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The Best 3-Minute Bike Wash and Lube

“How to wash your bike and lube it in 3 minutes with The Best 3 Minute Bike Wash, cleaning and lubing all the important bits so it’s ready for your …

Sylvester Stallone announces 'Rambo 5' title

After months of speculation, Sylvester Stallone has finally announced the title for the fifth (and seemingly final) “Rambo” movie, “Rambo: Last Blood.”<p>The actor simply tweeted earlier this week that he’ll be filming a gangster biopic about Gregory “the Grim Reaper” Scarpa after shooting “Rambo: …

Mark Zuckerberg Starts A Book Club, Becomes This Generation’s Oprah

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is this generation’s version of Oprah. His crowd-sourced New Year’s resolutions post on Facebook prompted Zuck to start a book club this year. The club is so influential that the paperback version of the first book Zuck chose to read for the group,”The End of Power” has …

The Withings Activité Pop is a cheaper brand of beautiful fitness-tracking wristwatch

The looks are different, but the Activité's functionality all carries over to the Pop. It's designed to tell the time, of course, with a simple face and two dials to help you keep track of everything. While you wear it, it's invisibly tracking your sleep, your steps, and your swimming. It syncs to …

11 Mind-Blowing Physics Discoveries Made In 2014

From detecting elusive particles forged in the core of our sun to teleporting quantum data farther than ever before, these physicists' scientific research has helped us better understand the universe in which we live as well as pave the way for a future of quantum computers, nuclear fusion, and …

Physics

A Fresh View of the Moon’s Surface

Science & InnovationNo Place Like Home<p><i>National Geographic’s Dan Vergano contributed reporting to this story, as well as writing and editing. If I could post it with a shared byline, I would!</i><p>The moon is Earth’s nearest celestial companion, but we don’t often see fresh views of the lunar surface.<p>More …

Yosemite Climbers Attempt Historic First Free Ascent of El Capitan’s Dawn Wall

Adventure<p>This week all eyes are on climbing’s center stage, El Capitan, the 3,000-foot monolith in Yosemite National Park, as professional climbers Tommy Caldwell, one of our 2015 Adventurers of the Year, and Kevin Jorgeson vie to make history and complete the first free ascent of the Dawn Wall. …

How To Discover Everything Facebook Knows About You

You can't opt out of ads on Facebook without opting out of Facebook itself. But you can do a lot to control the ads you see.<p>Facebook shows you ads based on what it knows about you and what it thinks you like. It has two ways to figure this out:<p>1. What you tell it directly ( name, age, marital …

10 essential apps for your tablet

The thing that makes tablets really useful is the apps. Unfortunately, there are literally millions of apps available. Fear not! I've done the research for you, and am bringing you the apps that every tablet owner needs to install. By the way, these apps are also great for your smartphone.<p><b>1. Don't</b> …

4 things to expect from Google in 2015

Google is a powerhouse, but it's a powerhouse in transition.<p>In 2014, Google's search engine -- the largest in the world -- continued to dominate the market. In the US, the company has 67 percent of the search market on desktop computers. Globally, it's a $50 billion business in revenue annually.<p>But …

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

Didn't get what you want over the holidays? Here are the best smartphones to look at.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider</i> …

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12 Crazy Workout Classes You Won’t Believe Are Real

If we really take a good look at things, the main reason why many of us fail at our New Year’s resolutions to be healthier, get fitter and generally kick butt harder is because we get bored.<p>So clearly the monotony of weights and the treadmill just isn’t going to do it for us. That’s why we’re …

Paddleboarding

Netflix is cracking down on streamers who bypass region locks

The company seems to be blocking VPNs and other tools<p><b>Update</b>: Netflix has responded to reports of problems and claims any spike in VPN errors is an accident caused by a DNS change, not a wider crackdown.<p>Netflix in the United States is not the same as Netflix in the rest of the world. Thanks to the …

Netflix clamps down on attempts to dodge its regional restrictions

Netflix can only stream the videos that studios make available in a given country, which has led to a booming business in workarounds (such as proxies and virtual private networks) that let you see the company's catalogs in other nations. Heck, one New Zealand internet provider practically built a …

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Daniel Craig talks Bond 24

A friendly heads up for you first off. There be spoilers for ahead for <b>Skyfall</b>. Though surely you’ve seen it by now?<p>With that out of the way, Daniel …

World of Nintendo

Hats off to daredevil Remi - the second entry in this month’s 20 snippets of Nintendo-related online strangeness. There’s simply not enough blatant …

First poster and banner for Arrow season 2

Ahead of its return on October 9th, The CW has released a new poster and banner for the second season of <b>Arrow</b>, which sees Stephen Amell’s Oliver …

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Samsung to consider freeing up memory in Galaxy S4

Samsung is changing its tune regarding Galaxy S4's storage after the phone appeared on the BBC's Watchdog, saying it will try to squeeze its myriad features into a smaller space, freeing up more memory for apps.<p>The BBC's consumer affairs show investigated the Android powerhouse's claims of 16GB of …

As Google+ Pushes Hard Into Photos, the Race Is On to Own Your Memories

Our memories are important. We take millions of photos every single day. We post to our Facebook Timeline, pin to Pinterest boards. Clearly, we care …

Report: EA to scrap Online Passes for games

Electronic Arts will be dropping Online Passes from all of its future games, citing lackluster player support, according to a report by Venture Beat.<p>EA Senior Director of Corporate Communications John Reseburg revealed the news. "Yes, we're discontinuing Online Pass," he said. "None of our new EA …

Google+ Games shutting down on June 30th in favor of Google Play game services

One of yesterday's big Google I/O announcements was the launch of Google Play game services, a cross-platform tool that will sync progress, achievements. and other gaming data on Android, the web, and even iOS. So what's to become of Google+ Games, a feature ripped pretty closely from Facebook that …

Google Glass becomes more useful with new Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr apps

Until now only two third-party apps have been available for Google Glass: <i>The New York Times</i> and Path. Thankfully that's about to change. Today at Google I/O we learned that several new apps (or "glassware" as the company refers to them) are coming to Google's headset including Facebook, Twitter, …

GadgetellSolutions Media

26Jul/18<p>There are multiple departments within a retail organization, so which are most important? If we’re equating worth to cost — i.e., the annual …

Bernie Ecclestone F1 future under cloud as bribery charges are prepared

Formula One is coming face to face with the almost unthinkable: that it might have to negotiate the future without Bernie Ecclestone, the remarkable …

England v New Zealand: Alastair Cook denies his side were complacent in Test series earlier in 2013

Alastair Cook admits England need to improve on their drawn series in New Zealand earlier this year but does not believe his side took their eye off the ball.<p>The sides played out three consecutive draws in <b>New Zealand</b>, despite Cook's men going in as heavy favourites.<p>They will be expected to put that …