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How to clean shoes in the washer (without ruining them)

Casual shoes are washer-friendly... with these tips.<p>Stepping in a mud puddle doesn't mean you need to handwash your shoes. You can get them clean quickly in the washing machine, instead. There are some important tips to follow to keep your shoes from falling apart in the washer, though. Here's what …

Washing Machines

Phone Makers Are Embarrassing Themselves By Copying Apple’s Ideas

How the iPhone X left other phone makers flailing at Mobile World Congress.<p>As someone who generally prefers Android over iOS, this week’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show was painful to watch.<p>In most years, MWC is a showcase for Android at its best, with a slew of affordable smartphones, …

Mobile Technology

Don’t pay $200 for a Ring Video Doorbell when Amazon’s best-selling model is only $60

The DING WiFi Video Doorbell might not have the name recognition that the Ring Video Doorbell 2 and Ring Video Doorbell Pro have, but don’t let that …

Here's how much your personal information is selling for on the dark web

Not everything on the dark web is illegal, but it is a huge marketplace for stolen data and personal information. After a data breach or hacking incident, personal information is often bought and sold on the dark web by identity thieves looking to make money off your good name-and any numbers or …

Identity Theft

This $28 Power Strip Has Four Outlets That Can be Controlled Individually With Alexa

<i>Boy Genius Report</i> has discovered a power strip that all owners of Alexa-powered devices need to add to their smarthome collection. Find out more <i>BGR</i> …

Inside the mysterious LA sex club that costs up to $75,000 a year and is rumored to have hosted Gwyneth Paltrow as a guest

Snctm, a members-only elite sex club that hosts international events, is in hot water — and it could potentially jeopardize the privacy of its wealthy members.<p>The club — where a basic membership costs $20,000, while the special "Violet Key membership" for male members is a one-time payment of $1 …

Bow Ties

This $75 all-in-one smart home solution is so small you won’t even know it’s there

It’s rare to find a cool new product at CES that is actually already available to purchase, but such is the case with the Anyware Smart Adaptor. This …

Smart Homes

$28 power strip has four outlets that can be controlled individually with Alexa

Alexa-enabled smart plugs are a long-time fan favorite among people who use Amazon’s voice assistant. These little boxes plug into a standard wall …

Home Automation

Oculus shows how much VR has evolved at Sundance

Two years into the rise of modern virtual reality, following the launch of the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR, the medium might seem as if it's losing a bit of its luster. Headsets are cheaper and easier to use, especially with new Windows Mixed Reality devices, yet VR experiences are …

Virtual Reality

Charging Your Phone Overnight: Battery Myths Debunked

Is it bad—or even dangerous—to leave a smartphone plugged in as you sleep? The answer is complicated, as are many things regarding batteries.<p>PCMag …

Gear & Gadgets

Aziz Ansari Is Guilty. Of Not Being a Mind Reader.

I’m apparently the victim of sexual assault. And if you’re a sexually active woman in the 21st century, chances are that you are, too.<p>That is what I learned from the “exposé” of Aziz Ansari published last weekend by the feminist website Babe — arguably the worst thing that has happened to the …

Feminism

Volocopter’s flying taxi takes flight for first time in US

Intel’s shiniest new toy takes off at CES<p>Regardless of whether you believe “flying cars” will become a legitimate way to get around, there’s no doubting that people around the world are in love with the idea. There’s always been something inherently cool about the idea of skipping across the sky in …

Drones

Use Honey to save money on Amazon purchases

This popular browser extension has a new trick up its sleeve, and it's all about Amazon.<p>If you're anything like me, you consider saving money a sport. Of course, to get good at the game, you need the right gear.<p>Or, in this case, the right browser extension. Honey is a popular tool that can …

Shopping

Don’t Be Surprised If Google’s New Animated Short Wins An Oscar

The best way to watch Pearl is the way it wasn’t intended to be seen: in VR. Ironically, that version won’t be Academy-eligible.<p>There are films that make you feel like a kid again. There are films that make you feel the invincible freedom of your teenage years. And there are films that capture the …

Virtual Reality

How-To: Start dictation on your Mac via a voice command [Video]

By default, dictation on OS X is initiated by using a double-press of the function (<i>fn</i>) key on your Mac’s keyboard. But did you know that it is also possible to start dictation hands-free using only your voice? In this brief tutorial, we’ll show you how.<p><b>Step 1:</b> Open System Preferences → Dictation & …

