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New Music Friday For July 20: Six Albums You Should Hear Now

<i>All Songs Considered'</i>s Robin Hilton is joined by NPR Music's Rodney Carmichael, Ann Powers, and Stephen Thompson to talk about July 20th's notable releases. Highlights include sultry R&B from The Internet, seething rock from songwriter Meg Myers, the "Joy" of Ty Segall & White Fence, a new album …

New Albums

How to be smarter than people smarter than you

<i>Are you ready for this big secret?</i> Read.<p><i>— — —</i><p><i>Thanks for taking your time with this post! If you liked this, please hit the —</i><p><b>Just kidding.</b> I have more …

Money

Wemo Mini Smart Plug retroactively gains HomeKit via firmware update, no hub required

Belkin was remarkably late to the HomeKit scene with their Wemo line of smart home accessories, but the company finally remedied that in January with a dedicated $40 bridge. Now Belkin is going one step further and making its $35 Wemo Mini Smart Plug work with HomeKit without requiring a …

Home Automation

Swimming in the Bay Area: 15 best spots under $10 - Curbed SF

Heat will hit the entire Bay Area this weekend. Are you prepared? No? Here’s one way to cool down as 70-plus-degree temperatures blanket the city: our useful map of places to swim in the Bay Area for under $10. Some spots are even free!<p>And yes, summer in the city is historically spent wearing …

San Francisco

Download this brilliant Mac app as soon as you get macOS 10.14 Mojave

MacOS 10.14, or Mojave, comes with a feature we’ve asked from Apple for years, and that’s a dark mode that looks gorgeous. Even if you aren’t a night …

Beta Testing

That $20 Wyze Cam now works with Alexa

The Wyze Cam has long been a strong contender for the best deal in connected home security. I haven’t actually tried the thing out, but Greg was “surprisingly impressed” with his hands-on time with the 1080p camera. That’s probably enough in and of itself to justify the $20 price tag.<p>Now the …

Smart Homes

iPad Slow? Learn How to Speed up iPad, Even Older Ones!

If you have an older iPad, you may have noticed that it's not as fast as it used to be and asked yourself, "why is my iPad so slow?" There are lots of different reasons why your iPad may be running more slowly than it did when you first bought it, and luckily there are just as many ways to speed it …

Apps

Meet Musavi, your fast-living, headbanging friends from San Francisco

<i>(photos: Mitchell Duran)</i> <i><br>Words by Mitchell Duran</i><p>One has to check their pants after a seeing a show of <b>Musavi</b>’s, an up-and-coming San Francisco based …

San Francisco

Four terrifying SF ‘hill bombs’ popular with skaters

Please don’t do this<p>Skateboarding appears more popular today than ever before in San Francisco, as evidenced by the many whippersnappers using skateboards as style accessories or to reclaim their youth. But only a select subpopulation actually use decks for transportation (see motorized boards …

San Francisco

'Deadliest Catch' Shows How Terrifying a Super Moon Can Be For Fishermen

The next time you find yourself slurping down snow crab legs at Red Lobster, take a moment to appreciate the dangerous work that went into getting …

Supermoon

I retired at 52 with a $3 million net worth — here's what a week of my spending looks like

WORST STATES TO RETIRE<p>BEST STATES TO RETIRE<p><b>John, aka ESI Money, was a business executive for 28 years before he retired at age 52 with a $3 million net worth.</b>• <b><br>He writes about his journey to early retirement and everything that comes after it on the blog ESI Money — it stands for earn, save,</b> …

Personal Finance

People are going crazy over this new 50-inch 4K TV with built-in Fire TV for just $399.99

If you’re in the market for an affordable TV with great picture quality and fantastic smart features, there’s probably only one TV you should even …

Tech Trends

Parenting In The Age Of Screens: Here's What The Experts Do

<i>A version of this piece ran in February 2018.</i><p>Parents today struggle to set screen time guidelines.<p>One big reason is a lack of role models. Grandma doesn't have any tried-and-true sayings about iPad time. This stuff is just too new.<p>But many experts on kids and media are also parents themselves. So …

Parenting

The 15 Best Netflix Documentaries to Watch When You're Stoned

We went beyond 'Planet Earth' to give you weirdest, most enlightening, and prettiest nonfiction you can stream.<p>The joint is lit and you're ready to download information into your brain like Neo in <i>The Matrix.</i> All of a sudden the colorful grid of Netflix's documentary section pops up and the pure …

Martin Shkreli

Reddit users share favorite San Francisco restaurants for 'not rich' people

San Franciscans love their hometown food and so it's no surprise a Reddit thread on the best cheap eats in the city is generating a stream of thoughtful comments.<p>A Reddit user from out of town posted the question recently: "Spending a week in San Francisco, we love food but we're not rich. What are …

