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Rephone lets you hack a cellular radio into anything

Give a dog a phone<p>Yesterday at the Maker Faire in New York, we had a chance to check out the Rephone, a clever little project that comprises a bunch of modules that let you cobble together your own tiny little cell phone. Actually, making a cute little cardboard-encased phone is the least …

Gear & Gadgets

Amazon Dash buttons launch for all Prime members

In case you thought those Amazon Dash buttons would turn out to be an elaborate joke, Amazon has made them officially official: any Prime subscriber …

The 8 highest-rated travel apps

Applause, an app analytics company, recently released a study of the top-rated travel smartphone apps.<p>The company analyzed almost 400,000 app store reviews and then created a quality score, out of 100. While the average app received 47 points, each of the following ones scored at least 67 points, …

Apps

18 reasons why you should never go to Buenos Aires

1. Going to La Bombonera to enjoy a Boca-River match, one of the most important sporting events in the world? You can’t understand the buzz around …

How to force Windows to start downloading the Windows 10 update files

Windows 10 is here! Well, it’s here for a lot of people, but many of us still cannot download it until Microsoft says it’s OK (unless you want to do it manually).<p>Windows 10<p>Review<br>• Microsoft Edge will kill IE<br>• Cortana has arrived<br>• What gamers can expect<p>You see, Microsoft plans to release Windows 10 in …

Windows 10

Motorola Moto X Pure Edition (unlocked) review: Customization champ, but middle-of-the-pack phablet overall - CNET

Customization champ, but middle-of-the-pack phablet overall<p><b>The Good</b> The Motorola Moto X Pure Edition lets you pick your design. It also has expandable storage, loud front speakers and charges quickly.<p><b>The Bad</b> The handset's bigger size may be unwieldy for some, its battery life is just average and …

Phones

Microsoft Will Bring PC Game Streaming To Xbox One

When Microsoft’s Windows 10 launches later today it will bring the ability to stream Xbox One games to your PC and now Microsoft is working on a new …

Gear & Gadgets

Znaps On Kickstarter Adds A MagSafe-Style Connector To Your Phone For $9

Even if you figure out which way the connector plugs into your phone, it's still <i>plugging in</i>, right? That's awkward to do with one hand and provides a …

All Xbox One Owners Can Now Stream Games to Windows 10 Devices

With the launch of Microsoft's new operating system less than two weeks away, all Xbox One owners who are using an early version of the OS can now stream their games to a Windows 10 device.<p>This functionality was unveiled earlier this year, and allows for any Xbox One game to be streamed over a …

Anty Gin

The Nordic Food Lab and The Cambridge Distillery have teamed up to create a gin that is the first in the world to use red wood ants. Anty Gin …

30 iconic American hotel bars everyone should have a drink at

All the major hospitality groups are filling their portfolios with new projects inside buzzy and beloved hotels. Hoteliers, too, are answering the bar-hopping public's call: multiple cocktail concepts within a single hotel are becoming the standard at big city hotels, especially those that stand on …

Andy Warhol

'Bullet Time' App Lets Ordinary Smartphones Take Photos Like In 'The Matrix'

'CamSwarm' looks great; may not help you dodge bullets in real life<p>Back in 1999, <i>the Matrix</i> was a groundbreaking film in many ways—including its special effects, for which it won an Academy Award the following year. The most memorable scene was when the main character played by Keanu Reeves dodges …

Disney unveils the first official Star Wars mobile app w/ lightsaber training, themed selfies, more

<b>Update (9/9 3:30pm):</b> Star Wars: Uprising is now live for iOS and Android, a day before its official release.<p>As we ramp up for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to hit theaters in December, we are getting Storm Trooper Bluetooth speakers, a new mobile RPG and a SW themed playset for the upcoming Disney …

DJI Phantom 3 review: an aerial photography drone for the masses

Almost a year ago to the day, I wrote about the impact DJI's Phantom 2 Vision+ might have on our skies. Up to that point, drones (or quadcoptors/multirotors, for the purists) had been slowly edging their way into mainstream consciousness. DJI's ready-to-fly Vision series, with their built-in …

5 best Android apps to transfer files from Android to PC and other ways too!

One of the more common things people need to do is transfer files from their mobile device or tablet to their desktop. Sometimes it’s a photo, sometimes it’s a song, and many other times it’s some sort of document, presentation, or other file that needs transferred. There are actually quite a few …

Apps

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Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

Apps

Humor: If Disney Princesses Were Photographers…

Here’s something random and lighthearted: photography satirist Missy Mwac put together a set of meme images showing what she thinks Disney princesses …

Walt Disney Company

31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII Discovered and Processed

Photographer Levi Bettweiser is the man behind the Rescued Film Project, an effort to find and rescue old and undeveloped rolls of film from the far …

Boston

War, the Game is a simple strategy puzzler that offers plenty of challenge

<i>War, the Game</i> is a real-time strategy game that turns its back on the usual notion of building bases and constructing units.<p>It also turns its back on fancy graphics, complex hierarchies of units, leveling up, stories and just about everything else you've come to expect from the ever-more byzantine …

Photographer Captures Rare Pictures of an Upside-Down Iceberg

When you think of icebergs, you probably think of those large white objects you see in movies and pictures. In rare situations, they can also be seen …

Keep Dying In 'Destiny' And 'Call Of Duty'? It Could Be Your TV's Fault

If you’ve ever wielded a joystick in anger, you’ll almost certainly have felt cheated at some point.<p>Maybe you’re just about to beat down a rival player from behind in Destiny only for them to miraculously spin round and smash you first. Maybe you’d swear you had the drop on another Call Of Duty or …

VSSL Outdoor Utility Tools

Keep everything you need in case of emergency with you without a lot of bulk with VSSL Outdoor Utility Tools. Available in three varieties — …

Solar Power

Iron Man Mark V Armor Power Bank Makes Sure You Never Run Out of Battery

There’s no shortage of power banks and portable chargers in the market, if you fancy something attractive and unique, take a look at the Iron Man …

Forget potato salad, this Kickstarter wants you to pay for pain

<i>Blood, Guts, 'N Glory</i> (<i>BGnG</i>) can't possibly be real, but project creator Tejay Beauparlant assures me it is.<p>Beauparlant and his business partners are raising money on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to launch <i>BGnG</i>, a real-life combat shooter where your explicit goal is to inflict physical pain …

Highlight Reel: The Safest Mario Kart Racer

Today in gaming highlights: We see how to safely navigate a <i>Mario Kart 8</i> course. <i>Very</i> safely. Also, a <i>Counter-Strike</i> dance party!<p><i>Mario Kart 8</i><p>Elusivebyte …

Mario Kart

Enhance your mobile gaming experience with the cloud

Play all your favorite games anytime you want on nearly any device, and never lose track of all the progress you’ve made. Sound impossible? Anyone who thinks this could happen must have his head in the cloud. Cloud computing, that is.<p>What is cloud gaming?<p>Mobile gamers have likely already been …