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Reviewing Oculus' launch titles for the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition

<b>Update</b>: <i>Oculus added several new high-profile apps right before Christmas, and, after checking them twice, we added them to our list.</i><p>The Gear VR is …

Virtual Reality

Looking into the future: Samsung Gear VR review

You can finally buy a virtual reality headset and use it in your home. Right now -- <i>today</i> -- that is possible. It doesn't cost $10,000 and it doesn't come with caveats like, "This is made for developers." Samsung is officially the first to market with an accessible, impressive virtual reality …

Samsung's virtual reality headset, Gear VR: what you need to know

Samsung's virtual reality headset, dubbed "Gear VR," is available for purchase as of today. For those not following the last three years of virtual reality's return from obscurity, today is a big day: Gear VR is the first virtual reality headset available to general consumers. Though Sony's …

Will Peyton Manning retire? QB linked as potential owner of NFL team

What will Peyton Manning end up doing should he retire after the season? The future Hall of Famer might pursue ownership of an NFL team -- especially …

7 Clever Uses for Dryer Sheets

This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>You probably already know that fabric softener sheets work wonders for getting rid of staticky hair, but that's not all they're good for. Here are a few more reasons to add them to your cleaning arsenal:<p><b>1. Make your shower door sparkle.</b>Skip …

Cleaning

This goofy-looking device makes first-person shooters much more exciting

The Woojer sounds like a stupid gimmick, and it arrives with a sales pitch we've heard before.<p>The product itself is a small box that plugs into the 3.5mm audio jack of any device, and then you connect your headphones to the Woojer. The hardware works with any device that outputs audio, from your …

I Can’t Stop Playing This Incredible Horror Game, Even Though It’s A Free Demo

Three months ago, a free downloadable game called "P.T." showed up on the PlayStation Store — and the horror genre has never been the same.<p>People didn't know it at the time, but the game, seemingly built by a completely unknown developer called "7780s Studios" (it's actually from Konami, more on …

Scared of Baking? These Apple Squares Are Impossible to Mess Up

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>The idea of baking can sometimes make even the most experienced cooks skeptical. Memories of fallen soufflés, burnt cookies or dry cake can stop you from even attempting.<p>But we have a recipe that is as easy as, well, pie! Dorie …

Xbox One Gets Another Price Cut

Slash, slash slash: the once-$499 Xbox makes its way all the way down to $349 with a special promotional offer from Microsoft taking $50 off the top (it lost those other $100 along with the Kinect a few months ago). This deal, for right now, is temporary and US only, though I can’t imagine we won’t …

Watch 'Star Wars' episodes 1, 2 and 3 cut together into a single, more coherent story (All gone, sorry!)

Topher Grace, who is perhaps best known for his role in <i>That '70s Show</i>, once re-cut the new Star Wars trilogy into a single 85-minute film as an experiment to see if he could make the newer films a bit easier to watch. The result has only been shown once, as far as we know, but now you can watch a …

The Best Hot Sauce: The Official Epicurious Taste Test

<i>by Gabriella Vigoreaux</i><p>These days, it seems like there are a million hot sauces on the market. In honor of Epicurious' deep dive into spicy content (all week long -- check out some of our favorite stories, right here), we selected more than 20 Tex-Mex hot sauces in hopes of pin-pointing the ultimate …

Samsung readying crazy fast next-gen WiFi devices

Samsung has revealed that by 2015 it may be selling WiFi devices that use unlicensed, 60GHz spectrum to transfer data at 575MB/s -- five times faster than current tech. If that sounds familiar, it's also the WiGig Alliance's 802.11ad WiFi standard, which has a moderately faster theoretical speed of …

Samsung Makes Butt Robot With Mom Jeans To Prove Its Phones Don't Bend

It sounds too good to be true, but it's not: Samsung has created a big, robotic, mom jean-wearing butt to prove its phone doesn't bend when a person sits on it.<p>You know, unlike some of its more prominent competitors.<p>A video posted to Samsung's official blog Thursday shows the company's Galaxy Note …

Make This Kale Pesto Spaghetti For Dinner. It's Got Goat Cheese.

