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7 Mental Tricks to Help You Crush Every Workout

Crank up your performance with these simple motivational strategies<p>There’s a crucial piece of exercise equipment that doesn’t cost a thing, and it can help you perform your best every time you enter the gym.<p>It’s called your brain. Use these seven simple mental tricks from scientists and fitness …

Exercise

NFL 'Sunday Ticket' coming back to consoles and mobile, no DirecTV subscription required

The "Sunday Ticket" service offered by DirecTV — essentially delivering every Sunday afternoon NFL game except the one involving your local team — appears to be coming to personal computers, consoles, tablets and mobile devices this season, with no subscription to the satellite provider …

Best Buy Claims GameCube Adapter For Wii U Works With A Number Of Games

US retailer Best Buy currently have the GameCube adapter up for pre-order. What is interesting is that the retailer claims that the device can be …

Destiny's beta isn't 1080p on Xbox One — but Bungie promises it'll get there in time for launch

While thousands of people will soon have access to the Destiny beta test, developer Bungie is still optimizing the sci-fi shooter behind the scenes.<p>The studio confirmed today that the beta will not run at 1080p HD on Xbox One. In a livestream on IGN (as spotted by The Destiny Blog), Bungie …

Look out, PS4: Microsoft claims that Xbox One sales more than doubled since $100 price drop

Microsoft has discovered something amazing: People like saving money.<p>It looks like the Xbox One might be catching on now that consumers have a $400 option. Microsoft claims that sales of the new system are up significantly — though it did not divulge sales numbers — since it introduced the new …

Xbox One Sales More Than Double In June Thanks To Price Drop

Microsoft's Xbox One more than doubled in sales for the month of June the company announced.<p>This comes one day before the release of NPD numbers for the video game industry.<p>Microsoft has not released actual sales data, so it’s impossible to know the exact number of units sold.<p>“Since the new Xbox …

I'm Sure You'll Recognize the Music in This Toyota Commercial

Go ahead and listen to the music in the new Japanese commercial for the Toyota Aqua airing in Japan that I embedded just below.<p>I won’t tell you what …

Candy Crush Killer? Big Fish Games launches its Cascade match-3 game

Big Fish Games is launching its Cascade “match three” mobile game today as part of a quest to unseat the ubiquitous Candy Crush Saga.<p>The new smartphone and tablet free-to-play iOS game is aimed at “making everyone finally quit crushing candies,” according to Seattle-based Big Fish Games, which is …

Don't Expect Hyrule Warriors to Fill That Zelda Void

Dynasty Warriors is the antithesis of so much of what I love about The Legend of Zelda. Exploration and puzzle solving are nowhere to be found in that historical hack-and-slasher, nor is there that unbridled sense of discovery that propels me ever onward. Those elements that draw me to so many of …

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Rumor Report: What to expect from the Apple iWatch

While the iPhone 6 has sparked tons of speculation in the tech world, rumors regarding the alleged Apple smartwatch have as well. All the gossip and leaks about the long-rumored device, popularly referred to as the “iWatch,” have created big expectations for the company to meet.<p>In today’s video we …

Wearable Tech

Flappy Bird is now playable on the Apple II

The <i>Flappy Bird</i> phenomenon will never die. Although the game has been pulled from the App Store, the addictive little <i>Bird</i> has spawned a million clones, and been ported to all manner of devices, including Android and Windows Phone smartphones, as well as the Mac.<p>But what you’re about to see might …

Apple to Pay up to $400 Million if It Loses E-Book Appeal

If Apple wins its appeal in the price-fixing suit, it will pay nothing.<p>Apple Inc. has agreed to pay a settlement of as much as $400 million if it loses its appeal in a price-fixing case brought by state attorneys general on behalf of consumers who they claim were hurt by artificially inflated …

Apple Begins Rolling Out iTunes Pass in United States [Updated]

