Make Public Speaking Easier With This Free Voice-Controlled Teleprompter

Image: Pexels If you’re not used to public speaking, a teleprompter can be a useful tool to have in your arsenal. A teleprompter can help you keep your speech on track, and make everything run a bit more smoothly. There’s just one issue: Most free and web-based teleprompter for with an auto scroll, meaning that … Read moreMake Public Speaking Easier With This Free Voice-Controlled Teleprompter

The Best Starter Apps for New Chromebook Users

Despite its browser beginnings, Chrome OS is a bonafide desktop platform, complete with snapping windows, a file system, and keyboard shortcuts. As a new Chromebook user, you can also take advantage of the vast majority of Chrome extensions, Android apps, and Linux apps. (With a bit of finagling, you can even run some 32-bit Windows … Read moreThe Best Starter Apps for New Chromebook Users

How to Fix Full-Page Browser Screenshots That Render Black

There are a bunch of different extensions you can use to take full-page screenshots in your browser—typically a more elegant way to preserve a site’s contents than “printing” it as a PDF or saving it to your computer as a complete website. Since I use Chrome, Full Page Screen Capture has been my go-to for … Read moreHow to Fix Full-Page Browser Screenshots That Render Black

Remind Yourself to Take Breaks at Work With This Chrome Extension

Image: Pexels We all know staring at a computer screen for hours on end is a bad idea, but that doesn’t stop us from doing it. Break Time is a Chrome Extension that reminds you to take a step away periodically. With the extension, you can customize how long of a break you’d lie to … Read moreRemind Yourself to Take Breaks at Work With This Chrome Extension

‘Classic Netflix’ Bring the Old-School Netflix Experience to Your Browser

Image: Pexels Visiting family during the holidays often means doing a lot of things you don’t typically do at home. For me, one of those things is watching Netflix on my laptop. The room I’m staying in doesn’t have a television, and the living room is too central for me to watch my traditional hour … Read more‘Classic Netflix’ Bring the Old-School Netflix Experience to Your Browser

How to Get Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for Free 

Image: Ubisoft Video games are a popular holiday gift, and publisher Ubisoft is channeling some serious winter cheer by giving away one of its best releases of 2018—Assassin’s Creed Odyssey—for free as a gift to those who participate in Google’s Project Stream beta. If you haven’t heard, Google is getting into both the content streaming … Read moreHow to Get Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for Free 

Chrome OS beta brings Google Assistant to more devices

The beta also brings Android 9 Pie to hardware beyond the Pixel Slate. That’s not exactly shocking, but it’s significant when Google effectively skipped Oreo entirely on Chrome OS. You can install Gboard from the Play Store if you prefer it for typing, too. You might also appreciate the beta if you’re security-conscious — it … Read moreChrome OS beta brings Google Assistant to more devices

Chrome may stop websites from hijacking your browser’s back button

There aren’t any indications that Google would punish the site operators, although it recently started blocking deceptive sites that use fake system alerts and similar tactics to deceive users. Don’t count on this reaching the finished version of Chrome, either. Developers plan to temporarily hide the feature behind a flag to avoid unexpected behavior, and … Read moreChrome may stop websites from hijacking your browser’s back button

Microsoft rumor points to a Chromium replacement for Edge

Three years after arriving along with Windows 10, Microsoft’s Edge browser has added features and showed some good statistical results, but it hasn’t pulled many users away from the competition. Now, Windows Central reports that Microsoft could start over with a new browser built on Chromium, the open source base behind Google Chrome and other … Read moreMicrosoft rumor points to a Chromium replacement for Edge

Google Pixel Slate review: The burden of bad software

Software Any hardware problems I encountered paled in comparison to the software issues I found. At a high level, Google is trying to make this device all things to all people: It can run Chrome and Android apps, plus it’s a tablet and a laptop. Unfortunately, the software is a letdown at every turn. First, … Read moreGoogle Pixel Slate review: The burden of bad software