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Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

OS X

Wakie Wakes You With Phone Calls From Strangers

There’s alarm clock apps that force you to spin around, and ones that require you to move closer to your router. Then there’s Wakie, an app that encourages random strangers around the world to wake you up with a phone call.<p>Wakie has actually existed before, as it’s the international version of the …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

New $100 bills begin circulation Thursday

The new bills boast more colors and more high tech features<p>The new $100 bill, with an array of high-tech features designed to thwart counterfeiters, will get its coming out party on Tuesday,partial government shutdown or not. The Federal Reserve, which has not been affected by the shutdown, will …

Georgia Tech fraternity creates disgusting guide to “luring” your “rapebait”

A member of Phi Kappa Tau pens a guide full of dangerous and sexually predatory advice to his fellow “bros”<p>Misogynistic fraternity culture is a well-documented phenomenon, as is the sexual assault crisis unfolding on American college campuses right now.<p>So the "How to Lure Rapebait" email sent …

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

How an insecure, acid-dropping hippie kid reinvented himself as a technological visionary - and changed the world<p>When I first met Steve Jobs, I …

Silicon Valley