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Winning Games, Losing Life

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If our society had a canary that fell silent when the air became noxious, it would be the young men trading a job and family...


  • SafetyNet members (L-R) Alex Steeves, Abdullah Mostafa, Suzana Vukovic, Thomas Le, and Herman Liao at the University of Ottawa on Nov. 20, 2016. (Rahul Vaidyanath/Epoch Times)

    Startup Weekend More Than Transforming Ideas Into Reality Quickly

    OTTAWA—Startup Weekend provides the water and sunlight from which a remarkable transformation takes place in about 48 hours. An exuberant and perhaps naïve individual with... Read more

  • A Colorado-based startup company called Boom has revealed a small-scale prototype of its high-speed passenger plane which has been described as a modern version of the Concorde. (AOL Screenshot)

    New Supersonic Jet Aims to Take You From New York to London in Under 4 Hours (Video)

    A Colorado-based startup company called Boom has revealed a small-scale prototype of its high-speed passenger plane which has been described as a modern version of... Read more

  • (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Twitter Suspends Several Alt-Right Accounts

        NEW YORK—Twitter has suspended the accounts of several prominent members of the so-called “alt-right” in an apparent crack down on accounts tied to... Read more

  • A Canadian flag flies at BlackBerry's headquarters in Waterloo. The Canadian tech sector could gain an edge over the U.S. in attracting talented immigrants. (The Canadian Press/Geoff Robins)

    Canada’s Tech Sector Expected to Get Boost From Trump Fears

    MONTREAL—Nervousness in Silicon Valley about Donald Trump’s election could give Canada’s technology sector a competitive edge if new labour restrictions ratchet up the war for... Read more

  • Vehicle automation is set to be rolled out in stages, starting with partially automated driving from 2016, highly automated driving from 2020, and fully automated systems available from 2025. (Courtesy of Continental)

    Is Self Driving Technology Already Making Us Safer?

    If you have not purchased a new car recently, talk about self-driving cars can sound like science fiction, even though much of the technology is already... Read more

  • The Twitter symbol appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on July 27, 2016.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Twitter Adds New Options to Curb Abuse, Harassment

        NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter, long criticized as a hotbed for online harassment, is expanding ways to curb the amount of abuse users... Read more

  • In this March 23, 2010, file photo, the Google logo is seen at the Google headquarters in Brussels. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)

    Google Also Gets Fooled by Fake Election News

    SAN FRANCISCO—Google’s search engine highlighted an inaccurate story claiming that President-elect Donald Trump won the popular vote in last week’s election, the latest example of... Read more

  • In this June 11, 2014, file photo, a man walks past a mural in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

    Facebook Glitch Made It Appear Some Users Had Died

    SAN FRANCISCO—Some Facebook users received an unsettling shock Friday, when an unexplained glitch caused the social networking service to post a notice that implied they... Read more

  • Sarine Technologies Ltd. employ puts a diamond in a machine that can instantly grade the clarity of polished diamonds in Ramat Gan, Israel on Nov. 10, 2016. The Israeli high-tech company says the development will bring new standards to a painstaking process that has long been subject to the whims of human subjectivity. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

    New Israeli Machine to Standardize Diamond Grading

    RAMAT GAN, Israel—An Israeli high-tech company has invented a machine that it says can instantly grade the clarity of polished diamonds—a development the company said... Read more

  • In this Oct. 5, 2016 file photo, the corporate logo of Samsung Electronics Co. is seen at its shop in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    Report of Different Samsung Phone Model Exploding

    PARIS—A Samsung phone user in France says her Galaxy J5 smartphone caught fire and exploded on Sunday. The model is different from the Galaxy Note... Read more

  • Employees walk past a logo of Samsung Group at the head office of Samsung C&T Corp. in Seoul, South Korea, on July 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    Samsung, After Phone Recall, Recalls 3M Washing Machines

    Nearly 3 million Samsung washing machines are being recalled in the U.S. following multiple injuries—including a broken jaw—due to “excessive vibration.” Samsung is the South... Read more

  • Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is a four-time MVP, who's also won two NBA titles. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    LeBron James Draws Halloween Costume Controversy

    LeBron James has elicited negative feedback after posting a picture on his Instagram page showing a friend in an O.J. Simpson costume. “OJ will be... Read more

  • Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveils the company's newest products, in Hawthorne, Calif., on April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

