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How to use Snapchat’s new Discover feature



Snapchat is no longer just for sharing selfies with friends

The messaging app stepped up its business in a big way Tuesday with its new Discover feature, its first major update that has nothing to do with messaging. The long-rumored update adds a series of channels where media outlets can share streams of photos, videos and articles — with all the app’s users.

Snapchat was quick to emphasize the feature is not social media…

How to watch the Windows 10 event live stream



Microsoft is gearing up for its biggest update to Windows in years

Though we’ve seen hints of the company’s plan for Windows 10 — including a new Start menu and rumors of a new browser — Wednesday’s event will be about much more than the desktop.

The latest version of the operating system will also be integrated into the Windows Phone and Xbox platform and, possibly, an all-new piece of hardware.

Those who want to follow every…

Israeli police: Palestinian stabs passengers on Tel Aviv bus



A Palestinian man stabbed nine people, wounding several seriously, on a bus in central Tel Aviv before he was chased down, shot and arrested, Israeli police said Wednesday, describing the assault as a “terror attack.”

It was the latest in a spate of attacks in which Palestinians have used knives, acid and vehicles as weapons in recent months, leaving dead and injured. Police identified the assailant as a Palestinian from the West Bank and said he had entered Israel illegally.

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10 fun facts about Amy Poehler and Tina Fey’s 20-year friendship



When Amy Poehler and Tina Fey walk on stage to host their third Golden Globes Awards this Sunday, the world will be treated to yet another brilliant team-up from Hollywood’s most down-to-Earth best friends

As Amy notes in her recently released memoir Yes Please, she and Tina have been friends for 20 years (“Our relationship is the same age as Lourdes Ciccone, and like Lourdes, we think of ourselves as ‘Madonna’s daughters’”)

From their improv roots in Chicago to their Weekend Update gig on…

6 trends redefining the way we watch television



A decade ago, families huddled around the living room TV in eager anticipation of their favorite shows. They’d been waiting weeks to catch up with their favorite characters through the holiday lullTwitter was nonexistent, and Facebook was still in its burgeoning days, so spoilers via social media were virtually unheard of — and everyone let out a collective groan when a commercial break or news update interrupted just as the plot was thickening.

It was a different time for television.


Pebble watch adds interactive Android Wear notifications



Pebble just treated its Android users to an early Christmas present: An upcoming update that will bring Android Wear notifications to the smartwatch platform.

The update, which is available now as a beta version, will be a major boost for the platform as it looks to compete with smartwatches from Google and Apple. Up until now, the vast majority of Pebble apps have not supported interactive notifications, which allow users to take action, like replying to an email or chat, from the watch…

Apple defeats iPod antitrust lawsuit



A jury found Apple did not suppress competition in a decade-old antitrust case that was decided on Tuesday. The class-action lawsuit was levied against the company for questionable business practices concerning iPods, according to reports.

An eight-person jury came to the verdict after fewer than four hours of deliberating.

The suit hinged upon Apple’s deletion of competing music services’ songs from customers’ iPods without…

RIP iPod Classic: Music’s most elegant solution



Recently I had a fairly pedestrian thought, a thought I’ve been having on and off for 10 years: “I want to put some music onto my portable music listening device.” This used to be a relative cinch: I’d put the music on iTunes, plug in my iPod, and drag the songs over. Now, anytime I dare hook my iPhone up to a computer, there’s software that needs updating, apps and photos I need to clear away for extra room, and esoteric rules regarding what is allowed to “sync.” After finally getting an…

5 ways to unclutter your digital life in 2015



Raise your hand if “be more organized” is on your list of 2015 New Year’s resolutions.

If your desktop looks like a minefield of haphazardly strewn files, you have 12,587 unread emails and you’re still running iOS 7.something on your iPhone, spending time to overhaul your digital life is an easy way to get a head start on your organization goals.

1. Upgrade software, programs and apps

If you’ve been pressing “remind me…