Alex Yazici

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What you need to know about upgrading to Windows 10

Everyone has a Windows upgrade horror story. For me, it was an XP installation that inexplicably crashed halfway through the upgrade process, somehow corrupting my hard drive at the same time. And with Windows 10 launching on July 29th, it's hard to avoid the traumatic flashbacks to past Windows …

5 YouTube secrets you should try

Want to know how popular YouTube is? Think how many conversations you've had lately that included the phrase, "I saw this great video on YouTube ..." News, instructions, cat videos, instant celebrities, music, humor, emotional stories and more are all within a split-second search.<p>But if you just go …

Televisions

I Heart My National Park: Everglades

Conservation photographer and National Geographic Explorer <b>Carlton Ward, Jr.</b>, has been captivated by Florida’s <b>Everglades National Park</b> since he was a child, so much so that he’s made protecting it—and the amazing wildlife that lives there—his life’s work.<p>He has been exploring and documenting the …

National Parks

Are We Living In the Event Horizon Of A 4D Black Hole?

The Big Bang has a lot of problems. For one, the usual laws of physics break down in a singularity. It’s bizarre and chaotic; anything could happen. Which makes cosmologists wonder why it would evolve into something as well-ordered as the universe we see around us. As Niayesh Afshordi put it in</i> …

Major Food Companies Quietly Ditch GMO Products

It looks like the pariah status of GMO foods is slowly permeating beyond the natural health and eco-conscious crowd, to take its rightful place …

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The Beginner's Guide to Google Wallet

With Google Wallet, you can forget about carrying plastic cards with you at all times. With a simple swipe on your smartphone, the virtual wallet …

7 Ways to Damage a Brand (and What to Do Instead) | Inc.com

Brand-building is hard, time-consuming work. To build a strong brand, you must create products and services that customers love, and then devise an easily recognizable brand image that epitomizes and reinforces that emotion.<p>By contrast, it's surprisingly easy to damage a brand. Here are the most …

Burger King

8 Science Fiction Movies to Watch in 2014

Photo Credit: Marvel Studios<p>Slide 1 of 17<p>Space Movies to Look Up for in 2014<p>From a murderous alien to a rip in spacetime, 2014 is jam-packed with …

YouTube Is About to Change Drastically

YouTube is introducing a new way for its legion of video creators to make money on the site. The Google division announced Thursday at Vidcon that it …

A Brief History of Unusual Objects Designed to Kill People from Far Away, Part 1a: The Mongol Bow

The hard part about killing people is that sometimes they kill you back. (Just ask Prince Oberyn.) So at some point, some primitive pugilist …

40 Clever Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Back in January the Sifter posted <i>50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World</i>. The post went on the be one of the most shared articles in the history of the …

9 Features In Amazon's Fire Phone That Business Users Will Love

Amazon has a surprisingly robust list of features for work, including some things that will make enterprise IT professionals happy.<p><b>1. Microsoft Outlook email, calendar, contacts.</b> The Fire can link to a corporate Microsoft Exchange email system using Microsoft's ActiveSync tool. Not only will that …

Renowned leaker posts picture of the massive 5.5-inch iPhone 6

One week ago, the Taiwanese actor and racing car driver Jimmy Lin posted pictures of what looked to be a legit 4.7-inch iPhone 6. Today, he’s followed up by sharing a picture on his Weibo account depicting Lin sitting next to what appears to be the 5.5-inch iPhone 6.<p>While this could possibly be a …

Mobile Technology

Do you have money outside the U.S.? You may owe the IRS $10,000

Do you have any money or assets outside the U.S.? Seems like a pretty straightforward question, doesn’t it? Well, a lot of people are surprised to …

The AT&T and Verizon Galaxy S5 has been rooted, $18,000 bounty claimed by Geohot

The phone-hacking community has finally rooted the Galaxy S5 for AT&T and Verizon, unlocking the full power of the device. Thanks to the skills of a …

How to easily root an Android device

Free utility KingoRoot makes it a snap to take total control of just about any Android smartphone. Here's how to use it.<p>Rooting is the Android equivalent of jailbreaking, a means of unlocking the operating system so you can install unapproved apps, deleted unwanted bloatware, update the OS, replace …

Android News

This Is the Most Beautiful Game You'll See All Year

This year’s E3 generated a huge number of exciting announcements and jaw-dropping reveals. For the first time in the new console cycle, there appears …

A Big, Fat Lie People Tell Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Unfortunately, it is a vicious cycle.<p>One reason we don't have more successful entrepreneurs is that people who want to create something new and better believe they need to spend a lot of money to do it.<p>And the reason they believe that is they have heard forever "you have to spend money to make …

Entrepreneurship

Up close and personal with Samsung's vibrant Galaxy Tab S

When Samsung first made what it considered to be the definitive Android smartphone, it called it the Galaxy S and has stuck with that naming convention for every flagship phone it's made since. That tiny little badge of distinction has never wound up on one of the company's many, many tablets... …

Apple Introduces Lightning Cable MFi Specifications for Headphones

Apple has introduced new specifications for manufacturers in the company's Made for iPhone (MFi) program that allow them to create headphones that connect to iOS devices via a Lightning cable rather than a regular 3.5mm headphone jack, according to <i>9to5Mac</i>.<p>The Lightning headphones will be capable of …

Projects Seek to Turn Pavement into Alternative Energy Sources

Step onto the pavement on a hot day and you might get a sense of the energy that Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to tap into.<p>The Idaho couple are thinking up a way to pave the country's roadways with solar cells, rather than asphalt or concrete. The so-called Solar Roadways are an edgy idea that the …

Roads

The iPhone 6 Had Better Be Amazing And Cheap, Because Apple Is Losing The War To Android

And if that is the case, can a mobile device that serves such a small minority of the planet stay relevant in the years to come? To put it in its bluntest terms, what is the point of launching the new Candy Crush Saga on a platform that hardly anyone — in a global sense — uses?<p>The question is not …

Profit

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

"Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop." - Ansel Adams

Android 4.4.3 for Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4 LTE-A Under Testing

Samsung has been reportedly testing the latest version of Kitkat software for its fifth generation Galaxy S series flagship.<p>Samsung has rolled out …

'Tile,' The Gadget That Makes Sure You Never Lose Anything Ever Again, Is Now On Sale To The Public

Imagine tapping into a large group of strangers to help you track down a stolen bike.<p>After months of hype, a company called Tile has this week started shipping a device that can help you do just that. (You can buy Tiles here.)<p>Just attach the $25 device to an object, and your smartphone will find it …

Turn your Lens Blur images into 3D live wallpapers with this app

HTC may have impressed us with their image-blurring technology in the HTC One M8, but Google really took it home with their Google Camera app. It is able to determine distances without the need of a secondary camera. This doesn’t just give us the selective blurring abilities, there’s also a 3D …

Mobile Photography

Climate science is a hoax: Big Oil, GOP, God say so

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Yes, climate science is a hoax. Why? No solution. The problem is obvious. But talk’s cheap. No solution? No …

Google overtakes Apple as world's most valuable brand

Google has usurped Apple as the most valuable brand in the world after three years at the top, according to a new survey<p><b>Google</b> has been named ahead of <b>Apple</b> as the world's most valuable brand, according to a new survey.<p>Apple's brand value fell by 20pc in the past year to just under $148bn (£88bn), …

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