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'Miracle' jab could provide pain relief for millions of arthritis sufferers

A miracle jab that could ease the misery of arthritis for millions of sufferers has been developed by scientists.<p>The breakthrough may reduce the need …

How to create a full system backup in Windows 10

It's an oldie but goodie: Creating a system image of your Windows 10 PC in case your hard drive goes belly up and you need to recover your files, settings and apps.<p>It's been around since Windows 7 ($389.00 at Amazon.com), and Microsoft hasn't touched it since. You won't find it in the Settings app …

Tutorials

Hilarious Things You Can Make Alexa Do on the Amazon Echo

Who knew she was this entertaining?!

10 Gmail Shortcuts Everybody Ought to Know

If you're anything like me, you spend a lot of time each day clicking through your inbox. (And, admittedly, if you're anything like me you also walk …

Apps

IFTTT's free 'maker' tier lets anyone create and share applets

We thought the combined might of Domino's Pizza and IFTTT shortcuts was as good as it might get, but that may just be the start. IFTTT is opening up its recipe/ applet creating platform to everyone, with a free 'maker' tier that offers deeper (read: harder) programming options beyond the simple "if …

Automation

Powerful automation hacks for Android using Tasker, IFTTT, QPython

One of the coolest things about Android is undoubtedly just how much it lets you do without needing to root your device or otherwise modify it. Out of the box an Android phone is yours to customize, tweak and hack to your heart’s desires. If you want to use it as-is then you can, but if you’re more …

Apps

What is Android Wear 2.0 and when is the release date?

Complete guide to Google's Android Wear 2.0, the smartwatch operating system launching in February.<p>Welcome to the complete <b>IBTimes UK</b> guide to Android …

How to Change Date range Dynamically in jQuery UI Datepicker

The jQuery UI Datepicker widget allows us to pick a from the widget. It has various options by using them you can customize it.<p>With minDate and …

Remotsy WiFi Remote Created To Control Amazon Alexa And Samsung SmartThings (video)

Erick Gomez has developed a new piece of hardware called Remotsy, which as the name suggests has been created to provide wireless remote support for …

Can Amazon Echo (and Alexa) speak like a Brit?

From Monty Python to "God Save the Queen", we test how well Amazon's voice-controlled Alexa understands British words, phrases and accents. Tally-ho, chaps!<p>They say Britain and America are two countries separated by a common language -- bad news for Amazon's Alexa, the voice-controlled personal …

Amazon Echo

How to Install Mac OS on PC Without Mac (Using VirtualBox)

Mac OS X El Capitan was released last year. The operating system boasts of great features and a streamlined user experience. Fortunately, this …

49 Keyboard Shortcuts For Windows 10 Ninjas

If you want to give the impression that you're a master of Windows 10, learning a few keyboard shortcuts is the best way to go about it -- you can …

Keyboard Shortcuts

Arduino Wiring Added To Windows 10 Internet Of Things Core

Mahmoud Saleh a senior software engineer within the Windows development team, has today taken to the official Windows Blog to announce the …

Amazon accidentally outs new, cheaper Echo Dot on Twitter

Amazon Echo's official Twitter account made a blunder that may have given hope to followers waiting for new Echo Dot stocks with bated breath. It sent out a tweet introducing an all-new and cheaper Echo Dot, according to <i>Recode</i>, but it deleted the post as quickly as it went out. If the company's …

The pros and cons of using Amazon Alexa as a model for chatbots

Amazon Alexa is slowly becoming self-aware.<p>Well, not really. Amazon has added some new features, including the ability to read an entire book, start your Ford Fusion (still in beta), and unlock the doors of your house with a simple command. You can engage in a conversation, or even play a …

New Amazon Fire tablet brings Alexa everywhere with you

Amazon’s smart AI may have made its debut inside a Bluetooth speaker, but Amazon doesn’t plan a life of confinement for poor Alexa. The AI has …

Smart Homes

How to Cast Your Windows or Android Display to a Windows 10 PC

Windows 10’s Anniversary Update brings an interesting new feature: Any PC can now function as a wireless receiver for Miracast, allowing you to view …

'Alexa, start my Elantra': Hyundai will connect its cars to Amazon Echo

This is taking it one step beyond your normal Apple CarPlay, Android Auto connectivity.<p>These days, most of the in-car tech hubbub is about Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which extend the smartphone experience into your car's infotainment system. But where do we go after that? Hyundai has an idea, …

Android Auto

Logitech beta testing Harmony integration with Amazon Echo

It looks like Amazon's Echo, Echo Dot and Tap could soon be enjoying integration with Logitech's Harmony remote control if an email circulating from Logitech is any indication.<p>Logitech is inquiring if customers are interested in registering to participate in a special beta test to see how the …

Get Smart With Stacey: How Do I Set Up Automatic Blinds?

This week, Stacey explains smart blinds and how parents can stay connected with kids who live far away.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we …

Home Automation

Alexa Can Now Lock Your Home

Alexa, the virtual private assistant that powers Amazon’s Echo, Tap and Echo Dot devices, can do quite a bit these days. It can call you an Uber, …

Capital One increases Alexa functionality for Amazon Echo

In March, Capital One began allowing users to check credit card balances and transactions as well as pay bills via Alexa, Amazon's smart home virtual assistant.<p>Now, the firm is expanding that service to include home and auto loan payments, according to CNET. Alexa users will be able to enable the …

Banking

Reminder: The Amazon Echo Smart Home Giveaway

We have a great contest today in our Geeky Gadgets Deals store, the Amazon Echo Smart Home Giveaway with our partners from Stack Commerce.<p>The Amazon …

Smart Homes

5 Minute Breathing Meditation to Cultivate Mindfulness

Mindfulness meditation, when practiced regularly, has several benefits. Reducing stress, anxiety, and helping one cope with depression are just a few …

How to Meditate Daily [Infographic]: Making Mindfulness a Daily Habit

Meditation is one of the healthiest and beneficial habits one can cultivate.<p>Contrary to popular belief, meditation is quite simple to learn. It is …

Meditation, Mindfulness and Sleep Can Radically Impact Your Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The entrepreneurial drive that inspires us to work tirelessly in service of our vision is one of the integral components of building a great company from scratch. No game-changing organization has ever been created without diligent …

Mindfulness

How to Turn Your Android Phone into a Fully-Automated Superphone

What if your phone automatically went silent when you step into the movie theater? Texted your significant other when you finished your long commute? …

How to Disable Notifications while Listening to Music

When you are listening to music and gets a text from someone, then the music gets muted for a few seconds. It’s a very useful feature as it notifies …

How to Unlock Secret Settings in Windows 10

The Windows registry is a sprawling, usually impenetrable settings file covering just about every aspect of the operating system and applications …

How To Stop Windows 10 Installing Automatically

Upgrading to Windows 10 should be a personal choice, but increasingly it isn’t. In a series of ever more cheeky, arrogant and downright deceptive moves Microsoft has pushed Windows 10 upon millions of unsuspecting Windows 7 and Windows 8 users.<p>So how do you stop an automatic Windows 10 installation …

Windows 10