    Electric-Car Maker Tesla Plans to Sell Solar Roof Tiles Too

    Further broadening its reach beyond electric cars, Tesla Motors says it’s going to sell solar roof tiles that are customizable and meant to look like... Read more

  • The Apple Watch Nike Plus on display in New York on Oct. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Apple Double Downs on Running With Nike-Edition Smartwatch

    NEW YORK—Apple isn’t the first to add GPS functionality to a smartwatch, but it’s the first to make something that feels like a running watch... Read more

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products in Cupertino, CA., on Oct. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Apple Reveals New MacBook Features

      CUPERTINO, Calif.—Apple unveiled long-awaited updates to its Mac computers Thursday, aiming to spark consumer interest in a product line often overshadowed by newer gadgets... Read more

  • Michael Horowitz, from Chicago, checks out his new iPhone 7 Plus at the Apple Store on Michigan Avenue, in Chicago, in this file photo. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

    Blurring Effect Comes to iPhone 7 Plus With Software Update

    NEW YORK—Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus is getting a new camera capability—the blurring of backgrounds to focus attention on people or other objects in the foreground... Read more

  • SafetyNet members (L-R) Alex Steeves, Abdullah Mostafa, Suzana Vukovic, Thomas Le, and Herman Liao at the University of Ottawa on Nov. 20, 2016. (Rahul Vaidyanath/Epoch Times)

    Startup Weekend More Than Transforming Ideas Into Reality Quickly

    OTTAWA—Startup Weekend provides the water and sunlight from which a remarkable transformation takes place in about 48 hours. An exuberant and perhaps naïve individual with... Read more

  • A Colorado-based startup company called Boom has revealed a small-scale prototype of its high-speed passenger plane which has been described as a modern version of the Concorde. (AOL Screenshot)

    New Supersonic Jet Aims to Take You From New York to London in Under 4 Hours (Video)

    A Colorado-based startup company called Boom has revealed a small-scale prototype of its high-speed passenger plane which has been described as a modern version of... Read more

  • (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Twitter Suspends Several Alt-Right Accounts

        NEW YORK—Twitter has suspended the accounts of several prominent members of the so-called “alt-right” in an apparent crack down on accounts tied to... Read more

  • A Canadian flag flies at BlackBerry's headquarters in Waterloo. The Canadian tech sector could gain an edge over the U.S. in attracting talented immigrants. (The Canadian Press/Geoff Robins)

    Canada’s Tech Sector Expected to Get Boost From Trump Fears

    MONTREAL—Nervousness in Silicon Valley about Donald Trump’s election could give Canada’s technology sector a competitive edge if new labour restrictions ratchet up the war for... Read more

  • Vehicle automation is set to be rolled out in stages, starting with partially automated driving from 2016, highly automated driving from 2020, and fully automated systems available from 2025. (Courtesy of Continental)

    Is Self Driving Technology Already Making Us Safer?

    If you have not purchased a new car recently, talk about self-driving cars can sound like science fiction, even though much of the technology is already... Read more

  • The Twitter symbol appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on July 27, 2016.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Twitter Adds New Options to Curb Abuse, Harassment

        NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter, long criticized as a hotbed for online harassment, is expanding ways to curb the amount of abuse users... Read more

  • In this March 23, 2010, file photo, the Google logo is seen at the Google headquarters in Brussels. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)

    Google Also Gets Fooled by Fake Election News

    SAN FRANCISCO—Google’s search engine highlighted an inaccurate story claiming that President-elect Donald Trump won the popular vote in last week’s election, the latest example of... Read more

  • Sarine Technologies Ltd. employ puts a diamond in a machine that can instantly grade the clarity of polished diamonds in Ramat Gan, Israel on Nov. 10, 2016. The Israeli high-tech company says the development will bring new standards to a painstaking process that has long been subject to the whims of human subjectivity. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

    New Israeli Machine to Standardize Diamond Grading

    RAMAT GAN, Israel—An Israeli high-tech company has invented a machine that it says can instantly grade the clarity of polished diamonds—a development the company said... Read more

  • In this Oct. 5, 2016 file photo, the corporate logo of Samsung Electronics Co. is seen at its shop in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    Report of Different Samsung Phone Model Exploding

    PARIS—A Samsung phone user in France says her Galaxy J5 smartphone caught fire and exploded on Sunday. The model is different from the Galaxy Note... Read more

  • Employees walk past a logo of Samsung Group at the head office of Samsung C&T Corp. in Seoul, South Korea, on July 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    Samsung, After Phone Recall, Recalls 3M Washing Machines

    Nearly 3 million Samsung washing machines are being recalled in the U.S. following multiple injuries—including a broken jaw—due to “excessive vibration.” Samsung is the South... Read more

  • Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveils the company's newest products, in Hawthorne, Calif., on April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

    Electric-Car Maker Tesla Plans to Sell Solar Roof Tiles Too

    Further broadening its reach beyond electric cars, Tesla Motors says it’s going to sell solar roof tiles that are customizable and meant to look like... Read more

  • The Apple Watch Nike Plus on display in New York on Oct. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Apple Double Downs on Running With Nike-Edition Smartwatch

    NEW YORK—Apple isn’t the first to add GPS functionality to a smartwatch, but it’s the first to make something that feels like a running watch... Read more

  • (arcoss/iStock)

    Attacks on the Internet Keep Getting Bigger and Nastier

    NEW YORK—Could millions of connected cameras, thermostats and kids’ toys bring the internet to its knees? It’s beginning to look that way. On Friday, epic... Read more

  • Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveils the company's newest products, in Hawthorne, CA., on April 30, 2015.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

    Tesla CEO: Criticism of Self-Driving Cars Can Kill People

    DETROIT—Self-driving cars hold the promise of saving thousands of lives each year on U.S. roads. But does pointing out flaws with the technology effectively put... Read more

  • Lisa Gao, from Chicago, compares a new jet black iPhone 7 (R) with her iPhone 6 at an Apple Store in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

    Apple: Nearly 90 Percent of ‘Genuine’ Apple Products on Amazon Are Fake

    SAN FRANCISCO—Apple says it has been buying Apple products labeled as genuine on Amazon.com and has found nearly 90 percent of them to be counterfeit... Read more

  • A pilot demonstrates how a tablet inflight controls the Aurora Flight Sciences' Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automantion System (ALIAS), which is mounted in a Cessena Caravan aircraft at Manassas Airport in Manassas, Va., on Oct. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    Robot Pilots May Someday Fly Passenger and Cargo Planes

      MANASSAS, Va.—Think of it as the airborne cousin to the self-driving car: a robot in the cockpit to help human pilots fly passengers and... Read more

  • A man passes by Samsung Electronics Galaxy Note 7 smartphones at the company's shop in Seoul, South Korea, on Oct. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    Samsung Halts Sales of Galaxy Note 7 After New Troubles

    SAN FRANCISCO—Samsung says it’s halting sales of the star-crossed Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after a spate of fires involving new devices that were supposed to... Read more

  • (Goran Bogicevic/Shutterstock)

    Facebook Launches ‘Workplace’ a Business Version of Facebook

    NEW YORK (AP) — You probably already use Facebook at work. Now, Facebook is creating a separate version aimed at helping you do actual work... Read more

  • Yahoo, headquarters in the city of Sunnyvale in South Bay near San Francisco. (Lin Gao/Epoch Times)

    Report: Yahoo Secretly Scanned Customer Emails for the U.S. Government

    Yahoo used a custom software program to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for information on behalf of U.S. intelligence officials, according to a new... Read more

  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai during a product event in San Francisco on Oct. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Google Gets Aggressive With New Phones, Other Gadgets

    SAN FRANCISCO—Google launched an aggressive challenge to consumer electronics giants like Apple and Samsung on Tuesday, introducing a new line of smartphones called Pixel and... Read more

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products in Cupertino, CA., on Oct. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Apple Reveals New MacBook Features

      CUPERTINO, Calif.—Apple unveiled long-awaited updates to its Mac computers Thursday, aiming to spark consumer interest in a product line often overshadowed by newer gadgets... Read more

  • Michael Horowitz, from Chicago, checks out his new iPhone 7 Plus at the Apple Store on Michigan Avenue, in Chicago, in this file photo. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

    Blurring Effect Comes to iPhone 7 Plus With Software Update

    NEW YORK—Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus is getting a new camera capability—the blurring of backgrounds to focus attention on people or other objects in the foreground... Read more

  • The new Google Pixel phone is displayed next to a Daydream View virtual-reality headset (R) following a Google product event in San Francisco, on Oct. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Google’s Pixel Phone: Not Much New, but Still a Standout

    NEW YORK—Google’s ambitious new smartphone, the Pixel, doesn’t offer a lot that’s new. Yet it’s still one of the best out there. Google achieves that... Read more

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the new iPhone 7 during an event to announce new products Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Review: The iPhone 7 Is Just Fine, Even If It Doesn’t Wow

