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Google Knows Literally Everything About You - Here's How To Delete That Data

Take back control of your information with these easy steps.<p>Google, just like Facebook, collects a lot of personal data about its users. While many …

Woman Fired For Flipping Off Donald Trump's Motorcade

A photo of Juli Briskman giving the middle finger to the president went viral. Her employer was not pleased.<p>WASHINGTON ― You may have seen this photo of President Donald Trump’s motorcade winding down a wooded road last week as a woman on a bicycle pedaled by ― giving the middle finger to Trump.<p>The …

Ticwatch 2: an impressive and affordable smartwatch just got more affordable

Smartwatches <b>divide opinion</b>, and it’s no surprise why. Some of you might feel reluctant to fork out <b>$300+</b> on a device which has no more functionality than the phone in your pocket.<p>But if you’re a bit of a tech-head, they’re a <b>pretty cool gadget</b> to add to your collection. If you’re in the market for a …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Meet the former first lady who helped make Austin, Texas, one of the most popular cities in the US

Austin, Texas is the place to be.<p>US News & World Report rated the Texas capital as the best place to live this year. It's also a great spot if you're looking for a job or seeking a high quality of life.<p>It's clear that life is pretty good in ATX.<p>This is largely thanks to a former First Lady.<p>Lady …

7 Worthwhile Uses For Your Old Phone or Tablet

No need for it to be sitting useless in a drawer.<p>When it's time to upgrade to a new phone or tablet, the question comes up: What do you do with the old one?<p>You've got a few options to pick from. You could pass it on to a friend or family member, if you're feeling generous, or you could take …

Apps

Here are all of the best cases to go with your Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

You might not be able to actually get your hands onto the Samsung Galaxy S8 until later this month, but that hasn’t stopped accessory makers from already releasing cases for it. So if you’re looking to pick up the Galaxy S8 or S8+, here’s a rundown of all of the best cases to go along with your new …

40 New Netflix Shows And Movies We Can’t Wait To See

Ranked<p>When Netflix premiered <i>House of Cards</i> back in 2013, the idea that the streaming service—which until then wooed subscribers with other people’s content—could become a major player in original, prestige programming seemed quaint. But in just three years, Netflix has become a content industrial …

Entertainment

Master your home theater with the Logitech Harmony 700 universal remote, now just $40

There is a wide array of media players and streaming set-top boxes on the market today, giving consumers plenty of options when it comes to setting …

This Outlet Comes With a Built-In Night-Light

Getting up in the middle of the night—to pee, grab a snack, or otherwise—can be a real pain. Aside from having to leave a warm bed, there's the issue …

TCL C-Series steps up Roku TV's style and size, starts at $700

The company's new C-Series has the largest Roku TV yet, and ups the ante with better features and style.<p>TCL is the biggest TV maker in China and calls itself the fastest-growing TV brand in North America. Here it's known for ultracheap Roku TVs that routinely top Amazon's best-seller lists -- and …

Sevenhugs’ touchscreen Smart Remote can control any smart device you point it at

The screen changes to offer custom controls for each device<p>Sevenhugs' Smart Remote is a universal remote that takes a very different spin on the concept than the ones we've seen so far. The company has shown up at CES before with an earlier prototype of the device, and ran a successful Kickstarter …

This smart ring wraps fitness tracking and more right around your finger

If a wrist wearable to track your workout is a bit too conspicuous for your taste, a solution might be here: just wrap Motiv around your finger.<p>The …

Pixar's New Short Film Is Definitely Not For Kids

It's pretty dark.<p>The beauty of Pixar films is that although they're targeted at children, there's usually something in it for larger humans too, as was the case with features like <i>Up</i>, <i>Toy Story</i>, and <i>Finding Nemo,</i> but we've always wanted to know what an actual adult-themed animation from them would …

5 cool Austin activities for raising mindful kids

With the first months back at school behind us, parents and kids have hopefully gotten into some sense of rhythm and routine that works for them. But …

Texas

57 Austin Restaurants Announced This Fall So Far

<b>Holly</b><br>Ramen Tatsu-ya, Austin’s top ramen shop, is launching a new concept with its opening of <b>Kemuri</b> this winter. Expect Texas-influenced izakaya with a focus on smoked meats, sharable dishes, and seasonal specials, And yes, there will be ramen. Kemuri is taking over Live Oak Barbecue’s former home …

Texas

Gadgets galore from Bosch at IFA 2016

Philips Hue's new motion sensor will light up the room

Coming in October, the new $40 accessory can trigger Philips Hue lighting changes whenever it spots you entering the room.<p>This is typically the time of year when Philips tells us what's new with Philips Hue. And, sure enough, here we are with a new Philips Hue motion sensor accessory. Sync it up …

12 of the best fried foods in Austin to try right now

The best things in life come in fried form — chicken, potatoes, pickles, even desserts. We've rounded up 12 of the best fried foods around Austin, …

Texas

9 Job-Finding Secrets From Headhunters

You’re on the prowl for a new job? Good luck with that. You can furiously send out resumes and cover letters all you want, but research suggests most …

16 gadgets that will help you survive this summer's music festivals

With summer comes the possibility for myriad outdoor activities, including music festivals.<p>Every season, people flood to these open grassy areas, ready to spend a day or an entire weekend enjoying music with friends and a bunch of other music lovers.<p>But nothing ruins a day at a festival quicker …

Google and Udacity launch an Android Basics course for novice coders

Online education company Udacity has partnered with Google to introduce a new course covering the basics of Android programming.<p>The aptly titled Android Basics Nanodegree is aimed at those with little or no programming experience and provides entry points into Java, web APIs, using a SQLite …

Awesome gadget transforms your smartphone into a head-up display for your car

Your neighbor up the block just paid $60,000 for some fancy car and <i>still</i> had to pay another $800 or even $1,000 or more to add a head-up display, …

Massive $250 million water park and resort slides into Austin area

This news will make waves: A massive water park and convention center is coming to Central Texas. In a joint announcement on Wednesday, the City of …

Texas

The 25 best kitchen gadgets you can buy for under $25

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>There are tons of kitchen gadgets and tools on the market that can make cooking easier and more efficient. A lot of them are also very …

Web App Reveals How Misleading Maps Really Are

If you grew up thinking Greenland was bigger than India, or that Alaska was the size of Brazil, you probably learned geography from a Mercator map. …

Web Applications

Science Explains Why Your Lab Is Always Hungry

Dogs love food. Some love it more than others, and <i>some</i> of those are Labrador retrievers—the bottomless pits of the canine world. Scientists announced …

You're Not Prepared for This Video Exposing Everything Wrong With Star Wars: The Force Awakens

They have some good points...<p>The men and women who made the above 19-minute video ripping apart <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> are some truly brave individuals. Maybe they know exactly what they're getting into and are just trolling the legions of fans prepared to take up arms against many of these …

The Best Way to Cook Different Cuts of Beef

Memorial Day is coming up—meaning it’s almost barbecue season. Time to stock up on charcoal and lighter fluid? Not necessarily.<p>While you can pretty …

An introduction to Basic4Android

The key to getting lots done is to make sure you have the right tools for the job. And when it comes to mobile development, that means choosing the right IDE for the particular app you want to make. Android Studio is great if you want to create something in-keeping with the Android aesthetic, or if …