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Watch this fantastic Harry Potter fan film, Voldemort: Origins of the Heir

A slick film that covers an important part of Harry Potter lore<p>One of the biggest attractions to J.K. Rowling’s <i>Harry Potter</i> series is the immense backstory and history of her wizarding world. While Warner Bros. has begun to explore some of that lore in its <i>Fantastic Beasts</i> franchise, one group of …

Movies

Best Wireless Chargers for iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus

With the release of the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple now supports Qi-based wireless inductive charging on its latest phones, and that means charging pads have quickly become popular accessories for iPhone owners.<p>Apple's favored partners for wireless charging pads are Belkin and …

Don’t Think You Need a Dash Cam? Think Again

It could prove to be a very smart purchase.<p>A few months ago, a friend of mine had a car accident. The other driver ran a red light and hit her as she …

How the baby boomers — not millennials — screwed America

“The boomers inherited a rich, dynamic country and have gradually bankrupted it."<p>Everyone likes to bash millennials. We’re spoiled, entitled, and hopelessly glued to our smartphones. We demand participation trophies, can’t find jobs, and live with our parents until we’re 30. You know the punchlines …

Why parents should never spank children

Spanking — usually defined as hitting a child on the buttocks with an open hand — is a common form of discipline still used on children worldwide. …

Psychology

Houston police under fire after confrontation with black student goes viral

In a viral Twitter video, Houston, Texas, Harris County Precinct One constable deputy Shane Cates is seen trying to arrest 20-year-old Marlin Gipson after seeing him go from house to house putting his lawn service business cards in residents’ doors.<p>Gipson is a student at Blinn College in Houston, …

8 essential items to help you ride out a storm

Apocalypse later.<p>For most of us, an elaborate doomsday bunker is overkill. But, when facing down a tornado, hurricane, blizzard, or whatever Mother Nature flings at you, a little preparation can save you from a real-life version of the grocery store frenzy in an end time zombie flick. Start with …

Amazon's Echo Show now displays security camera feeds

View your camera's live video feed on the Echo Show's screen with a quick Alexa command.<p>You no longer need to be next to your phone to view your security camera's live feed on demand. Amazon today announced Alexa compatibility with a bunch of cameras, including Nest, Netgear Arlo, Logitech, August, …

You’re Probably Wearing the Wrong Tie

The wrong width, fabric, or pattern can completely kill your look<p>You could knot a double windsor in your sleep, but can you choose a tie that complements the width of your lapel—and your gut? How are you at matching patterns? What about textures?<p>Don’t get all choked up about it—we’re here to …

I’ve run my laptop all week off this giant external battery

Technically, I could have spent all of this past week living off-grid. For the past week, I’ve charged every electronic gadget I own off a giant …

10 wireless headphones that don't disappoint

Whether your tired of tangled cords or decided to invest in the iPhone 7, these top notch wireless headphones will not disappoint. From sweat-resistant headsets perfect for your workouts, or simply for anyone who loves listening to music, shop the best 10 headphones below for a wireless …

15 smart home essentials under $100 we absolutely love

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Smart-home technology can make …

EduTech: How to get the most out of your .edu email address with discounted software + hardware, more

<i>EduTech is a new 9to5Mac weekly series that will focus on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know.</i><p>In the first installment of …

Education Technology

Couples say 'I do' to custom Snapchat wedding filters

Nothing says romance quite like ... Snapchat filters. They're quickly becoming a must-have for today's weddings.<p>For brides to be, looking for something new may include Snapchat filters specially designed for the big day.<p>Snap began offering sponsored filters tied to location in 2015, allowing …

Five easy ways to make your home smarter

Turn up the heat, dim the lights and cue the music, all with the touch of a button or a voice command. Here’s the latest kit to connect your world<p>More and more of the devices in our homes come with an internet connection, hooked up to your wifi to do various “smart” things. And while the smart-home …

Home Automation

The 27 Best Boots for Every Occasion

Chelseas, Chukkas, Trench Boots and More<p><i>Editors Note: Our selection of boots has been updated for fall 2017.</i><p><b>Nine Essential Boot Types for Men</b> <br>The …

USB-C Power Meter Helps You Spot Counterfeit Accessories Before They Fry Your Gadgets

The promise of USB-C is great: One cable to connect all of your devices, laptops, tablets, smartphone. Unfortunately it comes with the big caveat …

Willow wearable breast pump Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET

As a new mother, nobody tells you that you'll spend hours of your life sitting on the sofa with a noisy suction monster. No, not your baby -- your breast pump.<p>The Willow wearable breast pump is bringing a much-needed technological twist to one of the last bugbears of parenting, making it easy to …

13 handy car gadgets that cost less than $100

Fortunately, there are a number of gadgets on the market today that can help you be better prepared for whatever the road throws at you.<p>Here are 13 car gadgets that will not only improve your overall driving experience, but will also help you be ready for the unexpected.

Amazon Echo

Nintendo Announces The Mini-NES, Which Is Adorable And We Must Have It

Apparently not content with having their stock go up <i>only</i> 64 percent in the week since <i>Pokemon Go</i> became a massive success, Nintendo is finding another way to tap into our nostalgia and get us handing over small bundles of cash. Today Nintendo announced the Mini-NES, a miniaturized replica of the NES …

Retrogaming

The 5 best adapters you'll probably need for the new MacBook Pros

The new MacBook Pros exclusively feature USB-C ports, which means your old USB accessories and peripherals wont plug into the new MacBook Pro without an adapter.<p>We're not particularly fond of adapters. They're "extra" bits to worry about, and add extra cost to connecting our old stuff, which cost …

MacBook

Get Free, Unlimited Wi-Fi on Flights and Bypass Paywalls

In-flight Wi-Fi is wonderful. The price to use it on the other hand, not so great. There are a few methods to get free access, but these two are …

SSH

20 Cool Connected Tech Products for a Smarter Home

These home gadgets work smarter, not harder.

Smart Homes

7 Gadgets That Should Be in Your Emergency Kit

Relatively speaking, the last few years have been tame on the hurricane front. But according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration …

10 tips to make your Mac feel like new

Upgrade to an SSD<p>Add more RAM<p>Reduce log-in items<p>Reclaim space from crowded hard drive<p>Quit apps that consume lots of resources<p>Say 'no' to animations and reduce transparency<p>Repair permissions<p>Narrow Finder's focus<p>Get better battery life<p>Stay up to date with OS X

First Look: 'Smart' Solar Panel Charges Phones, Gadgets Fast

Simple and lightweight, for $99 this solar panel will be all you need to charge small electronics in the woods. It’s the latest incarnation from Goal …

Gear & Gadgets

Downtown beach club too swinging for Bryan Place neighbors

<b>By NAHEED RAJWANI and TRISTAN HALLMAN</b><p><b>Staff Writers</b><p>Randall Mize says the white noise machine inside his Bryan Place condo is no match for the drunks …

Texas

9 USB-C accessories to give your new gadgets a boost

Ready or not, USB-C is the port of the future. There weren't many devices with the new, tiny, reversible USB-C port this time last year, but that's …

Gun silencers are useful, not scary

More than 100 years ago, inventor Hiram Percy Maxim created two almost identical products to accomplish the same goal in two very different industries. The divergent ways we treat those products today reveals the irrationality driving our national firearms debate.<p>One of Maxim's inventions, a …

Guns

This app lets you play N64, PS1 and GBA games on your iPhone without a jailbreak

Emulating console and handheld games has been one of the primary reasons to jailbreak an iPhone for years, but the release of NewGamepad could bring …