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17 Google products you've never heard of

Most of us have heard of Google's well-publicized moonshots: Self-driving cars, smart contact lenses, internet-beaming balloons, and more.<p>While those products and services sound amazing, most of us can't use them just yet. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly …

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Global Warming

Republican Delegates Prepare for Donald Trump Convention Battle

Stella Kozanecki has never run for elective office. But in four months, she will pay her own way to Cleveland to cast her ballot as a delegate at the …

Government

iRig iMic Lav: External Mic for iPhone from IK Multimedia

Apple has done a remarkable job with the iPhone. The camera quality is on par with dedicated video cameras that cost much more and are much larger. 4K video, with 120 or 240 frames per second super slo motion, combined with video editing apps like iMovie, make the iPhone the almost perfect video …

Music Production

How Airplay makes Apple TV a great gift idea for Mac and iOS fans

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>Since its reintroduction as a smaller set-top box running a modified version of iOS 4.1 on an Apple A4 chip in …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

Zagg Invisible Shield Glass: Perhaps the best investment for a new iPhone

Advertisement<p>19 Comments<p>I’m such a bad iPhone(s aapl) owner. I generally take good care of my handsets, mainly because I sell them to upgrade from …

Smartphone-controlled hydroponic garden gives you green thumbs

The automated Niwa hydroponic grow box makes a gardener of just about anyone.<p>For those of us with black thumbs, hydroponics can be a bit of a daunting prospect. However, if you can get it working, you can grow fresh, chemical-free fruit, vegetables, and herbs right in your own home.<p>Niwa, two years …

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Can This App Replace Sleeping Pills?

We’ve all encountered apps capable of putting users to sleep, but that’s rarely their stated intention. Now one doctor has released a piece of software she claims will replace sleeping pills and help send insomniacs into a deep slumber.<p>Dr Kirstie Anderson, one of the UK’s foremost sleep experts, …

This High-Tech Countertop Greenhouse Lets You Crowdsource Your Growing Decisions

The MEG gives you pinpoint control of how you’re growing your plants. And if it’s not working, other gardeners are there to help.<p>If you’ve ever struggled to grow houseplants and wondered how the green-fingered do it, take solace in this: In the future, you’ll be able to call on the network to make …

Aquaponics

Best iPad Apps of 2013

2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

After Silk Road's demise, online drug dealing moves to new sites

Can one of these three digital black markets step in for the fallen billion-dollar empire?<p>Patrons of the Silk Road, by far the largest online marketplace for buying illegal drugs, were understandably alarmed when the FBI seized and shut down the site earlier this week. The black market's customers …

150 Million People Have Decided That Standard Web Browsers Aren't Safe Enough

When FORBES last spoke to AnchorFree in August 2012, CEO David Gorodyansky put forth a modest goal for his 7 year-old company: “We want to be the way the whole world browses the Web,” he boasted. In the last year, the company’s trajectory has matched its lofty ambitions. A year ago 70 million …

Breathe, Relax, Repeat: Devices for Inner Peace

Breathe in energy and positivity. Breathe out distractions and bad feelings. Envision a calm place and let yourself go there.<p>Who are you kidding? …

How a Bitcoin Transaction Actually Works

At this point, you probably have a working understanding of what bitcoins are (at the very least your handle of bitcoins is like how you can kinda, …

Bitcoin

IRS High-Tech Tools Track Your Digital Footprints

The Internal Revenue Service is collecting a lot more than taxes this year--it's also acquiring a huge volume of personal information on taxpayers' …

Apple’s ‘Find My Friends’ App Updated With Location, Notification, and Interface Improvements

Apple has released a nice (albeit minor) update for their Find my Friends app today, adding a new interface for location-based alerts. The new …