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Are We Losing the Grand Canyon?

MagazineThe Power of Parks<p>On a 650-mile trek, two adventurers faced danger and hardship—and saw how development could spoil an American icon.<p>“If you break loose here, you can’t stop. You’re going into the abyss,” barks Rich Rudow. Normally he is unflappable, but as he knows too well, this is no …

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Chatbooks: Capturing Your Life in a Gorgeous Photo Book

Roughly 15 years ago, I was rummaging through a pile of photo scrapbooks. None were the same size, some had photos sticking out of the top, and they frankly looked unsightly on our family room bookshelf. That’s when I came up with this ahead-of-its-time idea: Someone should start a printing service …

Inside Trump's Most Valuable Tower: Felons, Dictators and Girl Scouts

Inside Trump’s Most Valuable Tower: Felons, Dictators and Girl Scouts<p>By Zeke Faux and Max Abelson<p>June 22, 2016<p>A hedge-fund manager on the 28th floor …

The Ultimate Adult's Guide to Snapchat

Before I begin, apologies are in order. To the 310 million monthly active Snapchat users, many of whom are in their teens and early 20s: Sorry, but …

Home networking: Everything you need to know

<b>Editors' note:</b> This story was originally published on Dec. 9, 2014, and has been updated frequently with latest information.<p>When it comes to home networking, there's a soup of technical terms, LAN, WAN, broadband, Wi-Fi, CAT5e, just to name a few. If you're having a hard time with these basic …

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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 …

Art and Math and Science, Oh My!

Growing up, I had two favorite things.<p>I loved art.<p>And I loved science.<p>I was always made to feel that these two interests were unrelated. I had art …

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team

<b>Like most 25-year-olds,</b> Julia Rozovsky wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She had worked at a consulting firm, but it wasn’t a good match. Then she became a researcher for two professors at Harvard, which was interesting but lonely. Maybe a big corporation would be a better fit. Or …

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How to Update Huawei P8 Lite Single SIM (ALE-L21) to Marshmallow 6.0 B605 Firmware.

Nexus 7 UberMallow custom ROM comes with tons of new features and is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. A quick list of the main features in …

How the First Gravitational Waves Were Found

After decades of speculation and searching, a signal came through. It promises to change our understanding of the universe.<p><i>Note: On October 3, 2017, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that the Nobel Prize in Physics would be awarded to Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne, and Barry Barish, three</i> …

The Secret UX Issues That Will Make (Or Break) Self-Driving Cars

In an unassuming research lab, Volkswagen is solving problems that Tesla and Google haven’t come close to cracking.<p>We were rolling eastward across the San Mateo Bridge in an Audi A7 at a dutiful 55 miles per hour, and I was riding shotgun accompanied by two of the car’s engineers. With a sticker …

How to Listen to Podcasts: A Guide That Still Has to Be Written in 2015

With lots of GIFs and pictures.<p>To<p>stealadapt a line from <b>Re/code’s</b> co-founder Walt Mossberg: Podcasts are just too hard to listen to, and it isn’t your fault.<p>And that’s a shame, both because it’s <i>almost 2016</i> and because podcasts are great (I may be a little biased). Plus, they’re free, which makes the …

America’s secret arsenal

It’s one of the biggest secrets in the government: The U.S. has the most powerful cyberweapons on Earth. So what are they? And when will we use them?<p>To this day it remains one of the most sophisticated and mysterious offensive operations ever launched: Stuxnet, the computer virus specifically …

Yes, Christmas lights can screw up your Wi-Fi, but not how you might think

Yes, Christmas lights can have an effect on your Wi-Fi. No, Wi-Fi isn't waging war on Christmas.<p>Ofcom, an independent UK regulator of communications, …

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How to gift TV, movies, music, and more in the streaming age

Gifting electronic files, or memberships that allow access to them, solves that problem. But it can also make considerate gift-giving pretty unsatisfying. As <i>The Verge</i>’s 2015 holiday gift guide notes, you can’t really gift-wrap a Netflix stream. It’s hard to put MP3s under a Christmas tree. Gift …

The right drones for everyone this holiday season

There’s a buzz in the air: The mad rush for holiday shopping is just around the corner. According to the US government, Americans will give up to 1 million drones as presents this holiday season, making them one of the hottest gifts not made by Lego or Apple. Quartz has compiled a list of some of …

The only affordable retirement for most Americans isn’t in America

Christine Schofield, mother of three, disappeared the day after the Bowl-A-Thon: February 13, 2012. She’d co-chaired the annual fundraiser with Holly Riordan at the Brunswick Zone in the Chicago suburb of Woodridge. The Grand Prize at the auction was a wheelbarrow full of wine bottles, which …

See the Best Photos of Diwali, the Festival of Lights

A police officer sprinkles colored powder onto a police dog at Nepal's Central Police Dog Training School during a dog w<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Naredra …

Five ways to boost your Android phone's battery life right now

If you've ever caught yourself scanning a room for outlets, or worrying about how long you can eke out a charge on your phone, then this collection of battery-saving Android apps is for you.<p>These apps are helpful even if you've got a built-in battery-saving feature to help you in a dire situation, …

How to set different wallpapers for multiple monitors in Windows 10

While Windows 10 has a nice little multi-monitor taskbar setup and support for multiple virtual desktops, it's not quite as good at letting you choose separate, distinct wallpapers for each of your monitors. But that doesn't mean it can't be done (without third-party software); it can, Microsoft …

​Appliance Science: The cool physics of window air conditioners

On a hot summer day, there are few appliances more useful than the window air conditioner. These miracles of engineering move heat from inside your home to the outside, cooling the air inside to make it more comfortable. These devices pump heat from one side to another, shifting the heat to the …

Activate GodMode in Windows 10

In Windows 10 ($99 at Amazon.com), settings and controls are divided between the Settings menu and the traditional Control Panel. Some settings -- including touchscreen-specific settings and Windows Update -- are found only in the Settings menu, while others, such as the Device Manager, are still …

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Change the Windows 10 log-in screen background

You've probably noticed by now that Windows 10 actually has two log-in screens: The lock screen and the log-in screen. The lock screen is customizable, but the login screen -- where you type your password -- is not. You're stuck with a dark blue background and a shiny, light-throwing Windows …

Getting started with Google Hangouts in your browser

On Monday Google launched a new website devoted to all things Hangouts. Instead of forcing users to open one of many Google domains (Gmail, Google+, etc.) to access Hangout conversations, users can now simply point a Web browser at hangouts.google.com.<p>The website provides a similar experience to …

Uber vs Lyft: 9 things to consider before your first ride

Gone are the days of standing on a street corner and thrusting out your hand to get the attention of a cab. For many urban city dwellers, hitching a ride is as simple as whipping out your phone, tapping in an app, and waiting for a black town car or pink-mustache-flaunting Prius to arrive.<p>Look …

How to extend your Wi-Fi network with a power line adapter

Power line adapters are a cheap and easy way to create a wired network throughout your home, and some models include Wi-Fi capability. I recently installed the latter variety in the form of the TP-Link TL-WPA4220KIT and now have a strong Wi-Fi reception in every corner and both floors of my …