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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Why The Internet of Things Is The Biggest Security Nightmare

14th August, 2014

One day, you arrive home from work to discover that your cloud-enabled home security system has been breached. How could this happen? With Internet of Things (IoT), you could find out the hard way.


Russian Hacking Gang Captures 1.2 Billion Credentials: What You Should Do

7th August, 2014

What do you get when you cross a dozen Russian criminal hackers with 420,000 websites with an SQL injection vulnerability? You get 4.5 billion compromised user records in the hands of those hackers. On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that Hold Security of Milwaukee, Wisconsin discovered a database filled with stolen credentials. Alex Holden, […]


Tech Jobs of the Future: What To Study If You Want a Cool Job Tomorrow

30th July, 2014

If you’re a student and looking to land a good technology job of the future, understanding the direction of technology will help you position yourself to succeed, and figure out what to study to get there.


Your Own Holodeck: Will The Star Trek Fantasy Become a Reality?

28th July, 2014

Will advances in virtual reality technology make the Star Trek holodeck a common room in every household in our near future? The “holodeck” fantasy is getting much closer to reality than you may think.


Will a Sign Language Translation App Ever Become a Reality?

23rd July, 2014

Is it possible that a sign language translation app will ever be invented? The reality is that it’s being developed right now.


How To Set Up An Email Out Of Office Responder In Outlook

16th July, 2014

What happens when you combine a two week vacation with a busy work life? You’ll have a giant project when you return home: emails! Wait – why not automate some of it for you?


5 Ways To Get Productive With Microsoft OneNote

14th July, 2014

Do you feel the need for an offline organization tool that also exists on the web? Surprisingly, Microsoft has come up with the perfect solution – OneNote.


5 Windows 7 Features You Didn’t Know Existed

10th July, 2014

Windows 7 contains many little-known features. Here we highlight the more impressive ones that could boost your productivity and deepen your love for Windows 7.


Don’t Trip Over Yourself: 5 Group Email Behaviors to Avoid

9th July, 2014

Crafting a good email isn’t easy, and it’s an art that few people are able to perfect. Group emails isn’t any easier. These tips should help to enhance your messages.


5 Google Drive Add-ons You Need To Use

8th July, 2014

Google Docs and Google Spreadsheet are both amazing free services, but when you include some of the add-ons listed here, it can breathe new life into these tools.


My Spouse Is Not A Geek: 5 Fun Ways To Connect The Marital Divide

1st July, 2014

Some marriages can be made in digital heaven. If you’re a relationship savvy geek, there are some creative ways to use the technology you love to bring you and your spouse even closer together.


Investigating The Yelp Rating Algorithm: How Internet Memes Spread

23rd June, 2014

Many small businesses on Yelp believe the review service manipulates its rating algorithm. But is it true? We detail that investigation with first person accounts and interviews with Yelp managers.


Joe Siegrist of LastPass: The Truth About Your Password Security

20th June, 2014

After NSA surveillance, the Heartbleed threat, and hacking attempts against financial institutions, are you feeling like the digital world is falling down around you? Joe Siegrist, the CEO of LastPass, is here to settle the score on what all of these threats really mean for your password security. Here at MakeUseOf, we often alert readers […]


Learn The Art Of Web Interviewing & Help Your Career Or Business

18th June, 2014

Would you mind if I interview you? Those are words that no one minds being asked. Learning how to interview can provide you with some of the most valuable life skills you’ll ever gain.


HEXO+: An Amazing Aerial Camera Drone That Will Follow You Everywhere

17th June, 2014

Imagine you’re hiking up the side of a mountain as your aerial drone captures the footage like a scene from an epic movie. Thanks to a new drone called Hexo+, this science fiction may soon become a reality.