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Watch the DARPA Challenge and the Future Of Robotics Live Right Here

Watch the DARPA Challenge and the Future Of Robotics Live Right Here

We’ve seen countless videos of ATLAS and other advanced robots strutting their stuff, but now it’s officially time for all of them to put their money where their mouths are (wait, do robots have mouths?) as the DARPA Robotics Challenge officially gets underway. And you can watch a live stream of the events as they unfold right here.

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Don’t Believe a Word of Last Night’s 60 Minutes NSA Interview

Don't Believe a Word of Last Night's 60 Minutes NSA Interview

Last night, CBS ran a 60 Minutes special about the ongoing NSA debacle. It claimed to give "unprecedented access to the agency’s HQ" and "for the first time" explain "what it does and what it says it doesn’t do: spy on Americans." It was also, incidentally, a pile of steaming bull.

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iCloud Keychain: Ultimate guide

iCloud Keychain: Ultimate guide

iCloud Keychain is Apple’s attempt to make a basic level of password management available to the mainstream. With it, your account names, passwords, and credit cards numbers can be stored in iCloud, and synced across all iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks devices that are logged in under the same Apple ID. In conjunction with Safari, it can also generate new, unique passwords, and autofill them when and as needed. All with 256-bit AES encryption. So, Apple has made it easier than ever to manage your passwords, but not necessarily simpler. There’s still a lot to understand, and that’s where iMore comes in. Here’s how it all works!


How to enable (or disable) iCloud Keychain on iOS 7

How to enable (or disable) iCloud Keychain on iOS 7

There are some pros and cons to using iCloud Keychain. For example, it doesn’t have a separate master password option, so once you unlock your device, anyone you hand it to can access all your passwords and credit cards. Also, the passwords it generates aren’t particularly strong. It is, however, easy and far, far, better than nothing. Apple will ask you if you want to use it when you first setup your iOS device, but if you change your mind, or if you want to switch back or switch away, you can quickly enable it – or disable it – in Settings.

How to generate a password with iCloud Keychain on iOS 7

How to generate a password with iCloud Keychain and iOS 7

iCloud Keychain is meant to be an easy way to manage passwords on your Apple devices. When password management is easier, using stronger passwords is easier. Since it can be tough to come up with strong, unique passwords, good password managers will generate them for you, and iCloud Keychain in iOS 7 is no exception. Unfortunately, the passwords generated by iCloud Keychain aren’t exceptionally strong, but they are better than using the same password for every site. That makes them an okay starting point for people who want a little more security, but don’t want full-fledged password manager from the App Store.

How to access and view your iCloud Keychain passwords on iOS 7

How to access and view your iCloud Keychain passwords with iOS 7

iCloud Keychain will generate and store all your iOS 7 Safari-based passwords and autofill them for you where and as needed. However, there may be times when a website doesn’t allow autofill (for example, at public terminal), or you want to use a password outside Safari (for example, in another app), and then you’ll need to find it, copy it, and paste it in manually. Luckily, you can do just that via the Settings apps. Here’s how!

How to force websites to save passwords to iCloud Keychain on iOS 7

How to force all websites to let you save passwords to iCloud Keychain

Whether it’s for security or privacy reasons, or just some technical failing, but not all websites just let you save passwords to iCloud Keychain. That can be annoying, to say the least, when you’re trying to sync your login info across all your Apple devices. Luckily, Safari can often let you save passwords even if the website itself tries to stop you. Here’s how to do it in iOS 7.

How to delete saved passwords from iCloud Keychain in iOS 7

How to delete saved passwords from iCloud Keychain

One of the side-effects of an easy-to-use system like iCloud Keychain is that sometimes you accidentally end up saving a password you didn’t intend to. That, or you simply stop using a certain site and no longer need its password saved, or some glitch comes up and it’s not working properly, and you just want to start over. Regardless of the reason, iOS 7 makes it easy, if not immediately obvious…

How to manually add your credit card information to iCloud Keychain for iOS 7

How to manually store your credit card information to iCloud Keychain with iOS 7

iCloud Keychain lets you easily store not only your passwords, but your credit card information as well. Any time you pay with a card in Safari, iCloud Keychain will offer to save it for you. However, you can also add cards to iCloud Keychain any time you wish. That way, you can do it when it’s most convenient, and avoid having to run for your wallet when it’s not. If an ounce of prevention now saving you a pound of effort later sounds good, here’s how to do it!

