Considering the ridiculous prices that consumers pay for cable subscriptions, $9.99 a month for access to Netflix might seem like a pretty great deal. But despite its relatively low cost, there are still those who are willing to break the law to pay significantly less for a Netflix account. Introducing: the Netflix black market. More →
This 7 inch touchscreen tablet is perfect for children as you can surf the web, play games and enjoy movies and TV shows. The Vuru A33 7-Inch Tablet is for sale on Amazon for $50.99 with free shipping. That’s 72% off list price. More →
The lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack won’t be the only big change to hit the iPhone 7. According to a report from The Electronic Times, Apple recently signed a deal with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) that will make the Taiwan-based company the sole party responsible for manufacturing Apple’s upcoming A10 processor. In other words, Samsung, which has long been an Apple manufacturing partner, is being completely shut out.
Spring is coming, which means that it’s also almost time for the hugely anticipated sixth season of Game of Thrones. To get us hyped up for this event, HBO released a big gallery of images from the sixth season, although one very prominent character was nowhere to be seen: Jon Snow. More →
Everybody loves saving money, or, at least, the idea of saving money. And everybody needs help saving. As it were, there’s a new service that you should definitely consider adding to your collection of Internet tools. Called Truebill, the app does one thing and one thing only: It scans your online statements for paid subscriptions, reminds you what you’re paying for and how much they cost, and helps you reduce spending by eliminating things you don’t need.
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 →