Creative conservation: the disappearing song that could save a species

Doug Levy is a staff copywriter and editor for the Shutterstock blog. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been adapted with permission. Last month, 400 people received an extremely limited-edition musical treat—a one-time 7-inch pressing of a previously unreleased song by indie-rock heroes Portugal. The Man that was unavailable in […]

Hands-on: Acer’s speedy Core i3 C720 Chromebook

At the Intel Chrombook event today, Acer introduced its first Core i3 Chromebook. Built for performance, the latest addition to the Acer line didn’t disappoint during a quick hands-on. Unless you’re using a Google Chromebook Pixel with a Core i5 processor, Chromebooks are generally pokey computing affairs. While loading Chrome apps and sites isn’t exactly […]

Wiha Precision Screwdriver Set

First, these are perfectly cut to dig right into the screws. Rather than sliding around and stripping them, these fit so perfectly that there’s no room to slide and strip screws. Second, they perform admirably when it comes to turning the tightest screw. My old set failed to remove screws from my notebook’s hard drive […]

LastPass’ Joe Siegrist: Protecting The Digital World, One Password At A Time

ReadWriteBuilders is a series of interviews with developers, designers and other architects of the programmable future. The recent Heartbleed bug, which threatened to leak user passwords and other personal information like a sieve, had one unexpected consequence: It put password managers in the spotlight. Post-Heartbleed, security experts warned users to choose new, unique passwords for affected apps […]

In A Decade On The Road, I’ve Learned Tech Can’t Fix Everything

ReadWriteTrip is a series that chronicles the modern challenges of tech-savvy business travelers. For the past 10 years I’ve traveled a minimum of 125,000 miles each year, staying over 75 nights each year in a hotel room. While it would be inaccurate to suggest that business travel has become delightful, in some key ways it […]

PayPal Is Quietly Killing Off A Confusing Way To Pay In Stores

PayPal has stopped promoting its Payment Card to consumers and erased most references to it from its website, and may soon discontinue it. The card, a magnetic-stripe plastic card similar to credit and debit cards in appearance but linked to a PayPal account, will still be honored by merchants who accept it, according to a […]

GitHub Open Sources Atom, The Text Editor Beginners Can Use

GitHub’s fledgling text editor is going open source.  Atom is a hackable text editor for developers, designed to compete with the likes of Vim and Emacs. But unlike the latter two, Atom was only partially open source when released in February, a caveat that irked the community, to some degree.  Chris Kelly, GitHub’s developer relations lead, said […]

GitHub Open Sources Atom, The Text Editor Beginners Can Use

GitHub’s fledgling text editor is going open source.  Atom is a hackable text editor for developers, designed to compete with the likes of Vim and Emacs. But unlike the latter two, Atom was only partially open source when released in February, a caveat that irked the community, to some degree.  Chris Kelly, GitHub’s developer relations lead, said […]

5 Things To Consider Before Wiring Up Your Smart Home

ReadWriteHome is an ongoing series exploring the implications of living in connected homes. If you don’t already live in a smart home, odds are good that you will before long.  When that day comes, your connected residence will be like a member of the family—or, more likely, a butler. Just like Carson on Downton Abbey, your […]

I’m Still Stuck Under Facebook’s Thumb

A few months ago, I began an experiment to see if I could abandon the social network that consumed so much of my precious free time online. I’ve since discovered that I rely on Facebook to help maintain friendships more than I want to admit. Abandoning Facebook meant abandoning those friends, which proved harder than […]

io9 We Finally Got An Answer To Game Of Thrones’ Oldest Mystery!

io9 We Finally Got An Answer To Game Of Thrones‘ Oldest Mystery! | Gawker Grilled Cheese Delivered By Parachute, Coming Soon to NYC | Jalopnik Teens Who Stole Flinstones Car Forced To Dress As Flinstones | Kotaku 300-Foot Water Slide Looked Like The Perfect Sunday We Finally Got An Answer To Game Of Thrones‘ Oldest […]

5 Things To Consider Before Wiring Up Your Smart Home

ReadWriteHome is an ongoing series exploring the implications of living in connected homes. If you don’t already live in a smart home, odds are good that you will before long.  When that day comes, your connected residence will be like a member of the family—or, more likely, a butler. Just like Carson on Downton Abbey, your […]

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