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Apple to Charge $69 to Replace a Lost or Broken AirPod

On its iPhone Service Pricing page, Apple recently updated its repair and replacement costs for AirPods, which went on sale earlier this week.<p>Apple doesn't appear to be offering AppleCare+ for AirPods, instead providing a standard one-year warranty that's available on all Apple products. If the …

Tech Trends

How to Create A Small Home Recording Studio For Less Than $200 | shopswell

If you are a musician of any type, you may want to be able to record your music at home. This could be useful if you are a small independent startup …

Hurricane Matthew soaks Colombia, heads for Jamaica, Haiti

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — One of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in recent history roared over the open Caribbean Sea on Saturday on a course …

macOS Sierra: Save Disk Space With the New 'Optimize Storage' Option

macOS Sierra, available today, includes a built-in storage optimization feature that's designed to free up storage space on a Mac by storing rarely used files in iCloud, regularly emptying the trash, removing unnecessary files, and more.<p>It's a handy feature that can give you a good amount of …

iCloud

Messages on iOS 10: How to use all the crazy new features

In iOS 10, Messages looks a lot more like Facebook Messenger. Apple added features including Stickers, "Tapbacks" and even apps that you install within Messages.<p>Is it overkill? Maybe. Or maybe it'll do exactly what Apple wants -- make you choose Messages over the increasing number of competing apps …

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100 movies on Netflix that everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

Netflix has a lot of titles to choose from. Actually, combining its original content, movies, and TV shows, you could go on an endless binge and …

‘Steven Universe’ artist shuts down Twitter after harassment

<i>Steven Universe</i> storyboard artist Lauren Zuke deleted her Twitter account Friday after negative feedback from fans about a pairing of two of the …

How the Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ Gave Brian Wilson a Nervous Breakdown

The magic behind rock & roll’s artistic revolution of 1966<p>W<b>hen Brian Wilson first heard</b> the Beatles’ 1965 album <i>Rubber Soul</i>, he was so astonished by …

How Teens Actually Feel About Social Media Ads

<b>Correction appended, Aug. 3</b><p>Kaci Owens, a 16-year-old high school junior from Liberty Township, Ohio, knows she’s going to be blasted with advertising …

Zungle sunglasses double as bone-conduction headphones

Sometimes the worst names come attached to the best ideas. Take Zungle, for example. It had the bright thought to pair bone-conduction headphone tech with sunglasses, and then decided to call that product "Zungle Panther." It's currently on Kickstarter, and has already reached well over double its …

These are the 10 best gadgets under $100

What's more pleasurable than upgrading an old, ailing piece of technology with something fresh and new? Or improving your life with a kind of gadget you've never before owned?<p>Unfortunately, we can't all upgrade our phones or laptops to the latest model. But there are plenty of devices that fall …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple introduced iTunes Store 13 years ago today

The iTunes Store turns 13 year old today, having originally opened its virtual doors on April 28, 2003 — back when 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” was riding high in the music charts, <i>Anger Management</i> and <i>Bulletproof Monk</i> were in theaters, and Saddam Hussein had just been ousted from power.<p>Who could’ve …

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YouTube, Advanced Technology, And The “Billion-People Problem”

The planet’s biggest video service boasts increasing technical sophistication. Every bit of it has to scale up. And much of it is invisible.<p>“All right, here we are in front of the elephants. The cool thing about these guys is that they’ve got really, really, really long, um, trunks. And that’s …

Call of Duty Zombies - the accidental creation of a glorious gaming monster

“My job is to kill you.” So says Jason Blundell, Director of Zombies at Treyarch, the team that makes the Black Ops arc of Call of Duty games, and …

Edgar Allan Poe: the master of horror writing

<b>The Murders In The Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe, considered to be the first modern detective story, was published in the USA on April 20, 1841. In this article, first published in January 2009, author Joanne Harris celebrates the psychological complexity of his Gothic tales.</b><p>I first became …

