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June 2015

Diversity

Ready For The iPhone 7? Get This Smartphone Designed To Last A Decade And Forget All About It

Do we really need all that wasteful consumerism that comes with the 18-month device upgrade cycle?<p>Worldwide, more than 1.8 billion mobile phones were sold last year–most replacing devices that were less than two years old. The average smartphone owner upgrades every 18 months.<p>Is it possible to …

Clean your microwave in minutes with this simple, chemical-free technique

There’s nothing worse than heating up a piece of pizza in the microwave and tasting last night’s chicken and rice and this morning’s oatmeal. If you …

Cleaning

Rise and fall of a rap folk hero: Secrets of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s tragic, wild life

A new biography gets the inside scoop from the late Wu-Tang Clan member’s best friend<p>The stories about Russell Jones, known to the world as Wu-Tang Clan’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard, are the stuff of legend. He lifted a burning car off a small child with his bare hands. He rode in a limousine to pick up his …

Google backs an undersea cable that will give the internet a big speed boost

The internet is quickest when you have a direct connection to the sites you're trying to reach, but that's a daunting challenge in the Pacific -- undersea network cables can cost hundreds of millions of dollars. It's therefore good to hear that Google and a host of telecom giants (China Mobile, …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

The Dash Is The World’s First Pair of Smart Headphones

The Dash in-ear headphones are about to change your daily run or gym trip. That’s because, not only do they pump music into your ear holes like any …

Vyper tablet is an all-in-one media and gaming console (hands-on) - CNET

LAS VEGAS -- Though at its core the Snakebyte Vyper is a 7-inch Android tablet, it's better to think of it as an all-in-one home media and gaming console that allows you to stream video from your tablet to your TV.<p>Available in the US starting January 31, the Vyper is packaged with a docking station …

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Motorola reveals ambitious plan to build modular smartphones

Motorola has unveiled Project Ara, an open-source initiative for modular smartphones with the goal to "do for hardware what the Android platform has done for software." The company plans to create an ecosystem that can support third-party hardware development for individual phone components — in …

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How to turn your smartphone into a spy camera or baby monitor

<i>Update: Added Alfred, WardenCam, and AtHome Camera as viable solutions.</i><p>If you’re itching to keep an eye on someone (or someplace), but have a limited …

Home Security

Valve's New Steam Controller Is Truly Next-Gen

<i>The Half-Life 2 developer’s innovative new video game controller could change how we play games.</i><p>The other day, I mentioned that it seemed likely Valve’s Friday announcement would be a new gamepad designed for Steam and the newly announced Steam Machines/SteamOS. I hoped we’d see a game …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Editors' Picks<p>It’s hot out there.<p>30 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Skincare<p>It's time to look past the gender binary labels, bro.<p>By Adam Hurly7 hours agoView …

Grand Theft Auto V: Tips, tricks, and cheat codes

Grand Theft Auto V (read our review here) is so huge that you can lose dozens of hours by ignoring the story and finding new activities and side missions to take part in. The open-world crime game does a good job of easing you in, but it doesn’t tell you everything.<p>So with some advice from …

Where Are They Now? 1992's Biggest Pop Acts

Music history was made on January 25th, 1992 when Nirvana's <i>Nevermind</i> knocked Michael Jackson's <i>Dangerous</i> from the top of the <i>Billboard</i> album chart. …

Can Marijuana Improve Your Emotional State?

It's no secret that marijuana can put a smile on many people's faces, but research suggests that the drug's positive effects go beyond just getting …

The Esky Mini HD Camera Pen -- I Suspect James Bond Would Like This; Product Review

I'm not sure exactly what situation I would find myself in where I would need the <b>Esky Mini HD Camera Pen</b>... but I want one, just in case. I dunno... …

Gear & Gadgets

Find out how to keep tabs on your phone with these helpful tracking tips

Few items we own are as precious as our phone, and losing it can be a dreadful experience (unless you decide to turn it into an opportunity to make a …

Comparing the tech support services of Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>One thing that gets little attention in the mainstream video game discussion is customer and technical support. I’ve recently had to contact both Microsoft and …

Pokemon X and Y to introduce 'mega evolutions'

<i>Pokemon X</i> and <i>Y</i> will introduce the concept of "mega evolutions," according to the latest issue of CoroCoro, as translated by Serebii.<p>The "mega" evolutions pertain to characters such as MegaBlaziken, MegaAbsol, MegaMawile, MegaMewtwo, MegaLucario and MegaAmpharos. A new gym leader called Koruni will …

This Samurai Kitchen Knife Set Can Help You Slay Your Next Sushi Party

The study of the Samurai way is a life long devotion. And some say that learning to master the way of the culinary arts takes a similar level of …

Smash Bros Wii U Adds Pilotwings Stage

Retro map based on SNES island.<p>A new stage based on Pilotwings has been revealed for the next installment of Super Smash Bros. As revealed on the …

7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

Game based on 'Attack on Titan' manga coming to 3DS in Japan

A video game based on <i>Attack on Titan</i>, the popular manga series by Hajime Isayama, is coming to Nintendo 3DS in Japan in 2013 from Spike Chunsoft, according to leaked images of Bessatsu Shonen Magazine seen on Itsuka Baito.<p>Spike Chunsoft, which was formed from the merger of Spike and Chunsoft, is …

Video Pioneers OK GO Team With Saatchi & Saatchi, Possibly You, For Next Video

The band most known for its videos is looking for videos.<p>OK Go is a band famous for its intensely innovative videos. From its breakthrough treadmill trickery for “Here It Goes Again” to its automotive symphony for “Needing/Getting” or its paint-splashed Rube Goldberg extravaganza “This Too Shall …

Still Having Problems With Fat Loss? – Fitness Volt Bodybuilding & Fitness Magazine

Last week I wrote about problems that may be hampering your fat loss efforts. This week I want to continue on with that line of thought, but also …

25 Ways To Make More Time For Exercise

A busy schedule can make it seem like you hardly have time to breath, much less workout.<p>While we know exercise has many benefits, it can still seem …

High Intensity Interval Training Abs Workout

Shares 58K<p>The benefits of interval training are many, including: increasing endurance, improving acceleration and speed, and burning more calories in …