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How to Hack Wi-Fi: Stealing Wi-Fi Passwords with an Evil Twin Attack

While Wi-Fi networks can be set up by smart IT people, that doesn't mean the users of the network are similarly tech-savvy. We'll demonstrate how an …

White Hat

This is how to increase your attention span: 5 secrets from neuroscience

The human brain is the most amazing thing in the universe. It got us to the moon, built the pyramids, cured smallpox … <i>And it also can’t seem to go 6</i> …

Humanity

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

Books

Pomodoro Time Is a Super Simple Timer That Lives in the Menu Bar

macOS: There are plenty of Pomodoro timers to choose from but I like apps that disappear when you don’t need them—and are a single click away when …

Time Management

Tomates Time Management Is a Super Customizable Pomodoro Timer for Mac

Mac: We’ve seen plenty of Pomodoro timers over the years, but Tomates might be the most full featured option around.<p>If you’re unfamiliar, the …

Time Management

Sugar, explained

Sugar is the dietary villain of our day. But the science is complicated.<p>First it was too many calories. Then it was too much fat. Now there’s a full-on war on sugar, our latest dietary enemy No. 1.<p>In health policy and nutrition science circles, this single nutrient is taking up a lot of oxygen …

French Interior Minister Cazeneuve appointed prime minister

<b>Paris (CNN) —</b> French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has been appointed prime minister, the Elysee Palace said Tuesday, after Manuel Valls stepped down from the role to launch a presidential bid.<p>Valls, 54, announced Monday he would put himself in the running to become the Socialist Party …

North Africa

Want to get better at coding? You just have to play this game

Coding is the new English. At least, that’s what websites like Codecademy want you to think.<p>But maybe you’ve held off on trying to improve your coding skills, because you still thought it wasn’t fun enough. Turns out there’s no excuse for you anymore.<p>With Codingame, you practice your coding skills …

26 Google Maps Tricks You Need to Try

The mapping product that can do everything can actually do a whole lot more.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

How To Take Scrolling Screenshots On iPhone Or Android

Here's how you can take scrolling screenshots on iPhone or Android for web pages or long messaging threads by stitching multiple screenshots into one …

Car Tech 101: Understanding rear-wheel steering

Is four-wheel steering finally ready for your next car? Brian Cooley explains the benefits.

Car Tech

30 Small Towns You Should Visit This Summer

For these small towns, summer is the best (and prettiest!) time to visit.<p>You should add these to your travel plans ASAP.

Why You Should Take Elon Musk's 2018 Mars Shot Seriously

NASA has some exciting news: a crewed landing on Mars is less than 20 years away. But NASA also has some less exciting news: a crewed landing on Mars …

Space Travel

Now is the time to enroll in TSA PreCheck

<i>Updated Friday with details about a temporary TSA PreCheck enrollment center opening April 4 at O'Hare International Airport.</i><p>If you've been on the fence about enrolling in the expedited airport screening program called TSA PreCheck, it's time to get with the program.<p>Airport security lines are …

11 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

TED Talks

12 National Parks That Will Take Your Breath Away

Have you ever been somewhere so beautiful, that it literally leaves you speechless? Well, if you love nature and the great outdoors, you’re sure to …

14 solutions to common OS X El Capitan problems on Mac

El Capitan, the latest update to OS X, seeks to make the operating system better with various performance enhancements and interesting new features. …

Operating Systems

These 13 Google Chrome hacks will change the way you use the internet

Since it debuted in 2008, Google Chrome has quickly risen to be the most popular web browser in the world, beating out Firefox and Internet Explorer.<p>But that doesn't mean you can't make it better.<p>There are many extensions and programs that innovative developers have built to make using Chrome more …

Google

The 10 Best National Parks for Retirees

Timing is everything when traveling to the marquee national parks, and summer is high season, meaning you're competing with thousands of people for …

20 free OS X apps every Mac user should have

Powerful Mac apps that won't break the bankThere’s something of a misconception when it comes to the Mac. While it's true that most Mac developers …

Apps

11 things that could be slowing your Mac down

But your machine slowing to a crawl isn't necessarily a sign that you need a new computer. There are many reasons apps may fail to open.<p>Here are nearly a dozen things that could be slowing down your Mac, and how to fix them.

Apps

National Geographic Travel

The best men's watches at every price point

I wasn't wearing a digital watch or even a plastic camp watch anymore. It was real metal and it made me feel grown up.<p>I wore it every day and then later passed it on to a good friend who was just getting into watches.<p>My next watch was an Oris TT1 Chronograph, a beast of a watch — and it was a Swiss …

Watches

4 Gmail tricks that will completely change your workday​ ​

Sometimes it's fantastic, like when my best friend and I send each other cool links all morning while simultaneously talking on Gchat. But other times, as I'm watching my inbox fill up at the speed of light, it can just be overwhelming.<p>Gmail and I have finally come to a mutually respectful …

Productivity

A new physics discovery could change our understanding of the universe

The standard model is cherished by physicists because it can explain most of the fundamental phenomena in nature by referencing just a handful of elementary particles.<p>These particles include quarks (one of the components of an atom) and electron-like particles called leptons - along with their …

Physics

Quantum Theory Explains What Consciousness Is

<b>For a very long time mankind has questioned what consciousness is</b> – whether our ability to think, our free will, is tied directly to our soul or if …

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Success

What is a Wormhole?

A wormhole is a theoretical passage through space-time that could create shortcuts for long journeys across the universe. Wormholes are predicted by …

Magnus Carlsen's Best Endgame Wins

Last week, we dissected Magnus Carlsen's positional mastery by examining two of his finest strategic victories. However, modern chess demands …

Chess

5 Ways to Make Your Mac and iPhone Play Nice

Apple’s newest desktop operating system, Yosemite, is all about making Macs link up with iPhones and iPads in new and exciting ways. And with tricks …

Mac App Store