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The Best Fitness Gear Of 2017

We tested the latest shoes, watches, T-shirts, sunglasses, and more. Here’s what’s worth buying<p>Men’s Health <i>may earn commissions on products that are independently selected by our editorial team.</i><p>The buzzword in fitness gear this year is specialization. Upstart brands are engineering new kinds of …

How First-Generation College Students Do Thanksgiving Break

LINCOLN, Neb. — In 1999, I had been a freshman in college in upstate New York for maybe two weeks — it was still September, no one had gotten winter jackets out yet — when my classmates started booking their flights home for Thanksgiving. They couldn’t wait. They regaled me with stories of family …

32 Conversation Starters That Don't Involve the Weather

>Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and as with any big family celebration, you never know what will happen. Of course, everyone is entitled to differing …

There are dozens of holidays between now and January. Here's how to survive all that family time

It’s the holiday season, time for family gatherings, happiness, and good cheer. It’s also the time for your smiling brother to sit across from you at the dinner table and comment on on how your favorite politician is corrupt and anyone who supports him is delusional.<p>At least 29 religious holidays …

Psychology

Amazon's Black Friday SanDisk sale discounts microSD cards, flash drives, and more

SanDisk has a bunch of its memory cards, microSD cards, flash drives and more on sale today. Some of these deals will sell out fast, so don't miss …

Samsung will reportedly unveil its Galaxy S9 and dual-camera S9+ in January 2018

Following the success of its Galaxy S8 lineup this year, Samsung is now reportedly gearing up to show off the next generation of its flagship phones as soon as January 2018, reports VentureBeat.<p>So, what can you expect from the South Korean giant next year? The upcoming devices, codenamed Star 1 and …

WhatsApp now allows you to ping someone even through a muted group chat

Need to get someone's attention in a crowded WhatsApp group chat? Now you can @ them.<p>Tagging your friend this way makes them get a notification of …

Anyone can buy a Microsoft HoloLens now, no sign-up required

Microsoft first released HoloLens back in March, but it was a relatively small batch limited to developers. Now anyone can buy one – no sign up required.<p>The news coincides with the Windows 10 Anniversary update, which technically applies to the HoloLens too (and the Xbox).<p>With the update, Microsoft …

Windows 10 Mobile's Anniversary Update to arrive on August 9th

Microsoft just delivered Windows 10 Anniversary Update for PCs and tablets this week, and now it's setting its sights on Windows-powered phones. While the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 Mobile doesn't bring many big new features, Microsoft says it's planning to launch the software update on …

5 Ways Bilinguals Can Use Flipboard

As a Brazilian immigrant in the U.S., I was amazed when a friend first showed me Flipboard. I said goodbye to daily visits to multiple sites from Brazilian and American publications and to the many news apps downloaded on my phone. I could now read all the news that matter to me in only one place!<p>I …

Language Learning

6 Photographers on Flipboard Dish on How to Improve Your Photography

TL;DR: wanna be a better photographer? The simple answer is: shoot every single day, study the work of other photographers, and try your darndest to find something new to say in your work. The other, slightly more complicated answer is: everyone has and should have a different approach to improving …

Street Photography

#ICYMI: Popular Stories in Tech This Week (Week Ending July 25)

After months of rumours, Verizon officially announced on Monday that it will buy Yahoo‘s core internet operations. PayPal cofounder and Facebook board member Peter Thiel gave a speech at the Republican National Convention, offering his support for Donald Trump and becoming the first openly gay …

Peter Thiel

5 Topics for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

After several years cloaked by invisibility, Harry Potter has emerged once again on London’s West End in the newest installment of J.K. Rowling’s beloved fantasy saga. Saturday marks the opening of the highly anticipated play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” which continues the celebrated …

The Week in Review: Verizon Acquires Yahoo

The week began with a landmark merger when telecommunications giant Verizon finalized a $4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo’s core assets and operating business on Monday, building upon an online empire that absorbed AOL’s holdings in May 2015. Praise and skepticism accompanied the news of Verizon’s …

Advertising

#ICYMI: Popular Stories in Tech This Week (Week Ending Aug 1)

