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Google Maps tracks everywhere you go. Here's how to automatically delete what it stores

CNBC--Google has a tool that lets you automatically delete all of the location data it stores on you in Google Maps after a certain amount of time. Here's how to turn it on.
December 09, 2019 Go to CNBC

The internet's history has just begun

Our World in Data--The Internet’s history goes back some decades by now – email has been around since the 1960s, file sharing since at least the 1970s, and TCPIP was standardized in 1982. But it was the creation of the world wide web in 1989 that revolutionized our history of communication. The inventor of the world wide web was the English scientist Tim Berners-Lee who created a system to share information through
December 02, 2019 Go to Our World in Data

Google Docs has a Secret Hack

Medium--Ever find yourself stumbling to create a new Google Doc? Google knows the struggle, and has created a secret shortcut.
September 24, 2019 Go to Medium

Google Takes Its First Steps Toward Killing the URL

WIRED--Google wants to get rid of URLs. But first, it needs to show you why.
February 02, 2019 Go to WIRED

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Task Manager: Every Single Thing Explained

Lifewire--Task Manager is an amazing tool, full of hidden features. Here's every single thing you can do in Task Manager, complete with screenshots.
January 23, 2019 Go to Lifewire

Six IoT predictions for 2019

Network World--From security issues to skills shortages, these are the most important Internet of Things things to look for in 2019.
January 03, 2019 Go to Network World

The 11 most useful features in iOS 12

Business Insider--iOS 12 is here. Apple unveiled the newest iPhone and iPad software in June, but launched the big update in September. If you're new to iOS 12, here's the best it has to offer.
November 05, 2018 Go to Business Insider

Apple's laptop line is more of a mess than ever

Engadget--What's the point of the 12-inch MacBook if the MacBook Air exists?
November 04, 2018 Go to Engadget

Facebook Messenger Message Regret? Now You Can Unsend Like This

HotHardware--Facebook will soon implement a new feature that will allow users to unsend messages sent to others on its Messenger service.
October 15, 2018 Go to HotHardware

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Hackers and governments can see you through your phone's camera - here's how to protect yourself

Business Insider--Most people know that computers can have malware, but did you know your cell phone is also vulnerable?
October 08, 2018 Go to Business Insider

5 Powerful Tips And Tricks For Print Style Sheets

Smashing Magazine--Print continues to be treated somewhat cursorily by most Web designers, who tend to be obsessed with pixels rather than printers.
September 18, 2018 Go to Smashing Magazine

Chrome 69 kills off www in URLs: Here's why Google's move has made people angry

ZDNet--Chrome users protest Google's decision to cut out the www in the address bar.
September 07, 2018 Go to ZDNet

Skype finally adds call recording

TechCrunch--Skype is the communication tool of choice (and necessity) for millions, but it has always lacked a basic feature that no doubt many of those millions have requested: call recording. Well, Microsoft finally heard our cries, and recording is now built into Skype on both desktop and mobile.
September 04, 2018 Go to TechCrunch

6 Ways Google Chrome Changed the Way We Web

Gizmodo--So, Chrome is ten years old. Officially in the double-digits. Soon it’ll be getting wispy chin-hairs and its voice will be cracking. That said, Google’s browser has accomplished a lot in the ten years that it’s been around. It went from a latecomer in the Browser Wars, with just a 1-percent market share early on launch, and now it’s the most-used browser in the world, with around 60-percent market
September 02, 2018 Go to Gizmodo

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Skype drops Snapchat-like feature since people weren't using it

Engadget--Skype is going back to basics by dropping Highlights and focusing on what you actually use.
September 02, 2018 Go to Engadget

Internet of Things (IoT) Cheat sheet

TechRepublic--Learn about IoT's benefits for businesses, IoT security risks, IoT-related jobs, how industries and smart cities are using IoT, and more.
August 23, 2018 Go to TechRepublic

In China, Microwave-Sized Robots Take Over Waiters At Restaurant

NDTV.com--The little robotic waiter wheels up to the table, raises its glass lid to reveal a steaming plate of local Shanghai-style crayfish and announces in low, mechanical tones, "Enjoy your meal."
August 05, 2018 Go to NDTV.com

10 ways to extend your Android phone battery life | ZDNet

ZDNet--With a few simple tricks, which are already in your Android smartphone, you can get hours more life from your device.
July 29, 2018 Go to ZDNet

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Record-breaking solid state memory stores data at 100 times the density of Blu-ray

newatlas--A new technique can store bits as single hydrogen atoms, reaching a data density a thousand times greater than commercially available magnetic and solid-state drives.
July 28, 2018 Go to newatlas