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Keep tabs on who uses your personal computer with this simple guide

Ever wonder what happens with your home computer while you're out of the house? Our simple guide will have you keeping tabs on your at-home PC in no time, whether using your computer's built-in webcam, an activity tracker, or a simple…

How to sink or swim on Shark Tank, from someone who’s been there

Going on ABC's Shark Tank definitely has its perks, but not everyone walks away with a deal. Though the did manage to score one in the end, Keen Home's founders were prepared for a fight.

Blackphone is now under one company’s direction, flush with $50 million in new funds

The Blackphone, a smartphone that prioritizes privacy and security, now has a clearer future, thanks to a buyout agreement that makes enterprise privacy company Silent Circle the sole maker of the phone.

The AlphaSphere me is a ball of synthesized sounds built just for you

The audio designers at nu desine have unveiled their latest contraption, a pad-based audio controller called the AlphaSphere me making the rounds on Indiegogo.

Android claims 81.5% of the global smartphone OS market in 2014, iOS dips to 14.8%

Google and Apple’s mobile operating systems are, to no one’s surprise, completely dominating the world, shipping on a combined 96.3 percent of smartphone units in 2014, according to a new report from International Data Corporation…

Lenovo cleans up Superfish with McAfee subscription, promises to restrain future bloatware

Lenovo has announced that starting with the release of Windows 10, the company will no longer be including unnecessary bloatware on its machines in an effort to make amends for the Superfish adware debacle.
The Manual

Flipping through The Manual: Joshua Tree, selvedge denim, watches under $500

Burned out on apps, keys and screens? Improve your analog life this weekend! Digital Trends’ brother site The Manual exists to give men straight-up advice, from unspoken suit rules you need to know, to the latest in fashion, food, drink…

Forget the wheel, this company wants to reinvent the hinge on your glasses

The hinge that holds the arms on your glasses may seem like a simple, unchangeable item; but Spine Optics thinks it can do better. The Spine Hinge is the result, and to our surprise, it really is better than the trusty old hinge.

5 songs you need to hear this weekend

Not sure what new music to listen to? We'll let you know what new tracks and albums dropping this week that are are worth using your bandwidth on. Up this week: Big Sean, Matt and Kim, Dan Deacon, and more.

Morgan Motors teases possible replacement for Aero ahead of Geneva debut

Morgan Motors, the small British sportscar maker just teased its next model, set for release in Geneva next week.
Movies & TV

5 shows you need to stream this weekend

How are you going to get through this week? By pulling up your favorite streaming service and queueing the finest films and TV shows available now. Up this week: House of Cards, Orphan Black, Clerks II, and more.

Swatch’s first smartwatch is for beach volleyball enthusiasts

If you're after a watch with smarts this year, you're going to be spoilt for choice. The latest device to join the fray is this fitness-focused upgrade to one of Swatch's existing models.