The Failed Promise of Trustlessness

Crypto’s dirty little secret is that it’s no more eliminated the need for trust than it has replaced the U.S. dollar. by Scott Galloway | Medium It’s been a bummer summer for crypto. Flagship coins Bitcoin and Ether are at multiyear lows, while lesser coins barrel to zero. Luna went from a market capitalization of $34 […]

The Internet ‘Died’ Five Years Ago

A conspiracy theory spreading online says the whole internet is now fake. It’s ridiculous, but possibly not that ridiculous? By Kaitlyn Tiffany This article is part of “Shadowland,” a project about conspiracy thinking in America. ✎﹏﹏﹏﹏﹏﹏﹏﹏﹏﹏﹏﹏﹏﹏ If you search the phrase i hate texting on Twitter and scroll down, you will start to notice a pattern. An account with […]

Nothing Phone 1 Design Revealed as Release Details Leak

Nothing Phone 1 Design Revealed as Release Details Leak by CORY GUNTHER | Review Geek Nothing is a company founded by Carl Pei, one of the original co-founders of the OnePlus brand. For months, Nothing has teased its new phone, and now we’re finally getting more details about the Nothing Phone (1). At this point, we […]

DuckDuckGo Hidden Features

Hidden Features! 25 Fun Things You Can Do With DuckDuckGo Search Engine By Abhishek Prakash DuckDuckGo is one of the alternative search engines that is less privacy intruding than the omnipresent Google. It has improved a lot lately and works quite satisfactorily for general web search. It is nowhere close to Google when it comes to local […]

Count numbers with leading zeros (EXCELJET)

Generic formula  =SUMPRODUCT(–(range=value)) Summary  To count numbers that contain leading zeros, you can use the SUMPRODUCT function with a simple logical expression. In the example shown, the formula in cell F5 is: =SUMPRODUCT(–(code=E5)) where code is the named range B5:B16. Explanation  In this example, the goal is to count numbers that contain leading zeros. In cell E5, we have the code […]

Netflix’s Big Wake-Up Call: The Power Clash Behind the Crash

As rivals toggle between schadenfreude and fear, top creators and insiders are increasingly becoming vocal about what’s gone wrong with the streaming giant’s culture. BY KIM MASTERS | The Hollywood Reporter Before we get to the deep dive on the internal drama at Netflix — the internecine battles among top leadership that more than one source calls […]

Amazon Kindle Readers Will Soon Support EPUB Books (Kind of)

by CORBIN DAVENPORT | How-To Geek Amazon’s Kindle lineup includes some of the best e-readers around, but no Kindle readers support the industry standard for ebooks: the EPUB format. However, Amazon says that will (partially) change soon. Kindles are designed to read books purchased from Amazon, but Kindle owners can also copy their own files for reading — […]

Chrome 101 Lost Reader Mode, But It’s Coming Back

by CORBIN DAVENPORT | How-To Geek Google has been testing a Reader Mode in Chrome for a while now, which hides page elements outside the core text. The option mysteriously disappeared in the most recent Chrome 101 update, but it’s coming back. Firefox, Safari, and other web browsers offer a Reader Mode or simplified view, but Chrome still doesn’t […]

E-Paper Clock (Instructable)

By mattwach | Instructable This project is an e-Paper clock and weather station that automatically sets itself (via GPS) and can be built to last about 6 months on 4 AAA batteries. It purposefully does not need any network connections for the sake of security and reliability. Features include: Autoset (via GPS) Current temperature. Current […]

Should You Use a Balance Board with Your Standing Desk?

by SUZANNE HUMPHRIES | Review Geek Is simply standing at your standing desk boring? Do you wish your feet could be doing something more exciting while your fingers are typing away at a boring report for work? Get a balance board and be bored no more. If you’re wondering how exactly balance boards work, what […]