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Leak reveals just how successful Nintendo thinks the Switch will be

Nintendo was in desperate need of a hit after the company's previous-generation home video game console was an utter disaster. With the Nintendo Switch, it appears as though Nintendo has found that hit. It's obviously far too soon to tell if the Switch can maintain momentum over the long haul, but early signs are outstanding. Show More Summary

‘Life’ review: A spine-tingling thriller that pays tribute to ‘Alien’

With Ridley Scott's long anticipated Alien: Covenant on the horizon, the sci-fi horror scene has come back with a vengeance. Could Life finally be the film to hit the high mark set by Alien in 1979 and revolutionize the genre itself? No, probably not. Show More Summary

This $19 iPhone dock is basically the same as Apple’s $49 dock

If you want a dock for your iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, or any other modern iPhone that uses a Lightning connector, Apple's own dock is a terrific option... as long as you don't mind spending $49 on a tiny little dock. Of course, you could also get the Stouch Aluminum Lightning Charging Dock, which is basically the same thing but costs less than $19. Show More Summary

11 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week

It’s the weekend, everyone, which can mean only one thing: it’s time to head to the theater and catch a movie. We’ve got a few titles opening this week in cinemas near you, including Power Rangers, Life, and Chips. But even if you don’t...Show More Summary

Scientists have built a tiny battery that provides power and cooling at the same time

When it comes to processors, heat is enemy number one. Packing ever more powerful processors into constantly shrinking mobile technology is a recipe for cramped cases and constantly troublesome heat buildup. Researchers from IBM andShow More Summary

BMW’s vision of the future is, well, pretty much insane

BMW is just one of many carmakers with wild concept vehicles aimed at a future with AI pilots and augmented reality features we can only dream of today. That being said, they're one of the few companies that are actually building and...Show More Summary

Watch the Amazon Prime Air drone make its first delivery in the US

We're one step closer to having drones drop off packages at our doorsteps. On Monday, Amazon held a machine learning, automation, robotics and space exploration (MARS) conference in Florida, where the first public demonstration of the...Show More Summary

Scientists say that getting cancer is mostly just bad luck

Without a cure in sight, cancer has become one of society's biggest concerns. The fear of getting it is enough for many people to change their lifestyles in dramatic and meaningful ways, and even though it's increasingly possible to beat the disease, it remains one of the biggest universal health worries. Show More Summary

This is the secret to unclogging sinks and drains anywhere in your house

Okay, first things first: there is no miracle product that instantly clears any and every clogged drain. If it sounds too good to be true, it is. Do you really think you pour some liquid down the drain in your sink and miraculously clear a fist-sized ball of hair in a matter of minutes? Newsflash... Show More Summary

5 free iPhone games you should download from the App Store this weekend

If you're a fan of iPhone gaming, this has been an exciting week for you. Not only did Bethesda finally release its Hearthstone competitor The Elder Scrolls: Legends on iPad, but Zach Gage (the game designer behind the great SpellTower)...Show More Summary

No, Microsoft isn’t spying on everything you type in Windows 10

Microsoft’s Windows 10 might've been good enough to make people forget about Windows 8, but it really didn’t impress when it comes to privacy protection. Thankfully, the company has taken various steps since then to ensure that users can guard all the different aspects of their Windows 10 experience and tweak privacy settings as they see fit. Show More Summary

There’s officially a whole new kind of cloud

How many different kinds of clouds can you name? Zero? Great, that means we're on the same page. Sure you might rattle off some science-sounding words while pointing to a white blob in the sky in a feeble effort to appear intelligent...Show More Summary

This glass tabletop fireplace is the coolest damn thing I’ve seen in a long time

Every once in a while we come across something on Amazon that's so cool, we have to share it with our readers even though it's not necessarily on sale. Such is the case with the Nu-Flame Irradia Tabletop Fireplace, which is easily the most unique and interesting indoor or outdoor home decor piece we've happened upon in a long it. Show More Summary

10 movies and shows you should watch on Netflix before they expire next week

Over the past few months, we've been helping you decide which movies to watch before they get removed from Netflix, but this month, we're mixing it up a bit. Rather than just put movies on the list, we've included a number of television shows as well. Show More Summary

Nintendo highlights the new characters and items in ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’

While Nintendo Switch owners are anxious to get their hands on Splatoon 2 this summer and Super Mario Odyssey in the fall, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be the first major release for the Switch outside of the launch window next month. Despite...Show More Summary

This rogue black hole is flying through space, eating everything in its path

Supermassive black holes are one of the scariest, most destructive and utterly intimidating forces in the universe, but the good news is that they usually don't do a whole lot of moving around. They often reside at the center of large galaxies, like our own Milky Way, with a gravitational pull keeps us all swirling around it. Show More Summary

Elon Musk talks about new Tesla vehicles in latest tweetstorm

Following a strategy Tesla has previously implemented with great success, Elon Musk took to Twitter earlier today and said that the company is planning to release a performance model of the Model 3 in about a year. Musk's revelationShow More Summary

Pre-order Minecraft: Story Mode for the Nintendo Switch right now on Amazon and save 20%

Ladies and gentlemen... boys and girls... it's finally happening: Minecraft: Story Mode is coming to the Nintendo Switch! The Switch is a smash hit for Nintendo, but it's also in desperate need of more games. The biggest launch coming...Show More Summary

Designer recounts horrible experience with Apple’s brand new MacBook Pro

When Apple released its revamped MacBook Pro lineup last year, it wasn't exactly greeted warmly by developers and creative professionals. Amid a flurry of complaints, many in the Mac community were specifically underwhelmed by the MacBook...Show More Summary

‘Power Rangers’ review: Mighty morphin’ fun, but deeply conflicted

Go go Power Rangers! Everyone's favorite teenagers with attitude are back in a shiny new reboot. Does this modern adaptation recapture the heart of the beloved mid-90s TV show? For the most part, Power Rangers is a really fun time at the cinema. Show More Summary

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