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Have Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering Students Solved The Nuisance Of Nasal Congestion?

A team of five biomedical engineering undergraduates at John Hopkins University (JHU) plan to manufacture and sell a device that they say would achieve the same effect as nasal reconstructive surgery for sufferers of chronic nasal obstruction – a condition that affects tens of millions of …

Medicine

21 clever Alexa commands you will use again and again

More than any other device, Alexa has become our closest approximation of artificial intelligence.<p>Amazon's voice assistant has a voice and personality, and if you ask the right question, it'll even get sassy with you. Users even refer to Alexa as “she.” We usually prefer to say her name, rather …

Smart Homes

What to Expect During a Home Inspection

The first thing you need to know about home inspection: You’ll feel all the feels.<p>There’s the excitement — the inspection could be the longest time …

Amazon’s Alexa can now record shows on DirecTV and TiVo

Amazon today announced updates to Alexa’s Video Skills API, which will soon allow users of TiVo, DirectTV, DISH, and Verizon television services to record their favorite shows using their voice on an Alexa-enabled device. This means a user will be able to say “Alexa, record the Warriors game” to …

How to Fold 5 High-Flying Stunt Paper Airplanes

John Collins knows how to make a piece of paper go the distance. In 2012, he set the world record for the farthest flight for a paper aircraft. …

Learn How to Fold a World-Record-Setting Paper Airplane

Growing up with six brothers, John Collins got really good at folding paper planes.<p>"Anything you can beat your siblings at is good," he says.<p>But he …

How to Set Up Reminders, Timers, and Lists With Alexa

The Alexa voice assistant can help you manage your life in a number of ways.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Smart Homes

Videos: 15 Console Gaming Myths You Always Believed That We Debunk

This is a new video from GamingBolt that lists 15 console gaming myths you always believed that we debunk. Despite consoles being the primary source …

Xbox One news: HUGE Microsoft update adds THESE brand new features

GETTYXbox One gets a new update that adds some handy features<p>Xbox One Preview members can check out Microsoft's newest update.<p>The latest Xbox One …

New Xbox One X Enhanced Games Revealed By Major Nelson

In this week’s episode of This Week On Xbox, Major Nelson reveals more details about the latest Xbox One X enhanced games and the latest additions to …

The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger (original narration by Randall)

20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

These Are The 'Smartest' Dog Breeds, According to a Canine Psychologist

Where does your dog rank?<p>There's no easy way to rate dog intelligence. It can be focused on more than one thing.<p>As canine psychologist Stanley Coren …

7 signs Apple may be slowing your old iPhone

On Thursday, Apple apologized for failing to tell us the truth right away: The company had been secretly throttling the speed of older iPhones to keep them from unexpectedly shutting down. The fix? A newly inexpensive battery replacement -- just $29 for any iPhone 6 or later, starting in January …

Apps

The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the Amazon Fire TV -- you might find yourself talking to her more …

Smart Homes

PUBG Beginner's Guide: 12 Tips And Tricks For PC And Xbox One

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds can be an intense multiplayer experience, but the only way to really learn how to play it is to actually jump in. The battle royale-style game pits up to 100 players against each other, with the single goal of being the last player standing. Now that it's on Xbox One …

Details on the Innovative Xbox Control Scheme for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Details on the Innovative Xbox Control Scheme for PlayerUnknown’s BattlegroundsVeteran players of <i>PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds</i> on PC are no doubt …

How to delete all photos from your iPhone (without losing them for good)

Whether you're looking to save on iPhone storage or selling your device, here's how to delete all photos from your iPhone<p>When you’re snapping …

Warframe beginner’s guide: How to survive your first 10 hours

Don’t be overwhelmed!<p><i>Warframe</i> is an intimidating game. Sure, it’s a wildly popular and ridiculously fun free-to-play third-person shooter on Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but its accessibility and popularity doesn’t mean it’s easy to get into.<p>New players can feel overwhelmed after four …

Indie Gaming

The Nintendo Switch is the hottest game system right now — here are its 18 best games

The Nintendo Switch is barely a year old<i>,</i> yet there's already a killer line-up of games available.<p>Whether you're looking for Nintendo staples like "Mario" and "Zelda," fast-paced first-person shooters like "DOOM", or narrative-driven indie RPGs like "Golf Story," there's something for everyone on …

The 8 Best No-Equipment Moves to Get Stronger

When it comes to no-equipment exercises, it’s best to subscribe to the Navy’s KISS principle—Keep it simple, stupid. Straightforward, compound moves …

Learn all the new gestures for iPhone X

The iPhone X has no home button. We already know that, but what does it mean when you’re actually using the phone? The home button is the most important button on the iPhone. It wakes it up, gets you to the home screen, activates Apple Pay, invokes Siri, takes a screenshot, and helps you force the …

11 ways to make Alexa smarter

Thanks to Amazon's dedication to its assistant platform, Alexa, its line of smart speakers has gotten much smarter over the last three years. You can now buy just about anything from Amazon, call or message your family and change the color of your lights, all without reaching for your phone or …

13 Original Xbox Games Are Coming to Xbox One

For years, fans have clamored for a remake of <i>Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic</i>, which made its debut for the very first Xbox in 2003. While …

Xbox

Alexa adds support for custom lists

Amazon today announced it’s improving one of Alexa’s most-used features: lists. The company is expanding both the Shopping list and To-Do list functionality to allow Alexa device owners to create their own lists for any purpose – beyond just things they need to pick up at the store, for example, or …

Amazon's Alexa can create lists for virtually anything

Amazon's Alexa may boast tens of thousands of skills, but there's probably a handful you keep coming back to. If you're the adventurous type, you might use it to find baby-making tunes, brush up on Eurovision trivia, or play a tickling game. Everyone else, it seems, sticks to its most popular …

Smart Homes

How to get the most cash for old iPhones and Apples Watches

With the Series 3 Apple Watches and iPhone 8 and 8 Plus already arrived and the iPhone X launch less than a month away, we wanted to let you know that our trade in partner, MyPhones Unlimited is currently paying more than almost anyone else for your used or broken iPhones. We’ve compared the …

Amazon’s Alexa can now recognize different voices and give personalized responses

Your Echo just got smart enough to tell you apart from the people you live with<p>The battle of the smart speakers has become a constant back and forth between Amazon and Google. Back in April, Google Home gained the ability to recognize individual voices, which allows the device to personalize its …

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …