Sam Zarzuela

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Amazon sells cheap Android phones to Prime members in exchange for lockscreen ads and offers

Amazon is offering cheap Android smartphones to Prime members willing to view advertisements and receive special offers directly on the device.<p>There are two Prime exclusive devices available at present — the $50 BLU R1 HD and the $150 Moto G. Both can be preordered today, with shipping starting on …

Mobile

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

Experts say phones need a 'bedtime mode' to fix our sleep

We've all done it: you've gone to bed early in order to catch up on some much needed sleep, only to lay there for hours staring at your phone until you're no longer tired. Some reports believe handsets shouldn't get all the blame for our poor sleep schedules, but we've known for some time that …

Google Is Designing a New System to Make Your Email More Secure

For anyone who missed a recent technical conference in Japan dedicated to “Internet measurement,” here’s some good news that came out of the …

Encryption

How to Tie Your Shoes

You think you know how to tie your shoes. You do it every day, right?<p>Sure, that simple bow you use to fasten your criss-crossed laces works well …

Shoes

The Week in Review: Chocolate, Bacon & Other Sinful Foods

For the purposes of this post, “sinful foods” are foods that taste wonderful but are also full of calories and/or have negative health implications. With that said, this week was a good and bad week for this kind of sustenance.<p><b>The Good:</b> <br>Wednesday was #NationalChocolateDay, in honor of the usually …

12 Awesome Ways to Spend a Rainy Day in NYC

New York City wears most weather well—sunshine in the summer months, a blanket of snow around Christmas. Things get a little trickier during a …

An Insider Guide to Travel Style: How to Pack Like a Fashion Pro

In case you haven't figured it out yet, we LOVE to travel. We love discovering new places, meeting people and making memories, but one of the harder parts of traveling is packing. No matter your packing personality, most people are always wondering what are the best clothes to pack, which outfits …

Best Money Tips: Small Changes for a Happier You

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on small changes that will make you happier, challenges your …

Frugal Living

Why cloud users should care that Amazon just kicked Apple TV to the curb

Amazon, the corporate parent of cloud computing giant Amazon Web Services, just kicked Google Chromecast and Apple TV off of its retail island. The …

Sprint likely to lay off workers as it seeks to cut up to $2.5B in costs

The wireless carrier is looking to slash expenses to make sure its business is sustainable for the long term. It says some jobs will probably be affected.<p>Sprint is in cost-cutting mode, a process that will likely force it to cut staff.<p>The Overland Park, Kansas, company plans to cut between $2 …

Telecoms

Double catastrophe caused demise of dinosaurs, study suggests

New research suggests that dinosaurs wiped out 66 million years ago by an asteroid or comet may have also faced another natural disaster during their demise.<p>A study published in the journal Science suggests that dinosaurs were finished off by volcanic activity in a mountainous region of India known …

Paleontology

Who Is Fighting Whom in Syria

Google will officially become 'Alphabet' today

Google announced in early August that it planned to blow up its corporate structure by forming a new parent company called Alphabet to allow its different businesses to operate independently and move faster.<p>Google's core business — which encompasses search, YouTube, and Android — will be a wholly …

Autonomous Vehicle

HBO confirms it's in early talks to turn DC Comics' 'Watchmen' into a TV series

"Preliminary discussions regarding 'Watchmen' have occurred, but we have no additional information, and no deals are in place," HBO told Business Insider in a statement.<p>Collider broke the news of Snyder's meetings with HBO but was unable to learn further details about the possible TV series.<p>Snyder …

Comic Books

What It's Like to Be a Mormon Woman

Of course, I cannot speak for every Mormon woman. Each of us has a different experience, but here are a few of the experiences which I think unite us. I hope that this make us as a whole a little less mysterious to outsiders, and perhaps even to the Mormon men who think they know us so well.<p>A …

On Climate, Love Thy Neighbor

When Pope Francis met with President Obama, they charted a path forward on climate change based on shared values. They both made the powerful moral argument that, to address climate change, it is essential to fight poverty in the developing world.<p>Pope Francis and the president are right for reasons …

Chefs' Picks: Best Burgers in New York City

Petite and cheap or dripping with luxury, here are four top burgers in New York City, as picked by the chefs who love ’em.<p>Evan Sung, Evan Sung<p><i>Chefs’</i> …

Shake Shack

Amazing plotlines on ‘Friends’ you totally forgot existed

Warning: I might be the biggest <i>Friends</i> fan to ever walk the planet. I remember every episode, every joke and every exchange like they were real-life …

3 Reasons Coding Should Be a Core Subject

Shares 449<p>The push to make computer science a core subject in K-12 schools is on of the hottest, most popular educational reform issues of our time. …

Education

Amazon Prime Music finally gets Drake, Katy Perry, and other UMG artists

Don't get too excited: it's limited to 'select albums'<p>Amazon has signed a deal with the massive Universal Music Group for its Prime Music service, meaning some of the label's biggest artists will be available for streaming starting today. This means the biggest hole in Prime Music's catalog has …

Music Industry

YouTube is now a place where you can shop

YouTube used to be for cat videos. How passive. Soon you'll be able to watch it and buy kitty litter.<p>YouTube is introducing the ability to shop for …

The Number of Drones Expected to Sell During the Holidays Is Scaring the Government

As many as one million drones could be sold during this year’s holiday season, FAA official Rich Swayze has told ATW Online.<p>Unmanned aerial vehicles …

Netflix will now give its subscribers free WiFi on Virgin America flights

Using internet on flights has become one of the most annoying devil's bargains of flying recently. Even if you have the cash to shell out $10 for a few hours of internet, the fact that airlines are charging that much can just make your blood boil.<p>But Netflix users on Virgin's new ViaSat …

Virgin America

Google Maps Comes To Apple Watch

At Google’s press event today, the company announced a number of new products and updates, including two new Nexus smartphones, two Chromecast devices, a new Android tablet and more, but one thing it kept under wraps was news of a notable new application arriving on the iOS platform: Google Maps …

Why Snapchat’s Only Non-Ephemeral Content, The Profile GIF, Is A Big Deal

Not everything on Snapchat disappears. As much as the app wants memories to span just 10 seconds and live for just 24 hours, one piece of content doesn’t self destruct. The profile GIF. And through its permanence, Snapchat has found a way solve a major problem with its identity system and social …

Apple's iPhone 6s Plus Costs an Estimated $236 to Make -- $749 to Purchase

The research firm pulled apart Apple's newest device to get a closer look at its components and analyze the likely cost of materials and manufacturing.<p>It costs Apple an estimated $236 to make and assemble its new iPhone 6s Plus, roughly one-third the $749 retail price of the smartphone, according …

Gorilla Glass