Why I think iPhone 7 will mop the floor with the Galaxy S7 and LG G5
The Galaxy S7 and LG G5 are shaping up to be phenomenal smartphones... but they're no iPhone 7
By now we’ve all realized what kind of incredible value Chrome-based laptop computers can offer, but you might not realize that Google’s computer OS also powers desktop PCs. And as is the case with Chrome-powered notebooks, desktop computers that run Chrome are also a fantastic value.
Case in point: You can get a full-blown Acer Chromebox CXI2-4GKM Desktop with Keyboard and Mouse on Amazon right now for less than $200. More →
“Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli is one of the most disliked people living in the United States today. Not only did he become famous for grossly increasing the prices of decades-old drugs just to take advantage of their demand inelasticity, but he also has an obnoxiously smug affect that makes you want to punch him in the face. Interestingly, liberal blog ThinkProgress this week asked a pair of psychologists if there were any scientific reasons that so many people find Shkreli’s face so punchable… and it turns out there are! More →
It’s no secret that Facebook and Google, and pretty much every company that sells connected devices or online services, tracks their customers to some extent. Internet companies have repeatedly been scrutinized and even taken to court for mismanaging users’ private data, and customers have become more interested in protecting their digital data in the past few years following Edward Snowden’s leaks.
So why do these companies mine your data? And is there a way to prevent it? More →
If you’re in the market for an unstoppable truck that can even drive through water, you’ll have to pack up your bags and head to Russia and plunk down $65,000 for the SHERP ATV.
Sporting self-inflated tires, the SHERP ATV won’t win any awards for speed, but where else are you going to find a vehicle that can climb over obstacles up to 2.4 feet high and not sink to the bottom when put in water. Looking like a real-life Tonka Trunk, the stout Russian truck can reach a top speed of 28 mph, and in water it manages to move forward at a respectable but plodding pace of 3.7 mph.
After 27 seasons on the air, it only makes sense that The Simpsons would reference every show, movie, book and pop culture artifact that it possibly could. Sorting through all of them would be next to impossible, but one brave Vimeo user has decided to collect all of the best movie references from the show’s long history into a single video.
It’s even better than you might have imagined.
Welcome to the future. Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets are fantastic for simple web browsing, apps and even light work on occasion, but sometimes typing on those tiny little screens can get tiresome. And in the case of larger tablets with nice big 10-inch screens, what’s the point of having that great big screen when half of it gets taken up by a virtual keyboard?
You absolutely have to check out the BTC-LE Ultra-Portable Wireless Bluetooth Laser Projection Virtual Keyboard, which is definitely one of the coolest accessories we have ever come across. This tiny gadget is smaller than a cell phone and it beams a virtual laser keyboard onto your desk or any surface, letting you tap out your emails at light speed without a keyboard taking up any space on your screen. More →
Albert Einstein was a pretty smart guy. OK, that’s understating it just a tad: He was a genius who completely changed our knowledge of how the universe works. However, when Einstein was coming up with his theories for how the universe worked, he had to rely on mathematical thought experiments since there was no way at the time to physically test his ideas. In fact, one of Einstein’s wildest theories was last year observed for the first time ever thanks to the work of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. More →
I know what you’re thinking: How can we even compare these three phones when neither is out yet. And how can the iPhone 7 possibly beat the Galaxy S7 and LG G5? Well, the available information about the Galaxy S7 and the LG G5 point to a simple conclusion: For at least one more year, none of the top Android devices out there will be able to beat the iPhone when it comes to performance.
It’s great that cloud storage has become so inexpensive because there really is tremendous value in being able to automatically back up your data and access it from anywhere. At the same time, there will never be a cloud storage solution that is as secure as a local off-line hard drive. It’s just not possible.
If you’re in the market for a new portable hard drive but you’ve been put off by high prices for high-capacity drives, you’re going to love this deal: From now through the end of the day on February 13th, you can get a WD 1TB My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 Secure Portable Hard Drive shipped to your door for under $60. More →
Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was our biggest of the week but size doesn’t always matter, right? We’ve got 12 fresh premium iOS apps for you today that are all completely free to download for a limited time. Also be sure to check back in yesterday’s post, where you’ll find several more apps that are still on sale for free. More →
When you sit down to watch a movie, you’re expected to suspend your disbelief for an hour or two and let the fictional world on the screen envelop you.
This isn’t a difficult task for a majority of moviegoers, but there are plenty of persnickety viewers that refuse to let a movie be a movie. Some of them even go so far as to invent wacky theories to explain the things that don’t add up. More →
Tesla’s Model 3 will be the company’s cheapest electric car and you’ll soon be able to preorder one. A new report revealed the Model 3 will cost just $25,000, after tax subsidies and incentives in certain states, although the price of this Tesla vehicle starts at $35,000 before subsidies and incentives.
But when and how will you be able to preorder one? More →