Vincent Tran

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How to fix a Windows 10 laptop that's plugged in but not charging

Because one cannot run on battery power alone.<p>After updating to Windows 10 Spring 2018 Update, my laptop's battery stopped charging. (This situation was neither one of the update's best new features nor its hidden gems.) My laptop would show it was plugged in, but then at the same time it would …

Windows 10

The best ways to send files wirelessly

Transfer your data without compromising it.<p>Want to share a file wirelessly? There are dozens of methods to do so, from attaching it to an email to uploading it to social media. But not all of your options are equally secure. In fact, to keep prying eyes away from your data, we recommend that you …

Windows 10

30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own …

Motivation

Stop. Just Stop. Please. Stop.

I can’t take it any more. Please, just make it stop. We don’t deserve this. Nobody deserves this. Just make it go away. The world is terrible enough …

Cute

This is the Best Position for Sleep, But Only 8 Percent Do It (Maybe Because of the Nightmares)

Researchers say most of us sleep curled up like a baby, but that doesn't always mean that we sleep like babies.<p>The odds are pretty good that you sleep like a baby. Either because you've found a sleep position that works for you or because you literally sleep in the fetal position, which is the most …

Sleep

27 Things You Didn't Know Your Chromecast Could Do

Bring out new and hidden features with these tips for Google's streaming dongle.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Google

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

16 of the highest paid movie roles of all time — including $100 million for a single film

It's rare for actors to rake in huge salaries today, at least compared to the days when audiences were drawn to a movie primarily based on its leading star.<p>Years ago, if a certain actor's name was attached to a movie, it was almost a guaranteed success. Stars like Will Smith, Tom Cruise, and Jim …

Film Industry

A puzzle expert shows off some of his favorites

Tim at Grand Illusions chose several of his favorite "photogenic" puzzles to share. Some of them he has not solved yet, and even some that he's …

Puzzles

Baffling optical illusion leaves people scratching their heads - why does this arrow ALWAYS point right?

PEOPLE are baffled by a spinning arrow which seemingly always points right - but it is just a trick of the mind.<p>Thousands of people have shared a …

Physics

How to find your eyeglass prescription without getting an exam

Need your vision specs so you can order new specs? This magical new tool can give you the numbers.<p>Want to freshen your face with a new pair of eyeglass frames? As you probably know, you can save a small fortune by ordering glasses online.<p>Just one wrinkle: You need to know your prescription. Sure, …

Eyeglasses

Here's How to (Probably) Lock In Another Year of Amazon Prime For $99

Try not to panic, but Amazon is raising the price of Prime for the first time in four years, from $99 per year to $119. The change goes into effect …

Shopping

20+ Times People Got Seriously Confused By Accidental Optical Illusions In Everyday Things

You don't necessarily need to go to a special museum, art gallery or hall of mirrors to experience some mind-bending optical illusions, take a look …

Art Galleries

8 Mind-Bending Optical Illusions Explained

Who doesn't love a good optical illusion? They're a fun reminder of just how much our eyes—and brain—can play tricks on us. From illusions based on perspective to others grounded in perception, there are endless ways that our mind can view illusions. We've taken some of the most famous optical …

WOAI, KABB anchors read Sinclair-mandated anti-fake news script

Anchors on San Antonio stations WOAI and KABB, along with dozens of newscasters at other Sinclair Broadcast Group-owned TV stations across the …

How to Block Nuisance Calls and Messages on Your iPhone

Unsolicited phone calls and messages can become a regular annoyance and even a cause of stress for many smartphone users these days. Thankfully, Apple provides features in iOS 11 that allow you to block nuisance calls and messages from the same number coming through to your phone, and in this …

Google moves toward quantum supremacy with 72-qubit computer

<b>LOS ANGELES</b> — Quantum computers are bulking up.<p>Researchers from Google are testing a quantum computer with 72 quantum bits, or qubits, scientists …

Intimate images of two women in love

“I think the trail and error element in film photography is quite beautiful. I am aware that I am not always going to create beautiful images when I shoot film but it definitely helps me to slow down the process and pay more attention to what I’m really looking at.” Thy Tran is talking about the …

Ho Chi Minh City

11 Chrome features you'll wish you'd known all along

Improve your Chrome skills with these tips and tricks.<p>Do you consider yourself a Chrome ninja? If not, these tips can help you navigate the web with deadly efficiency.<p>Pin tabs<p>I spend much of my day using Gmail and Google Drive, and with Chrome's tab-pinning feature, I can keep those tabs parked to …

Google

Photographer Captures One In A Million Photo, Doesn’t Realize It Until He Gets Home

Sometimes in nature things happen that seem too good to be true, perfect coincidences that vividly illustrate the beauty and wonder of the world …

You've Been Charging Your Smartphone Wrong

You've probably been hastening the death of your phone's battery with your charging habits.<p>Tech Reporter<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Do you know how to keep your smartphone's battery healthy?<p>Probably not. In fact, you've probably been hastening the death of your phone's battery …

A high-school student won $250,000 for explaining relativity using a pick-up truck and Usain Bolt

The German physicist Albert Einstein needed complex equations to describe his theory of relativity, but 18-year-old Hillary Diane Andales of the Philippines does just fine with a pick-up truck, a few cell phones, and Usain Bolt.<p>Andales is the winner of the 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge, an …

This Infographic Breaks Down 52 of The Most Common Misconceptions

You'd think that in the age of the internet, where more information than we can possibly consume in several lifetimes is at our fingertips, stubborn …

How to Revive a ‘Dead’ Rechargeable Battery in 30 Seconds

Have a rechargeable battery that won’t recharge properly? Before throwing it out, there’s something you should try. Here’s a 2-minute video by …

Texas cheerleader’s invisible box challenge goes viral

The ice-bucket challenge swarmed social feeds in 2015, and the concept of posing like a mannequin conquered 2016. It seems that 2017 has found its …

5 Bitcoin Rivals That Are Rapidly on the Rise

Bitcoin prices peaked at an all-time high of over $11,800 Sunday in one of the most dramatic value surges of any asset in living memory.<p>Today’s …

ZTE's chunky new device looks out of place in 2017, but it's the most intriguing phone of the year

Rival devices such as Samsung's Galaxy Note 8, the OnePlus 5T, and Apple's iPhone X are beautiful and sleek, have powerful processors, are made with premium materials, and include advanced features and cameras. By contrast, the Axon M is chunky, heavy, and kind of slow.<p>But looks — and even speed — …

Bitcoin: Seven questions you were too embarrassed to ask

We're resurfacing this explainer to shed some light on the recent bitcoin drop.<p>This explainer originally ran in early December. With continued high …

Bitcoin

What planets would look like if they were closer to Earth

Have you ever wished the Jupiter or Saturn were closer to Earth? Saturn's rings would offer a more interesting view than the Moon's craters, right? Well, now you can stop imaging. Amateur astronomer, Nick Holmes, has calculated how big each planet would look in our sky if it replaced the moon. …

Army of spider crabs marching is a freaky, but amazing sight

One of the many things that's incredible about David Attenborough's documentaries is just how up close and personal some of the shots are.<p>In a clip …