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Spring cleaning: Apps for getting stuff done

Spring cleaning can become a relatively involved process. That's because you're usually adding these tasks to your normally scheduled ones, like grocery shopping or picking up your kids. Here are a few apps for your Android or iOS device that can help you remember what to do, when, and even where …

Why 2014 could be the year we lose the Internet

<b>(Reuters/Gus Ruelas/Robert Galbraith/Photo collage by Salon)</b><p>Net neutrality is dying, Uber is waging a war on regulations, and Amazon grows stronger by the day<p>Andrew Leonard<p>July 6, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Halfway through 2014, and the influence of technology and Silicon Valley on culture, politics and the …

Meet Mobile Odin, a must-have app for flashing Android phone or tablet software

Modifying the operating system on an Android(s goog) device has been an arcane process for years. There’s a benefit to knowing the process of …

LEAKED: LG's First Android Wear Smartwatch Will Supposedly Offer 36-Hour Battery Life

According to Twitter account @upleaks (via 9to5Google) the G Watch's battery should last for 36 hours on a single charge when in standby mode.<p>It's unclear exactly what standby mode will entail, but this likely means that it should last for a few days on a single charge with light usage.<p>For example, …

No more cracked smartphone screens, claims maker of transparent electrode

Polymer scientists at the University of Akron have developed a layer of transparent electrodes that is flexible, durable and, although unconfirmed, more efficient than modern touchscreen technology. If all you want are the CliffsNotes: this technology could eliminate the shattering of screens on …

Nanotech

Google Glass faithful are coming to your town

If you go out on the streets tonight, you may get a big surprise.<p>For the oppressed, the put upon, the downtrodden are marshaling their forces in an attempt to change the course of history.<p>No, I'm not talking about Occupy Wall Street. I'm talking about something with far more money behind it: the …

Why Apple's iWatch Will Sell Better In An iPhone 6 World

We will not, indeed, see the first peek at the iWatch at Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) at the beginning of June, according to a report from John Paczkowski at re/code yesterday. “Sources familiar with Apple’s plans tell Code/red that Tim Cook will not use WWDC to unveil Apple’s …

How to Wrap a Sandwich

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Wrap your sandwich like the gift that it is.</i><p>Your much-needed lunch break finally rolls around. But you open up your brown bag only to find that your …

Georgia Sheriff Cancels Valentine’s Day

Sheriff Scott Berry in northeastern Georgia has canceled Valentine’s Day due to inclement weather. The announcement was made on February 12 through the Oconee County Sheriff’s Facebook page and has since garnered a lot of attention.<p>“The Oconee County County Sheriffs Office announces that Valentines …

Super Bowl Commercials 2014: Grading Best and Most Memorable Ads

The Super Bowl is usually the most watched television event in the U.S. each year, with over 100 million people tuning into the broadcast annually.<p>Some people are in it for the football, while others are just along for the ride. Which is what the massively hyped up halftime show and the …

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13 Words You Probably Didn't Know Were Invented By Shakespeare

Like Precalculus and Newton's laws, Shakespeare's plays are among the most groaned-about high school topics, begetting the complaint: "When will I <i>ever</i> need to know about this in <i>real life</i>?" Turns out, pretty often. Shakespeare can be credited for the invention of thousands of words that are now an …

6 Apps That Fit Charity Into Your Daily Routine

Social Good Apps That Fit Into Your Daily Routine<p>1. Instead<p>2. I Can Go Without<p>3. Charity Miles<p>4. One Today<p>5. Donate a Photo<p>6. Check-in for Good<p>A pen …

Turn Any Door into Han Solo Stuck in Carbonite

You know you want this door decal of Han Solo stuck in carbonite. The 32-inch by 80-inch laminated graphic can be attached and reattached to both …

Speed the prime factor in fatal Paul Walker crash suggests coroner

Neither Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker or the driver of the Porsche involved in their fatal accident under the influence of alcohol or drugs and no mechanical problems with the car<p>The Porsche carrying "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker may have been going 100mph or more before it crashed, …

