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PrestoPhoto photo book review: Affordable but seriously flawed

PrestoPhoto isn’t just a photo book service. It’s also an online marketplace for selling your creations—though there’s no obligation to put your work up for sale. It’s a great idea, but sadly PrestoPhoto just doesn’t deliver. The book creation editor is slow, dated-looking and lacks essential features, and the final book it produces doesn’t match the quality of competitors, despite relatively decent (if a bit dark) image reproduction. On the positive side, PrestoPhoto has the widest selection of photo book types and sizes among the services PCWorld […]

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Google is adding more parental controls to Chromebooks

Google has had an app called Family Link for a little over a year now, designed to give parents more control over their kids’ use of their Android phones — and even turn them off at dinner time. Now it’s expanding the app to support Chromebooks, adding many of the same features to that platform. Parents will be able to whitelist websites that they’re okay having their children visit, set screen time limits, establish a bedtime, remotely lock devices, and monitor usage. And for the first time, […]

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AdoramaPix photo book review: A great tool that creates beautiful, hard-bound books

If you live in New York City, you might be familiar with the professional photography shop Adorama in lower Manhattan. The company has taken its photo printing to the web with AdoramaPix, where you can order prints and create various products, including photo books. Whatever Adorama learned running its photo emporium has worked. AdoramaPix wowed us with its polished and snappy editor, original-looking photo prints, and high-quality photo book. AdoramaPix offers photo books oriented as square (starting at $32.99), portrait (starting at $31.99), and landscape (starting at […]

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Lyft reveals surprising results from its ’Ditch Your Car Challenge’

Why drive when Lyft’s paying for your ride? Image: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images By Sasha Lekach2018-12-13 17:30:00 UTC For 30 days in October and November, 2,000 people across 35 North American cities vowed to get around without driving their own vehicle — with a little help from ride-hailing app Lyft. The Ditch Your Car Challenge offered personal driving alternatives, paid for by Lyft. More than 130,000 offered to participate in the challenge. In the end, only 1.5 percent of those were chosen to receive these credits for a […]

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Virgin Galactic’s spaceplane finally makes it to space for the first time

At long last, space tourism venture Virgin Galactic has sent a vehicle into space. Early Thursday morning, the company’s passenger spaceplane, the VSS Unity, ignited its rocket engine longer than ever before over the Mojave Desert, soaring above the 50-mile boundary that the Air Force defines as the beginning of space. This is the first time Virgin Galactic has crossed that line in its 14-year journey to give paying customers a taste of spaceflight. Virgin Galactic has been gearing up for this moment since it first debuted […]

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Best offbeat Christmas movies to stream in 2018

We watch and re-watch Christmas movies for many reasons—for nostalgia, or as a reminder that there’s still goodness in the world. Other times, you’re just in a kind of Scrooge/Grinch mood and want to see something a little more… alternative, a little more offbeat. These 12 essential movies are either Christmas-themed or simply set during Christmastime with some decorations evident, but they’re sure to put a wicked grin on your face. Gremlins (Rental—Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, iTunes, etc., from $3.99)  Warner Bros ★★★★☆ Joe Dante’s subversive, […]

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Dans les écoles françaises, la leçon du jour : à quel tweet se fier ?

VAULX-EN-VELIN, France — Ce mercredi-là au collège Henri Barbusse, près de Lyon, les adolescents de la 3ème G s’apprêtent à assister à un cours un peu particulier. Au tableau sont affichés cinq tweets. La question posée aux élèves : lesquels sont fiables, lesquels sont suspects? Rapidement, ils portent leur attention sur un tweet de la dirigeante politique d’extrême-droite Marine Le Pen, au sujet de menaces proférées par un adolescent à l’encontre d’un enseignant, incident largement relayé par la presse. Un élève avance que le tweet est sans […]

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Series 3 Apple Watches on sale at Walmart for $50 off

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Image: Apple By Kevin BillingsMashable Deals2018-12-13 16:11:47 UTC Apple devices make great gifts — it’s a simple fact. Aesthetically pleasing, high quality design, and excellent technical performance all wrapped up into one. What’s not to love? So if that special someone on your list just got the new iPhone XS Max, an Apple Watch would make the perfect addition to their tech setup. Right now, the 38mm Series 3 Apple […]

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Grace Millane: New Zealand anger over Google naming murder suspect

Image copyright Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images Image caption Grace Millane was travelling the world and came to New Zealand in November New Zealand’s justice minister has said Google could face prosecution for sending a mass email which included the name of the man accused of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane. The suspect was granted a temporary name suppression while he awaits trial, making it illegal to publish his name. The email, which named the suspect prominently, went to people signed up to receive the country’s top trends. Google […]

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