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HideMyAss! VPN is like an invisibility cloak for your online browsing

It’s got a cheeky name, but that’s not just why we like it. HideMyAss! VPN is a powerful VPN service touted as one of 2016’s best, and guaranteed to …

15 Home Organization Resolutions You Can Conquer in Just One Day

You'll be far more successful with bite-sized tasks verses one giant goal.<p>If you've declared 2017 as the <i>year</i> you finally get your whole house under control, you're doing it wrong. Talk about overwhelming. Instead, break this big goal into smaller ones that will only take one day maximum to …

7 prefab homes that impressed us in 2016

Another prefabulous year behind us!<p>The idea that prefab homes can provide an efficient alternative to traditional construction is no longer news. Besides digging deep into all kinds of prefab dreams percolating throughout the last century, Curbed also been sharing plenty of prefab options currently …

Best of 2016: 15 Projects to Inspire (and Add to Your To-Do List!)

It’s that time of year again — time to look back on the previous year and head to next year. 2017, already?! I guess that’s what our new freebie …

Hacking

10 incredible ideas for your kitchen walls

Designing a new kitchen can be daunting as well as exciting; there's nothing like choosing new granite counters and beautiful floor tile to create …

Kitchens

New guidelines to protect smart home devices from botnets and privacy invasion

Are there Trojan horses in your home and in your neighbors’ homes and apartments waiting for signals to attack? The inherent vulnerability from …

If you only buy one smart home device on Black Friday, this should be it

Devices that fall into the “smart home” category are starting to pick up these days in terms of popularity, but they haven’t taken off like most …

Watch Black Panther Cast Unite for First Time at Comic-Con

When it was announced that Marvel Studios will have a Hall H panel on Saturday night of Comic-Con 2016, the studio didn't confirm which movies it …

Comic-Con: Benedict Cumberbatch and co. return in a new Sherlock trailer

Though the main image for the fourth series of <i>Sherlock</i> has so far made it look like Benedict Cumberbatch's Holmes has replaced Martin Freeman's …

The Black Panther Cast Took A Selfie At Comic-Con And Twitter Is Losing It’s Mind

WE HERE! #BlackPanther #SDCC2016 @marvel @disneystudios<p>A post shared by Lupita Nyong'o (@lupitanyongo) on Jul 23, 2016 at 6:17pm PDT<p>It’s official – …

Comic-Con: 'Sherlock' Team Teases "Darkest" Season Yet — Watch the Season 4 Trailer

Benedict Cumberbatch appeared in Hall H Sunday to discuss the upcoming new installments.<p>"We're not saying anything."<p>Although executive producer …

Watch All of the Trailers Released at San Diego Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con is sadly coming to an end, ladies and gentlemen. But don’t frown because it’s over, smile because <i>it happened,</i> and also smile …

The Walking Dead

Scientists Explain All Your Dumb Hiring Decisions

You’ve definitely heard of cognitive bias by now, but you might still be surprised how deep it can run.<p>You probably don’t need a reminder of how much bad hires can hurt–but here’s one anyway: Some research suggests that each bad hire leaves employers with a monetized loss of over $50,000 in …

24 Incredibily Common House/Garden Plants That Are Toxic To Dogs

<b>***Just a heads up, there are mostly plant pictures above, so you can properly identify them. If you’re missing pics of cute pups, here’s an adorable</b> …

25 Cheap And Easy DIYs That Will Vastly Improve Your Home

It's the sacred place where you hang out in your pajamas and binge-watch TV shows. Doesn't it deserve better?

How I Re-Grouted and Re-Caulked My Shower

<b>How to Re-Grout and Re-Caulk Your Shower – Step by Step</b><p><b>WARNING:</b> <b>Gross mildew pictures ahead. If you are eating or are overly sensitive to disgusting</b> …

[Infographic] 50 Tools Every Home Owner Must Have

Every home requires maintenance to keep up its appearance, functionality and value. Often times the need for a minor repair comes at a time when we are busy and the task gets set aside for another day. The trouble is, before you know it we soon have several projects that need our attention! It can …

Woodworking

This Scent Speaker Lets You Design The Air In Your Home

There’s a company named Vapor Communications, that have designed a digital “scent speaker” called Cyrano.<p>What exactly is a digital scent speaker? …

Microsoft releases updated Translator app for iPhone w/ offline support & Safari extension

Microsoft is updating its Translator app today with some notable features, including support for offline translations, that could give it the upper hand on Google and the competition.<p>The standout feature of the update is support for offline translations, meaning you won’t need an Internet …

Apps

Our definitive ranking of every Coen brothers film

By Ann Hornaday<p>, Movie critic<p>With the release of “Hail, Caesar!,” Joel and Ethan Coen’s 17th feature film, it’s fitting to assess their oeuvre in the form of a best-to-worst list. Herewith, the Coen canon ranked in handy descending order, the better for inevitable quibbles, arguments and fisticuffs …

Coen Brothers

20 best new Android apps and games this week

Microsoft Hyperlapse, WifiMapper, Booking Now, Musical.ly, This War of Mine, Mission Impossible, Warhammer 40,000 and more<p>Welcome to this week’s roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, covering smartphones and tablets.<p>All these apps have been released for the first time – ie not …

The Backed Pack: Buddy robot tends to the family, patrols the home

<i>Each week our friends at Backerjack highlight a cool, crowdfunded gadget. This week we look at Buddy, which has more than doubled its original $100,000 goal.</i><p>There are a growing number of multi-function robots on crowdfunding sites. While some, such as JIBO, may strike consumers as too robotic to …

Mobile Devices

Pio for iOS is the perfect audio recording app for interviews

Smartphones are great for capturing audio at lectures and interviews, but turning those lengthy sound files into usable information hasn’t always been easy. A new iOS app called Pio lets you tag key moments while recording for easy reference — making it a wonderful tool for journalists.<p>Pio is easy …

Apps

Acer’s $100 waterproof Liquid Leap+ Fitness Watch for iOS and Android debuts in the US with a 20% discount

Acer is now accepting US orders for its Liquid Leap+ Fitness Watch. But instead of charging the regular price of $99.99, Acer’s online store is currently selling it for <b>$79.99 with free shipping</b>.<p>This wearable is not only a fitness and sleep tracker but it also features some smartwatch capabilities …

Free Shipping

HidrateMe Is A Connected Water Bottle That Will Glow When You Need To Take A Sip

HidrateMe aims to help you fill up on your H20 with a sensor that monitors your intake and syncs that information up with an app on your smartphone. Should you need more water than you are ingesting, the bottle will glow.<p>The bottle is also doing exceptionally well on Kickstarter right now. The …

Microsoft Surface 3 Vs Surface Pro 3: What's The Difference?

The new Surface 3 is a great surprise. Unlike most high profile devices these days, Microsoft got the smaller, lighter and cheaper version of its excellent Surface Pro 3 out of the door without a single leak. But given the two machines look virtually identical, what exactly are the differences …

Moto 360, the best Android Wear Smartwatch, is on sale for $278 shipped in champagne gold (Reg. $330)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon offers the Motorola Moto 360 18mm Android Wear Smartwatch in champagne gold for <b>$277.52 with free shipping</b>, which is a …

Wear OS

Packing peanuts are the key to fast-charging batteries

Hate buying some new gadget, only to wind up with a sea of packing peanuts that do little more than spill on to the floor? Don't be too quick to toss them out -- they may be the key to a new generation of lithium-ion batteries. Purdue University researchers have developed a heating process that …