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Review: Automatic, Connecting Your Car to Your Smartphone – MacStories

My daily drive should ideally be a twenty five minute drive with light traffic and usual stop lights. It’s not. It’s a route filled with heavy traffic, other drivers doing dumb things, and constant stop-and-go rigamarole. Until you start quantifying it with hard data, how much time we really spend …

Autonomous Cars

Dash is a free coding course that'll teach you how to make CSS robots

General Assembly has launched a new online service that teaches basic web development for free, in your browser. It's called Dash, and it lets users learn how to use HTML, Javascript, and CSS by working through four projects of increasing difficulty.<p>As you progress through the projects — starting …

Meze 66 Classics Headphones

After the huge success of the "Meze 88 Classics Headphones", Meze are expanding their range with several models such as these mid sized "Meze 66 …

Spec Sheet: Sony's new Walkman players challenge the iPod with high-quality audio

<i>A lot of products come out each week — we don't highlight all of them, but all of them make it into The Verge Database. In Spec Sheet, a weekly series, we survey the latest product entries to keep track of the state of the art.</i><p>Apple gave the iPhone plenty of attention this month, but it broke …

X-Raider Boot by XPD

Reading time: less than a minute.<p>Boots<br>• Gear<br>• Safety<p>The X-Raider Boot by XPD has been developed specifically for long-distance riders who need a boot …

Paperback Turns The Back Of Your iPhone Into A Notebook

No matter how fast you can unlock your iPhone and launch Drafts app, you’ll still be slower than someone jotting down a note with a pen and paper. But that means you have to carry a separate notepad along with your iPhone, and then you have to dig around in your bag or pocket to find it.<p>Not so with …

Rugged 12,000mAh Battery Pack Is Waterproof, Adventure-Proof

Juicy external battery packs are definitely the way to go for the globetrotting nerd – I have had my bacon saved a few times by the 12,000mAh battery pack I carry with me on trips – they’re not only good for the iPhone, but the iPad min, a Kindle, and even USB bike lights (this is the best unknown …

Lumoback | Posture Monitor

We´ve shown you ways to monitor your baby, your heart rate, your blood pressure, your action sports activity, even your dogs activity! Now you can …

Genomics

Everything You Need to Go Lap Swimming

Tell people you begin the day with a swim and they’re bound to reply with a look that’s equal parts envy, bewilderment and awe. Who swims, for …

Top 5 secret Siri tips: How to add, find, delete, and do everything faster!

Become an iOS natural language ninja with this these killer shortcuts and time-savers for Siri!<p>Yes, sure, Siri's had some lingering reliability …

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Submariner Sunglasses by Randolph Engineering

Reading time: less than a minute.<p>Accessories<br>• American<br>• Gear<br>• Military<br>• Retro<br>• Style<br>• Sunglasses<p>Submariner-style frames were first created for the US Navy, they …

How to set up your new Mac like a pro

‘Tis the season for gift-giving, and one of the hottest gifts around is a new MacBook or iMac. If you’re one of the lucky ones to get one this year, you’ll want to rip open that box, tear off that plastic sheeting, and get to the good stuff.<p>Once you’ve plugged in your new Mac, you’re in for a …

How to find and delete duplicate songs in your iTunes library

If you've got a hefty iTunes library that's been transferred over from Mac to Mac or PC to PC, odds are you've run into issues with duplicate songs. …

The complex and fickle science of taste

Salt, sugar, and fat: these three components can make a food that's palatable to just about anyone. But inside the food industry, researchers struggle to balance universal likes with the strange specificity of human taste: a concept that is often based less on what we innately dislike and more on …

Watch philosopher Daniel Dennett explain how to reprogram your brain

Drawing from the recently published <i>Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking</i>, philosopher and scientist Daniel Dennett breaks down the rhetorical signals that can indicate a shifty argument ("surely" and "rather" among them), the mental "programs" that can help people better dissect the world …

Kit: Summer Running

Roll over hotspots to reveal details.<p>Warm weather: we can’t say enough good things about it. There’s something noble about putting on cold weather …

The Best Fitness Wearables for Summer

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This guide has been updated with our selections for 2017.<p>With all the robust technology around to cheerlead you to activity (one step, …