LG’s iPhone X Clone Looks Just as Disappointing as the Rest

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Ever since Apple unveiled its radically redesigned, edge-to-edge display-equipped iPhone X last October, Android OEMs have been scrambling left and right to build flagship smartphones mimic Apple’s crown jewel from an aesthetic standpoint and try (unsuccessfully) to incorporate some of Cupertino’s most advanced new technologies. We’ve witnessed an overwhelming number of Android flagships from the […]
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Having reminders on our phones is super convenient. But no touchscreen can replace the satisfaction of slapping an actual snooze button on a good old alarm clock. Well the Sandman Clock isn’t old, in fact it’s brand new, but it returns a familiar form to modern convenience. It takes the classic form of a sleek […]

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Buy this $280 Vitamix 200 Blender and throw the rest of your kitchen away

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Amazon has the Vitamix Professional Series 200 Blender on sale for $ 279.96. It normally sells for around $ 330. Today’s price is a historic low, which beats the previous low by a few dollars. It hasn’t been priced even close to this for a couple of months.

This blender received great customer reviews and it’s got a 2 horsepower motor. I don’t know about you, but my blender doesn’t have the power of one horse, let alone multiple horses. This also features the infamous Vitamix blending skills, meaning you can make anything from frozen drinks to steaming hot soups – all with your blender. It will pulverize everything from bigger ingredients to little tiny seeds, meaning your smoothies will actually be ~smooth~. There’s a variable speed dial so you’re always in control, too.

This has a 64 ounce container so you can make enough smoothies to feed the whole family, and it also has a spill-proof vented lid with a removable plug. There are tons of fun accessory options to choose from for your new blender. This tamper tool will help you out when working with thicker ingredients, and this cookbook will inspire you with 250 different recipe ideas.

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New PS4 5.0x Exploit Could Allow Attackers To Access The Console In Rest Mode

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What Makes An IPad Stand Out From The Rest

The iPad has been taking over the entertainment world, and there are many reasons why. Perhaps you haven’t quite found out how those reasons apply to your life. Therefore, you need to keep reading in order to better understand more about how you can use the iPad to help you push the easy button on life.

Whenever possible, use your screen lock to prevent the iPad from switching between portrait and landscape orientation. If you repeatedly pick up and put down the device, the constant switching and adjusting will consume more battery power. You can lock the orientation under the General setting’s screen from your home screen.

If you use your iPad to store sensitive information, you can turn on a feature that will delete all this data in case a wrong password is entered ten times. Go to your settings, tap on general and select the pass-code lock feature. Use a password you will not easily forget.

If your friends own iPads too, you can share your entire music and video library with them. Open your ITunes app and activate the home sharing function. You also need to enter your Apple ID in the music and video menu of your iPad. To access a shared library, open a music or video app and select more. You will then have access to a list of shared libraries.

If you use your iPad to play games for long periods of time, your battery will not last as long. However, you can extend its like by disabling the vibration feature used by many shooter or racing games. If you only spend a few minutes at a time playing these games, it is okay to leave this feature on.

Control what notifications you see. Tired of every app bothering you with notifications, causing you to miss important ones? Head to the Notifications section of your Settings menu. Here you can determine which of your apps are allowed to send you pop up notifications and which ones cannot. This can put a halt to noisy apps and make it easier to see your important messages.

Do you need to switch from one app to another? You should activate the multitasking gestures in the general tab of your settings. You will then be able to swipe left or right to switch apps, swipe up to see your multitasking bar and pinch your fingers if you want to access your home.

Create folders to better organize your iPad screens. Just get your screen to jiggle mode and then place the icons on each other if you would like them in the same folder and repeat until you have everything where you want it. This feature is great when you have twenty or more icons.

Many people know their iPads have an iTune store, but are not aware of all its features. One of the more interesting is iTunes U, or iTunes University. This section has many educational podcasts about many professional subjects and can really boost your knowledge.

Unfortunately, the iPad does not have a free satellite navigation feature. However, the map’s direction features works great for driving, walking, and even bus directions. To use it, simply tap on “Directions”, found on the top left corner of the maps app, and you will be given a step-by-step guide to your destination.

By clicking two times on your iPad’s Home button you can quickly view a list of the applications that are currently running. They will appear in a bar located at the bottom of your iPad’s screen. If you want to change to a new app, just tap on it once. You can remove this bar by swiping the screen down.

Protect the screen of your iPad with a special screen protector. These are made of a clear, adhesive film or plastic and cover the entire screen from nicks, scratches and smudges. Screen protectors do not interfere with use in any way. Most can be purchased for well under . Many are already perfectly cut to fit the iPad screen.

