Ryan Dube

Joined December 2008

Ryan Dube is a freelance writer, an Electrical Engineer and an SEO expert. His writing focuses on science and tech investigations. Visit him at www.topSecretWriters.com or on Google Plus.

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Feel free to contact at ryandube@makeuseof.com

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Ryan's Latest Posts


13 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With a Nest Thermostat

3 days ago

You may be surprised just how many little tricks you can accomplish with your new Nest thermostat!


How Robotic Parking Garages Will Make Your Life Easier

4 days ago

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.


How to Recognize and Overcome Your Tech Addiction

2 weeks ago

Overcoming tech addiction doesn’t mean ending your use of that technology, it just means using technology to improve the quality of your life. This guide shows you how to manage your online cravings.


Shutterstock Labs: How to Find Perfect Stock Images and Videos

8th April, 2015

Shutterstock recently added several tools to help you find and edit the exact stock images and videos that you need. Here’s our walkthrough of what to expect.


How to Install and Use the Nest Thermostat to Automate Energy Savings

7th April, 2015

If you’ve ever considered getting started with home automation, purchasing a Nest thermostat is the perfect way to start. In just a week of using it, we cut our energy consumption in half.


How Hollywood Has Depicted Artificial Intelligence Over The Years

26th March, 2015

Humanity has always had a love-hate relationship with technology, and robots are no different. Over the years, there have been hundreds of movies about sapient robots, and the portrayals have varied wildly.


4 Everyday Things That Were Unbelievably Nerdy in the 80s

25th March, 2015

Instant messaging, let’s play videos and wearable tech were all around in the 80’s – they just weren’t considered cool.


Introverts Love Facebook and Extroverts Hate It. Here’s Why.

20th March, 2015

Do you love Facebook? If you do, there’s an excellent chance that you’re an introvert. If you hate Facebook, you could be an extrovert.


A Guide to Google Tools – Tips & Tricks You Can’t Live Without

10th March, 2015

In this comprehensive guide, you’ll find tips, tricks and hacks that’ll help you make better use of Google services you already use. Whether novice or an expert, you’ll easily increase your productivity.


How to Create More Free Time By Gamifying Your Schedule

15th February, 2015

There is nothing more rewarding than accomplishing a task that’s on your schedule ahead of time. So, why do you insist on punishing yourself for completing tasks, rather than giving yourself your just reward?


How You Can Be a Force For Good In a World Filled With Online Trolls

4th February, 2015

Each of us can make the web better, simply by making an effort to post positive things throughout the Internet.


5 Signs You Shouldn’t Date That Guy You Met On The Internet

31st January, 2015

I was an online player. Here are the tricks I used to win women’s hearts – and how to spot them.


5 Ways Windows 8.1 Can Make You More Productive

30th January, 2015

Who would ever want to buy a new computer and be forced to start using Windows 8? Well, this guy right here for one. Turns out Windows 8.1 is amazing for productivity! Let me explain…


How To Create The Last Perfect Time Management System You’ll Ever Use

23rd January, 2015

Productivity is a constant search for more organization with less work. A way to accomplish everything you dream to accomplish, without losing out on sleep. Can this automated time management system do it all?


A Year in Review and Happy Holidays from MakeUseOf

25th December, 2014

Those of you who have been with us for a while have likely seen all of the transitions we’ve gone through. Here are some of the latest changes and our highlights from 2014.