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This is the perfect gadget for when you inevitably misplace your phone

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon About twice a week, I lose my wallet. I have a dedicated space where I tell myself to put it — on the right-hand corner of the …

One of Apple's partners accidentally revealed a detail about the new iPad Pro that Apple didn't tell us about

Apple is positioning the iPad Pro as a tablet that's more ideal for multitasking and productivity. At its event, it brought partners such as Adobe and Microsoft on stage to show how their apps work on the iPad Pro.<p>But there's one detail that's crucial for multitasking that Apple didn't mention …

Apple will let accessory makers use its Lightning port in their products

Apple will soon allow third-party accessory makers to integrate the company's Lightning port directly into their products. <i>9to5Mac</i> today reported on the move, which should make life easier for manufacturers operating on slim margins and cut down on the number of cables that iPhone and iPad users …

New Sainsbury’s supermarket app aiming to integrate virtual and physical shopping

A new app created by the supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is aiming to integrate the virtual and physical shopping process, allowing you to create shopping lists, be guided to those products in the store and to pay on your smartphone, skipping the checkout queues. It is currently being tested …

A trip inside the dream factory where they made 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' (photo gallery)

It took five years for DreamWorks Animation to create <i>How to Train Your Dragon 2</i>, the summer blockbuster movie with box office revenues that have surpassed $300 million.<p>It also took 495 artists, 90 million rendering hours, 398 terabytes of storage, 700 million digital files, and a lot of visionary …

UK-made custom smartwatch adopts Android Wear

A London startup Blocks has adopted Google’s new Android Wear to make a customisable smartwatch that allows users to upgrade and swap out sensors, screens and batteries.<p>Created by a team at Imperial College, the Blocks modular smartwatch uses a screen that links up to small segments in a band using …

21 Google Search Hacks That Will Change Your Life

Here are some fun things and some useful things that you maybe didn't know you could do with Google search. Who knew Google had a "time travel" option? (h/t this Quora thread.)

Google Search

Make sure your electronic devices are charged-up before flying to the U.S. – TSA requirement

If you’re flying (back) to the U.S. from overseas, make sure that all your electronic devices have enough juice left to power-up when you reach airport security, otherwise you won’t be allowed to take them on board due to a new TSA requirement.<p>The Transportation Security Administration said …

Google Was Down For Five Minutes And The Internet Couldn't Handle It

It was the most frightening time imaginable.

Pavlok is a habit-forming wearable that will shock you

"Wake up sleepy head... it's time to go to the gym." "Put down those chips!" "Stop wasting time on Facebook." If any of the above statements resonate with you, then you're not alone. Maneesh Sethi, author and Stanford alumnus has said all of the above to himself at one point, and wanted to know …

Soundhawk Launches App-Enabled Wearable to Enhance Hearing

Many health-centric wearables focus on tracking your daily activities— whether it's steps taken, calories consumed or hours of sleep— to make you …

Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers finally lets you make your own decks (preview)

The digital version of Magic the Gathering sometimes feels more like a teaching tool than a full version of the actual thing. Yes, you could play against computer or real opponents with decks of cards filled with spells, creatures, and lands, but you couldn’t actually create your own decks. …

Watch Dogs’ old render settings may deteriorate performance, Ubisoft says

Following a modder recently unlocking some graphical enhancements in the PC version of <i>Watch Dogs</i>, the development team has responded in a blog post stating that old render settings were deactivated due to possible deterioration of the gameplay experience.<p>"The PC version does indeed contain some …

Here's What Happens When Older People Try Google Glass For The First Time

Google Glass is often mocked for being too sci-fi or futuristic. The Fine Brothers, known for their comedic YouTube videos, decided to see what one segment thinks of Google Glass: seniors.<p>Their reactions are phenomenal: "Spaceship 12 calling Earth," "This looks like my hearing aid," and "Looks like …

Why 'No Man's Sky' Might Be The Most Creative — And Complex — Game Ever Invented

Several big-name titles were unveiled at E3 earlier this month, but none dominated the conversation more so than the upcoming PlayStation 4 game "No Man's Sky," which wowed players with its whimsical art direction and infinite procedural universe that guarantees an unique adventure for every …

This University Is Adding The Video Game 'League Of Legends' To Its Athletics Program

And now Robert Morris University Illinois wants to prep students on their journey to becoming video game playing superstars.<p>The school announced today that it's adding eSports to its athletic program. And more specifically, the school is building a varsity team to play "League of Legends" as part …

Yo earns top 10 spot and $1 million just for being silly

Social media helps drive popularity<p>A free app that does nothing but trumpet "Yo." at your contacts has found its way into the US App Store's Top 10 list, thanks to social media's irrepressible love for the inane. The attention even attracted $1 million in angel funding for Life Before Us LLC, the …

LEGO's Newest Games Will Absolutely Blow Your Mind

LEGO, makers of everybody’s favorite toy plastic bricks, announced its latest creation Thursday: LEGO Fusion, which combines tablet games with …

What the Xbox One's new developer update means for games, according to Microsoft

This month's update to the Xbox One XDK — the software development kit that game makers use to build their titles — aims to give developers more system resources. That should mean better looking games and, according to Xbox Software Engineering director of development Kareem Choudhry, more …

This Android-powered router will let you remotely disconnect devices

A fresh Indigogo campaign has kicked off for Soap, a new Android 4.4 KitKat-powered wireless router with a built-in capacitive touchscreen. Through a …

Lumosity brain training app comes to Android

Depending on where you live, there’s a fairly good chance you’ve heard about Lumosity, simply because the product is often advertised quite heavily on TV, Hulu and just about anywhere else you look that involves video/TV viewing.<p>If you’ve ever considered trying out Lumosity, you may have quickly …

Game of Thrones finale piracy hits 2 petabytes in 12 hours

Once again, Game of Thrones has broken all torrenting records -- records the show had already set itself.<p>Yesterday saw the airing of the final episode for season four of HBO's "Game of Thrones". According to data from the official US ratings, "The Children", as the episode was titled, was the most …

Happy Father's Day — Here Are All The Cool Toys And Tech Your Dad Grew Up Playing With

Believe it or not, your dad probably played with toys at some point in his childhood. Maybe he was a Radio Flyer wagon guy, or maybe he preferred the Etch-a-Sketch.<p>Either way, here's a roundup of all the major toys that young men (and more than a few young women) used to play with to pass the time, …

Draw your own video game with Pixel Press Floors

A Kickstarter-funded app-based game creation system has launched, allowing users to draw their own game levels, scan them in and play.<p><b>A Kickstarter-funded app-based game creation system has launched, allowing users to draw their own game levels, scan them in and play.</b><p>What if you could just doodle a …

IMAX shows why its 4K camera could get you watching 3D movies again

Is 3D video on the decline, destined to return to the realm of novelty? Not if you ask IMAX. The company has just detailed a large-format 4K camera that could give 3D movies a (frankly needed) visual boost. The trick, the company says, is that the camera is fully integrated; since it doesn't need a …

Hands On With Meta's Amazing 3-D Glasses, Which Are Poised To Take The World By Storm

Tucked away in the hills of Portola Vally, California, overlooking grass and trees and even some deer, you'll find the headquarters of Meta, which …

Augmented Reality

Project Flare allows Square Enix to create a virtual world 17 times larger than Skyrim

Square Enix may have disappointed some fans by not bringing <i>Final Fantasy 15</i> and <i>Kingdom Hearts 3</i> to this year's E3, but they saved one surprise to show off behind closed doors.<p>In a demo and question-and-answer session mostly restricted to developers and potential publishing partners, Square Enix …

Does It Really Matter if You Eject Disks Properly?

Your computer nags you if you don't hit "eject," but there's a good reason.<p>We've all yanked external disks out of computers in a hurry, skipping the step of properly ejecting them. If you have a Mac, then your machine probably nags you about it. But are you actually doing any harm? The answer is …

Operating Systems

E3 2014: Play Far Cry 4 Co-op Even If You Don't Own the Game

Get an invite, get in the game.<p>Far Cry 4, on PlayStation 3 and PS4, will allow you to invite friends to play multiplayer even if they don't own the …