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New Tesla Model 3 Delivered to Customer With Mismatched Door Panels

Some car companies would make you pay extra for this kind of customization.<p>Twitter/AngelaDowden<p>A tweet showing a Tesla Model 3 with mismatched door …

Tesla

Yes, You Should Still Change Your DNS Settings for Better Internet

The DNS (Domain Name System) server settings on your laptop, phone, or router are your gateway to the web—converting easy-to-remember domain names …

Information Security

Google Lens is a student's best friend: How to copy-paste text from the real world

Google Lens is one of the more underappreciated Google services out there, and nowhere is this more true than in education. Sure, Google Lens can …

Google Lens

Twitter: Everything you need to know

All the way back in 2006, a little website by the name of Twitter was created. This July marks the 12-year anniversary of the social network, and …

Apps

Team AA: The best Android apps you’ve (probably) never heard of

Ask any smartphone user about their favorite apps and you’ll likely hear a few names pop up time and time again.<p>We’re all intimately familiar with the Facebooks, Instagrams, and WhatsApps of the app world, but what about all of those lesser-known Android apps with unique features that get drowned …

Apps

App developers are going through your email — here is how to stop them

The Wall Street Journal reports that application developers, both mobile and desktop, are busy rummaging through the email of thousands and thousands …

Yo founder returns with design-to-code startup Anima

Or Arbel doesn’t like spending too much time on design. His startup Yo only let you send your friends the word “Yo” after all. That messaging app made waves with its minimalism, but quickly petered out. Now Arbel is back with a new company called Anima that could let app designers build more …

How to text from your computer with Android Messages

Yesterday Google started rolling out the ability to text from the web with Android Messages. The feature gives users a lot more flexibility in choosing how and where they can carry on conversations. As long as your Android smartphone is powered on, you can text from a desktop computer or even other …

Parallel Universe: A list of alternatives to all Google products

Have you noticed? Google’s entire business model is based on you surrendering to their corporate surveillance. That’s it. All they do is repackage …

Hands off my data! 15 default privacy settings you should change right now

On the Internet, the devil’s in the defaults.<p>You’re not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably haven’t even looked for your privacy settings. And that’s exactly what Facebook, Google and other tech giants are counting on.<p>They tout we’re “in control” of our …

Apps

Diabetes blood test 'could mean end to daily insulin jabs'

<b>Doctors in Edinburgh believe a simple blood test they have introduced could allow some Type 1 diabetes patients to come off insulin.</b><p>The Western General hospital team say the test has identified previously unrecognised variants of the condition.<p>A routine screening programme was set up after medics …

Diabetes

Why Adobe is giving designers its UX design software for free

Starting today, Adobe is making its interface design software free to anyone in the world. The XD CC Starter kit includes desktop and mobile versions of Adobe XD, a program that enables designers to create and share prototypes of websites, apps, and other user interfaces.<p>Since moving to a …

UX Design

Sweden opens new road that charges electric vehicles like real-life slot cars

SWEDEN (CNN) - For anyone who used to play with slot cars as a child, Sweden's new electrified road might bring back some memories.<p>In the first of …

How to prep your car for a road trip

When you're prepping your car for a road trip, summer or otherwise, there are important things to check as well as some old steps you can skip.<p>Here's how to prep for a trip so that your car won't become the center of your attention, which is seldom good.<p>We've arranged these tips in two groups: …

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Glowforge opens public orders for its desktop 3D laser cutter

Hardware startup Glowforge, which makes a desktop laser cutter and engraver for home or office use, has finally opened up sales to the general public.<p>The maker-targeted device, which can ‘print’ (read: engrave/laser cut) a variety of materials including leather, wood, acrylic, glass, and even the …

Printing

This simple script renders data collected by your ISP unusable

After voting last month to strip Obama administration guidelines, the Federal Communications Commission ceded control of the internet to ISPs, at least for now. Corporations like Comcast and Verizon won the right to police themselves, operating on a scheme tantamount to the honor system.<p>With a …

