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Don’t toss that old Android: Turn it into a Chromecast receiver!

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Robert Fruehauf/Shutterstock<p>For its $35 price tag, Google’s Chromecast is already fairly inexpensive. Still, you might …

LookSee, An E-Ink Smart Bracelet, Will Always Fit Your Mood

Fashion and tech, though perhaps an unlikely union, seem to have been getting along quite well over the past year. LookSee, an e-ink smart bracelet that allows users to customize the design through imagery, is the newest love-child of that union.<p>The LookSee pairs with a LookSee app via Bluetooth to …


This App Will Replace Gmail, Dropbox and Slack

When you’re sending tax documents, personal photos or really anything via email, it can be a little unsettling. Is there a third party peeping at this? Could this somehow fall into someone else’s hands? Some of our emails have become as personal as our underwear. Good thing 24-year old Nadim …


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This Entrepreneur Quit His Day Job To Make A Little Rubber Thing For Your Headphones

A cursory search under “headphone management” will bring up virtually hundreds of products. Spoolee’s novel contribution to the category is a twig adrift in an ocean of competition. This seems like a small and unusual product for us to cover but there are three things that make this product stand …


Scientists Figure Out How To Unboil Eggs

Next step: Unscrambling<p>It has often been said that you can't unscramble an egg. But you might be able to unboil one.<p>When you boil an egg, the heat causes the proteins inside the egg white to tangle and clump together, solidifying it. New research published in <i>ChemBioChem</i> by scientists at UC Irvine …

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The Complete Guide to Backing Up Your Computer The Best Way

There’s a reason people don’t bother backing up their computer: thinking about the task of doing it properly becomes too <i></i>difficult. The thing about backups is that it’s not a question of if data loss will strike you, but when and how severely.<p>Backups have long been considered to be incredibly …

Want Your Marriage To Last? Start With A Huge, Cheap Wedding

Before and after, there's the bachelor/bachelorette party, the rehearsal dinner and the day-after brunch. There's the photo booth, which is a definite necessity these days. And what couple doesn't have a website designed to share with the world the first time they laid eyes on each other?<p>"The whole …


Stop What You're Doing And Watch Matthew McConaughey's "Dazed And Confused" Audition

Also, learn the true origin of "all right, all right, all right."<p>Yes, the catchphrase the actor used throughout the 2014 awards season, during which he was nominated for <i>Dallas Buyers' Club</i>, actually originated in this two-decades-old movie!<p>IN A HEADBANGERS BALL T-SHIRT, NO LESS!

'Startup' will glitterbomb your least favourite people

Someone ruined your day? Why not take sweet, petty revenge by sending them a surprise envelope full of glitter, guaranteed to get everywhere and …


Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …


15 impossible videos of babies and toddlers escaping from cribs

This is a thing on YouTube. Parents using crib monitors, or videotaping kids with other devices, to understand how their babies manage to get out. I …

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WhatsApp launches desktop messaging option

<b>Messaging platform WhatsApp has announced that users can now send messages from their desktop web browsers.</b><p>However, in a blog post announcing the feature, the company says that messages will still live on users' phones.<p>The desktop messaging option is also not available to users who access the app …

Mobile Technology

7 Airline Innovations That Will Change the Way We Fly

There was a day not too long ago when seatback TVs on planes looked space-aged, the concept of a call from 30,000 feet seemed impossible, and the idea of WiFi—let alone on a plane—was completely out of the question. Today? You take those things for granted. You even complain about them if they …


I was scammed through LinkedIn

He says scammers targeting LinkedIn are a fairly new occurrence.<p>One of the reasons why criminals are starting to use sites such as LinkedIn to try to …

Identity Theft

Report: Galaxy S6 to feature improved touch-based fingerprint sensor

Fingerprint sensors have been a controversial addition to the feature set of modern smartphones, but as the technology evolves, it’s gaining acceptance as a convenient solution to the problem of securing our devices.<p>Samsung first used a swipe-based fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S5 and continued …