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Hey Siri Is a Massive, Growing List of Everything You Can Ask Siri To Do

Siri has grown a lot over the years, and in doing so, it’s hard to remember everything you can ask it. Hey Siri is a site that hopes to document as …

Final Cut Pro updated with 4k export to Apple devices, multiple YouTube accounts & more

Apple has updated Final Cut Pro to allow 4k video to be exported to compatible Apple devices, with sharing support also added for the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro and 4th-gen Apple TV. The sharing window also now supports multiple YouTube accounts …<p>Canon C300 MkII owners will also be pleased …

Popcorn Time makes a comeback

Popcorn Time has made a comeback with the launch of its new Web version – Popcorn Time Online – that allows users to stream all of the movies and TV shows it offers (illegally) directly in their browser using a new app called Torrents Time.<p>Users can download Torrents Time directly on their computer …

Intel’s 2nd-gen Compute Stick is a faster, better iTunes media server

One year after introducing the original Compute Stick, a version of which was featured in our guide to building a $150 iTunes media server, <b>Intel</b> today announced the <b>2nd-gen Compute Stick</b> ($159-$499) with many noteworthy improvements. Still shaped like a pack of gum, the new Compute Stick fits a …

GoPro's Hero4 Session camera drops to a more reasonable $199

When GoPro launched its cube-shaped Hero4 Session camera, we wouldn't have blamed you for giving it a pass. Why pay $399/£329 (eventually $349) for an action cam whose main selling point is its size? There won't be any confusion from now on, though. GoPro has dropped the price of the Session to a …

Gear & Gadgets

The United States Postal Service will now email you your mail

The US Postal Service is testing a “notification” service that emails customers images of the envelopes of their letter-size mail.<p>The service, called Informed Delivery, will send out an email to customers each morning with that day’s mailbox contents. The images are only of the exterior front side, …

Gmail messages can now self-destruct

Gmail just went all Snapchat on us.<p>Dmail, a new Google (GOOG) Chrome plugin, gives you complete control over how long your recipient can view your email.<p>This can prove a great asset for more secure communications or when discussing personal information.<p>The Chrome extension adds a "Send with Dmail" …

Apps

MyAlbum lets you create visual stories packed with data-rich embellishments

Storytelling is an art — and if the growing number of apps dedicated to it is any indication — many people harbor artistic aspirations.<p>That’s the impetus behind MyAlbum, a new Web app that helps people create visual stories with their photos and videos. MyAlbums aren’t just any old photos lined up …

Rename your Mac screenshots into something useful with Tiny for Mac

If you’re like me, you take a lot of screenshots on your Mac as you work throughout the day. Taking screenshots is as easy as Cmd+Shift+4 and click and drag.<p>But when you take these screenshots, the file name is simply something like “Screen Shot 2015-05-25 at 9.29.43 AM.” In other words, the name …

Facebook now lets you designate a contact to manage your account when you’ve died

If you’ve wondered what will happen to your digital presence after your die, Facebook now has answers. The social network will soon allow you to nominate someone to manage your profile when you’re gone.<p>Your Legacy Contact will be able to add a pinned post with a final message or notification about …

With this new $10 antenna, you have no excuse not to try over-the-air TV

Advertisement<p>15 Comments<p>Would-be cord cutters, take notice: Antenna maker ChannelMaster just introduced a new over-the-air TV indoor antenna called …

Roku player software cracked open temporarily, root now to run XBMC later

Roku's line of set-top boxes have been popular thanks to their simple controls, large set of available apps (recently expanded to include YouTube for the new Roku 3) and hardware ranging in price from inexpensive to downright cheap. Still, despite an active and encouraged developer community with …

Play classic video games in style with OpenEmu for Mac

Like iTunes for classic games<p>The world has no shortage of video game emulators, but many can be painful to use — many reflect their hacker origins with equally hacky interfaces, and you'd need a vast collection of different emulators to properly relive your childhood. By contrast, OpenEmu is a …

Terrifying new promos released for 'Battlestar Galactica' creator Ron Moore's 'Helix'

It's been over a month since we saw another look into <i>Battlestar Galactica</i> creator Ron Moore's new series <i>Helix</i>, but now a flood of new promos have come out and things are only getting creepier. The show follows a group of scientists that travel to the Arctic to investigate a possible disease …

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

Apple’s iOS 7 includes a surprise: a ticket to the next generation of the internet

For five years, researchers have toiled over an obscure bit of fundamental internet infrastructure that promises to make the connections to our mobile devices faster and more reliable than ever, and if you’ve already downloaded Apple’s iOS 7 to your iPhone or iPad, you could be using it …

Internet of Things

Elgato Smart Key: Find Lost Keys and Parked Car

In an age where humans can go to the moon, procure prosthetic limbs and do all kinds of crazy smart stuff, you’d think we could devise a simple solution for ensuring we never lose our wallet, keys or smartphone. Right?<p>There is, of course, no shortage of gadgets designed to do just that. Take the …

How to Add a Business Card Image to a Signature in Outlook 2013 Without the vCard (.vcf) File

When you add a business card to a signature, an image of the business card is inserted into the signature and the vCard (.vcf) file is attached. If …

8 Outlook Hints Everyone Should Know

Outlook hints<p>While studying and teaching productivity habits, I’ve noticed that many people use Microsoft Outlook for their e-mail and calendar, but …

Shuttle's final journey captured in epic time-lapse video

We marked the end of an era in manned spaceflight as Endeavour was sent into stately retirement at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, Calif., in late 2012.<p>That final journey from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the museum in California was punctuated with a piggyback ride on a …

Time-lapse Photography

Prepaid carrier Straight Talk now offers LTE service to those with compatible AT&T devices

LTE is starting to become a reality for prepaid customers on inexpensive plans. Straight Talk, a carrier formed from a partnership between Walmart and Tracfone, is now allowing users who bring smartphones capable with AT&T's LTE network to use the 4G data service. You'll need to buy a new SIM card …

Dialogue controls your smartphone from your Mac, lets you make and record phone calls

As Apple continues to refine its mobile and desktop operating systems, the company has slowly integrated messaging and other mobile-centric features into Mac OS. With an Apple ID, Mac and iOS owners can send and receive Messages and also make FaceTime video calls, but traditional phone call support …

What Is The Most Catastrophic Error Made By An Intern At A Tech Company?

When I was 21, I almost lost several hundred million dollars by threatening to mutilate one of our customers.<p>In my senior year in college, I worked full time as an intern PM at NetApp. I spent most of that time at work being groomed and prepared to be a full PM, and given that my background was in …

MoDaCo.Switch to let HTC One jump between Sense and stock Android (video)

Not sure if you want the regular HTC One or its Google Play Edition? <i>MoDaCo</i>'s newly detailed MoDaCo.Switch ROM should let you have both. The custom firmware lets the indecisive run either the Sense interface or stock Android (AOSP) using only one set of data. It's not an ideal experience, even …

If it LEDs, it shreds: Firefly guitar pick lights up in tempo

Few things go better with a face-melting guitar shred solo than a synchronized light show. OK, maybe a synchronized light show with a smoke machine. If the Firefly Pick meets its Kickstarter goal, you won't need a crew of roadies and lighting designers to rock out with colorful flair.<p>The Firefly is …

Guitar

Learning DB the Right Way; Books, Tutorials, or What?

An anonymous reader writes <i>"I have deep experience programming in many languages, and I've some exposure to SQL through PostgreSQL. My math goes so</i> …

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