    By ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer TIBURON, Calif. (AP) — Apple’s new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are clearly improvements on their predecessors — even if... Read more

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the new iPhone 7 during an event to announce new products Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Apple Unveils iPhone 7 With Better Camera, No Headphone Jack

    SAN FRANCISCO—Apple’s latest iPhone may be more notable for what’s missing from previous models than what’s being added. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus unveiled... Read more

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    You Can Now Play With Your Pets While at Work, Thanks to This New Device

    Have you ever wanted to interact with your pet while they were home alone? Do you feel guilty leaving your best friend in solitude? Well there’s... Read more

  • This Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 photo shows Sphero's BB-8 droid toy in New York. The BB-8 is controlled with a smartphone or tablet app and responds to basic voice commands such as “wake up,” and “look around.” It’s just under 5-inches tall and makes cute little Droid sounds reminiscent of R2-D2. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)

    Star Wars BB-8 Droid Toy Now Reacts When Watching the Movie

    Smartphone app-controlled BB-8 toy by Sphero not only reacts to its surroundings and can be programmed through your phone, but now it can “watch” the... Read more

  • Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s ‘The Tower of Babel’ (1563). (Wikimedia Commons)

    Could the Language Barrier Actually Fall Within the Next 10 Years?

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful to travel to a foreign country without having to worry about the nuisance of communicating in a different language? In a... Read more

  • Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Chrome, speaks at Google's annual developer conference, Google I/O, in San Francisco on June 28, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Kimihiro Hoshino (KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/GettyImages)

    There’s a Secret Dinosaur Game in Your Chrome Browser

    Starbucks has a secret menu. Google Chrome has a secret dinosaur game.  When your Chrome browser can’t connect to the internet, the error page shows... Read more

  • In this Jan. 21, 2015 photo, Microsoft's Lorraine Bardeen demonstrates HoloLens headset during an event at the company's headquarters in Redmond, Wash. With the new HoloLens headset, Microsoft is offering real-world examples to show how you might use three-dimensional digital images, or holograms, in daily life. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Microsoft HoloLens Headset to Ship to Developers on March 30

    Microsoft announced it will start to ship its HoloLens augmented reality headset to developers on March 30. The device, which scans the user’s surroundings and... Read more

  • Samsung Galaxy S7. (Zach Epstein, BGR)

    Everything You Need to Know About Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

    Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are finally official after more than a month of leaks and rumors. As is often the case, the... Read more

  • reflex-display

    This Flexible Smartphone Display Might Be the Future of Mobile Computing

    Researchers from the Queen’s University Human Media Lab recently unveiled the ReFlex, a smartphone prototype featuring a flexible and surprisingly functional display. By combining a... Read more

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    This Is the Best Smartphone Case for Taking Selfies

    Selfie sticks are great for those times when you want to snap a photo of yourself. Unfortunately, they are far from convenient. The gadget is... Read more

  • A promoter display one of the latest smart phones from ZTE, the Blade L2, using the OS Android 4.4 KitKat platform, during its launch in Singapore on Aug. 13, 2014. (Roslan
Rahman/AFP/Getty Images; effects added by Epoch Times)

    The Facebook App Really Is Killing Your Android’s Performance

    Do you feel that your Android’s is getting slower and slower to use? You’re not alone. It’s been long rumored that Facebook is a major... Read more

  • Bruin and Willie Bergmeester riding their new invention, the Lopifit

    Would You Travel to Work on One of These?

    This is the Lopifit. It’s not an electric bike, it’s not a scooter, it’s not a treadmill. It’s all three combined.   Meet the inventor of... Read more

  • In this Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, file photo, the new Google Pixel C tablet is on display during a Google event, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

    Boost Your Laptop’s Graphics Power With Razer Core

    Before CES, I hadn’t thought about Razer too much. They make gaming stuff and I don’t have much time for gaming. I certainly don’t need... Read more

  • A screen shot of the popular WhatsApp smartphone application is seen after a court in Brazil ordered cellular service providers nationwide to block the application for two days in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on December 17, 2015.   (YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

    How to Read a WhatsApp Message Without Triggering the Blue Tick

    If you ever wanted to read someone’s WhatsApp messages without letting them know that you read it, there’s an easy way to do so. WhatsApp... Read more

  • An icon for the Google Maps app is seen on an Apple iPhone 4S on December 13, 2012 in Fairfax, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    iPhone: Developer Program Allows Users to Remove Default Apps From Device, Report Says

