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New Smithsonian offers a view of rich black history

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lonnie Bunch leans forward to peer inside a slave cabin from Edisto Island, South Carolina. The dark and cramped interior defies his attempts to showcase the small living space its occupants subsisted on.<p>Bunch flips on the flashlight on a borrowed smartphone, illuminating for his …

Black History

Microsoft says new processors will only work with Windows 10

Windows 7 and 8.1 won't be updated for future processors, starting with Intel's Skylake platform<p>Soon, when you buy a new PC, it won't support Windows 7 or 8. Microsoft has announced a change to its support policy that lays out its plans for future updates to its older operating systems, and the new …

Computer Hardware

Expect Faster Charging, Not Longer Lasting, Phone Batteries

Huawei is showing off a smartphone battery that can charge nearly halfway in just five minutes.<p>The bad news on the mobile power front is that, much as we all want longer-lasting batteries, there is little on the horizon that will allow phones to last for days on end without a charge.<p>While chips …

Electric Vehicles

The 6 Most Badass Women in History You've Never Heard of Before

Lend me your ears, because their stories are *awesome.*<p>Long before semi-employed celebrities roamed the earth, crazy-talented women were accomplishing all sorts of tide-turning, world-changing Great Things. For some reason, though, they've been largely excluded from everywhere <i>but</i> Advanced Placement …

Nicolas Sarkozy

Six productivity apps you’ll never want to be without

Optimize your inbox<p>Boomerang<p>I love using Boomerang even more than I love <i>saying</i> “Boomerang.” This plugin has changed my entire e-mail behavior. It’s a genius tool that adds a “send later” button to your messages, allowing you to schedule your e-mails to go out at a chosen time in the future. It also …

Apps

10 Easy Ways To Free Up A Lot Of Space On Your iPhone

Your iPhone is full of junk you don't need. And a recent class action lawsuit against Apple has brought to light that even if you buy a 16 GB iPhone, you can't actually use all 16 GB of storage.<p>So let's try to make the most of what you have. We have identified 10 simple ways you can manage and …

Apps

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

Maxthon Launches MxNitro for Windows

Maxthon today released a new browser for Windows called MxNitro (short for Maxthon Nitro), which it claims is “the fastest PC browser in the world.”<p>This is made possible with a minimal user interface load, as well as “new patent-pending pre-connection and pre-fetching technology.” The company has …

The Best iPhone & iPad Apps From August 2014

From time-lapse videos to 360º photo spheres, we covered a lot of ground with new iOS apps in August.<p>Here, we filter through the noise to present you with our selection of the best App Store newcomers from the past month.<p>Photo Sphere Camera (Google)<p>Google introduced a dedicated Photo Sphere Camera …

Xbox One & Xbox 360 Digital Download Codes Hit the US, UK

Physical cards with digital download codes for Xbox 360 and Xbox One games will soon be offered in stores across the US and UK.<p>Instead of buying a new release with a disc and traditional case, you’ll essentially have a tiny piece of card with a unique number on the back. Players can then take it …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …

Batteries

Steady App for iPhone Calms Shaky Video While You Shoot

One of the most vexing aspects of shooting hand-held video is the twitchy, jumpy footage it often produces. Poor image stabilization, or none at all, will ruin a shoot by making the results impossible to watch.<p>Stupeflix’s Steady for iPhone, released today, lets you shoot stable video in square or …

Microsoft acknowledges the Chromebook threat, plans to “redefine” the value category

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Last year, I suggested Microsoft(s msft) was feeling the heat from Chromebooks(s goog): Why else would the company invest in a …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Stack Overflow

How to move your music and photo libraries from one iOS device to another

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>There are three things that can eat up all of the free space on your iOS devices, and those are music, photos and videos. …