Is Your Home Safe From Hackers? (Researchers Say, “Probably Not”)

New round here? Be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed.Hackers were never so powerful as they were in the 1990s movies. By furiously typing on their keyboards, they could decode any encryption, steal any amount of money from any person or organization, reveal any classified government secret… even travel back in time. In the […]


Privacy and Copyright for Photographers: What You Need to Know

Modern tech has made taking photos, editing them, and sharing them with friends and family easier than ever. That’s a wonderful thing for budding photographers… but it’s also a bit of a double-edged sword, for photographers and their subjects. Education on privacy and copyright hasn’t kept pace with the rapid progress of technology. There are […]


4 Email Privacy Tools to Keep Your Email Secure

What’s the worst that could happen if someone gains access to your email account? You may think not much — maybe a few spam emails will be sent from your account, but once you change your password, it’ll be over, right? Actually, your email account is probably the worst online account that can be hacked. […]


The Grandparent’s Guide to the Internet

You’ve seen your kids and grandkids doing it: looking up all kinds of facts on the fly, chatting with friends online, banking and booking flights, sharing vacation photos and videos. From the sidelines, it can look tricky. Their fingers might seem to fly over the keys too fast to follow, and you have no idea […]


Which New gTLDs Matter?

There’s no denying the power of a domain ending in .com. When someone searches for your website, there’s no question they’re going to assume a .com domain first. Anyone who’s registered a domain before knows that .com is the preferred choice. If your .com idea is taken, it’s often too risky to purchase the same […]


High Tech Solutions to Schoolyard Bullying

Bullying is such a hot issue lately. If you only had the news to go on, you might think it’s a recent phenomenon. But many adults just have to think back on their own childhoods to know that it is nothing new. Bullying has existed throughout known history, and it isn’t just a schoolyard phenomenon, […]


Gamification: How to Win at Work

Everyone wants work to be fun. Even your boss or client or customer would rather that you enjoy your work. No one wants to be around unhappy people, regardless of how productive they are. But what if you could change your business so that workers got more done because they were having fun? Enter the […]


Photographers: Here’s What to Do If Your Images Are Stolen

Thanks to the internet, it’s easier than ever to get into photography. The resources to learn good photography skills – composition, lighting, film development, digital editing – are just a Google search away. It’s easy to post your photos online and get feedback to hone your skills, and even sell your photos online when you […]


WordPress Child Themes Let You Take Control of Your Blog

All WordPress installations should wrap their base theme inside a child theme. One of the most exciting things about using WordPress is the great selection of themes that are available for it. But no theme is perfect. You will almost certainly want to make changes to the theme’s style. Over time, these changes might be […]


Using Firedaemon With a Game Server

There’s a software solution that can take all those messy game server client windows and hide them away while running those same servers as services instead of applications. There are a number of applications that do this — including the open source Launcher Service. Today, we are going to look at one software package in […]


How to Work Fewer Hours & Earn More Money

Do you know people who claim to work 80 hours a week? They’re almost certainly lying — or exaggerating — or just deluded. Back in 2011, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) produced a report called, The Overestimated Workweek Revisited (pdf). It found that people tend to overstate how many hours they actually work by […]

Would the Internet Survive the End of the World?

Would the Internet Survive the End of the World?

You may not be able to survive without the internet, but could the internet survive without us? A recent multi-national survey by Tata Communications found that over two-thirds of respondents said they felt “fear, anxiety and anger” when not connected to the internet. Many of them said they’d give up traditional TV or alcohol to […]


How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Chatbot

Robert Epstein is an eminent psychologist and former editor in chief of Psychology Today. Back in 2006, he had a months long online affair with a woman named Evana. The only problem was: Evana turned out to be a computer program. He’s not alone. These kind of computer programs — normally called “chatbots” — ensnare […]


What Authors Need to Know About Online Publishing

Online publishing can seem like the ideal outlet to new and existing authors — an outlet that bypasses the traditional gatekeepers of conventional publishing. Traditional publishing often takes the lion’s share of the cover price, with the author receiving as little as 3%, while online services offer as much as 70% of the sale price. […]


Black Friday 2015: Best Web Hosting Deals

Black Friday started as a US-only shopping event, and is now a global phenomenon. It’s also the best time to pick up a web hosting deal, since many services are heavily discounted. We’ve collected the best Black Friday hosting offers from around the web, so you can easily switch web hosts this weekend, or kick off […]