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If you've ever used the term "on fleek," for your eyebrows or otherwise, Kayla...
SAN FRANCISCO — Explosive charges at Uber are shining a bright light on what...
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For years now, ESPN has been the perfect personification of the cable and broadcast industry's denial regarding cord cutting. Long propped up by a system that forces consumers to buy massive bundles of largely-unwatched...
An architect's bold vision or a crazy idea doomed to never get off the ground? Time will tell in Dubai. The city is known for its impressive architectural feats, but one structure in the works has the potential to be...
Looking for a respectable 2-in-1, but don't have a large budget to spend? Today only, Amazon takes up to $118 off a handful of refurbished Microsoft Surface Pro 3 systems.While the Surface Pro 3 is no......
In news that will surprise no one , police officers decided they must do something about someone filming the police department building from across the street. That's where this Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision...
Seven months ago, Verizon agreed to buy Yahoo for $4.83 billion, the AP reports. Since then, Yahoo has revealed itself to have been the victim of the two biggest data breaches ever, resulting in information from more...
Last week, reports began to emerge that internet users were unable to access The Pirate Bay and other BitTorrent-focused websites. Ultimately it was discovered that this was courtesy of transit provider Cogent, which...
Buried deep within the old Control Panel, Windows 10 still has the option to avoid installing drivers as part of Windows Updates. For most of us, the drivers are a welcome addition to keep things runn......
Most of us have hundreds of contacts, yet only a few communicate with regularly. Windows 10 has an oft-overlooked feature that allows you to pin these contacts to your Start menu for easy access when ......
The historic St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan has activated a geothermal plant—part of a series of environmentally friendly upgrades....
Are you a PC gamer? If yes, you should really get yourself a gaming headset. When playing multiplayer games online, a big part of the experience is trash-talking opponents. Not to mention, for those of you that live...

Tech

Hands-on images suggest new handset will also have a removable battery....
The Nintendo Switch costs $300, and includes all kinds of stuff in the box. Today is a good day to remember that it does not include a microSDXC card, which you are absolutely going to need. Advertisement. Nintendo...

Gadgets

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Relatives wailed in grief or stared stoically as flowers were placed on 20 caskets at a mass funeral Tuesday for the latest group of inmates who died miserably in Haiti's largest...
Chinese selfie app and smartphone company Meitu has unveiled its newest flagship, and it's all about making you look better. The T8 includes a front-facing camera with optical image stabilization and dual-pixel...
Uber's fleet of self-driving vehicles are now cruising the streets of Tempe, Arizona. After a spat with the California Department of Motor Vehicles in December, Uber moved its line of 16 custom, autonomous Volvo...
It's Alto's birthday and you're getting all the presents! Snowman, the developers of Alto's Adventure, are celebrating Alto's second anniversary the only way they know how by getting us all excited! For today only,...

Gaming

Scientists at the University of Southern California are mastering the coordinated flight of 'flocks' of drones....
Snap Inc--the company that brought us the Snapchat disappearing messaging app--has been working hard to make itself into something more than just that as it builds up for one of the biggest tech IPOs in years....
It’s no fantasy land or sci-fi expanse, but it’s still impressive: a  team of Minecraft builders are recreating the centre of Chicago, one block at a time. Read more......
Watch the NieR: Automata “Arsenal of Elegant Destruction” trailer to witness the fluid battle movement and fast-paced attacks for the game’s four weapon types....

Internet

The clock is ticking to save Central Africa's forest elephants. Populations of the elusive elephants have plunged by around 80 percent inside one of the region's most important nature preserves. Within...
Samsung will reportedly sell “refurbished” Galaxy Note 7 devices which were found to cause battery fires last year....
Pineapple on pizza: you love it, or you hate it so much you use your power as president of a small country to make it literally illegal. In what's being called a "political bombshell" by Iceland Magazine,...

Linux/Open Source

Microsoft has introduced an open source virtual reality toolkit for the training of autonomous drones. Part of Microsoft's Aerial Informatics and Robotics Platform, the beta software became available last week. It is...
Munich city officials turned lots of heads 10 years ago, when they voted to swap out Microsoft Windows with LiMux -- a custom desktop version of the Linux operating system, based on Ubuntu Linux. The current municipal...
The Lumina Desktop Environment desktop is a standout in the crowded field of Linux graphical user interface choices. Lumina is a compact, lightweight, XDG-compliant graphical desktop environment developed from scratch....
SnapRoute, a developer of open source networking software, announced that it has raised $25 million in Series A financing led by Norwest Venture Partners with new support from AT&T and Microsoft Ventures. SnapRoute,...

Security

The Mirai botnet works by exploiting the weak security on many Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The program finds its victims by constantly scanning the internet for IoT devices, which use factory default or hard coded...
The clock is ticking to save Central Africa's forest elephants. Populations of the elusive elephants have plunged by around 80 percent inside one of the region's most important nature preserves. Within...
US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday said the United States is ready to improve ties with Russia but will not compromise on its support for NATO and the European Union. Haley told a Security Council debate on conflicts...

Social Media

Facebook Inc. is in talks to stream Major League Baseball games, according to a person familiar with the matter, the latest sign professional sports leagues are embracing social media as a way to reach viewers. The deal...
Sources with direct knowledge of the matter tell The Daily Beast that Facebook made a six-figure contribution to CPAC, the yearly conference for conservative activists which will feature President Donald Trump, White...
Facebook is in discussions with Major League Baseball to retain live streaming rights to one game per week, according to a report this afternoon from Reuters. The deal, while far from finalized, would give Facebook a...
As competition heats up for gaining and retaining consumer attention on mobile devices, a growing number of agencies are betting on—and buying into—startups focused on emerging technology. With more major tech...

Software

We've learned that you shouldn't judge a VPN from its website, but SaferVPN's well-designed and professional offering still gave us a very positive first impression. This isn't about the glossy...
As you'll probably guess from the name, Unblock VPN is all about enabling access to blocked websites and internet services. Netflix isn't on the list, but the company claims it can unlock, BBC iPlayer, Hulu,...
How many VPN locations do you really need? The hundreds offered by some services will be overkill for most people, but HideIPVPN's grand total of seven doesn't impress us, either. The geographical spread of...
Does your love for PC gaming express itself with an LED-filled rig, multiple view-filling screens and a racing chair that wouldn’t look out of place in a starship cockpit? Then you’ll go gaga for...

Wireless

The “iPhone 8” wireless charging feature will probably use existing protocols like Qi or Airfuel. According to a new note from Cowen and Company anaylst Timothy Arcuri, seen by AppleInsider, the next-generation...
The clock is ticking to save Central Africa's forest elephants. Populations of the elusive elephants have plunged by around 80 percent inside one of the region's most important nature preserves. Within...
 The amount of money U.S. users are spending on iPhone apps is steadily climbing, but one category in particular saw significant growth last year: Entertainment apps. The category – home to streaming services...
Li-Fi, or Light Fidelity, is an interesting and exciting potential competitor to the wireless veteran, Wi-Fi. Using light bulbs and solar cells to transmit data, this “novel” alternative could take the market by...