Marvel will be the exclusive home of 'Star Wars' comics starting in 2015

Now that Lucasfilm and Marvel are both under the Disney umbrella, the two will soon be working together in the world of comics. Marvel has announced that, starting in 2015, it will have exclusive rights to the <i>Star Wars</i> franchise for comics and graphic novels. This ends a long-running partnership …

Netflix tests pay-per-user service

<b>The subscription video-streaming site Netflix is testing a new pricing model based on the number of people who can operate an account.</b><p>It means selected customers pay more if increased number of people log in to the account at the same time.<p>Users would pay $6.99 (£4.26) a month to use one screen to …

Meatspace, A World Of Animated Gifs, Human Robots And The Ephemerality Of Snapchat-Like Apps

Meatspace, an addictive new web service and mobile app is part Snapchat, part Twitter and part animated gifs. It works like this: You write an update in 250 characters or less and then pose for the camera on your computer or phone. The service then records and makes a two-second animated …

Oregon Attorney General Wants 5-Hour Energy To Prove Its 'Doctor-Recommended' Claims

The Oregonian reports the health fraud unit of Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum filed papers against Innovation Ventures LLC, Living Essentials LLC, and Microdose Sales LLC on Friday.<p>The Oregonian has more:<p>The states are concerned about the drink's safety. A U.S. Food and Drug Administration …

Soaring deaths of bald eagles in Utah attributed to West Nile virus

McFarlane said that in winter, bald eagles obtain most of their food by eating dead animals. Since all of the dead eagles had been within flying distance of the lake, that led to the hypothesis that the eagles could have contracted West Nile virus after eating grebes that died at the lake from the …

Mac Pro/OS X 4K Display Compatibility 'Like the Wild West', Some 4K Monitors Unsupported

In its lengthy review of the new Mac Pro, <i>AnandTech</i> discovered that the Mac Pro's current support for 4K monitors leaves something to be desired. The reviewer connected the Sharp 32" 4K display that Apple currently offers on the Apple Online Store, expecting that OS X work the same way on that panel …

Apple Asks Judge to Keep Patent Pressure on Samsung

Back in November, Apple won a second chance to seek a sales ban against tens of Samsung smartphones and tablets found to violate its patents last …

We've Decoded Some Shoe Terms You Should Know

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.com<p>Between pronation, midsoles, gait analysis, and heel to toe drops—it’s no wonder shopping for new running shoes can …

Stop coddling your dog—he’s 99.9% wolf

SANTA CLARITA, California—Cesar Millan crosses the road to meet me. Two pit bulls, a Chihuahua, and a Yorkshire terrier—named Junior, Taco, Alfie and Kaley Cuoko—follow. Off leash and at heel, the dogs are calm, almost languid. If Millan communicates with them, I do not notice.<p>For the past few …

Pets

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

2013, year of the fake: Our love affair with viral Internet hoaxes

All of a sudden, it seems, it has become the year of the hoax. From a server faking a homophobic message, to a self-righteous airplane passenger passing notes to a non-existent "Diane," to a supposed Google employee berating protestors, stories that appear to be true but aren't are suddenly …

Sharks Now Tweet When Approaching the Beach

It used to be that when you wanted to warn ocean-goers about shark-infested waters, the only solution was to send a panicked Roy Scheider running …

Advertising Industry

Grippity returns as a transparent Android tablet with two-sided touch (video)

When we last saw Grippity, it wasn't much more than a pretty media center keyboard. Well, it just grew up -- its creators have revived the concept as a full-fledged, crowdfunded Android tablet. The new design still centers on a transparent, dual-sided touch surface, but there's now more to do than …

Apple awarded stocking full of patents, including heart monitor

The US Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple 23 patents, including one for an embedded heart-rate monitor that might just be of interest to those on the watch for all things iWatch.<p>The most notable of the bunch -- which range from Apple Store display stands to data storage management …

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