Michael Bologna

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Pokémon Go CP meaning explained: How to get the highest CP values and create the most powerful team

Much like the main Pokémon games, alongside the standard combat modifiers like Type advantages and weaknesses, it turns out Pokémon Go has a whole …

TechHub Expands Its Partnership With Google Into India, Latvia And Romania

UK-based startup community and workspace TechHub has been an international organization for some time, but now it is expanding its partnership with Google — and the Google for Entrepreneurs program — into three new countries: India, Latvia and Romania.<p>Google has been a TechHub sponsor since 2010 — …

Turn off annoying User Account Control pop-ups, but be careful

If you frequently run programs in administrator mode, dealing with the User Account Control (UAC) - the pop-up window that asks you if you're <i>sure</i> you want to let this program make changes to your computer - can get annoying. While you can set up specific programs to always run in administrator mode …

10 apps that should be core smartphone features

So I trawled the hundreds of apps I’ve installed, and compiled a “top 10” of the ones I feel wouldn’t look out-of-place integrated into a phone’s inner workings.<p>It’s worth noting here that these aren’t necessarily the best built or designed apps out there — it’s more about the core functionality. …

How to Root Your Android Device

If you’re considering rooting your Android phone or device, there’s no better time than the present. While Android started as an operating system …

6 Things To Consider Before Building Your Next Gaming PC

Believe it or not, the act of physically building your first PC is relatively simple. It’s the research beforehand and process of choosing your parts that can be daunting. Will X component be compatible with Y component? Is this case future proof? How large a power supply do I need? What should I …

How sleeping 6 times a day helped the founder of WordPress build a billion-dollar company

Matt Mullenweg’s WordPress content management platform is one of the most influential pieces of software on the Internet, running more than 19 percent of websites (including VentureBeat).<p>But before Automattic, the parent company of WordPress, was on the path to being a billion-dollar company, …

Three Ways to Repurpose Your Old Smartphone

Most of us have old smartphones lying around, and while they might not be the latest and greatest anymore, the odds are also high that they’re …

Dewito: Mountain Dew that tastes like Doritos

I’m sure many of you out there have had a long night playing video games, writing code, or performing other geeky endeavors that was fueled by …

How to speed up your laptop: 9 ways to give your PC a performance boost

Slow laptop or computer? Before you go out and get a shiny new one, there’s lots of things you can do to give your current machine a speed boost.<p>You …

Publishing your first app in the Play Store: what you need to know

The easiest way to distribute an Android app is via the Google Play store. It isn’t the only distribution method, but it is the simplest way to reach millions of potential users. Publishing your first app in the Play Store isn’t hard, with a few tips and pointers you can have your app ready for …

How to easily root an Android device

Rooting is the Android equivalent of jailbreaking, a means of unlocking the operating system so you can install unapproved apps, deleted unwanted bloatware, update the OS, replace the firmware, overclock (or underclock) the processor, customize anything and so on.<p>Of course, for the average user, …

Study: Playing video games can increase brain size

Playing video games can increase brain volume in regions of the brain responsible for spatial navigation, strategic planning, memory and motor skills, according to a new study from research centers in Berlin.<p>The study, which appears in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, was conducted by researchers …

Blocked Website? Don't Call a Plumber, Use Google Translate.

Here’s an incredibly useful trick for anyone who lives in a country that restricts access to websites, or uses a controlled version of the Internet at work or school. You can turn to Google Translate to access blocked websites, as this thread on Reddit explains.<p>Type or copy/paste the URL into …

ASUS first to arrive with motherboard packing Intel's 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2

The ink is still fresh on Intel's formal blessing of Thunderbolt 2, and as promised, there's already a product on the market from perennial early bird ASUS. The Z87-Deluxe/Quad ATX is the first motherboard to pack the tech, which combines four of the original 10Gbps Thunderbolt channels into two …

Google's latest misguided attempt to manage your life is easy to turn off

If you use Gmail, you'll presumably have noticed the roll-out of Google's latest unsolicited attempt to help you deal with information overload – the …

Samsung reveals new Exynos smartphone and tablet chip

<b>Samsung has unveiled its latest top-of-the-range smart device processor saying it offers more than twice the 3D graphics power of its predecessor.</b><p>The Exynos 5 Octa is the first production-ready chip to include ARM Holding's latest GPU (graphics processing unit) architecture.<p>Samsung's move to …

Phone out of juice? Scientists want to recharge it with urine

Gotta pee? In the future, you might think twice before you flush that valuable power source down an ordinary drain. Scientists at Bristol Robotics Laboratory in the U.K. figured out a new way to make pee pee powerful enough to charge a smartphone.<p>How does it work? The magic occurs after urine (and …

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Limited Edition Revealed

Statues are getting expensive...<p>Ubisoft has revealed a $129.99 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Limited Edition. In addition to a copy of the game, …