AT&T Thinks Shitty Internet For Poor Families Will Help Its Merger 
AT&T is trying to acquire DirecTV , a deal worth some $67 billion that would create a soul-sucking leviathan telecoms company. The deed is all but done, and just awaiting FCC approval — something AT&T is hoping
Watch this mad man use a swing set to jump and fly over an entire house
My goal in life as a child on a swing set was to swing so high that I would rotate a full 360 degrees (or at least reach the highest height possible before chickening out). I think
You Can Now Stream Showtime—Sans Cable—For $11 a Month
The era of à la carte TV may finally be here—ready or not . Today, you can officially stream Showtime over the internet, without a cable subscription, for $11 a month. You can get it through Apple
Can a laser etched tortilla actually play music like a vinyl record?
One of those jokester Vines had previously made a six-second funny on a tortilla playing music but Rhapsody Records wanted to see if it was actually feasible. Supposedly it is! They took an uncooked flour tortilla and
Pewdiepie Responds To Haters, Kills It
This is Felix Kjellberg, giving us some major real talk about his success—and it’s wonderful.Read more...
The Biggest Danger From This Year's Historic Wildfire Season
Wildfires are tearing across Alaska and western Canada at a record-breaking rate this summer . But stands of blackened trees and cross-continental plumes of smoke are only the most visible signs of damage from the 300 or
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The next 'Star Wars Anthology' flick is a Han Solo prequel
Get ready to add another big Star Wars date to your calendar. On May 25th, 2018, Disney is planning another standalone flick in the universe, this time focusing on Han Solos early days -- before he ran into
Plex's Xbox One update brings music, playlists and more
There are a host of new features coming to Plexs Xbox One app. In addition to the standard fare of navigation tweaks, added SmartGlass functionality and bug fixes, the media organizer/caster now allows users to play music through
Special 'Destiny' PS4 is another expensive bundle option
If youre a hardcore Destiny fan, its been a rough couple weeks. First, Bungie announced the games next big expansion, then it revealed some of its content would be exclusive to a pricey $80 collectors edition -- even
The best of Public Access Vol. 4: Mac Powerbooks, Microsoft Bob and more
The past week on Public Access has seen yall looking both forward and back in tech history. Englishman and US resident Jess James explained how he would change the course of history (and the outcome of the US
Attacker who ruined your holiday gaming gets a slap on the wrist
If you were hoping that all of the Lizard Squad attackers who took down the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live last holiday would get their comeuppance... well, youll be disappointed. A Finnish court has convicted Julius Kivimäki (aka
​ChargePoint wants to put a $500 electric car charger in your garage
If you have an electric car, youre probably familiar with ChargePoint: its the largest electric vehicle charging network out there. It has chargers all over the world, and a lot of them are free to use. Later this
The FBI needs your help finding 250 sextortion victims
Lucas Michael Chansler is a 26-year-old sexual predator sentenced to 105 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple counts of child pornography production. Over several years, he tricked roughly 350 teenage girls from 26 states into giving
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The Bright Office-on-a-Wall Workspace
If you have a wall to spare, a shelving system can make for a great custom workspace. This one is filled with stuff, but still manages to look bright and organized.Read more...
Get More Out of Your Notes with the Consolidation Method
To get the most out of your notes, you need to do more than just review them. Consolidating your notes on a weekly basis, and before exams, makes your studying more focused and active.Read more...
This 4-In-1 Gadget is the Perfect Travel Partner
This HooToo gadget is actually four devices in one:
Get Your Kids Learning and Building This Summer with Maker Camp 2015
If you’re looking for a great way to squash any summer boredom, Maker Camp teaches kids how to build all kinds of cool projects right at home, for free.Read more...
