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Two tools under $20 each on Amazon that can replace more than 100 other tools

Amazon is full of awesome products you had no idea existed, and that’s true across so many different product categories. This is especially true for …

Woodworking

Nest Hello review: A premium doorbell for the paranoid homeowner

Last September, Nest introduced several new offerings aimed at beefing up your home security. There was the Nest Secure alarm system, an outdoor version of its Nest Cam iQ and the Nest Hello, its first-ever video doorbell. The Hello is obviously Nest's answer to Ring, a competing video-enabled …

Amazon will install a full smart home security system for you

Amazon has been beefing up its home security business for quite some time now; earlier this year, it even purchased smart doorbell company Ring to take Google-owned Nest head on. Now, <i>TechCrunch</i> has discovered a portal on the company's Smart Home Services section offering full smart home packages. …

Dish's AirTV combines 4K streaming with an over-the-air antenna

Finding quality 4K content is still rather difficult, but that isn't keeping hardware manufacturers from building devices to support the format. To that end, Dish is announcing a new set-top box called AirTV that has a few tricks up its sleeve. Just as last month's leak showed, it's based on …

Great Deals on GPS Watches - with Notifications & Fitness Tracking

If you are into running, you likely have at least tried a GPS watch at some point (<i>or at least know a fellow runner who uses one!</i>). I could not …

Paramount drops Star Trek Axanar fan film lawsuit

Paramount has dropped a lawsuit against a high-budget <i>Star Trek</i> fan film, <i>Star Trek Axanar.</i><p>The movie studio had previously claimed that <i>Axanar</i> infringed …

Science Fiction

Android just blew past the iPhone

Google's digital voice assistant was already miles ahead of Apple's Siri even before Google's announcements on Wednesday at its annual I/O conference. But given what the search giant showed off yesterday, Siri will shrink further in Google's rearview mirror in the near future.<p>What we currently call …

Android News

Two Year Faked Coma: 6 People That Worked Hard At Being Lazy

Laziness is like wine: It's only appealing to certain crowds, a surprisingly large amount of work goes into it, and it gets more impressive as time …

Google’s OnHub Gets New Smarthome Functionality via If This Then That

Google’s OnHub router has been a bit of a mystery since it debuted last Fall. Though marketed as a sleek and powerful wireless hub, it includes a ton …

Atari co-founder fed up with today’s mobile games, says he’ll make them better

Gather around, my children, and I’ll tell you a tale about the revival of the fantasy genre. Once upon a time, in the mid-nineties, a science fiction author looked over at the fantasy section of the bookstore and was disgusted by how formulaic these stories had become. He decided that if he wanted …

Mobile Gaming

Google Play now labels Android apps and games containing ads

Google Play’s Android apps and games containing any type of ad have begun receiving prominent labels within their listings. The label is placed directly below the Install button, accompanied by the existing in-app purchases label when pertinent.<p>This labeling initiative started as a requirement for …

The Old Spice Deodorant Lawsuit: What You Need to Know

Another day, another beauty lawsuit. Following a string of major brands coming under fire for adverse side effects—including Wen by Chaz Dean (claims of hair loss), EOS Lip Balm (claims of serious skin irritation), and even the seemingly innocent Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder (claims that it …

This 21-year-old programmer, who was so successful he turned down Apple, scored a deal with Fox TV

Fox stations in a bunch of major metropolitan areas will be using his Fresco News app to gather photos and videos from everyday people who happen to be near a news event as it unfolds.<p>Fresco is an app that turns anyone into a journalist. If you're on scene when a newsworthy event happens, and you …

The Web's Most Notorious Movie Piracy Site Is Back From the Dead

Popcorn Time, the streaming service that lets users watch pirated movies with the click of a button, is back.<p>The service’s anonymous developers …

Popcorn Time

When Asked Why He Crashed Glenn Beck’s Nevada Caucus Speech, Donald Trump Provided This Blunt Answer

When Glenn Beck visited a caucus site in Nevada Tuesday to speak on behalf of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, he received an unexpected visitor.<p>Republican front-runner Donald Trump showed up in support of…himself.<p>Trump appeared on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” Wednesday morning after his …

