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How to Use Smart Remote for Android to Control Your Media Boxes

Rob Reilly has a Samsung Galaxy S5 with a built in infrared sensor. Here's how to harness that tech with a nice little app, Smart Remote for Android. it's our app of the day ...
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Ted Rall: Why Violent Protest Is Working in Ferguson

The violent protests in Ferguson started a long-overdue conversation on police violence against African-Americans. Here's why. Ted Rall commentary.
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How To Do Better Hardware Demos [tips]

Things can go terribly wrong with hardware demos. So here's how to show yours to the world -- with a minimum of risk and a lot of panache.
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Eight Traits of a Kick Ass Leader

Are leaders born? Maybe. But you can learn leadership traits. Check out this Traits of a Kick Ass Leader infographic ...
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How To Build a Hummingboard SlideCam

Here's how to build a Hummingboard Slidecam. Handy!
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On Phone Scams, Cannibalism and the AT&T CL4939

Gotten a call from a fake Microsoft tech support guy lately? Here's our Lamont Wood on phone scams, cannibalism and the AT&T CL4939 have to do with it.
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Ebola 101: How It Spreads and How To Prevent It

It's Ebola 101. What it is, how it's transmitted and how to prevent it ...
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3D Printers Will Disrupt Our Lives in Ways We Can’t Fully Understand

As MakerBot and Home Depot strike a deal to put desktop 3D printers in stores, our Mark Kaelin explores 3D printing. He says it will disrupt our lives in ways we can't yet fully understand. Analysis.
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Five World War I Patents: War Tech Roundup

Our IP expert Tom Ewing rounds up hot wartech circa World War I. Check out World War I patents for the submarine, machine gun, metal helmet and more ...
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Get a Job: Star Wars Occupation Flow Chart

Somewhere in a galaxy far, far away there's a job for you. Really. Check out the Star Wars occupation flow chart infographic.
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Back to School: Top 10 Tablets for Kids

Back to school? Here are the Top 10 Tablets for Kids, courtesy of Bellanbeau. Find all the regular options here -- and did up some surprising entries, too. Infographic, gift guide.
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Around the World: Top 40 Tourist Scams [infographic]

Here's the top 40 tourist scams around the world. We know you're too smart to fall for them, but it never hurts to be up on scammer state of the art.
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Puching Zhang: Mario Kart 8 [review]

Our game reviewer Puching Zhang on what there is to love about Mario Kart 8. Deep dive review with screenshots, video ...
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Joren de Wachter: IP Is a Thought Crime [TedX Video]

Joren de Wachter tells a TedX audience in Leuven, Belgium that IP is a thought crime. What? Here's why. Commentary ...
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Tom Sloan Cartoon: The End of Light Bulbs

In the latest Tom Sloan cartoon, Tom ponders what do we buy when there are no more light bulbs?
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Tour De France 2014 Apps for Android, Apple iOS

Larry Press reviews NBC's Tour de France 2014 app for Apple iOS. Check it out here.
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Ted Rall Cartoon: Why We Are Doomed

Here's the latest Ted Rall cartoon. The focus is on Kickstarter, potato salad and what crowdfunding priorities say about us, the Internet and everything ...
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Darren Stevens: Reflections on Samantha

In real life, Darren Stevens says he's nothing like his Bewitched sitcom character. And being married to a witch is still as hard as ever.
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Ted Rall: I Know a Secret [exclusive]

Ted Rall knows a secret. The same secret the CIA asked 6000-plus reporters not to reveal after an email slip. Witness the scary state of U.S. journalism.
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Delectable 4.0 for Apple iOS: Freeware Thursday

Delectable 4.0 is out as of June 18, 2014 on Apple iTunes. The new version is the biggest-ever change to the wine-selection and visual-search app. Find out more here. Cheers!
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Visual Noise and Grain 101: Ant Pruitt Video Daily

Visual noise is the enemy of a great smartphone photo. Ant Pruitt's video daily has a quick primer and cure for visual noise and grain. Check it out.
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Passing the Turing Test: First Eugene, Next a Schizophrenic?

Posing as Eugene Goostman, a snotty Ukranian teen bot program passed the Turing Test. Couldn't a bot posing as, for example, an angry schizophrenic pass, too? Would you like to play a game? Video, analysis.
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Crop Your Smartphone Photos: Ant Pruitt Video Daily

You've got to know the power of photo cropping. It makes good photos great. Find out more at Ant Pruitt's video daily here.
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John C. Dvorak: On HBO’s Silicon Valley (review, full episode here)

John C. Dvorak reviews HBO's Silicon Valley, Mike Judge's new series. Video of full first episode included here.
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Steve Wozniak: “Too Bad They Forgot the Engineer”

On news that the U.S. Postal Service is creating a commemorative stamp bearing an image of the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak responds.
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Ninety Years of Drum Solos: 11 Pieces of Eight (videos)

What are the best drum solos in history? Here are Brant David's top picks from the last 90 years. And yes, Peart is in there. Drum Solo video roundup.
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How To Use Chrome to Download Facebook Videos

Here's How To use Google Chrome to manually download Facebook video and video mash ups the manual way. How To gallery.
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Alfred Poor: Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass, Corning’s License to Kill

Corning's latest version of its tough Gorilla Glass is now tough on microbes, reports our Alfred Poor. Here's how antimicrobial Gorilla Glass works. Analysis ...
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How To Enable the Emoji Keyboard in Android 4.1 and Higher

There are a ton of Emoji apps available to amp up your emoticons. But devices like the Google Nexus 7 have the capability built right into the OS. Our Brian Burgess shows you how to enable the Emoji keyboard in Android 4.1 and higher.
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How to Change File Associations in Windows 8.1, Open Files From the Desktop

Irritated with not being able to open files from the desktop the way you used to? Our Brian Burgess was. In his latest How To gallery, he shows how to change file associations in Windows 8.1 -- so you can open files from the desktop the old-fashioned way and stay on that desktop you're used to. Say goodbye to the Windows Photo app ...
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Three Years of Sun in Three Minutes: NASA Video

NASA filmed the sun for three years straight. Here's the sun in three years in three minutes -- the video. Here's how NASA created the video, what space tech was required and where in the video you can catch comets, amazing flares and the Transit of Venus. Whoa.
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Tech Travelers: How Not To Be An Ugly American Geek

Traveling to Europe on business? Careful flashing that peace sign. It means something pretty disturbing to Brits. Here's how not to be an ugly American geek, gesture-wise anyway. It's the Hand Jive -- Top 7 Common American Hand Gestures That Can Get You In Trouble Abroad infographic. It's money.
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Jurassic Tech: Todd O’s Sony Mavica FD71 Circa 1998

This week, our Todd Ogasawara takes us back to 1998 -- when he had a floppy based, 10X optical zoom Sony digital camera way far ahead of its time. Check out those pics! Based in Honolulu, Todd's email is Follow him @toddogasawara
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Why You Should Root Your Phone: Eric Finkenbiner

Our Eric Finkenbiner, founding co-editor of our spin-off site, explains why you should root your phone. Let him count the ways.
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Digital Storytelling for Today’s Kids (Infographic)

What are kids reading these days? Can ebooks and "regular" books coexist? The answer is yes.
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Magisto for iOS, Android: Mash Up Videos for Sharing

Our featured app today is Magisto for iOS and Android. It lets you mash up your photos, audio and videos into a single, shareable video you can share on the mobile net and elsewhere.
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Netflix Comcast Deal: The Costs We Bear

Regarding the Netflix Comcast deal, a report is out that guesses at the cost of the content stream deal between the two and what that means to you. Telling.
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USDS and 18F To Help e-Government

The U.S. Digital Service (USDS) is an IT management firm that the White House just launched in hopes of bringing the U.S. government further into the tech age.
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A Game for Everyone: Activision Blizzard’s Big Fall-Winter Lineup

Activision Blizzard announces one heckuva lineup for gamers. Here's what's coming out this fall and winter.
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Teenagers Seek Out Online Courses

Who knew 70 percent of incoming UCLA freshmen took online courses on their own? Larry Press comments on a UCLA survey and the future of online courses.
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Workplace Bullying: Are You a Victim?

New research by IDG Connect shows that bullying is on the rise in Silicon Valley and other tech companies. David Michaelis takes a look.
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Back to School Spending: By the Numbers

Last year Deloitte asked Americans what they bought in the back to school season. The answers are a good predictor of how back to school spending looks now.
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How To Max Out Samsung Galaxy S5 Battery Life

Here's Rob Riley with more tips on the Samsung Galaxy S5. This time he recommends the best ways to extend Galaxy S5 battery life.
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Test Your Digital Quotient! Is It Better than a Six Year Old?

Did you measure your Digital Quotient lately? A new study shows six year olds and teens are much more fluid with technology than their older counterparts. David Michaelis comments.
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Freeware Friday: Better Open With for Android

aNewDomain — I always hate getting the “Complete action using …” dialog box when I’m trying to open a file. You get that dialog box because absolutely ever app that’s able to open your file will show up there. It doesn’t tell you what app is best for opening the file, though. Now there’s Android […]
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Ted Rall: Torturers Have It Hard, Too [toon]

Here's the latest cartoon from our Pulitzer finalist and political cartoonist, Ted Rall. May not be suitable for all audiences.
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The TWiT Brick House: My Visit to Podcast Mecca

Larry Press visits the TWiT studio, Brickhouse, in Petaluma, CA. Commentary and pictures on the show and host Leo Laporte.
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