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The 60-Year Downfall of Nuclear Power in the U.S. Has Left a Huge Mess

The demand for atomic energy is in decline. But before the country can abandon its plants, there's six decades of waste to deal with.<p>It was just another day in the life of the defunct Hanford nuclear site, a remote part of Washington State that made most of the plutonium in America’s Cold War …

Nuclear Energy

Most Useful Siri Commands on macOS

Starting with macOS Sierra in 2016, Apple introduced support for Siri on the Mac, allowing you to access the personal assistant across all of your Apple devices for the first time.<p>Siri on Mac can actually do quite a few useful things that aren't available on iOS devices, and because the technology …

How to set up Apple’s Health app to unlock its awesome fitness potential

If you think the Health app is just another pointless junk app that comes preinstalled on your iPhone, think again. Unlike Stocks, Compass or Tips, it is one of the few apps that Apple won’t let you delete. Set up the Apple Health app properly, and it becomes a powerful tool for getting (or …

How to make iPhone texts and iMessages appear across all your Apple devices

Tips<p>One of the advantages of Apple's iMessage system is the ability to see and respond to iPhone texts across multiple Apple devices. AppleInsider …

Mailbutler supercharges Apple Mail and is now having a massive sale

<i>This is a paid placement and if you buy something through this article or on the BGR Store we will receive compensation from retail partners.</i><p>Between …

Google Calendar integrates data from Google Fit and Apple Health

Fitness is important to a lot of people out there, and considering its importance on a daily basis, it’s no surprise that Google would want to make …

Google Calendar

How to use Do Not Disturb, the best way to set limits on your iPhone's notifications

If you're trying to set better limits on how you use technology in 2017, and you're an iPhone user, you should use a feature called Do Not Disturb.<p>Although it won't shock you if you mindlessly scroll on Instagram for hours, it will help you control the notifications that sometimes lead to mindless …

Change How macOS Handles ZIP Files With These Hidden Preferences

When you double-click a ZIP file on your Mac, the files are automatically uncompressed and the ZIP itself is sent to the Trash. What if that’s not …

How to stop receiving iCloud calendar invite spam on your iPhone and Mac

An incredibly sinister new form of spam has infiltrated countless iPhones and iPads in recent weeks: fake iCloud calendar invites. Personally, I’ve …

How to solve 3 big macOS Sierra problems

By now, most of you are probably upgraded to macOS Sierra, which is proving be a massive home run for Apple. However, while the new Mac OS packs some great new features, it’s also got a handful of problems — ranging from strange error messages to Wi-Fi issues.<p>Check out our video below for three …

21 Apple Watch Tips and Tricks

Scientists just got closer to understanding the genetic roots of crime — and it’s making them nervous

(Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo)<br>There is no easy explanation for why some people commit crimes and others don't.<p>Similarly, there's no easy answer to the …

When A ZIP Code Can Determine A Death Sentence

“There’s no more basic form of arbitrariness in the death penalty than geography."<p>Critics of capital punishment have long cited the arbitrary nature of the death penalty as a reason it should be abolished in the U.S. Who gets sentenced to death can depend on a variety of arbitrary factors, …

US Justice Department Blasts Baltimore PD for Rampant Racism

Two weeks after a Baltimore prosecutor dropped charges against the remaining officers awaiting trial in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, the US …

Colleges rethink criminal justice training in rise of Black Lives Matter

A couple of weeks after Michael Brown was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014, Wesley Bell told his students …

Law Enforcement

CNN

The world saw the highest number of recorded executions in more than 25 years in 2015, according to a new report from Amnesty International. …

How to flip your Apple Watch for surprise benefits

The Apple Watch is designed with the Digital Crown in the same place as where traditional watches have their own crown to set the time. It’s a design choice that helps us think of this new tiny computer on our wrist as something comfortable and familiar.<p>But there’s no reason the Digital Crown …

Double your MacBook's storage, no tools required

The tiny TarDisk Pear slips into your computer's SD card slot to add extra storage in just a few steps.<p>Running out of storage on your MacBook? There's no need to crack open your computer and swap out the hard drive inside. Instead, slip the tiny TarDisk Pear, available now, into your computer's SD …

Get iTunes to stop asking you to authorize your Mac

Trying to play a song in iTunes and getting the same error over and over can be frustrating. If your computer isn’t authorized with your Apple ID via iTunes, it won’t let you play any songs you’ve downloaded from the iTunes Store until it is. Sometimes iTunes will seem to get “stuck” prompting you …

How to remove bullet points in the Mail app for OS X

Gary Krupa writes:I’ve typed out a long email with bulleted or numbered lists embedded in the middle. I’ve then decided that I don’t want the …

Google Keep released to iPhone

Today Google brings one of its lesser-known super-helpful apps “Google Keep” to iPhone. This app has been out for Google’s own Android operating …

New in iOS 9: ask Siri to remind you about things you're looking at in your apps

Siri’s Proactive features in iOS 9 let you do so much more, and in a more intelligent fashion than ever before. In addition to suggesting apps, …

13 awesome tricks your Mac just learned with El Capitan

OS X El Capitan promises to redefine the Mac experience with a host of new improvements that make working (and playing) smoother than ever.<p>There’s a lot to learn about all the new goodies in El Capitan, which finally became available to the public for free today. Everything from Notes to Safari, …

El Capitan's Boot Camp has USB drive-less Windows setup, but not all Macs are supported

Boot Camp, the Mac’s built-in software for dual-booting between OS X and Windows has been given some love in the new El Capitan software update and …

Settings in iOS 9: Every notable change you need to know

The Settings app is like the bedroom on every episode of <i>Cribs</i>: It’s where the magic happens. Whenever you update iOS on your iPhone or iPad, it pays …

Apps

5 Great New Spotlight Search Tricks in OS X El Capitan

Spotlight search has long been one of the greatest features on the Mac (and iOS for that matter), and now with OS X El Capitan the near instant …

Top 25 Ways to Use 3D Touch on your New iPhone 6s

Just got a new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus? Here is a compilation of 25 ways to use 3D Touch on your brand new iPhone, shared by YouTube channel</i> …

PAUSE for iOS promises to soothe your mind and relieve stress

Stress is hard to avoid in today’s world and we are often guilty of turning to our phones, laptops and tablets as a distraction, which isn’t always the healthiest option.<p>Well, building on that concept, PAUSE is a new iOS app designed to help you combat stress or anxiety and regain your focus.<p>“It's …

Introducing the New Mac App to Download Youtube Videos

There's word in town that a new Mac app is available for those who wish to legally download youtube videos on their Macs. Curious about the rumor? …