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How to stop annoying robocalls on your iPhone or Android phone

Fight back against the constant, annoying scam calls<p><i>Update May 10th 9:30AM ET: This article was originally published on March 6, 2018 and has been updated to include video.</i><p>Mobile spam calls have been a nuisance for years, but over the last few months, it’s felt to me like there’s been a surge of …

Identity Theft

Excellent New 'Bill and Ted 3' Plot Details Revealed

After years of waiting, <i>Bill and Ted 3</i>, AKA <b>Bill and Ted Face the Music</b>, is finally happening. The funding is in place, <b>Keanu Reeves</b> and <b>Alex Winter</b> are …

Middle Age

Update Your WordPress Website with These 4 Plugins

Give Your WordPress Website a Fresh Update with These PluginsPerforming regular updates on your WordPress website will keep it running smoothly, and …

Web Design

Fast And Furious Director Will Turn Insane '80s Cartoon Into A Movie

The 1980s animated series MASK is in development as a feature film at Paramount. Deadline reports that the movie studio has tapped <i>The Fate of the Furious</i> director F. Gary Gray to develop and direct. The producers are looking to attach a writer for the concept, described as "a contemporary …

Movies

Why Every Amazon Meeting Has at Least 1 Empty Chair

Three people, five people, 15 people? No matter what size the meeting, every Amazon event has one extra seat.<p>Amazon is a retail giant, a technology leader, and one of the world's top brands. But there's something missing at every single meeting in the company.<p>No, it's not an agenda.<p>But it does have …

HP’s new ZBook Studio x360 is a convertible laptop made for creatives

The laptop has a 15.6-inch, 4K, touchscreen display and comes with a Wacom AES pen with 4,000 levels of pressure sensitivity<p>HP is aiming its new ZBook Studio x360 laptop at creatives who might need a portable and convertible device that supports intensive workloads. Similar to what HP did with the …

Dell's new XPS 15 has faster chips in the same bezel-less body

Dell has just revealed its new spring lineup, and among the all-in-ones and gaming PCs taking centre stage is the revamped Dell XPS 15 -- and it's the most powerful version yet. While it looks largely the same as its 2017 predecessor, with an identical chassis, what lies beneath packs a serious …

Adobe's AI will automatically color-match shots in Premiere

At NAB 2018, Adobe has announced that the Sensei AI used in Photoshop and Lightroom have come to its Premiere Pro CC editing app. The first tool, Color Match, takes a lot of tedium out an edit. Even when filmmakers are careful, hues and tones can vary from shot to shot, so editors usually have to …

Intel brings a six-core i9 CPU to laptops

With its latest batch of 8th-generation Core chips for laptops, Intel is focused on delivering even more desktop-like performance. Just take a look at its new six-core monster processor, the Core i9-8950HK. We were impressed that the company was able to bring quad-core chips to ultraportables with …

Acer's Nitro 5 gaming laptop now packs a six-core Intel processor

Acer's Nitro 5 gaming laptop has never been particularly remarkable outside of its price, but you might have reason to sit up and take notice after today. The PC builder is launching a version of the 15.6-inch portable with options for shiny new six-core Intel Core i7+ processors. If you're playing …

The $200 Fitbit Versa is the best smartwatch I've ever used — yes, even better than the Apple Watch

With the Fitbit Versa, Fitbit has created a near-perfect smartwatch.<p>The $200 Versa — available for preorder now and shipping in April — is Fitbit's second "true smartwatch." It has Fitbit's fitness tracking built in, along with a touchscreen that provides on-watch workouts, call, and text alerts, …

10 Steps To Successfully Launch A New Facebook Page For Your Business

Anyone can easily start a new Facebook page in minutes, but it’s not as easy to make a successful page that reaches and engages people. This is why …

Marketing

Google’s Flutter app SDK for iOS and Android is now in beta

Flutter is Google’s open source toolkit for helping developers build iOS and Android apps. It’s not necessarily a household name yet, but it’s also less than a year old and, to some degree, it’s going up against frameworks like Facebook’s popular React Native. Google’s framework, which is heavily …

The WyzeCam gets a smarter sequel that still costs only $20

That the $20 WyzeCam worked as well as it did is still kind of a surprise. It's no wonder then that the Amazon alums who created it have been working on a sequel: the WyzeCam v2. It'll still cost $20 when it starts shipping at the end of February, but don't let yourself be fooled by its …

