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How to improve the fingerprint reader speed of your Samsung Galaxy S20, Note 10, or S10 – Notebookcheck.net

How to improve the fingerprint reader speed of your Samsung Galaxy S20, Note 10,...

Samsung's ultrasonic fingerprint reader tends to be frustrating. (Source: YouTube)Since the launch of the Galaxy S10 series a year ago, Samsung users have complained heavily over the slow unlocking speeds of the in-display fingerprint readers on their phones—including the S10, Note 10, and S20 series. Here's how to make things a tad faster. Starting with…
How to improve your WFH live stream setup using tools you might already have [Video] – 9to5Mac

How to improve your WFH live stream setup using tools you might already have...

Now that most of the US (and the world) is under quarantine, communication has largely shifted to live stream video services like Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom. And while it’s easy to initiate or join a live video stream while working from home, with just a little effort, you can make the quality of your WFH…
iPhone: How to improve Face ID with a mask – 9to5Mac

iPhone: How to improve Face ID with a mask – 9to5Mac

As we noted back in January, most people have found wearing a face mask renders Face ID unusable. Even though it sounds like a first-world problem in the current circumstances, there are a lot of people, especially medical professionals, who would value the ability for Face ID on iPhone to work while wearing protective equipment.…

What concept would improve everybody’s cognitive toolkit? Kayfabe (2011)

The sophisticated "scientific concept" with the greatest potential to enhance human understanding may be argued to come not from the halls of academe, but rather from the unlikely research environment of professional wrestling. Evolutionary biologists Richard Alexander and Robert Trivers have recently emphasized that it is deception rather than information that often plays the decisive…

Use Unix Pipes to Improve Chromecast Playback

When casting from YouTube to a Chromecast, sometimes the audio playback will skip and stutter. This issue is independent of the quality of the video, the FPS, or the internet connection. Trying to watch certain videos will reliably cause playback issues on the Chromecast. According to this thread, the playback issue only appeared in the…
HTML attributes to improve your users’ two factor authentication experience

HTML attributes to improve your users’ two factor authentication experience

There are plenty of opportunities for friction in the user experience when logging in, particularly while entering a two factor authentication code. As developers we should be building applications that support the need for account security but don't detract from the user experience. Sometimes it can feel as though these requirements are in a battle…
Can a wearable improve memory? Humm raises $2.6 million so consumers can find out – TechCrunch

Can a wearable improve memory? Humm raises $2.6 million so consumers can find out...

There’s an emerging body of research suggesting that electrical stimulation applied to the brain can help improve memory and cognitive function. A recent study conducted by researchers from Boston University this year found that 70-year-old participants in a clinical trial performed certain memory tasks as well as 20-year-olds after exposure to mild electrical neurostimulation. The…
Can a wearable improve memory? Humm raises $2.6 million so consumers can find out

Can a wearable improve memory? Humm raises $2.6 million so consumers can find out

There’s an emerging body of research suggesting that electrical stimulation applied to the brain can help improve memory and cognitive function. A recent study conducted by researchers from Boston University this year found that 70 year-old participants in a clinical trial performed certain memory tasks as well as 20 year-olds after exposure to mild electrical…

Ask HN: How to improve code quality while maintaining decent velocity?

Ask HN: How to improve code quality while maintaining decent velocity? 19 points by vcool07 2 hours ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 19 comments Hi, I believe I'm a decent programmer, may not be a rockstar or anything. Recently I've changed my company to one of the "sought afters", and I've…
If You Use Venmo the Good Way, Your Life Will Improve

If You Use Venmo the Good Way, Your Life Will Improve

Perhaps the most bewildering quality of adulthood is that even when you’re feeling like the most godawful sad piece of shit, you’re still expected to work. Meeting invites demand your immediate confirmation, bloated email threads require your input, deadlines aren’t pushed back. All the while, your existential crises and personal issues thrum on, the sound…

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TiVo gets into the streaming fight with the new $69 Stream...

TiVo’s latest TV product isn’t much of a TiVo at all — at least, not a TiVo like customers are used to, with a focus on DVR recordings of live TV that allows users to skip commercials. Instead, the new $69.99 TiVo Stream 4K is an HDMI dongle designed to compete with products like the…

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