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Apple is about to hold the biggest event it's had in years — here's what to expect

It's an announcement we've been expecting for months; Apple has held press events to introduce its newest smartphone to the world every September since 2012.<p>But what makes this event different is that analysts and industry watchers are expecting the company to talk about more than just its new …

Apple Watch

Police Stop You While You're Carrying A Bunch Of Cash. What Happens To Your Money?

Last week, police pulled over NFL defensive tackle Letroy Guion was while he was driving in his hometown of Starke, Florida. An officer claimed that Guion had failed to keep his Dodge Ram pickup truck in a single lane and that there was a "strong odor" of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. After …

New app promises to give your iPhone a 32MP camera

How would you like an app that transforms your regular 8-megapixel iPhone 6 camera into a 32-megapixel one?<p>Okay, so it’s not <i>exactly</i> as miraculous as it sounds, but photography app Hydra is a worthy tool to add to your virtual camera bag. It works by taking a series of up to 60 small images and then …

FCC raises minimum broadband speed to 25 Mbps

You may have thought you had a nice, zippy Internet connection at home, but if it’s less than 25 Mbps, you can’t describe it as “broadband” anymore.<p>On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted to<b>change the definition of broadband Internet</b>. Now, a connection must have a 25 Mbps download …

Sling TV preview: Does this $20-a-month cord-cutter service work as promised?

Sling TV, a $20-a-month service for cord-cutters, made quite the debut earlier this month, winning our Best of CES award amid a flood of attention from press and customers alike. But can the app really live up to its promise to "Take Back TV"? I've had access to the beta for a few days, allowing me …

Would You Rent a Watch Instead of Buying It? Eleven James Hopes So

Earlier last year there was a lot of publicity about Eleven James – a fairly new company with a fairly new concept – especially as it relates to luxury watches. The idea is simple: rent a luxury watch. It is definitely contrary to the sentiment voiced in the famed Patek Philippe marketing statement …

10 Easy Ways To Free Up A Lot Of Space On Your iPhone

Your iPhone is full of junk you don't need. And a recent class action lawsuit against Apple has brought to light that even if you buy a 16 GB iPhone, you can't actually use all 16 GB of storage.<p>So let's try to make the most of what you have. We have identified 10 simple ways you can manage and …

Apps

12 Things You Didn't Know About Airstream Trailers

<i>By: Jordi Lippe</i><p><i>Credit: Kate's Lazy Desert/Facebook</i><p>They've popped up in movies and on TV. You may have even caught a passing glimpse of one on the open road. But long before Matthew McConaughey stepped out of his retooled Airstream onto the beach and (probably) said "alright, alright, alright," …

RVs

Go Here, Not There: 10 Alternative Destinations for American Travelers

Ah, those tried-and-true getaways...<p>Looking for gambling and a good time? Vegas it is. A tropical paradise? Off to Hawaii. While we love 'em for obvious reasons, our favorite vacation spots can come with crowds - and you might be hard pressed to find that "hidden gem" feel while you're there.<p>A new …

Undiscovered

Great Whiskeys for New Year's Eve Celebration By John Mariani

This is a new Golden Age for whiskies, spirits whose popularity was long ago eclipsed by tasteless vodkas and white rums. The emergence of single malt Scotches, small batch bourbons, even a resurgence of new ryes, has made it a hot category again--and not a cheap one. Indeed, the price of a lot of …

Whiskey

The Open Bay helps launch 372 ‘copies’ of The Pirate Bay in a week, becomes GitHub’s most popular project

isoHunt, the group now best known for launching The Old Pirate Bay, has shared an update a week after debuting The Open Bay. The Pirate Bay, the most popular file sharing website on the planet, still isn’t back following police raids on its data center in Sweden, but its “cause” is very much …

The Making of a 3D Printed Alien Xenomorph Suit

A man by the name of James Bruton has been working on a 3D printed costume for a couple months now, and his designs are finally starting to come together. With a Lulzbot TAZ 3D printer with a dual extruder and whole bunch of plastic filament, Bruton has created a fantastically fun cosplay suit that …

Tesla's CTO Wants To Take Batteries To A New Dimension

And inside, instead of multiple dials and switches, a large touchscreen dominates the centre console. Established carmakers have tended to make modest electric vehicles, usually small ones to eke out the range available from their pricey batteries. But it was Tesla, a Silicon Valley startup, which …

Electric Vehicles

Drone pilot wanted: Starting salary $100,000

Drone jobs are in high demand.<p>Big companies, such as Amazon and Facebook, are looking for pilots who fly drones and engineers with experience in building the unmanned aircraft. And they are willing to pay top dollar for the right stuff.<p>Federal regulations currently prohibit the use of drones for …

Fiercely Loyal Dog Clings For Miles To Side Of Ambulance Taking His Owner To Hospital

This pooch really went the distance to make sure his owner was going to be OK.<p>After experiencing some dizziness, J.R. Nicholson, an 85-year-old rancher from Mason, Texas, was rushed to the hospital late last month, ABC News reported. Little did he know, his faithful furry friend, Buddy, wasn't …

Huge raid to shut down 400-plus dark net sites

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1122000/1122100_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534563365_074c25190ba99f41335782a29941969a<p><b>Silk Road 2.0 and 400 other sites believed to be selling illegal items including drugs and weapons have been shut down.</b><p>The sites operated on the Tor …

Darknet

Sodium Citrate Will Turn A Block Of Cheese Into The Creamiest Nacho Sauce Ever. Get Some.

