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‘Nex Machina’ hands-on review

'Nex Machina' takes gaming back to addictive, white-knuckle arcade basics

Amazon goes all-in on physical stores, buys Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion

Prime members may have tantalizing new benefits when Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods Market closes.

Look out, Zelle — PayPal is also touting a new instant bank transfer feature

PayPal's new instant transfer feature is a clear attempt to stay competitive with Zelle, a rival service that's only been around for a few weeks.

‘Super Mario Odyssey': Our first take

‘Super Mario Odyssey’ will surprise and delight you at every turn

The latest Windows Insider build adds a ton of fun new features and effects

This new Insider's build is a major feature update, and provides a preview of what will ship in the Fall Creators Update.

Nintendo delays its Switch online service, but gives us pricing and details

The Switch is riding a wave of momentum, but this online service will shape its future.

Apple’s ‘Siri speaker’ may debut as early as next week

If you have a hankering for Apple products and you're after a smart speaker, you may not have too long to wait.

Tidal struggles to gain ground, fires its third CEO in just two years

While Tidal may have plenty of celebrity endorsement, it's unclear how well users are buying into the service, and leadership is feeling the heat.

The Wrangler camping system brings your kitchen to the great outdoors

Need to cook a full meal while roughing it? The Wrangler Camping System packs everything you need.

Everything you need to know about Android Pay

Android Pay launches PayPal support, could see Canadian release next week

'Injustice 2' review

The most expansive solo experience we’ve seen in a fighting game, Injustice 2 compels you to master its fast-paced, combo driven combat.

‘Aquaman’ director reveals a new photo of the Queen of Atlantis

There's a healthy amount of skepticism surrounding WB's superhero universe, so every new look at one of the upcoming films prompts a lot of debate.

‘Sonic Forces’ lets you make your own Sonic sidekick

Sonic Forces’ takes inspiration from recent Sonic games, while adding new features and a darker tone.

Kobo's waterproof Aura H2O still survives where any kindle would fizzle

Kobo’s new Aura H2O is a great large-screen Kindle alternative that’s also waterproof

Amazon makes it even easier to get free 2-day shipping

If you're a regular Amazon shopper who's not signed up for Prime, the new free shipping minimum offers an even better chance to save some cash.

Got an NES Classic? Here’s how to hack it to play more than 700 games

If you were lucky enough to pick up an NES Classic before production stopped, here's a trick to get the most out of the console.

Ready for fizzy coffee and sparkling tequila? DrinkMate can carbonate anything

If you’ve ever wonder what will happen if you put wine in your SodaStream, the DrinkMate is for you.

Twitter is launching a 24/7 video feed channel with Bloomberg

Twitter-using news addicts will be pleased to hear of Bloomberg's 24-hour video feed launching on the social media service soon.

Apple Music will get a redesign to support its growing streaming video library

Apple is taking a stab at a streaming video service, with as many of ten shows set to debut on its overhauled Apple Music app before the end of the year.

The New Nintendo 2DS XL is coming this summer

The New Nintendo 2DS XL might tempt players who don't care about 3D but like the clamshell design. It signals a commitment to handhelds, too.

Waiting for cheap 4K? Vizio’s two new TV lines will tempt you

If you've been waiting for prices to come down to buy a new TV, Vizio's latest models might have you reaching for your wallet.

Despite pledge to boost diversity, Apple’s numbers have barely budged in past year

Apple may be all about diversity on the surface, but the numbers show that the company hasn’t made strides in becoming more diverse over the last year — its leadership is still overwhelmingly comprised of white men. 

Everything we know about Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus pricing and availability

Featuring top-tier specs, an innovative yet classy design, and features like the all-new Bixby digital assistant — the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are the phones to beat for 2017.

From home to outer space, the new Google Earth is full of things to do

Google Earth underwent a major update that not only redesigned the interface, but also added rich textual and visual content.

Your next MasterCard may have a fingerprint sensor built into it

Companies are taking security very seriously these days, and biometric authentication is rapidly becoming the standard way to protect our identity.

The best media streaming device you can buy

Your TV isn't smart enough! Why Roku's Premiere+ is the best way to stream

‘Starcraft’ is now free for all, following first patch in eight years

The original Starcraft and Brood War can now be enjoyed for free, with added feature improvements and bug fixes.

Disney offers an early look at its Star Wars theme park

Ever since Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, fans have been wondering when Star Wars would be added to the Disney theme parks, and now we have our first look at what's planned.