Spaghetti's versatility is award-winning.<p>There are <i>so</i> many ways to dress the beloved kitchen staple and to modify it for any particular diet. For vegetarians or anyone taking part in the Meatless Monday movement, a kale pesto should absolutely be on the menu.<p>This Kale Pesto Spaghetti with Goat …

Asbestos: the killer that still surrounds us

“The problem comes from inhaled needle-shaped fibres of asbestos,” Professor Tom Treasure, a cardio-thoracic surgeon who moved in 2001 to Guy’s Hospital. (The very hospital where Andrew Lawson suspected he was exposed to asbestos is now, ironically, a leading centre in treating mesothelioma). …

A Space Game Gets Real

A crowdfunded video game aims for the most realistic spaceflight we've seen yet.<p>The revelation of the hit PC game <i>Star Citizen</i> isn’t that people love space-flight—we knew that. It’s that they like their games as realistic as possible, with a universe obsessively hewing to Newton-ian physics for even …

Om/One: The Death Star of Bluetooth speakers

In a market as saturated as the Bluetooth speaker one, any point of difference can make a ... well, a difference. The Om/One is a Bluetooth speaker …

Tech maintenance tasks everyone forgets about, but really shouldn't

Update your Wi-Fi router<p>If you're experiencing slow Wi-Fi speeds, spotty connections, or trouble with technologies like AirPlay, updating the …

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ trailer: Tom Hardy’s world of fire and blood [video] | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

Tom Hardy stars as Max in "Mad Max: Fury Road." (Warner Bros.)<p>Furiosa (Warner Bros.)<p>Nicholas Hoult plays Nux in "Mad Max: Fury Road." (Warner Bros.)<p>Hugh Keays-Byrne plays Immortan Joe in "Mad Max: Fury Road." (Warner Bros.)<p>Only one day after making a splash at San Diego’s Comic-Con International, …

Strawberry-Elderflower Cake

8 to 10 Servings<p>It’s airy, light, and sweet, but this delicate cake gets pucker and punch from vinegar in both the icing and the filling.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>cake<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted, slightly cooled, plus more, room temperature, for pan<p>1 cup granulated sugar, plus more for …

Summer and Fall Produce Guide: What to Can, Freeze, Dry, Store, or Eat Right Now

The farmers' markets are overflowing with fruits and vegetables; our summer produce guide lets you know which to can, store, dry, freeze, or eat right now<p>Harvest season is high time for fresh produce. Between the leafy greens, juicy tomatoes, sweet berries, brassicas, and, well, just about …

Tom Hanks Ad-Libbed The Best Line In ‘Forrest Gump’ And 11 Other Things You May Not Know About The Movie

Tom Hanks has had an incredibly fruitful acting career, moving seamlessly from comedies to dramas in some of the most beloved and successful movies of the last 25 years. <i>Forrest Gump</i> might just be his most popular film and is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The movie about a slow-witted man who …

GE Link LED Light Bulb

We all know that LED bulbs are the future, what with their long life and power-sipping prowess. Now you can upgrade to LED and make your lighting …

Home Automation

Hack Your Brain With A Machine That Reads Minds

Star Wars first planted the idea over 35 years ago that we could move objects with our minds. That idea is now a reality that has come a long way in the last few years. Emotiv is on the cutting edge of that technology with headgear that allows you to do things, such as make a toy car whiz by or …

2 + 2 Doesn't Always Equal 4

2 + 2 = ? appears to be one of the easiest problems in mathematics, and it is probably one of the first you ever encountered. If Kate has 2 apples and Matt gives her 2 more apples, then she has 4 apples. Obviously.<p>But what if we told you that 2 + 2 = ? has stumped even some of the smartest …

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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

What Causes Auroras?

World of Science in Pictures

Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms Photographed by Steve Axford | Colossal

<p>To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and …