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Google Maps for iOS Gains Directions Widget for Turn-By-Turn Navigation on Lock Screen

Google Maps for iOS was today updated to version 4.30.0, introducing a new Directions Widget that allows Google Maps users to access turn-by-turn navigation directly on the lock screen of the iPhone.<p>The widget can be enabled by going to the Today View of the Notification Center, scrolling down to …

T-Mobile announces new feature to protect mobile users from scams

T-Mobile is introducing a new program to rescue it’s customers from evil scammers.<p>The mobile carrier is set to unveil two new programs, Scam ID and Scam Block. The former is, as the name sounds, a service which will identify scam calls and alert the potential scammee. Considering scam calls are …

Bolivian minister beaten to death by miners, government says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bolivian miners kidnapped and fatally beat a government minister who was seeking talks with them following weeks of protests, authorities say.<p>Rodolfo Illanes, the deputy minister of interior, was killed Thursday in Panduro, where he was meeting with miners who had been striking and …

The three Rs: How Bolivia combats illiteracy

<b>"Reading and writing were forbidden," says Quintim Pulma, 83.</b><p>Mr Pulma, a former policeman dressed elegantly in a slightly worn jacket and wearing a black hat, recalls the days when he was growing up in rural Bolivia: "I lived at the farm at which my parents worked and the owner threatened that if I …

UN sounds alarm over record-breaking temperature rise

Another month, another record high temperature. Figures released by NASA show that 2016 is on track to being the hottest year ever recorded, and the UN is sounding the alarm.<p>“This is the 12th straight month that we have seen temperatures records broken,” explained Claire Nullis, from the World …

Hyundai is building a real-life Iron Man suit, minus boot jets and hand repulsors

You're not going to be able to pick one up off the rack at Macy's and head out to fight the Mandarin in it, but Iron Man-style wearable robot suits are coming.<p>Korean car company Hyundai this week showed off photos of a dark blue robotic exoskeleton. No date was given for the suit's release, and in …

Iron Man

U.S. sees China boosting military presence after island-building spree | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China is expected to add substantial military infrastructure, including surveillance systems, to artificial islands in the South China Sea this year, giving it long-term “civil-military bases” in the contested waters, the Pentagon said on Friday.<p>Chinese dredging vessels are …

Microsoft Confirms 'Free' Windows 10 Will Become Expensive

It’s make your mind up time. Windows 10 has come in for a lot of (justified) criticism but it also represents the future of Windows and is <i>free</i> – but not for much longer…<p>This week Microsoft has taken to its official Windows blog to confirm news many feared: the days of free Windows 10 upgrades are …

Windows 10

Here's How Wi-Fi Actually Works

Most computer users know little about how Wi-Fi works. In fact, one of the only things many do know is that sometimes it doesn’t. But even a little …

How to download apps to your iPad purchased by someone else in your iCloud Family Sharing plan

When Apple introduced iCloud Family Sharing with iOS 8 they finally provided us with a method to monitor purchases made with our Apple ID from other devices _before_ they are actually purchased. These “other” devices were typically used by our children. With Family Sharing we can manipulate …

Adobe’s Cloud Photoshop Suggests We May Finally Realize The Dream Of Streamed Computing

I’ve been writing about tech for nearly a decade now, and in that time, one thing has always seemed perpetually promising, and yet also ultimately unsatisfying: remote streaming consumer computing. I’m not talking about remotely connecting to your work PC to grab a couple of files, but actually …

AT&T Will Give You HBO Go Without A Huge Cable Package, But There's A Catch

Too many people are getting by without paying for TV -- cobbling together their entertainment on phones, computers and TVs by using a mix of Netflix, Hulu, iTunes and Google.<p>Pay TV providers are finally realizing they have a problem on their hands. So they've begun offering enticing options to get …

Change This iPhone Setting To Stop Closed Apps From Tracking Your Location

Foursquare users who play hooky from work to go see a movie may not “check in” for fear of colleagues seeing their whereabouts, but the app still knows they’re there. Last week, the Wall Street Journal confirmed an earlier report that Foursquare “tracks your every movement, even when the app is …

