All posts tagged "gadgets"

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    Skype Is Awful for Text Chat. Use Telegram Instead

    Skype is more than just voice and video chat: it contains text chat, too. Unfortunately, it’s incredibly unreliable, and only getting worse. None of my friends use it anymore–everyone’s switched to Telegram, which always works properly. Microsoft has wasted its time by rewriting the Skype client over and over instead of fixing the core problem. Skype...

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    May garden checklist

     (Paintbox Garden/Houzz) Traces of winter have all but disappeared by May; the last frost dates have usually...

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    Do I Need an Amazon Echo to Use Alexa?

    Amazon has gone into overdrive promoting their powerful and popular voice assistant Alexa, but most people don’t realize: Alexa is more than just the Amazon Echo. What Alexa Is (And Isn’t) To better understand where you can and cannot use Alexa, it’s useful to separate the software and hardware elements. In short, Alexa...

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    PERFECT POLICE TOOL University of North Texas builds drug-sniffing car

     (University of North Texas) Guido Verbeck’s team at the University of North Texas started out last year...

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    Two-faced Ford Mustang

    Visitors to the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum can now take an especially innovative trip through...

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    Court: Slipknot bassist's child born after he died can sue for loss of companionship

    FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2005 file photo, Paul Gray from the group Slipknot arrives for...

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    How to Use the Nest Thermostat to Cool Your House Based on Humidity

    When the air conditioner is running during the summer, it may not necessarily be functioning in a way that optimizes your home’s humidity level. With the Nest Thermostat, you can tell your air conditioner to cool your house based on the humidity level, so your house doesn’t feel like a Florida swamp. Most...

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    Major woes for Subway

    Can the once popular sandwich chain survive in the modern era of fast casual foods? (AP) Subway is...

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    Krispy Kreme offers new treat

    Would you rather eat your coffee than chug it? (Krispy Kreme) You can now get your coffee in...

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    How to View Your Nest Thermostat’s Usage History

    If you’re curious about how often your heat or air conditioning is on throughout the day, you can actually look at your Nest’s usage history to see when things were running, as well as see what the temperature was set it at a particular time during the day. Normally, if you wanted to see...

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