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This gigantic 49-inch monitor should be at the top of every gamer’s wish list

A couple of months ago, I bought a 27-inch monitor knowing full well it would be overkill. As any good tech nerd would do, I convinced myself I …

Electronics Industry

This Stock Has a 5.7% Dividend Yield and Lots of Room to Grow

Here's a company that aims to capitalize on millennial trends.<p>Real estate investment trust <b>EPR Properties</b> (NYSE:EPR) pays a 5.7% dividend yield, which …

Investing
Interior Design

13 things that should be banned on beaches (rather than burkinis)

Burkinis – full-body swimsuits – have been banned on the beaches of Cannes, France. We’re not here to comment on the ethics/politics of the situation. Oh no. Instead, we’re drawing up our own list of beach faux pas. What would you add?<p>1. Stereos<p>I’m trying to read – now isn’t the time to launch your …

PowerSkin is offering iPhone battery packs for only a penny on Cyber Monday, Dec. 1

PowerSkin has announced an amazing promotion for Cyber Monday, which is on Dec. 1. On that day, the portable power solutions provider is offering the …

Incase’s new iPhone 6/Plus accessories: Quick Snap Case, Leather Zip Wallet, Sports Armband, more

Incase is now ready with a new line of accessories for Apple’s latest smartphones. Already offering a wide range of cases, bags, sleeves and more for iPhone, iPad and Macs, Incase has a number of affordable new cases and covers now available for iPhone 6/Plus.<p>Along with a pair of simple Snap cases …

Your Facebook News Feed is about to have fewer ads

The world's largest social network is reducing the number of promoted posts that show up in user's feeds, essentially nudging Page owners to buy ads instead.<p>Want to promote something on Facebook? Buy an ad.<p>That's the logical conclusion for businesses after the social network said it will reduce the …

AdTech

Now You Can Play 'Super Smash Bros.' on a Graphing Calculator

Math class has never been so fun.<p>A user named Hayleia on Internet forum <i>Omnimaga</i>, which is dedicated to game programming, created a code clone of <i>Super</i> …

Retrogaming

8 Great Chrome Extensions to Transform your 'New Tab' Page

The ‘new tab’ page is something you probably look at for a lot more time than you think every day, so why not put it to work or get it to do something other than just show new tabs?<p>Here are eight great Chrome New Tab page extensions to beautify, redesign or put your new tab page to work.<p>My personal …

Twelve South’s SurfacePad for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is Just Plain Gorgeous

Twelve South’s new SurfacePad for the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus is a luxurious way to carry your new iPhone. This portfolio-style case is wrapped in leather …

Piconizer For iOS Frees Space And Organises Your Photos (video)

iOS smartphone owners that take a lot of photos using their iPhone might be interested in a new device called Piconizer. That has been developed to …

Gear & Gadgets

376 of the best one-liners on the internet

<b>One one-liner a day keeps the doctor away…so, here is a shortlist of the best one-liners you can find on the internet today. Have fun!</b><p>1. I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.<p>2. Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to …

Can Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicles Compete With Electric Cars?

Suddenly, hydrogen fuel-cell cars are back in the news. Headlines have proclaimed a coming battle between plug-in electric cars and the new shining hope, hydrogen-powered vehicles.<p>Three automakers--Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota--will offer fuel-cell cars to consumers by the end of 2015, albeit in …

U.S. snow and ice in 2013 compared to 2012

Snow depth across the United States is over double the amount we saw this time last year with nearly 67% of the country currently covered in …

Cookie-Baking Chemistry: How To Engineer Your Perfect Sweet Treat

In a time-lapse video, a baking cookie almost looks like a creature coming alive as it spreads out and then rises up. Credit: B.W.F/Vimeo.com<p>Baking cookies is almost magical. You put little balls of wet, white dough into the oven and out pop brown, crispy, tasty biscuits.<p>"In a time-lapse video, it …

Apple rejects game app measuring the height of phone tosses

Apple has rejected a game app that scores players on how high they can toss their smartphone in the air.<p>The game, "Send Me To Heaven," launched this week and is available free for Android smartphones. IPhone users, however, will not be able to download the app.<p>"Apple thought it was violating one of …

Google Play

Skip iTunes and Add Video Files to VLC for iPhone with Wi-Fi Uploads

VLC was released back into the iTunes App Store last month, and that means one of the best media players out there is finally back on the iPhone and …

Facebook To Partner With OpenTable To Make Restaurant Reservations Available On Mobile

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc<p>struck a deal with online restaurant booking service OpenTable Incthat will allow users to reserve tables at restaurants via a Facebook app, as the world's No. 1 social network continues to expand its mobile services.<p>In an announcement on its website, Facebook said the …

The How, Why, and How Much of Oil