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Why Solid State Drives Are Your Best Performance Upgrade And They're Getting Cheaper Too

Nothing and I mean literally nothing, has done more for general computing performance in the past 3 – 5 years, than the SSD or Solid State Drive. Faster processors, more memory, and even faster graphics cards don’t offer the kind of instantaneous and observable boost in system responsiveness, …

Ooma: Super cheap phone service | Consumer Reports

Beware of Moving Scams - Consumer Reports News

With peak moving season fast approaching, it’s crucial to check out any company you’re planning to hire.<p>A recent lawsuit filed by Florida officials …

How to Buy Ebooks From Anywhere and Still Read Them All in One Place

Most ebook sellers try to lock you into a particular ecosystem. If you don't mind buying from the same company every time, this isn't too bad, but …

Software

Six Sisters' Stuff – Family recipes, fun crafts, and so much more!

Healthy<p>Menu Plans<p>We know how hard it can be to get dinner on the table and that?s exactly why we created the Six Sisters? Menu Plan program! We offer …

Shopping Apps for Black Friday and the Holidays

Most of us will soon start the hunt for holiday gifts for friends and family. We’d be smart to do whatever we can to avoid overspending.<p>“Many people …

Seagate Backup Plus/Slim portable drive review: A fast portable drive with massive storage space - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The fast and affordable Seagate Backup Plus/Slim has the highest capacity of any portable drive. The drive includes helpful backup software and a free two-year 200GB subscription to Microsoft OneDrive online storage.<p><b>The Bad</b> The two-year warranty is short and there's no security option to …

Gear & Gadgets

Anti-Social Network Helps You Avoid People You Don’t Want To See

Sick of running into your ex? Brian Moore was, so he developed Cloak, an app that warns you when other people are nearby.<p>There is no shortage of social media apps out there that will loudly broadcast to everyone where you are at every second of the day. Rarer is the app that exists to obfuscate …

Social Media

Got the KitKat SD card blues? Solve the problem with SDFix (root only)

Android 4.4 KitKat limits the access of apps to the microSD card, by only allowing them to write files to their own folders, a problem that causes issues for all kinds of apps, from file explorers, to music apps, and more.<p>There’s an entire debate to be had about the purpose of this restriction. …

Android News

Popcorn Time Is Like Netflix For Pirated Content

Think of Popcorn Time like Netflix, just with movies worth watching. Find a title and click “Watch It Now”. That’s it.<p>The media catalog is impressive. Everything from first run movies to classics like Hook are available to watch. Frozen, American Hustle, Gravity — even Delivery Man if you’re a …

Snow Blower Maintenance Tips | Snow Blower Reviews - Consumer Reports

It may not seem like it but it'll soon be safe to put away your snow blower. But if you just shove it in the shed and forget about it, you might be …

Foods For Clear Skin

To keep blemishes at bay, try incorporating the following seven foods, recommended by nationally recognized dietitian and nutritionist Elisa Zied, author of <i>YOUNGER NEXT WEEK: Your Ultimate Rx to Reverse the Clock, Boost Energy and Look and Feel Younger in 7 Days</i>, and internationally renowned …

Process Improvement: This Coach Improved Every Tiny Thing by 1 Percent

In 2010, Dave Brailsford faced a tough job.<p>No British cyclist had ever won the Tour de France, but as the new General Manager and Performance …

How to Make Teriyaki Marinated Chicken | Chicken Recipes | AllRecipes

Trendnet Powerline 500 AV2 Adapter (Kit) review: A fast, easy, and cheap way to extend your network - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The plug-and-play <b>Trendnet Powerline 500 AV2 Adapter</b> provides some three times the speed of a regular Ethernet connection. It's affordable, especially when you purchase a kit of two.<p><b>The Bad</b> The adapter is relatively bulky and doesn't have a pass-through power socket.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> The …

Wi-Fi

Samsung's Milk Music internet radio service is only for Galaxy devices (video)

Do we need yet another online music service? Samsung certainly thinks so, as it's just introduced its very own internet radio service called, weirdly enough, Milk Music. So named for its supposed "fresh" take on music (Get it? Because milk is fresh? Yeah, we're not sure about that either), it's …

Tough Running Speed Workouts

<b>Do this:</b> First, warm up for a mile, and then start your intervals. You’ll run as hard as you can for the prescribed amount of time, and recover with a jog for 90 seconds.<p>You’ll be able to push harder during the 1-minute intervals than during the 3-minute intervals. However, there’s no set pace …

Nearly A Thousand Classic Video Games Are Free And Legal To Play Online

As the intellectual property protections on old games expired, the Internet Archive swooped in to make them freely playable online in your browser. The site is currently host to a trove of games from such classic consoles as the Atari, the ColecoVision, and even an oddball system we'd never heard …

Intellectual Property

Type Your Own Animated Movie With This Crazy Software

Inside this playful screenwriting software may hide the future of filmmaking: You simply write what you want to see, and that vision plays on screen.<p>Here’s how Hollywood works today: Somebody writes a script. And especially if it’s an animated feature–a piece that will take hundreds of Pixar …

Animation

Amazon matches print books with discounted digital copies

A new program called MatchBook offers electronic copies of your print books for $2.99 or less.<p>Searching for a digital version of a print book you bought from Amazon? You may be able to find it at a low price, courtesy of a new Kindle program.<p>Launched on Tuesday, Kindle MatchBook lets you buy the …

Books

8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day–And How To Avoid Them

The “swimmer’s body illusion,” and other ways our brains play tricks on us.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Get ready to have your mind blown.<p>I was seriously shocked at some of these mistakes in thinking that I subconsciously …

Critical Thinking

The Internet Archive puts Atari games and obsolete software directly in your browser

The Internet Archive has officially released a tool that will let decades-old software run in your browser, along with a catalog of noteworthy, fun, or notorious games and applications. The Archive team has spent two years creating and troubleshooting a JavaScript port of the MESS computer software …

How to learn anything

Josh Kaufman spent years learning how to build websites.<p>“I had no idea where to start or what to do,” says Josh, author of The First 20 Hours: How to …

Zookal will deliver textbooks using drones in Australia next year

Australian textbook rental startup Zookal will begin utilizing drones to make its deliveries in Australia next year, with ambitions of bringing the unique, unmanned delivery method to US customers by 2015. The company says this marks the first commercial use of fully automated drones worldwide. It …

Dropcam’s new camera is crystal clear — and it’s learning, too

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Dropcam has pulled out all the stops with its new Dropcam Pro monitoring camera by vastly improving its clarity, control and, …

Simple announces MoneyDrop to help you send money to nearby friends

Online bank Simple today announced MoneyDrop, a new feature for its mobile app that lets users pay each other fee-free. The app uses Bluetooth Low Energy to help you connect with friends nearby and pay them with a few taps. MoneyDrop is essentially the same feature offered by banks like Chase which …

Autonomous Driving Tech Package Will Be An Option On Mercedes Vehicles By 2020

Mercedes-Benz will start selling cars that can fully drive themselves by 2020. But it won’t launch a special vehicle just for that purpose. Rather, it looks to incorporate autonomous driving technology into its regular lineup, most likely starting with its flagship model, the S-Class.<p>“Our approach …