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You might not actually need a new computer. Try these upgrades first.

We all know our computers have limited shelf lives—otherwise everyone would still be rocking desktops from the days of Windows 95. But when exactly does that machine get so old and sluggish that you need to replace it? Good news: There might still be life in your current computer. You just need to improve the aging hardware’s speed and reliability ... Read More »

Five to Try: Hamilton’s official app takes its shot, and Framed 2 revives the comic caper

It’s that time of the week again: Time to fill up your Android phone with the latest and greatest new Play Store releases, and we have some great picks to share in our Five to Try column. The official Hamilton app serves as both a fun tie-in to the hit Broadway musical and also an ideal way to get yourself into the show ... Read More »

Rockets try out high-tech gadgets in practice

The Rockets experimented with several pieces of technology at Tuesday’s practice, from barely dabbling in some to wearing tracking devices throughout the practice. Several players went through ball-handling, pass-catching and shooting drills while wearing strobe goggles that allow vision in brief flashes to promote hand-eye coordination and simulate a defender blocking a view of the ball or basket. “When shooting, ... Read More »

Five to Try: Bohemian Rhapsody goes VR, and Family Guy and Futurama wage card combat

When you think of Queen’s iconic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” what pops to mind?Wayne’s World? Maybe next time your brain will go to vivid virtual reality, as Google just released the mesmerizing Bohemian Rhapsody Experience app for Cardboard VR. It leads our latest batch of new Android app and game recommendations, all of which are focused on fun and entertainment. Also new ... Read More »

Vivek Choudhary bags first position in CS 2016

The results of the Company Secretaries (CS) executive programme (old and new syllabus) were declared by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) on Thursday. Vivek Choudhary, a 21-year-old student, has bagged the first position in the examination with flying colours. ‘There was nothing planned’ “The feeling of seeing the word ‘Pass’ on the mark sheet is a very ... Read More »

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Google giveth, and then it taketh away. The latest casualty to undergo the Mountain View culling is the Device Assist app, which was built to offer quick tips, troubleshooting suggestions, and quick access to Google support. Now when you fire up the app you’ll see a notice that it’s going away under the Detected Issues section. Touch the card and ... Read More »

Five to Try: Opera VPN secures your web browsing, and Riptide GP: Renegade revs up

We’re nearing the end of summer, and whether you plan on enjoying the warm weather outside or curling up on the couch this weekend, you should make sure you’ve got some cool new apps and games on your phone. This week’s Five to Try column is headed up by Opera VPN, a free service that lets you get around regional ... Read More »

Five to Try: Reigns makes you king for a day, while Disney Mix delivers tween-friendly chat

Tired of using the same old apps and games, week in and week out? Well, that’s what our Five to Try column is designed to fix, as we spotlight new Android releases worth a look. Our latest entry is headlined by Reigns, a clever king simulation that uses a Tinder-like interface to let you quickly swipe through consequential decisions. Add ... Read More »

Five to Try: Rio 2016 keeps you immersed in the Olympics, and Mobius: Final Fantasy arrives

If your plans for the weekend revolve around a couch, the TV, and as much Olympics coverage as your eyes can handle, then you’re in luck: the official Rio 2016 app is here to help guide your days ahead. And the rest of the apps can also be enjoyed amidst that comfy cocoon of air-conditioned bliss… or anywhere else, really. ... Read More »

Nest throws its support behind Amazon Echo and reportedly won’t try to compete

Mar 3, 2016 10:16 AM Nest and Amazon seem to be putting their differences aside and to enable their connected-home products to work with one another. In a blog posting today, Nest founder Matt Rogers announced that in few weeks, Nest thermostat users will be able to set the temperature through Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, which is available on the ... Read More »