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Hack Tricks: Searching Google

Hack Tricks: Searching Google

Note: Turn YouTube annotations on. Some of the information in this video may be out of date. Refer to the text below to find the up-to-date details and additional search tricks. Google is getting more and more intelligent with each update, allowing us to find answers to basic questions without clicking through to another page. ...

RedHoop Aggregates the Search for Online Courses

RedHoop Aggregates the Search for Online Courses

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are disrupting the traditional education system by offering free college-level courses to anyone willing to learn. In the process, universities around the world are partnering with leaders in the field, such as Coursera and Udacity, to offer credit and degrees. But the proliferation of online course providers often makes it ...

10 Little-Known Firefox Tricks

10 Little-Known Firefox Tricks

FireFox is an open source program in that anyone can manipulate or add to it. Pulling from the collective consciousness of the world to enhance a program is a pretty nifty idea to say the least. This collective mind source has put together a web browser that adjusts very well to each person’s individual needs. ...

10 Little-Known Google Chrome Tricks

10 Little-Known Google Chrome Tricks

Google Chrome is awesome enough as it is. But it’s even more awesome because it is begging, crying, screaming for you to customize it however you want. Nevermind all the cool extensions you can use extend Chrome’s awesomeness, there’s some homegrown deliciousness already built into this bad boy. Here’s a taste. Omnibox Calculator The omnibox ...

Give Chrome a Google Now-Inspired New Tab Page

Give Chrome a Google Now-Inspired New Tab Page

A new Chrome extension brings additional information and functionality to the browser’s standard new tab page, giving it a fresh, yet familiar new look . New Tab Page for Chrome is a redesign of Google’s simple “New Tab” page layout, which gives users a dedicated search bar with a voice search option, as well as ...

Bypass Online Video Region Locks with Media Hint

Bypass Online Video Region Locks with Media Hint

No matter where you’re located, you’re bound to run into online region-locked content. Amateur videos are generally accessible to anyone on the web through streaming services such as YouTube and Vimeo, but professional content such as movies and television shows will often times be locked to the country or region from which it’s produced. This ...

13 Helpful Tools For Avoiding Internet Distractions

13 Helpful Tools For Avoiding Internet Distractions

Google hasn’t yet invented a way for a research paper to write itself, but word on the street is they’re working on it. You, however, can’t wait past Monday morning to get yours completed. It’s going to be a long weekend of sitting at a computer desk in a locked room for you. But the ...

The Importance Of A Personal Website

The Importance Of A Personal Website

In this ever-expanding world of technology, social media, and online presence, jobs are starting to become innovative with the way that they both search and hire potential candidates. This means that the traditional resume and cover letter approach doesn’t guarantee you that you will get a call back, or that your stuff will even be ...

How to Save Memory While Managing Google Chrome Tabs

How to Save Memory While Managing Google Chrome Tabs

Since its release in late 2008, Google Chrome has been known for its speed. Despite being the newest major web browser, Chrome’s quick launching, minimal interface, and massive extension library have bought it a loyal user base that helped Google dethrone Microsoft’s aging Internet Explorer as the most-used web browser in the world. However, Google ...

How To Avoid Being Tracked Online

How To Avoid Being Tracked Online

When we come to college, oftentimes we buy a new laptop to use for school. This point can come right before you start your college career or in the middle of it, and when it does, it is our duty to ensure our own identity and our computer’s security protection packages are all squared away. ...

An Introduction to the OEDB College Rankings

An Introduction to the OEDB College Rankings

The Open Education Database (OEDB) continues to lead the way as a resource for students looking to forgo traditional, on-campus learning for online programs. Their new 2013 Online College Rankings is the kind of tool students need to compile their lists of best online colleges and make the most well-informed decisions about their education. As ...

The Laws of Social Media

The Laws of Social Media

You’re on social media. Any media is social media on the internet. Your comments on news articles could count, but I’m of course talking about Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. What you say matters, even when they shouldn’t. So how do you behave on social media? Just remember… 1. They Will Find It… Anything you ...

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