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Hidden tricks you didn't know your Android phone could do

10 tips to master your Google-powered device.<p>The Android versus iPhone debate continues to rumble on. But one thing is certain: Google's phone software is more versatile and customizable than Apple's offering. Dig into the settings and tweaks available for your Android phone and you'll find a host …

Apps

How to secure your Google account

Make sure no one's getting in but you<p>Your Google account includes email, photos, Drive documents, YouTube videos, and maybe even a Google Maps review or two. Between all those features, you've got a lot of important information packed away behind a single password. If it falls into the wrong hands, …

Information Systems

What to Eat in and Around Fenway Park, Home of the Boston Red Sox

Baseball season is upon us again, and with baseball season come ubiquitous Fenway franks, overpriced beer, and plenty of soft serve. But that’s not all: Inside the stadium, local brands like Savenor’s and Tasty Burger make their mark, and outside, there’s a bustling neighborhood packed with old …

New England

How to Become More Flexible

Taking steps to become more flexible may not be your—or your doctor's—top health concern. But you'll benefit in several important ways by adding some …

Windows 10 Creators Update: The 10 best new features

On April 11, Microsoft released the next major update to Windows 10. Dubbed Creators Update, the free download includes new 3D apps, VR capabilities and 4K game streaming among its flashier features. (But it's going to a staggered rollout and not everyone will be able to download it immediately, …

How to Make a Bug Out Bag

This handy checklist will help you make a bug out bag for any emergency.<p>The first step in preparing for an emergency situation that may require you to quickly leave your home, is setting up a disaster kit, or what's often known as a "bug out bag." In the case of a flood or fire, you may only have …

10 best dog apps for Android

Dogs are man’s best friend. Having one is like adding an extension on to the family because they are so very lovable. Taking care of them can be a bit of a struggle, though. These days, there is a healthy selection of dog apps that can help you out. Here are the best dog apps for Android! Don’t …

Pets

How to Keep Your Personal Info Off This Creepy Genealogy Website

Here's how to opt out of FamilyTreeNow.com.<p>You've probably never heard of FamilyTreeNow.com — but it likely has a shocking amount of your personal information posted for everyone on the Internet to see. The genealogy website is free to use and all you have to do is type in a person's name and up …

Riddle of the Week #10: Einstein's Riddle

Difficulty level: Hard<p>Legend has it that Einstein wrote this riddle when he was still a young man. Some claim that he would give these puzzles to students so they would be dissuaded from choosing him as an academic advisor, but as Stanford notes, "it is not likely that there is any truth to these …

How to sell or swap gift cards

Forget socks; did Santa bring unwanted gift cards?<p>If you're now the proud owner of some gift cards you're just <i>never</i> going to use, have no fear. Instead of dumping those unwanted gift cards in your junk drawer for future regifting, why not try your hand at selling or swapping them online?<p>Where to …

How to Survive If You Fall Through the Ice on a Frozen Lake

First thing's first—don't panic.<p>You've seen it before in countless movies. While you're screaming "don't go out on the lake, idiot," some foolhardy adventurer or careless teen traipses out onto a frozen lake and takes a deadly plunge. Although fictional characters have a natural knack for survival, …

Superfood or Super Hype?

You might have heard them called superfoods, power foods, or miracle cures. But the research is still out on exactly how beneficial apple cider …

Coconut

I took Napflix sleep-inducing videos to bed

My usual nighttime routine involves falling asleep to sports podcasts. There's something about Dan Patrick's voice I find incredibly soothing. But Dan now has a competitor in my life: Napflix, a site that's part Netflix parody, part useful tool.<p>Napflix describes itself as "a video platform where …

7 settings you should change on the Google Pixel

Google's Pixel phones are pretty amazing. From Google Assistant, to an outstanding camera, Google has done a lot of things right with its newest flagship phone.<p>In order to get the most from your Pixel or Pixel XL, here are seven settings you should set up or change right away.<p>Use Wi-Fi Assistant<p>To …

Google Pixel

Free stock trade app Robinhood monetizes with $10/month to buy on credit

Robinhood says it will never charge commissions to trade stocks, but the $66 million-funded startup is finally ramping up monetization with the launch of “Robinhood Gold” premium features. For $10 per month, users can skip the three-day waiting period with instant deposits and reinvesting, trade 30 …