Your battery will last longer if you reduce the brightness of your screen. This is especially beneficial if you are on the go and are expecting an important email or message. To turn down screen brightness, try double-tapping your Home icon and looking for the sun icon.

If you enjoy listening to audio-books, you’ll love the VoiceOver application under Accessibility settings. This feature will read aloud any text displayed on the screen. Open your favorite e-book or blog and your iPad will read it to you! This is perfect for listening in your car or while you are doing work around the house.

The same light settings are not necessary when you are in different environments, which is why you are given the option to change that. The normally bright screen can be dimmed by tapping the Home button twice and swiping until you see the brightness setting. This will allow you to manually adjust the brightness to fit your surroundings.

There is a way that you can get rid of the battery percentage on your device. However, you can get it off of your screen rather simply. Just select Settings, tap General, then tap Usage. Here is where you can disable it. Repeat the process to turn the icon back on.

All of the satellite navigation applications in the iPad are not free. A good substitute for this is using the Maps instead. Tap on Directions in the upper left of Maps. The iPad will then figure out your location and will direct you on each stage of your travels to your destination.

Is your iPad full of sensitive data? If you’re afraid that, someone will steal it and access your precious information, you can set the iPad to erase it all if your passcode is entered 10 times wrong. You’ll find this setting in Settings ~ General ~ Passcode Lock ~ Erase Data.

Perhaps you didn’t know much of this information before you read the article. That is why you need to keep finding out the ways in which your iPad can work for you. All it takes is the right knowledge. You have hopefully benefited from this advice, so it’s time to get started.

The Arctic Is Warming Twice as Fast as the Rest of the Globe

Arctic air temperatures are increasing at a “phenomenal rate” – double the rate of global temperatures, according to the 2017 edition of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) arctic report card. “The sea ice is melting, the Greenland ice sheet is thinning and when we put all those signs together, those things are going to have a big impact for people living all around the world, not just in the Arctic,” Jeremy Mathis, director of NOAA’s Arctic research branch and co-author of the report, told Futurism. The report’s bottom line: the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world.

Among the expected impacts, Mathis mentioned rising seas that will flood coastal settlements all over the world, as well as changes in global atmospheric patterns that will increase the frequency of extreme events.

The Arctic Is Warming Twice As Fast

The report highlights physical and biological changes to the arctic region and its fragile ecosystem. Findings show that temperatures in 2017 have been relatively cool, contributing to a slowing of the summer ice sea loss, and a below-average shrinking of the Greenland ice sheet. But when taken in context, this year’s observations indicate that Arctic air temperatures are warming at double the rate of the global temperature increase.

By reconstructing the state of prehistoric Arctic ice using ice cores and fossils in the place of temperature measurement, NOAA scientists discovered that such a rapid decline in the ice surface area hasn’t been seen in the last 1,500 years.

“We looked at data from satellites that are orbiting the Earth, to information collected by ships and airplanes that go into the Arctic and work at certain times of the year, all the way to local residents,” Mathis said. But despite having a full suite of instruments and sensors, changes are happening so fast compared to a decade ago that scientists will need to boost their research capabilities. “We need more observations to get a better idea of what the Arctic is going to look like going forward, because there is not going to be a new normal. It’s going to change every single year,” he said.

Past the Tipping Point

“Unfortunately, in terms of prior emissions we have locked-in a certain temperature” Brenda Ekwurzel, a senior climate scientist with the Union of Concerned Scientists told Futurism. “The question is whether we can slow the pace of that change by reducing emissions,” she said.

Ice Floating in the Arctic Ocean
Pancake ice floating in the Arctic Ocean north of Russia. Credit: NOAA.

The current state of the Arctic is “the strongest indicator we have for doubling down on nationally determined contributions within the Paris Agreement, which entered into force recently,” Ekwurzel said.

Currently, the pledges made under the Paris Agreement up to 2030 get us only a third of the way to keep global warming below 2°C. The UN Emissions Gap report from 2017 estimates that even if those commitments were honored in full, by 2100 the planet would likely be 3°C hotter. And even if countries ratcheted up their plans and met the 2°C threshold, Ekwurzel said this “would mean a likely 5°C temperature increase for the Arctic region.”

“Looking at the pace of change, it makes it more important for countries to increase their ambitions,” she concluded.

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Amazon made a budget Fire TV Stick for the rest of the world

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BlackBerry Motion arrives for £399 in the UK, €469 rest of Europe

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