How-To: Install NitoTV on a jailbroken Apple TV 4

If you have a jailbroken Apple TV 4, and are wondering what you can do with it, then look no further than Kevin Bradley’s NitoTV 1.0. The just-released utility is an all-in-one tool for those of you who have jailbroken their Apple TV 4. NitoTV 1.0 lets you install packages, and is sort of like the …

Mars: A virtual reality tour of the Red Planet

The Long Journey<p>After NASA made it to the moon during the Apollo era, many thought that Mars would be next. Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the lunar surface in 1972, predicted we would be there by the end of the 20th century.<p>We’re still waiting, but sending humans to Mars is now the stated …

Space Exploration

Why Rubio claims 'Obama knows what he's doing'

Gaffe or no gaffe, it makes a lot of sense when you think about it.<p>What was Marco Rubio thinking Saturday night in Manchester, New Hampshire? Why would he repeat the same canned talking point four times, even after Chris Christie accused him of constantly repeating his canned talking points? And if …

Government

Star Wars MimoPowerBot - 5,200mAh Portable Power Bank

Star Wars power!<p>Little somewhat-super-deformed Star Wars character is ready to power your devices<p>Recharge via USB<p>Style Choice: Darth Vader or …

Gear & Gadgets

A Global Perspective Of Israeli Tech In 2015

Shelly Hod Moyal Contributor<p>Shelly Hod Moyal is the founding partner of iAngels.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>What To Know Before You Co-Invest<p>From the Chinese stock market crash that shook global equity markets to the obsession with hunting for unicorns, 2015 was a year filled with volatility and …

Venture Capital

VR porn is here and it's scary how realistic it is

<i>Editors' note: The video above is SFW ... more or less.</i><p>I've tried a lot of different virtual reality experiences. Some good, some extraordinarily …

Behind the Scenes of Tori Black’s Virtual Reality Porn Debut

We explore the ethics of having sex with a photorealistic avatar of one of the biggest porn stars in the world.<p>Tori Black lies naked on a cushioned ottoman, flat on her back. Her legs are spread wide. She's enclosed in what looks like a makeshift dressing room, ensconced by white curtains, with 44 …

Virtual Reality

Meet the world's smallest camera-equipped drone

The Axis Vidius is a quadcopter that fits in the palm of your hand -- it's roughly 1.5 inches square -- yet it's able to livestream and record video in 420p. Axis says its Vidius model is the smallest-ever camera-equipped drone, and it's so tiny that users don't have to register it with the Federal …

Drones

Review: Sugr Cube, the cute wooden portable AirPlay speaker with gesture controls

Portable Bluetooth speakers are a dime a dozen these days – Amazon lists more than 37,000 of them! Though our shootout should help narrow the choice if you’re in the market for one. But portable AirPlay speakers are rather rarer, pretty ones even rarer and the Sugr Cube goes one step further in its …

Audiophile

Review: Beaconic’s iBeacon kits let any store or restaurant add Bluetooth promos for under $110

I’ve been interested in iBeacons — proximity-based wireless transmitters — ever since they were first announced by Apple alongside iOS 7 at WWDC in 2013. The idea of walking into a store, restaurant, or other public space and receiving (opt-in) wireless notifications based on proximity to a …

Satechi Apple Watch Grip Mount Fits on Your Steering Wheel or Bicycle Handlebar

Who said Apple Watch only fits on your wrist? Using Satechi’s latest Apple Watch grip mount, you can mount the smartwatch on your steering wheel or …

Smartwatches

Satechi Apple Watch Mount ensures safety of your precious timepiece

When it comes to the world of accessories for smartphones and other kinds of mobile devices, you can be sure that one particular name stands out from …

Apple Watch

Top 10 Apple Watch Docks

The Apple Watch is truly a product of great minds, especially when you look at it from an aesthetic viewpoint. It’s sleek and looks good with just …

Smartwatches

11 Things We Learned By Trying Every Virtual Reality Headset Out There

Roger Ressmeyer—Corbis<p>Alex Brandon—AP<p>Mike Fisher—AP<p>George Nikitin—AP<p>Ben Van Hook—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images<p>STR/Reuters<p>Yoshikazu …

Virtual Reality

Cloud Security Platform Zscaler Raises A $100M Series B Round Led By TPG, Now Valued At Over $1B

Security platform Zscaler today announced that it has raised a $100 million Series B funding round led by late-stage investor TPG. The company, which offers a wide range of web, mobile and cloud security services for enterprises, has now raised a total of $138 million and says that its valuation in …

Venture Capital