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Report: Black Friday 'Deals' Are Often More Expensive

Is Black Friday the one day that retailers, in an act of holiday goodwill, commit financial seppuku for your benefit? Or is a duplicitous marketing gimmick where, at best, you’ll save $15 on a TV brand that didn’t exist three weeks ago?<p>According to a study conducted by consumer watchdog Which?, the …

Megaverse's anti-gravity iPhone case is a modular solution to... everything

If I’m being honest, I never really thought about the benefits of sticking my iPhone to walls. Now, I can’t imagine not being able to. Reading recipes while cooking, watching YouTube while doing the dishes or just slapping your phone on the wall outside to have a centralized point to control …

NFC Ring offers a more subtle way to pay at contactless pay terminals

If you've been looking for a more inconspicuous way of making payments at tap terminals, the NFC Ring might be for you.<p>Initially unveiled in June for …

This Planet Just Outside Our Solar System Is 'Potentially Habitable'

A potentially habitable planet about the size of Earth is orbiting the star that is nearest our solar system, according to scientists who describe the find Wednesday in the journal <i>Nature</i>.<p>The newly discovered planet orbits Proxima Centauri, a red dwarf star that's just 4.25 light-years from Earth — …

Fan-made Pokémon game took 9 years to build and is out now

<b>Update:</b> <i>After receiving multiple takedown notices from Nintendo in August 2016, the developers behind Pokémon Uranium shut down the project in September 2016. The game is no longer available at its original site.</i><p>This is some serious dedication right here: A bunch of die-hard Pokémon fans got …

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This mod lets you play a twisted version of Pokémon in GTA V

George Costanza may have been the master of combining many of his passions, and although it’s not for everyone, he was certainly onto something.<p>Which brings us to Poke Ball. This clever free mod for the epic open-world game GTA V lets you play Pokémon in the fictional city of Los Santos – only, …

Facebook’s new anti-clickbait algorithm buries bogus headlines

Facebook Pages and websites that frequently withhold, exaggerate or distort information in their link headlines will disappear from News Feed thanks to a new anti-clickbait algorithm that’s now rolling out.<p>Facebook manually classified tens of thousands of headlines with a clickbaitiness score to …

Social Media

This site lists all the Siri commands you'll ever need

If you rock an iPhone and don’t yet use Siri, you’re missing out: the voice-activated assistant can do a LOT of things for you without the hassle of tapping and swiping through a ton of menus. It’s also wicked cool to have your phone respond to the sound of your voice.<p>Most people know about common …

Amazon's next noise-canceling headphones could turn off when someone yells your name

Here in New York City, noise-canceling headphones are as important as comfortable walking shoes. I throw a set in my bag every morning to fight the sound of shrilly subway trains, noisy construction crews and that saxophone busker guy who always manages to find my subway car.<p>Muting the world might …

This charger will levitate your smartphone

Soon to be found in a Brookstone near you, the OvRcharge is a wireless charger than can levitate your smartphone using magnets. Of course as a third-party product it's not true wireless charging — it requires a special case to charge your device — but it can levitate and rotate "most phones" using …

Watch the first trailer for Wonder Woman

Warner Bros. debuted the first trailer for next year's <i>Wonder Woman</i> movie during its massive Hall H panel here at San Diego Comic-Con. Director Patty Jenkins took the stage to talk about the film, and how important Wonder Woman is as a character and as a superhero. And that much is clear in the …

The first Justice League trailer is here, and it actually looks great

Here at Comic-Con, director Zack Snyder debuted the first trailer for his upcoming film <i>Justice League</i>, and here's the shocker: it actually looks <i>fantastic</i>. The trailer starts with Ben Affleck's Bruce Wayne, hunting down Aquaman, presumably putting together the team of warriors that Warner Bros. …

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These amazing Star Wars drones let you battle with the Millennium Falcon

I tried my hand flying an X-Wing in one of Propel’s exhibition stages (the choice was between the forest moon of Endor and the exterior of the Death Star; I went for the trees), and although I’m quite a shaky pilot, it was still incredibly fun to see the craft whizzing around in front of me. The …

Sunscreenr will show you exactly where you forgot to put sunblock

Skin cancer is serious business and yet we take an incredibly haphazard approach to sun protection. Even when we think we're covered, we're not, but …

