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Netgear transforms your power plug into a fast WiFi hotspot

2016 is here, and the flying cars and hoverboards are disappointing, to say the least. Worse yet, we still can't get a decent internet connection in our man cave, but Netgear is at least trying to solve that problem with a string of new devices for CES 2016. The most interesting is the PowerLine …

Fightings zombies with Zero Latency is virtual reality gaming at its best

If you've ever wondered how you'd act in a real-life zombie apocalypse, Zero Latency will let you — happily or unhappily — find out.<p>The …

Google Photos will hide pics of your ex on Android

An unfortunate part of the future we live in is photos surfacing in our digital history of people we'd rather not see again. Google has a way around that with the latest update to its Photos app on Android. Now you can hide a specific person under the People tab. As the Google+ post tells it, …

How to Squeeze More Life From Your Aging Laptop

Cheap cures for common ailments<p>Looking to squeeze another year out of your aging portable? The common ailments below can be cured for $150 or less. …

Apple now performing free repairs for ‘Staingate’ Retina MacBook screens with anti-reflective coating issues

Earlier in the year, a small-but-not-insignificant number of Apple customers complained about screen issues with their new Retina MacBooks and Retina MacBook Pros, specifically cases where the anti-reflective display coating leaves marks and stains on the screen, ranging from small corner blobs to …

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Apple will fix your MacBook's worn-out display coating

The Retina display on your MacBook or MacBook Pro is supposed to look gorgeous. However, some owners have encountered just the opposite -- the screen's anti-reflective coating is wearing out quickly due to pressure or stains, leaving them with an unsightly laptop (and in some cases, a repair bill). …

You can add 3D Touch features to your old, jailbroken iPhone

Don't have an iPhone 6S and you want 3D touch? If you're willing to jailbreak your phone, you can get it.<p>With a jailbroken phone running iOS 9, users …

uBeam Finally Reveals The Secret Of How Its Wireless Charging Phone Case Works Safely

Cynics have denounced uBeam’s ultrasound wireless charging at-a-distance technology since its first prototype in 2011, in part because it refused to share the particulars for fear of competitors copying it. But today, its founder Meredith Perry unveiled extensive details, research, and safety …

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NVIDIA isn’t impressed by the new Apple TV

Yesterday, Apple unveiled its revamped TV box, alongside its other products, which comes with a new OS, access to TV based apps and also acts as a living room gaming device. Apple certainly wasn’t the first to market though and NVIDIA doesn’t seem too impressed. Late, under powered and already …

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Hands-on with the LG Watch Urbane Luxe: Android Wear, deluxe

The new Watch Urbane Luxe has a fancy name and comes in a fancy box. But is it fancy enough to justify a $1200 price tag?<p>At IFA 2015 in Berlin, we’ve met up with LG, who showed us the latest variant of their well-received Android Wear smartwatch series. The Watch Urbane Luxe takes what it’s pretty …

Samsung’s new Car Mode for Galaxy is its own Android Auto

Samsung just wrapped up its keynote event at the IFA trade show here in Berlin where it spent most of its presentation time discussing the trend of software powering everything in our lives, called Internet of Things. One peculiar new service in particular was an in-car dashboard app that works …

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Touchjet WAVE Will Turn Your TV Into A Touchscreen

Touchjet has raised $416,649 on Indiegogo.<p>From smartphones to tablets to laptops, many of us own at least one device with a touchscreen. So why not touchscreen TVs? Touchjet wants to let you turn any TV into a touchscreen with the WAVE, a peripheral that plugs into any TV’s HDMI port. And by …

Vainglory gets a $26 million boost in its quest to take e-sports mobile

Gamers have been wondering whether or not e-sports will go mainstream for a while now, with tournaments like <i>Dota 2</i>'s The International attracting ever more players as well as record-breaking prizes. One company, though, thinks that the way to take competitive gaming to the next level is to harness …

Intel's Skylake chips: What you need to know about the next big CPU change

If it seems like only months ago that we were talking about Intel's fifth generation of processors for laptops, desktops, hybrids and tablets -- also known by the codename Broadwell -- that's because it was. Officially launched in January at CES 2015, those CPUs (the central processing units that …

Qi fast charging will allow for charging devices wirelessly at 15 watts

A new announcement from the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) reveals the latest version of their Qi standard. This is especially exciting news to wireless charging enthusiasts who are limited by the technology’s current limitations to charge devices quickly. The new Qi iteration will allow for …

“Double lucky” Iron Man Edition S6 Edge sold for $91,000

The Galaxy S6 Edge Iron Man Edition is a limited version of the handset emblazoned with Marvel’s Iron Man character and customers have been clamouring to get their hands on this truly exclusive handset. We’ve already heard that some sales were fetching over $35,000 but this pales in comparison to …

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Samsung reveals plans for new mirror and transparent OLED displays

Samsung has unveiled its new mirror and transparent OLED displays in Hong Kong, and from the sound of it, the company has big plans for both of them. While the event has only showcased the screens as ad billboards and as a virtual necklace stand, Samsung believes they have bigger uses in the future …

Why You Need to Encrypt Your Android Phone Before You Wipe It and Sell It

Android's Factory Reset option is broken and it could compromise your security<p>Of course you're going to factory reset your phone before you give it away or sell it. You don't want all your data sitting on there, right? Unfortunately a new study shows even a full factory reset will leave data behind …

The Project's Gorgi Coghlan hot under the collar about nude nipple dress

"People are questioning the air conditioning in the studio," co-host Peter Heliar said in response to the amount of social media attention the dress …

Ten fruits and vegetables you're storing wrongly

Store at room temperature in an open container, to allow air circulation. Don't take off a clove's protective papery husk until you're ready to prep. …

How to solve the maths puzzle for Vietnamese eight-year-olds that stumped parents and teachers

I set this maths puzzle yesterday. Now for the solution. It wasn’t pretty, folks, but we got there in the end<p>The challenge was to fill in the above snake with the digits 1 to 9, using each digit only once. The colon “:” means divide, and you must follow the standard order of operations, meaning …

Dark chocolate and green tea is the perfect concentration combination

A new study, the first of its kind, has found that dark chocolate and green tea could be the ideal combination to tackle that mid-afternoon slump<p>Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Step away from the coffee.<p>Dark chocolate and green tea could be the best combination for an energy boost, a new study has …

Can you do the maths puzzle for Vietnamese eight-year-olds that has stumped parents and teachers?

All you need to do is place the digits from 1 to 9 in the the grid. Easy, right?

You should be using these browser extensions to keep yourself safe online

The invention of the internet made it easy to do amazing things online, like buying junk in a single click, but unfortunately that also came with consequences, like companies being able track your every move as you browse.<p>You might not know it, but every website you visit is using one or more …

Samsung Is Releasing an "Iron Man" Edition of the Galaxy S6 Edge

For all the Iron Man fans out there, you can now have a piece of the superhero with you at all<p>For all the Iron Man fans out there, you can now have a …

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