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How-To: Understand the Wireless Diagnostics app on your Mac to analyze and improve your Wi-Fi network

Apple ships a little-known utility app that helps you analyze and diagnose your Wi-Fi connection, called Wireless Diagnostics. Open the app by option-clicking on the Wi-Fi indicator in the menu bar and select ‘Open Wireless Diagnostics …’. Although the app contains a lot of useful information, it …

Wi-Fi

12 Comics That Nail What An Entire Year Of Parenting Is Like

It's gonna be a good year.<p>Somehow, 2015 is coming to a close. Gretchen Rubin said it best on the topic of parenting: "The days are long, but the years are short."<p>Luckily, we've rounded up some hilarious parenting images to get you through the next 12 months -- you know, for when those days are …

Parenting

Designing Surface Pro 4: a chat with a Microsoft hardware lead

At first glance, Microsoft's new Surface Pro 4 doesn't look that much different than last year's Surface Pro 3. But there are a slew of upgrades on the Surface Pro 4, as well as its accessories, that should make for an even better computing experience. Its screen is slightly bigger, the Type Cover …

Why some 13-year-olds check social media 100 times a day

<i>Watch a CNN Special Report, "#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens</i><i>," on CNNgo</i><i>. Warning: This story contains explicit language.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> "I would rather not eat for a week than get my phone taken away. It's really bad," said Gia, a13-year-old. "I literally feel like I'm going to die."<p>"When I get …

Social Media

Viral Math, Part Deux

Vietnam is getting in on the fun.<p>Singapore’s mind-bending logical riddles are <i>so</i> last month. Enter: Vietnam, the latest country to be swept up in what could easily be known as “the viral-math epidemic of 2015.”<p>This one might even trump its Singaporean predecessor, which became a global legend …

Mathematics

Richard Feynman: The Difference Between Knowing the Name of Something and Knowing Something

Richard Feynman, who believed that “the world is much more interesting than any one discipline,” was no ordinary genius.<p>His explanations — on why …

What It's Like When Your City Goes Broke

San Bernardino, California, is poor, and has a high unemployment rate, and is affected by drought, and is in bankruptcy court. But its real problem is something else.<p>Within the next few days, the citizens and leaders of San Bernardino, California, will have an experience that most people in most …

San Bernardino

Manual Labor, All Night Long: The Reality of Paying for College

A UPS program in Louisville gives students free tuition for working the third shift, but at what cost?<p>LOUISVILLE, Ky.–Most college students are busy. But Alexis McLin’s schedule is even more jam-packed than the average student's.<p>One day last week, for instance, she attended a lab from 3 p.m. to …

College & University

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

The Physics of Gridlock

What causes traffic jams? The depressing answer may be nothing at all.<p>BERTRAND Russell once observed that animal behaviorists studying the problem-solving abilities of chimpanzees consistently seemed to detect in their experimental subjects the "national characteristics" of the scientists …

Equations

How to Disappear (almost) Completely: a practical guide

Maybe you've seen <i>Into the Wild,</i> or (gasp) have actually <i>read</i> it. It's the true story of an ordinary person who, one day, decided to abandon society, pack some rice and a rifle into a bag and head off into the wilderness never to return. It's the sort of drastic move you rarely hear about in our …

Testing Improved 4K Display Support in OS X 10.9.3

Today Apple released the long awaited OS X 10.9.3 update. The update comes after nine weeks of beta testing, each week with a new release. One of the …

Sci-fi short film imagines a world without paper

What would our world be like without paper? According to the renegade scientist in "Scattered," a sci-fi short film adapted from a story by author Ken MacLeod, it'd be a place freed from the restrictions of human history. Without the original source documents, mankind would have a clean slate. In …

Synology gets even better w/ version 5.0: Why every Mac & iOS user should have a DiskStation

I’ll admit, I’ve never felt the need to purchase network-attached-storage (NAS) hardware for storing and accessing my media or backing up my files. These days most of my content, from photos and movies to back ups of important files for work, are already stored in the cloud. My photos are (supposed …

Soon, Our Robot Coffee Baristas Will Only Brew Certain Brands

Behold, “the java-bean equivalent of DRM."<p>We American coffee-drinkers have known the Era of Starbucks and the Epoch of Sanka. It seems, however, we currently live in the Age of the K-Cup.<p>And we’re about to discover everything that means.<p>Over the past half-decade, single-serve, instant-brew coffee …

Welcome to Googletown

Some days it feels like Google is taking over the world. For the residents of Mountain View, California, that feeling is personal. Two weeks ago, Google signed a deal for its very own airport just east of the Googleplex, complete with a blimp hangar large enough to house the Hindenburg. But …

The WD Black2 Review: World's First 2.5" Dual-Drive

If you had asked me a few years ago, I would've said that hybrid drives will be the next big thing in the storage industry. Seagate's Momentus XT got …

Computer Hardware

52 Different Ways to Save $100 Per Year: Make Your Own Snacks {Week 42}

<i>Each week for 52 weeks, I’m sharing a different way you can save $100 this year. If you do all of these things, you’ll be able to save over $5,000</i> …

While We’re Trying To Follow His Game Of Checkers, Jeff Bezos Is Playing Chess

A few years ago, I just didn’t get it. I couldn’t for the life of me understand how a company like Amazon could operate, let alone flourish. I spent the majority of my time following Apple, a company which in many ways was the antithesis of Amazon. Apple was all about huge margins, big profit. …

How to Be Better at Email: A Comprehensive Scientific Guide

Check every 45 minutes (not every five). Ask simple questions. Don't pollute group-emails with one-word reply-alls.<p>Reuters<p>Email is all-pervasive, and arguably one of the most important tools of modern business. But the fact is most of us are not particularly good at it, wasting time on messages we …

Recurring 'Arrested Development' gags mapped in painstaking detail

Many of the masterful comedic moments in <i>Arrested Development</i> are the result of recurring gags, the series' connective tissue. To help map every exclamation of "Steve Holt!" and proclamation that Gob’s illusions aren't tricks, digital ad firm Beutler Ink came up with <i>Recurring Developments,</i> an …

Switched On: On iOS, Now is Google's time

<i>Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.</i><p>In the early days of the internet economy, the saying went that webpages were created on Macs, served on Unix and viewed on Windows. In the iOS app economy, it's often the case that apps run on devices by Apple, but …

My lockdown: here's what it was like living in Boston this week

What's really great about Fantastical - All this

April 7, 2013 at 4:32 PM by Dr. Drang<p>This morning I was listening to the most recent episode of <i>Back To Work</i>, and Merlin’s discussion of Fantastical …

The untold story behind Apple's $13,000 operating system

"The difference between cassette and disk systems was the difference between hobbyist devices and a computer. You couldn't have expected, say, VisiCalc, to run on a cassette system." <br />--Lee Felsenstein, the creator of the Osborne I