T-Mobile Will Stop Customers Abusing Unlimited Data
T-Mobile’s ‘unlimited means unlimited’ policy is good for consumers, but it’s also a boon for less scrupulous users who use cell data to replace broadband, with the help of a few dubious workarounds. Starting today, the endless
MIT Just Put Out One of The Year's Best Collections of Science Fiction
MIT’s Technology Review has a bit of a secret: just about every year, they put together a science fiction edition titled Twelve Tomorrows. It’s one of the best collections of short science fiction out there, and you
Go Dogfighting In An F-15 In This Crazy Video
Kingsley Air National Guard Base, located in Southern Oregon’s Klamath Falls, is home to America’s only F-15C/D training unit, the 173th Fighter Wing. It is sometimes referred to as “K-Falls,” or more often “the land of no
An Amphibious Weed-Cutting Boat Is the Only Vehicle I Would Ever Need
Normally, you wouldn’t think of a vehicle used to clean rivers as being particularly cool. But I challenge you to find one single thing wrong with this chainsaw-wielding boat/tank hybrid. Read more...
Sony's Upcoming Z5 Flagship (Probably) Gets Shown Off On Video
Sony’s new flagship smartphone isn’t meant to make its debut until later this week, but that hasn’t stopped someone leaking a two-minute video showing off some of the phone’s better features. Read more...
RIP Wes Craven, Iconic Director of Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream
Iconic horror director Wes Craven died today aged 76, of brain cancer. In addition to creating the character of Freddy Krueger in Nightmare on Elm Street and the most famous meta-horror franchise with Scream, he also directed
Use an Old Kindle to Share Messages on the Fridge Electronically
Sure, writing a note on a piece of paper and plopping a magnet on it to stick it to a refrigerator works perfectly fine. But if you have an old Kindle around and want an over-engineered, but
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Sony is crowdfunding a smart watch with a dumb face
For the better part of a year, Sony has encouraged employees to come forward with their own projects and showcase them via its First Flight crowdfunding platform. Early ideas have included an e-paper watch, a smart remote
India accuses Google of gaming search results
In Europe, Google stands accused of favoring its own products and services when providing search results to users. Now, India has joined in, with the country's Competition Commission accusing the company of abusing its dominant position in
Sony spokesman says the Xperia Z5 'Premium' has a 4K screen
Sony's incoming Xperia Z5 flagship will be the first smartphone with a 4K screen, according to a leaked video from Clubic.com. In it, Sony's marketing director says the company will release both a 5.2-inch Z5 and 5.5-inch
LG dresses its luxury smartwatch in a gold suit
LG's Watch Urbane was a pretty watch, but it was hardly going to impress the super-rich with its sub-$300 price tag. That's why the Korean company has teamed up with Reeds Jewelers to craft the LG Watch
Tesco wants you to buy vinyl records with your milk
Music headlines are often dominated by which albums are (or aren't) on popular streaming services, but an older music format is quietly making a comeback: vinyl. After the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) announced that annual UK album
Those Netflix movies you lost just went to Hulu
Hulu is about to get a load of well-known movies like Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, Interstellar and Wolf of Wall Street. The US company confirmed the rumor that it will now stream content from Epix, the service
Google OnHub review: Routers don't have to be so complicated
If you're like me, a cold feeling of dread grips your heart every time your internet goes out. "Is Comcast down," I ask myself, "or is my horrible router misbehaving yet again?" This usually follows 10 minutes
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You Don't Have a Creative Block, You're Just Procrastinating
When you get writer’s block (or any other creative block) it can be tough to get past it. There are strategies you can use to get the juices flowing. They all have one thing in common: they
T-Mobile Begins Downgrading "Network Abusers" Who Bypass Tethering Limits
Tethering has always been a sore subject with carriers . While T-Mobile has a plan that includes a limited amount of tethered data with its unlimited data plans, the company claims that a few users are bypassing
This Video Teaches You How to End a Conversation Gracefully
Everyone knows what it’s like to get trapped in a conversation. Even if you like the person you’re talking to, you don’t want to be rude or insulting, but you want the conversation to end. This video
Learn the Basics of Buying a Home With This Online Glossary
Buying a home is a daunting experience. Especially if you’ve never done it before, the process is difficult to navigate, and half the battle is figuring out what all the mortgage-related jargon means. This website will help
Create a Network-Wide Ad Blocker with a Raspberry Pi
You have software to block ads on your computer, but if you want to block ads on all your devices—from your smartphone to your tablets—you’ll need something a little stronger. Enter the Pi-Hole, a Raspberry Pi image
The Start to Finish Guide to Sharpening a Knife with a Whetstone
There’s no need to buy new extravagant knife sets every time your blades start to dull. Instead, you can take care of the knives you have and prolong their lifespan. This video will show you how to
Use an Old Kindle to Share Messages on the Fridge Electronically
Sure, writing a note on a piece of paper and plopping a magnet on it to stick it to a refrigerator works perfectly fine. But if you have an old Kindle around and want an over-engineered, but
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It’s Really, Really Hard to Turn Speech Into GIFs
For now, we’ll have to be content with the variety of entertaining GIF-making apps at our disposal. The post It’s Really, Really Hard to Turn Speech Into GIFs
Has Amazon Cracked the Problem With In-App Payments?
In-app payments arent going away any time soon. But increasingly, alternatives are becoming available that might offer some relief. The post Has Amazon Cracked the Problem With In-App Payments?
