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How to use Movies Anywhere to stream your film collection on every device

Your digital purchases now work across Amazon Video, Apple, Vudu, and more<p>Disney has created the buy once, watch everywhere movie service that consumers have always wanted. The company has managed to rally support from a number of major Hollywood film studios — Paramount and Lionsgate are the major …

We tried Keurig coffee pods from 11 major brands — here's the only one worth buying

There's no question that a good cup of coffee can help start your day on the right foot.<p>But a good cup of coffee doesn't need to mean grinding your own beans and weighing them before arduously making a pour over — sometimes convenience trumps taste.<p>But can't we have both?<p>We decided to see which …

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This $200 ring is the first activity tracker I actually want to wear all day, every day

When I got back, I checked my phone to find out my distance, calories burned, minutes active, and heart rate.<p>"You ran 23 active minutes," my phone displayed across the screen. "Only 20 active minutes left today."<p>This was possible thanks to the Motiv ring, a small metal band that fits on the third …

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro review: plastic and pens

The S Pen doesn’t make this laptop great, but it doesn’t get in the way, either<p>When it comes to the Notebook 9 Pro, Samsung thinks sharing is caring. Available in both 13 and 15-inch versions, they’re equipped with most of the same core specs. That means Core i7 processors, up to 16GB of RAM, 128 / …

Repulsor Wearable Flashlight

The LAPD Air Support team has a tool on their helicopters that they call Night Sun, and as the name would suggest, it is strong enough to essentially …

This double-chocolate espresso cookie recipe is a must-make for any chocolate lover

When you're craving a little — or a lot — of chocolate, it's hard to turn down a double-chocolate espresso walnut cookie from Julienne in San Marino. The cookie recipe, which combines melted semisweet chocolate with chunks of bittersweet chocolate folded in at the last minute, makes for a cookie …

Apple’s stock apps suck: Here’s what you should replace them with

When you get a new iPhone, it comes with more than a dozen apps pre-installed for all of your basic needs. These default apps include Calendar, Mail, …

Review: Would You Wear Your Earbuds as a Bracelet?

The big problem with headphones and earbuds is what do you do with them when you're not using them. You could wind up the cable and shove them in your pocket, but the folks at Wraps Wearables have a better idea. The <b>Wraps Wristband Headphones (£14.99-£24.99)</b> are designed to be coiled up and worn …

Smart pet collar is like Apple Watch for your dog

Pet owners like to pretend their animal friends can speak with human words. Some even do a little voice when they’re projecting emotions and motivations on to their buddies. It’s okay — I do it, too. But an upcoming device might make your role as Puppy Lorax unnecessary because it will do the …

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Fitbit Announces New 'Alta' Wearable With Apple Watch-Like Move Reminders

Fitbit today announced the "Fitbit Alta," a new device in its fitness-focused wearable lineup that the company aims to be the intersection between personalized style and in-depth activity tracking. As with all Fitbits, the Alta will track a user's daily activities, exercise, and sleep, but now the …

Grinds: An Alternative to Chewing Tobacco

I still remember the first time I tried dip. I had passed basic training (Army), AIT, and was in the middle of airborne school at Ft. Benning (GA). …

Recipe: Sparkling Espresso with Mint

Learn how to make this refreshing, iced coffee drink<p>Meet your new favorite chilled espresso drink.<p>01<p>Fill cocktail shaker with ice.<p>02<p>Add classic or …

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The Best Carpentry Tips and Advice

We asked carpentry pros who have spent years pounding thousands of nails to pass along some of the best of what they've learned on the job …

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Lively update brings Apple's Live Photos to their real potential

Lively was one of the first great apps for getting access to the Live Photos that are automatically recorded when you take a photo on the iPhone 6s, and it just got better.<p>The latest version of the app is out, and it does everything Apple’s own Photos app should be doing. You can finally choose a …

