A physical authentication device provides an extra layer of security that doesn't come with normal 2nd-factor authentication. SoloKeys sells open-source FIDO2 security keys that work similarly to Yubico's Yubikeys and are quite cheap at $20 - $25 each. Plus, customers can purchase a handful of coloured cases for easily telling them apart. Solos are available in USB A or USB C. NFC versions (Solo Tap) are coming soon and will cost $35 - $40 depending on USB type. These items are useful for protection when logging onto Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, and other sites.
Darik's Boot and Nuke, or DBAN for short, is open-source software that helps wipe data stored on hard disk drives. It can also work to remove viruses and spyware from Windows installations. The information it removes is not recoverable because it overwrites data with pseudorandom numbers, so the erasure is quite permanent. It's hosted on Sourceforge and states it is "appropriate for bulk or emergency data destruction" and intended "for individuals or home use to support data removal needs." Best of all, DBAN is free and easy to use!
Google Fi is an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) telecommunications service by Google that provides telephone calls, SMS, and mobile broadband using cellular networks and Wi-Fi. Google Fi uses networks operated by Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Three. It has fair and flexible billing that starts at $20 / month for unlimited talk and text, and $10 / per 1GB until you hit 6GB. After 6GB, your bill is capped and data is free for the rest of the month. It's definitely one of the better options for when you're traveling abroad.
The Trax GPS is a series of GPS trackers and accessories that offers a variety of features for different needs and has a variety of services such as real-time Tracking, 4G Connectivity, International Coverage, and more. It has a Smartphone & Web App that will allow you to follow your trackers in real-time. They offer 3 data plans for 6, 12, or 24 months at $54, $72, and $96 respectively.
openHAB is an open source, technology agnostic home automation platform which runs as the center of your smart home. It allows you to integrate everything that you want in your home, allows you to automate it with ease, and can run it on various servers such as Windows and Raspberry Pi.
IrfanView is a fast, compact and innovative freeware graphic viewer for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10.
It's designed to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals. It's fast and compact, supports 32-bit and 64-bit processors, has multi-language support, and many other features.
eM Client is an email client with a modern and easy-to-use interface. It supports G Suite, Microsoft Exchange, Outlook and iCloud. It has features such as PGP encryption support, live backup, an improved table editor, and more.
It is free to use up to two accounts, with a Pro version that costs $49.95.
The DAM Book provides a wholistic approach to the creation, storage and deployment of photographic media. It addresses the entire ecosystem of a visually connected world in a very complete and unified manner. The book delivers a detailed and unified guide to building safe and usable private archives and how to get the most out of your images.
Code Academy is an online interactive platform that offers free coding classes in 12 different programming languages such as Python, Java, Ruby, and C++. You choose what you want to learn, practice writing out the code, and get instant feedback along with putting what you've learned into practice.
Code Academy has free classes, with a "pro" option that gives users access to a personalized learning plan, realistic projects, and live help from advisors and experts.
Brave is an open source web browser that is built to give users a safer, faster and better browsing experience while growing support for content creators through a new attention-based ecosystem of rewards.
Brave provides features such as blocking unwanted content by default and blocking software that follows you around while browsing.