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Being busy and being productive can be two very different things. If you're super busy but can't manage to get anything done, you're not alone.<p>"It's very easy to succumb to the temptation of staying busy even when it is counterproductive: It is the way our brains are wired," write Harvard Business …

Time Management

Thermos Controls Your Nest From OS X’s Notification Center

Mac: If you have a smart thermostat like the Nest, you can control it from your smartphone with an app or your voice. If you're on a Mac desktop, …

App Store

The Internet Archive Now Lets You Play 900+ Classic Arcade Games In Your Browser

Looking for a nice little burst of nostalgia on this fine Saturday evening? Don’t feel like going through the process of installing MAME and lurking for ROMs, but still want to get your classic arcade on?<p>Back in December of last year, the Internet Archive (in their effort to backup the entire …

Netgear's ultimate WiFi router gives you full speed on any frequency

Watch out, ASUS: you're not the only one with an extremely fast WiFi router these days. Netgear has just released the Nighthawk X4, the latest version of its sinister-looking flagship hotspot. The X4's four antennas let it deliver 802.11ac wireless as quickly as possible on any frequency; it offers …

Build Your Own All-In-One Internet Radio Player with a Raspberry Pi

If you're a big fan of internet radio, UK Tech Reviews has a guide for building your own little internet radio device using a Raspberry Pi and a …

LG's Music Flow offers multi-room speakers controlled by a messaging app

LG has just announced a new range of wireless speakers, sound bar and network bridge called Music Flow, and by the looks of it, the company wants a piece of whatever action Sonos is getting. The system even comes with the Music Flow Player app that's a lot like Sonos' controller app, which can …

ADT wants to automate your home with the help of IFTTT

Now that home automation is all the rage, household security outfit ADT is looking to dive further into the fray with a hand from If This Then That (IFTTT). Using the home alarm company's Pulse system and the appropriate channel from the recipe-based app, you'll be able to leverage automated chores …

Super cheap Smart Home kit brings automation to the masses

If you're wondering when home automation might tip into the Walmart-level mainstream, here's a sign: Archos' Smart Home starter kit is now on sale. Along with two cameras, two movement tags and two weather tags, they're throwing in a controlling tablet, all for $250 -- or $25 each for the cameras …

8 amazing fat-burning intervals

If your goal is to burn fat, interval training should be part of your workout program. Interval training is a great way to hammer out a quick …

The 4-week workout program to get a fighter's physique

When regular people imagine the ideal physique they'd like to achieve in the gym, they almost always give the same answer: They want the ripped, …

The total-body comeback workout plan

You’ve already decided to make this year yours. If you want to fit into those new clothes—and have the confidence and health to be your best—you need …

CES 2014: Household roundup

Alongside the TVs and tablets, CES is also home to the future of... homes. LG had smarter washing machines and robot vacuums that you can turn on by texting with everyday language, while Samsung introduced an entirely new ecosystem: one it's inviting third-party hardware companies to join. Qualcomm …

Pebble Steel

Owners of the original Pebble smartwatch know what a useful gadget it can be — and they also know the inconvenience of having to leave it at home on …

Wearable Tech

Rocksmith 2014: pros and cons, how-to, news and more - CNET

Rocksmith 2014<p>Dave Cheng 17 December 2013<p>Rocksmith 2014 is where music video games were inevitably heading since the first Guitar Hero was released …

Spotify goes free on mobile devices through the magic of shuffling

Today's Spotify announcements are all about free - but it's not only tablets that are getting some love from the company. CEO Daniel Ek took the stage to announce that there will be a free version for any device that can access the service. The caveat here is that this is a new version of the app …

Meet Revolv, The Missing Link To The Modern Smart Home

Automated homes are nothing new. For decades, people have toiled over connecting household object to intranets and servers in a desperate attempt to simplify lives. But the work rarely justified the results. Then came the so-called Internet of Things. Nest, Sonos, Hue, Yale Locks; all these …

