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Amazon Now Lets Anyone Create Your Own Giveaway Contests

Amazon has introduced a nifty new tool to allow customers to hold their own giveaways.<p>Anyone with an Amazon account can choose prizes from the company’s catalog and host a contest on the site for free.<p>To create a giveaway, you need to select up to 50 prizes – items have to ship from Amazon.com to …

Google Domains Public Beta Launches in the US

After announcing its domain registration service last summer, today Google Domains has lifted the invitation-only access and is open to anyone in the US.<p>Google Domains comes with a dashboard to help users maintain their website, along with Blogger integration to help sync company blog posts. The …

How to set up Google Analytics widgets and heatmaps to track email conversions

<i>Sean Kim is the creator of The Growth List, helping you create a business around your lifestyle. This post originally appeared on AccelBlog.</i><p>Many of you have probably heard of Google Analytics already. It tracks the basic website activities of your blog/website, such as unique traffic, traffic …

Underwater Geocaching: Let The Treasure Hunt Begin

By guest blogger Giulia Grimaldi<p>Recently my dive buddy and I started a new underwater geocaching game. For those of you familiar with geocaching, you …

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Quick Fixes for Six Common Blogging Blunders

Whether you're a total noob or an experienced blogger, we all fall victim to these mistakes at some point. Read on to find quick fixes for each blunder.<p><b>1. Creating a Blogging Persona</b><p>At their best, blogs are the perfect vehicles for self expression. But, oftentimes bloggers prioritize their public …

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39 Blogging Tools to Help You Work Faster

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When you’re finding amazing content to share on social media—the kind of thing that grabs attention and gets people to click, share, and comment—one of the most valuable, most original places to turn is your own blog and the content you personally …

One of the first true computers is finally on public display

Seeing ENIAC, one of the first true programmable computers, has been tricky; the giant mainframe was partly restored in 2007, but it was only visible in an office building. At last, though, you now have a (relatively) easy way to witness this piece of computing history first-hand. The US Army's …

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

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PhotoSpotLand Wants To Help You Take Better Photos

Our smartphones now allow us to take more photos than ever before, but even as those cameras get better, they still don’t allow you to take DSLR-quality images. For that, you still need big sensors and the right kind of lens for the right kind of situation. PhotoSpotLand is a new service for those …

The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Social Media

Be selective<p>Your early foray into social media might seem a bit daunting and it can indeed quickly overwhelm you if you try too much, too soon. Don’t make this mistake. There’s no need to dive headlong into a long list of networks, or even the top four, right out of the gate.<p>Pick just one or two. …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

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9 black-and-white mobile camera apps go mono a mono

Monochrome is back in fashion — as if it every really left. Despite the ubiquity of color images native to digital cameras, the drama of black and white photography is being rediscovered and people are once again connecting with its subtle beauty.<p>Manipulating monochromatic tonal ranges or unicolor …

Astronomers Just Detected the Beginning of the Big Bang

Radio astronomers operating telescopes at the South Pole said Monday that they've discovered evidence that the universe ballooned out of the Big Bang …

Radar Will Scan NYC Park For A Buried Luxury Bomb Shelter From 1964

We want to believe.<p>Is the Underground Home still underground? The New York City Parks Department doesn't think so, but others do. The home, built as an exhibit for the 1964-1965 World's Fair held in New York, has ardent fans who think it's still buried underneath the city's Flushing Meadows-Corona …