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7 Natural Ways To Keep Cockroaches & Other Bugs Out Of Your House

Summer means rosé all day, pool floats, and uninvited house guests that won't leave, and I don't mean your couch-surfing friends. These freeloaders …

19 Netflix Original Movies You Didn't Know Existed That Are Gonna Be Your New Obsessions

Did you know that there's more to Netflix original content than <i>Stranger Things</i> (staff writer: Jessie Nickson-Lopez) and <i>The Crown</i> (casting: Nina …

7 Little-Known Tricks to Make Your iPhone Faster

You may notice your older iPhone running slow after a while, but tips for making your slow iPhone 5 of iPhone 6 faster aren’t as well known as the …

Listen to Spotify without a phone using this tiny device

Streaming music while you’re running, walking and cycling isn’t nearly as painless as it needs to be. If you’ve ever accidentally ripped out your earphones mid-jog then you know what I’m talking about. Exercise is meant to give your brain a break from the nuisances on the end of your phone, not …

12 Cozy Cabins You Can Rent Right Now

Winter is coming. Actually, scratch that. Winter is here. You could try to stick it out, brave that eminent polar vortex and elbow your way into a cab to avoid the cold. Or you can forget all that, play hooky and escape to a charming cabin where suddenly the chilly winter weather is less of a drag …

20 best Android apps this week

The Best Android Apps roundup is back, Back, BACK after a few weeks off due to travel, and the difficulties of finding anyone else foolish enough to dig through RSS feeds, press releases and information from developers on new Android apps.<p>So, this is a catchup week: the 20 best (in this writer’s …

This Is the Best Car You Can Buy for $20,000

The new Volkswagen Golf TSI drives like an Audi in disguise—and comes in at less than 20 grand.<p><b>2015 Volkswagen Golf TSI</b><p><b>Available:</b> Now<p><b>Price:</b> $19,815/$20,915<p><b>MPG (City/Hwy):</b> 26/37 Manual; 23/30 Automatic<p>Volkswagen has suffered an identity crisis over the past few years. Within a single showroom, you …

Look out, iCloud. Microsoft buffs up OneDrive with more free storage

Amid all the fresh interest in Apple’s iCloud cloud-storage option following the company’s rollout of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Microsoft doesn’t want you to forget about its cloud-storage service, OneDrive. Late yesterday the company announced a promotion that bumps up OneDrive’s free …

Simultaneous Voice/Data, HD Voice Now Available to Verizon iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Users

Verizon began rolling out its Advanced Calling service earlier this week, enabling voice over LTE (VoLTE) capabilities for select devices that support the service, which includes the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.<p>Numerous iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users are reporting that the VoLTE service is now …

Dropbox dramatically cuts pricing to compete, 1TB now just $9.99/month

Dropbox has today slashed its pricing and doubled the maximum storage space from 500GB to 1TB. Up until yesterday, you’d have been paying $500/year for 500GB; today you can pay just $120/year (or $99/year when paying annually) for a terabyte.<p>The new deal finally brings Dropbox into line with Google …

Six alternative web browsers you should know about

Most people are only familiar with the “big five” web browsers — Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera. But there are hundreds of …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

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Mark Higgins's Record Lap of 2014 Isle of Man TT Course

The Isle of Man TT is no place for amateurs. Luckily for him, Mark Higgins is the exact opposite of an amateur.<p>We were there for his record-breaking lap during the 2014 Isle of Man TT, and now you can ride along for the entire run and see what Higgins saw from his lightly modified 2015 Subaru WRX …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

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The Best Typefaces from May 2014

<i>Sean Mitchell is an interactive designer based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the editor of TypeRelease.</i><p>Here’s our roundup of the gorgeous typefaces that emerged last month. Check ’em out and tell us which is your favorite!<p>Eveleth is a premium letterpress family with exceptional realism and …

Re/code on TV: Apple, Apple, Apple -- Also, Um, Apple iWatch

Enough about Apple -- what do you think of Apple?<p>This was pretty much the week of Apple as <b>Re/code</b> hit the TV screens of our NBC news partner CNBC, largely talking about the many announcements by the tech giant this past week at the Worldwide Developers Conference.<p>Here’s Walt Mossberg, for example, …

Patent troll on the verge of winning 1 percent of iPhone revenue

Patent office rejects last ditch effort to stop a $368 million verdict.<p>In 2012, Apple won the year's biggest patent verdict—more than $1 billion …

How To Keep Your Outdoor Furniture Looking New

<i>Christine Tusher, Houzz Contributor</i><p>Few pieces take more punishment than outdoor furniture. Whether it’s getting soaked at a pool party or braving a blizzard, it’s bound to take some abuse. That’s why it’s good to give your outdoor furnishings some occasional TLC. While today’s outdoor fabrics and …

Lumoid Wants To Rent You A Camera Now, And Everything Later

Aarthi Ramamurthy is standing outside of her building talking to her first paying customer, and she’s about to make a product decision.<p>She’s shipped him a camera across country overnight on a rental program, and he’s so in love with it that he wants to buy one from her. He’s wondering if he can …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

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Five ways Tesla Motors pushes technology change in auto industry

Although Tesla Motors sold fewer than 23,000 cars last year, an almost immeasurable amount of the 15.6 million vehicles Americans purchased last year, the electric car company is pushing technological change throughout the auto industry, according to Barclays Capital.<p>In a report to investors, …

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Instapainting Turns Your Photos Into Hand-Painted Oil Paintings On The Cheap

Surprise! It’s Valentine’s Day, the stealthiest of all the holidays. Sneaks up on you, doesn’t it?<p>If you’re trying to get a gift today, you… might be a bit short on options. Will you go with the gas station teddy bear? The twice-crushed box of chocolates? A bouquet of acceptable-looking roses for …

Arcam's miniBlink: A Great New Way To Stream Your Music To A High-End Stereo

Those of us who grew up in the age of analog hi-fi are perhaps still a little uncomfortable with the concept of having all our music held in digital format. It may be convenient to have all your music on one small device, but nothing beats the pleasure and ceremony of putting a vinyl album on the …

This Crazy App Turns A Magazine Into An Interior Design Tool

Using a magazine for scale, this App lets you virtually design a room, then buy the furniture.<p>A few months ago, Ikea released an unbelievable app. When you placed the company’s catalog anywhere in your home, it could appear as one of a few different pieces of furniture on your iPad screen. In a …

No Cake For You: Saying 'I Don't' To Same-Sex Marriage

There were a few snickers when a Colorado state judge ruled that a baker has to produce wedding cakes for gay couples even though he opposes same-sex marriage on religious grounds.<p>A cake? What's the big deal?<p>But the decision, handed down late last week, is just the latest slice in a debate that has …