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Android Paranoid 4.4 hits Final version, safe for daily driving

Not all of us enjoy living on the edge of new custom ROM releases, and sometimes not even Milestones or Release Candidates are stable enough for critical-bug-free usage on a daily basis.<p>If you value stability more than cutting-edge features, the latest release of Android Paranoid is for you. The …

Android News

Forget.me Simplifies Your 'Right to be Forgotten' on Google

In the wake of the landmark EU ruling last month stipulating that individuals should have the right to be forgotten by removing outdated information about themselves from search engine results, Google was soon inundated with takedown requests.<p>While Google eventually launched a takedown form of its …

Tiesto: A Town Called Paradise

EDM has changed pop, and now pop is changing veteran DJ Tiësto. He's moved from the abrasively chilly trance of 2009's <i>Kaleidoscope</i> to embrace pianos …

Consummate

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Is This Formula E Race Car Cool Enough To Help Sell Electric Vehicles?

Tesla is making inroads in the United States, even if it still has major obstacles to clear in states like New York and New Jersey. And while electric cars are exploding according to some metrics–one study found sales were up 447.95% in 2013–and with Google’s adorable self-driving vehicles still …

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Does It Really Matter if You Eject Disks Properly?

Your computer nags you if you don't hit "eject," but there's a good reason.<p>We've all yanked external disks out of computers in a hurry, skipping the step of properly ejecting them. If you have a Mac, then your machine probably nags you about it. But are you actually doing any harm? The answer is …

This Absolutely Insane Two-Stroke V-Four is the Ultimate Hat Tip to MotoGP's Golden Era

Back in the day, MotoGP bikes were powered by two-stroke, 500cc engines endowing them with raw, explosive power that was notoriously difficult to control. The king of that ballsy era was none other than nine-time Grand Prix champ Valentino Rossi; in the unlikely event that you're unfamiliar with …

CM11 M7 out now for 50 devices, brings revamped Theme Chooser and more

A little over a month since the previous milestone release, the CyanogenMod team is now pushing out version M7 of CM11, bringing a host of new features and improvements.<p>CM11 M7 is based on Android 4.4.2, as – the team explains – there wasn’t time for proper integration of the Android 4.4.3 code …

Samsung Galaxy

OnePlus One Review: The CyanogenMod Powered Smartphone That Outclasses The Android Competition

OnePlus has managed to create a bit of a buzz around their latest smartphone. Called ‘One’ (but I’ll go with the OnePlus One for most of this review to avoid the confusion with HTC) this is a handset that goes out of its way to be attractive. The styling is simple but functional, the specs are …

BehindTheOverlay Chrome Extension Kills Overlay Popups

Have you ever wished you could just get rid of the annoying popup message on a site that is blocking the actual content? BehindTheOverlay is a Chrome extension that does exactly that. You can grab it directly from the Chrome Web Store.<p>If you’ve ever been bothered by a website that hides its content …

If Snoop Dogg Were To Hijack Your Site, It Would Look Like This

Sometimes the web can feel dull with dry language and boring content.<p>Thanks to Gizoogle.net, there's a way to spice things up. Even though it launched nine years ago as a joke, it's still amazing to this very day.<p>This is how it works. Type in a search term or URL and click "Gizoogle Dis …

Booka Shade Create Smartphone Orchestra With Fans

Dance music duo Booka Shade created an orchestra of phones at a Berlin gig last Friday, after inviting 600 clubbers to hold their smartphones in the air sporadically throughout the 45-minute performance.<p>Enabled through a partnership with Vodafone, which helped create a special app for the show as …

Opinion

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Wu-Tang fans hope to liberate 'Shaolin' for $5 million but have a ways to go (updated)

When you have the cultural cachet of someone like the Wu-Tang Clan, there are a handful of luxuries afforded to you that few others have. Like selling the only copy of your upcoming album for $5 million, for instance. But in an effort to free <i>Once Upon a Time in Shaolin</i>'s music to less-than-rich …

Why carry a big power brick when you can tote the world’s smallest laptop adapter?