Most Popular Light Bulb: Cree 60W Soft White LED Bulb
Light bulbs come in all shapes, sizes, and even feature sets now. Earlier in the week we asked you for your picks , and then looked at the five best light bulbs in general. Of those five,
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Career Spotlight: What I Do as an Anesthesiologist
It’s easy to take for granted the precision with which modern medicine can manage and alleviate pain, whether you’re put under for surgery or in recovery. Anesthesiologists have a joke about that: anyone can put you to
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Pens Are Making a High-Tech Comeback
Several companies, Microsoft among them, are trying to re-write the rules of pen-based input on computers. Sounds sketchy, but its getting there. The post Pens Are Making a High-Tech Comeback appeared
Streaming Music Has an Offline Problem
Music is supposed to go everywhere, but the best music-streaming services dont. The post Streaming Music Has an Offline Problem appeared first on WIRED.
Instagram Finally Rolls Out High-Res Pics for iPhone 6 Plus
The popular photo-sharing service is upgrading the quality of its in-app imagery. The post Instagram Finally Rolls Out High-Res Pics for iPhone 6 Plus appeared first on
Turns Out Strapping Fireworks to Your Drone Can End Badly
This past weekend, one unlucky drone met its fiery death. The post Turns Out Strapping Fireworks to Your Drone Can End Badly appeared first on WIRED.
Proxy Services Are Totally Unsecure. Here Are Alternatives
Free VPNs come with too many strings attached. Its time to find a better solution. The post Proxy Services Are Totally Unsecure. Here Are Alternatives appeared first on WIRED.
Review: GoPro Hero4 Session
GoPros new Hero4 Session is a small, cube-shaped camera thats totally waterproof, no case required. The post Review: GoPro Hero4 Session appeared first on WIRED.
Review: Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
The new ATH-M50x has the same sound as the previous version, but with a few added features. The post Review: Audio-Technica ATH-M50x appeared first on WIRED.
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This 3D-Printed Hydroponic System Snaps Together Like Pot-Laced LEGO
 As we move towards a 420 future, hydroponic systems for a bit of homegrown foliage will be in great demand. The folks at 3Dponics are ready. They’ve announced a sort of modular
GoPro And Red Bull Should Merge And Become A Full-Time Media Company
 Yesterday, GoPro unveiled its latest flagship action camera, the GoPro Hero4 Session. As always, the company released a long video packed with great shots of extreme sports. But two things struck me
The Micro:bit Is Shaping Up To Be The Perfect Programming Device For Kids
 The BBC is set to continue its history in educational computing with the Micro:bit. First displayed in March, the broadcaster just revealed the final design and programming environment of the tiny programmable
Doppler Labs Lands $17 Million In Series B
 Doppler Labs, the same team that brought you the Dubs mechanical ear plug and the Here Active Listening system, is today announcing the close of a $17
thethings.iO Pulls In $270k To Expand Its IoT Platform
 Barcelona-based Internet of Things startup thethings.iO has bagged a €250,000 round of business angel funding to build out its backend platform for IoT. Read More
China’s Mobile Engine Is Slowing, Says Gartner
 Winter might well be coming for (more) smartphone makers as the sales engine of China shows signs of saturation and slowing growth, according to analyst Gartner. Read More
Scientists Turn To Seahorses For Nearly Unbreakable Limbs
 Researchers at Clemson University have created a new sort of robotic design based on the long, curled tail of the seahorse. The seahorse is unique because it consists of “square prisms surrounded
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Twitter Would Love To Celebrate Your Birthday
How many of us actually remember the birthdays of our friends and close associates without the help of electronic tools such as social networks? I suppose only a small handful, as
Google Play Music Wiping Downloaded/Cached Songs On SD Cards
If you’re subscribed to Google Play Music and you’re wondering why is it that as of late, your songs have been wiped from your SD card, well fret not because it
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Might Not Sport A microSD Slot
In previous versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note series, like the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung offered microSD support for memory expansion. However it seems that support for microSD could be ending
