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You can now watch pirated movies on Google Chromecast

Pirated movies are coming to Google Chromecast.<p>Popcorn Time, a streaming service for pirated movies, announced Sunday that its software is now Chromecast-compatible for Windows users. A Chromecast-ready update is also in the works for Mac users, Popcorn Time said.<p>Chromecast is Google's $35 …

Klipsch Image S4A & S4i review

Though they’re better known for larger speakers and even theater sound systems, Klipsch has also been producing in-ear headphones for the past few years. Though some may have been skeptical at first, the reputation for excellent build and sound quality seems to apply just as much to their earbuds …

With 5M Users Already On Board, Tynker Goes Mobile To Help Kids Learn To Code On The iPad

Historically, the U.S. educational system has struggled to get young people excited by and involved with STEM-related fields, especially computer science, which has actually seen a steady decline in participation over the last two decades, according to Time Magazine. Luckily, the winds of reform …

Google Nexus 8 set for April launch, says report

Google's Nexus line might soon include a new tablet.<p>Google plans to launch an 8-inch tablet in April, dubbed the Nexus 8, to complement its current Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 offerings, Digitimes reported on Friday, citing people in the supply chain. Digitimes has a spotty record when it comes to …

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Netflix To Carriers: Hands Off Our Service

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has a blunt message for Internet providers: Don’t mess with net neutrality.<p>The video streaming service could be uniquely vulnerable should net neutrality, the principle that carriers should deliver all Internet traffic without discrimination, falter in the wake of an …

Chromium Gets 'OK Google' Hands-Free Voice Search, Chrome Next

Google has integrated its “OK Google” hands-free voice search into Chromium. The new feature was added just two months after it first arrived as a beta extension for Chrome.<p>The addition was first noted by developer and Google open-source Chromium evangelist François Beaufort. He points to a …

Old Spice Is Back With Another Set Of Viral Things — This Time, It’s Prank Websites

I generally try to avoid writing about ads. But you know what? These are going to be absolutely <i>plastered</i> all over Facebook by tomorrow morning (if they’re not already), so hey: might as well make sure you lot see them relatively early. Plus, they’re pretty damn good.<p>After a short break, Old Spice — …

Facebook will lose 80% of users by 2017, say Princeton researchers

Facebook has spread like an infectious disease but we are slowly becoming immune to its attractions, and the platform will be largely abandoned by 2017, say researchers at Princeton University (pdf).<p>The forecast of Facebook's impending doom was made by comparing the growth curve of epidemics to …

Denver Billboard Takes Shot at 'Classless' Richard Sherman

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman made himself an easy target by going on an epic rant after the NFC Championship Game on Sunday.<p>One Denver billboard couldn't resist comparing Sherman to Broncos corner Champ Bailey.<p>Sherman's rant didn't go over well with some people, so he has become the …

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Much of China's web traffic mysteriously sent to Wyoming shell company

Much of China encountered a major web traffic jam yesterday. According to <i>The New York Times</i>, something seemingly went seriously awry within the country's Great Firewall on Tuesday, causing it to redirect nearly all traffic from inside China to the servers of a mysterious company registered to a …

Apps to Get Your Kids Coding on the iPad Part 1

In the past, coding was a pretty niche affair, those of us with our Acorns, Spectrums and Commodore 64s experimenting with lines and lines of code. I remember as an 8 year old, spending ages typing out lines of code on my beige Acorn Electron to draw….a line on the screen. To add insult to injury …

Android 4.4 KitKat starts to hit Galaxy Note 3

Owners of the international version of Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 should expect Android 4.4.2 KitKat to flavor their phablets before too long.<p>The latest version of Android for the Note 3 has already begun showing up in Poland, according to blog site Sammobile, where users must download and install it …

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Facebook Hit With Another Lawsuit After People Finally Catch On To False Likes

Facebook has been hit with another lawsuit. This one claims the social network uses friends’ Likes—the thumbs-up acknowledgement for posts, comments, and pages—in advertisements for brands they never endorsed.<p>Anthony Ditirro of Colorado filed the complaint against Facebook through the U.S. District …

PayPal gets simpler: lets you pay without leaving merchant sites

Checking out with PayPal online is about to get a lot easier.<p>Today PayPal introduced a new “in-context” checkout experience, which lets you pay for items at online retailers without getting redirected to PayPal’s site. The new process looks much simpler, and it should work better for less …

