Ken Lewis

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Herringbone Pattern Floors Are Now at Your Fingertips

You've probably seen them in photos of stately old European buildings: scene-stealing floors, with the planks arranged in a distinctive 'V' shape. …

Chevron

Restore old print photos with free software

Get your pictures perfect.<p>When you want to revisit an old digital photo, you can simply scroll through your past social media posts or open your favorite storage app. But what about those physical prints from your film camera days—are they still filling up old albums and boxes in the basement? If …

Tutorials

Megamovie video captures eclipse coast-to-coast

Volunteers across the nation uploaded close-up images of the sun's corona, providing a lasting archive for solar scientists

UC Berkeley

The total eclipse brought a few minutes of darkness for some. But if it's just inky blackness you seek, here's where to go

When the moon blots out the sun during Monday's total solar eclipse, 12 states in its path of totality, from Oregon to South Carolina, will be plunged into darkness for a few minutes.<p>The eclipse will begin over the Pacific Ocean at 8:45 a.m. Pacific time and start to darken the sky at the first …

National Parks

Build a Raspberry Pi Scanner that Tracks the Devices Connected to Your Local Network

We’re going to make use of a Raspberry Pi to build a network scanner to keep track of the hosts connecting to our local network. It’s actually pretty easy to do. And as we’re going to make use of ARP scans to do it, which are moderately stealthy unless you heavily hammer the network, it would be …

How to get free digital magazines from your library

If your library allows it, you can read a huge selection of magazines on your phone, tablet or PC -- all at no charge.<p>Public libraries are so awesome. (Thanks, Ben Franklin!) They let you borrow not only physical books, but also digital content like e-books, audiobooks and -- surprise, surprise! -- …

20 Productivity Apps You Didn't Know You Needed

From note-taking to goal setting, check out these helpful tools.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re taking notes, following up on emails or prepping for a meeting, with technology these simple tasks shouldn’t bite into too much of your time. Luckily, there’s …

How to Manage Your Time Wisely, According to a Productivity Expert | Inc.com

Imagine a world where you are productive, and your to-do list isn't overflowing with scary tasks. That sounds dreamy, doesn't it? By rewording the way that you write out your list of things to do, you can accomplish a whole lot more in less time.<p>I bought a book titled <i>Getting Things Done</i> by David …

Time Management

I write books on time management — here are the 7 best tricks I personally use

You could procrastinate for weeks by reading such articles, or books on how to be more productive.<p>Since I write about these topics, I've waded through a lot of the literature.<p>Some is ... eh. But these are the strategies I actually use in my life, over and over again — because I find they make life …

Here are 100 PowerPoint shortcuts that'll make your life a lot easier

Well, get ready to be even fancier (and more productive) because we've curated 100 of the best PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts.<p><i>Courtesy of GoSkills.</i>

Connect with these 35 IFTTT-friendly smart devices (pictures)

Home Automation

The best smart indoor security cameras to protect your home

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY's newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Over the past few years, …

Home Security

10 free online courses you can take to learn to be more productive

Finding enough hours in the day to accomplish all of your tasks or goals can be difficult.<p>Sometimes the day has slipped away and you have accomplished little, and you don't know why.<p>It is also frustrating when you know that part of the reason you cannot get everything done is because you are not …

NEETS: Electronics Education Courtesy of the US Navy

Just about everything the US Government publishes is available to the public. Granted, browsing the GPO bookstore yields a lot of highly specialized …

Whether You Have $40 or $450, There's an HDMI NES For You

Got a pile of old NES carts? Want to play them on your HDMI television? Recently, a number of solutions for that have come onto the market—one for …

Turn an Old Monitor Into a Daily Status Board

My mirror doesn’t come to life and tell me about the rest of my day when I walk in bleary-eyed to the bathroom, as much as I wish it did. An …

Motorola 360 2nd Gen Smartwatch to Get Android Wear 2.0 Update Anytime Soon.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>1</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) The official Motorola Support team on Twitter confirmed that <i>Motorola 360 2nd Gen smartwatch</i> will soon …

20 Cool Tech Gifts for Father's Day 2017

Father’s Day is just around the corner (it’s June 18), and if you’re like many of us, it can be hard to find a gift that he’ll actually want <i>and</i> use — …

How to build your own VPN if you’re (rightfully) wary of commercial options

While not perfect, either, cloud hosting providers have a better customer data record.<p>In the wake of this spring's Senate ruling nixing FCC privacy …

ISPs

Amazon Dash hack with Raspberry Pi and Python

Typically smart buttons cost £40, but the Amazon Dash Button costs a fiver. With a little tinkering and subversion, Amazon Dash can power anything …

Microcontroller

These 10 CEOs’ Top To-Do List Hacks

Should you ditch that to-do list app for a paper planner—or scrap both entirely? Here’s how 10 execs stay organized day in and day out.<p>You’ve never quite figured out the best way to organize your to-do list–join the club. Perhaps you’ve got dozens of pages of to-dos stored away in the Notes app on …

Raspberry Pi Open Source Energy Monitoring

The open source OpenEnergyMonitor co-founder Glyn Hudson has been interview over on the official Raspberry Pi Foundation website this week providing …

[EN] Keylogger in Hewlett-Packard Audio Driver

Eine Deutsche Version befindet sich hier – German version right hereSecurity reviews of modern Windows Active Domain infrastructures are – from our …

IT security

A worry-no-more wearable tracks your feverish child’s temperature

Two caring parents have used their engineering expertise to develop a smart thermometer that continuously monitors a child’s temperature. Called …

What do millennials want in ​a​ smart home?

New research looks at what types of tech millennials most want in a smart home. Cooley breaks it down.​

Smart Homes

Coffee Break | Watch Donald Glover’s Short Film That Paved the Way for ‘Atlanta’

<i>Everyone needs a coffee break. For some, that means actually drinking something laden with caffeine to push you through to the end of the day. For</i> …

14 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Every Day | Inc.com

Having close access to ultra-successful people can yield some pretty incredible information about who they really are, what makes them tick, and, most important, what makes them so successful and productive.<p><b>"Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private</b> …

Time Management

The best home projectors you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>BenQ/Business Insider</i><p>The Insider Pick:<p>While TVs are getting better and better, a growing group of people have turned to projectors for …

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