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Go Install This Chrome Extension For Sending Self-Destructing Gmails

Gmail’s Undo Send feature gives users of Google’s free email service up to 30 seconds to change their mind on a sent email before it leaves their outbox. But a new Chrome extension called Dmail lets you send messages with a self-destruct timer—or the ability to remotely delete them whenever you want. »7/24/15 5:01pm7/24/15 5:01pm

30 Essential Shortcuts for Navigating Your Favorite Sites

It's amazing the difference that a few keyboard shortcuts can make to your web surfing. We've picked out some of the most essential shortcuts for YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Outlook and Netflix to help you get more done in less time. If you already knew about all of these beforehand, then you have our… »2/16/15 10:35am2/16/15 10:35am

Read the Web Hands-Free with These Automatic Scrolling Tools

You've got a coffee in one hand, a mobile phone in the other—who's got the fingers free to actually scroll down a web page manually? Not us, so we've rounded up the best browser extensions and plug-ins that can help provide a solution. Sit back, relax, and let your favorite sites flow before your eyes like magic. »1/15/15 10:35am1/15/15 10:35am

Censoring the Web Isn't the Solution to Terrorism—It's the Problem

In politics, as with Internet memes, ideas don't spread because they are good—they spread because they are good at spreading. One of the most virulent ideas in Internet regulation in recent years has been the idea that if a social problem manifests on the Web, the best thing that you can do to address that problem is… »11/26/14 5:15am11/26/14 5:15am

4-acre spider web may be the grossest thing you will see this Halloween*

This report on a 4-acre spider web covering a building has made shiver and curl in disgust. You are looking at the Baltimore Wastewater Treatment Plant, where 4 acres of their facility were covered by a spider web made by an estimated 107 million spiders. That's 35,176 spiders per cubic meter! »10/31/14 4:08pm10/31/14 4:08pm

Burning artificial sweeteners releases some bizarre shooting webs

Our favorite destroyer of objects, the red hot nickel ball, is back. This time it's torching artificial sweeteners like Splenda, Sweet N' Low and Truvia. Splenda and Sweet N' Low put up honorable fights but essentially caramelizes. Truvia, however, starts shooting out these weird spider web looking things when burned. »10/10/14 12:29am10/10/14 12:29am

Block Images and Plug-ins To Speed Up Sluggish Wi-Fi

Fortunately, high-speed Wi-Fi is now pretty ubiquitous, especially if you live in a major metropolis. However, there are still occasions when you'll find yourself without a strong Internet connection, whether it's on a long train trip, in a dodgy hotel, or when you're tethering from your phone in a remote wilderness.… »8/14/14 9:54am8/14/14 9:54am

8 Tools to Help Block Out Online Distractions

The problem with the web is there's just so much of it; an endless tide of funny videos, pop quizzes, and social alerts ready to distract you from other, more urgent tasks at hand. We wouldn't say there's anything inherently wrong with killing time online, but if you really need to buckle down on an important job then… »6/20/14 3:46pm6/20/14 3:46pm