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This 'I'm on Vacation' Auto-Reply Email Is Freaking Brilliant

Why should you be burdened with digging through two weeks of emails the moment you get back?<p>It's hard or even impossible to relax on vacation when you constantly have to answer emails. (Is that a vacation, really?) That's why most people set an "out of office" email response, promising that you'll …

These 2 Words Are the Trick to Scoring a Flight Upgrade

British writer Tilly Bagshawe is the <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author of more than a dozen novels. Her first, Adored, was a Jackie Collins-style …

Samsung releases the official 2018 Winter Olympics app

If you're an Olympics nerd, then take note: Samsung has released the official app of the PyeongChang 2018 games. It's ready for download now in the App Store and Google Play Store. The app is available in Korean, English, French, Japanese and Chinese (it's not clear whether this means Mandarin, …

Google Play

In the Final Seconds of This World War II-Themed Ad, It Will Be Very Clear Why It Is Going Viral

It’s been viewed by more than 1.3 million people.<p>A World War II-themed ad created by a mobile phone company in Thailand as part of a campaign called “The True Meaning of Giving” has taken the Internet by storm.<p>Produced by TrueMove, the three-minute spot uses a war story to show that “compassion is …

Ezviz Mini Trooper wirelessly watches over your home, up to 9 months on 1 charge

Ezviz, the company behind the very affordable Mini 360 Plus that we rather liked, has announced a new home security camera that continues its trend …

This app will turn your sloppy notes into gorgeous flowcharts

Because everybody loves a gorgeously laid out flowchart, there’s Pagico 8.7: the app for anyone who feels the joys of organization in their very …

Tablo launches its next-gen DVR for cord cutters, the more compact Tablo DUAL

Nuvyyo, the makers of the Tablo DVR for cord cutters who want to record free, over-the-air TV programming from their digital antennas, is today launching their next-generation device, the Tablo DUAL. As you might guess by the name, the new DVR supports two tuners, so you can record from two TV …

Streaming Media

Russian woman steals YouTube's heart after mastering the green screen

Move over Casey Neistat, the internet has a new favorite YouTuber.<p>Tatiana Subbotina, a 62-year-old living in Saint Petersburg, Russia is slowly …

This Discount Course Will Help You Become an In-Demand Project Manager

Study to earn an industry-renowned certification for less than $50.<p>Are you the planner in your group of friends? Are you always on time? Do you love organization, list-making, and research? Then you might have what it takes to become a project manager.<p>Dive into the Project Management Professional …

This Class Will Improve Your Spreadsheet Skills and Increase Your Productivity

Excel is awesome if you know what you're doing.<p>You may <i>think</i> you know how to use Microsoft Excel well enough, but are you truly tapping into the full power of this classic application? There's a lot to be discovered about Excel, and you can gain that secret knowledge (and supercharge your …

Toshiba announces a massive writedown and its chairman resigns

Highlighting the scale of its financial concerns, Toshiba also ramped up plans to raise cash, announcing it would consider selling most, even all, of its stake in its prized flash-memory chips business, plus its troubled nuclear business Westinghouse.<p>Toshiba had previously yielded only to selling …

10 of the best Windows 10 apps for 2016

After a few bumpy updates and a lot of spit and polish, Windows 10 has shaped up to be a pretty solid OS: fast, stable and delightful to use.<p>We’ve rounded up 10 great new and updated apps for 2016 that you can use to do things like enjoy your media collection, take notes, work on your photos and …

Apps

HandBrake, the ultimate video format converter, finally out of beta after 13 years

It’s common practice for apps to launch first in beta-test format for a few weeks or months, to allow early users to provide feedback before the official release. Video conversion utility HandBrake must, though, have set a new record: after 13 years in beta, the app has finally officially launched …

Software

15 Apps and Games Every iPad Owner Should Download

Got a new iPad? Start your app collection with these award-winning picks!<p>The Apple iPad family has the best tablets in the business. We've hand-picked several great apps and games that look great on a large screen.

