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How to Use Plex to Build a Seamless Media Library

Whether it's music or movies, my content is all over the place. From rare films I have on DVD to music that's been trapped in iTunes for the better …

Raspberry Pi

Love in the Time of Cryptography | Backchannel

<b>I’ll tell you this much about him</b>: He has soft eyes and a wonderful smile. He’s taller than me. He’s very good with computers. His accent in English …

Emulate the Golden Age of the Macintosh Thanks to the Internet Archive

Along with its duties of maintaining copies of important news, literature, scientific information, and old MySpace pages, the Internet Archive also …

Neato Botvac D80: Not Just Another 'Bump-n-Go' Robot Vac

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>When the Neato Botvac D80 first arrived, I was skeptical it could replace my trusty iRobot Roomba 560. The Roomba’s been going …

A Tea Kettle Alternative That's Cooler, Cleaner, and More Eco-Friendly

In a 2013 TED talk, design consultant Leyla Acaroglu shared an odd statistic with the crowd: In the United Kingdom, 65 percent of tea drinkers …

'Saga' is the must-have graphic novel of 2014

Chances are you already have one graphic novel in your library. Right? <i>Right</i>?<p>Seriously, people, if your shelves don't at least contain Alan Moore's</i> …

Rosetta spacecraft lands robot on a comet

UPDATED: 12:04 p.m. ET<p>In one of the biggest space successes in years, a spacecraft named Rosetta landed a refrigerator-sized robot onto a …

It's Time to Enable Two-Step Authentication on Everything. Here’s How.

If you don’t already have two-step authentication enabled on your all your accounts, you really <i>need</i> to turn it on for anything sensitive. Here’s …

Information Systems

With This Tiny Box, You Can Anonymize Everything You Do Online

<i>Editors' note: Updated below with clarifications about Germar’s claims of Anonabox using “custom” hardware.</i><p>No tool in existence protects your …

What Lies Beneath: Inside London's Secret Subterranean Spaces

Every year millions of tourists flock to London to marvel at its historic buildings, parks and attractions, but if you scratch beneath London's …

England

​How To Sharpen Any Knife

A sharp knife isn't just sharper, it's a safer, more efficient, more precise tool. And, like most people, your knives are probably dull. Here's how …

Woodworking

The guide to password security (and why you should care)

Passwords -- especially those not supported by two-step verification -- are your last lines of defense against prying eyes. This guide will help you understand how those passwords are exposed, and what you can do to keep them locked down.<p>How are passwords exposed?<p>Before we dive into the how-tos of …

Information Systems

The Australian Woman Behind an $80 Million Recall of Dangerous Cable

SYDNEY — An Australian woman is at the centre of a dangerous cable recall, where dangerous materials were imported from China before being installed …

Intel's wireless charging bowl coming by year's end

CEO Brian Krzanich reveals origin of the charging bowl for smartphones and electronics but is mum on an expected price.<p>Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said Thursday the company's wireless charging bowl for smartphones and electronics will be "on the market right around the end of this year."<p>The charging …

Best Earbuds (In-Ear Headphones) for 2018 - CNET

$129 at Dell Home<p>See it<p>CNET's Rating<p>9 Design<br>• 8 Features<br>• 8 Sound<br>• 7 Value<p>The Bose SoundTrue is one of the most comfortable in-ear headphones available and also delivers clean, well-balanced sound.<p>$90 at Amazon.com<p>See it<p>CNET's Rating<p>9 Design<br>• 8 Features<br>• 8 Sound<br>• 8 Value<p>Lightweight, comfortable earbuds from …

Consumer Tech

The Complete Guide to Locking Down Facebook Privacy for Good

Facebook's privacy settings are notorious for being convoluted and downright confusing—even Zuck's own kin have had issues. Which is why Facebook has …

Apps

10 Tricks to Make Yourself an Evernote Master

Evernote is well established as the go-to app for organizing just about everything in your life. Whether it's notes for a novel or bookmarks from the …

Apps

The Story of the Man Who Threw a No-Hitter on LSD

In 1970, Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter high as shit on LSD. In 2009, NoMasTV and artist James Blagden made an awesome short film about the Pittsburgh …

Lsd

11 Ways to Make Science Fun for Your Kids

The vinegar and baking soda volcano is a science fair classic, but making science fun for your kids can mean a lot more than making a mess of your …

5 Essential Add-Ons That Will Make Your Gmail Great

If you could add just one improvement to Gmail, what would it be? Chances are there's an add-on, extension or plug-in that does exactly what you …

Apps

This May Be the Ultimate Bike for Big-City Riding

Americans are ditching cars at a rapid clip. In response, nonprofit Oregon Manifest challenged designers in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, …

Decibullz Custom-Fit Earbuds are an Economical Alternative for Excellent Noise Isolation

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>Earbuds these days are as ubiquitous a piece of personal kit as slide rule in your pocket used to be (well, for us nerds …