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Movies & TV

Here’s what $5 million and a Super Bowl ad will buy you

What is it that keeps so many advertisers coming back to the Super Bowl year after year, even as the holes in their pockets grow larger? What exactly is the payout when you're spending $5 million?
Apple

Rapper Future debuts Apple’s Beats by Dre Super Bowl 50 commercial on Twitter 0:30

On February 6, a day before Super Bowl 50, rapper Future debuted Apple's Beats by Dre commercial for Super Bowl 50 on his personal Twitter account. Future narrates the commercial which features Super Bowl quarterback and NFL MVP…
Cool Tech

Amazon’s first Super Bowl ad campaign puts Echo on display 0:30

Amazon's voice controlled digital assistant saw an official release last summer. With its new Super Bowl ad campaign the company is trying to show the difference between Echo and your average smartphone assistant.
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 1:46

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.