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Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

Here’s how to unlock your phone under the new rules

Image copyright ponsulak / Shutterstock.com.New rules governing U.S. wireless carriers went into full effect on Wednesday, although many carriers had …

17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …

Breakfast

Recycle Your Run

Wild in both function and aesthetic, Enko is a revolutionary running shoe which, with its two shock absorbers, conserves all the energy stored in …

Running Shoes

Charlie Hebdo,Newspapers & magazines,France,Magazines,Freedom of speech,Media,Charlie Hebdo attack,World news,The Guardian,News<p>French satirical magazine’s surviving columnist says cover is a call to forgive the terrorists who murdered her colleagues last week

Charlie Hebdo

What It's Really Like to Be an Indie Feminist Porn Star

"The sex part is always awkward. I hope people understand that."<p><i>Andre Shakti, 26, was in college for deaf studies and interpreting before she started appearing in porn films for indie companies.</i><p>I started doing sex work when I was 18. I answered an advertisement in our local city paper looking for …

Xiaomi phone teaser leaves much to the imagination, save for its lack of girth

CES may be old news already, but that doesn’t mean January’s new tech train has slowed to a stop. In fact, given the increasingly large significance of key Chinese OEMs like Xiaomi, Huawei, OnePlus, and Oppo, it may not be too long before the world starts to pay closer attention to trade shows that …

22 tips, tricks and shortcuts for Android Lollipop

<b>1. Settings Search Bar</b><p>Settings now has its own dedicated search bar. While this may seem like a very minor addition, it’s actually a great timesaver when you know exactly what you’re after. For example, let’s say you want to change your network settings, but you don’t know where to look. Just head …

Android Phones

Samsung Packs An 8-Core Processor Into Its New 5.5-Inch Galaxy A7 Smartphone

Last year Samsung released an eight-core version of the Galaxy S5, and now it has outed a dedicated octocore smartphone in its own right: the Galaxy A7.<p>Korean firm teased the phone in 2014 and showcased it last week, according to a report, but now it is official with dual 1.8GHz and 1.3GHz …

An extra screen for your iPhone? Check out the popSLATE

Earlier today I wrote about the The Trick Cover which is an hilarious, but not too useful, iPhone cover. Check the video on that one to see what I mean.<p>Since then I’ve stumbled upon another iPhone case (first introduced in 2012, now available for the iPhone 6) that is a lot more useful. Check out …

There Goes Oil ...

And now oil is giving it up, too.<p>Near 12:30 p.m. ET on Friday, West Texas Intermediate crude was tumbling, falling over 2% to back below $48 a barrel after trading above $49 overnight.<p>WTI broke below $47.50 and was down more than 3% at one point Friday.<p>This latest drop in oil comes after Friday …

Ready for the Samsung Galaxy 6?

The latest kid on the block is the Samsung Galaxy 6 concept phone. Its super simple and super thin, quite the candidate for #Bendgate … who knows! …

Samsung Galaxy

HTC launches Desire 826 with UltraPixel selfie camera

As anticipated HTC has launched a new mid-range phone in its Desire range at CES 2015. The Desire 826 is a sibling of, and possible successor to, the Desire 820 which Lanh reviewed in November. However this new Desire phone takes a lot of design cues from the HTC Desire Eye which Joshua reviewed …

Twitter Co-Founder: ‘I Don’t Give a S*** If Instagram Has More Users’

Yesterday, Instagram announced it has 300 million monthly active users. The news drew immediate comparisons between the photo-sharing app, which sold …