Author Archives: Matt Milano


Amazon Go Comes To The Suburbs

Amazon Go Comes To The Suburbs

Amazon is bringing its Amazon Go stores to a wider audience, opening its first locations in suburban areas, as opposed to the downtown metropolitan areas the company has favored to date. Amazon is currently the largest e-commerce platform in the world, but the company has been looking to expand to brick-and-mortar stores, albeit with a very high-tech twist.

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Facebook Messenger will tell you if someone screenshots your disappearing message

Facebook Messenger will tell you if someone screenshots your disappearing message

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a major new feature for Facebook Messenger, one that will significantly improve privacy on the platform: Notifications when someone screenshots your disappearing messages in a Secret Conversation secured with end-to-end encryption.

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You Can Try Windows 11 Android Apps Now: Here’s How

You Can Try Windows 11 Android Apps Now: Here’s How

Microsoft has announced the availability of Android apps in Windows 11 — albeit in preview — opening the door for an all-new experience for Windows and Android users alike. One of the flagship features of Microsoft's latest OS is the ability to run Android apps. It's estimated there are some 2.56 million Android apps on the Google Play Store (via BusinessofApps).

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How To Fix An iPhone Stuck On Preparing To Update

How To Fix An iPhone Stuck On Preparing To Update

Few things are more frustrating than trying to download the latest version of iOS, only to see your device get stuck on "Preparing to Update." Minutes turn into hours and your iPhone steadfastly refuses to budge. Fortunately, it's relatively easy to fix the problem. An issue with an update can happen for any number of reasons and, unfortunately, Apple doesn't provide much detailed information on a definitive cause. Despite their simplicity for the user, iPhones are incredibly complex devices that can experience any number of failures.

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Here’s how to record a phone call on iPhone

Here’s how to record a phone call on iPhone

iPhones are one of the most popular phones on the market and they support a variety of applications ideal for running a business. You may wonder how to record a call on an iPhone. For example, sometimes it's beneficial to record personal calls, providing a record that can be referenced at a future date. This can come in handy when getting specific directions from someone, when a call pertains to complex matters, or when you need proof of something. While the iPhone does not include any default methods of recording a phone call, there are plenty of options available, ranging from low to high-tech.

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NASA Spinoffs 2022 brings space tech back down to us Earthlings

NASA Spinoffs 2022 brings space tech back down to us Earthlings

NASA may be best-known for its role in exploring space and putting men on the moon. What many people may not realize, however, is the agency arguably does more to better life on Earth than it does in the exploration of space. That revelation shouldn't come as a surprise. While the agency's primary mission is focused on space, actually achieving that goal requires a tremendous amount of innovation and out-of-the-box thinking. More often than not, products, services, and methods designed to solve a problem in space have valuable applications here on Earth. In addition to technology developed for space, NASA also focuses some of its development efforts specifically on terrestrial issues humanity is currently facing.

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Here’s How To Update Your Raspberry Pi

Here’s How To Update Your Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi computers are popular devices across a wide spectrum of users. The devices are inexpensive, easy to set up, and can be used for a variety of tasks. While the update process is a little different than Windows or macOS, it's a fairly straightforward process. For the uninitiated, the Raspberry Pi is an affordable and portable computer that's about the size of a credit card. Its website notes that it can be plugged into standard computer monitors and TVs and is compatible with a keyboard and mouse.

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Apple Calls For Best Macro Photos In Latest Shot On iPhone Challenge

Apple Calls For Best Macro Photos In Latest Shot On iPhone Challenge

p>Apple's latest Shot on iPhone Challenge gets underway January 25, 2022, with the company encouraging users to submit their best macro photos taken with the iPhone 13 Pro or Pro Max. With each new release of the iPhone, Apple increases the quality and ability of the built-in camera. The iPhone's camera has even reached the point where some filmmakers have used it as their main camera when shooting feature films (via IMDB).

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Mercedes sees Luminar eyes in its self-driving cars

Mercedes sees Luminar eyes in its self-driving cars

Mercedes-Benz has taken a major step forward in its efforts to produce self-driving cars, partnering with Luminar to include the latter's Iris lidar technology in Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The partnership will give the company a significant technological advantage over some of its rivals while helping it build on the success it has already enjoyed in the self-driving market.

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Is a space elevator possible using today’s technology?

Is a space elevator possible using today’s technology?

One of the biggest challenges to space travel is escaping Earth's orbit. Whether it be traveling to an orbital space station, going to the moon, or setting out for other planets, breaking free of Earth's orbit is the first, and biggest, step.

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iPhone 13 pink screen bug has Apple on the defensive

iPhone 13 pink screen bug has Apple on the defensive

Apple may be known for manufacturing an assortment of different colored iPhones, but a recent issue with the iPhone 13 brings a splash of color to the least pleasing place of all: the screen. According to some users, the entire screen is turning bright pink, rendering the devices unusable. 

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Here’s how to scan documents on Android

Here’s how to scan documents on Android

Document scanners were once a common item in the home and at the office, used for everything from archiving family photos to digitizing business paperwork. Despite their popularity, for many consumers, the smartphone has replaced the need to own a dedicated scanner at all (via Business Insider).

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