    Honestly, we’re pretty shocked at the news we’re about to share: there is now an official way to hide Apple’s default iOS apps on an... Read more

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    A Quick Look at Google’s Hybrid Tablet Pixel C

    So it’s official, the laptop replacement tablet has become a proper part of the consumer electronics market. It started with Microsoft and the Surface and... Read more

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, file photo, Panos Panay, Microsoft vice president for Surface Computing, shows a new Lumia 950 phone during a presentation, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Review: Ditch Your PC, If You’re Willing to Suffer a Little

    NEW YORK—Plenty of people do all their Facebooking, YouTubing, Web surfing and whatnot on mobile devices. But not everyone. Lots of us still rely on... Read more

  • Google now has the unenviable task of redoing all iterations of its old logo. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    10 Google Apps and Services You Had No Idea You Needed

    Google is a search company. It’s an advertising company. It’s a mobile company, a futuristic R&D lab and even, perhaps, an automaker. Google is a... Read more

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    How to Get Rid of Microsoft’s Windows 10 Lock Screen Advertisements

    In case you needed more proof that nothing is really ever free, check your Windows 10 computer. It might be showing you advertisements that you... Read more

  • New models of the iPhone 6s are seen displayed during an Apple media event in San Francisco, California on September 9, 2015. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

    10 Hidden iPhone Features That’ll Help You Get the Most out of Your Phone

    There is nothing in your life as close to you as your iPhone that is so tragically underutilized. It’s a sad truth that even the... Read more

  • A woman navigates through the Google Play store in Chinese on her Smartphone in New York on Sept. 6. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    How to Recover Uninstalled Android Apps in Google Play

    Google Play has over 19 million apps. That’s right, 19 million. With so many apps it can be a bit tricky if you are looking... Read more

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    Now You Can Get Gmail’s Best Features Even If You Don’t Have a Gmail Account

    Are you a longtime Outlook or Yahoo user who regularly feels envy over some of the cool features you can get in Gmail? Well worry not,... Read more

  • Journalists take a look at Google's newest smartphone nexus 6 during a media preview in New York on October 29, 2014. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

    Secret Settings That Make Any Android Phone Feel Twice as Fast

    The annual Mobile World Congress trade show is less than a week away, which means we’re about to be introduced to some of the most... Read more

  • A laptop computer screen in Beijing shows the homepage of Google.cn, 26 January 2006, after Google agreed to censor websites and content banned by the Beijing regime. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

    4 Ways to Secure Your Google Account

    Your Google account has access to all of Google services, including sensitive services like Gmail, Google Photos and Google Drive. So the protection of your... Read more

  • The new 11-inch MacBook Air is displayed at the new Apple Store during a media preview on October 21, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

    20 OS X Keyboard Shortcuts That Will Make Your Life Easier

    While there are plenty of great tips out there detailing how to get the most out of your iPhone, there aren’t many primers on how... Read more

  • The new Motorola Razr HD smartphone is displayed at the launch of three new smartphones under the Razr brand that will become available for Verizon customers in New York City on Sept. 5, 2012. The new phones, the Droid Razr HD, the Razr M and the Razr Maxx HD, will all use Google's Android operating system. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Simple Tips for Making Your Android Phone More Secure

    Google knows Android has a reputation for not being the most secure platform around, which may be why it decided this week to help out... Read more

  • Journalists take a look at Google's newest smartphone nexus 6 during a media preview in New York on October 29, 2014. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

    Speed up Your Android Phone With This Free App

    Despite their octa-core processors and tons of RAM, even the best Android phones in the world still aren’t as fast as Apple’s dual-core iPhone 6s... Read more

  • (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

    How to Find Any App for Your iPhone Instantly

    The beauty of the industry leading third-party app ecosystem Apple has created surrounding its iOS platform is that there are hundreds of thousands of apps that... Read more

  • Google now has the unenviable task of redoing all iterations of its old logo. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    How to Get 2GB of Free Cloud Storage From Google Right Now

    In celebration of Safer Internet Day, which is something that you’d probably never heard of before today, Google is giving all of its users a chance... Read more

  • (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

    5 Hidden iPhone Features You Didn’t Know About

    We recently published an article titled “25 hidden iPhone features that are really, truly hidden” and it was one of our most popular iPhone posts... Read more

