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iPhone X: Create useful shortcuts with a virtual Home button for a super efficient UI

You’ve likely quickly adapted to the new Home button-less iPhone X and its gesture based user interface. But while there are a lot of improvements, some aspects have become less user-friendly, like pulling up Control Center, Notification Center, and Apple Pay. Luckily, you can use a (mostly …

iOS

Republicans are about to kill the open internet and this town will pay the price

Residents of Winlock, Washington – where internet is dead slow, if available at all – are major proponents of net neutrality and argue internet is a basic necessity<p>US telecoms regulator unveils sweeping plans to dismantle net neutrality<p>It’s Saturday morning at a café near the museum in Winlock, …

Net Neutrality

This trick will kill nasty bacteria lurking in your sponge in 1 minute flat

In case you didn’t already know, your kitchen sponge is teeming with bacteria. Gross, right? Since your sponge is usually warm and damp, it creates …

Microbiology

6 Steps to Building a Million-Dollar Ecommerce Site in 60 Days

<b>Content Partner</b> Where brands share their insights. What's This?<p>Jared Goetz spent only 30 minutes a day and built a colossal Shopify sales machine.<p>Jared Goetz, serial entrepreneur and member of The Oracles, always had a knack for reaching an audience. At 26 years old, he’s co-founded four …

eCommerce

Tai Lopez Reveals the Secrets He Used to Make Millions From Social Media

<b>Content Partner</b> Where brands share their insights. What's This?<p>It's easier than you think to transform your social media profile into a lucrative business.<p>The Oracles • Content Provider<p>Think about how you use social media. Is it simply a method to connect with people? A distraction from boredom at …

Social Media Marketing

There are 2 types of time travel and physicists agree that one of them is possible

Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and co-founder of the World Science Festival, explains what we know about time travel so far. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Brian Greene:</b> I’m Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University …

Physics

20 Essential WhatsApp Tips for Chat Fans

There are over a billion WhatsApp users; here's how to get chatting.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from …

iOS

There's new evidence that the sugar industry suppressed scientific studies linking sugar to heart disease and cancer

• <b>New evidence shows the sugar industry suppressed scientific research that linked sugar to heart disease and bladder cancer in rats.</b>• <b><br>The Sugar Research Foundation, the group funding the studies, cut the project short and didn't publish the results.</b>• <b><br>Nutritionists caution that sugar, not fat, is largely</b> …

Sugar

Cancer cell growth halted with cold and flu drug

"Feed a cold, starve a fever," so the saying goes. The results of a new study, however, suggest that "treat a cold, starve cancer cells" might be a …

Cancer

7 influencer marketing trends that will dominate in 2018

The popularity of influencer marketing shows no signs of slowing down. Interest in the term <i>influencer marketing</i> increased 90x from 2013 to 2016 and it doubled in first nine months of 2017. Reasons for ever-growing popularity of influencer campaigns are numerous ranging from their versatility (this …

Digital Marketing

All 42 of Netflix's notable original movies, ranked from worst to best

Netflix will be releasing 80 new original films in 2018, so it's worthwhile to take stock of all that the service currently offers.<p>With the recent release of its critically acclaimed historical drama "Mudbound," Netflix has its strongest shot yet at Oscar consideration.<p>Netflix has also released a …

Netflix

5 things coming to the wellness world in 2018, according to Whole Foods, Target, and more

Stakes were high at the FounderMade Consumer Discovery Show in New York City on November 17 and 18: For a fledgling wellness brand, catching the …

Whole Foods

Control all your appliances at the press of a button with this smart outlet that's on sale

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>Perhaps the easiest thing you can do to go …

Home Automation

What is a blockchain? GeekWire’s guide to this game-changing technology and its vast potential

Most technologies touted as “game-changing” are just somewhat modified versions of something already in use. Blockchains are different, and while it …

Bitcoin

The 20 best wines in the world, according to Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator's editors have been reviewing the best wines in the world since 1988.<p>Each year, they release their list of the top 100 wines in the world.<p>"The wines featured on our Top 100 list capture the character of the past year and exemplify the quality and diversity the wine world has to …

