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The 10 best beers chosen by beer enthusiasts across America

For the second year in a row, Bell's Brewery in Comstock, Michigan, is home to the No. 1 beer in the United States, as chosen by beer enthusiasts.<p>Each year Zymurgy Magazine, the official magazine of the American Homebrewers Association, asks the group's tens of thousands of members to cast their …

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Get Two Free PC Games On Steam This Weekend

Here's good news for anyone looking to save money: two PC games have gone free this weekend on Steam. This isn't one of those "free play weekend" deals where you lose access after the weekend is over, either. If you download Guns of Icarus Alliance and Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition …

New God Of War PS4 Update Focuses On Text Size

If you've been diving deep into the Nordic realms within God of War this weekend, you might have noticed that the game's text is a little hard to read. The team at Sony Santa Monica has been working to fix those issues, and today's update should improve the legibility.<p>While it doesn't include the …

Warren Buffett's 10 rules to get rich

At first I thought the manager of my local Jimmy John's was just a huge Warren Buffett fan. But then I did some research online and I found out that this same plaque can be found in Jimmy John's restaurants all across the country.<p>Why are these plaques in Jimmy John's? Well, that remains a mystery. …

Philips Hue Entertainment is a smart lighting game-changer

It's been a busy CES for color-changing light. Nanoleaf made a splash by teasing its newest color-changing, touch-sensitive light panels. Then, Lifx followed suit with the impressive-looking Lifx Tiles.<p>Now, it's the team at Philips Hue's turn, and this year, their sights are set on entertainment, …

Home Automation

Guidemaster: Everything Amazon’s Alexa can do, plus the best skills to enable

Make the most out of Alexa by using these features and skills each day.<p>If you've just introduced one of Amazon's Echo devices into your home and feel …

Thank you for my new Raspberry Pi, Santa! What next?

<i>Note: the Pi Towers team have peeled away from their desks to spend time with their families over the festive season, and this blog will be quiet for</i> …

The real cost of setting up a smart home

LOS ANGELES — So you’re thinking about setting up a smart home.<p>You’d like to say “Alexa, turn off the lights,” or “Alexa, lock the door,” and have it all happen without you having to get up out of your lounge chair. Great idea, right?<p>No question, but it will cost you.<p>Based on the costs of …

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The secret origin story of the iPhone

An exclusive excerpt from The One Device<p><i>This month marks 10 years since Apple launched the first iPhone, a device that would fundamentally transform how we interact with technology, culture, and each other. Ahead of that anniversary,</i> Motherboard <i>editor Brian Merchant embarked on an investigation to</i> …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

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