Wood Flooring. If you’re looking for the perfect wood flooring for your next project, search for it on Architizer’s new network market-place for</i> …

Painting 101: Tips and Tricks for Updating Any Space

The quickest and cheapest way to make a big impact in your home? Paint! Here, we offer tips and tools to update any space with a fresh coat.<p>1. Tape like your paint job depends on it. Mask off trim, doors, and floorboards with 1½-inch-wide painter’s tape. Apply tape in 1- to 1½-foot-long strips. …

12 Painting Hacks You'll Wish You'd Known Sooner

We all like to give a good-natured ribbing to those folks on House Hunters that see the paint color on the wall as a major obstacle on their …

DIY

How to setup multiroom music with Chromecast

Ever dreamed of having a future home? One where your music plays in multiple rooms simultaneously, and from multiple devices, party-style? Google's Chomecast technology, formerly known as Google Cast, can realize that dream for an affordable price.<p>The $35 Chromecast Audio, the Google Home speaker, …

Turn your phone into a document scanner for free

Recently I found an old NeatReceipts document scanner tucked away in a closet. This was an expensive item, so I had to stop and wonder why I wasn't using it.<p>Oh, right: I use my phone.<p>Is that a scanner in your pocket?<p>This is not a new idea; "scanner" apps have been around almost as long as …

How to put your old phone to new use

It's time to upgrade to a new phone. So what do you do with your old one?<p>If you're like me, you probably have a drawer full of old smartphones collecting dust. You could always trade them in for cash, but unless you have a newer Android phone or an iPhone, you probably won't get much for it.<p>What …

Get ready to upgrade over receiver sound quality

I review many integrated amplifiers and receivers, but it's been ages since I covered a matching preamp and power amplifier. So when I was offered the PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC stereo preamp ($1,699, £1,700) and Stellar S300 power amp ($1,499, £1,500), I quickly accepted. They're available in …

The best back-to-school laptops, desktops and tablets

Laptops

The Man Who Wrote Those Password Rules Has a New Tip: N3v$r M1^d!

Bill Burr’s 2003 report recommended using numbers, obscure characters and capital letters and updating regularly—he regrets the error<p>The man who wrote the book on password management has a confession to make: He blew it.<p>Back in 2003, as a midlevel manager at the National Institute of Standards and …

Inventions

How to replace a wooden front door with one that has glass panels

<i>Q: We recently moved into an interior rowhouse. Although we have plenty of windows in the side alley, as well as the front bay and transom windows, I am still desperate for more light. I would like to replace the four-panel front door with one that has glass panels. The house is quite old, and I</i> …

Home Improvement

4 Scientific Truths About Success

Will entrepreneurial success make you happy? Maybe, but not certainly.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We live in an unprecedented age. There have never been so many tools and opportunities for an individual, regardless of upbringing or wealth, to become an entrepreneur. …

Happiness

23 Amazing Online Marketing Tactics for Small Businesses With Low Budgets

If you’re reading this, I assume you’ve heard of the Internet.Most people have.At the time of writing this, InternetLiveStats shows that over 3.6 …

Marketing

Microsoft’s Eye Control for Windows 10 is now available for testers

Use the eye-tracking feature in beta if you have a Tobii device<p>It was only yesterday that Microsoft announced a new built-in eye tracking feature for Windows 10, but the company is already interested in getting the accessibility option out in the wild. The latest Windows Insider preview build …

Eye Tracking

Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe steps aside as company shuffles structure for mobile and PC VR groups

Facebook’s Oculus VR division is expanding its efforts to do both mobile and PC virtual reality systems. And the company is searching for a new leader to replace Brendan Iribe, who is stepping down from the top position to run the PC VR division.<p>Iribe, the current CEO of Oculus VR, will now be head …

Virtual Reality

Google Chrome is making it much easier to inspect security certificates

Google Chrome is making it easier to inspect how secure the websites you visit are without having to leave the page.<p>The latest iteration of the browser brings back the ability to effortlessly look up certificate details straight from the security interface in the address bar.<p>Users running the …

How can I stop someone else from using my Gmail account?

Valeria and other readers think people are using their Gmail account without permission. To lock them out, there are several security steps to take<p>I think someone I know has hacked my Gmail account. What should I do? <b>Valeria</b>

Security

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Google Maps now can tell you the best time of day to travel to your destination

Maybe wait an hour or two before leaving?<p>Google is adding a new feature to Google Maps that not only tells you how to get somewhere or how long the trip should take, but when the best time to leave is (via <i>Android Police</i>).<p>The new feature is only available for Maps users on Android, and it pops up …

Businesses can now chat with customers through Allo or SMS

Google allows businesses to register themselves through Google My Business, where they can adjust the information that appears on their Google …

Google wants you to stop using its SMS two-factor sign-in

SMS isn't secure, so Google will start pushing its users across to its prompt-based 2-Step Verification.<p>Starting next week, Google will make a …

Google is trying to get SMS 2-step verification users to switch to phone prompts

In June of last year, Google introduced phone prompts that made using two-step verification easier than ever. These proved popular, being more secure …