  • A member of the Israeli startup StoreDot demonstrates a bio-organic charger system which they are developing that can recharge a smartphone battery in just 30 seconds at their laboratory in the Tel Aviv on April 9, 2014. (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images; effects added by Epoch Times)

    Simple Way to Improve Your iPhone’s Battery Performance by 15%

    It can’t be said enough: Uninstalling the Facebook app does some wonderful things for your phone. Last week we pointed to some tests that showed... Read more

  • Developer James Bruce uses a Nexus 7 at Google's Developers Conference on June 27, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Mathew Sumner/Getty Images)

    5 of the Best Office Apps for Android

    When it’s time for serious work on a mobile device, you’ll often need an office suite app to create and edit your files on the... Read more

  • Developer James Bruce uses a Nexus 7 at Google's Developers Conference on June 27, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Mathew Sumner/Getty Images)

    6 Awesome Apps You Can Only Find on Android

    I switched to the iPhone as my primary phone last fall but there are still a lot of things that I really miss about Android... Read more

  • An icon for the Google Maps app is seen on an Apple iPhone 4S on December 13, 2012 in Fairfax, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Top 5 Email Apps for Your iPhone

    There are a few cases where a pre-installed iPhone app made by Apple is the best tool for a particular job, but the Mail app... Read more

  • Android 5.1 Lollipop was released this week for most Google Nexus devices, including the Nexus 6, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10.  (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

    How to Stop Android Apps From Running in the Background

    Among the most solicited and most popular Android tools, the one that almost everyone has in their devices is one that will stop apps from... Read more

  • Nexus 6. (BGR)

    2 Ways to Block the Volume Buttons on Android

    It’s something that happens all the time, and surely it has happened to you with your Android device: The volume button changes by itself or... Read more

  • An attendee inspects the new Nexus 5X phone during a Google media event on September 29, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    6 Ways Android Beats iPhone 6S

    On Thursday, I published a piece titled 8 reasons I still can’t leave the iPhone and switch to Android, in which I discussed what I... Read more

  • In this June 11, 2014, file photo, a man walks past a mural in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

    Facebook Glitch Made It Appear Some Users Had Died

    SAN FRANCISCO—Some Facebook users received an unsettling shock Friday, when an unexplained glitch caused the social networking service to post a notice that implied they... Read more

  • Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is a four-time MVP, who's also won two NBA titles. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    LeBron James Draws Halloween Costume Controversy

    LeBron James has elicited negative feedback after posting a picture on his Instagram page showing a friend in an O.J. Simpson costume. “OJ will be... Read more

  • Erian Thompson was reported missing by Queensland Police, but was found in her bedroom. (Facebook/ Erian Thompson)

    Missing Australian Teen Found After Responding to Police Facebook Post

    An Australian teen who was reported missing on Sept. 18 has been found after revealing her whereabouts on Facebook. As Queensland police sought the public’s... Read more

  • A woman types on the keyboard of her laptop computer in Beijing on Jan. 7, 2010. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

    How to Maximize and Harness the Art of Blogging

    In today’s ever-changing world the amount of information or content published via blogs is the millions on a daily basis, according to Worldometers.info. Once upon... Read more

  • The Facebook logo displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia on May 16, 2012. Facebook says it’s cracking down on online gun sales, with a new policy that bars private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world’s largest social network, on Jan. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Facebook Knows If You’re Liberal, Conservative, or Moderate

    Facebook apparently has its own determination for users’ political leanings, based on their activity on the website: liberal, conservative, or moderate. This information was made... Read more

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    Social Media Stunts Children’s Morality, Say Parents

    Children are learning more anger and hostility, and less fairness and humility through social media, concerned parents say.  More than half of U.K. parents think popular... Read more

  • Diamond Reynolds, girlfriend of Philando Castile, speaks to a crowd during a memorial on July 7th, 2016. Castile was shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic stop in Minnesota, USA, and Reynolds streamed what happened live on Facebook. (Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

    Citizen Journalism Empowered by New Social Media Tools

      It may be inside a protest rally, or in front of a deadly shooting. Smartphones, video and social media are empowering citizens to tell their... Read more

  • Kalyn Chapman James posted a video on Facebook, describing the Dallas shooting suspect as a "martyr." (Facebook video/screenshot)

    First Black Miss Alabama Kalyn Chapman James Makes Controversial Comments on Dallas Shooting

    The first black Miss Alabama, Kalyn Chapman James, is under fire for describing the man who shot five Dallas police officers as a “martyr.” In... Read more