San Francisco

The AudioKit Synth One is a pro-level iPad synth that’s completely free

No ads, no in-app payments<p>AudioKit Synth One, a free and open-source iPad synth, is now available for download in the Apple App Store, developer Matthew Fecher has announced. The Synth One, which Fecher describes as “the largest free and open-source iOS music project in history,” is a …

Synthesizers

Locals only: These are our favorite Bay Area day trips

Our favorite Bay Area day trips<p>Sometimes a day trip can be just as rejuvenating as a bigger vacation. Fortunately for us, the Bay Area has seemingly endless mini getaway options within a 1-to-3 hour drive.<p>One of the many things we love about living in the Bay Area is how quickly we can find a …

Santa Cruz

Synth One

Synth One just launched. It’s a new synth app for the iPad, but it’s also a big deal. Why? Because it is free, open-source, and built by volunteer musicians and programmers. Stay with me here. Synth One isn’t out typical hideous open-source bloatfest of an app. It’s beautifully designed, sounds …

Synthesizers

The Magical Mineral That Can Improve Your Sleep and Energy

It’s also great for reducing fatigue and muscle recovery, too.<p>One of the most important mineral for our daily well-being, also happens to be one …

Wellness

The 7 Best Open-Source Software to Download in 2018

Track time, recover lost data, burn disks and more<p>Updated June 12, 2018<p>Computers are part of our daily lives: From households to offices, and from …

Software

Trump's 'Space Force' could fuel a new $1 trillion economy, Morgan Stanley says

• <b>President Donald Trump's proposed "Space Force" could help fuel the $1 trillion intergalactic economy, Morgan Stanley says.</b>• <b><br>The bank is tracking 100 private companies poised to profit from interstellar industries.</b><p>If President Donald Trump successfully organizes his so-called Space Force, it could …

Donald Trump

After 20 years of Salesforce, what Marc Benioff got right and wrong about the cloud

As we enter the twentieth year of Salesforce, there’s an interesting opportunity to reflect back on the change that Marc Benioff created with the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model for enterprise software with his launch of Salesforce.com.<p>This model has been validated by the annual revenue stream …

SaaS

Paul McCartney’s Extraordinary Carpool Karaoke Tour of Liverpool With James Corden

A *huge* surprise makes this one of the all-time Carpool greats.<p>James Corden describes it as “quite possibly the best #CarpoolKaraoke we’ve done so …

Carpool Karaoke

Watch This 8-Year-Old Girl Crush Led Zeppelin's 'Good Times Bad Times'

Eight-year-old Yoyoka Soma's favorite drummer is John Bonham, so for her entry into the 2018 Hit Like A Girl drum contest, she covered Bonham's part on Led Zeppelin's "Good Times Bad Times."<p>The video, which features Soma playing along to the 1969 hit, earned her a spot in the international …

Guitar

The SWORD is a weapon-detecting smartphone case

No matter how stylishly makers dress them up, most smartphone cases are really about one thing: protecting screens from smashing. They're fragile cargo, we get it. Of course, some enterprising companies have taken things further, whipping up cases that transform into Android phones and selfie …

VPNFilter router malware from Russia affects way more devices

A piece of malware believed to originate from Russia that began doing the rounds two weeks ago is affecting far more routers than we first learned.<p>Researchers from Cisco previously noted that the malware, dubbed VPNFilter, infected more than 500,000 routers in over 50 countries and is capable of …

Russian VPNFilter Router Malware Much Worse Than Thought: What to Do

Remember that Russian router malware warning from last week? The situation is even worse than we originally thought, and a whole lot more router …

Wi-Fi

12 Brilliant Tech Hacks For Your Next Trip

Ready, set, bookmark! To make your trips as hassle-free and enjoyable as possible, we've rounded up the best tech travel hacks on the web — from how to pack properly to how to share photos once you've returned, you'll find it all right here. How did we ever travel without them before?<p>When you're on …

Hacking

The 'New Internet' Isn't Just a Silicon Valley Joke. Here's What You Should Know About It

Efforts are underway to 'reinvent' the Internet as bandwidth is decreasing while video content is on the rise.<p>If you own a hosting or online streaming company, a marketing agency or simply a website for your business, then you should be concerned. The infrastructure of the Internet as we know it, …

Silicon Valley

Revealed: What Amazon knows about you and how to delete it

Take back control of your data on Amazon and stop the site tracking everything we do<p>Amazon may not collect as much data as Google or Facebook (at …