Author: Kayla Matthews

Kayla Matthews is a technology writer and the editor of Productivity Bytes. Her work has been featured on Digital Trends, MakeUseOf, VICE, VentureBeat, The Daily Dot and WIRED, among others. Follow her on Twitter to read her latest posts.
Netflix Developing Biometric Technology for Effortless Streaming

Netflix Developing Biometric Technology for Effortless Streaming

Twice a year, Netflix hosts Hack Day — an event in which employees from across the company introduce new ideas they’ve come up with. Some of the ideas that emerge from Hack Days are innovative product improvements that might make it into Netflix’s website or app. Others are fun experiments, like “Jump to Shark” from …

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How to Change IP Addresses

How to Change IP Addresses

Your internet protocol address, or IP address, is a unique code that identifies each device using a network. Usually, we don’t think much about our IP address, but there might be some instances in which you want to change it. Types of IP Addresses There are numerous types of IP addresses. Each device that communicates …

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Torn Decision May Lead to Amazon HQ2 and HQ3

Torn Decision May Lead to Amazon HQ2 and HQ3

With all the great deals on Amazon, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and have trouble choosing from your neverending options. Amazon itself seems to be facing a similar conundrum. After a long and very public search for a location for a second headquarters, Amazon may decide to split HQ2 between two cities, the Wall Street …

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Screenshot Shortcuts: 6 Tricks to Print Screen on Windows 10

Screenshot Shortcuts: 6 Tricks to Print Screen on Windows 10

The print screen functionality on Windows 10 is undoubtedly essential for most internet users. They might need it to save copies of receipts, show evidence of technical errors to troubleshooting teams or save photos later viewed for inspiration purposes when working on projects. Fortunately, there’s more than one way to handle your print screen (PrSc) …

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Supply Chain of Apple Watch Under Investigation for Illegal Student Labor

Supply Chain of Apple Watch Under Investigation for Illegal Student Labor

Apple fans wait eagerly for the latest products from the brand. But, people often don’t think about what happens before those products reach store shelves. News broke recently about Apple Watch under investigation for allegations that a Chinese supplier depended on illegal student labor to make its Series 4 watch. Details About the Claims Many …

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How to Import Favorites Into Chrome

How to Import Favorites Into Chrome

Do you have a list of favorites, or bookmarks, in your web browser that you like to go back to now and then? Maybe you use them to organize important information and resources. Along with productivity apps and extensions, the bookmarks tab can be one of most useful — yet simple — productivity tools for …

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6 Best Roku Private Channels

6 Best Roku Private Channels

There are a lot of alternatives available these days if you don’t want to pay for cable. From streaming services like Netflix and Hulu to networked devices like the Amazon Firestick and Roku, you don’t have to be attached to the cable box anymore. One feature Roku offers that many users overlook is private channels, …

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How Would Self-Driving Cars Change Our Cities?

How Would Self-Driving Cars Change Our Cities?

It’s an undeniable truth that automation has streamlined the American lifestyle. The small inconveniences of yesteryear — from adjusting a thermostat to ordering off a physical menu at a restaurant — have seen smart solutions as technology continues to advance. In all areas of society, it spreads. Self-driving cars are by no means a new …

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5 Evernote Alternatives for Note-Taking Productivity

5 Evernote Alternatives for Note-Taking Productivity

Many people use Evernote as their one-stop-shop for note-taking, list-making and productivity. The app allows users to organize their notes, attach photos, collaborate with others and clip content directly from the internet among many, many other things. Though Evernote works for a lot of people, it’s not for everyone — after all, no app is …

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Could You Live in BMW’s 3-D Printed MINI Urban Cabins?

Could You Live in BMW’s 3-D Printed MINI Urban Cabins?

Tiny homes have become extremely popular in recent years as housing prices climb and fewer houses remain open for rent or purchase. These mini urban cabins, usually smaller than 400 square feet, are designed to maximize space efficiency while reducing the overall footprint of the home. They come in all shapes and sizes, from trailers …

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