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I Tried 6 Popular Anti-Snoring Devices. Here’s How They Did.

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A year ago, I was diagnosed with nasal polyps and regularly snored like a wild boar. I’ve had the polyps removed, but the snoring continues. I’m not alone. According to Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine (Fifth Edition), “about 40 percent of the adult population” snores. Sometimes my ...read more

Larry Tesler, Computer Scientist Who Pioneered ‘Copy’ And ‘Paste,’ Dies

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NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Tesler, the Silicon Valley pioneer who created the now-ubiquitous computer concepts such as “cut,” “copy” and “paste,” has died. He was 74. He made using computers easier for generations as a proponent and pioneer of what he called “modeless editing.” That meant a us...read more

These Devices Can Prevent Major Home Damage and Save You Money

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I don’t like surprises, especially the kind that cost me money. Our sump pump failed one winter during a flash thaw, but I didn’t find out about it until several inches of water ruined the electronics, books, and furniture in our basement. I could have avoided that damage with a simple sm...read more

Mickey Wright, One of the Greatest Players in Women’s Golf, Dies at 85

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Mickey Wright, who won 82 L.P.G.A. tournaments, 13 of them majors, and was perhaps the finest player in the history of women’s golf, died on Monday in Florida. She was 85. The cause was a heart attack, her lawyer, Sonia Pawluc, told The Associated Press. Wright had been hospitalized for t...read more

Tiger Woods Is on the Verge of History and Still Tinkering

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Tiger Woods was clad in his hallmark red for the final round at the Farmers Insurance Open last month when he took a compact swipe at his 141-yard approach shot on the second hole. The ball found the green and took two short hops before it bounced in and out of the cup, leaving him with a sh...read more

Mickey Wright, One of the Greatest Players in Women’s Golf, Dies at 85

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Mickey Wright, who won 82 L.P.G.A. tournaments, 13 of them majors, and was perhaps the finest player in the history of women’s golf, died on Monday in Florida. She was 85. The cause was a heart attack, her lawyer, Sonia Pawluc, told The Associated Press. Wright had been hospitalized for t...read more

Tiger Woods Is on the Verge of History and Still Tinkering

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Tiger Woods was clad in his hallmark red for the final round at the Farmers Insurance Open last month when he took a compact swipe at his 141-yard approach shot on the second hole. The ball found the green and took two short hops before it bounced in and out of the cup, leaving him with a sh...read more

Nick Taylor Pulls Away From Mickelson to Win at Pebble Beach

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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Nick Taylor had more trouble with the wind than he did with Phil Mickelson. Taylor, a Canadian, managed both just fine on Sunday and won the Pebble Beach Pro-Am for his second career victory. With the gallery eager to see Mickelson add a record sixth victory at Pebb...read more

The Locations Are Remote, but the Views Are Spectacular

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“I’m a property guy,” Mike Keiser says. And for 20 years, since he opened Bandon Dunes on a stretch of secluded Oregon coastline, golfers from around the world have been flocking to his courses. The property Mr. Keiser refers to has to be ideal ground for golf — sandy soil, preferably oce...read more

A Case for Paying With Your Phone

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Thanks to “contactless” payment systems, there’s a revolutionary change going on in how credit cards are used. While mildly convenient for purchases in the United States, the technology is a huge improvement for overseas travelers. What is contactless technology and why is it good for tra...read more

Google Says Some Users' Private Videos Were Accidentally Sent To Strangers

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Some Google users who exported their private videos to a Google storage program may have had their videos sent to total strangers, the tech giant said this week. A technical issue in November caused some videos that users exported to the backup storage program Download Your Data (formerly...read more

3 Easy Ways to Save Energy Without Extra Effort

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There’s no shortage of earnest advice about all of the ways you can reduce your energy use at home. Beyond the obvious stuff like setting your thermostat wisely, many of the tips, tricks, and optimizations take a lot of effort for a small payoff — or cost a lot of money in replacing old appl...read more

Groucho Mask, Man In Wedding Veil And Cockroach Among Year's Newest Emoji

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It’s an emotional time of year for people who love emoji. The Unicode Consortium, which maintains a standardized collection of characters used on smartphones around the world, has announced 117 new emojis that will be rolled out to various platforms later this year. The new emoji for 2...read more

Brands Are Building Their Own Virtual Influencers. Are Their Posts Legal?

