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How to create text shortcuts in OS X 10.9 Mavericks

OS X Mavericks introduces the familiar text shortcuts iOS users have known and loved. Here's what you need to know.<p>On Tuesday Apple announced it was releasing OS X Mavericks for free to all Mac users. This update, while a new OS version, isn't heavy on features, with most of the changes being …

Steelie magnetically mounts smartphones in cars

Starting at $35<p>@way4ne<p>4:37 PM PDT<p><b>The Steelie smartphone mount holds your phone against any flat surface on the dashboard.</b> Josh Miller/CNET<p>Smartphone mounts in cars tend to follow a uniform style, a suction cup attached to a clamp or cradle with a mounting arm. But the Steelie mounting kit comes out …

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks review

<b>The Good</b> <b>Mac OS X Mavericks</b> brings new apps, streamlines familiar features, and improves power efficiency and battery life for laptop users.<p><b>The Bad</b> Older features like Gatekeeper and Launchpad could have used some renovations, but were left untouched in Mavericks.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> As it's a free …

Internet begins its move beyond .com, .net, and .edu

The Internet's address books just got the first four new generic top-level domains, but they won't go live on the Net until trademark holders get a chance to stake their claims.<p>Think .biz and .mobi are a little weird to see at the end of an Internet address? You ain't seen nothing yet.<p>Because on …

Home of tomorrow: Flying robots, 3D-printed food, 'living' air filters

Electrolux holds a yearly competition to encourage innovation in home appliance design. The following three concepts took home the top honors.<p>The CNET Appliances team gets to test all sorts of household items with advanced functionality, but it sure is fun to imagine what smart home appliances …

The 20 Most Amazing PCs Ever Made

The personal computer has been a popular household tool for several decades. I’ve been building my own for nearly as long, but aside from being powerful devices for all-manner of tasks, the ability to customize a PC to your personal needs is something that fascinates millions of people the world …

What's the Deal With Creatine?

Creatine has been wildly popular since the 1990s. It's touted as a shortcut to gaining lean muscle mass, and packed into everything from supplement …

How to add more storage to an iPhone or iPad

Can't fit all your music, movies, documents and other stuff? Before you spend money on a higher-capacity iOS device, read this.<p>Apple's iDevices famously -- make that infamously -- rely on fixed storage. If you need more space, well, too bad.<p>Or maybe not. There are a few tricks you can try, starting …

We Are Working Less And Sleeping Less Due To The Internet

We are working less and sleeping less, according to a new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research.<p>According to the study conducted by Scott Wallsten of the Technology PolicyInstitute, we spend sixteen fewer seconds working for every minute we spend online. Similarly, we spend seven fewer …

Pinterest Raises Massive $225 Million Series E, Valuing The Firm At $3.8 Billion

According to sources at AllThingsD (which TechCrunch now confirms) Pinterest has closed on a significant new round of financing: $225 million in new funding, with Fidelity Investments in the lead. TechCrunch sources are now confirming the full AllThingsD report. The funding values Pinterest at $3.8 …