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Amazon's making digital homework easier to assign, ugh

If you've ever seen a 6th grader lugging around a 30 pound backpack, you'll understand the allure of e-readers and tablets as a replacement for traditional textbooks. To help school districts make the digital transition from physical textbooks, Amazon launched Whispercast, a free content management …

Google Debuts 'Project Fi' Wireless Service in Partnership With Sprint, T-Mobile

Google today announced its entrance into the wireless service business, with the debut of Project Fi, a service that combines multiple cellular networks with Wi-Fi hotspots to offer "the best network wherever you go."<p>As rumored back in January, Google is teaming up with both Sprint and T-Mobile for …

Order a donut from your phone faster than ever with Google Wallet

Mobile payment system Google Wallet now works with the Dunkin' Donuts and Seamless apps, once again shortening the amount of time in the day that your mouth isn't filled with delicious, fried dough. The Dunkin' Donuts app allows customers to order and pay before entering an actual store, and …

iOS 8.3 Enables WiFi Calling for Sprint, EE Subscribers

Today's iOS 8.3 update expands iOS 8's WiFi calling feature to two new carriers: Sprint in the United States and EE in the United Kingdom.<p>WiFi calling is a feature that was first introduced in iOS 8, letting users make phone calls using WiFi instead of a cellular network when connected to a WiFi …

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Twitter finally quotes tweets without wasting text

If you've previously tried to quote tweets in the official Twitter app, you know how painful it was -- all it did was throw quotation marks around the post, giving you little space to add your own color commentary. At last, though, it's working the way it should. Twitter has overhauled its "quote …

Pack your Raspberry Pi into an underpowered laptop for $100

The Raspberry Pi has already found its way into a number of unusual applications from DIY cell phones to Gif-capturing cameras. Now, a recently launched IndieGoGo campaign aims to put it somewhere more familiar: your lap. The PiKasa is essentially a laptop shell. It doesn't sport a 3D-printed …

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Adobe's new iPad app helps with presentations, newsletters and more

Squarespace offers folks who are less web savvy the ability to create a decent-looking website in minutes. Adobe is looking to do something similar for reports, newsletters and other web content with Slate. The new iPad app offers preset layouts with a library of fonts, colors and animations that …

'Cards Against Humanity' expansion benefits women's STEM scholarship

<i>Cards Against Humanity</i>, the naughty fill-in-the-blank card game, today launched the $10 Science Pack, an expansion offering 30 cards written in collaboration with Bad Astronomer Phil Plait and <i>Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal</i> creator Zach Weinersmith. But that's not the coolest part: All proceeds …

Build a tiny vintage tv on your Formlabs Form 1+ printer!

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Twitter Launches Live-Streaming iOS App 'Periscope'

After acquiring live-streaming video service Periscope back in January, Twitter today officially launched the Periscope app, which aims to compete with newly popular apps like Meerkat in allowing users to instantly live-stream right from an iPhone (via <i>The Verge</i>).<p>In development for over a year, once …

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Apple's music service may fight Spotify with exclusives, not price

Subscription streaming music services are everywhere now, so what can Apple's potential offering bring to the table? Combining many previous rumors and adding on a few twists, a <i>New York Times</i> report puts Trent Reznor in a "major role" redesigning the Beats Music app into a stronger Spotify rival, …

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Here's another high-speed 3D printer that creates objects in minutes

If Carbon3D's capability to print out objects 25 to 100 times faster than usual is the reason why you <i>can't wait</i> for it to come out, then you'll love this machine, too. An Australian company has announced it's also working on a super speedy printer called Gizmo 3D. It creates objects out of liquid …

3D Printing

Randy Rhoads' Burning Pentatonics Lesson | GP Vault

Enjoy this lesson from the June 2003 issue of <i>Guitar Player</i> magazine, where you can get some insight into Randy Rhoads' style, technique and creative …

Tesla's Model S is getting a self-driving 'autopilot' mode in three months

The self-driving future is almost here -- if you've got one of Tesla's Model S cars. Tesla CEO Elon Musk just announced that it'll be bringing its new automatic steering mode, simply dubbed "autopilot," to the Model S lineup in three to four months via a software update. Musk says you'll basically …

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Apple TV revamp coming in June with Siri and App Store

Apple's criminally ignored set-top box is finally getting a major upgrade. The company is planning to announce a new Apple TV at its Worldwide Developer Conference in June, according to Buzzfeed. And yes, sources say it'll pack in just about everything you've been hoping for: a <i>real</i> App Store, …

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Hone your drum machine skills with an HTML5 808

For the aspiring DJs and living room producers, there's now a way to craft your drum machine chops with nothing more than your favorite web browser. An HTML5-driven site lets you choose between iconic instruments like Roland's TR-808 and TR-909, alongside Elektron's Machinedrum, the LinnDrum and a …

Watch Nissan's glowing Leaf tear down a glowing stretch of highway

Daan Roosegaarde's Smart Highway concept saw a third of a mile of asphalt in the Dutch town of Oss festooned with phosphorescent stripes -- they spend the day soaking up sunlight and convert it into a slightly eerie blue/green glow to guide drivers for eight hours once night falls. Seeing the road …

Switching to electric cars would help cool down cities

Electric cars can do more for the environment than cut back on air pollution and fossil fuel use -- they can make sweltering summers more bearable, too. Researchers have determined that EVs create a cooling effect in urban areas, since they aren't producing heat that builds up in traffic jams. …