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Battle of the Galaxies: Samsung Galaxy S8 versus Galaxy S8 Active

If the Samsung Galaxy S8‘s fragility held you back from picking one up at launch, there’s good news: The Galaxy S8 Active is here, and it’s one of the most durable high-end flagship smartphones on the market. The Galaxy S8 Active sports a massive 5.8-inch display, a special impact-absorbing bumper, and a ...

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Bitcoin just passed $4,000

What a day for Bitcoin. 24 hours ago the cryptocurrency was trading below $3,700. About an hour ago it surged passed $4,000 and has no signs of stopping. It’s now trading around $4,135.00. For reference, a week ago Bitcoin hit an all-time high as it passed $3,000 for the first ...

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How Competitive Pokemon Works

Share. The ins and outs of pro VGC and TCG tournaments. By Joshua Yehl and Casey DeFreitas The 2017 Pokemon World Championships are just around the corner, from August 18-20. The competition will be streamed live online so trainers all around the world can tune in to see who is ...

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TCL S405 series Roku TV (2017) review – CNET

When you’re in the market for a budget TV you have to make some compromises. In the case of the TCL S405 series, you’ll be sacrificing some picture quality to get the best built-in streaming app system around. Roku TVs like this TCL trounce the built-in app systems on most ...

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SoundCloud faces do-or-die vote by investors

SoundCloud will soon collapse if investors don’t vote for a rescue funding round tomorrow. The stumbling music streaming community site had to suddenly lay off 40 percent of its staff last month. Now it’s asking investors for $169.5 million at a pre-money enterprise valuation of just $150 million, according to Axios‘ ...

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10 ‘smart’ gadgets that are just plain dumb

Almost anything you buy these days can be loaded with sensors, LEDs, and Wi-Fi, and then labelled “smart.” Light bulbs? Check. Door locks? Yep. Sprinklers? Of course. But as manufacturers rush to “smartify” everything, we wonder if all these new inventions are really necessary. We get bombarded with pitches for ...

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Playing professional 'Call of Duty' with half a thumb

He isn’t talking about the accident itself, of course. Today, Wyatt is a 23-year-old professional Call of Duty player who got his start in the Halo scene when he was a teenager. He feels lucky because the standard Xbox controllers used to play Halo conformed to his injury nicely — ...

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How to use Apple’s iMessage on iOS 10

We love it, and we’re sure you do as well, but are you aware of all the little features it contains, and how to access them? Maybe not, because although Apple is usually good at making its software rather easy to use, iMessage makes use of new techniques that may not be ...

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