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How to Block Robocalls and Spam Calls

Are you getting too many phone calls from spammers and telemarketers? You can take several steps to battle against those annoying, unknown …

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Hands off my data! 15 default privacy settings you should change right now

On the Internet, the devil’s in the defaults.<p>You’re not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably haven’t even looked for your privacy settings. And that’s exactly what Facebook, Google and other tech giants are counting on.<p>They tout we’re “in control” of our …

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Pornhub launches its own VPN

Pornhub is launching its own VPN service today with free and unlimited bandwidth. The VPN is supposed to help users avoid ISP throttling and geographic limitations. It’s also designed to let users transmit data anonymously without saving or collecting any of that data.<p>To get started, you download …

These Innovative Apps Can Make Your Device the Best Personal Assistant Ever

Discovering, downloading and playing around with a fantastic app you didn't know existed can make any day brighter, particularly if it helps you do better work, faster.<p>Discovering, downloading and playing around with a fantastic app you didn't know existed can make any day brighter, particularly if …

Experts Describe Just Why Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Works

If you are looking for answers and decide to seek therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy is a direction many people are now going because it is a blend of two psychotherapies: cognitive therapy and behavioral therapy.<p>"CBT is a short-term, structured form of psychotherapy that focuses on the person's …

Watch This Guy Do 12 Flawless Accents In Just 2 Minutes

How many of these can you pull off?<p>He’s good at this.<p>A video posted on YouTube shows Kai Lewis of Britain’s Football Road Trips sitting on a bus with some friends and running through a dozen accents.<p>In just over two minutes, Lewis manages to hit Irish, Northern Irish, Welsh, Scottish, Spanish, …

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Some Physics Insights

There are already many fine websites which treat physics in general and relativity in particular. Some of them are mentioned on the links page for …

Study finds transcranial magnetic stimulation of the brain can reduce methamphetamine cravings

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) can improve cognitive function and reduce cravings in people addicted to methamphetamine, …

5 free VPNs to maintain your privacy online

Whether it’s the prying eyes of a repressive regime, a data-hungry internet service provider (ISP), or a malicious actor listening on the public …

Riven, the sequel to Myst, is now available to explore on Android

Riven, the heavily hyped sequel to Cyan Worlds’ breakthrough graphic adventure game Myst, is now out for Android. The adaptation, from Noodlecake Studios, has been remastered from its original 1997 release on the PC to work on touchscreen devices. Noodlecake previously released the Android version …

Magic: The Gathering RPG Announced

The official title will be revealed "at a later date."<p>A AAA Magic: The Gathering RPG is currently in development, Perfect World Entertainment and …

Hidden tricks you didn't know your Android phone could do

10 tips to master your Google-powered device.<p>The Android versus iPhone debate continues to rumble on. But one thing is certain: Google's phone software is more versatile and customizable than Apple's offering. Dig into the settings and tweaks available for your Android phone and you'll find a host …

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Quarter Pounder: In Depth with the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

The Challenger SRT Demon is here for one reason alone: to scorch drag strips.<p>From the June 2017 issue<p>One hundred fifteen. That’s the number of parts in an SRT Hellcat that Dodge changes to make a Demon. Some are made lighter, some are made stronger, and some are simply removed altogether. Compared …

Cheapest phone plans from AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint

August marks several annual events: the end of summer, the start of school and the beginning of flagship phone season. On Thursday, Samsung announced its Galaxy Note 8 flagship. Just a week before, we got our hands on the Essential phone from Android co-creator Andy Rubin. And within the next …

Keep Your Budget Simple By Sticking to Three Categories

You could spend hours trying to devise a flexible system to categorize and label every single expense you have, but it won’t necessarily help you. …

28 new or refreshed BMW models planned through 2021

The next four years will be quite busy for BMW. According to <i>Auto Motor und Sport</i>, BMW plans to offer 28 new or refreshed models from until 2021. Next …

Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out

New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of additions to the Google Play store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the …

14 Simple Secrets of Professional Organizers

Tidying up is currently trendy, but professional organizers have long promoted the benefits of getting rid of unnecessary possessions and organizing …

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Top 10 Life-Changing Apps and Services for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

We all know that running a business — any business — is hard. Whether you’re a startup CEO, independent entrepreneur, or the owner and only employee …

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This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Is Connected

From space time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

Inside the black box: Understanding AI decision-making

Artificial intelligence algorithms are increasingly influential in peoples' lives, but their inner workings are often opaque. We examine why, and …

Scientists may have discovered the algorithm for Human intelligence – Fanatical Futurist by International Keynote Speaker Matthew Griffin

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>It seems algorithms rule the world, now scientists think they have identified the algorithm responsible for human …

Five Ways to Free Up Space on Your Android Device

Android phones and tablets can fill up quickly as you download apps, add media files like music and movies, and cache data for use offline. Many …

The uncanny physics of empty space

<b>Void: The Strange Physics of Nothing.</b> By James Owen Weatherall. <i>Yale University Press; 196 pages; $26.</i><p><b>Get our daily newsletter</b><p>Upgrade your inbox and …

Top 20 Artificial Intelligence Books & Whitepapers to Read

Artificial intelligence is literally taking over how products are made, how some jobs are done, and how some lives are lived. It’s important that we …

New mini-moon discovered orbiting Earth

This isn’t April fools day, and we’re not pulling your leg – there is indeed a second rocky companion out in space orbiting Earth – besides our moon. …

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NASA Identifies ‘Cosmic Choir’ Of Black Holes Belting Out X-Ray Melodies

Black holes have voracious appetites. As these objects, which are so dense that not even light can escape their gravitational pull, chow down on gas …