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A Stanford grad who raised $40 million thinks he's figured out how to get rid of Wi-Fi dead spots in your house — and it actually works

Early last year, Eero used this dream to launch a crowdfunding campaign that sold over $1 million in preorders.<p>The pitch was that Eero would use multiple devices to blanket your entire home with a smooth Wi-Fi signal that anyone could set up.<p>And after pushing back the launch from last summer, Eero …

Microsoft Is Putting All Internet Explorer Browsers to Pasture but One

That’s it for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser—mostly.<p>The tech giant issued a reminder that it plans to stop supporting old versions of the …

North Korea claims hydrogen bomb test

North Korea claims to have carried out its first successful test of a miniaturised hydrogen nuclear device.<p>The announcement on North Korean state television followed the detection of a 5.1 magnitude earthquake at the Punggye-ri site in the north of the isolated country. It’s where Pyongyang has …

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Windows 95 on a Nintendo 3DS is as strange as you'd think

The trend of putting PC software on wholly impractical devices isn't stopping with the new year, folks. <i>GBATemp</i> fan Shutterbug2000 has managed to get Windows 95 running on a New Nintendo 3DS XL thanks to both DOSbox emulation and some ingenuity. You won't be doing a whole lot with this right now -- …

Gaming platform Steam confirms it was attacked by hackers on Christmas

On Wednesday the company confirmed that the outage was initially caused by hackers, but its other security problems were caused by its attempts to thwart the hackers.<p>It was offline for hours on Christmas day, just as people were unwrapping their new gadgets and wanting to play games, people noticed.<p>…

The new T-1000 model isn't what anybody could have imagined

Get a kick out of these sneakers with customizable digital displays

In 1986, Run-D.M.C. released the song "My Adidas," dedicated to their unlaced white shell-toe sneakers and arguably setting in motion a sneaker …

Here's everything coming to Netflix in December that you should watch

Other originals include two comedy specials, an Adam Sandler-led comedy film, and a documentary crime series.<p>The final season of "Parenthood" is also making its way to the site, as well as all seven seasons of Showtime's "Nurse Jackie."<p>Here's everything you should check out come December on Netflix:<p>…

Snapdragon 820 processor officially announced, features Quick-Charge 3.0, Adreno 530 GPU, 600Mbps LTE cat. 12, more

After months of testing, and pre-release teasers, Qualcomm has finally taken the wraps off its next generation flagship Snapdragon processor. The Snapdragon 820 has a number of capabilities and features which should mean all parts of your phone experience are fast and efficient. Surprisingly, the …

Stepups for 30 Minutes Straight? Here's Why It's the Most Genius Workout Ever

You'll boost lower-body speed, strength, and stamina—with one exercise.<p>When it comes to exercises, the stepup is as simple as it gets. You just place your foot on a box or bench, and then push your body up. That’s it.<p>But—<i>man!</i>—can it give your glutes, quads, and hips one hellish workout. Especially …

Man kills friend for turning into a zombie after binge-watching 'The Walking Dead'

A New Mexico man who had been binge-watching <i>The Walking Dead</i> told authorities he fatally beat his friend before he could become a zombie.<p>Grants, New …

Almost no one knows about the best Android phones on the planet

Google has been making phones for years, but you probably didn't know that.<p>You're forgiven if you didn't, of course, given that Google doesn't take the same traditional approach in selling its phones. They're not sold in stores, they typically receive little-to-no promotion in advertising, and …

Nike confirms self-lacing sneakers from 'Back to the Future' are real

<b>Update: 10/21/15, 3:30 p.m. ET</b>: The Michael J. Fox Foundation has confirmed the self-lacing Nike Mag sneakers will be released in 2016.<p>Marty McFly's …

A war is breaking out between McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's — and that's great news for consumers

Wendy's just started offering a "4 for $4" meal that includes a junior bacon cheeseburger, four chicken nuggets, small fries, and a drink, all priced at $4.<p>The Wendy's deal follows a similar meal discount from McDonald's this summer, in which the chain was offering a double cheeseburger and small …

