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iOS 11 Is Killing Me iOS 11 Is Killing Me

Okay, look. I’m not the first person to say this, and I certainly won’t be the last. But iOS 11 is bad. The new operating system has turned my phone into a bug-infested carcass of its former self, and the frustration of trying to use it sometimes makes me want to die, too.

Watch an Artist Instantly Create a Mirror With Liquid Silver Nitrate Watch an Artist Instantly Create a Mirror With Liquid Silver Nitrate

Although mirrors have been around for thousands of years, a German chemist named Justus von Liebig made a breakthrough in 1835 that would make the modern manufacture of them possible. Add some sugar to ammoniated silver nitrate, pour it onto glass, and blammo: you’ve got yourself a mirror.

Amazon's First Whole Foods Deal for Prime Members Is a Coupon With an FAQ Amazon's First Whole Foods Deal for Prime Members Is a Coupon With an FAQ

When it acquired Whole Foods in August, Amazon said that Prime members would eventually get “special savings and in-store benefits” at the grocery stores, and the company just announced the first one: It’s for turkey! For Thanksgiving! A whole 20 percent off (non-organic) birds! If you’re a member of Amazon Prime, …

Amazon Employees Use Pikachu to Test Automated Grocery Store, Which Is a Weird Thing to Do Amazon Employees Use Pikachu to Test Automated Grocery Store, Which Is a Weird Thing to Do

Amazon is still struggling to get its automated grocery store, Amazon Go, to function right. Who knew it would be so hard to build a brick-and-mortar store with sensors and gadgets instead of cashiers? But in a recent test of the company’s experimental Seattle store, some of Jeff Bezos’ employees got a little weird.…

Sean Hannity Settles Keurig Controversy in Dumbest Way Possible Sean Hannity Settles Keurig Controversy in Dumbest Way Possible

Lovers of wasteful coffee and conservative news can sleep easy tonight, because Sean Hannity just resolved the explosive conflict between his fans and Keurig. Hannity said in a blog post that he “accept[s] the apology of the Keurig CEO” and will be giving away 500 Keurig machines “as a thank you for always standing by…

Google's Pixel Buds Aren't Even Close to Being Good Google's Pixel Buds Aren't Even Close to Being Good

There was always something off about the Pixel Buds. Google released the smart, wireless headphones a full year after Apple released the AirPods. But the Pixel Buds aren’t exactly wireless, and they’re not exactly smart, either. In fact, after spending a few days with the product, I’m prepared to say it: the Pixel…

Man Hilariously Reviews the Annoying Water Machine at His Office Man Hilariously Reviews the Annoying Water Machine at His Office

It’s nice to have a job, and it’s nice to work in an office. Yet, as average guy Frank May expresses in a new YouTube video, the workplace comes with frustrations, too. In May’s case, it’s a too-fancy water machine that costs his company $1,000 a year and does nothing right.

Don't Let YouTube Babysit Your Children Don't Let YouTube Babysit Your Children

Maybe it’s happened to you. You’re cruising around YouTube and then boom: a video of Spiderman hanging out with girls in bikinis trying to make Elsa from Frozen jealous and then the Joker appears, ready to fight. This would seem like a weird video to any sane adult. But the weirdest thing is that it’s actually made…

Sony's Truly Wireless Noise-Cancelling Earbuds Are a Vision of the Future Sony's Truly Wireless Noise-Cancelling Earbuds Are a Vision of the Future

When I first heard the pitch for the Sony WF-1000X, I thought I was hearing it wrong. Sony made a new set of wireless earbuds that aren’t just completely wireless—they also employ active noise-cancelling tech. This is a first for the wireless earbud industry, and let me be the first to tell you: It’s kind of awesome.

North Korea's Apple Obsession Brings New Meaning to the Phrase 'Walled Garden' North Korea's Apple Obsession Brings New Meaning to the Phrase 'Walled Garden'

The Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea is not known for embracing outside influences. But the country’s ruling elite are such big fans of Apple that North Korean technology has been designed to mimic hardware and software developed by the company. And Pyongyang’s admiration for Cupertino apparently goes much…

Poor Guy Accidentally Steals and Then Destroys $300 Million Worth of Ether Cryptocurrency Poor Guy Accidentally Steals and Then Destroys $300 Million Worth of Ether Cryptocurrency

Thanks to a string of screw-ups and bugs, an unsuspecting developer recently took possession of an estimated $300 million worth of the Ethereum cryptocurrency by accident. In an attempt to give back the money, however, the poor guy ended up locking up the funds permanently. In effect, that money is just gone.

I Have a Few Questions About This Video of a Woman Stealing From an Uber Driver's Tip Jar [Updated] I Have a Few Questions About This Video of a Woman Stealing From an Uber Driver's Tip Jar [Updated]

An unsettling video went viral on Reddit late Monday night. It shows a young woman in an Uber who empties out the driver’s tip jar and then flees the scene with two friends. I have a few questions about what’s going on here.

Amazon Echo Dot Vs. Google Home Mini: The Cheap Speaker Showdown

In the gadget-world, it’s cliché to compare something to The Jetsons. But when it comes to a cheap little box that you talk to and that answers your questions and that controls your entire home, the comparison is just too perfect. The $50 Amazon Echo Dot and the $50 Google Home Mini are two such boxes. They’re not…

James Comey Goes Legit on Twitter Just in Time to Promote His New Book James Comey Goes Legit on Twitter Just in Time to Promote His New Book

Former FBI director and Anchorman enthusiast James Comey just joined Twitter. Well, to be precise, Comey just confirmed that the account that once had the handle @projectexile7 and the name Reinhold Niebuhr indeed belongs to him. It now bears the username @Comey and sports a little blue “verified” checkmark. Oh and…

Amazon's Echo Plus Gets Close to Giving Us the Easy Smart Home We Deserve Amazon's Echo Plus Gets Close to Giving Us the Easy Smart Home We Deserve

Despite what you may have read, the Amazon Echo was never a do-anything smart home device. Sure it could tell you about the weather and maybe control your lights, but it lacked the under-the-hood hub capabilities that could make all your connected devices work together. The new Amazon Echo Plus offers just that. I’m…

The Latest Netflix Price Hike Pushed Me Over the Edge The Latest Netflix Price Hike Pushed Me Over the Edge

This morning, after about five clicks over the course of 10 seconds, I cancelled my Netflix membership. The company had started notifying people of its latest price increase—a two buck bump from $12 to $14 in my case—and I just couldn’t do it any more. In fact, you should ask yourself if you need to keep paying for…

Go Download Your New iPhone Emoji Right Now Go Download Your New iPhone Emoji Right Now

Remember earlier this year when we told you a bunch of new emoji were on the way? Well, they’ve finally arrived for the iPhone in the iOS 11.1 update. Just go to Settings > General > Software Update.

Sorry Bose, the Best Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones Are Now Made By Sony Sorry Bose, the Best Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones Are Now Made By Sony

It’s rare to see a company make an almost perfect product. It’s even rarer to see one improve an almost perfect product. And yet, here we are. Sony’s already incredible MDR-1000X wireless, adaptive noise-cancelling headphones got an upgrade earlier this year and dropped the price to $350. I’ve been testing the new…

The Rumor That Amazon Will Sell Prescription Drugs Just Got Serious The Rumor That Amazon Will Sell Prescription Drugs Just Got Serious

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch just dropped a helluva news nugget. Citing public records, the paper reports that Amazon “has gained approval to become a wholesale distributor from a number of state pharmaceutical boards.” That might mean that Amazon wants to sell prescription drugs. Then again, it might not.

Saudi Arabia's Robot Love Is Getting Weird Saudi Arabia's Robot Love Is Getting Weird

In the latest example of “Philip K Dick-inspired nightmare becomes real life,” Saudi Arabia just became the first nation to grant citizenship to a robot. The robot’s name is Sophia. It is artificially intelligent, friends with CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin, and, arguably, a glimpse into the dark future that will kill us…

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