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The best gadgets of 2015, according to Slate.

Remember when smartphones and tablets were exciting? The past decade has seen stunning advances in mobile computing, with devices growing more …

Capable nano drone flies under the FAA’s radar

The ONAGOfly is a quadcopter like all the rest – four props and an onboard camera that records video at heights once the domain of TV news choppers.<p>But you don’t need to stand back to launch the ONAGOfly – not when the palm of your hand will do for a launch pad.<p>The size of a small bird, the …

DuckDuckGo, the search engine that doesn’t track its users, grew more than 70% this year

DuckDuckGo, the privacy-focused web search engine startup, continues to grow rapidly. But it has also struggled to crack the mainstream.<p>Through Dec. 15, DuckDuckGo received 3.25 billion search queries this year, according to its publicly posted traffic statistics. That’s up 74% over the same period …

AdWords

Deal: Save 33% off on This Self-Balancing Electric Scooter - Technabob

Zip around town or the office on this neat 2-wheeler that can balance itself automatically. This self-balancing electric scooter keeps riders upright …

Scooters

Make your stainless steel appliances smudge-proof in 2 minutes

Oil and vinegar isn't just for fish and chips. Get your appliances sparkling and clean less often with this tip.<p>Stainless-steel appliances need a little more than just a wipe down with a wet sponge.<p>You don't need harsh chemicals to get the job done, though. If you have vinegar and oil, you have all …

Stainless Steel

The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

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The Hoverboard You Should Get

The short history of the gadget known as the hoverboard has seen many ups and downs. First, the scooters were hot social-media darlings with …

Black Friday’s deals live on in these sleek charging peripherals [Deals]

We’re all probably pretty relieved that the Black Friday craziness is over, but that doesn’t mean we want the deals on cool gadgets to end. Thankfully, Cult of Mac is extending the post-Turkey Day savings over the weekend, including with this pair of futuristic charging docks for iPhones and Apple …

Apple Watch

The Cheapskate's top Black Friday deals 2015

From the Cheapskate: On your marks, get set -- spend! These are my favorite deals, and not one of them requires a trip to a store.<p><i>CNET's Cheapskate scours the Web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. And find</i> …

Shopping

14 Great Gifts For Your Geeky Guy Friends

Buying gifts for geek guys (with “geek” herein used in the most loving way possible, meaning someone who’s really into the thing they like) can be tough.<p>Ask us what we want, and we usually say “Eh, I don’t know”.<p>Fortunately, we have a bunch of geek guys on staff. Geeks of all shapes, sizes, and …

The best drone you can buy right now

The right pick for pros, beginners, or adrenaline junkies<p>To find the best drone for you, first you’ll need to figure out what it is you want out of a flying camera. Are you an action sports junkie trying to capture your sick moves for a highlight reel? An aspiring cinematographer aiming to up your …

18 Great Places to Go Camping

Hiking

The Pax 2 vaporizer makes its predecessor look half-baked

I immediately fell in love with the original Pax vaporizer when it debuted back in 2012. Its compact and lightweight construction belied a powerful three-stage conduction oven, while the sleek, push-button design made it far more intuitive and user-friendly than other portable vaporizers available …

5 proven SEO tips to boost your site’s search rankings right now

<i>This post is brought to you by SEO PowerSuite, an all-in-one suite of powerful yet easy-to-use Mac SEO tools.</i><p>As Google changes its algorithms, website operators who want to land a prized top spot in search results must update their approaches to publishing and search engine optimization, or …

SEO

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Google is making a giant change this week that could affect millions of small businesses.</b> It is updating its mobile search algorithm to start favoring mobile-friendly websites and demoting others. The change has been nicknamed "mobilegeddon."<p><b>2. Sony has launched its new flagship handset, the</b> …

25 Best New Lures of 2015

**1. Rebel Micro Pop-R **<p><b>2. LiveTarget Trout Fry</b><p><b>3. Panther Martin FishseeUV Vibrant Image</b><p><b>4. Megabass Blading X</b><p><b>5. Megastrike Strikeback</b><p><b>6. Yamamoto</b> …

Top 10 Mac keyboard shortcuts everyone should know

Mastering a few crucial Mac keyboard shortcuts will make using your Apple computer easier and much more efficient. Cutting your reliance on your mouse will help you work more quickly, and you’ll undoubtedly impress your family, friends and co-workers to no end. You might even end up becoming the …

Operating Systems

Wacky Worm Fishing for Bass

Wide Gap Hook and Jig Wacky Rigs<p>Many new bass anglers are constantly on the look-out for different bass fishing lures and methods for rigging them. …

Fishing

Hummingbird Hammocks Mega Hammock

Hammocks are synonymous with feet-up relaxation. But have you ever thought about sharing some of that backyard love with two of your closest friends? That’s where the Hummingbird Hammocks Mega Hammock comes in.<p>As far as hammocks go, this thing is the super-sized version, measuring 15 feet long by …

Hummingbirds

Save $20K! Rent a Rugged Teardrop Trailer.

Most off-road teardrop trailers will put a $20,000 dent in your bank account. Which makes renting a much more attractive option.<p>But while expedition-ready gear is easy to find in countries like South Africa and Australia, that wasn't the case in the U.S. Until now. A new crop of companies that rent …

RVs

10 High-Tech Gadgets You Need in Your Bedroom

Smart homes are all the rage these days. From smart bulbs to high-tech kitchen appliances, the list of ways to make your home *that* much more techy is endless. The home of the future has certainly graced us with its presence, and we are <i>not</i> mad about it. Next up? High-tech appliances for your …

Global News On Materials Handling, Recycling & Quarrying - Hub-4

Recycling

Once $399 A Year, Google Earth Pro Is Now Free

Lots of people have dabbled with Google Earth to fly around their neighborhood or poke around a 3D version Paris. But how many dropped $400 (per year!) for a Pro subscription?<p>Not a ton, it would seem. At least, not enough for Google to keep counting on it as an income source.<p>Google has just nixed …

Turn your Instagram pictures into tattoos

Want to proudly display your Instagram feed on your bicep? A new service called Picattoo will turn a dozen of your pictures into temporary tattoos for cheap.<p>You've carefully curated your Instagram feed, capturing the perfect photos of your cat and mid-morning snack and applying exactly the right …

Instagram

Transported to a new world by Google Cardboard, a $25 VR headset

“Cardboard” is a funny thing to call a teleportation machine. But when paired with a smartphone and a willing suspension of disbelief, Google’s …

The 45 Best Travel Films of All Time

Get ready for some serious wanderlust.<p>It's arguable that, more than any other piece of pop-culture ephemera, movies have the power to transport—to sweep you away on a European adventure (<i>Before Sunrise</i>), cross an African desert (<i>Out of Africa</i>), even send you to the never-before-seen Paradise Falls …

Agatha Christie

How to use a Fitbit with Apple Health

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Gigaom<p>If you’ve got a Fitbit, and you use an iPhone, there’s a good chance you’d like to sync the stats from your …

13 Common SEO Mistakes to Avoid

Online marketers spend a lot of time demystifying Search Engine Optimization (SEO), from the jargon and rules to new updates and algorithms. As the technology continue to advance, what you might know about SEO a year ago may no longer apply today.<p>Since SEO can be quite complex in its ever-adapting …