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5 Websites to Listen to the Radio

To anyone born after the Internet went mainstream, I would like to introduce to you an amazing invention that we PreNets (Pre-Internets — what I call anyone born before the Internet age) used when listening to music or the news. It is an amazing device but it had its limitations though. Show More Summary

Is These A Best Time Of Day To Be Creative?

Creativity while writing is a fleeting thing. Sometimes, your mind is just firing on all cylinders, and it feels like you can do no wrong. Other times, it feels like you have a million things to do and you just can’t get the words flowing. Show More Summary

8 Eye-Popping Ultra HD Videos To Watch On Your New 4K TV [Stuff to Watch]

Wander down to your local electronics boutique and you’re sure to find a selection of commanding 4K TVs, just begging to take over your living room. If TV doesn’t cut it, a new breed of computer monitor, newer iMacs and even virtual reality headsets are all going 4K – but there’s just one problem. Show More Summary

10 Things You Need to Know About Yik Yak

Even if you’ve never heard of Yik Yak, you probably know someone who uses it. The app, which lets anyone post anonymous messages visible only to others nearby, has a massive following in university towns – enough to be valued between $300 to $400 million by investors, despite not being monetized right now. Show More Summary

Top 20 Platformer Games Of All Time

Though they don’t come around often, there are video games that changed the world. Whether they introduced gaming to the masses, brought revolutionary new gameplay or concepts to the medium, or were simply must-play titles, video games clearly aren’t a fringe hobby any longer. Show More Summary

Windows 10 January Build Includes Many Exciting Changes & Some Bugs

Windows 10 Build 9926 is a big leap forward. It comes with new apps and features, most notably Cortana, Continuum, and an overhauled Start menu, Action Center, and Settings app. As Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore said, it’s an early build, which means we have a number of known bugs in this build, but fixes are imminent. Show More Summary

7 Fun & Weird Things You Can Create With Microsoft Excel

Think Excel is just for spreadsheets? Think again — there are plenty of fun and interesting things to do with the program that are sure to change your mind. If you’ve ever used Excel in the classroom or the office, you will already be familiar with its ability to create charts and organize data. Show More Summary

Anatomy of a Scam: The “Windows Tech Support” Con Examined

They’re constantly on the prowl: cold calling scammers claiming to be from “Windows Tech Support”, who in reality have the nefarious aim of downloading spyware and/or charging you for their assistance while they are remotely connected (or, worse still, both). Show More Summary

How a Battery Works and 3 Ways You Can Ruin It

One of the most useful electronic devices available to us is also one of the most common. The modern battery is featured in so many of our favourite technologies that you could almost be forgiven for not spending time learning about their workings. Show More Summary

This is What Technology In North Korea Looks Like

North Korea is an enigma. Since the end of the Korean war in 1953, it has existed as an isolated hermit kingdom, cut off from the rest of the world. Few tourists visit. It only recently normalized diplomatic relations with the Western World, and still isn’t on speaking terms with the United States. Show More Summary

Is Apple Maps a Reliable Navigator Yet?

If you’re a frequent traveler, one of the biggest returns on your investment in an iPhone is Apple’s navigation aid, Maps. After dropping Google Maps from iOS devices in 2012, Apple patched up some of the initial problems with Maps, and in 2013 announced that Maps would also be included in OS X Mavericks. Show More Summary

3 Early Access Games That Were Actually Released (And Successful!)

Steam’s Early Access program is a mixed bag. Boiled down to its essence, Early Access is little more than a paid beta test — except the one doing the paying is the tester rather than the developer. It’s a strange concept that has been increasingly criticized since it debuted in March 2013. Show More Summary

The Ultimate Guide to Watching Online TV with Private Internet Access

Open the door to a world of video-streaming and entertainment through Private Internet Access. Virtual private networks (VPNs) allow you to push your network traffic through an encrypted tunnel, making it easy to hide your identity, and to browse the Internet securely when using public access points. Show More Summary

Is Registry Mechanic a Virus, And How Can You Remove It?

There's one registry fixer that promises much while being rubbish, and ransomware, at the same time: PC Tools Registry Mechanic. Fortunately, it can be removed with relative ease. Read the full article: Is Registry Mechanic a Virus, And How Can You Remove It?

How to Start Multiple Windows Programs in a Batch

One click and all the tools you need for a specific task open automatically. Magic! We'll show you how to set that up; no hat required. Read the full article: How to Start Multiple Windows Programs in a Batch

Google Warns the Internet Will Disappear, the Future of Cyanogen [Tech News Digest]

Google predicts that the Internet will disappear, the future of Cyanogen, Malaysia Airlines gets hacked, Expedia buys Travelocity, and the 1995 Facebook TV commercial that never was. Schmidt: “The Internet Will Disappear” 1 minute of...Show More Summary

Do You Recognize All Of These Iconic Pop Culture Vehicles?

Over the years, pop culture has produced some incredibly recognizable vehicles. Whether it’s movies, TV shows, or commercials, vehicles are often just as recognizable than the people driving them. Scooby Doo, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Trek, and so many other pop culture phenomenon have produced iconic cars, vans, and spacecraft. Show More Summary

Avoiding Internet Surveillance: The Complete Guide

Internet surveillance has been a hot topic in recent years—we’ve talked about it extensively here at MakeUseOf, it’s been brought up on major news outlets daily, and we’ve seen a slew of new apps, extensions, and products aimed at helping you retain your privacy online. Show More Summary

What is JavaScript, And Can the Internet Exist Without It?

JavaScript is one of those things many take for granted. Everybody uses it. Everybody. When you use Facebook, you’re using JavaScript. When you post a tweet, you’re using JavaScript. Indeed, when you visit MakeUseOf, you’re using JavaScript. Show More Summary

Which Technology Company Do You Love The Most? [MakeUseOf Poll]

Love is a wonderful thing. At least it is when it’s mutual, deserved, and both given and received in equal measure. None of which is really true when we as humans express our love for a particular gadget or service, or the company responsible. Show More Summary

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