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Really Internet: Gus Polanski in ‘Home Alone’ Is a Devil

If you know where to look (Reddit), the internet is full of insane fan theories that will give you renewed respect or disgust for your favorite shows …

Streaming

YouTube has a secret 'Dark Mode' – this is how you activate it

Open the Chrome developer tools tab.<p>Windows users can do this by pressing Ctrl + Shift + I.<br>• Mac users can do this by pressing Option + Cmd + I.<p>Select the Console tab.<p>Once in Console, paste the following text: document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE”<br>• Hit enter.<p>Close the developer tools tab and …

YouTube

An Honest Review Of Google Home And Amazon's Alexa

After testing, playing with and angrily berating Google Home and Alexa, I think I’ve got a fairly good grip on how they both fare as personal assistants.<p>What I can say, unequivocally, is that they’re a YUGE improvement on what we’ve had to date, which is probably no surprise. The earliest versions …

Smart Homes

Digital Experience, Mobile and Commerce Experts

Dream<b>Big</b>Build<b>Beautiful</b><p>The imagination to dream amazing things. The technology to realize them.<p>Who We Are<p>We are a creative digital agency with deep …

NY Philharmonic’s Archives Strike the Right Note

Digital archives provide a statement about an organization’s reverence for the past as it keeps an eye toward the future. For the New York …

How Google’s Head Of Marketing Handles 20 Meetings A Day

A look at the ways Google’s SVP of global marketing, Lorraine Twohill, tackles her day. “Time to think is the scarcest resource,” she says.<p>“Google is a very fast-paced place,” says Lorraine Twohill, the company’s senior VP of global marketing. “It’s never gotten boring, but you also have to be …

FoxType wants to help you write more polite emails

The trouble with communicating via text, whether it’s an SMS, IM or email, is that the tone of your message may not always come through as you expect. It’s especially difficult when you’re conversing with a business associate or someone you’ve never met before.<p>FoxType tries to help you write more …

advice for more effective CMO-CIO relationships

<b>Susi Banks reports back from the Forrester CMO-CIO Summit with advice from Tourism Australia, HCF and Forrester on effective CMO-CIO relationships</b> …

This time it's true: We're out of IPv4 addresses

North America has run out of Internet addresses, or at least IPv4 internet addresses, according to the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), …

Star Trek

Project Management<p>and U.S. Defense<p><i>Chris Zeitz is currently taking an online course in Project Management through the generosity of the</i> <i>VCTP</i><i>.</i><p>Many times …

Symantec: Spam falls below 50% of all email for the first time since 2003

Good news for all of us who still have to use email: spam rates are dropping! In fact, junk messages now account for just 49.7 percent of all emails.<p>The latest figure comes from security firm Symantec’s June 2015 Intelligence Report, which notes this is the first time in over a decade that the rate …

Ily Is A Modern Family Phone To Stay Connected With Your Family

Meet Ily, a brand new take on personal communication between family members. Ily is a new connected device for your home as well as a smartphone app. Developed by New York-based startup Insensi, Ily doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel. This all-in-one communication box does a few things really well, …

Thanks to America, We’ve Reached Peak Avocado

Of all of Mexico’s contributions to the world that will be feted on Cinco de Mayo Tuesday, one is a fluke that owes its existence to elephants and rats.<p>Avocados are a strange anomaly that shouldn’t exist, and might have gone extinct thousands of years ago. Fruits evolved based on their ability to …

Eero is a little white box that aims to change Wi-Fi forever

Would you spend $300 on a carefree Wi-Fi network?<p>Linksys, D-Link, Netgear, and Belkin. Those are the brands that most consumers choose when it comes time to set up a home Wi-Fi network. But no matter which product you buy, getting wireless internet working in your home — your <i>entire</i> home — can …

How your iPhone could start your car before you get in it

Apple already has its in-dash operating system CarPlay, which it hopes will make its way into more than 24 million vehicles over the next five years. But if a new patent published today is anything to go by, that’s the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Apple’s hopes for the car-world.<p>What Apple …

New Proof That Real Men Love Sriracha

Guys who like it hot could have ample amounts of this hormone<p>Some like it hot—for a reason: Men who love spicy tastes tend to have higher levels of testosterone, finds new French research.<p>In the study, men sat down to a delectable dinner of mashed potatoes, which they were allowed to flavor with as …

Food

Ditch The Hotel Key Card And Grab A Smartphone Instead

The way you enter your hotel room may be changing.<p>In November, Starwood Hotels and Resorts – which owns more than 1,100 hotels worldwide – introduced new technology that allows guests to select their room, check-in and eventually even unlock the door with just a few taps on their smartphone. The …

5 Reasons NOT to Check Your Email at Night

Resist the urge to open new messages, and become a healthier, happier guy<p>Smartphones were supposed to provide flexibility to handle business outside the office. But now that we’re answering email 24/7, it’s cutting into more than our downtime. Constant connection comes with a mess of health …

Research

How Driverless Cars Could Make Traffic Dramatically Worse

A new simulation shows that comfortable rides can come with big congestion costs.<p>Safety is often celebrated as the biggest benefit of a world full of driverless cars, but two other presumed social improvements follow closely behind. One is that the technology could reduce traffic congestion, since …

The Right Way to Cook Poultry

How to prep, freeze, store, and rinse your birds—without getting sick<p>Clean up your fowl habits: A new study in the <i>Journal of Food Protection</i> suggests that most people mishandle poultry, increasing their risk for infection with Salmonella and Campylobacter.<p>Supported by a grant from the U.S. …

Kitchens

Microsoft Announces Standalone Office 2016 for Later this Year

In Microsoft’s eternal quest to make you more productive, the company played up its new suite of universal Office for Windows 10 apps during the event for its new operating system yesterday. But in a blog post detailing new features today, the company snuck in an announcement: Office 2016 is being …

Why The Apple Watch Doesn’t Need More Than A Few Hours Of Active Use Time

Apple’s upcoming wearable still prompts a lot of questions, not least of which is how long it will last on a full charge of its battery. A new report form 9to5Mac suggests that Apple is looking at a smartwatch that will offer 2.5 hours of continuous use for processor-intensive applications like …

Bill Gates gets Jimmy Fallon to drink sewer sludge

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Jimmy Fallon is the ultimate participator.<p>You'd always want him at your party because he's the one who'd be first onto the dance floor, miming to, oh, who knows, "Hi-Ho Silver Lining" or something.<p>Last …

Bill Gates

7 Habits of a Successful Leader

I’m a student of leadership. I am consistently talking to, interviewing, and learning from leaders I believe have been successful — regardless of …

Up close with the HoloLens, Microsoft's most intriguing product in years

We just finished a heavily scripted, carefully managed, and completely amazing demonstration of Microsoft's HoloLens technology. Four demos, actually, each designed to show off a different use case for a headset that projects holograms into real space. We played <i>Minecraft</i> on a coffee table. We had …