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Amazon has a $40 wireless keyboard that lasts forever without new batteries or recharging

Are you tired of having to plug in your wireless keyboard every time it needs to be recharged? After all, it’s a “wireless” keyboard so connecting a …

Tech Trends

Even the founder of WhatsApp thinks you should delete Facebook

It turns out even $19 billion isn't enough to convince people of the merits of Facebook.<p>In what will surely be another blow to Facebook, WhatsApp …

Social Media

How to create a full system backup in Windows 10

It's been around since Windows 7 ($46 at Amazon.com), and Microsoft hasn't touched it since. You won't find it in the Settings app where you likely first turn when you need to perform a bit of system maintenance on your PC. Instead, it's hiding out in the the old Windows Control Panel. What it is …

Windows 10

20 tips for your new dSLR

Incredible Netflix hack transforms your favorite movies and shows

Everyone loves a good life hack, especially when they are to do with Netflix.<p>With this in mind, everyone should thank Reddit user A_Alexandre who discovered Netflix has a category of programs that offer audio descriptions — a voiceover narrating what is happening in a particular scene.<p>In essence, …

How to Cash In on Cash-Back Credit Cards

Before you throw away any more of the credit card offers landing in your mailbox, take note: You might be overdue for a credit card makeover. Adding …

Personal Finance

Daily Deals: FFXII Steelbook Is Back, $66 Gaming Chair

<i>Welcome to IGN's Daily Deals, your source for the best deals on the stuff you actually want to buy. If you buy something through this post, IGN may</i> …

PS4 Pro

The 41 best VR games

What’s new in watchOS 4? Hands-on with 50+ features and changes [Video]

As we did with the beta release of iOS 11, we’ve taken some time to walk through many of the new features and changes found in watchOS 4. While the Apple Watch software isn’t busting at the seams with new features like iOS 11, there are still quite a few new goodies and changes to be found. In this …

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century, From ‘Children of Men’ to ‘Her’

With themes that range from love to fear to humanity itself, the best sci-fi movies of the 21st century all share distinctly original visions.<p>Sci-fi …

Science Fiction

Be warned: The next version of iOS will feature a major but hidden change

With the next version of iOS, it will be imperative that you do. That's because with this version, Apple is introducing a new file system, called Apple File System, that replaces the ancient 30-year-old file system, HFS+, that iOS currently uses.<p>Your iOS will automatically convert to the new file …

How to Snoop-Proof Any Phone or Tablet

It’s likely that you’ve got details of your whole life stored on your phone—the people you know, the banks you’ve used, the videos you’ve wasted …

How to Customize an Apple Watch Face from Your iPhone

Apple Watch with watchOS 3 and iPhone with iOS 10 allow you to customize your Apple Watch face to your liking from the Watch app on iPhone. This is helpful because changing your watch face on Apple Watch can be tedious with the small screen. But from the Watch app on iPhone, it’s easy to go through …

Apple Watch

Here's how to access the iPhone's hidden mode that turns the camera into a magnifying glass

"Magnifier" mode uses the iPhone's camera to magnify text or other small things — handy, especially, for reading fine print, or zooming in on small details.<p>The hidden mode can also adjust brightness and color, which is useful for people who may have issues seeing specific colors.<p>Using Magnifier is …

Apple patents describe auto-detecting cracked screens and charging your Watch by winding it

If there’s one thing worse than damaging your iPhone or iPad by dropping it, it’s when that damage is a cracked screen. While you might be able to ignore a scuff to the casing, you’re going to see cracks in the screen every time you use the device.<p>Apple appears to be aiming to make screens more …

Hack This: Become a Command Line Assassin

One of your operating system's most powerful tools is more accessible than you think.<p>No matter what kind of cluttered, icon-littered hellscape your filesystem happens to be, take heart that your computer provides a pristine alternate reality in the form of its command line interface. Essentially, …

How to increase iPhone battery life

Get to know your battery<p>Under iOS 10 Settings > Battery, you can view and set preferences about battery life. Learn which apps are most …

Batteries

One of the best VR experiences is 3 minutes long and costs $3

The joy of Old Friend<p><i>Old Friend</i> is a virtual reality music video — although that’s a weak way to describe something this good — and it’s one of the first things I show to friends when they come over to check out the technology.<p>Their reaction is often pure joy. The beat hits them first, and nearly …

10 Useful Sudoers Configurations for Setting ‘sudo’ in Linux

In Linux and other Unix-like operating systems, only the root user can run all commands and perform certain critical operations on the system such as …

Encrypted email app ProtonMail reports surge in users after latest Yahoo hack revealed

ProtonMail, the encrypted email service that touts itself as NSA-proof, claimed that user growth doubled in the wake of the latest Yahoo email hack scandal, an event that saw an “unauthorized third party” access data from more than one billion Yahoo accounts.<p>That particular hack dated back to 2013, …

Encryption

Panda vs. snowman is the showdown we all need to see

In "Frozen," Anna famously asked sister Elsa if she wanted to build a snowman. But everyone knows the real fun isn't in building something, it's in breaking it. Or so a giant panda named Da Mao seems to think.<p>The Toronto Zoo posted a video Tuesday of Da Mao taking apart a snowman like Clubber Lang …

Snowman

New BlackArch Linux version released with1600 hacking tools

BlackArch Linux version 2016.12.20 released for ethical hackers and penetration testers with 1600 hacking tools<p>If you are an ethical hacker or a …

Linux

The Most Popular Video Games of 2016

What they'll cost and where to get them.<p>Holiday shopping is in full swing. Although everyone talks about getting a head start on buying gifts, most …

Grand Theft Auto

9 fun iPhone text message tips and tricks

It's an app you probably use every day, but are you getting the most out of the iPhone's Messages?<p>We've got some fun tips and tricks to show you how …

Apps

12 Tech Trends That Will Shape Our Lives In 2017

From in-ear interfaces to superhero autonomous cars<p><i>The global design and strategy firm Frog asked experts from its offices around the world to identify key technology trends that’ll shape how we live, work, and play in 2017. Below, we’ve selected 12 that are most relevant to the design community.</i> …

San Francisco

Get ready for a limited NES Classic Edition sale tomorrow morning

It’s basically impossible to find a NES Classic Edition for $60 right now, unless you or someone you’ve recently bribed works in inventory management …

How to set any song as iPhone ringtone

There was a time where ringtones were the coolest thing to have on your phone. I had Terror Squad’s Lean Back for all my incoming calls. Needless to …

Fuller House Season 2 Trailer: Is Stephanie's New Love Interest… Kimmy's Brother?!

Christmas is coming early for <i>Fuller House</i> fans!<p>Netflix has finally released the official trailer for Season 2 of the revival, which premieres on Dec. …

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable (According to a Green Beret)

7 steps to acclimate yourself to extreme situations so you can excel at every level.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation.<p>In the …

Self-help

How smartphone light affects your brain and body

There's something incredibly powerful about the blue lights that the designers of our smartphone, tablet, and laptop screens have been able to create. The lights in these screens glow so bright that we can see them even during a sunny day. At night, they're bright enough that they've been compared …