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7 Chrome Extensions That Will Change Your (Internet) Life

Chrome extensions are like internet unicorn glitter: one little button can make your entire web experience magical. Whether you’ve got terrible …

Discussing the State of Xbox with Microsoft’s Shannon Loftis

What's happening, what's exciting, and just what the hell is 'ReCore' about, anyway? We get the answers from the general manager of Microsoft Studios Global Planning.<p>Shannon Loftis is a very important person at Microsoft. Her official position is general manager of Microsoft Studios Global …

Windows 10

4 Strategies to Help Conquer Procrastination

No matter how early you wake up, it might seem like there are never enough hours in the day to squeeze it all in. It, of course, being your job, your …

Critiquing Amazon’s “Best” Budget Sneakers Under $50

Sneakers are an expensive habit. If you’re reading this site and don’t have a drug problem, it’s quite likely that you spend a fairly …

A new Xbox One Preview build is rolling out

A new Xbox One build for members of the Preview Program is rolling out, according to Xbox team member Mike Ybarra. The build is to be released at 6PM …

Windows 10

Celina Cass: Arrest Made in 2011 Case of Missing 11-Year-Old Girl Found Murdered

An arrest has been made in the case of an 11-year-old New Hampshire girl who mysteriously vanished and was then found dead in a river five years ago.<p>Young Celina Cass went missing on July 26, 2011. Her disappearance attracted national attention as the FBI and police agencies from all over New …

Crime

No, This Is Not An Antarctic Sea Monster Discovered On Google Earth

Hold the Kraken<p>Millions of tons of deep ocean ooze cascade off its flanks as it rises.<br>"See," said the navigator. "Three thousand meters already."<br>The kraken doesn't have eyes. There has never been anything for it to look at. But as it billows up through the icy waters it picks up the microwave noise …

Google Earth

How I Started My Own Company Using My Instagram Account

Angelica Nwandu merged her celebrity obsession and love of writing to create The Shade Room.<p><i>When she came up with the idea for The Shade Room</i> <i>(TSR) in 2014, a news site that follows trending stories and the actions of celebrities in real time, Angelica Nwandu was broke, unemployed, and had no</i> …

5 Places to Buy a Used Cell Phone and What to Ask Before You Do

Always keep an eye out for scammers.<p>A shiny new cell phone is hard to resist, until you look at the price. But you can get a new-to-you smartphone …

In an attempt to stem abuses, the Border Patrol gets a new chief — from the FBI

A senior<p>FBIofficial was named chief of the long-troubledU.S. Border Patrolon Monday in an effort to curb abuses, investigate corruption and improve discipline within the 21,000-member force.<p>Mark Morgan, who heads the FBI training division, is the first outsider to lead the Border Patrol in its …

7 Fitbit Features You Need to Unlock

Fitbits are a great way to track your activity and encourage yourself to get off the couch. Now, popular web service IFTTT (If This Then That) is …

Bone Conduction Bluetooth Headphones | DT Shop

Headphones are headphones, right? No. No, that's wrong. You haven't truly experienced headphones until you've surrendered yourself to the power of …

'Galaxy Note 7' Confirmed In Surprise Samsung News

Based on everything we know, the Galaxy Note 6 is going to blow us away. In fact it may even be called the ‘Galaxy Note 7’ to emphasise the size of the step up. And now even Samsung can’t contain its excitement…<p>Over the weekend the Korean giant quietly setup a new User Agent (AA) Profile page on …

Phones

7 ways to improve your efficiency at work

Today’s business climate is digital, and only those who advance along with technology will succeed in this competitive marketplace. Comparing the …

Google adds symptom cards and basically becomes WebMD

If you’re having an unusual pain or symptoms, chances are the first thing you do is search Google for help, and then probably end up on WebMD or Mayo Clinic. Google’s now making it easier to assuage all your hypochondriac fears by showing you information right from search results.<p>Currently, if you …

Mayo Clinic

I reported Omar Mateen to the FBI. Trump is wrong that Muslims don’t do our part.

