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Elite Dangerous Beta 3 Update Now Available To Play (video)

Today Frontier Developments the developers behind the popular space game that is currently under development and was originally funded via a …

How Piracy Benefits Companies, Even If They Don't Admit it

We've talked a lot about the legality of piracy a lot here at Lifehacker, but really, you're probably breaking the law everyday anyway. However, …

The Best Two-Factor Authentication App for Android

Two-factor authentication is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself against getting your accounts hacked, and you should …

2014-6271 Bash Advisory Details

On September 24, 2014, a vulnerability was revealed in the Bash shell interpreter. The details are described in CVE-2014-6271. Note that there is a …

Everything you need to know about the Shellshock Bash bug

Remember Heartbleed? If you believe the hype today, Shellshock is in that league and with an equally awesome name albeit bereft of a cool logo …

Vagrant VMware vCenter Simulator

When developing and testing a product that integrates with VMware vSphere, it can often be useful to have a vCenter to test against. Unfortunately …

tenus - Golang powered Linux networking

<b>2014-07-30 22:35 Update:</b> I’ve updated the post with the link to netlink RFC. I’ve also replaced references to <b>golang</b> with <b>Go</b> programming language on …

Credit Karma Offers Free Weekly Credit Reports and Monitoring

Credit Karma is one of our favorite free services for monitoring your own credit and keeping your identity safe. Now they're upping the ante and …

Learn Linux with This Free edX Course from the Linux Foundation

Intro to Linux is normally a $2,400 course from the Linux Foundation, but it's being offered for free now on edX. If you've ever wanted to learn how …

Linux

Roundup Of Free Cloud Computing Online Courses Midyear Update

Amazon Web Services, Coursera, Google, MIT Courseware and Microsoft are accelerating the depth and variety of cloud computing courses, courseware and learning materials they are freely making available online.<p>Over the last six months since the last Roundup Of Free Cloud Computing Online Courses, …

Hover Hound Compares Newegg Prices with Tiger Direct and Amazon

Computer hardware is expensive, so you always want to ensure you're buying at the best price. The Hover Hound extension for Chrome and Firefox …

Glassdoor's Job Explorer Finds Jobs You Didn't Know You Qualified For

Glassdoor took the wraps off their new Job Explorer today, a webapp that lets you search for jobs that your skills qualify you for that you may be …

This List Details All the Windows Features You Can Safely Disable

Windows is a big operating system that caters to a billion and a half people. As such, there are a lot of components built in that you might not …

Unified Remote Gets a New UI, Widget Editor, Most Recent Remotes

Android: Unified Remote is easily one of the handiest apps on Android for remotely controlling your PC. Today it got even better with a huge update …

Popcorn Time for Android Gets Chromecast Support

Torrent-streaming platform Popcorn Time already has the movie industry quaking in its proverbial boots, with a cross-platform service that streams video content via torrents in real-time. It’s like Netflix, except its peer-to-peer (P2P), offers infinitely more content, and has very questionable …

System Administration Screencasts

Simple bite-sized sysadmin screencasts (released weekly)<p>Episode #51 - 2017-02-15 - 17 min<p>In this episode series, we are going to be building a …

Roll your own dynamic DNS service using Amazon Route53

Posted on Thursday July 3, 2014<p>I used the free Dynamic DNS (DDNS) service from Dyn since about 2006 and never had a single issue with it. That all …

Magpie Self-Hosts All Your Notes, Syncs with GitHub, BitBucket

Sick of storing all your notes on someone else's server? Magpie is a simple, web-based notes app you can host yourself that features notebooks, …

Git

Turn a Windows 8.1 PC Into a Wi-Fi Hotspot with the Command Prompt

Windows: Previously mentioned Virtual Router is the easiest way to create a Wi-Fi hotspot on Windows, but 7Tutorials showcases a method that requires …

Ask an Expert: All About Job Searching for New Graduates

Graduating from college is an exciting time, as you venture out into the world to start a career. It's also tough to get your foot in the door when …

How to Ace a Job Interview Over Email or Skype

As remote working environments become more common, the interview process often involves never meeting your recruiter in person—instead, you'll …

Budgeting App Level Updates with Goals, Helps You Save for Your Dreams

Android: Level, the budgeting app that keeps you from overspending, updated today with new savings goals that will help you stash money away for that …

Continue Applying for Jobs After Good Interviews to Keep Morale Up

If you have a good job interview (or two) with a company, it's pretty easy to sit back and wait for their decision. But if you want to prevent …

Employment

Power Up Your XBMC Installation with These Awesome Add-Ons

One of the best parts about XBMC, the kickass customizable media center software, is its browser-like extensions. If you've ever wanted to …

Look Out for a Hidden Test at Your Next Job Interview

Job interviews, on the surface, seem like a simple exchange of questions and answers. Some employers include hidden tests, though, that can tank your …

Write Your Cover Letter Like an Acceptance Speech

Cover letters can be pretty boring, and some hiring managers don't bother looking at them at all. If you want yours to stand out, you'll need to make …

John Oliver's Net Neutrality Rant Crashes FCC Servers

Former <i>Daily Show</i> funnyman John Oliver’s recent 13-minute net neutrality rant ended with a plea to Internet commenters the world over to “once in your …

Bitcoin rival rewards you for archiving history instead of doing useless math

Other than generating lucre, Bitcoin mining does nothing but waste of time and energy. That's why researchers from Microsoft and the University of Maryland have developed "Permacoins" which reward you for actually doing something useful: backing up important data to your hard drives. For instance, …

Top 10 Incredibly Useful Windows Programs to Have On Hand

Some apps are essential, and you use them every day. Everyone knows their names: Firefox, VLC, 7-Zip, and so on. However, there’s another class of …

Software

How Recruiters Really Look at Your LinkedIn Profile and Online Resume

TheLadders conducted a study tracking the eye movements of recruiters when looking at resumes (online and off) and LinkedIn profiles. Besides …