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How to Sideload Apps onto Your Kindle Fire

As great of a tablet as the Kindle Fire is (especially in the newest HDX incarnation), there’s what most consider a pretty unbearable flaw: you can’t …

Apps

10 best bucket-list U.S. monuments and landmarks

Photographer <b>Blaine Harrington III</b> has worked around the world, but some of his favorite vistas are closer to home. Many of the country's most recognizable monuments and landmarks can be easily visited – and enjoyed without crowds, he says. "If you get out first thing in the morning, it's the most …

[Deal Alert] 16GB Nexus 5 (International LTE) For $329.99 With Free Shipping (Tax Only In MO) On eBay Daily Deals

The Nexus 5 is still a pretty darn desirable phone with all this Android L business going on. You can grab a Nexus 5 on eBay today for a reasonable …

Nexus 5 models 820 and 821: What's the difference?

Just like in many cases, the Nexus 5 isn't one but rather two different phones — the D820 and D821. The former is made for use in North America, the …

Android customization - using Tasker to control display timeout and rotation

Are you getting the hang of Tasker yet? We’ve spent a few weeks now working through a number of relatively simple Tasker Tasks and Profiles including setting your alarm volume so you don’t sleep in, silencing your phone at night, and making sure those few important calls get through, even when the …

Android News

Motorola confirms Android 4.4.4 rollout is well under way

We've covered the rollout of Android 4.4.4 to various Motorola devices, including the Moto E, Moto G and latest Droids, but Motorola has come out and …

Mobile Technology

10 Coolest Builds from the Instructables Gadget Hacking Contest

PM (along with Shapeways, Ultimaker, and Sphero) partnered with Instructables on the just-concluded Gadget Hacking & Accessories Contest. These smart ideas and clever hacks took home the top prizes.<p>PM (along with Shapeways, Ultimaker, and Sphero) partnered with Instructables on the just-concluded …

Jaguar Land Rover projects driving data directly on the windshield

I've had my on-track exploits overlaid with race telemetry to be viewed after the session, but Jaguar Land Rover is looking to project that info on the windshield while you make laps or cruise the highways. The Virtual Windscreen concept beams hazard, speed and navigation graphics to the driver's …

Carrick best reads: Old cars, ugly houses help you retire rich

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.</i><p><b>Old cars, ugly houses help you retire rich</b><br>This blog post talks about plugging the major money leaks in your life – cars and houses.<p><b>They steal everything from</b> …

What If A Baseball Player Were As Dominant As LeBron?

I'd like to pretend that I'm above paying attention to the LeBron James circus, but like everyone else, I spent a lot of today just sitting around …

Baseball

Half of Gaza's dead 'are women and children'

Gaza health ministry says most of at least 81 killed in Israeli air strikes are non-combatants, as missile kills eight watching World Cup semi-final at café<p>They never lived to see the final score.<p>Inside the Fun Time Beach café on Gaza's Mediterranean shore, nine friends and siblings gathered around …

Israel

D-Wave Systems raises $30M to keep commercializing its quantum computer

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: D-Wave Systems<p>D-Wave Systems, the controversial poster child of commercial quantum computing, has raised $30 million …

Coors Light Causes Bomb Scare And Traffic Jam In Canada After Publicity Stunt Gone Wrong

Coors Light Canada disrupted service on Toronto's streetcar lines Monday when a briefcase the brand placed at a busy intersection was reported to the police as a potential threat.<p>CBC News reports the brand left the briefcase with its logo on it at the corner of Spadina Avenue and Dundas Street …

Toronto

Remembering game-changing Grand Canyon plane crash

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Visitors peered through binoculars and spotting scopes into the depths of the Grand Canyon, straining to see the spot where two commercial airliners crashed after colliding in mid-air nearly 60 years ago. Family members of the victims gazed out over the east …

S.F. approves Laura's Law to ensure mentally ill receive treatment

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 9-2 Tuesday to enact Laura's Law, a program created by the state to compel those suffering from disabling mental illness into outpatient treatment.<p>Tuesday's action follows similar moves elsewhere in California. Yolo County adopted a program in January …

Judge fulfills 20-year sentencing deal for stepmom

HONOLULU (AP) — An "evil" stepmother derived pleasure from severely beating her husband's 5-year-old daughter while they lived in Army housing in Hawaii, a federal judge said Tuesday as he upheld a plea deal the woman made with prosecutors to receive a 20-year sentence for the murder of the …

Singing Solar Shockwave Confirms Voyager Is In Interstellar Space

Legendary NASA spacecraft Voyager 1 has been hit by another “tsunami wave” of solar activity, confirming that it’s definitely sailing through interstellar space.<p>These waves, which affect cosmic rays and plasma, are one of the indications that suggested to scientists back in 2013 that the craft had …

Millionaires Support Four-Day Workweek

Wealth, we hear constantly, comes from hard work. But Google chief Larry Page — no slouch in the wealth department — says the workweek should be shorter. So do most millionaires who commented in a recent survey. In a discussion with tech investor Vinod Khosla, Page said "the idea that everyone …

Associated Press News

Chinese hackers 'broke into US federal personnel agency's databases'

NYT reports that hackers accessed networks of department that houses personal information for all federal employees<p>Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the US office of personnel management earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal …

Two people gored and five more injured in Spain's Pamplona bull run

Seven people hurt in Thursday's running of the bulls during northern Spanish city's San Fermín festival<p>A fighting bull gored two Spaniards and tossed several others into the air in a frantic fourth running of the bulls on Thursday at the San Fermín festival in Pamplona.<p>A Navarra regional government …

Breaking down the nutritional claims of a butter coffee

Butter coffee, the latest trend in caffeinated drinks, is as simple to make as it sounds. The recipe, give or take a teaspoon, is straightforward: hot water, espresso, coconut oil and grass-fed butter. Drop it all in a blender, and out comes a frothy, rich drink to start the morning.<p>Why people are …

Emergency phone and internet data laws to be passed

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1091000/1091894_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522250067_84ef4f1fe63afd55c12b3b4afa55280e<p><b>Emergency powers to ensure police and security services can continue to access phone and internet records are being rushed through Parliament.</b><p>Prime …

Surveillance

Amazon Sued for Profiting Off Kids' In-App Purchases

The Federal Trade Commission filed suit against Amazon on Thursday, alleging that the company allowed children to rack up “millions of dollars” worth …

Kindle Fire

Pelosi: People should fear SCOTUS

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Americans should be afraid of the Supreme Court after it ruled that some employers can elect not to offer birth control as part of company health care coverage if they have religious objections.<p>“We should be afraid about this court … five men can decide if a …

Hot spot: Yellowstone road melts, sites closed

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The ever-changing thermal geology of Yellowstone National Park has created a hot spot that melted an asphalt road and closed access to popular geysers and other attractions at the height of tourist season, officials said Thursday.<p>As they examined possible fixes, park officials …