Abandoned Olympics Stadiums Buildings Photos

These photos show why you never want your city to host the Olympics

These photos show why you never want your city to host the Olympics

By on August 28, 2015 at 10:15 PM.

Earlier this summer, my hometown of Boston made national headlines after its citizens waged a successful campaign to kill the city’s bid for hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics. While some people out there may scratch their heads about why any city would reject a joyous international celebration of sportsmanship like the Olympics, a gallery of photos posted by Business Insider shows us that hosting the Olympics is really not at all what it’s cracked up to be. More →

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Jimmy Fallon Jimmy Kimmel

Did Jimmy Kimmel secretly make fun of Jimmy Fallon this week?

Did Jimmy Kimmel secretly make fun of Jimmy Fallon this week?

By on August 28, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has been a ratings success ever since it debuted back in February 2014. In fact, there are some weeks when Fallon’s ratings are higher than competing late night talk shows on ABC and CBS combined.

Say what you will about Fallon, but the former SNL star has expertly created a more whimsical take on the traditional late night talk show to great success. Whether it’s lip sync battling with Michelle Obama, putting together a near-perfect Saved by the Bell reunion, or partaking in any number of ridiculous games with celebrities, Fallon’s show is seemingly a viral video making machine.

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Amazon Prime Ship By Region

Amazon is testing changes that would make Prime less appealing

Amazon is testing changes that would make Prime less appealing

By on August 28, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

If you make purchases on Amazon even semi-regularly throughout the course of the year, Amazon Prime is probably worth the price of admission. Free shipping is an incredibly tempting offer, but according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, your home address might soon affect which items qualify for Prime’s best perk. More →

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Lara Croft GO Review iPhone iPad

iOS Game of the Week: ‘Lara Croft GO’ is the perfect mobile puzzle game

iOS Game of the Week: ‘Lara Croft GO’ is the perfect mobile puzzle game

By on August 28, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

I thoroughly enjoyed Hitman GO, the first mobile game from Square Enix Montreal. At least, I thoroughly enjoyed the concept of Hitman GO — boiling down a game to its base elements and slapping those elements on to a board game. It sounded ingenious, but it never clicked with me the way that I expected it to.

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Google LG Nexus 5 2015 Release Date

New leak may reveal the 2015 Nexus 5’s official release date

New leak may reveal the 2015 Nexus 5’s official release date

By on August 28, 2015 at 5:55 PM.

Android fans have been patiently waiting for Google to release a followup to 2013’s Nexus 5, which has become one of the most beloved Android phones ever made. A new report claims that Google is finally going to fulfill their wishes by launching a proper Nexus 5 successor just over a month from now, presumably to coincide with the official launch of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. More →

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Apple iPhone Wireless Headphones

Apple has some wild ideas for improving your iPhone’s headphones

Apple has some wild ideas for improving your iPhone’s headphones

By on August 28, 2015 at 5:30 PM.

Apple will unveil the iPhone 6s in less than two weeks that we hope will bring over a slew of improvements, both big and small. But the company is also studying additional technologies that could further improve a user’s iPhone experience that won’t necessarily make it into the next-generation iPhone models. More →

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That was fast: Apple Watch zooms to lead in ‘smart wearables’

That was fast: Apple Watch zooms to lead in ‘smart wearables’

By on August 28, 2015 at 5:05 PM.

Only a few months after shipping its first wearable, Apple is now the leader in the emerging global smart wearables market and within striking distance of the overall wearables market front runner.

Market researcher IDC released wearables market share numbers for the second quarter on Thursday and Apple, in typical fashion, is already the 800-pound gorilla in the room. More →

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow New Features

Why Android 6.0 Marshmallow is an even bigger deal than Google’s letting on

Why Android 6.0 Marshmallow is an even bigger deal than Google’s letting on

By on August 28, 2015 at 4:40 PM.

Both iOS 9 and Android 6.0 Marshmallow have been tagged as incremental upgrades that are mostly looking to add stability improvements without overwhelming us with new features. But Android fan Salman Ahmad makes the case that Marshmallow is actually a bigger deal than a lot of people — including Google — are giving it credit for being. More →

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Boeing Laser Cannon

Boeing’s incredible drone-killing laser cannon can destroy UAVs mid-flight

Boeing’s incredible drone-killing laser cannon can destroy UAVs mid-flight

By on August 28, 2015 at 4:15 PM.

Drones are everywhere these days. They’re at your local park, they’re in the ocean, they’re hovering over the White House lawn, and they may even be hovering overhead armed with tear gas.

In a world that’s becoming increasingly drone friendly, there are some serious safety considerations that shouldn’t be ignored. Specifically, government and military officials have cautioned that drones might soon be outfitted with explosives or chemical weapons and flown into either public or sensitive spaces.

With that in mind, Boeing recently developed a portable laser cannon that can eviscerate unwanted and pesky drones mid-flight. In the future, these types of lasers might be installed in all sorts of locations, including airports and sensitive military installations.

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Windows 10 Ultimate Tweaks Download

This app will improve your Windows 10 experience and it’s completely free

This app will improve your Windows 10 experience and it’s completely free

By on August 28, 2015 at 3:55 PM.

It can be difficult to separate the successes of Windows 10 from its failures in regards to user privacy, but the latest operating system from Microsoft is one of its best yet. I’m constantly surprised by how few issues I’ve run into since upgrading to Windows 10, but despite its relative stability, there are still a few things I’d change if I had the ability to do so. More →

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Apple TV 2015 Launch Analysis

The next-gen Apple TV could be the most exciting product Apple has released in years

The next-gen Apple TV could be the most exciting product Apple has released in years

By on August 28, 2015 at 3:30 PM.

I’ll admit that I haven’t been all that hot about Apple’s two newest products. Let’s start with the Apple Watch: I have never had less interest in an Apple product in my entire life than I have in the Apple Watch. And as for Apple Music, I simply don’t see the point of it when Spotify already does everything it does, but better. The new Apple TV set-top box that Apple will reportedly unveil next month, however, has me very intrigued. More →

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