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How To Train Your Brain With Games

Playing was encouraged when we were kids. It helped us learn things about the world—play helped us think and grow. So what happened? I’ll tell you: work. But you still need to challenge your brain to be your best. Bring back play and improve your gray matter with these three brain-building apps: Elevate: Your Personal [...]

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How To: Stop Videos From Automatically Playing in the Facebook App for iPhone

If you’re tired of scrolling down through your News Feed and having videos automatically start playing, the good news is: there’s a fix. While it may not seem like much, especially if you don’t watch the full video, letting these play can slowly but surely eat up your data allowance for the month if you’re [...]

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Finally, Coin Prepares to Ship Pre-Ordered Cards to Backers

Back in November 2013, I told you about a new product called Coin — a smart card that digitally “stores” your credit and debit card information and when you go to make a purchase, can be set to use any of your specified cards. It solves the issue of carrying multiple cards around in your [...]

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How To: Read Magazines for Free on Your Phone/Tablet at Any Airport

Entertaining yourself at an airport—and in the air—just got a whole lot easier…and lighter. Gone are the days when you had to bring reading material to keep your mind occupied during your travels. Now, there’s Inflight Reader, an app for iOS and Android devices. This free app recognizes when you’re in more than 550 airports across [...]

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Never Write a Text Message Again with This App

A few days ago, I told you about Ultratext, which allows you to create your own super–fun GIFs on the spot and send them in your text messages. Well, if you liked that, you’re going to love this app. See, the hardest thing about sending GIFs in messages is finding the right one, and that [...]

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$10 billion: The Cost to Buy Snapchat OR These 20 Unique, Rare Things Instead

$10 billion is the latest valuation floating around for Snapchat, the wildly popular instant messaging app for iOS and Android. That’s an unfathomable amount of money. Here are 20 things you could buy with $10 billion, instead of Snapchat, to help put that figure in perspective. Keep in mind: Snapchat is a less than three [...]

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This Smart Ring is a Nod in an Awesome Direction

We’ve talked about a lot of “smart” rings on this blog, but this one may actually top them all. Nod is an advanced gesture-control ring that allows you to engage objects with your movements, on command. It’s a universal controller, which means you can control phones, tablets, Google Glass, watches, home appliances, TVs, computers, and [...]

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With This App, Chat with Those Around You Without Saying a Word

Finally, a way to connect with the people you’re with—and not necessarily the people you know. Slight is an app available for iOS that allows for completely anonymous conversations with those around you. That’s right. No Facebook sign in, no log in name and password, no user accounts, no e-mail. You simply make comments that [...]

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It’s About Time You Start Sending Texts Like This

Text messaging is convenient, but no one could really say it was creative, per se—until now. Ultratext is taking the GIF to a whole new level by making it super easy and super fun to create your own GIF text messages. Hold on to your butts. Currently only for iOS, Ultratext is fast and colorful, [...]

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This Gadget Will Forever Change Dinner

Let’s be honest. Dinner is kind of a pain. You have to plan it, it takes time and energy, and after a long day of work, it’s the last thing most of us want to do. But what if you had a robotic sous-chef to help you out? That’s Mellow, the smart sous-vide cooking machine. [...]

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