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Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook collects data on non-users for ‘security’ — here's the whole story

One of Facebook's little-known, highly controversial practices is in the spotlight: The fact that it collects data on people who have never signed up for the social network.<p>CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified to the US Congress on Wednesday for his second day of grilling by lawmakers following a string …

Mark Zuckerberg

This is what the new Gmail will look like

Earlier today, we reported that Google was about to give Gmail a major facelift.<p>This update is said to include new features currently present in Inbox, such as smart replies and the ability to snooze emails. The update will also bring Gmail up to date with Google’s rapidly changing design …

Apps

Destiny 2 Xur Location Guide: Where Is Xur And What Is He Selling? (December 22-25)

For the second-to-last time this year, Xur has arrived in Destiny 2. The merchant is back for a limited time to sell a selection of Exotic gear, as well as some other new options that were recently introduced. Despite overlapping with Christmas, there's nothing too special about this appearance, …

Selling

How To Get Destiny 2's Cool New Exotic Ghost Shell

Destiny 2's Curse of Osiris expansion launched a couple weeks ago, and players have already delved deep into it and uncovered a lot of cool Easter eggs and mysteries. One of those mysteries involved the Lost Prophecy quests, and now we know what happens when you complete all of them: you get a …

Dear Destiny 2 Players: Just Stop P(l)aying

I’ll admit, I wasn’t a fan of the original Destiny. I bought it launch weekend with my first shiny check from Target, and even with a 15% discount I …

Three Free PC Games Available From Ubisoft Right Now

December is shaping up to be a month of free Ubisoft games. The publisher recently announced that it's giving away PC copies of Watch Dogs, and that it'll continue the giveaways for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and World in Conflict.<p>World in Conflict and Black Flag had both been available as …

The 50 best games of 2017

A bad year full of good games<p>Video games have been a bright spot in a bleak year.<p>Early in 2017, we got the Switch, which made it all the more easy to take our hobby wherever we’d like. With the help from some noise-canceling headphones, the bus or the subway or the plane or the entire world can now …

Google Photos 2.0 finally adds sort options for albums on Android

Released to iOS last week, Google Photos 2.0 is now available on Android and finally adds a way to sort pictures and videos in albums. There are also some minor tweaks, but no major features as part of this major version bump (1.27 > 2.0) like on other platforms.<p>Previously, there was no way to sort …

Update your iPhone to avoid this massive security flaw

Apple has fixed three major security flaws that existed in its operating systems.<p>iPhone and iPad users are being urged to upgrade their version of …

Security

The next-generation Xbox could be even more different than we thought

But fulfilling that promise may be more complicated than we thought, judging from a new job posting originally spotted by perennial Microsoft tipster WalkingCat on Twitter. And it gives us a big hint into just how different this Project Scorpio will be.<p>That posting, for a senior software engineer …

Xbox

Ramen surpasses cigarettes as most valuable commodity in US prisons

Ramen noodles are supplanting tobacco as the most valuable commodity among prisoners in the US, according to a study released on Monday.<p>The shift is attributed to the decrease in both quality and quantity of inmate food in state prisons following cost-cutting measures, says study author Michael …

Food Preparation

6 tech gadgets that will improve your daily life

Life is hard. Luckily, humans are pretty smart and invent some great ways to deal with the complexities of life.<p>When we decided hanging clothes …

Samsung won me with VR but is losing me with updates

I want to get a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, I really do. I like my Galaxy S6 Edge, with its striking curved screen, and the new model improves on it in nearly every way. Most importantly, I like to dabble in virtual reality -- I'm not ready to commit $700+ to a PC-based headset yet -- and I can still …

Microsoft trashes Chrome's impact on battery life

Your choice of web browser can have a tremendous effect on your laptop's battery life, and Microsoft is determined to prove that its Edge browser is the most efficient of them all... at Google's expense, of course. The crew in Redmond has posted battery tests showing that Edge lasted longer in web …

Retro Gaming Console Plays Games From 11 Systems

It's too good to be true, right? Not in Japan.<p>Old video games are big business. Websites like Steam and GOG sell them alongside modern games, as do Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. But now a Japanese company has created a device that can play most of your favorite titles in one handy console. Of …

Google echoes Amazon's Echo, opens new virtual-reality door

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google wants to play an even bigger role in managing people's daily lives, while also nudging them into an alternate reality, as the Internet company responds to competitive threats posed by Facebook, Amazon and Apple.<p>As part of an onslaught of upcoming products, Google …

Virtual Reality

Samsung Has Five Flagship Smartphones Planned For Next Year

Samsung apparently have five flagship smartphones planned for 2017 and some of the devices will be replacements for this years models.<p>We have already …

Oculus highlights over 1 million Gear VR users with new content

While full-fledged VR headsets like the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive have gotten a lot of press lately, it's worth remembering that Samsung's Gear VR has been around for a lot longer. And due to its lower price and the fact that it only requires a phone, it's also a whole lot more accessible. That …

How to get your laptop ready for virtual reality

The Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Sony’s PlayStation VR are going to be some of the most exciting virtual reality headsets to buy this year. However, …

Virtual Reality

How to calm your urge to pee and 8 other cool body hacks

I could have used the pee trick when I used to party — at house parties, waiting in a line up in the hallway for the one bathroom in the whole house …

Michael Kors launches his first smartwatch line

They run Android Wear, of course<p>Android Wear is on a tear this week, having just launched new watches from Nixon and Fossil at Baselworld. Now fashion designer Michael Kors is adding his imprimatur to a couple of smartwatches running Android Wear. The line is called Michael Kors Access, and it …

Michael Kors

Microsoft Is Fixing a Major Problem With Video Games

Video game fans have long been divided into factions. First, there’s the PC gamers and the console gamers. The latter group divides further still …

Gaming

This Company Raised $6.5 Million to Help You Find Out If You’re Underpaid

Jason Nazar wants to discuss the one issue he says no one is comfortable discussing: Your salary.<p>How much money do you make? Is your salary …

Compensation

Amazon’s new Echo devices will put Alexa in every room in your home

Alexa expanded her reach on Thursday as Amazon introduced two new Echo devices to its online store. The two new models, called Amazon Tap and Echo …

Smart Homes

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice links the DC Comics movie universe

Who wins in a fight – Batman or Superman?<p>That’s the ultimate question for DC Comics fans. It’s not: Who’s stronger? That’s easy – Superman. And it’s …

How to prevent the FBI from hacking your iPhone

Apple is reportedly working on making the iPhone completely unhackable but in the meantime you can take some steps to make your iPhone less …

T-Mobile tests waterproof Galaxy S7 claims with an underwater unboxing video

Following months of anticipation, Samsung finally unveiled the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge on Sunday at MWC 2016.<p>As expected, the phones are …

This $18 Smartphone Gadget Turns Your World Into An Augmented Reality First-Person Shooter

Life is just one big game of laser tag with Father.io. I got a chance to play with an early prototype of the company’s Inceptor smartphone dongle and its augmented reality massive multiplayer first-person shooter app. It was a blast.<p>The company is launching on Indiegogo today, aiming to raise …

Augmented Reality