How to enable (or disable) iCloud Keychain on OS X Mavericks

Like with iOS, iCloud Keychain on OS X Mavericks is a mixed blessing. You get easy password management, but no master password, and the passwords generated aren’t very strong. But, again, way, way better than nothing. Apple will ask you if you want to use it when you first setup your Mac, but if you change your mind, or if you want to switch back or switch away, you can quickly enable it – or disable it – in System Preferences.

  1. Launch System Preferences.
  2. Click on iCloud.
  3. Check off iCloud Keychain.
  4. Enter your iCloud Password.

To disable iCloud Keychain, repeat the above step but uncheck iCloud Keychain.

How to generate a password with iCloud Keychain on OS X Mavericks

How to generate a password with iCloud Keychain and OS X Mavericks

iCloud Keychain in OS X Mavericks, just like in iOS 7, is meant to make password management easy enough that most people will start creating and using stronger, more unique passwords. While the passwords generated by iCloud Keychain aren’t as strong as we’d like, they’re lightyears ahead of duplicate passwords, or the simple type of passwords that are all to common. A full-fledged password manager from the Mac App Store is really the way to go, but if you’re just getting started and you want the easiest thing possible – and absolutely something better than nothing – iCloud Keychain is here for you.

How to force websites to save passwords to iCloud Keychain on OS X Mavericks

How to force all websites to let you save passwords to iCloud Keychain in OS X Mavericks

Not all websites just let you save passwords to iCloud Keychain. Whether for privacy or security reasons, or simple technical misconfiguration, sometimes your best efforts to stay in sync across your Apple devices will be stymied… at least at first. Luckily, Safari can often let you save passwords even if the website itself tries to stop you. Here’s how to do it in OS X Mavericks.

How to manually add your credit card to iCloud Keychain for OS X Mavericks

How to manually store your credit card to iCloud Keychain in OS X Mavericks

If you’re using iCloud Keychain in order to store your passwords, you can also use it to store your credit card information and sync it across all your iPhone, iPads, and Macs. Any time you pay with a credit card on your Mac, iCloud Keychain will offer to save it. However, you can also add a card manually any time it’s convenient. That can save you a mad dash to your wallet in the middle of the night.

How to get more help with iOS 7

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Plant Cells “Talk” With Electric Signals, Too

Plant Cells "Talk" With Electric Signals, Too

A particular detail has always stuck with me from The BFG, Roald Dahl’s dark-as-hell children’s book that’s actually about giants snatching kids from their bedrooms. The one good, non-kid-eating giant tells his friend about superhuman hearing: "if I is twisting the stem of the flower till it breaks, then the plant is screaming. I can hear it screaming and screaming very clear."

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What Feud? Christina Aguilera & Lady Gaga Duet on ‘The Voice’

The winner of The Voice Season 5 wasn’t much of a surprise. As Blake Shelton predicted, the victor turned out to be the season-long frontrunner, Jamaican singer Tessanne Chin — who was coached by Adam Levine. But producers did have an actual surprise up their sleeves for the finale: A duel performance by Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera. In matching metallic finery and big, peroxide-blonde hair, the pair belted out Gaga’s song "Do What U Want" and cozied up together on a couch. (Gaga recorded the song with R. Kelly.) Watch here:

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Pregnant Jenelle Evans Arrested for Public Nuisance

She’s no stranger to law enforcement and now Jenelle Evans appears in yet another mug shot.

According to reports, the “Teen Mom 2″ star was arrested for public nuisance after a domestic dispute with boyfriend Nathan Griffith on Saturday (December 14).

According to a neighbor, the reality star and her baby-daddy got into a fight and she locked him out of the house.