Not even physics can stop Corsair's latest cooling fans

Not satisfied with your noisy old PC cooling fan? Then consider upgrading to Corsair’s latest ML-series fans, which use maglev technology in order to bend the very forces of physics to your PC-cooling will.<p>With earlier, now outdated models, wear was caused by friction from the rapid rotation of the …

Watch Microorganisms Play 'Pac-Man' for Science

The maze-like maps of 'Pac-Man' capture microorganism habitats better than traditional Petri dishes.<p>I still remember marveling when I was a kid at the LCD watches in the 1980s that let you play <i>Pac-Man</i>—at the time, I couldn't imagine anything smaller was possible. But researchers at the University …

'CivilizationEDU' takes the strategy franchise to school

<i>Minecraft</i> isn't the only game headed to the classroom these days. Next fall, <i>CivilizationEDU</i> takes the storied strategy franchise to schools, too. The game "will provide students with the opportunity to think critically and create historical events, consider and evaluate the geographical …

Netflix May Soon Let You Download Its Videos

All signs point to Netflix adding a new feature to its streaming service: temporary downloads.<p>Dan Taitz, chief operating officer at Penthera, which …

PlayStation VR demos are now at Best Buy and GameStop

30 stores to start, with way more coming later this month<p>It'll be a few more months before you can buy Sony's PlayStation VR for yourself, but the company is installing demo kiosks at Best Buy and GameStop retail locations starting... today! This weekend, the "Experience PlayStation VR" demo will …

Virtual Reality

This brilliant map renames each US state with a country generating the same GDP

Sometimes it helps to employ unconventional perspectives when thinking about the size of things.<p>So here's a pretty awesome map from American Enterprise Institute's Mark Perry that shows how massive and productive America's $18 trillion economy is on a global scale.<p>The map compares the gross …

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PlayStation VR is coming October 13th

Ready your wallets, folks<p>Sony's step into the world of high-end VR finally has an exact release date: October 13th.The company showed off the PlayStation VR at its E3 press conference this evening, giving fans their first extended glimpse at the headset and its lineup of games since its price and …

At last! iOS 10 will let you delete built-in Apple apps

I spent two hours straight blogging about everything Apple was going change with the launch of it's new software, and yet it hid the best bit of iOS …

'Star Trek Bridge Crew' puts you inside a VR starship this fall

While the news leaked before Ubisoft's big E3 showcase, the games company brought together several <i>Star Trek</i> alumni (from all over the series) to play-test its debut VR title <i>Star Trek Bridge Crew</i>, which will be coming to Oculus, Vive and PS VR systems this fall. (Alas, no concrete date just yet.) …

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Samsung Confirms Radical New Galaxy Phone

Samsung’s first foldable phone is “right around the corner” according to Gregory Lee, President and CEO of Samsung Telecommunications America.<p>Speaking at the Future:Mobile conference, and reported by Recode, Lee said that the new bendable phones are incoming. Explaining the delay behind getting …

This iPhone case allows users to run Android or iOS

Nick Lee is tired of hearing the same tired Android vs iOS argument. Unlike most of us, he didn’t just write the other side off as an idiot, he did something about it.<p>Lee, the CTO of mobile development firm Tendigi, spent some 45 hours building a case that got around some of the technical …

GTA Online’s newest big free add-on is out today.

<i>GTA Online</i><b>’s newest big free add-on is out today.</b> Further Adventures In Finance and Felonyadds the ability to serve as an in-game CEO as well as a …

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Google's New App Makes the iPhone's Live Photos Suck Less

The iPhone 6s came with some neat gimmicky, stuff. One of those new additions that walked that perilous line between utility and stupidity was Live …

Scientists find they can eliminate HIV from the DNA of human cells

Researchers have found they can effectively and safely eliminate HIV from the DNA of human cells grown in a culture.<p>Scientists from the Lewis Katz …

23 iPhone-only apps that will make your Android friends jealous

It may not be fair, but it's a great perk for iPhone users.<p>You can enjoy the best travel apps, exclusives from Instagram and Adobe, and powerful photo apps.<p>In these 23 iPhone-only apps, you are guaranteed to find something new — just don't brag too much to your friends with Android phones.

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Build a criminal empire in new 'GTA V Online' expansion

For a game released in the fall of 2013, <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> has enjoyed a long life. Most credit this to the regularly updated multiplayer, which has kept the game so popular that it was one of the top-selling games in January for the third consecutive year. Next week on June 7th, the game will see …