Parsia Bahrami

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This $20 car charger is hiding some smart features you’ll wonder how you ever lived without

The Roav SmartCharge Spectrum by Anker is quite possibly the best car charger on the planet. For just $19.99 you get two USB ports with Quick Charge …

Tech Trends

New Router Security Flaw Results in 'Complete Takeover'

This means that one single visit to a simple web page or even just clicking on an image will allow hackers to launch “router functionalities” that …

Routers

This NASA Video of the Moon's Lunar Landmarks Is Simply Amazing

A new NASA video tour of the moon captures breathtaking views of the lunar surface.<p>Set to Claude Debussy's musical piece "Clair de Lune," this …

Moon Missions

Spotlight: "Crazy Rich Asians" clocks in with crazy opening weekend

A poster of Warner Bros. film "Crazy Rich Asians" (Web Pick)<p>by Julia Pierrepont III<p>LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Buoyed up by electric industry …

Movie Review: "The Meg" (2018)

Image Source<p><b>Movie</b>: "The Meg"<p><b>Director</b>: Jon Turteltaub <b><br>Year</b>: 2018 <b><br>Rating</b>: PG-13 <b><br>Running Time</b>: 1 hour, 53 minutes<p><i>A team of scientists uncovers an</i> …

Every User Review Ever Posted To Netflix Has Been Deleted

If anyone is on the fence about whether or not to binge the entire Jim Varney collection of “Ernest goes somewhere or does something” movies while …

Entertainment

Was Admiral Ozzel a Rebel spy?

Was there more to the Imperial officer Admiral Ozzel than we thought?<p>Admiral Ozzel’s legacy is that Darth Vader Force-choked him to death before the …

Darth Vader

Google clarifies how it still tracks you when Location History is turned off

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen some headlines this week talking about how Google is tracking users even when they have Location History turned off. In all reality, that’s been going on for quite some time, but the way Google explained everything made it seem like users …

Android News

Samsung CEO Confirms Folding Galaxy F Phone

While Samsung ‘accidents’ (1,2,3,4,5) did more to leak the Galaxy Note 9 than any industry-insider, now the company’s CEO has taken things to the next level by officially confirming the most radical Galaxy smartphone yet…<p>Samsung CEO DJ Koh has confirmed the company is not just developing a Galaxy …

Mobile

38 mind-boggling optical illusions that have stumped the internet

In the past two years, the internet has given us The Dress, a photo of a mysterious missing leg, and this disorienting floor design.<p>If you're still hungry for more, INSIDER rounded up a mix of classic optical illusions, baffling viral photos, and mind-boggling designs that'll leave your head …

Wikimedia

Steam may be getting tools that will enable Windows games to run in Linux

Valve announced the Linux-based SteamOS in 2013, just prior to the reveal of the vaguely console-like Steam Machine PCs. It was a big, bold move that …

Linux

Big Discounts On Steam Games Right Now In The US

For some people, the best thing about summer isn't the sunny weather or beach vacations--it's the PC game sales. Hardly a week has gone by this season without a new summer sale popping up on one of the many online purveyors of digital PC games. The latest such sale is now live at Fanatical, an …

Monster Hunter World

The 10 Best Ways to Boost Your Home Wifi

Wifi is one of the most important developments in the evolution of the internet—no one wants to be chained to a desktop—but it’s also one of the most …

Wi-Fi

Epic Games Launches Unreal Engine Online Learning Platform

Epic Games has a new platform where budding game developers can learn how to use the Unreal graphics engine, it announced on Tuesday.<p>Unreal Engine …

Learning

How to stop your Android phone from sharing your location with Google

If you carry a cell phone — even a simple flip phone without any sort of real display — someone somewhere is tracking your location. Even if there is …

Apps

Galaxy Note 9's screen receives record-setting rating from DisplayMate

That Samsung's phones have the best displays in the business isn't all that surprising at this point. What's truly amazing, though, is that they keep …

