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The 100 Greatest Innovations Of The Year

Popular Science's Best Of What's New Awards, all in one place<p>Each year, <i>Popular Science</i> picks the 100 greatest new innovations in technology to feature in our Best Of What's New issue. Discover the most exciting developments in consumer gadgets, sustainability, medicine, automobiles and more.<p>Follow …

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5 can't-miss apps: Carousel, Cheezburger, Next Glass and more

5 can't-miss apps: Carousel, Cheezburger, Nextglass and more<p>Carousel<p>Cheezburger<p>My Asics<p>Next Glass<p>Things<p>With Uber enraging users and sparking a Senate …

Who will inherit your family cottage? Seven questions to get you started

You've probably heard the story about the young man whose father was very ill, with only a few days to live. The young man approached the woman of his dreams and told her that his father was ill, and that in just a few days he would inherit vacation properties worth millions.<p>To his delight, the …

How to become a typing master with the iOS keyboard

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Unlike the interesting history of Apple’s physical keyboards, the virtual keyboard on iOS does not have much of a tale to …

Two Dots, The Sequel To Betaworks’ Dots, Is A Beautiful Monster

My highest score on Dots — the original Dots — is 414. I achieved this respectable, albeit relatively average, score about a year ago, just after Dots was first released. When I open up the app now, I never play for more than a few tries. I can never get anywhere close to 400. I can’t even get …

Google Received 12,000 Requests to be 'Forgotten' on First Day, Report Says

It's been less than 48 hours since Google launched its online tool that allows people in the European Union to request to be "forgotten" from search …

Gen Y's lack of financial independence is striking

In our new #genYmoney blog, a recent Canadian grad chronicles her real-life journey to becoming a financially independent adult. She - and some other members of her generation - have found it difficult to find paid work in their chosen field. Did you? Cast your vote below or click here.

Empress Of Ireland Sinking: 'Canada's Titanic' To Mark 100th Anniversary

MONTREAL - Clinging to the side of a doomed ocean liner, Leonard Delamont wrapped his lifebelt around his mother, kissed her goodbye and jumped into …

10 GIFs Of Deep-Sea Creatures Encountering A Sub

Never-before-seen images from a recent expedition to the ocean floor<p>For the past three weeks, we've been following an incredible livestream of the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, filmed from a submersible operated by researchers aboard the Okeanos Explorer.<p>The expedition, led by the National Oceanic …

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Google Drive for Android to lose document editing, prompt downloads of Docs and Sheets apps

Looks like the new Docs and Sheets apps were harbingers of changes for Google Drive's Android app. The good folks at <i>Android Police</i> parsed Drive's new, currently unreleased version and discovered that it no longer has document or sheet editing capabilities. Should you try to make changes, the app …

1Password for iPad Gets Its Biggest Update Ever, Adds Users’ Most Requested Feature & More

<b>1Password</b> for iPad and iOS has been updated this week (to Version 4.5) – and it’s the biggest update ever for the already excellent password manager app.<p>The update starts strong by making a change that the developers say is by very, very popular demand – making search always accessible at the top …

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Microsoft Office or Google Docs?

Walt Mossberg discusses productivity suites, and how you can track your steps on an iPhone without a fitness band.<p><i>You have some tech questions, I have some answers. Every Friday, I try to resolve these mysteries, succinctly and in plain language. Please send questions to walt@recode.net. Note that</i> …

Why Google doesn’t care about college degrees, in 5 quotes

Google isn’t big on college degrees, although the search giant is inundated with applicants touting perfect GPAs from Ivy League schools.<p>Google’s chairman and head of hiring, Laszlo Bock, has given a few insights in the <i>New York Times</i> on how he sorts through a multitude of bright applicants.<p>The …