How to win a global meditation contest, two years in a row

A budding sports tournament needs a good storyline. And one character in a good sports story is an overdog — a dominant force that the rest of the sport can measure itself against, the one to beat. Think of the Green Bay Packers in the first few Super Bowls, or the Minneapolis Lakers in the […]

Apple's latest Siri voice update is a baby step towards inclusivity

It looks like Apple is finally acknowledging that Siri’s default female voice isn’t a good look.  According to TechCrunch, the latest public betas for iOS and iPadOS require users to select their preferred voice for Siri. The update is currently rolling out as part of beta 6, which is the newest version of iOS and […]

Tile floors have met their match in these 7 robot vacuums

When it comes to household cleaning products and devices, most folks would agree that you’d be hard-pressed to name a more revolutionary concept than the robotic vacuum — even the dishwasher doesn’t really compare to the convenience of a device that does your floors without you ever having to lift a finger. And it’s not […]

The bizarre story behind those 'Amazon ambassadors' on Twitter

From failed attempts at sassy clapbacks to high-tech trolling, it’s been a weird week for Amazon on Twitter. Amazon got itself in some social media trouble recently as its PR twitter account tried to refute claims of its harsh treatment of workers and shift blame for taking advantage of tax loopholes. Many on Twitter weren’t […]

The best ecommerce WordPress themes for your online store

WordPress is among the world’s most popular website software options in use today — and there are good reasons for that. It’s free, open-source, and allows you to create your own website without needing to be fluent in programming languages (though if you are well-versed in them, you can definitely still use it). Plus, while […]

Instagram copies another TikTok feature with 'Remix'

Instagram’s new Remix feature looks a lot like the one that made TikTok so popular.  The platform launched the Remix feature on Wednesday, which allows Instagram users to create their “own Reel next to one that already exists.” It’s very similar to TikTok’s Duet function, which allows users to, well, duet an already existing video […]

Apple's rumored mixed-reality headset might get an in-person event this year

Apple is purportedly wasting zero time jumping back into in-person gatherings.  According to Bloomberg, the company is planning to announce its highly anticipated mixed-reality headset within “the next several months” at an event that will presumably be open to select media and industry partners. The news comes only a day after Apple confirmed its Worldwide […]

Facebook made it easier to see News Feed chronologically, but there's a catch

One of the features Facebook has always been incredibly sneaky about is the order of posts appearing in the News Feed. By default, it’s algorithmic (it’s called Top Stories), meaning Facebook decides the order in which you see posts. This is alright if you trust the company’s machine learning algorithms, but just seeing posts in […]

Global tree loss can't hide from these cloud-piercing radar satellites

Primary rainforest destruction increased by 12 percent between 2019-2020, an acceleration that was unexpected during a year when most of the world was forced to slow down to a near halt.  One of the most effective ways to combat deforestation and tree loss, it turns out, is surveillance – using a variety of satellite sensors […]

Become a better developer with this GitHub training on sale

TL;DR: Get development tips galore from the Complete Git and GitHub for Beginners Bootcamp Bundle. As of March 31, get the three-course bundle for only $24.99. The software Git and the code hosting platform GitHub are tools that plenty of developers use. If you’re totally in the dark about them, do yourself a favor and […]