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Google Maps rolls out handy distance calculation tool

Whether you're planning a cross-country road trip, a Sunday morning bicycle ride or a leg-punishing marathon route, Google Maps now lets you easily measure the distance between points with a new feature rolled out Wednesday.

Computing

The ChargeAll portable power supply could make you king of the airport [Update: Funded]

This new portable power supply on Indiegogo claims to be able to charge your laptop seven times without breaking a sweat.

Home Theater

Samsung S27D590P review

Samsung's 27-inch S27D590P monitor provides excellent image quality at a low price, but how does it compare to the competition?

  • Pros: Thin bezel, Easy to use on-screen controls, Good color…
  • Cons: Stand does not adjust, No VESA mount

Police dog combats child porn by sniffing out hard drives

Police in Rhode Island have a formidable ally in the fight against child porn - a dog's amazing sense of smell.

Computing

With a megaphone, siren and more, Creative’s AXX 200 speaker is a do-it-all oddball

The clumsily named Sound BlasterAxx AXX 200 has a plethora of features both unique and surprising, including a microSD card-ready integrated voice recorder, megaphone, siren, smartphone charger, and voice morpher.

Home Theater

How to watch the Argentina vs. Netherlands 2014 World Cup match online

Just stick with this guide, and you won't miss a second of Argentina vs. Netherlands World Cup action.

Computing

Maingear Vybe Z97 (2014) review

The Maingear Vybe offers good performance, but if you’re sticking to 1080p gaming, you can safely opt for a lesser configuration.

  • Pros: Powerful CPU and graphics performance, Lots of expansion…
  • Cons: Expensive, considering its components, More RAM than needed…

Panasonic gets tough on the Toughpad, adds hot swap battery, new features to the FZ-G1

Panasonic has announced it will be shipping a newly updated version of the Toughpad FZ-G1, the Windows 8.1 Pro tablet that's built to play rough. Among the changes is the ability to change the battery without switching off the device.

Mobile

Firefox, Safari, Opera, IE 9 users vulnerable to exploit in Adobe Flash Player

If you're using one of these browsers, you should update Adobe Flash Player immediately. Otherwise, you'll be vulnerable to a new hijacking exploit.

Computing

How to watch the Tour de France online

The 2,276-mile cycling epic known as le Tour de France started July 5. Check out our comprehensive guide on how to follow the race online, whether you prefer to watch live video, peruse the individual and team rankings, or merely watch the highlight reels.

Computing

Samsung’s new 850 Pro SSDs are super fast, and start at $130 (Updated)

Samsung just announced its newest crop of SSDs, which should hit the market later this month.

Computing

Samsung hit in audacious heist, criminals nab 40,000 devices

Samsung looks to be down by about $6 million today after a gang of robbers raided one of its manufacturing plants in Brazil. The heist saw the gang load up around seven trucks with some 40,000 Samsung products, including smartphones, tablets, and notebooks.

Computing

Windows 9 reveal rumored for this fall, may feature new activation process

A prominent leaker of Windows-related information says that Microsoft could lift the veil on Windows 9 this coming fall.

Computing

Acer Aspire AZ3-615 review

Acer's new Aspire AZ3-615 bundles passable parts into a tidy, balanced, and affordable package.

  • Pros: Affordable price, Lots of connectivity, Good display, Speedy…
  • Cons: Extremely glossy screen, No VESA mount

HP’s ‘fanless’ Chromebox reportedly has a fan in it after all

HP claimed that the Chromebox doesn't have a fan. That doesn't appear to be the case after all.

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