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This ‘volunteer fire reporter’ is singlehandedly saving local news

Local news is, objectively speaking, dying. The shift away from broadcast TV to online media outlets, which are almost exclusively national, make it challenging for a local newspaper or TV station to stay afloat. Luckily, one brave and...Show More Summary

The Earth is making a weird noise, and researchers have no idea why

Thanks to humans, the Earth is a pretty noisy place. We're loud creatures — certainly more so than any other animal ever to walk the planet — and we're even louder when we get together with other humans. But the Earth isn't totally silent, even without noisy animals all over its surface, and scientists are trying to figure out why that is. Show More Summary

T-Mobile is having a sale on the newest Apple Watch Series 3

While we've seen a frenzy of deals on the older Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 recently, discounts on Apple's shiniest new wearable are difficult to come by. T-Mobile's deal probably won't have you smashing down the doors of the nearest...Show More Summary

This $16 gadget lets you make s’mores indoors without burning your house down

If you’re looking for the perfect gift this chilly holiday season that’s sure to warm the hearts and stomachs of anyone you give it to, we’ve got just the thing. The Sterno 70228 Family Fun S'mores Maker is quite possibly as close as you’ll ever come to the perfect gift. Show More Summary

Scientists claim humans have peaked, and will never be taller, stronger, or live longer than we do today

If you look at the entire timeline of human existence, we live longer in modern times than we ever have, and we're continually beating world records with physical achievements that set new high bars for human capability. With that in...Show More Summary

The 8 best free iPhone games of the week

I thought I'd burnt out on endless runners long ago, but the sense of scale and progression in Amazing Katamari Damacy was enough to pull me back in. That, along with Timber West and Big Shot Boxing, are 100% worth adding to your collection...Show More Summary

Report: Apple is finally buying Shazam

A report from TechCrunch says that Apple is "close to acquiring" Shazam, the ubiquitous music-recognition service that's been available on the iPhone virtually from the beginning. The app lets users identify a song or TV show by listening...Show More Summary

Target announces its own Green Monday sale and other shopping events

Green Monday may be a sales term coined by eBay many years to describe a brand new sales event, but it’s not just eBay that offers Green Monday deals any more. Green Monday is “celebrated” on the second Monday of December every year,...Show More Summary

Oh good, now there’s an $800 Alexa robot that knows your face

It’s been a while since we saw Terminator, but I think this might have been how Skynet started. The robot revolution needs to start somewhere though, so why not with the Lynx Alexa Enabled Smart Home Robot? Lynx is basically like anShow More Summary

Download the huge ‘Pokemon Go’ Generation 3 update right now

Just two days after announcing that 50 new Pokemon from the Hoenn region would be making their way to the world of Pokemon Go, Niantic has released a new update for the game. If you ever played Pokemon Ruby or Sapphire, you should be...Show More Summary

The iPhone X’s best feature might come to all iPhones next year

What’s the best iPhone X features? Is it the huge OLED screen on the front? The Face ID camera? Or maybe the rear camera that’s even more potent than the iPhone 8 Plus? If you ask me, it’s the entire design. There’s no Face ID without an all-screen design. Show More Summary

This bizarre marsupial lion once roamed Australia

Australia is a weird place. Because of its location and that fact that life there has evolved in a vacuum — isolated from much of the rest of the world since the breakup up of the continents — many species that have lived and died there over millions of years have no equal anywhere else on the planet. Show More Summary

Walmart continues to offer huge savings on tech leading up to Christmas Day

First there was Black Friday, a day in which every retailer under the sun would discount goods ahead of the holiday season. When that wasn't enough, we added Cyber Monday to the mix, focusing on online sales. Then came Cyber Week and...Show More Summary

These on-ear Bluetooth headphones pack big sound into a compact design, and they’re 50% off

At $59.95, the Ghostek EarShot Series On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones are a bargain. They feature big sound and great battery life in a surprisingly compact design thanks to the way they fold up. With the holidays coming up fast, Amazon is running a sale on these solid headphones in both black and white, and it slashes 50% off the price. Show More Summary

All of the biggest trailers and world premieres from the 2017 Game Awards

For the fourth straight year, The Game Awards were a rousing success, celebrating the best of what the industry has to offer by honoring the creators of the year's best games. But as great as the ceremony was, one of the reasons that...Show More Summary

This $25 DVR box lets you record live TV… after you’ve cut the cord

What’s the worst thing about cutting the cord? No, it’s not missing out on live network TV, of course. Everyone knows that all you need is a $25 OTA antenna and you can get live network TV in Full HD for free. The worst thing is losing...Show More Summary

This incredible photobooth will supersize your head in just seconds

The smartphone revolution has put incredibly powerful devices into the pockets of millions and millions of people, and that's great, but it also gave birth the selfie craze. If you're not taking photos of your own mug at least a couple...Show More Summary

eBay has a great Xbox One S deal to celebrate The Game Awards

eBay’s upcoming Green Monday sale doesn’t include any gaming deals, which might seem strange considering that consoles and games are hot Christmas gifts every year. But that’s because eBay partnered with The Game Awards to offer a few...Show More Summary

This $14 device is the best thing that ever happened to your TV

Did you treat yourself to a new TV during the Black Friday shopping blitz? Well guess what: as great as it is, there’s still a way to give it a serious visual upgrade… and it only costs $14. The EveShine Accent TV Backlight is an LED light strip that attaches to the back of any TV. Show More Summary

A fireball streaked across the night sky in Florida, and NASA saw it, too

When it comes to unexpected skywatching opportunities, fireballs are one of the most exciting. Pieces of various types of space debris flying through Earth's atmosphere in a blaze of glory can be an eye-catching sight, and Florida residents...Show More Summary

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