11 hidden features in Android 6.0 Marshmallow



Every release of Android brings with it improvements and fixes, many of which make your phone more secure from hackers and add new, useful features. Some are easy to spot and others not so much

Though Android N is on the horizon, that doesn’t mean Android 6.0 Marshmallow is on its way out. If you still haven’t updated to Marshmallow (assuming your device supports it), now is as good a time as ever.

With our help, you’ll be able to unlock more from your Android phone running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Here are 11 hidden features in Google’s latest mobile operating system you may not have known about. Read more…

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The Apple Watch: Year One



This week was the official one-year anniversary of the Apple Watch. I’ve owned one for almost all of that time, and — like many tech journalists and gadget commentators — I believe it’s worth reflecting on what the Apple Watch has meant to the tech world, the wearables category, and Apple.

I didn’t actually get my Apple Watch until May 5. The reasons for that 11-day delay have to do with poor band choices and a a big chunk of FOMO, but 51 weeks is still enough time to write a reflective analysis.

Let’s talk about apps

A lot of us thought apps would end up making or breaking the Apple Watch. A year later, I have to admit that I use very few non-native apps on the Apple Watch. Read more…

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This group wants to replace ads on the Tube with cat pictures



LONDON — Imagine a world in which you didn’t have to go on the Internet to see pictures of cats — they were right there in front of your face on your daily commute.

One group in London dreams of making this utopia a reality. The Citizens Advertising Takeover Service (CATS) is raising money to replace every ad in a London Underground station with pictures of cats.

“Wouldn’t it be great not to worry about the holiday we can’t afford, the car we don’t need, or the body we don’t have? Imagine a world where public spaces made you feel good,” the group writes on its Kickstarter page. 

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3 home workout programs, since ClassPass got expensive



It’s not just your muscles that will hurt, but your wallet as well. 

ClassPass, the New York-based monthly gym membership that enabled gym goers to go to “unlimited” fitness classes for a set price, announced Wednesday that its prices are going up. Way up. 

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According to Business Insider, members who currently pay $125 were notified they would now be asked to pay $190 per month. New customers will have to pay $200 for ClassPass’ unlimited package. 

Fear not, because you have options. There are plenty of classes available so you can work out without even leaving your home — and with a much smaller membership fee. Read more…

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Mark Zuckerberg’s dog masters the art of camouflage in glorious new photos



Mark Zuckerberg’s dog may be a public figure, but he’s also great at blending in.

In fact, Beast Zuckerberg (who, despite his appearance, is not a mop) has all but mastered the art of camouflage.

On Friday, Zuckerberg shared three photos of Beast “blending in around the house,” leading us to conclude that Beast might be part chameleon.

If you don’t pay enough attention, you could definitely trip over Beast on this fluffy rug.

And, finally, there’s this time-honored question: Is this a mop or a Hungarian sheepdog? Read more…

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Justin Bieber finally shaved off his dreads and the world is better for it



Red alert, everyone. Justin’s dreads are gone and all is right in the world.

The pop music star posted a few pictures on Twitter and Instagram of his freshly shorn head.

The buzzcut happened soon after his concert in Washington, D.C. on Friday night. 

Recently, Bieber had received some criticism for his blonde dreadlocks. He responded to his haters on Instagram by saying, very maturely, “if u r not weird I don’t like you.” We’re guessing he’s sorry now.

While many of his fans feel the change is so much better than the dreads, others are in mourning for Justin’s blonde tresses. Read more…

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Chevy’s Camaro SS can wirelessly charge a phone… while doing donuts



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The Camaro nameplate is about a synonymous with American muscle as NASA is with space travel and the Twinkie is with indestructibility.

With the sixth-generation Camaro, though, Chevy has massaged more into the iconic pony car than just burliness. Chevy furnished it with lots of technology, too.

To underscore that point, here are just a few tech treats offered on the SS: It can be a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that supports up to seven devices. It can run Apple CarPlay on its 8-inch touchscreen display. And, of course, it also includes an inductive wireless charging mat for your smartphoneWhat’s more, that list doesn’t begin to touch on the performance technology available in the Camaro SS as well.  Read more…

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The weirdly upsetting thing you’ve never noticed about Taylor Swift’s arms



On Friday, April 29, at approximately 1:43 p.m. I discovered the ugly truth behind Taylor Swift’s appendages. 

The pop-star uses her lithe arms to entrap her squad members in uncomfortable, subservient poses. Why? Ask the Illuminati. 

But, just maybe, her arms are aliens who hold her friends hostage.

But seriously, almost every picture of Swift — and I mean the “candid” images, not weird magazine shoots that require models to pose with guitars behind their heads — show the singer wrapping her 6 ft. limbs into incredibly awkward positions.  Read more…

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This dog can’t help but dance every time it hears the banjo



Some pups like rock ‘n’ roll, other dogs like something a little more classical. 

Not this dog — he likes to jam out to the smooth sound of the banjo.

The dog in the background, however, clearly doesn’t appreciate bluegrass. 

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Why the NRA hates smart guns

smart-gun With yet another push from President Obama to revive initiatives to develop “smart gun” technology, it’s time to once again revisit the issue. The most common question I got in response to my previous piece on smart guns is, “why is the NRA so opposed to smart guns?” The NRA’s official position is that they don’t care one way or the other about smart… Read More

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