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The 10 Best Ways to Boost Your Home Wifi

Wifi is one of the most important developments in the evolution of the internet—no one wants to be chained to a desktop—but it’s also one of the most …

Wi-Fi

How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

• <b>Drape the Fitted Sheet Over Your Hands</b>• <b><br>Fold the Fitted Sheet in Half and Tuck in the Corners</b>• <b><br>Fold the Fitted Sheet in Half Again</b>• <b><br>Lay the Folded Sheet on</b> …

Sewing

Google Duplex really works and testing begins this summer

This is what it’s like to take a restaurant reservation from an AI<p>In a restaurant in Mountain View, California yesterday, Google gave several small groups of journalists a chance to demo Duplex. If you don’t recall, Duplex is the AI system designed to make human-sounding voice calls on your behalf …

Tubi TV is an app that lets you watch shows and movies for free, with no catch

If the word “Tubi” isn’t part of your streaming, entertainment-loving lexicon yet, it should be. In the same way that you’ve grown to revere words …

Google’s Selfish Ledger ideas can also be found in its patent applications

‘Detecting and correcting potential errors in user behavior’<p>I trust by now we’ve all seen and been at least a little disturbed by <i>The Selfish Ledger</i>, the nearly 9-minute-long concept video from inside Google’s “moonshot factory” X labs. In the wake of it becoming public this week, Google quickly …

How to Choose a Pricing Strategy for Your SaaS Business

It's not one-size-fits-all.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How do you figure out the best pricing model for your business? Should you offer a free plan or a free trial? Charge a flat rate or per user? In this post, we’ll give you a few tips and options to choose the …

Small Business

Holden's Young Founders Offer Cheaper, Customized Wedding Rings -- Thanks To 3D Printing

Two college buddies who’ve been running a small jewelry business today launched Holden, a direct-to-consumer wedding band brand that offers cheaper, customized rings in platinum alloy, gold or platinum (all recycled) at prices starting at just $250 – thanks to 3D printing.<p>Andrew Lim, 26, and Simon …

Bands

Download this: Google's Grasshopper aims to make coding as easy as a game

Ever wanted to learn to code, but didn't know where to start? Google's new app wants to help.<p>This week the company launched Grasshopper, an app that …

Apps

Amazon executives sat through a brutally uncomfortable 4.5-minute phone call that showed them just how much Jeff Bezos cares about customers

Jeff Bezos takes customer service seriously.<p>That's the lesson former global VP of customer service Bill Price learned during a meeting of 30 Amazon executives years ago, according to an excerpt from Brad Stone's "The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon."<p>When Bezos asked Price how …

Jeff Bezos

SelectTV Offers More Shows and Movies than Netflix at a Fraction of the Cost: 1-yr. $19

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Cable subscriptions are ridiculous nowadays, but platforms like Netflix and Hulu don’t always cover your favorite shows. With over …

The 10 Best Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: July 5th</b><p>There was a time when tales of aliens, space travel, and robots were believed to be the strict province of four-eyed basement dwellers, but the truth is that everybody can find something to enjoy in the weird world of science fiction. The best sci-fi works in both universal …

Ford tries to simplify car buying with Ready.Shop.Go.

The process of actually buying a car from a dealership sucks. It's time-consuming and awkward, and there is always a great deal of pressure to buy or miss out on a deal and people are getting tired of it. Ford thinks it has a solution to the problem though with its Ready.Shop.Go. …

Cinema subscription service MoviePass is somehow getting even cheaper

MoviePass, the Netflix of cinemas that lets you watch a different movie in a theater every day for a monthly fee that’s cheaper than a single ticket, …

Fitbit Ace is a fitness tracker for kids

Fitbit is targeting a new kind of customer, one that probably isn’t even old enough to have a gym membership.<p>The new Fitbit Ace is a fitness tracker …

Microsoft Is Working on a Netflix for Video Games

Microsoft has a plan for getting 2 billion gamers around the world to use its service.<p>In an interview with The Verge, a Microsoft Xbox team member …

