Jared Rappel Schmid

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Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

Text Messaging

Microsoft makes OneNote for Windows completely free by removing all feature restrictions

Microsoft today announced OneNote for Windows is no longer a freemium product. The company has lifted all feature restrictions on its note-taking service, meaning you can now download OneNote 2013 for Windows 7 and Windows 8 from onenote.com/download and use all its features without paying a …

Windows 10

How do you break your penis?

Erections are fascinating things. Did you know the little blighters even occur in the womb? And that men well into their nineties report fully functioning trouser salutes? Something to look forward to then, along with the free bus pass.<p>They can also lead to all sorts of mishaps – the type of …

Shelby GT350R #001 to be auctioned this weekend

First customer car hits Barrett-Jackson block to benefit JDRF<p>Wanna be first in line to get a new 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R? Sorry, that seat's taken. As has become the tradition, Ford is auctioning the first customer car for charity, and JDRF is the beneficiary. A hefty price is …

A Star Xbox Engineer Is Leaving Microsoft

Multerer is the engineer who launched Xbox Live, helped create Xbox One, and launched Microsoft's XNA game development platform.<p>Multerer, known as "Grey Matter" on Xbox Live, had been at Microsoft for nearly 18 years, starting off as an engineer with Microsoft's popular Web server before helping …

Online Life

This Ex-Apple Engineer's New App Turns Your iPad Into A Second Display For Your Mac

Instead of letting your iPad collect dust when you're not using it, Duet Display turns your iPad into a second display for your Mac, using the iPad's charging cord to connect to your computer.<p>The app was created by Rahul Dewan, an engineer who worked at Apple for three years on the iPad and iMac.<p>"A …

Apps

Coding is made child’s play by new electronic building blocks

If Lego had a 21st-century facelift, it would look a lot like SAM, a new kit where the building blocks are electronic modules (or SAMs: sensor actor modules), which wirelessly communicate with each other over Bluetooth.<p>SAMs are either motors, lights, switches or sensors, and appear as “drag and …

President Obama Takes Over On 'Colbert Report'

With just two years left in office, President Barack Obama might be starting to think about what he's going to do in the next phase of his career. On Monday night, he got to try out one potential gig: host of a fake conservative news show.<p>Obama visited "The Colbert Report," and before sitting down …

Panasonic TC-55AX900 Review: LCD Gets Serious

Whatever way you look at it, the Panasonic TC-55AX900 is a big deal. As the brand’s flagship 55-inch LCD TV in its first year without any plasma TVs it’s a big deal for Panasonic. With its hefty $5500 price tag buying one would clearly be a big deal for most consumers. It could be a big deal, too, …

iPhone app predicts whether you’ll like the beer or wine you’re looking at in the store [Video]

Sure, there are shopping apps out there that will read the barcode of a product and let you know whether you could buy it more cheaply online, but someone has now tackled a far more more important issue: will you actually enjoy that bottle of beer or wine you’re eyeing up in the store?<p>Next Glass is …

5 Restaurant Chains That Will Outperform The Rest Of The Industry

Americans go out to dinner an average of 74 times a year, The Washington Post's Wonkblog reports, citing the consumer research firm NPD Group. That's the lowest reading in three decades.<p>And a number of fast-casual establishments are threatening traditional fast food and casual dining …

Morgan Stanley

Ford Teases Our Ears with This Mustang Shelby GT350 Video

Today Ford gave us our first look at the all-new Mustang Shelby GT350—and, boy, is it tasty—but pictures and words do nothing to inform us about the sound of the car’s high-revving 5.2-liter V-8. It’s of particular interest here because the V-8 sports Ford’s first-ever flat-plane crankshaft, a …

Ford unveils Shelby GT350 Mustang ahead of L.A. Auto Show

In 1965, Ford paired up with an L.A.-based shop run by Carroll Shelby to breathe a dose of race-bred muscle into its new Mustang. The resulting GT350 helped turn Shelby — the man and the hot-rodding shop he built — into a legend.<p>Monday afternoon, nearly 50 years after that initial partnership, Ford …

MORGAN STANLEY: Here Are The 45 Best Stocks For The Long Run

In September, strategist Adam Parker said the S&P 500 could peak near 3,000 during this cycle.<p>In a recent note to clients, Morgan Stanley analysts identified 45 stocks that could work with the long-term recovery in mind.<p>"Given the extremely long time horizon, we were agnostic about current …

Investing

For $29, this wearable has ‘no display, no lights, no gimmicks’ — but it could be indispensible

Bob Olodort spent years working as a consulting designer for Samsung, in the years before the iPhone turned the phone industry upside down.<p>Four times a year, he’d visit Samsung headquarters in South Korea to present a handful of elegant, innovative phone designs that he had created, each one …

Steve McQueen's amazing Idaho ranch can be yours for $7.4M

Legendary Hollywood actor and motorcycle and race car enthusiast Steve McQueen's Pioneer Moon Ranch is for sale. Located on more than 500 acres just outside Idaho's Sun Valley Resort, the sprawling $7.4-million-dollar property comes with a large two-story log home and – here's the exciting part – …