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Google's Crostini lets you run GNU/Linux apps on Chromebooks without enabling developer mode

Linux

Chrome OS notification center redesign borrows from Windows 10 Action Center

Google’s Chrome OS is about get some heavy inspiration from Microsoft that could change how notifications are handled. A Reddit user discovered the …

Google

Cleaning up apps to keep Windows 10 sysprep happy

As we documented at https://support.microsoft.com/en-sg/help/2769827/sysprep-fails-after-you-remove-or-update-windows-store-apps-that-inclu, sysprep …

Looking to work from home? These 10 companies are hiring

Finally ready to ditch that 9-to-5 office job for your couch?<p>You may be in luck. The job search website FlexJobs released its list of the top 15 companies looking to hire people to work from home.<p>The firm analyzed data from thousands of job postings during the first quarter of 2018 to determine its …

Employment

Florence + The Machine Share "Sky Full of Song," Their First New Song Since 2016

Florence + The Machine Share "Sky Full of Song," Their First New Song Since 2016

New Singles

“I’m Not Familiar With That”

The five most dishonest answers Mark Zuckerberg gave to Congress.<p>Mark Zuckerberg’s tactics to survive 10 hours of questioning by members of Congress …

Privacy

The Astronaut | by Wayne Simmonds

T<p>he only thing that we didn’t buy used was my jock strap. I can still picture the whole scene so clearly. It was the day before my first real hockey …

Ice Hockey

Save In: use multiple download folders in Firefox or Chrome

Save In... is a browser extension for the Firefox and Chrome web browser that you may use to add multiple download folders to Firefox or Chrome to …

Software

Workflow 101: How to Open Links in Chrome Instead of Safari on Your iPhone

When you tap on a URL link in a text, email, or wherever, your iPhone's default reaction will be to open it up in Safari, and there's no way to …

How to stop annoying robocalls on your iPhone or Android phone

Fight back against the constant, annoying scam calls<p>Mobile spam calls have been a nuisance for years, but over the last few months, it’s felt to me like there’s been a surge of them. I get between four and six calls daily, and a quick survey of friends shows that I’m not alone. Every waking day …

Identity Theft

How to Keep Your Devices’ Batteries Alive As Long As Possible

Love them or hate them, batteries power everything you hold dear, or at least everything inside your phone. You might have a brand new iPhone with a …

Wine 3.0 lets Chromebook users run Windows apps

Wine, the Windows emulation software later for Linux and macOS has been released for Android (via Android Police).<p>The app will allow users on Android …

Apps

New Google Chrome update will allow you to mute sites that have annoying audio-on ads - and block those that 'follow you' around the web

• <b>Google will release a browser update, Chrome 64, to users in the coming weeks</b>• <b><br>Chrome 64 includes an expanded feature that lets people mute annoying</b> …

How to Pick the Best Browser for Your Phone

Perhaps you’ve been using the same browser since you first unboxed your phone, or perhaps you switch between them on a weekly basis: There are just …

Software

Do a 15 minute cybersecurity makeover to start the year

You had plenty of reminders last year that hackers are out in force, making your data vulnerable. What will be the equivalent of the Equifax breach this year?<p>Before we find out, there's are shortcuts to locking down your private data. Consider it a 15 minute cybersecurity tune-up for the new …

Information Systems

Listen to What Is Probably the Greatest Steely Dan Show Ever, in 1974

Walter Becker, who passed away Sunday at the age of 67, first crossed paths with Donald Fagen in 1967, when both were students at Bard College in …

Steely Dan

Why the iPhone X's facial recognition could be a privacy disaster

There are few things more personal than a face. Every wrinkle, blemish, and freckle combine to tell a person's story — an interactive and …

The 15 Albums We're Most Excited About for August

A quick poll of <i>Paste</i>’s staff and interns regarding our most anticipated albums for this month initially yielded responses as tepid as the humid …

Indie Music

Exactly What To Do After Someone Visits Your LinkedIn Profile

Here’s how to tap into LinkedIn’s “Who’s Viewed Your Profile” section to convert strangers into full-blown connections.<p>LinkedIn. It’s a powerful platform that connects you with millions of professionals across the globe. Blah, blah, blah. Sure, that’s amazing and all–but, it’s not even close to my …

Employment

Plan Your Summer Getaway with the 5 Best Travel Apps

For Uber, 'Hell' is apparently tracking Lyft drivers

Jean Paul Sartre once said, "Hell is other people." For ride-share giant Uber, "Hell" is actually Lyft drivers.<p><i>The Information</i> reports that Uber …

These 25 companies will pay you the highest salaries, according to Glassdoor

Shocker: for the highest salaries, go to Google.<p>Glassdoor put together a list of the 25 companies that pay the highest salaries in the United States, …

Employment

Fitbit Buyout Will See Pebble's Time 2 and Core Wearables Canceled, Refunds Issued

Late last month we reported that Fitbit was closing in on a deal to acquire smartwatch maker Pebble "for a small amount". <i>Bloomberg</i> has now revealed that the buyout will cost "less than $40 million" and exclusively concerns Pebble's software assets, which are being sought by Fitbit "in a bid to …

Bowie was to the 70s what the Beatles were to the 60s

If the Beatles captured a 60s of optimism and love, Bowie was the signature artist of the 70s – distilling paranoia and confusion into pop both euphoric and terrifying<p>David Bowie had no feel for the 1960s. No wonder he floundered. Neither flower-power optimism nor insurrectionary bravado really …

David Bowie
Cornbread

Niantic explains why it killed third-party Pokémon Go tracking services

Pokémon Go creator Niantic has released a statement on its Facebook page explaining some of the recent changes. You may have noticed on Twitter, Facebook and Reddit that some of these changes have been quite controversial. Hence today’s statement.<p>First, the ‘3-step’ indicator in the nearby Pokémon …

Pokémon

Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.83 billion

After a months-long bidding process and many layoffs, Yahoo has finally found a buyer. Verizon (which owns AOL, which owns TechCrunch) is officially acquiring Yahoo’s core business for $4.83 billion in cash, which includes Yahoo’s advertising, content, search and mobile activities.<p>“Just over a year …

Advertising

The 50 Best Netflix Original Series Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: April 4th</b><p>There are a lot of good TV shows on Netflix (and you can find more with these secret codes). The bread-and-butter of the Netflix service, however, is its original programming. With over 100 Netflix originals — between shows and movies — browsing aimlessly can be daunting. If …

TV

6 Big Questions the Game of Thrones Finale Needs to Answer

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TV Series