Brian Phillips

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9 Comedians Reveal Jokes They’d Like to Steal If They Could Get Away With It

John Mulaney.<p>Ooo doggy, joke stealing makes everyone so mad all the time. But, like all types of stealing, it sure seems like fun if you knew you’d …

Comedy

Google location tracking: Turn it off for real

Google is watching you. That's what everyone says half-jokingly about the search giant, which has often been accused of Big Brother-style monitoring of your searches, voice activity and location.<p>Now it appears that even if you manually disable Google Location History, Google Maps and other apps may …

Maps

How to Remove Car Door Handle Scratches

Is the area around your door's handle covered in ugly scratches? Here's how to make it look like new.<p>The door handle area of a car often accumulates scratches, markings, and other damage because, well, people use the handle every time they open the door. Finger nails, keys, jewelry, and anything …

How To: 100+ Secret Dialer Codes for Your iPhone

The dialer screen on your iPhone has a lot more to it than just entering phone numbers and hitting the green call button. It's not very obvious, but …

7 Advanced Smartphone Photography Tips

While most smartphone users are happy simply shooting in auto mode, phone cameras are much more powerful than they might think. The key to smartphone …

8 iPhone Camera Settings You Must Master to Take Better Photos

Think you already know everything about the iPhone camera?Well, if you’re a professional photographer who loves to fiddle with settings, that might …

Apple’s newest iPhones have wireless charging, and your old iPhone can too for $17

I wasn’t sure whether or not wireless charging was a must-have smartphone feature until Apple finally added it to its 2017 iPhone lineup. Now, I …

By removing victims from lynching photos, an artist emphasizes those erased from history

An old black-and-white photograph shows a crowd of people gathered around something, but it is not clear just what. There’s something eerie about it …

7 Natural Ways To Keep Cockroaches & Other Bugs Out Of Your House

Summer means rosé all day, pool floats, and uninvited house guests that won't leave, and I don't mean your couch-surfing friends. These freeloaders …

Automatically Remove People From Your Images in Photoshop

It is nearly impossible to take a photo in some locations without people or cars disrupting the image. Of course you can edit out these objects, but …

What A Histogram is, Why It’s Useful, & How To Read It

Going through the motions of creating and choosing a good image is an evaluative process, and yet, for many people, a critical tool used for image …

These simple steps will ensure you never lose an Apple device ever again

There are few worse feelings than realizing you left your expensive gadget somewhere and have no idea where to look for it. It’s all happened to us …

Apple Watch

A 4-Step Guide to Lasting Longer During Sex

Maintaining control in the bedroom all starts with breathing.<p>It's easy to say the trick to lasting longer in bed is to relax. But if were that easy, you'd have already done that. A more practical approach? Treat it like an athlete building new muscles—specifically, the ones around your lungs.<p>"If …

9 Secret Shortcuts of People Who Are Good at Everyday Math

Even in an age of smartphones, crunching numbers quickly — and getting good at it — can give you snappy, useful answers to pressing real-life math …

Mathematics

‘Wait Wait’ … Please Tell Me: The Story Behind NPR’s Beloved Quiz Show

Until the late ’90s, Carl Kasell was known among public radio listeners as the diligent reader of hourly news updates during NPR’s <i>Morning Edition.</i><p>He …

Comedy

The Verge on Twitter: "Chrome is turning into the new Internet Explorer 6 https://t.co/fsMhklvj7d… "

New conversation<p>End of conversation<p>New conversation<p>End of conversation<p>New conversation

Researchers just accidentally found an effective Alzheimer’s treatment while trying to cure diabetes

Developing new treatments for ailments can be a tedious and frustrating process for scientists. Oftentimes, newly developed drugs just don’t work the …

Dementia

19 Smart Home Hacks That'll Make You Say "Why Didn't I Know About This Sooner?"

Low-stress tricks and shortcuts.<p><i>Submissions have been edited for length or clarity.</i>

11 iPhone email tips you'll wish you'd known all along

I can't quit the stock iOS Mail app. I've had brief dalliances with the Gmail app and a handful of other email apps that promise to improve my life, but I keep coming back to the Mail app. As a result, this long-time Mail app Gmailer has picked up a few tricks along the way.<p>1. Archive vs. …

Fasting diets such as 5:2 could make people smarter, finds study

Intermittent fasting diets such as the popular 5:2 could improve memory and learning capabilities, finds study.<p>While this type of regime is typically …

The Best Jazz Reissues and Rediscoveries of 2017

Like the history of cinema, the history of jazz depends largely on availability, which is why roundups of historical reissues and discoveries is more than a matter of new delights—it’s a question of setting the record straight. When Ornette Coleman died, at the age of eighty-five, in 2015, his …

Trumpeter

Apple will give you more cash for your dusty old Mac

Apple has increased its trade-in values for a bunch of old Mac models. Machines released in 2009 and later could now earn you up to $2,500. That’s a generous $1,000 more than the previous limit.<p>If you were thinking about treating yourself to a new Mac this Christmas, Apple just made it a whole lot …

The Best Jazz Albums Of 2017

Jazz had an amazing 2017. It was the music’s centennial—the Original Dixieland Jass Band’s “Dixie Jass Band One Step” and “Livery Stable Blues” were …

The Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock

<b>The wildly entertaining story of progressive rock, the music that ruled the 1970s charts―and has divided listeners ever since.</b><p><i>The Show That Never …

Our 50 favourite albums of 2017

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Vinyl Records

This Extreme Diet Reversed Type 2 Diabetes in Up to 86% of Patients

Incredible.<p>Type 2 diabetes isn't necessarily for life, with a 2017 clinical trial providing some of the clearest evidence yet that the condition can …

Diabetes

'America's dirty little secret': the Texas town that has been without running water for decades

Sandbranch is a small, poor, largely African American community just outside Dallas but its residents have to rely on charitable donations of bottled water<p>It’s a sweltering Saturday in October and Pastor Eugene Keahey is becoming agitated. His flock live in a Texas town that hasn’t had running …

Google Express lets you shop at Costco without a membership

Good news for wannabe bulk shoppers: You no longer need a Costco membership to stock up on a case of Cup O’ Noodles, two 48 oz bottles of Listerine, and a bag of Kirkland signature tortilla chips the size of Rhode Island. As <i>Delish</i> just pointed out, no more borrowing your uncle’s Costco membership …

This Self-Playing Violin Is a Musical Marvel | WQXR | New York's Classical Music Radio Station

In 1910, an instrument maker designed a self-playing violin, a machine that many thought would be impossible to make.