If you want to save all of your Instagram data so you can move to another platform -- or just keep a copy of everything -- now you can. This comes as part of the company's compliance to Europe's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy rules, which are designed to give users more control over their data.
Right now, the data download feature is mostly available on the web version, but it is rolling out to iOS and Android soon. Here's how to download your data through the web tool....
Alexa now has the capability to learn and recall for you. She can remember birthdays, anniversaries, clothing sizes, names and more.
Get Alexa to remember special days
Never forget a birthday, anniversary or special day again when Alexa has your back. For birthdays, simply say, for example, "Alexa, remember Jonathan's birthday is May 17." Then, when you need her help, say, "Alexa, when is Jonathan's birthday?" She'll reply, "You asked me to remember. Jonathan's birthday is May 17."
Tonsils are small organs in the back of the throat. As part of the lymphatic system, they play an important role in the health of the body. Tonsils were once thought to be a useless part made obsolete by evolution. When bothered by an infection, doctors once prescribed the removal of the tonsils through a tonsillectomy. These small organs are actually quite useful, though.
Size and location
Technically, there are three sets of tonsils in the body: the pharyngeal tonsils, commonly known a...
Adenoids are tonsils, but not all tonsils are adenoids. There are three types of tonsils in the lymphatic system. The pharyngeal tonsils are commonly known as adenoids, according to Encyclopedia Britannica. They provide protection against infections and flush away unwanted particles.
Location, description and function
Adenoids are clusters of lymphatic tissue in the back of the nose, above the roof of the mouth. You can't see them by looking in someone's mouth. They are at their largest ...
Though his ideas were controversial, Sigmund Freud was one of the most influential scientists in the fields of psychology and psychiatry. It has been over 100 years since Freud published his theories, yet he still influences what we think about personality and the mind.
Freud was born to a wool merchant and his second wife, Jakob and Amalie, in Freiberg, Moravia, in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, on May 6, 1856. This town is now known as Příbor and is located in the Czech Republic.
The Roma are an ethnic people who have migrated across Europe for a thousand years. The Roma culture has a rich oral tradition, with an emphasis on family. Often portrayed as exotic and strange, the Roma have faced discrimination and persecution for centuries.
Today, they are one of the largest ethnic minorities in Europe — about 12 million to 15 million people, according to UNICEF, with 70 percent of them living in Eastern Europe. About a million Roma live in the United States, accordin...
Pollution is the process of making land, water, air or other parts of the environment dirty and not safe or suitable to use. This can be done through the introduction of a contaminant into a natural environment, but the contaminant doesn't need to be tangible. Things as simple as light, sound and temperature can be considered pollutants when introduced artificially into an environment.
Toxic pollution affects more than 200 million people worldwide, according to Pure Earth, a non-profit e...
Lise Meitner was a pioneering physicist who studied radioactivity and nuclear physics. She was part of a team that discovered nuclear fission — a term she coined — but she was overlooked in 1945 when her colleague Otto Hahn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. She has been called the "mother of the atomic bomb," even though she did not directly have anything to do with its development. Element No. 109, meitnerium, was named in her honor.
Life and findings
Lise Meitner was born on No...
Marine biologist and writer Rachel Carson is hailed as one of the most important conservationists in history and is recognized as the mother of modern environmentalism. She challenged the use of man-made chemicals, and her research led to the nationwide ban on DDT and other pesticides. Her environmental movement also eventually led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to the National Women's Museum.
"The more clearly we can focus our attention on t...
John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States, was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas. The official investigation found that Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, shot Kennedy from a warehouse window overlooking the president's motorcade route. Nevertheless, conspiracy theorists have speculated over the years that the full story has not been told. Some believe that classified documents held by the National Archives may identify the "real" killer of the president.
In 2017, the National...
The Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year — and more commonly known as the Spring Festival (Chūnjié) in China —has become one of the world's top five most celebrated festivals. It isn't just celebrated in China. Other East Asian and Southeast Asian countries — such as Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Mauritius and the Philippines — celebrate, as well. It is also popular in Chinatowns around the world. In fact, Chinese New Year celebrations tak...
Is a Nest Thermostat ($94.00 at Amazon.com) your new smart home device? Here are some features you may not know about that can make it even more useful, from voice control and lowering your home's humidity to saving money on heating and cooling.
1. Control your Nest Thermostat with your voice
There's no need to get up to adjust your Nest. You can control it using voice commands with most home hubs, including Amazon's Alexa speakers or the Google Home ($129.00 at Lowes.com). Here's how to set ...
If learning how to run is on your list of New Year's resolutions, you may need a little help. Here are the best apps to give your dreams of becoming a runner a real boost.
Do you need them all? Probably not, but each one has unique features that make them worth checking out.
A good running app can help you keep track of your progress, connect you with a supportive running community and monitor your breathing, heart rate and more.
Strava is CNET's number one pick for running apps for 2018.
Facebook On This Day flashbacks are a great reminder of fun times gone by, but they can also be a shot to the heart. If you've had loved ones pass on, friendships die or relationships that are hard to look back on, flashbacks may be more painful than fun. The good new is you can filter the On This Day app to only remind you of the good times.
Filtering flashbacks on the app
Choosing exactly what you see on On This Day is pretty simple using the Facebook app.
Tap the Menu icon in the upper rig...
Cleaning the fridge is a dreaded task, but it needs to be spotless since it's storing your food, right? Of course. So how often does it need to be cleaned to meet these standards? Well, it depends how deep a clean we're talking about.
Do the swipe and protect daily
A good rule of thumb is to be diligent every day to prevent cross contamination and just ickiness in general. Wipe up any spills that occur right away with a cloth moistened with food-safe antibacterial spray.
Also, be sure that yo...