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All devices and apps that work with Google Nest

Google’s Nest thermostat has become a poster child for what a smart device should look like. It’s sleek, easy to use, and comes with enough learning …

How the Best Rides at Universal Studios Work

Universal Studios is a bizarre theme park that welcomes over seven million people a year. Lately, the big draw is a sprawling replica of Harry …

The Secrets To Handling Passive-Aggressive People

Dealing with people who exhibit passive-aggressive behavior is easily one of the most challenging aspects of our social lives. Here’s what you need …

IKEA Keeps Getting Weirder, Now Sells Hydroponic Gardens

The world mostly knows IKEA for its flatpack furniture and mediocre meatballs. In the past year, however, the company’s doubled down on a new …

This $30, 300GB Hard Drive Was Designed Especially for Raspberry Pi

Need some pocketable storage for your pint-sized computer? Western Digital’s new PiDrive is probably the answer, squeezing just over 300GB into its …

This! Is! Awful! A Guide to Gerard Butler's Movie Career

Gerard Butler is everywhere lately pimping out his latest movies, <i>Gods of Egypt</i> and <i>London Has Fallen</i>. Both look amazingly ridiculous—a theme that …

All the Awesome People You Might Not Realize Were Part of The Force Awakens

When you’re making a new <i>Star Wars</i> film, you have every resource available to you. And, judging by the sheer volume of people who showed up to provide …

Building a PC? Here’s how to pick every part — now with 100 percent more VR

Building a new PC has always been an exciting and nerve-wracking experience, but the nature of it has changed over the years. The do-it-yourself …

Have something to hide? Here’s how to make it disappear in Windows

Is there a file or folder on your computer that you’d like to hide? Perhaps you share a computer, and want to keep some documents under wraps. Maybe …

Here's the Best Nigerian Prince Email Scam in the Galaxy

The Nigerian prince scam will never die. It’s lasted in various forms for decades now, but the latest iteration is downright amazing. Can’t you give …

Your Stupid-Ass Typing Style Might Not Actually Be So Bad

Back in the olden days, most typists were trained to use all their fingers. That’s less of a concern now, leading to all sorts of self-taught typing …

I Miss the Heroes of the 80s Who Got Their Asses Kicked All the Time

The 80s were a simpler, more macho time. It was the era of Ronald Reagan, Rambo, and Bruce Springsteen’s patriotic denim buttcheek. But when I think …

The Weird Way That Standing (Not Walking) on Escalators Helps Move People More Quickly

It’s the golden rule of crowded escalators: Stand on one side, walk on the other. But passengers taking the escalator in one of London’s busiest tube …

Did You Forget What Marvel's Secret Wars Was About? Let Us Remind You!

Marvel finally did it. Eight months after it began, <i>Secret Wars</i> came to a close today, after nine issues of reality-bending madness. No idea what the …

The Absolute Coolest Pop Culture Art of 2015

The word “art” can mean many things but most think of it as paintings and drawings. Visual media. In that broad topic, one of our favorite …

Watch California Transform Through Time With This Incredible Satellite Dataset

If you have’t taken a moment to appreciate the fact that hundreds of Earth-orbiting satellites are photographing our planet right now, and that this …

Lucozade thief may also be first UK 'hoverboard' conviction

As an orange Lucozade addict, I can't help but quietly applaud the work of the Hoverboard Lucozade Bandit (hat tip to <i>VICE</i> for coining the name). Not just for his choice of loot, but for executing the most brazen raid in the history of the Mitcham Co-op. Who dares to ride a whirring, neon steed into …

Watch the Original Star Wars Trilogy As It Was Before George Lucas Screwed It Up

Since 1997, George Lucas has been hell bent on ruining the original Star Wars trilogy. Every new release—in theaters, on DVD, and on Blu-Ray—comes …

Wu-Tang Clan sells its one-of-a-kind 'Shaolin' album for millions

Remember Wu-Tang Clan's <i>Once Upon a Time In Shaolin</i> album? The group spent nine years recording 31 tracks for a special LP, then decided to sell just one copy of it -- for a very high price, of course. It was finally purchased by a private American collector for "millions," according to <i>Forbes</i>. The …

The Dojo gateway secures your smart TV and other home devices

Two things are true about the Internet of things: it's a fragmented mess and it's a target for hackers. The Foscam baby monitor hack reminded everyone that anything that's on a network needs to be secure and that includes your connected cameras, lights and fire alarms. Dojo Labs saw the security …

This Video Explains Everything That Matters in a Smartphone Camera

We all know that more megapixels doesn’t mean a better camera. If that’s the case, what <i>does</i> make a better camera? This video from tech reviewer MKBHD …

16 Searches You Can Run on Wolfram Alpha That Don't Work on Google

There are all kinds of different ways to use Wolfram Alpha, and it’s often a better idea to load up the computational knowledge engine rather than …

Why Standing in One Place Makes Your Legs More Sore Than Walking

Working retail, waiting tables, standing in line at the amusement park or just shopping with mom, anyone who’s ever been stuck on their feet for a …

Cool short film teases what happens to Boba Fett after Star Wars

Boba Fett is supposed to get his own <i>Star Wars Anthology</i> film that focuses on the origins of everyone’s favorite bounty hunter but I think I’d much …

L.A. never looked so good in this beautiful hyperlapse that took two years to shoot

Done well, hyperlapse sequences can look pretty darn awesome. Take Vadim Tereshchenko‘s recent piece featuring Los Angeles — believe us, the City of …

You can now send directions and notes to your phone via Google search

Sending info from your desktop to your Android phone is just a Google search away<p>Google's taking small steps to more intimately connect your Android phone and desktop computer. The search company has rolled out a new feature that lets you send directions, notes, reminders, and more directly from …

Japanese Star Wars toys make Darth Vader and Boba Fett look fiercer than ever

Square Enix, the Japanese video game publisher behind the <i>Final Fantasy</i> series, has developed a range of <i>Star Wars</i> toys. Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and the generic Imperial stormtrooper have all been given a miniature makeover by the Japanese company, shrunk down to action figure size and released as …

Get more from your Chromebook with these great productivity web-based apps

Having a Chromebook is all about minimalist efficiency, so it’s no surprise that Chrome OS comes with a barely-there suite of default software. …

Pixie's new Bluetooth beacons make it harder for you to lose your stuff

Whether you've left a wallet in a cab or misplaced something at home, losing your things is a real annoyance. What's worse is that it feels like a problem we shouldn't have to deal with in the age of smart devices. Sure, sometimes you can use Find my iPhone, but what about objects that don't have …

How to Use Your Fancy New Camera Like a Pro

Congratulations, you just scored an awesome new camera. Welcome to our annual guide to getting started with your new tool.<p>Whether you're shooting on …