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With a library of 500,000 movies and shows, SelectTV puts Netflix to shame

popsci shop<p>Get one year of service for just $19 and receive a free HDTV antenna.<p>Neither Netflix nor Hulu can claim to be the biggest entertainment library on the web. That accolade goes to SelectTV by FreeCast, an awesome cable-cutting platform that costs less than a coffee per month. You can get …

Online Life

I earn $950 an hour writing from my couch — here are my best tips for people who want to work for themselves

People are intrigued when I say I'm a writer: "Ooooh, novels? TV shows? Anything I know?"<p>When I explain that I have a blog and a copywriting business, they say, "Cool!" but sometimes, their eyes mist with pity. They offer to help me find work. They picture me living in a water-stained basement …

Homework

RIP Claire's, the purest store in any mall

As a child, when my mom finally let me roam the mall alone with friends, the first and <i>only</i> stop that mattered was Claire's.<p>The hip AF store was the …

This Android app just changed the desktop game: scrcpy

This week developer rom1v released an application for Mac, Windows, and Linux which makes Android appear on a desktop. The user has only to connect …

This app uses machine learning and AR to teach you how to draw

For some people drawing comes naturally. But, if you’re anything like me, your stick figures look like misshapen horrors for whom death would surely be a relief. Enter Sketch AR: the AI-powered app that aims to make you a better artist regardless of your current skill.<p>The idea is pretty simple: you …

These Ascend-1 wireless earbuds last six times longer than Airpods

popsci shop<p>Enjoy 30 hours of superior sound, now at 40 percent off MSRP.<p>Battery life is always a concern when you upgrade to wireless tech. But with their supplied case, the Ascape Audio Ascend-1 Truly Wireless Earbuds can keep going for 30 hours straight. What’s more, that playtime is filled with …

Consumer Tech

Which true wireless earbuds are worth buying?

With so many flagship phones leaving behind the headphone jack over the past two years, the need for a good pair of Bluetooth earbuds has only intensified. While the first crop of true wireless products had their share of comfort and connection problems, the selection improved dramatically in 2017, …

Consumer Tech

$25 box lets you stream to your TV from any iPhone, iPad, or Android

Some day, maybe 100 years from now, all of the top consumer tech companies will use the same standards. All devices will be compatible, whether …

Microsoft releases PowerShell script to check if your PC is vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre

In the wake of the Meltdown and Spectre chip bug revelations, people around the world are wondering whether or not they are affected. Bearing in mind …

Information Security

The newest DJ at this Prague nightclub is a KUKA arm robot

When does it get an Ibiza residency?<p>A club in Prague named Karlovy Lazne has recently introduced a robot DJ that alternates with a human to program music for the dance floor throughout the night, as reported by <i>Reuters</i>. Now in rotation for a few weeks, the robot has software that allows it to choose …

Music Videos

Meet the Counter Strike e-sports team where everyone is over 60

They’re called the Silver Snipers<p>Earlier this year, Monica Idenfors stumbled upon a strange ad. It was a call for seniors interested in joining an e-sports team, with the goal of competing in a <i>Counter Strike</i> tournament at the Dreamhack digital festival in Sweden. As a recent retiree, Idenfors …

This Artist Will Blow Your Mind Once You Realize These Are Not Photos At All

30-year-old Italian artist Marco Grassi paints intricate portraits so realistically, they seem like photographs. What makes his works even more …

Avant-garde

Here are the winners of the 2017 World Fantasy Awards

The award for Best Novel went to The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North<p>The World Fantasy Convention held its gathering in San Antonio, Texas this past weekend. Earlier this evening, the organization announced the winners of this year’s World Fantasy Awards, which recognize excellence in …

The last official way to get a free Windows 10 upgrade is ending soon

Free upgrades for users of assistive technology will cease at the end of the year.<p>For the first year of its availability, Microsoft offered a free …

Windows 10

You can now change your Apple ID from a third-party email to an Apple domain

Apple today has made a notable update to the process of changing the email address associated with your Apple ID. Starting today, you can change your Apple ID from a third-party email service such as Gmail or Yahoo to an Apple domain…<p>Previously, Apple only allowed users to change their Apple ID …

