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Ex-wife of late Scott Weiland says kids 'lost their father years ago' to rock star life

‘Don’t glorify this tragedy with talk of rock’n’roll’ says Mary Forsberg Weiland, mother of two children with the Stone Temple Pilots singer, who died on tour last week<p>Following the death of Scott Weiland, the former frontman of the bands Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, Mary Forsberg …

The best way to check your internet speed is dropping Adobe Flash

Ookla Speedtest is moving to HTML5<p>Ookla's Speedtest tool is the fastest and easiest way to check your internet speed, and it's about to get even better when it stops relying on Adobe's all-but-dead Flash platform and moves entirely to HTML5. Ookla is in the process of beta testing the new version …

Four Social Media Tools I Use…

Every once in a while, I get asked the question “who has time for social media?”. The answer to that is “nearly everyone”, you just have to use the …

America's poorest white town: abandoned by coal, swallowed by drugs

In the first of a series of dispatches from the US’s poorest communities, we visit Beattyville, Kentucky, blighted by a lack of jobs and addiction to painkillers<p>Karen Jennings patted her heavily made up face, put on a sardonic smile and said she thought she looked good after all she’d been …

Painkillers

You’re Tracking The Wrong Metrics in Rural Ministry…

I know, I used a buzzword. Whether you are in Church Growth, Business, Marketing, SEO, or Fantasy Sports, the word “Metrics” carrries a heavy …

Fantasy Sports

Indecent proposal? OnePlus co-founder says he wants to join Samsung as an intern

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei continues to be one of the most interesting people in the mobile tech world, and his latest idea on how to improve his …

You should traceroute bad.horse right now

Generally speaking, traceroute is a network diagnostic tool that displays the path between your computer and a specific network address / website. Wanna know how many hops it takes to get to google.com? Traceroute can tell you. The command is built into OS X, Windows, and Unix systems, and it's …

Microsoft Forces Windows 10 Onto Windows 7 And Windows 8

The saga continues.<p>Following news that Windows 10 automatically downloads onto Windows 7 and Windows 8 for users who choose to upgrade, Microsoft has now confirmed it has taken things one serious step further: Windows 10 will now download on computers even when users chose NOT to upgrade.<p>This …

Windows 10

You've been charging your smartphone wrong

But it's partially our fault because we've been charging them wrong this whole time.<p>Many of us have an ingrained notion that charging our smartphones in small bursts will cause long-term damage to their batteries, and that it's better to charge them when they're close to dead.<p>But we couldn't be …

Electric Vehicles

Transform Your Entire Blog Into an eBook in 90 Seconds With This Free Tool

If done right, blogs can be beautiful ways to display text and photos. In fact, many are so presentable that they’re only steps from the aesthetics …

This free Android app does something awesome that no iPhone can

Smartphones can be used to control computers remotely with the right apps installed on both devices, but there may be cases where you want to do the …

Adapt Or Die: 6 Steps to Becoming an Innovative Church

How to foster an atmosphere where new ideas are celebrated and the gospel is honored.

10 Smart Ways to Earn or Build Backlinks to Your Website

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"Backlinks," meaning sites that link to your site, are, for most search engines, the supreme ranking factor. So is getting more organic traffic.<p>Because that traffic is directly related to the <i>quality</i> of the backlinks your website has, the …

Infographics

Kaspersky Antivirus accused of creating fake malware for over 10 years

Here’s a crazy report: Kaspersky Lab, makers of a popular antivirus service, might have created fake malware for over ten years to harm its competitors. The software was benign, but Kaspersky fooled other antivirus software into marking it as infected.<p>Two ex-employees told Reuters that the …

Kaspersky Lab

The one Windows 10 tweak every user needs: ‘GodMode’

There are plenty of Windows 10 tips and tricks that you should be aware of – check <b>our Windows 10 cheat sheet</b> to learn about many of them – but …

I Unfollowed Everyone to Build a Better Twitter Feed

July 7, 2015: The Chrome extension for Twitter was installed, and I had time for a quick shower before cycling to work. Without letting myself think …

A look back at Windows through the ages

It's hard to believe that Windows is 30 years old this year. Originally a graphic shell that sat on MS-DOS, Windows has blossomed over the years to be the visually rich experience it is today. That's not to say it hasn't encountered a few pitfalls along the way -- Windows ME, anyone? -- but despite …

Your wearable’s step goal isn’t based on science—it’s based on Japanese tradition and marketing

How many steps should you walk in a day? Most step-tracking wearables, like Fitbits and Jawbones, recommend you hit at least 10,000 steps. The American Heart Association also recommends that figure, and the US National Institutes for Health considers that an “active” goal to reach. But is it …

Wearable Tech

This is where Google stores your photos and emails

In an essay about the future of Google, co-founder Sergey Brin shared a picture of where Google stores your emails and photos.<p>Google used to be notoriously secretive about its data centers and the custom hardware it designs and uses in them. And it still doesn't talk in detail about much of that …

Google Photos

Samsung's Definition Of Insanity: Its Disastrous Smartphone Strategy

Let’s wind the clock back to the end of 2014 and look at the position Samsung found itself in. The company had reported a sixty percent year-on-year fall in profits, revenue was down twenty percent year-on-year, and the responsibility lay with the poorly performing mobile division. In broad strokes …

George Lucas' affordable housing plans upset wealthy California neighbors

After a career spent building worlds in a galaxy far, far away, George Lucas wants to create a community much closer to home.<p>The <i>Star Wars</i> creator has …

16 interview questions that are designed to trick you

<b>• Interview questions are often designed to test candidates.</b><p><b>• Some of these questions are obviously difficult, while others are more subtle traps.</b><p><b>• Business Insider spoke to two career experts who listed some especially tricky questions to watch out for and how to answer them.</b><p>Savvy hiring managers …

Employment

9 Characteristics of a Leaderless Church

If you serve in a local church, you’ve unquestionably seen certain characteristics of a leaderless church. They are everywhere. These characteristics …

Google Now will soon show info from any app

Google Now only displays useful tidbits of knowledge from a handful of your apps right now, but the flood gates are about to fling wide open. Project director Aparna Chennapragada has revealed that Google plans to release a developer kit that lets <i>any</i> of your apps put their data into Now, not just …

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