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5 Tips to Buy Coffee That Doesn't Suck

Until you learn to buy decent beans, you’ll never reach caffeinated nirvana<p>Coffee has become a lot like Top 40 pop music: Most if it’s awful, but we can’t avoid it. For every great new song, there are a thousand Carly Rae Jepsen hits. And they really, really, really suck.<p>But good coffee—like good …

Windows 10 to reportedly have a feature that once would have been unthinkable

Microsoft might soon surprise its customers by announcing a Windows 10 feature that would have been unthinkable just a couple of years ago, the …

The 12 Best Weight-Loss Tips You Can Try Today

Don’t let dieting run your life, but step away from that second slice<p>You’ve cleaned up your diet and picked up your gym routine, but a stomach that’s churning and brain that’s begging for more are enough to make you go crazy. Dieting shouldn’t always leave you hungry, isolated, or pissed off. So …

Wild Nights: The 8 Best Sleeping Bags for Camping

Take a good long look – and more importantly, a good long smell – at your current sleeping bag. Has it been moldering away, lo these many years, …

Should You Upgrade to iOS 7? A Guide

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>For those of you opting out of buying one of the two new iPhones coming out this week, there's still …

Android vs. iOS: The race has never been closer

The next stage of the smartphone wars has been set with the release of the iPhone 5S, which joins high-end phones like the HTC One, Galaxy S 4, and Moto X for the final battle — of 2013, at least. But in the big competition between iOS and Android, the choice is harder than ever, because the two …

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Clipping Magic Helps You Easily Remove Picture Backgrounds

Here’s a tool you may not have heard about but may useful at some time in the future. It’s called Clipping Magic, and it’s designed to remove …

Computer visionary says he knows who invented Bitcoin

The inventor of Bitcoin has been shrouded in a mystery so complete, it's baffled even core developers for the virtual currency. Who is Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym for the person or group of people who came up with the original idea for the electronic cash system in 2008?<p>After contributing …

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Google Glass Explorer Edition teardown reveals hits and misses on repairability

Not since the iPhone or iPad has a gadget generated more buzz than Google Glass. So of course I wanted to take it apart and explore its internal hardware. Unfortunately, as I'll show you, this version of Google Glass wasn't built to be easily dissected or repaired.<p>According to Google Executive …

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A Teary-Eyed Bill Gates Emotionally Recalls His Final Meeting With Steve Jobs

- May 13, 2013<p>During an interview with Charlie Rose that aired on CBS’s “60 Minutes” Sunday evening, an emotional Bill Gates talked about his final …

Photos of the Food and Drink Requested by Famous Musicians Backstage

When musicians sign contracts to perform in major concerts, their documents often contain <i>riders</i> (more commonly known as addendums). These are a …

How Camera Angle Affects Body Shape

Perspective can make a big difference when photographing any subject, but you especially want to be observant when photographing models. Shooting at …

6 Types of Light Every Photographer Should Be Prepared For

Light is one of the most important elements in any photograph. Whether a grand landscape or an intimate portrait, light can make or break an image. …

This Amazing, Zoomable Universe-In-A-Browser Puts Everything In Perspective

And another one helps you see just how far it is to Mars.<p>From nanoparticles to galaxies, we can understand a lot about how our universe works--but it's hard to keep things in context. Can you really grasp how far you'd have to travel to reach Mars? Or wrap your head around the infinitesimally small …

Iridescent Skins Let You Just Tilt To Change Your iPhone's Color

If you're tired of the iPhone's boring black or white color options, but would also like to avoid a bulky case or letting Colorware have at it with …

Facebook Offers Clarification On Home And Privacy Before Full Android Invasion

Just a day after announcing a new Android skin in the form of Facebook Home, the company has issued a FAQ regarding Facebook Home and privacy.<p>Though many seem excited to see Facebook take baby steps toward a full-fledged operating system, some are also concerned that using Facebook as a portal to …

Tech workers can’t jointly sue Apple, Google for “cold calling” deal

But employees can try again, and unflattering CEO e-mails are being exposed.<p>In 2010, the government announced it had sued several large tech …

NASA to launch planet-hunting mission with Google-backed satellite

NASA this week announced plans to launch two new projects: a mission to search for new planets, and an International Space Station (ISS) experiment to analyze X-rays emitted from neutron stars. Both are slated to launch in 2017, under the agency's Astrophysics Explorer Program.<p>NASA's Transiting …

California judge rules anti-texting laws also ban using a phone's map while driving

The debate over distracted driving laws has mostly focused on texting, but a California court ruling has confirmed that any cellphone use that takes a driver's hands off the wheel is fair game. Law professor Orin Kerr has uncovered a court case from late March in which the judge determined using a …