Nintendo unexpectedly discontinues much-in-demand NES Classic Edition console

The discontinuation of the NES Classic means many people looking to get their hands on the in-demand throwback console will be out of luck.

Sunrise Smart Pillow monitors your sleep cycle as it awakens you

How you wake up just may be the most important part of your sleep, and the Sunrise Smart Pillow wants to make sure you're doing it correctly.

Check out this smart pet door that you control via your smartphone

A smart pet door that you can control via a smartphone could give pet owners greater peace of mind.

PicoBrew’s newest beer-making machine is easier to use and costs under $300

The PicoBrew Pico Model C is less expensive than its predecessor, without losing any functionality.

Microsoft sued for $5 million in class action over Windows 10 upgrades

Microsoft’s latest lawsuit over Windows 10 updates now claims the OS wiped files and broke computers.

Unleash your inner Mozart with Skoove, a piano teaching app now for your iPad

Unleash your inner Mozart with Skoove, a piano teaching app now for your iPad.  Learning how to play the piano can be expensive and hard -- Skoove wants to address both those issues.

Watch party: Vevo’s new feature lets you enjoy music videos with others in real time

Vevo has one of the largest collections of music videos, and will soon let you watch them along with others online, in real time.

The horror: Nintendo Switch still uses the dreaded friend codes

With the numerous modern design features of the Nintendo Switch, the return of friend codes is disappointing.

Amazon wants subscribers to watch, vote on its five new series pilots for 2017

If you're planning your TV viewing schedule for the year, you'll want to keep an eye on these five pilots that Amazon will be debuting later this month.

Clever new water bottle tricks your brain into thinking regular H2O is flavored

Water is an incredibly healthy drink, but it sure can get boring! The creator of this flavor-changing water bottle Kickstarter wants to help.

It’s finally back — Verizon again offers its unlimited plan to eager customers

You win when mobile service providers compete, and your latest victory comes in the form of unlimited data from Verizon.

The Lego Batman movie review

'Lego Batman' is the hero Gotham deserves, and brings the comedy we need right now

Physical video game releases see an increase after a five-year slump

Gaming's digital future is inevitable but publishers ensure that physical video game releases aren't going to stop anytime soon.

With its new tool, Facebook is pushing everyone to make new friends

Why it matters to you: Facebook's new social discovery tool is the closest the platform has ever come to offering something that resembles a dating service.

The Beach Boys’ unsung hero Mike Love shares the band’s secret sauce

“Our goal was always to create the best vocal blend and the most sophisticated harmonies in a rock song.”

Apple may debut its own original TV shows by the end of 2017

By the end of 2017, Apple will have its own scripted, original content and there’s even a suggestion it could start making movies in the future.

There may still be a free way to upgrade Windows 8.1, Windows 7 to Windows 10

Provided by Microsoft pulled the plug on its program offering a free upgrade to Windows 10 on July 29. The company was rather aggressive in its attempt to get everyone on board with the latest platform, causing a lot of headaches. 

Verizon says goodbye to two-year contracts, and bumps its upgrade fee to $30

CES might have grabbed headlines for the past few days — but Verizon quietly made a few changes to its upgrade fee and two-year contract that will have a more immediate impact on new and existing customers.

Skin deep: Researchers show solar-cell implants can power a pacemaker

In the near future, catching some sun might do more than get you a tan and some vitamin D. Researchers at the University of Bern in Switzerland have shown that solar cells placed under the skin can generate enough energy year-round to power a typical pacemaker.

Thousands of jobs lost as Apple supplier Foxconn fully automates its factories

Apple supplier Foxconn may be getting rid of its human workforce. 

Natufia’s Kitchen Garden grows fresh produce with just seeds and tech

Packed to the gills with innovative tech, Natufia’s Kitchen Garden features real-time data analysis which helps the machine quickly process environmental changes and adjust its settings accordingly.

Starting a daily photo project in 2017? This app will donate $1 for each image

Can one photo make a difference? Johnson and Johnson thinks so — for every photo shared through the Donate a Photo app, the company donates $1 to a non-profit.

Best products of 2016: Gaming

This year's best game didn't just transform a genre, it created a culture

Surprise! Apple dominates holiday season smartphone sales once again

Every year we take a look at the performance of our favorite devices and how they stacked up against each other. This year is no different, and (surprise, surprise!) Apple came out on top.