Stock Markets

Google Maps gets hands-free navigation at last

Google has quietly updated its Maps application for Android with support for a much-requested new feature — ‘Ok Google’ commands. This is a pretty big deal as it means that users no longer have to tap the microphone icon before speaking when driving.<p>Once the update has been installed on their …

Android News

20 Chromecast tips and tricks

Google's Chromecast is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to wirelessly throw content from your phone, tablet or computer onto your television. While it may not seem feature-packed on the surface, there are a lot of things a Chromecast can do that aren't immediately apparent.<p>Below you will …

Magic Wine Rack Appears to Defy Gravity

This DIY bottle holder makes your wine bottles appear to float in midair.<p>Nothing will impress your vino-loving friends more than a pair of wine bottles floating off your table. This project is a visual treat and a useful bottle holder. And you can do it yourself. YouTuber JoshTheEngineer provides a …

Deal: Unlocked ZTE Axon down to $169.99 right now

The original Axon smartphone was an important release for ZTE last year. It was to become the face of the company’s strong presence in the Android market. No pressure. Fortunately, it indeed turned out to be a great phone, especially relative to its reasonable $450 retail price tag. The fact that …

Mobile

How to print from your Android phone or tablet

Android devices can do just about anything these days—though I’m still waiting for the one that makes coffee. They can do everything from storing music to handling massive Word documents. Another great feature is the ability to print from phone or tablet devices.<p>Don’t have a Wi-Fi enabled printer? …

7 problems with the HTC 10 and how to fix them

It may not be the latest from HTC anymore, with the HTC U series taking up the helm, but it’s still a solid phone. The HTC 10 what has always been the biggest selling points of the line, a beautiful full metal design, and audio capabilities that are unmatched. Especially if you use your smartphone …

Everything you can do with Google Now voice commands

With any Android device, there is the magic phrase “Okay Google”. The moment you speak those words, a whole new world of instant information opens up to you. But what are the limits of Google Now? How many questions can you ask it?<p>To answer this, we have comprised a list of every Google voice …

Google Now

As My Accounts turns 1 year old, Google unveils 2 new nifty features

Source: Shutterstock<p>It was one year ago today that Google launched their My Accounts program. It’s hard to imagine it’s only been a year, because the privacy-protecting multi-service hub has become a seamless part of our everyday Google experience. In honor of this occasion, Google has announced on …

Android News

This Website Lets You Make a GIF of Any Simpsons Quote You Can Think Of

To GIFs! The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.<p><i>The Simpsons</i> is just too clever (and funny) for its own good—now, an ingenious website has made it possible to take every single one of the sitcom's one-liners and witticisms and make them into gifs.<p>Yep, Frinkiac is an incredibly …

Ride the World's Newest, Fastest Dive Coaster Without Leaving Your Chair

POV footage of Cedar Point's new Valravn is the closest you'll get to turning your desk into a thrill ride.<p>This week, Cedar Point debuted its latest coaster "Valravn," a fitting addition to the Sandusky, Ohio amusement park's menagerie of 17 roller coasters. Forget the new Marvel movie; the real …

Auto Parts A to Z: A Beginner's Guide to What Makes Your Car Tick

What does a ball joint look like, anyway?<p>Ever wonder what an alternator or a water pump actually look like? Here's a handy guide to everything you ever needed to know about the car parts your local mechanic is telling you that you need to replace. Because these parts vary from car to car, the …

How to use Snapchat on Android

Everyone is talking about Snapchat, right? It’s one of the hippest messaging services around, but it’s as confusing as it is exciting. I know I had a hard time understanding it the first time I used it. We sure don’t want you to go through a similar experience! In this post we aim to teach you how …

Social Media

5 Streaming Sites for People Who Want More Than Netflix

When it comes to streaming video services, Netflix clearly looms large over its competitors, accounting for more than one-third of all peak-time …

10 best VR apps for Google Cardboard

VR is starting to become a big deal. The proliferation of headsets like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, and others have solidified the platform’s popularity. However, none of them can even come close to the affordability of Google Cardboard. Anyone who has managed to pick one up over the …

Virtual Reality

Variation of Devil’s Fork Illusion

I know that the devil’s fork illusion and different variations of it have been posted on the site before, but it’s such an awesome classic illusion …