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You buy the TV, Google ‘upgrades’ its software and then YouTube doesn’t work …

Google has upgraded its software meaning that many people can no longer watch YouTube on their ‘smart TV’ and set-top box. What can you do?<p>Did you buy a smart TV or set-top box or tablet any time before January 2013? Do you watch YouTube on it, perhaps through an app? Bad news: Google has shut down …

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5 best Android apps for screen recording and other ways too!

One of our more frequent requests from readers is to tell them how to record your screen on Android. The functionality has been around for quite some time but usually requires some tinkering and adjustment to get it. In Android Lollipop, they have a screen recording method building into the OS and …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

10 culture shocks you’ll have in LA

IN A CITY built by fortune-seeking mythmakers, its four million residents spread across an area the size of <i>twenty-two</i> Manhattans and connected by …

Nokia denies reports it will manufacture or sell consumer phones

At the beginning of the week, reports suggested Nokia was planning a return to the smartphone business. Today, the Finnish company has issued a statement denying it has plans to manufacture or sell consumer handsets:<p>Nokia notes recent news reports claiming the company communicated an intention to …

Painkillers and antacids may be removed from subsidised medicines list

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme review told stripping out paracetamol, aspirin and antacids would save budget millions<p>Paracetamol and aspirin could be taken off Australia’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) in a proposed budget measure designed to save millions of dollars.<p>The pharmaceutical …

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Why Amazon paid for 2,000 employees to take classes in things like airplane mechanics and nursing

Rarely do you see the CEO of a $180 billion company care much about its warehouse workers.<p>But Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos takes a pretty unique approach in providing career help to its employees at the company’s fulfillment centers, where Amazon‘s orders get packaged and shipped.<p>Since 2012, Amazon has …

Mystical Photos of Illuminated Forests in the UK by Ellie Davies

Ellie Davies enchants us with surreal portraits of forests that glow with mystical fairy lights and ominous waves of mist. The London-based abstract photographer creates her captivating shots in natural areas throughout the UK. With the woods as her canvas, fireflies appear to illuminate desolate …

Stunning Early Entries in 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

One of our very favorite photo contests has just kicked off! The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest brings out the most breathtaking shots in travel photography. This year, the prizes are really exciting! The grand prize winner will receive an eight day National Geographic Photo …

10 of the weirdest Apple Watch apps

There are plenty of great apps for the Apple Watch, but what about the weird ones?<p>Developers have some interesting ideas for what you’d want to do on your wrist. Here are some of the weirdest, goofiest and most downright bizarre Watch apps:<p>Watchi<p>This app is basically like having a Tamagotchi on …

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