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Now that it’s legal, here’s how to unlock your phone on all four U.S. carriers

After you’ve finished up with a two-year smartphone contract, one of the easiest ways to save money is to keep your old device and bring it to a …

Discover Your Favorite Artists' Least-Known Music

If you like the idea beyond Forgotify, a web app that surfaces music that has never been played on Spotify, but want more control on what you discover, then you may be interested to hear of The Long Tail — an app that pulls the 50 least played Spotify tracks of any artist into a playlist.<p>“With …

Why was a scientist thrown out of a classical concert?

David Glowacki, a theoretical chemist, was forcibly ejected from a performance of Handel’s <i>Messiah</i> last week when he attempted to crowd surf.<p>Dr. …

Bad British Commentary of the 2014 NBA Finals Game Between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs

Anthony Richardson of The Exploding Heads comedy group added bad British commentary to the 2014 NBA Finals game between the Miami Heat and the San …

Play an Adorable Pixel Art Recreation of Star Trek

If you love Star Trek, you’ll love Pixel Trek, a recreation of the beloved TV series in adorable, playable pixel art.<p>Pixel Trek is a small web-based game that allows you to explore the Spaceship Enterprise freely. The Pixel Trek website boasts that you can “explore areas and angles that were not …

11 Android Apps to Make Notifications More Interesting

I love Android as much as the next non-Apple owning guy, but there are times when I get bored of using the same old operating system, and seeing the same boring old Android notifications.<p>Thankfully, there’s no shortage of different ways to liven things up without having to root your phone, or in …

Alienware's Steam Machine will arrive in September

Alienware has perhaps the most exciting Steam Machine coming to market, and now we know when it will arrive. According to a tweet from Dave Oshry, a video game marketing exec attending Valve's Steam Dev Days developer summit, the company just announced that Alienware's Steam Machine will launch in …

There Are Mountain Dew Cheetos In Japan. I Have Ordered Them.

Today I learned, via Reddit, that Japan contains Mountain Dew flavored Cheetos. As a means of proving my dedication to the Snacktaku cause into the …

CBS and NBC to stream NFL playoff coverage for free

CBS and NBC are making it easy for football fans to follow along this postseason by streaming their NFL playoff coverage online for free. Following the precedent set in 2012, NBC will be offering both of its wild card match-ups this Saturday, while for the first time CBS will be streaming all four …

The Magic Number For Making Virtual Reality Feel Like Reality

Motion controls. VR goggles. Whatever. Let’s get down to brass tacks: How fast do these need to be to feel real? Twenty milliseconds or less.<p>Kinect can be fun, but the experience rarely feels real. You’re always cognizant of your body, not just as your body, but as a controller–a once-removed human …

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Why The Wearables Revolution Won’t Be Like Smartphone ‘Dogfight’

A new book called <i>Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution</i> by Fred Vogelstein revealed the mechanism by which Apple …

Wearable Tech

North Carolina has morphed into a solar power leader this year

Yes, North Carolina is home to Apple’s two recently finished massive (40 MW total) solar panel farms. But the state also has emerged on its own as a …

All The Doctor Who Doctors As Tim Burton Animation Characters (With BONUS Animated GIFS Of A Few)

This is a series of portraits of all the Doctors (including the War Doctor, labeled 'X') reimagined in the style of Tim Burton animation characters …

Cable association ads warn cord-cutters of shark attacks and death-by-rabbit

So you decided to go without cable; what's the worst that could happen? According to a new series of web ads from the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, you could face sharks, mutant rabbits, anthropomorphic flies, and a life of rural solitude. Supported by companies like Comcast …

Has Stack Overflow saved billions of dollars in programmer productivity?

John Carmack is a renowned developer and CTO. His Twitter account has over 100,000 followers.<p>On the occasion of Stack Exchange's 5th anniversary, he …

Xbox Can Hear You Curse and Will Scold You For It

Shouting profanities while slowly losing to an 11-year-old in Call of Duty is a rite of passage for gamers everywhere. But the symbiotic relationship …

Steam Concurrent Users Surpass 7 Million

Ding ding ding ding!<p>Concurrent users on Steam reached 7 million over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a new record for Valve's game distribution …

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Samsung Galaxy S3 outpaces iPhone 5S, 5C in touch accuracy

Apple's<p>iPhone 5SandiPhone 5Chave a bit of improving to do on the touch-accuracy front, according to new data from OptoFidelity, a Finland-based tech test and measurement company.<p>OptoFidelity said that it used its own Touch Panel Performance Tester to measure the iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, and Samsung …

DICE: Making Star Wars: Battlefront 'Is Scary'

"You can only screw up, right?"<p>DICE Executive Producer Patrick Bach has spoken about how the studio got tasked with Star Wars: Battlefront and the …

Search 'Google in 1998' for a retro look at homepage

SAN FRANCISCO — Google is offering up a retro look at its home page as the search giant marks its 15th anniversary this week.<p>For a peak at how the Google home page looked back in the day, do a Google search on "Google in 1998."<p>Google executive Matt Cutts tweeted the tip earlier today.<p>(Hat tip to …

Apple rejects game app measuring the height of phone tosses

Apple has rejected a game app that scores players on how high they can toss their smartphone in the air.<p>The game, "Send Me To Heaven," launched this week and is available free for Android smartphones. IPhone users, however, will not be able to download the app.<p>"Apple thought it was violating one of …

Android Is The New Windows

A flexible, customizable operating system that’s farmed out to third-party hardware makers and dominates market share but not profits? You’re not the only one experiencing déjà vu. The parallels of Android and Windows are striking. But can that which is unique about Android save it from the fate …

From the Editor's Desk: Cast all the things

Chromecast, that is. I really can't decide whether Chromecast is the bigger story out of last week's "Breakfast with Sundar" in San Francisco, or if …

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The 14 Most Innovative Gadgets Of All Time

Wireless high-speed Internet everywhere? We're getting close thanks to LTE.<p>Cars that drive themselves? Google is working on it. Appliances that sync with your smartphone? Thanks, Nest.<p>We put together what we think are the best examples of gadgets that brought us into the future or are now showing …

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