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Appliance Science: The hot physics of induction cooktops

How can an electric field cook your dinner? Through the science of induction. In our latest Appliance Science column, we look at how induction cooktops work.

By January 12, 2015

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Ring ring, it's your watch calling

On paper, it doesn't make sense for smartwatches to have their own independent connection. But AT&T is working to make sure it's in the mix when it comes to wearables.

By January 24, 2015

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Surprising apps in 2014 you may have missed

These aren't the best apps of the year or even the biggest names, but each of these apps surprised me in certain ways that make them all worthy of note at the end of 2014.

By December 17, 2014

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Living with the Microsoft Band: Fitness-focused wearable proves unfit

From sweating through P90X in the morning to snoozing through a full night of sleep, we put the Microsoft Band through its paces for a full month to see how it held up.

By December 10, 2014

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Arctic Monkeys and Pink Floyd spinning record sales of vinyl records

Two distinct types of music lovers are buying LPs in numbers not seen since the 1990s.

By November 27, 2014

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Turn any website into a Mac desktop app

Visit your favorite websites without having to launch your browser.

By November 19, 2014

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How to use Google Drive on Android, iOS

Google Drive for both Android and iOS has matured quite a bit since its release. Here's some advice on getting started with the app.

By November 18, 2014

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Three tips for using iTunes 12

If you miss some of the old comforts of Tunes 11, learn how to get reacquainted with the sidebar, library view and the old Get Info window.

By November 14, 2014

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Microsoft: Now you can create, edit on Office mobile apps for free

Use of the Office suite on mobile devices had been restricted to customers with a subscription. So will the freebie route pay off for Microsoft?

By November 6, 2014

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Google tries injecting new life into browser bookmarks

An extension for Google's Chrome browser called Bookmark Manager embodies the company's effort to make organizing bookmarks better than riffling through a dusty filing cabinet.

By October 30, 2014