11 Tiramisu-Inspired Dessert Recipes Even a Novice Baker Can Handle

The distinct flavors of strong espresso, soft and creamy mascarpone cream, fluffy ladyfinger biscuits and a generous dusting of cocoa powder are just a few reasons tiramisu is still a crowd favorite. But making a classic tiramisu cake at home can be a daunting process, and it takes both time and …

How To: The Coffee Press

A step-by-step video<p>Starbucks® partner Chad Moore explains why the coffee press is his favorite brewing method, and shows you how to make a great cup.<p>…

A Beginners Guide to Landscape Photography

Blending with Light – Live Demo<p>Photoshop Tutorials: Learn to create stunning natural looking HDR images in just few minutes!!<p><b>Live Demo:</b> 2:00 PM EDT …

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They Cover Their Old, Dirty Floor In Wooden Circles To Create A Unique And Beautiful Pattern

Cassandra is the Senior Editor of Original Content. She loves sweet tea, binge-watching <i>Antiques Roadshow</i>, and petting puppies.<p>When I think of home …

12-inch MacBook review: 2016 Skylake update

2016 update<p>The 2016 MacBook has a new rose gold finish, Intel's new Core M "Skylake" processor, and faster flash storage. Rather than simply list out …

How to cold-brew coffee at home

Want to know how to make your own cold brew coffee? Follow these instructions for the perfect morning cuppa<p>Cold brew coffee is all the rage these days. It might seem a slightly weird fad – a rather backward way to get a warm cup of coffee - but from a flavour standpoint, there is method in the …

How to set up a paperless office using your Mac or iPhone

Sick of the mountains of paper stacking up in your inbox? You’ve probably heard about the joys of having a paperless office, maybe even thought about setting one up, but didn’t know how.<p>Well, here’s how. Not only is it easy to set to do, it can totally change your life.<p>Here’s how to use your Mac …

Pick up a slick case for your iPhone 6, 6 Plus, Note 4 or Nexus 6 for just $5 on Amazon

Personally, I’ve always preferred a slightly bulkier case to keep my iPhone safe, but I know there are plenty of iPhone owners out there who want …

Review: Split App for iOS Safari

One issue I have with iDevices is the inability to multi-task and have two apps open at once. It really helps to have two screens open, especially when working quickly from your phone.<p><b>Split</b> <b>($0.99)</b> can help with this problem. Just open the app and type in your webpage. The app works horizontally and …

Jesus' Words Backed by Archaeology: The Stones Are Crying Out

A few years ago, people exploring caves outside Jerusalem came across the find of a lifetime: an ancient burial cave containing the remains of a …

The 13 best new apps you might have missed recently

Luckily, we have collected the best apps of the past month so you can find something new to try out.<p>You're bound to find something you like, whether in Microsoft's killer new Outlook email app or in fun little games for passing the time like Psych.

How to make a four-year-old MacBook Pro run like a ‘brand-new computer’ for just $170

MacBook Pros are great computers but they can always benefit from getting a nice hardware upgrade. A Redditor at r/apple who goes by the name of …

Alfred turns your iPad or iPhone into a remote control for your Mac

Another power tool for power users<p>A new app available in the iOS App Store today will let you configure your iPhone or iPad as a kind of supercharged remote control for your Mac. Called Alfred Remote, it essentially offers you multiple panels of buttons to do things like launch apps, control …

Beautiful Inexpensive Rustic Coffee Table

Introduction: Beautiful Inexpensive Rustic Coffee Table<p>Hello fellow makers and DIYers,<p>This is a simple yet beautiful project that can add a lot of …

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'Paint-Your-Own Granite' Is A Thing, And Apparently It Actually Works

We love a good granite countertop -- while its popularity may be quieting down, it's hard to deny the polished look you'll get with one of kitchen decorating's biggest staples.<p>But we NEVER knew you could paint your own granite.<p>The average granite countertop costs between $3,000 and $5,000 to …