Rudolf van Heerden

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If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

Even if you clear your history, Google has a record of all of your search activity — here's how to delete it

YouTube. Panera. Facebook. Equifax. Every week, it seems, there's a new hack to worry about.<p>This ever-expanding list has many people realizing their personal information is less secure than they thought. Consumers are looking for ways to limit their online exposure and take proactive measures to …

AdWords

This new analytics tool for Gmail is actually really impressive

So how can typical Gmail users leverage email analytics data?<p>These are some of the most common applications:<p><b>Employee tracking and monitoring</b> — In some ways, EmailAnalytics belongs in the same ranks as Toggl and TimeCamp, apps that actively monitor employee time expenditure and performance. The app …

Stop worrying about the period in your Gmail address — Google says it doesn't matter

My personal email address is my name at gmail.com. Most of the time, it looks like this: kif.leswing@gmail.com.<p>But if I end up giving you kifleswing@gmail.com, don't worry. I'll still get the email.<p>In fact, if you're a Gmail user, the periods in your email address don't matter at all. Gmail …

Online Life

A $42 million '10,000 year clock' is being installed on Jeff Bezos' property

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos took to Twitter to announce that construction of the 10,000 year clock has begun on his property in Texas, with a view to encourage thinking about humanity in the long term.<p>Conceived back in 1986 by American computer scientist Daniel Hills, the clock’s mechanism is …

Jeff Bezos

Is sex the answer to your relationship woes?

Michele Weiner-Davis, the marriage-guidance counsellor, explains why she thinks having sex – even if you don’t feel like it – is the foundation of a happy relationship<p>How does it make you feel when your partner is cold and distant? Or when they’re critical and prickly? Does it make you want to rip …

TED Talks

19 Tools for Creating Engaging Social Media Videos, Images and GIFs in Minutes

Creating social media content takes time. And creating great social media content takes even more time.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Creating social media content takes time. And creating great social media content takes even more time.<p>You don’t just need to think about what types of …

Infographics

Turn an old monitor into a wall display with a Raspberry Pi

So you have an unused Raspberry Pi -- or five -- lying around and you don't know what to do with it. You're not alone, even if there are hundreds of projects at the ready.<p>You can turn it into a Minecraft machine, a music streamer for your living room, an Alexa speaker and many other things. But one …

Cool Data Sets I’ve found

In trying to do my capstone for the coding bootcamp I’m doing, I found a number of cool data sets which I thought I should share.<p>Everyone should be …

Plasma Jet Engines Might Soon Take Us From Earth to Space

Fossil fuel-less propulsion.<p>Imagine a jet engine that could propel an aircraft faster than a traditional engine, taking us all the way to the edge of …

Our Quest to Find a One-Sided Magnet Just Took an Unexpected Turn

Why do all magnets have two poles?<p>Of the many 'white whales' that theoretical physicists are pursuing, the elusive magnetic monopole - a magnetic …

5 Plants you can grow that will repel mosquitoes from your house.

Mosquitoes are a menance and insecticide might not be doing the job for you. How do you get rid of these pests naturally? Well, if you have a green …

The Difference Between TED Talks And 'TED-Like' Presentations

Although few business professionals will take the stage at the 2017 international TED conference being held this week in Vancouver, it doesn’t mean you can’t learn a few tips from some of the world’s best speakers. However, do not confuse a TED Talk with a “TED-like” presentation.<p>Last week I …

Public Speaking

The smartphone is eventually going to die — this is Mark Zuckerberg's crazy vision for what comes next

At last week's Facebook F8 conference in San Jose, California, CEO Mark Zuckerberg doubled down on his ambitious 10-year plan for the company, first revealed in April 2016.<p>Here's the current version of that roadmap, revealed by Zuckerberg last week:<p>Basically, Zuckerberg uses this road map to …

Augmented Reality

How you learned a second language influences the way your brain works

Over the past few years, you might have noticed a surfeit of articles covering current research on bilingualism. Some of them suggest that it sharpens the mind, while others are clearly intended to provoke more doubt than confidence, such as Maria Konnikova’s “Is Bilingualism Really an Advantage?” …

Language Learning

This incredible tool lets you see how Facebook tracks you online

A browser extension shows you how Facebook infers what content you want to see based on your social media habits and behaviors.<p>Data Selfie is a free …

The best Chrome extensions to boost your productivity right now

Thanks to the emergence of Web-based tools and services, most of us work primarily in the browser these days, and that means it’s our main productivity center.<p>Google Chrome is far and away the most popular browser around and it supports a huge number of extensions, which are essentially plugins …

How to use Chrome Remote Desktop to help friends and family with new devices

If you’re anything like me, you spend basically all of your time on “holiday” not with family enjoying a nice cup of cocoa, but rather fixing and setting up all their devices. This can be annoying itself, but when you go back home, it can be even more of a pain helping out remotely without being …

Software

Review of Popular Trends and Tools for Developers in 2016

Software technology is constantly evolving, and internet users as well as people creating digital products expect innovations and progress in this …

The World's First "Brainwave Opera" Is a Mind-F*ck

The story of covert WWII operative Noor Inayat Khan becomes a neurologically-driven performance.<p>A performer’s electroencephalogram (EEG) brain waves manifest into an assemblage of colored bubbles in the "first-ever" brain opera. <i>Noor: A Brain Opera</i> debuted on May 16th at the International Society of …

Techniques to scale agile across project teams and organizations | Zephyr

Once associated only with small application development projects and co-located teams of 8-10 members, the Agile methodology is now being …

These students’ animated short film about a sad robot who washes dishes will leave you breathless

Chapman film school over-achiever Tom Teller is the director behind <i>Hum</i>, a stunning and award-winning short film. Here, a sad robot relegated to a …

Top 10 Gmail Tips for Power Users

Everyone has a Gmail account. We’re all used to archiving, labeling, and marking bad senders as spam, but you probably still spend a lot of time in …

11,373,076-to-1 gear reduction

Oskar van Deventer made a colorful gearing system with a reduction factor of 11,373,076-to-1. "The application of this type of extreme reduction …

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14 Google Maps tips and tricks

If you use Google Maps on your phone, a lot has changed recently -- especially so over the last few weeks. There are lots of new features that are easy to miss and make navigating a lot more efficient, like these keyboard shortcuts.<p>Here are 14 tips and tricks to help you become a Google Maps master.<p>…

33 unique ways to use concrete stylishly in your home

If you thought that concrete was just grey, dull and uninspiring, prepare to have your mind blown!<p>Far more refined and stylish than you ever thought …

Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 7 phablet you can unlock with your eyes

Korean smartphone manufacturer bets on high-end features, curved glass and premium materials to shift latest in phablet category creator<p>Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note 7 phablet is one of the first smartphones to ship with an iris scanner that can read your eyes and let you into your phone in …

Galaxy Note

The 10 Greatest Hip-Hop Beats of All Time

<b>See the All-Time Charts: | | |</b><p>Creating the perfect beat is a combined matter of timing, creative genius and just the right rapper to complement it. …