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Amazon has a $30 smart power strip that can control four devices individually with Alexa

Alexa-enabled smart wall plugs like the Wemo Mini Smart Plug are super popular right now. Having the ability to control regular old “dumb” devices …

Give the gift of security with this home camera you can pan and zoom from your phone

Internet-connected home security cameras are all the rage right now, making them the perfect gift for just about anyone this holiday season. Of …

How to independently read with an iPad using one or two switches

People with spinal cord injuries, MS, ALS and other mobility impairments may find it difficult or impossible to handle physical books. While tablets …

These cases improve Apple TV's slippery remote

When we reviewed the fourth-generation Apple TV back in late 2015, we talked about how awesome its remote was and how it was a wonder of touchpad responsiveness.<p>But that remote isn't perfect. Chief among its flaws is a slim design that makes it tough to grip, and a symmetrical button arrangement …

Here's Why It Pays to Track Every Tiny Business Expense

Between taxes, credit card rebates and simply knowing if you're profitable, watching the pennies is essential.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Is it important to track each and every one of your business expenses? Ask that question to any financial expert, and I’m sure …

Personal Finance

How to Build a High-Functioning Swimming Pool

Throughout the arc of human history, man has known a few immutable truths.<p>Death is inevitable.<p>Happiness is fleeting.<p>Water and electronics don’t …

How To Deal With That Coworker Who’s Acting Like Your Boss

You already have a boss, thank you very much. So here’s what to do, in this order.<p>You’ve got a coworker who, to put it diplomatically, has a hard time keeping their leadership tendencies in check. To tell it like it is: He treats you like he’s the boss. He provides tons of constructive feedback …

Top Healthcare Stocks to Buy in 2017

The <b>S&P 500</b> gained double digits in 2016, but healthcare investors were largely left out in the cold. Shares of the <b>Vanguard Health Care ETF</b> (NYSEMKT: VHT), a widely held index fund that focuses on the sector, actually<i>declined</i> by more than 2% during the year.<p>SPY data by YCharts<p>The performance …

How to increase iPhone battery life

Get to know your battery<p>Under iOS 10 Settings > Battery, you can view and set preferences about battery life. Learn which apps are most …

Apple's Siri: A cheat sheet

Siri, Apple's personal digital assistant, uses machine learning and natural speech to answer questions, return relevant search information, perform …

'Automated dermatologist' detects skin cancer with expert accuracy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Even though the phrase "image recognition technologies" conjures visions of high-tech surveillance, these tools may soon be used in medicine more than in spycraft.<p>A team of Stanford researchers trained a computer to identify images of skin cancer moles and lesions as accurately as a …

Artificial Intelligence

How To Cut Your Email Time In Half

Constantly checking your email is an addiction that’s destroying your productivity. Here’s how to break the habit.<p>We have a love/hate relationship with email. Forty percent of employees wish they had less email, according to a poll by Adobe. Yet a study from email-marketing platform provider …

How to Use Siri with the TV app on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

With iOS 10.2 for iPhone and iPad and tvOS 10.1 for Apple TV, Siri has gained some new capabilities, particularly in regards to the new TV app for …

How to use the TV app for Apple TV

Apple TV has a content organization app called, simply, <i>TV</i>. This app will be the central location for TV and movie content on your Apple TV, not just …

Lego Meets Velcro In This Clever Apple Watch Strap

Designed by Benjamin Hubert at Layer, Labb is made of a stylish new material that could also make belts, jewelry, and purses easier to fasten.<p>It’s surprisingly hard to design a watch band that’s perfect for everyone. Leather watchbands might feel good against the skin, but since they close like a …

How to Keep Your Heirs From Fighting Over Your Estate

You may have created the perfect estate plan, but your heirs can easily end up in conflict and your estate in dispute – especially if the provisions of your Trust or Will come as a surprise.<p>Even if your plans are simple, discussing the details of your estate plan with heirs and family members can …

8 budget steps to a stylish home office

A great home office can be set up with very little money, but it takes a little extra effort to pull it off with style. All you really need is a good …

Office Furniture

Apple Debuts Website Focused on Accessibility Features

Apple wants to make it easier for people with any type of disabilities to use its products, so it created a website with all relevant information …

Interruptions At Work Are Killing Your Productivity

If you’re like most people, you get interrupted way too much at work. Over the past two months, more than 6,000 people have taken the online quiz “How Do Your Time Management Skills Stack Up?” As I’ve been analyzing the results, one of the most striking findings has been just how many people suffer …

Simplified Design: Home Decor Apps Make Decorating Easy

(Image credit: Homestyler)<p>Furniture is <i>heavy</i>, not to mention a big investment. Don't you wish you could virtually move things around to see what a new …

Apps

Before&After: Design transformations inside a mid-century modern home

Talented designers dramatically remade a Palm Springs, California estate, by updating and refurnishing a sprawling <i>mid-century modern home</i>, which is …

Getting started with the new Home app in iOS

Apple's iOS 10 software includes a dedicated Home app and new Siri commands that let you control your devices with an Apple TV.<p>But the update missed out on one important thing: Making the Home app easy to use. So, this guide will help you get started with the Home app and automate your smart home …

These 10 widgets belong on your iPhone's lock screen

With iOS 10, Apple redesigned the lock screen and got rid of the slide-to-unlock gesture. Now, instead of unlocking your phone, swiping right takes you to the Today view where you can glance at and interact with widgets.<p>You can also access these same widgets on an unlocked phone by swiping right on …

18 Tricks to Make Yourself a Microsoft Excel Master

The number of ways you can use Excel is countless, and so are the number of features packed inside Microsoft’s most popular number-crunching …

Tutorials

NFL | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Rumors, Scores and Highlights

NFL<p>NFL Headlines 📖<p>• Big Ben in Concussion Protocol • Rashaad Penny Out 3-4 Weeks • Browns Start Fighting at Camp • Wentz Might Not Be Ready for Week 1 • Redskins-Jets Still Beefing<p>Ramsey Blasts Several QBs in GQ Interview 🔥<p>NFLRamsey Blasts Several QBs in GQ Interview 🔥Tim Daniels<p>via Bleacher …

Ian Rapoport

Everything Siri can control in your house

Voice control is quickly becoming the new standard in smart-home tech. When you tell Alexa, Siri and soon Google to turn on your lights or adjust your thermostat, they actually do it. Like the other platforms, Siri can do a lot of cool (and random) tricks. But Apple's digital assistant is unique …

The Harmony Smart Control from Logitech can command all of your electronics and more

Do you find yourself juggling multiple remotes for different devices? This $80 Logitech Harmony Smart Control can change all of that.<p>This seemingly …

Accessible Travel Week: helping disabled people travel the world

<b>Martyn Sibley is the CEO of Disability Horizons, and a wheelchair user with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Martyn is an experienced traveler, and on March</b> …

Disability

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