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Apple’s learn-to-code app Swift Playgrounds adds 5 more languages

Along with the reveal of a new 9.7-inch iPad and new red iPhone, Apple also announced today that its learn-to-code app Swift Playgrounds is now available in five new languages. The additional languages include Simplified Chinese, Japanese, French, German and Latin American Spanish. The app, which …

App Store

Overlord: Shikkoku no Senshi Anime Film's Key Visual, Theme Song Unveiled

People who attend 1st compilation film's screenings receive original novel<p>The official website for the Overlord anime franchise unveiled the key …

World’s Smallest Mobile Phone Proves Big Hit with Prison Inmates

While Samsung and Apple are dominating the smartphone market with large, big-screened devices, some companies are making a nice profit by making …

Track Down

Ohio woman charged for streaming rape on Internet

(Reuters) - An Ohio woman was charged with live-streaming the rape of a minor over the Internet, prosecutors said on Wednesday.<p>According to the indictment, Marina Alexeevna Lonina used the social networking app Periscope to stream the assault of a 17-year-old girl, which took place in Columbus, …

Livestreaming

Here's what it's like to jump three years forward in headphone innovation

The most expensive luxury gift I've ever bought myself was a pair of used headphones. Released by drone maker Parrot in 2013, the Ziks cost $399 at launch. I found mine used on eBay for $160 and have used them just about every day since.<p>Ziks are amazing devices, headphones built for tech nerds as …

Lumus Ring Equipped With Laser Luminance Technology Hits Kickstarter (video)

A unique piece of jewellery called the Lumus ring has been created and launched over on the Kickstarter crowdfunding website this month. That is …

How To: Stop Photos for OS X From Opening When You Connect Your iPhone

- Dec 28, 2015<p>If you’re a Mac and iPhone user, you may have noticed that OS X automatically launches the Photos app every time you attach your iOS …

Get iTunes to stop asking you to authorize your Mac

Trying to play a song in iTunes and getting the same error over and over can be frustrating. If your computer isn’t authorized with your Apple ID via iTunes, it won’t let you play any songs you’ve downloaded from the iTunes Store until it is. Sometimes iTunes will seem to get “stuck” prompting you …

The 10 Best and 10 Worst Science Fiction And Fantasy Movies of 2015

First, the good news: 2015 was a fantastic year at the movies. There were great original stories, sequels done right, adaptations that match their …

25 Songs That Might Be Sadder Than "Hello"

In case you wanted more reasons to cry in the dark

College student, 19, arrested after police find 'cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy, meth and packaging materials in her apartment' is revealed as daughter of top Texas Drug enforcement agent

• <b>Sarah Furay gained national attention after she grinned for her mugshot following her arrest by College Station officers earlier this month</b>• <b><br>The</b> …

Unhappy Holidays for Minimum Wagers

Orange has been the new black for awhile now, so corporate America has cooked up a new new black. Black Monday, that is. The holiday shopping frenzy used to start on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Now it's the Monday before, and we're looking at over a month of Black Monday-Through-Sundays. The …

America's Biggest Money Regrets And How To Prevent Them

I recently came across a survey of America’s self-confessed money mistakes. Some of the findings struck me as catastrophic, not in their nature, but because there is a bombardment of information to warn us against making said mistakes. I took it a little personally. After all, what have finance …

I was in a committed relationship with two people—and then I got pregnant.

The night I found out I was going to be a mom I sat down next to my husband Kevin, clutching the pregnancy test in one hand and holding his hand with …

Chipgate: How to tell if your iPhone 6s has a crappy A9 chip

Not all iPhones 6s units are created equal, and yours just might have a weaker processor thanks to Samsung. Chipgate rocked the Internet with the revelation that Apple used two different suppliers for the A9 chips in its latest iPhones and one processor looks like a serious under-performer.<p>Even …

Dear Teachers: You're Not Fooling Me

Dear teachers,<p>As a mom to a gaggle of kids, I'm a little consumed this time of year. I've spent hours at the store going over different school supplies lists and checking off stuff as I throw it in my cart. The total adds up in my head as I travel down each aisle, and I get a little sick to my …

It’s Hard To Believe This Gorgeous 9-Minute Robot Animation Is a Student Thesis

There’s just something about a sad-looking robot that melts viewers’ hearts. Perhaps it’s because robots are classically incapable of experiencing emotion, so for them to feel sadness validates the power of sadness. In a stunning new animated video, though, the story is too mesmerizing to focus on …

The Hacks of Mr. Robot: How to Hide Data in Audio Files

Welcome back, my hacker apprentices!<p>A you know, <i>Mr. Robot</i> is my favorite TV show this year, and not just for the realistic hacking. Rami Malek, the …

White Hat

Paying while dating: meet the men who pick up the check (and those who don't)

To pay or not to pay? Young straight men share their opinions on footing the bill in a modern dating landscape of endless apps and professed gender equality

This dating app skips messaging and goes straight to the date

Swipe left, swipe right.<p>That’s how many people “date” these days. And often, the people doing the swiping won’t actually meet in-person for weeks—or …

Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do – here’s how to opt out

Windows 10 is amazing. Windows 10 is fantastic. Windows 10 is glorious. Windows 10 is faster, smoother and more user-friendly than any Windows …

How to get faster Wi-Fi in OS X Yosemite

Sometimes you may want to use your Mac as a Wi-Fi scanner so that you can detect which routers in your vicinity might interfere with your own router. …

Wi-Fi

How Machiavellian are you? Take this test

A 15-minute, 100-question personality test, the Hexaco Personality Inventory, is said to be able to determine how manipulative, dishonest and unethical you are in real-life situations<p>We all have moments when we act dishonestly, when our behaviour is not entirely ethical, and when we manipulate …

Our Dream House Was a Money Pit

Here's how we dug ourselves out of a financial mess.<p>Once upon a time purchasing a home landed at the very top of my bucket list.<p>At 25 years old it …

Real Estate

Use this trick to get free Netflix from Bank of America each month

How would you like for Bank of America to pay for your Netflix bill every month? It seems that <i>The Penny Hoarder</i> has found a way to make it happen. If …

Partner, DFJ

How to Build a Unicorn From Scratch – and Walk Away with Nothing.<p>This is a grim fairy tale about a mythical company and its mythical founder. While I …

Isocase will turn your iPhone into a full-sized ultradurable tablet

There are plenty of options out there for protecting your smartphone, from simple bumpers to wraparound cases like the Otterbox Defender. There are …

Gear & Gadgets

Are You An Under-Earner? The High Price Of Being Underpaid -- And How To Overcome It

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Anastasia Martin,* a 24-year-old social media manager for a New York City college, will never forget the moment she realized that she was underpaid.<p>Earlier this year, she was chatting with colleagues who held the same position at neighboring schools when …