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Nike Will Close Its Flagship NYC Store in Spring, New One Coming in 2019

New York City will be without a flagship Nike store for around a year, the sports apparel maker announced Monday. The retailer announced plans to …

New York City

How to Sign For a Package Online (So You Don’t Have to Wait at Home)

You don’t have to wait at home to sign for a package—even if you have a package on the way that requires a signature. UPS and FedEx both allow you to …

eCommerce

Make This Amazon Charade Illegal

Amazon is a company worth $678 billion whose CEO is the richest man in the history of the world. Oddly, it is also the perpetrator of one of the …

eCommerce

How to use OneDrive: our guide Microsoft’s free cloud storage service

Tips for using the app on your PC and phone including sharing files, accessing previous file versions and more<p>Formerly known as SkyDrive, OneDrive is …

Apple to Release New Entry-Level 13-inch MacBook This Year, Likely Replacing MacBook Air

Apple plans to release a new entry-level 13-inch MacBook in the second half of 2018, according to industry sources. The rumor stems from a <i>DigiTimes</i> report on Tuesday that General Interface Solution (GIS) is expected to win more LCD display orders from Apple for the planned new model, after it began …

This $26 Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard And Touchpad Is So Compact It’ll Fit In Your Pocket

Say goodbye to the dreaded and arduous labor that comes hand in hand with touchscreen typing on your tablet or smartphone. Find out more about this …

20 handy things you didn't know Google Photos can do

Most people think of Google Photos like a dusty old album on the shelf. Every once in a while, you flip through those old snapshots with a friend. Remember that trip to the beach? That was so nice.<p>Like most Google services, Photos is overflowing with helpful features, which can manipulate, …

/u/cymrich on TIL There's a service called "Cleaning for a Reason" in the U.S. and Canada that cleans the houses of women with cancer for free so they can focus on their health.

Cancer

Mint SIM hands-on: Prepaid service with longer term discounts partners with Best Buy

There are a number of mobile virtual network operators offering competitive rate options for those tired of paying the big four in the US. With Mint …

This adapter turns any headphones into Bluetooth headphones

We hate to break it to you guys, but the 3.5mm headphone jack is going away. Apple and Lenovo (Motorola) were just the first smartphone makers to get …

Microsoft’s Phil Spencer: ‘I’m not a big fan of Xbox One and a half’

As rumors swirl of a potential PlayStation 4.5 and an Xbox 1.5, we can all but rule out the latter. Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, isn’t interested in offering an upgraded Xbox One. He wants a substantial successor, not just a small iteration.<p>“I’m not a big fan of Xbox One and …

A New, More Powerful Playstation Could Be On The Way, Here's What We Know

Sony could be working on a new game console, according to some new rumors. The PlayStation 4 could be getting an upgrade to a PS4.5. The information …

PlayStation

PlayStation VR needs a camera but it isn't in the $400 bundle

What will $400 get you come this October when PlayStation VR finally launches? Glad you were wondering. The box will include an HDMI cable, a USB cable, a pair of stereo headphones with a "complete set of earpieces," the add-on processor box, an AC power cord, AC power brick and last but definitely …

PlayStation VR Priced And Dated: Landing In October For $399

The price and release date details for the PlayStation VR have finally been revealed – and there will be a few people wincing at both Oculus and HTC.<p>The PS VR headset will arrive in October, in time for the Christmas rush, priced at $399. To put that price in perspective, it’s $200 cheaper than the …

Virtual Reality

Linux bug could let hackers control 66% of all Android devices

A newly discovered vulnerability in the Linux kernel could allow attackers to gain access to millions of Android devices as well as Linux PCs and servers.<p>Security firm Perception Point found the bug indexed as CVE-2016-0728, which has existed for almost three years since Linux kernel version 3.8 …

9 technologies to watch in 2016

Technology advances not so much when it exhibits innovation, but when it becomes truly practical for everyday people. 2015 saw a lot of that as voice …

Artificial Intelligence

Bill Gates made some bold predictions for the internet 20 years ago — here's what he got right

At the time, only about 1% of the world was online, connection speeds were painfully slow, and there were relatively few websites to choose from.<p>The big modern web staples like YouTube and Facebook didn't exist, and media organizations (like this one) built to serve only digital consumers were …

User Generated Content

Amazon to let customers pay in installments

Online retailer will allow people to spread payments of items over four years<p>Amazon is to let customers pay for goods on its website in installments, as the online retailer steps up its attack on the UK high street.<p>The US giant, led by founder Jeff Bezos, will offer loans of up to four years for …

This 'Super Mario Bros.' watch will cost you $18,950

How much of a Nintendo fan are you? Enough that you could spend as much as you would on a car, just to show the world where your allegiances lie? You'll want to talk to luxury watchmaker Romain Jerome, then. It just unveiled a limited edition <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> mechanical timepiece that marks the …

Customize your Android phone with the best 10 launchers, lockscreens, and more | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

Smartphones start to blend together after a while, but luckily, if you’ve got Android phone, there’s a lot of opportunity for customization. We’ve …

Royals Win Game 5 in 12, Clinch World Series: Pictures

Major League Baseball

Availability Info

Late September, the folks at Google officially announced the final version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, along with new devices such as two new Nexus …

New York Mets halfway to World Series after beating Cubs ace Jake Arrieta

Mets open two-games-to-none lead in best-of-seven NLCS Daniel Murphy’s first-inning home run powers Mets to win Cubs face must-win game three as series turns to Wrigley Field<p>Say this for the Daniel Murphy and the New York Mets: They have their October formula down and are sticking with it.<p>Murphy …

Baseball

8 Style Tips for Short Men

The giants were staring at me... I felt short, I felt weak, I felt unprofessional.<p>Being a short guy sucked. I worried that people would look down on me.<p>I tried to wear platform shoes but I walked like a penguin (Ladies, wearing high heels DOES take talent.)<p>Luckily, founder of The Modest Man, Brock …

Clothing

Your PS Vita deserves to live again

There's no PS Vita 2 on the horizon. So now what? There are a whole bunch of reasons why the now three year-old handheld may not be the mega-hit that Sony hoped for. As <i>Kotaku's</i> elaborated on already, the company isn't completely blameless, but that isn't to say there aren't plenty of reasons to …

Hands-on with the new Xbox One experience — see what’s different

<i>Cortana isn’t officially in this build of the New Xbox One Experience, but you can unlock it. Here’s our how-to guide.</i><p>The Xbox One is about a month away from getting a major overhaul, but we’ve got an early look and want to give you an idea of what to expect.<p>The New Xbox One Experience (NXOE), as …

Xbox

Sony cuts price of PlayStation 4 to $350

Sony has cut the price of the PlayStation 4 video game console to $350.<p>The $50 price cut was anticipated as Microsoft is also positioning for a price cut this fall on its competing Xbox One console.<p>Sony had priced its PS4 at $400 since the system’s launch in November 2013 in the U.S., going out at …

Pepsi Perfect from 'Back to the Future' gets real this month

Taste the flavor of 2015 with a limited release of Pepsi Perfect, a soft drink made famous as the beverage of the future in "Back to Future: Part II."<p>The future world of 2015 envisioned in 1989's "Back to the Future: Part II" hasn't quite come true like we hoped it would. But at least we'll all be …

Robots

Stagefright 2.0: over 1bn Android smartphones vulnerable to latest bug

Holes in audio and video handling systems could allow hackers to take over your device by just visiting a website, warn security experts<p>More than 1bn Android smartphones and devices are vulnerable to a new security vulnerability dubbed Stagefright 2.0, warn security experts.<p>The follow-up to the …

Information Security