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How to make your laptop boot faster

If your laptop takes its sweet time booting up, then here are some things you can do to put a little pep back in its startup step.<p>Get an SSD<p>You can breathe new life and faster boot times into old laptops by replacing spinning hard drives (HDD) with a new solid-state drive (SSD).<p>Without needing to …

How An Open-Source Cloud Storage Company Is Taking On Amazon and Google

The little guy, with big capacity<p>Backblaze's first server was built in a plywood box in 2007. Now the company, which is dedicated to offering personal cloud backups, stores 200 petabytes in total. (That's 200 million gigabytes.)<p>But this cloud storage company doesn't look like the big names in the …

Cloud Computing

Where we're going we don't need headsets: Samsung receives patent for AR contact lenses

With Gear VR, Samsung was one of the first companies to get its foot in the virtual reality door. Now, it looks like the South Korean electronics giant is experimenting with augmented reality.<p>Samsung has received a patent for "smart" contact lenses, which it originally filed in September 2014. The …

Augmented Reality

9 Tricks That Will Change How You Use Your iPhone

Forget hammers and screwdrivers — iPhones are the most important tool of our times. But do you wield yours like a pro, or do your thumbs fumble its …

The best iOS apps for taking notes with Apple Pencil + iPad Pro

After resisting the temptation for several months, I finally broke down this week and bought an Apple Pencil. I purchased the initial iPad Pro back in November when it first came out, but sold it and switched to the 9.7-inch model last week, and so far I’ve been very happy with that choice. …

Apps

Microsoft is helping people build iPhone and Android apps, for free

At today's Microsoft Build event Microsoft cloud boss Scott Guthrie shared the company's master plan for Xamarin. And judging from the applause, that plan has developers very hyped.<p>The short version is that Xamarin is now integrated with Microsoft's mega-popular Visual Studio, the software that …

Apps

The complete list of 'OK, Google' commands

With Google Now, you can use voice commands to create reminders, get help with trivia questions, and, yes, even find out "what does the fox say?"<p>And, with the recent update from Google, the voice assistant's reponse will sound more natural than ever. (Though, of all the voice assistants, Google Now …

The 5 Exercises Every Guy Should Master

Before you do another rep, make sure you’re an expert on these movements first<p>I know the best way to train my body. But this knowledge took almost two decades to accumulate.<p>So when I look back on my first workout ever, I cringe.<p>There are so many things I would do differently. If I had known back …

20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

Fitness Tracker Store | Deals

Trackifit Brian - June 12, 2018<p>Fitbit is getting into the fitness tracker for kids niche, just in time for the summer, by releasing the Fitbit Ace. …

Swiss Chard and Mushroom Galette

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 3 min<p>Selling skeptics on the idea of a vegetarian dinner is easy when it’s in pie form. Maitake mushrooms add heft.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>whole wheat dough<p>1 cup all-purpose flour<p>1 cup whole wheat flour<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>¾ cup (1½ sticks) chilled …

50 Chrome Extensions for Educators

Here is a list of fifty or so Chrome extensions that I feel are helpful for teachers and students. You can make a copy of this document to add your …

10 Tips for Getting Started With Edmodo

<i>This is a guest post from Vance Kite, a science teacher at City of Medicine Academy in Durham, North Carolina. If you are interested in contributing</i> …

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