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That dancing Olympic weightlifter just got the green-screen treatment

An Olympic weightlifter from the tiny Pacific island of Kiribati has been making quite a name for himself in Rio this week, performing a full-on dance after every lift. And thanks to the green backdrop, the entertainment factor…
Computing

Tear down the regional walls: How to unlock hundreds of movies on Netflix

Tired of being blocked from viewing Netflix content solely because of where you live? With a few steps, you can easily bypass the regional restrictions on Netflix and gain access to hundreds of new movies in minutes.
Cool Tech

Here's 6 helpful chatbots that prove conversation machines can do more than just talk

From changing the way kids learn in schools to picking you out the perfect meal for you this evening, here are the seven of the most interesting chatbots doing the rounds at the moment.
Mobile

Google is integrating Google Now with Chrome through the New Tab page

Google is integrating Google Now with Chrome in the form of a Google Now-powered New Tab page in the Android version of the web browser. The new feature can be found in the developer version of Chrome, but should come to the consumer…
Mobile

Sprint's Unlimited Freedom nets you unlimited talk, text, data on 2 lines for $100

Sprint has unveiled a new data plan -- Unlimited Freedom. You can get two lines with unlimited talk, text, and data for $100 a month. What's the catch? Like T-Mobile's new unlimited plan, video playback will be limited to 480 pixels.
Computing

How to personalize the Vivaldi browser and make it your own

Customization is the heart and soul of Vivaldi, a new web browser poised to become the next big thing. Here's how to personalize it to your liking, whether you want to change the color scheme or use it to take copious notes while…
Web

Make hotel searching easier with Hipmunk’s new natural language search

Sometimes, a great vacation just involves a lot of room service. With Hipmunk’s new and improved hotel search function featuring natural language processing, the hotel searching process might have finally gotten a bit easier.
Web

How many words do you know? Online test measures the size of your vocab

Researchers at Ghent University in Belgium wanted to study both vocabulary size and growth over time. After television coverage in the Netherlands, 300,000 people participated in one weekend. Tests are now available in English and Spanish.
Mobile

Google Apps for Education update will let parents see students' report cards

A big summer update for Google Apps for Education includes a bevy of new features including student progress reports, annotations, improvements to Google Classroom and Cast for Education, and more.
Computing

Study finds we often ignore security warnings because we’re bad at multi-tasking

New research from Brigham Young University and Google has shown has software developers need to improve the timing of security update messages, as many go ignored when they appear alongside, or over, other content.
Mobile

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab A is now a Barnes & Noble Nook ebook reader

Samsung's Galaxy Tab A has gotten the Nook treatment. Now you can access all of Barnes & Nobles ecosystem on the Android 5.1 tablet. The device costs $140, but if you have bought a Nook in the past, you can get it for $100.
Mobile

Russian court dismisses Google's appeal in antitrust case

Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service has levied a $6.8 million fine against Google for abusing its market position with its Android mobile operating system. The FAS claims that Google puts its own apps and services ahead of rival services.