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How Amazon Tricks You Into Thinking It Always Has the Lowest Prices

It's all about price perception.<p>Amazon is known for having low prices. But a study conducted by a startup called Boomerang Commerce reveals that Amazon’s pricing strategy is much more nuanced than simply undercutting the competition.<p>Boomerang, founded by Amazon veteran Guru Hariharan, makes …

Shopping

The Open Bay helps launch 372 ‘copies’ of The Pirate Bay in a week, becomes GitHub’s most popular project

isoHunt, the group now best known for launching The Old Pirate Bay, has shared an update a week after debuting The Open Bay. The Pirate Bay, the most popular file sharing website on the planet, still isn’t back following police raids on its data center in Sweden, but its “cause” is very much …

Hollywood continues to blame Google for piracy

Hollywood still doesn’t get it. They have never embraced technology and never will based off leaked emails caused by the Sony hack.<p>In the emails, lawyers from the MPAA and several major studios blame Google for creating problems with piracy. They don’t specifically say Google but instead use the …

Google Glass

Want To Communicate Anonymously Without Being Monitored Or Tracked? 'Blackphone' Now On Sale

Snowden, the NSA, getting “Scroogled”; do these various buzzwords making the rounds these days get your hackles up? Frankly, I don’t blame you. Personally, I don’t have enough “interesting” information to share. And though I lead a rather “regular” existence, I do realize there are plenty of folks …

Why Apple can’t match Google’s all-seeing new smartwatches

Apple is a fantastic hardware company. And when the rumored iWatch (probably) arrives, it will no doubt be a thing of beauty. But there’s good reason to think that the key to a successful smartwatch won’t be its hardware, but its operating system.<p>Apple’s genius is in creating personal computing …

Wear OS

8 things the make the Samsung Galaxy S5 better than the iPhone 5S

The danger of an article trying to compare an Android flagship smartphone to Apple’s top of the range iPhone is that it can very easily start a flame war. It is almost a sure recipe guaranteed to provoke name calling and accusations of “fanboy.” However, I am prepared to take the risk and let the …

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The working Lego keyboard of your nerdy dreams is here

A Lego builder tackles the challenge of crafting a working keyboard out of Lego bricks and has to make some entertaining substitutions for traditional keys.<p>Back in 2005, Lego tinkerer Jason Allemann attempted to build a prototype of a working keyboard out of Lego using the membrane from a curved …

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There's A Camera App For Android That Secretly Signs You Up For A Paid Messaging Service

A night vision video recording app for Android called Cámara Visión Nocturna has been secretly signing people up for a paid messaging service according to Fast Company.<p>Antivirus software company Avast announced it discover the flaw when the firm noticed the app was asking permission for unusual …

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Visa and MasterCard use Android KitKat to make mobile payments easier

Visa and MasterCard are trying to make mobile payments a lot more accessible today as they both announce support for a new way to pay over NFC. Both companies are beginning to allow their cards to be stored in the cloud for NFC payments, letting even more consumers check out at stores just by …

Here’s What Would Make Google’s Smartwatch Awesome

Google is reportedly putting considerable brain power into a smartwatch and we couldn’t help wondering just what they’d add to the burgeoning technology. More than any other company, Google is positioned to solve the single biggest shortcoming in wearable technology: pattern recognition. What is it …

Russia Says Bitcoin Should Be Avoided [Updated]

Russia doesn’t do things by halves — Bitcoin shouldn’t be used by individuals and legal entities according to a recent statement. If you have a Bitcoin wallet on your computer, the Government will be suspicious. The Central Bank of Russia reiterated that the official currency is the Ruble, and that …

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Granite Run plan: Save 3 anchor stores, demolish rest of mall

MIDDLETOWN — A conceptual plan for a dramatic transformation of the aging, distressed Granite Run Mall unveiled at council’s land planning committee …

How to Keep Strangers and Weirdos from Emailing You Through Google+

Google added a curious new feature to Google+ last week that lets users email you even if they don't know your Gmail address. For those looking for …

Toyota Finally Learns How to Make an Incredible Concept Car

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 01.13.14.<p>Time of Publication: 4:21 pm. 4:21 pm<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Related …

6-Year-Old Breakdancer Demolishes Her Opponent In Competition

Even if you've been practicing and practicing your headspins, you still might not match up to miniature breakdancer "Bgirl Terra."<p>At just six years old, she's already part of the UK break dancing troupe Soul Mavericks, and is wowing crowds with her fearless moves.<p>The video above is from the Chelles …

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What to expect for Android in 2014 & beyond

In 2007, Android was revealed with an air of skepticism. It was marketed as an open standard which would take on Apple and iOS. Six years and nine sweet-related names later, Android is at the pinnacle of mobile technology and it’s only going to get better in 2014.<p>Wearables 2.0<p>Whether you prefer …

Mobile

The IT Department Is Dead. Long Live the IT Department

Evernote CEO Phil Libin sounds like a lot of tech executives when he advocates for treating employees well. It's not just a nice thing to do, he …

Bone-In Pork Chop Sandwich Recipe

Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients4 soft hamburger buns4 tablespoons butter, divided2 large onions, thinly sliced (about 3 cups)Kosher salt and freshly …

Home-Ground Bison Burgers Recipe

By grinding meat fresh and handling it with care, you create a much lighter, almost fluffy patty full of internal nooks and crannies that are essential for capturing the dripping juices that can make even a lean burger taste juicy and moist.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients20 ounces (1 1/4 pounds) …

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Google Wallet debit card officially announced, ships in 10-12 days

We first caught wind of the Google Wallet card late last year, only to learn in May of 2013 that the project had been scraped altogether — or so we thought. Clear out of the blue, Google has now officially unveiled the Google Wallet card!<p>So what exactly does the Wallet card do? The card gives you …

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OmniROM details new features, now has KitKat nightlies for 15 top devices

The OmniROM development team announced the release of KitKat nightly builds for 15 of the most popular Android devices of the moment, and highlighted some of the new features of the custom ROMt.<p>OmniROM is a new custom ROM that aims to be a community-driven, feature-rich, and flexible implementation …

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How Google manages over 40,000 Macs…without much help from Apple

During a talk at the LISA ’13 conference in Washington D.C earlier this month, a couple members from Google’s Macintosh Operations team explained how the company has been forced to develop its own set of tools to manage its fleet of roughly 43,000 Macs. The reason, according to Google engineers …

'Family Guy' Kills Off Brian

Twelve-season veteran dies after 216 episodes<p>Brian Griffin, the eloquent talking dog on <i>Family Guy,</i> died in last night's episode, titled "Life of …

Xbox One Has The Best Error Messages

Via Twitterer @getB3NT, behold the greatest error message on any video game console. "Because of your past behavior, you can't Xbox Live Gold is …

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