Carl Horan

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Wii U

Since games have been a bit thin on the ground over the past two months, we've been talking about the state of the three major consoles. This week? …

Console gaming is still dead - and the PC is only getting better

Last August, when considering the PC vs consoles debate, we planted our flag on the side of the PC after a year of being underwhelmed by the current …

15 major book moments missing from the 'Lord of the Rings' movies

<i>Major spoiler warnings for a 60-year-old trilogy ahead, proceed at your own risk.</i><p>Rejoice, for today is Tolkien Reading Day, an annual celebration …

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Why do we all feel compelled to tweet after a tragedy?

Our response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks was to blow our own little trumpets, push our pet concerns, and dig ourselves a little deeper into our partisan trenches<p>The way that we collectively deal with major events has changed dramatically over the last five years. We no longer want to be recipients …

Short Fan Film Explains Skyrim in Only 24 Seconds

We know that feel.<p>Using Valve's Source Filmmaker tools, an Elder Scrolls fan created a comical 24-second short that accurately portrays life in …

Android 5.0 update for the One M8 will start rolling out in 1-2 weeks

According to <i>LlabTooFeR</i>, who is well in the loop about HTC related information, the <b>One M8</b> will start receiving its <b>Android 5.0</b> update within the next …

Our 15 Most Popular Products of 2014

When a year comes to a close, we like to look back at what you guys enjoyed on Cool Material from the last 365 days and what you didn’t. And while …

BioLite’s NanoGrid Lights Up Your Campsite and Charges Your Devices

Instead of stringing up a small collection of flashlights next time your camping, light up your campsite with the NanoGrid from Biolite. Not only …

The Kool Tool Belt Is a Belt And Multi-Tool In One

Shh, don’t tell belts, but they’re really not needed. Sure there are times when you absolutely need one to keep your pants from falling to your …

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The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Hands-On: Barocook Flameless Cooking System

Certain conditions make building a fire a challenge when you’re out camping or exploring. When you’re stuck in your tent with rain beating down …

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Named and shamed: the worst battery and performance sapping apps

Did someone say poor battery life and resource hogging bloatware? These are all too familiar complaints in the world of Android, so you might be interested in this little collection of the biggest culprits.<p>Anti-virus provider AVG has collected data from a variety of anonymous users, who all agreed …

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HTC Releases 5 Eye Experience Tutorials To Show You How Cool, Useless, Or Downright Creepy It Can Be

HTC introduced its Eye Experience along with its new Desire EYE smartphone a couple of days ago, then revealed that the entire suite of selfie-shly …

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HTC Lock Screen from Sense 6 is now in the Google Play Store

Continuing the trend of launching pieces of their software into the Google Play Store as standalone apps, HTC has made available their Sense 6 Lock Screen for any HTC user to install and enjoy.<p>HTC Sense 6 has only been available since the launch of the HTC One (M8) earlier this year, representing …

Android News

Train your Android phone to act automatically with Tasker

Every day, we repeat the same routine tasks: turning on Wi-Fi at work, decreasing the brightness in the evening, enabling silent mode at night, and so on.<p>By now, you probably perform these actions subconsciously, but what if you could "train" your phone to automatically complete these tasks, so you …

The Phone Cable That’s Also A Carabiner

We could spend an entire week talking about the plethora of mobile charging options on the market for your iPhones, iPads, Androids, Windows Phones …

This Mini Bottle Opener is Made of Hand Forged Iron and Copper

Each of these handmade bottle openers are forged from a single piece of ¼” stock round iron, reinforced with welding at the at the touch point for …

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Titan: Clue to 'Magic Island' mystery on Saturn moon

<b>Scientists have outlined their best explanations for a mysterious feature dubbed the "magic island", which has been spotted on Saturn's moon Titan.</b><p>The Cassini spacecraft captured the "island" during a flyby, but it had vanished by the time of the next pass.<p>The bright splodge is seen in Ligeia Mare, …

Astronomy

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Activision's E3 Lineup Featuring New CoD, New Skylanders and Destiny - COGconnected

June 9, 2014<p>Share This<p>Activision Publishing is set to kick-off this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo) with a blockbuster lineup …

Faster loading and 'pushing the limits of the visuals' - what Assassin's Creed Origins gets from Xbox One X

Assassin's Creed Origins is going big on Xbox One X, pushing its 'enhanced' capabilities as the definitive version of the game. But what does that …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

CEOs

Sunset Overdrive Will Roll into E3 as You Sit at Home Looking on the Internet

Insomniac Games and Microsoft are so excited about <i>Sunset Overdrive</i> they released a video detailing the bus the development team has been working on …