Xbox One review: a fast and powerful work in progress

<i>On April 22nd, 2016, Engadget published an updated review of the Xbox One, complete with a higher score of 84 and detailed impressions of the newer UI.</i><p>Your new running shoes have WiFi, but there are still -- <i>still!</i> -- no flying cars. We've got mini-supercomputers in our pockets, but where's the …

Get 75% off BioShock Infinite for Mac from 9to5Toys & GameAgent

<i>9to5Toys.com</i>:<p>If I could only make one game recommendation for Mac users, at the moment it would have to be BioShock Infinite. The game received amazing reviews from critics on the consoles and our friends at Aspyr quickly followed up with a flawless Mac version back in August. If you’ve yet to pick …

Revolv Home Automation Hub

Home automation can be great — it helps you efficiently keep everything in your house chugging along smoothly and on schedule — but at some point all …

Home Automation

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Review: Sonos Play:1 Wi-Fi system is a fantastic and affordable audio solution

<b>Update:</b> Setting up the Sonos Play:1 is now easier due to the fact that the Bridge is no longer required.<p>The Sonos® Play:1 is a wireless audio system that uses your WiFi network to transmit audio to high-quality portable speakers. The Santa Barbara-based company has been producing audio components …

Overnight Expert: How to Remove Stains from Your Clothes

Picture this: You’re in a rush, trying to juggle coffee in one hand and text with the other, when karma from cutting off that old lady yesterday …

A Home Maintenance Checklist: An Incredibly Handy Tool to Keep Your House in Tip-Top Shape | The Art of Manliness

<i>Update: One of our commenters, Brandon Beeson, was kind enough to put this into a Google Doc as a checklist. Click here to access that document</i>. <i>Feel</i> …

How to turn a developer into a founder: Advice from those who’ve done it

For six years, Peter Relan specialized in turning developers into founders. At his YouWeb incubator, the investor/tech veteran found talented developers such as Jason Citron and turned them into the creators of companies.<p>It isn’t easy to make that switch. Citron did, founding OpenFeint, a social …

Review combo: RAVPower Qi-Enabled Wireless Charger and xRobot Power Bank

For the last few weeks, I’ve been testing out both the RAVPower Wireless Charger and the xRobot Power Bank, two unique takes on the conventional way to charge your devices. While both products come from the same family, their functionality couldn’t be farther apart. Let’s take a look how both …

Defining Batman's persona in Batman: Arkham Origins

Batman is finding himself in Warner Bros. Games Montreal's <i>Batman: Arkham Origins</i>.<p>While the studio is building on the gameplay foundation laid by Rocksteady Studios (the developer of <i>Batman: Arkham Asylum</i> and <i>Batman: Arkham City</i>) for <i>Arkham Origins</i>, its story focuses on a younger, more arrogant …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Top 10 Next-Gen Video Games

<i>A look at some of the most promising games next-gen has to offer.</i><p>The following games are all next-gen <i>only</i> releases (though some launch on the perennial next-gen platform we call PC.)<p>I’ll write up a separate post about the best-looking cross-generation games in the near future. Likewise, these are …

Watch the pilot for Super Clyde with Stephen Fry and Rupert Grint

Although CBS didn't pick up Gregory Thomas Garcia's comedy series <i>Super Clyde</i>, starring Rupert Grint and Stephen Fry, the network has posted the pilot …

Tom Hiddleston's impression of Owen Wilson as Loki is surreally fun

I don't know why someone would ask Tom Hiddleston to do an impression of Owen Wilson as Loki in from <i>The Avengers</i>, but I do know the internet is a …

Google Web Designer launches in beta, available now as a free download

Back in June, Google's advertising arm put up a blog post, letting us know it was about to release an HTML5 development tool, called Google Web Designer. Well, it's just arrived today, per a post on Google's own G+ account, and it's available in beta as a free download. Throughout, the tool appears …