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Office 365 Admin Windows Phone app adds message translation in latest update

Microsoft launched a major 2.0 update in March for its Office 365 Admin Windows Phone app, adding in a bunch of new features. Since then, it has …

Google turns your TV into a computer with HDMI Chromebit dongle, intros new Chromebooks

There are plenty of way to add some new functionality to your HDMI-equipped TV set, and dongles like Chromecast or Amazon’s Fire TV Stick have made …

Consumer Tech

Quick Guide to Deleting Files Forever

Did you know that when you “delete” files from your computer, they can still remain on your hard disk? Many people don’t know that many of their …

18 Best Sites for Finding a Startup Job

Startups are hot. Nowadays, it’s almost inevitable that you’ll find one of your friends wanting to a launch a new company. And, if not, there is …

Fedora Reader is a fast and Modern RSS reader for Windows and Windows Phone

<i>Have you heard?</i> Universal Windows apps are the big thing for Windows and Windows Phone users. Today, we have another addition to our bucket of apps. …

These are the first official photo samples from the Galaxy S6’s magnificent new camera

The annual Mobile World Congress trade show didn’t officially start until today, but there is no question that Samsung stole the show on Sunday. The …

Phones

Huawei's MediaPad X2 is a phone with a 7-inch display

While its first Android Wear smartwatch might be grabbing the headlines, Huawei also has a new phablet on display at MWC this year. The MediaPad X2 is the sequel to last year's X1, which, depending on how you look at it, was either a small tablet or an enormous phone. There's not a lot new to look …

Mobile Technology

Amsterdam Is Planning On Building An Underwater Parking Garage For Bikes

Here’s what you might call a good problem, at least from an urban design standpoint: Amsterdam has so many bikes, it’s going to build a partially underwater bicycle parking garage to hold them all.<p>According to Dutch newspaper Parool, the nation’s capital plans to build a 7,000-space bike parking …

Urban Design

Tiny Homes, Big Problems: Portlandia’s Perfect Send-Up Of Microliving

Compact living may be better for the environment, but living in a 120-square-foot box isn’t always easy. No matter how many space-saving designs your little home includes, it’ll always be a pretty tight squeeze, especially for multiple people, as this recent <i>Portlandia</i> sketch reminds us.<p>Carrie …

Fred Armisen

Vertical Farming in Wyoming

Vertical Farming in Wyoming<p>via fastcoexist.com<p>Jackson, Wyoming will soon be home to one of the world’s first vertical farm. The town has partnered with startup Vertical Harvest to transform an empty, abandoned lot into an efficient, urban greenhouse. A vertical conveyor belt system will rotate …

Hubble Space Telescope

BlackBerry's John Chen on What He Is Doing to Shake Up the Phone Maker

BlackBerry CEO John Chen insists that he has put in place much-needed changes that will help turn around the struggling phone maker.“It was important …

Mobile

A Wall Lamp Made From a Sheet of Paper

YOY, the geniuses behind the canvas paintings that were actual seats, is back with POSTER, a wall lamp made from a sheet of A2-sized poster paper. …

Genius

Adventurous Couple Quit Their Jobs and Built a Tiny Mobile House to Travel Across the Country

Guillaume Dutilh and Jenna Spesard are inspiring examples of what can happen when you decide to take the leap and follow your dreams. Two years ago, the couple were living in Los Angeles working as an engineer and an executive assistant for a movie studio to make ends meet. Guillaume had always …

New York City

Having 'Blue LED' errors on your BlackBerry 10 device? Here's how to fix it!

<b>Overview</b><p>In some cases, when the BlackBerry 10 smartphone is manually restarted, all data is removed. A blue LED is displayed during the device start …

Linux

Connect Tiny Devices To The Internet With Spark's Electron

For $3 a month, you can get a whole megabyte of data!<p>Tiny computers like Arduino and Raspberry Pi have helped jumpstart the Internet of Things by making it easy to bring connectivity to virtually anything. But while short-range networking via Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth is readily accessible, …

Best Laptops Under $300

We'd all have the latest and greatest Ultrabook if we could, but the real world doesn't work that way. Lots of us can't afford to — or just don't …

Coming out as gay at Chinese New Year

<b>How did a video about telling your parents you're gay at Chinese New Year become a viral hit in China?</b><p>New Year is a time for millions of Chinese families to come together to eat, celebrate and set off firecrackers. For many Chinese sons and daughters, it's also a time to endure a barrage of …

Social Media

Lady Gaga Climbs Ev'ry High Note in 'Sound of Music' Tribute

Performance celebrates the musical film's 50th anniversary<p>For the 50th anniversary of <i>The Sound of Music</i>, Lady Gaga belted out a gorgeous medley of …

Microsoft will soon help you find friends with Windows phones

It's fairly easy to locate friends and family if you have an Android or iOS device, but finding your pals with a Windows phone? Not so much, unless you come across the right third-party apps. That may not be a big challenge for much longer. Spanish site <i>Microsoft Place</i> has detailed an as yet …

Follow Mail 2.0 arrives with integrated adaptive theme plus more

Emberify updates 'Follow Mail' to version 2.0 with a new adaptive theme. Follow Mail offers follow ups, custom notifications and fast read for email. …

BlackBerry

How to change the color of your virtual keyboard on BlackBerry 10.3.1

One such discovery is the ability to change the color of the virtual keyboard. Yes, that's right. You can now get a light themed virtual keyboard. …

These 100 people could be the first humans to fly to Mars… where they’ll very quickly die

While the idea of permanently leaving the Earth behind to take a one-way trip to Mars doesn’t appeal to a lot of us, thousands of people have …

Mars

SaskTel lowers pricing on the BlackBerry Passport and Classic

A brand new BlackBerry Passport can be picked up for only $99, down from $149.99, while a brand new BlackBerry Classic can be yours for $0, down from …

LG G Flex 2: your questions answered (Video)

Last week, we asked you to hit us with your best questions about the LG G Flex 2. We wanted to know, before we dropped our G Flex 2 review, the …

Mobile Technology

How to roll back from Windows 10 Mobile preview to Windows Phone 8.1

Below you'll find all the steps to help you go back safely to your previous version of the mobile operating system:<p>Download and install the latest …

Verizon unveils a car plug-in module providing OnStar-like services

Image copyright Verizon .Verizon unveiled its own take on the aftermarket connected car module Tuesday at the North American International Auto Show …

Telecoms

In Memory Of Our Loved Ones - "I Will Remember You"

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

LoopPay to partner with OEMs to bring mobile payment-enabled cases to Samsung devices

Not too long ago, we heard rumors that Samsung was in talks with mobile payment startup LoopPay to bring mobile payments to more smartphones. The big draw with LoopPay is that it works with legacy point of sale terminals, transferring payments via a small electromagnetic field that imitates a card …

FinTech

Chinese TV giant TCL brings Palm Inc. back to life

Prepare to be transported back to 2005. Chinese electronics maker TCL (which sells smartphones around the world as Alcatel OneTouch) announced earlier today that it's reviving the venerated Palm brand in the form of a new US subsidiary. That's right, folks: It might not be long until you've got a …

Mobile Technology