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The 44 best holiday shopping deals right now

How to download music from YouTube - and is it even legal?

A lot of people who aren’t subscribed to a music streaming service like Google Play Music or Spotify like listening and discovering new tracks on YouTube. In a way this is a great option but it’s far from ideal. For one, the screen of your device has to be turned on all the time for the audio to …

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New York sheriff's deputy suspended over online video

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> A sheriff's deputy in upstate New York was suspended after an online video showed him sparring with someone who didn't want his car searched.<p>The video shows the deputy cursing at the man, who repeatedly tells the officer there's no reason to search the vehicle.<p>"I wasn't in my car …

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge first Impressions!

<i>Editor’s Note: This first impressions comes from a Japanese edition of the Galaxy Note Edge. It’s likely that many of the issues and specifics mentioned below are unique to the Japanese variant of the Galaxy Note Edge, and will be likely rectified before it reaches European and Western markets. We</i> …

Credit Suisse Launches Entrepreneurs Circle To Support African-American Entrepreneurs

Global investment bank Credit Suisse is launching a new initiative called the Entrepreneurs Circle to support African-American entrepreneurs in the U.S.<p>The bank has selected 12 members to start the program, which will offer access to bank loans, members of the investment bank’s staff, and an …

Long neglected, disabled make gains in Caribbean

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Claudia Gordon abruptly went deaf as a child in rural Jamaica, and lost much more than her hearing as a result.<p>She was …

How to Install the iOS 8 Update Without Deleting a Bunch of Photos From Your iPhone

Paul Thompson—FPG/Getty Images<p>Keystone/Holton/Getty Images<p>Kypros/Getty Images<p>Lyn Alweis—Denver Post/Getty Images<p>Bill Dow—NBC/Getty Images<p>Mark …

Get your car to tell you what's wrong with a $50 dongle

We imagine that the blind terror that we experience when visiting an auto shop is the same when a car mechanic visits Best Buy. After all, to us, that check engine light represents a multitude of problems that send most of us into a panic. That's the issue that Fixd is hoping to eliminate, thanks …

Hamas Caught On Video Firing Rockets From A Densely Packed Residential Neighborhood

Militants in the Gaza Strip were caught on camera Tuesday morning assembling a rocket launch site which they then used to fire a flurry of rockets into Israel on Wednesday minutes before a ceasefire came into effect in Gaza.<p>Sreenivasan Jain and NDTV filmed suspected Hamas members assembling the …

The Android Wear apps you should download right now

It's been about a year since Google Android Wear smartwatches started arriving on our wrists, and a dizzying array of devices round and square are competing for our attention. Once you're done ogling devices like the Huawei Watch or the LG Watch Urbane , it's time to think about how these gadgets …

Apps

Want To Communicate Anonymously Without Being Monitored Or Tracked? 'Blackphone' Now On Sale

Snowden, the NSA, getting “Scroogled”; do these various buzzwords making the rounds these days get your hackles up? Frankly, I don’t blame you. Personally, I don’t have enough “interesting” information to share. And though I lead a rather “regular” existence, I do realize there are plenty of folks …

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

Singularity

DIY Secret Knock Lock: Knock, Knock. Who's There? - Technabob

One of inventor Steve Hoefer’s favorite creations is his knock-activated lock: a lock that only opens if you enter the correct knock sequence. Steve …

Sprint reportedly interested in acquiring T-Mobile

The big four U.S. Carriers could be going down to just three sometime in the future, at least if a new report from the Wall Street Journal proves accurate. Reportedly Sprint is currently considering making an offer to buyout T-Mobile. Right now Sprint is said to be studying regulatory concerns but …

Popular Antacids Increase The Risk Of B-12 Deficiency

Acid-inhibiting drugs like Zantac and Prilosec have become hugely popular because they're so good at preventing the unpleasant symptoms of heartburn and acid indigestion.<p>But the drugs also make it more likely that a person will be short on vitamin B-12. And that can contribute to health problems …

Cyber Monday 2013: The best deals (UPDATED)

Updated:December 2, 2013 Caption:John FalconePhoto:Walmart<p>Updated:December 2, 2013 Caption:John FalconePhoto:Screenshot by John P. Falcone/CNET<p>Updated:December 2, 2013 Caption:John FalconePhoto:Screenshot by John P. Falcone/CNET<p>Updated:December 2, 2013 Caption:John FalconePhoto:Screenshot by John …

Cyber Monday

How to Build a Great Investment Portfolio with Low Cost Funds

If you are looking for an instant diversification as you work to grow your wealth, a mutual fund (or an ETF) can be a good way to proceed. With …

How to switch from iPhone to Android – the Eric Schmidt guide

In a rare Google+ post, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt offered his followers a very detailed how-to guide on switching from iPhone to Android.<p>Schmidt said that many of his iPhone friends are moving to Android and reminded buyers that some of the most recent Android handsets out there including the …

Nissan BladeGlider Concept: Reimagining the DeltaWing for a Civilian Mission

Nissan's phallic, production-intent experimental vehicle architecture.<p>If the revolutionary Nissan-powered (and later Nissan-copied) DeltaWing race car got you excited, then Nissan’s latest concept car might send you over the edge. That’s because the BladeGlider you see here, which is bound for the …

Blade Runner

Nissan GT

by Tushar, on November 7, 2013, 07:00<p>The Nissan GT-R is among the fastest-accelerating cars on the planet, second only to million-dollar hypercars. …

Electric Vehicles

More pics of i8 in the wild

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I Bought an Apartment Specifically to Rent Out on AirBnB

<i>This is a guest post by Jon Wheatley of Need/Want that originally appeared on the company’s blog. Need/Want makes innovative products that solve problems like SmartBedding and Draft Notebooks.</i><p>In 2012 I bought an apartment specifically to rent out on Airbnb. I’ve been managing it remotely for the …

The Happiest Country in the World

So far, I’ve been to about ten countries that each claim to be the happiest country on Earth.<p>In Iceland, in Denmark, in Holland, even in India once, someone pulled me aside to claim that their country is the happiest. I never disagree; I just simply ask, “How do you know?”<p>I’ve taken enough Stats …

BMW Laser Headlights Slice Through the Dark

<b>I am standing in a twilit underground lab</b> looking at the most powerful car headlight in the world. Its source, a blue-laser diode, is 1000 times as …

The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …

2014 BMW i8 Hybrid Review

Of all of BMW’s recent concepts, none are as daring as their pair of low emission “i” vehicles, the i8 and the i3. Although they do seem to be quite …

Samsung begins rolling out Galaxy Gear support to more smartphones in the US

Right on schedule, Samsung has announced the rolling out of a key software update that will bring Galaxy Gear smartwatch support to more of its phones in the United States, beyond just the Galaxy Note 3. Owners of the Galaxy S 4, Galaxy Note II and GS3 will get their refresh as early as today, or …

2014-2015 New Cars: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide

Quick Reviews of Every Car You Can Buy<p>Despite generally booming sales so far this year, the auto industry continues to find itself in a state of transition. Fuel economy is on the rise, as are the capability, popularity, and affordability of alternative fuel vehicles like electric cars and plug-in …