California Wine

'Godless' comes out firing on Netflix

<b>(CNN) —</b> A revisionist western in the gritty vein of "Lonesome Dove," "Godless" is a limited series with a gender-based twist, beautifully shot in a sweeping widescreen format. Buoyed by strong performances and its knowing embrace of an under-utilized genre, this seven-part event slows in the middle …

TV

How The GOP Tax Plan Actually Affects Your Wallet

A massive debate is playing out over legislation that affects the lives of every American: taxes. But are the changes under consideration actually …

Retirement

A Mysterious 3,000-Year-Old Castle Has Been Found Under a Lake in Turkey

Sometimes legends are true.<p>Sunken cities are typically the stuff of legend, but now archaeologists have found the real thing hiding deep within Lake …

Archaeology

​Ring Video Doorbell 2 review: A fun IoT device to boost your security

With live video and two-way audio, the Ring Video Doorbell 2 is one of the most immediately useful IoT devices we've examined to date. It's fun …

Home Automation

UK government issues advice on what makes 'Kodi boxes’ illegal

While streaming services like Netflix and Spotify have provided easy (and affordable) ways for Britons to enjoy legal content in their homes, the UK government is still waging war against what it calls "illicit streaming devices." This week, the Intellectual Property Office published official …

Raspberry Pi

Want More Responses to Your Sales Emails? Do These 3 Things in Your Call to Action

Even the highest open rates won't do you much good if people aren't actually replying to your sales emails.<p>A sales email's subject line gives recipients an initial glimpse of you and your business and, hopefully entices them to open an email. But it's the call to action (CTA) that usually …

Marketing

How Chatbots Will Redefine Your Business

Chatbots are not a new concept. They’re not even from this century.<p>Alan Turing’s 1950 paper on ‘Computing Machinery and Intelligence’ laid the foundations of computer conversation via the Turing Test. And in 1979 (the same year Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web), Moviefone launched …

Alan Turing

10 Brilliant Storage Ideas to Steal from These Tiny, International Airbnbs

If you want to (affordably) escape to an amazing city, renting a tiny Airbnb might be your best bet to get the perfect location. And one of my …

Home Decorating

11 Scientifically Proven Ways to Boost Metabolism

Every time we eat or drink, we can thank our metabolism for converting all those calories into energy. Our size, gender, and age all factor into our …

Weight Loss

Review: Hunter SimpleConnect ceiling fan is a 2-in-1 HomeKit essential

Hunter is a company known for commercializing ceiling fans over 130 years ago, and today the company is the only firm making smart home ceiling fans that work with Apple HomeKit. Hunter’s SimpleConnect line includes three ceiling fan models available in multiple finishes that are priced from …

Home Automation

How to unlock an iPhone X with Face ID after a failed attempt without leaving the Lock screen

Face ID is Apple’s latest attempt to revolutionize mobile device authentication, and it is magical when it works as intended. However, if you have …

iOS

Tips and Tricks: Forcing Face ID

If you’ve had an iPhone X for a week or more, you have probably learned to adjust a little bit to the way Face ID works. Thanks to its machine learning capabilities, it is also doing the same and adjusting over time to what it learns from failed attempts that are followed by either successful ones …

iOS

Durable canvas cloth with embedded solar cells generates 120 watts per square meter

Tents, sun shades, and canopies could generate renewable energy with Norway-based company Tarpon Solar’s solar canvas. They created flexible …

Clean Energy

Russia reports radioactivity 986 times the norm after nuclear accident claim

Moscow says ‘extremely high’ levels of ruthenium-106 discovered as Greenpeace urges inquiry into possible cover-up<p>Russia’s meteorological service has confirmed that “extremely high” concentrations of the radioactive isotope ruthenium-106 in several parts of the country in late September, confirming …

Pollution

Oliver Stone Accused of Sexual Harassment by Melissa Gilbert: ‘I Left Crying’

Pressure is mounting on director Oliver Stone, with another accusation of sexual misconduct by actress Melissa Gilbert.<p>Oliver Stone staked out the …

Entertainment