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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 …

Privacy

7 Natural Ways To Keep Cockroaches & Other Bugs Out Of Your House

Summer means rosé all day, pool floats, and uninvited house guests that won't leave, and I don't mean your couch-surfing friends. These freeloaders …

Immune System

7 ways to control your Android from a PC

A little while back, I posted an article and video on how you could control your PC from an Android device, even going so far as turning it on remotely! The idea was to be able to access and download files, log into your home network, and even stream AAA PC games from a cafe, using a handful of …

18 Amazing Tricks Only Netflix Pros Know

Spend a good portion of your free time cuddled up in front of Netflix? Hey, us too! You'd think all those minutes in front of the screen would …

Entertainment

Your home screen needs these beautiful custom map wallpapers

There are plenty of sources for wallpapers to grace your phone’s home screen, but this tool that’s presently doing the rounds on Reddit lets you add a personal touch on your Android or iOS device.<p>Over on Alvar Carto’s site, you can look up any location on the globe and generate a minimalist map of …

Android Phones

This Pocket PC Could Replace Your Desktop

The Ockel Sirius B runs Windows 10 and fits in any standard pocket.<p>Sometimes it’s the smallest things that can have the most significant impact. A …

Our diet has a huge effect on our brain and our mental wellbeing, even protecting against dementia. So, what should be on the menu?<p>As a society, we are used to the idea that we feed our bodies, and that our diet shapes our waistlines. But many of us forget that the same diet also feeds our brains, …

Study Skills

This engineer created a fool-proof plan to overcome shyness — and it led her to jobs at Apple, Google, and now Microsoft

A couple of months ago, Sophia Velastegui was approached with an exciting job offer: To become the general manager of Microsoft's artificial intelligence product unit.<p>She began the job in December. It was another pinnacle career move for the star engineer, named to Business Insider's list of the …

I retired a millionaire at 30 — this is the key to earning more money

Over the past 2 years I've written over 300,000 words about money, spent over 200 hours talking and recording for the podcast, answered over 1,700 reader emails, and done over 200 media interviews all about money. Many people ask me what's my best piece of advice about money.<p>I usually give some …

Motorists to be given protection against the parking cowboys

Drivers are set to receive new legal protections from private parking operators as the Government backs plans to ban cowboy firms from accessing motorists' details and issuing fines.<p>Independent parking companies are issuing almost 13 times more illegitimate tickets than a decade ago, making as much …

NHS trust

Set up a second screen for your computer

Two views are better than one.<p>You may get along just fine with only one computer screen, but adding a second can give you much more room to work. This upgrade isn't just for creative professionals or seasoned programmers—it lets anyone spread out their apps, edit documents side by side, and …

Mobile TV

Stop Those Annoying Browser Prompts Asking for Your Location or to Send Notifications

If you've grown tired of answering those annoying browser prompts every time a website wants to show you notifications or know your location, you can …

How To: Install the Leaked Galaxy S8 Android Oreo Update Now

With beta testing coming to a close, it's quite likely we will see the stable Android Oreo OTA roll out for the Galaxy S8 in late January. Yesterday, …

2018 sci-fi, fantasy and geek movies to get excited about

Film Festivals

How to Remotely Delete Data for iPhone and Android Devices

Apple Devices<p>In order to remotely delete the data on iPhones, the first thing users need to do is to log into their iCloud account on a desktop …

Huawei's New Honor Router Is Here To Smarten Up Your Home Connection

With Huawei making such a big climb up the smartphone hierarchy in the past couple of years, it’s easy to forget that long before it made crazy A.I. phones that can tell the difference between a cat and a dog, Huawei was a telecommunication giant. In fact, that’s still where the company’s bread is …

Wi-Fi

Azulle Byte3 Fanless Mini Desktop PC Review

Following on from the quick unboxing of the new Azulle Byte 3 fanless mini desktop PC system a couple of weeks ago, I have now had time to put the …

How to fully backup and restore your Android device without root

One of Android’s little-known tricks is its built-in backup and restore process that allows users to save their private data as well as the different installed applications. The process is pretty simple but it isn’t always full-proof. But unlike other backup and restore processes, this one doesn’t …

Does my phone have a DAC? Explaining DACs and Amps in smartphones today

We get this question a lot, and now that so many phones no longer have a headphone jack, it's even more common: Does my phone have a DAC? What …

How to figure out which Intel chip you need

It's arguably the most important component in your laptop, tablet or desktop computer. Whether called the processor, CPU, or central processing unit, it deserves top-line billing on your spec list, as it's the brain of your device.<p>But CPUs cause confusion and stress for shoppers. The chipmakers …

MacBook Air

Pay once to host your website for life with Dragify

As business moves online and people's attention moves to the web more and more, having your own website is more than an asset — it's almost a …

The Nebula Capsule is a 100-inch Android projector the size of a soda can

Anker – best known for its affordable smartphone accessories – has recently branched out into making projectors under the Nebula brand. Now the company is gearing up to launch its smallest model yet in the Nebula Capsule, which fits an Android 7.0 projector in a device the size of a soda can.<p>The …

This 3D audio soundbar promises to beat your home theater setup

Surround sound is an exercise in compromise. Surround speakers are cumbersome and expensive to set up. They require you sit in a ‘sweet spot’ to achieve a decent sense of positioning, and can’t really replicate the sensation of sound getting close to your head. Headphones can position sound more …

Audiophile

Android file management: An easy-to-follow guide

When you think about your smartphone, apps and interfaces are probably the first things that come to mind. Beneath all that surface-level stuff, …

LAToken raises millions in ICO to create “the first asset-backed token exchange”

As the ICO fever continues to rise, LAToken, a blockchain platform which aims to make tradable potentially any type of assets, raised the equivalent of $9.6 million in late August. In just three days, investors bought 30 million tokens, each one amounting to 0,001 Ethereum (ETH).<p>Founded by Russian …

When 95% of all cryptocurrencies are gone Bitcoin will still be there

The Wall Street Journal this week published an article declaring Bitcoin’s value to be “probably zero.” Last week finance and tech outlets discussed JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon’s assertion that Bitcoin was “a fraud.” If you’re keeping score, these are two big names in the financial world declaring …

Adblock Plus can now protect your computer from being hijacked to mine cryptocurrency

Adblock Plus wants to protect you from sites using your computer resources to mine cryptocurrency. The team has released a filter that users can add to their Adblock Plus browser extension in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Android. Add the extension and it will take care of the rest: Your device will …

How to download music from YouTube - and is it even legal?

A lot of people who aren’t subscribed to a music streaming service like Google Play Music or Spotify like listening and discovering new tracks on YouTube. In a way this is a great option but it’s far from ideal. For one, the screen of your device has to be turned on all the time for the audio to …

Android News

Ethereum Switches to Proof of Stake

Recently, we posted a brief overview of the Ethereum ICO craze. Before that, we had reviewed how blockchains work in general.<p>Today, we’ll delve …

Mine more cryptocurrency with this new Asus motherboard

Mining Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency requires powerful computers with powerful graphics hardware. At a certain point, it's literally about getting more back than it costs you in electricity and other expenses to run a mining machine.<p>PC maker Asus has a new computer motherboard that aims to …

Cryptocurrency