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9 apps to help make a crazy Thanksgiving more bearable

Expecting Uncle Bob and Grandpa Joe to get into their usual Thanksgiving debate? Crave's Michael Franco has some apps to help you deal with everything from shouting matches to awkward silences.

By November 25, 2014


Colin Powell, pioneer of the selfie?

In a Facebook post, General Colin Powell proves that long before there were cell phones, he was self-photographing.

By March 13, 2014


Anyone can be a MythBuster at Explosive Exhibition

Visitors to MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition in San Jose, Calif., will get a chance to try out some of the popular myths from the hit show, and see many artifacts from the show's long history.

By October 12, 2012


Tablecloth pulling meets arcade game

From Japan comes The Tablecloth Hour, which challenges players to yank a real piece of tablecloth from under a virtual place setting.

By August 17, 2010


Samsung goes on offense, aims to bust Apple patents

What's old is new again in the case between Apple and Samsung. Samsung points to two early 2000s gesture technologies to discredit the patents Apple is using to wage war on its rival.

By August 13, 2012


Poll: Where are your speakers?

Speaker placement can make or break the sound of a system. Are your speakers on the floor, mounted on the wall, or just plopped willy-nilly on furniture?

By July 7, 2012


Set the dinner table for Skype

A new project connects people through modern technology to share an age-old tradition: dinner. Watch the Virtual Dinner Guest Project live in action as a California family dines with youth from Egypt via Skype.

By May 3, 2012


Google gives Chrome OS a less alienating interface

The browser-based OS previously could show pages only in full-screen mode, but now Google adopts a more familiar resizable, movable windows and a task bar. Still, are full-screen views the future?

By April 10, 2012


Flip-top slow cooker

The KitchenAid KSC6222 6-Quart Slow Cooker with Flip Lid provides an easy way to access prepared food. The lid stays on the slow cooker, allowing it to be opened without making a mess.

By December 21, 2011


Smart phone OS comparison chart is our new wallpaper

Visualise everything you need to know about the various smart phone operating systems in a chart the size of a tablecloth, then snag our pick of the best phones for each one.

By June 13, 2011