C E Hardin

102 Flips | 3 Magazines | 31 Likes | 4 Followers | @cehardin3 | Keep up with C E Hardin on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “C E Hardin”

The amazing ceiling fan trick you're not using

Your ceiling fan is something you generally regard as something that is either on — and set to one of the three or so speeds — or off. It moves the air around your house to keep it from feeling too stagnant or to help cool you off without running your air conditioning too much in the summer.<p>What …

Home Improvement

Facebook might not spy on you now, but it has a patent for the ability

It’s not uncommon for people to think that Facebook is spying on their conversations when online ads appear to advertise something they discussed offline. The reality is often simply coincidence or more often based on cookies when searching online for something related.<p>But that doesn’t mean …

Technology

Eight Samsung Galaxy tricks you can't do on any other phone

Make the most of your smartphone.<p>Samsung likes to add its own flourishes to the Android operating system, which means Galaxy phones boast quite a few unique features that you won't find on standard Android devices—or iPhones for that matter. We've collected eight tips and tricks that should work on …

Apps

The Best Android-Only Apps for Google Fans

For awhile, iOS got first dibs on all the best apps, but Android has exclusives, too.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Apps

Republican-led Congress passes sweeping tax bill

WASHINGTON — Congress approved a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax bill on Wednesday that slashes rates for corporations, provides new breaks for private businesses and reorganizes the individual tax code.<p>The Senate passed the GOP bill early Wednesday morning and the House then voted on it for a second …

What Amazon Echo and Google Home Do With Your Voice Data

Amazon Echo and Google Home—and other devices that have Alexa and Google Assistant built in—are some of the most promising new technologies to come …

4 reasons you need a VPN app on your phone

We’re not trying to alarm you here, but PSI: your privacy is under attack. Keep peeping eyes from your browsing history with this handy VPN app.<p>The …

Larry David, Accidental Hero: How ‘Curb’ Got An Innocent Man Acquitted from a Murder Charge

IndieWire spoke with the director of "Long Shot" about how he convinced the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" anti-hero to appear in the true-crime …

The best home security apps you can download

One of the most useful things about a smartphone is the peace of mind it can offer when you go out of town. When you leave the house, no longer do …

Google shows how easy it is for software to remove watermarks from photos

• Tech<br>• Science<br>• Culture<br>• More<p>Tech<p>Apple<br>• Google<br>• Microsoft<br>• Apps<br>• Photography<br>• Virtual Reality<br>• Business<br>• Design<br>• AI<br>• All Tech<p>Science<p>Space<br>• Energy<br>• Health<br>• Environment<br>• All Science<p>Culture<p>Web<br>• TV<br>• Film<br>• Games<br>• Comics<br>• Music<br>• All Culture<p>Cars<p>Ride-Sharing<br>• Cars<br>• Mass Transit<br>• Aviation<br>• Rideables<br>• Autonomy<br>• All …

Headphones

Genius flash drive works with micro-USB, USB-C, and USB-A all at once

It’s been a long time since I gave a flash drive a second look, but that’s probably because most flash drives don’t with three different ports. …

Understanding last week's ransomware cyber attack

Today's tech story focuses on understanding last week's cyber attack and how to protect yourself.

Cyber-attacks

10 Gmail Shortcuts Everybody Ought to Know

If you're anything like me, you spend a lot of time each day clicking through your inbox. (And, admittedly, if you're anything like me you also walk …

Keyboard Shortcuts

Google's new free course could help you land a sweet gig localizing apps

Localization is a vital, but less talked-about part of the technology industry — and it can lead to a lucrative career, too. Now, to help people enter the field, Google just launched a free course on the Udacity online learning platform called <i>Localization Essentials</i>.<p>This six-lesson series is …

Apps

How to use voice shortcuts with Google Home

Google introduced an easier way to issue complicated or long commands to your Google Home ($99 at Google Store) speaker. It's calling the new feature Shortcuts, and it's sort of like a text expander for your voice.<p>Here's how to make your own Google Home shortcuts.<p>What are Google Home Shortcuts?<p>When …

Google

Amazon can now handle almost every single aspect of your wedding

These days, it seems like he's accomplishing just that.<p>Starting Thursday, you can start using your Amazon Echo to help with wedding planning. Thanks to a partnership with The Knot, a popular wedding planning website, you'll now be able to ask Alexa for updates on your wedding planning, including a …

8 graphic design trends for 2017

So we’re already into 2017, in case you haven’t noticed. That means you probably have already broken one of your New Year’s resolutions. Don’t worry, my resolution to get better sleep has already been dashed.<p>But one of my resolutions that I will not be breaking is to become a better graphic …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Galaxy S8’s Bixby button can be remapped to Google Assistant (or anything else) with an app

One of Samsung’s big software points on the Galaxy S8 is Bixby, the company’s new AI assistant. Samsung is going so all in on this assistant that it added a dedicated button for it on the side. However, since this is Android, some people would prefer to use Google Assistant/Now for this button. …

How to set up an Android phone for your kid

Smartphones and children have a tricky relationship. While phones can be entertainment centers for kids, these devices are designed for adults and leave children's privacy and innocence vulnerable -- especially if they have their own phones. Google aims to empower parents and safeguard children who …

Google's new site showcases its open source projects and favorite tools

Over the years, Google has not only implemented numerous pieces open source software in its own products and services, but also contributed several tools for people to use in their own projects.<p>That includes things like a JPEG encoder which can reduce file sizes by 35 percent, beautiful usable …

Software

Store your passwords, unlock devices and more thanks to this secure new key fob, available now

Ensuring that all of your online accounts are secure has become increasingly urgent as time goes on. But remembering the various, complex passwords that you may be using can be a pain. Other password managers exist, but are still reliant on a master password. Hideez Key hopes to simplify this by …

Your TV is probably tracking you -- here's how to stop it

When you unpacked your new TV or streamer for the first time, you probably couldn't wait to start watching it. In the excitement to put it through its paces, chances are you just clicked "I agree" to all those screens of legal mumbo jumbo that came up during the setup process.<p>Did you know one of …

Smart TV

What Are the Best Written TV Shows of All Time? The WGA Announces Its Top 101 Picks

Following up on their 2006 list of the 101 Greatest Screenplays, the Writers Guild of America have decided to celebrate the highest level of quality …

You Can’t Touch This!

Aptly put by the designers, the Lizard Umbrella sheds its handle as a defensive mechanism against thieves. What this means is that you get to take …

Compact Nota Bureau To Save Some Space

Lack of space? Need to accommodate everything? The Nota desk by Berlin architect Elisabeth Lux for furniture brand e15 is an answer to all your …

Italian Easy: How To Make A Stromboli

Stromboli can be a somewhat contentious term, and depending on who you ask, definitions vary somewhat drastically. We know what it's <i>not</i>, but while stromboli is neither calzone nor submarine sandwich, it's also a little bit of both. The calzone, essentially a pizza folded into a half moon, can be …

The Most Useful Chrome Extensions Ever Made

One of the great things about Google Chrome is that it offers thousands of third-party extensions that developers have come up with to add features, …

Free Google app turns old photo prints into glare-free digital images

Stop using your phone to take pics of old snapshots and try this.<p>I think I know what I'll be doing over Thanksgiving weekend: hauling boxes and boxes …

Clinton in emotional post-election speech: 'Coming here tonight wasn't the easiest'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton, in her first public speech since last week's crushing presidential loss, admitted making the appearance "wasn't the easiest."<p>But speaking at the Children's Defense Fund's "Beat The Odds" Gala on Wednesday night, Clinton emotionally reflected about the 2016 loss …

Government