Snap just snapped up another company, this one in Israel

Snap is starting to snap up companies.

Was 2016 a bit much? Meditation app has a plan to get 2017 off to a good start

“I simply don’t have time.” How often do you make that statement?

Gaming market explodes for $91 billion in 2016, led by mobile and PC games

The gaming market continued to grow in 2016, with mobile gaming leading and PC gaming coming in a close second. Virtual reality gaming was held back by high prices of hardware and esports and video content continued to grow.

Workplace takeover: Report claims almost half of U.S. jobs at risk from AI

Over the next couple of generations, one of the biggest challenges we may face as a species is what to do with ourselves. When artificial intelligence and robots can do most of the work for us, what will we do?

Apple reportedly in talks to manufacture devices in India

The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was in talks with the Indian government to manufacture its products in India.

Trump meets tech industry leaders, with one notable absence

Tech industry execs from companies including Apple, Facebook, and Amazon descended upon Trump Tower on Wednesday to meet with President-elect Donald Trump. But there was one notable web giant that surprisingly didn’t receive an RSVP.

Why virtual reality is the new frontier of travel

From planning the vacation to visiting landmarks back in time, here's how VR is changing the way we explore the world.

Researchers identify ‘brute force’ method of stealing credit card information

Researchers at Newcastle University have published a paper detailing how brute force methodology could be used to figure out credit card payment information from the first six digits of a card number alone.

This university is notifying students of acceptance via Snapchat

Students waiting to find out if they've been accepted into the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay are receiving confirmation in the form of a Snapchat message. Will more colleges end up adopting the unorthodox route?

The one number you can’t block? President Trump’s

You may or may not have voted for him, but that doesn't mean you won't be getting texts from him. With inauguration day approaching, so too does the possibility that Donald J. Trump may one day soon be blowing up your phone - with texts.

Forget covering up cameras, now your headphones can be used to spy on you

Those looking for complete privacy on their computers have been covering up their forward-facing cameras for years, but now researchers have discovered a different way that hackers can potentially crack into your most private moments — your headphones.

Turkey day tips: Here’s how to keep Thanksgiving leftovers edible for longer

Scientists are trying to figure out why vultures don’t get food poisoning. While research is ongoing, one study suggests an alliance between the birds and microbes makes rotting carcasses safe for the birds.

A smart home for Fido: Dog Parker offers safe place to keep canines in the big city

Technology is quickly advancing to create smarter and more accessible homes. There’s everything from locks and thermostats you can control with the click of an app, to lights and appliances that respond to voice commands. One of the latest innovations means that the furry, four-legged member of your home doesn’t have to be left out of the loop. 

Don’t expose Gremlins to water or light, but the vinyl soundtrack is another story

If you’ve ever seen the 1984 family-friendly horror-comedy Gremlins, you know that there are a few rules about keeping the said critters. 

Posting a picture of you drinking a beer no longer hurts your career, but this could...

New technology is helping companies screen out applicants for particular behaviors.

Chrysler and Cummins are latest companies accused of emissions cheating

Chrysler and engine supplier Cummins were named in a class-action lawsuit alleging the two companies conspired to hide excess emissions from diesel pickup trucks built between 2007 and 2012.

China to Trump: Don’t be ‘naive,’ or iPhone sales could suffer

China is taking a stance against Trump. In a piece published Monday by the state-run Global Times, the newspaper said that the incoming U.S. president would be "naive" to engage in a trade war with China.

A wannabe weatherman allegedly started a wildfire to boost Facebook views

A wannabe weatherman in Kentucky is alleged to have started a wildfire so he could report on it, apparently in the hope of driving more traffic to his Facebook page. He was recently arrested on a second-degree arson charge.

Watch what can happen when you let a dog shoot your wedding video

A newly married couple got a unique perspective of their big day when they decided to let their dog be the videographer. With a GoPro mount, this friendly canine earned himself a few treats -- and possible viral fame.

Even people who can afford to buy their homes increasingly prefer to rent

“Rent, don’t buy,” may be the new mantra among higher-income Americans.

A drone-delivered sausage could cost one Aussie guy $7,000 in fines

A guy in Melbourne, Australia, may be hit with a hefty fine after he used a drone to deliver a cooked sausage to a friend. The nation's aviation agency came across a video of the stunt, and didn't much like the pilot's flying practices.

