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Ikea turns kitchen remodeling into an HTC Vive VR game

Today Ikea is launching a pilot virtual reality app called the Ikea VR Experience as the first HTC Vive headsets begin to ship. The app, built using the Unreal Engine 4 from Epic Games, puts Vive headset owners into a virtual Ikea kitchen of real-world size. Users can then change the cabinet and …

Virtual Reality

A Stanford grad who raised $40 million thinks he's figured out how to get rid of Wi-Fi dead spots in your house — and it actually works

Early last year, Eero used this dream to launch a crowdfunding campaign that sold over $1 million in preorders.<p>The pitch was that Eero would use multiple devices to blanket your entire home with a smooth Wi-Fi signal that anyone could set up.<p>And after pushing back the launch from last summer, Eero …

Wi-Fi

PSA: A Link That Crashes Safari Is Being Passed Around On Social Media

A website that crashes the Safari web browser is making the rounds on social media. The name of the site, crashsafari.com (don’t click!), makes its intentions pretty obvious, of course. But pranksters can use a URL shortener like bit.ly to obfuscate the URL and then trick their victims into …

Social Media

The Swiss Alp Watch is an unabashed Apple Watch rip-off

We'll get straight to the point: the new Swiss Alp Watch designed by luxury watchmaker H. Moser & Cie looks exactly like the Apple Watch. The company isn't shying away from its design inspirations though -- actually, that's the whole reason why it exists at all. On its website, the company says the …

Hands On With LG's New 'Signature' OLED 4K TVs

If you want to see just how mature – and seemingly secure – LG’s OLED business has now become, check out the brand’s new ‘Signature’ G6 TV range.<p>Here we have OLED TVs self-consciously designed to offer a truly premium experience as flagship models at the top of genuine range of OLED TVs for 2016 …

Televisions

A new Chrome extension completely filters Donald Trump off your internet

The software analyses websites for the use of his name and stops access to any website that contains it.<p>Its creator says that the tool hasn't just been created to filter out the often incendiary pronouncements of the presidential candidate — but in the hope of broadening the debate, too.<p>"I hope …

Donald Trump

BlueStacks hits a billion apps used per month and launches new mobile platform

In 2011, BlueStacks was a small company when it debuted its virtualization platform that enables people to play Android mobile apps on a PC. Now the company’s App Player has become surprisingly popular, with more than 109 million downloads of the BlueStacks player, which is used to engage with a …

Report: Apple plans to nix 3.5mm port on iPhone 7, require Lightning for wired headphones

Citing a reliable source, a report from Japanese blog Macotakara claims that Apple plans to remove the 3.5mm headphone port from the upcoming iPhone 7, helping to achieve a “more than 1mm” reduction in thickness compared to the iPhone 6s. While the screen shape and radius will remain similar, the …

How to hide your apps in iOS 9 without a jailbreak

Every once in a while, you might have an app or two that you really don’t want to show off. Whether it’s a racy game or two or dating apps you don’t want your children seeing when you hand them your phone to keep them occupied, being able to hide those apps from general view is a handy thing.<p>Until …

Apple and Google are the world’s top two most valuable brands

Consultancy firm Interbrand has released its latest listing of the world’s most valuable brands, and Apple, Google, Microsoft, and IBM have landed at the top of the chart for at least the fifth consecutive year.<p>Apple and Google remain in the top spots – the third year in a row that they’ve been in …