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5 Cool Home Automation Gadgets

By Tim Smith.   We may not be at the point of flying cars or homes like from the 1999 movie “Smart House” but there are plenty of handy-dandy gadgets to make life in the 21st century much easier. Here’s a small haul of clever things you might’ve never known existed. 1. Nest Learning Thermostat […]

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Why Air Leaks Are So Important To A/C Users

It may be winter in the Northern Hemisphere now, but not in the southern hemisphere, where the seasons are the opposite. You may wonder why people caulk their windows and seal their houses/rooms tightly while their air conditioners are in operation. Could a little crack in the window really be a big deal? Unfortunately, gaps and […]

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Xiaomi Tops Apple’s Smartphone Usage Rate

There is a smartphone company blowing up in China, and it is already tremendously successful. Xiaomi is what some would call ‘China’s Apple’. Xiaomi has not only been growing at a breakneck pace of approximately 100% per year (where revenue is concerned), but for every 100 minutes iPhone users spent using apps, Xiaomi users spent […]

Google Translate Sign Recognition Screenshot

Google Translate Now Offers Real-Time Speech Translation

Google Translate is now offering real-time speech translation and easier sign translation. You can just point your phone’s camera at a sign and it will translate it for you. An even more important feature is its ability to translate another person’s speech and play the translated result out loud. You can actually have face to […]

The Chevy Bolt EV.

GM Unveils The Chevy Bolt At The NAIAS

GM has unveiled the Chevrolet Bolt electric car at the NAIAS (Detroit Auto Show). This hatchback is a potential game changer due to an unusual combination of qualities — a price tag in the $30,000 USD range (after rebates), and a range of 200 miles (without the use of a combustion engine). All the other […]

A 3.7 volt, 3.8 Wh, 1.02 Ah Nokia cellphone battery (lithium-ion). Image Credit: Kompulsa.

New Phone Battery Recharges In Under 2 Minutes

It’s happening again! Another one of many companies (StoreDot) has claimed to invent a charger and battery that can recharge in under 2 minutes. This time, it is a smartphone battery. I’m not saying that these technologies aren’t real, because they are, but there are obstacles impeding commercialization, and I think it is safe to say […]

Samsung Gear VR.

Razer Creates Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) Ecosystem

Razer, a high-end gaming technology manufacturer has created what they call a fully open source virtual reality ecosystem (OSVR) which enables developers to improve on virtual reality software and hardware. This also enables developers to learn from game engines and virtual reality technology built by professionals, therefore this will go a long way towards expanding […]

Samsung Active Wash

The Samsung Active Wash Machine Has A Built-In Sink

Samsung has created a washing machine dubbed the Active Wash with a unique new feature. The Active Wash has a sink built into the lid which can be used to pre-wash wash fabrics. We have all encountered that stubborn stain once in a while which won’t go away unless we put them through multiple wash cycles or […]

The e-Strap.

e-Strap Is A Smartwatch Option For Luxury Watch Fans

Smartwatch manufacturers such as Motorola, LG, and Apple have created technology to appeal to luxury and analog watch fans. Motorola released the Moto 360 with a round screen, LG did the same with the LG G Watch R, but without the small blank area under the screen that the Moto 360 had. Apple intends to release […]

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck.

Low Gas Prices May Not Affect Fuel Economy Targets (Yet)

Gas prices across the United States have fallen to low levels which are well under $3 per gallon. Economically, this is good, but people are likely to waste more, offsetting the economic benefit and increasing emissions. People are likely to start buying gas guzzlers again, as they did in the past. Most people only buy […]


The Boy Next Door Will Be In Theatres January 23

The Boy Next Door is a Universal Pictures film about a mother (Jennifer Lopez’s character — Claire) with a frequently cheating husband who has yet to get a divorce (even after 9 months!), and is raising her son. In this film, a boy who just moved in next door (Ryan Guzman’s character — Noah) swoops in […]

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Reminder: Don’t Install Movie Downloaders

The Interview is a controversial comedy about an attempt to assassinate the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco. It was made available on YouTube, Google Play, Xbox Video, iTunes, and a Kernel website. Unfortunately, a malicious Android app was developed to trick users into thinking it would download The Interview, […]