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‘Three Identical Strangers’ Trailer

The story you’re about to hear is unbelievable. <i>Three Identical Strangers</i> tells the true tale of three men whose paths crossed in college. Crazy, …

Documentaries

How to check which apps have access to your iPhone’s camera and microphone

Over time it can be easy to forget which apps you’ve granted access to your iPhone’s camera and microphone. Whether you have privacy concerns or just want to tidy up, follow along for how to check and turn off app access to your camera and microphone.<p>One option to remove camera and microphone …

Apps

8 Shows We’re Looking Forward to This Spring

Time’s still moving forward, which means great TV shows are still being made. The problem is, knowing which shows will be great can take some serious …

TV

How to speed up your internet and stop your ISP tracking you

Your entire DNS browsing history can be recorded by your ISP, and will soon be sold to anyone who wants it.<p>DNS is what sends you to the correct site when you browse the internet, but it is also non-encrypted, and reveals your entire browsing history. Your browser’s private mode does nothing, and …

Information Security

The Coming iPhone SE 2 Shows Apple’s Commitment to Keeping a Solid Smaller Device in the Lineup

The rumors of a new iPhone SE 2 have reached the point where its release seems to be a foregone conclusion. According to Japanese website Mac Otakara and known leaker Benjamin Geskin, the new phone should appear sometime between early May and the WWDC Keynote on June 4th. All of the reports rolling …

Apple

How To Grow A Hundred Pounds Of Potatoes In A Barrel

<b>Health benefits of potatoes</b><p>Potatoes are edible plant tubers first cultivated in the Andes region of South America.Many studies have suggested that …

Gardening

The Nest doesn’t even have a touchscreen, but this Alexa ready smart thermostat does for under $100

If you’re tired of pressing buttons and twisting dials but you still want a smart thermostat that can help you save money and can be controlled by …

Smart Homes

HumBeatz for iOS/Android magically translates vocals to MIDI instruments/drums [Video]

We have covered our fair share of interesting music-related iOS apps over the years. While most of our attention is spent on the more professional side of things with products from Moog, Cubasis, Akai and other companies of that nature, every once in a while a new product pops up on the more casual …

Music Production

5 Questions Truly Exceptional Bosses Ask Their Employees

Why performance evaluations suck.<p>Performance reviews suck. Why?<p>Well, doing these reviews is like trying to drive forward, while keeping your eyes trained on your rear view mirror. You won't get anywhere. And you might just get into accidents!<p>Here's what I mean: you're hoping that your employees …

Employment

BBC sound effect archive posted online

The BBC posted an online archive of many of its sound effects. The nature scenes and peculiar things of historical interests are wonderful, though …

BBC

The first step to better grilled cheese is losing the butter. Trust us

Grilled cheese, is it ever <i>really</i> the wrong choice? No, it is not. Is your version the best it can be? Are you sure? A swipe of mayonnaise is a surefire way to up your grilled cheese game.<p>What? Yes. I learned this trick by watching the Gabrielle Hamilton season of <i>Mind of a Chef</i>. If the food-bro …

Cooking

'Business suicide': Civil war erupts between Tim Hortons franchisee factions

TORONTO — Tim Hortons’ elected franchisee board has struck back at a vocal group of franchisees who formed last year to oppose the practices of their …

Canada

Google Maps to drivers: Turn right at the Burger King

Picture this. You’re driving down the street and Google Maps tells you to turn right at the Burger King, instead of telling you to turn right on [insert street name you’ve never heard of]. Well, Google is starting to do this.<p>I noticed this while I was in a Lyft in Washington, D.C., but I failed to …

Burger King

How To: 8 Passcode Tips for Keeping Hackers & Law Enforcement Out of Your iPhone for Good

There has been significant debate over law enforcement's right to access our digital devices in recent years. New tools from Grayshift and Cellebrite …

Information Systems

iCarMode 4.5 - A CarPlay Substitute for Older Cars?