Vuzix built the smartglasses Google wishes it did

Attention, crestfallen Google Glass enthusiasts: Your redemption has arrived.<p>While most of the tech world dismissed the “smartglasses” concept when …

Google's New Text-to-Speech AI Is so Good We Bet You Can't Tell It From a Real Human

See if you hear a difference between Tacotron 2 and human speech.<p>Can you tell the difference between AI-generated computer speech and a real, live human being? Maybe you've always thought you could. Maybe you're fond of Alexa and Siri but believe you would never confuse either of them with an …

How to score big at government auctions, on everything from real estate to bugles

By Elisabeth Leamy<p>, Writer<p>Rolex watches seized from drug lords. Homes confiscated from tax cheats. Blackhawk helicopters the military no longer needs. The federal government is auctioning off all this — and more. The "more" often means mundane things like office chairs and shredders and mysterious …

Real Estate

A look at the electric cars coming to market in 2018

2018 is shaping up to be another record year for electric car production and deliveries in most markets around the world, but as it stands right now, it doesn’t look it will be “the year” for new electric car models.<p>Nonetheless, there will be a few new EVs hitting the market and here we take a …

Google launches three new photography apps for testing experimental technology

Google today is launching a trio of new photo apps – a part of new series of what it has dubbed photography “appsperiments.” (Get it? Ha ha.) The apps, some of which are available on both the iOS App Store and Google Play, give Google a way to test out more experimental features to see how users …

Gmail Labs: the most awesome Gmail features you don’t know about

There is a part of Gmail that you may not be familiar with. It’s hiding in your settings, in a tab you may not have noticed called “Labs”. Gmail Labs are basically add-ons that you can use in Gmail which give the very popular email client a bit of extra functionality. There are Labs for a great …

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Smart Google Doodle puts coding in everyone's hands

Coding is for everyone.<p>The idea of stringing together commands to make a program is daunting prospect for most, but that's because many have never …

Google Doodle

Seven of the most bizarre sex injuries ever recorded

It’s supposed to be a pleasurable experience for all involved.<p>But for some, sex can leave them bent and broken in ways you can’t imagine.<p>And here you …

These Gmail searches will dig up stuff you never knew you missed

Find lost messages, unearth attachments, clear your inbox, and more.<p>Gmail dominates the email landscape. It provides gigabytes of storage, works at super-fast speeds in any browser, and automatically sorts messages into specialized sections depending on their content and importance. But perhaps its …

Apps

Volvo's Car Subscription Program Starts At $600 And Seems To Cover Pretty Much Everything

More and more carmakers are turning to subscription services as an alternative way to get people into their cars. Cadillac has a program, as does …

Microsoft Office is now available for all Chromebooks

It took its sweet time, but Microsoft Office for Android is now available on all Play Store-compatible Chromebooks, according to <i>Chrome Unboxed</i>. The software's convoluted journey en route to Google's laptops is well documented. As a recap, when Android app support arrived on Chrome OS over a year …

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is now available for all Chromebooks

Thanks to relentless software updates and exciting hardware options, Chrome OS is now a realistic alternative for a desktop operating system that can …

Microsoft Office

Tim Cook and Eric Schmidt stripped down to try this new kind of shower head and wound up investing

You might spend $699 on a new iPhone 8, but would you shell out that much for a shower?<p>Nebia, a startup based in San Francisco, wants to disrupt the most intimate part of your morning routine. Its debut product, the Spa Shower System, surrounds users in a warm cloud of mist and uses up to 70% less …

Tim Cook

Reporters managed to buy a spine and 2 human heads over the internet while investigating America's lax trade in body parts

TOWNSEND, Tennessee (Reuters) - Cody Saunders was born in 1992 with failing kidneys and a hole in his heart.<p>When he died on his 24th birthday, he had endured 66 surgeries and more than 1,700 rounds of dialysis, his parents said. Some days, he hid the pain in upbeat selfies on Facebook. Other days, …

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