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Written in Stone! | Bible Study Guides

<b>Lesson 6</b><p>As crime and violence overrun our cities and homes, doesn’t it make sense that to secure peace and safety, we all should obey the laws of the …

Hands On With Samsung's New Chromebook 2 Duo

Samsung has two new Chromebooks, with faster ARM processors, better battery life, and a luxurious leather feel.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 was introduced last week, and it’s always interesting to see how the “latest and greatest” compares to the other current flagships. Today, we’ll be taking a quick look at the Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Nexus 5!<p>Both the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the black version of the Nexus 5 feature a …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Will Include More Than $500 in App Subscriptions

Samsung's Galaxy S5 will ship with more than $500 worth of premium app subscriptions and services.<p>Dubbed Samsung Galaxy Gifts, the services will …

OPPO Find 7 to come with a 50MP camera - wild rumor or new pixel count leader?

Is the OPPO Find 7 going to come with a 50MP camera? According to a post on Weibo, yes, the OPPO Find 7 will have a 50MP camera, and apparently OPPO themselves have posted the sample photo to prove it.<p>The OPPO Find 7 is scheduled for official announcement on March 19th, so we are right on track for …

LG G Pro 2 preview — even bigger, even better

Everything you loved in the smaller LG G2, and then some, is in the G Pro 2<p>The game that is the oversized Android smartphone — don't say "phablet," …

The Best Tablets of 2018

Whether you're looking for an Android, Apple, or Windows slate, here's what to consider, along with reviews of our top-rated tablets.<p>Which Tablet Is …

Gear & Gadgets

The Best Computer Speakers of 2018

A good set of speakers can help turn your PC into the ultimate home entertainment rig. Here's what to look for in computer speakers, along with our …

Audiophile

Windows 8.1 Update 1 goes RTM: Mouse and keyboard users can't wait for April 8 - ExtremeTech

Windows 8.1 Update 1 goes RTM: Mouse and keyboard users can’t wait for April 8<p>By on March 4, 2014 at 10:20 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions …

How to Make Your Old PC Hardware Act Like a Brand New Super-Fast SSD

When your PC’s performance winds down to a slow crawl it’s tempting to toss your old hardware for a shiny new tablet or laptop, especially with the …

Surface Pro 2 versus Galaxy Note Pro: a productivity smackdown

For years, our offices have been dominated by two types of computers: PCs and Macs. Fans have compared, dissected, cheered, and mocked desktops and notebooks from both camps—and the debate over which is most useful has simmered down to an uneasy truce.<p>But now new entrants have entered the field. …

How to play DVDs and Blu-ray discs in Windows 8

When you install Windows 8 on your system, you gain access to a number of new features. Some are clear upgrades over previous versions of Windows—the new system-wide search, for instance—while others are more controversial "side-grades," rather than clear improvements. There’s one thing that’s a …

Panasonic's latest Toughpad has the strength, thickness of 10 smartphones (hands-on)

Panasonic may have bowed out of the consumer smartphone game, but gadgets for businesses are a completely different story. That's why the Japanese company came to Mobile World Congress with a new pair of rugged Toughpad smartphones in tow. You can't mistake them, despite their identical looks, …

Google updates Text-to-Speech engine with new and high-quality voices

Text-to-Speech version 3 brings news languages and higher-quality voices for English US and English UK.<p>If you use the voice synthesis capabilities of your smartphone, for things like reading books aloud or interacting with Google Now, you probably use Google’s Text-to-Speech engine, although …

HP slips out another mid-range Android tablet

7.85-inch display and Android 4.2.2 in this latest effort<p>HP has quietly released another mid-range Android tablet – that's actually on sale now – …

Spectre: Virtual Reality Horror

Spectre is a unique, must-have multiplayer horror experience designed for immersive virtual reality and 3D. Use your Oculus Rift, Sixense Hydra/STEM, …

Being someone else: How virtual reality is allowing men and women to swap bodies

It’s disorienting to look in the mirror and see yourself as another gender.<p>I’m wearing my Oculus Rift development kit, and the virtual reality hardware gives me the illusion of being in a comfortable room in an Italian villa. There is a mirror in the room, and in it I don’t see myself, but a woman. …

Unlikely bedfellows: Apple, Samsung, Google & others push EU to combat patent trolls

Bloomberg reports that Apple has ironically teamed up with Samsung to co-sign a letter sent to the European Union requesting policy changes that will limit the ability of patent trolls to block product sales. Apple and Samsung are just two of 19 companies backing the letter:<p>Apple and Samsung are …

The secret to having a successful paywall around your news is simple — it’s about community

Everyone likes to point to the <i>New York Times</i> as the model for a news outlet with a successful paywall or online-subscription model, but as the …

Police hid use of cell phone tracking device from judge because of NDA

Use of a cell phone tracker is kept secret at manufacturer's request.<p>A police department in Florida failed to tell judges about its use of a cell …

Microsoft Received 35,083 Government Requests for User Data

Microsoft today revealed the number of data requests it received from various law enforcement agencies around the world in the second half of 2013: 35,083. Those requests impacted a potential 58,676 accounts, according to the company.<p>The new numbers for the second half of last year are slightly …

Facebook Is Replacing Its “Hide All” Button With “Unfollow”

Here’s a new tweak to how Facebook users can filter their News Feeds: The company says it’s rolling out a button that allows you to “unfollow” other users.<p>To be clear, it sounds like the functionality is pretty much identical to what users could already accomplish by hitting the “Hide All” button. …

Welcome to the Internet of Thingies: 61.5% of Web Traffic Is Not Human

And here's how to build your own little traffic bot, even though you shouldn't<p>It happened last year for the first time: bot traffic eclipsed human traffic, according to the bot-trackers at Incapsula.<p>This year, Incapsula says 61.5 percent of traffic on the web is non-human.<p>Now, you might think this …

Firefox’s on fire with 500M users and 50M Android downloads for 2013

Here’s a pretty end-of-year snapshot from Mozilla — and it’s a dang big snapshot, too.<p>With half a billion users on desktop and another 50 million on Android, Firefox still holds its own in the browser wars, especially as privacy concerns become front-of-mind for normal consumers.<p>Also, Mozillans …

Google Play Music for iOS Gets 'I'm Feeling Lucky' Radio and More

The recently launched iOS version of Google Play Music has received an update bringing it up to par with its Android and browser-based counterparts and giving it an iOS 7-flavored visual refresh.<p>The (excellent) I’m Feeling Lucky Radio feature is now in place, offering up a selection of music you’ll …

Intel plans a CES coup: Android and Windows in the same computer

Dual OS could dilute Windows dominance, if Microsoft doesn't kill it first<p>The PC industry isn't doing so well. Sales have dramatically slumped, despite the industry’s efforts to tempt consumers with Windows 8 tablets and transforming touchscreen laptops. But next week, the Consumer Electronics Show …

AMD launches Kaveri processors, aimed at starting a computing revolution

Advanced Micro Devices is launching its code-named Kaveri processors today, which represent one of the biggest technical advances that the company has made in some time. Kaveri chips are meant for games and other high-performance applications.<p>The new chips show that AMD is moving in a very …

Super-fast Wi-Fi coming: 802.11ac-2013

How would you like to have 7 Gbps of Wi-Fi data flying through your office? You will soon.<p>It took a while, but 802.11ac Wi-Fi, with its theoretical …