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This Bluetooth Gadget Makes It Easy To Record Your Calls

Recording phone calls is something that’s incredibly handy if you’re a journalist, have a bad memory or simply want to be able to prove a conversation took place, but it’s pretty hard even with smartphones.<p>Bluewire, a new Bluetooth device being crowdfunded on Indiegogo, promises to make recording …

How to use Windows 10 without the Charms bar

The Charms bar is persona non grata in Windows 10. So how do you use and navigate the OS without it?<p>Love it or hate it, the Charms bar is history in Windows 10.<p>In Windows 10, Microsoft killed the Charms bar that first graced the stage in Windows 8. Appearing from the right side of the screen, the …

Apps

Lockitron's Shift Shows Challenges Facing Wi-Fi In The Smart Home

A few years ago, Wi-Fi proponents were eyeing the smart home as an exciting and wide open opportunity. While other technologies like Z-Wave and Zigbee were originally designed to better accommodate the low-power requirements of many smart home devices like locks, Wi-Fi proponents pointed to ongoing …

Wi-Fi

Xiaomi Launches Mi Note Phablet To Fight The iPhone 6 Plus

Xiaomi, the Chinese company that recently became the world’s most valuable startup (depending on your definition of startup), took the wraps off its latest phone in Beijing today… and the comparisons to Apple are likely to flow once again.<p>The Xiaomi Mi Note is priced at 3299 CNY (~$530) for a 64 …

Nicole Richie Debuts a Bold Turquoise Bob

Nicole Richie’s rainbow streak continues! Yesterday, the star was spotted at a photo shoot working a vivid turquoise bob, which she paired with a set …

7 Ways to Dress Up Your Denim

What's old is blue again! Whether you're a vintage junkie or a modern minimalist, being a 'blue jean baby' is always in style. This season, try dressing up your denim by pairing pumps with skinnies, blazers with boyfriends, or clutches with cutoffs. For new ways of taking your denim to the next …

A History of the Most Coveted Accessories

<i>Spread the word and let your voice be heard: A new era of the It bag is upon us! In the name of democracy—and of course, fashion—we're holding an election to name the #ItBag2015. Meet the 10 powerful and chic purses campaigning to revolutionize your look this year and, vote for which one you think</i> …

The 7 Bra Myths You've Got to Stop Believing

It's time, don't you think?<p>We all wear bras, all day every day, and yet there are still <i>so</i> many contradictory facts about what's good and what's not. In fact, there's so much underthings-folkloregoing around that it's like our bras (which according to said folklore could very well be the wrong size) …

Girls and the trend for ill-fitting chic

Lena Dunham’s ill-fitting and unflattering clothes have been a key feature of the show. But as series four starts, too-short trousers and purposely shrunk clothes are finding their way on to the catwalk<p>Girls, HBO’s sparky, dark coming-of-age series returned for a fourth season on Monday, and with …

Sex and the City

We Tested Ben & Jerry's Exciting New Flavors

It's a big day for those with a sweet tooth: Ben & Jerry's newest line of core flavors is officially on the market. These are by no means your …

Dessert

365: One Animated Film, Shot One Second a Day, Over One Year

Back in September, we highlighted an animation that humorously imagined David Bowie and Brian Eno's collaboration on the song, “Warszawa,” which …

Animation

13 Weird Moments In The History Of Water Fountains

When was the last time you gave serious thought to a drinking fountain? Maybe it was in elementary school, when they were the only way to wet your whistle. Or maybe never. That would be perfectly understandable. They seem boring!<p>But they're not. Far from it.<p>About a month ago, I started looking into …

SIM-free iPhone 6, 6 Plus reportedly debuting tomorrow

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>You can already buy an unlocked GSM iPhone 6 or 6 Plus direct from Apple but it comes with a T-Mobile SIM in the U.S. …

This speaker technology would sound great in the Apple Watch

Image copyright Tom Krazit/Gigaom.Apple earned a second patent for turning displays into speakers, leading to some interesting possible applications …

Apple Watch

Mophie launches Juice Pack for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Mophie<p>The popular line of iPhone battery packs from Mophie is getting bigger. On Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics …

Mobile Technology

This Easy Android Trick Will Keep Your Home Screen Clutter-Free

Paul Thompson—FPG/Getty Images<p>Keystone/Holton/Getty Images<p>Kypros/Getty Images<p>Lyn Alweis—Denver Post/Getty Images<p>Bill Dow—NBC/Getty Images<p>Mark …

Facebook at Work: social network launches 'pilot' for companies

Many companies still ban staff from accessing Facebook during office hours, but the social network is hoping to win over the corporate critics with Facebook at Work, a version of its service designed for use within companies.<p>The new service launched on Wednesday as a test for “pilot partners”, …

Social Media

Apple, Ericsson trade legal shots over patent royalties

Apple has sued Ericsson, arguing that the Swedish company is charging too much on royalties that are not "essential" to industry cellular standards.<p>Apple and wireless technology company Ericsson have ramped up their ongoing fight over royalties and patents.<p>Apple on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in the US …

Ericsson

Google Translate can now interpret signs and conversations in real time

Google is releasing a major update to Translate this week, making it much faster and easier to use the app for translating in-person conversations and printed text. The first big update is the inclusion of a feature called Word Lens, which comes from an app of the same name that Google bought last …

Language

2015 Detroit Auto Show: Honda FCV Concept Offers More Power, More Space

Honda’s latest fuel cell vehicle has an improved power train and more room for passengers<p>Fuel cell technology is a slow sell, but companies are still climbing on the bandwagon. Honda has been in the game for a while, with its newly retired FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle. But fear not, fuel cell …

First notable solar flare of 2015

It was an M-class flare, and it might have produced a brief communications blackout on Monday night. But no CME – coronal mass ejection – is headed …

Big asteroid swept close on January 26

Asteroid 2004 BL86 came closer than any known asteroid this large until 2027. Information and photos of the asteroid, plus links to more.<p>An asteroid …

Astronomy

The man who can send you to Mars

Think you’ve got the right stuff to make it to Mars? Richard Hollingham talks to the man selecting astronauts for a privately funded mission to the Red Planet.<p>This is the pitch: a perilous one-way journey to a dead, distant world, leaving your family behind for the rest of your life, before dying …

Chronic Disease

Huygens probe landed on Saturn's moon Titan on this day 10 years ago

Tony Blair was prime minister, Facebook was virtually unheard of outside of the Ivy League, broadband had only just begun to overtake dialup – and a disc-shaped space probe landed on a distant world<p>The world’s media was transfixed by the Philae lander’s successful touchdown on comet …

Space

The Most WTF Things We Saw At CES 2015

The nopes, huhs, whyyys, and wtfs of the Consumer Electronics Show<p>The International Consumer Electronics Show is an incredible event, showcasing some astoundingly innovative technologies each year. It’s also a place where a lot of weird stuff happens. While scouring the showroom floors at this …

The 10 Best Things From January 2015

Some things are just ... better<p><i>This article was originally published in the January 2015 issue of</i> Popular Science, <i>under the title "Obsessed".</i>

Cristiano Ronaldo tells Real Madrid fans to go easy on Gareth Bale

• Welshman was jeered for shooting instead of passing against Espanyol • Ronaldo: ‘He is a key player. People should be nice with him’<p>Cristiano Ronaldo has urged Real Madrid fans to get behind “key player” Gareth Bale after the Wales international came under fire for going for goal instead of …

Soccer

European Team of the Week: Alexis Sanchez and Paulo Dybala Are Perfect 10s

Alexis Sánchez is WhoScored.com’s European player of the week. The Chilean played a hugely influential role in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Stoke, registering the assist for Laurent Koscielny’s opener after six minutes before helping himself to a goal either side of half-time. Having played five key …

Soccer

Cazorla wants central role with Arsenal

The Spaniard believes he gets more space to score and create goals when deployed at the heart of midfield and is optimistic he can keep up his recent good form.<p>Santi Cazorla hopes his Premier League form can help cement a regular place in the center of Arsenal's midfield for the rest of the …

Soccer

The weird and wonderful world of Ballon d'Or voting

The Ballon d'Or isn't about the winners. It's about the voting.<p>It was, in essence, all just build-up. Sure, it was intensely glamourous, it was broadcast around the world, it was the subject of much heated debate, and at least one person in the world — Cristiano Ronaldo — really cared about the …

Soccer