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A backlighting kit for your TV is exactly what movie night has been missing

From sophisticated sound systems to expensive TVs, there are a million ways you can turn your living room into your ideal home theatre. If you're …

These 5 Habits Literally Add Years to Your Life, According to a New Harvard Study

Harvard researchers studied the lives of 123,219 men and women over 3 decades, to learn exactly how much extra time good habits can add to your life.<p>They say there's no fountain of youth. But a comprehensive new Harvard University study is the latest report to break down exactly how much extra time …

Your home screen needs these beautiful custom map wallpapers

There are plenty of sources for wallpapers to grace your phone’s home screen, but this tool that’s presently doing the rounds on Reddit lets you add a personal touch on your Android or iOS device.<p>Over on Alvar Carto’s site, you can look up any location on the globe and generate a minimalist map of …

Kickin' it Old School - Gaming in the 90's

Well, it’s official – we’re about to say hello to 2018. With technology advancing so quickly that it’s harder to keep up with the current iPhone …

Apple HomeKit devices: great smart home appliances that work with iOS

HomeKit is Apple's attempt to bring all your smart devices together into a single connected ecosystem. In Apple's vision of the home of the future …

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Upgrading To 4K HDR TV: How Far You Sit From The Screen Is Critical

4K video seen on a 4K UHD TV is rich with detail that is impossible to reproduce on a standard 1080p HD TV. 4K looks terrific – if you can see it. One thing the TV salesperson may not tell you, is that much, and possibly all, of the additional detail in a 4K image may not be visible if you’re …

Australian company Notaa launches as first installer specializing in Apple’s HomeKit

Notaa is launching this week in Australia and marketing itself as the first HomeKit installer in the country, specializing in installation and set up of products that use Apple’s Siri and iPhone-controlled home automation platform.<p>We’ve seen a few homebuilders offering HomeKit products preinstalled …

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Another Study Just Linked Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to Gut Bacteria

Finally, some answers.<p>A new study has shown that people with chronic fatigue syndrome have abnormal levels of specific gut bacteria - providing even …

How to improve your Wi-Fi range and reception at home - ExtremeTech

By on April 18, 2017 at 10:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The ubiquity and low cost of Wi-Fi …

5 ways to build your own DIY Lego table

Whether you’re a Brickhead yourself or you just love having a way to exercise your kid’s engineering and creativity skillsets, you know Lego …

These are the 6 gadgets I'm taking on my 10-day vacation

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>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>It's going to be a tech-light, trans-Atlantic trip to visit some relatives in Europe, and I'm looking forward to it immensely.<p>It may be a …

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'Bruce' is the darkly funny web series taking on Australia's convict past

Growing up in Australia, there was a certain deference when learning about the first European settlers in the country at school. Even though it was …

3 Best Software to Transfer Data From iOS Devices to Your Computer

The fact that you are reading through this article is proof that you are one of those users of iOS gadgets who are always facing the dilemma of how …

Wireless Dead Spots Got You Down? WiFi Mesh Routers Like Netgear's Orbi Eliminate Them

WiFi networking technologies are evolving at a nice clip recently, and making glorious wireless bandwidth available among a growing number of devices in your home, especially with new MU-MIMO technologies, is getting easier every day. That said, historically, driving a WiFi signal over longer …

The guys behind Silicon Valley's favorite coffee chain reveal the 2 coffee gadgets they can't live without

Now it's making moves to take on Starbucks outside the tech world.<p>The venture-backed coffee chain and roastery has landed a $500 million investment from Nestlé, which values the company at more than $700 million. The deal, which gives Nestlé a majority stake in Blue Bottle, gives the small chain …

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The best Apple Keynotes to watch before Wednesday’s iPhone 7 Keynote

A few times a year we are treated to unique events that are as much product introductions as fanboy entertainment events. We are talking about Apple Keynotes of course. In a few more days we will be able to enjoy another one of these, and for those of you who want to get in the mood for here is our …

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented today at the …

18 Must-Have GoPro Accessories for Epic Vacation Photos

If you’re looking for a mount that does it all, you’ll want to grab this tool. It can be used as a camera grip, extension arm, and tripod, making POV …

20+ Best Home Decor Trends That Shaped 2016

Let's face it: This year looked mighty stylish.<p>Click through to see the show-stopping styles that got us the most excited this year.

Kinkoo® 40W 6-Port High Speed USB Charger

Price: $69It’s time for a power upgrade- throw out that tired-out power strip and swap in this family-size USB charger, packed with 6 high-speed …

Now There's a Netflix for Science Fans

Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks is launching a streaming service for science enthusiasts.<p>The service is called CuriosityStream and hits on …

Watch This: The first iPhone keynote was eight years ago today

On January 9th, 2007, Steve Jobs took to the stage to announce the first iPhone, in a keynote that would revolutionize the industry and set the tone for every major tech announcement since. Later reporting would reveal that the phone Jobs was using was a barely functional prototype, and many of the …

Get back in the torrent game with these five Pirate Bay alternatives

Infamous torrent site The Pirate Bay went dark on December 9th following a raid by Swedish authorities. While there are signs the domain is not dead, …

What the 'marshmallow test' can teach you about your kids

<b>(CNN) —</b> The premise is simple: You can eat one marshmallow now or, if you can wait, you get to eat two marshmallows later.<p>It's an experiment in self-control for preschoolers dreamed up by psychologist Dr. Walter Mischel. While the rules of his experiment are easy, the results are far more complex …

Yosemite & iOS 8 How-to: Set up and use Handoff

Now that Yosemite is out, with iOS 8 devices you are now able to use Handoff. Handoff will allow you to seamlessly start a task on one device, and pick it up on another device. So for example you start writing a paper on your iPad and then you want to continue it on your Mac, or you start writing …

Thinking about switching to iOS 8’s new Family Sharing? Here’s what you need to know

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Match Your Suit and Shoes Perfectly with This Cheat Sheet

If you're still learning how to dress a bit better, it can help to have some little "cheat sheets" on hand. This graphic from Slaters shows you what …

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …