Ivan Nieves

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You can now send texts from your PC with Android Messages

How to set start sending messages from your web browser<p>Google has announced that the latest update to its Android Messages app lets you send and …

Apps

Google Podcasts gets detailed in full ahead of global launch, 2 million podcasts indexed

We’ve been learning more and more about Google’s vision for podcasts over the past several months and recently, we uncovered that an official Podcasts app would finally be hitting the Play Store. Now, ahead of its official launch, Google Podcasts has been detailed in full.<p>Google Podcasts has been …

Podcasting

Google’s VR180 Creator simplifies VR video editing

Anyone can make a film using equipment most of us have in our pockets. Filmmakers are creating full-length movies using iPhones, for instance. Creating virtual reality experiences, however, requires some more specialized equipment. You'll certainly need cameras capable of capturing VR-ready photos …

Virtual Reality

The Nix Mini Sensor lets you capture colors from the real world

popsci shop<p>This useful design tool is now 30 percent off.<p>Color makes a big difference in our lives—whether it's for a work project or designing your living room. When you find the perfect shade for your project, the Nix Mini Color Sensor will let you capture the color so you never forget it. This …

Living Rooms

Apple and Pixar created a new file format for augmented reality on your phone

The new USDZ file format will make it easier than ever to look at AR objects in iOS.<p>Sharing photos and videos on a computer or a smartphone is, for the most part, pretty easy. File formats like JPG and PNG for still photos, and MOV for videos, display just as intended on pretty much any device. Now …

Augmented Reality

How to find your home on Pangea

Step through time, or to the opposite part of the globe<p>Before there were the continents, there was Pangea. Two hundred million years ago, the enormous land mass began to break apart and we’ve been separated ever since — but a map tool can help you find where a given town would have been on the …

Australasia

17 Ways to Put Wine in Your Blender This Summer

Tired of rosé? We don’t fully empathize since we’re all for the pink drink, but if you’re on the hunt for alternative summer-friendly beverages, we …

Beverages

Free and Beautifully-Designed Resume Templates

You're reading Free and Beautifully-Designed Resume Templates, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

Graphic Design

These Tests Will Tell You Just How Good Your Eyes Are at Seeing Color

Let’s talk about how you’re perceiving color. The idea came to me when a coworker asked if they should get the computer with 100-percent sRGB or …

OLEDs

Pebble smartwatches could get a new lease on life with Rebble.io

With support for Pebble devices scheduled to end in a couple of weeks, a group of developers interested in extending the platform is reaching out to users asking them to set up new accounts on "Rebble." According to the team, "Our present focus is on replacing key pieces of the Pebble ecosystem: …

Wearable Tech

10 best audio recording apps for Android!

There are a lot of conveniences that smartphones have. One of the biggest is the ability to record audio anytime, anywhere. You’re probably not getting studio quality audio. However, it’s great for taking quick voice notes, talking out an idea, or recording a fun riff on your instrument of choice …

Music Production

Chuwi HiGame mini PC challenges the PC gaming status quo

When you hear about gaming PCs, you will most likely think about hulking towers with neon LED lights. Thanks to progress in technology and …

4K Ultra HD

The 20 Best Bourbons For Under $30

Finding a great bourbon is easy these days. There’s been a huge boom in the industry since Don Draper reintroduced all of us to the Old Fashioned. Bourbon was suddenly transformed from ‘that bottle of rotgut your granddad keep under the sink’ to a coveted dark spirit that works for every occasion. …

Trader Joe's

We've Got Booze, Dames, and Robots in the First Episode of Scifi Noir Automata

<i>Automata</i> is a classic story of two hardened detectives solving crimes and scoring ladies in Prohibition-era New York City. Except this time, one of …

Doug Jones

App Maker, Google’s low-code tool for building business apps, comes out of beta

It’s been a year and a half since Google announced App Maker, its online tool for quickly building and deploying business apps on the web. The company has mostly remained quiet about App Maker ever since and kept it in a private preview mode, but today, it announced that the service is now …

Apps

The History of the Honda Monkey, the World’s Favorite Minibike

You are either completely in love with the Honda Z series or you have no idea what it is. For those in the latter category, here’s a quick intro …

The 90s: The Decade That Doesn’t Fit?

In <i>A Hard Day’s Night</i>, the exceptional madcap 1964 film 1964 starring <b>The Beatles</b>, a reporter asks <b>Ringo Starr</b>, “Are you a mod or a rocker?” She’s …

Music

What the world would be like if land and sea were inverted

You've likely seen maps of the earth with land and sea inverted, where Asia becomes the world's greatest ocean and the Pacific a vast, sprawling …

Sea Level

Game Design Deep Dive: Making VR movement feel like a superpower in Gunheart

<i>The Gamasutra Deep Dives are an ongoing series with the goal of shedding light on specific design, art, or technical features within a video game, in</i> …

Game Development

This racing drone can hit speeds of 8 mph, jump 2 feet in the air, and is on sale

Summer is right around the corner, which also means it's prime drone-flying season (in case you didn't know). Totally acceptable "toys" for adults to …

Drones

Today’s Apps Gone Free: Toca Blocks, The Little Fox and Waypoint

Build entire worlds, share charming fox stickers, and find your way back with today’s collection of apps and games.<p><b>All app prices are subject to</b> …

Apps

This Is The Easiest, Freshest Way To Make A Bloody Mary

The Bloody Mary is a drink for all seasons, but there can be something unpleasant about sipping thick, soup-like concoctions. If you'd like a …

Recipes

Stormland is a new open world Oculus Rift game that will let you explore freely in VR

Think The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild meets WALL-E<p>Oculus Studios and Insomniac Games are teaming up to deliver what may prove to be the biggest, most expansive virtual reality game yet. The new title, announced today and called <i>Stormland</i>, is an open-world game that puts players physically in …

Virtual Reality

The Best Apps for Travellers Heading to Europe

Our smartphones have become like our own personalized travel agents these days. From finding flights, to accessing real time translations, they have …

Apps

Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia

Here's how I got to bottom of the ads-coinciding-with-conversations mystery.<p><i>Note: this article was updated on June 13 to clarify that apps like Facebook don't automatically have access to your data.</i><p>A couple years ago, something strange happened. A friend and I were sitting at a bar, iPhones in …

Privacy

May 2018 in Review, From Dollar Oysters to Taquerias

May 2018 included a number of interesting restaurant openings, from a South Boston spot specializing in “cookout cuisine” (with a boozy rainbow sherbet drink, too) to a casual Downtown Crossing restaurant where robots do most of the meal preparation. A couple non-local cafes expanded their Boston …

New England

A Brief Guide to Roux

You can rue the day, you can rue every single life decision you've ever made, but please, don't rue your roux. Making this simple starch-and-fat mixture shouldn't lead to frustration and regret, especially if you understand the key details that go into preparing a good one and using it right. So, …

Time I

How to Set Up a Prep Station Like a Pro Cook

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>When I’m just throwing together a quick breakfast or dinner for myself, all my training goes right out the window. I’ll break down a chicken with a utility knife just because it’s the first thing I pick up, or peel carrots directly on the cutting board instead of …

Onions

Enjoy these delightful piano lessons from Mikael Jorgensen of Wilco

I don't play piano but I just can't get enough of this series of music lessons from my pal Mikael Jorgensen of Wilco and Quindar. The clips are …

Piano

Amazon’s big one-day sale on every kind of digital storage – and the rest of today’s best deals

There’s nothing better than waking up on a Saturday morning to find a big surprise sale on Amazon that covers stuff you need. And if there’s one …

Smart Homes