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Build a Directional Wi-Fi Antenna from Kitchen Gear and a Baby Bottle

Stathack explains the whole project over at his blog, but essentially he managed to turn the mesh strainer and the baby bottle into a directional parabolic antenna so he could mooch Wi-Fi from the coffee shop down the street. Of course, if you’re planning to do the same thing, you may want to consider mooching off of your router that your computer is too weak to connect to, or another network you’re actually authorized to use (just for safety’s sake). – Alan Henry, Lifehacker
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How to See If Your VPN Is Leaking Your IP Address (and How to Stop It)

To see if your VPN is affected:

  1. Visit a site like What Is My IP Address and jot down your actual ISP-provided IP address.
  2. Log in to your VPN, choose an exit server in another country (or use whichever exit server you prefer) and verify you’re connected.
  3. Go back to What Is My IP Address and check your IP address again. You should see a new address, one that corresponds with your VPN and the country you selected.
  4. Visit Roseler’s WebRTC test page and note the IP address displayed on the page.

– Alan Henry, Lifehacker  (Full Story: http://ift.tt/17gNkgy )