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How Steve Jobs turned Apple around in 2007 (video)

It took three bullet points—just three bullet points—to construct the framework of Apple’s recovery.<p>I don’t believe for a minute that the three most …

Steve Jobs

How to Protect Your Home Router from Attacks

A comprehensive guide for choosing and setting up secure Wi-Fi.<p>Your router, that box sitting in a corner of your house giving you internet access, is in many ways more important than your laptop or mobile phone. It might not store any of your personal information directly, but sensitive data passes …

Information Security

15 things to tweak when setting up a new MacBook

Just bought your first MacBook? Start out by checking or changing these settings.<p>After you have jumped through the initial screens from the Mac Setup Assistant that had you log in with your Apple ID, connect to a network and so on, your work is not done. Here are 15 settings to change or at least …

iOS

34 tools that let you make the most of your MacOS

A few months ago, Ask Product Hunt launched, a community-powered product search engine. The idea was simple: Ask your product discovery questions on Product Hunt, and the community chimes in with their recommendations.<p>To date, more than 2,300 questions have been submitted, with one of the most …

iOS

How to tell if your iPhone battery needs replacing

Apple is now offering to swap the battery in older iPhone's for $29, but will having this done speed up your device?<p>Late last year it came to light …

Batteries

Roku aims to take over home audio with its wireless speaker platform

No, Roku isn't building a wireless speaker, despite rumors hinting at that. Instead, it's approaching home audio similar to how it tackled TVs: By offering its technology to other companies. Specifically, Roku is unveiling a new wireless audio platform, Roku Connect, that it'll license to third …

Automation

You've been charging your smartphone wrong

Do you know how to keep your smartphone's battery healthy?<p>Probably not. In fact, you've probably been hastening the death of your phone's battery with your charging habits.<p>Charging to 100%? Charging overnight? Fully discharging before plugging in? All these common practices can shorten the usable …

Batteries

Meltdown and Spectre: The Latest Vulnerabilities on iOS

Although Apple has recently faced criticism in the media for purposefully slowing down their devices, the latest issue that has been affecting nearly …

iOS

Elon Musk teases a Supercharger station with a drive-in movie theater and more surprises

For as revolutionary and forward-thinking as Tesla’s vehicles are, one of the smartest things Tesla did to boost EV adaptation was the rollout of an …

Elon Musk

Your Future Smart Car Could Use AI To Help You Drive

At this year’s CES, chipmaker Nvidia is showcasing new technology that could enable automakers to develop AI virtual assistants that are far smarter …

Samsung has created a giant digital whiteboard

To take on Microsoft and Google<p>Samsung is unveiling Flip today at the Consumer Electronics Show, a 55-inch digital whiteboard that can be flipped between portrait and horizontal orientations. It’s designed for meeting rooms, and comes with a height-adjustable stand that can be wheeled around …

Samsung

How to Perform a Repair Upgrade Using the Windows 10 ISO file

On the off chance that your Windows 10 installation is showing a bizarre attitude, like apps that do not open or work properly, you can play out a …

Microsoft

The List Of America's Worst-Selling Cars Of 2017 Is Sad On Multiple Levels

Car sales overall weren’t as stellar as they’ve been in the United States last year. Yet predictably, the best-sellers were comprised largely of a …

Cadillac

Samsung is ready to build a 146-inch TV wall in your house

Last year Samsung announced a 34-foot 4K LED TV that could challenge movie theater screens, and now it's ready to sell a version for home use. The Wall by Samsung uses similar MicroLED tech that works without a backlight and can be assembled in extremely large sizes thanks to its modular design. We …

Samsung

General Motors' Chevy Bolt Just Beat Tesla's Model X

This contest was much bigger than a drag race.<p><b>General Motors</b> (NYSE:GM) said it delivered 3,227 Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles (EVs) in the United …

Electric Vehicles

This projector screen lets two gamers see different perspectives at the same time

Say goodbye to split-screen<p>Display startup MirraViz is here in Las Vegas this week for CES to show off a gadget that at first blush looks like some arcane trickery, allowing two off-the-shelf DLP projectors to layer images on top of one another so two people can view two different images …

Enjoy

20 Best Affordable Luxury Cars For Less Than $40,000

A luxury car doesn't necessarily have to have a luxury price.<p>In November, the average cost of a new car was $35,870, according to Kelley Blue Book. …

Trucks

What is the best time to post social media?

