Tips For Life


  • The Mechanical Engineer's Pocket-Sized Bag
    Not everyone needs a backpack or shoulder bag. Case in point, Everyday Carry reader Hamada’s bag, which is pocket-sized, but packed full of a variety of tools.Read more...
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Apr 17, 12:00am -
  • Ransomware Is Being Hidden Inside Attachments of Attachments
    Ransomware attacks are getting more and more clever as the public gets wise to them. The latest involves hiding a malicious macro inside a Word document attached to a seemingly harmless PDF file.Read more...
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 11:00pm -
  • The Best Place to Stand at Networking Events for Better Schmoozing
    Networking is pretty important to getting a job and building your career, but networking events can sometimes feel like awkward mixers where you don’t know where to stand or who to talk to. One way to make them a little better is to stand in the ri…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 11:00pm -
  • Deadspin I’m Sick Of This Shit | Jezebel Serena Williams Claps Back At Racist Remark About Her Unbor
    Deadspin I’m Sick Of This Shit | Jezebel Serena Williams Claps Back At Racist Remark About Her Unborn Child | The Grapevine Black Women Are Upset Over SheaMoisture’s New Whitewashing Marketing Ploy | Fusion Trump’s New State Department Spo…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 10:02pm -
  • Running May Give You More Time Than You Put In
    If you think running is a waste of time, you might want to reconsider. A new study suggests that one hour of running could elongate your life by nearly seven hours, earning you more time than you spend on the activity.Read more...
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 10:00pm -
  • Roll Your Own With a Google Script, the newsletter unsubscription service, was just busted selling off more data than most of us thought possible, so it goes without saying that many are dumping the service altogether. Good news though, a Google Script can unsubscribe you fr…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 9:00pm -
  • Text Your Members of Congress With Resistbot
    Every night, my phone buzzes. “Hello Beth, it’s time to speak up to Washington again.” Sometimes I ignore it, and sometimes I dive in. Meet my new buddy, Resistbot.Read more...
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:00pm -
  • Why Conspiracy Theories Are So Appealing
    Put on your tin-foil hat, cover your webcam with a piece of tape, and wait for the imminent arrival of the lizard people because it’s time for some conspiracy theories. Over half of American adults believe in at least one wacky theory, but why are…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 7:30pm -
  • What's Cooking: What Do You Cook to Impress?
    Hey there, and welcome back to to What’s Cooking?, the weekly open thread where you get to share your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things edible. This week I want to talk about the meal you make when you want to impress…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 6:00pm -
  • What's the Best Cooler? 
    Beach season is here, and we want to know how our readers keep their favorite drinks cold while the sun is hot. Just be sure to check out the rules below, then kick off your sandals and head down to the comments to nominate your pick. Cheers!Read mor…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 4:45pm -
  • Here's the First Discount Ever on OxyLED's Biggest Motion-Sensing Night Light [Exclusive]
    Our readers have bought tens of thousands of OxyLED’s motion-sensing night lights, and now they’re offering you the first ever deal on the supersized T-02 Plus.Read more...
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 4:07pm -
  • Your Best Tips For Knowing When Someone Is A Terrible Driver
    Being a careless or bad driver isn’t something that should be taken lightly. It’s irresponsible and dangerous we should all strive to be better. Because until all the cars become autonomous, this is what we’ve got.Read more...
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 4:00pm -
Wired Top Stories