Subway riders are turning to this 11-year-old shrink for advice

Move over, Lucy — the new “doctor” is in.<p>Over the past nine Sundays, Ciro Ortiz, a 4-foot-8 Bushwick sixth-grader, has been counseling anxious …

The best email app on iOS just got a desktop version

Spark, which I humbly believe to be the best email client on iOS, is now available for your Mac. The free app supports most email services, including Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, iCloud, and Exchange (among others) and brings some of your favorite features form other email apps into one really attractive …

Toyota Is Finally Getting Serious About Electric Cars

Toyota Motor on Wednesday appointed its president to lead their newly formed electric car division, flagging its commitment to develop a technology …

How to Replace Dead Battery Pack Cells

Did you know that you can fairly easily replace the individual dead cells in rechargeable battery packs like the NiMH and NiCad kind found on cordless power tools? The process can be a little fussy, but if you want to save some bucks and have a few minutes to spare, you can bring a dead or dying …

Batteries

China is Designing Portable Nuclear Reactors

Tiny nukes could be used to power remote military bases in the South China Sea.<p>China is reportedly developing miniature nuclear reactors and hopes to have them within five years, says the <i>South China Morning Post</i>. The reactors, with development is partially funded by the Chinese military, would be …

The Weird Number 0.577 Shows Up in Everything

The Euler-Mascheroni constant pops up in a number of places, but nobody's really sure what it is.<p>Mathematics is full of numbers that seem to keep popping up out of nowhere. Take pi, for instance, which appears in pretty much everything.<p>Here's another one: Euler's constant. Also called the …

This award-winning documentary on the militarization of police will leave you speechless

"I was shocked by the way that the police were approaching the community," Atkinson told Business Insider, recalling SWAT teams searching homes without warrants. "It was like fear had got the best of us."<p>Atkinson's father was a police officer in Oak Park, Michigan, a northern suburb of Detroit, for …

Law Enforcement

How to Make a $19 Police Scanner

<b>Please use the information in this guide responsibly.</b><p>In this guide I will be using a Newsky TV28T v2 with a RTL2832U & R820T tuner.<p>SDRSharp Quick …

This MFi-certified Lightning cable can stop a bullet

While their phones and laptops continue to dazzle us, Apple’s easily torn and frayed charging cables leave much to be desired. And then there’s the Zus Kevlar MFi Certified Lightning Cable.<p>You can snap one of these super-tough cables for just $19.99 from TNW Deals.<p>This Zus cable is made of Kevlar, …

The Megaprocessor is an awe-inspiring multi-ton CPU project

What did you do this summer? A few outdoor concerts, maybe some grilling. But did you complete a room-sized 40,000 transistor CPU made entirely by hand? Didn’t think so.<p>James Newman wanted to create a CPU that students could use to learn about computing. He realized he needed to use transistors, …

The New Easy Way to Print Topographic Maps for Free

National Geographic's new site puts every USGS quadrangle map at your fingertips.<p>Now you've got one less excuse not to venture into the wilderness. <i>National Geographic</i> just launched a website that lets you find and print a PDF of any U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) quad map across the entire country. …

A Real-Life Nuclear Reactor Pulse Looks Like Something Out of a Movie

Bask in the unearthly glow.<p>You've probably seen a nuclear reactor on the big screen before, a huge mass of metal submerged in a bath of cool water with an array of plutonium rods gingerly lowered by a slow and deliberate robot arm. The thing doesn't glow all the time—this isn't the intro to <i>The</i> …

Energy

Visit this site before you pay hackers a ransom for your files

The use of ransomware has been on the rise in recent times. Earlier this year, a hospital in Hollywood paid $17,000 in Bitcoin to hackers who’d encrypted its files so they’d unlock them; a Canadian university paid $20,000 to attackers for the same reason just last month.<p>And no, individuals aren’t …