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Netflix, Microsoft, and Google just quietly changed how the web works

The organization that sets standards for the web just failed to beat back a stupid, greedy technology.<p>This week the World Wide Web Consortium, the …

A beginner's guide to your phone's health apps

How to use Google Fit or Apple Health.<p>A plethora of health trackers promise to help you get in shape. But before you start browsing the options, check out the apps built right into your phone. Google Fit and Apple Health, which both launched in 2014 on, respectively, Android and iOS, track your …

Apps

YouTube has a secret 'Dark Mode' – this is how you activate it

Open the Chrome developer tools tab.<p>Windows users can do this by pressing Ctrl + Shift + I.<br>• Mac users can do this by pressing Option + Cmd + I.<p>Select the Console tab.<p>Once in Console, paste the following text: document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE”<br>• Hit enter.<p>Close the developer tools tab and …

Ask Ethan: If The Universe Is Expanding, Why Aren't We?

One of the biggest scientific surprises of the 20th century was the discovery that the Universe itself is expanding. Distant galaxies recede from us and from one another more quickly than the nearby ones, as though the fabric of space itself is being stretched. On the largest scales, the matter and …

Universe

The Best Laptops You Can Buy Right Now For Every Budget

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7 Ways Earth Would Change If Our Moon Were Destroyed

For nearly the entire 4.5 billion year history of our Solar System, the Earth hasn’t been alone while we revolve around the Sun. Our giant lunar companion is larger and more massive than any other moon when compared to the planet it orbits. When it’s in its full phase, it brightly illuminates the …

Astronomy

Google and Amazon race to fix the biggest problem with voice assistants

Current-gen voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant, – which you can interact with by speaking commands to connected speakers from the respective companies – have a major drawback: They can only be connected to a single user account at a time.<p>That means that your partner can’t …

Xbox launches Netflix-like Game Pass subscription with over 100 games

Xbox just announced Game Pass, a $9.99 Netflix-like service for gamers. It’s one of the most important changes to the Xbox platform ever.<p>It works like this: Pay $10 dollars a month, and you can play any of over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games. The list will constantly change, with some games …

Amazon Developing ‘Voice ID’ Recognition Tech for its Alexa Virtual Assistant

Amazon is reportedly working on a voice print system for use in its popular lineup of Alexa-powered speakers. When implemented, the virtual assistant …

Nokia is re-releasing the classic 3310 with a camera and even better battery life

Nokia is partnering with Finnish manufacturing company HMD Global to release a new range of phones.<p>At the end of the press conference in Barcelona, HMD Global CEO Arto Nummela said an Apple-style "and one more thing — I almost forgot" and announced the re-release of the Nokia 3310.<p>The updated 3310 …

Mobile Technology

An All-Electric Corvette Just Went More Than 200 Mph

It's a record.<p>The Chevrolet Corvette is the antithesis of an electric car. With its big, naturally aspirated V8 and sporting intentions, the last thing it was designed for is the environment. Genovation, a small electric carmaker, seems to want to break that stereotype, because it just broke its …