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Scientists found a way to communicate with people while they're asleep and dreaming

Roos Koole/Getty Images In a new study, scientists found they could communicate with people who are lucid dreaming. Lucid dreaming is when a person is aware they are dreaming. The dreamers could answer yes-or-no questions and solve basic math problems while asleep. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Scientists have identified a new phenomenon they describe as "interactive dreaming" - when people experiencing deep sleep and lucid dreams are able to follow instructions,...
Tags: Science, News, Sleep, Biology, US, Trends, REM, Dreams, Lucid, Northwestern University, Eeg, David Nield, Current Biology, France Germany the Netherlands, ScienceAlert, Ken Paller


6 Apps to Help You Trim Down Subscriptions—and Save Money (wired news)

New year, new recurring subscriptions you've probably forgotten about. Here's how keep track of them. [Author: David Nield]
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What Windows 10X is Going to Mean for Microsoft Hardware in 2021 (gizmodo)

There’s a brand new version of Windows on the way, and it’s set to change how we interact with our PCs—and even change our ideas about what a PC actually is. Here’s everything you need to know Windows 10X as it stands now, and the devices that will be compatible in 2021.Read more... [Author: David Nield]
Tags: News, Microsoft, David Nield


You only need 30 to 40 minutes of exercise per day to 'offset' sitting at your desk all day, new analysis finds

A woman working from home. lechatnoir/E+/Getty A new meta-analysis of evidence suggests that 30-40 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise per day can "offset" the negative health impacts of sitting at a desk all day. This aligns with recent recommendations from the World Health Organization, which 75 to 150 minutes of vigorous physical activity every week to counter sedentary behavior. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. We know that spending hour after hour sitting down ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Australia, Berlin, Trends, Who, World Health Organization, Exercise, University of Sydney, David Nield, Science Alert, Fabrizio Bensch Reuters, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Science Contributors, BJSM


15 Things You Can Do in Android 11 That You Couldn’t Do Before (gizmodo)

Android 11 is officially rolling out today after months of betas, first to Pixel phones and devices from OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo, and realme before a wider launch. How long you’re going to have to wait will depend on which manufacturer made your handset. Read more... [Author: David Nield]
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Why Your Web Browser Is Declaring War on Cookies and How They'll Be Replaced (gizmodo)

Restrictions on how websites and advertisers track us around the web are coming, because web browsers—which already block the most invasive types of cookies by default—are cracking down. Read more... [Author: David Nield]
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These Are the Best 11 Features We've Found in the Android 11 Beta So Far (gizmodo)

The Android 11 beta is finally here and available to download on newer Pixel phones—but don’t worry, it will soon expand to other handsets, too. Google had to cancel the in-person portion of its Google I/O developers conference (for obvious reasons) this year, so the company hasn’t had the chance to show off the new…Read more... [Author: David Nield]
Tags: Google, News, Best, David Nield


31 Little-Known Settings on Your Phone and Laptop You Should Know About (gizmodo)

You’d have to be really, really bored to devote some time to scrolling through all the settings on your phone or laptop—so the devices you rely on every day may well offer a selection of options and features that you’re completely unaware of. Here’s a rundown of 31 of the best lesser-known settings that you might find…Read more... [Author: David Nield]
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The Best Free Alternatives to Netflix (gizmodo)

Netflix has changed the way we think about watching movies and shows, but that monthly subscription isn’t as essential as you might think it is—a growing number of alternatives are appearing on the scene, and some of them are free to use. Here are the best Netflix-esque services that you don’t have to pay to use.Read more... [Author: David Nield]
Tags: News, Netflix, David Nield


How to Get Back in Any Device You're Locked Out Of (gizmodo)

Of course, it’s generally a good idea to remember the PIN codes and passwords you need to get access to your devices, but should you find yourself locked out of a phone or laptop and utterly unable to remember what your login credentials are, we’re here to help. Here’s how to get back into your devices after you’ve…Read more... [Author: David Nield]
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Daily News Roundup: Stories From the Weekend (and Beyond)

Kaspars Grinvalds/Shutterstock The interesting thing about Monday morning is that, well, there was probably a lot that happened over the weekend. The good news is that now you can catch up on everything you missed from March 23rd-25th  all in one spot. Apple News: Today’s the Day Apple is expected to announce its long-rumored streaming TV and news services at a 10:00 AM PT event today. We’ll be covering all the details here at HTG when it happens, but here’s what we “know” so far (based ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Crafts, Hbo, Nbc, Microsoft, Youtube, Samsung, Google Maps, Gizmodo, Engadget, Kotaku, David Nield, Tom Warren, Kaspars Grinvalds Shutterstock


