Yaara (@ylancet) is a freelance writer, tech blogger and chocolate lover, who's also a biologist and a full-time geek. Find her also at lnct.org.
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What does it take to launch a Kickstarter project? Can anyone do it? We’ve hunted down a promising Kickstarter project to try and find some answers. This is not a Kickstarter project you’ve heard about. It only went live a few hours ago. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been talking to the developers of this project, trying to glean what it’s like before the limelights are on them.
From now on, you can use your Buffer account to post and schedule updates to your Google+ Page, which joins the already supported Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and App.net. After recently adding custom scheduled updates, Buffer continues going over its most requested feature list, ticking off one by one.
Ready for yet another boring school year? Okay, school doesn’t have to be boring, what with new friends, old friends, being away from home and learning loads of new things. But after the novelty wears off, and winter sets in, you may find that things are not as interesting as they were just a few months ago. Not this year! This year, your college dorm room will provide all the entertainment you need, and might even lure in your friends, if they’re geeky enough.
It’s Back-To-School month, and all through the month you’ve had chances to win great back-to-school items such as the ASUS VivoBook X202E touchscreen laptop, the Timbuk2 Power Q laptop backpack and a custom-made budget gaming PC. Today we’re taking a different direction, and testing an item that’s among the hardest to choose. A stylus.
Steve Ballmer has been an icon of this company for more years than I care to remember, and one of the most controversial figures in the tech world throughout. Is his retirement good for Microsoft? Is it only downhill from here? We know what the world thinks, it’s now time to hear from you.
Do you shop on Amazon? Even if you don’t shop there regularly, you must have purchased at least an item or two in the past year. What is it about Amazon that makes shopping so easy? Is it good prices? A good shopping experience? Free shipping? Amazon Prime perks? All of the above?
There are many websites in which you can find good deals. Some are better, some are worse, but the process of using them is pretty much the same. You realize you want a code, you Google it or head over to the website of your choice, look for it, try it, and pray that it works. But now that Promofly is finally open to everyone, all this has changed. If you love shopping online, this is a great way to save money easily.
Add-ons can slow down your browser. Wouldn’t you like to identify the culprits? Depending on the number and type of add-ons, this can have a significant effect on your browser. One solution is indeed to avoid add-ons all together, and use bookmarklets to achieve many of the same effects. But wouldn’t it be great if you could know for sure which add-ons are OK to use, and which ones are slowing you down? You can do this by disabling all your add-ons and adding them back one by one, or you could give Guardius a try.
This week we’re focusing on your browser. I want you to stop right where you are, and look at your browser window (or windows). How many tabs are open right NOW? 2? 5? 10? 20? Let’s see what your habits look like!
The Moto X boasts several features you won’t find on other Android devices at the moment. The first of these is the Active Notifications feature, which lights up the screen with the latest notification. Another useful feature is a quick launch gesture for the camera. Some features, such as the customization and the automatic driving Motorola Assist are next to impossible to mimic. But others are very easy to get, and I’ll show you exactly how to do that.
When it’s a city you want to visit and especially if you only have about a week or two to spend there, you’re left with sifting through hundreds of attractions, trying to find the ones that seem to suit your tastes. But how can you really know if you’re going to like them based on reviews alone? According to travel website LikeWhere, the best way to find things you’ll enjoy doing is by using what you already like.
Social media has the tendency to make us forget how public it is, so we end up sharing things we really shouldn’t have. in this post I’m going to help you avoid those unnecessary embarrassments that might happen even if your posts were seen by only the right eyes. Those things you want to take back, but once they’re out there, it’s already too late.
The new school year is beginning soon, and if your old laptop bag is falling to pieces, it might be a good time to start thinking of a new one. Back when I was an undergraduate student (not that long ago), almost no one brought a laptop to school. Today, not only do you bring your laptop, you bring your tablet and smartphone as well. These things have to fit somewhere, and a good laptop bag to protect your gear and ease the load is essential.
At first glance, I Need A Hero did not seem like the right kind of game at all. The name sounds cheesy, the graphics and music did not impress me, and the background story was grossly unoriginal. The only thing going for this game was its match-3 element, which, when done right, has a definite addictive quality. Hours and hours of play later, I can tell you one thing: I was wrong.
What a stressful day! We all have them from time to time, and while the best possible way to relax (at least in my book) is to leave everything and take a walk outside, this is sometimes not possible. Did you ever think of turning to your smartphone in order to relax? There are some great ways to do this, and some of these methods even go together with a good book for ultimate relaxation. So stop, breathe, and relax.