Independent developer Diego Resnik recently announced an update to iCarMode 4.5, his infotainment app for iOS devices. While we haven’t had an …

Apps

The best in-car wireless chargers, mounts, and more for iPhone

Last weekend, we rounded up the best upright wireless charging stands for iPhone 8 and iPhone X users, noting that the upright design helps conserve space and unlock via Face ID. Now, we’re going to take a look at some of the best in-car solutions for iPhone charging and more….<p>Wireless chargers<p>Many …

Tech Trends

'The most significant development since the safety belt'

<b>Here is an extraordinary statistic: since the Volvo XC90 went on sale in the UK in 2002 it has sold over 50,000 vehicles, yet not a single person has been killed while driving it, or as a passenger.</b><p>It is, according to the independent laboratory Thatcham Research, the safest car it has ever …

Autonomous Cars

23 Hotel Pictures That Will Make You Say, "Why Isn't That Everywhere Yet?!"

YES TO ALL OF THIS.

Hospitality

Everything you need to know about the record-breaking Humboldt Broncos GoFundMe

Since the tragic bus crash that killed 16 people and left another 11 injured, the town of Humboldt has received an abundance of well wishes, support …

Humboldt Broncos

Jackson House

Copper, concrete, glass, and timber form this contemporary retreat in Big Sur. Situated at the base of a canyon, the Jackson House sits on a …

Architecture

Canadians show support for Humboldt crash victims with tributes and wallets

Canadians have begun sharing their collective grief over the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash in a very Canadian way: leaving their hockey sticks by the door in the glow of their porch lights.<p>Since Saturday night, hundreds have turned to Twitter and Instagram to post photos of their sticks on the …

Boston Marathon

HAL's voice sounds unsettling because it's Canadian

Stanley Kubrick had a lot of trouble getting the right voice for HAL in <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>. He initially used the Oscar-winning actor Martin …

Canadian English

Here's how to know if you were one of the 87 million Facebook users whose data was breached

Were you one of the potentially 87 million Facebook users affected by the Cambridge Analytica data incident? You'll be able to find out soon enough.<p>On April 9, Facebook will provide a link at the top of News Feed. Click that link and you'll see a comprehensive breakdown of which third-party apps …

Apps

How To Use The Coolest New Features In iOS 11.3

For those who missed the memo, iOS 11.3 is now available for all iOS devices. Here's how to find all of its most compelling features and updates.<p>How …

Apple Pay

Apple shares photos of new Shinjuku retail store ahead of grand opening Saturday

Coinciding with a media preview of Apple’s new retail store in Tokyo’s bustling Shinjuku shopping district, the company has shared new photos of the facility ahead of its 10 a.m. grand opening this coming Saturday.<p>We first learned that Apple Shinjuku was set to open on April 7th in March, when a …

Japan

Facebook adds 360 photos and HD videos to Messenger

If you’ve been dying to send your contacts sweet HD videos, then you’ll be happy to learn Facebook is finally improving the quality of pictures and videos you fire off onMessenger. Now you can feel free to bombard your friends with all the 360 photos they can handle.<p>For those of you who want to use …

Apps

iOS Security 101: How to Keep Private Messages on Your iPhone's Lock Screen for Your Eyes Only

When you leave your iPhone on a table or anywhere within somebody else's eyeshot, a private message may pop up on your lock screen that could be read …

Apps

The Sandwich Bucket List: 25 Sandwiches You Need to Try at Least Once

What is a “sandwich”? Seems like a stupid question, but think about it. Is a burger a sandwich? It’s meat and bread. If it is, is a hot dog a …

New York City

Chair: 500 Designs That Matter

It’s easy to overlook the chair as anything more than a utilitarian piece of furniture. If such a statement gets you in a tizzy, however, Phaidon has …

Furniture

The Aquaforno II Is a Grill, Smoker, Pizza Oven, and More

The Aquaforno II is here to transform your outdoor cooking. The stacked cooker is a grill, pizza oven, smoker, fire pit, water boiler, and more. That …

BBQ