Now Is a Really Good Time to Buy a New GPU (gizmodo)

If you’ve been thinking of a graphics upgrade, now is the perfect time to pull the trigger: Fresh new GPUs from Nvidia and AMD promise a lot of bang for not much buck, there’s downward pressure on prices across the board as existing hardware gets older, and we won’t see any new launches for several months (think the…Read more... [Author: David Nield]
Tags: News, Nvidia, Amd, David Nield


11 Things Your Phone Can Do That You Might Not Know About (gizmodo)

You use your smartphone a lot, we’re sure of that, but you’re probably just touring round the same apps and the same settings day after day. Are you aware of everything your pocketable mobile device is capable of? Here are 11 features you might have missed that should come in useful somewhere down the line.Read more... [Author: David Nield]
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Speed Up Your Web Browsing With These Browser Extensions (gizmodo)

You probably spend a lot of your computing time traveling across the web in your browser of choice, which means any ways of speeding up that browser time is going to add a serious boost to your productivity. Install these extensions to supercharge your browsing and get everything done on the web that little bit…Read more... [Author: David Nield]
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8 Things You Should Be Automating on Your Smartphone (gizmodo)

We live in an age of super-smart technology built to make our lives easier, so don’t struggle with the menial chores of the day when your phone could be doing the job for you. Here are some of the best automations you can set up on your phone, freeing you from the task and giving you more time to do something else…Read more... [Author: David Nield]
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The Super-Private Tor Browser Gets a Huge Update, But Should You Switch From Chrome? (gizmodo)

Chrome wasn’t the only browser to get a visual overhaul this week, because the privacy-focused Tor Browser was also given a new lick of paint, as well as a host of under-the-hood upgrades, and refinements to make it easier to use for newcomers. There are now more reasons than ever to make Tor your daily browser of…Read more... [Author: David Nield]
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How to Get Everything Possible Out of Your Old Gadgets in 2018 (gizmodo)

There comes a time in every gadget’s life when it needs to accept the reality of growing old—software lag has gone beyond a joke, it’s no longer getting updates, and nothing works with it any more. And maybe the screen is broken too. But while you put in an order for a new toy, here’s everything you can (and should)…Read more... [Author: David Nield]
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Why Your Router Has Two Wifi Bands and How They Work (gizmodo)

Few devices are as essential to the smooth running of a modern-day digital household than a wireless router, so it’s strange that this black box is so little understood. Here we’ll outline one of the key features of many modern routers, dual band 2.4GHz and 5GHz support, so you know exactly what it is and how to take…Read more... [Author: David Nield]
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12 Cool Things You Can Do in Android 9 Pie That You Couldn't Do Before (gizmodo)

Android 9 Pie is finished and heading out now to Pixel devices, with phones that were part of the Android P beta program next in line. Whether you’ve been following the development of the OS for the last six months, or you’re completely new to it, here are some of the cool tricks that are now possible on Android…Read more... [Author: David Nield on Field Guide, shared by Alex Cranz to Gizmodo]
Tags: News, Gizmodo, David Nield, Alex Cranz, David Nield on Field Guide, shared by Alex Cranz to Gizmodo


5 Gadgets You Probably Don't Have at Home But Should Invest In (gizmodo)

What gadgets have you got at home? A smartphone? Maybe an Amazon Echo? We’re here to tell you about some of the lesser-known bits of kit that are worth tricking out your home with—covering everything from home security to data storage, put these on your shopping list the next time you’re working through your…Read more... [Author: David Nield on Field Guide, shared by Alex Cranz to Gizmodo]
Tags: News, Gizmodo, David Nield, Alex Cranz, David Nield on Field Guide, shared by Alex Cranz to Gizmodo


USB-C Is a Mess—How to Navigate It (gizmodo)

USB Type-C, or simply USB-C, sounds fine in theory—a single port to handle charging, data transfer, video output, and more, and one that’s reversible too. Three years down the line from its introduction, you’ll find it on most smartphones and many laptops, but its apparent simplicity isn’t the whole story. Here’s what…Read more... [Author: David Nield on Field Guide, shared by Alex Cranz to Gizmodo]
Tags: News, Gizmodo, David Nield, Alex Cranz, David Nield on Field Guide, shared by Alex Cranz to Gizmodo


7 Chromecast Apps and Games You Aren't Using But Should Be (gizmodo)

The Chromecast—that’s a dongle for getting movies and shows and maybe a bit of music up on your big screen, right? Well, yes, but there’s much more you can do with your Chromecast. All kinds of apps and games can benefit from the extra screen space—not just Plex and Netflix.Read more... [Author: David Nield on Field Guide, shared by Alex Cranz to Gizmodo]
Tags: News, Gizmodo, David Nield, Alex Cranz, David Nield on Field Guide, shared by Alex Cranz to Gizmodo, Chromecast Apps


