Google’s New ‘Tangi’ Service Can Help You Learn DIY Skills

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Google’s newest service, Tangi, is a short-form video platform that can help you learn and share new creative skills. It’s currently available as a website and an iOS app—no, it’s not ready for Android yet, which is strange given that it’s Google’s service, but there you go.

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This Soyrizo Frito Pie Will Please the Whole Team

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As a general rule, I’m not a fan of meat substitutes that try too hard to emulate the “real” thing. Vegetables are not meat and they never will be, and that’s OK.

With that said, I would like to immediately contradict myself by singing the praises of the ultimate in fake meat technology: soyrizo in a plastic tube.…

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Get a One-Way Ticket on Southwest for as Little as $59

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Over at the New York Times, reporter Julie Weed described the difficulties of finding cheap airfare when it’s you versus airline software technology, which changes airfare prices multiple times a day to benefit the airline. The greatest takeaway? There’s no single “right time” to buy a flight, given the fluctuating…

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How to Avoid the Most Popular Mac Malware, ‘Shlayer’

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According to a recent Kaspersky investigation, the “Shlayer” malware—which deploys an “Any Search” bar on a victim’s computer through fake Adobe Flash updates, of all things—is the most popular Mac malware. Ars Technica has a detailed breakdown of the investigation that is worth a read, but you should know the easy…

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I Lost Nine Years of Photos by Locking Myself Out of My Google Account

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I normally use this weekly column to answer people’s technology-themed questions. This week, I’m taking a slight departure, because I think sharing a reader’s story is important—even though there’s not really much I, nor Google, can do in the case of her locked Google account. There’s a lot we can learn from her…

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Change These Facebook Settings to Protect Your Photos From Facial Recognition Software

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It should come as little surprise that any content you offer to the web for public consumption has the potential to be scraped and misused by anyone clever enough to do it. And while that doesn’t make this weekend’s report from The New York Times any less damning, it’s a great reminder about how important it is to

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