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Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1 DNS service that will speed up your internet

Not an April Fools’ prank<p>Cloudflare is launching its own consumer DNS service today, on April Fools’ Day, that promises to speed up your internet connection and help keep it private. The service is using https://1.1.1.1, and it’s not a joke but an actual DNS resolver that anyone can use. Cloudflare …

13 grammar myths you should stop believing

Myth 1 — Never start a sentence with 'and,' 'but' or 'so'<p>According to the grammar experts at the 'Chicago Manual of Style,' you don't have to do mental gymnastics to avoid starting a sentence with a conjunction. "There is a widespread belief — one with no historical or grammatical foundation — that …

These 6 Easy Steps Can Debunk Any Climate Science Denier

Go on, give it a try!<p>A team of researchers has put a straight-forward critical thinking process to the test on 42 common climate science denier …

Critical Thinking

Google starts certificate program to fill empty IT jobs

There are 150,000 open IT jobs in the U.S., and Google wants to make it easier to fill them. Today the company is announcing a certificate program on …

Trump Administration

Here's Why Ineffective Bosses Are So Hard to Fire, According to Warren Buffett | Inc.com

We're supposed to look up to our leaders? Right?<p>Leaders are the ones who make or break a company, so the lingo goes. Then why are there so many bully bosses or weak and ineffective people at the head of lots of organizations?<p>We all know the list. Great leaders are visionaries, empathetic, have high …

Leadership

Why This Second Grade Handout Should Be Your New Creative Manifesto

Last week, I attended curriculum night at my daughter’s school. In discussing the things the kids will be learning this year, the teachers handed us …

Advertising Industry

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Chrome can sometimes get you a better YouTube experience than the YouTube app<p>YouTube is the internet’s replacement for the TV, so it’s only natural that we’d use it as our background noise provider, however Google doesn’t make that easy on mobile devices. Unless you have a YouTube Red subscription, …

Overwatch's loot box system isn't as innocent as it seems

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube<p>Overwatch has quickly become the biggest name around when it comes to themed events, with Halloween Terror’s 2017 …

20 Cool Command Line Tricks For Windows And MacOS

The command line (or Terminal for you Mac fans) is a throwback to a simpler age of computing, before mouse pointers and application windows and …

Graphic Shows the House Plants That Naturally Clean the Air in Your Home, According to a NASA Study

This is a quick public service announcement. If you believe in science and facts, read on.<p>Back in the 1980s, NASA published a research report called …

Bid farewell to your browsing data in the stock Android browsers - for better privacy

David Bisson explains how users of the stock Android brower can clear their caches, browsing history, and cookies for better privacy.

IT security

CUT THE CORD: Here's a guide to every live streaming service on the market or coming soon

This last year has seen two live streaming services, Sling TV and PlayStation Vue, refine themselves into well-functioning cable TV alternatives. AT&T also presented its own internet TV solution, DIRECTV NOW, but it apparently hasn't worked out the kinks as well as its predecessors.<p>2017 promises a …

Top 10 Free Alternatives to Expensive Software

Unless you have a company buying licenses for you, tools like Photoshop, Pro Tools, Maya, or even Windows can be a serious bite out of your wallet. …

The fastest way to go from total newbie to programming pro is this Coding 101 training

At the rate the tech world spins, it may feel like everybody knows how to code a webpage or an app except you. Not true…but it’s never too late to put yourself on the right side of the coding knowledge equation, thanks to instruction like this in-depth Coding 101 bundle of courses.<p>Right now, you …

Test your sensitivity to ASMR with this skin-tingling sound generator

ASMR, or autonomous sensory meridian response, is a pleasant physical or emotional feeling (not based in science) triggered most often by soft sounds such as vocal fry, rustling leaves, crinkling paper, or scratching dry skin. It’s become a huge YouTube genre, and popular accounts like ASMR Darling …

Protect your privacy during Trump’s reign: A hacker’s guide to being cyber-safe

Protecting individual privacy from government intrusion is older than American democracy<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation.</i><p>Protecting individual privacy from government intrusion is older than American democracy. In 1604, the attorney general of England, Sir Edward Coke, …

Microsoft Excel: The ONE Automation Macro You Need to Use

“If you sit in front of a computer screen all day creating reports in Microsoft Excel, you know the power of this software package. But if you aren’t …

Analytics

You can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free

For a year after its launch, Microsoft allowed users of previous versions of its desktop OS to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. That offer ended last week on July 29.<p>If you’ve missed the boat, you’ll be interested to learn that the company’s free upgrade offer is still available to those who use …

Software

Download a Mass of 240+ Free Technical eBooks From Microsoft

It’s that wonderful time of year again. The Microsoft MSDN blog is offering another hefty collection of useful, totally free eBooks for you to …

Software

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 5 Simple Things Every Day

Is it possible to improve your happiness simply by doing these things for only two minutes per day? Yes, says a Harvard-trained happiness researcher and best-selling author.<p>Can you improve your happiness simply by breathing for two minutes a day? Apparently so, says Shawn Achor, Harvard-trained …

DIY - Homemade Grout Cleaner - Quiet Corner

Nothing ruins the impact of an otherwise clean bathroom or kitchen quite like dirt between the tiles. This recipe for homemade grout cleaner will …

Homemade

How to properly document functionality in an agile project?

So recently, we've just finished the first phase of our project.We used agile with fortnightly sprints. And whilst the application turned out well, …

Project Management

See Which Health Supplements Aren't Backed By Science

There are a lot of fad diets and articles out there that tell you which commonplace and obscure supplements you should be adding to your diet. But …

Infographics

Sticking with Windows 7? Make sure you do these 5 things first

Windows 7 was released back in 2009. That’s seven years ago, and a lot has changed in the tech world since then. Even so, Windows 7 remains the most …

Build a Wi-Fi Drone Disabler with Raspberry Pi

Build a Pi-powered drone disabler to understand the security risks of wireless communications<p><i> <br>Please note: The information presented here is for educational purposes. As with all guides covering network and computer security, the techniques should only be performed on devices that you own or have</i> …

Raspberry Pi

Climate scientists are now grading climate journalism

Climate Feedback provides a venue for climate scientists to evaluate the accuracy of climate news stories<p>The internet represents an extraordinary opportunity for democracy. Never before has it been possible for people from all over the world to access the latest information and collectively seek …

Climate

Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)

Ubuntu 16.04 will be available for download in a few hours and since many of you will be installing it as soon as it's released, here are some useful …

Linux