Donald Trump believes American Muslims are hiding something. “They know what’s going on. They know that [Omar Mateen] was bad,” he said after the Orlando massacre. “They have to cooperate with law enforcement and turn in the people who they know are bad. … But you know what? They didn’t turn them …

Religion

Android N ditches those wacky Bluetooth and Wi-Fi buttons from the last dev preview

In the last Android N developer’s preview, Google made the unusual decision to change the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi buttons on the notifications shade. Instead of serving as the simple toggle operators that we’ve long known and loved, they turned these icons into dropdown connection lists. Essentially …

Android News

Apple to begin paying out $400M to customers tomorrow in ebook price-fixing settlement

Three years ago, Apple was found guilty of anticompetitive behavior centered around ebook pricing and price-fixing. The case was in limbo for years as Apple appealed and tried to fight the ruling, but earlier this year the Supreme Court declined to hear the company’s appeal, putting Apple on the …

Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Got Hacked

It looks like Mark Zuckerberg isn’t the only Silicon Valley luminary to get hacked.<p>Dick Costolo’s Twitter (twtr) account was compromised on Sunday, …

Bethesda says it's working to improve Fallout 4 mod support on PS4

Sony fans may be grinding their teeth right now as Bethesda Softworks has acknowledged issues with the mod support for PlayStation 4, something which …

Walmart looks at robotic shopping carts that tell you what to buy

Websites have suggestions, Walmart has robotic personal shoppers doubling as shopping carts — or at least it wants to.<p>The company is reportedly collaborating with Five Elements Robotics to help consumers ease the burden of pushing around a shopping cart, all while offering up suggestions to …

eCommerce

Porsche employee calls Tesla's Ludicrous mode a 'facade,' report says

Tesla's Ludicrous mode is a facade? Those, my friends, are fighting words.<p>Porsche is working on a Porsche-punching, all-electric luxury sport sedan …

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 …

Samsung Galaxy S8 Rumored to Come with Dual Camera Setup

According to a new rumor surfacing from Chinese shores, Samsung’s next flagship device, the Galaxy S8 is expected to come with a dual-camera …

Phones

Millions of Ticketmaster Customers Are Getting Free Tickets

Thanks to a class action lawsuit filed in 2003.<p>Turns out those infuriating ticket fees may not be legal after all: Millions of Ticketmaster customers …

‘Finding Dory’s’ record opening ($136M) cures concerns over Pixar ‘sequel-itis’

<b>PIXAR</b> has found the prescription to treat all common fears of “sequelitis.” And the best medicine, as always, is good storytelling.<p>“Finding Dory,” the sequel to 2003’s highly popular “Finding Nemo,” grossed $136.2 million in its domestic debut, according to studio estimates Sunday (final numbers …

Animation

BT's Smart Hub router promises stronger, more reliable WiFi

While it's possible to buy and install your own router, most people stick with the one supplied by their Internet Service Provider (ISP). Most are drab and generally underwhelming, both from a design and performance standpoint (please Google, bring your OnHub routers to the UK). BT's Home Hub 5, …

Go full retro and play Game Boy cartridges on your Android smartphone with the Hyperkin Smart Boy

By Dom Reseigh-Lincoln<p><b>Back in 2015, California-based retro hardware makers Hyperkin teased modern games with the 'Smart Boy', a piece of hardware</b> …

Retrogaming

Why Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen is building an airplane as wide as a football field

Created by Microsoft cofounder and Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen, the Stratolaunch will be larger than any other airplane every built. According to Christian Davenport at The Washington Post, the plane is staggeringly huge:<p>Its wingspan measures more than the length of a football field — 385 …

Paris isn't happy about Amazon's one-hour delivery service

Mayor's office expresses concerns over impact that Prime Now service will have on local businesses and pollution<p>The mayor of Paris this week issued a stern warning to Amazon over its express delivery service, raising concerns over its impact on local businesses and criticizing the US company for …

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