Yahoo

Scientists have discovered this drug fixes cavities and regrows teeth

Goodbye, Fillings<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called Tideglusib. Developed …

Dental Care

The Google Drive app for PC and Mac is being shut down in March

Google will end support on December 11th<p>The aging Google Drive app for desktop is officially deprecated as of today, Google announced in a blog post. Support will be cut off on December 11th and the app will shut down completely on March 12th, 2018. Users who are still running the Drive app will …

Apps

Mozilla’s Send is basically the Snapchat of file sharing

Mozilla has launched a new website that makes it really easy to send a file from one person to another. The site is called Send, and it’s basically the Snapchat of file sharing: after a file has been downloaded once, it disappears for good.<p>That might sound like a gimmick, but it underscores what …

All Systems Red chronicles the life of a robot that calls itself Murderbot

The start to a promising universe<p>“But as I said before, these weren’t intrepid galactic explorers. They were people who had been doing a job and suddenly found themselves in a terrible situation.” These lines sum up the general attitude of Martha Wells’ novella, <i>All Systems Red</i><i>.</i> It’s a snarky …

Use Apple Pencil to mark up PDFs in Mail app

Today we’ll learn how to open and edit a PDF right in the iOS Mail app, and then send it on its way, all without opening any extra apps. Given that a lot of PDFs we receive are documents that need to be checked over, or signed, and then returned, this tip is a real time-saver.<p>Instead of waiting …

China finally built an elevated bus that straddles traffic and it's totally bizarre

Last May, pictures of a weird, elevated bus that glides above traffic began circulating on the internet. Predictably, everyone freaked out. The so-called “straddling bus” was held up as a solution to China’s notorious traffic problems, but all anyone wanted to talk about was how it looked like the …

Transportation

A one-armed Australian robot can build a house four times quicker than a human

The Hadrian 105 robot, named after the Roman emperor who built a wall in ancient Britain, has hit a bricklaying speed of 225 standard brick equivalents per hour, or about half a day's work for a top human bricklayer.<p>To prove it, the company released a time lapse video, showing the robot at work. …

Robotics

Backblaze's B2 is the simplest service for large backups

Whether you’re running a small business with data scattered across several employees’ systems or simply have a few terabytes of RAW photos lying around like I do, you probably want to back up all those files someplace safe and on the cheap.<p>Over the past few months, Backblaze has been trialing its …

Apps

These Are the Best Windows 10 Laptops You Can Buy

Some computer operating systems drive more buzz and industry-wide upset than others. The release of Windows 10 came with a retooled version of the …

Pentium? Core i5? Core i7? Making sense of Intel’s convoluted CPU lineup

It defies simple explanation, but here's how to know what you're getting.<p>Our creative director Aurich Lawson is building a PC to power a custom …

Computer Hardware

PixelSquid turns boring stock photos into incredible images

As technology progresses, 3D image rendering has allowed designers and artists to make incredible imagery. PixelSquid, the premier site for photoreal spinnable 3D objects, wants to put that power into everyone’s hands… literally.<p>Enter PixelSquid – Add 3D Objects to Your Photos.<p>This free app allows …

iOS Apps

Microsoft's newest app turns anyone into a programmer

As software continues to eat the world, there's more demand than ever for mobile apps in every facet of our lives.<p>But while the consumer app market just keeps growing and growing, the number of business apps just isn't keeping pace. Meanwhile, users are stuck using their old legacy software, tied …

Apps

How One Brand is Disrupting the $63 Billion Makeup Industry

Photographer: Tuvy Lemberg<p>Some say it all started with Warby Parker, the now famous company that first created the direct to consumer online approach for the eyewear industry. Shopping skeptics said people would never buy certain things online because they needed to test the products in person. …

eCommerce

uBeam Finally Reveals The Secret Of How Its Wireless Charging Phone Case Works Safely

Cynics have denounced uBeam’s ultrasound wireless charging at-a-distance technology since its first prototype in 2011, in part because it refused to share the particulars for fear of competitors copying it. But today, its founder Meredith Perry unveiled extensive details, research, and safety …

Wireless Charging

Shaving will never be the same with this laser razor

It's 2015, so it only makes sense to shave our hair off with lasers, right?<p>Right. That's why Skarp Razor is replacing blade with a laser and plans to …