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Reading List: 6 Stories for the Science-Fiction Newbie

<i>Hilary Armstrong is a literature student at U.C. Santa Barbara and a Longreads intern. She also happens to love science fiction, so she put together</i> …

Give Better Criticism with These Four Rules

Giving someone thoughtful, productive criticism is a lot harder than it seems. To keep things productive, cognitive scientist, author, and …

Fix Google+'s Biggest Annoyances with These Userscripts

Last week at Google I/O, the company's social network got a big facelift. In some ways, it looks great, but it also introduced a slew of new …

Show Us Your Favorite Smart Playlist

Whether it's built in or available through add-ons, most music players allow you to create smart playlists based on criteria you set. They can match …

Locate and eradicate duplicate photos on your Mac

PhotoSweeper for Mac helps you get rid of the duplicate or near duplicate photos clogging up your hard drive and photo library.<p>Digital photography is a blessing and a curse. OK, it's more of a blessing than curse. Freed from the cost of purchasing and developing film, digital photographers can take …

Tutorials

Google surfaces your photos in search

The company is using computer vision and machine learning technologies to return you and your friends' G+ photos in search.<p>Looking for a picture you took at your sister's bridal shower? Google's search engine will now help you find it -- so long as you've posted the shot to the company's companion …

Machine Learning

Use Google Drive on Android to save receipts

The latest update to Google Drive lets you create a searchable digital archive of your collected mounds of receipts.<p>Do you keep the receipts for everything you buy? Like me, you've probably noticed that the ones printed on thermal paper can begin to disappear over time. Soon, you're left with only …

Apps

The Epic 'Friends' Reunion We've Been Wanting for Years

Sure, <i>Friends</i> has been off the air for nine years, but aren't the former cast members still hanging out like old times in a cozy coffee shop somewhere …

You Don't Have to Spend a Ton on a Funeral--Here's Why

As the director of Funeral Consumers Alliance, a nonprofit that helps people avoid funeral fraud, I know all about mortuary mythology. (That’s what I …

The New Flickr: Everything You Need to Know

Yahoo unveiled a brand new Flickr experience for its desktop and Android users on Monday.<p>SEE ALSO: Yahoo Unveils 'Awesome' New Look for Flickr<p>There …

Top accessories for your iPad

Hey. What's up, guys? Brian Tong here with CNET.com and we know a lot of you have iPad. So, what we wanted to do is really show you some unique offerings of accessories. We know there's a lot out there but these three really send out for different reason. And we'll start up with someone who loves …

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The Air Travel Rights You Aren't Aware of (and How to Get Them)

If you've ever sat in a plane on the tarmac only to have the flight cancelled, been bumped just before boarding, or landed at your destination only …

How I Cut My Spending in Half to Take a Job I Loved

In 2009, I was a very senior executive celebrating my fourth anniversary at a brokerage firm. I was working about 70 hours a week, managing 80 …

How to Identify a Wannabe Thought Leader

Ever watch one of those juice infomercials that feature some self-created celebrity whirring blueberries in a blender? And did you believe, as they …

Loader Droid Gives You Full Control Over Your Android Downloads

Android: Mobile devices aren't the best for downloading files—sometimes things get interrupted, things are a pain to move around, and so on. Loader …

Top 10 Everyday Life Hacks That Take 10 Seconds or Less

Sometimes, you can do something the fast way, or you can do it the right way. Other times, those two things are one and the same. Here are 10 …

100 Piece Macro Bit Set

All the bits are belong to you<p>Every bit you'll ever need to fix just about everything<p>Torx, Phillips, Pozidriv, Clutch, Torq, Spline, Triwing, Square, …

Google Now vs. Siri: Virtual assistants duke it out (video)

Watch as we pit Siri against Google Now in a live test to find out which one offers the fastest, most accurate, and richest voice command experience.<p>Good assistants -- the kind you can't live without -- are hard to come by. For starters, they should always be on time; any lag simply won't do. They …

Google Now

Home theater projectors

Home theater projectors offer the best way to get a big image for a relatively low cost. Here are five of our favorites.<p>Transcript<p>If you?re a home theater nut, there comes a point when you realize that the TV you really want wouldn?t even be able to fit through the front door. Maybe what you really …

Home Theater

How to turn your Galaxy S4 into a universal remote

With the built-in IR blaster, use your Galaxy S4 as a universal remote that controls many components and offers personalized recommendations on what to watch.<p>Years before smartphones were a thing, Nokia was one of the first manufacturers to add IR blasters to its dumbphones. The use case was pretty …

Smart TV

Best apps for iPhone photographers

Complex and advanced controls are great, but sometimes you want something quick and easy, yet awesome -- like VSCO CAM. This gem features a sleek …

How To Cook Any Stir-Fry in Six Easy Steps

<i>Once you realize you don't need a recipe for everything, you may find yourself cooking a lot more often. Stir-fry is a perfect example—the steps stay</i> …

How To Turn Your Android Phone Into A Gaming Powerhouse

Your Android phone isn't just for widgets, talking, Google Now and photos. It can also be one of the world's best gaming platforms, if you're willing …

Google+ Hangouts app hands-on

Google's new, unified Hangouts platform focuses heavily on its mobile apps, which give Android and iOS users a common platform for text and video chats. In theory, they're the cure for the consistency problems Google's messaging systems have faced for years. But are they the fixes we've all been …

How to Ditch iTunes Forever and Keep Syncing Your iOS Devices

The iPhone and iPad are great devices, but unfortunately, Apple heavily tethers them to iTunes, which can be slow, not to mention feature-poor …

Feedly, the best replacement for Google Reader [Review]

Feedly is a modern application built for reading RSS feeds. It grew in popularity as being an alternative client for Google Reader. Since Google …

Microwave Crunchy Granola Bars to Keep Them From Crumbling

Dry granola bars, like those from Nature Valley, can make quite a mess. Reddit user Poke_Red suggests avoiding this problem by microwaving your snack …

Photo Stream, why so complicated?

Since the day I got my first Mac, I have greatly disliked iPhoto. In theory, it's an excellent application, but in practice, it's a slow unstable …