Joseph McWhirter

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 review: The best $150 Android phone ever

Xiaomi has been cranking out quality handsets over the past couple of years at attractive price points. I really liked last year’s Redmi 2 and was anxious to put the Redmi Note 3 through its paces to see what you could get for $150 (Rs. 10,000) in India.<p>As it turns out, a lot. There are two …

Phones

Lenovo Ideapad 100S laptop now available at Rs 14,999

Lenovo now brings to India an 'affordable' laptop running Windows 10 with a price tag that reads Rs 14,999.<p>First unveiled at the IFA last year, the …

Wondering which Chromebook to buy? Google can help you pick

You have decided to make the jump to a Chromebook and now it’s time to find the right one. With so many options out there, we know it can be a bit hard to find the one suited for your specific needs. You can always refer to our ‘Best Chromebooks’ list for some guidance, but if you need a bit more …

Google

Coding a Way Out of the Refugee Crisis

Apps for migrants to Europe are everywhere. But how much can they really help?<p>Displaced by civil war? There’s an app for that. Scratch that: There are several dozen apps for that. Which one would you like?<p>Coding humanity’s way out of crisis has become popular in recent years, pioneered in response …

In Japan, Drones Guide Robot Trucks At Construction Sites

More machines, fewer humans<p>Japan’s Komatsu makes construction equipment, and has for almost a century. Construction vehicles are nothing without people to drive them--or at least they used to be. As either an alternative to rising labor costs or simply a solution when workers aren’t available, …

Robotics

Change the way you use the Internet with these 10 incredible tips and tricks

Every once in a while, we’ll share some of the most interesting life hacks we find around the Internet — simple ways you can improve your life …

Hacking

One Way To Fight The California Drought: Study Trees

You can tell how old a tree is by counting its rings, but those rings have a lot more to say. And if you live in California, which is in the midst of …

3D Printed Fish Can Detect And Remove Toxins From Liquid

And could one day become medicine that you swallow<p>We all know that eating fish is good for your health, but what about fish shaped robots?<p>In a study published this month in <i>Advanced Materials</i>, researchers from UC San Diego announced that they'd figured out a way to 3D print tiny microrobots in the …

UC San Diego

How to download and install Windows 10 without using Windows Update

Windows 10 launched today (read our review), but because Microsoft is releasing its new OS in waves, not everyone can get it right away. Furthermore, some users are having trouble with Windows Update (on one of my PCs, I got an error last night, and this morning it simply got stuck on “Checking for …

Windows 10

Free tools to find out if your computer is infected with Hacking Team malware

Are you 100% sure your devices aren’t infected by Hacking Team surveillance malware whether that means you might be a target of some government or a …

Light-up signs let co-workers know to stay away

Everything about your vibe – the earbuds, furiously typing fingers and intense body language – says <i>do not approach.</i> But the steady stream of co-workers stopping by your desk can’t take a hint.<p>You could tell people “Can’t talk now!” but you’re afraid to come off as rude. Your politeness is killing …

iOS Apps

How to install Popcorn Time app on iOS to watch movies and TV shows

When it comes to enjoying online content such as movies and TV shows iOS has a long way to go. Due to Apple’s limitations you cannot directly …

Smart TV

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Civil Service