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20 Incredibly Useful Free Apps From Microsoft

Here's a collection of useful free Microsoft apps for all sorts of devices — not just Windows PCs, but also Macs, iPhones, and even Android devices.<p>These apps will help you take photos, share them, give you access to your documents, notes, organize your travel and more.

Prynt turns your phone into a picture-printing Polaroid camera

As smartphones continue to up the ante when it comes to how well they take pictures and the technology used in doing so, more and more people turn to their phone as the main photo shooting apparatus of the house. Companies like Prynt realize that, and have developed a smartphone case that …

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A folding electric bike that fits in a bag? Impossible

If there's one area of technology that seems permanently mired in the '70s, it's that of the fold-up bicycle. In fact, the last innovation we can recall is Sir Clive Sinclair's A-Bike from 2006, but it's still big enough to be difficult to carry around. That's what inspired the folks at Impossible …

This App Lets You Buy Gift Cards At A Steep Discount, Instantly

While the online marketplace has been around for over a year, Raise just recently launched its own app, and it's a smart move that makes the service more accessible during the times when you might actually use it.<p>You use Raise for two things: You can browse and buy gift cards at a hefty discount — …

10 Recent Music Releases To Listen To That Aren't Taylor Swift

It's getting hard to escape Taylor Swift since the release of <i>1989</i> -- in addition to conquering radio, she's also taken over the entirety of New York City. But even though it seems like whole world is swept up in Swift-mania, the music world has been quietly pumping out some amazing, non-Taylor …

Marvel Reveals Secret Wars: Battleworld

The drums of war are beating across the multiverse.<p>Marvel has finally revealed what their various Summer 2015 teasers have been teasing for the past …

16 Incredibly Useful Google Products And Services You Didn't Know Existed

While those products and services sound amazing, you can't use them right now. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly useful that you might not even know existed.<p>For example, did you know that Google can guide you through your wedding?

These Are The Best Headphones You Can Get For Under $300

Thanks to comparison shopping platform FindTheBest and other gadget blogs known for their reviews like The Wirecutter, we can provide you with a definitive compilation of the best headphones you can buy.<p>FindTheBest rates products by aggregating reviews from CNET, PC Mag, TechCrunch, Wired, and …

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The One App You Need On Your Résumé If You Want A Job At Google

Average pay at Google is $141,000.<p>It's relatively easy to get a job at Google, too.<p>The company is so large and has such a massive need for talent that hiring for Google is something of a headache, so if you have the right skills, Google is really enthusiastic to hear from you.<p>Especially if you know …

Rewind: This Raspberry Pi cassette player plays Spotify tunes from actual tapes

A British maker has built Pi-powered tapes that re-create our physical connection to music for the Digital Age.<p>Remember what it felt like to press play and record at the same time? Back before streaming and downloading and blogs and YouTube, music meant CDs and Smash Hits and the NME and taping off …

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7 Cases That Do More Than Protect Your iPhone

You already know you need a case to protect your phone from accidental drops and bumps, but did you know the right case can do so much more? Whether …

Kano coding kits on sale for £100

Kano, the company that developed Raspberry Pi coding kits and smashed its Kickstarter target in November last year, has now put its computer kits on …

Here’s What’s New On Netflix In October

In case you didn’t already binge watch season 4 of <i>The Walking Dead</i> — made available this past weekend on Netflix streaming — there’s a cache of new programming ready to fill up your queue in October. We’re getting an instant Tarantino classic, a ton of new seasons of TV, and a few new horror films …

Pebble now permanently priced at $99.99, introduces activity and sleep tracking

Just yesterday we learned that Best Buy was offering up the Pebble for just $99.99. Today Pebble has revealed this will be the new permanent pricing and that they will be teaming up with more retail partners across the globe, making the Pebble a much more affordable (and highly available) option …

Wearable Tech

Acorns Micro-Invests Your Spare Change

There’s a growing arsenal of apps that integrate with your daily spending habits to deliver smart tips on how to make the most of your money. BillGuard, for example, helps you combat credit card fraud and hidden merchant fees. But a new entrant to the personal finance space is looking to go the …

MusicDNA creates minimalist artworks from your favourite tracks

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Hidden Google: 10 Fun Search Tricks

This is where the intro normally goes, but let’s be honest with each other about the nature of this relationship. You’re going to skip right over …

How to Remove Scratches From Your Phone

Image: Mashable, Isar Chang<p>Whether it's from the car keys in your pocket or an accidental drop, our phones are bound to be victims of scratches and …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

These are the customized Lamborghinis of Japan's underworld

What do you do with your Lamborghini if you think it isn't getting enough attention? For some of the yakuza in Tokyo's underground, you customize it with vinyl wraps, flashing lights, and strings of colored LEDs. Japan-based director and cinematographer Luke Huxham created a mini-documentary last …

6 awesome paid iPhone apps that are now free for a limited time

Here at BGR, we often tell readers when a nifty paid app is available for free for a limited time. Paying for apps is of course the only way to …

The classic iPhone ringtone gets a sweet remix

There have been a lot of remixes of the iconic iPhone ringtone over the years, and this one may be the best. The guitar solo at the end is an unexpected twist.<p>The remixer goes by the name MetroGnome, and his YouTube account features countless remixes of popular songs. He’s got some original stuff …

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Adafruit shows how to make your own touchscreen camera using Raspberry Pi (video)

Do you like the idea of building your own digital camera, but want something a little more sophisticated than Ikea's cardboard cam? Adafruit will be happy to help you out. It has posted instructions for making a point-and-shoot using little more than a Raspberry Pi, its matching camera module and …

Google app rewards Android users for giving their two cents

If you only need a few more Play credits to buy that game or rent a movie, then you might be interested in a new app simply called Google Opinion Rewards. Just as its name suggests, all you have to do to earn credit is to answer a weekly survey with up to ten questions each. Of course, you'll have …

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Slow Cooker Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pot Roast Sandwiches

Crockpot Brown Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pulled Pot Roast Sandwiches.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 13, 2013 139<p>It’s Friday. Let’s do this thang.<p>This crockpot …