  • Uber Gets Sued Over Alleged 'Hell' Program To Track Lyft Drivers
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Uber has another lawsuit on its hands. This time, it's about Uber's alleged use of a program called "Hell." The plaintiff, Michael Gonzales, drove for Lyft during the time Uber allegedly used the s…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Apr 17, 1:05am -
  • Square Said To Acquire Team From Struggling Social App Yik Yak
    According to Bloomberg, Square has acquired the engineering team of Yik Yak for "less than $3 million." From the report: The payments processor paid less than $3 million for between five and ten of Yik Yak's engineers, according to the person. Atlant…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Apr 17, 12:35am -
  • Slashdot Asks: Which Wireless Carrier Do You Prefer?
    Earlier this year, telecommunications giants like T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint were battling to see who could release the best unlimited data plan(s). T-Mobile started the domino chain reaction with the launch of its "One" unlimited plan in Aug…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Apr 17, 12:05am -
  • NSA's DoublePulsar Kernel Exploit a 'Bloodbath'
    msm1267 quotes a report from Threatpost: A little more than two weeks after the latest ShadowBrokers leak of NSA hacking tools, experts are certain that the DoublePulsar post-exploitation Windows kernel attack will have similar staying power to the C…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 11:20pm -
  • Lyrebird Claims It Can Recreate Anyone's Voice Based On Just a 1 Minute Sample
    Artem Tashkinov writes: Today, a Canadian artificial intelligence startup named Lyrebird unveiled its voice imitation deep learning algorithm that can mimic a person's voice and have it read any text with a given emotion, based on the analysis of jus…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 10:40pm -
  • Verizon's $70 Gigabit Internet Is Half the Price of Older 750Mbps Tier
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Verizon is now selling what it calls "FiOS Gigabit Connection" for $69.99 a month in a change that boosts top broadband speeds and makes lower prices available to many Internet subscribers. Actua…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 10:00pm -
  • Microsoft's Nadella Banks On LinkedIn Data To Challenge Salesforce
    Microsoft is rolling out upgrades to its sales software that integrates data from LinkedIn, an initiative that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told Reuters was central to the company's long-term strategy for building specialized business software. From t…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 9:20pm -
  • Apple Cuts Affiliate Commissions on Apps and In-App Purchases
    From a report on Mac Stories: Today, Apple announced that it is reducing the commissions it pays on apps and In-App Purchases from 7 percent to 2.5 percent effective May 1st. The iTunes Affiliate Program pays a commission from Apple's portion of the…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 9:00pm -
  • Linux 4.11 Delayed For a Week
    Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds said over the weekend that v4.11 version of Linux has hit a speed bump in the form of "NVMe power management that apparently causes problems on some machines." The Register adds: "It's not entirely clear what cause…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:40pm -
  • Ontario Launches Universal Basic Income Pilot
    Reader epiphani writes: The Ontario Government will pilot universal basic income in a $50M program supporting 4,000 households over a 3 year period. While Slashdot has vigorously debated universal basic income in the past, and even Elon Musk has pred…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:00pm -
  • The EPA Won't Be Shutting Down Its Open Data Website After All
    An anonymous reader shares an article: Scientists and data experts are closely tracking the websites of federal agencies, noting changes to pages dealing with climate change and energy since President Donald Trump took office. On Monday, they noticed…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 7:20pm -
  • Amazon Might Be Planning To Use Driverless Cars for Delivery
    Amazon could be eyeing driverless car technology as a way to get items to people's doors faster, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. From an article: It seems nearly every tech and auto giant are now evaluating autonomous vehicle…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 6:40pm -


The Joy of Tech

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  • It's the thought that counts.
    We hope you have a very, merry Christmas!
    - 24 Dec 13, 11:47pm -
  • The real reasons Google is getting into robots
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    - 16 Dec 13, 4:17am -
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    - 9 Dec 13, 2:53am -
  • What are friends for?
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  • Facebook's Teen Angst
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    - 24 Nov 13, 8:52pm -
  • Muzzling YouTube
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    - 18 Nov 13, 2:15am -
  • The Apple Curve
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    - 11 Nov 13, 2:52am -
  • Your personal NSA Agent!
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    - 4 Nov 13, 1:06am -
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  • NVIDIA's Shield TV upgrades to 4K for Cast and Google Play movies
    Despite all the 4K material NVIDIA's Shield TV can handle, there have still been a few gaps: you couldn't play Google Play Movies & TV content in 4K, for instance, and you definitely couldn't Google Cast the 4K videos of your choice. Thankfully,.…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Apr 17, 12:09am -
  • ABC affiliate deal makes it easier to livestream local channels
    Disney has signed deals with more than 160 television stations that will finally enable them to stream their local content. Most of the affiliates will now use services like DirecTV Now, Sony PlayStation Vue and YouTube TV to broadcast their own show…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 11:08pm -
  • Google Photos for iOS beams images to your TV with AirPlay
    Google has been improving its Photos app for a while now, adding features like automatic white balance, compensation for wobbly video, social photo editing tools and even improving Apple's own Live Photos. The one thing it's been missing, however, is…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 9:58pm -
  • FCC may unveil softer net neutrality rules this week
    Like it or not, the FCC may be close to divulging its plans for relaxing net neutrality rules. Recode contacts claim that Chairman Ajit Pai may talk about the softer regulation as soon as April 26th, when he speaks at a conservative group's event. Th…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 9:37pm -
  • Stephens College is the first all-women's school with an eSports team
    Last Thursday, Stephens College made history when it officially created the first varsity-level eSports team at an all-women's school. The program's 12-player squad will begin digitally competing in collegiate Overwatch leagues this fall.
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 9:16pm -
  • Sling TV's Cloud DVR records your guilty pleasures on Apple TV
    Two weeks after Sling TV rolled out its Cloud DVR feature to Android and Roku users, the streaming service is now doing the same for people who own an Apple TV. "First Look," which was introduced last November, lets Sling TV subscribers get 50 hours.…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:54pm -
  • is sorry-not-sorry it sold email data to Uber
    When the New York Times revealed that Apple had threatened to drop Uber's app over privacy guideline violations, there was a juicy tidbit tucked inside:'s email management service had anonymized Lyft receipts and sold them to Uber to help i…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:33pm -
  • 'Breath of the NES' is a retro 'Zelda' fan project destined to die
    While you wait for something else to play on your Switch (might I suggest looking into TumbleSeed?), you could kill some time with Breath of the NES. As the name suggests, the fan-project was inspired by Nintendo's 8-bit Breath of the Wild prototype.…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:12pm -