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Two platforms, one house: Choosing between Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

I live in a multi-platform household. It's incredibly jarring at times, particularly when I find myself unable to choose between platforms. Do I …

Ring unveils its own solar panel for powering its Stick Up Cam security camera

Ring, the company behind a connected doorbell and the Stick Up Cam, has debuted a new product, the Ring Solar Panel. First debuting at CES 2016, the …

7 Hand Gestures That Make You Look Like a Real Intellectual

You've definitely seen it at some point. Maybe it was in a lecture in college. Maybe it was in a TED talk you watched recently. Someone is trying to …

「你近視幾度?」別再用degree,美國人其實這樣講

文:Wendy Chiang<p>根據2010年衛福部的調查,台灣18歲以下的近視率高達85%,台灣近視人口相當多,相當普遍,那你知道近視度數的英文怎麼說嗎?<p>小編曾跟外國朋友聊到近視度數,我說我近視「450 degrees」,對方一臉疑惑地看著我,我也一臉茫然地看著他,究竟問題出在哪?今天就一起來學習與近視有關的用語吧!<p>首先,你可以看看這部影片,跟著很妙的Ronnie老師學習,要看影片能夠更加深對單字的印象:<p>近視<p>(adj.) nearsighted 或 shortsighted (n.) nearsightedness或shortsightedness<br>e.g., Mary is nearsighte …

HTC One E9+ dual sim 降臨台灣,28 日上市(我們動手玩)

HTC 中階旗艦 E9+ dual sim 今天終於來到了台灣,眾所矚目的訂價部分,其預計將會在 4 月 28 日在 HTC 專賣店首賣、5 月 1 日起在五大電信商開賣,並會以 NT$15,900(約 HK$3,900)的售價與台灣消費者見面,有金、黑與白色可供挑選 -- 6 月 30 日前購買的消費者,將可用 NT$799 的優惠價格購買 Dot View 保護殼一個(其他優惠請點我)。HTC One E9+ dual sim 是該公司首度搭載 2K 螢幕的智慧型手機產品,由於定位特殊的關係,其機身外觀上真的有一種高階混搭中階 DNA 的感覺。<p>E9+ 的背面與邊框採用的是塑料的材質,但正面 …

Did removing lead from petrol spark a decline in crime?

<b>Many Western nations have experienced significant declines in crime in recent decades, but could the removal of lead from petrol explain that?</b><p>Working away in his laboratory in 1921, Thomas Midgley wanted to fuel a brighter tomorrow. He created tetraethyl lead - a compound that would make car …

How To Buy a Used Smartphone Without Getting Screwed

Buying a used smartphone can save you some money, but it obviously involves a few risks—like making sure it's in good condition (and that it isn't …

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Make "OK Google" Compatible with Your Phone and Language of Choice

Make “OK Google” Compatible with Your Phone and Language of Choice<p>Being able to say “OK Google” from the comfort of your home screen was introduced …

Clickdrive Is One On-Board Device To Rule All Your Driving Apps

Clickdrive wants to be the first open platform device that connects all driving apps and aftermarket monitors. The small black box, which plugs into an adapter under your steering wheel, lets you run several apps simultaneously from your smartphone, directly on the device itself, or on Clickdrive’s …

Reader Recs: Romantic Destinations

Planning a trip with that special someone? We asked our Facebook fans to share their favorite romantic destinations, and they came through in a big way.<p><b>Whether you’re looking for a tried-and-true classic or something more off the grid, our travel community has got you covered:</b><p>Not surprisingly …

ASUS Chromebox 會在三月以 US$179 之價上市

ASUS 宣佈他們要正式推出自家的 Chromebox 了。他們指出這個由他們推出的 Chromebox 是現時最小巧,尺寸為 4.88 x 4.88 x 1.65 吋(約 12.4cm x 12.4cm x 4.2cm),裡面用的核心可以是 Intel Celeron 2955U 或是 Core i3-4010,在北美的市場以外更會有 i7 的版本呢。其他內涵方面,包括 Intel 整合式的 HD 圖像處理器和 16GB 內置儲存量,而 Chrome OS 作為一個雲端平台,ASUS 會加送 100GB 免費的 Google Drive 儲存量。而且,i3 和 i7 的版本更可以支援 4K …

美國肯塔基州參議院通過法例,讓孩子可以不讀外語,學寫程式

近年有不少研究指出歐美國家學生的數理能力有下降之勢,不知美國肯塔基州參議院剛剛通過的法例能否作為改變這個情況的參考措施呢?他們剛剛以 28 票贊成、8 票反對通過法案(Senate Bill 16),使到公立學校的學生可以透過修讀學習編寫程式的課程來取得學分。更好的是,他們可以以其取代外語課程,例如法文和西班牙文,這兩種語言都是在美國較普遍的外語課程。有議員指出 2020 年時將會有 100 萬個相關的職位需要人才,而肯塔基的相關人才供應並不夠。最後,法案將會提交到眾議院表決。<p>經由:Engadget<br>引用來源:Courier-journal<p>標籤: Bill, Education, Enginee …

These DIY Toilet Tablets Bust Through Clogged Drains

We've talked about the best ways to unclog a drain before, but these handy toilet-clearing tablets are helpful to have on-hand in case yours stops …

How to Change Your Email Address without Screwing Everything Up

When you move in the real world, you usually head over to the post office and fill out a change of address form and they do everything for you. But …

2015 Subaru WRX leaks out ahead of debut [w/video]

The car you see above could, possibly, be the 2015 Subaru WRX, a car that isn't supposed to reach the public eye until next week's Los Angeles Auto Show. The leaked image has been circulating around the web, along with a brief teaser video of the new sports sedan (which you can see below).<p>The …

Easily Customize Your New Google Nexus 5 with Multi-Tool

If you’re one of the lucky few to already have your grubby little paws on the recently released Google Nexus 5, you are probably the envy of all of …

How to Root and Unlock the Google Nexus 5 - XDA Developer TV

How to Root and Unlock the Google Nexus 5 – XDA Developer TV<p>In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan shows you how to root your Google Nexus …