Tyler Prendergast

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Make Your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One Faster (By Adding an SSD)

Sony and Microsoft chose not to ship the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles with solid-state drives. They went with slower mechanical drives to keep …

Mining (And Learning) With The 21 Bitcoin Computer

A few days ago a $400 charge hit my credit card and Amazon notified me that my 21.co bitcoin computer was on its way.<p>Essentially a Raspberry Pi connected with a custom bitcoin-mining ASIC and a heatsink, the computer is one of the most interesting MVPs in modern memory. While you could easily …

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

T-Mobile Doesn’t Like Customers Who Use 2,000GB Of Data Per Month

T-Mobile CEO John Legere issued a strong announcement saying that some customers are abusing the company’s network. While T-Mobile has become quite popular with its unlimited LTE mobile plans, unfortunately you don’t get unlimited LTE for tethering. After 7GB per month, you tethering speeds slow …

Telecoms

Ex-Apple CEO and Beats designers create sleek budget Android phones

2015 will be remembered as the year budget Android smartphones stopped being junk and started being pretty damn good.<p>The $199 Obi Worldphone SF1 and …

Weeknight dinner solution: Top rice w/ a protein of your choice (like this seared chicken breast) and encircle with thinly sliced carrots, grilled eggplant, cucumber, kimchi, cilantro, thinly sliced chile peppers (pictured clockwise). Feel free to toss some sliced avocado, Sriracha, scallions, nori, a fried egg, or whatever the hell else you like on there too. #protein #chicken #notyourmommascasserole

Sprint challenges T-Mobile's international plans with 'Open World'

If these carriers were characters fighting game, then Sprint is back with a special move designed to take on one of T-Mobile's. The Now Network is challenging T-Mo's "Mobile without Borders" offering by launching "Open World" -- an add-on that gives subscribers free calls and texts to Canada and …

Windows 10 and Xbox One: All you need to know about Microsoft console's new dashboard

Windows 10 launches on 29 July 2015, a unified operating system that will power not just PCs but all Microsoft devices – from phones to tablets to …

9 Surprising Things You Can Cook in the Microwave

We know, we know: you're thinking fish sticks and Hot Pockets. But look below for nine surprisingly fancy foods you can cook from start to finish in the microwave.<p><b>Mushroom Risotto (28 minutes)</b><p>Stirring stove-top risotto can be a real drag. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Sweet Potato Chips (5 Minutes)</b><p>Because all …

Recipes

ZenWatch 2 unveiled at Computex: now in two sizes, refreshed design, and magnetic charger

At the Computex technology trade show in Taipei, Asus just unveiled the second generation of the Android Wear ZenWatch 2. Following the well-received original from last year, and confirmed to launch by Asus brass, the ZenWatch 2 brings aesthetic refinements and small functionality improvements that …

Gear & Gadgets

This make-ahead Asian chicken salad recipe brings an Applebee's favorite home

Believe us, we know — salad for lunch is a smart move, but it can get boring day in and day out. Restaurants know this, too; that's why they entice us so often with their crispy chicken and their irresistibly crunchy add-ins. For those afternoons when you can't spend your break power-lunching at a …

Cooking

Upgrade your Girl Scout Cookies with these pie, dessert bar recipes

This year, the Girl Scouts of the USA partnered with Taste of Home for the first ever National Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest. While there are endless delicious desserts you can make with your Girl Scout Cookies, three of the contest's 16 finalists stopped by TODAY Sunday to share their …

Dessert

5 best Android apps for screen recording and other ways too!

One of our more frequent requests from readers is to tell them how to record your screen on Android. The functionality has been around for quite some time but usually requires some tinkering and adjustment to get it. In Android Lollipop, they have a screen recording method building into the OS and …

Apps

Apple Watch Brings Flight and Airline Apps to Your Wrist

Apple Watch will make the flying experience more convenient for both casual and frequent flyers, with a number of airlines updating their apps for the Apple Watch in recent weeks, or announcing support coming soon, including American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, JetBlue, British Airways, …

Apple Watch

Earth Has A Layer No One Knew About

Just like onions and cartoon ogres<p>Our perspective of Earth tends to be very shallow--literally. Everything we experience, from the deepest depths of the ocean to the highest mountain peaks, only skims the top of the outermost layer of the Earth, the crust, which is about 4 miles thick under the …

