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How To: 15 Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts Every Android Pro Should Know About

There are a number of options and hidden menus within Android that provide users more control over their device. With this control, you can better …

Apps

The 31 best Nintendo Switch games under $20

You've got a Nintendo Switch, and you've already plowed through "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" <i>and</i> "Super Mario Odyssey."<p>Now what? Now this!<p>That's "Rocket League," one of the dozens of excellent games available on the Nintendo Switch <b>for under $20</b>. That's right: You don't have to shell out …

Indie Gaming

Amazon has a $27 multi-color LED light strip that syncs to your music

When we first caught wind of the DotStone Music-Syncing LED Strip Lights, we thought they sounded kind of cheesy, to be honest. Then we actually …

Virgin Media is giving all of its TV customers a V6 box

Virgin Media's next-generation V6 box is now over a year old. Since its launch, the company has managed to install more than a million of the 4K-ready set-top boxes in UK homes -- roughly a quarter of its total customer base. However, with a number of older, less-capable boxes still in use, Virgin …

Customers

Nintendo Switch Adds 15 New Eshop Games This Week

Nintendo Switch owners looking for something new to play have a lot of options to choose from. A bunch of new games are now available in the Switch Eshop, and they consist of 15 titles that have rolled out over the past week.<p>Along with two classic Arcade Archives games, World Heroes 2 and Kid Niki: …

Nintendo Switch

Turn your Amazon Echo into a smart home security system

If you’ve just unwrapped an Amazon Echo hub, now is the perfect time to connect it and its digital voice assistant, Alexa, to your home security system. With a two-year head start over the rest of the digital assistant market, Alexa’s repertoire of skills and compatible products is incredibly vast. …

Smart Homes

Woman ‘recovers from blood cancer after taking turmeric’

A British pensioner who battled cancer for five years without success may have finally beaten the disease by taking turmeric tablets.<p>Dieneke …

Universal Basic Income

IFTTT 101: How to Create Custom Applets

IFTTT is a fantastic tool that lets you trigger actions on your smartphone that normally require more advanced hacking. With the help of its friendly …

Automation

We talked to Sophia — the first-ever robot citizen that once said it would 'destroy humans'

This AI robot once said it wanted to destroy humans. Senior correspondent Steve Kovach interviews Sophia, the world's first robot citizen. While the robot can respond to many questions, some of the answers will leave you a little bewildered. A full transcript of the video follows.<p><b>Sophia:</b> My name is …

Black Mirror

This crazy new system can detect motion anywhere in your home using nothing but Wi-Fi

If you’ve never heard of Aura, prepare to be amazed. This futuristic security solution is capable of detecting motion anywhere in your home, and it …

Smart Homes

These 3D-printed objects don't need batteries to connect to Wi-Fi

One of the big tradeoffs that comes with the convenience of having smart devices run your home is the hassle of keeping them powered, either with batteries or by plugging them into the wall. But a new project devised by researchers at the University of Washington could one day help guide the …

Our 15 favorite smart home devices — each for less than $100

You don't have to be a millionaire anymore to have an interconnected smart home that you can control with the swipe of your finger or the sound of your voice.<p>Smart home devices are getting more powerful every day as the price of entry continues to drop. All you need to get started is a smartphone …

5 different robot vacuums that can be controlled using Alexa

Welcome to the future, ladies and gentlemen. Not only to robots clean our homes while we lounge on a couch in the living room watching TV, but we can …

Samsung wants to launch a foldable Galaxy Note in 2018

Samsung's much-rumored foldable smartphone has been in the pipeline since the company first debuted its flexible display prototype, Youm, in 2013. Now the Korean tech giant says the almost-mythical device could launch next year under its Galaxy Note brand. Emphasis on the "could", though, as …

Electronics Industry

Jim Carrey doesn't exist anymore

Buster Keaton, Andy Kaufman, Robin Williams - since comedy was silent, the funniest actors have sprung from the saddest men.<p>When cloaks fall, there …

Robin Williams

A Bright, Right Night Light!

Zing, named appropriately because it aims at bringing some zing into your life, is the kind of thing you plug in once and forget about, while it …

Industrial Design

10 Ways to Use Amazon Alexa to Make Your Life Easier

Control your home by voice command.<p>Amazon’s family of Echo devices are great for playing music or settling arguments about Scrabble rules. But …

Smart Homes

Taiwan to get first dibs on ASUS' Zenbo home robot

At Computex, ASUS captured the hearts of many with its cute home robot, Zenbo, with Chairman Jonney Shih hinting at a retail launch before end of this year. Well, he's not too far off in the end. At today's local launch event, the company announced that its Intel-powered bot will be up for grabs in …

ASUS Zenbo Home Robot Will Be Available In Taiwan First (video)

The ASUS Zenbo Home Robot Will be first available in Taiwan and will. Available to preorder from January 1st 2017 onwards with prices starting from …

Google's Android Pay is launching today

It works with phones running Android 4.4 and above<p>It's time to do away with all the confusion: Android Pay, Google's second major attempt at figuring out the mobile wallet, is launching today. Well, it's starting to. Google says the new app will begin its rollout slowly with a small batch of users …

Android News

Microsoft phones face US import ban over patent issue

<b>Microsoft has lost the first round in a patent battle that could see its handsets banned from import into the US.</b><p>The country's International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that it used technology developed by InterDigital without permission.<p>Microsoft said that it would challenge the decision.<p>The …

U.S. Federal Courts

Windows 'open' for Apple and Android

<b>Microsoft is releasing software tools that make it easier to run popular Apple and Android apps on Windows mobile devices.</b><p>By changing a "few percent", Apple app makers should be able to run code on Windows 10 mobile devices, it said.<p>And many Android apps should run with no changes.<p>Experts said the …

Software