Derek Sheridan

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The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Turns 30

OK, I’m old. You’re probably feeling old. Let’s get that out of the way. Done.<p>The NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) turns 30 today, as it was officially launched in North American on October 18th, 1985 to a limited portion of the US. I mean, where do we start on how amazing the NES was, and still …

Retrogaming

Android 6.0 Marshmallow review

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is such a mishmash of features that I spent a long time trying to suss out the unifying principle behind it all. Turns out, the answer was literally right in front of my face the entire time I was looking at my phone: that new, colorful Google logo.<p>It's divisive, like any …

Apps

Before Dr. Seuss was famous he drew these sad, racist ads ... and then totally changed his mind

Most people know Seuss books as harmless, imaginative fun for kids. But Seuss's early work did have a darker, racist side — before he eventually changed his views and abandoned his prejudices.<p>Dr. Seuss' political leanings are well known — the writer was a liberal Democrat who opposed fascism in the …

San Diego

How The Seasons Of "American Horror Story" Connect

Surprise, bitch. Everything's connected.

Why the Word 'Moist' Makes Your Skin Crawl

<i>By Kate MacNamee, Hippo Reads contributor</i><p>I used to find the word moist nauseating to hear and even worse to utter--I hate it for what seemed like no reason. When I started telling people how much I hated the word, I was surprised to find that others did, too. Many people also hated words like …

Language

The Trick to Requesting Uber and Lyft at Any Airport

This one literally requires a trick of the needle. Ignore the fact there are often legitimate governmental regulations on why sometimes passengers can't be picked up at the airport.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy<i>.</i><p>My mother and stepfather, for example, are always complaining that they …

Uber

Sharp debuts mosquito-catching air purifier

The Japanese appliance maker hopes to help tackle two major problems Southeast Asians are struggling against -- polluted air and mosquitoes.<p>Mosquitoes are pesky insects in most western countries, but in tropical areas they're a legitimate threat to public health. Now, Japanese appliance maker Sharp …

Air Purifiers

Burger King rolls out black burger for Halloween

Just in time for Halloween, Burger King has released a new burger that may give some a fright.<p>The King has teamed with A.1 to create the Halloween Whopper, which features a pitch-black bun that has the flavor of the signature steak sauce baked right in.<p>Between the buns, the sandwich has …

Encryption might be the reason we've never heard from aliens, says Snowden

Edward Snowden thinks he might have an answer to the Fermi paradox — the cosmological puzzle of why, given that the universe is so very old and so very big, we haven't heard from any aliens yet. Speaking with Neil deGrasse Tyson on the astrophysicist's <i>StarTalk</i> podcast (the relevant section starts …

Encryption

New Google Chromecast may debut this month, report says

As Apple and Amazon upgrade their rival products, a new report says Google is revamping its blockbuster $35 electric dongle, which connects your TV to your mobile devices and computers.<p>It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.<p>Google may reveal a new version of its Chromecast streaming-media …

Chromecast

Here's how 'Fallout 4' will grow and evolve after it launches

When <i>Fallout 4</i> arrives on Nov. 10, that's just the beginning. Developer Bethesda Softworks has big plans for the game post-release, which are starting …

Acer Predator 8 tablet hands-on and first look

When it comes to gaming tablets, the available selection is quite limited, but there is going to be a new one to pick from soon. We go hands-on, and give you the first look at the Acer Predator 8 tablet!<p>Along the lines of the Acer Predator PCs, the Predator mobile devices are meant to deliver a …

Computer Hardware

Acer's coolest new PC lets you build a computer like Lego bricks

Building your own computer is starting to come back in style thanks to initiatives like Phonebloks and Google's Project Ara, and now Acer is bringing that idea to the desktop. It's introducing a new PC today called the Revo Build Series, which starts as a small core block and can then be built upon …

Computer Hardware
Profit

Google joins other tech companies to create a new video format

Shutterstock<p>Google has teamed up with 6 other tech giants to create a next-generation video format. The partnership includes key players like Amazon, Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, Netflix and Mozilla (aside from the Search Giant), a collective which is to be named the Alliance for Open Media.<p>You may be …

User Generated Content

Lenovo unveils gigantic 7-inch PHAB phones alongside 5,000mAh Vibe P1

Lenovo is one of the busiest companies at IFA this year. Not only has it had its Motorola smartphones and smartwatches to deal with, but also its own-brand devices. As well as announcing its new budget Chromebook, Lenovo has taken the wraps off new Android-powered smartphones: The PHAB and the Vibe …

Hands-on with the 5.5-inch Huawei Mate S

Huawei has unveiled the Mate S, a new super-sized smartphone, at IFA in Berlin. It is the company's first major smartphone announcement since it …

Phones

Tim Cook Invests in Water-Efficient Shower Head Startup Nebia

Apple CEO Tim Cook is among a group of high-profile investors in Nebia, a San Francisco-based startup that has created a water-efficient shower head, according to <i>The New York Times</i>. Nebia is a self-installed shower system that atomizes water into millions of droplets to create 10 times more surface …

The biggest stars on YouTube make huge incomes ... yet they can't keep the vast majority of it

He even made a video specifically to address the haters who felt that he was somehow overpaid.<p>The interesting thing about YouTube revenue, however, is how little of it the stars themselves get to keep. YouTube keeps a 45% cut of any ad revenue gathered by one of your videos. And that's before taxes …

Advertising

Pocket-sized personal transporters could soon be seen on the streets of Tokyo

<i>(Reuters)</i> — A Japanese engineer has developed a portable transporter small enough to be carried in a backpack that he says is the world’s first ‘car in a bag’.<p>Twenty-six-year-old Kuniako Saito and his team at Cocoa Motors recently unveiled the lithium battery-powered “WalkCar” transporter, which is …

Drifter Is A Waterproof Speaker That Lets You Leave Your Smartphone Behind

While a waterproof, buoyant speaker <i>seems</i> like a viable option for boaters, fishers, and generally wet sport enthusiasts, most of them are powered by Bluetooth, meaning that a very delicate and usually non-waterproof smartphone needs to be within close proximity.<p>But the folks at Freedom Audio …

Boating

Ultralight Tent Trailer Follows Your Motorcycle or Small Car

Traveling by motorcycle or small car can be a challenge if your goal is to spend your nights in the great outdoors. Most trailers are either so big …

Android Mods: Custom app icons! (All Launchers)

Doppler Labs just raised $17 million to create earbuds that don't play music but let you customize how the world sounds around you — and we gave them a listen

Doppler Labs isn't interested in blocking out all natural noise and pumping prerecorded sound into your ears. The team wants to <i>change</i> the sounds that are coming in. It wants you to customize your sonic world in exactly the way you want.<p>Imagine being able to turn up the bass at a concert, or reduce …

Music Production

Nintendo Quiet on NX Console Over Worries of Competitors Taking Ideas

Nintendo is prioritizing satisfying Wii U customers.<p>Nintendo won’t discuss its next-generation hardware codenamed NX yet as it believes competitors …

Retrogaming

Xperia Z4 Tablet Review - I LOVE this tablet!

7 reasons why you should develop apps for Android rather than iOS

There are multiple operating systems powering our mobile devices today. For both indie developers and large companies, there is a critical question that needs to be answered before development begins: what platform should be targeted first? For larger companies, with more resources, development can …

Apps

Samsung’s foldable tablet could look a lot like this

The Korean Intellectual Property Office just published a design patent that may give us a better idea of what to expect from Samsung’s future foldable devices.<p>Samsung applied for patent No. 30-0757696 in November 2013, and today the Korea Intellectual Property Office published it (via Dutch website</i> …

Mobile

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Physiology