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The 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time - Unbound Worlds

<b>1.</b><p>Dubbed the “Nigerian Harry Potter,” Okorafor’s YA crossover novel of a Nigerian-American girl with albino skin and a deep well of magical talent is …

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37 Fantastic Books You Should Definitely Reread At Least Once In Your Life

Save this list for when you don't know what to read next!<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

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Amazon’s new ‘Alexa Blueprints’ let anyone create custom Alexa skills and responses

Amazon this morning is introducing “Alexa Blueprints,” a new way for any Alexa owner to create their own customized Alexa skills or responses, without needing to know how to code. The idea is to allow Alexa owners to create their own voice apps, like a trivia game or bedtime stories, or teach Alexa …

Smart Homes

The 5 biggest announcements from the Apple education event

Apple took its annual spring event out of California and hosted it at a high school in Chicago this year, promising to focus its newest products toward the education market that’s been dominated by Google and Microsoft. The keynote was condensed into just one hour, most of which revolved around all …

Amazon now lets you talk to Alexa without saying 'Hey Alexa' EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

Amazon is today giving Alexa perhaps its most useful update since its inception: You can now speak to the assistant without saying “Hey Alexa” for every single command.<p>The feature, called Follow-Up Mode, simply allows Alexa to listen for another command for five seconds after your last request. …

53 Alexa Easter Eggs You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

These Alexa Easter eggs will have you laughing for days.<p>Amazon’s Alexa can help you do math, order more paper towels, wake you up in the morning, and …

27 Healthy Dinners You Can Make on 1 Sheet Pan

Cooking is fun; cleaning is not. And while all cooking will inevitably require a little bit of cleaning up, there are certainly ways to keep the …

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How to Protect Your Privacy on Your Smart Home Devices

Smart speakers are cool, convenient and fun to use, but when it comes to privacy, they leave a lot to be desired. If you own an Amazon Echo, a Google …

30 Amazon Alexa Tips That You Should Know About

If you own a device like the Amazon Echo or Echo Dot, then you likely use the Alexa personal assistant to report the weather or play some music. Aside from answering basic questions, you can have Alexa perform dozens of other tasks and control a number of smart home automation devices. What else …

Smart Homes

The Best Speakers Answer These 3 Questions Before Walking on Stage

Start with the structure to ensure success.<p>Every great TED talk begins with a good outline. If you want your presentation to leave a TED worthy impression, you'll need to start planning long before the day of the speech: how can you make your message memorable? What should be included in the talk? …

The first 5 things to get for your home after you buy an Amazon Echo

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>For many people, …

Smart Homes

Complete list of Amazon Alexa commands you didn’t know you could use

Many Amazon Alexa users are stuck in a rut and they don’t even know it. They say things like “Alexa, play my music” and “Alexa, what is the weather …

Smart Homes

7 unexpected Amazon Alexa abilities

When Amazon's Echo first hit the market, it was basically just a voice-operated speaker. Don't get me wrong; it was an attractive piece of …

Smart Homes

How to add sketches and diagrams to emails in iOS 11

If you’re explaining something to another human in person, you’ll often reach for a pencil and paper to make it easier. Perhaps you’re drawing a map, or a quick diagram of that chest of drawers you think would look great in the guest room.<p>And that’s in person, where gestures and feedback from the …

Apple releases iTunes 12.7.3 update w/ support for HomePod

Alongside the new iOS, tvOS, macOS and watchOS updates today, Apple has now pushed an update to iTunes for Mac and PC. This brings the software to version 12.7.3 and adds support for the HomePod.<p>According to Apple:<p>iTunes is now designed to work with HomePod. Use the improved AirPlay menu to choose …

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Six Questions for Brendon Taylor, Editor, Deep Magic

<i>Deep Magic</i> is an e-zine dedicated to professional quality fantasy and science fiction that is free of graphic violence, sex and vulgarity, and with …

The iPad Gestures You Should Master

If you’ve got an iPad with iOS 11, you’re probably getting used to the new gestures involved in navigating. From the always-on Dock to the new …

Apps

Apps to Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Whether you want to get fit or find a new job, these apps will help you stay on track.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

9 Ways to Be Kinder to Yourself this Year

• Popsugar<br>• Living<br>• Self Care<p>Self Love Resolutions<p>9 Ways to Be Kinder to Yourself this Year<p>Shares<p>The pressure to be your best self never seems to stop, and …

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14 Amazon Shopping Tricks Everyone Should Know

You already know about all the secret perks that come with a Prime membership, but some of these lesser-known shopping tips can help save more money …

5 tips for your new Amazon Echo

A new Alexa speaker can be a tad overwhelming. These five tips will help you get started and make the most of it.<p>Amazon's Alexa speakers are full of helpful features. You can get the news, turn on the lights and play your audiobooks just by asking, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. But, …

Smart Homes

10 things you didn't know your Amazon Echo could do

Did you just unwrap a shiny, new Amazon Echo device? Or maybe you already have one and you’re getting a little tired just streaming endless hours of holiday music.<p>You might already know that Alexa can convert teaspoons to tablespoons, time the food you put in the oven and tell jokes you can repeat …

Smart Homes

Elago’s Mac-inspired Apple Watch dock is $8 at Amazon, a perfect stocking stuffer

Elago via Amazon offers its W3 Apple Watch Stand in white for <b>$7.99 Prime shipped</b>. Also available in black for $1 more. That’s up to $7 off the direct price from Elago, right at the Amazon all-time low and the best available. Rated an impressive 4.9/5 stars by nearly 600 reviewers.<p>Elago W3 Apple …

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20 Apple Watch Tips to Help You Work and Play Better

Watch and learn.<p>For many people, the smartphone has made the traditional timepiece obsolete, with millions of people digging their phones out of their pockets or bags to check the time -- that is, if they don’t already have the thing glued to their hand.<p>For others, smartwatches such as the Apple …

This new phishing attack could make you give away your Apple ID password | Trusted Reviews

<b>Most iOS users are so used to popups asking for their Apple ID password by now that they just fill it in without a second thought.</b><p>But one mobile app …

What’s new in iOS 11.1 beta 1? Hands-on with new features and changes [Video]

Earlier today, Apple released the first developer beta for iOS 11.1. Unlike the watchOS 4.1 beta for the Apple Watch, there aren’t any huge user-facing new features included in this release. However, there are quite a few subtle changes. Have a look at our hands-on video walkthrough for more …

Apps

The 30 best weapons in ‘Destiny 2,’ and where to find them

<i>Destiny 2</i> is all about finding newer, better guns scattered throughout the solar system and across its many activities. There are a ton of great …

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