Galaxy Note

Play Rainbow Six Siege Free This Weekend On PS4, Xbox One, And PC

Anyone who hasn't picked up Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege yet will have a chance to give the online shooter a try for free this weekend. Between August 16-20, anyone with an Xbox One, PS4, or PC can play the full game for free, including all maps, modes, and Operators.<p>PC players can grab the free …

Gaming

Everything You Need To Know About PlayStation Plus For PS4

Playing video games used to be so simple. You'd pop in a disc, press power, and you were good to go. Nowadays, things are a lot more complicated. Incredibly popular games/modes like Overwatch, Destiny 2, and GTA Online won't even let you play without an internet connection. And if you want to play …

PlayStation Plus

This happy robot helps kids with autism

A little bot named QTrobot from LuxAI could be the link between therapists, parents, and autistic children. The robot, which features an LCD face and robotic arms, allows kids who are overwhelmed by human contact to become more comfortable in a therapeutic setting.<p>The project comes from LuxAI, a …

Autism

New To Amazon Prime Video For August 2018 (US): Movies And TV Shows To Watch This Month

If you feel like you've already watched everything you want to watch on Amazon Prime, despair no more; Amazon is coming out with a whole host of new titles in August. Here's what on tap for this month in terms of movies, TV shows, and Prime Originals.<p>Several original series are debuting, including</i> …

Entertainment

Samsung Galaxy S10 will not support 5G, “dedicated” 5G phone in the works (Updated)

<b>Update, Aug. 15, 2018 at 5:57 a.m. EST:</b> <i>ETNews</i> has leant some extra credibility to the claims made by Ice Universe in the article below. The publication has several quotes from Samsung head of mobile DJ Koh, made at the Samsung Unpacked event in New York, about the company’s 5G and foldable phone …

Mobile

My Favorite Command-Line Shortcuts

I use a shell every day. Almost always, I want to repeat a previous command, or repeat it after a slight modification. A very convenient way is to …

Command-line

New Hellboy movie: Release date, cast, plot, theories

Hellboy is making a return to theaters, and this time, he's doing it without Guillermo del Toro.<p>The long-running comic series has already had two film adaptations: 2004's Hellboy and 2008's Hellboy II: The Golden Army. But as any diehard fan knows, director Guillermo del Toro's interpretation of …

Film Festivals

This $20 Car Charger is so Much More Than Just a Car Charger

Everyone loves a good multifunction tech accessory, and <i>Boy Genius Report</i> has found an awesome car charger that prevents you from getting lost and …

Genius

Google Chrome gets a brand new update that will please Windows 10 users

Google Chrome is the tech giant's solution to navigating the internet.<p>It is widely considered to be the most popular browser around.<p>Google regularly …

Windows 10

Review: Minger's smart strip lights make it easy to set the mood

Here’s some unsolicited relationship advice: A strip of inexpensive LED lights can turn any room into a date night destination.<p>I spent a month testing two of Minger’s Dreamcolor branded smart lighting strips. The first, a two meter long USB-powered strip, is perfect for providing bias lighting for …

Home Automation

New Horizons probe may have detected Solar System's hydrogen 'wall'

It could shed more light on the Sun's reach than Voyager ever did.<p>Scientists have learned a bit about the edge of the Solar System from Voyager 1, but there hasn't been a lot of corroborating data without follow-up spacecraft. They appear to be getting a second chance, though. NASA's New Horizons …

Space

What’s the best calendar app for iPhone?

Calendar apps for iPhone are a tough thing to advise for because different people use them in different ways. Some people are busier than others (meeting wise), and others use their calendar as a to-do system (personally I question your sanity if you are this way). All of the primary calendar apps …

Apps

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Paves the Way for the Fantastic Four in the MCU

<i>Ant-Man</i> and sequel <i>Ant-Man and the Wasp</i> have already established a simplistic way to integrate super-group the Fantastic Four into the Marvel …

Marvel Universe

Star Trek 4: Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth ‘drop out’ of film

The fourth instalment of the rebooted <i>Star Trek</i> franchise has lost two main cast members following failed pay negotiations.<p>According to a new report, …

Film Industry