A Dope Smuggling Drone Crashed Outside a Maximum Security Prison in South Carolina

We’ve seen unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), otherwise known as drones, used in countless ways. They’re big with photographers looking for a unique birds-eye perspective. They’re big with the military (obviously) in gathering intelligence covertly and delivering big booms not so covertly. One thing we hadn’t seen, until now, was a drone be used to smuggle [...]

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#ThrowbackThursday 5 Gadgets From Early Bond Movies That Are Now Commonplace

One of my favorite things about Spy Movies is the gadgets those spies get to use. It’s always on the cutting edge of technology or just great stuff that we can’t imagine actually being a real thing. So for today’s Throwback Thursday, here are 5 gadgets from early Bond movies that are now commonplace. 1. [...]

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#ThrowbackThursday for Tech Geeks: Video Games of the 1990s

After the incredible success of video games in the 1980s, things really took off in the next decade. In the 90s, we saw game franchises spring up that still produce hit titles to this day. Here’s a look at some of the most popular video games from that era. Mario Kart (1992) In the Mario [...]

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This Artful Google Project Will Keep You Entertained for Hours

Have you heard of the Google Cultural Institute? It’s pretty amazing. In true Google fashion, the search giant has partnered with hundreds of museums, cultural institutions, and archives to host the world’s cultural treasures online. But they decided, somewhere along the line, that just documenting the artwork in museums wasn’t enough. So they created the [...]

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President Obama Signs Cell Phone Unlocking Bill Into Law

On Friday, President Barack Obama signed into law the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, which makes legal your ability to unlock your cell phone for use on other carriers. This action came about thanks to a petition on the White House’s “We the People” microsite, which allows citizens to petition the White House [...]

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The Reviews Are In For The Amazon Fire Phone – Should You Consider Buying One?

In June, after years of speculation and rumors, Amazon released its first smartphone: the Amazon Fire Phone. It runs FireOS, a heavily skinned and modified version of Android 4.2.2, and foregoes the Google Play Store in favor of the Amazon App Store. On the outside, we have a device with a 4.7-inch 720p display, not [...]

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Shazam Introducing Mac Toolbar To Constantly Detect Music And TV Shows

For as long as apps on smartphones have been “a thing”, Shazam has been like the granddaddy of them all. The music recognition app was one of the first iPhone apps that really captured our imaginations and caused us to show friends what it could do by tapping the app and within seconds being able [...]

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@evleaks Announces Retirement From Leaking

The day has finally come. Prominent smartphone and gadget leaker Evan Blass, known to the Internet as @evleaks, is throwing in the towel. In a tweet on Sunday, he wrote “All good things must come to an end. Thank you for an amazing two years. [RETIREMENT]” The Next Web caught up with Blass for an [...]

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Samsung ‘Phablet’ Reportedly Stops Bullet From Killing Man In Taiwan

If you own a ‘phablet’ phone like the Samsung Galaxy Mega, chances are, you’ve been made fun of by friends for your large phone once or twice. A news story out of Taiwan this week where a man’s life was reportedly saved when his Galaxy Mega stopped a bullet from killing you will have phablet [...]

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The Robot That Is A Member Of The Family

Look how cute this little guy is. Wouldn’t it be nice to have this companion around to help you out? We’ve been imagining what it would be like to have robot helpers for years. Maybe it’s finally time to make it a reality. We are still a few years out, but you have the opportunity [...]

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