Web browsers are our windows into the internet and yet many people just stick with the one they know. They rarely, if ever, try out alternatives that might make their lives easier. You may think Google Chrome is the only browser you'll ever need, but Firefox might have something to say about that.
In one corner, we've got Chrome — by far the most popular browser in the world and controlled by one of the planet's biggest tech companies since its launch in 2008. In the other corner, is Firefox, an open-source option run by the non-profit Mozilla since its inception in 2002. One browser onl...more
At some point in 2021, someone somewhere on Earth may become the planet's fifth billion internet user. We will get no text message when this happens; no banners will drop, no fireworks will go off, no golden ticket will be issued. Just humanity quietly passing another milestone on its way to connecting every last one of its members to an array of services most of us take for granted, including the ability to read this article.
But as anyone who has studied the digital divide can tell you, the last 2.8 billion (from the world's current estimated population of 7.8 billion) are going to be ...more
No matter where you live, a white noise machine can make all the difference in getting a restful night's sleep. After all, if it's not your neighbors keeping you awake, it's probably the creaky old floors that seem to make noise the second you decide it's time for bed.
These five white noise machines are all on sale as of March 7, and can be used in your baby's room for drown out the deafening silence or right next to your bed to help you finally get some rest.
LectroFan White Noise Machine (Certified Refurbished)
This white noise machine is all about options. It features 10 white noise option...more
TL;DR: Make your game of chess feel a little more luxe with a Crystal Chess Board, on sale for $159.99 — a 46% savings — as of March 7.
Chess is probably one of the only games that can be just as decorative as it is fun to play. If The Queen's Gambit was your favorite quarantine watch, you can impress all of your friends not only by showing off your skills, but also by displaying this chic chess set.
This Crystal Chess Board is made from 100 percent crystal, from the pieces to the board itself. Instead of black and white, the pieces come in both smoke-grey and clear varietie...more
The question of what movie to watch is a loaded one. The list of movies to watch bends to the will of passwords you've acquired for various streaming services whether your own or from a generous friend or family member.
Most streamers have a staple service — the one that's been solidified into our monthly budget like bills and rent (probably Netflix for most people in the UK). But your reliable option probably doesn't have every single film you want to watch, especially when titles are constantly flip-flopping which service they call home.
Wired marks 2018 as the start of the strea...more
TL;DR: The Digital Creative Fiction Writing Certification Bundle is on sale for £21.50 as of March 7, saving you 97% on list price.
Anyone can call themselves a writer. You don't need to be on Stephen King's level to earn the title, but there is something especially glorious about seeing your name in print — whether on a book jacket or the byline of a popular blog. Of course, you will need some training, and this Digital Creative Fiction Writing Certification Bundle is a great place to start.
With 128 hours and four distinct fiction writing courses, you'll not only rekindle your lo...more
In the past few years, technological advancements and high demand for accessible, low-cost education have led to ridiculous growth in the online learning sector. And, while the coronavirus pandemic didn't launch the online learning boom, it sure didn't hurt its case.
Yet an important question lingers: Can an online education truly replace in-person learning?
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It's not a universal panacea, but for many people, absolutely — especially if you want to kickstart a career, move up in your current field, m...more
It's important to pause sometimes and remember to smell the roses, or admire the head-shaking idiocy of a social network's ignorance.
The latter is on the menu thanks to Gab, the embattled and recently hacked Twitter-alike that's favored by the far-right. On Saturday morning, the network's Twitter account posted an image that was perhaps meant as some sort of anti-gun control commentary.
The image features a Norman Rockwell-esque painted scene in which a family gathers around the backyard grill in anticipation of their meal. Notably, everyone in the scene — including the two kids and, hi...more
Tesla fans: Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to go to bat politically for the company.
The electric automaker has launched a new online portal called the Tesla Engagement Platform, as spotted by CNBC Friday. It is a hub where Tesla posts actions its users can take, like contacting government officials when there is a potential law that would affect the company.
"Engage Tesla is a new platform for both Tesla's public policy team and Tesla Owner's Clubs," a blog post on the hub reads. "Its goal is to create a digital home base for all of our work, and make it easier for Tes...more
Bad news for anyone who still wants the iMac Pro desktop computer Apple launched way back in 2017: Its days are numbered.
Apple is discontinuing the formerly build-to-order desktop behemoth, 9to5Mac reported. You can still get the default model with no extra bells or whistles for $5,000 as long as supplies last, but after that, it's into the great digital beyond for the iMac Pro.
There are plenty of very sensible reasons for Apple to make this move. It's been four years (yes, 2017 was four years ago) since the iMac Pro hit the scene, and high-end workstations like this are more useful th...more