The New Tech of Disaster Response, From Apps to Aqua-Drones
In the decade since Hurricane Katrina, federal and state governments have tried to make disaster response more efficient with new tech and new policies. The post The
Gadget Lab Podcast: A Child Named Amazon
This week, the hosts discuss Amazons hardware business, the agony of the cable-cutter, and the ethics of using Uber. The post Gadget Lab Podcast: A Child Named Amazon appeared first
Peep Like the Elite With These $3,500 Binoculars
Famed German optics company Leica has teamed up with famed Italian automotive design house Zagato to create a new set of extra-fancy binoculars. The post Peep Like the Elite
Amazon’s Hardware Isn’t About You, and That’s the Problem
Amazon produces hardware that’s designed to help Amazon sell things, often at the detriment of the overall user experience. The post Amazon’s Hardware Isn’t About You, and That’s
Never Attempt This Herculean Feat of Strength and Balance, Bro
Bro, do you even lift? Bradley Martyn does, obviously, because he just squatted 315 pounds on a scooter. The post Never Attempt This Herculean Feat of Strength and Balance, Bro appeared first on WIRED.
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LG Is Selling A Gold-Plated Version Of Its Watch Urbane Smartwatch For $1,200
 Android fans wanting a touch of gold with their smartwatch — a la the Apple Watch — may be interested to learn of a fancy version of LG’s Watch Urbane. Read More
Elon Musk Can’t Be That Afraid Of Robots, Check Out This Tesla Production Line
 Elon Musk has warned us about robots taking over. He’s even donated money to make sure that it doesn’t happen. However, it sure does seem like Tesla relies on robots quite
The Tactico Geomaster Is A Crowdfunded Watch I Could Get Behind
 There are more Kickstarter watches out there these days than grains of sand on the beach. Everyone with a quartz movement and a NATO strap figures they can make and sell some
This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: CarPlay, Booze, And Keyboards
Welcome to the second edition of the TC Gadgets Podcast on Minecraft. This week, we’re discussing Apple CarPlay, the MixStik (which helps you to be an awesome bartender), the new full-size keyboard for mobile devices from LG, and the Sensel
The Perfect Storm Bass Preamp Contains Secret Soviet Technology
 There’s a lot about this Kickstart project to dissuade me from writing about it. First, this is a bass preamp, a little box that sits between the bass player and the amplifier.
FAA Starts Beta Testing App That Tells Drone Pilots Where They Are Allowed To Fly
 Earlier this year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it would soon start beta testing an app that would help drone flyers understand where they can and — more importantly —
The OnePlus 2 Returns With Another Indie Phone Powerhouse
 If you’ve been out of the Android game for a while you’d be hard-pressed to understand why people love OnePlus so much. These phones, conceived by the folks who
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Sony 4K Action Cam Review (FDR-X1000V)
Sony added its new Action Cam camera with 4K video recording to its Action Cam wearable camera lineup at CES 2015. The Sony FDR-X1000V 4K Action Cam has a similar form-factor as the
Scientists Create Device That Turns Breath Into Words
Imagine you are paralyzed, how would you communicate with others? Sure there are some methods available at the moment, but nothing quite beats the written or spoken language, right? The good news is that scientists are working towards that and
Tourism Australia Launches Giant Selfie Service To Attract Tourists
Selfies are a huge thing with smartphone OEMs creating smartphones designed to take selfies, which basically means that these phones come with wide-angle, bright, and high megapixel front-facing cameras. In fact some camera makers have also tried to create compact
Sony’s Wena Wrist Is The Company’s Next Smartwatch
In the past we have seen Sony launch wearables before, although when it comes to smartwatches, the company hasn’t really made that leap yet, at least until now. It seems that Sony has recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for a
Assassin’s Creed Movie Will Tie-In With The Games
Usually when movies are made about video games, they tend to deviate from the game’s original story. We suppose this is done because the story has already been played
Final Fantasy XV Has Been Pegged For A 2016 Release
Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XV has been in the works for a while now, and we’re sure many are curious as to when the game will be released. In fact it was last year that we were treated to some
New Warcraft Movie Footage Leaked Online
Until today, the public has yet to see any kind of footage from the upcoming Warcraft movie. We have seen photos, but an officially released trailer has yet to make
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Underwater Mask With Integrated GoPro Mount
It’s very often not until you actually have to do something that you realize just how hard it is to accomplish. Like… how often have you thought about how complicated
EggMap Lets You Zoom In By Squeezing
The iPhone brought us “Pinch-to-zoom”, but the EggMap is hoping to get us acquainted with “Squeeze-to-zoom” instead. It’s a conceptual creation by Denes Sator, a product/industrial/graphic designer based out of
Minimal Float Wall Desk by Orange22 – Multi Use Workstation or Display Shelf
With the Minimal Float Wall Desk by Orange22, you won’t have to compromise on the amount of floor space at your home or studio for an office desk anymore. This
Solar Charger With Ultra-High Capacity Battery
You may ask why go for a solar charger at all when there are tons of standard chargers available. But when you have one like this Solar charger with ultra-high
ScoopTHAT! II Is A High-Tech Ice Cream Scoop
Scooping ice cream: it’s a serious first-world problem. Heck, it could even be a second world problem, since these guys do have ice cream, right? The issue is that most
Furoshiki Shoes Wrap Around Your Feet Like Bandages
Are we the only animal species that requires footwear? I’m no zoologist, but the whole idea of having to wear shoes always struck me as odd, considering we are animals,
Stealth Beer Koozie Makes It Look Like You’re Drinking Coffee
Where I live, bars stop serving alcohol at 3am. A local pizza join used to have a racket where they’d keep on selling frosty suds after last call, as long
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