The internet is the best set of parents a millennial could ask for

It's not a fact I'm particularly proud of, but one that's easier to admit than the fact it happened after watching nearly an hour's worth of YouTube videos in my bathroom.<p>With my laptop awkwardly bent inside the sink (which I made sure was sufficiently dry) I followed along with video after video …

Geek Humor

Apple expects your iPhone to be replaced after three years

Apple Watch expected to last only three years too, while Mac computers should last four, plus Apple slip-up points to OS X rebranding as MacOS<p>Apple has said that it expects so-called first owners of £500 iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches to replace them after only three years of use, and Mac …

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Music streaming boosts sales of vinyl

<b>Music streaming sites are helping to drive sales of vinyl, new research suggests.</b><p>Half of consumers say they listened to an album online before buying a vinyl copy, according to an ICM poll, shared exclusively with the BBC.<p>The behaviour is more common for people who use ad-funded services such as …

Sony Music

This Is The ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ And Pink Floyd Mashup You Were Looking For

Everybody knows that Pink Floyd’s album <i>Dark Side of the Moon</i> and the film <i>The Wizard of Oz</i> supposedly “sync up,” so that, if you watch the movie and listen to the album at the same time, the music and lyrics seem to work together, as if it were intentional. Well, at least everybody who has had the …

How Making a Murderer’s Steven Avery Could Be Freed Without a Trial

Defense attorney Kathleen Zellner, who took on Steven Avery’s case in late-January, has said that her goal is not to secure her client a new trial — …

Marissa Mayer could get up to $37 million if Yahoo gets sold

Marissa Mayer's tenure at Yahoo could be wrapping up soon. But if she plays her cards right, she could make out like a bandit.<p>Rumors are heating up about a deal to sell Yahoo. If there is a sale, Mayer could get ousted. In that case, she would take home about $37 million, according to the terms of …

We will all have personal robot assistants within the next decade

You decide to confide in your robotic assistant, who asks you a series of questions about what's most important to you: Nearby schools, bars, or parks? A price range? A home for two or seven?<p>After some back-and-forth, it tells you your affordable dream home is two miles away from a reputable public …

Artificial Intelligence

Ben Affleck's Response to Batman v Superman's Awful Reviews Is the Saddest Thing You'll See All Day

Apparently Ben Affleck needs to work on his poker face.<p>The 43-year-old actor was in the middle of a recent press appearance for his latest film,</i> …

Trax & Wax is a vinyl subscription service for those craving that fresh, underground dance sound

Launched this week, London-based startup Trax & Wax is the first vinyl subscription service focused on sub-genres within electronic dance music. It works with the most prominent distributors of dance music including Rush Hour, Clone, Syncrophone, and Word & Sound to select a personalized monthly …

Metallica's 'Master of Puppets' Is So Damn Good, It's Being Historically Preserved

The US Library of Congress has announced they are safeguarding the thrash metal opus for future generations.<p>What exactly makes an album objectively ‘important’? How many copies it sold? How many people it influenced? If it was created by David Bowie?<p>According to the US Library of Congress, an album …

Vinyl Sales Surpassed The Money Made Off Of Free Streaming In 2015

By this point, the proliferation of vinyl in the music industry is a well-known fact. Sales of vinyl have been soaring while CDs have fallen off the map. In 2015, old music outsold new music, in part due to the fact that people love buying records, because of the sound quality and the tangible …

Google has had a negative effect on office design, says Jeremy Myerson

The Google-inspired fad for slides and ping-pong tables has had a damaging impact on the workplace, according to office design expert Jeremy …

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How To Fix Broken Headphones Using These Simple Soldering Steps

I have recently begun teaching myself how to solder with the hopes of crafting my own DJ controls in the near future. I had many, many questions when …

Inside Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Fight With the FBI

The day after the massacre in San Bernardino, Calif., where Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik shot to death 14 people and wounded 22 others at a …