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Surprise! Amazon just slashed prices on its two best-selling devices

Looking for the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, which is one week from today? Or perhaps you’re looking for the perfect gift for yourself. Either way, …

Smart Homes

Natural Wonders Seen Through Glass

Nature is usually best observed unfiltered, with nothing between you and the trees, bees, and breeze. But sometimes—for comfort, safety, or practicality—it’s better to opt for the next best thing: seeing the natural world through a wall or bubble of glass that protects you from the elements. It’s a …

San Francisco

Google Assistant is smarter than Alexa, study finds

But Amazon's assistant is getting better.<p>The Amazon Echo might sell better than its biggest competitor -- the Google Home. But for the second year in a row, a study found that Google's digital assistant is smarter than Amazon's assistant, Alexa. Alexa is catching up, though, as it was far and away …

Smart Homes

Ginger Page is the 24/7 writing tutor you need on any device

Ever fielded a text or email so chock full of typos and grammar errors that it felt less like reading and more like code breaking? The sad fact is that the advent of quick, on-the-fly digital communication has done its fair share of damage to the English language.<p>Unfortunately, if you suffer from a …

Pictures of the Week 4.19.18

There Are 4 Types of Managers. One Is More Effective Than the Others

In a utopian corporate world, managers lavish a constant stream of feedback on their direct reports. This is necessary, the thinking goes, because organizations and responsibilities are changing rapidly, requiring employees to constantly upgrade their skills. Indeed, the desire for frequent …

Employment

Friends separated by the Holocaust reunite in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Alice Gerstel bid an emotional farewell to her family's closest friends in October 1941, she was hopeful she'd see "Little …

Los Angeles

Gmail's redesign may use 'Confidential Mode' for added security

We've been covering the rumors and leaks surrounding the new Gmail redesign that's coming in the next few weeks, and now <i>The Verge</i> has a new tip. Google is introducing a Confidential Mode, which will allow Gmail senders to prevent recipients from forwarding, copying, downloading or printing certain …

The 15 highest-paying jobs in tech, according to LinkedIn

<b>• IT jobs and other tech roles are supposed to be in-demand and well-compensated.</b><p><b>• But, when it comes to the realms of tech, IT, and software, senior gigs are still the most lucrative.</b><p><b>• That's according to the salary data that LinkedIn put together in order to figure out which tech jobs earn the</b> …

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs Google Pixel 2 XL: Camera comparison

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are finally out and if you’re wondering about the camera, you’ve come to the right place. Samsung’s cameras have always been good, but how does the S9 Plus stack up against the competition? The Google Pixel 2 XL is one of the main contenders, so we decided to the …

The number of US cord-cutters has tripled since 2013

Are you a cord-cutter who has chosen to abandon cable and satellite in favor of streaming services? It’s a trend that has exploded over last few …

Televisions

These are the best signature sandwiches in all 50 states (and DC)

51 signature winning sandwiches<p>Over the course of a year, 10Best and Sandwich America teamed up to find the best sandwich in each U.S. state and …

Cooking

Protect your privacy online with these data-guarding browser extensions

How to fight web trackers.<p>We all know that Facebook and other companies collect data about us. But that's the tip of the iceberg. Web trackers, on everything from shopping sites to social networks, follow your online activities every time you dip a digital toe into the internet. These advertisers …

Privacy

Pebble’s founder is back on Kickstarter with an iPhone battery case that also charges AirPods

Pebble’s founder and former CEO Eric Migicovsky is back with his first new product since the smartwatch maker got rolled up into Fitbit last year. The PodCase doesn’t have the same sort of grand ambitions as his last project, but the new case is the kind of clever one-off product Kickstarter was …

This Genius, Super-Flaky Pie Crust Changes Everything in Piedom

Whether you've made zero pies in your life or hundreds—or thousands!—this dough will change your life.<p>The recipe comes from Stella Parks, a.k.a. the baker, science whiz, and sugar historian behind BraveTart the blog (and the spectacularly genius baking cookbook that dropped yesterday). Her …

Dessert

U.S. medal dominance at worlds could reflect doping cleanup in track

LONDON — For years, athletes from the United States have quietly wondered how they might have fared if they had been competing on a level playing field. This year, they may have found out.<p>Final figures from the medals standings at the world championships that wrapped up Sunday offered evidence that …

Athletics

11 Websites That Let You Book Luxury Hotel Rooms for Cheap

These sites let you book five-star hotel rooms for an affordable price.<p>These days, it’s easier than ever to travel for less. With a click or tap of a …

15 Pairs of Budget-Friendly Fall Shoes That Look Expensive AF

As far as accessories go, It-girl-approved bags and a DDG pair of shoes earn the title of MVA (most valuable accoutrements) hands down. A solid pair of steppers is one of the first things we notice about a look, and be it a streamlined pair of ankle boots or a trend-right set of velvet shoes, a …