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With Star Wars: The Force Awakens reviews dropping today and the movie launching on Thursday night, it's hard to avoid spoilers (or avoid the movie at all for that matter). Here's how to set up automatic blocks both globally and on specific websites so you can avoid reading a single new spoiler or rumour.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.


Whether you want to keep your kids eyes away from inappropriate content or your employees from wasting time online, you'll find a variety of great tools available for filtering internet access in today's Hive Five.


Windows only: Add events to your Google Calendar on-the-fly with the Google Calendar Launchy plug-in. To install, download the gcal.dll file from SourceForge and copy it into your plugins directory (C:\Program Files\Launchy\Plugins). Then restart and invoke Launchy, right-click the command window, and click Plugins. Tick the gCal checkbox, then click Plugin Options to give the plugin your Gmail address and password.

To add events to Gcal once you've set it up, invoke Launchy, type gcal, then press Tab, then enter in your event details using Gcal's plain language syntax. Hit Enter and you're set. You can even specify the calendar you want to add the event to like so:

rake leaves saturday > chores

where chores is the name of the calendar you want to assign the event to. I set up a hacked together version of the Gcal quick add when we took Launchy beyond app launching, but this plugin—by the creator of the Todoist plugin, is a step up. Thanks Jason!

Google Calendar Plugin


Manage multiple versions of one program at the same time extremely easily with MakeUseOf.com's simple tutorial on creating more than one user account in Windows. This comes in handy especially when you're got more than one account at the same service, i.e., Skype, an IM program, etc. Note: you will need to have administrator privileges in order to pull this off, so it probably wouldn't fly at the workplace.

How To run multiple versions of the same program on your PC