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7 paid iPhone apps that are free to download right now

We put together a great roundup on Monday covering the day's best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, and several of the apps in there are still freebies now. We've got a fresh list as well on Tuesday though, and it includesShow More Summary

This $26 foldable Bluetooth keyboard and touchpad is so compact it’ll fit in your pocket

Using a smartphone or a tablet for real work is impossible unless you use a real keyboard along with it. Tapping out text on a glass panel is fine in short bursts, but it’s not efficient at all over longer periods of time. There areShow More Summary

Apple might’ve found a way to make the notch smaller on next year’s iPhones

Apple's tenth-anniversary iPhone X is the first completely redesigned iPhone the world has seen since all the way back in 2014. That's when Apple finally caved to the wants of its customers and released two new iPhone models with larger displays. Show More Summary

The best 4K TV deal of Super Bowl season saves you $500 and gets you a free Google Home

Super Bowl LII is just around the corner, but let's be honest... who cares about the football? OK fine, that's not fair. The game is always fun each year and the commercials add another layer of entertainment. But that all only lasts a few hours. Show More Summary

Bombshell lawsuit alleges Uber engineer stole secrets from Tesla after stealing from Google

One of the crazier tech stories from last year was the lawsuit involving Waymo -- Google's self-driving car subsidiary -- and Uber. Per the suit, a Waymo engineer named Anthony Levandowski was accused of secretly copying hundreds ofShow More Summary

Citizen scientists discovered an unusual new solar system not even NASA could find

In NASA's efforts to explore the endless expanse of space, the agency eventually came to a realization: there is simply too much data. Missions like the one embarked upon in 2009 by the Kepler space telescope yield such a tremendousShow More Summary

The ‘Amazon’s Choice’ Crock-Pot slow cooker everyone loves is only $30 right now

Slow cookers are among the most popular items on Amazon in terms of sales, and the reason is fairly obvious. We're all so busy these days, and slow cookers make it so easy to just throw a meal together and then not have to worry about it while it cooks. Show More Summary

Democrats only need one more vote in the Senate to restore net neutrality

On Monday night, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that 50 senators now endorse a measure to overturn the FCC's controversial decision to repeal the net neutrality rules. In addition to all 49 Democratic senators, one Republican,...Show More Summary

Study shows T-Mobile customers use the most data of any network

T-Mobile has long said that it has the only network "built for unlimited." That might be a bunch of marketing bluster -- the jury is still out on which network is the "best" -- but a new set of data from Strategy Analytics does showShow More Summary

How could you not get this popular robot vacuum for just $70?

At just $70, the Pure Clean Smart Robotic Vacuum Cleaner is a no-brainer for anyone who has been pondering a robot vacuum but doesn’t want to spend big bucks on a Roomba. It’s definitely not going to replace your Dyson, but it does a terrific job of picking up dust and light debris. Show More Summary

Google is building three new underwater cables to compete with Microsoft and Amazon in the cloud

In an effort to expand its cloud business and compete more effectively with rival Microsoft and Amazon, Google will build three new underwater fiber optic cables from the Pacific Ocean to the North Sea over the course of the next two years, according to The Wall Street Journal. Show More Summary

China wants to clean Earth’s orbit by blasting space junk with giant lasers

Mankind has done a remarkably efficient job of covering the Earth with garbage and clutter, so it should come as no surprise to learn that we're doing the same thing up in space. The Earth's orbit is full of old satellites that haveShow More Summary

Today’s top deals: $30 Crock-Pot, $15 Bluetooth headphones, Dyson vacuum, Nest Thermostat, more

We've never seen so many great deals in the month that follows the holidays, but the streak continues on Tuesday. Highlights from today's roundup include the return of the best Logitech Harmony bundle ever at its lowest price ever, Amazon's...Show More Summary

NASA captures rare image of a distant galaxy nearly as old as the Universe itself

When astronomers at NASA capture images of far-off galaxies, they typically appear only as tiny red dots. These distant celestial bodies are so far away that even the strongest telescopes are usually incapable of distinguishing between the many stars contained within a galaxy. Show More Summary

Insider reveals Samsung’s exact Galaxy S9 release date

A few days ago, Samsung confirmed that it will unveil the Galaxy S9 at MWC 2018 next month. Which is exactly when what expected. Early rumors did say the phone could be unveiled in early January at CES, as Samsung wanted to counter the iPhone X with a brand new phone as soon as possible. Show More Summary

How to convert any car to LED headlights in under 20 minutes

Everyone loves those bright, beautiful LED headlights that come on luxury cars. Sadly, not everyone can afford to (or wants to) spend money on a luxury car. If you want the improved visibility, enhanced safety, and awesome look that LED headlights provide, you don’t need to dump $50,000+ on a car. Show More Summary

Bitcoin and all other cryptos plunge as regulation looms

Bitcoin is going crazy. Again. It’s not just the most popular cryptocoin in the world that’s tumbling on Tuesday morning. The entire crypto business is taking a huge hit, being swept by a wave of negativity based on fresh crypto regulation...Show More Summary

Chinese consumer group wants Apple to answer for slowing down iPhones

The iPhone slowdown is Apple’s biggest scandal in years. In spite of acknowledging the issue, apologizing for throttling iPhones with old batteries, and offering cheaper battery replacements, Apple still has to face plenty of backlash...Show More Summary

Holding in a sneeze could land you a week in hospital, doctors say

There's a lot of old-school pseudo-medicine that says holding in a sneeze could be bad for your health: Sneezing helps get the devil out, so the theory goes, so your bodily function is actually a vital component of exorcism or something. But...Show More Summary

Google Chromecast and Home devices are causing problems with some Wi-Fi networks

Google has confirmed an issue with its Google Home and Chromecast products that can cause your home Wi-Fi network to crash. According to a TP-Link engineer who investigated the problem, the crash is caused by Google's device sendingShow More Summary

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