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How to Merge and Remove Duplicate Contacts in macOS and iCloud

If you've been maintaining and migrating the same Contacts list across Macs over the years then you've probably come across your fair share of duplicate contact cards. They can also appear seemingly out of nowhere after setting up iCloud Contacts on your Mac for the first time.<p>Unless you …

Operating Systems

Anti-bacterial wipes pointless as bugs grow back in 20 minutes, scientist says

Anti-bacterial wipes only eradicate bacteria from kitchen surfaces for 20 minutes and using them to keep germs at bay is "an absolutely redundant" exercise, a scientist has said.<p>Dr Clare Lanyon, a biomedical scientist from Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, said consumers may be wasting …

Wiping

Sci-Fi Short Film Explores What Happens When You Travel at Light Speed

Adam Stern and Artifex Studios present a new short film detailing the incredible story of astronaut Ethan Kane, the first person attempting to travel …

Falcon Heavy

What a bullet does to a human body

When bullets enter a human body, they don’t just pierce tissue, they shatter bones and dislocate limbs.

Medicine

An Irish 6-year-old wrote a letter asking NASA to make Pluto a planet again. And it didn’t get ignored

Cara Lucy O’Connor has a concern.<p>Pluto used to be one of the nine planets in the solar system, and it isn’t anymore. That’s not right, said the …

Astronomy

Does cycling really damage men's sexual organs?

New research refutes the theory that pressure from saddles can cause erectile dysfunction, and says cycling could actually improve performance in older men<p>Few doubt that cycling helps you get healthy. One study last year found cyclists are less likely to develop heart disease or cancer, and a 2011 …

Cycling

Scientists have found that shampoo is a source of the same dangerous form of air pollution made by cars

We've known for a long time that traffic fumes are very bad for our health. But according to new research, there are other sources of pollution that should also be a concern.<p>A new study, published in the journal Science, has found that household products such as shampoo, oven cleaner, and deodorant …

Pollution

24 hidden settings to maximize your Mac

We mean Mac-simize.<p>Apple prides itself on the polish and slickness of its software, and on the surface, macOS proves itself an intuitive and easy-to-navigate operating system. Dig deeper, however, and you'll find a heap of useful settings and options that let you customize your computing …

Apps

Facebook: Please Download Our VPN App That Tracks You

Onavo Protect doesn't just help 'keep you and your data safe,' as it promises; it tracks you and sends app and website use info back to …

Apps

Audiophile Review: HomePod 'Sounds Better' Than $999 KEF X300A Digital Hi-Fi Speakers

HomePod reviews from the tech press came thick and fast last week, and while the smart speaker's sound quality was consistently praised, most reviews were based on subjective assessments and didn't take into account professional-grade output measurements. Early on Monday, however, Reddit user …

Audiophile

‘Sea Hunter,’ a drone ship with no crew, just joined the U.S. Navy fleet

A prototype autonomous ship known as the Medium Displacement Unmanned Surface Vehicle (MDUSV) has officially been transferred to the U.S. Navy from …

Military

How one woman saved thousands by pocketing $5 bills

After 13 years of methodically tucking away her $5 bills, Marie Campagna Franklin saved $40,000.<p>Former Boston Globe journalist Marie Campagna Franklin saved thousands of dollars with a simple trick: she tucks away every $5 bill she gets back in change.<p>The Lasell College associate professor says it …

Finance

How to clean your stainless steel appliances

Get your shine on with these easy tips for making your appliances sparkle.<p>Stainless steel is not the kind of surface you just wipe down and forget. You need to protect it from rust, scratches and smudges. Here's how to do all of that -- and incorporate it into your cleaning routine.<p>Once a day<p>Every …

Apple makes big eGPU improvements in macOS 10.13.4

Apple rolled out its first macOS 10.13.4 beta on Wednesday, and testers have noticed big improvements to the way in which it handles eGPUs.<p>In addition to a new clamshell mode, it is now possible to connect and use an eGPU while a machine is already running.<p>Apple brought eGPU support to macOS with …

