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Give Chrome a Google Now-Inspired New Tab Page

A new Chrome extension brings additional information and functionality to the browser’s standard new tab page, giving it a fresh, yet familiar new look . New Tab Page for Chrome is a redesign of Google’s simple “New Tab” page layout, which gives users a dedicated search bar with a voice search option, as well as ...

Bypass Online Video Region Locks with Media Hint

No matter where you’re located, you’re bound to run into online region-locked content. Amateur videos are generally accessible to anyone on the web through streaming services such as YouTube and Vimeo, but professional content such as movies and television shows will often times be locked to the country or region from which it’s produced. This ...

Quick Tip: Resist the Snooze Button by Setting Your Alarm Later

If you’ve ever fallen victim to the snooze button, you’ll know that it often leads to an endless cycle of unsatisfying 10-minute naps. In fact, by hitting the snooze button, you’re most likely making yourself feel even more tired. And once you’ve reached that time when you absolutely have to get out of bed, you’re ...

Mailbox for iPhone Now Available Without Reservation

The popular iOS Gmail client, Mailbox, has thrown out its highly publicized reservation system and made the app available for all to download. Mailbox exploded onto the scene back in February, quickly becoming one of the most talked about apps thanks to its ability to simplify an inbox using mobile-friendly mechanics and an easy-to-use interface. ...

Coding Bootcamp Could Land You a High-Paying Tech Job After Nine Weeks

As graduation looms for the class of 2013, a new kind of school is preparing to transform code novices into employable Silicon Valley developers during a nine-week coding bootcamp. Designed to teach students exactly what they’ll need to land an entry-level developer position, coding bootcamps cut the fluff average computer science students encounter during college. ...

Tips for Celebrating National Grilled Cheese Day

Besides being a beautiful Friday, today is the official launch day for both the iPhone on T-Mobile and Facebook Home, an Android homescreen built around the social network. Oh, and it just happens to be National Grilled Cheese Day, a day we’ll use as an excuse to enjoy one of the most satisfying sandwiches ever ...

T-Mobile Wants You to Trade Up to a New iPhone

After the recent launch of its contract-free service plans and on the eve of its official offering of the iPhone 5, T-Mobile is making another attempt to sway smartphone users to its network with an iPhone trade-in program. As of April 12, the day the iPhone 5 will go on sale from T-Mobile, iPhone 4 ...

Quick Tip: Keep a Spare Car Key in Your Wallet

There’s nothing worse than the moment you realize you’ve locked yourself out of your car by leaving your keys inside. A moment where you can do nothing but quietly reflect on your forgetfulness or scream obscenities at your car window. Personally, I prefer not to draw attention to my embarrassing mistakes, so I’d quietly walk ...

Status Board for iPad is a Dashboard for Data

Panic, developer of high-end code editor Coda, has released a new productivity app called Status Board, which gives data and information addicts a customizable dashboard for everything that matters. Status Board’s single screen is filled with panels that can be resized and transformed to fit any need. Though only a few panels are ready at ...

A Visual Guide to Google Glass

Google has given the world a glimpse into the possible future of communication (and perhaps personal computing) with its “Glass” project. The wearable computer, being developed in the company’s futuristic tech lab, displays information in transparent widgets and takes voice commands much like a smartphone. The display uses a small projector to create a layer ...