Stagnation situation: Apple's new line-up reflects Android's dominance

<i>Apple.</i> The name, the image, the products, the passion. <i>Steve Jobs.</i> The man, the myth, the legend, the leader. Said alone, either has the ability to agitate; said together and hot damn, that’s some bad weather. For ages nothing could be more detestable to the average Android fan than any given …

Huawei's Mate S smartphone comes with Force Touch technology

It's no secret that Huawei's premium smartphones take cues from Apple's iPhone, both in design and functionality.<p>But with the Mate S, a smartphone …

Amazon Underground aims to make Android apps and games 'actually free'

Internet retailer will suck up the costs of in-app purchases on customers’ behalf, paying developers $0.002 per minute their apps are used<p>In-app purchases may have become the dominant way for developers to make money from charging for their apps, but Amazon’s new app takes a sledgehammer to the …

Pocket-sized personal transporters could soon be seen on the streets of Tokyo

<i>(Reuters)</i> — A Japanese engineer has developed a portable transporter small enough to be carried in a backpack that he says is the world’s first ‘car in a bag’.<p>Twenty-six-year-old Kuniako Saito and his team at Cocoa Motors recently unveiled the lithium battery-powered “WalkCar” transporter, which is …

Russians despair at food destruction as Moscow says it is having desired effect

Russia’s move to ostentatiously destroy banned food imports at the border has sparked debate in a country where millions live below the poverty line<p>Tonnes of pork tossed into incinerators, truckloads of cheese bulldozed into the ground, and an orchard’s worth of apples buried in a shallow grave. …

Russia

The Evolution of TV's ‘Very Special Episode’

Family sitcoms once embraced the preachy format to teach teens about important social issues, but more subtle, complex storytelling has since taken over.<p>Before <i>Cast Away</i> and <i>Captain Phillips</i>, before he waxed inspirational over boxes of chocolates in <i>Forrest Gump</i> or flirted online with Meg Ryan in</i> …

TV

Facebook, Google, Dell, HP, eBay back Samsung in patent war with Apple

Silicon Valley companies rally around Samsung with supporting statement arguing that Apple’s patent litigation is damaging to the industry<p>Google, Facebook, Dell, HP, eBay and a collection of other large Silicon Valley companies have sided with Samsung in its battle over patents with Apple.<p>The …

Silicon Valley

Too much TV could raise the risk of Alzheimer’s, study suggests

It turns out that too much TV might damage your brain and also raise the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease — and that the effects could show up much sooner than previously believed, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at the Northern California Institute for Research and Education in San …

'Re/code Decode': Kara Swisher Interviews Slack's Stewart Butterfield (Full Video)

Swisher and Butterfield chat about Silicon Valley's (currently) most-beloved startup.<p>What’s it like to be in charge of a failing company? And then, just a couple years later, running Silicon Valley’s most buzzed-about startup?<p>In the first episode of <b>“Re/code Decode,”</b> Slack CEO and founder Stewart …

Silicon Valley

Lizard Squad lashes out after Daybreak Games CEO threatens cyberattacker group

Yesterday, the chief executive officer of publisher Daybreak Games made headlines for threatening a group of cyberattackers. Today, the company’s website and games are experiencing outages.<p>At 2:13 p.m. Pacific time today, a Twitter account claiming to represent the Lizard Squad cyberattackers began …

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ALTA - Alive Again

USA defeats China in Quarterfinal Match at Women’s World Cup

Superfast Lasers Create A Hologram You Can Touch

At quadrillionth-second bursts<p>The halls of science fiction are well-decorated with dreams of holograms—Jules Verne introduced holography to literature in 1893 with <i>The Castle of the Carpathians</i>, and how else would we know that Obi-Wan was Leia’s only hope?<p>Now, researchers at the Digital Nature …

The Undying Conspiracy of John Wilkes Booth's Body

Caption from LIFE. Twenty-five cents admission is charged to see the mummy. "Barney" Harkin tends gate. His wife does ex<p>... VIEW MORE<p>William …

History

Brady rallies Patriots to 28-24 Super Bowl win over Seahawks

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ten years removed from his last Super Bowl win, Tom Brady wasn't letting this one slip away.<p>Sure, the brilliant Brady needed a huge play by an undrafted rookie to preserve New England's 28-24 Super Bowl victory over Seattle on Sunday night. But Brady's imprint was all over …

NFL