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IRL: A tablet holder for using your device in bed

There are times when I just want to lie in bed and surf random YouTube channels on my phone or tablet, but it's impossible to hold the device above my head for a prolonged period (we've all been there, right?). Luckily, I stumbled upon this neat kit...
Published on: Saturday, August 30, 2014 | link

Back to School 2014: The 13 best accessories

Once you've figured out your laptop and smartphone situation, chances are you'll want to invest in a nice backpack or a few extras to make the dorm room feel like home. Our back-to-school accessories picks are a perfect mix of necessities and...
Published on: Saturday, August 30, 2014 | link

Scientists discover why mozzarella is the ideal pizza cheese

Pizza is essentially the perfect food. Well, so long as you aren't lactose intolerant or have problems with gluten. We realize that those are pretty big caveats, but stay with us for a second -- it'll be worth it: NPR spotted a study of why different...
Published on: Saturday, August 30, 2014 | link

Recommended Reading: The (second) rise of virtual reality

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. The Rise and Fall and...
Published on: Saturday, August 30, 2014 | link

Dell says its curved monitor will help make you a better gamer

What good is having an ultra-powerful PC if you're still connecting it to a dusty old monitor? We reckon doing so would be pretty silly. Good thing that alongside the new Alienware Area 51, Dell's pulled the curtain back on its 34-inch Ultrasharp...
Published on: Saturday, August 30, 2014 | link

Twitch's peak viewing numbers rival CNN and MTV's prime-time audience

So we know that Twitch's online broadcasts trump those of WWE and traditional sports, but how does it stack up against cable networks like CNN? According to the New York Times, the game-streaming giant's peak viewership numbers have surpassed the...
Published on: Saturday, August 30, 2014 | link

Here's how Google's Project Loon retrieves its internet balloons (video)

Project Loon's balloons could not be more different than your typical party variety -- it's loaded with research equipment and LTE capability, providing high-speed internet connection wherever they go. Obviously, Google's X Lab researchers (the ones...
Published on: Friday, August 29, 2014 | link

Home-made vibrating gloves train your finger muscles to touch type (video)

You know what can teach you Braille and piano a lot more quickly than traditional means? Vibrating gloves, or gloves with haptic feedback, if you will. In fact, IEEE Spectrum senior editor David Schneider was so intrigued by the idea, that he put...
Published on: Friday, August 29, 2014 | link

'Party Down' comes to Hulu Plus, first five eps are on free Hulu

Amazon is loading up a new pilot season of original TV shows, and while Netflix's content juggernaut was shut out at the Emmys, at least it was nominated. So what can Hulu do? In addition to its own list of original shows, exclusively licensed...
Published on: Friday, August 29, 2014 | link

Engadget Daily: Google's delivery drone, Nintendo's new 3DS handhelds and more!

Today, we take a look at Google's "Project Wing" delivery drone, go crazy with emoticons, learn about Nintendo's new 3DS and 3DS XL handhelds and more. Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24 hours. ...
Published on: Friday, August 29, 2014 | link