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Best keyboards for the iPad Pro, according to customer reviews

Being an iPad Pro parent usually has you feeling like the coolest one in the room: While everyone else at the meeting is on their giant, heavy …

How to Customize Your Android Phone Exactly How You Like It

You can live a perfectly delightful mobile existence using an Android phone without tweaking a single setting. But where's the fun in that? …

When your phone gets snatched: A survival guide

Let's start with a confession: I'm one of those idiots you heard about on the news last year.<p>Cast your mind back to July 2016. It was the summer of Pokemon Go, the augmented reality game that had us scouring the streets for Hypnos, Jigglypuffs and Seels. It was also a summer plagued with …

Android Phones

Audi knows millennials will have to deal with self-driving boredom

During Audi's elaborate introduction of its new (Level 3 autonomous) A8 in Barcelona, it also talked about the 25th Hour, a research project it says will "define the premium mobility of the future." Simply put, now that you're not driving, what do you do in an autonomous car?<p>The automaker teamed up …

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the best giant phone on the market

<i>Update: Samsung announced on Sept. 2 that it was recalling the Galaxy Note 7 following reports of the phone exploding and catching fire. As a result, we caution prospective buyers to hold off on purchasing the phone until Samsung fixes the problem.</i><p>“Who wants a stylus? Yuck.”<p>The world—including …

Satya Nadella's rules for AI are more boring (and relevant) than Asimov's Three Laws

Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics (technically four) have been a stalwart of science fiction for decades. With recent advances in artificial intelligence, though, computer scientists and tech companies are beginning to seriously consider the rules we actually need to protect ourselves from …

Nokia is buying digital health firm Withings for $191 million

Nokia has announced plans to acquire Withings — a French consumer electronics company focused on digital health — for €170 million ($191 million) in cash. The acquisition will significantly boost Nokia's portfolio of wearables and fitness devices, bringing 200 Withings employees and products — …

Dinner For Mom: 5 Easy Recipes Even the Kids Can Make

Let mom kick back while you make an amazing meal tonight. These recipes are so easy, even the kids can make them (with a little help from dad).<p><b>1. Easy Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with store-bought Thai Green Curry Paste. Serve with …

Zoe Quinn’s ex-boyfriend was obsessed with destroying her reputation—and thousands of online strangers were eager to help. Read the story behind GamerGate.

Game of Fear<p>What if a stalker had an army? Zoe Quinn’s ex-boyfriend was obsessed with destroying her reputation—and thousands of online strangers …

Einstein: A Radical, But Not A Rebel

Albert Einstein is easily one of the most recognizable people in history, and everybody thinks they know why. He’s the guy who, in 1905, completely revolutionized physics, overthrowing the prior order with a stroke of a pen and ushering in the modern era.<p>Only, he’s not. At least, not in the way you …

Crazy iPhone rig shows how Chinese workers manipulate App Store rankings

An app manipulation farm sounds like someplace developers would go for a weekend retreat, complete with chiropractor sessions. In fact — according to a photo which has gone viral on social media in China — it’s a place where devs can pay for their apps’ download numbers to be artificially …

Here’s how Apple could eliminate almost every port on its next MacBook Air

This year’s MacBook Air is reportedly ditching every port you’ve ever known, except for the headphone jack and a new USB port.<p>That includes the MagSafe port you’ve been using to charge your laptop for years.<p>Apple is doing this to make the Air even thinner than it already is.<p>The reality is that you …

Newspaper front pages around the world pay tribute to Charlie

In the aftermath of the terror attack at the office of satirical weekly <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> in Paris, newspapers around the world have used Thursday's front …

France

Disney Research's trippy tale of immortality is ready to watch

We didn't expect Disney Research to have one of the more inventive uses of YouTube's crazy frame-rate capabilities, but here we are. The outfit's released its trippy <i>Lucid Dreams of Gabriel</i> short via Google's video wing and, despite it being around <i>four months</i> late, the filmmaking techniques are …

Plague: This 'Tinder for Information' Could Be onto Something

Over the weekend I spent a bit of time with Plague, an app that our own Owen Williams recently described as a gamified version of Reddit, and I’m sure the developers have hit on something noteworthy here. It looks like others agree, as its user base is growing rapidly.<p>Despite only a small amount of …

The Invasion Of Wearables In The Workforce

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Chris Bruce is the managing director of Thomsons Online Benefits.</i><p>Wearables have hit the market like a hailstorm. From watches to glasses, headgear to belts, to all assortments of chips and sensors built into clothes and accessories, this market doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime …

Microsoft's Dropbox Deal Shows It's Finally Starting to Get Mobile

Microsoft is the company that missed mobile, but under CEO Satya Nadella, it's trying to make amends. The latest example of its new, better way of …

The man who made a game to change the world

There is no one agreed family tree of video games, arranged and pruned by consensus. There is no single progenitor that sits at the top of that tree, …

How to secure your iPhone with iOS 8 password managers and Touch ID

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>There are two enhanced features of iOS 8 that can change how users manage their secure information. The first is Apple’s …

What's on Rene's iPhone 6 Plus right now!

• <b>Wallpaper</b>: Stock, of course!• <b><br>Tweetbot</b>: I use Twitter a lot. It's my connection to the larger tech community. When I'm on the go, I need to be able to …

Apps

24 Famous Fonts You Can Download for Free

1. Waltograph<p>2. Loki Cola<p>3. Back to the Future<p>4. Calvin and Hobbes<p>5. United States<p>6. Corleone<p>7. PEZ Font<p>8. Dummies<p>9. Final Fantasy<p>10. Blade Runner<p>11. …

How to get the Android L developer preview

On Wednesday Google unveiled Android L, its next version of the popular mobile operating system. While the OS was only briefly previewed, it was mentioned there would be a developer preview available shortly after the event, with a full release planned for this fall.<p>Before you get too excited about …

Google Nexus

The top-10 most pirated TV shows of 2013

This was quite a year for big TV series and as a result, it was also a big year for pirating TV shows. The wildly popular hit AMC show <i>Breaking Bad</i> …

How To Add An Extra Hour To Your Day

<i>Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Ilya Pozin, the founder of Ciplex, and a columnist on entrepreneurship and marketing.</i><p>I’ve found that I function best when there’s a lot on my plate. I’m one of those “work-well-under-pressure” type of entrepreneurs. Maybe you can relate.<p>But there’s …

Two Astounding New EverQuest Games Are Coming. Full Details.

Just when it seemed that the future of MMOs might be a bit boring, the people behind <i>EverQuest</i> have decided to massively shake things up.<p>Announced …

For $300, You Can Buy a Stunning 3-D Printed Version of Yourself

Author: Kyle VanHemert. Kyle VanHemert Design<p>Date of Publication: 08.02.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>In ancient Greece, wealthy citizens …

Lego Mindstorms EV3 Review: So Awesome

The latest Lego Mindstorms set is totally mind-blowing. You can command 5 different model robots with WiFi, bluetooth or smartphone. The programming …

Lego