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In a weeklong #SponCon blitz, an Instagram influencer raved to his followers about the “ice-cold, refreshing” taste of Dr Pepper, how “there’s no better way to sleep” than on a Casper mattress, the way Old Spice makes him “look good and feel good,” and how TurboTax helped him secure a $3,194...read more

Switch From Your Internet Provider’s Email to Something Better

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You’ve had that old @twc.com email address ever since you signed up for cable internet years ago, and it has served you well. But those cable company-provided email services are far from the best on the block, and in some cases, they may even disappear if you move or switch to a different in...read more

Leishman Cards 65 to Win at Torrey Pines as Rahm Falters

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(Reuters) - Australian Marc Leishman won the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego on Sunday when the death of basketball great Kobe Bryant cast a shadow over the final round. Several of the players competing at Torrey Pines knew Bryant well, notably Tiger Woods. News of Bryant's death i...read more

Mapping Potholes by Phone (the West Bank’s Roads Were Smoother)

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A far-flung group of engineering students, from schools like M.I.T., Harvard and Birzeit University in the West Bank, have developed an app that turns a smartphone into a tool to track potholes and measure overall road quality. No one needs an app to confirm hitting a pothole, but this pr...read more

Put Alexa and Siri to Work

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Apple added its Siri assistant to the iPhone 4S model in 2011, giving users a hand-free way to schedule appointments, play music, look up information and perform other basic tasks. Less than a decade later, digital assistants are in a plethora of digital devices, including computers, smart s...read more

My AirPods Fell Through a Subway Grate. Here’s How I Got Them Back.

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Recently, after having dinner in Midtown Manhattan, I put on my AirPods Pro as I walked to the subway station. I began getting hot, so I gently pulled off my red beanie while at 58th Street and Broadway. Then it happened. The AirPod in my right ear fell out. By the time I realized it, the...read more

I Quit Dating Apps. Five Times.

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Image The story of a tortured relationship — with a happy ending. Jan. 20, 2020 You’re 24 when you get seriously dumped for the first time. It’s the kind of dumped that leaves you couch surfing with friends watching old episodes of “Top Chef” on repeat and inhaling bags of mini stro...read more

I Quit My Smartphone

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Image Credit...Photo Illustration by Tony Cenicola/The New York Times Thanks to the Allen Carr technique for quitting smoking. By Lisa Wells Jan. 20, 2020 About a year ago, I noticed a distressing tendency in myself to drift off while the people I loved were talking. It didn’...read more

The Olympics Want Tiger Woods. He Wants to Go. But There’s a Catch.

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In November 2008, two officials from the International Golf Federation traveled to Switzerland to make a case for returning their sport’s athletes to the Olympics after a century-long hiatus. But as the men made their presentation to members of the International Olympic Committee, they quick...read more

A Common Charger for All Phones? The European Union Is on the Case

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LONDON — The European Union wants to make it easier to charge your cellphone and other devices. This week, members of the European Parliament held a hearing on a measure to require smartphone makers to produce a common charger for all mobile and portable devices sold in the region, includ...read more

How to Turn Depressing Social Media Into a Positive Influence

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A friend of mine digitally disappeared recently. Dropped all social media. Several others mentioned they might do the same. No doubt you’ve seen similar posts from people you know (and people you don’t) about needing a break from their digital lives. On one hand, I can sympathize. The cur...read more

Gary Starkweather, Inventor of the Laser Printer, Dies at 81

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Gary Starkweather, an engineer and inventor who designed the first laser printer, bringing the power of the printing press to almost anyone, died on Dec. 26 at a hospital in Orlando, Fla. He was 81. His wife, Joyce, said the cause was leukemia. Mr. Starkweather was working as a junior ...read more
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