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Stuff we regret buying: 2014 edition

December 28, 2014 - 2:04 pm in Articles

We don’t just write about this stuff, we spend a significant amount of money on the products we cover. We each like to think that we have a good track record with our technology purchases, but inevitably everyone makes a bad call and buys something they…

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How to Add Bluetooth to Any Old Pair of Speakers

December 27, 2014 - 2:03 pm in Apps

We love Bluetooth and all its possibilities. Once the domain of dorky headsets, Bluetooth is now in mice, keyboards, phones, computers, tablets, fitness…

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Droid Turbo leak reveals Verizon’s secret weapon

October 29, 2014 - 3:01 pm in Apps

For years, smartphone fans have railed against the concept of carrier-based exclusives. We live in a world where these exclusives happen significantly…

Magic Leap’s ‘Cinematic Reality’ platform is about to get some Google love

October 26, 2014 - 2:59 pm in Apps

Ever since Facebook gobbled up Oculus, there’s been a lot of questions asked about the future of virtual reality. Whether or not Facebook ruins the Oculus Rift isn’t really a conversation worth having yet, but you can bet that there are plenty of companies…

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Firefox could be adding built-in Tor support for improved private browsing

October 8, 2014 - 3:34 pm in Apps

In future releases of Firefox, you may have access to a private browsing mode that’s a whole lot more private. There’s a chance that Mozilla could be working to integrate support for Tor’s anonymous surfing tech into their browser. Tor integration might…

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Pokémon finally launches on iOS, kind of

October 6, 2014 - 3:24 pm in Games

An official Pokémon game has finally arrived for mobile, but it's not quite what fans have been asking for: it's a digital trading card game. The Pokémon Company If ever there was a hugely popular franchise that would work perfectly for mobile, it's Pokémon.…

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Pill made of needles being developed by MIT

October 2, 2014 - 3:17 pm in Science

You probably didn’t like needles growing up, and you likely would’ve done just about anything to avoid getting stabbed by a doctor while your parents calmly allowed it to happen. Today, even if you don’t mind needles anymore, you’d still choose swallowing…

Origami robot folds itself into finished form and scampers off

Origami robot folds itself into finished form and scampers off

August 28, 2014 - 11:18 am in Science

In the dystopian future, robot armies won’t need assistance from us puny humans — or even other machines — to finish building themselves. Just like this Harvard/MIT prototype, their parts will be stamped and layered, and they’ll simply fold themselves…

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Giant, venomous, tentacle-free jellyfish confounds scientists

August 26, 2014 - 11:09 am in Science

Though jellyfish tend to be the weirdest things, and thus one of the most fascinating, creatures in the ocean they’re also some of the most dangerous. From stepping on jellies that washed up on a shore to getting tangled in their tentacles while you relax…

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Tesla Model S reportedly hacked at Chinese security conference

July 27, 2014 - 9:36 am in News

Tesla is working to verify reports from the Beijing Syscan 360 security conference that a Tesla Model S has been successfully hacked. Participants in the conference’s Tesla hacking challenge have reportedly demoed a method of controlling the vehicle’s…