11 Tell-Tale Signs Your Accounts and Devices Have Been Hacked (gizmodo)

No one likes getting hacked, and it’s generally true that the quicker you can spot something has gone awry, the better your chances of minimizing the damage. These are the main warning signs to look out for, what they might mean, and some quick pointers about what you should do next.Read more... [Author: David Nield on Field Guide, shared by Alex Cranz to Gizmodo]
Tags: News, Gizmodo, David Nield, Alex Cranz, David Nield on Field Guide, shared by Alex Cranz to Gizmodo


How to Use Google Home or Amazon Echo to Control What's on Your TV (gizmodo)

Your smart speaker is getting smarter—and part of that involves taking over what’s on the big TV screen sat in the corner of your living room. You can buy Google Homes and Amazon Echos with screens built-in, but here’s how to use them with a separate display, whether you want to watch movies or see the weather…Read more... [Author: David Nield on Field Guide, shared by Alex Cranz to Gizmodo]
Tags: News, Gizmodo, David Nield, Alex Cranz, David Nield on Field Guide, shared by Alex Cranz to Gizmodo, Google Homes and Amazon Echos


10 Actually Cool Uses for a USB Drive (gizmodo)

The humble USB drive—supplanted by the download and the cloud sync, but still useful in all kinds of ways. If you’ve got an old drive lying around, here are some of the ways you can put it to use that don’t just involve sharing old pics to your mom.Read more... [Author: David Nield on Field Guide, shared by Alex Cranz to Gizmodo]
Tags: News, Gizmodo, David Nield, Alex Cranz, David Nield on Field Guide, shared by Alex Cranz to Gizmodo


12 Useful Web Tools You Didn't Know About (gizmodo)

Google isn’t the only company creating useful apps for the web. There are plenty of great online resources not made in Mountain view, provided you know where to look. Here are 12 of our favorite online apps and websites that are worth collecting in your browser’s bookmarks, ready to go at a moment’s notice, to convert…Read more... [Author: David Nield on Field Guide, shared by Alex Cranz to Gizmodo]
Tags: Google, News, Gizmodo, David Nield, Alex Cranz, David Nield on Field Guide, shared by Alex Cranz to Gizmodo


7 Handy Google Assistant Tricks You Didn't Know About (gizmodo)

Google Assistant is keen on taking as big a role in your life as possible, and to that end Google keeps pouring new features into the app, whether it’s on your phone, your dinky smart speaker, your Pixelbook, or your Nvidia Shield. Here are 7 capabilities that the Assistant has been given that you might not have made…Read more... [Author: David Nield on Field Guide, shared by Alex Cranz to Gizmodo]
Tags: Google, News, Gizmodo, David Nield, Alex Cranz, David Nield on Field Guide, shared by Alex Cranz to Gizmodo, Handy Google


How to Find the Specs For Any Device You Own (gizmodo)

You probably know a bit about the laptops, smartphones, and other devices set in front of you, especially if you bought them after agonizing over the choices for weeks. Even for those devices you did carefully pick and buy yourself, as the years roll by it can be easy to forget exactly how much RAM is installed or…Read more... [Author: David Nield on Field Guide, shared by Alex Cranz to Gizmodo]
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You Don't Need Desktop Apps Anymore (gizmodo)

Fire up your Start menu or Dock and think carefully for a moment: Out of all your aging desktop apps, how many do you really rely on these days—or even better, how many of them don’t already have very capable web app alternatives you could use instead? Unless you’re a film editor or a graphic designer, it’s probably…Read more... [Author: David Nield on Field Guide, shared by Harrison Weber to Gizmodo]
Tags: News, Gizmodo, David Nield, Harrison Weber, David Nield on Field Guide, shared by Harrison Weber to Gizmodo


How to Safely Share Your HBO, Netflix, and Other Streaming Logins With Friends (gizmodo)

Armed with the right login credentials from generous friends and family, you could happily enjoy Netflix, Spotify, and a ton of other streaming services without spending a dime—but is all this password-sharing smart? In some cases, sharing your login info could result in you losing the service altogether. We’ve looked…Read more... [Author: David Nield on Field Guide, shared by Harrison Weber to Gizmodo]
Tags: News, Gizmodo, David Nield, Netflix Spotify, HBO Netflix, Harrison Weber, David Nield on Field Guide, shared by Harrison Weber to Gizmodo