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Cool Material - Stuff Guys Want

Home<p>Believe it or not, the Central Intelligence Agency uses board games as training exercises. Thanks to a FOIA request from MuckRock, Collection …

Mission Impossible

Harmony's $150 Smart Keyboard remote comes to living rooms this month

Logitech is bringing a new entry to the lineup of Harmony remotes centered around its Hub. At a price of $150 this Harmony Smart Keyboard will retail for only twenty dollars more than the Harmony Smart Control, but trades in the simple and small remote for a keyboard. Like the rest of the Hub …

Beats Pill XL review: Dr. Dre's newest speaker is supersized and super loud

Back in 2012, Beats unveiled its diminutive Pill wireless speaker in a bid to steal the Jambox's thunder. Since then, its main rival hasn't exactly been standing still: Jawbone has released two more Bluetooth speakers, including the well-received Big Jambox. Not to be outdone, Dr. Dre & co. …

Here's A Tip: The Touch Point Stylus Pencil Topper

Sometimes a real simple idea can make a big difference in how we accomplish things. I think this very small, simple gadget has the capacity to do …

Neat

Beep aims to be the Chromecast of the speaker world

New startup Beep has officially unveiled its “Beep” Wi-Fi dial, a simple device designed to essentially act a bit like an all-audio version of the Chromecast. In short, it takes your tunes from your Android device and streams them over to the Beep, which is then hooked up to any speaker of your …

Chromecast

HP Chromebox officially announced, available this spring

Following on the heels of Asus’s Chromebox announcement, HP has now officially unveiled their own Chromebox desktop computer, which it plans to release sometime this spring.<p>For the moment at least, not a lot is known about HP’s Chromebox series other than it is powered by a Haswell CPU and has …

Photo Editing

Google Experience launcher renamed to Google Now launcher

The Google Experience launcher has so far been left as an exclusive to the Nexus 5, unless you decided to side load the APK file yourself, but a new update suggests that we could be edging closer to a release for other devices too.<p>Through yesterday’s update to Google Search, it seems that a new …

Android News

Smartphone controlled paper airplane skyrockets on Kickstarter

The makers of the PowerUp 2.0 uncontrolled paper airplane module have stepped up their game, adding mobile device controls and longer battery life, to help you achieve new heights.<p>In the prime of our childhood – or adult – paper airplane crafting careers, we’ve all worked toward extending our …

Rechargeable Batteries

Where should I put my TV?

Where the sun don't shine. Seriously.<p>No matter what size or type of TV you're considering, ponder placement for a moment. Maybe that spot that's always been home for the TV isn't ideal. Maybe a slight shuffle of furniture will yield better picture quality, or allow for a larger TV.<p>I can't come to …

Smart TV

Wearable Taptool accessory arrives to Kickstarter, 2 Taptools for $10

It was just last month that we first reported on the Taptool, a unique tablet/smartphone accessory that essentially works as a wearable stylus. At the time the project was still in the earlier conceptual phases, though a working prototype did exist. Now the Taptool’s creator Matt Weiner is taking …

Wearable Tech

Easily Share Files Between Your Phone and Computer with Leef Bridge 3.0 (video)

Transferring files from your phone to computer and vice versa shouldn’t be a hassle. And the people at Leef thought so too and came out with their …

Libratone Loop Review: The AirPlay Speaker That Looks As Good As It Sounds

For AirPlay speakers, there’s a lot of choice out there. Often that can result in the feeling that there are essentially a lot of people sticking to an easy formula and churning out virtually interchangeable devices, but Libratone is a speaker-maker that makes AirPlay sound ware that stands out, …

Audio-Technica SonicFuel Amplifier Headphones

Known for their high-end, consistently excellent noise-canceling cans, Audio-Technica is now putting its in-line engineering to use in another way. …

Wireless screen mirroring and digital signage

For teams<p>Your workday just got easier. Quickly share your presentations and ideas to the big screen without the headache of cables and adapters. With …

Cloud Management

Samsung's Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is a gigantic tablet that promises extensive productivity (hands-on)

