Category: Tech

Access the Hidden Special Characters on Your Keyboard

There are times when you’ll need to type a character that isn’t displayed on your keyboard, be it a letter with an accent, the degree symbol, or a currency symbol. Special characters are common in many languages, but they are more rare in English. So much so that by default,...

Make Your Android Phone Less Annoying

If constant notifications, shifting screen brightness, or hard-to-find apps on your Android phone are a source of frustration, tweak these settings to get the most out of your device. It’s hard to unplug these days. PCs, tablets, smartphones—even a large selection of home appliances—can wirelessly connect to the internet at...

Privacy Tools For Protecting Your Personal Data

Ideally, protecting your privacy shouldn’t require hours of time or gobs of money. Instead of having to meticulously manage all the personal data that’s floating around on the internet, you should be able to minimize data collection automatically or proactively. If you value privacy like I do, you’ll want to...

Microsoft’s Power Toys

You probably have a ‘tool drawer’ in your house or apartment with a wrench, a few screwdrivers, and other tools for home projects. That’s what PowerToys is – just for Windows. Microsoft’s PowerToys debuted more than two years ago, evolving from a single utility to an even dozen Windows tools...

Dropbox vs. Google Drive

Which storage is right for you? Google’s Drive and Dropbox are two of the most popular options for cloud storage and backup. Which makes sense, because the two platforms compete with each other intensely. Which one is right for you? That’s a complex question, and it comes down to several...

What Is Web3 and Why Should You Care?

In recent months, you may have come across a phrase growing in popularity: Web3. You might be wondering what it is, what it will mean for the future, and how exactly the third-generation internet differs from the first two. Let’s cut to the chase: For Web3 evangelists, it’s a revolution;...

What Is Metaverse

The term “metaverse” is the latest buzzword to capture the tech industry’s imagination — so much so that one of the best-known internet platforms is rebranding to signal its embrace of the futuristic idea. Facebook Renames Itself Meta Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement that he’s changing his company’s name to...

Future Technology: Ideas about to Change the World

The future always feels like it’s running late. Human imagination works harder than human enterprise, but at any given moment, scientists and engineers are redesigning future technology and the world around us in big and small ways. We don’t realise it because we’ve lived through it, but the rate of...

Identity Theft : How Can You Prevent It?

Millions of people fall victim to identity theft every year, and these figures keep skyrocketing. While anyone can be a target, identity thieves usually target people who don’t follow strong internet safety practices. So, what is identity theft, how is it committed, and how can you prevent it? What Is...

A Look Ahead To The Next Era Of Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry is in an almost constant state of evolution. The way we make things — from cars to shoes to dental floss — has changed dramatically over the past 100 years, and the next 100 will surely be just as dramatic. So what big changes are on the...

Choosing Safe Passwords And Remembering Them

Another day, another major data breach—and another article advising you to strengthen your passwords. These secret bits of information act as the keys to all of our important online accounts, from social networks to email inboxes to bank accounts. That’s why choosing strong passwords, and managing them well, is so...

Greening the Digital Life

Back in eighth grade, Nathaniel Mills grabbed some tools and sat down in his bedroom. A computer lay open in front of him, filled with components he had installed himself. It was time to add another part. “Building a computer is essentially LEGO for adults,” he says. This was back...

Tools for Better Meetings

Experts love to say that meetings kill productivity. They certainly can, but they don’t have to. When you schedule only necessary meetings and make choosing a time and date painless, meetings are more productive. When you prepare an agenda in advance and assign someone to take notes, the content of...

Computers Are Changing The Art

Maya Ackerman just wanted to write a song. She tried for years — song after song. In the end, she didn’t like any of the tunes she wrote. “I didn’t have the gift, if you will,” she says. “All the melodies that came into my mind were so boring that...

Ordinary paper turns into flexible human-powered keypad

Smartphones, tablets, fitness trackers, headphones. Most of the electronic devices we use today are made of rigid metal, plastic and glass. But electronics don’t have to be, says Marina Sala de Medeiros. Consider her team’s new electronic keypad. It has no batteries. The user’s touch gives it all the power...

The Safest Ways to Log In to Your Computer

WHETHER YOUR COMPUTER runs Windows, macOS, or Chrome OS, you have options for how you log in. And your choice doesn’t only affect how convenient it is for you to get into your laptop or desktop; it also affects how easily someone else can gain access. These are the different login options that...