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Samsung’s Note 7 phablet dials up innovation and performance

<b>Samsung’s new Note 7 wows in review</b><p>If you’re into big phones, or phablets as they’re also known, we’ve just reviewed a standout. DT’s mobile editor …

Best Samsung Note 7 case: T3's curated guide to tech-packed protection of the highest order

By Robert Jones

49 health 'facts' you've been told all your life that are totally wrong

Nope, nope, nope, and nope.<p>Who hasn't shared these and other amazing-sounding notions about about health and the human body, only to feel embarrassed later on — when you find out the information was inaccurate or flat-out wrong?<p>It's time to put an end to these alluring myths, misconceptions, and …

Wellness

Spectating Dota 2 in VR is amazing, watch it in action

Valve wants to change the way we watch eSports<p>Valve is trying to change the way we watch eSports.<p>The<i>Dota 2</i> VR Hub is a free download, available now under the game's DLC menu, that allows you to launch the game in virtual reality. You can’t play directly, but you can view "life-size" versions of the …

Virtual Reality

Close to the Metal Episode 5: Windows 10’s free upgrade is almost gone – should you upgrade?

Windows 10 is approaching its first year in the hands of everyday consumers. That means the free upgrade, which has simultaneously pestered and …

This Robot Skeleton is Driven by Artificial Muscles - Technabob

This may be the first giant step toward a world full of human-like robots that hunt down humans like Terminators. I hope there’s a John Connor out …

Best gaming monitors 2018: banish ghosting and glare with a premium panel

By Robert Jones<p>Gaming monitors have come a long way in recent years, with every from HDR (high dynamic range) to curved and ultra-wide displays …

Here One review: Futuristic Here One earphones are smarter than the AirPods - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Here One is a set of totally wireless earphones with active noise-cancelling and good sound (for this type of Bluetooth headphone). They fit fairly comfortably and securely in your ears and have various pass-through noise filters that allow you to hear the outside world and even …

Consumer Tech

Ordering pizza when you’re high.

The 'true' story of a Pokémon game that turns you into a murderer

There are two versions of Pokémon Black: the one you know and the one that will make you a cold-blooded killer.<p>The former is the first game of the fifth generation of the series, first released alongside <i>Pokémon White</i> in Japan in 2010. The other you is quite different. Rumored to be found in a flea …

Two Roombas in a Knife Fight: Who Will Emerge Victorious? - Technabob

The latest sport taking the world by storm is Roomba knife fighting. You can see the fight in the video below. Both Roombas have knives taped to them …

Artist Animates The World Of Futurama In Beautiful 3-D

This is a short test shot video created by artist Alexey Zakharov featuring the world of Futurama rendered in beautiful 3-D. It's quite stunning -- …

OwnPhones Custom Earbuds are 3D-Printed to Fit Your Ears - Technabob

Earphones are available in all sorts of shapes, colors, and sizes. Sometimes you find one that fits perfectly, and all is well in the world. Other …

Doctors May Not Be Able to Tell When Dick Cheney Actually Dies

Baltimore, Maryland -- Researchers at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine announced today that former Vice President Dick Cheney is so morally decayed it may be impossible to discern when his few remaining human components cease functioning. According to the findings, nearly every sign of …

Here’s what Morgan Freeman sounds like on helium

In a recent promo for <i>Through The Wormhole</i>, Morgan Freeman discusses how scientists utilize unusual situations to discover new things. To drive the …

'Halo 5' Will Probably Have Two Playable Main Characters

<i>Spoiler warning for Halo 4.</i><p>Earlier, Paul Tassi wondered aloud if the next playable protagonist in upcoming Xbox One exclusive <i>Halo 5</i> would be a woman.<p>While I think the end of <i>Halo 4</i> left us squarely in the boots of Master Chief, I don’t think a female protagonist is entirely out of the question. In …

'Halo' TV series, 'Halo 5' game launching in 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Master Chief is returning to the battlefield next year.<p>Microsoft announced plans Friday to release the video game sequel "Halo 5: …

Moneual Rydis H67 Pro review: The robot vacuum that couldn't - CNET

The $400 Moneual Rydis H67 Pro is a robot floor cleaner designed to vacuum and wet or dry mop via disposable Swiffer-style pads. I tested this bot on mid-pile carpet, low-pile carpet, hardwood, vinyl, and ceramic tile and experienced significant inconsistencies in the form of frequent error …

Cleaning

Zero Latency creates a free-roaming wireless multiplayer VR experience

Zero Latency’s Inversion VR system includes a custom-built backpack which untethers the Oculus Rift headset and headphones from the main PC, while an …

Virtual Reality

Soon, the perfect device for you will be the one you design yourself

We identify ourselves with the things we own — the clothes we wear, the cars we drive, the gadgets. It’s not ideal, sure, but it’s a major …

Dead Nation: designing a game where the spectators are in control

For most game designers, making a video game that is enjoyable for players is a big enough challenge.<p>Making a game that is enjoyable for players and spectators is a bigger challenge yet. Then there's making a game that is enjoyable for players and spectators and allows the spectators to interact …

Are we heading toward a digital industrial revolution?

The industrial revolution introduced a highly effective way of driving prices down. This involves very large capital investments, high energy use, …

The Micro aims to bring 3D printing to the rest of us

For all the tremendous amount of excitement around it, 3D printing today is mostly a complicated affair that requires knowledge of specialized …

Google Glass Privacy App Spots Security Cameras & Other Glass Users: Soliton Radar - Technabob

Modern stealth action video games like the <i>Metal Gear Solid</i> series and the new <i>Deus Ex</i> often have a radar feature that lets you see enemies and …

​It's Link Skywaker Vs. Wiibba the Hut in New Star Wars Smash Bros

When Mario gets transformed into Han Solo, it makes a weird sort of sense that Sonic plays the part of Lando Calrissian. Seeing Princess Peach in …

Star Wars

Disney Characters Meet The Walking Dead: The Walking Disney - Technabob

Anyone out there that has kids has probably seen more Disney movies than you care to see. We certainly watch more than our share of cartoon films …

'Pokemon' gets a virtual reality makeover for Oculus Rift

With <i>Pokemon X</i> and <i>Y</i>, Nintendo finally brought the long-running series into the world of 3D — but not like this. Much like the recent <i>Legend of Zelda</i> remake, <i>Pokemon 3D</i> takes a Nintendo classic and reimagines it for the Oculus Rift. The result is a game that looks sort of like a mashup of <i>Minecraft</i> and …

Forensics Reveal the Face of Crystal Head Vodka - Technabob

You know how forensic artists are. They can’t pass up an opportunity to take a skull and see what it looked like when it was alive. They might even …

The Sad (But True) Anthem Song For 'Nice Guys' Everywhere

Listen up, genuinely "nice guys" out there: Your song has arrived. (No, we're not talking to those self-proclaimed, faux-sweet guys trolling dating sites like OK Cupid who believe they have been wronged by every woman who won't sleep with them.)<p>This tongue-in-cheek music video from Extremely Decent …