Sony’s Live Screen Streaming App Will Stream To YouTube And Twitch
Twitch and YouTube are great platforms if you like watching video game streams, playthroughs, reviews, and more. However most of the games that are streamed are typically PC games, meaning that
New Facebook Data Center To Rely On Renewable Energy
When you are a company the size of Facebook, and in the industry in which they are in, having a data center that is reliable would be on the top
Apple Watch Sales On The Slide
It looks like the Apple Watch, once touted to be the next big thing, where there were high hopes of it changing the way that the smartwatch industry worked in the
Alleged Xiaomi Mi 5 Specs Leaked
Less than a week ago, we did bring you whispers of alleged Xiaomi Mi5 specifications, where its current soon-to-be predecessor, the Xiaomi Mi4, is about to arrive at its 12-month retirement
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‘Albert’ Digital Clock Forces You to Wake Up, Calculate the Time
Give your brain an early morning workout every day with Albert. It’s a digital clock that makes you think and do some mental math before giving you what you want–
Deal Of The Day: 25% Off On JUNOPOWER Portable Jump Starter
  Whether you need power for your phone or for your car, the JUNOPOWER Portable Jump Starter has got you covered. It’s an external battery pack with a 6,000mAh capacity
Deal Of The Day: 28% Off On Bluetooth Shower Speaker
The time you spend in the shower could be significantly enhanced if only you could spend it while listening to some music. The Bluetooth Shower Speaker helps you do that
The United M48 Tactical War Hammer with Sheath
Whenever we come across something like the United M48 Tactical War Hammer, we often read about zombies in the description some journalists give it. It’s as if we have to
Kingii, The Wrist-Worn Inflatable Flotation Device Could Save Your Life
You’ve seen them: kids on boats thinking they’re too cool to wear a life jacket. It’s all fun and games until one of them falls off and realizes he doesn’t
Homping Grill Is An Upgrade To Portable BBQs
BBQ season is in full swing and the list of ways to get your meat cooked is nearly endless. You’re going to have to add the Homping Grill to that:
Giant Unicorn Lamp is Ginormous and Awesome!
A small unicorn lamp is cool. A medium-sized one is better. But a giant unicorn lamp? That’s just plain awesome! So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a campaign
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Why attempt home automation yourself when you can have a pro do it for you? (Post sponsored by URC)
We know the standard answer to the question in the headline: Because it’s cheaper. But is it really?The post Why attempt home automation yourself when you can have a pro do it for you? (Post sponsored by URC) appeared first
TechnologyTell Review: Phiaton MS 100 BA earphones
When it comes to wearable personal audio, I tend to prefer on- and over-ear headphones. Not so much earphones, even though I’ve experienced some really great products for sound and/or features. For me, in-ear devices are all about the comfort
One-branded HTC ‘Aero’ tipped for early November ‘intermediate’ launch
Ready for more high-end HTC handheld confusion and probably still no chance to challenge Samsung or even LG flagships? Rumor has it no radically redesigned One M9 sequel is in the pipeline by the year’s end, with the M9+ instead
Forget Touch ID, the OnePlus 2 fingerprint sensor is purportedly ‘done right’
Apparently not one to “hop on the me too bandwagon” with immature, gimmicky technologies, OnePlus waited for mobile fingerprint recognition to evolve and fully bloom before it could be fitted on the “impressive, thoughtful and versatile” 2. That’s right, ladies
What Helsinki Can Teach America about the Internet
In 1998, famed and revered economist Paul Krugman penned the following words: “By 2005 or so, it will become clear that the Internet’s impact on the economy has been no greater than the fax machine’s.” As a standalone quote, it’s
TechnologyTell Review: Kensington 5200mAh USB Mobile Charger
Is there ever going to be an end to external battery packs? Probably not for quite some time. So you might as well get in and get one now, right? While there are many, many to choose from, not all
TechnologyTell Review: Limefuel Rugged L150XR battery
I brought my Limefuel L130X battery to a park (a park! for my kid) this one time, and it came back home looking quite roughed up. It had been knocked down off its perch a bunch of times – the
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