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Kidde recalls 400,000 smoke alarms that don't detect smoke

A defect in the manufacturing process is inhibiting two models from doing their job.<p>If you have a Kidde smoke detector, you should inspect it today. Models PI2010 and PI9010 have been recalled due to a manufacturing defect that inhibits their ability to smell smoke. The United States Consumer …

Manufacturing

Behold the majesty of Chris Majestic's midrange home theater

Audiophile

Intel's latest Core processors have serious security flaws

Intel has confirmed previous reports that its recent PC, internet of things and server chips are vulnerable to remote hacking. The problem is with the onboard "Management Engine," which has multiple holes that could let remote attackers run malicious software, get privileged access and take over …

Best horror movies on Netflix for April 2018 💀

All the best the screaming -- er, streaming -- service has to offer through April.<p>For horror junkies, it's always the perfect time to bully your nearest and dearest into watching spooky flicks. I've rounded up the strangest, squirmiest and most terrifying films Netflix has to offer.<p><b>Editors' note:</b> …

Horror

9 cool AR apps you should download to try out iOS 11’s ARKit

Since it was first announced at WWDC, Apple’s ARKit has been open to developers to get a feel for the new platform. Now that iOS 11 is finally here, ARKit is available for anyone with an iPhone 6S or later, the iPad Pro, and the latest 9.7-inch iPad. In the time between the announcement and its …

Apps

George A. Romero, iconic zombie film director, dies at 77

The "Night of the Living Dead" creator, who inspired horror filmmakers for decades, has died of lung cancer. Famous fans say goodbye on social media.<p>Filmmaker George A. Romero, considered by many as the father of the modern-day zombie movie, died at 77 on Sunday in his sleep following a "brief but …

Horror

Sprint's new leasing plans deliver annual upgrades to all

The new Sprint Flex and Sprint Deals programs let you pick the phone of your choice and decide later if it's keeper.<p>Like getting a new phone every year? Sprint would like to help you with that, regardless of your budget.<p>The telecom company is rolling out a new lease option called Sprint Flex that …

Mobile

Belkin committed to bringing Apple’s HomeKit to Wemo after previously cancelling plans

Back in March 2016, users of Belkin’s popular line of Wemo connected accessories were disappointed to learn that the company was canceling its previously announced plans to support Apple’s HomeKit platform. The company has now changed its tune, however, and today told me it’s committed to bringing …

Forgot a Login Name or Password? Here’s How to View It on iPhone

Few people know that the passwords you’ve saved in Safari are available to view on your iPhone. Don’t worry about security, your fingerprint (Touch ID) is needed to access the passwords. But if you’ve forgotten your login name or password, this tip makes it easy to find and view them. Here’s how to …

Touch ID

How to Unclog a Drain With Baking Soda & Vinegar | The Art of Manliness

Hair, soap scum, and dirt make up a cocktail of gross sludge that has to make its way from your sinks, bathtubs, and showers to the outside world. …

DIY

New Wave of Security Acquisitions Signals Start of Consolidation Trend

A dozen recent high-profile deals reflect cybersecurity vendors' hopes of expanding their offerings with next-generation technology, ideas, and …

Information Security

The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Here are all the things you can ask Alexa to do. (Dad jokes included.)<p>Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the …

Smart Homes

Orwell, Hitler And Trump

Last week, I reached for my Philip Roth ― his splendid novel, <i>The Plot Against America</i>. This week, I reached for my George Orwell.<p>In 1946, as Europe was digging out from the ruin of World War II ― a genuine case of mass carnage as opposed to President Donald Trump’s fantasy carnage ― Orwell wrote …

Donald Trump

CIA puts almost 12 million declassified files online for the first time

The CIA has put almost 12 million pages of its records online, allowing anyone with an internet connection to browse 50 years worth of declassified intelligence reports, briefings, and other once-secret documents. Included in the database are US discussions about assassinating Fidel Castro, details …

