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How Savant makes a complex smart home run like a Swiss watch

Smarthome devices have come up in a sort of Wild West-like tech frontier where just about anything goes. It’s been a lawless landscape for a few …

Home Automation

The best Amazon Echo Easter eggs

From conducting in-depth research to being your very own virtual assistant, Amazon Echo devices can do just about anything. But what lies beneath …

Smart Homes

Our favorite IFTTT recipes for Google Assistant

IFTTT is a really cool and powerful tool. And it gets even better when you add in Google Assistant because you can tell your phone or your Google …

Android News

Gamesharing with a friend on Xbox One is simple — here’s how to do it

There are a lot of downsides to the modern media landscape. We rarely ever <i>own</i> things anymore — media least of all. But there are some upsides too. …

What’s Coming to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in February 2018

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon will bring content for fans of the holiday and those who have had enough of …

Entertainment

Axiim Link is the first Wireless Transmitter for Xbox

Soon, we will be enjoying sound effects from our console just the way they were intended—loud, clear, and surround—thanks to Axiim. Axiim Link HD …

Audiophile

HDMI 2.1 is coming: Here’s what you need to know

Still trying to get used to HDMI 2.0a and the 4K HDR content that the standard makes possible? Brace yourself for a new wrinkle: The group behind the …

HDMI 2.1 is here with 10K and Dynamic HDR support

Back in January, the HDMI Forum unveiled its new specifications for the HDMI connector, called HDMI 2.1. Now, that HDMI specification is available to all vendors who have already adopted HDMI 2.0. It's backwards compatible with all previous HDMI specifications.<p>The focus of HDMI 2.1 is on higher …

Handy

How Important Is Your Internet Connection?

How important is internet connectivity? In a poll of 18- to 25-year-olds in the U.K., they valued a good internet connection more highly than trifles …

Skyrim VR PlayStation 4 Tutorial Released By Bethesda

Last week on November 17th Skyrim VR launched on the PlayStation VR platform allowing gamers to enjoy a more immersive version of the awesome Skyrim …

Virtual Reality

Hardware Review: PSVR Review - Should You Buy PlayStation VR?

<i>At least I can say I have lived.</i><p>Sony's award-winning 1999 commercial hinged on one simple, indelible message: PlayStation has the power to transform …

Samsung MU9000 series review: Modernist furniture first, big-screen TV second - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Samsung MU9000 TV is one of the nicest-looking TVs available, with more modern style and attention to detail than anything in its price class. The separate input box and built-in wiring channels can create a super-clean installation. Picture quality is very good, especially in bright …

Gear & Gadgets

From now until the end of 2017, there's at least one blockbuster game coming out every week

We’ve officially entered the busy release season of 2017, and it all starts this week.<p>Of course, this time of the year has always been known to kick …

The best smart home hubs you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Samsung/Business Insider</i><p>The Insider Pick:<p>The smart home is becoming increasingly popular, and it seems like every day there are more …

Guide to Streaming Video Services

In the early days of video streaming services, your choice was simple: Get Netflix. It’s more complicated now, with Netflix battling other well-known …

43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make | Inc.com

When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation are powerful and can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make common writing and …

Language

The best true wireless headphones so far

<i>By Lauren Dragan</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>We tested 11 of the …

The complete list of Google Home commands so far

The Google Home might not have the Echo's "skills," but there's still plenty it can do.<p>The Google Home is a $130 (£130 or AU$199) smart home speaker that showcases the artificially intelligent, voice-activated Google Assistant. It lets you set timers, control lights and thermostats, play trivia …

Android News

Find every item, weapon and shrine in ‘Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ with this map

If you read our review of <i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i>, you know that it’s one of the best games of the year and an incredible launch title …

'Zelda: Breath of the Wild' Inventory Upgrade Guide: How to increase your weapon slots

Here's how to increase your inventory space in <i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i>.<p>The Nintendo Switch's new <i>Zelda</i> title is filled with a ton of …

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Korok Seed and Hestu locations guide

If you've spent any time exploring in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you'll probably have stumbled upon some mischievous Koroks. These …

10 need-to-know recipes for surviving in 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild'

The new Nintendo Switch game, "Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild," is finally here, and it's <i>incredible</i>. But it's also tough. One pro tip is learning how to cook in the game — and learning some of the best, most powerful recipes — with all of the ingredients the game gives you.<p>When the monsters …

Breath of the Wild

The Entirety of ‘Breaking Bad’ Has Been Made Into a 2-Hour Movie

New and old <i>Breaking Bad</i> fans are in for a treat thanks to a clever Vimeo user. Answering the question, “What if <i>Breaking Bad</i> was a movie?” the …

Breaking Bad

5 ways orange peels help your kitchen appliances

Don't throw away that peel! Take it to the kitchen and get to work.<p>Shine your stainless: Orange peels produce natural oils that are used in many cleaning products because the oils shine surfaces so well, especially stainless steel. You can skip the cleansers and go straight to the source, though. …

Kitchens

Review: Jabra's Elite Sport Buds Are Truly Wireless and Truly Elite

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>Some of you may remember my article about refusing to review any more headphones unless they are truly exceptional. For those …

How to buy a TV in early 2018

It's a new year, but buying a new TV is the same as ever. In other words, it's still kinda overwhelming.<p>Prices vary widely for TVs of the same size. TV manufacturers and salespeople use extra features, alien-sounding technologies and hyperbolic claims about picture quality to get you to spend more. …

Televisions

Wooden Pergola With Geometric Rug And Simple String Lights Using White Curtain And Black Iron Chairs

Home » Outdoor » Types of Outdoor String Lights For Pergola » Wooden Pergola With Geometric Rug And Simple String Lights Using White Curtain And …

Gridiron Gangster: How a Vigilante Gambler Took Down an Alleged Crime Boss

Inside the story of Owen Hanson, former USC athlete suspected of heading an international gambling and drug syndicate<p><b>THE GAMBLER AND THE PLAYER</b><p>Robert …