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The Ultimate Guide to the Amazon Echo

Imagine Steve Jobs walking out onto the stage in January of 2007, holding up the never-before-seen iPhone, and saying, “It’s a phone!” Of course, he …

A Stanford grad who raised $40 million thinks he's figured out how to get rid of Wi-Fi dead spots in your house — and it actually works

Early last year, Eero used this dream to launch a crowdfunding campaign that sold over $1 million in preorders.<p>The pitch was that Eero would use multiple devices to blanket your entire home with a smooth Wi-Fi signal that anyone could set up.<p>And after pushing back the launch from last summer, Eero …

Smart Homes

Google to ditch Picasa photo editor

Google is abandoning Picasa, its photo editor and sharing service that is, well, kinda dated.<p>The desktop application will no longer be supported by Google beginning March 15, 2016, according to a company blog post, and in May the company will archive users' Picasa Web Albums.<p>A blog post from Google …

Google

Review: Naim’s first wireless speaker, the mu-so, is worthy of the company’s audiophile heritage

Naim Audio isn’t a household name outside of audiophile circles, but this British company has for many years made some of the most respected amplifiers in the business. Naim long had an informal partnership with Linn, and if the standard audio system fitted to Bentley’s ultra-expensive cars isn’t …

Audiophile

Texas setting up for unusually wild finish on signing day

During last year’s National Signing Day, Charlie Strong waited on Chris Warren to flip a coin. The coveted running back, down to Texas and …

College Football

Growing Up as a Black Kid in Nazi Germany

Remembering the life of Hans J. Massaquoi, who managed to survive under Hitler's xenophobic regime.<p>In 1933, a young Hans J. Massaquoi stood in a schoolyard in Hamburg, wearing a swastika patch on his sweater, surrounded by the load of fair-haired, blue-eyed kids, that you see in the photo …

German History

Read The Full Text Of Obama's Last State Of The Union Address

Obama touched on gun control, the economy and climate change in the speech.<p>President Barack Obama's last State of the Union address takes place Jan. 12.<p><b>Read the full text of the speech as prepared for delivery below:</b><p>Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans:<p>Tonight …

Blog

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LG G3 review

People now buy phones the same way they do clothes: prioritizing looks, size, and brand over basic utility and functionality. That’s a problem for LG. The Korean company’s new flagship smartphone doesn’t look better than the HTC One, isn’t any smaller than the Sony Xperia Z2, and lacks the brand …

Phones