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Infographic: How to Become a Hacker

Hackers are people, too. People like information security analysts and computer programmers, who make a living out of professionally hacking.<p>PCMag …

Computer Science
Apps

Five Cheap Things You Didn't Know Were Worth Buying from Monoprice

We've talked up the online discount retailer, Monoprice plenty of times for their cheap HDMI cables and insanely cheap headphones, but the store …

Audiophile

Desktop Notifications Displays Android Notifications on the Big Screen

Android: Say you're working at your desk, and you feel your phone buzz in your pocket. It's not exactly onerous to pull it out, but doing so can …

How elite security ninjas choose and safeguard their passwords | Ars Technica

There are many ways to manage your digital keys. Here's how five experts do it.<p>If you felt a twinge of angst after reading Ars' May feature that …

How To Take Care of Your Smartphone Battery the Right Way

Your smartphone is a minor miracle, a pocket-sized computer that can fulfill almost every whim. But none of its superpowers matter a bit if it runs …

Top 10 Tips, Features, and Projects Every Windows User Should Try

Windows hasn't changed a ton in the past few years (at least, the desktop hasn't) but there's always a dark corner to explore, tweak, and improve. …

HTPC Manager Gives You Complete Control Over your HTPC from Anywhere

Windows/OS X/Linux: If you've built the media center of your dreams and download your entertainment, you probably want an easy way to manage it all …

How You Too Can Set A Stunning Panoramic Wallpaper In iOS 7

We've already showed you what those infamous "dynamic wallpapers" look like in iOS 7. But the more amazing thing? Live, panoramic …

Behance

iPad keyboard case roundup: Logitech Folio vs. Belkin Ultimate vs. ClamCase Pro

Listen, you probably shouldn't be here. The iPad is a pure and carefully honed machine. If its designers wanted you to use some kind of ludicrous hybrid contraption that fused a tablet with a physical keyboard and doubled the weight, they'd have built one for you. But they didn't. So go away and …

Everything You Need to Know About Gmail's New, Super-Confusing Layout

If you haven't heard yet, Gmail is rolling out a new tabbed interface for the inbox on both desktop and mobile. At first glance, this looks great for …

Apps

Microsoft Shows Off Windows 8.1 Start Button in New Video

Microsoft has done its best to keep the Windows 8.1 update and the quasi-return of the Start Button out of sight, but the company couldn’t resist …

Google releases stock Android keyboard to Play store

Forget SwiftKey and Swype, Google's bringing its own keyboard to the Android masses. As of today, users looking for an alternative to their OEM or third-party typing solution can head to Play and download the keyboard (supports Android 4.0 and up) for a "Nexus typing experience." And don't worry if …

Asus brings 4K to your desktop with massive 31.5” 3840×2160 monitor | Ars Technica

You'll want to check that your graphics hardware is up to driving it, though.<p>Asus has just announced the cure for the common 20-something-inch 1080p …

Does The Tesla Model S Electric Car Pollute More Than An SUV?

Does the supposedly clean, green Tesla Model S really pollute more than a gas-guzzling Jeep Grand Cherokee sport-utility vehicle?<p>That's what one analyst has claimed.<p>In an exhaustive 6,500-word article on the financial website Seeking Alpha, analyst Nathan Weiss lays out a case that the Model S …

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Google

Given the size and scope of such a company, the Quora community had no problem providing a number of little-known yet surprising tidbits.<p>With all its tech excellence (which runs from Google Glass to the self-driving car to the internet's most beloved search engine), here are 10 mind-blowing facts …

Google Glass

If Your OS Isn't Flat Yet, It's in for a Radical Redesign

Everyone's talking about flat. Flat Windows 8, flat Apple iOS 7, flat Google+ and Google Now—flat is the design trend du jour that has yet to …

Unity Game Engine Goes Free For iOS, Android And BlackBerry 10 Developers

The barrier to entry for the Unity game rendering engine for developers on iOS, Android and BlackBerry 10 has gotten lower, as use of Unity tech is now free on both mobile platforms. Unity CEO David Helgason announced the changed terms today during the Unite Nordic trade conference, according to …

Leadership Lesson: The Difference Between Google and Apple

Google and Apple are both highly esteemed brands. Both companies share many common traits which have contributed to their success, but there is one very big difference between the two – Google plays offense while Apple has recently settled for playing defense. Apple is struggling to maintain its …

How Can I Make My PowerPoint Presentations Amazing?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I have been tasked to make a slideshow for an event at work. I don’t want to make a generic PowerPoint with just boring text or …

Public Speaking

How a Bitcoin Transaction Actually Works

At this point, you probably have a working understanding of what bitcoins are (at the very least your handle of bitcoins is like how you can kinda, …

Bitcoin

Disney’s ABC to livestream all programming to iOS devices starting this week

Big news from the New York Times this evening. ABC, a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company, will begin streaming live content to iOS devices later this week in Philadelphia and New York City using a new button on their app called ‘live’. Users will be able to live stream all the programming from …

Charlie Rose interviews 'Bill Gates 2.0' on 60 Minutes: the man after Microsoft

Last night's <i>60 Minutes</i> gave a solid block of screen time to Microsoft founder Bill Gates, with a focus on his efforts to tackle preventable diseases through the Gates Foundation. The show looked at how the Foundation is using the ethos of a technology company to meet humanitarian challenges, such …

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How to Build Your First Home Theater From Nothing

Setting up a proper home theater doesn't have to be terribly expensive or complicated. If you're still watching TV on a tiny screen and crappy …

GamePop Console, Subscription Service Bring Mobile Games to Your TV

The company that brought Android mobile apps to Macs and Windows PCs is making its foray onto another one of your home's screens: the TV. BlueStacks' …

Top 10 Computer Tricks Every Geek Should Know

We’ve talked before about the things every computer user should know how to do, but we geeks are special: we want to go above and beyond, to explore …

How to Make Windows 8 Look and Feel Like Windows 7

If you have a PC with Windows 8 but miss Windows 7, there's no need to downgrade. Following a few simple steps, you can make Microsoft's current …