Pranav Rakheja

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What is a Smart Home — and why should you want one?

What is a smart home? That seemingly simple question has many different answers, depending on who you ask. In short, a “smart home” is a residence equipped with a number of devices that automate tasks normally handled by humans. Some are built into the structure itself and some added later, and …

The Batman Ninja Anime Shows a Dark Knight We've Never Seen Before

<i>Batman Ninja,</i> the upcoming animated film coming from Warner Bros. Japan and directed by <i>JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure</i>’s Jumpei Mizusaki, is a simple enough …

How to live like Albus Dumbledore

We can’t actually be the great man himself, but we’ve certainly picked up a few life tips from the old Hogwarts headmaster. So, at the very least, we …

The All Controller controls all your consoles

Remember the third party controller your sibling/cousin/friend made you use when you visited his or her house in the NES days? Remember the pain you felt when the joystick wasn’t quite right and they were hosing you on Mortal Kombat while you were busy trying to figure out why your character kept …

Bose Soundlink Revolve+ review: An all-around excellent indoor/outdoor Bluetooth speaker

Bose used to be a big proponent of the if-it-ain’t-broke-don’t-fix-it school of gadgetry. The company’s speakers and headphones often went years …

Headphones

Assassin's Creed: Getting To Know The Off-Brand Assassins

Delving into the Assassin’s Creed expanded universe is a daunting, yet worthwhile endeavor for those who wish to explore the history of assassins. …

Assassin's Creed

Videos: 10 Problems With Batman Nobody Wants To Admit

This is a new video from WhatCulture Comics that lists 10 problems with Batman nobody wants to admit. Batman is DC's most popular comic book …

Having a Good Idea Is Not Enough. Here's How to Turn Yours Into a Valuable Business

Steal these tricks from innovation consultants to help develop your idea into a million dollar business<p>You have a killer business idea. You're excited to bring it to the world. But how do you make it happen? How does the seed of an idea actually help you know how to build a successful business? You …

Naughty Dog Has Motion Captured A Pig For The Last Of Us Part II

A lot of developers put a painstaking amount of effort into their games – and Naughty Dog is no exception to the rule. The team did a slam-bang job …

Sony Xperia Touch now available in Europe

Remember the Sony Xperia Touch? It's the interactive projector that Sony showed off at MWC, and it's marketed as a device that can turn any surface …

44 of the hardest questions Apple will ask in a job interview

"We have a cup of hot coffee and a small cold milk out of the fridge. The room temperature is in between these two. When should we add milk to coffee …

Meet the man with 1200 Platinum trophies

On April 9th 2017, Hakam Karim - moderately better known to the world as Hakoom - heard a 'ping' that shook his world to its core.<p>Hakoom had spent …

7 Things the World Is About to Find Out About Heath Ledger

Image Source: Getty / Carlo Allegri<p>It's been more than nine years since Heath Ledger died of an accidental overdose at the age of 28, and Spike TV is …

An Apple smart home, made to order

For US residential property developer and homebuilder KB Home, the biggest threat to business isn't other builders. It's resale. "We're always differentiating against or compared to resale homes," said Jacob Atalla, KB's vice president of sustainability. "And this adds one additional layer of …

$9 billion startup Stripe is automating the complicated process of starting a company

Now the $9 billion payments company has realized that Atlas is something entrepreneurs throughout the United States want too.<p>Atlas automates the complicated process of starting a company into a filling out a short web form. Atlas then takes care of incorporating a company in Delaware, setting up a …

Startups

Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant, Cortana: One Bluetooth Headset From Hong Kong Could Rule Them All

In a popularity battle that isn’t unlike a high school prom court, Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Google’s, uh, Assistant, are the four front-runners to be queen. With Samsung about to add a fifth candidate — Bixby — soon, it seems the A.I. voice assistant catfight is …

Hong Kong

The 3 Ways That Parallel Universes Could Be Real

The idea that things exist in a particular, well-defined state at all times where their properties can be determined so long as you can measure them well enough was fundamental to how we conceived of the Universe. When quantum physics came along, that idea went right out the window, never to …

Dark Matter

Asia's Five Most Corrupt Countries

From South Korea’s presidential scandal to Malaysia’s 1MDB fund, not many Asian countries have been able to avoid the smear of corruption. But just how pervasive is the problem across the continent?<p>An 18-month long survey by Transparency International reveals there is much work to be done. After …

How to Set Up Your Phone for International Travel

Unless you prepare in advance, using your smartphone abroad can be a nightmare. These tips can help smooth the way.<p>PCMag reviews products …

MWC 2017: The biggest announcements and inventions

Phones

This App-controlled Batmobile is the Ultimate Collector's Item

Mattel might be known for kid's toys, but this fall, the toy company is offering something a bit more mature. Just in time for the upcoming "Justice …

Batman loses a director, and we’re all worse off

Affleck’s Batman was a rare spot of hope in Warner Bros.’ lineup<p>Ben Affleck will no longer be directing his own Batman film.<p>“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions,” Affleck stated. “Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I …

This Guy Is Running 6 Full Page Ads... Just to Share His Business Ideas?

Priceline.com founder Jay Walker raised $50 million to launch Upside.com.... but that's not what he's talking the most about.<p>Jay Walker -- serial entrepreneur, Priceline.com founder, and named in over 650 U.S. patents -- recently raised $50 million to launch a new company, Upside. (Upside lets …

Razer Is Buying Nextbit, Stops Selling Robin Smartphone

Nextbit the company behind the Robin smartphone has been acquired by Razer for an undisclosed sum and the company has stopped selling its smartphones.<p>…

Chevrolet & LEGO joins forces to create life-size Batmobile

Here’s one for geeks like me that can’t get enough of LEGO. This very weekend I spent most of Saturday<p>helpingmy 5 years old with thebuilding a LEGO …

China's Xi Jinping At Davos, World's Most Powerful Beggar

Xi Jinping will address the World Economic Forum on Tuesday in Davos, the first time a Chinese leader has done so.<p>Chinese state media tells us he will speak strongly in favor of globalization. That message will be difficult to accept, however, as his country is closing off its market, restricting …

Apple is serious about assembling iPhones in India: Report

It seems like Apple is serious about a made in India iPhone and is reportedly in talks with government officials to set this up.<p>A report on <b>The Wall</b> …

India

5 TED Talks Every Business Owner Needs to Watch

When you’re running a small business, the last thing you need is to waste time watching videos online. That is, unless those videos might help your …

The No. 1 Problem Every Startup Has

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …