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Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

Hundreds of Mysteriously Carved Stone Age 'Sunstones' Have Been Found in Denmark

Is this ancient money?<p>The Danish island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea has turned up a cache of treasures - over 300 carved stones, dating back to the …

MIT scientists borrow from fireflies to make glowing plants

The humble house plant could soon start earning its keep by lighting up a room, if new research from MIT pans out. Engineers have hacked watercress …

Particles

Keep Gaming Forever to Save Your Brain, Scientists Say

Playing video games is better than learning to play the piano. Take that, parents!<p>Video games are part of the long, <i>long</i> list of supposedly lowbrow …

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ERTo quote Titus Andronicus (the band, not the Shakespeare play), the enemy is everywhere.<p>Sure, that could seem a bit paranoid, but considering what’s happening online these days, it’s not a crazy notion. Whether they’re government agencies, cyber-thieves or just noisy troublemakers, there are …

This Little Box Can Make Even the Junkiest Laptop a Gaming PC

You are probably surrounded by more computers than you know what to do with, whether it’s the phone in your pocket, the old clunker at home, or the …

Computer Hardware

What’s a headphone amp, and why would you need one?

From analog turntables to digital streaming, the way we get our music has transformed mightily over the years. As our music has gone increasingly …

Headphones

Firefox is getting a Tor-based security upgrade

Mozilla is making Firefox a more private experience by taking cues from Tor, the browser of choice for those who dare to visit the dark web.<p>The non-profit Mozilla Foundation will remove a “feature” called canvas fingerprinting from Firefox, which allows user-tracking across multiple sites without …

Mozilla

Mind-Altering Cat Parasite Just Got Linked to a Whole Lot of Neurological Disorders

"This study is a paradigm shifter."<p>The brain-dwelling parasite <i>Toxoplasma gondii</i> is estimated to be hosted by at least 2 billion people around the …

Neuroscience

The big winner from Apple's next iPhone could be Samsung

When Apple unveils its next major iPhone, expected Sept. 12, one of its major competitors is likely to be cheering right along with the company’s devoted fans.<p>According to a report from Taiwan’s KGI Securities obtained by Apple Insider, the hardware company is relying on Samsung to supply the OLED …

The Seven Major Chakras

Study of the Chakras<p>The word chakra is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning wheel. If we were able to see the chakras as many(psychics, in fact, …

Google unveils a new, cheaper networking option for cloud customers: the public internet

Google Cloud Platform customers will have a new option when selecting the type of network used to deliver their traffic to their users: they can keep …

Meet The Futuristic Personal Transportation Vehicle Coming To China And U.S. Soon

Leo Liu still remembers the first time he saw a “personal transportation” machine.<p>“I was an industrial engineering student at University of Florida, and I saw a group of people ride around campus standing completely upright on giant wheels,” he recalls. “They were Segways. I thought to myself, …

Technology (India)

42 Gmail Tips That Will Help You Conquer Email

It's time you became a Gmail power user. These tips will get you there.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions …

Apps

Learn How to Build Apps on Android, the World's Most Popular Smartphone OS

Get the skills you need to develop for Android N in a single, immersive course package.<p>Building apps can be a tough skill to master. But before you decide that Apple's iOS is good enough, it's worth giving the world's most popular operating system a shot—Google's Android.<p>Android Nougat (also known …

11 Free Apps I Couldn't Live Without as a Photographer

This is not your typical list of must have photography apps — no Snapchat, Instagram, or Photoshop here. Although you might not have heard of many of …

Alibaba and Tencent are carving up Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem

Two global tech forces are putting their mark — and money — into Southeast Asia’s nascent startup ecosystem, but they may not be the Western names that you expect.<p>Rather than Google, Facebook or Microsoft, increasingly Chinese duo Alibaba and Tencent are the driving forces behind the importing of …

South-east Asia

No Equipment Needed: 9 Bodyweight Training Articles and Workout Programs

So you can run far and lift heavy, but can you do basic bodyweight movements like pull ups, handstands, and pistols? Here are 9 articles and workout …

Build Muscle With the Pushup Challenge

The pushup is a classic move and one of the best things you can do to hit your chest, shoulders, arms, and core in one swoop.<p>If you get your pushup …

Workouts

Want to Create Your Own Apps? Apple Will Teach You How to Code--for Free

If you want to learn to create and code apps, all you need is an iBooks account and a willingness to try.<p>Maybe you have a cool app in mind that you would like to develop, but you don't know whom to hire to code it, much less have the money. No problem: For DIY types of people, Apple has released a …

5 free VPNs to maintain your privacy online

Whether it’s the prying eyes of a repressive regime, a data-hungry internet service provider (ISP), or a malicious actor listening on the public …

Can compression tights help you run faster?

If you’ve been suffering through the act of putting on compression tights (let’s be real: it’s a workout in itself) in the hopes that a pair could …

4 quick stretches that undo the damage your desk job is causing your body

We don’t blame you for not wanting to work out after an eight-plus hour day—you’re exhausted, your body hurts and all you want to do is shower and …

Yoga

Timbre is a totally free app for editing video and audio

Good audio and video editing tools are somewhat hard to come by on mobile — a sentiment shared by app developer Xeus. The dev was prompted to create the Timbre: Cut, Join, Convert mp3 app after failing to find a “decent” tool for doing the same in the Play Store. And what Xeus has come up with is …

Amazon launches new training and certification portal to lure talent to AWS

As cloud services continue to pick up steam, Amazon wants to make sure there is no shortage of talent to maintain your cloud computing operations and take care of your AWS needs.<p>Yesterday, the e-commerce giant announced it is launching its own dedicated training and certification portal to offer …

Beating Pokémon Ruby with Magikarp Took Nearly Six Years

Back in 2011, a live-streamer named Leomon began playing with a Shiny of the most useless Pocket Monster. Almost six years later, the trainer has …

This Is How a Nike Master Trainer Spends 15 Minutes at the Gym

Finding the time to squeeze a gym session into your day can be a challenge, so when you get there, you want to make every minute count. If your go-to …

This Is the Best Way to Spend 7 Minutes at the Gym, Says Kayla Itsines

Chances are you've come across fitness superstar Kayla Itsines when scrolling through your Instagram feed. The 25-year-old Australian personal …

Why Over 1 Million People Are Playing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is DayZ without the wait.<p>For the past month, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has taken Steam by storm. The …

16 of the coolest apps and gadgets you should use the next time you travel

Thanks to technology, gone are the days of overpaying for flights, struggling to book a place to stay when you travel, or suffering through terrible meals at subpar restaurants.<p>But with so many available apps and gadgets to help you out, which ones are really going to save you time and money or …