Brazil

How to Take a Screenshot on iPhone X

By on Thu, 01/25/2018<p>Taking a screenshot allows you to capture exactly what’s on your screen and save it as a photo. I take a lot of screenshots in my job; but even outside of work, there are various reasons taking a screenshot can come in handy. Every iPhone, except the iPhone X, uses the Home …

iOS

How to Take Great Photos With Apple's iPhone X

You can snap a variety of cool pictures with the latest iPhone. Here’s how.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

NASA now has a superpowered way to fuel spacecraft

NASA is going places—like the moon, Mars (eventually) and beyond (think deep space past Jupiter). The only problem is that fuel shortage could end up …

Awesome Apple Watch tricks to get the most out of your wearable

The Apple Watch truly became a useful device with the release of the Series 3. LTE connectivity, more accurate heart rate monitoring, and faster hardware make the Apple Watch a joy to use.<p>With all of the features and functions Apple advertises, there’s still plenty of hidden tips and tricks for …

How To Easily Switch Your Two-Factor Security To A New Phone

When you're switching phones after an upgrade or an accident, the job of checking up on your two-factor verification apps can get lost in the hustle …

Apps

Huge Water Reserves Found All Over Mars

New NASA images show layers of ice peeking out of eroded cliffs—a potential boon for future humans on the red planet.<p>At sites across the midsection of Mars, scientists have found layers of water ice buried mere feet beneath the red planet’s surface. The discovery adds crucial detail to Mars’s …

Colorado

How to shoot a film, or just better Instagram videos, on your iPhone

The swift rise in spec of smartphone cameras has opened the possibility for directors and made them legitimate filmmaking tools, with Damien Chazelle …

How to easily check to see if Apple is slowing down your iPhone

Remember how crazy all those conspiracy theorists sounded when they carried on and on about “planned obsolescence,” claiming that Apple was …

This Extraterrestrial Stone Contains Compounds Not Found Anywhere Else in Our Solar System

Whoa!<p>A small pebble found in Egypt is decidedly Not From Around Here.<p>The Hypatia stone, as it is known, is not only extraterrestrial in origin. It …

Astronomy

How your iPhone could save your life

It’s hard to imagine leaving the house without a cellphone. Most of us feel naked and alone, disconnected from the world, without our phones. We feel, in a word, unsafe.<p>The truth is, your mobile phone can save your life. Whether you’re driving in a remote place, cornered by an attacker or pinned …

iOS

How to Check If Your iPhone Needs a New Battery

Apple is slowing down your older iPhones when their batteries age. That recently confirmed fact has dominated the Apple and tech blogosphere.<p>But …

Copying iPhone Messages to the Computer

<b>Q.</b> <i>I have a long series of text messages on my iPhone between my son and me. Is there a way to copy these from my phone to my computer and save the files in a Microsoft Word document?</i><p><b>A.</b> Extracting a text conversation from your iPhone and saving it as a word-processing document is certainly possible, …

iOS

Best Wireless Chargers for iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus

With the release of the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple now supports Qi-based wireless inductive charging on its latest phones, and that means charging pads have quickly become popular accessories for iPhone owners.<p>Apple's favored partners for wireless charging pads are Belkin and …

Apple apologizes for iPhone slowdown drama, will offer $29 battery replacements

Batteries are “consumable components” now<p>Apple just published a letter to customers apologizing for the “misunderstanding” around older iPhones being slowed down, following its recent admission that it was, in fact, slowing down older phones in order to compensate for degrading batteries. “We know …

NOT AGAIN! Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a serious battery problem

Just when we thought the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco has ended, another battery-related issue has popped up. A few Samsung Galaxy Note 8 users, particularly …

Here's Why Some People Turn Super-Red After Drinking Alcohol

Blame genetics.<p>If your face goes red when drinking alcohol, you're not alone. More than one in three people with East Asian heritage (Chinese, …

Alcohol