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BittBoy is a retro pocket console that does a lot for very little

The GameBoy Pocket remains one of the best-designed pieces of mobile gaming kit ever in my opinion, which is why I was intrigued by the BittBoy, a new third-party portable console that clearly owes a lot of inspiration to the GameBoy. The tiny handheld packs a library of “300” games built-in, …

Retrogaming

Solar Eclipse Will Cost America Almost $700 Million in Lost Productivity

Add next week's total eclipse of the sun to the list of worker distractions that cost U.S. companies hundreds of millions of dollars in lost productivity.<p>American employers will see at least $694 million in missing output for the roughly 20 minutes that outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & …

Readers' Choice: 50 states, 50 winning attractions

10Best Readers' Choice set out to create the ultimate guide to America's best attractions. To do so, we asked our readers to vote for their favorites …

Civil Rights

Parents Charged After Missing Ohio Girl Found Dead in Their Restaurant

A 5-year-old Ohio girl was found dead inside her parents’ restaurant about a day after she was reported missing, and her parents have been charged in …

This Map Reveals the Ultimate Cross-U.S. Train Trip for Under $250

Travel across the U.S. in style.<p>Want to see the sights of the continental United States, but don’t want to pay an arm and a leg to do it? You’re in …

'It was a ghost town': Shoppers reveal why they've abandoned Sears and Kmart

Sears' sales have dropped from $41 billion in 2000 to $15 billion in 2015.<p>Kmart, which merged with Sears in 2005, has seen its sales plunge from $37 billion to $10 billion in the same period.<p>In interviews with more than a dozen long-time customers of the two stores, people repeatedly cited the same …

Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth without Toxic Signs

Abstract<p>Peppermint (<i>Mentha piperita</i>) is a plant native to Europe and has been widely used as a carminative and gastric stimulant worldwide. This …

Is Apple Too Far Behind Samsung? iPhone 7 Pre-release Survey May Surprise

Is Samsung’s Galaxy series lead over Apple too wide — even with the imminent iPhone 7 release? A survey may provide the best answer so far.<p>Earlier this month, I highlighted a post at TechnoBuffalo with the headline, “The Galaxy Note 7 is miles ahead of the iPhone.” The author went on to cite the …

Mobile Technology

5 under-the-radar movies to watch on Netflix

When you think of Netflix these days, you probably think of awesome original series such as <i>House of Cards, Stranger Things</i> and <i>Narcos</i>. But Netflix is …

Entertainment

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Reviews Show Apple Has Work To Do

More than ever, Apple has its work cut out for it with next two iterations of the iPhone. That’s the message some Galaxy Note 7 reviews are sending.<p>A quick canvassing of reviews this week yielded more than a few unflattering hardware comparisons with the iPhone 6/6s/6s Plus. Of course, Apple could …

Galaxy Note

50 Times Barack Obama Made Your Heart Melt

In honor of the President's birthday today.<p>In honor of the Commander in Chief's 55th birthday today, take a look back at his sweetest and silliest moments behind the scenes at the White House and beyond.

The Vegan Burger That is Expected to Change the Food World Has Finally Arrived! - One Green Planet

It’s been over a year now since Impossible Foods first introduced us to the Impossible Burger – a plant-based patty that cooks, smells, tastes, and …

A down payment turns out to be the biggest hurdle for millennial home-buyers

More than two-thirds of potential millennial homebuyers say that saving for a down payment is the biggest barrier to purchasing a home, and a fifth of them said that they'll get financial help from friends or family members to make the purchase, according the new research by TD Bank.<p>Student loan …

Dustin Johnson ready for the Open after becoming world No2 for first time

• ‘The goal is to get that No1 spot – I’ve got a lot of work to do’ • American knocks Jordan Spieth into third place behind Jason Day<p>Dustin Johnson has replaced Jordan Spieth as the world No2 – the highest world ranking position of his career and the reward for a stunning spell of form.<p>Johnson, 32, …

Golf

Sears is losing its last hope for staying in business

Sales are continuing to fall, and the company's one hope for survival — its home-appliances business — is now in decline.<p>"This was one of the main areas contributing to the decline — in spite of the fact that across retail as a whole this category grew strongly over the first part of this year," …

