Martin Allard

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How to get Google Now everywhere

Google has made it easier to get Google Now on your desktop. If you're unfamiliar with Google Now, it's Google's personal assistant that loads information such as weather, sports scores, traffic, and more in one location.<p>Before you can get Google Now on the desktop, you'll have to activate Google …

Android News

Billionaire Jewelry King Launches TaskWorld, A Management Tool All About Performance

Billionaire jewelry king Fred Mouawad has a different take on the world of task management. Most providers have some play on keeping a list or offer a schedule of reminders. But Mouawad, after hanging out at Stanford University to get in geek mode, has built something different. It’s called …

10 best calendar apps for Android

Calendars are useful tools. Even paper ones are great for remembering dates, taking out the trash, and keeping track of family birthdays. Some of the first mobile apps were datebooks and calendars. They’re useful to this day for exactly the same things as their antiquated paper ancestors. …

Pushbullet v13 Introduces Ability To Dismiss Phone Notifications From A PC, Other Improvements

Pushbullet has received its first update of 2014, and it's one centered around improving the notification mirroring experience. The app, which makes …

Singapore 21: a farewell trip on the world's longest flight

As of tomorrow, the longest flight in the world will shuttle passengers on a 747-400 from Sydney, Australia to Dallas, Texas. That 15-hour, 25-minute hop on board Qantas 7 may not be the lengthiest in duration, but at 8,578 miles gate to gate, it'll lead the industry in miles flown. For a few more …

Faster, more durable iOn Air Pro 3 action cam (pictures)

Gear & Gadgets

CEO spouses travel on company dime in little-known perk

You're on a business trip, so the company picks up the tab. But for your spouse? A USA TODAY analysis of corporate filings finds scores of companies paying for spouses of execs making millions.<p>Your company is almost certain to pick up your business trip costs. But if your spouse or significant …

KnowRoaming SIM sticker slashes roaming fees abroad

International phone-roaming fees can be enough to make you never want to step outside your own home. Sure, you can pick up a local SIM card everywhere you go, but that's an inconvenience. KnowRoaming's new SIM card sticker lets you connect to local networks without having to do a thing.<p>KnowRoaming …

The leather keychain loop that's also a smartphone stand

My neverending quest for the ultimate smartphone stand just got a little closer to ending.<p>The Objekten Keyring is a simple leather loop that affixes to your keychain. It's good not only for hanging your keys on a hook, but also for whipping the entire ring around on your finger when you get …

Gear & Gadgets

Not creepy dad endorses great sex for his daughter in open letter

When teenage boys do it, fathers clear their throats, offer some official-sounding words about safety, and with suppressed grins and knowing glances, reach for silent pats-on-the-back.<p>When girls do it, or become old enough to do it, or dress like they might do it, dad is predictably in the shed, …

Facebook is indeed a downer, another study suggests

Facebook + young people = Sadface? Dado Ruvic<p>The average U.S. resident spends a nice chunk of their life — 32 minutes daily by one estimate — on Facebook. But the question of how Facebook really makes people feel — whether we're a freshman in college, or a 45-year-old knitting enthusiast in the …

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GEAK Watch packs Android, WiFi and a plethora of sensors, claims to be 'world's first true smartwatch'

Nowadays, we can't help but be skeptical of products that claim to be a smartwatch. In fact, what <i>is</i> a smartwatch, anyway? Perhaps GEAK, a Shanghai-based subsidiary of content giant Shanda, has a somewhat convincing answer. Simply dubbed the GEAK Watch, this wearable device packs a surprising number …

17 Superfoods That Fight Disease

Fruits and vegetables are great for your health—and even better for your waistline. But some fresh foods are more powerful than others.<p>Superfoods …

7 Health Problems Fixed by Food

Can't sleep? Got the PMS blues? Before you open your medicine cabinet, step into your kitchen. "Real, whole, fresh food is the most powerful drug on …