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The 27 best apps of 2015 for doing your job

But with millions of apps available, which ones are worth trying? We scanned the "best of 2015 apps" lists put out by Apple and Google to come up with this list of apps for work, plus we added a whole bunch of our own recommendations, from our recently published App 100 list.<p>Our picks span the …

Apps

This majestic nature time lapse will make you want to go outdoors more

It's the colors that get you when you're out in nature. If you live in a city, you're mostly dealing with drabs of gray speckled with Instagrams of …

RQ-180 Stealth Drone revealed as US Air Force targets hostile skies

Forget Amazon delivery drones; the US Air Force’s latest unmanned stealth craft has reportedly already taken to the skies, potentially capable of …

Aviation

What Happens When a Boeing 777 Tries to Land in a Major Crosswind

There's a pretty harrowing video making its way around the internet today of a Boeing 777 as it makes an attempt (and fails miserably) at landing. …

Guy Selling His Crappy Car Features It In Luxury Car Commercial

If you were an Orlando-based filmmaker named Luke Aker, and needed to sell your 1996 Maxima GLE Sport Sedan, what would you do?<p>1. Put an ad on Craigslist, describing your "Luxurious 1996 Maxima GLE land-ship-yacht" ($900) in all its glorious detail:<p>"There is luxury in a Bentley, speed in a Ferrari, …

How to get the most out of Google’s apps and services when using an iPad

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>While Apple may have no plans to port any of its iOS apps to Android, Google has long built apps for iOS. In the midst of …

31 Times Aubrey Plaza Was A Perfect Human Being In 2013

I'm still not entirely convinced that she's a human and not some robot goddess.

Celebrity News

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Consumer drones are coming, and they will change everything

Advertisement<p>30 Comments<p>I recently spent a week flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter. It’s a 2.5 pound drone with an attached camera and easy …

Texas Teacher Wears Same Outfit to Picture Day for 40 Years

Dale Irby, a gym teacher in Texas, retired earlier this year after 40 years on the job. And 40 years of taking his yearbook picture in the same …

Texas

Florida Woman Assaults Officer With Unwanted Kiss on Nose

After being called to a house on a report of a disturbance last Saturday, a Florida woman kissed a police officer on his nose (against his …

Crime

Here’s how cable will hit gigabit speeds and create a tricky business problem in the process

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: NCTA<p>The Cable Show began on Monday, and as the industry executives gathered in Washington D.C. they faced two big …

How big cable uses its muscles to prevent online competition

Advertisement<p>17 Comments<p>Rumors that Apple (s AAPL) may launch a full-fledged TV set to finally take on the TV business have been around for years. So …

Are you ready to cut the cord?

As many drop their cable provider in favor of streaming, is cutting the cord worth it?<p>Are you ready to cut the cord?<p>That's a question many consumers are asking as streaming video services such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Instant Video continue to mature. Already, millions of Americans have …

Coolest Starbucks around the world

It's been said that you're never farther than 170 miles from a Starbucks in America -- and we can assume that will become only more true as Starbucks continues its global domination. As of July 2012, there were 17,651 Starbucks locations worldwide, with an additional 1,500 slated to open in 2013. …

Weddings without God: Couples exchange rings without religion

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Amanda Holowaty didn't need God to get married. She just needed her husband, Mike.<p>When the Wilmington atheist couple decided to join their lives a year ago, they knew they wanted a secular wedding celebrant, but their families weren't so sure.<p>Her family is Methodist and his is …

If you're unemployed, should you tap Social Security?

Money Watch, a personal finance column that runs every week, features a financial planner from the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors answering reader questions about saving, protecting and growing your money.<p><b>Q: I'll be 56 this May. I lost my job in 2002 and have been unable to</b> …

What the heck is this strange red rectangle doing in our galaxy?

It's not often that a nebula looks quite so much like a cheesy special effect from some forgotten '70s sci-fi movie, but the Red Rectangle Nebula …

Nebulas

Top 10 weird foreign laws

Ignorance may be bliss, but it can cause innocents abroad to unknowingly run afoul of local laws.<p>And there are plenty of legal oddities to run afoul of. Witness this list of top 10 unusual foreign laws compiled by GlobalVisas.com.<p>No word on how often these ordinances are actually enforced, but …

Florida Man Escapes Police Only to Be Mauled by Alligator

Florida resident Bryan Zuniga had just successfully fled from a sheriff's deputy when the 20-year-old encountered a foe he couldn't outrun: an …

Crime

Gigaom | Is it the best of times or the worst of times for journalism? Yes

Advertisement<p>If you’re convinced this is the worst possible time to be a journalist, there’s plenty of evidence to support you: just this week, there …

Viral Video: Russian Dash Cam Samaritans

Dashboard cameras are ubiquitous in Russia due to rampant insurance fraud, which has created an astonishing — and well mined — trove of material on …

Dashcam

How To Refurbish a Herman Miller Aeron Task Chair

Fortune smiled on me recently. I was on the hunt to upgrade my task chair and I happened upon a used Herman Miller Aeron chair for around $300 on …

DIY

Larky Groups All Your Memberships So You'll Never Miss a Perk Again

Memberships and loyalty programs come loaded with tons of perks and discounts, but chances are you're missing out on many of them because it's not …

Will travel for burgers: Sampling the best in 50 states

Like many quests, this one began innocently enough.<p>Joe and Doris Lindner were visiting their daughter in Denver and saw a USA TODAY article highlighting the nation's 51 best burgers — one from every state and Washington, D.C.<p>Since the Colorado choice, Park Burger, was nearby, they stopped in for a …

Learn the Best Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts with This Elegant Cheat Sheet

We love keyboard shortcuts and we love Gmail. This minimalistic Gmail cheat sheet brings the two together, visually highlighting the shortcuts that …