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There's a good reason why these kids freaked out when they got a Nintendo 64 on Christmas day in 1996

It's been nearly 20 years, but there isn't a better Christmas gift unwrapping video than this:<p>Those two kids are freaking out over the Nintendo 64, Nintendo's third major console released in 1996.<p>And their reaction was justified at the time. The Nintendo 64 was a major leap forward in the world of …

2 Irish brothers have moved their $5 billion fintech startup next door to Google, Facebook, and Airbnb in Dublin

The move means the four-year-old fintech company, already valued at $5 billion (£3.25 billion), will be a short distance away from the European headquarters of Google, Facebook, and Airbnb.<p>The company — founded by high-flying Irish brothers Patrick Collison, 27, and John Collison, 25 — builds tools …

Police crack massive iPhone black market crime ring

Police in Tigard, Oregon have cracked an organized retail crime ring which used stolen gift cards worth three-quarters of a million dollars to buy iPhones bound for the Hong Kong black market.<p>Tigard Detective T.J. Hahn told the local KOIN 6 News that organized retail theft has become a bigger crime …

Crime

Yahoo will now tell you if your account is attacked by government hackers

Yahoo has announced in a blog post that it will warn users if it thinks their accounts are being attacked by state-sponsored hackers. (We saw the news over on ZDNet.)<p>Yahoo joins numerous other tech companies taking similar measures as privacy issues becoming increasingly front-and-centre: Facebook, …

Rogue toy drones are interfering with military operations

The Air Force revolutionized drone warfare. Now it’s finding itself on the defensive.<p>Rogue toy drones — a hot-selling Christmas gift this season and last — are starting to interfere with military operations at several bases across the country. With sales of consumer drones expected to approach …

Military

How to set up your new iPad the right way

Congratulations — you got a new iPad! Whether it’s a high-tech marvel of a new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, the beastly 12.9-inch iPad Pro, a perfectly capable iPad Air 2 or “just” an iPad mini 4, you’ll want such set up your new iPad with the least amount of fuss.<p>We’re here to help you do just that with a …

Apps

The 15 most beautifully designed apps of 2015

It’s that time of year again, folks, when retrospective lists reign supreme and reflective musings clog your feeds. This post meets that description, but rest assured it will provide at least one thing to brighten your day: eye candy.<p>Here’s our list of the 15 most impressively designed apps …

Apps

This Coca-Cola Ad Can Only Be Read by the Color Blind

Companies often engage in targeted advertising campaigns, but one of the world’s largest beverage makers recently put out an ad with a message that …

Pre-order this vaporware hoverboard now for only $19,900

We don't like that those small, self-balancing and oft-exploding scooter things have come to be called "hoverboards" any more than you do. After all, they don't even hover. Today, though, ARCA Space Corporation claims to be the latest company to have developed something worthy of the name, though …

Toshiba Radius 12 review: A 4K laptop with compromises

Toshiba hasn't always made the best laptops. The company is perhaps known for the sort of bargain-basement machines you'll find at big-box stores like Best Buy, and when it has dabbled in flagship systems, its efforts have sometimes fallen short. The Radius 12 could be different, though. It ticks …

Oculus founder: Rift VR headset is ‘fancy wine’; Google Cardboard is ‘muddy water’

If the future ever brings us virtual reality sommeliers, they may treat the Rift headset as one of their finest products.<p>Palmer Luckey, who founded Oculus VR and who is instrumental in the development of the Rift, used Twitter yesterday to explain that the price of his company’s head-mounted …

Virtual Reality

Ex-Reddit CEO reveals how she survived 'one of the largest trolling attacks in history'

Pao could have lain low in both jobs. Instead, she became a gamechanging force in 2015, taking on racism and sexism in very public ways that actually made an ideological dent. She made the day-to-day internet, the executive offices of Silicon Valley finance and the broad swath of life in between …

Scientists discover how your brain wakes you up

Researchers believe they've identified the part of the brain which ends light sleep, called the non-rapid eye movement (NREM) cycle, and ultimately wakes you up. Professor Antoine Adamantidis from the University of Bern and his team found a neural circuit sandwiched between two brain regions, …

How to set up all your shiny new Apple gear

This time of the year typically means gifts, both giving and receiving them. Surely some of you have gotten a brand new Macbook, iMac, iPhone or iPad (Pro, anyone?).<p>If so, you might be looking at a lovely morning playing with your shiny new toys. But where to start? What essential tweaks, software …

Set-Top Boxes

Watch What Happens When This Kid Gets The Wrong Video Game For Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house<br>Not a creature was stirring, not even this poor child who got WWE 2K15 instead of WWE 2K16 and kinda flipped out<p>The thrill of victory, the agony of Christmas defeat.<p>And yes, this is likely some kind of Jimmy Kimmel stunt. But who cares. The …

2 dead, 12 injured as 200 migrants try to enter Spain by sea

MADRID (AP) — Two people drowned and at least 12 others were injured when they tried to get to a small patch of Spanish territory in North Africa by …

North Africa