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Google now recommends downloads to trick out your Android homescreen

One of the major advantages Android offers over iOS is the flexibility and freedom to customize your homescreen to suit your taste. While iOS only lets you set wallpapers and stuff apps into folders, Android additionally lets you place interactive widgets, use a custom launcher and overhaul the …

How to turn your iPhone or Android smartphone into a satellite phone

Being out of cellphone reception is no problem if you own a satellite phone. Here's how to never miss a call again no matter where you are in the …

Alexa, more cowbell: 18 silly (but fun) Amazon Echo commands

Amazon's amazing Alexa AI assistant keeps getting smarter and smarter. Here are 18 dumb ways you can waste all that wonderful computing power.<p><b>VIDEO:</b> …

Smart Homes

3D embryo atlas reveals human development in unprecedented detail

Digital model will aid vital research, offering chance chance to explore intricate changes occurring in the first weeks of life<p>The beautiful and otherworldly development of the human embryo has been revealed in unprecedented detail in an interactive three-dimensional atlas.<p>The digital models, built …

Prenatal Development

This Redesigned Map Of U.S. Train Routes Might Make You Actually Want To Take Amtrak

You might not have known it from the old map, but you can actually get to a lot of places by train (if you’re willing to take a while).<p>If it’s hard to picture the U.S. with a high-speed rail network like China’s–with trains going 186 miles an hour, and rail trips more than 70% faster than they are …