Ireland will bring the fight over Apple taxes all the way to the EU Court

It looks like the fight between Ireland, Apple, and the EU is only set to escalate -- Ireland is prepared to bring that fight to EU courts. An order from the European Commission states Ireland charge Apple $14.5 billion in back taxes.

Digital will lets people leave behind more than just their worldly possessions

A new smart will service from LegalZoom wants to offer customers the chance to create a document that doesn't just deal with property and savings, but the entirety of your digital legacy.

Now you don't have to buy a fancy new car just to get Android Auto

A major new update for Android Auto, Google's in-car entertainment platform, negates the need for a fancy head unit or new car: supported phones and tablets now run the interface.

California mom arrested for selling homemade food through Facebook

A California mother of six could end up in jail for up to a year for selling homemade food on Facebook. The details surrounding Marina Ruelas' arrest, and that of her fellow social sellers, is even more fascinating than her crime.

Do you live in one of the 19 states that ban polling place photos?

That #ballotselfie could get you in trouble -- Taking a photo of your ballot is only legal in 19 states (and Washington D.C.), despite ongoing lawsuits. Do you live in a state that bans ballot photography?

A Ukrainian man changed his name to iPhone 7 to win a free device

Turin, who entered a contest at his local electronics store, changed his name to iPhone Sim to win the phone for free. Paying just around $2 to change his name, Sim avoided the price of the iPhone 7, about $850 USD.

White House making push to rev up charging infrastructure for EVs

The Obama administration has just announced comprehensive support for the shift to electric vehicles (EVs). In a White House press release the administration committed to steps that will reduce the United States’ dependence on oil, increase access to clean energy, and fight climate change by supporting EV deployment and the necessary charging infrastructure.

Facebook’s earnings smashed forecasts, so why did its stock suddenly tumble?

Facebook reported its latest quarterly data. Revenue climbed, profits soared, user numbers jumped, so why on earth did its stock value suddenly tumble?\

How an online interior designer made my apartment look magazine-worthy

When I moved out of my shared two-bedroom apartment to embrace life sans roommates, I called it adulthood. What I didn’t anticipate was also calling it claustrophobia.

Facial-recognition algorithm will tell you if you look more like Clinton or Trump

Do you look more like Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? Ntechlab, the company behind one of the world’s most accurate facial recognition systems, wants to give you a way of finding out.

The simple life: Generation Z and millennial freelancers head to the country

Freelancers are increasing as a percentage of U.S. workers. Technology enables them to work from rural areas, a trend not lost on millennials and Generation Z, who are operating as freelancers at a greater percentage than other generations.

‘Stolen’ Subaru returned the next day with a bizarre explanation and gas money

Erin Hatzi’s stomach dropped. It was a typical night in Portland, Oregon, but after her husband discovered that her car was missing from the driveway, this particular night got a whole lot worse.

Selfie fail: Texas college student takes topless pic, hits police car, gets arrested

The latest selfie fail to hit the headlines involves a college student in Texas who thought it’d be a good idea to grab a quick topless pic to send to her boyfriend via Snapchat. She was driving at the time.

Apple beats fourth-quarter revenue estimates, but sees iPhone sales fall

Apple beat Wall Street expectations in almost every area for its fourth-quarter earnings. Beating expectations, however, does not mean growth, and the company's iPhone sales continue to fall.

IBM Watson coming to GM vehicles to help steer drivers toward specific brands

If you’re not distracted enough already while driving, there’s a new partnership between OnStar and IBM Watson that’s sure to add to the sensory overload. Beginning early next year, Watson will be making its way into your vehicle, and for a rather curious purpose — to help you “connect and interact with [your] favorite brands.” 

Donald Trump goes all in on Facebook Live with nightly news show

Donald Trump is launching a nightly Facebook Live show dedicated to news from the Trump camp. The first broadcast kicked off from Trump Tower and lead into the Republican candidate’s campaign rally. 

Amid losses, Twitter reportedly planning to cut hundreds of jobs this week

As it approaches its third quarter earnings release, Twitter is reportedly planning to announce extensive job cuts this week. The company has also rescheduled its earnings report, sparking much debate in regard to what it has in store.

Go ahead and let your baby FaceTime with grandma

Alright, fine. Your baby can FaceTime you.