  • This image provided by the State Department shows an image of a teddy bear with Arabic writing saying Islamic State "slaughters childhood," "kills innocence," "lashes purity," and "humiliates children." The Islamic State's Twitter traffic has plunged 45 percent in the past two years, the Obama administration says, as the U.S. and its allies have countered messages of jihadi glorification with a flood of online images and statements about suffering and enslavement at the hands of the extremist organization. (State Department via AP)

    Islamic State’s Twitter Traffic Drops Amid US Efforts

    WASHINGTON—The Islamic State’s Twitter traffic has plunged 45 percent in the past two years, the Obama administration says, as the U.S. and its allies have... Read more

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    Facebook’s Latest News Feed Tweak: This Time, It’s Personal

    NEW YORK—Facebook has once again tweaked the formula it uses to decide what people will see in their news feed — and this time, it’s... Read more

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    Social Media Erupts as Lionel Messi Says He Will Retire

    After missing a penalty kick and losing the Copa America final at the Metlife Stadium in New Jersey on June 26, soccer superstar Lionel Messi... Read more

  • Democrat members of Congress, including Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., (C) and Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn. as they participate in sit-down protest seeking a a vote on gun control measures on the floor of the House on Capitol Hill on June 22.  (Rep. Chillie Pingree via AP)

    Social Media Boosts Democrats at House Sit-In, but Will It Impact Gun Control?

    The Democrats’ sit-in overnight on Wednesday, June 22, looked successful on social media, but is unlikely to impact gun control before the election, say experts. ... Read more

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    Navy Veteran Receives Apology Note After Being Shamed for Parking in Vets-Only Space

    A veteran who found a note on her windshield saying she should “learn to read & have some respect” after she parked in a designated veteran’s... Read more

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    Why Has Microsoft Paid $26B for Business Networking Platform LinkedIn?

    Many people will have heard of LinkedIn: the social networking site aimed at professionals looking for a platform for business networking. Many more will have... Read more

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    Social Media Is Changing Our Digital News Habits—but to Varying Degrees in US and UK

    Digital technology has dramatically reshaped the news and media industries in the past decade. We’ve left behind a world where established news brands could rely... Read more

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    Woman Keeps Homeless Man’s Cart Safe After He Collapses

    Dana Lee Calabrese of Hollywood, California, was walking to dinner on April 30 when suddenly a homeless man collapsed in the middle of the street—right... Read more

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    Facebook Unveils Global Suicide Prevention Tool, Will Review Concerning Posts

    As people mirror their lives through social media more and more, Facebook is trying to use its vast reach to help stem the tide of suicides beleaguering... Read more

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    Russian Hacker Tries to Sell 33 Million Twitter Accounts, 123456 Is Most Popular Password

    Almost 33 million Twitter accounts have been hacked and the data posted online for sale, according to leakedsource.com. The data was posted on dark web, closed-off... Read more

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    Muhammad Ali: Mourning Another Great in the Age of Social Media

    iaIn their 1998 song Destiny Calling, British indie band James combined a satirical glance at the contemporary nature of media celebrity with a sense of... Read more

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    Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter, Pinterest Hacked—LinkedIn Leak or Weak Password to Blame?

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had his Twitter and Pinterest accounts hacked on Sunday, June 5. A post appeared on Zuckerberg’s Twitter account (@finkd) on Sunday reading... Read more

  • A board forbidding to play the 'Pokemon Go' app inside the "Citadelle" military area in Lille, northern France, on August 16, 2016. The global Pokemon Go craze has prompted a slew of complaints, from memorial sites arguing it's disrespectful to play there, to whole countries imposing a ban on the smart phone game. (PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Pokemon No: Can a Place Declare the Game Off-Limits?

    The global Pokemon Go craze has prompted a slew of complaints, from memorial sites arguing it’s disrespectful to play there to whole countries imposing a... Read more

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    Iowa Football Player Recounts Moment He Looked Up From Pokemon GO and Saw 4 Police Guns Pointing at Him

    An Iowa football player says he was “fearing for his life” when he came face to face with five police officers—four of them with guns... Read more

  • Eric Lee displays the game Pokemon Go on his cellphone on July 13, 2016 in San Gabriel, California where he and friends were playing at the San Gabriel Mission, one of a number of landmarks across communities in southern California which can serve as gathering point for people playing the game. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

    Pokemon GO Causes Havoc as Players Trip Over Augmented Reality

    The booming success of Pokemon GO might be a relief to parents who want their kids to get outdoors more. But the mobile video game... Read more

