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8 quick ways to clear up drive space in Windows 10

Bumping up against your PC's physical storage limit? Here's how to grab a couple gigs' worth of space.<p>Face it: No matter how large your hard drive is -- how many empty terabytes you had when you first bought your PC -- you always seem to fill it right to the brink.<p>If you're bumping up against your …

Operating Systems

This Mental Trick of Olympic Athletes Can Radically Increase Your Productivity

Top athletes use this simple but powerful technique to perform at their best. So can you.<p>This summer in Rio de Janeiro, we're likely to see awe-inspiring displays of physical prowess. What we're unlikely to see is the mental work that goes into those jaw-dropping accomplishments.<p>Everyone knows that …

Microsoft to release universal Skype app for Windows 10

Microsoft killed off its touch-friendly Skype app for Windows 8 last year, and decided to build separate messaging and video calling apps for Windows 10 instead of a universal app. It's now changing its plans based on feedback. "As the screen size gets bigger — large tablets, 2-in-1s and PCs for …

Books to Read This Spring That Will Make You More Productive

<b>How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life,</b> by Caroline Webb<p>The title <i>How to Have a Good Day</i> might …

Pulitzer Prize

Samsung's Surface lookalike goes on sale for $899 tomorrow, and it includes the keyboard

At an event in New York today, Samsung announced that its first Windows 10 2-in-1, the Galaxy TabPro S, will go on sale starting tomorrow for $899 – and this one brings the keyboard.<p>The device was first announced at CES earlier this year, but this is is the first time a price has been revealed.<p>It’s …

Gear & Gadgets

The 11 highest-paying tech jobs in America in 2016

Glassdoor sifted through the salaries reported by employees who have these jobs, limiting its search to salary reports from the past year, to come up with median salaries.<p>The website also looked at the demand for these jobs, based on the current number of job openings on its site.

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Self-improvement

Social media puts users in the driver's seat

<b>(CNN) —</b> What is email? Seems like a silly question. Before the explosion of social media, it was simply the way people communicated on the Internet.<p>But the effect was astounding: Email destroyed the firm, traditional, century-old separation of work and leisure. Thanks to email, people in the …

Social Media

The Razer Blade Stealth is a slim 4K laptop with a trippy custom backlit keyboard

Packed with features and smartly designed, this may be one of the best laptops you can buy starting under $1,000.

Consumer Tech

Microsoft has a slew of stability updates for the Surface

The myriad problems with Microsoft's Surface Book and its Surface Pro 4 tablet are well documented, and now we know what Redmond's definition of "quickly" is: A period of time no less than two months in length. The company has released a rash of updates to the devices that it says will help users …

Microsoft's new Surface Book update will fix sleep problems

When we reviewed Microsoft's Surface Book back in October we noticed a number of weird issues. Bluescreens and driver crashes occurred frequently, and the docking app for the display crashed occasionally. Microsoft assured us that some of the issues would be addressed before consumers started …

Udemy Thinks It's Cracked the Future of Online Education

On the advice of my new writing instructor, I’m penning this story with a focus on clarity, eliminating what he calls “fuzzy thinking.”<p>My teacher, …

Skype has Valentine's Day video cards for you to send your loved one

Animated emoji with music composed by Paul McCartney is't the only way Skype wants you to connect for Valentine's Day this year. Today, the company is announcing a new series of video message Valentine's Day cards that you can send to anyone you want. Just as it did over the holiday season last …

Hackers are selling your Netflix password for a measly $0.25

Following Netflix’s international expansion to a total of 190 regions worldwide, security software firm Symantec reports there’s a growing demand for stolen Netflix passwords.<p>According to Symantec, hackers are stealing thousands of login credentials on a daily basis through multiple phishing …

Selling

Four ways to share your exact location with family (and why)

Do you know where your family is? You do now with these handy apps designed to share or track locations using your phone. Peace of mind is priceless.<p>Checking in on a family member in 2016 is much easier than ever, and perhaps less invasive, too. We don't have to call or text to see that Sally …

Apps

Microsoft will stop hiding what's inside Windows 10 updates

Microsoft's Windows 10 updates have been constant and regular since the operating system's release in July last year. While updates are always welcome, Windows 10 users don't really know what's changing when a patch gets applied. Microsoft rarely releases detailed release notes, and the updates are …

Software

17 Cheap Organic Foods You Should Be Buying

Compared to conventional foods, certain organic foods are so affordable that you shouldn’t ignore them while grocery shopping.<p>You’re typically …

Lenovo thinks 'detachables' will be the next giant tech trend

The company is betting on a new technology trend it calls "detachables."<p>Lenovo is making products it calls "2-in-1" and "4-in-1" solutions. Instead of having to buy both a tablet and a computer, for example, their products allow users to convert one product into many.<p>Gerry Smith, Lenovo's Executive …

Is bacon dangerous? The science behind food trends

Is fat really bad for you? Should we consume less salt? And what’s wrong with gluten, anyway? A science writer and a consultant cardiologist separate fact from fiction<p><b>The great diet food con</b><p>Have you ever wondered why people on diets seem to be on and off them forever? Or why it’s really only people …

Nutrition

Sprint Finalizes Plan to Trim Network Costs by Up to $1 Billion

Prepare for more disruptions.<p>Sprint has finalized plans for a radical overhaul of its cellular network that is expected to save the carrier up to $1 billion, <b>Re/code</b> has learned.<p>The nation’s fourth-largest carrier has talked publicly about shaving $2 billion in overhead as it aims to revive its …

Samsung's weird wearables include a smart suit and solar purse

We've already seen some crazy product concepts from Samsung's secret labs, but the company also had a few more unique wearable ideas over at its CES booth. How does a suit equipped with NFC tags sound? Or maybe a purse that charges your phone with solar panels? These particular products were …

Wearable Tech

New Fitness Wearables Go Way Beyond the Fitbit

Fitbit may not have started the fitness tech movement, but it sure moved it forward.<p>While equipment like treadmills and stationary bikes are …

CES Roundup: Have We Discovered Anything New in 2016?

Let’s try to put CES into perspective. It was probably the largest in history, with over 170,000 attendees. About a third of the attendees were from overseas (thanks for the boost to the domestic economy!). We collectively trawled through 3800 exhibitors and traversed 2.5 million square feet of …

Virtual Reality

SlimType is a QWERTY keyboard cover for the Galaxy S6

It seems that BlackBerry isn’t alone in wanting to revive the QWERTY keyboard for mobile phones, as Norwegian company One2Touch has just unveiled its own physical keyboard accessory for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, but not the Plus model, called the SlimType.<p>The SlimType connects up to the …

Gear & Gadgets

How to Buy a Phone Now That 2-Year Contracts Are Dead

Two-year cell phone contracts are officially dying. T-Mobile dumped them years ago, then Verizon followed suit late last year. With AT&T set to get …

Microsoft is building its own SIM card for Windows

Microsoft is planning to make LTE access a little easier soon, thanks to its own SIM card. The software giant is currently testing a cellular data app that lets Windows 10 devices connect to various mobile network operators without a contract. The cellular data app has been published to the …

Start the New Year Right With These 31 Healthy and Delicious Vegan Recipes - One Green Planet

Every year, while we still feel stuffed from all the holiday feasting, many of us make New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier in the coming year. We …

Healthy Eating

15 Ways to Cook Healthy-ish In 2016

In these healthy-ish times, no one better embraces the clean and simple approach to food than Jeremy Fox. Let the chef of Santa Monica’s Rustic Canyon wine bar show you how to be a better (and healthier) cook.<p>Chefs like to complicate things: recipes, techniques, their lives. <b>Jeremy Fox</b> isn’t one of …

Cooking

Smart keyboard will teach you how to play piano

Best List: The ONE Light smart keyboard<p>Who doesn’t want to play piano? Learning to tickle the ivories must be right up there with writing the great American novel: Many of us have a hankering to become more musical.<p>The fantastic $299 ONE Light smart keyboard is the way to go if you want a piano …