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“What Flights Are Overhead?” and Other Cool Things to Ask Siri When You're Bored

You can ask Siri all kinds of fun things thanks to its connection with the WolframAlpha database. One of the fun questions to ask Siri is what flights are overhead, the answer to which might surprise you. Sitting in my friend’s apartment in Boulder, CO, there are five planes over my head within a …

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The Most Productive Ways To Waste Your Time

Whether you’re watching stand-up comedy on TV or cat videos on YouTube, studies have shown that laughing can do everything from relieve stress to boost your immune system.<p>One Oxford University study even found that laughing is an effective treatment against pain. Across a series of experiments …

Immune System

Fortune.com

• 1. To license Fortune articles, excerpts, or headlines for republication in various media (including books, eBooks, film, web, newsletters, …

How to Have Siri Read Text to You on iPhone

The Accessibility features on iPhone are useful for those who are visually impaired; but they can also be useful to others, such as those occasions when it might be more convenient to have your iPhone or iPad read to you. Unless you're visually impaired, you may not want to enable VoiceOver via the …

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2016 Audi Q7

Author:<p>John Kim<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>157<p>157<p>SHARES<p>Audi has unveiled images of the 2016 Q7, ahead of the vehicle's official debut at the 2015 …

Range Rover Evoque Convertible Spied, Apparently Happening

Land Rover’s idea for a droptop Range Rover Evoque has had a long gestation period. First shown in Geneva in 2012 as a concept that looked suspiciously road-ready, the project was apparently given the green-light in the summer of 2013, though we haven’t heard anything about it since. Now, <i>Autocar</i> …

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A peek inside Mercedes-Benz's secret garage of misfit toys

The world does not contain enough drool.<p>The cars in the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center showroom are for sale. Some don't list prices on their placards, so bring a lot of money. Stuff in the workshop either belongs to the company—and is very much not for sale—or belongs to a customer who wants the …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Makes The Bullet Train Look Like A Steam Locomotive

But compared to the so-called "Hyperloop" concept that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk introduced last year, the bullet train might as well be from the age of steam propulsion.<p>Three hours? Try 35 minutes.<p>Musk says the Hyperloop would cost $7.5 billion to build, versus $68 billion for the high-speed …

Move over, Coin: Plastc is making a programmable credit card that moves beyond the swipe

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Plastc<p>Plastc was later than Coin or LoopPay in unveiling its digital credit card, but it looks as if it used that time …

2015 New Cars, Trucks And Crossovers To Avoid

New cars just aren’t what they used to be. No, we’re not getting all crotchety and decrying the evolution in styling and technological breakthroughs that have literally reinvented the automobile during the last quarter millennium. Rather, we’re bemoaning the fact that, unlike as in past model …