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10+ Must-Haves to Pet Smart and Make Your Furry Friend Happy

A pet can be a source of joy and affection. Having a pet can make life more enjoyable yet any pet owners will know that it’s important to ensure their pet remains smart, healthy, safe, and happy. Unlike with people, a pet can’t tell you how it feels, or what it wants. In this article, I will only focus on the gadgets for dogs. But next week I’ll recommend cat lovers the must-haves to keep your cat happy. Dogs, being social animals and man’s best friend, can often get unhappy…

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Make Good Habits Stick Easily With Productive—the Habit Tracker

Building good habits like establishing an exercise routine, reading every day, or drinking enough water take a lot of focus and motivation. At times, it can be easy to forget to continue your good habit once you started. Some days you might lack the motivation to even try. You might have found that once you’ve gone a few days without your good habit, you lose enthusiasm to continue. 80% of New Years resolutions fail but the second week of February.[1] It is a wide spread, and common problem. What we need,…

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Android 

Pixel 2 vs iPhone 8: Do these bezels make my phone look fat?

No headphone jack. Lots of bezel. Killer camera. Are these secretly the same phone? Apple and Google have been walking different paths to the same place for a long time now. With every new generation of hardware and software, it seems like these companies spend more time “borrowing” from one another and less time doing something new and exciting. Last year the camera was the thing, until it was generally accepted that the top three options were largely the same. This year? It looks like Samsung, Apple, Google, LG, and…

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A cigarette, a car backfire: Small sparks can make big fires

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A carelessly discarded cigarette, a downed power line, a car’s backfire or a chainsaw’s pull. Just about anything could have started any one of the wildfires now tearing through Northern California, authorities said. “Every spark is going to ignite a fire,” said Ken Pimlott, the state’s top firefighter. He said the risk remains “extreme for new starts.” Pimlott said Tuesday that investigators are looking into the causes, but no determination has been made at any of the … Read the referenced story here: A…

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Android 

You can now call an Uber and make reservations in Snapchat

Context cards are rolling out to Snapchat starting today, and more partners will be added as time goes on. Although Snapchat may still be seen by a lot of people as the app with funny face filters and not much else, a new feature is coming to the application today that injects a whole lot of contextual data to geotags. This contextual info will be shown in “context cards”, and they’ll automatically be added to geotag filters you’re already adding to your snaps. For example, if you’re at Starbucks and…

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10+ Party Must-Haves To Make Sure Your Guests Have A Great Time

Whenever you host a party, you have to take care of a LOT of little details. You want to make sure that your guests are having fun. Whether your guest count is 5 or 50, the problems are always the same. What do I serve to eat? What will we do? How can we entertain all the different guests so that they feel comfortable? With these hosting questions in mind, we have curated a list of must-have party items to aid you in every party situation. You’ll be the best…

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Science 

How To Make AI The Best Thing To Happen To Us

Enlarge this image liuzishan/Getty Images/iStockphoto Many leading AI researchers think that in a matter of decades, artificial intelligence will be able to do not merely some of our jobs, but all our jobs, forever transforming life on Earth. The reason that many dismiss this as science fiction is that we’ve traditionally thought of intelligence as something mysterious that can only exist in biological organisms, especially humans. But such carbon chauvinism is unscientific. From my perspective as a physicist and AI researcher, intelligence is simply a certain kind of information processing…

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Google Search Tricks to Make Your Searches 10x Faster and Better

Let’s face it, Google’s impressive search engine has almost all the answers that you could possibly be looking for. You think of a query or questions, and then you ‘just Google it.’ We spend on average four hours per week on Google searches. Seems implausible? Think of all the times that you don’t quite get the search result you want. You may make several different efforts at entering search phrases. Not only that, but even if you enter the correct search phrase, you may need to have scrolled through pages…

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How to Gain More Time Like the Way You Make Money

Time is finite. Each of us on this planet are here only temporarily. It is important to use time wisely yet it is easy to get caught up in spending your time doing things that don’t really matter. Most people act in ways that are only sustainable if we had an infinite amount of time, but we don’t. Imagine you were able to save $10 per day, and let it build. After a year you will have accumulated $3,650. Equally, if you were able to save 10 minutes of a…

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