  • Pokemon Go is displayed on a cell phone in Los Angeles on Friday, July 8, 2016. Just days after being made available in the U.S., the mobile game Pokemon Go has jumped to become the top-grossing app in the App Store. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

    Pokemon Go Creators Say Coding Error That Gave Company Access to Emails Will Be Fixed

    The developers behind Pokémon Go are fixing a bug that gave the game far too much access to users’ Google accounts. Currently, the bug appears during the user... Read more

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    Pokemon GO Can Be a Dangerous Exercise for Distracted Players

    The booming success of Pokemon GO might be a relief to parents who want their kids to get outdoors more. But it might not be the... Read more

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    Nintendo Pushes Back Launch of Newest Gaming Console

    Nintendo has pushed back it’s release of its newest gaming console.  In their 2015/2016 financial report, the iconic gaming company mentioned that March 2017 will... Read more

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    ‘Final Fantasy IX’ Is Now Available on Steam

    “Final Fantasy IX” is now available on your PC. Get your wallets out, it’s time for some classic role-playing! “All Aboard the Hilda Garde everyone!” said... Read more

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    Rumors of a Sony PlayStation 4.5 Circulate. Good Idea or Bad?

    Sony Corporation might possibly be working on an upgraded edition of the company’s latest console, the PlayStation 4 (PS4).  According to Kotaku, game developer sources have... Read more

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    Sony Announces Pre-Order Date for PlayStation VR and Its Premier Bundle

    Sony Corporation released a launch bundle for its PlayStation Virtual Reality (PS VR)—and it’s available for pre-order. On March 18, just three days after it picked October 2016... Read more

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    UPDATE: Microsoft Enables ‘Cross-Network’ Play for Xbox Live

    Microsoft has made a big announcement that could pave the way for the future of gaming.  In a statement released on March 14, Director of ID@Xbox Chris... Read more

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    J.J. Abrams Confirms ‘Half-Life’ and ‘Portal’ Movies Are in Development

    Sci-fi Director J.J. Abrams has confirmed that he is producing films inspired by the video games “Half-Life” and “Portal” and that they are “in development.” In an... Read more

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    Diablo III Players Discover New ‘Cow Level’

    Blizzard brought back the “cow level” in the latest “Diablo III” patch, but it’s for a limited time only. In the original “Diablo,” there was a joke... Read more

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    Secret ‘Mortal Kombat’ Arcade Menus Discovered 20 Years Later

    The first three “Mortal Kombat” arcade games have secret menus, according to a YouTube user—20 years after the games were released. The uploader, YourMKArcadeSource, who goes by... Read more

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27:  Tristan, aged 2, holds a 'Nerf Rapidstrike CS-18' toy gun in Hamleys toy shop on June 27, 2013 in London, England. The gun, which retails for 50 GBP and has a range of 75 feet, is included in Hamleys' predictions for the top selling toys for Christmas 2013.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

    This New Nerf Gun Can Shoot at 68 Miles Per Hour

    At the New York Toy Fair, the toy company Hasbro unveiled its latest line of foam dart guns, including the Nerf Khaos, which has a... Read more

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    Crash Bandicoot Is Being Revived by Sony, Reports Say

    It appears as though Sony will revive the Crash Bandicoot video game franchise. The company hasn’t made a formal announcement, but NECA Toys’ toy director... Read more

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    5 Windows 10 Games That You Should Definitely Try

    Windows 10 app store has a decent range of games that are really good for almost any user who wants to play occasionally. The good... Read more

  • The Nintendo logo is seen on the final day of the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo, in Los Angeles, California June 13, 2013. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

    Nintendo to Launch New Portable Game Console Later This Year

    Nintendo is expected to launch a new portable gaming device in 2016, according to a statement from IHS senior principal analyst Hiroshi Hayase on Thursday. This console... Read more

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    What to Expect of the Online Global Gambling Industry in 2016

    The online gaming business has quickly grown over the past few years into a successful multi-billion-dollar industry. The activity of wagering money or something of... Read more

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    There’s been scant details about the Nintendo NX, the next console from the company, but in the lead-up to the E3 conference in June, more... Read more

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    Duke Nukem Games Getting Removed from GOG, Now Being Sold for Dirt Cheap

    Classic Duke Nukem games, including the first Duke Nukem, Duke Nukem II, Duke Nukem 3D, and Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project are being offered for dirt... Read more

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