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21 Surprising Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

When you think of vinegar, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the clear, pungent liquid that is often used for cleaning, disinfecting and …

Google’s October 4 hardware event: What to expect

Google Home, the first Daydream VR headsets and new Pixel phones top the list.<p>For a search company, Google sure makes a lot of hardware these days. And the company is expected to add a bunch more products to its portfolio on Tuesday — basically everything it wants on shelves this holiday …

Baidu officially launches TalkType voice keyboard for Android

Baidu Research, a division of Chinese web search company Baidu, is announcing today the launch of TalkType, a third-party keyboard app for Android devices that’s optimized for voice input.<p>The app first appeared in the Google Play Store in the U.S. a few months ago. Since then, the team behind the …

Anatomy & physiology (directional terms/muscle action/anatomical position/plane of reference) Flashcards

The Netflix library of shows and movies is shrinking

Can't find anything you want to watch on Netflix? That may be because there's actually less to choose from than there once was, according to a new …

Vizio SB4551-D5 review: Sound bar with flat subwoofer makes sweet, discreet bombast - CNET

Speakers are often designed to appeal more to the eye than to the ear. That's why many modern sound bars are incredibly small -- barely an inch tall. They still sound better than the speakers in your TV, however, and the best can pack a full-sounding punch thanks to separate subwoofers you can …

'It's not right': mothers and daughters see own struggles reflected in Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton made much of her relationship with her mother and daughter when she launched her campaign for the Democratic nomination in 2015. A year later, before she took the stage at the 2016 Democratic convention to accept that nomination, she was introduced by her daughter, along with a …

Hillary Clinton

The Power of Habit – in 50 Words

I want to write 500 words daily, so I’m starting with 50. I love Leo Babauta’s six-week habit-formation plan. It’s why I now begin my day with 15 …

Surface Pro 3 owners are experiencing yet another battery issue

The Surface Pro 3 is proving to be incredibly problematic for Microsoft.<p>Just last month, it patched a bug that inaccurately reported the battery capacity on devices with a Simplo cell, and now users with a Surface Pro 3 that sports an integrated LG power pack are experiencing an issue that prevents …

Gear & Gadgets

Surface desktop keyboard rumored alongside Microsoft’s all-in-one PC

Microsoft appears to be readying a Bluetooth-powered keyboard with the Surface branding attached. <i>WinFuture</i> discovered a listing for a Surface Ergonomic Keyboard at the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), and the naming appears to suggest it's designed for desktop PCs. Microsoft has typically …

Apparently we have more than 5 senses — THREE more, according to science

Growing up, we all learned that our wonderfully complicated human selves are equipped with the ability to hear, smell, taste, feel and touch. …

Amazing and Underused Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

10+ Of The Funniest Entries From The 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 (see 2015 here) came to an end on October 1st, and while we‘re waiting for the winners to be announced, …

The Scientific Reason Why We Crave Carbs

Pastries. Pizza. Pasta. Pretzels. Carbohydrates are an essential source of energy for the body, but gorge on the wrong kind (hint: any of the ones we …

11 bad habits that are ruining your sleep

Conversely, research shows there's a direct correlation between getting less sleep and workplace inefficiency.<p>The prefrontal cortex, where the problem-solving functions of the brain are housed, is degraded if we don't get enough sleep.<p>Working when you're sleep-deprived "we now know is the cognitive …

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Get to know the security features in the Edge browser

Windows 10 comes with two built-in browsers: Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11. But Microsoft really wants you to use Edge, not IE11, because Edge is faster, sexier, simpler and more secure.<p>Microsoft knows that Internet Explorer ended up with a bad rap for being slow and lacking in security, …

Software

Microsoft will fix Surface Pro 3 battery issues through software

Microsoft was right about its hunch that Surface Pro 3 battery degradation was a software problem. The company reports that it has ruled out hardware as a cause for the shrinking battery capacity, and that it's working on a patch that should bring your Windows tablet back to normal. You'll get the …

Surface Pro

The complete guide to switching to Microsoft's Edge browser

Microsoft Edge still has a way to go before it wins any "browser of the year" awards, but it's a much better browser after the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.<p>The improvements include support for browser extensions, a right-click history menu and click-to-play Flash video. In other words, it might be …

Google

Microsoft testing blue light reduction feature for Windows 10

Microsoft is slowly revealing new features in its next major update to Windows 10, and it appears blue light reduction feature might be a future addition. The software giant released a new build of Windows 10 testers yesterday with very few visible additions, but Windows enthusiasts have already …

Nucleus debuts first Alexa-enabled touchscreen video device

The rollout of Amazon Alexa-enabled devices that transcend the Echo continues to grow, this time with its first touchscreen video device called …

Smart Homes

Microsoft’s Anniversary update causes ‘blue screen of death’ and forced reboot when e-readers are connected, users report<p>Dozens of Microsoft Windows 10 users are reporting that their computers crash when plugging in Amazon Kindles.<p>The issue appears to be caused by the recent Windows 10 Anniversary …

Windows 10

LG's Amazon Echo competitor will have Alexa functionality

LG's SmartThinQ, a competitor to Amazon's popular Echo device, will have third-party functionality from Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, according to TechCrunch.<p>The new device is expected to be unveiled at the IFA conference in Berlin in October. SmartThinQ will not have all of Alexa's capabilities …

Amazon finally brings Alexa to the Fire tablet

While Apple and others are struggling a bit to interest new customers in tablets (and existing ones in upgrading the hearty devices), Amazon has been …

Amazon prematurely announces a cheaper Echo Dot

Amazon launched the Alexa-enabled Echo Dot back in March. Strangely, the unit has been listed as sold out on the firm’s website since July, which led many people to speculate that a new variant was on its way — and it’s now looking like they were right.<p>Earlier today, Amazon prematurely fired a …

Microsoft may kill the Lumia brand in favor of a new Surface Phone

An anonymous tipster speaking to WinBeta has said that Microsoft will be withdrawing the Lumia brand by the end of the year. According to the source, Microsoft will replace it with a brand new Surface Phone, which it hopes will breathe life into Microsoft’s flagging smartphone business.<p>There is …

Donald Trump Cut Off by Pastor During Anti-Clinton Remarks

By<p>Janet Hook<p>Janet Hook<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@hookjan<p>janet.hook@wsj.com<p>Donald Trump may want to allow pastors to bring politics into the church, but a black church in Michigan on Wednesday stopped him from bringing politics to them.<p>The Republican presidential candidate, after touring a …

Donald Trump

What Earth’s ‘sixth extinction’ will look like: Largest species at greatest risk to die off, study finds

We mostly can’t see it around us, and too few of us seem to care – but nonetheless, scientists are increasingly convinced that the world is barreling …