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Google Launches Project Fi, Germany Embraces AdBlock Plus, & More… [Tech News Digest]

Google Project Fi, AdBlock Plus in Germany, Facebook IDs callers, Apple Watch gets fashionable, Tidal discovers Indie, and J.J. Abrams kicks off the Twizzler Challenge. Google’s Project Fi Lands on Nexus 6 Google is launching its own mobile network exclusively for Nexus 6 owners. Show More Summary

Beat These Bad Digital Habits in No Time

There are a lot of bad habits, specifically ones that pertain to our digital lives. We’re all guilty of doing plenty of dumb things online, between being over attached to our smartphones and playing way to many video games, there’s certain digital things that, if don’t too much, can become a dangerous habit. Show More Summary

Have You Ever Been Injured Using Technology? [We Ask You]

Technology is clearly a force for good. Well, at least most of the time. When it isn’t frustrating us all to breaking point by not quite doing what it’s meant to do. Or breaking down completely because of a glitch in The Matrix. And then there are the times when technology throws off its gloves and shows itself to be patently evil. Show More Summary

What to Take Away from the Food Babe’s Meltdown

Vani Hari is not having a good month. Better known as the “Food Babe“, the blogger and activist is one of the web’s most popular advocates for nutrition and public awareness of additives and processing. Her Facebook page has close to...Show More Summary

3 Emotions Caused by the Internet That There Are No Words For

Sometimes there’s just no word for a particular idea. Shakespeare knew, in those circumstances, to just make one up – which is why we have words like “assassination”, “cold blooded” and “swagger” today. English regularly borrows words from other languages, especially when there’s no equivalent. Show More Summary

AirDrop Not Working? Troubleshoot Your File Transfer Woes

AirDrop is the most incomplete Apple technology since the introduction of Apple Maps with iOS 6. The amount of times it simply does not work for absolutely no reason is downright infuriating. If you’ve ever sat there, puzzled as to why your two shiny Apple devices don’t seem to want to communicate effectively, I empathize. Show More Summary

Is WWE 2K on Mobile Worth Its $7.99 Cost of Admission?

Finally, WWE has released a simulation wrestling game for the mobile screen. The popular 2K series has come to iOS and Android, yet it doesn’t leave a lasting impression. Much like a big-budget summer blockbuster, it has all the bells and whistles, but no soul. Show More Summary

Don’t Want To Use Facebook Messenger? 6 Slick Alternatives To Try

I love using Facebook Messenger for keeping in touch with various cohorts and partners-in-crime around the world, but this sentiment is not widely shared by others. A lot of people I’ve come across hate Facebook Messenger as if the app has personally trashed their car, and flooded their house. Show More Summary

8 Instances You Weren’t Using a VPN, but Should’ve Been: The VPN Checklist

A Virtual Private Network will help you protect your right to privacy in numerous areas of your digital life. Global news is dominated by instances of hacking, mass data collection, data snooping and more, and as our lives are now digitally...Show More Summary

Master Microsoft Office with 7 Courses for Just $49 for a Limited Time

Businesses the world over use Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and all of the programs featured in Microsoft Office, and if you want to move up in your current job or get a new one, having a high skill level in Office will help a great deal....Show More Summary

How Robotic Parking Garages Will Make Your Life Easier

If you’ve ever been frustrated with using parking garages in the city, you may be happy to learn that an automated alternative may be coming to a city near you. Automated parking – otherwise known as “robotic parking garages” are not new technology, but it’s a technology few people have heard about because adoption rates are so low. Show More Summary

Kano: The DIY Computer For Kids To Code and Learn (Review and Competition)

Can a small child build a computer and learn to code on it? Well, probably, but it depends on a few things. First, ease of building; a DIY computer aimed at children should be easy to put together. Second, attention span; if the computer doesn’t react as expected, then all interest might be lost. Show More Summary

5 Best Dynamic DNS Providers You Can Lookup for Free Today

Last year, DynDNS shut down its free plans and left a big hole in its place. It’s a shame because DynDNS was always a top mention when free dynamic DNSes were brought up. But now that it’s gone, are there any good alternatives? There sure are. Show More Summary

Facebook Favors Friends Feeds, Tweaking Twitter Tackles Trolls, & More… [Tech News Digest]

Facebook changes things up, Twitter tackles the trolls, YouTube stops working, Vine shares the love, celebrity Apple Watches, and the Age of Ultron trailer recreated in LEGO. Facebook Makes It All About Your Friends Everyone that Facebook suggests I be friends with are people I know and I hope I never see again. Show More Summary

Take Your Selfie Snapping Skills to the Next Level

If you’re going to take a selfie, you might as well do it right. Just because you’re taking a photo of yourself doesn’t mean photography principles like composition, exposure, and depth of field don’t apply! With a little bit of skill and practice, you can shed the negative stigma and take selfies that can be appreciated as quality photos. Show More Summary

Can Virtual Reality Cut the Cord?

Let’s not mince words: I am visibly aroused by Valve’s new Virtual Reality headset. The Vive, created in partnership with HTC, boasts perfect tracking of your head and two controllers, a comfortable 2160 x 1200 resolution, and a ultra-sharp 90hz OLED display. Show More Summary

Russia Proposes Highway from New York to London

A record-breaking global infrastructure project could bring The Big Smoke closer to The Big Apple – via The Third Rome. It is a speculative plan, but alluring. Who hasn’t dreamed of taking a car trip around the entire world? In short,...Show More Summary

Learn to Play an Instrument with 7 Free Online Music Lessons

Learning a to play an instrument is a great experience — not only is it a lot of fun, but science shows that it’s good for your brain, too. But getting music lessons can be expensive. So why not try out some of these free online music lesson courses? You can learn at your own pace, go through each lesson as many times as you want, and not pay a dime. Show More Summary

How to Change Your Password on Any Desktop or Mobile Device

For most of your accounts, your password is the only thing standing between a stranger and your most private data. It had better be a strong password, otherwise your privacy and integrity may be at risk. When was the last time you updated the password on your computer, phone, or tablet? It may be time to do it right now –  we explain how. Show More Summary

7 Apps to Help Anyone Improve Their English Grammar

In a world of spellcheck and texting abbreviations, few people want to take the time to learn about subjects, objects, and dangling modifiers. Besides, computers can fix our sentences for us. However, as anyone who’s suffered an autocorrect embarrassment knows, computers don’t always get it right. Show More Summary

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