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Slittens: Kittens And Sloths Together At Last

The genius mad scientist behind the SLITTENS Tumblr has managed to tap into an artery of bizarre Internet cuteness that we never even knew existed. …

This 10-Minute Strategy Can Help You Stop Procrastinating

<i>"What can I learn right now in just 10 minutes that could be useful for the rest of my life?" appeared as a question on Quora. Below we are printing one of the top answers.</i><p>Taking 10 minutes to learn why you procrastinate can be extremely helpful.<p>I was a very bad procrastinator for a very long time, …

Tiny Wireless Earbuds Could Be Damn Near Invisible When In Use

Two tiny, cylindrical earbuds that could be great–if you don’t lose them.<p>Earin, currently attracting tons of money on Kickstarter, is a tiny wireless earbud product that’s a bit different from anything currently on the market–and by doing things so differently, it might be the first pair of …

Consumer Tech

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

Classcraft makes the classroom a giant role-playing game — with freemium pricing

Shawn Young has a class full of warriors, mages, and healers. Warriors get to eat in class, mages can teleport out of a lecture, and healers can ask if an exam answer is correct.<p>But this isn’t some <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i>-style fantasy. This is education as it’s happening for over 7,000 kids in more than …

New Skyrim Modded Screenshots Show Stunning High-Resolution Textures, Shaders & Details | DSOGaming | The Dark Side Of Gaming

Skyrim’s modding community has been working hard on improving the game’s visuals by introducing new ENBSeries settings, highly detailed textures, …

Beyond 'Screen Time:' What Minecraft Teaches Kids

Kids can and should use the right kinds of video games to learn.<p>All video games are not created equal.<p>I wouldn’t recommend we encourage youth to play just any game. I doubt transferable skills are learned by repeatedly flapping a bird into a drainage tube. The best educational interventions are …

On the hunt for Google's Easter eggs

Google is renowned for creating Easter eggs, which in the tech world mean coding or features on the Web that either shouldn't be there or that you don't expect to find.<p>Our colleagues at ZDNet gathered up some of Google's Easter eggs currently in circulation. There are more, so happy hunting. Here's …

Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition finally arrives to Android

Back in January of 2013, Beamdog revealed they had run into a snag with the Android version of Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition, leading to a delay. And that was pretty much the last we heard about the whole effort, until today.<p>Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition has finally arrived to Android, priced at …

Project Ara: our best look yet at Google's new modular smartphone

This week in Mountain View, Google held its first-ever developer conference for Project Ara. Developed by a small team within the company called ATAP staffed with ex-DARPA engineers and some of the brightest minds at Google, Ara is a mission to make a modular smartphone. It'd be the last phone you …

Land Rover and Virgin Galactic Partner Up, Unveil High-Tech Car

Land Rover and Virgin Galactic announced a partnership on Monday that will integrate the luxury automaker's current line of vehicles with the …

Google embeds camera in smart contact lens

Earlier this year, Wired.co.uk wrote about Google's invention of a smart contact lens that could monitor blood glucose levels through tear fluid. …

Sony Xperia Z2 review

Sony announced itself as a major player in the flagship smartphone market last year with the Xperia Z, which featured a beautiful all-glass design, and was the first true flagship to offer protection from dust and water. The company continued to build on a fantastic platform with the Sony Xperia …

Phones

Sprint starts paying consumers to switch carriers, offering up to $650

Luring in customers by buying out their contracts is the latest mobile carrier marketing craze. Both T-Mobile(s tmus) and AT&T started offering to …

Sprint dangles a familiar carrot with Framily Switching Bonus

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then T-Mobile should feel fawned over by Sprint's latest move.<p>The nation's third-largest carrier announced a new, limited-time promotion on Friday, designed to attract customers from other providers.<p>Called the Framily Switching Bonus, it's a …

Wireless

Elder Scrolls Online Head Start (Update: Now Live!) Imperial 5 Days Early, Standard is 3 Days

<i>Update 6/20/14: ESO is now released! The original Head Start discount is over, but the discounts are getting even better. The best ESO discounts</i> …

How Nvidia's Shield Just Became The Best Handheld Gaming Console Available

Nvidia's Shield doesn’t receive a fraction of the hype and fanfare normally associated with established handhelds from Sony and Nintendo. It may not even have the mindshare that niche devices like the Wikipad or Razer Edge have. That needs to change immediately, because Shield is poised to become …

Oculus was the future of gaming. Now it’s the future of Facebook.

Facebook is buying VR headset company Oculus for $2 billion. The paycheck gets the founders a massive payday, but leaves a bitter taste for its …

HTC One M8 revealed: hands-on preview

HTC has announced its new flagship smartphone -- the HTC One M8.<p>In the battle of the high-end smartphones, this is the third contender alongside the …

Wendy's Updates iOS App to Enable Mobile Payments at U.S. Locations

Wendy's has updated its <i>My Wendy's</i> app for iOS devices with the ability to take mobile payments at most of its 5,800 locations in the United States, reports <i>The Associated Press</i>. The fast-food restaurant chain has reportedly been developing its mobile payment system over the past year, testing its …

Hack attacks battled by net's timekeepers

<b>A massive worldwide effort is under way to harden the net's clocks against hack attacks.</b><p>The last few months have seen an "explosion" in the number of attacks abusing unprotected time servers, said security company Arbor.<p>Unprotected network time servers can be used to swamp target computers with …

Pocket's prototype for Android Wear saves articles right from your wrist

Googled unveiled Android Wear this week and encouraged developers to build apps purpose-built for the wrist. Pocket is among the first companies to rise to the challenge, showing off a prototype version of a software development kit for Android Wear today that will let you save links directly from …

Samsung files patent for a transparent camera display

<b>First came OLED, then came curved. Now, Samsung has filed a patent for a see-through screen on a digital camera so you can stare into your subject's</b> …

Everything We Know About The Moto 360 Android Wear Smartwatch

Motorola hosted a live Hangout with Jim Wicks, the lead designer of the Moto 360 Android Wear-based smartwatch, and the discussion started with the inspiration for the product and moved to its specifics. Motorola wasn’t yet sharing that much about specs and details for the hardware, but the …

Backblaze’s newest storage pod holds 180TB at 5 cents per GB

Cloud backup startup Backblaze open sourced its first storage system in 2009, and has been making them bigger and (most of the time) cheaper ever …

Meet the Find 7, the First Smartphone to Snap 50-Megapixel Photos

Move over, Nokia Lumia 1020: There's a new smartphone super-camera in town. Chinese manufacturer Oppo just unveiled its Find 7, which will be the first device of its kind to snap photos at a stunning 50 megapixels.<p>The smartphone will launch in two forms, with the more affordable 7a arriving in …

HTC Advantage will replace your cracked smartphone screen for free

Consumers in the United States who have not yet tried an HTC phone have another reason to consider HTC now. On Tuesday HTC announced a new program …

Mobile

Three Exotic Necktie Knots to Try: The Eldredge Knot, The Trinity Knot, and The Cape Knot

Forget the Double Windsor! Stylish gentlemen who fancy the kind of necktie knots that turn heads prefer these three exotic knots: The Eldredge Knot, …