Same-Store Sales

Sikh soldier wins right to wear turban in US army

A Sikh soldier who was forced to shave off his hair and beard to join the US Army has won the right to wear a black or camouflage turban and grow his facial hair.<p>Captain Simratpal Singh, who was awarded a bronze star for valour for his service in Afghanistan, mounted a legal challenge to an …

No Tiger Woods, no problem for talent-rich Players Championship

Tiger Woods won’t be posting a T69 at The Players Championship as he did last year, but the so-called 5th major is not wanting for top players like Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler.<p>When Tiger Woods made it official by not committing to The Players Championship, he freed Golf …

Samsung can now fix your phone remotely

An update to the Samsung+ app could end awful customer service miscommunication.<p>Do you ever wish you should just <i>show</i> a customer service person your acting-up phone instead of trying to laboriously describe the problem and then try to fix it yourself?<p>A new feature for Samsung+, a customer service …

The Connected Yard is about to make gardening a whole lot smarter

The ‘connected home’ is a concept we’ve heard a lot about over the past few years, but how about the connected yard?<p>At SXSW, Scotts – the company behind gardening brands like Miracle-Gro and Weedol – has been showing off its Gro ‘Connected Yard’ offering that is set to launch in the USA next …

Pawn Stars's 'Chumlee' Arrested on Drug and Weapons Charges

The TV star known as Chumlee on the show <i>Pawn Stars</i> was arrested Wednesday following a raid on his Las Vegas home that uncovered illegal drugs and at …

'Root of all evil' found in the brain by scientists

The part of the brain which switches on before aggressive behaviour is anatomically known as the ventrolateral part of the ventromedial hypothalamus.<p>The ‘root of all evil’ has been discovered by scientists who found that a distinct part of the brain fires up before premeditated nefarious acts are …

Neuroscience

Apple Scrambles To Catch Samsung, As LCD Loses Ground To OLED

Apple is rushing to catch Samsung on OLED displays. But it will be a long slog — and consumers will begin to notice.<p>That’s my prediction based on input I’ve been getting from Raymond Soneira, a display expert and CEO at DisplayMate Technologies. While it’s clear that Apple has decided that it needs …

Mobile

WATCH: This guy read a bunch of Hitler quotes to Trump supporters, the results are kind of funny and really terrifying

THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME presidential candidate Donald Trump has been compared to Adolf Hitler. Comparisons have been drawn up in easy-to-read …

7 Marathons On 7 Continents In 7 Days – And She Won Them All

Support the news<p>A Massachusetts runner made history by running seven marathons in seven days on seven continents. <b>Becca Pizzi</b> of Belmont won them all, …

Microsoft's plan to port Android apps to Windows is dead

Goodbye Project Astoria<p>Microsoft today announced it’s discontinuing efforts to offer developers an easy way of bringing Android apps to Windows 10. The decision confirms rumors from back in November that the company was considering killing the idea. Codenamed Project Astoria, the Android app …

Why the Typical Coffee Drinker Will Hate Starbucks' New Reward System

Bad news if you only buy one coffee at a time.<p>Starbucks has announced that its changing the way it does rewards, and the net result to many customers …

Georgia is on the verge of approving a bill that could protect the right to discriminate against gays

The Republican-backed legislation — passed Friday by a 38-14 margin that fell along party lines — is a hybrid of two bills.<p>The First Amendment Defense Act has received the most criticism of the two. It allows religious organizations to deny services if they cite "a sincerely held religious belief …

I joined an app that paired me with a stranger for life. Now to find them.

I was determined not to die.<p>The premise of Rendezwho, a new app that matches users with a random person somewhere in the world, seemed like either a …

Apps

So You Want to Run Your First Half Marathon… | MapMyRun

It’s official: your love of running is here to stay and you’ve decided that it’s time to push yourself a little more. What better way to do so than …

Wife crashes her own funeral, horrifying her husband, who had paid to have her killed

Noela Rukundo sat in a car outside her home in Melbourne, Australia, watching as the last few mourners filed out. They were leaving a funeral — her funeral.<p>Finally, she spotted the man she’d been waiting for. She stepped out of her car, and her husband put his hands on his head in horror.<p>“Is it my …

Crime