However, Jenelle denies the allegations, tweeting, “Dude u can say what u want. The cops r sooooo annoyed by my neighbor constantly calling the cops on our dog and sh*t.. Went as far as my mom yelling at my neighbors if they don’t stop she will sue them. She did it to sell a story. I’ve been in my house all day long… She even said Nathan was outside yelling at my mom on the phone… Lmfao no he wasn’t.” Stay linked to GossipCenter as her seemingly never-ending drama plays out.

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Rately Shopper for iPad lets you search for and discover gift ideas from hundreds of online merchants

Rately Shopper for iPad lets you search for and discover gift ideas from hundreds of online merchants

Rately Shopper for iPad is an all-in-one app to store and track all the purchases you’re thinking about making online. While Rately may feature some merchants, you can find and save gift ideas from virtually any online merchant that has a valid web address. Tag your ideas in order to sort them out later and remember what’s for who.

Essentially, Rately Shopper is an in-app web browser with simple features attached to it. However, the sum of those simple features adds up to a convenient way to gather and discover gift ideas all in one place. The tag feature is easy to use and extremely helpful for people who have a lot of folks to buy for.

To browse to a store that isn’t featured on Rately, just type the web address into the top bar and the site loads in the in-app browser. You can browse around just the way you would in Safari. If you don’t exactly know what merchant you want to purchase from, just type in keywords and Rately can pull in all the items related to the keyword.

The more you use Rately shopper, the smarter the app should get by taking into consideration what you’re tagging and your viewing history. If you happen to give Rately Shopper a try, let us know what your experiences have been!

    



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EE expands LTE footprint to 10 new markets, more to come by end of year

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29 total markets to be lit up from today to Christmas

It has been just over a month since EE's last LTE expansion, and now the U.K. carrier is adding 10 more markets to the network. Going live today are the following markets:

  • Bath
  • Bournemouth
  • Brighton
  • Cambridge
  • Darlington
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Northampton
  • Poole
  • Portsmouth
  • Redcar

Now this doesn't come as a huge surprise to us, as our own Alex and Richard have been seeing EE LTE in some of the above markets prior to today, but it's always good to know when the expansion is official. EE is claiming that the expansion isn't done this year though, and that 19 more markets will be lit up with the higher-speed data by Christmas. Hit the break for the full list of areas.

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Hands-on with the G Flex, LG’s first curved smartphone

In the case you have around a thousand bucks to burn and you’re looking for the coolest gadget to buy to impress your family during Thanksgiving dinner, look no further than the LG G Flex. This is the second device to come out with a curved display (the first being the Samsung Galaxy Round), which arcs from top to bottom and even offers a little bit of flex when you push down on it. Officially it’s only available in Korea for 999,940 won (about $940), and while rumors are pointing to an eventual launch in other parts of the world, the earliest — and richest — of early adopters in the US can grab one from importers for around $1,100. One of those companies is Negri Electronics, which was gracious enough to send us a G Flex for a few days.

Between the G Flex and the Galaxy Round, you’re looking at two of the most expensive smartphones this side of a Vertu or Porsche Design BlackBerry. So what’s the point? The benefits of curved or flexible displays are three-fold (so far): they promise more durable gadgets, a better viewing experience over regular phones and could potentially lead to wholly flexible devices or even brand new form factors (Samsung, for instance, is already working on a phone with a foldable screen, as well as a prototype with a bent display). It’s pretty exciting stuff, so we’ve opened up the G Flex box, fired up the phone, and we’re ready to share our initial impressions with you. Take a closer look at the G Flex with our gallery and thoughts below.

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The G Flex has been referred to as “the banana phone” more than once, and that nickname would certainly fit the description. Compared to the Galaxy Round, which features a short contour from left to right, the Flex’s three-dimension reach is far more noticeable because it arcs from top to bottom — yes, exactly like the tropical treat. From a high-level view, it looks a lot like a large LG G2 that sagged in the middle, but as you might imagine, there’s a lot more to it than that.

