Tim Errington

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Study Says Sahara’s Growing Because of Global Warming, But There’s a Big Problem

Hold the phone, a Thursday-released government-funded study claimed man-made global warming is contributing to the Sahara desert’s expansion! Well, …

How to add more fonts to Google Docs

If you've found Google Docs collection of default fonts seriously lacking, here's how to add over 1,000 fonts to make your documents stand out.<p>If you …

How to make sure your Android device is using the strongest network signal

If your Android device suffers from network signal strength dips, you can boost that with a WiFi switcher. Jack Wallen shows you how on both a …

How to check if a drive has failed in your PC's BIOS or UEFI

If you suspect that a drive in your PC has called it quits, an easy way to find out for sure is to look at the BIOS or UEFI.If you didn't build your …

Linux Fu: Regular Expressions

If you consider yourself a good cook, you may or may not know how to make a souffle or baklava. But there are certain things you probably do know how …

Linux

‘A different dimension of loss’: inside the great insect die-off

The Earth is ridiculously, burstingly full of life. Four billion years after the appearance of the first microbes, 400m years after the emergence of the first life on land, 200,000 years after humans arrived on this planet, 5,000 years (give or take) after God bid Noah to gather to himself two of …

Nature

This 60-Second Breathing Technique Beats Stress, Improves Health and Might Even Cure Your Insomnia | Inc.com

You know that getting a good night's sleep is vitally important for your mental and physical health, mood, and even your brain function. But what if you just can't fall asleep? We all have trouble sleeping at times in our lives, and for some people, it's a constant battle.<p>But there's a simple and …

Yoga

How Breathing Calms Your Brain, And Other Science-Based Benefits Of Controlled Breathing

The science of breathing stands on quite ancient foundations. Centuries of wisdom instructs us to pay closer attention to our breathing, the most basic of things we do each day. And yet, maybe because breathing is so basic, it’s also easy to ignore. A brief review of the latest science on breathing …

The Brain

Harvard Study Reveals How Your Brain Makes New Thoughts. Here's What It Means For Your Next Business Idea | Inc.com

Have you ever been sitting on the train and suddenly, the world's greatest and most amazing idea ever pops into your head? Maybe you were thinking about what to eat for dinner and then you heard someone talk about Taylor Swift's new album and then tah-dah! All of your human resources problems are …

The Brain

How a Wi-Fi Pineapple Can Steal Your Data (And How to Protect Yourself From It)

The Wi-Fi Pineapple enables anyone to steal data on public Wi-Fi networks. Here’s how it facilitates two sophisticated network attacks and how to protect yourself against them.<p><i>This article is part of</i> How Hacking Works<i>, Motherboard's guide to demystifying information security.</i><p>In popular media, …

How to install Tor for Chrome for even more private browsing

If you want the anonymity of the Tor network, but would rather use the Chrome browser, you're not out of luck. Jack Wallen shows you how to make this …

12 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your Streaming Devices

With the emergence of streaming devices, getting your favorite content from the internet to your TV is getting easier every day. Although Roku, …

Smart TV

Is your ISP throttling your internet speed? Here's how to find out

While the Title II classification of ISPs as common carriers was a victory for all, there is growing concern that ISPs could go on with business as usual with clever tricks designed to skirt the rules of the classification.<p>While knowingly stepping outside the boundaries of the Title II …

Why do we feel so guilty all the time?

I feel guilty about everything. Already today I’ve felt guilty about having said the wrong thing to a friend. Then I felt guilty about avoiding that friend because of the wrong thing I’d said. Plus, I haven’t called my mother yet today: guilty. And I really should have organised something special …

Economic Justice

How To: Fully Anonymize Kali with Tor, Whonix & PIA VPN

Hacking from a host machine without any form of proxying is reckless for a hacker, and in a penetration test, could lead to an important IP address …

With The Swab Of A Cheek, This Company Knows When You're Likely To Die

The $635 billion life insurance business revolves around a staid set of practices that haven’t evolved much in 40 years, even as technology has upended so many other industries. The big inputs for writing a policy have remained the same: a simple questionnaire, results from a trip to the doctor, …

Insurance Industry

Installing Linux on a PC with UEFI firmware: A refresher

Practically all new systems have come with UEFI firmware for some time now. Here is a brief overview of the current situation with installing and …

Linux

The Secret Command to Reset Ubuntu Desktop to Default Settings

We show you how to reset Ubuntu to its default settings. Whether you're running Unity or GNOME Shell, you can easily reset Ubuntu to its factory …

Ubuntu

Ubuntu GNOME Shell in Artful: Day 13

Now that GNOME 3.26 is released, available in Ubuntu artful, and final GNOME Shell UI is confirmed, it’s time to adapt our default user experience to …

Linux

Security Tools to Check for Viruses and Malware on Linux

Wait, Linux needs antivirus and anti-malware solutions? I thought it was immune to such things. Perhaps a bit of clarification is necessary …

Why It’s Hard to Live in the Present Moment

Why is it so difficult to properly enjoy what’s right in front of us? And why are so many events easier to enjoy or savor <i>after</i> they’ve happened? In …

Mindfulness

Apps that give your phone a second number

Need a disposable number? Or an effective way to juggle work and personal lines? It's easier, and cheaper, than you think.<p>If you've ever had to juggle two mobile phones, you know it's a special form of torture. Two phones to carry. Two phones to keep charged. Two phones to answer!<p>Unfortunately, …

Apps

How to Freeze Any App’s Background Processes without Root on Android 7.0+

Android has always been considered the more “powerful” mobile platform when compared to iOS because of how much freedom its 3rd-party applications …

Android News

How To Build A RegEx

<i>I might at some point update this post, but over at my own blog.</i><p>I see people abusing regexes just about every day.<br>If you're really good at regexes …

Best Way To Run All Android Application On Desktop » Labnal - End Is The Start

android application As Android apps playing the master stroke in the world due to their interface and flexibility. Also, it is a free platform to …

Apps

Disabling SMBv1 through Group Policy

Version 1 of the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol was developed in the early days of personal computer networking, and as Ned Pyle describes in …

Linux System Utility ‘Stacer’ Updated with Process Monitoring Panel, New Look

A new version Stacer, an open-source system cleaning n’ tune-up tool for Linux desktops, is available to download. Stacer 1.0.7 ships with improved …

Linux

Share a VPN connection from your Windows (manual)

<i>Last updated: January 15, 2018</i><p>Need a VPN for Windows?<p>Love ExpressVPN? Want a free month?<p>This tutorial guide will show you how to <b>share your Windows</b> …

How to Share Android Screen to Another Android Screen

Learn how to share Android Screen to another Android screen via Inkwire App that will we working exactly like well-known PC tool that is Team Viewer