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RIP Internet Explorer (1995-2015). We Knew Ye All Too Well

Microsoft Internet Explorer, a browser familiar to many and loved by few, passed away today after a long illness. It was 19 years old.<p>Bowing to the …

HTC ‘Uh-Oh Program’ Will Replace Your Busted One M9, M8 Phone for Free

HTC hopes to sway customers to its products with a new phone replacement program.<p>At Mobile World Congress, HTC Americas President Jason Mackenzie hinted that the company was going to offer something different with its new HTC One M9 smartphone to help set it apart from the competition. Today, the …

What You Need To Know About Facebook Changes on Flipboard

Facebook announced changes to the content they’re willing to share with third parties, including Flipboard. We want to give you a head’s up about what this means for you. Here’s what you need to know:<p>If you are among the two percent of readers who views Facebook on Flipboard, we regret to tell you …

TV shows

Wanna Teach Kids to Code? Keep It Out of the Classroom

In December of last year, Barack Obama became the first president to write code. A video of the digital milestone shows the president in the White …

A Clever Way to Tell Which of Your Emails Are Being Tracked

While you’ve likely never heard of companies like Yesware, Bananatag, and Streak, they almost certainly know a good deal about you. Specifically, …

Latest Chromecast bargain comes with $80 of free goodies

If you have been putting off your purchase of Google’s little Chromecast streaming dongle, now is probably the perfect time to grab one. Google has just updated its device with new media controls and is now offering a selection of free goodies to redeem, worth $80, if you buy and setup your …

Android News

How to turn off snooping smart TV features

A few weeks ago, I investigated automatic content recognition (ACR) systems found on televisions from Samsung, LG, and Vizio. This technology, which has been deeply integrated into many smart TVs since 2012, is designed to identify what viewers are watching, then send that information in real time …

Roku TVs Are Now Available for Pre-Order

Smart TVs are anything but smart. The UI is usually incredibly cumbersome, riddled with confusing elements and generally makes you want to pry the Smart TV button off of your remote. But the new Roku TV is different because it started as a streaming box people actually like.<p>Beginning today you can …

Noke Bluetooth Padlock

When buying a padlock, you've traditionally had two options: buy a key-based lock and risk losing the key, or buy a combination lock, and hope you …

Bluetooth

Third-Party Vendor Beats Apple to Market With Reversible Lightning USB Cables

Amid rumors that Apple is developing a Lightning cable with a reversible USB connector, third-party accessory vendor Truffol has begun selling a reversible USB Lightning cable on its website, beating Apple to the punch.<p>Priced at $9.99, the reversible cable advertised by Truffol is designed to be …

Coin Announces CoinBeta, Will Ship 10,000 Cards

While other companies are looking at NFC (Near Field Communication) and QR codes (Quick Response Code) to replace all the cards in your wallet, the user-backed Coin aims to replace all your swipeable cards with a single smart card.<p>The company is announcing, CoinBeta and expanding is its beta …

Spheree lets you watch animated images in full 3D

Like a crystal ball, Spheree contains a projected 3D image that you can interact with and move around.<p>It's official: we're well on the way to a true 3D display. This one, called Spheree, is the work of a team of researchers working together from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and the …

Augmented Reality

Elgato announces $50 Avea smart lightbulb and Eve smart home sensors

Apparently, the world needs another smart lightbulb, and Elgato's going to sell it to you. Called Avea, the $50 bulb connects to your iDevice directly using Bluetooth (no external hub needed), and lets you set the mood in any room with an appropriate shade of light. Just one iPhone (4S and up), 5th …

LG Swarovski OLED TV Announced

Samsung just announced a new Swarovski smartwatch, and now LG has decided to add some Swarovski crystals to one of their TVs, with the launch of the …

Gear & Gadgets

Amazon unveils Drone Store

If you want to give a drone as a gift this Christmas, or get one for yourself Amazon has just unveiled their Drone Store. Give the gift that does …

Geek

First headphones to use Lightning port announced – and they’re not from Beats

When Apple quietly created a new MFi spec for headphones, allowing them to connect via the Lightning port rather than the headphone jack to deliver higher-quality audio, everyone expected Apple-owned Beats to be first to take advantage of it. But instead Philips has, ah, beaten them to it …<p>The …

Karma Announces An LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot

Wireless hotspot service Karma has announced Karma Go, upgraded hardware that runs on Sprint’s LTE network instead of WiMax. When it begins shipping in December, the new US-only device will initially cost $99, but its eventual retail price will rise to $149.<p>Karma avoids monthly plans and contracts, …

KEY Cable by Native Union

Solve the emergency charging hours for your phone by carrying this KEY Cable by Native Union in your pocket everyday. There are USB outlets found …

Crowd Funding

Pet Collar with a Laser Pointer

I don’t know if this is cruel, genius, awesome, stupid or somehow a combination of all of those at the same time but the Laser Collar Pet Toy is the …

Seek Thermal Camera

Seek is a new thermal camera for your smartphone that gives you the power to see the unseen, in both complete darkness and broad daylight. Seek makes …

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

Best Dressed<p><i>GQ</i>-approved kits from every red carpet, airport arrival, and coffee run across the globe.<p>10 Photos23 hours agoView More<p>Style<p>Our Legacy …

Apple Spaceship Campus Progress Shown In New Drone Video

Last month we saw a video showing that Apple had started construction of the foundations for their new Apple Spaceship Campus, and now we have …

AMPY Motion Charger Uses Your Movement To Charge Your Devices (video)

Carrying a portable battery is a great way to keep your mobile devices topped up with a little more juice whilst away from the grid. But if you are …

Lenovo's new 'Yoga' tablets run Android and Windows, one has a built-in projector

Lenovo's original, kickstand-toting Yoga Tablet was kind of a flop, thanks to a poor display, sluggish performance and heavily skinned version of Android. (Naming Ashton Kutcher as a "product engineer" probably didn't help either.) Not to be deterred, the company is going all in: Lenovo just …

The Smartphone Pocket Projector

Do you need a large screen to enjoy your favorite videos when you’re at camp? If you think it’s a nice idea, the smartphone <b>pocket projector</b> may be …

Brunton Power Knife

Traditional handymen never leave home without a trusty, multi-tool pocket knife. Modern day digital handymen don't leave home without the Brunton …