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Amazon introduces Alexa Blueprints that let anyone create custom Alexa skills and responses without coding

Automation

Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code

From programmable LEGO robots to mobile apps like Hopscotch, there’s no shortage of games and toys designed to get children interested in computer …

Computer Science

For the price of an Echo Dot, this tiny device adds Alexa to your car

Amazon’s Echo Dot is a great affordable way to get access to Alexa anywhere in your house, but what happens when you leave? Using the Amazon app on …

Watch the formation of the universe and Earth in this cool time-lapse video

Each second represents 22 million years<p>In the grand cosmic scale, humanity and our tiny home in the universe are absolutely inconsequential. In a neat time-lapse video from John Boswell, you can watch the formation and growth of the universe from the big bang to now.<p>Boswell, aka melodysheep, has …

Universe

Amazon has a $27 multi-color LED light strip that syncs to your music

When we first caught wind of the DotStone Music-Syncing LED Strip Lights, we thought they sounded kind of cheesy, to be honest. Then we actually …

Air Hogs' Supernova packs motion controls in a kid-friendly drone

Toy drones have been cheap and plentiful over the past few years, but it's really hard for new products to stand out from the pack when they need to keep the price down and can't throw in premium features like a 4K camera. But that hasn't stopped Spin Master from trying new things with its Air Hogs …

The WyzeCam gets a smarter sequel that still costs only $20

That the $20 WyzeCam worked as well as it did is still kind of a surprise. It's no wonder then that the Amazon alums who created it have been working on a sequel: the WyzeCam v2. It'll still cost $20 when it starts shipping at the end of February, but don't let yourself be fooled by its …

Spotify Connect: What it is and why it's awesome

Spotify is one of the biggest names in music these days, and as such, Spotify has made deals with a vast number of products and platforms to ensure …

Amazon has $9.99 LED light bulbs that can be controlled by Alexa and Google Assistant

If you’re not already invested in the Philips Hue ecosystem, we should warn you that Hue products are very expensive. Don’t get us wrong — they’re …

$44 and 15 minutes is all it takes to convert any car’s headlights to LEDs

The CougarMotor LED Headlight Bulbs All-in-One Conversion Kit isn’t just one of the best LED headlight conversion kits on the planet. It’s also one …

Wireless earbuds that sound this much better than AirPods should cost way more than $24

Apple’s AirPods offer surprisingly great sound quality for earbuds that are so compact, but you wouldn’t know it most of the time. Why? Because the …

Tech Trends

The Warner Bros.-Approved ‘Harry Potter’ Fan Film On The Rise Of Voldemort Has Finally Been Released

Back in 2016, a <i>Harry Potter</i> fan-film was crowdfunded, then quickly frozen after Warner Bros. contacted the filmmakers to ask them about what they were doing with their precious intellectual property. Eventually, in a rare instance of a major studio allowing fans of a big-time series to unofficially …

Movies

Sony’s Newest Earbuds Are Made for Working Out

From high-end headphones to a rollable TV, there’s a lot of tech coming out of CES this week. Sony’s latest contribution is its fully wireless …

Consumer Tech

President Trump has made 1,950 false or misleading claims over 347 days

With just 18 days before President Trump completes his first year as president, he is now on track to exceed 2,000 false or misleading claims, according to our database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement uttered by the president.<p>As of Monday, the total stood at 1,950 …

Donald Trump

MacTrast Deals: KlikR Universal Remote Control

The coin-sized KlikR Universal Remote Control allows you to control any infrared remote controlled electronic product, right from your …

Smart TV

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

Macaulay Culkin Used HOME ALONE Tactics to Win a Pro-Wrestling Match

Sometimes a person’s career path can take awhile to flesh out. You have to take some time and “find yourself.” Other times, it’s set in stone at an …

Suzy Welch: What to say when a job interviewer asks, 'Why do you want this job?'

"Why do you want this job?"<p>It's a question you know you'll get in your next job interview, but a standard, scripted response could ruin your chances …

Employment

These are the must-have apps for your Huawei Watch 2

Android Wear makes wearing a watch not only stylish again, but lets you access a variety of apps to enhance your day to day life. If you've just …

8 Myths About Sugar You Need to Stop Believing

Here's what the science says.<p>We've seen the alarming documentaries, sat through health class lectures, and watched the obesity numbers steadily grow …

How to Pass a Lie Detector Test

Tips for Beating a Polygraph Test<p>A polygraph test or lie detector test is designed to analyze physiological reactions to questions to determine …

Neurology

Trade in your Surface for a new one every 18 months

Microsoft is making it easier for customers to get their hands on the latest tech with its new Surface Plus financing options. Phone carriers have already tapped into the marketing potential of early upgrades: now you can buy a Surface device with a 24-month 0 percent interest payment plan and …

Lineup

Bixby Voice now available for every Galaxy S8 and S8+ in the U.S.

A full three months after the Galaxy S8 and S8+ launched in the U.S., its voice-powered assistant Bixby Voice is available for everyone to use. An …

Track your important stuff for less with the Nut Mini Tracker

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Portable

Free robot lawyer helps low-income people tackle more than 1,000 legal issues

Shady businesses, you're on notice. This robot lawyer is coming after you if you play dirty.<p>Noted legal aid chatbot DoNotPay just announced a massive …

Code-teaching app SoloLearn wins FbStart Apps of the Year competition

Facebook has announced its “FbStart Apps of the Year”, which is an event which recognizes the most successful apps from the global FbStart program. This year’s Grand Prize winner is <br>SoloLearn (iOS/Android] which is a free mobile-first app for anyone who wants to learn how to code.<p>SoloLearn’s CTO …

Apps

Charter tests streaming-only cable service for $20/month

If you've cut the cable cord, or have been tempted to do so, you may be getting yet another streaming option soon. Cable company Charter Communications is testing a new streaming service called Spectrum Stream among their internet subscribers.<p>According to Reddit users who have been offered Spectrum …

Televisions

Why Washington should continue billions in health care subsidies

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's not every day that hospitals and insurers see eye to eye, but there is one thing we agree on -- the government must continue to help lower the cost of health care that millions of lower-income Americans receive.<p>The Cost Sharing Reduction (CSR) payments, which have been paid on a …

Health Care

Why You Should Never Go on the Internet Without a VPN, and How You Can Get One

<i>Futurism only supports companies that we trust. Disconnect is one of those companies. We may collect a share of the sales from the items featured on</i> …

Privacy

You Might Have To Break Up With Your Parent(s) To Live Your Best Life

If you read that headline, and your first thought was something along the lines of:<p><i>Are you kidding? They birthed you, and raised you, and did the</i> …

Parenting