Google introduces its own ad blocker to Chrome: here's how it will work

The age of annoying pop-up adverts online may be at an end, as Google has begun blocking intrusive adverts by default in its Chrome browser. The move leaves the tech giant, which makes most of its revenue from advertising, in control of the kind of ads users can see.<p>Starting on 15 February, Google …

An Alzheimer's Drug Has Been Shown to Help Teeth Repair Cavities Naturally

No fillings, no drills.<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called …

This cartographer’s deep dive into Google Maps is fascinating

Google Maps is more powerful than you know<p>Most people who use Google Maps do so without much attention to detail. We just need the directions, the right subway route, or the name of that good sushi place. We don’t spend too much time pondering how Google got so good at mapping the world, and what …

Baidu made a tiny translator for travelers that doubles as a Wi-Fi hot spot

Baidu is trying to make it easier for tourists to get around in China, Japan, and English-speaking countries. According to <i>Nikkei</i>, the Chinese web company and search giant is developing a gadget that will be able to listen to someone speak in one language and then immediately repeat it back in …

6 display settings you should be using in Windows 10

In addition to introducing a number of fresh features, hidden gems and new and useful privacy settings, Windows 10 April 2018 Update now offers to fix blurry apps for you, an annoying problem you can run into when you pair a classic Windows app with a high-resolution display. I'll cover this new …

IBM's Watson Data Platform aims to become data science operating system

IBM's plan is to create a data science operating system that can bring together data scientists, analysts, and business leaders.<p><i>How big data powers</i> …

Chrome Remote Desktop moves to the web browser and gets a facelift

We’ve all been in the situation where we’re trying to give tech support to a friend or family member over the phone. Whether it is a tablet, phone, or a computer, it’s always harder to explain a fix, rather than just do it yourself. There are tools out there like TeamViewer that let you remote into …

Software

Scientists have discovered a worm that eats plastic bags and leave behind antifreeze

The wax worm, a caterpillar typically used for fishing bait and known for damaging beehives by eating their wax comb, has now been observed munching on a different material: plastic bags.<p>Scientist Federica Bertocchini of the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria in Spain first …

Pollution

Cheaper Nest thermostat may be on the way

Nest , the smart home brand owned by Google parent company Alphabet, may be working on a less-expensive version of its famous smart thermostat.<p>An upcoming Nest thermostat could cost less than $200 in the US, reported Bloomberg on Wednesday, citing "a person familiar with the matter." The current …

Smart Homes

Scientists Have Stored a Movie, a Computer OS, And an Amazon Gift Card in a Single Speck of DNA


"The highest-density data-storage device ever created."<p>Scientists have developed what they claim is the most efficient data storage technique ever, …

The Bose SoundTouch 10 is a Sonos and a Bluetooth speaker in one

Sonos’ line of wireless speakers are absolutely fantastic, offering a simple setup and incredible sound quality. They also have a pretty huge …

Analysis: For some in middle class, Trump plan would mean tax increase

President-elect Donald Trump's proposals would modestly cut income taxes for most middle-class Americans. But for nearly 8 million families -- including a majority of single-parent households -- the opposite would occur: They'd pay more.<p>Most married couples with three or more children would also …

9 ways you're cooking your steak wrong, according to the chef of Wall Street's oldest steakhouse

And even fewer home-cooked steaks compare to those of your favorite local steakhouse.<p>From fridge to plate, there are a lot of little secrets steakhouse chefs employ.<p>Thanks to Billy Oliva, we're now hip to those secrets. Oliva oversees the kitchen at one of Wall Street's favorite steakhouses, …

BBQ

Google Trips is a killer travel app for the modern tourist

Going places<p>Google today announced Trips, a new app that serves as a trip planner and travel guide for anyone who is exploring a new place. The free app, which is available on Android and iOS, will organize your plane tickets and hotel reservations, offer editorial guides to more than 200 cities, …

Tourism

Robin is automating lawn care with robots and putting an end to checks under the doormat

A well-kept lawn is one of the most common mixed blessings with which homeowners can treat/afflict themselves. Robin is a startup looking to take as much pain out of the process as possible, both by improving the way you hire and pay for your yard’s care, and soon, by putting a robot on the job.<p>“We …