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  • Wirecutter's best early deals for Black Friday
    This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their continuously updated.…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 4:31pm -
  • Pornhub owner may become the UK's gatekeeper of online porn
    NSFW Warning: This story may contain links to and descriptions or images of explicit sexual acts.Mindgeek may be the most powerful company that you've never heard of, or at least, a company you'll claim never to have heard about in polite company..…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 4:01pm -
  • How 'Life is Strange' landed in Deck Nine's hands
    Idol Minds had been making video games for 20 years when it rebranded as Deck Nine in May. It's not just the studio's name that changed -- its entire mission refocused. Instead of working on titles like Cool Boarders 2001 and Pain, developers built a…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 3:00pm -
  • 'Untrained Eyes' explores how computers perceive you
    If you search for "man" on Google, most of the image results you'll get are of white males looking confidently at the camera. "Woman," meanwhile, brings up pictures of women that appear to have been taken from a male gaze -- and yes, you guessed it,.…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 2:00pm -
  • Tesla completes its giant Australian Powerpack battery on time
    Tesla has completed its 100 megawatt Powerpack battery backup system in South Australia within 100 days (easily), as Elon Musk had promised. That means the company essentially won the "bet," and won't be on the hook for the entire cost of the project…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 12:31pm -
  • The UK Autumn Budget gets tough on tech companies and tax
    During yesterday's Autumn statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond outlined positive measures to push the adoption of autonomous and electric cars, develop new 5G networks, treble the number of computer science teachers and further research into AI and r…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 12:05pm -
  • UK watchdog tells ISPs to advertise ‘real’ broadband speeds
    Broadband packages are notoriously difficult to untangle. Prices are obscured with introductory discounts and the speeds you get are nothing like what was advertised. It sucks, and the UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) knows it. So today, th…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 11:05am -
  • The Morning After: Thursday, November 23rd 2017
    Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.To go along with the Thanksgiving feast, we have the FCC's plan to kill net neutrality. It's not much of a treat but should provide some reading material if you have the day off. Otherwise, we have an alert abou…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 11:00am -

Ubergizmo

  • America ‘Totally Unprepared’ For Artificial Intelligence’s Impact, Says Hillary Clinton
    Image credit – Getty Images/Andrew Burton Former First Lady, Secretary of State, and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has said that the United States is “totally unprepared” for the societal and economic impact of artificial intelligence.…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 5:01pm -
  • DJI Launches New Goggles For Drone Racers
    Drone racing is a thing now. There are serious championships in which people compete. So it’s not surprising to see hardware companies come out with products aimed at people who like to indulge in this sport. DJI today launched a new version of it…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 4:45pm -
  • Tesla Built The World’s Biggest Battery In Under 100 Days
    Tesla had promised to help South Australia with its energy problems and it has followed through on that promise by building the world’s largest battery in under 100 days. The company has built the biggest lithium ion battery in the world in record…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 4:37pm -
  • Facebook Messenger Cloning Streaks Feature From Snapchat
    Facebook has a habit of cloning Snapchat features for its services. Take the Stories feature for example. Facebook has added ephemeral messaging and stories feature to Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and even Facebook proper. It now appears…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 4:24pm -
  • Broadcom May Increase Bid For Qualcomm
    Broadcom made an unsolicited $130 billion bid to acquire Qualcomm earlier this month. The company hasn’t put itself up for sale but Broadcom went ahead and bid $70 per share for the company anyway. Qualcomm took a few days to respond and ended up…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 4:14pm -
  • Firefox Will Notify Users About Sites That Suffered Data Breach
    It’s not uncommon for websites to suffer data breaches. We frequently hear about websites being targeted by attackers who are after their user data. It’s not possible for the average user to keep track of all of the websites that have suffered a…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 3:55pm -
  • Samsung Releases Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo Beta 3
    It was reported yesterday that Samsung might be rolling out the third Android 8.0 Oreo beta firmware for the Galaxy S8 soon. Samsung today released the Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo beta 3. The third beta release weighs in at 600MB and brings several i…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 3:40pm -
  • Twitter Bookmarks Feature Enters Private Testing
    Twitter has been working on a new feature that will let users save tweets in their timeline that they want to read or refer back to in the future. It started working on this feature last month and Twitter has now revealed that this feature is going…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 3:32pm -

The Wirecutter

  • Easy Gifts for $30, $50, $100, and $200
    We say, skip the gift card—we’ve put in thousands of hours researching and testing products to make choosing a real gift just as easy. Here, we’ve put together a list taken from our most popular guides, a collection of great gifts for a…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 11:23pm -
  • The Best Manual Razor for Most Faces
    Gillette’s Mach3 Sensitive Power Razor is not technically the best a man can get, but it’s more than good enough for most men’s faces because it saves you time and money, or both, compared with anything that provides a closer shave. It…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 11:06pm -
  • The Best Dash Cam
    After spending more than 40 hours researching 150 dash cams, and driving more than 100 miles to test 12 of the most promising models, we recommend the Papago GoSafe 535 as the best dash cam for most drivers. Its video quality ranked among the…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 10:43pm -
  • The Best Smart Thermostat
    We spent more than a month trying five popular smart thermostats—testing the hardware, their accompanying mobile apps, and their integrations with various smart-home systems—and the third-generation Nest remains our pick. Five years after…
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 10:08pm -
  • The Best Weed Grinder
    We considered 31 different grinders and tested 11, finding that the Kannastör Gr8tr produced the most consistently fine and fluffy flowers, making it worth its price even for casual cannabis users. For slightly coarser results, the Medium 3…
    - 22 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 9:01pm -
  • Our Favorite Paper Planners
    A paper planner can help you stay organized and get more accomplished each day, and it’s a more polite way to plan projects and take notes in meetings than using your cell phone or computer. There are so many good planners, made for so many…
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 7:51pm -
  • The Best Portable Jump Starter
    <!-- -->If your car or truck battery dies, a portable jump starter can get you up and running in minutes, so you don’t have to wait for roadside assistance or a Good Samaritan with jumper cables. After researching 40 lithium-ion jump…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 17, 6:36pm -
  • The Best Waffle Maker
    After putting in a total of 63 hours on research, talking with four experts, and testing 21 models, we highly recommend the Krups GQ502D Belgian waffle maker for most people. It consistently delivers perfect-looking, crispy-on-the-outside, te…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 12:37am -

