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People Who Use Firefox or Chrome Are Better Employees

Yet another reason to shun Internet Explorer<p>There was a time when the browser you used was nothing more than a matter of taste or subtle self-expression. Safari was for Apple purists, Chrome for the fleet of foot, Firefox for the universally compatible, and Internet Explorer for the masochistic. …

Software

10 things we learned about the next chapter of Windows 10

What did we learn about Windows 10 from Microsoft's latest event? A whole lot, as it happens<p>The dust has settled but the excitement hasn't died down …

22 tips, tricks and shortcuts for Android Lollipop

The innermost secrets of Android’s new operating system: psychadelic colour schemes, enhanced privacy and how to unlock your phone with your face<p><b>1. Settings Search Bar</b><p>Settings now has its own dedicated search bar. While this may seem like a very minor addition, it’s actually a great timesaver when …

Windows Phone

10 Best Chrome Extensions You May Not Have Tried

Beste Chrome extensions<p>I’m a huge fan of adding functionality to my browser, and we’ve featured some great extensions to supercharge Chrome in the past. Here are a few more Chrome extensions that you might not have heard of, but are certainly worth a try.<p>Jot<p>If you’re constantly working in your …

The top 11 laptops you can buy right now

China's Hottest Smartphone Company Has Another iPhone Clone

The phone has specs that rival top-tier phones like Samsung's Galaxy S5 and the iPhone 5S. It has a 5-inch screen and runs a special modified version of Android that Xiaomi uses in all of its phones.<p>Xiaomi is the buzziest smartphone maker at the moment. It only sells phones in China and a few other …

Mobile

New plugin-free web games run (almost) as well as their desktop counterparts

So far, sophisticated 3D web games have typically required either a plugin (think <i>Quake Live</i>) or a special environment where they can run native code. While those are just dandy, they aren't really <i>web</i> games, are they? That's going to change shortly, as Trendy Entertainment has revealed plans to …

US government says online storage isn't protected by the Fourth Amendment

A couple months ago, a New York judge ruled that US search warrants applied to digital information even if they were stored overseas. The decision came about as part of an effort to dig up a Microsoft user's account information stored on a server in Dublin, Ireland. Microsoft responded to the …

Is Microsoft's Nadella Looking Forwards Or Backwards?

In reading Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s memo to the troops shared on July 10th, it struck me the entire thing could be read in two opposite ways, with either backward- or forward-looking possibilities. Perhaps this duality I hear comes out of the journalist instinct and (unfortunate) held …

Control Google Glass with your mind... and a second headset

Up until now, you can only navigate Google Glass by touching or talking to it, but London-based firm This Place just made it possible to control the device using something else: your brainwaves. The company just released an open source application called MindRDR that gives you something akin to …

Android Circuit: Samsung's new Galaxy Smartphones, Android Is The Top OS In The US, And The Home Screen On The Front Line

Taking a look back at the week in news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit focuses on Samsung’s new Galaxy handsets; Android tops the US market share; the Android ‘L’ changes; Google Play Services’ update for Android Wear support; Android Wear apps arrive in the Play Store; the …

OnePlus One Review: An Unbelievably Fantastic Smartphone

Maybe you've heard of the OnePlus One. It's the self-styled "flagship killer" aiming to swoop in from China and beat the Nexus 5 at its own …

Android News

The Minimal Academic Desktop

Reader sgosp3 wanted a desktop that was minimal and helped him focus on the task at hand—his research—so he built this Windows desktop so he has …

Google’s Cardboard turns out to be an inexpensive VR headset

If you stuck around until the end of yesterday’s I/O keynote, you might have heard Sundar Pichai mention that, alongside a fancy smartwatch, attendees would also receive a nondescript cardboard package. Very secretive indeed.<p>It turns out that the cardboard box was actually a DIY virtual reality kit …

Virtual Reality

Turn a Raspberry Pi Into a Bluetooth Receiver for Your Car Stereo

If you have an older car without Bluetooth built into it, you can buy adapters to do so. But, Redditor parkerlreed decided to create his own system …

Raspberry Pi

​Android Control Lets You Use Your Handset Even With a Broken Screen

Android: Accidents happen, and the time may come when you smash the screen of your phone or tablet. Android Control enables you to operate your …

Google Drive

Say Mmm Integrates with Evernote to Create Automatic Shopping Lists

There are some great meal planning apps out there, and Say Mmm is yet another tool for organizing recipes, planning menus, and creating shopping …

Apps

Mozilla's $25 Smartphone Is a Brilliant Gamechanger

Mozilla plans to roll out a $25 smartphone by the end of the year, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported Wednesday.<p>$25? For a smartphone? Sounds crazy, …

Mobile

SwiftKey's Android keyboard is now available for free

Of the third-party keyboards available on the Google Play Store, SwiftKey is among the oldest and most well-known. And although it's getting its iOS8 app ready for the fall, it certainly isn't forgetting the platform that helped the $4 app get its big break. With today's update, SwiftKey's premium …

Power Up Your XBMC Installation with These Awesome Add-Ons

One of the best parts about XBMC, the kickass customizable media center software, is its browser-like extensions. If you've ever wanted to …

Raspberry Pi

Turn Your Handwriting into Digital Notes for the Best of Both Worlds

With the world's obsession with apps and smartphones, it's easy to forget how a simple handwritten note is sometimes the easiest way to jot down your …

Microsoft Surface

Still running Windows XP? That's the way Bill Gates planned it

Bill Gates's vision was of 'a computer on every desk, each one running Microsoft software'. Now the true cost is emerging<p>One evening a few years ago, I found myself at a Christmas party in London. The event took place on the eighth floor of a building in the heart of the City and, at one point, …

Viewdns.info Combines Tons of Internet Troubleshooting Tools Into One Web Page

When you are trying to troubleshoot internet connection issues, knowledge is power. Viewdns.info consolidates 21 different tests on one handy …

Internet of Things

The Best Self-Hosted Alternatives to Popular Services

Most of us use services like Gmail, Feedly, and Instapaper to get through the day—but that means giving up privacy and locking into a service you …

6 Chrome Extensions to Help You Maximize Google Drive

Google Drive has unlimited potential.<p>The feature that lets users upload documents, images, spreadsheets and more has millions of neat little ways to …

Manage TrueCrypt containers on your Android device

I have been using the encryption software TrueCrypt for several years on all of my Windows PCs to protect the data on it. I usually encrypt all …

Lyrics Finder adds missing song texts to your music collection

Lyrics Finder is a free program for Windows and Mac OS that you can use to add missing song texts (lyrics) to your music collection.<p>Depending on how …

Hddb File Search is a fast Windows NTFS search program

Windows Search, just like many other programs the operating system ships with, is not the most convenient search tool that is available for the …