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“Hey Siri” on you iPad is capable of so much more than you thought

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Siri? A dictation assistant? A way to get help with directions? Someone to talk to and ask all sorts of ridiculous questions? Well, turns out, she is all that and so much more. When Apple introduced the “Hey Siri” feature in iOS 9 it …

Time I

The best dessert from every state

From custard on the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, to gooey butter cake on the streets of St. Louis, Missouri, here are the treats worth making a trip for.

Dessert

Hubble captures amazing view of Milky Way

<b>(CNN) —</b> Stars upon stars upon stars.<p>In a new image, the Hubble Space Telescope peers into the center of the Milky Way, showcasing the star cluster at the center.<p>According to NASA, the photo contains more than a half-million stars. The star cluster is the densest in the galaxy.<p>Much of the light cast …

Universe

These are the Instagram icons that could have been

Did they settle on the right one?<p>Instagram introduced a brand new icon and <i>really nice</i> black and white app redesign today. In the case of the icon, it's one case where the word "finally" is truly justified; Instagram spent years holding onto its iconic emblem and ignoring the modernized design …

Graphic Design

Amazon challenges YouTube by offering uploaders a cut of the ads

Amazon is launching its new Amazon Video Direct service today to let video creators share any content and receive a cut of the revenue. Amazon is offering a variety of ways for creators to earn money, including royalties through streaming by Prime members, and revenue sharing through rentals, …

Smart TV

Tech has more of an exclusion problem than a culture problem

The tech industry’s diversity problems are exacerbated by its obsession with genius coders and brilliant founders, Carissa Romero, a partner at the diversity consulting startup Paradigm, said today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY. Romero, who took part in a panel of diversity advocates, said that the …

Startups

This new image-editing app is so good, I'm ditching Photoshop

Less than shocking news: The photo above isn't actually a museum-aged Kodacolor portrait of my grandfather. It's a digital picture of my friend Sean, who dropped by my headshot studio and was nice enough to lend his picture to this article.<p>The film-like texture, dust, and scratch marks are courtesy …

Tutorials

18 renovation apps to know for your next project

Everybody needs a little help sometimes<p>Embarking on a home renovation project is no easy feat, but thanks to today's advances in internet technology, there is probably a stellar app out there ready to assist with every part of the process.<p>Below, we rounded up 15 standouts across three …

Leaked Continuum Video Shows Microsoft Has Found Its Mojo Again

Something has happened at Redmond. Whatever it is, it’s been enough to stir a few echoes back here with someone who left Windows as a platform over a decade ago for OSX. Of course I could sit here and quote statistics all night long about Android vs. Windows vs. OSX (and iOS in its various forms) …

Software

See the secret airplane bedrooms where flight attendants sleep on long-haul flights

But where do they do it?<p>Most Boeing 777 and 787 airliners have a secret stairway that leads to a tiny set of windowless bedrooms for the cabin crew — and few people know they even exist.<p>See what the secret cabins look like.<p><i>An earlier version of this story was written by Jim Edwards.</i>

Aviation

How to turn your phone into a holographic display, for free

As we have been reminded recently by the furore around the Holus tabletop display, most current holograms are an effect more than a technology. …

Augmented Reality

11 Eating Habits That Will Uncover Your Abs

Your six-pack solution is finally here. The video above features the essential exercises guaranteed to blast flab from your belly—no crunches …

Articles about meticulous renovation turns run down house storage smart gem on Dwell.com - Dwell

Minute details and judiciously applied materials create a refined home in San Francisco.<p>Persistence paid off for this California couple who worked overtime for two years to tackle their all-in-one loft renovation.<p>Upside-down houses have been on my mind lately.<p>For a Toronto couple with a love of …

Architecture

25 Best Snacks For Weight Loss

From the editors of RedbookMag.com, four nutritionists share the small bites that pull their own weight in the dieting department so you don't have to.<p><b>1) Hard-boiled eggs with sriracha sauce</b> To improve thyroid function—the gland manages growth and metabolism—look no further than a low-calorie, …

The 20th-anniversary PlayStation 4 looks amazing

PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition<p>PS4 20th Anniversary Edition<p>White Anniversary Box<p>Box Rear<p>Sliding Out of the Box<p>The Box<p>Open Sesame<p>Classic …

20 Desserts to Fulfill All Your Chocolate and Vanilla Desires

Let's be honest, when it comes to dessert we usually just want something with chocolate or vanilla—like one of these 20 sweet treats, for example<p><b>The preference of chocolate or vanilla is often a very polarizing topic</b>. But whether you like a rich, fudgy cake on a cold night or a big scoop of ice …

Dessert

Emma Watson Is Now an Ivy League Graduate

Photo: via Twitter<p>Though we hear about celebrities giving higher education a stab every so often, it's fairly unusual that we actually see them follow through from freshman year to graduation—<i>especially</i> when their careers continue to take off simultaneously. But leave it to Emma Watson to be the …

13 phones that changed the world

Mobile Technology

Samsung Galaxy S5: Fingerprint Authentication to Pay with PayPal

Following Samsung’s official unveiling of the Galaxy S5 at Mobile World Conference 2014 in Barcelona, PayPal has announced it will be the first global payments company to support the device’s mobile fingerprint authentication technology. As a result, Samsung Galaxy S5 owners will be able to use …

Li Ka-Shing invests $23m into fake eggs. No yolk

On one level, it's a picture of a guy making scrambled eggs. But it provides a window onto a much bigger story.<p>In the photo on the right, Li Ka-Shing …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design

What do you do when you’re one of the world’s largest smartphone makers and it’s time to update your flagship device? If you’re Samsung, you trot out the new Galaxy S5, a refined and updated take on last year’s wildly successful Galaxy S4. Like the new Gear wearables, the Galaxy S5 looks and feels …

What Samsung is saying about the Galaxy S5

Samsung isn't going to make a big song-and-dance when it finally reveals its next flagship smartphone, at least not literally. When it announced last year's Galaxy S 4, the company put on a pretty grand show in New York. However, that isn't to say the current darling of Android is keeping …

Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 3 Neo with full S Pen functionality

Expectations have been building for a while about the possibility of a Galaxy Note 3 lite from Samsung and a few weeks ago various different sources started to reveal that the device is to be called the Galaxy Note 3 Neo. Now thanks to a press release published by Samsung Poland the Galaxy Note 3 …

Galaxy Note

20 Ways Apple’s Mac Changed Everything (Other Than the Most Obvious Ones)

On January 24, 1984, at the Flint Center on De Anza College’s campus in Cupertino, California, Apple formally announced the Macintosh at its …

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23 Facial Moisturizers for Every Budget

Our favorite high-tech hydrators at every price point.<p>These face moisturizers go way beyond just, well, moisturizing. Here, our top picks for the formulas that fend off UV rays, shrink pores, boost radiance, and dissolve dark spots.

Skin Care

Best designed Android apps – Google’s new picks

The Android Design team from Google HQ published a new list of Android apps that “go above and beyond the guidelines” when it comes to design.<p>Google first published a Beautiful Design collection in July, praising apps like Pattrn, Pocket, Flipboard, or Pinterest, for their masterfully crafted …

Apps

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

Android News

Earth Singing, The Most Surprising Sound Of 2013

It’s Christmas, so a little less of the serious business, a little more pleasure. If you are looking for an awesome video to send to a friend over the Christmas period, then this one has to be up there. It will surprise you and it will probably make you feel good too.<p>A couple of years ago I used …