Barry Lockett

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This is probably what the iPhone X Plus looks like, and I need one right now

If you’re anything like me, you’re going to have a hell of a time choosing your next iPhone when September rolls around. On one hand, you’ve got a …

Mobile Technology

Three lesser-known websites that will save you a ton of money on flights

These days, you can travel the world for a lot less than you may think. After all, it’s easier than ever to find great deals on everything from …

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

Your Router's Security Stinks: Here's How to Fix It

Most gateway routers used by home customers are profoundly not secure, and some routers are so vulnerable to attack that they should be thrown out, a …

First light which ever shone in universe picked up by astronomers in 'revolutionary' breakthrough

The first light which ever shone in the universe has been detected by astronomers scouring the skies for the earliest stars.<p>Using a simple radio antenna positioned in the quietest place on Earth - the western Australian desert - scientists picked up a signal of the long-sought ‘cosmic dawn.’<p>The …

I've used the iPhone for 10 years and these are my favorite tips and tricks

Senior Video Producer Matt Stuart explains the 10 tips and tricks every iPhone user needs to know. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>I've been using the iPhone ever since it came out, one of the biggest problems with it, is there's no instruction manual. Apple doesn't provide a manual for the …

Technology

Forget Photoshop—Edit Your Photos With These Top Free Photo Editors

13 Free Photo Editors<p>The Best Free Photo Editors Out There<p>Updated May 03, 2018<p>These free photo editors are the best of the best and will get you just …

Tutorials

Best car speakers

Upgrading the sound system is one of the easiest and most rewarding upgrades you can do to your car. There are several ways to add watts to your …

NYC Museum

View the restored apartments of past residents from different time periods.<p>Under One Roof<p>In the decades after World War II, the Lower East Side …

Ultimate Guide to Koh Lipe Thailand | The Maldives of Asia

Koh Lipe Thailand is also known as the "Maldives of Thailand." We have put together this ultimate guide Koh Lipe Thailand to help you plan your trip …

Voyager 1 fires thrusters after 37 years

Now, the Voyager team is able to use a set of 4 backup thrusters, dormant since 1980. The team says it’ll extend the life of Voyager 1 – the fastest …

Best Video Apps for Those Who Love Videography

You are using an <b>outdated</b> browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.<p>The Best Apps for Capturing and Creating Videos<p>With the days …

Mobile Photography

Save Space On Your IPhone By Changing This IOS 11 Camera Setting

With iOS 11, Apple introduced the HEIF format for photos. HEIF stands for "High Efficiency File Format," and allows the photos you take on your phone …

11 secret Italian villages to visit before the crowds do

Rome? Been there. Venice? Done that. Florence? Bought the statue-of-David postcard. While this triumvirate of tourist destinations is a must-do for any first-time visitor to Italy, many of the country’s greatest charms can only be experienced in small Italian villages — places where you can slip …

Italy

This Map Takes the Guess Work Out of Deciding When to Travel

Deciding when during the year to book a bucket list getaway generally comes down to settling on a date that both jibes with when you can take time …

How to Make Your iPhone Shoot JPEGs Again After iOS 11

After updating your iPhone to iOS 11, you may have noticed that your photos are all .heic files instead of the ubiquitous .jpeg. If you’re rather go …

How to download music from YouTube and transfer it to your Android device

A lot of people who aren’t subscribed to a music streaming service like Google Play Music or Spotify like listening and discovering new tracks on YouTube. In a way, this is a great option, but it’s far from ideal.<p>For one, the screen of your device has to be turned on all the time for the audio to …

The best speaker booster apps for iOS and Android

There are plenty of tricks and tips online to increase the volume on your phone without downloading an extra app, but what if those tricks aren’t …

Abandoned Berlin: The story behind its forgotten places

<b>(CNN) —</b> " Germany 's history is pretty unique," says Ciarán Fahey. "I don't think you have the same level of waste and destruction in other countries in Europe."<p>Irish-born Fahey is the photojournalist behind Abandoned Berlin -- a popular website turned coffee table book of the same name.<p>Fahey is …

Germany

7 things the iPhone X can do that the iPhone 8 can't

Apple didn't stop with two new phones this year. It also introduced a third, the iPhone X. Here's what it can do that the iPhone 8 can't.<p>Today marks a new first for Apple. Not only did it break the typical naming pattern, skipping over the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus altogether, it announced a …

Mobile Technology

When Will Voyager Stop Calling Home?

The twin spacecraft still send data back to the planet they left 40 years ago.<p>Forty years after they left Earth, the Voyager twin spacecraft are still chugging along, logging 35,000 miles an hour as they zoom farther and farther into the cosmos.<p>“I’ve had people ask me, you mean the mission is still …

Space

iPhone audio trick goes viral

Social media users are going crazy about a little known iTunes trick that can let you jack up the volume on your audio.<p>It involves changing the equalisation setting while playing audio on your device. In sound recording and reproduction, equalisation is the process commonly used to alter the …

Social Media

These Scottish islands may hold the secret to happiness

Scotland's Outer Hebrides can be rainy, remote and cold – yet their inhabitants rank as the happiest people in the UK. What is their secret?<p>It was nearing midnight and the sky still remained light. The only hint of sunset visible from the kitchen window was a pink smudge above the Minch, the …

Scotland

Those 3% of scientific papers that deny climate change? A review found them all flawed

It’s often said that of all the published scientific research on climate change, 97% of the papers conclude that global warming is real, problematic for the planet, and has been exacerbated by human activity.<p>But what about those 3% of papers that reach contrary conclusions? Some skeptics have …

Climate Change

Discover an Ireland off the beaten track

From ancient forts to spectacular rural scenes, Ireland has a number of hidden gems that are easy enough to find if you know where to look.<p>It looks so unassuming, the little lane off the Cork to Bantry road – between a blaze of blue hydrangeas, opposite a glowing white shrine, amid the eternal …

Ireland

Octopus research shows that consciousness isn’t what makes humans special

Whether or not octopuses should be viewed as charming or terrifying very much depends on your personal perspective. But it’s hard to deny their intelligence.<p>Octopuses can squirt water at an annoyingly bright bulb until it short-circuits. They can tell humans apart (even those who are wearing the …

Consciousness

Eleven ancient cultures we can all learn from today

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>Travel is often a quest for the new. A new city to …

How to add Bluetooth to an old car

If you want to listen to your own tunes while driving, here are four ways to add Bluetooth to any car.<p>Bluetooth is now a standard feature in practically every modern car. Like with Bluetooth headphones, a Bluetooth-enabled car lets you stream your own tunes or favorite podcasts on your daily …

Audiophile

Everything new with Apple’s Photos app in macOS High Sierra

In macOS High Sierra, the built-in Photos app packs some great new tools as well as lots of small improvements. It brings better organization, new editing tools (like selective color and curves), and extended integration with third-party apps.<p>Check out all the new features and improvements in …