Uber sold its business in China to rival Didi Chuxing this week, after two years of failing to make a profit in the hard to crack Chinese market. Tesla Motors purchased SolarCity as the two joined forces to become the “world’s only vertically integrated sustainable energy company.” Research found …

MacBook Air

Apple says it left iOS 10 beta kernel unencrypted on purpose

After concluding its WWDC conference earlier this month, Apple released a preview of iOS 10 for developers to have a crack at it and see what’s new. Unlike previous versions of the platform, it included a big surprise: an unencrypted kernel.<p>The kernel is the core of the operating system; it …

This little-known Google app will pay you to do simple surveys on your smartphone

Rather than charging you to use things like Google Search or its mobile operating system Android, it provides them free of charge, then makes most of its money off the back of advertising revenues.<p>But one of Google's apps goes one step further — and actually <i>pays you</i> to use it.<p>Google Opinion Rewards …

Instagram is adding automatic in-app text translation

Instagram will soon start translating comments, captions posted alongside its pictures, and user bios. The image-sharing social network announced that it would be adding the feature in the coming month, automatically translating comments and descriptions to the user's chosen language. Text will be …

Microsoft sells Nokia's feature phone business to Foxconn

Microsoft has signed a deal with FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Foxconn to sell what used to be Nokia's old feature phone business. The outfit, that still produces low-end handsets like the 222 and 230, has been sold to FIH Mobile for $350 million. It'll now come under the control of the manufacturing …

Fitbit's app auto-tracks activity on the Nexus 5X and 6P

With more and more smartphones now rocking motion co-processors, basic fitness activities can now be tracked without the need for a dedicated wearable. Fitbit brought such a feature to the iPhone 5S back in 2013, but Android support has been sporadic. Today, the company pushed a new update for …

3 creative ways to monetize your Instagram following

Thanks to the visual social network’s growing active user base, major ROI on direct response advertising, an average annual follower growth rate among brands of 100 percent and new advertising formats and capabilities being rolled out regularly, companies are investing heavily in Instagram-based …

A hacker is selling 117 million LinkedIn logins on the Dark Web

It’s no surprise to anyone that emails and social media accounts are hacked every single day. And if you cast your mind back to 2012, you might remember how millions of LinkedIn users were left vulnerable after it emerged that a Russian hacker was offloading over 6 million of their login details …

The latest version of Android is running on a tiny percentage of phones

Lollipop, which was released in 2014, is still used on 35.6% of Android phones . And Gingerbread, the operating system that came out in 2010, is still used by 2.2% of Android phones.<p>One of the problems for Android developers is the so-called "fragmentation" of the operating system as customers are …

Operating Systems

Tesla adds a 75kWh battery option for the Model S

Later this week Tesla will add a new battery option for buyers of its Model S sedan. Currently available with either a 70 or 90kWh pack, the new option will be 75kWh -- the same size as the smallest battery currently available for the company's new Model X crossover. <i>Electrek</i> first spotted the new …

Craig Wright to offer 'extraordinary proof' he is the creator of Bitcoin

The search for the real identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the father of Bitcoin, continues.<p>After Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright publicly revealed …

Google is building 100 autonomous minivans with Fiat-Chrysler

Google is going to build self-driving minivans with Fiat-Chrysler, the two companies have announced.<p>The two companies are working together to build …

PINs are better than fingerprints for protecting private data

Fingerprint scanners are becoming increasingly common on smartphones – when they first came out, they were available only on high-end handsets like the iPhone 5S and the Samsung Galaxy S5, but now feature on devices that cost as little as $150.<p>They’re great for adding a layer of security to your …

Virtual Art Sessions VR Chrome Experiment – experience artists creating virtual art

How do you showcase VR experience? We have always told you it’s not something we can really show you. We have tried to tell you what it’s like multiple times… but the only real way to understand virtual reality is to experience it first-hand. Your second best bet is to check out Google’s brand new …

Virtual Reality

How to control which apps and System Services have access to your personal information on your iPad

One of the most important things we can do to keep us safer in this day and age is to actively take a responsible role in controlling the information we share on our electronic devices. Apple has made this somewhat easier for us by adjusting many of the iPad’s default settings to safer modes out of …