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Road Trip 2009

Geek Gestalt hits the heartland.

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​Great people make great sites

Some of the most innovative sites are the result of a single person with a good idea and the drive to see it through (plus a little help from their friends).

By May 30, 2014

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Remove metadata from Office files, PDFs, and images

Make sure you're not communicating more than you intend to when sharing files and uploading images by excising some of the data about your data.

By May 16, 2014

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​Google's self-driving car turns out to be a very smart ride

Don't mock Google's robo-cars. A ride in one shows that you, the driver, may soon be obsolete.

By May 14, 2014

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How to respond to a data-breach notification

When a company contacts you about a potential loss of your personal data to hackers, you may be left wondering what information was stolen and the potential consequences.

By August 20, 2013

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Internet privacy in an age of surveillance

Reassert your expectation of online privacy by using Internet services that promise to protect your confidentiality.

By July 30, 2013

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Teleportation just got easier – but not for you, unfortunately

Thanks to two studies published in Nature last Thursday, the chance of successful teleportation has considerably increased. Which is a good thing, right?

By August 19, 2013

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Selective ad blocking lets you support your favorite sites

Help the sites you frequent stay in business by adding them to AdBlock Plus's whitelist, which restricts the obtrusiveness of the ads that open on the page.

By July 11, 2013

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How to make the most of your charitable donations

Some Web charities let you connect with the people who will benefit directly from your donation, while others allow you to vet a charity before you contribute to ensure your gift is really going to the people who need it.

By December 18, 2012

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How to secure your Twitter account

The microblogging service's ability to promulgate links in an instant makes Twitter a magnet for malware distributors. Prevent your Twitter account from being hijacked by using strong passwords and enabling the option to require an e-mail address or phone number to reset your password.

By November 26, 2012

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Ten simple, common-sense security tips

Security doesn't have to be complicated, as shown by these quick and easy alternatives to the conventional wisdom on passwords, privacy, backups, ID theft, and other tech-safety matters.

By October 9, 2012