Bolivia's Morales files Hague documents in sea access claim against Chile | Reuters

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Bolivian President Evo Morales personally handed over documents at the International Court of Justice on Tuesday that support his country’s claim against Chile in an ongoing case that it hopes will win it back the sea access it lost over a century ago.<p>Bolivia's President Evo …

First Bolivian telecom satellite enters service

<b>Bolivia's first telecommunications satellite has started operating.</b><p>The satellite is expected to provide internet and mobile phone connections to the estimated 3.3 million Bolivians in areas currently not connected to the telecommunications grid.<p>President Evo Morales said that thanks to the …

Getting Started With Google Chromecast: The Unofficial Manual

As the new year arrives, many of us are greeting it with shiny new gadgets, courtesy of the holiday season. And one in particular has been a noteworthy hit—Google’s Chromecast streaming device, which is still holding strong as Amazon’s bestselling electronic.<p>Unlike many other new gadgets this year, …

Sony SmartWatch vs. Samsung Galaxy Gear: The first big battle in the wearable tech war

Sony's latest wearable tech creation, the SmartWatch 2 (SW2) is attractively styled, water-resistant, and sports plenty of apps and watch faces. The Samsung Galaxy Gear is a strong contender too, running a specially tweaked version of Android powered by an 800MHz processor, and flaunting a big …

Gear & Gadgets

Sony’s Smartshot QX ‘smart lens’ will have a white and champagne color option, just in case

We’ve previously covered the recent rumors of the 20 Megapixel Sony Wifi ‘smart lens’ which will attach to Android and iOS smartphones and connect to the phone via Wifi. Theoretically, you’ll be able to take much better pictures with the bigger CMOS sensor and Zeiss glass.<p>But is that black lens …

Bolivia’s President Morales vs CNN: A Controversial Interview · Global Voices

Bolivia’s president Evo Morales likes to keep his distance from the international television network CNN. President Morales, a left-wing peasant …

Bowler Hats of Bolivia

London-based photographer Nick Ballon, inspired by his family’s Bolivian heritage, makes frequent trips to Bolivia to photograph cultural and social …

OneNote for iOS: How does it stack up to Evernote?

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Microsoft recently released an updated version of its OneNote note-taking app for iOS. As a long-term Evernote user, I took …

How to make your Bluetooth speaker sound better

One great thing about Bluetooth speakers is you can use them to learn about how room size and acoustics affect a given speaker's sound quality. Experiment with placement and you'll quickly learn that where you put a speaker in a room can make a big difference in the sound, for better or worse. …

Audiophile

How to Use Google Plus

While Google Plus isn't quite in the same league as Facebook, it's growing fast—in May 2013, Time reported that Google Plus had approximately 190 million active members. Ready to sign up? Learning how to use Google Plus is easy, especially if you already have a Google account.<p><b>Adding Yourself to</b> …

Space

Everyday Foods Transformed Into Appealing Sculptures

Romanian artist Dan Cretu sees the potential for art in all of the foods around him. In his work, he transforms the most basic of nourishment–fruits and vegetables, sunflower seeds, and even slices of salami–into elaborate food art. Since he began his work in this type of sculpture, even just the …

Grand Canyon Stunts Over the Years

A pilot, a motorcyclist, a skateboarder, a jetman have all braved it.<p><b>On Sunday, Nik Wallenda is scheduled to walk across a tightrope stretched over the Grand Canyon, 1,500 feet above the ground without nets, harnesses, or tethers. The Discovery Channel will air his aerial stroll along a rope the</b> …

Last Call- Seeing Red Edition

Have you ever encountered that feeling upon seeing one of your dream cars where everything in the periphery seems recede into the background and only …

Found! 3 super-Earth planets that could support alien life

The habitable zone of a nearby star is filled to the brim with planets that could support alien life, scientists announced Tuesday.<p>An international team of scientists found three potentially habitable planets around the star Gliese 667C, a star 22 light-years from Earth that is orbited by at least …

Astronomy