Samsung app stops you from texting while driving

Samsung has launched an Android mobile app that prevents you from texting while driving.<p>The app aims to protect people from the dangers of failing to pay attention to the road. It notes that drivers are 2.8 times more likely to get in an accident while dialing and 23 times more likely when …

AMA: How a Weird Internet Thing Became a Mainstream Delight

Reddit's question-and-answer format imports the aspirational norms of honesty and authenticity from pseudonymous Internet forums into mainstream interviews.<p>Barack Obama, Jerry Seinfeld, a line cook at Applebee's, and a guy with two penises walk into a bar.<p>Actually, no, they would never do that. No …

Good deal: Motorola offers free Chromecast with $399 Moto X purchase

Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see our ethics policy.<p>Is Motorola having trouble selling the Moto X? It certainly seems like a possibility. Only …

Motorola offers free Chromecast with off-contract Moto X buy

Motorola has sweetened the deal a bit more for buyers of its Moto X.<p>After reducing the Moto X's off-contract price last week, the Google-owned handset maker announced Thursday that it would throw in a free Chromecast wireless video-streaming dongle with purchases of the off-contract handset. The …

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Sony returns to the swagger of its glory days

'We are Sony, so of course we’ll do things a little differently.' — Kuni Suzuki<p>During the 1990s, Sony was the world’s preeminent tech brand, dominating the field with its innovative designs and consistently superior products, but the past decade hasn't been so great.<p>The Japanese company lost its …

Samsung: cheap OLED TVs won't be ready for three to four years

We hope you weren't counting on OLED TV prices coming down any time soon. Samsung's HS Kim warns <i>USA Today</i> that affordable OLED sets likely won't be available for another three to four years -- a year or two later than he first expected. Manufacturing troubles are keeping prices high, he says. If …

Dish brings its service to LG Smart TVs with 'Virtual Joey'

If you own an LG Smart TV and have a Dish Hopper subscription, you soon won't need a separate set-top box to get Dish's full service on that TV.<p>LAS VEGAS -- Someday physical set-top boxes will become things of the past. You'll get cable and satellite TV through apps and your DVR recordings will be …

Lenovo kicks off CES with its lightest Ultrabook yet, a new Windows 8 Pro tablet, & more

Lenovo has a lot in store for CES this year, especially for fans of its ultraportables and tablets.<p>The PC maker announced the third version of its ThinkPad Carbon X1 tablet, which Lenovo claims is the world’s lightest 14-inch Ultrabook. It also introduced the new ThinkPad 8, a Windows 8 Pro tablet …

CES: Samsung Unveils 12.2-inch Galaxy TabPro and NotePro Tablets

Four new Samsung tablets are coming this quarter.<p>At CES, Samsung unveiled a pair of 12.2-inch tablets, dubbed the Galaxy TabPro and the Galaxy …

Take that Samsung: LG's got a 77-inch OLED UHD TV that bends on command (video)

Samsung's probably kicking back right now, shades on and cocktail in hand, thinking it's pretty cool with its 85-inch HDTV prototype that can transform from flat to curved on a whim. LG, however, isn't at CES to watch Samsung score touchdowns from the sidelines, announcing its own 77-inch OLED set …

Sony announces PlayStation Now, its cloud gaming service for TVs, consoles, and phones

The PlayStation 4 may not be the most important part of Sony's gaming strategy anymore. At CES 2014, Sony has just announced PlayStation Now, a service that will bring streaming PlayStation games not only to PS4, but also PS3, PlayStation Vita, and even televisions, tablets, and smartphones.<p>It's …

Here's a closer look at that dual-boot Android/Windows 8.1 tablet

Remember that combo Android/Windows 8.1 tablet that we spoke about briefly, earlier today? Well, it's just dual-booted its way into our hearts here at CES. Those initial pictures weren't really all that much to look at, and honestly, we didn't have the highest expectations in the world, given …

Sleep Number's x12 smart bed monitors your sleeping habits

CES 2014: the year the Internet of Things got very, very real. So far at the show we've seen a smart toothbrush and even a smart slow cooker, but is everybody ready for a smart bed? Sleep Number just announced the x12, which packs a variety of sensors to monitor your sleeping habits, movement, …

This is what could force Verizon and AT&T to finally ditch data caps

Verizon and AT&T have long insisted that the majority of their subscribers face no danger of going over their monthly data caps, but that may be …

Exclusive: Chief Corvette Engineer admits 2015 Z06 could be the last new Corvette … ever

On my trip down to Palm Springs a few weeks ago to drive the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible, I found myself sitting next to Tadge Juechter, the …

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