Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S8

Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung’s next flagship phone, the Galaxy S8, will be arriving very soon. The pressure is on for the Korean electronics giant to deliver a flagship phone that not only improves on the specs of last year’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, but also kicks the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus’ butt. Adding more features has always been Samsung’s approach with new flagships, but as the company is no doubt aware after the Galaxy Note7 literally burned out, everyone will be watching closely to see what new safety measures it includes…

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An Exhaustive Explanation of the Best Nerf Dart to Reach For in Battle

An Exhaustive Explanation of the Best Nerf Dart to Reach For in Battle

Some people take their Nerf dart blasters very seriously. There are entire leagues dedicated to running around and blasting fellow players with foam darts — essentially a less painful version of paintball. But what darts are worth arming yourself with? Nerf expert Frank Cooper breaks it down in this exhaustively comprehensive comparison video. Hasbro’s Nerf brand certainly makes a high-quality dart for its toy blasters, but they’re also more expensive than third-party alternatives. And when you’re planning to spend a few hours launching hundreds of darts at your friends, you…

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WeChat beats Google to the punch, releases apps that don't need downloading or installing

WeChat beats Google to the punch, releases apps that don't need downloading or installing

A jewelry buyer posting her latest goods on WeChat. Image: Ke yi/Imaginechina By Yi Shu Ng2017-01-10 09:30:34 UTC Click on a link in China’s top messaging app, WeChat, and you’ll be taken to a rich app-like experience, but without needing to download or install anything. Tencent, WeChat’s maker, on Monday released “mini programs” (Apple wouldn’t allow the word “app” to be used, it seems.) The new mini programs work within the messaging app, and the early crop at launch include a Prisma-like photo editing app, a Pomodoro Timer productivity app,…

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So Why Do Action Movies Make Actresses Fight Like This?

So Why Do Action Movies Make Actresses Fight Like This?

I’ll admit to being dumb and not noticing this before, but action movies seem to make all actresses do the same move during a fight scene: the ‘between-the-legs’ takedown. There’s different variations of it, of course, but the end result is almost always the same, someone ends up in between the action heroine’s legs, and it’s kind of weird how common it happens. This quick-hitting video from Dominick Nero for Fandor Keyframe shows fight scenes from various movies like Goldeneye, X-Men, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, a couple of the Fast…

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Super cute little Elmo robot wants to teach kids to code

Super cute little Elmo robot wants to teach kids to code

LAS VEGAS — Elmo’s coming to Sesame Street with a brand new set of wheels.  On Tuesday, WowWee showed off ELMOJI, its upcoming robotic collaboration with Sesame Workshop. It’s a teeny robot version of your favorite Sesame Street character, and its goal is to teach kids to code. ELMOJI works alongside an app that WeeWow says will teach young children the basic foundations of coding through cute, visual Elmo emojis. As kids work their way through games, Elmoji moves around, reacts to stimuli and encourages their progress. The ELMOJI and…

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The Best Fitness Trackers to Help You Achieve Your Fitness Resolutions

The Best Fitness Trackers to Help You Achieve Your Fitness Resolutions

A brand new year is upon us, and with it comes everyone attempting their own personal New Year’s resolutions. Lots of people tend to opt for the business of dieting or getting fit, and thankfully there is tech to help you out along the way. Particularly if physical fitness is your main end goal. Here are a few options you should take a look at if you want some help keeping track of your progress. Fitbit Charge 2, £110 Fitbit’s latest and best fitness tracker, complete with all the usual…

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2016: The year Facebook became the bad guy

2016: The year Facebook became the bad guy

Facebook numbs us.  It’s supposed to: As an app and social network, it offers an unending feed of comforting memories, photos from friends and updates from trusted brands. (“Not enjoying pooping at work?” Let Charmin help.) But we felt a little sting in 2016, when Facebook, despite its best efforts, became political — an institution with far more power than many of us once recognized. It was the bad guy in an era that felt like a dystopic movie. It plotted to expand its internet service empire, giving us a…

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How the Rhymes of Dr. Seuss Taught Us Language

How the Rhymes of Dr. Seuss Taught Us Language

Kaptain Kristian’s latest explainer video is a fun one: he explains how the anapestic tetrameter rhyming style of Dr. Seuss helped us better understand language as kids, all while rhyming in the video himself. It’s stupidly catchy (obviously, because it’s done in the style of Dr. Seuss) and so easy to listen to, which is the point because that catchiness and fun is basically a trick Dr. Seuss books used to make us all want to read on our own.