Yesterday, Apple debuted its new iTunes Pass service in Japanese Apple Stores, allowing users to buy iTunes Store credit directly without the need for physical gift cards. Today, Apple has begun to roll out the service in the United States (via <i>iPhoneHacks</i>).<p>To use the service, customers must add a …

Apple boosts iCloud email encryption to keep out snoopers

Apple has added extra protection to iCloud’s outgoing email, making it harder for hackers, the NSA, or any other malicious spying groups to get their digits on your messages.<p>A month after Apple promised to boost iCloud’s email security, a new transparency report from Google shows that at least 95% …

Snapchat may be planning a mobile payment service

Snapchat may be looking to monetize by launching a mobile payment service, according to trademarks filed earlier this week. The documents reveal that …

FinTech

HP Slatebook 14 packs pure Android OS, starts at $399

HP is offering its first pure Android laptop with a 14-inch touchscreen.<p>Pure Android is no stranger to smartphones or tablets, and now it can include laptops in its repertoire. HP just unveiled the Slatebook 14, which runs a pure version of the Android operating system, and with availability …

Chrome goes 64-bit on Windows with promises of faster, safer web browsing

While many apps and operating systems made the jump to 64-bit code a while ago, Google's Chrome browser is still stuck in a 32-bit world on most platforms, missing out on much of what newer computers can offer. Today, though, it's moving into the modern era: Google has released test versions of …

ASUS' Chromebook C300 is yet another well-made budget laptop

Lenovo, HP and other big-name laptop makers are on board; now ASUS is embracing the Chromebook movement with its first two laptops running Google's browser-based software. The 11.6-inch Chromebook C200 is already available for pre-order, but its larger sibling, the C300, has yet to receive a launch …

Aereo Lands On Chromecast

Aereo, the streaming TV service that lets you tune into live television and watch it from any device, has today expanded its support to Chromecast, Google’s $35 smartTV dongle, via the Android app.<p>Aereo has been available on Android since last year, but this latest development lets those same users …

Faces.im: Facebook Chat Heads for Chrome

Everyone knows how distracting Facebook <i>can</i> be when you’re trying to work. But, well, most of us plough on through anyway and try to combine productivity with regular bouts of social networking anyway.<p>With that in mind, Faces.im is a beautifully simple extension for Chrome, that serves up a little …

Samsung Chromebook 2 13.3" - REVIEW

Chromebook

Toshiba CB30-102 Chromebook review

Pros<p>Solidly built, decent screen, good battery life, low price<p>Cons<p>Less than full-HD screen, a bit on the bulky side<p>Price<p>£249<p>7 / 10<p>We're seeing more …

Samsung Chromebook 2 review

Two years ago, Samsung made the first great Chromebook. It was thin, and light, and had good battery life, but most of all it was a different kind of computer. Chrome OS wasn’t like Windows, which can do absolutely everything on earth including a laundry list of things that only confuse and …

LG Chromebase - REVIEW

Chromebook

The best Chromebook you can buy right now

It’s a close call<p>Buying a Chromebook has always been a little confusing. At first, we had to wrap our heads around the idea that this was a laptop that just ran a browser. Then, we had to figure out how much something like that should cost. Now, we have to think about whether the addition of …

Chromebook Pixel owners get $150 after Verizon abruptly cuts off free LTE

The Chromebook Pixel is undoubtably an expensive offering, starting at $1,299 for the 32GB WiFi-only model and $1,449 if you decide to opt for LTE and 64GB of storage. What made the latter pricing more palatable, however, was that you also got two years of 100MB per month LTE courtesy of Verizon as …

Android Notifications Sync to Bring Incoming Calls and Text Notifications to Chromebooks

At Google I/O 2014 today, Android moved few more blocks towards Chrome OS, making them close neighbors. Chromebook will soon display notifications …

Lenovo N20p Chromebook Preorder Now Live on Amazon US

<b>Pre-orders for the new Lenovo Chromebook N20p, a dual-function convertible, have gone live on Amazon in the US.</b><p>Announced alongside a traditional …