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Take this rugged, durable, all-weather bluetooth speaker anywhere and save 65%

Take this rugged, durable, all-weather bluetooth speaker anywhere and save 65%

By on May 23, 2016 at 7:35 AM.

Want to amplify your music and share what you are listening to with your friends? The All-Weather Bluetooth Precision Speaker is perfect for any situation. Its water-resistant design is made to be durable enough to withstand any circumstance. More →

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Star Trek Beyond Trailer Release Date

Watch the Enterprise get torn apart in brand new ‘Star Trek Beyond’ trailer

Watch the Enterprise get torn apart in brand new ‘Star Trek Beyond’ trailer

By on May 23, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

This summer, we’re bound to see a new chapter from Captain Kirk’s adventurous life in Star Trek Beyond. A new trailer for the third movie in the new Star Trek trilogy is out, showing us what looks like a brilliant battle in space where Kirk’s Enterprise takes quite a beating from this episode’s villain. More →

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Connected Home Devices

Siri brews coffee and even starts a party thanks to a $150 DIY home automation setup

Siri brews coffee and even starts a party thanks to a $150 DIY home automation setup

By on May 22, 2016 at 11:25 AM.

Apple’s virtual personal assistant Siri started a revolution. Shortly after the feature was released, every other big consumer tech company jumped on the bandwagon and started work on voice-controlled digital assistants of their own. But as we’ve seen in the past in certain areas like mobile display quality, Apple doesn’t always hold onto the lead when it’s the first to debut exciting new technology. Such is the case with Siri, which had fallen far behind some rivals even before Google unveiled Google Assistant earlier this week at Google I/O 2016.

Siri might not be at the head of the pack anymore, but it definitely still has a few tricks up its sleeve. More →

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Air Quality Monitor iPhone

Find out if breathing might be killing you

Find out if breathing might be killing you

By on May 22, 2016 at 10:36 AM.

They say everything is bad for something, but there are some things that are bad for us and well within our control. So why not avoid them and live a healthier life? For example, we know that sitting at our desks nonstop all day long is horrible for our health, so we stand up for a minute every hour and move around a bit. Well, here’s something you might not know: The indoor air you’re breathing right now could be up to 8 times more polluted than outside air.

The first step to doing something about it is determining whether or not you have a problem, and that’s where the Foobot Indoor Air Quality Monitor comes in. More →

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Game Changers

Tesla Model 3 Release Date

Will the Model 3 really ship on schedule? Some Tesla suppliers are skeptical

Will the Model 3 really ship on schedule? Some Tesla suppliers are skeptical

By on May 22, 2016 at 9:37 AM.

With a reported 373,000 reservations for the Model 3 on the books, Tesla will have to engage in a full-on production sprint in order to meet its updated production deadlines. And given that Tesla has a history of delivering cars much later than promised, not everyone is optimistic that Elon Musk and co. can make good on an unquestionably aggressive production timeline.

Just a few weeks ago, Tesla said that immense demand for the Model 3 compelled them to accelerate their manufacturing plans. Whereas Tesla initially planned to reach a manufacturing capacity of 500,000 cars by 2020, the company now hopes to reach that milestone by 2018. And to help fund such an ambitious production schedule, Tesla just this week announced its intention to raise $1.4 billion in capital via a stock sale.

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Learn how to become an elite Android developer by building 14 different apps for only $17

Learn how to become an elite Android developer by building 14 different apps for only $17

By on May 22, 2016 at 8:00 AM.

If you’ve heard of Google’s new Android platform, Android M, then you’re probably itching to get your hands in on the action. Android M allows established developers and newbies alike to create new apps and be at the forefront of technology. With The Complete Android Developer Course – Build 14 Apps you can master this new platform in just 6 short weeks. More →

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TV
How To Watch Netflix From Any Country

This is the Netflix hack the world has been waiting for

This is the Netflix hack the world has been waiting for

By on May 21, 2016 at 11:15 AM.

Because Netflix doesn’t own the global licensing rights to all of the movies and TV shows it carries, a good deal of its programming remains completely unavailable to subscribers outside of certain geographic regions. Indeed, one of the reasons why Netflix is so intent on developing its own original programming is precisely because they don’t have to deal with thorny licensing issues.

Now if you find yourself in the frustrating position of wanting to watch something on Netflix that is otherwise geographically restricted, there’s a new desktop app that can help turn that dream into a reality.

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Best Activity Tracker 2016

The gorgeous activity tracker for people who hate activity trackers

The gorgeous activity tracker for people who hate activity trackers

By on May 21, 2016 at 10:26 AM.

There’s no question at this point that activity trackers can help you lose wait and get healthy. In fact, our own editor used one to lose 50 lbs in just three months. For some people though, the fact that activity trackers are a bit ugly is a major turnoff — isn’t there something that looks stylish and will still help you get in shape?

Check out the Withings Activité Steel – Activity and Sleep Tracking Watch – Mineral Glass and Stainless Steel, which is on sale for $170 on Amazon with free express shipping. More →

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Check your BAC on the go with the world’s smallest smartphone compatible breathalyzer

Check your BAC on the go with the world’s smallest smartphone compatible breathalyzer

By on May 21, 2016 at 8:00 AM.

Nothing can ruin a night out like getting in a car to drive after you’ve had one too many. What if you always had a tiny breathalyzer on hand to make sure you never got behind the wheel when your BAC was above the legal limit? Well, the DrinkMate is just that. More →

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Google Allo Duo Encryption

Google Allo security explained: The good, the bad and the ugly

Google Allo security explained: The good, the bad and the ugly

By on May 20, 2016 at 11:00 PM.

Google isn’t happy with the chat apps it already has, so at I/O 2016 it showed off a new Assistant-infused Allo messaging app as well as a Duo video chat app intended to work like Apple’s FaceTime, but across platforms. From Google’s demos, you can easily see they’re incredible apps that should offer fast and smart communication. However, there are things you need to know about privacy and encryption. More →

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Hubble takes stunning Mars close-up pic

Hubble takes stunning Mars close-up pic

By on May 20, 2016 at 10:00 PM.

A new image taken by the Hubble space telescope shows Mars in incredible detail as astronomers prepare for a close-up with the red planet.

Operated by NASA and the European Space Agency, Hubble took the Mars image on May 12. “During May 2016 the Earth and Mars get closer to each other than at any time in the last ten years,” explained the ESA, in a statement.

On Sunday, Mars will “come into opposition,” which refers to the point at which the planet is located directly opposite the Sun in the sky. “This means that the Sun, Earth and Mars line up, with Earth sitting in between the Sun and the Red Planet,” explained the ESA. More →

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Indiegogo Crowdfunding Scams

Indiegogo is trying to make itself suck less

Indiegogo is trying to make itself suck less

By on May 20, 2016 at 9:30 PM.

Indiegogo is the lesser-known cousin of Kickstarter, and it has something of a bad reputation for harboring particularly unrealistic crowdfunding campaigns (Lazer Razor, anyone?).

To try to give people more confidence in some campaigns, Indiegogo has partnered with Arrow Electronics, a design and production firm. As reported by TechCrunch, Indiegogo campaigns will get access to expertise to help with the manufacturing and prototyping, and get an official stamp of approval from Indiegogo to help lure in backers.

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