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Goodbye, VHS: A Visual Ode To A Disappearing Format

How many of these tapes did you own? What memories do they bring back?<p>These days, video barely exists as a physical medium for most Americans. It streams in ultra high-quality through the air, like magic. For decades, though, video came encased in plastic rectangles called VHS tapes, which were …

The new Glif smartphone mount is the smartest of its kind

Launched just 18 months after Kickstarter itself, the original Glif was an early beacon of what was to come for the crowdfunding platform, with an innovative tripod mount for smartphones unlike any other. Studio Neat has taken its sweet time to launch the sequel, but the new Glif was worth the …

This Book Is Sold Out Because Elon Musk Is Reading It

Elon Musk has made no secret of his love for reading. In fact, part of the mythology around the billionaire entrepreneur is that he founded SpaceX …

How to extend the warranty on your smartphone or laptop from 1 to 2 years without paying extra money

And yet even with the high price, when you are staring at your shiny new MacBook in the Apple Store and the salesperson is trying to force you to imagine breaking it, many of us cave. "OK, yes, I would like to buy AppleCare+."<p>It doesn't have to be that way.<p>There's a simple trick you can use to get …

Personal Finance

The Best Player in the NFL Is Also the Weirdest

"In the next 5,000 years there won’t be any more freckles or red hair," says Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller. "That’s the way humans are …

Meet Luca, the Ancestor of All Living Things

A surprisingly specific genetic portrait of the ancestor of all living things has been generated by scientists who say that the likeness sheds considerable light on the mystery of how life first emerged on Earth.<p>This venerable ancestor was a single-cell, bacterium-like organism. But it has a grand …

Never worry about picking a movie with this vast film database

If you tend to waste hours surfing the Web before you eventually give up and settle for a movie you’ve already seen because there’s nothing better to watch, Cinesift is about to change your life.<p>Built by Redditor yombato, it’s a massive film database that sources information from popular websites …

Rotten Tomatoes

This startup is taking on Airbnb and Hotel Tonight by letting you find a place to crash at the last minute

Overnight had already launched in Los Angeles, so Austin was its second citywide roll-out.<p>The launch was a success for the company, which offers users on-demand booking of short-term rentals. Think Airbnb meets Hotel Tonight.<p>Overnight's rentals were cheap — private rooms were going for $70 or $80 …

Startups

Snowden Designs a Device to Warn if Your iPhone’s Radios Are Snitching

Author: Andy Greenberg. Andy Greenberg Security<p>Date of Publication: 07.21.16.<p>Time of Publication: 9:01 am. 9:01 am<p>When Edward Snowden met with …

How to successfully manage creative projects

A hot cup of tea or coffee and your favorite designer notebook at your side. Your to-do list carefully prioritized in your favorite task management app. All your favorite design apps are open and the warm glow of your computer monitor beckons your masterful, creative brilliance. It’s time to get …

Gadget Thirst Trap: fans for your armpits, a tiny robotic dog, and a wood-fire hot tub

<i>Gadget Thirst Trap rounds up the weirdest gadgets of the week that made us thirsty for more. Be sure to follow The Verge on Snapchat for the video edition.</i><p>Armpit Cooler<p>Yes, this is a fan that you clip to your sleeve, which then promises to keep your armpits dry. Pit stains could be a thing of the …

The Tamir Rice Story: How to Make a Police Shooting Disappear

Maybe you heard about the Tamir Rice case and wondered: How does a 12-year-old boy with a toy gun on a playground get shot to death on-camera by the police without anyone getting charged? Put another way: How does a small group of government officials make this case disappear without a trial? …

Inside the Plan to Undo the Iran Nuclear Deal

A year after Obama's crowning diplomatic achievement, the fight against it is very much alive. And it might be succeeding.<p>For Barack Obama, July 14, 2015 marked the greatest diplomatic triumph of his presidency: Amid flags and flashbulbs in Vienna, his secretary of State, John Kerry, announced a …

When the Body Attacks the Mind

A physiological theory of mental illness<p>One day in February 2009, a 13-year-old boy named Sasha Egger started thinking that people were coming to hurt his family. His mother, Helen, watched with mounting panic that evening as her previously healthy son forgot the rules to Uno, his favorite card …

Immune System

How technology disrupted the truth | Katharine Viner

Social media has swallowed the news – threatening the funding of public-interest reporting and ushering in an era when everyone has their own facts. But the consequences go far beyond journalism<p>One Monday morning last September, Britain woke to a depraved news story. The prime minister, David …

Downing Street

Inside The Playlist Factory

At the most powerful companies in Silicon Valley, small teams of anonymous, hardcore music fans race to solve the record industry’s toughest problem.

The best iPhone apps you can use without unlocking your phone

We've collected the 10 best apps that use widgets creatively to keep you up to date and entertained — all from your iPhone's lock screen.<p>From alerting you to when you've only reached your data cap to showing you the best headlines from The New York Times, these widgets pack some power.

Apps

Inside ‘Mr. Robot’ Season 2: The Revolution Will Be Televised

The second season of USA’s surprising hit continues its streak of anarchic brilliance following Season 1’s big reveal.<p>“Hello, friend.” Rami Malek’s …

Solar road technology comes to Route 66

Solar Roadways' dreams of sunlight-gathering paths are one step closer to taking shape. Missouri's Department of Transportation is aiming to install a test version of the startup's solar road tiles in a sidewalk at the Historic Route 66 Welcome Center in Conway. Okay, it won't be <i>on</i> Route 66 just …

One Googler’s Insider Guide To Using Google Docs At Work

Ritcha Ranjan works on the team that builds Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. These are her top five tips on how to use them.<p>When Google Docs launched back in 2007, it was a scrappy, lightweight document editor. Today, it’s a full-blown workplace powerhouse, with all the features you need to create, …

Here’s how Snapdeal will make it really hard for users to leave its app

It’s not just an ecommerce site any more.

Online Life

Here are the videos you don’t want to miss this week – July 2, 2016

We never sleep here at Android Authority and even during the slow of the summer, you can be sure the whole team is working hard to bring you plenty of awesome content. Of course you can’t always be on the lookout for all the new videos, so we are putting our favorite ones here… just in case you …

Apps

Going on a Road Trip? These Podcasts Will Make You (and Your Kids) Smarter

You're gonna have time on your hands. Download these now, and thank me later.<p>It's summer, and that means road trips. My wife and daughter and I have at least 12 or 15 hours of driving in front of us this weekend, as we head from the New York City area to New England and back.<p>What keeps us sane on …

The True Story of What Happened When A Plane Loaded with 6,000 Pounds of Pot Crashed in Yosemite

Everything You Know About Siri Is Wrong

“Think different” was an iconic tagline that helped define Apple for years. “A thousand songs in your pocket” was another solid slug that sold iPods …

‘Ok Google’ has about 150 commands and over a thousand variations, and you can find most of them here

Google Search is, undoubtedly, the single most important thing within Google, be it popularity-wise or financially speaking. And Search got smarter and smarter throughout the years, with the introduction of things like the Knowledge Graph — which, as of this week, incorporates songs’ lyrics, too — …

The Internet Without Connection, Free Endless OS For Emerging Markets

There are four billion people on the planet without PCs or access to affordable personal computers. That figure should surely be tempered with some contextualization i.e. not everybody actually wants to have an Internet connection and many traditional, native or bucolic ways of live do still exist …

Emerging Markets