Gadgets and Gizmos

  • 10 Things you could buy instead of the Apple iPhone X
    Before we go down this road I want to say I’ve nothing against Apple, in fact I have an iPhone 7 but cannot for the life of me understand how the base iPhone X is £999. With that in mind I’ve done some research into 10 things you could buy inste…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Nov 17, 10:42pm -
  • Wera Advent-Calender 2017; Tools to turn the biggest grinch around
    It’s a little early for me personally to embrace Christmas; but I am willing to start talking about advent calendars and gifts for those who like to be ready. This week I received the 2017 Wera advent calendar and it looks awesome and has already t…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Nov 17, 9:00pm -
  • Fidget Spinners – stress relief, fad, menace or health magic bullet?
    The meteoric rise of fidget spinners in 2017 has surprised many, including me. These palm sized contraptions, fitted with bearings to make them spin, are hugely popular in the playground and are becoming more commonplace in the work environment. But…
    - 27 May 17, 8:24pm -
  • Apple iPhone 8 – News on dates, specs, prices and rumours
    It’s nearly that time again; that time when Apple dim the lights and unveil their new flagship iPhone. The internet has been buzzing with rumours ranging from mediocre to bat shit crazy and I’ve been pretty slow in gathering these together. But h…
    - 26 May 17, 8:49pm -
  • What Are the Snapchat Sunglasses All About?
    The release of new Snapchat sunglasses has raised more than a few eyebrows. So what are these glasses all about? Well, they have been described as being a bit like Google Glass, although they are a good deal cheaper and more limited in what they can…
    - 13 Dec 16, 5:41pm -
  • Samsung Considering Facial Tracking for Gear VR
    The battle for virtual reality supremacy has really warmed up in recent times. While the Samsung VR gear is widely seen as being an affordable option, there are other VR headsets that are regarded as being of higher technical quality. However, news o…
    - 7 Dec 16, 5:35pm -
  • Nike Self-Tying Sneakers Now on Sale
    Those of us who love Back to the Future have been craving self-tying sneakers for a long time. Well, provided that you have a healthy bank account then you can now get hold of the Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 trainers. They only cost a mere £575, which some…
    - 5 Dec 16, 5:27pm -
  • Google Earth VR Will Transport You Anywhere
    The exciting possibilities of virtual reality are perhaps most clearly shown with the recent release of Google Earth VR. As the name suggests, this is an incredible way of seeing the Earth in all its glory by using a virtual reality headset on Google…
    - 29 Nov 16, 7:51pm -

Slash Gear

  • Gigabyte Aero 15X Review (Late 2017, GTX 1070)
    Over the past few weeks we’ve been testing the Gigabyte Aero 15X gaming notebook. This is one of the newest in new gaming notebooks – as such, it is not part of the “massive performance means massive hardware” families of the past. This machi…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 5:01pm -
  • Don’t sleep on these SanDisk microSD Black Friday deals
    Memory cards and USB drives may not be the most traditional thing to be thankful for on Thanksgiving, but if you’re running out of storage on your phone or camera then some SanDisk memory deals for Black Friday 2017 may still give you reason to be…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 4:49pm -
  • 2017 GMC Acadia Denali AWD Review: The “U” in SUV
    If there’s one truth about the auto industry, it’s that as the years go on, cars have only become bigger. Coupes get lower and longer, sedans pack in more wheelbase like middle-aged spread, and SUVs demand more and more square feet on the asphalt…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 2:25pm -
  • Ultimate Ears Megablast and Blast Review: Alexa cuts the cord
    Bluetooth speakers may be a commodity at this point, but Ultimate Ears wants to set the new Blast and Megablast apart with Amazon’s Alexa. Joining Bluetooth is WiFi, and the ability to speak to Amazon’s virtual assistant: whether that be for requ…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 12:01pm -
  • You can preorder Echo Buttons to make Alexa a gameshow host
    Forget HQ Trivia: Alexa is turning into a game show host, with Amazon’s Echo Buttons finally up for pre-order. Announced alongside the 2017 Echo range earlier this year, the new buttons wirelessly connect to the smart speakers and allow for single-…
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 10:40am -
  • Samsung Black Friday 2017 sale slashes TV and IoT prices
    If you’re in the market for a new 4K television or robotic vacuum, you’re in luck: Samsung has shaved hundreds of dollars from its TV and IoT products, not to mention the tablet discounts. The company’s POWERbot Turbo Robot vacuum, for example,…
    - 17 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 2:00am -
  • COD: WWII Thanksgiving double XP weekend has started a day early
    If you’re a Call of Duty: WWII owner, you can start reaping double experience points now and continue doing so though Monday, November 27. The double experience points weekend applies to all MP Modes, giving players a chance to rake in much more po…
    - 17 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 1:14am -
  • Steam Link is $5 as part of big Black Friday sale
    Steam has launched an “Autumn Deal” that includes a huge discount on the Steam Link, its small device for streaming a game from a PC to a TV. How much of a discount? The device, which is typically $49.99 USD, is currently priced at $4.99 USD. The…
    - 18 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 12:23am -