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20 ways tech can make your life better in 2018

How to protect yourself from Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws

On Wednesday, researchers revealed serious flaws in modern processors that could affect practically every Intel computer released in the last two decades -- and the AMD and Arm chips in your laptops, tablets and phones, too. And on May 21, researchers found a fourth variant.<p>The good news: Intel, …

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The 55 Best Questions To Ask To Break The Ice And Really Get To Know Someone

What’s the first question most people ask you when you meet?<p>It’s likely, “What do you do?”<p>This has become the new “How’s it going?” or “How about that weather?” and it’s awful.<p>If you’re anything like me, this question leaves you feeling sized-up and minimized. It’s as if the asker is thinking to …

16 Questions To Ask On A First Date, According To Marriage Therapists

Do you make your bed in the morning?<p>If you’re an introvert ― or just hate small talk ― few things are more stress-inducing than a first date. Keeping conversation flowing freely is no easy feat.<p>To help you figure out what to talk about ahead of time, we asked therapists and psychologists who work …

Love Your Life, Say 'No' A Lot, And Prioritize Time Over Being Nice

Not long ago I started having a major meltdown around <i>time</i>. The sheer volume of demands–from both others and my own ambitions–exceeded the number of waking hours. I lost sleep, shortchanged my health, and sacrificed progress in everything I cared about. People asked for more and more and more. I was …

5 Much Better Alternatives To Quicken And Mint

I have fond memories of using Quicken. As crazy as this may sound, Quicken showed me just how powerful computers could be. I was no longer just playing games or a writing programs to count to 100. I was managing my finances on a computer.<p>Mint had a similar effect, only with the Internet. Now no …

Scientists Accidentally Discovered an Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

Whoops! Figured out how to help revert climate change!<p>Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help avert climate change. Their findings were published in the journal</i> …

Power BI gains Windows 10 Mobile app

Microsoft's data analytics tool Power BI arrives on Windows 10 Mobile in a new app allowing Dashboards to be accessible directly from the home screen …

The 16 Best Desserts From All Over The World

Sure doctors and nutritionists and pretty much the whole Internet say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but we beg to differ: It's definitely dessert. Here, 16 desserts from around the world that every sugar lover has got to try (or at least dream about).<p>Sure doctors and …

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5 Essential Principles for Understanding Analytics

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>I’m convinced that the ingredient for the effective use of data and analytics that is in shortest supply is managers’ understanding of what is possible. Data, hardware, and software are available in droves, but human comprehension of the possibilities they enable is much less common. Given …

9 Great Miami Coffee Shops With Free Wifi

Finding a place where you can simultaneously online shop, share a coffee and eat a huge artisanal salad takes a bit of research. We scouted the city for the cafes that offer great quality coffee, ample seating, superb food options and a Wifi password. Living in the age of free Internet and …

The Brookstone HDMI Pocket Projector Pro Can Mirror Your iPhone on a 115-Inch Screen

The Brookstone HDMI Pocket Projector Pro <b>($249.99)</b> was a wonderful surprise for me; an extremely functional, portable, and practical creation that is well worth the extra $49 investment for the required Apple A/V adapter — if you don't already have one that is. Once you've got the Apple A/V adaptor, …

This Is the Thinnest Mechanical Watch in the World

It's thinner than a stack of five credit cards.<p>The new Master Ultra Thin Squelette by Jaeger-Lecoultre (a mouthful, I know) is not just a masterpiece of a mechanical watch, complete with jaw-dropping Swiss-made mechanisms that are so tiny as to be almost beyond belief. It is also the new thinnest …

The cable box might solve the Internet of Things' biggest problem

The issue with the Internet of Things (IoT) and the connected home is that they're not even remotely connected. At least not seamlessly. Thanks to competing communication protocols and manufacturers building closed ecosystems, you need a new app every time you add something "connected" to your …

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Disable banner ads in Skype for Windows

Before the many updates to Skype post-Microsoft acquisition, simply disabling the promotions options in settings was enough to rid your conversations of unnecessary spam. However, a new banner ad has made its way to the conversation window. This ad wouldn't be such a bother if it didn't often cut …

How to install multiple SIM cards into an iPhone 6

Want to install a couple of extra SIM cards in your iPhone 6? Here's how to do just that.<p>While most people manage quite well with a single SIM card, …

Why You Should Never Sign a Cell Phone Contract Again

Like rocket science and high school relationships, cell phone plans are complicated for a reason. Two-year contract or early-upgrade plan? …

Spock’s Enduring Legacy for Earth Governance

Changing Planet<p>As the world mourns the passing of Leonard Nimoy, the role he most memorably represented and the marvelous mythology he helped to create will remain timeless. As an environmental planner interested in better ways of governing natural resources, <i>Star Trek</i>‘s fabled future and specially …