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With a library of 500,000 movies and shows, SelectTV puts Netflix to shame

popsci shop<p>Get one year of service for just $19 and receive a free HDTV antenna.<p>Neither Netflix nor Hulu can claim to be the biggest entertainment library on the web. That accolade goes to SelectTV by FreeCast, an awesome cable-cutting platform that costs less than a coffee per month. You can get …

Online Life

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have released new treatment guidelines that sharply lower the threshold for high blood pressure, also called hypertension. As a result, tens of millions of Americans now qualify for the diagnosis.<p>The new guidelines have raised a …

Diabetes

How to switch from Chrome to Firefox Quantum in under 2 minutes

Having used Chrome for ages, I’ve gotten used to the browser’s sluggish performance and gluttony for system memory, and I’ve a feeling I’m not alone.<p>With the launch of Firefox Quantum, we can finally break free from those shackles: the latest version of Mozilla’s browser uses an all-new CSS engine …

Google

Windows 10 Forced Updates Causing Endless Crash Loops

I think we can now all agree: Microsoft’s hardline policy on Windows 10’s forced updates is silly. Very silly. Since launching nine days ago Windows Update has sent out an unstable graphics driver which switched off monitors, a buggy security patch which corrupted Windows Explorer and there are now …

Windows 10

How to enable the iCloud Drive app on iOS 9

Prior to iOS 9, the only way to access files stored in your iCloud Drive account was by using a specific app for a specific file type. iOS lacked a dedicated app to view your files as a whole, and it was a frustration point for many.<p>iOS 9, however, offers an optional iCloud Drive app. The app …

Unorthodox Sprite drone tolerates abuse and actually flies

When you picture a consumer drone, something bulky with four or six props <i>à la</i> DJI probably pops to mind. But the folks behind a new model on Kickstarter think that such UAVs have two big problems -- namely, they're hard to carry and break easily if you mess up. They built The Sprite to overcome …

Drones

Elon Musk's big announcement: It's called 'Tesla Energy'

The statement continued: "Tesla is not just an automotive company, it's an energy innovation company. Tesla Energy is a critical step in this mission to enable zero emission power generation."<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk made the official announcement onstage at the company's design studio in Hawthorne, …

Tesla

Acer opens up its Aspire Nitro notebook to gestural control and 3D modeling

Time to get your arm muscles in shape.<p>It’s a good idea in general, but it could be essential if the kind of in-the-air gestural control that Acer announced today for its Aspire V17 Nitro gaming notebook becomes commonplace.<p>This version features Intel’s RealSense 3D camera, which can detect movement …

Firefox 34 Launches With Yahoo As Its Default Search Engine

Mozilla today rolled out Firefox 34. While most browser updates these days aren’t all that exciting, this one includes a couple of interesting new features. What most users in North America will notice right off the bat, however, is that this is the first version of Firefox with Yahoo as its …

23andMe Brings Fully Approved DNA Testing to the UK

23andMe, the Mountain View, California-based ‘personal genetics’ company, has launched its mail-order DNA test kits in the UK today. The kits provide customers with comprehensive reports about their health, genetic traits, inherited conditions and ancestry.<p>The Personal Genome Service starts with a …

iOS 8 How-to: Have your iOS device read text for you

Previously, I discussed how to have your iOS device read text for you in iOS 7, and in iOS 8 it works pretty much the same way – but with some little differences. It is now easier to set up and make text speakable on an iOS device. Before we discuss how to do it, let’s first set up our iOS device …

Flic Lets You Manage Your iPhone Photo Collection

In the wake of iOS 8’s revision of its Photos organizing utility, several new apps have emerged that offer alternatives for accessing and managing your iPhone photo collection.<p>Flic, which debuts today from Lifehack Labs, focuses on an easier way to choose which photos to keep and delete. As its …

The Best iPhone & iPad Apps From September 2014

From third-party keyboards to boutique e-commerce, we covered a lot of ground with new iOS apps in September.<p>Here, we filter through the noise to present you with our selection of the best App Store newcomers from the past month.<p>SwiftKey<p>With the launch of iOS 8 last month, a number of third-party …

This New Netflix Hack Lets You Get Even More Out Of Your Streaming

If you thought "Gilmore Girls" was the only thing awesome thing coming to Netflix this month, prepare to be left speechless.<p>Lifehacker has just unveiled a new add-on for Chrome that lets you to take your streaming to the next level. Flix Plus lets users customize their Netflix experience, providing …

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 …

New iOS 8 Keyboard Translates Your Text Into Emojis

Who needs words?<p>Emoji-only conversation has arrived.<p>Keymoji, a downloadable keyboard available on iOS 8, actually converts your text into emojis as you type. Users have the option of interjecting emojis mid-sentence along with their text, or replacing the text altogether with miniature cartoon …

Apple Updates iMovie and Numbers for iOS 8

Apple has begun updating its own apps for iOS 8, with <i>iMovie</i> and <i>Numbers</i> receiving the first updates. While <i>Numbers</i> simply brings stability, iOS 8 support and iCloud Drive compatibility, <i>iMovie</i> goes a bit further with brand new features like video filters, an extension for the Photos app and …

Three tips for Safari on iOS 8

Navigating around the web on a mobile device is how most of us view the websites throughout the day. As such, Safari is a crucial app on iOS, and one that needs to keep evolving with each update. With iOS 8, Apple has added some key features across it's iOS lineup, as well as specific to the iPhone …

This augmented reality motorcycle helmet could save your life

"I was in early morning traffic when an inattentive driver hit me from behind and I was thrown from my motorcycle." Ryan Shearman, founder and CEO of FUSAR Technologies, tells me at Augmented World Expo 2014. It's the kind of thing that could happen to any motorcyclist -- and indeed, happens too …

6 helpful reminders for when you’re feeling completely overwhelmed

One maddening tendency of any small electronic device is that whenever the battery is low, it wastes most of its remaining power beeping and flashing …