Nissan completes acquisition of 34-percent stake in Mitsubishi

It’s official: Nissan is now the largest shareholder of Mitsubishi Motors, the beleaguered carmaker whose fortunes slid further into the gutter earlier this year when officials admitted that the company cheated on fuel-economy tests in its home country of Japan.

Nintendo reveals NX to be the Switch, a console-portable hybrid

Nintendo has officially unveiled its next piece of hardware, which will be released in 2017 as the Nintendo Switch.

Afraid of the dark? Then best you don’t enter Airbnb’s Halloween contest

Fancy spending a night in Dracula's castle? Airbnb is offering an overnight stay there in a special Halloween contest. 

Apple Car rumor roundup: Here’s all you need to know about ‘Project Titan’

Over the past several months, questions surrounding the so-called Apple Car have switched from “Will they or won’t they?” to “When will it show up?,” “What will it look like?,” and “Who — if anyone — will it be built with?” 

Exploding phones causing U.S. airlines to carry fire-containment bags

Airlines aren’t messing around with the threat of exploding phones. 

When unfriending isn’t enough, here’s how to block someone on Facebook

It should go without saying that, sometimes, people get on your nerves or creep you out on Facebook.

Twitter takeover roundup: Who’s interested in acquiring the social media giant?

Will Twitter be snapped up by a larger corporation later this month?

HBO to bring Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ from Broadway to your home

Green Day's 2004 album American Idiot was turned into an unlikely hit on Broadway in 2010, and now the musical is headed to the small screen as an HBO movie.

Looking for a place to park? Grab your phone and try these apps

If there’s one universal challenge to living in a city, it’s the near-impossibility of finding safe, convenient and affordable parking.

Samsung says it’s halting sales of the Galaxy Note 7 worldwide

Samsung announced Monday evening it’s officially halting sales of its troubled Galaxy Note 7 device. 

T-Mobile CEO John Legere can’t stop laughing at Verizon and its Yahoo purchase

The vocal T-Mobile CEO John Legere, who's known for his opinions (and his willingness to share them) recently told Business Insider that he finds competitor Verizon's current situation with their recent Yahoo purchase "hilarious."

Your Valentine’s Day date could be a dog, and we mean that literally

Valentine's Day is around the corner and you just realized that you don't have a date. How about giving man's best friend a shot?

LinkedIn now lets you find work without the fear of getting caught by your boss

LinkedIn has made it possible to look for a new job without anyone else (including your nosy boss) catching on, thanks to its new "Open Candidates" feature, which is now available globally via its Recruiter platform.

Do activity trackers like Fitbit boost health?

Fitness trackers may be trendy, but there's no evidence these devices raise activity levels enough to improve health, even with financial rewards, a new study suggests.

Would you like your Amazon Prime delivery left inside your door?

Will you trust a delivery service to leave packages inside your home when you’re not there? That’s the big question behind a potential delivery option that may be offered to Amazon Prime members.

Health insurance giant Aetna to subsidize Apple Watch for its customers

If you are a customer of Aetna, you could soon get a subsidized Apple Watch. Health insurance giant Aetna has announced a new initiative to make the Apple Watch available to its customers at a cheaper price than usual.

Cord cutters may cost cable companies $1 billion over the next year

As costs for premium television subscriptions have risen by about 40 percent over the last five years, it appears as it more consumers will be cutting the cord in favor of streaming video.

A Seattle driver just got caught using a Trump cardboard cutout in an HOV lane

If you're going to try to cheat an HOV lane by plunking a fake passenger beside you, it's probably advisable not to use a cardboard cutout of one of the most famous people on the planet.

How much video gaming is too much for kids?

Playing video games might improve a child's motor skills, reaction time and even academic performance, but new research shows that too much gaming can be linked to social and behavioral problems.

One year after allowing ads, Instagram now has more than half a million active advertisers

Instagram announced it has officially hit its next milestone in advertisers -- 500,000. This news comes less than seven months after it announced it had crossed the 200,000 mark.

Being an Uber driver is the perfect job for college students … says Uber

Uber is recruiting college kids to be drivers. The ride share company is casting itself as the “perfect part-time solution” for college students, particularly in Los Angeles, according to a recent post on Uber’s Newsroom blog. 

How to fix a flat tire at home

It’s not an uncommon scene: You make your way out to your driveway, keys in hand, ready to head off to work, and you notice a sagging, deflated tire. Upon inspection, you find a small nail or piece of metal has punctured the rubber and released the air from within. Now what? 

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