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Want to Lead an Exceptional Life? 7 Powerful Lessons From the Late Oliver Sacks | Inc.com

Ever wonder what makes an extraordinary life? Few have been more so than that of Oliver Sacks, bestselling author, world traveler, prominent homosexual, and undoubtedly the most famous neurologist of our time. He was also a man who always seemed to be enjoying himself to the utmost. He died this …

Literature

Miley Cyrus made her new album for just $50,000 — and that explains a lot

The album, which was released on SoundCloud for free, is her first collection of new music since 2013's "Bangerz," which sold more than one million units.<p>There's a lot to talk about with "Dead Petz" — from the subject matter and the sound to the collaborators and the release strategy. One of the …

‘The Strain’: Why FX’s Vampire-Apocalypse Saga Is the Best Horror Show on TV

Smart enough to know gore is supposed to be both gross and goofy, The Strain is the most purely enjoyable pulp entertainment on TV. Take note, The …

Horror

An Exclusive Offer You Can’t Refuse: Hilarious Spam Emails, Illustrated

Hello Friend,<p>We have many product that may interest you here at CO-DESIGN. Smart-watch, tall building, folding chair. So many parts will help you live better lives. I have a transaction that I believe will be of mutual benefits to both of us:<p><i>Wendy Sailer – Grow Taller for Idiots</i><p>London illustrator …

Google I/O 2015 sets a low bar for Apple's WWDC to leap

Editorial<p>From all the breathless coverage detailing Google's I/O 2015 conference announcements, you might not have noticed that virtually all of what …

Apple Pay

Tweet a pizza emoji and Domino's will send you a real one

Ordering your go-to Domino's pizza just got a little easier -- yes, even more so than using your XBox One or Pebble smartwatch. The restaurant chain announced Tuesday that its customers will soon be able to order their preferred pie with nary more than a tweet and an emoji. No, seriously. First …

DOCK for Apple Watch by Native Union

Price: $59.99A perfect minimalist dock for your newly bought Apple Watch. The DOCK for Apple Watch by Native Union features a sleek form and rotating …

Apple Watch

How to save battery life on Apple Watch during workouts

By performing the steps below, your Apple Watch will not consistently monitor your heart rate during walking and running workouts. It <i>will</i> continue to …

GE announces Siri-controlled, color-changing LED lighting with support for HomeKit

GE announced today that it’s introducing HomeKit enabled LED lighting products offering Siri-controlled solutions for both the home and enterprise. With support for Apple’s new HomeKit framework, users will be able to control the lights from their iOS device using Siri.<p>The company noted that the …

Home Automation

The Apple Watch gains smart-home savvy with SmartThings

The SmartThings iOS app now includes Apple Watch Compatibility. Your connected home can now be controlled from your wrist.<p>SmartThings updated its iOS app today, adding an exciting new feature to its repertoire -- Apple Watch compatibility. Now, you'll be able to control all of SmartThings sensors …

Home Automation

GE Lighting jumps in with Apple HomeKit

GE's new color tunable smart LED bulb will be HomeKit-ready when it launches later this year.<p>NEW YORK CITY -- You can add GE to the list of companies hitching themselves to the launch of Apple HomeKit, with a new HomeKit-enabled smart LED due out by the end of the year.<p>Building on GE's existing …

Home Automation

'I don't see YouTube! It's worthless!' Kids react to Apple Watch

The next generation of tech-savvy kids review the Apple Watch with mixed results in the latest "Kids React" video from The Fine Brothers.<p>What do today's kids think of this newfangled Apple Watch thing when most of them have never even worn a wristwatch themselves?<p>In the latest "Kids React" video …

Kids

Five tips to speed up your Mac

Boost your Mac's performance and reclaim hard-drive space with this handful of tips.<p>The only place I like seeing a beach ball is at a beach or in a stadium during a baseball game or concert. The one place I least like to see a beach ball is on my aging MacBook Pro, where the spinning beach ball has …

MacBook Pro

Samsung mimics Apple, right down to Jony Ive-style voice

Technically Incorrect: A new ad lauding Samsung's design credentials bears a stunning resemblance to every video lauding Apple's design credentials.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>The jokes about Samsung copying Apple are almost …

Apple Watch

How to restore an erased Apple Watch from backup

If you forget your passcode on Apple Watch, or you’ve entered an incorrect one too many times, you can use the Apple Watch app on the iPhone to enter the passcode one more time. If you still can’t quite remember it, though, you’ll need to erase and restore the erased Apple Watch. This sets it back …

Apple Watch

How to turn off notifications for apps on the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch has done a lot to reduce my notification panic, letting me filter out the noise I don't need to immediately hear about — Instagram …

How to use Touch ID on older Macs

How to set up Mac ID on your iPhone and Mac<p>You'll have to set up Mac ID on both your iPhone (or iPad) and your Mac so the two devices can communicate …

Paste is a Terrific Clipboard Manager for Mac

Clipboard managers are awesome and if you aren’t using one yet, you’re <i>really</i> missing out. The ability to easily paste anything from the clipboard …

How to sync a music playlist to Apple Watch

Tips<p>Complementing great fitness tracking and workout features, Apple Watch users can save and play back music locally on their device, meaning they …

Apple Watch

Igloo: An Intranet You’ll Actually Like [Sponsor] – MacStories

Why invest in the latest, sleekest devices if you are going to use them to stare at an intranet website that looks like it was built in the 90’s?<p>Not only can Igloo be customized to look exactly like your brand, but with its responsive design, it’s automatically optimized for almost any device …

Igloos

How to make the Mac your whole house audio jukebox

All you need is your Mac and the right kind of speakers. Thanks to AirPlay, you can make music wherever you have Wi-Fi. There's a bonus tip in here …

Yemen rebels fire into Saudi Arabia, killing at least 3

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Yemen's rebels fired rockets and mortars into Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, killing at least three people and purportedly …

Middle East

NASA's New 10-Engine Drone Is Half Chopper, Half Plane

Planes and helicopters have their strengths and weaknesses. Planes are fast and can carry a lot of stuff a long way, while helicopters are slow but …

Magnetically Levitating Elevators Could Reshape Skylines

They go up, down, and all around<p>With the debut of passenger elevators some 150 years ago, cities were forever changed. Freed from the tyranny of stairwells, architects built as high as they liked. That is, until they ran into another barrier: the weight of steel cables. A new elevator design from …

Skyscrapers

Amazon Photos App Now Lets You Upload Videos of Any Size

The Amazon Photos app has been updated with the ability to upload videos of any size for storage.<p><i>Amazon Cloud Drive Photos puts the power of Amazon</i> …

Apple TV 4 Refresh Incoming, Current Model Shipping Time Slips To 1-2 Weeks

If you were considering ordering an Apple TV any time soon then it may be wise to hold fire for a little while. With rumors swirling that Apple is …

Here's what Apple's custom designed Apple Watch 'S1' chip packs in

The Apple Watch is driven by Apple’s in-house designed system-in-package (SiP) processor, called S1. Laying flat in the bottom of the Watch casing, …

Top 6 essential smart home accessories (Video)

There’s no denying that connected smart home accessories are on the rise. Apple’s HomeKit is slowly making an entrance into this space, but for the moment there are a wide variety of accessories available that can make your house a lot cooler. Today we’re taking a look at some of the essential …

Home Automation