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How to get the most out of Google Play Music

Nine ways to upgrade your listening experience.<p>Google's streaming music service doesn't get the same attention as some of its other offerings, like Gmail or Maps, but this Spotify competitor is a powerful app, especially when you know how to use it optimally. Below, tips that'll help you get the …

Apps

Life hacks: 10 cleaning mistakes to avoid right now

Cleaning the house is unlikely to be the best part of your week, but what if we told you that you might be doing it all wrong and making MORE work …

Lifehacks

50 most useful Alexa skills

Alexa has a ton of functionality out of the box, but the real magic happens when you dig into the world of third-party skills.<p>Out of the box, Alexa can do an impressive number of things. It can stream Amazon Music or Spotify, control your Philips Hue smart bulbs or anything connected to a …

Smart Homes

Read Cheap Trick's Joyful Rock Hall Induction Speeches

"Thanks to this band for giving me the life I've always dreamed of," says singer Robin Zander<p><i>Cheap Trick are in the midst of a late-career</i> …

Forget the pricey router -- Starry's Internet service is what I want

Commentary: A slightly better Wi-Fi router isn't what the world needs<p>How do you sell something that people already own? You make it smarter. You make it prettier. You let people control it from their phone. That was the formula that made the $250 Nest thermostat so successful, and other companies …

Wi-Fi

Microsoft's Black Friday deals start now, at prices as low as 10 cents

Microsoft's holiday deals start today and run through Thanksgiving weekend. And some of the digital deals start at just a dime.<p>The newest Black Friday deal is already under way -- and the deals start as low as 10 cents.<p>Microsoft is on a "10" kick because of its Windows 10 operating system (which, …

Jurassic World

Conan O'Brien Pens Touching Tribute to David Letterman

"He amused himself, skewered clueless celebrity guests and did strange, ironic comedic bits that no one had seen on television before," Letterman's …

Take a GIF tour of iOS 8.4’s new Music app

Rumors of a redesign coming to the iOS Music app have been floating around the rumor mill ever since Apple acquired Beats last year, and today we got our first preview of the future of music.<p>iOS 8.4 gives developers a look at the redesigned Music app that’s aimed at making it easier, faster, and …

Ask Jimmy: What's Coming to The Tonight Show?

Lego Movie Bloopers Official

Winners and Losers from 2014 NFL Conference Championship Games

What was the most anticipated Championship Sunday in recent memory did not disappoint, and the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks are headed to Super Bowl XLVIII in two weeks at MetLife Stadium.<p>The Broncos were able to dismantle the Patriots on the strength of Peyton Manning's right arm. The New …

NFL

'Polar' Cold is Coming Back

Get ready to bundle up again. A polar chill is expected to settle over the Northern U.S. in three waves this week – with temperatures expected to dip …

Insanely lifelike Morgan Freeman portrait painted on an iPad

Artist Kyle Lambert created an incredibly photorealistic portrait of actor Morgan Freeman using nothing but the Procreate app on an iPad Air.<p>A …

Two simple reasons to consider the iPad Mini Retina

It's pretty easy to make a case for the iPad Mini Retina. In fact, I can boil it down to two reasons.<p>Wondering whether the iPad Mini Retina is worth it? Here's two good reasons.<p>This could be one of the shortest reviews of the iPad Mini Retina you'll ever read. But then, give me one strong reason to …

iPad Mini