Brian Elliott

146 Flips | 14 Magazines | 128 Likes | 35 Following | 7 Followers | @elliobr | Husband, father of two, amateur photographer, technophille, frequent traveler

‘Crush Them’: An Oral History of the Lawsuit That Upended Silicon Valley

Nineteen-ninety-eight changed the course of technology, which is to say that it changed the course of history. A nearly bankrupt relic of ’80s tech …

Bill Gates

The poet’s modernist masterpiece gathered fragments of an arduous life, some of which can be traced to a seafront shelter in Margate<p>In 1921, having taken time off from his job at Lloyds Bank for what would now be called depression, TS Eliot spent three weeks convalescing in Margate. It was the …

Literature

'Whinge less, people!': Life advice from a 27-year-old woman dying from cancer is going viral for all the right reasons

A post written by a 27-year-old Australian woman who died of cancer last week has gone viral on Facebook with more than 50,000 shares and 60,000 likes.<p>Holly Butcher from Grafton, Australia, suffered from Ewing's sarcoma, which is often found in the bone and surrounding soft tissue.<p>She wrote the …

The iPad Gestures You Should Master

If you’ve got an iPad with iOS 11, you’re probably getting used to the new gestures involved in navigating. From the always-on Dock to the new …

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe has taken mind-bending new photos of the gas giant

NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft completed its 10th high-speed trip around Jupiter on December 16.<p>The robot gets relatively close to the gas giant and takes new photos with its JunoCam instrument roughly every 53 days while traveling at up to 130,000 mph.<p>It can take days or sometimes weeks to …

13 sci-fi series starters to break in your new ebook reader

Visit other worlds<p>So you just got a new ebook reader for the holidays this year. Nice! Now, it’s time to find books to load it up with, which should give you plenty to read on your trip home, or if you need an excuse to avoid relatives for a couple of hours.<p>Here’s 13 science-fiction books that kick …

Science Fiction

How To Use Netstat Commands To Monitor Network On Windows Using CMD

We often seek the help of a program or a tool in doing small things in our Windows like cleaning a drive, managing the firewall etc. However, these …

The 35 Places That Could Become UNESCO World Heritage Sites This Year

See them before everyone knows how amazing they are.<p>Most travelers have probably encountered a UNESCO World Heritage Site in their journeys. A plaque …

10 New UNESCO World Heritage Sites For Your Travel List

Start planning a trip to these world wonders.<p>This past week, UNESCO updated its eclectic list of the world's most fascinating places. Countries campaign hard to get their treasured wilderness reserves, archeological ruins, and historic sites recognized by the esteemed program. After much …

13 of the best Stephen King short stories you've never read

I haven't managed to read all of Stephen King's novels yet — I'm still working on that — but I <i>have</i> read all of his short stories. All of the …

You need to encrypt all your data. This is how it’s done

The increasing amount of data we’re all generating is everywhere: in smartphones, laptops, thumb drives, and dozens of online services. How can we secure all of them against unwarranted access?<p>We virtually can’t.<p>Smartphones get stolen, thumb drives get lost, email passwords get brute-forced, cloud …

Information Systems

4 Ways Yoga Will Drastically Change Your Life, Starting Today

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Injury Prevention<p>Do I Need to Do Yoga?<p>4 Ways Yoga Will Drastically Change Your Life, Starting Today<p>Shares<p>You see so many …

Yoga

How I made my own VPN server in 15 minutes

People are (rightfully) freaking out about their privacy as the Senate voted to let internet providers share your private data with advertisers. While it’s important to protect your privacy, it doesn’t mean that you should sign up to a VPN service and tunnel all your internet traffic through VPN …

Poignant, Playful Photos of the Stray Dogs of India

Mumbai photographer Neenad Joseph Arul used to be shy about approaching people, so instead, he turned to the dogs in his neighborhood. Unlike people, …

Elon Musk’s next company wants to put tiny electrodes in our brains so we can survive the age of AI

For humans to stand a chance in the age of artificial intelligence, we need to join the other team, at least in Elon Musk’s view.<p>The Tesla and SpaceX CEO dreams of humans evolving into cyborgs with augmented intelligence. That vision took a step forward on Mar. 27 when the Wall Street Journal …

How to Remotely Erase iPhone or iPad Data Via iCloud When Lost / Stolen

Maybe you lose your iPhone or iPad someday…God Forbid! If such a situation arises, you are left with one option only – remotely wipe your iPhone or …

How to Learn New Things as an Adult

A new book explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information.<p>Quick, what’s the capital of Australia? No Googling! (And no points if you’re Australian—that means the information is more meaningful to you, which means you’re more likely to know it.) Did you get it? Or are you sure …

Learning

How to Set Up Your Mac for Wi-Fi Calling

- Feb 12, 2017<p>You can, in fact, make phone calls from your Mac. Wi-Fi (<i>WiFi</i>) calling is one of the perks you get when you choose to go with Apple’s …

Wi-Fi

The 10 Hottest Productivity Tools of 2017 | Inc.com

Tools--hardware, software, apps, etc.--come and go. That's the nature of progress. But what never goes away is knowledge. Once you know a way to be more efficient and effective--a new approach, a new mindset, a new strategy or technique--that tool is yours forever.<p>And so is your ability to get more …

6 Financial Benefits of Moving Into Your 50s and 60s | Investopedia

What are the financial benefits of moving into your 50s and 60s, if any? Getting older is supposed to make you wiser; can it also make you wealthier? …

Since Kellyanne Conway spoke of ‘alternative facts’, Nineteen Eighty-Four has hit the No 1 spot in Amazon’s book sales chart. So, is the age of Newspeak here?

Literature

100+ Essential Books Every Man Should Read

Amazon is offering $5 off on print book purchases of $15 or more until 11:59 pm December 14, 2017. Use the promo code <b>BOOKGIFT17</b> at checkout to …

6 Habits that Healthy People Do Differently

We all have those friends in tip top health condition; they rarely get sick, tout glowing hair and skin, and can scale a flight of stairs without …

PSA: Several Netgear Routers Have an Easily Exploitable Security Vulnerability, Here's How to Test Yours

Netgear has confirmed that several of its routers, including the R7000, R6400, and R8000 have a security issues that could allow someone to take …

Wi-Fi

Russian Photographer’s Enchanting Images Prove That Big Dogs Can Be a Little Kid’s Best Friend

Andy Seliverstoff has long been passionate about photography, but four years ago he decided to combine his craft with a love for man’s best friend …

5 Easy Ways To Incorporate Conscious Sexuality Into Your Life

The SFW guide so you can get NSFW later<p>A couple months ago, I traveled to Dorset, England, to participate in a conscious sexuality festival. I had never heard of the term before going. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. All I knew was what I gleaned from the website, which mentioned …

Build This Flowchart to Overcome Procrastination

Psychologist Dr. Patrick Keelan has a series of questions to ask yourself when you feel stuck with your work. These four questions can act as a …

Protect your privacy during Trump’s reign: A hacker’s guide to being cyber-safe

Protecting individual privacy from government intrusion is older than American democracy<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation.</i><p>Protecting individual privacy from government intrusion is older than American democracy. In 1604, the attorney general of England, Sir Edward Coke, …

How to find out which third-party apps on your iPhone support Siri

Since Apple introduced SiriKit with iOS10, a growing number of developers worldwide have worked out unique ways to intelligently embed Apple’s …

How to Check Canon Shutter Count (and Why it Matters)

Just as you would check a car for wear and tear, check the body for signs of heavy use if you can’t verify the shutter count. Check the handgrips for …

Cameras