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Futuristic new device lets you talk, text, even use maps with no cell service

If you enjoy hiking, climbing, skiing, or any other activity that generally takes place in a remote area, we found something you definitely need to …

Uber's Flying-Car Plan Meets the Regulator It Can't Ignore

The federal government is finally embracing drones. This week, the FAA endorsed 10 pilot projects that will see UAVs delivering medicine, inspecting …

This Joker Easter egg was stuffed into the background of Suicide Squad and no one noticed for 2 years

<i>Suicide Squad</i> may not be a very good comic book movie, but it's still yielding secrets almost two years after its theatrical release. Thanks to …

BlackBerry KEY2 launch is coming on June 7, for all you hardware keyboard lovers

Developing a new smartphone is a huge investment, which is part of why we see so many phones that are so much alike — if something's working well for …

Mobile Technology

Winter Salvation, Fresh From the Dumpling Steamer, in Queens

In winter, momos are salvation: hot dumplings with swirled pleats, fresh from the steamer, arriving in a cloudy rush of ascending souls.<p>To eat them outdoors in winter, shivering, with numb, fumbling fingers, is even more of a wonder. At the Amdo Kitchen food truck in Jackson Heights, Queens, momos …

A render of LG’s V30 phone reveals a slide-out secondary display

However, it’s not clear if the final version of the phone will include it<p>LG is reportedly planning to release its premium V30 smartphone in September, and it’s thought that it’ll have an OLED screen instead of an LCD one. According to notable leaker Evan Blass, the original concept for the phone …

A bunch of new #RWBY merch is coming to @TheRTStore tomorrow, including the Volume 4 poster! https://t.co/T9I5fELgp3

Triton 6600/2 Submarine

Thanks to the thickest transparent acrylic hull ever made, the Triton 6600/2 Submarine promises to do something no other personal sub can do: give …

Phazon Wireless Earbuds Are Guaranteed Not to Fall

When it comes to headphones, our list of demands is probably as ridiculous as yours: HD audio quality with bluetooth connectivity and passive noise …

Thino Charger

Posted in Gadgets and Portable and Tech<p>With a slim aluminum housing that contains a 480 mAh battery, the keychain-size Thino backup charger …

This motorcycle-riding French bulldog is guaranteed to make you smile

Ollie the French bulldog is not your prototypical biker dude.<p>The 5-year-old Frenchie's owners Julian and Gladyz Montoya have been riding motorcycles …

Whack-a-mole between Netflix and VPN services has begun

The arms race between Netflix and people who want to watch videos only available in other countries has begun. Last week, Netflix announced its plans …

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Ready or not, smartwatches are coming for the mainstream

The sneak attack is how smartwatches will succeed<p>Last year was a big year for smartwatches: Apple launched its long-awaited Apple Watch, Samsung introduced its first watch with a round display, Pebble added three new models to its lineup, and a whole bunch of companies launched watches running on …

Consumer Reports backs Fitbit’s heart rate monitoring after accuracy lawsuit

But does it track Fitbit's Friday fist pumps<p>Consumer Reports is saying that the optical heart rate monitoring in Fitbit's Charge HR and Surge wrist trackers is actually "very accurate," based on some recent tests that the stalwart review publication conducted.<p>The tests follow a class-action suit …

Amazon Echo can tell you movie times and NFL scores

Need Super Bowl 50 predictions? Ask away.<p>Amazon keeps making its Echo speaker better and better. The device, powered by the retailer's Alexa voice recognition technology, is now getting an update that allows it to give more info about movies, like which are playing at theaters near you and when, as …

Amazon Echo

The 'Half-Life 2' of Infrastructure Video Games Is Out, And It's Weird

Are you enough of a hero to document grievous safety violations in a crumbling Baltic city?<p>Take the brooding beauty and dystopian, Soviet-flavored setting of “Half-Life 2”—but remove the weapons and monsters—and you got yourself “INFRA,” a video game about fixing a crumbling city before everything …

The DeanBeat: My rank is 3,440,250 in Call of Duty: Black Ops III multiplayer

I had the rare pleasure of hitting the highest level in Call of Duty: Black Ops III multiplayer a week ago. This is the earliest I have ever hit level 55 in a Call of Duty game. That tells you that I like it, and that this Call of Duty multiplayer has turned out to be better than past games.<p>I …

I Finally Bought 'Ark: Survival Evolved' On Xbox One, And I Want A Refund

<b>Update:</b> After two more characters, I was able to get one to level up, albeit only in the Single Player mode. Still seems like an issue, but I still like the idea of this game, so I’ll keep playing.<p>I’ve never quite understood the whole early access thing. I’ll play the thing once it’s done, I …

How 'Star Wars' actor John Boyega got ripped in just 21 days

Recently, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" star John Boyega told British Vogue that his character Finn will be "much more physical" in the next "Star Wars" movie, "Episode VIII."<p>"I might be in the gym a bit more," the British actor said.<p>Turns out he wasn't joking.<p>After filming wrapped on "The Force …

Disney Dream Launches First-ever Disney Infinity Gameplay at Sea

For the first time ever, cruisers are enjoying Disney Infinity gameplay on the high seas. The new Disney Infinity game room opened in Disney’s …

Commemorative Merchandise For Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2015 at Magic Kingdom Park

With the return of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park, I wanted to give you a preview of some commemorative merchandise …

‘Disney Parks Unforgettable Christmas Celebration’ Taping Begins By Featuring ‘Descendants’ Stars

Disney Channel Original Movie “Descendants” stars Cameron Boyce, Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, and Booboo Stewart took a quick break from filming this …

Clipfort’s Biometric Ammo

<b>Innovator:</b> Daniel Biran<b><br>Age:</b> 52<br>Co-founder of two-year-old, 15-employee startup Clipfort in Kfar Saba, Israel<p><b>Form and function</b><br>Clipfort’s …

How I Had My Gear and 3 Months of Photos Stolen in One Brief Moment

My name is David Anderson and I’m a photographer from Scotland. I recently decided to take a different direction in life: I quit my job, bought a …

Sleek Valkyrie Private Plane Lets You Fly in Style

Innovation<p>So you're thinking about buying yourself a private plane — but who wants a dusty old Cessna or Mooney? Anyone who's anyone is getting a Valkyrie. This ultra-fancy new private plane from Cobalt looks more like a spaceship than a propeller-driven aircraft, and if it comes to a race, the …

10 best compact cameras 2018: Super-zooms and premium point-and-shoots for superlative picture taking

By Amy Davies<p>There’s a huge range of choice when it comes to the best compact cameras these days. All of the models mentioned in our round-up offer …

These $299 Headphones Are Worth Every Penny, And Audio Buffs Will Love Them

Most headphones can and should be graded on four main aspects — design, comfort, performance, and sensibility. A-Audio's latest product, the $299 Legacy over-ear headphones, excels in all these areas.<p>First, let's talk about the design. It's industrial-looking and rugged but modern at the same time. …

‘Netflix for pirates’ comes to jailbroken iOS devices

Popcorn Time, the service that allows users to stream movie torrents, today makes its debut on iOS. It’s available only to jailbroken devices — there’s no way Apple would have approved it for the App Store — and it can be obtained through Cydia via a dedicated Popcorn Time repository.<p>Popcorn Time …

Popcorn Time

Kilimanjaro 20L Backpack

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