Top 10 Ways to Unleash Your Inner Evil

"Evil" is a complex thing. Sometimes evil is justified, other times knowing evil is just the best way to fight it. Here are 10 things that clearly fall under the banner of "evil," but are worth knowing how to do. » 10/25/14 8:00am Today 8:00am

How to Get Free Repairs Without a Valid Warranty

Nothing sucks more than having a gadget break down and finding out it'll cost hundreds of dollars to fix. Don't have the cash to spend on a repair? Here are some tricks for fixing it even if your warranty doesn't apply. » 10/24/14 4:30pm Yesterday 4:30pm

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Hmm, this didn't work for me. The problem is that many of the programs won't output text files—they just open the app, despite the /stext argument. Adding this to the beginning of the script didn't change anything, nor did running the script as an administrator. » 10/24/14 11:19am Yesterday 11:19am

Next Lock Screen Adapts Notifications and Shortcuts to Where You Are

Android: Microsoft has created a lock screen for Android called Next, which puts notifications and app shortcuts right on the lock screen for quick access—and adjusts them for whether you're home, at work, or on the go. » 10/23/14 12:00pm Thursday 12:00pm

Note: If you're using a regular slide-to-unlock lock screen, you'll want to turn that off before using this, so you don't have to swipe twice! If you use a PIN lock, I recommend keeping it for security reasons, obviously—you'll just be prompted to enter your PIN after tapping on a notification or shortcut. » 10/23/14 11:56am Thursday 11:56am

I also think that some of these things are not like the others. Smoking, for example, is far less healthy than beer, so juxtaposing them like that makes the video seem judgmental if you ever drink beer or soda. I love beer and soda. I don't drink them every day, but I'm sure as hell not going to cut them out of my… » 10/23/14 6:42am Thursday 6:42am

I have another point: it isn't really about how it benefits companies (at least directly), but the mere existence of piracy is a form of competition within the marketplace. It's one of the only things that can shake up this weird monopolistic hold the cable companies have on content. » 10/22/14 10:28am Wednesday 10:28am

"A Dollar Is a Dollar, Not a Percentage of What You're Buying"

Getting something on sale is a great feeling, but it can mess with your mind. We all know this, but it's hard to avoid our mind's internal bias. Here's a good mantra to repeat to yourself: A dollar is a dollar, not a percentage of what you're buying. » 10/22/14 6:30am Wednesday 6:30am

Smart Network Saves Battery By Switching to 2G When Your Screen Is Off

Android (rooted): LTE is pretty handy when you're browsing the web or downloading files, but when you aren't actively using your phone, it draws a lot of battery without being useful. Smart Network switches your phone to 2G when your screen is off to save battery while keeping you connected. » 10/22/14 6:00am Wednesday 6:00am

Ask "What Makes You Forget the World Around You?" to Find Your Passion

A lot of people don't follow their passion because they simply don't know what their passion is. Steven Aitchison recommends asking yourself a simple question: what makes you forget the world around you? » 10/22/14 5:00am Wednesday 5:00am

Definitely. But if your goal is to just steal their stuff and not give it back, that's not really an issue. The point isn't that people can get into your computer without you knowing. The point is: a password alone is not the least bit secure. » 10/21/14 7:30am Tuesday 7:30am