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The best Wi-Fi extender (for most people)

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article here. We spent a total of 110 hours researching 25 different Wi-Fi extenders (and testing 10 of them), and the $100 Netgear EX6200 is ...
Published on: Friday, July 31, 2015 | link

WikiLeaks: NSA also targeted Japan, spied on climate change policy

Add Japan to the list of countries that the National Security Agency purportedly spied on. New documents published by WikiLeaks alleges that the NSA kept tabs on Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, his cabinet and companies like Mitsubishi since 2006...
Published on: Friday, July 31, 2015 | link

YotaPhone 2's US launch canceled after crowdfunding success

We sort of loved the dual-screened YotaPhone 2, and we weren't alone -- nearly 450 people ordered devices from the company's Indiegogo campaign earlier this month, and a few of them are going to be very disappointed. In an email (obtained by The Verg...
Published on: Friday, July 31, 2015 | link

'Super Smash Bros.' gets tournament modes and YouTube replays

Nintendo isn't done with the 3DS and Wii U versions of Super Smash Bros. just yet. The company has released an update today which adds tournament modes and the ability to post video replays to YouTube. Both features were teased just before E3, but we...
Published on: Friday, July 31, 2015 | link

The business of eSports in numbers

It takes about 50 years for a "game" to become a "sport," according to Andrew Paradise's calculations. He's an entrepreneur who recently joined the wave of investors getting in on the eSports game: His app, Skillz, allows mobile-gaming fans to win re...
Published on: Friday, July 31, 2015 | link

Philae delivered crucial comet data despite its bumpy landing

Philae had a bumpy landing on the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet last November, but that didn't stop it from relaying some important data back to Earth. Papers published in the journal Science reveal how scientists, using the data collected by Phila...
Published on: Friday, July 31, 2015 | link

Space drones will collect samples from planets and asteroids

While Curiosity's doing a great job on the red planet, there are still areas it can't go to, such as steep cliffs/hills and locations hidden by permanent shadows. That's why the engineers at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Swamp Works laboratory are deve...
Published on: Friday, July 31, 2015 | link

Sharp abandons TVs in the US, hands keys to China's Hisense

Sharp's financial problems have forced it to leave the LCD TV business in North America. Chinese TV maker Hisense has paid a mere $23.7 million for the company's Mexican factory and the right to use the Sharp brand in North and South America. Sharp l...
Published on: Friday, July 31, 2015 | link

Uber is betting $1 billion to expand in India

Uber has big plans for India -- specifically, $1 billion worth. The taxi-hailing company announced last night that it would make the investment to expand its ridership in India to 1 million rides per day by 2016. Currently, estimates put Uber at arou...
Published on: Friday, July 31, 2015 | link

Recon Jet smart glasses get the GoPro controller app they deserve

Recon Instruments makes tech-friendly snow and cyclist headwear with built-in GPS, displays and more. Recon's Jet glasses even have a camera on board -- but it's limited to 15-second videos. Riders, runners and powder-fiends who own either the Snow2 ...
Published on: Friday, July 31, 2015 | link