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Deal: get an EC Tech 22,400 mAh power bank for $39.99 (74% off) on Amazon

Looking for a power bank to keep your devices juiced up all day long? There’s a great deal on Amazon right now that could net you a massive 22,400 mAh unit from EC Technology for just 40 bucks.<p>EC Technology has great feedback on Amazon for its customer care, and this device looks like a good buy at …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

In major privacy ruling, court says police need warrant to track phone users’ location

In a victory for privacy advocates, a federal appeals court in Florida ruled that law enforcement agents cannot force mobile carriers to turn over …

How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Gear and Install Pie Controls - XDA Developer TV

How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Gear and Install Pie Controls – XDA Developer TV<p>In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer TK shows you how to root …

Seidio Innocell 4800mAh battery for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Now that is a whole lotta juice<p>Your Galaxy Note 3 already has a healthy 3200mAh battery, but for some folks that's just not enough. The large screen …

FreedomPop's 'Snowden phone' encrypts your calls and data

Want to protect your phone calls and data from the feds, hackers, and other snoops? FreedomPop's new Privacy Phone promises to do just that.<p>Nicknamed the "Snowden phone" after NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the phone is actually a Samsung Galaxy S2 that FreedomPop rejiggered into a call- and …

SanDisk Dual USB Drive is a quick and easy way to transfer files

Desktop computer business up front, mobile party microUSB in the back.<p>SanDisk today announced its new "Dual USB Drive" — basically a flash drive with …

[Deal Alert] Anker 25W (5V/5A) 5-Port Family-Sized USB Charging Station Available For $15.99 With Coupon Code [Update: New Code]

<b>Update:</b> The coupon code has already expired. Sometimes that's just the way the cookie crumbles.<p><b>Update 1/27/14 12:17pm PT:</b> New code <b>Y8WGAYUM</b> (via SD) …

Interested in beta testing Android apps? Here’s some links to help you get started

Part of the magic of Android is that it is an open experience that caters to all kinds. To name just a few types of users: we have casual users, first-time smartphone owners and hardcore power users. For the latter, there are plenty of ways to take your Android experience up a notch, including …

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Google Apps Gets New 'Email via Google+' Feature in Gmail

Google last week announced a controversial feature that brings its email and social services closer together: anyone on Google+ can now email your Gmail account without knowing your email address. The company today revealed the feature is coming to Google Apps “over the next few days.”<p>There is one …

Leef Updates Bridge With USB 3.0, Will Launch The USB/MicroUSB Flash Drive In January Exclusively At RadioShack For 60 Days

If you've never heard of Leef Bridge, it's an upcoming flash drive that doesn't discriminate between PCs and smartphones by having a USB port on one …

Create your own Street View from photospheres

Turn your own uploaded photo spheres into an interactive map you can share with anyone<p>There is no Street View of Sleepy Creek Lake in eastern West …

How To Delete E-Mail Attachments After You Send Them

“Have you ever seen Mission Impossible, the film? Do you remember in the beginning he gets his mission and then it blows up after a few seconds? We do exactly the same thing but with digital documents.”<p>This is how Clement Cazalot, the CEO and co-founder of docTrackr, gets to describe his company’s …

[Deal Alert] Amazon Discounts Speedy SanDisk MicroSD Cards: 64GB For $34.95, 32GB For $16.99, 16GB For $9.99

Google and Motorola don't seem particularly interested in MicroSD cards these days, but most of the other manufacturers have at least some phones and …

[Deal Alert] RAVPower 14,000mAh External Battery Available From Amazon For $34.50 With Free Shipping After Coupon Code

Thanksgiving may be behind us, but the holidays aren't over yet. Christmas is fast approaching, and that means many people will be stuck traveling on …

Advertised Hard-Drive Space Vs. Actual Hard Drive Space

If you’ve ever bought a laptop, smartphone or tablet, you’ve likely been more than a little perturbed at the usable baked-in storage space compared to what you <i>thought</i> you were getting. Remember the furor around Microsoft’s Surface Pro 64GB tablet that shipped with a mere 23GB of actual usable …

Allow Right-Click Enables Context Menus on Sites That Block It

Chrome: Some websites won’t let you right-click on any element, like IMDB, while others have their own menu when you right-click, like Flickr. Allow …

How Can I Hang a Shelf with No Visible Fasteners?

<i>So you've built a shelf! Now how do you hang it in a way that's aesthetically pleasing (no exposed screws, duct tape, or glue)? The experts at Stack</i> …

AT&T Puts The Kibosh On Traditional Plans For New Customers - It's Now Shared Data Or Nothing

AT&T announced today that it's putting an end to its traditional mobile plans for new subscribers on the network, and that all new customers will be …

This Is the Average Man's Body

Graphic renderings of modern males<p>George Maat, a professor emeritus of anthropology at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, has said that within another 50 years, the Dutch Todd could be six-foot-three. Several years ago the Netherlands was compelled to increase building code …

Facebook Removing Option To Be Unsearchable By Name, Highlighting Lack Of Universal Privacy Controls

“Who can look up your Timeline by name?” Anyone you haven’t blocked. Facebook is removing this privacy setting, notifying those who had hidden themselves that they’ll be searchable. It deleted the option from those who hadn’t used it in December, and is starting to push everyone to use privacy …

Access Blocked Sites at School or Work with Google Translate

If your school or office blocks a good portion of the web for "productivity's" sake, Redditor sidewayssammich shares a useful tip: just plug a site …

Five Best USB Hubs

There comes a time in everyone's life when they look over their desk for a place to plug in their phone, a new wireless mouse, a portable hard drive, …

Convert Files to Google Docs Format to Save Space on Google Drive

Google grants us all unlimited storage of Google Docs on Google Drive, but only a limited amount of space for other file formats. Because of this, it …

Debenu Integrates Tons of Handy PDF Tools With Windows Explorer

Windows: PDF conversion tools are a dime a dozen these days, but Debenu has managed to stand out from the crowd by integrating neatly into the …

Here's What Law Enforcement Can Recover From A Seized iPhone

You may think of your iPhone as a friendly personal assistant. But once it’s alone in a room full of law enforcement officials, you might be surprised at the revealing things it will say about you.<p>On Tuesday the American Civil Liberties Union published a report it obtained from a drug investigation …

Forget “Cheap”, The iPhone 5c Is Clearly The iPhone Jony Ive Wanted For iOS 7

The “c” in the iPhone 5c title doesn’t stand for “cheap”. It stands for “clueless”.<p>As in, we were all clueless in our speculation on Apple’s motivations for creating this device.<p>(Okay, it actually seems to stand for “color”, but humor me.)<p>After sitting through Apple’s unveiling today and more …

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It’s Chrome’s 5th birthday and Google launches a ‘new breed of apps’ to celebrate

I can’t believe that today is already Chrome’s 5th birthday, and to celebrate, Google is launching a “new breed of apps.” These apps are similar to …

Seven Free Add-ins and Apps to Supercharge Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is already a robust, feature-filled office suite. If you want to make it even easier and boost your productivity, here are seven …