Larry Hoffmann

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Global warming: What the U.S. will look like when Earth’s entire polar ice cap melts

Some say global warming isn’t a real phenomenon, yet 2015 is the hottest year yet — at least since humans began measuring temperatures. The increased …

15 common Android problems and how to fix them

Internet

How To Sync Any Files To Your Smartphone Or Tablet Without The Cloud

Advertisement<p>Sync any folder on your computer directly to your Android device — not a cloud you need to download from later. BitTorrent Sync‘s mobile …

Wonky Wi-Fi on one device? Take it to the bridge

<b>Q. We bought a new connected TV that won't stay connected — its Wi-Fi drops out after only a few minutes of service. Moving the router closer to the TV didn't help. What else can we do?</b><p>A. Malfunctioning Wi-Fi is a regular topic in this column (not to mention in my own life). The following are the …

Wi-Fi

The best photo storage services to suit your needs

Over the last two months, I’ve spent countless hours sifting through 50,000 photos and videos my wife has captured throughout our eight-year marriage.<p>…

What cellphone companies don't want you to know

Recently, AT&T surprised everyone when it added a new option to its GigaPower fiber Internet service: privacy. Yes, for just $29 more a month AT&T promises it WON'T sell your search and browsing history to advertisers. How generous.<p>While there's still some doubt about how private your information …

Windows Phone

Q&A: What no one tells you about LinkedIn

Q: On your national radio show, you spoke of sharing too much information on Facebook and Twitter. But what about a more business-oriented site like LinkedIn?<p>A: Unlike other social sites, the danger on LinkedIn isn't that a stranger might see your private photos or know when you're out of town. The …

Personal Information

Raw: Lava Breaks Through Fence Into Pond, Hawaii

Why America is the most unequal society in the developed world

The reason we’re not more upset about the ever-expanding pay gap? We’re clueless about how big it really is<p>The American people have spoken. But what did we really say about inequality?<p>At first glance, it seems that extreme inequality mattered little to the majority of voters who put pro-business …

USA TODAY

Apps that Go Beyond News<p>The USA TODAY app allows you to be completely immersed in the news with award-winning storytelling and photography, rich-media videos, full 360-degree experiences and virtual reality.<p>Now you can get the same great content, with zero interruptions. Download now and start a …

Apps

Somebody Flew a Drone Into a Fireworks Display and This Is What Happened

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly through a fireworks display?<p>This video, shot from a drone with an on-board camera, shows exactly …

Drones

Consumer Reports Magazine

WASHING MACHINE REVIEWS <br>The Best Matching Washers and Dryers These washer-dryer pairs cleaned up in Consumer Reports' tests.<p>TV REVIEWS <br>Best 4K TVs to …

An Unholy Alliance Is Forcing Veterans To Pay For 12 Years Of War

In doing so, it was given aid and comfort by knowledge-starved pundits, axe-grinding editorial boards, and self-anointed armchair analysts everywhere, as it left the military and veteran community standing with their jaws on the ground in despairing disbelief. Exploiting pressure to strike a budget …

Android 4.4 KitKat Targets Google’s Next Billion Users, Adds Pervasive Search & Improves Google Now

Today Google announced details of its long-awaited Android 4.4 KitKat operating system for the first time, going beyond just the candy bar branding. KitKat is designed around three major tentpoles, Google told TechCrunch, including reaching the next billion (it previously announced 1 billion …

The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …

'The Great Gatsby Curve': Why It's So Hard for the Poor to Get Ahead

High-income kids who don't graduate from college are 2.5 times more likely to end up rich than low-income kids who do. Why it's so hard for the poor to get ahead today.<p>The American Dream isn't dead—it just moved to Denmark.<p>We like to think of ourselves as living a classless society, but it isn't …

10 Sleep Mistakes You're Probably Making

Too many of us are guilty of a prime sleep mistake: underestimating its importance. Whereas nutrition and exercise are widely acknowledged as so-called "pillars of health," sleep, while well-deserving of such high praise, is often maligned as something that's "for the weak."<p>But even those of us who …

Android Lost helps you recover your lost phone or wipe data from it

Android Lost is an easy to use app which allows you to find your phone or to remove sensitive data from it in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands.<p>The app is easy to use, and the web interface provides a lot of useful features, without much of a learning process necessary. Of …

Android News

9 Healthier Beers (and How to Pick the Right One)

Feeling guilty about knocking a few back? It might be time to stop the guilt! Moderate beer consumption has been shown to help protect against heart …

Nutrition

Five ways to boost your Android phone's battery life right now

These apps keep your handset going longer between charges and can help smooth out performance overall.<p>If you've ever caught yourself scanning a room for outlets, or worrying about how long you can eke out a charge on your phone, then this collection of battery-saving Android apps is for you.<p>These …

Apps

Cholesterol drug may block exercise benefits - Futurity

U. MISSOURI (US) — Experts urge doctors to reconsider statins for obese patients after finding …

Cholesterol

Extreme Plane Spotting at Maho Beach, Saint Martin

Located on the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin (i.e., Sint Maarten) is the famous Maho Beach. While it has the characteristic …