How to open RAR files

Although you are more likely to encounter a ZIP file than a RAR file in your everyday activities, both are great at compressing files. However, RARs have numerous advantages over ZIP files, offering everything from a higher level of compression, to comprehensive support for error recovery. But that is no good if you don’t know […]

Emerging Tech

The best drones under $500

For years, consumer drones were essentially separated into two groups. There are the super-cheap (and also super flimsy) drones that will fly for about five minutes on a full charge, and then the more hardcore-oriented drones that cost upward of $ 1,000, but are fully stocked with all the features you’d want including HD camera, […]


The best instant cameras of 2018

Fujifilm Instant film photography has had a rough decade or two with the advent of smartphones and more affordable point-and-shoot cameras. Still, though, it persists in various formats from two notable companies, Fujifilm and Polaroid Originals (previously known as the Impossible Project, the company that singlehandedly kept the Polaroid brand from fading into oblivion). To […]

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Google Deletes 39 YouTube Channels Linked to Iranian Influence Operation

Google Deletes 39 YouTube Channels Linked to Iranian Influence Operation ImageGoogle said “relevant videos” on the 39 YouTube channels that it deleted had 13,466 total views in the United States.CreditCreditJosh Edelson/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Daisuke Wakabayashi Aug. 23, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — Two days after Facebook revealed far-reaching Iranian and Russian disinformation campaigns […]


The best GameCube games of all time

The GameCube occupies a special place in Nintendo history. Released in 2001, the square box — complete with a lunch pail style handle — cemented Nintendo as a hardware manufacturer unafraid of taking risks in the face of stiff competition from Sony and Microsoft. Its quirky controller made the N64’s boomerang pad seem bland, and, […]

Gears & Gadgets

Running Windows 95 in an “app” is a dumb stunt that makes a good point

Enlarge Felix Rieseberg A silly new app has been doing the rounds this week: Windows 95 as a standalone application. Running on Windows, macOS, and Linux, the Windows 95 “app” combines Electron (a framework for building desktop applications using JavaScript and other Web technology) with an existing x86 emulator written in JavaScript. The emulator can […]

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Profile: In ‘Small Fry,’ Steve Jobs Comes Across as a Jerk. His Daughter Forgives Him. Should We?

ImageWhat Lisa Brennan-Jobs wants readers to know is this: Steve Jobs rejected his daughter for years, but that daughter has absolved him.CreditCreditFrances F. Denny for The New York Times SectionsSkip to contentSkip to site index Profile In ‘Small Fry,’ Steve Jobs Comes Across as a Jerk. His Daughter Forgives Him. Should We? Lisa Brennan-Jobs has […]

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31 plastic bottles and some algae is practically all this backpack is made from

[embedded content] Like any person with a functioning conscience, we care about saving the environment. If we can help save the environment while also looking totally stylish, then that’s a nice bonus. Thanks to a new Kickstarter campaign from sustainable designers Tentree, we can now comfortably do both. Tentree has launched the Mobius, a multifunctional […]


The best smartphones of 2018

Smartphones are perhaps the most personal tech we own. That’s why it’s super important to pick the phone that’s best for your needs. There are many factors to consider, from design and operating system to security and durability. We consider every aspect of the smartphone to determine whether it’s a good buy for you, or if […]