When and how often<i></i> you post can often be as important as <i>what</i> you post.Of course, great content will shine through no matter when you post it, but …

Social Media Marketing

CES 2018: Tech preview of the show's coolest new products

<b>All aboard the (self-driving) bus - next stop, CES: Las Vegas' annual gigantic tech fest.</b><p>About 4,000 companies - many of them start-ups - are arriving in town this weekend. Over the coming days, they will reveal new products, secure orders and hopefully provide a taste of the future at the trade …

Consumer Tech

Use Google Wifi to upgrade the Wi-Fi on older PCs and Macs

Here's a quick guide to how to substantially increase your wireless networking performance on older computers without struggling with drivers or …

Wi-Fi

This wristband lets you hear phone calls through your fingers

Innomdle Lab is a South Korean startup that was spun out of Samsung’s incubator, and it’s just about ready to launch its first product: Sgnl, a wristband-slash-watch strap that turns your fingers into a phone receiver. When paired with a phone, you can hear callers by touching your finger to your …

Wearable Tech

This Linksys WRT32XB gaming router puts Xbox One first

When it comes to networking, there’s arguably no group of users quite so demanding – and easily frustrated by lag – as gamers. That’s just the cohort …

Wi-Fi

Acer just announced the "thinnest computer in the world"

Along with updates to the Nitro 5 and Spin 3<p>Generally, laptops at CES tend to be toward the middle of the pack, with companies saving their more unique or impressive models for less crowded times. While Acer has shown up at CES this year with a trio of updated versions of older models, there is at …

Laptops

All the world's major luxury auto brands now have SUVs — except for Ferrari

• <b>The worlds major luxury auto brands have all introduced SUVs.</b>• <b><br>Even supercar-maker Lamborghini has joined the party.</b>• <b><br>Ferrari is the odd man out.</b><p>Lamborghini unveiled it's long-awaited Urus SUV on Monday, leaving only Ferrari as the major holdout in high-end SUV country. (Well, Aston Martin is also …

Luxury

These are the 10 best engines in the world

• <b>Wards Auto has released its 24th annual 10 best engines list.</b>• <b><br>The top 10 includes traditional internal combustion as well as fuel cell, electric, and hybrid drive technology.</b>• <b><br>Mass-market brands and electric mobility dominate the list.</b><p>Wards Auto has released the latest edition of its annual list of …

Trucks

Samsung is working on a phone with screens on both sides — here are three futuristic ideas

• <b>A new patent shows three ideas Samsung has for wrapping a display around a smartphone.</b>• <b><br>These designs show future smartphones with screens on both the front and back of the phone.</b>• <b><br>Users would be able to view content from either side of the phone.</b><p>Samsung uses curved display technology in phones like …

Samsung

LG Display's crazy 65-inch OLED TV can roll up like a poster

It's the world's first big-screen TV that can be rolled up to hide away when not in use.<p>When you roll your future TV out of sight into a little box, thank LG Display.<p>The leader in big-screen OLED manufacturing, not satisfied to debut the first 88-inch 8K OLED TV, will show off another world's first …

OLEDs

The original arch nemesis of the Tesla Model S is back — here's what it's like to drive

• <b>The Fisker Karma was the original Model S rival.</b>• <b><br>But Fisker Automotive went bankrupt in 2013, leaving Tesla the victor of the electric-car space.</b>• <b><br>Now the car is making a comeback; this time it's called the Karma Revero</b><p>These days it's the world versus Tesla. Audi, Porsche, Mercedes, Aston Martin, and …

Electric Vehicles

Brazil demanding Apple provide explicit directions to customers for replacing batteries

Just yesterday, Apple clarified its battery replacement program details with the information that all iPhone 6 models and later are eligible at the discounted price. Now, a Brazilian state agency is trying to require Apple to provide more specific details on how consumers can take advantage of the …

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