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Google Photos will now let you make photo books, and that's a relief

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. — You can now make physical books from the Google Photos app, and we should all rejoice. Creating photos albums is quicker and less painful than rivals, the price is right, and the books look fabulous, too.<p>Google updated our Photos account so we could try out the album …

Android News

unGlue helps parents set screen time limits on any device

A new startup called unGlue wants to help kids better manage their time on connected devices. Just don’t call it parental control software, says co-founder and CEO Alon Shwartz. The idea, he explains, is to offer families a simpler solution for setting limits on screen time across devices, whether …

Kids

APPLE WATCH NIKE + EDITION

25 of the best documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

Netflix is known for their epic original series like <i>The OA</i>, <i>Luke Cage</i>, <i>Daredevil</i>, <i>Stranger Things</i> and <i>Travelers</i> to name a few, but for many, the …

White Helmets

7 Solid Tips on How to Be the Best Speaker in the Room | Inc.com

Have you ever suffered through a presentation or talk while your mind wandered, eyelids drooped, and backside ached? Of course you have. Dull and tedious training sessions, speeches, and briefings are an unavoidable part of life. Yet anyone can be a charismatic presenter who captivates an audience, …

Public Speaking

5 fitness apps to help you keep your New Year’s resolutions

The average person gains at least 3.4 percent of their body weight every year, and those of us who indulge in regular restaurant or fast food meals may pack on even more pounds. To put this into perspective, if you weigh 150 pounds today, you can expect to weigh in at least 5.1 pounds heavier next …

The Best Sports Watches for Every Fitness Level

Track your daily activity and your workouts to become a fitter, healthier version of you.

With Matrix Powerwatch smartwatch you might forget about battery life

It seems like a fact of life now – If you use it during the day, then at night it’ll need to be plugged in and charged. But, what if you could charge …

Smartwatches

6 Brutal Truths About Productivity No One Wants to Talk About

Humans are prolific procrastinators. People have struggled with habitual hesitation going back to ancient civilizations. It’s easy to make plans and …

Untangling the mesh: Everything you need to know about Wi-Fi systems

CNET editor Dong Ngo explains the good and the bad of Wi-Fi systems (aka mesh networks) and their alternatives that will make your home Wi-Fi great.<p><b>Editors' note:</b> <i>This article was originally published on December 18, 2016, and it's regularly updated.</i><p>You bought a top-tier router and expected to have …

Wi-Fi

Ticwatch 2 Smartwatch – Smart Watch for iOS and Android Devices

Ticwatch 2 is an innovative smartwatch. With sleek design and our unique Ticwear OS, the smartwatch can be beautiful and powerful. Get notification …

Smartwatches

The Vista Tiny House is Perfect For Modern Design Lovers

Have you ever wanted to just give up on everything and retreat deep into the country, far from any society, where you can write a novel and raise …

Off-grid

UPS tests time-sensitive deliveries by drone

The company has teamed with drone maker CyPhy Works to explore making quick deliveries in places that are difficult to access.<p>For some of us, the thought of a drone delivering a package to our door may seem novel and fun. But what if you lived in a remote place and the package contained something …

Drones

Never Paint Your Home These 4 Dreadful Colors

Sorry, but no one's going to buy a house painted dark brown.<p>A fresh coat of paint is a fairly inexpensive way to refresh the look of your home; the …

Home Decorating

Meet 'Pillo,' the robot that aims to be your personal pharmacy

This precious robot is the pharmacist of the future. "Pillo" can monitor health data, give nutrition information and even distribute medication.

Robotics

This guy saw his Microsoft coworkers struggle to manage their money, and it gave him the idea for a $150 million app

It was toward the end of the 2000s. Microsoft was making them all a lot of money.<p>But not all of their Microsoft colleagues were great at navigating the complicated world of stock-option vesting schedules, 401(k)s, and all the other stuff that goes into turning money into even more money.<p>That …

Wall Street

18 Ways to Meet People When Traveling Solo

Tips that every solo traveler should know before starting a trip.<p>Solo travel may sound like a solitary experience, but the logistics of navigating …

Travel

Review: Rock Jaw Alfa Genus V2, audiophile-grade earphones on a budget

One of the things I love most about the modern tech industry is that so many lesser-known companies are building great gear for a fraction of the cost of the big-name brands. One such example is British company, Rock Jaw Audio. Its flagship product, the Alfa Genus V2, is an incredibly versatile and …

Wonderful Websites You Should Bookmark Right Now to Learn From Internet

The internet can be a wonderfully, immense place for interesting content. If you've ever wanted to learn a new skill or to accomplish a seemingly monumental task, you need look no further than the internet. There is basically a site for every interest under the sun. It is also a great place to …

Tutorials

13 essentials to take on your next camping trip

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Personally, I enjoy camping a ton, although most of my outings involve attending music festivals in between nights spent at the …

Camping

HTC 10 Full Review: A Premium Smartphone With Class-Leading Audio

The latest HTC smartphone features the manufacturer's signature all-metal body, a duo of top-notch cameras, stereo speakers, and the best warranty in the biz.<p>4.5<p>1<p>The all-metal, simply named HTC 10 is the latest high-end offering from the company that made the first Android smartphone. It features …

46 Killer Android Tips for Google Fans

You know how to use your Android phone. But there are certainly a few bells and whistles you have yet to discover.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Apps

How Stock Dividends Could Rescue Your Retirement

This was supposed to be the year interest rates on Treasury bonds and bills would finally begin to rise, making it easier for retirees to generate …

Investing

You can now design a $250,000 tiny house on an app and get it delivered in months

Becoming a tiny house homeowner is now as easy as tapping away at an iPad.<p>Blu Homes, a California-based prefab home manufacturer, just launched a new line of micro houses that shoppers can customize on an app and get delivered to their property in a matter of months.<p>The cost starts at $250,000, …

San Francisco

The 12 best hidden features in the new iPhone update

Although Apple is advertising some of the new abilities your phone just received, like a new mode that makes reading easier at night, many of the best tweaks go unadvertised. Often iPhone users have no idea they even exist.<p>After a week of using iOS 9.3, I went through the change log and forums to …

Apps

The 7 best science-backed fitness apps

Fitness apps that help you get and stay in shape abound, but we sifted through the masses to pick out the best, science-backed, BI-tested apps out there.<p>The best part? For most of these, all you need is some floor-space or a solid pair of running shoes.<p>Here are the seven that made the cut:

Apps

This app lets you scan CDs to add them to your Spotify library

By now CDs have virtually become a thing of the past and the butt of a series of jokes punking the “good old days” when CD players were still a fad.<p>But if you happen to be stacking an enormous collection of albums on your shelf, CD Scanner for Spotify might just be the app you’ve been looking …

Why Finland has the best schools

The Harvard education professor Howard Gardner once advised Americans, "Learn from Finland, which has the most effective schools and which does just about the opposite of what we are doing in the United States."<p>Following his recommendation, I enrolled my 7-year-old son in a primary school in …

Scan Old Photos with Your Own Light Box

Using a scanner you can turn your old photos into digital content, but you have a preference for DIY, you may more like to use your own light box to …

How To Use Your iPhone GPS For Hiking In The Wilderness

Using Your Smartphone GPS for HikingTravel TipsWould you be surprised if I told you my favorite piece of backpacking gear is my smartphone? I love …

Travel Gear