DraftKings' value has tumbled by 60%, Fox says

The recent problems at DraftKings have reduced the value of the company by about 60%, according to media conglomerate Fox, one of the companies that invested in the daily fantasy sports site.<p>In a filing Tuesday Fox (FOX) disclosed that it was reducing the value of its $160 million investment in …

'Ant Simulator' Cancelled After Devs Blow Crowdfunding Money On Booze And Strippers

The cancellation of <i>Ant Simulator</i> is one of the most disheartening stories about crowdfunding indie games I’ve heard. It’s also one of the most outrageous and crazy, filled with betrayal and greed and tragedy.<p>Lead programmer Eric Tereshinski, along with two business partners, raised money on …

Crowd Funding

Google finally launches an AdWords app for iPhone and iPad

Google has finally launched a full-fledged iOS app for users of its AdWords advertising service. The AdWords app arrives today as the first official iOS app for the service and it’s available for both iPhone and iPad users now.<p>The Google AdWords app helps you stay connected with your ad campaigns …

Here are the 29 superhero movies coming out in the next 5 years

Get ready! Nearly 30 superhero movies have been announced to hit theaters over the next few years.<p>We'll see Marvel complete "Phase 3" of its cinematic universe while DC will start playing catch-up by building its own multiverse on the groundwork laid by 2013's "Man of Steel."<p>The list of announced …

Hollywood just fired back at the pirate group that leaked Quentin Tarantino's new movie

Keith Kupferschmid, head of the Copyright Alliance, says the group's claims to have <i>helped</i> movie studios with its leaks are "patently absurd."<p>In December, Hive-CM8 gained attention by releasing "The Hateful Eight," the latest film by Quentin Tarantino — a full week before it was out in the …

Amazon Sweetens Prime Membership With Automatic 20% Off New Video Game Releases

It’s pretty wild to think that once upon a time, <b>Amazon Prime’s</b> central feature was basically free two-day shipping. Today Amazon offers Prime Instant Video (its own Netflix-style streaming service), Prime Music (an all-you-can-consume music streaming service), unlimited photo storage, a Kindle …

Shopping

Jimmy Fallon asks Donald Trump: 'Do you cry?'

At one point, Fallon admitted he was surprised when Trump backed the authenticity of President Barack Obama's tears last week. Obama announced new executive actions on gun-control policy and cried while discussing the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting, in which 20 young children were …

Donald Trump

Piracy Group Pulls Out Of Plans For Huge Set Of Movie Releases

The piracy release group Hive-CM8 appears to have halted its plans to leak dozens of 2015′s biggest movies.<p>Just before Christmas, the group started releasing some of the year’s biggest box-office hits online, promising 40 altogether. However, it has now stopped after uploading less than half that …

First Click: How the critics are scoring Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Bryan Bishop posted our spoiler-free review of <i>Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens</i> early this morning. I’m sure it’s great (I’m told it is), but I’m still suspicious of those 1,500 words — leery of small details about the plot or the characters that I've so far managed to block with a …

Movies

Starbucks' deal with Square is a giant money loser

Square considered its deal with Starbucks to be a coup in 2012. Now it can't wait to get out of it.<p>In August 2012, Starbucks invested $25 million in Square, and Square became its exclusive processor of debit and credit card payments for all 7,000-plus stores in the United States.<p>"This is an epic …

Howard Schultz

Wearable with flexible display set to blow your mind next year

A new wearable is set to make devices like the Apple Watch and the LG Urbane look like old-fashioned junk. Wove might cause a twinge of nostalgia …

Google Announces Chromecast 2 And Chromecast Audio To Bring Intelligence To Your Living Room

Google is ready to take over your living room. The company has announced version 2 of its Chromecast product, along with a new Chromecast Audio, which turns any speaker with an AUX in into an Internet-connected device. I got to spend some time with these little devices and they are powerhouses.<p>The …

The Revenant trailer: Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy head-to-head in hardship

Rumoured to be a ‘living hell’ to work on, the Revenant’s new trailer suggests the suffering paid<p>If the rumours are true, filming the Revenant was nothing but hardship. A ‘living hell’ of a shoot, according to whistleblowers, with reports of the cast freezing in the Canadian wilderness and multiple …