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Amazon rolling out Alexa to its Android shopping app

Amazon has confirmed that the Alexa integration is rolling out to the app this week.

Last chance for 15% off the Ticwatch 2

The Ticwatch 2 is the affordable smartwatch that has the critics cooing. This week is your last chance to take advantage of a 15% discount.

Disaster housing starchitect Shigeru Ban turns to refugee settlement in Kenya

25 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has made his name by using cardboard and wood to craft low-cost disaster housing, and he will need to be at his enterprising and creative best as he tackles his next big project. The 2014 Pritzker prize...Show More Summary

Analyst: Dedicated mobile game players in Japan, South Korea now play 3+ hours/day

26 minutes agoMobile / Mobile Apps : FingerGaming

The most dedicated mobile users are spending more time than ever playing games on their smartphones according to a recent report from the analyst firm App Annie....

You won’t have to buy light bulbs again for the next 10 years

Remember when LED bulbs first came about and they cost a small fortune. Well, those days are over and you now have absolutely no excuse to still be using old filament bulbs. Apart from the improved performance and dramatically reduced energy consumption afforded by LED bulbs, they also last for an astonishing 10 years before you have to change them. Show More Summary

Winter is Coming: Blizzard Will Kill Support for Windows XP, Vista in October

26 minutes agoTechnology / Hardware : Extremetech

Blizzard is killing support for both Windows XP and Vista this year, making Windows 7 the oldest OS still officially supported. The post Winter is Coming: Blizzard Will Kill Support for Windows XP, Vista in October appeared first on ExtremeTech.

German Car Companies May Have Colluded to Fix Price of Diesel Parts

27 minutes agoTechnology / Hardware : Extremetech

Multiple diesel car manufacturers stand accused of collusion by the EU, including BMW, Audi, Porsche, and VW itself. EU investigators are not pleased. The post German Car Companies May Have Colluded to Fix Price of Diesel Parts appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Verizon Wireless Reportedly Caps Netflix, YouTube Data Speeds

Shortly after tech companies, digital rights organizations, and individuals banded together in support of net neutrality, the wireless network provider has reportedly capped data transfer speeds from Netflix and YouTube.

I tried replacing my mouse with a Wacom tablet, and it almost stuck

Wacom tablets are normally associated with digital artists and illustrators. I am neither of those, but when Wacom sent me their new Intuos Pro M, I decided to give it a go anyway. I figured many artists used drawing tablets and their primary mousing device, so I wanted to see if it could replace my trusty Logitech G900 on the desktop. Show More Summary

05: Finding untested code - Sammy Kaye Powers

Now that we know how to create tests and debug them when they fail, let's make a useful test that actually covers some untested code. Finding untested lines of code The PHP gcov website shows what lines of C code are covered by the test...Show More Summary

Best Headphones 2017

42 minutes agoTechnology : Tom's Guide

Here are the best headphones and earbuds, including models with active noise cancellation, waterproofing and wireless (Bluetooth) capability.

Best Password Managers 2017

43 minutes agoTechnology : Tom's Guide

To fully protect yourself online, you need a password manager. We've used and tested seven top brands to determine the best one.

The first trailer for this season's 'The Walking Dead' dropped — and it looks amazing

AMC showed the first trailer for season 8 of "The Walking Dead" at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con. There's a lot happening in the trailer, and it looks like Rick and everyone else will be taking the war to Negan and his gang. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

World’s Largest Super Soaker is Dangerously Good Clean Fun

46 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Running around while dousing each other with Super Soakers and screaming in delight is de rigueur on suburban lawns on hot summer days, but if you build this giant replica of a Super Soaker that can double as a pressure washer, you might...Show More Summary

Verizon Wireless confirms it throttled Netflix streams as part of traffic optimization trial

48 minutes agoTechnology / Apple : Apple Insider

Verizon Wireless has been throttling video feeds from Netflix over the course of this week, with the carrier claiming it is part of a temporary trial of system to optimize traffic from video streaming services without impacting quality, though customer reports seem to suggest it is a bandwidth cap on Netflix content.

Game like it's the 90s again with DOSBox on Windows 10!

Wind back the clock and play some truly classic PC games with DOSBox. The sad truth is that some of the really old, classic PC games you enjoyed as a young one just don't work on Windows 10. Some have been "remastered" or launched through stores like Steam. Show More Summary

Chatting with the National Spelling Bee champ on her success and what’s next

51 minutes agoTechnology / Google : Google Blog

Last month, Ananya Vinay clinched the National Spelling Bee with the word “marocain.” (I’m guessing she has never needed to use the "Did you mean" feature in Google Search.) When we ascertained that Ananya endeavored to visit the Googleplex, we invited her for lunch and a peregrination around campus. Show More Summary

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