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Movies & TV

How to watch Superbowl 50 online

While you're busy making your party plans for Super Bowl 50, we've made you a handy guide on how to watch Sunday's game on TV, on the Internet, and via tablets, smartphones, and streaming devices.
Computing

Is your Chromebook drowsy? Here's how to make it stay awake

While the Chrome OS sleep mode saves battery power, it's often more annoying than anything else, as it doesn't stay awake even when downloading files or streaming music. Here's how to keep your Chromebook from feeling drowsy.
Home Theater

5 shows to stream this week: Chi-Raq, Hannibal Buress, and more

How are you going to get through this week? By following our guide to the finest films and TV shows available now, of course. On the list this week: Chi-Raq, Better Call Saul, and more.
Cool Tech

92 percent of students prefer physical books to e-readers

According to research from linguistics professor at American University, Naomi Baron, linguistics professor 92 percent of students still prefer to do "serious reading" using books that make use of actual ink printed on a physical page
Cool Tech

SweepSense makes your phone or laptop smarter by using its speaker and microphone

Three researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are behind SweepSense, which aims to make devices smarter by giving them the ability to sense their surroundings using the speakers and microphones they already have.
Virtual Reality

Wevr raises $25 million in its quest to become the YouTube of virtual reality content

Wevr, a virtual reality community, has raised more than $25 million in recent months from a long list of investors. That announcement was a postscript to the company’s announcement of Transport, which aims to be the YouTube of VR content.
Mobile World Congress

Europe might get the Note 6 instead of the S7 Edge Plus

Phablet fans rejoice: An undisclosed source claims that Samsung won't launch the Galaxy S7 Edge Plus in Europe. Instead, it's reversing its course and opting for a solo Galaxy Note 6 release.
Music

Beyonce’s Formation is one of the most important songs and videos of the decade

In a surprise release of new song Formation just a day ahead of her much-anticipated Super Bowl performance, Beyoncé has shown a grittier, angrier, and (if possible) even more powerful side of her artistry than ever before.
Mobile

Download these 5 new apps to get papers notarized, find new music, and more

Need a new app to play around with? This week we've picked Lonely Planet's Guides app, an app that offers you human-curated Spotify playlist a day, and an app that lets you get a document notarized from home, among others.
Mobile

Don’t smash your smartphone tonight, even though you’re 200 percent more likely to

Tonight is one of the most dangerous nights for smartphone devices -- according to smartphone repair and trade-in company iCracked, if your team loses in the big game, you're 200 percent more likely to smash your phone.
Cool Tech

Astronauts can enjoy the Super Bowl too

Tonight, over 100 million viewers are expected to tune in to watch the action between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers, and among that enormous audience will be members of the International Space Station crew.