Disney is reportedly rebooting The Muppets for its streaming service

The service will also include Marvel movies and a live-action Star Wars series<p>Disney is planning to create a new <i>Muppets</i> TV series for its not-yet-launched streaming service, according to <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i>.<p>Details on the series are scarce, but it’s in line with earlier reports about the kind of …

Someone Made A 3D Game Engine In Microsoft Excel Using Nothing But Formulas

Why bother with Unity, Unreal or even Game Maker, when you can fire up Excel and whip up a game made up of formulas? Sure, you're spending sanity …

Game Development

This app is the secret to never forgetting your passwords again

Making “password” your password just won’t cut it. You need strong combinations of numbers, letters, and weird characters to stay safe online. But …

GM plans to release cars with no steering wheel in 2019

If the Department of Transportation grants GM's latest Safety Petition, the automaker will be able to deploy its no-steering-wheel, pedal-less autonomous car next year. GM has not only revealed what its Level 4 self-driving vehicle will look like -- in a video you can watch after the break -- but …

'Marvel Rising' superteam launches with four digital shorts

Marvel is combatting X-Men and Avengers fatigue some you probably already feel by launching a new ragtag band of superheroes in 2018. The new franchise called <i>Marvel Rising</i> will start with six, four-minute digital shorts that will be followed by <i>Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors</i>, a feature-length …

Facebook Is Introducing a Campaign Budget Optimization Tool for Advertisers

Facebook announced that it will begin rolling out a campaign budget optimization tool to advertisers “in the coming months.”<p>The social network said …

Getting More People to Like Your Business' Facebook Page

Learn how to run a successful Like campaign, the foundation of all Facebook advertising.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from</i> <i>Perry Marshall</i><i>,</i> <i>Keith Krance</i> <i>and Thomas Meloche’s book</i> Ultimate Guide to Facebook Advertising. <i>Buy it now from</i> Amazon | …

Review: Amazon's new Cloud Cam gave me peace of mind

Amazon is today releasing its much anticipated indoor security camera. The company’s Cloud Cam is a fancy little Alexa-connected gadget that does so much more than just watch for prowlers. I tried it out for a week and the biggest problem I had was realizing I needed one in almost every room.<p>Cloud …

Google Just Released the Best Laptop of the Year (Sorry Apple, Dell, and HP) | Inc.com

It looks and feels like a smartphone, which is a strange way to start out a laptop review. The Google Pixelbook, at 0.4 inches thick and only 2.4 pounds, reminded me so much of a high-end Android smartphone that I almost felt like I should have been able to make phone calls with it (you can, …

Google Docs

I Read More Than 20 Instagram Studies so You Don’t Have to. Here’s What I Found.

At Buffer, we’re big fans of using data and research to guide our social media strategy. So when it came to finding the best Instagram strategy, I …

Marketing

Surface Book 2 hands-on: The sequel we’ve been waiting for

It turns out the Surface Laptop isn't Microsoft's only proper notebook this year. The Surface Book 2 was just announced, and at first glance, it seems to fix all of the issues we had with the original model (as well as last year's refresh). It has a stronger hinge, so there's no more screen …

Origin's NT-15 Quadro is a slim laptop with pro video-editing power

I'm obsessed with lightweight, discrete graphics laptops, especially models that excel at video editing and 3D. So when I first saw Origin's 4.3-pound NT-15 Quadro, equipped with an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and NVIDIA professional-level Quadro P4000 Max-Q graphics, I had to try it. And not …

Siblings

Waymo ad campaign aims to get the public behind self-driving cars

Waymo announced today that it has created "the world's first public education campaign for fully self-driving cars." It's called the "Let's Talk Self-Driving" campaign and it aims to increase understanding of self-driving technology and convince would-be riders that it's safe.<p>The company has teamed …

How to Use Social Media Marketing to Generate $632,481 in Sales

Social media marketing is a great tool when it comes to building a brand.But making money from it by propelling sales is tough.In fact, many …

Marketing

27 Things the World's Best Travel Agents Bring With Them on Every Trip

From luggage to a large clothespin (we’ll explain later), these are the items award-winning travel agents always pack.<p>If there’s one thing years of …

Travel Industry