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New Apple HomeKit-Compatible Home Automation Accessories Announced, Here Are The Details

Any individual who doesn’t have any type of home automation or intelligent control in their homes already will surely be looking to get something …

How to Make Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa Do Whatever You Want

Our peaceful homes are being invaded by talking Bluetooth speakers and there’s nothing you can do about it—so you might as well enlist the help of …

DIY Project: How To Build A Rocket Mass Heater

Rocket Mass Heaters, also known by the acronym RMH, are the latest rage when it comes to extremely efficient and sustainable heating methods using …

You can re-use an Amazon shipping box to donate to charity — here's how

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images Now that the holidays are over, you probably have a few Amazon boxes kicking around.<p>It's easy enough to …

Shopping

Garden: 12 garden fences your neighbors will definitely want to copy!

If you're lucky enough to have a backyard, then I'm sure you love to sit out back and enjoy the outdoors. However, it can be difficult to do that and …

Microsoft Unveils Azure Blockchain as Service

Microsoft has launched Azure Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) that provides a rapid, low-cost and low-risk platform for organisations to collaborate …

5 Pro Tips on How to Paint Your House Right

Most homeowners will take a crack at doing some house painting at some point and many will end up with more headaches than they need while doing it. …

“Superfund” a 529 College Plan for Even More Compound Interest Savings

With a 529 plan, you can save for your kids’ college and score some tax benefits in the process. It’s basically an investment account you can only …

Personal Finance

13 wooden wall ideas you can recreate at home

Wood is such a fantastic material, given that it comes in an amazing variety of styles and colours, so it's absolutely perfect for creating a feature …

Most Popular How-To Guides of 2016

Step-by-step guides are our bread and butter here at Lifehacker, and you seem to enjoy reading them as much as we enjoy writing them. From start to …

Raspberry Pi

Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview updated with support for adding desktops to custom groups and more

Microsoft today released an update for Remote Desktop Preview app in Windows Store. This update comes with support for adding desktops to custom …

Microsoft Corporation

Bruce Schneier: ‘The internet era of fun and games is over’

Internet pioneer Bruce Schneier issued a dire proclamation in front of the House of Representatives’ Energy & Commerce Committee Wednesday: “It might …

Microsoft Excel — PowerQuery to Flexible Content Dashboard

Resource Dashboard Overview<p>I maintain lists in Google Sheets (which are either auto populated via IFTTT or maintained via my mobile devices), which I …

The Man Who Is Transforming Microsoft

<b>By Andrew Nusca</b><p>Photograph by Veronique de Viguerie<p>November 11, 2016, 6:30 AM EDT<p>On the road with Satya Nadella’s traveling revival show.<p>A blustery …

Amazon debuts Black Friday Deals site

<b>(CNN Money) —</b> The holiday season has begun at Amazon.<p>The online shopping service on Tuesday launched its Black Friday Deals Store, featuring sales on clothing, electronics, toys and other products. The site will feature new deals every day -- sometimes as often as every five minutes -- until …

Barneys New York

Fake iPhone Apps Are Another Sign of Apple’s Slipping Standards - MIT Technology Review

This holiday season, be careful which shopping app you install on your iPhone. A host of fake retail apps have appeared in Apple’s App Store …

Announcing the SharePoint Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA)!

Junkyard Metal Turned Into a DIY Super Battery

Metal scraps, common household chemicals and an open-source plan could bring power to the people.<p>"The battery companies won't like this," Cary Pint …

Engineering

Five Best VPN Service Providers

A VPN, or a Virtual Private Network, is a great tool to protect your privacy and security while you use the internet. Whether you’re at home or using …

Sudo lets you change your online identities as easily as flipping a switch

If you’re like me your inbox is a mess of hundreds of promotional emails from different sites across the web – many of which I’ve only actually shopped at once or twice. But once they have your email address it’s over – you can expect to receive a weekly (or daily!) email ad infinitum.<p>Companies …

Windows 10 Tip: How to set up Windows Hello on your PC

Did you know that with Windows Hello, you can sign into your Windows 10 devices* in less than two seconds**? Windows Hello uses biometric sensors to …

Machine Perception

11.06.06: Fractions: Building a Strong Foundation Based on Conceptual Understanding

Introduction<p>In preparation for my work developing this curriculum unit, I spent three days learning about Singapore Math at Worcester State …

This tiny Lightning cable adds 64GB of storage to your iPhone

Imagine having one single device that would ensure you’re always able to charge your iPhone <i>AND</i> that adds up to 64GB of extra storage to your device. …

WiGig will bring superfast WiFi to devices next year

The WiFi Alliance has finally certified "WiGig," a high-speed, 60 GHz standard otherwise known as 802.11ad. Using beamforming, it can yield speeds of up to 8 Gbps, or nearly 1GB per second from a distance of up to 10 meters. As many as 180 million devices using the standard, like routers, laptops …

Wi-Fi

New SharePoint CSOM version released for SharePoint Online - August 2016

We are happy to announce availability of new SharePoint Client Side Object Model (CSOM) version targeted for the Office 365 or more specifically for …

Wiring an existing home through the walls

Running Wires in an Existing Home<p>This guide explains how to fish wires through walls on an existing home - after the drywall is installed. You may …

Tip: a few useful PowerShell scripts for Exchange and Office 365 Admins

Recently there has been some helpful activity over on the Microsoft Script Center for Exchange and Office 365 administrators. Here are 3 scripts that …

Office 365 Growth Explosion is Pivotal to Microsoft’s Success

Microsoft Office came into existence nearly 25 years ago, at a time when not many people in the world even had a computer in their homes. Since then …

Personal Computers