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Reading On A Screen Before Bed Might Be Killing You

You've heard that using screens before bedtime can mess with your sleep, but new research suggests the problem is even more serious.<p>Reading from an iPad before bed not only makes it harder to fall asleep, but also impacts how sleepy and alert you are the next day, according to new research from …

Apple CarPlay vs Google Android Auto — full comparison (Video)

Apple and Google are back at it again and attempting to bring a safe and friendly mobile experience to your car. Android Auto and CarPlay are the two company’s re-imagining of mobile user interfaces for the car and both are gearing up for a major rollout over the next year.<p>Each system is designed …

'Kingdom Rush Origins' is a world-class tower defense game

Proving once again why this series is the best in the genre<p>I’ve played plenty of tower defense games over the years, but none have ever captured my heart the way the <i>Kingdom Rush</i> series has. Its first two installments offered whimsical graphics, inventive level design, and <i>just</i> the right level of …

The best new Android apps and games from October 2014

It’s the end of October and we hope everyone has/had a safe and fun Halloween! We’re getting into November, the weather is getting colder for some (warmer for others) and it’s time to round up the best new Android apps and games from October of 2014!<p>[Price: Free]<br>First up is Camera51. This unique …

How to spring-clean a PC that has problems booting

I have a six-year-old HP DX2250 running Windows Vista Home Basic, which I tend to keep on all the time, just putting it in sleep mode when I'm not using it. Of late, if the machine has to shut down (eg to complete the installation of Windows updates), it won't get past the blue "HP Invent" screen. …

Ex-Apple Genius reveals 8 ways to extend your iPhone battery

Battery drain has always been one of smartphone users' biggest bugbears. Former Apple Genius Bar worker Scotty Loveless offers tips on how to extend the iPhone's battery life<p>Battery drain has always been one of smartphone users' biggest bugbears, and since the launch of Apple's iOS 7.1 mobile …

It's Actually Cheaper To Buy Digital Storm's New Gaming PC Than To Build It Yourself

In a sure sign that the world is ending — or that perhaps a boutique PC vendor is actually making use of economies of scale to benefit their customers — Digital Storm’s newly released Vanquish II gaming rig is cheaper to outright buy off the shelf than it is to build yourself.<p>For the sake of …

Digital Storm's Vanquish II makes the 'Ultimate' gaming PC affordable

Digital Storm took the wraps off of its new Vanquish II PC today, a desktop gaming rig with a hurricane of features designed to give you a custom-built feel without actually having to assemble your own computer. Prices start at $699 for the"Good" version, which comes with a Core i3 4330 processor, …

The 3 Most Incredible PCs Of February 2014

PC modding stems from the days when enthusiasts that built their own PCs tried to improve cooling and make their bland beige boxes a little more attractive. Eventually, people with skills in painting, carpentry and metalwork all joined the fray with some amazing results that ended with PCs looking …