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Harmon Kardon’s HKTS-15 5.1 home theater system drops to $129 (Orig. $650)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Sound Distributors Inc. (100% positive feedback lifetime) via Amazon offers the Harman Kardon HKTS-15 5.1 Home Theater Speaker …

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HP quietly installs system-slowing spyware on its PCs

Lenovo has only just settled a massive $3.5 million fine for preinstalling adware on laptops without users' consent, and now it seems HP is getting in on the stealth installation action, too. According to numerous reports gathered by <i>Computer World,</i> the brand is deploying a telemetry client on …

The Reality Of Virtual Reality In 'Ready Player One'

<i>Written in collaboration with Samuel Steinberger.</i><p>Ready Player One (2011) is a prescient novel by Ernest Cline about a dystopian near future where young people, “the missing millions”, spend most of their time in a metaverse called “The Oasis”, which also happens to be the most valuable company in …

Virtual Reality

How to buy an AV receiver

If you want truly great sound in your living room, a sound bar isn't going to cut it. Sound bars are convenient and offer a big boost over your TV's built-in speakers, especially for movies and TV shows, but an AV receiver paired with even entry-level speakers takes sound quality to the next level, …

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The World's Most Sophisticated Malware Ever Infects Hard Drive Firmware

High-tech "Equation group" is likely connected to NSA<p>There's a new malware king on the block. Security researchers at Moscow-based Kaspersky Labs have uncovered a sophisticated suite of software packages that stem from what it calls the "Equation" group, a single cluster of unidentified hackers …

Kuna Outdoor Security Light

Kuna is an alternative to standard outdoor lights. Aside from being a stylish lamp, it’s also a discreet security system. It comes with a webcam, a …

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Chromecast vs. AirPlay: how do they compare?

Can Google finally take on one of Apple's best features?<p>Google's new Chromecast HDMI stick is a lot of things: it's a simple new way to bring internet video to your living room after the company stumbled with Google TV, it's a new platform for content creators like Netflix, and it's an interesting …

August: a Smartphone Deadbolt that Installs in Minutes, Tracks Who Enters, and Looks Damn Good While Doing It (video)

Wow! Who would’ve guessed that the smart deadbolt space to get so competitive so quickly. At the top of the list, at least in terms of overall …