Author: Lauren Barack

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5 ways to jazz up your winter indoor workout

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Working out outside becomes less enjoyable when the temperature drops and daylight hours shorten. That doesn’t give you the excuse, however, to skip a chance to …

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6 best tech gifts for your coworkers

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Do you have a fantastic boss or a super coworker who deserves something nice? These six smart devices can make great gifts for your workmates without …

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Is AppleCare smartphone insurance worth buying?

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You can cover a lost or stolen iPhone with a new insurance policy — but it will cost you. Apple has quietly launched a new product …

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All in the wrist: This tech bracelet can measure your blood count

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Researchers at Rutgers University built a bracelet that can send crucial data directly to your doctor. The wearable consists of a circuit board that wraps around the wrist …

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7 ways your phone can turn you into a great bartender

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Having someone mix a cocktail for you is part of any bar’s allure. Relaxing at home with an aperitif can be nice as well. There are …

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Let Google Assistant or Alexa make your next dinner reservation

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Smart speaker systems can be useful not only for finding restaurants, but for making reservations, too. Some apps cater to users who have dietary restrictions, while …

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Walmart taps VR to help train employees

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Walmart’s favorite way to use virtual reality does not involve shooting at space aliens, or flying like an eagle over buildings. Instead, the company is using …

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How the iPhone XS and Apple updates will jazz up your smart home

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Apple’s launch of its newest iPhones, the XS, XS Max and XR, plus upcoming OS updates, are set to bring some more excitement to the way …

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Want to track your iPhone use? This app makes it possible

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By 8:30 a.m. last Monday, I had already used my iPhone X nearly 60 times — or once a minute since I started working — according …

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5 smart devices for making the best cheeseburger ever

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Summer may be over, but that’s OK — the perfect cheeseburger knows no season. Sure, anyone can cook some ground beef on a grill, but these cooking-inspired gadgets …

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The 5 best gadgets to up your coffee game

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For those of us who run on caffeine, a cup of coffee is an essential part of nearly every morning. The process of making coffee, usually …

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Kitchen gadgets that make back-to-school meals a breeze

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While children may feel sad about summer ending, parents usually feel stressed about back-to-school, and that includes meals. Dinner time can be chaos with parents returning …

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Digital health devices are coming to your home

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Tech tools can give you more control than ever over your sleep, skin care and home remedies. New devices are working their way into the kitchen, the …

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Saturday Night Live writers pen new Alexa Skill

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Amazon’s Alexa has a new tool designed to keep burglars away — perhaps with a few laughs. Away Mode is an Alexa Skill that’s designed to …

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What ‘smart dust’ may mean for your home and health

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Chips are meant to be thin and small — but rarely can they be sprayed from an aerosol can. Yet that’s exactly the size of new …

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7 best VR education apps

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Visit Mars, swim with sea otters, and trek to Mt. Everest’s Base Camp. Parents and teachers eager to weave fun into learning might consider using virtual …