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VLC Has Extensions, Too: Here’s What You Can Do With Them

VLC has many hidden features you might not have noticed. Among these features is a powerful add-on system that supports everything from …

The Best Length for Online Content

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Every so often when I’m tweeting or emailing, I’ll think: Should I really be writing so much?<p>“Europe's leading digital technology conference”It's happening, Join 15k digital minds to shape what's next for your businessI'm interested<p>I tend to get …

Beddit: A Proper Sleep Tracker That Uses An Ultra-Thin Film Sensor In Your Bed

Beddit, a Finnish company that has long made sleep trackers for medical professionals, is looking to tap into the broad consumer market with a $149 sleep tracker that uses a thin-film sensor on your mattress.<p>The sensor can send data back to a person’s smartphone, that tells them when they’ve been …

The Best Store Cupboard Spice Mixes

Spices are my favourite ingredients to use in the kitchen. They add so much flavour to a dish and they help to reduce the amount of salt and fat you need to use - this is a good thing guys!<p>Spices add a real depth of flavour, and can help to make even the blandest of meals tasty. Quite often …

Google's Failed Quest To Prove Managers Are Evil -- And Why You Should Care

Back in 2008 Google, that Shangri-La of employment, had a bit of a management problem. Trouble was: everyone—most critically their prized engineering team—hated managers, both in theory and in practice. Managers don’t understand our work!” they moaned. “They hold us down!” “They’re power-crazed …

Build a Potato Tower to Save Space in your Garden

If you have limited space in your yard for growing food and want to get the most out of every square foot, building a potato tower is a simple, effective way to save space and increase your harvest.<p><b>Potatoes are versatile, tasty, and rich in</b> vitamins. They're not too shabby as a garden crop, …

Reviewed: Montague Paratrooper Pro Folding Bike

Originally designed for the Marines, David Montague's Paratrooper bikes can handle extreme terrain and fold up into tiny bundles.<p><b>Price:</b> $999<p>The Montague Paratrooper Pro bike is built like a tank, folds like a Swiss Army knife, and weighs less than body armor. Backed by a DARPA grant, David Montague …

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Japan tests 310mph bullet train

Japan's "floating" trains of the future, designed to travel at speeds of 311mph, have undergone their first test tracks.<p>The new generation L0 Series trains, which employ the latest magnetic levitation technology instead of conventional wheels, will begin commercial services in 2027.<p>The first five …

Facebook and Google insist they did not know of Prism surveillance program

America's tech giants continued to deny any knowledge of a giant government surveillance programme called Prism, even as president Barack Obama …

Mozilla Readies Major Firefox Redesign As It Ponders What The Browser Of The Future Should Look Like

“Maybe we shouldn’t even call it a browser anymore,” Mozilla’s VP of Firefox engineering Jonathan Nightingale told me a few days ago. “‘Browser’ is really an antiquated word. People don’t really browse all that much anymore.” Instead, he argues, we now mostly use our browsers to access …

Justice Department tries to force Google to hand over user data

A new lawsuit in Manhattan pitting the U.S. Department of Justice against Google offers a rare glimpse of how determined prosecutors are to defend a process that allows federal agents to gain warrantless access to user records, and how committed the Mountain View, Calif., company is to defending …

Great leadership books for your summer reading list

As summer approaches, there are a number of good books you may want to consider that will not necessarily make the top 10 lists but that will provide food for thought. These books are not mysteries, psychological thrillers, romance novels or historical fiction. These are books that offer keen …

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Rain: keeping track of an invisible character

Rain's balance between visible and invisible<p>PlayStation C.A.M.P's action adventure game, <i>Rain</i>, makes playing an invisible video game character possible by creating a balance between visibility and invisibility, according to a demo shown at a Sony Computer Entertainment pre-E3 event.<p>The game is set …

Gmail wages war on inbox clutter with new design for mobile and desktop

Three years after Priority Inbox, Google tries another approach at managing email overload<p>Google begins rolling out a redesigned Gmail today with an eye on removing inbox clutter, separating bulk emails from the main feed with new tabs for messages from social networks, deal sites, businesses, and …

How to Stop Procrastinating by Using the 'Two-Minute Rule'

Recently, I've been following a simple rule that is helping me crush procrastination and making it easier for me to stick to good habits at the same time.<p>I want to share it with you today so that you can try it out and see how it works in your life.<p>The best part? It's a simple strategy that …

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The 5 Worst Fast Food Coffee Drinks For Your Health

Steamy weather calls for a refreshing drink -- and if you're in need of caffeine and in the mood to treat yourself, it's possible you'll order up a decadent coffee drink.<p>Even though coffee is a health food on its own accord, once you add the sweeteners, flavorings and heavy dairy, things can get a …

A gigabit is not enough. New research takes us to 400Gbps.

<i>This article was updated at 11:46 a.m. PT to correct the bandwidth measurement in the article’s excerpt and to clarify a statement about</i> …

Top 5 Destinations to Visit in Bali

01 of 05<p>South Bali Beaches<p>Perhaps the primary reason that people come to the island, the beaches in South Bali are wide with great sand and famous …

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5 Emerging Technologies Every Office Will Have In 2020

Back in 1975, while most desks were still furnished with manual typewriters, technology pundits were making their predictions on the future of computers in the workplace. Computers showed tremendous potential for word processing and automation, they said, but would they really ever be user-friendly …