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Delete old iOS backups to free up tons of space on your Mac

I was shocked to discover that the biggest chunk of data occupying my MacBook's ($1,269 at Amazon.com) limited storage were iOS files. Needless iOS files, to be exact. I was unknowingly storing iPhone ($825 at Amazon Marketplace) backups on my Mac for an iPhone and an iPad ($345 at Amazon …

MacBook Pro

Windows 10 users can now try Microsoft’s Your Phone app to mirror phone content to a PC

Available for all Windows 10 users with Android devices<p>Microsoft started testing its Your Phone app with Windows 10 Insiders last month, and now the company is making it available to all Windows 10 users. If you’re running Windows 10 with the latest April 2018 Update, Your Phone is available to …

CanguRo robot is part transport, part best friend

CanguRo takes its name from the Italian word for kangaroo, but this particular robot prefers to roll than hop.<p>Unveiled this week in Japan, the …

Los Angeles

Jobless young Italians abandon charms of south

<b>If you venture as far south in Italy as Basilicata you might be excused for wondering why any locals would ever wish to leave.</b><p>It has Italy's largest national park, pristine water, mountains, clean air and great fruit and veg.<p>But leave they do - especially the young. Italy's youth unemployment rate …

This Kickstarter project lets you experience the majesty of Earth in the palm of your hands

Fun fact: We all live on this planet!<p>Although we call Earth our home, it’s shocking that we know so little about it. It would be like not knowing the …

Here's how to tell if your iPhone needs a new battery

If your iPhone is older than about 18 months, then there's a chance that the battery is already worn.<p><i>Video: WWDC 2018: How Apple plans to break</i> …

Russian Hackers Infect 500k Routers with Malware

Hackers, believed to be supported by the Russian government, have infected 500,000 wireless routers worldwide with malware, security experts claim. …

All life on Earth, in one staggering chart

Scientists estimated the mass of all life. It’s mind boggling.<p>By weight, human beings are insignificant.<p>If everyone on the planet were to step on one side of a giant balance scale, and all the bacteria on Earth were to be placed on the other side, we’d shoot violently upward. That’s because all the …

Biology

The End Of Stimulus? (And The Start Of The Crash?)

Back in January of 2016 we saw what appeared to be, and in my opinion should have been, the end of the Everything Bubble blown by the world's central …

Stock Markets

This 3D-printed bicycle is stronger than titanium

The Arevo bicycle looks and feels like a high-end commuter bike, but it was made using 3D-printing technology and software. It's being hailed as the …

The portable home theater projector the size of a soda can is back down to its lowest price

There are a bunch of different portable projectors you can use to beam a nice big picture from your smartphone, tablet, or computer, and plenty of …

This Airline Will Pay You $4,500/Mo. to Move to Iceland & Travel the World All Summer

Spending the summer traveling all over the world is one of those things you expect to find at the top of most people's bucket lists. Unfortunately, …

Travel Guides

How to Customize the Windows 10 Power User Menu

Don't like the commands in the Power User Menu? Here's how to modify them.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions …

Windows 10

This big-ass battery keeps your beer cold while powering 10 other devices

Backup batteries? Got ’em. Mobile charging stations? Pfft. I have enough devices for charging other devices that picking one to take to events has become a process all its own. What I don’t have, or didn’t have at least, was a mobile charging station that could keep my beer cold for half a …

How to use OneDrive: Our guide to Microsoft’s free cloud storage service

11 tips for using the app on your PC and phone including how to share files, access previous file versions and more<p>Formerly known as SkyDrive, …

Silicon Power made a 480GB waterproof portable SSD

No price or release date yet, though<p>Accident-prone desk workers can soon breathe a small sigh of relief, because Silicon Power has announced its first portable SSD: a new puck-shaped hard drive that’s IP68 dust and water resistant. The Bolt B80 drive comes in three storage variants (120GB, 240GB, …

$40 keychain-size detector quickly alerts you of allergens in food

If you’re someone with a horrible allergy that’s not often accommodated at restaurants or food producers, taking a bite means taking your life into your hands — or mouth, I suppose. A new device developed at Harvard Medical School may soon let you test food for common allergens instead of using …

A walkie-talkie app called Zello is No. 1 in the App Store because of Hurricane Irma

A free walkie-talkie app has shot to the top of the App Store as the Caribbean and the southeastern US prepare for Hurricane Irma.<p>The app, called Zello, lets you use your phone as a walkie-talkie or two-way radio as long as you have a network or WiFi connection. Users can join channels and …

"Solar Tarps" May Be the Alternative to Expensive Tesla Solar Roofs

Researchers are testing the mineral perovskite to make sun-soaking tarps.<p>Not everyone will be able to get a solar roof, especially not right away. …

How to use the Finder’s powerful bulk renaming tools

Renaming a single file in the Finder isn’t too bad. You can click on its name and type in a new one. But what if you want to rename a whole bunch of files at once? Maybe you want to add the same text to the beginning of every file, or add a number to the end of a folder full of MP3 recording to …

We only have a 5 percent chance of avoiding ‘dangerous’ global warming, a study finds

By Chris Mooney<p>Chris Mooney<p>Reporter covering climate change, energy and the environment.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>In recent years, it has become increasingly common to frame the climate change problem as a kind of countdown — each year we emit more carbon dioxide, narrowing the window for fixing the problem, …

Climate Change

How to use a password manager (and why you really should)

If for some cruel reason I was forced to rewrite that mid-‘90s viral essay / hit single “Wear Sunscreen,” I would replace the titular advice with a simple plea: use a password manager. Like sunscreen, it can be a hassle to apply, but it’s an easy way to stop yourself from getting burned.<p>The reasons …

Inside Donald Trump’s “America last” presidency

<b>President Donald Trump points as he speaks during a rally at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Monday, March 20, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)</b><p>He spouted “America first” on the campaign trail, but put Americans last when he took office<p>Tom Engelhardt<p>June 19, 2017 8:00am (UTC)<p>This …

Donald Trump

Volta eBike pairs stylish design with impressive range, fitness tracking features

Pure Cycle’s latest creation, Volta, hopes to be the “smartest eBike ever.” Recently launching on Kickstarter, Volta delivers a top-notch eBike in a sleek and budget-friendly design. It only weights 35 lbs, but provides 40 miles per change along with a variety of features.<p>Volta comes in black and …

Fitness Technology

MIT's sensor network tracks your power-hungry appliances

The system monitors each device in your home based on the electricity it drains.<p>You get a bill from your electricity provider every month laying out how much energy you used, but there's no easy way to get a breakdown of which appliances suck down the most juice. But the US Navy has partnered with …

We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. Here's What We Learned

A lot of fake and misleading news stories were shared across social media during the election. One that got a lot of traffic had this headline: "FBI Agent Suspected In Hillary Email Leaks Found Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide." The story is completely false, but it was shared on Facebook over half …

Journalism

This rotary cell phone makes calls, sends texts, and will never fit in your pocket

As far as I’m aware, rotary cell phones never existed. The two technologies didn’t overlap much in time, with rotary dials getting replaced by push-button alternatives a decade or so before portable cell phones became popular. But that doesn’t mean rotary cell phones can’t exist <i>now</i>, and YouTube …

How a Clinton-Era Law Is Still Criminalizing Immigrants Today

Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibly Act reinforced the idea that there are "good" immigrants and "bad" immigrants, and the bad ones should be deported straight away.<p>February 21, 2016, started as a routine day for Victor Alvarez. He went to work at Krispy Kreme, expecting his dad to …