Geology

Chocolate Glazed Espresso Cheesecake

Everyone needs a little pick-me-up. Sometimes it's a latte. Sometimes it's chocolate. But what about a recipe with a little bit of both? That's the thinking behind our espresso cheesecake.<p>We bake it New York-style--extra tall and rich--and make it even more impressive by coating it in shiny …

This is BlackBerry's new $2,000 smartphone

BlackBerry's newest phone is decidedly different than its peers. It's designed by Porsche ... and it costs nearly $2,000.<p>The BlackBerry P'9983 is hand-wrapped with leather, and it features "glass-like keys" and a graphite, stainless-steel-color frame made of "blackened glass."<p>The new phone is so …

4G around the globe: Spain has the fastest LTE speeds, the U.S. has among the slowest

OpenSignal has published its second The State of LTE report, looking at aspects such as speed and coverage of 4G on a country-by-country basis.<p>The London-based company gathers a lot of useful data from its giant, crowdsourced sensor network, enabled through millions of people downloading its app to …

You're always shedding DNA, and now the police can use it as evidence

The Supreme Court just allowed a conviction based on illegally obtained evidence to stand<p>Today, the US Supreme Court refused to review a case whose prosecution rested on DNA evidence swabbed from an interrogation chair, <i>Ars Technica</i> reports. Glenn Raynor petitioned the Supreme Court to review his …

LEAKED: These may be the first real photos of Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

Lewis Hilsenteger of YouTube channel Unbox Therapy claims to have gotten his hands on images of Samsung's newest smartphones just days before they're expected to be announced.<p>The phones look legitimate — we won't know until Samsung holds its press event on March 1 — but the images appear to be the …

Phones

Pluto And Ceres May Become Planets Again Soon

This year's missions to the outer solar system are set to shake up the planetary family tree<p>Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt, and NASA’s Dawn spacecraft will arrive at this dwarf planet on March 6, 2015.<p>Pluto is the largest object in the Kuiper belt, and NASA’s New Horizons …

Solar System

Astronomers Find Supermassive Black Hole 12 Billion Times Size of the Sun

Astronomers say they have have discovered a black hole so big that it challenges the theory about how they grow. Scientists said this black hole was formed about 900 million years after the Big Bang. But with measurements indicating it is 12 billion times the size of the sun, the black hole …

Black Holes

Black hole 12bn times more massive than sun is discovered

A monster black hole powering “the brightest lighthouse in the distant universe” has been discovered that is 12bn times more massive than the sun, scientists have revealed.<p>The extraordinary object is at the centre of a quasar - an intensely powerful galactic radiation source - with a million …

Cracked iPhone screen? iCracked repair tech will come to you

AJ Forsythe couldn’t stop dropping his iPhone and cracking the screen. He also couldn’t afford to be Apple’s best repair customer.<p>Clumsy but industrious, Forsythe bought parts on Alibaba and found he could fix his own phone cheaply and quickly. Soon, he was running a repair service out of his dorm …

HTC One M9 store images hint at an evolutionary phone design

HTC's plans for March 1st might just be out in the open. <i>MobileGeeks</i> has spotted German store listings for a new One phone whose images bear an uncanny resemblance to the One M9 spy photos from last month, complete with an oversized camera space and a flashy silver-and-gold color scheme for one …

Use just your voice to toggle flashlight, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth from Google Now (Lollipop only)

Users running the latest version of Android can now change simple settings with simple voice commands, hands-free.<p>Google Now has long supported voice commands for jumping to device settings like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, etc. But there was no way to do it with just your voice – issuing a command would …

9 Rice Krispies Treat Recipes for Any Occasion

Having trouble deciding on the right dessert? Rice Krispies Treats are a culinary giant. Everyone is glad to see them at a party or potluck table, …

Dessert

How to Make Our Best-Ever Chicken Noodle Soup

Our double-dark chicken noodle soup begins with a deeply flavored stock made from chicken wings.<p>Nothing channels "warm and cozy" like a bowl of chicken noodle soup. And although we're not going to allege that our version is better than your grandma's, <b>digital food editor Dawn Perry</b> has some tips and …

Hone Sweet Hone: How to Sharpen Your Knives, Any Which Way

<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: Treat your knives well, and they'll love you back. Here's how to sharpen your most essential tool, any which way.</i><p><i>.,</i><p>The world’s sharpest knives belong to …