Edith Wirth

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Digital Jukeboxes Are Eroding the Dive-Bar Experience

The fight to control the playlist is a struggle between the group’s happiness and the individual’s.<p>By the time I moved to Chicago’s North Side, true dive bars had become rare as pearls in a sea of fakes. The wood paneling, fluorescent beer signage, and Spartan restroom facilities of the imitators …

Music

Their unskilled immigrant ancestors came here and built America

<b>(CNN) —</b> Immigrants didn't always have to be exceptional to seek a new life in America.<p>There was a time when an eager man or woman needn't speak English or hold an advanced degree to build a future here -- and to contribute to the nation's greatness.<p>As calls for a merit-based immigration system …

Business Development

DNA for Genealogists. on Flipboard

By Kathleen Brandt | Hints and Tips to DNA testing and getting the results you want.<p>Our Favourite DNA Facts<p>DNA - or Deoxyribonucleic Acid - is our …

Amazon tracks everything you buy. Here's how to make that work for you.

View your history and get better recommendations.<p>Given all of the time we spend shopping on Amazon, the retailer picks up some major hints about our lives: Our hobbies, the phones and gaming consoles we own, our taste in books, the toys our kids play with, our garden equipment, and even our …

Product Reviews

10 Facebook Messenger tips newbies need to know

You can play games, send money and a whole lot more with these tips for beginners.<p>Facebook's Messenger app has a surprising number of hidden features. Here are 10 to get you started on your way to being a power user.<p>Create your own chatbot<p>You probably already know that you can talk to a Facebook …

Apps

9 Alexa tips for music lovers

If you love music and your Alexa speaker, here are nine things you should know.<p>Simple as it may be, streaming music is one of Alexa's key features, largely because it does it so well. Alexa removes a lot of the friction that used to exist when trying to play music throughout your home. You no …

Smart Homes

Google has just made it harder for you to steal photos from Google Images

Google's just made a rather subtle change to its image search — but one that will have big repercussions for copyright.<p>Announced on Thursday on …

Windows 10 tips and tricks you must try today

In homes and offices across America, you can't throw a stone without hitting a Windows PC. You'll find Microsoft running on monitors in almost every school and library, in businesses big and small, and in living rooms, bedrooms, and dorms from coast to coast.<p><b>Related:</b>Want to accelerate your …

Windows 10

An excellent Electrolux washing machine you can afford - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Electrolux's front-load EFLW417SIW washer scored high on stain removal and its display is well-designed.<p><b>The Bad</b> It wasn't gentle on clothes and has fewer cycles than its competition.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> The Electrolux EFLW417SIW is an excellent, top-performing washing machine that's easy to …

Washing Machines

What to Do If Your Phone Is Stolen

You're out at a bar with your friends. Everyone's having a good time. You get a text, and check to see if it's anything important. It's not. You put …

How to check if someone's secretly using your Netflix account

Your Netflix is a personal space. What you watch, when you watch it, and how often you watch it can reveal a lot about you. The last thing you want …

This glue can life-hack just about anything

From CNET Magazine: Sugru, a moldable glue that sticks to almost anything and dries to a rubbery finish, could make things a lot less disposable.<p>Suzanne Lantos was sick of holding the showerhead with one hand while she shampooed with the other. But it was the only way she could direct the water to …

World Bank

How my phone made me an instant New Yorker

Moving to a new city used to be fraught with difficulty. Now that we all have a window to the internet in our pockets, it's a piece of cake.<p>We'd only been living in Manhattan for a few weeks when my in-laws came to stay. On our way home from visiting the spectacular One World Trade Center, we had …

Online

Eating more fiber tied to lower mortality with colon cancer

(Reuters Health) - People who eat a high-fiber diet or increase their fiber intake after a colon cancer diagnosis may be less likely to die of these tumors than individuals who don’t consume much fiber, a recent study suggests.<p>“Eating more fiber after colorectal cancer diagnosis is associated with …

Holistic Medicine

5 super easy snacks you can make in a mug

If you're in a hurry or just have a hankering for a delicious snack, try one of these quick microwave meals in a mug.

Snacks

RootsMagic Can Import Sources From FamilySearch Family Tree

Louis Kessler informed me of a question in the Genealogy & Family History Stack Exchange, which asked:<br>"Is there any program that automatically …

Genealogy

Did You Know That You Can Borrow Books From Internet Archive?

Sure, you can read books that are out of copyright on Archive.org or even download the same books and save them to a hard drive or a flash drive. But …

Books

5 reasons to use Edge in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft continues to woo Chrome users.<p>With Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft has added a handful of new features and tweaks to its Edge browser. I doubt they will be enough to pry you away from your browser of choice, but the Edge browser continues to trend in the right direction. Here …

Software

Google Calendar gets a fresh new look

One of Google’s most-used (but least updated) apps just got a new coat of paint. Launched over a decade ago, Google Calendar, aka GCal, has coasted through existence with a series of mostly iterative updates. 2015 brought “reminders,” 2016 saw the launch of “goals” and AI-driven “smart …

Gmail: Everything you need to know

With over a billion monthly active users, Gmail is one of the most popular email clients around. The service has come a long way from its inception …

4 reasons you need a VPN app on your phone

We’re not trying to alarm you here, but PSI: your privacy is under attack. Keep peeping eyes from your browsing history with this handy VPN app.<p>The …

Turn your iPad’s camera into a button with this hack

Astro HQ, the company behind a drawing app Astropad, has designed its latest app to turn the iPad’s camera into a button<p>Apple has been heading …

Pixel vs. Pixel 2: the five biggest changes

It’s no secret around these parts that I’ve been deeply enamored with Google’s Pixel. That Android smartphone came almost out of nowhere last year to claim the crown of best mobile camera, and in the process it swept me up as a loyal fan as well. Sure, Google had previously dabbled in the mobile …

Arianna Huffington has a solution to your annoying phone notification problem

Uber board member, media mogul, and sleep crusader Arianna Huffington wants you to turn off your phone.<p>That's easier said than done, of course, so …

Gmail: Boost your productivity with these tips and tricks

We covered the basics of Gmail for Android in our beginner's guide, and now it's time to take a look at features that extend the functionality of the …

What phone should I buy if I’m on a budget?

Wirecutter Editor in Chief Jacqui Cheng offers budget recommendations for phones, computers and more on the latest Too Embarrassed to Ask.<p>In the era of $1000 smartphones, it may seem like the newest, best stuff is only available to big spenders. But with a little research, it’s possible to find …

4 Underrated Email Productivity Hacks

The average person spends 28 percent of their work week reading and responding to emails. Imagine what you could achieve with just a few of those …

Productivity

Walmart’s app makes the return process easier

Walmart is adding another new feature to its app and this one aims to make returning items as painless as possible. Starting soon, when you need to return something, you'll first start the process on the app. Then head to a store, scan a QR code at the Mobile Express Lane, and hand the item to a …

A phony ad-blocking Chrome extension infiltrated Google's official Web Store

A phony AdBlock Plus extension was listed in Chrome’s official Web Store up until today, with more than 30,000 people having downloaded it. Anonymous cybersecurity personality @SwiftOnSecurity called attention to the fake extension and pointed out that imposters, like this fake AdBlock Plus, …

Turn the Amazon Echo light ring into a night light

Put the light ring on top of your Amazon Echo to good use by turning it into a night light.<p>The light ring on the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot serves as a status indicator that can tell you a lot of different things about your speaker. Its primary function is to show you the volume level and to let you …

Smart Homes