Patricia Wilczek

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The complete guide to spring cleaning your computer

Blow away those digital cobwebs<p>If you want to keep your house clean, you need to dust it regularly; if you want your car to run well, you should service it annually; and if you want your computer to stay speedy and responsive, it needs its own maintenance—a digital spring clean.<p>We're not just …

Operating Systems

How to Stop Social Media From Taking Over Your Life

In this day and age, it’s hard to live a full life without logging onto Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram every now and then. The problem is that they …

Your WhatsApp Chats Are Not Being Deleted, Security Researcher Finds

Facebook-owned mobile messaging tool WhatsApp stores chat logs, even after users have deleted them, security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski recently found. Although the record of the chat is deleted, Zdziarski, who looked at disk images, found that the message leaves a forensic trace of the logs …

Apps

How to Create Digital Homework That Students Love

Technology in School<p>How to Create Digital Homework That Students Love<p>By Laura McClure     Apr 27, 2016<p>Shutterstock / JStaley401<p><b>Let’s redesign</b> …

Is Digital Technology Making Us Any Better Off? One Prominent Economist Says No And He May Be Right

When Steve Jobs was trying to lure John Sculley from his lofty position as CEO at Pepsi to Apple, he asked him, “Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?” The ploy worked and Sculley became the first major CEO of a conventional …

Innovation

Everything coming and going on Netflix for December

Netflix's December offerings look strong with the star-studded "A Very Murray Christmas" and a new show by Bill Burr.<p>In December, Netflix originals are the big news. First up, "A Very Murray Christmas" starring Bill Murray. He's playing himself and in this movie and he's attempting to put together …

Entertainment

How The Internet Of Things Is Changing Work

Here’s how technologists think the world of IoT will change the workplace–and how it’s already changing how we do business today.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is an exciting concept, a future where “billions of things are talking to each other,” as technology consulting company SAP describes it. …

The unicorns of China: 11 Chinese startups you need to know

The Chinese startup space is largely dominated by investments from two behemoths: Amazon equivalent Alibaba and internet giant Tencent. The two have driven up valuations of Chinese companies, many of which are similar to startups on the list of American unicorns.<p>Here are some of the most valuable …

Venture Capital

6 Inspiring Quotes That Have Stood the Test of Time

A challenging morning can be made less difficult by reading a few inspirational or motivational quotes. Sources for inspiration can be found in the quotes of former presidents, successful business people, inventors or even your parents. A deeper meaning for each quote can be determined by what is …

I switched from Android to iPhone 6s last week – here are the things I love about it

As someone who has used nothing but Android since 2010, I decided to jump ship to the iPhone earlier this year. Basically the lack of timely software …

Android News

What is Snapchat and How Can I Use It for Business?

If you’re over 25 years old, there’s a good chance you’ve asked yourself, “What is Snapchat and how can I use it for business?”<p>Yes, demographics are …

Small Business

Time-Management Tips from 8 Self-Made Billionaires | Inc.com

When I first heard about Kevin Kruse's new book <i>15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management</i>, I was intrigued. In it, he interviews seven billionaires, 13 Olympic athletes, and 239 entrepreneurs. The book was an easy read; it didn't disappoint.<p>What stood out to me in particular were these …

Time Management

Scientists want to test a potential anti-aging drug that could change the way we think about growing old

Shutterstock On June 24, researchers will meet with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a very specific reason: they want to test a drug that might slow the aging process.<p>If they succeed, they will show for the first time that aging is in fact a condition that can be treated with medicine, …

An Apple for teacher: how tablets are changing education

"If you're writing poetry, write it. Don't type it in just because you can."<p>The classroom is changing, as new technologies dramatically alter the …

10 apps that will make your life infinitely easier

We get by with a little help from our apps.<p>From smartphone apps that help get you places to those that remind you about morning meetings to those …

Apps

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

Baby, it's cold outside! Here are 9 films that'll keep you toasty warm in a blizzard

The East Coast is currently being blanketed by a blizzard that's expected to drop more snow at once than some of us have seen in a lifetime. And while there are sure to be snow bunnies who'll be happy to frolic in the flakes, plenty of us are all set to hunker down at home for the duration.<p>So if …

7 Strategies for Writing 3 Books in 3 Years

<i>Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of The Obstacle Is The Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials Into Triumphs and two other books. He is an editor-at-large for the New York Observer and his monthly reading recommendations are found here.</i><p>Writing a book can be a long, hard slog.<p>“Europe's …

Writing

Want Blue Eyes With That Baby?: The Strange New World of Human Reproduction

Should a woman’s own 55-year-old mother bear the woman’s (gulp) triplets? Well, it’s happening. Where should society draw the lines here?<p>Welcome to …

Snapchat valued near $10 billion in latest funding

Snapchat, the service for sharing messages that quickly disappear, has attracted a new investor at a lofty $10 billion valuation.<p>The Wall Street …

What’s in my house: Connected devices I’ve liked enough to buy

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Recently I asked my colleagues for a list of the connected devices in their homes to get a sense of what people have and like, …

How to train your smart home and does the internet of things need an OS?

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>This weekend I picked up a Nest thermostat — in part because this seems to be the focal point of Google’s connected home …

Nest and Samsung launch Thread, a wireless mesh standard for the smart home

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Samsung, ARM, Nest and four other companies have gotten together to build a new radio standard for the smart home. Dubbed …

There are many paths to a smart home. And that’s the problem.

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock<p><b>How many companies does it take to connect a light bulb?</b><i><br>Why connect the light when you can connect the</i> …

Is this the kitchen of the future?

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: PantryChic<p>Do you need a $249 ingredient dispensing system that comes with two containers, a digital scale and …

Your Jawbone can share your location and your fitness app can leak your data

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>You already knew your smartphone was tracking you, but now it turns out that your location and other data can be tracked from …

Best Free Apps of the Day on May 8. FileCentral, Alayer, BardBarian, Stampede Run, & More!

We have a very useful productivity app, a powerful photo app, and lots of fun games gone free today!<p>FileCentral for iPhone is an all-in-one document …

Hopscotch, An iPad App That Helps Kids Learn To Code, Raises $1.2M

There are lots of systems clamouring to help educate the next generation of coders. One of them, New York-based startup Hopscotch, closed a $1.2 million seed funding round last August which it’s just announcing today, in conjunction with the release of v2.0 of its app.<p>The seed funding came from …