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How to convert a PDF file into a Word document

PDFs are great when you’re trying to send out a form or rules for a game, but sometimes you really need to make a few changes without going back to …

Software

New privacy settings in Windows 10 April 2018 Update: What you need to know

With the Windows 10 ($100 at Amazon.com) April 2018 Update -- previously known as Windows 10 Spring Creators Update -- Microsoft gives you greater control of your data and account. After getting to know the new features such as Timeline and nearby sharing and the bigger and better Settings app, …

Google's ad-tracking just got more intrusive. Here's how to opt out

Google now has the option to combine everything it knows about you from its Gmail, YouTube and other applications - including personally identifiable …

Privacy

How to find out everything Google knows about you

In exchange, you agree to share information about yourself that Google can share with advertisers so their ads are more effective. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to target parents.<p>Google uses a lot of methods to learn about you. …

Maps

App-controlled habitat grows just about anything in your home

You can already get smart gardening gear and smart aquariums, but wouldn't it be nice if you could get one box that handles just about anything you'd care to grow in or around your home? Jared Wolfe thinks so. His crowdfunded, internet-connected Biopod can nurture many kinds of plants and animals …

Samsung chip might be ruining your iPhone 6s’ battery life

A new controversy is brewing online after it’s been revealed that not all iPhone 6s units get the same amount of battery life. The apparent culprit? The new A9 processors, which power Apple’s latest iPhones and were sourced by two chip manufacturers.<p>Apple dual-sourced A9 production from Taiwan …

Batteries

18 apps, tips and hacks to get the most out of your gaming PC

Introduction<p>As gamers know, Windows can get bogged down over time to the point that a tiny bit of system lag could make you miss that all-important …

More Sony Xperia Z4 rumors confirm internals thanks to benchmark

After a short break, we are starting to hear more Sony Xperia Z4 rumors. Last time we looked at a Z4 report we’ve seen an alleged display panel …

Lockheed Martin-designed experimental naval vessel up for sale

The Sea Slice utilizes a variation on the SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) design.<p>A regular SWATH boat has two hulls, kind of like a …

Motorola's hands-free controls may be the best thing that ever happened to mobile

I hear you. I wasn't a believer at first, either. I've tried Siri. I use Google Now. Using your voice to control your phone isn't all that it is …

Android News

See a Map of the World Revealing Each Country’s Most Visited Website

An impressive 62 countries count on Google, with Facebook coming in first for 50 other countries. Together, these two websites constitute true global …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Donald Glover

The CIA Warned About Edward Snowden All the Way Back in 2009

A confusing truth is becoming increasingly clear: The government had multiple chances to stop Edward Snowden before he leaked a trove of NSA …

Ultrasonic force field provides tactile sensations in midair

Holodeck, anyone? Researchers at Bristol University are developing a system known as UltraHaptics that uses ultrasonic force fields to project the …

Antenna

NSA never heard CIA's concerns about Snowden -- report

<b>Update, October 17 at 5:18 p.m.:</b> <i>Edward Sonwden says the Times report is inaccurate; you can read about that here.</i><p>The CIA suspected Edward Snowden of trying to get his hands on classified files when he worked for the outfit in 2009, a new report says, but that info didn't make it to the National …

New polymer spontaneously self-heals at room temperature

A team of scientists at the CIDETEC Centre for Electrochemical Technologies have successfully created the first self-healing polymer that can heal by …

Chemistry

A warm little bubble for your back garden

The Invisible Garden House was installed in the home of a Danish family who wished to extend their time spent outdoors into the fall. Essentially a …

Judge dismisses lawsuit over Google's browser tracking

A federal judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit against Google, finding that the Web giant's browser cookie-tracking practices had not caused them any harm.<p>The lawsuit, which was filed in February 2012 by users of Web browsers from Apple and Microsoft, accused Google and three other online …

US fusion lab almost breaks even, takes a big step towards clean, limitless power - ExtremeTech

By on October 9, 2013 at 2:53 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The National Ignition Facility in …

MIT's self-healing metal fixes tiny flaws before they can create massive problems - ExtremeTech

MIT’s self-healing metal fixes tiny flaws before they can create massive problems<p>By on October 10, 2013 at 8:00 am<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Nanotech

ET deals: Rare coupon for Alienware X51 mini gaming PC - ExtremeTech

By on October 10, 2013 at 4:31 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>While several of Alienware’s PCs …

NSA indirectly responsible for new breed of anti-spying smartphones, apps and devices

When it comes to privacy it seems that the world is divided into two distinct camps. The “I don’t care, I have nothing to hide” camp and the “Privacy is a basic human right” lobby. Since the revelations of Edward Snowden about the NSA’s spying antics, the ethical, political and technical questions …

Microsoft reportedly developing cookie alternative to track activity across devices

Last month brought word of Google's AdID effort to replace the aging cookie as a way to track people's activity on the internet, and it looks like Microsoft also has an alternative of its own in the works. According to a report from <i>Ad Age</i>, Microsoft is working on a new system that would let it …