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Your Heart Will Melt When You See “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Characters As “Calvin And Hobbes”

"It's a magical universe, BB-8, ol' buddy. Let's go exploring!"<p>"It struck me that she probably did that as a child and that's when the Calvin and Hobbes image flashed in my head," Kesinger said.

Internet-connected homes open the door to hackers

It's nighttime in Saudi Arabia, so we can't see much when Aamir Lakhani hacks into a video stream. But the fact that we can see the video stream at all is startling.<p>Even more surprising, we are viewing it from the conference room of cybersecurity company Fortinet, 8,100 miles away in Sunnyvale, …

Internet of Things

The 10 Best Foods for Flat Abs

Karla Conrad<p>Almonds<p>These delicious and versatile nuts contain filling protein and fiber, not to mention vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant. They're …

Nutrition

The GoTenna Will Let You Communicate Without Any Connectivity

By this point, most of us are fully addicted to our smartphones. And when we find ourselves without Wifi or data service, our most direct connection to everything becomes almost useless. That’s where GoTenna comes in.<p>The device is launching into pre-order today, and lets users create their own …

Nintendo Black Friday Deals 2015: The official best prices on Wii U, 3DS and games

We've been tracking the best Nintendo deals from the leaked retailer ads, but today Nintendo has released its official list of Black Friday deals and sales on software. These are the deals Nintendo is pushing and, while we knew about most of these, there is still some neat stuff.<p>Straight from …

Pre-Order 'Cloud First' Nextbit Robin Smartphone for $399

The handset is slated to begin shipping in February 2016 for those who pre-order it now.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Mobile Technology

This Hoodie Packs a Portable Heater — and It's Powered by a Cell Phone Charger

Venture HeatHot HoodieThe Evolve Heated Hoodie will keep you toasty at up to 125°.

I'm an iPhone Person And This Is Why I Actually Love The New Android Phone

'Sup Android.<p><b>TL;DR</b> — Most men like to carry their phones in pockets, while most women carry their phones in a backpack or purse. The location of the Nexus 6P fingerprint sensor is ideal for pocket carriers and therefore, a win for most men.<p>Most pants for women have inexplicably tiny front pockets, …

Skilled Samurai Slices a 100-MPH Baseball in Half

Japanese iaido master Isao Machii (a.k.a. “Samurai of Heisei”), who holds numerous Guinness World Records for his sword skills, recently got inside …

World Records

Patient Man Walks Across Every Grand Theft Auto Game

Driving is for the weak. Reader Conor decided the other day to traverse <i>Grand Theft Auto</i> the hard way: by walking. Across not one of the games, but <i>all</i> …

Grand Theft Auto

Blizzard's 'Overwatch' shooter enters public beta on October 27th

Blizzard is almost ready to put its colorful team-based shooter <i>Overwatch</i> in the hands of the public. An "extremely limited" number of US players will gain access to the closed beta on October 27th, followed by fans in Europe and Asia at a later date. Blizzard says it wants this group of testers to …

For the first time, a paraplegic has walked without a robotic suit

A paraplegic has walked without robotics using his own brain waves, thanks to research done at Southern California's UC Irvine. Scientists used a computer to "link" 28-year-old Adam Fritz's brain to his legs over a Bluetooth connection, bypassing the severed region of his spinal cord. An EEG then …

Robotics

Google Project Fi review

Google has been known to break whatever market they step into, offering great products and services while undercutting competing prices. An example is their Google Fiber initiative, which brings Gigabit speeds to select markets for insanely affordable prices. Before that, they took on the cloud …

Google App APK download one step away from “On Tap”

This week the folks at Google have released Google App v5.3, a version made to NEARLY bring Google Now On Tap to Nexus devices. Of course you’ll need …

New ASUS ZenFone 2 is a 4GB RAM smartphone you can afford

Perhaps inspired by Apple‘s 16 GB iPhone 6s, ASUS has surprisingly put out a new variant of its ZenFone 2 flagship with a similar amount of internal …

Mobile Technology

The Food Lab's Complete Guide to Sous Vide Barbecue Pork Ribs

The timing and temperature suggestions in this guide, as well as all the FAQs and basic instructions, are part of our partnership with Anova, the makers of our favorite sous vide circulator, the Anova Precision Cooker. You can download the Anova Precision Cooker App (it's free) to grab all this …

Sous Vide Barbecue Pork Ribs Recipe

I was a skeptic at first, but I'm going to say it now: When done properly, ribs cooked via sous vide are every bit as good as traditional barbecue, if not better. Not only that, but they're far more replicable (no weather or wind or uneven heat from coals to deal with), they take much less effort …

Tarantino's original cast wish list for "Pulp Fiction"

Pushbullet adds iMessage-like SMS handling for Android phones on Windows

It's only been two weeks since Pushbullet got a major overhaul of all its cross-platform apps, but today the company is already rolling out another big upgrade, this time in the way it handles text messages. The Android version of Pushbullet now syncs your full SMS conversation history with the …

Beyond: What Should Rocksteady Do After Arkham Knight? - IGN Video

While we'll undoubtedly see more Batman games, Arkham Knight is allegedly Rocksteady's last in the series. What's next for them, and what's next for …

Four Food Blogs to Follow Now

From sweet to savory, these four fantastic food blogs will satisfy your appetite. If you enjoy eating (and who doesn’t?!), check them out and follow …

Microsoft Windows 10 PCs will be in stores on launch day; Nadella pushes Windows 10 Mobile - ExtremeTech

By on July 15, 2015 at 7:15 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>There’s two quick bits of news to …

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Google Map Maker to reopen in August after urinating-robot controversy

People will now have more power to moderate edits on the service, with ‘a community of well-intentioned users’ fending off digital vandalism<p>Google is relaunching its Map Maker tool, which allows people to make edits to its Google Maps service, but will give its community of users more powers to …

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The Top 10 Clean Foods to Keep on Hand for Healthy Pre-Workout Eats

Pre-workout eats mean serious business — you’ve got iron to pump, miles to run (or walk!), yoga strength-training poses to do, and high intensity …

Nutrition

The Turing Phone Looks Like a Cross Between a Spaceship and Superman

The Turing Phone is just one big piece of weird. Yep. That thing pictured above is super-strong and ultra-secure, like the spawn of galactic …

Alan Turing

Meet the faces of Japan's first robot-staffed hotel

Japan's first robot-staffed hotel opens this week and we just got the full tour. While the main attraction may be the bordering-on-human receptionist (left) and the English-speaking dinosaur (er, right), the hotel has a whole family of robots performing varying degrees of useful work. Think: room …