Fidel Castro

How IFTTT support differs with Alexa and Google Assistant

Both Google Home and Alexa speakers work with IFTTT, but how they interact with the service differs quite a bit. Here's how IFTTT support works with Alexa and Google Assistant.<p>Both Google Home ($129.00 at Dell Home) and the Alexa speakers come with one very important feature: IFTTT support. Without …

Automation

50 most useful Alexa skills

Alexa has a ton of functionality out of the box, but the real magic happens when you dig into the world of third-party skills.<p>Out of the box, Alexa can do an impressive number of things. It can stream Amazon Music or Spotify, control your Philips Hue smart bulbs or anything connected to a …

Smart Homes

D&D for Young Players and New DMs: 4 — The Great Ability Score Debate

Reading Time: 5 minutes<p>For over 40 years, players have been assigning stats to their D&D characters. As I described in the second article in this …

Environment

T-Mobile offers free iPhone 7 to anyone who trades in an iPhone 6/s, deal starts tomorrow alongside pre-orders

It’s not even iPhone 7 pre-order day yet and T-Mobile has already dropped an amazing deal for the updated smartphone.<p>New and existing customers can get an iPhone 7 for <b>free</b> with the trade in of an iPhone 6/6s. T-Mobile will hand you up to $650 in monthly bill credits over a 2-year time span, which …

This wireless antenna may make cord cutting easier

WatchAir<p>WatchAir is attempting to reinvent the TV antenna for the modern age using a suite of apps that can stream TV to a number of different devices including your smartphone, and adding the ability to record shows. The company says the antenna, which doesn't need to be connected to your TV to …

Smart TV

‘Pokemon Go’ Players May Have Discovered A New Hack To Control ‘Eeveelution’

If, like the rest of the world, you’re obsessed with <i>Pokemon Go</i>, here’s a handy new hack to try.<p>The augmented reality game is basically the only thing people are talking about these days. Sure, hunting those cute, cuddly little anime creatures can cause bad things to happen — stampedes in Central …

Pokémon

8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't. Philosophers have a license to speculate about everything from metaphysics to morality, and this …

Codes of Conduct

Supreme Court Slouches Toward The "Carceral State"

As fear and terror increasingly grip American society, the Supreme Court marches in lock-step with overzealous police tactics. Ensuring safety almost always means giving up liberty and privacy. The Court has invented so many technical rules to insulate unlawful police tactics from judicial scrutiny …

Enjoy a relaxing drive around Iceland, courtesy of Sigur Rós

Slow TV and post-rock, a match made in nerd heaven<p>Icelandic post-rock veterans Sigur Rós are diving into the world of "slow tv" with <i>Route One</i>, a 24-hour live-streaming event that pairs footage from one of Iceland's longest highways with some of the band's new music. Scenes from the Icelandic …

European Travel

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

Bacardo Hammered Apple Watch Cover Turns the Smartwatch into a Pocket Watch

We have seen many nice Apple Watch cases that add stylish protection for the smartwatch, but if you want to turn it into a vintage pocket watch, the …

The 20 Scariest Horror Movies of the Last Decade

Since 2006, we’ve had enough horror remakes and sequels to last a century. But we’ve actually had some terrifying new entries into the genre, too. As …

Can an unknown Chinese startup build the world's first bendable screen bracelet phone?

Probably not. But maybe?<p>Okay so first of all, disregard that render above. Moxi Group, a little-known company in Chongqing China, passed these images of a magical, flexible bracelet smartphone around to the financial news press a couple days ago. But here's the fine print: Moxi actually claims to …

Graphene

The surprising way Transhumanist Zoltan Istvan could make it to the White House

CNET exclusive: The only pro-immortality candidate could eventually team up with one of the big names in the race.<p>Transhumanist Party candidate Zoltan Istvan admits his campaign as a write-in candidate for president is a long shot. But the California journalist and author, who has a pro-science and …

Singularity

Solid Black Tattoos Are Having A Moment, For People Who Love Ink And Pain

"Blackwork is a tattoo choice," tattoo artist Hanumantra Lamar, unofficial prophet of the blackwork tattoo, writes on his website. "It’s a lifestyle and it’s a philosophy; believing that less really is more and understanding that we should not be afraid to stand out in a world full of people trying …