security
This Cartoon is the Simplest Explanation of Heartbleed Yet

You may have read some long explainers about how Heartbleed works, but this cartoon is the simplest description you'll see of how the bug works. Read More >>

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Even If Heartbleed Loses Your Data, You Still Have Your Thoughts

Heartbleed may be one of the biggest internet security flaws to date, and it may see you lose your emails, identity, passwords and who knows what else. But hey! At least you'll always have your memories. Read More >>

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Computers are Only Great Because of the People Behind Them

Next time you're sat mashing keys, wildly frustrated because something is proving so difficult to get done, remember that the majority of computing tasks are only straightforward because someone already made them easy. Read More >>

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A Simple Flowchart to Work Out Whether You Should Take a Selfie

If you sometimes find it hard to read social situations to establish if it's an appropriate time to be taking photographs of yourself with your phone, here's a simple flowchart to make the decision making process a little easier. [Doghouse Diaries] Read More >>

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A Guide to Programming for Non-Programmers

Coding: how hard can it be? Take a few ideas, type a few lines of letters and numbers, sprinkle with some rarely used punctuation marks and—boom—you have software! Right? Read More >>

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Any Technology Where the Manual Needs a Manual is Bad Technology

Not all technologies are created equal: some are easy to use, some are tough to get to grips with, and others are downright impossible to get working. Read More >>

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The Time Everywhere Right Now, Beautifully Visualised

Today's XKCD really is wonderful: called 'Now', it's a simple clock which shows you what time it is in the world right... now, and changes each time you check back on it. Read More >>

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You Have to be Desperate if You're Browsing the Second Page of Google Results

It's a cold, dead wasteland that second page. Reach the third, and you're in real trouble. [XKCD] Read More >>

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Even the Most Serious of Updates Get Ignored if They Require a Restart

You computer may be at risk. Your privacy may be at risk. Hell, you may be at risk. But if you've got a lot of apps running and that update will require a restart? Forget about it. [XKCD] Read More >>

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Big Companies Want You to Feel Like an Individual, But You're Not

Man, I bet you can't believe that someone got the same anonymous-looking lifestyle product as you. They're such copycats. [Doghouse Diaries] Read More >>

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The True Pain of Watching YouTube Tutorial Videos

It's such a shame that ten seconds of valuable information requires watching awful online ads and rambling, ill-produced amateur video. [Doghouse Diaries] Read More >>

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Why You Actually Use Online Pizza Delivery Trackers

Don't worry, everybody does it (though I hope, in the UK at least, it's trousers you are searching for, and not your pants!). Look at it this way: at least it means the delivery guy never gets an unwelcome surprise. [Doghouse Diaries] Read More >>

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The Truth Behind Apple's Latest iPad Advert

Apple's latest iPad advert shows the tablet being used by helicopter rescue pilots, storm chasers, ice hockey coaches, musicians, Bollywood filmmakers, scuba divers, rock musicians and artists. But let's face it, you're using it on the toilet, aren't you? Full size at the source. [Doghouse Diaries] Read More >>

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You Don't Always Need to Be More Precise Than Everyone Else

Whether it's a comment thread on a blog or a conversation in a bar, we're all guilty of interjecting with our own, more precise, more accurate take on pretty much any topic. But maybe we should all quit that habit, every now and then. Read More >>

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Sometimes the Only Explanation For Your Computer Fault is Witchcraft

Despite being so user-friendly on the whole, computers are incredibly complex systems. So complex that sometimes—just sometimes—the only explanation for a fault is that it must be haunted or something. Just blame the ghost in the machine. [XKCD] Read More >>

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People That Say Taking Photos Distracts From Living Your Life are Wrong

"I hate when people take photos of their meal instead of eating it, because there's nothing I love more than the sound of other people chewing." Damn straight, Randall Munroe. Damn. Straight. [XKCD] Read More >>

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