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Here’s what future Las Vegas might look like

Here’s what future Las Vegas might look like

Las Vegas represents possibility, optimism and temptation. It’s a city with lights running through its veins and creativity pumping in its heart. That said, it’s really no surprise that Vegas also happens to be a city that is fully embracing technology.  Below, we explore what some of today’s most exciting technologies may mean for the next ten years of this larger-than-life slice of America. Vegas VR  A high-tech mindset isn’t new for Vegas: The city has long played host to the annual CES event, a launch pad for some of…

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Listerine Kills Gonorrhea Bacteria, But Please Don't Get Any Ideas

Listerine Kills Gonorrhea Bacteria, But Please Don't Get Any Ideas

Scientists have concluded that mouthwash kills gonorrhea bacteria — in your mouth, that is. I can’t vouch for your other parts, but maybe don’t put mouthwash there. Now you’re thinking the same thing that I did: okay, of course Listerine kills bacteria. Well, Listerine advertising from far back as 1879 said the product cured gonorrhea, according to Live Science. But the scientists behind this most recent study state that no one bothered to test the claim until now. The recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report showing an uptick…

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Waiter-less, cashier-less restaurant is the stuff of the future

Waiter-less, cashier-less restaurant is the stuff of the future

We’ve seen the future of fast food and it’s full of secretive cooking, utensils popping out of walls and a whole lot of quinoa. Eatsa, an innovative, vegetarian automated restaurant chain, which just opened its first East Coast location (in New York) on Wednesday, is looking to revolutionize the food industry by offering customers a one-of-a-kind food experience. The tech-savvy restaurant aims to offer fresh, affordable food fast, but with an unconventional twist: It replaces the presence of good old-fashioned cashiers and waiters with… robots. Instead of the usual face-to-face…

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Rogue One: What Did We See in the Trailer That Didn't Make the Final Cut?

Rogue One: What Did We See in the Trailer That Didn't Make the Final Cut?

This post contains enormous, life-ruining spoilers, so don’t read it until you’ve seen the new film. And don’t complain that we didn’t warn you. Last summer we learned the worrying news that Rogue One was undergoing some major reshoots. This is usually a bad sign in movie production, albeit one that is fairly common on major blockbusters, because it suggests that the film needs some significant tinkering to make it work. Apparently the big problem was that director Gareth Edward’s first cut of the film wasn’t light enough, and wasn’t…

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Horrifying Worm Larva Is Basically a Disembodied Head

Horrifying Worm Larva Is Basically a Disembodied Head

Good news, everyone: Biologists have discovered a species of marine worm that, when still in its larval stage, is nothing more than an algae-gobbling, disembodied head. Most animals have at least a semblance of an adult-like body when they’re young. But a new study published in the journal Current Biology shows this isn’t always the case, and that for some sea creatures, bodies are completely overrated. The marine acorn worm Schizocardium californicum lives for months as nothing more than a head, swimming around chomping algae. The discovery of this odd…

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Netflix's 'Fuller House' Mr. Bear toy is the shared-viewing experience we want

Netflix's 'Fuller House' Mr. Bear toy is the shared-viewing experience we want

Netflix is hoping to pull on some heartstrings this holiday season with a brand new way to snuggle up to loved ones near and far.  The company announced the specs for “Connected Mr. Bear,” a plush teddy based on Stephanie Tanner’s beloved toy from the early seasons of the original run of Full House. The second season of the Fuller House revival series set to stream Dec. 9, so Netflix is hoping to double down on its nostalgia and sentimentality.    Connected Mr. Bear promises a special Fuller House viewing…

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We're Hooked on the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer

We're Hooked on the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer

Marvel’s released the latest teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and it’s got so much Baby Groot, it’s almost too cute to handle. The first look at the sequel came out in October, with some brief slow-motion glances at Star-Lord and the rest of the team (including Baby Groot, who is just too precious for words). Now, we’re seeing a bigger focus on the group in action, along with our first peek at Pom Klementieff’s Mantis, who looks like she’s spilling some of Star-Lord’s deep-dark secrets- much to…

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7 tech gifts for the filthy rich

7 tech gifts for the filthy rich

You shun Black Friday and Cyber Monday as discount feeding frenzies that you’d never partake of. And when limited-edition sneakers are immediately sold out just minutes after release, you don’t flinch at paying a $1,000 premium for impossible to get $150 shoes. If this describes you or a friend you plan on gifting, then you’ve arrived the right place. The following are a few money-is-no-object options to impress your friends and family who are lucky enough to know someone flush with the sweetest holiday nog: disposable income.   Trump iPhone…

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The Best Gifts for Fans of All Things Star Wars

The Best Gifts for Fans of All Things Star Wars

With Christmas less than a month away, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to buy for friends and family. If you’re struggling to find something for the sci-fi geek in your life, you’re in luck, because there’s a new Star Wars film coming out in a couple of weeks and that means there’s plenty of stuff out there you can spend your money on. So without further adieu, here are the best Star Wars-themed gifts for you to buy this Christmas. Sphero BB-8, £78 The ultimate Star Wars toy…

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