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How, When, & Why to reset the PRAM & SMC on your Mac

Is your Mac acting just…<i>odd</i>? Stuff like drives not appearing, screens not adjusting correctly, Bluetooth problems, AirPort non connecting? Maybe your fan is running non-stop or your battery has said that it is 50% charged…for two days…and your MacBook is <i>plugged in</i>. Yeah, these aren’t problems that …

Operating Systems

Porn Time is exactly what you think: Popcorn Time for porn

Popcorn Time, the infamous app for streaming video torrents, now has a naughty cousin: Porn Time. As you might expect, Porn Time handles pornographic movies for you: Instead of you using a torrent client and a media player, the app handles grabbing the torrent file, downloading the content, and …

Samsung is planning its own custom chips and 4k phone displays

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Samsung<p>After building processors based on ARM Holdings(s armh) intellectual property for years, Samsung says it will …

Google Employees Confess The Worst Things About Working At Google

Well, take a look at this Quora thread, which is being used by current and former Google employees to dish the dirt on working for Big G.<p>We've edited some of the standout comments into this excerpt.<p><b>Everyone is awesome, so they can hire the very best people to do even the most mundane jobs.</b><p>"The …

The Workplace

Supercapacitor: Today's energy revolution

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Supercapacitors

Samsung Launches Five SDKs To Lure Developers Into Its Hardware Web

Samsung kicked off its first Developer Conference in San Francisco today, and the Korean tech juggernaut is eager to show just how much it cares about the devs building apps and services for its hardware ecosystem. And really, what better way to prove it than to unleash five (yes, five) brand-new …

50 Incredible Stats About The Tech Scene

The Internet can be a difficult space for entrepreneurs to maneuver considering the many facets to it. Should I start with a mobile presence first? Do I need an app or can I just optimize my website for mobile viewing? Should I advertise via Facebook or YouTube? All these are questions that …

JFK 50th draws media tidal wave

The 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has unleashed Camelot mania.<p>While hearkening back to that grim day on Nov. 22, 1963, the appetite for all things Kennedy has been ratcheting up all season, and the media world is eager to feed the public’s interest with books …

ObamaCare site glitches run risk of turning off millenials

The prolonged glitches with the ObamaCare website are frustrating many of the president’s most high-valued customers -- the young, tech-savvy generation that helped him win two terms and whose participation is critical to the success of the health care exchanges.<p>“You see this situation especially …

Why is mobile gaming so popular in South Korea?

Mobile gaming is expected to generate $1.4 billion in South Korea this year, and mobile games like Anipang have become a cultural phenomenon within the country. It’s as common to see older women in their sixties playing games in the subway as it is to see younger children playing games at the bus …

Don't even bother trying to upgrade to Windows RT 8.1 today

If you're one of the few people who own a Windows RT tablet (don't all raise your hands at once, now), you just got a chunk of your Saturday back. Citing a "situation affecting a limited number of users updating their Windows RT devices to Windows RT 8.1," Microsoft has pulled the upgrade from the …

Cloud To Dominate Data Center Traffic Within The Year, Cisco Study Predicts

Cloud traffic will represent more than two-thirds of global data center traffic by 2017 and will have grown more than fourfold from 2012 to 2017. Already, cloud-based traffic is poised to comprise the majority of traffic within the next few months.<p>That’s the conclusion of the latest, and third …

Facebook ad profit a staggering 1,790% more on iPhone than Android

A study of more than 200 billion ads on Facebook says that mobile ads on iPhone generate 1,790 percent more return on investment than ads on Android. Even worse, advertising on Android actually costs more than it returns.<p>The study is by Nanigans, one of the biggest buyers of Facebook ads, and it …

Apple Could Read Your iMessages If It Wanted To, Research Firm Claims

Though Apple zealously denies any interest in reading your iMessages, a new report claims the company can easily read your iPhone chats, if it wants to.<p>Security research company Quarkslab on Thursday published a paper detailing just how Apple could go about this. iMessages have end-to-end …

Apple Replacing Faulty MacBook Air Drives

If you purchased a MacBook Air sometime between the beginning of this summer and last, Apple may owe you a new drive.<p>Apple said this week that it is …

The Great Suspender Automagically Kills Off Memory-Hungry Chrome Tabs

Just a quick heads up to a fantastic Chrome extension I’ve been using of late: The Great Suspender.<p>I’m sure there are others out there, but this is the one that has worked for me and it has dramatically improved my Chrome and overall computer experience.<p>The Great Suspender effectively allows you to …

7 Handy Chrome Tab Manager Extensions

Chrome tab manager<p>If you’re anything like me, one minute your sat there breezily browsing the Web and the next minute your computer slows to a crawl as the result of the hundreds of tabs you just opened.<p>That’s not hyperbole either, I regularly have more than 100 tabs open in Chrome, so keeping …