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15 best non-Freemium Android games

Freemium games hit Android like a dump truck. It allowed apps and games to go free with users paying money later if they chose to and it’s been a model that has been dominant. Freemium games make more money than their pay-once counterparts and people tend to download them more often. However, there …

More rumors about Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 issues

The newly unveiled LG G Flex 2 isn’t just a smartphone for display buffs, the handset is also packing Qualcomm’s latest and greatest 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor. However, all may not be well with Qualcomm’s latest high-end SoC, as more rumors have surfaced suggesting that the chip is struggling …

Goodbye smart gadgets. Hello dumb tech

Feature-filled phones, Apple Watches and expensive coffee machines are all very well, but sometimes they just make life more complicated. It’s time to learn the joy of low tech<p>This is going to be the year of the smartwatch. Thanks to several incredible boundary-smashing technological vaults, Apple …

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12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

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One Of These 21 Movies Will Probably Win Best Picture At The 2015 Oscars

<i>Welcome to For Your Consideration, HuffPost Entertainment's breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and Feb. 22, 2015, entertainment managing editor Christopher Rosen and entertainment editor Matthew Jacobs will pore over awards season and discuss which films will make the most noise at the 87th</i> …

Apple Now Allows European Customers Up To 14 Days To Return A Digital Purchase 'Without Giving Any Reason,' And That Could Spell Trouble For App Developers

Thanks to Apple's new 14-day, no questions asked return policy for iTunes and App Store purchases in the EU, it's now incredibly easy for people to get a refund. The new policy could also lead to people "sampling" purchases only to return them shortly after.<p>Apple used to offer refunds on purchases …

A Century Ago, When The Guns Fell Silent On Christmas

A century ago, young men in Europe were killing each other by the tens of thousands. World War I, which had erupted just a few months earlier, was raging. Yet on a frozen Christmas Eve, the guns briefly fell silent.<p>The Christmas Truce of 1914 has become the stuff of legend, portrayed in films, …

Will Rapid Charging Damage Your iPhone 6 Or 6 Plus?

Based on recent marketing campaigns, if there is one area where new Android phones have iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus beat, it’s rapid charging.<p>With the Galaxy S5, Samsung’s “fast charging” technology became “ultra fast charging.” Motorola’s Droid Turbo promises an 8 hour charge in just 15 minutes. …

A Fascinating Glimpse Of Ordinary Life In North Korea

He has made a habit of traveling to uncommon places that don't usually go on other travelers' radars.<p>When in 2011 he got a chance to travel to North Korea through the Beijing-based Koryo Tours, he jumped.<p>While in the isolated nation, he was ushered around by his North Korean guides, who, in between …

Nexus 6 Review Long Term: A Big, Brilliant Mistake

It has been a strange month. I’ve been using the Nexus 6 for five weeks (I received it prior to release) and during that time it has made me feel wonder, frustration, surprise and anger. At times I felt like I was experiencing the future of smartphones, at others that I’d adopted the …

Looking into the future: Samsung Gear VR review

You can finally buy a virtual reality headset and use it in your home. Right now -- <i>today</i> -- that is possible. It doesn't cost $10,000 and it doesn't come with caveats like, "This is made for developers." Samsung is officially the first to market with an accessible, impressive virtual reality …

Top 12 Most Mind-Bending Illusions in 2014

Over the past few years we've seen some truly mind-bending illusions (2012, 2011). It's now that time of year again when we look back and show you the best ones of 2014. What distorted our senses and changed our perception of reality? This year, we saw a lot of street art works that pushed creative …

Don't Get Too Excited About The iPhone 7

The Apple iPhone 7 (or 6s) and Samsung Galaxy S6 rumours are starting to fly in thick and fast. But how radically different are they, or any other 2015 smartphone, going to be? Probably not much, and there’s a good chance that your mind won’t be blown when they finally land.<p>I say this because one …

How You Can Function on Less Than 6 Hours of Sleep

I don’t have a multi-million dollar company (yet), but I’m one of those CEOs who function on 3-5 hours of sleep.<p>No, there aren’t any drugs involved, …

Rapa Expedition: Mystery at the Bottom of the Sea

Changing Planet<p><i>As the Pristine Seas team explores the waters around the southern French Polynesian islands of Rapa and Marotiri, this subtropical ocean ecosystem is posing important questions and challenging our understanding of life in these environments. We love these challenges, though, as they</i> …

A Kurdish Female Fighter's War Story: 'I Don't Know How Many I've Killed in Kobani - I Don't See Isis as Human'

<b>Kurdistan's female fighters are making history in their struggle with Islamic State (Isis) militants in Kobani. Never before have female combatants</b> …

3D-printed 'bump keys' are a tech-savvy lockpicker's best friend

We've all locked ourselves out of our homes or offices at least once, but what do you do when there aren't any handy spare keys laying around? Well, seeing as how we live in the future, you could always 3D print one. Printing a plastic replica of a key you've already got in your possession is a …