First, let’s dive into the display, which is a 6-inch, 720p Plastic OLED (POLED) panel with a pixel density of 245 ppi. While it’s not as beautiful, bright or crisp as most 1080p screens, we weren’t as disappointed with the lower resolution as we had initially expected. The colors aren’t as saturated on the G Flex as they are on the G2, It’s easy to read in direct sunlight and the curved screen helps make viewing angles even better than most phones we’ve used. Overall, however, the screen on the Round is of better quality, and we’re confused by LG’s decision to use a lower-resolution panel, especially given the phone’s extremely high cost.

The in-hand feel is another area in which the Galaxy Round bests the G Flex. It’s larger in virtually every dimension (it’s 0.8mm thicker, 9.4mm taller, 2mm wider and 23 grams heavier), which already makes it pretty uncomfortable, but the top-to-bottom arc also makes the phone feel more awkward to handle. The Round’s left-to-right curvature, in contrast, gave it a much more natural fit in my hand. As many of you have already guessed, the G Flex also doesn’t fit quite as comfortably in pants pockets — again, largely due to the direction of the Flex’s curve. That said, there’s one area in which it does feel better than the Round: my face. It’s reminiscent of older cordless telephones that wrap around the cheek and reach down to the mouth, and it feels like it’s meant to be shaped that way.

On paper, the G Flex gains an upper hand in durability over the Round despite its clear disadvantage in overall comfort; both devices offer a curved screen that theoretically lends to a more durable experience because it isn’t quite as exposed to drops, and LG’s version adds a self-healing finish on the back and the ability to actually flex under pressure. But how well does this translate into real-life use?

As a disclaimer, we had to be more delicate with the phone than we would’ve preferred, because it was a temporary loan from Negri and we were specifically asked to keep it in good shape. Therefore, we couldn’t try out the self-healing finish beyond the usual wear and tear (which it handled with ease), but we expect to receive another unit which we can fully test in the near future. A couple of our industry colleagues have had the opportunity to put the G Flex’s durability to the test, however. A drop test on Android Authority shows that it’s indeed possible to crack the screen when the phone’s dropped on its end (although the phone itself still works well). Additionally, YouTube reviewer Marques Brownlee showed that minor scratches are minimalized — though not completely erased — thanks to the phone’s self-healing capabilities, but you definitely don’t want to use a knife or other extremely sharp object on it. Still, it’s at least better than any other phone on the market, and we wouldn’t be surprised if LG continues to make it even better.

The last aspect of durability is the G Flex’s ability to… well, flex. Unlike the Round, which features a flexible display that’s bonded to a rigid and unmovable chassis, the G Flex can actually be flattened with enough force and is capable of springing back to its original shape. In theory, this extra flexibility can protect it from external impacts or pressure that normal phones may not be able to endure, and our real-life tests didn’t give us any reason to doubt it. We can’t say that it’s worth paying a $300 premium for this feature, but as the tech continues to progress, the cost will go down and this could certainly become a solid selling point.

We’ll spend more time and go into more detail on the phone’s performance once we do a full review, but the Snapdragon 800 chipset inside the G Flex does quite well. It’s just as quick and capable as the G2, and we were quite happy with it. In fact, LG has thrown in a multi-window feature that takes advantage of the large screen, and it works without any hiccups. Gaming is good for the most part, save for the occasional frame skip here and there. The 3,500mAh battery inside the G Flex is also as good as it sounds; we were able to run a 720p video on endless loop for a little over 14 hours before the battery died.

In the early stages of curved or flexible displays, there doesn’t seem to be much of a point for people to buy into the idea… yet. Samsung and LG are just testing the waters, each company coming out with a brand new type of device that paves the way for a much more exciting smartphone future. As for the present, the improvements that curved phones have over their flat counterparts are rather minimal right now — the extra value is certainly not significant enough for us to recommend that you spend $1,000 or more to get one — but it’s only going to get better with time and as more resources are dedicated to the movement. The G Flex and Round are pretty good for first-gen products, but for the moment, they’re still a novelty.

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