Larry Leclair

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Here's a Big List of macOS Sierra Specific Questions You Can Ask Siri

Siri is the big new feature in macOS Sierra and while you can ask it just about anything you can ask it on iOS, it does have a few tricks of its own. …

Beautifully Designed, Double-Duty Furniture That Will Transform Small Spaces

For city-dwellers with limited square footage, we have to get creative. If you’re super handy—and your landlord is cool with you building a …

Reality, that most important concept about everything that exists, has gotten out of kilter, and yet very few people have noticed or are paying attention. How to Get Reality Back on Track? http://j.mp/28Sum3f

The Car Brands With the Highest Maintenance Costs Over Time

The true cost of owning a car goes beyond the sticker price. Maintenance, for example, is an expense that can add up quite a bit over time. However, …

7 Best Wireless Running Headphones of 2017 (At All Budgets)

<i>Last Updated November, 2017: We’ve added selections for best all-around wireless running, exercise, and workout headphones. This list includes new</i> …

How to Charge Your Gadgets Faster and Save Packing Space on the Road

It took me nearly a decade of considerable travel before I realized that packing the standard chargers and cables that come prebundled with gadgets …

A Conversation With Baume & Mercier’s Top Watch Designer, Alexandre Peraldi

The job title of “watch designer” is a dream for any watch nerd, and in recent years scores of online micro-brands have popped up headed by longtime …

The 10 Best Videos You Missed This Week

Wiener-Dog<p>In theaters June 24, <i>Wiener-Dog</i> follows a dog who travels the country, pawing his way through the life of four strangers.<p>The Avalanches — …

Why Virtual Reality Is About to Change the World

Palmer Luckey isn't like other Silicon Valley nerds.<p>He's a nerd all right, but not the kind who went to a top-ranked university, wrote brilliant code …

Slow iPhone? Seven quick tricks to speed it up

With the latest iPhone set to be revealed on Monday, your current iPhone is yet another generation out of date.<p>Many iPhone users are stuck on older versions: the 6, 5s, 5c, 4s, or God forbid, something even older. Every year, as your iPhone gets older and apps demand more processing power, your …

Mobile Technology

14 ways to save money by thinking like a millennial

With the rise of smartphones, there are now a bunch of ways to cut costs by embracing a more mobile lifestyle. There are apps that will let you invest with no fees and subscriptions that can help you rack up big discounts on everyday items like food. There is also a wealth of entertainment you can …

US transport secretary Anthony Foxx expects autonomous driving technology to prevent 80% of accidents – but it won’t be perfect, and what the future holds is unclear<p>The fact that a Google self-driving car had a crash is “not a surprise” according to the US transport secretary Anthony Foxx.<p>Talking …

George Osborne

Tesla has finally fixed a huge problem with one of its most important features

Matthew DeBord/Business Insider<p>Generally speaking, Tesla makes impressive vehicles.<p>The Roadster redefined what an electric car could be, the Model S …

As he enters the final week of his Sport Relief project – running 27 marathons in 27 days – the comedian reveals how coming out as transgender prepared him for life’s other challenges<p>I’m counting down – that’s how I work each marathon. I’m more than halfway through my 27 marathons in 27 days …

Nelson Mandela

Google is trying to make artificial intelligence history — and it could happen this week

Google<p>At 1 p.m. in South Korea on March 9th, Google will attempt to make history.<p>A program called AlphaGo, designed by Google's DeepMind artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

A huge pyramid-like mountain exists in the asteroid belt and NASA can't explain it

Pyramids in the far reaches of the solar system might sound like a science fiction writer's fever dream.<p>But just take a look at this mountain on a …

Here's a Look at Netflix's Plans for 2016

<b>Netflix</b> has gone through a number of iterations in its relatively short history.<p>When it started in 1997 the company sent DVDs through the mail, something it still does, which has faded in importance since its streaming service launched in 2007. That initial product just had movies with old …

Model 3 Invites Start Going Out, What Do We Know About Tesla's Small Sedan?

With less than four weeks until the March 31 unveiling of Tesla’s Model 3, the first invites to the event have started to arrive. Exactly how much Tesla will show remains up in the air at this point — even the venue hasn’t been confirmed, though the company’s Hawthorne, Calif. facility seems …

Here's How to Get The Best Wi-Fi Signal in Your House

You can thank us later.<p>It's hard to underestimate how fundamental Wi-Fi is to so many of us these days. Whether we're watching movies on Netflix, …

Twitter is shredding San Bernardino police for their bizarre 'cyber pathogen' remarks

The FBI asked Apple to unlock the iPhone of Syed Rizwan Farook who killed 14 people in a shooting rampage in December 2015. Apple refused, saying the protection of personal data was "incredibly important".<p>However the San Bernardino District Attorney told a federal judge on Thursday (3 March) that …

Report: Faraday Future's First Car Will be "No Tesla Killer"

Things are reportedly not looking great for the much-hyped automotive startup, according to former employees.<p>Faraday Future made a huge splash last year when it emerged out of nowhere promising to spend $1 billion on a U.S. factory before it had even showed off a car. It was one of the most hyped …

NASA Is Growing Potatoes In Peru To Simulate Martian Conditions

If Mark Watney can do it...<p>In order for humanity to one day colonize Mars, researchers must first find a sustainable crop to grow there. However, Mars isn’t the most hospitable place for plant life, which is why NASA scientists are currently in Lima, Peru attempting to grow potatoes in a simulated …

Earth could be unique among 700 quintillion planets in the Universe

But what if - statistically speaking - the odds are stacked against us finding another planet even remotely like Earth?<p>That's the thinking behind a new study by an international team of researchers, which has taken what we know about the exoplanets that lie outside our Solar System and fed the data …

The 10 States Where Millennials Could Sway The Election

As the presidential race shifted to Nevada with Democratic caucuses last week and Republican caucuses Tuesday night, more young voters had a chance to chime in to the political process. Nevada is a state with a huge young, diverse population.<p>But there is the perennial question: Do young people …

France Wants To Install 1,000 Km Of Solar Roadways Over The Next Five Years

In 2014, the Netherlands built the world’s first solar bike path, a 70-metre stretch named SolaRoad. The proof of concept performed even better than expected, generating, after six months, enough electricity to power a small household for a year.<p>Successful and fascinating as it is, the project is …

Clean Energy

SpaceX Launch Successful, But Drone Ship Landing Fails

Jason-3 satellite is now safely in orbit<p><i>Update, 3:23pm</i><p>SpaceX CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the rocket was on target for a perfect landing, but a landing leg failed to lock and the thing toppled over. So close!<p><i>Update, 2:41pm</i><p>After a second burn of the rocket's second stage, the Jason-3 satellite is …

Space Exploration

Apple is going to have a tough year

Let's briefly run down why:<p>iPhone sales could go negative for the first time in history.<br>• iPad sales are shrinking, and show no sign of improving.<br>• The Apple Watch is not the blockbuster people thought it was going to be.<br>• Apple TV is OK, but nothing revolutionary.<br>• Apple's software and services — Apple …

The 15 most jaw-dropping images of Earth from space in 2015

The Earth Observations team at NASA's Johnson Space Center selected the 15 best photographs, which we've republished here.<p>Check them out, then head over to NASA to view their full image gallery.

Before-and-after photos of China's air show just how terrible its air pollution is

China's air is notoriously polluted, full of gray smog that covers the sky.<p>The health problems associated with that pollution are the reason for 1.6 million deaths a year, or about 4,000 people a day.<p>But for a couple of weeks, the sky was bright blue.<p>In honor of a military parade to celebrate the …