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>It’s not unheard of for a laptop review to ding the product for a surprising reason: A bulky power adapter. What’s the point …

Nail Art Hack! How to Make Perfect Itsy-Bitsy Triangles

Learn how to make your own tiny geo nail decals with this tutorial. Hint: all you need is a tear-off paper pallet, polish, and scissors!<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>Nail polish<br>• tear-off paper pallet<br>• scissors<br>• tweezers<br>• small, sharp scissors<br>• orange stick/ tweezers<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how onSmall Good Things

How to be fashionable with no money

It takes effort to find stylish cheap clothes, but they do exist. Try charity shops, sample sales, your own wardrobe – and learn to sew<p><b>How can I be fashionable without any money?</b><i><br>Generation Y, in the office</i><p>One of the biggest misconceptions that exists about fashion – and there are many – is that it …

Bye Bye, WhatsApp: Germans Switch To Threema For Privacy Reasons

Swiss startup Threema probably didn’t expect this. In 24 hours, the startup has <i>doubled</i> its user base, according to Süddeutsche. It is now sitting at the top of the paid App Store chart in Germany. Interestingly, Threema’s key feature is its true end-to-end encryption — German users probably don’t …

Yandex suite of free Android tools sidesteps Google

The Russian search and software company announced free software that brings a Yandex-flavored experience to Android phones.<p>Russian search and software company Yandex is offering a collection of free tools to turn the Android open-source foundation into a usable phone operating system.<p>The software, …

Android News

R.I.P. CAPTCHA

Say hello to two-step verification and more.<p>Say good-bye to CAPTCHA, the boxes of warped text that separate humans from bots online. AI company Vicarious claims to have developed an algorithm that can pass the test about 90 percent of the time. What will save us from spam now? These alternatives …

Bots

Dormi: An Awesome Baby Monitor App for Android

If you have kids, you’ll know all about those late-evening, midnight and middle-of-the-night cries for attention. Sometimes it’s hard to know what your little one wants – are they teething? Are they too hot/cold? Are they hungry? In reality, it could be any and ALL those things. Or something …

How To Build A Liquid-Cooled Mini Gaming PC For Under $1,000

If you go into your local technology store and look at the PC section, most if not all will be standard black towers. However, on the enthusiast scene, there’s a seismic shift going on with many people ditching their large tower cases and opting for shoebox-size ones.<p>The latest motherboards aimed …

Chainfire’s new Pri-Fy app protects you from Wi-Fi based tracking

The NSA revelations have made it painfully clear that privacy is endangered in our digital era. But it’s not only the NSA and other state entities that snoop on you – from retailers interested in your shopping habits to hackers looking to sell your data to the highest bidder, your private …

Apps

Streamus Turns Chrome Into A Fast, Free, YouTube-Powered Spotify Alternative

Use Chrome? Listen to a lot music throughout the day? Check out this extension.<p>Take a music streaming service like Rdio or Spotify, and boil it down to the absolute basics — searching for songs, adding songs to playlists, and playing said songs. Power it with YouTube’s massive (and sometimes …

Bored of your normal résumé? Sumry wants to replace it with an interactive timeline

Looking for a job and sending out résumés is a full-time job in itself, and in order to make yourself stand out from the crowd you might be considering adding some flourishes to your existing CV.<p>However, tweaking that existing Microsoft Word template isn’t going to cut it. According to Sumry, a …

The Best Oxblood Lips of the Year

For the second year in a row, the ultra dark color has rocked the red carpet. We took a look back at how celebrities wore the universally flattering shade.<p>For the second year in a row, the ultra dark color has rocked the red carpet. We took a look back at how celebrities wore the universally …

34 Insanely Simple Two-Ingredient Recipes

Cooking doesn't get much easier than this. BTW, these are mostly desserts. I hope you're OK with that.<p>All images created by John Gara

Dessert