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Hiya Caller ID and Blocker keeps robocallers at bay [50 Essential iOS Apps #3]

Knowing when to answer a call from an unknown number is a game of chance. It might be a family emergency, or it might be a scammer trying to rip you off. Hiya Caller ID and Block is a simple iOS app that attempts to determine whether incoming phone calls are telemarketers, spam, or something worth …

Apps

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

Dropbox for iPad updated with tons of great features

The latest version of Dropbox allows iPad users to move files around with a fingertip. It also works better with long file names.<p>Even though iPad was designed to be controlled with touches, drag-and-drop file management has been slow to come to this tablet. Still, Dropbox is on board.<p>All that’s …

Dropbox

23 High-Protein Sheet Pan Dinners That Pretty Much Cook Themselves

I love cooking, but I hate doing dishes. Unfortunately the two go hand in hand, and unless you're a wizard who can zap away the mess, you kind of …

Sheet Pan

Born to the Blade Aims to Be Game of Thrones, Just for Your Ears

For centuries, seven countries in the sky have solved their political disputes with duels between blade-magicians called Warders... but not for much …

Game of Thrones

Tapping into the Yorkshire beer scene

In a regeneration area of old factories and warehouses, relics of Leeds’ 19th-century industrial might, a hooded monk looks down upon a makeshift beer garden from the top of a Grade II-listed mill. Inside, the scent of hops and malts laces the air. This is Northern Monk, one of dozens of craft …

Beer

SpaceX will build its massive interplanetary rocket in Los Angeles

SpaceX can start building its "Big Fucking Rocket," now that it has officially found a home in LA. Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced on Twitter that the private space giant "will start production development of the Big Falcon Rocket (the spacecraft's tamer name, apparently)" at the port of Los …

Space Travel

Even if you clear your history, Google has a record of all of your search activity — here's how to delete it

YouTube. Panera. Facebook. Equifax. Every week, it seems, there's a new hack to worry about.<p>This ever-expanding list has many people realizing their personal information is less secure than they thought. Consumers are looking for ways to limit their online exposure and take proactive measures to …

Google

How to Check Your iPhone's Battery Health with iOS 11.3

Apple landed in hot water with customers this year when a feature designed to slow the processors of older iPhone models to keep them from suddenly shutting down came to light. Critics maintained that Apple was throttling the speed of earlier iPhone models to push customers towards newer devices, …

Customers

David Allan Peters' Carved Paintings Are Too Gratifying Not to Touch

4 reasons to collect David Allan Peter's carved paintings:<p>1. To truly understand the work of David Allan Peters, you have to know the process behind …

Art

This One-Pot Parmesan Chicken & Rice Is Calling Your Name — Delicious Links

Sometimes a recipe seems too good to be true. Take this one, for example: It cooks in one pot, in under 30 minutes, with only a handful of …

Cooking

Humanity could be waste-free if we lived in a Circular Economy — here's how it would work

Read the full transcript below:<p><b>Teresa Domenech:</b> Wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to really own a car, own a house, or own a phone. What if we just use what we need in the way we need it and then when we no longer need it or when we need something else we just change it easily.<p>Hello, my name …

Sustainability

Gillian Ayres obituary

One of Britain’s most popular abstract painters known for her huge vibrant canvases bursting with colour<p>Gillian Ayres, who has died aged 88, was one of Britain’s most significant abstract painters, a woman of much vitality and generosity, and a domestic person on a grand, overspilling scale. Her …

Art

FBI Raid on Michael Cohen Is the Most Dangerous Day of Donald Trump’s Life

The president’s low-rent Ray Donovan can bully porn stars but not Robert Mueller. The shtick is up.<p>Monday’s FBI raids on Michael Cohen’s Trump Tower …

Donald Trump

How To Purge Everything You Don't Need From Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new — that’s what ringing in the new year is about, right? And, while that is a good motto for many areas of your life, …

Minimalism

This New App Will Help You Identify the Plants and Animals You See in Nature

Learn the difference between a poppy and a windflower.<p>New app Seek is giving curious outdoorsy types an easy way to identify the plants and animals …

Machine Perception

10 Questions to Spot B.S. From Astrophysicist Carl Sagan

A useful crash course in clear-eyed skepticism for the era of fake news.<p>Baloney, bunk, B.S. Whatever you want to call it, it's probably been with us since the dawn of humanity. But these days it feels like we're living in a golden age of bull.<p>Between politicians' cries of "fake news," fact-free …

Fake News

A good look at how the Hobbit movies got so bad

It’s worth your time<p><i>The Hobbit</i> trilogy — a series of words that, to this day, can only be written with a sigh — is long, bloated and mostly unnecessary.<p>That’s not exactly breaking news, but two video essays from culture commentator Lindsay Ellis do a remarkable job of explaining exactly why the …

Movies

A cosmic sense of scale

This animation gives a sense of the awe-inspiring scale of some of the known objects in our universe. It is difficult for human minds to comprehend …

Cosmology

12 Craigslist alternatives to sell stuff, find a job, or get laid

The scary part about loving something is that you must eventually let it go.<p>The internet learned that lesson the hard way in March when Craigslist …

Employment

How to Fold 5 High-Flying Stunt Paper Airplanes

John Collins knows how to make a piece of paper go the distance. In 2012, he set the world record for the farthest flight for a paper aircraft. …

Crafting

Less Than a Year After Charlottesville, the Alt-Right Is Self-Destructing

Less than a year after its deadly rally in Charlottesville, the American alt-right is splintering in dramatic fashion as its leaders turn on each …

Rights & Freedoms

The Best Video Game The Year You Were Born

From 1971 to present, these are the games that moved an entire industry forward<p>From pixels to polygons, here's what was destroying gamers' thumbs the year you were born.

Retrogaming

10 Ideas to Steal from Organic Gardens Around the World

Organic gardening by definition makes everything happier. Instead of growing plants with the help of harsh chemical fertilizers and pesticides, …

Landscaping

The secret of why productivity has outstripped wages for seven decades

An enigma baffling American economists for years has been solved, with a little help from outside. In a study published in January, professors Efraim …

Economics

TRAPPIST-1 Planets' Water Could Actually Be More of a Curse Than We Thought

Astrobiologists looking for life beyond Earth will usually tell you that finding water is a good sign. But in the case of the TRAPPIST-1 system just …

Astronomy

If You Drive a Gas-Powered Car, the End May Be in Sight

New lithium-ion batteries can solve the only real problem with driving electric. Your smartphone will be better too.<p>Lithium-ion batteries are going to get better--a whole lot better--over the next few years. As they do, the only real reason for driving a gas car will gradually disappear.<p>As an …

Electric Vehicles

Escaping Facebook takes more than just deleting your account

So Facebook is bad, and you've decided to quit.<p>There's just one, rather large problem: When it comes to the social media giant, quitting is not the …

Social Media