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46 Killer Android Tips for Google Fans

You know how to use your Android phone. But there are certainly a few bells and whistles you have yet to discover.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Google

The 2016 guide for flawless blog optimization

Link building in 2016 should be focused on “pulling” readers in: writing excellent blog posts that naturally accumulate links.<p>Links remain the primary way that Google understands the importance of your blog. Generally speaking, the more high-quality sites that link to your blog, the higher your …

Top 10

5 Shortcuts To Bonding Deeply With a Romantic Partner

How do you get to crazy love — or get crazy love back when it’s gone away?<p>Forget the silly relationship books, let’s look at the real science and get …

Staten Island

How 'Star Wars' actor John Boyega got ripped in just 21 days

Recently, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" star John Boyega told British Vogue that his character Finn will be "much more physical" in the next "Star Wars" movie, "Episode VIII."<p>"I might be in the gym a bit more," the British actor said.<p>Turns out he wasn't joking.<p>After filming wrapped on "The Force …

Star Wars

The Fujifilm X70 is a smaller, wider, and cheaper X100

The defining feature of the X70, though, is its lens, since it's a non-removable prime without any zoom function. Fujifilm has gone for an 18.5mm f/2.8 here, which is a little slower and wider than the 23mm f/2 found on all the X100 cameras — you lose a stop of light and the field of view widens to …

Cameras

Here's How To Unlock All US Netflix Content In Singapore So You Can Truly Netflix And Chill

Earlier last week, movie streaming site Netflix announced with a bang that they have made their service available to users worldwide, including folks …

Chrome Web Store

13 science-backed ways to appear more attractive

It pays to be pretty.<p>Research has found that attractive people earn up to 14% more money than their unattractive peers.<p>Fortunately, attraction relies …

How to Be Charming: 2 Secrets Backed by Research

Want to know how to be charming? Ask yourself: What do you want in any friend or partner?<p>Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and …

Self-help

I've been an investment fraud securities lawyer for 25 years, and here are the 8 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

You've been diligent about saving every penny you can over the years, socking it away for retirement like you should.<p>Don't let unexpected financial disasters like divorce or a stock market crash threaten the security of your investment plan. There are steps you can take to protect your financial …

Show These Short Men's Hairstyles To Your Barber

Our illustrated guide to getting the best hair in 2016.<p>The start of a new year is a great time to look ahead, so why not focus on the hair that's on yours?<p>Are you still dead-set on growing out a man bun? Still not using any hair products (and have frizzed-out 1980s Rambo-hair)? Still asking your …

This Is When the Next 5 'Star Wars' Movies Will Come Out

You just saw The Force Awakens and want more next-gen Star Wars. Well, you’re going to get more. A lot more. Regularly and steadily, for many years …

The Importance of Portraits

I tell anyone who listens that printing your photos is so incredibly important. Anything from snapshots of a sleeping child, to wedding photos and …

Nexus 6P Problems and how to fix them

The Nexus line is retired, long live the Pixel! Still, if you can find a Nexus 6P on discount, or already have one, it’s a hell of a device and one very much worth using on the daily even in 2017.<p>With its beautiful design and solid build quality, high-end specs, top of the line camera, and of …

Teen Girl Takes Down Bullies Who Named Her One of the 'Ugliest Girls' in Her Grade

High school can be a cruel place, regardless of where you live. But Canadian teen Lynelle Cantwell isn’t letting the bullies at her Newfoundland …

Black Friday sale: Big savings on Microsoft Office and Office 365 from Amazon

Well here’s a big Black Friday sale you might not have expected: Beginning today, Thanksgiving Day, and running straight through to the end of the …

Hilton Singapore Launches One Of The Most Value-For-Money Sunday Champagne Brunches

Sunday brunch just got kicked up a notch with Hilton Singapore’s newly revamped Champagne buffet brunch special. We are telling you that this is …

The Secret to Problem Solving, According to the Military

While I’m not all that interested in military doctrine and tactics in and of themselves, I am interested in complex systems, how the weak win wars, …

U.S. Army

6 Photographers Invited to Photograph 1 Man Reveal the Power of Perspective

Canon performed an experiment called Decoy to explore the power of perspective. This very visual project sought to find out how influential a photographer's outlook can be. Six photographers were invited to participate, each one separately capturing a portrait of a man named Michael. On the day of …

Photography

18-Year-Old Model Edits Her Instagram Posts To Reveal The Truth Behind The Photos

18-year-old internet sensation Essena O’Neill had been making thousands of dollars modeling on Instagram and sharing her pictures with almost 580,000 …

5 Things Bill Gates Says You Must Do to Be Successful

When the world's richest man offers career advice, it's smart to listen.<p>If you're looking for a role model of lifelong success, you can't do much better than Bill Gates. Microsoft, the company he founded, created a whole industry. At a net worth of nearly $80 billion, he's the richest man in the …

Self-improvement

Why You Should Be Using a VPN (and How to Choose One)

You may know what a VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is; you probably don’t use one. You <i>really should</i> be using a VPN, and even if you don’t think so …

Information Systems

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 problems and how to fix them

Like with the Galaxy S6, Samsung introduced a new level of build quality on its latest Galaxy Note smartphone, with the Galaxy Note 5 now also featuring a metal and glass unibody design. The premium look, top of the line specifications, faster and less bloated software experience, and improved …

Webflow Builds Sites Without Code, Like Squarespace Crossed With Photoshop

When design and code combine, building websites may never be the same.<p>Right now, the web is split between designers and developers. The designers mock up layouts in Photoshop. The developers turn that imagery into functional code via standards like CSS and Javascript. As a result, designers have …

Web Design

HP's dorky 'Star Wars' laptop is impressive in its attention to detail

Depending on how you feel about <i>Star Wars</i>, either you've had enough of the gimmicky merchandising tie-ins, or you intend to buy all the things until the new movie comes out on December 18th. For our part, we don't know whether to be amused or excited by this special edition <i>Star Wars</i> laptop from HP. …

Darth Vader

Inside the creation of the Microsoft Surface Book

No one saw it coming: The Surface Book, history’s first Microsoft laptop (or notebook, if you prefer). And has there ever been a more apt setting for …

Millions of cubic metres of flood water erupts from Taiwan's Shihmen Dam in dramatic video

When floodwater from super typhoon Dujuan left a dam perilously close to overflowing, officials decided to pull the plug and this is what happened<p>When a dam in the Taiwanese city of Taoyuan was threatening to spill over, officials staged an intervention, releasing a huge amount of water into the …

Noise Stacking – How to Shoot at High ISO Without the Noise

Shooting with a high ISO sensitivity naturally creates noisy images. We all know that. And removing that noise in post-production is difficult and …

Take your pick from 4 deals on VPN lifetime subscriptions!

Looking to get yourself a VPN subscription? You no longer need to worry about insane prices or monthly payments. The AA Deals Store has more than enough discounts to go around. In fact, you can currently take your pick at four VPN lifetime subscriptions, all being offered at crazy discounts.<p>Whether …

The Man Who Wants Everyone to Be a Millionaire

Who wants to be a millionaire? Timothy Sykes teaches everyone how he became a millionaire and how you can too.<p>Who wants to be a millionaire? I’ve had this dream ever since I was 8 years old. I used to write papers and draw pictures of what I'd do with the money. At the age of 24 I had successfully …

Stock Markets

Op-Ed: Lexmark’s war against a man who recycles toner cartridges

Why it’s important that he fights back.<p>Doug Kari is a lawyer, business executive, and freelance writer in Southern California.<p>The intellectual …