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The Netflix vs. Amazon Video vs. Now TV Battlemodo: Which Streaming Service is Best?

Cheap isn't always cheerful -- and in the world of streaming video, that's especially true. Although, on the face of it, there's several different near-identical video streaming services you can plonk a couple of quid down for, not all were created equal. Read More >>

music
Why Vinyl is the Only Worthwhile Way to Own Music

On any given Tuesday in the 90s, I would hustle to the record shop after school to gawk at the new releases. Occasionally, I would take a CD home, greedily tear it open, pop it into my boombox, and listen while I pretended to do my homework. This wonderful experience has no value any more. It's obsolete. Read More >>

facebook
It's Time to Ditch Facebook and Start Over

Most of us have had Facebook accounts for the past few years, some have had one closer to a decade. But time and bloat have turned once-beloved font of nostalgia into an onslaught of faux-sentimental sludge from strangers. So as Facebook stands poised to break itself into a bunch of different apps, we say to you: Screw it. It's time to start fresh. Read More >>

battlemodo
The Best Action Camera: Spring 2014 Edition

You can't just do something dangerous and insane these days without filming it for posterity. And while action cameras let us relieve these life-highlights over and over, they aren't all created equal. We decided to see for ourselves which one could handle your extreme adventures best. Read More >>

movies
Dolby Atmos Surround Sound Could Come to Living Rooms, But Many Challenges Stand in its Way

Once you've heard Atmos, there's no going back. Gradually rolling out to more and more cinema screens across the globe, Dolby's Atmos surround sound system is so immersive it makes even the most elaborate home cinema speaker array seem puny by comparison. So far the reserve of multiplexes, could Atmos ever make its way into homes? Quite possibly, but not without clearing many a hurdle first. Read More >>

siri
This Simple Siri Hack Lets You Control Anything With Your iPhone

Voice control is a super convenient way to control stuff with your phone, at least when your AI isn't just shouting error messages at other computers. Googolplex makes it even better by unlocking Siri to let her control your stereo, your thermostat; honestly, just about anything. Read More >>

health
How Yesterday's Drugs Became the Medicines of Today

My sister is a witch. Or, more precisely, a Wiccan astrologer and tarot reader. Growing up as a kid who worshipped Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking, I found it hard to square her worldview with my own. Read More >>

factmodo
13 Things You Didn't Know About Scouting

On Monday the Scouting Association announced that it was introducing a Media Awareness Badge. Unfortunately there's still no such thing as a General Knowledge Badge, because with our new weekly factmodo (this week, on scouting) you'll know enough to pass with flying colours. Read More >>

review
Samsung Gear Fit Review: A Beautiful Wristable Gone to Waste

Samsung's Gear Fit had every chance to be by far the best activity tracker you could own. It isn't. Not by a long shot. And there's nothing sadder than unrealised potential. Read More >>

computers
Is Moore's Law Dying?

Moore's Law—the observation that the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles approximately every two years—had held true for 40 years. But can engineers keep up that rate of progress? Read More >>

movies
Everything Wrong With The Matrix (Just Kidding, The Matrix is Perfect)

Yes, this 12 minute video expertly dissects all of the inconsistencies, logical fallacies, and plot conveniences which plague 1999's The Matrix. But what it fails to take into consideration is that The Matrix is perfect, and no amount of nitpicking will ever change that. Read More >>

history
Medicinal Fizz and Coca-Cola Fiends: The Toxic History of Soft Drinks

Soda’s reputation has fallen a bit flat lately: The all-American beverage most recently made headlines due to an FDA investigation of a potential carcinogen, commonly called “caramel colouring,” used in many soft-drink recipes. This bit of drama follows other recent stories that paint an unflattering picture of the soda industry, including New York’s attempt to ban super-sized drinks, the eviction of soda machines from many public schools, and a spate of new soda-tax proposals. All these regulations are designed to mitigate the unhealthy impacts of Big Soda, such as increasing childhood obesity, in the same way restrictions were slapped on cigarettes in years past. Read More >>

design
Inside Jim Henson's Creature Shop: The Intersection of Gadgets and Dreams

It's not often that you get a chance to see the place where your childhood memories were literally built. It's kind of like peeling back the curtain on your dreams and finding the architects of them busily at work, pulling the strings, painting the scenery, and creating the characters you will vividly remember decades later. That's what it's like to visit Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Read More >>

tv
Of Course People are Pirating Game of Thrones When it's This Bloody Expensive to Watch Legally

The lack of affordable legal ways to watch popular fantasy piece Game of Thrones is triggering a boom in piracy, with traditional broadcast networks using it as a tantalising reason for us to pay real money to stay up with the latest episodes. Read More >>

watch this
Watch Cortana, Siri, and Google Now Yell at Each Other and Go Insane

Cortana is the newest member of the virtual assistant family, so we thought we'd get the whole crew together for a chat. Turns out getting a sit-down between Siri, and Google Now is not only funny, but also a great glimpse at how the world will work after the machines finally take over. Read More >>

gaming
Awesome Video Game Will Let You Live Out Your Space Pilot Dreams

Here's 12 minutes of gameplay footage of Star Citizen, a space flight simulator video game that will let you live in a parallel universe. Not only pilot a spaceship, but have a living avatar there. And with Oculus Rift support, it will be a total alternate universe experience. It looks absolutely fantastic. Read More >>

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