In much the same way that smartphones are trending towards larger screens, it appears that manufacturers like Samsung are experimenting with the same concept in the tablet realm. The company has just introduced its latest (and largest) Android-running Galaxy Note device called the Note Pro 12.2. …

Native Union's Jump charging cable can juice up your devices on the go

It only took a little over 24 hours for Native Union's Jump, a charging cable with a built-in battery pack for juicing up on the go, to reach its funding on Kickstarter. Still, the company hasn't abandoned its booth here at CES to go out and celebrate, so we dropped in and laid some paws on the …

Meet the Ventev Powerdash r900, a compact car charger with built-in battery

The Ventev Powerdash r900 is a battery car charger demoed at CES 2014 that also works as a portable battery.<p>Spotted at the Las Vegas-based show by <i>The New York Times</i>, the device has been available in stores for a while now. The Powerdash r900’s battery will hold a 900mAh charge which, while not …

Gear & Gadgets

These Are The Headphones You’re Looking For

Stormtrooper: Let me see your headphones.<br>Obi-Wan: [with a small wave of his hand] You don’t need to see his headphones.<br>Stormtrooper: We don’t need to see his headphones.<br>Obi-Wan: These aren’t the headphones you’re looking for.<br>Stormtrooper: These aren’t the headphones we’re looking for.<br>Obi-Wan: 50 …

Airtame wireless dongle mirrors your computer onto any HDMI display

Here's yet another option for wirelessly mirroring your computer screen to another display, but don't worry: This one is rather impressive. Airtame, the creation of a group of Danish folks, is an HDMI dongle that links your PC -- be it running Windows, OS X or Linux -- to whatever display it's …

The 50 best Android games of 2013

From Angry Birds to Despicable Me, Ridiculous Fishing to Clash of Clans, here are this year's top picks for Android players<p>2013 was a very good year for Android games, as more developers recognised the potential of Google-powered smartphones and tablets. From action and puzzle games to sports and …

Agent Makes Your Smartphone A Little Bit Smarter

You can’t teach an old phone new tricks.<p>Hah! Just kidding. Of course you can. This isn’t 1998.<p>Agent is an app that aims to make your Android smartphone just a little bit smarter, using all of your phone’s sensors to detect what you’re up to and tweak your settings automatically. Driving? It’ll …

Google Search updated with Google Experience Launcher

Google Search, which also includes Google Now for all devices with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and up, has been updated in the Play Store. It’s a pretty …

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

Baking

Philips Hue gets down with app-controlled BR30 recessed lights

Philips' latest connected lighting product is taking aim at your recessed fixtures. The new Hue bulb, named BR30 to match the existing standard, screws into sockets typically pre-installed in kitchens, hallways and living rooms. They focus output in a beam, compared to the original Hue bulbs, which …

Should you spend your next-gen console cash on a PC instead?

You've got $400, maybe $500 sitting around and you're thinking that it's time to buy into some next-gen gaming. Sounds great, but maybe you shouldn't invest in a PlayStation 4, or an Xbox One. Maybe it's time to drop some cash on the most established gaming platform in history: The PC.<p>The question …

Nigerian shoppers warm to online retailers

<b>Funsho Lawal beams as she strides towards the Jumia delivery van parked outside her house in Surulere, a Lagos neighbourhood.</b><p>The delight on her face soon fades as she struggles to fit into the bright red high heels she had ordered.<p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessThe tech modernising …

Online

Carrie stunt terrifies New York cafe customers - video

3 out of 5 stars.<p>3 out of 5 stars.<p>A strangely faithful remake of the 1976 De Palma horror classic has little new to say, writes <b>Mark Kermode</b><p>Published: 1 Dec 2013<p>2 out of 5 stars.<p>2 out of 5 stars.<p>Stephen King's bloody teen masterpiece has been updated – but with few 21st-century additions and fewer …

Insert Coin: Split, a diminutive, bite-controlled music player in earbud form

<i>In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please with "Insert Coin" as the subject line.</i><p>With Split, developer Greenwing Audio is Kickstarting Moore's Law to your ears. What you see in the image above …