There will be a nacho cheese fountain at my wedding reception someday. <i>(If a wedding never happens, this is a formal request that there</i> at least <i>be one at my funeral.)</i> Knowing this, you should now understand that the importance of nacho cheese in my life is paramount. So heed my advice: Sodium …

The World's Best Whisky Has Been Named and Scotland is Displeased

The best whisky in the world is “near indescribable genius.” It scores 97.5 marks out of 100. It is also not Scottish.<p>That’s according to <i>Jim Murray’s</i> …

Japanese man becomes first person to be jailed for making gun with 3D printer

Yoshitomo Imura sentenced to two years for creating a firearm from a 3D printer, in the first case of its kind<p>A Japanese man has become the first person to receive a prison sentence for designing and printing a 3D gun.<p>Yoshitomo Imura, 28, downloaded and printed five plastic guns, two of which could …

WOW Indeed! Budget Airline Launches $99 Flights to Europe

A low-fare airline called WOW just introduced new routes between the U.S. and Europe, with fares that are cheaper than what passengers are used to …

The 'magic glass' that fixes bad eyesight

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have invented a glass screen that corrects bad vision, without the need for spectacles or contact lenses.<p>When placed in front of a device's display it brings the image back into the viewer's focus.<p>The device is compatible with phones, …

Tablets

Will.i.am's Puls wristband has its own 3G, support from AT&T

Will.i.am has just revealed the Puls at Dreamforce 2014, a smartwatch that doesn't need to be tethered to a phone to send texts, emails or make and take phone calls. In fact, Will kept saying it's not a watch, because smartwatches don't typically come with SIM cards, which the Puls does have, along …

I Spent A Week Switching Between The 2 Best Big-Screen Phones In The World ...

It's a tough battle. I've been using the iPhone 6 Plus as my primary phone since it launched. I'm in love with it. I called it a Dream Phone in my review. After years of testing Samsung phones with big, beautiful screens, all I wanted was a supersize iPhone. It took a long time, but Apple delivered.<p>…

Galaxy Note

J.K. Rowling Finally Reveals The Answer To Those Cryptic ‘Harry Potter’ Tweets

There’s a reason <i>Harry Potter</i> fans are so rabid when it comes to the boy wizard. They’ve read seven books, that’s 199 chapters, over 1,000,000 words and they’ve spent years waiting for all those words to be translated to the big screen. But just because they love to read doesn’t mean any of them are …

Acorns for Android Micro-Invests Your Spare Change

Back in August, we brought you news on Acorns, a new iPhone app that wants to help you get rich through micro-investing your spare change. And today, it’s available for Android too.<p>Unfortunately, the app remains a US-only affair. But as with the iPhone incarnation, Acorns for Android connects up …

What it’s like to fly the $23,000 Singapore Airlines Suites class

<i>Editors’ note: This piece was originally published on the author’s personal blog, and then republished by several sites, including Quartz, with the author’s permission. Subsequently, other bloggers accused him of copying pieces of text, photo captions, and a photo from their travel reports. We have</i> …

Singapore Airlines

Sandwich Monday: The Pizza Cake

I generally don't like cake, because it is too sweet, too bland in texture, and doesn't have enough pork products. So I was excited to see this recipe pop up on Buzzfeed. <b>(UPDATE 10/21/2014:</b> For those keeping score, it looks like So Good Blog rolled out this pizza cake recipe months earlier than …

This Trick Helps You Find Misspelled eBay Auctions That Nobody Is Bidding On

The trick relies on one small fact: People often make spelling mistakes on eBay. A missed typo can turn a high-profile item likely to draw plenty of bids into a vacant listing that no one stumbles upon.<p>That's where FatFingers comes in, a website designed to help you search for these typo-ridden …

What You Should Be Doing on LinkedIn Every Month, Week, and Day

You’ve heard it hundreds of times before (and probably will hundreds of times again): You need to be on LinkedIn.<p>But once you’ve created your profile, what’s next? If you’re not actively job searching, it can be easy to throw your information up there and leave it alone until you need to reach out …

The Dark Web Gets Darker With Rise of the 'Evolution' Drug Market

In the digital drug trade as in the physical one, taking out one kingpin only makes room for another ready to satisfy the market’s endless demand. In …