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Mattel will soon be your one stop shop for all Halo toys

Mattel and Microsoft have signed a "master licensing agreement" for Halo toys. A new line of figurines and other toys, including energy sword and assault rifle replicas, will be launching this fall.

Flipagram allowing its users to share private photo stories

Flipagram, the personal video storytelling app, is the latest to add a new feature that allows its users to share private stories (Flips) with one another or to a select group of friends in the community.
Emerging Tech

MyShake turns your smartphone into an earthquake detector and research tool

A new Android app called MyShake uses your smartphone’s accelerometers to detect earthquakes and collect helpful seismic data for researchers. Early results show that MyShake can help with the early detection of earthquakes magnitude 5…

Pew: 15 percent of American adults have used online dating sites or mobile dating apps

If you feel a blush in your cheeks whenever your use of online dating sites or dating apps is about to be exposed, take courage: A new Pew Research Center survey finds that these resources are growing in adoption.
Movies & TV

Netflix sets up Frank Underwood campaign headquarters in South Carolina

Definitely an interesting method of marketing one of Netflix's original shows, a House of Cards themed campaign headquarters popped up in South Carolina this week; specifically near the next Republican debate.

7 pro tips on setting up a successful boudoir photo shoot at home

Great boudoir photography places emphasis on what the subjects find beautiful about themselves. Photographer Susan Eckert shares her professional tips on how to capture the edgier side of portrait photography.

Have something to hide? Here’s how to make it disappear in Windows

It's not that tough to render a file or folder invisible in Windows, nor is it difficult to outfit it with a little encryption. Here's how to do so, just in case you want to keep prying eyes at bay.

Samsung lifts the veil on its light, durable Chromebook 3, and it's only $200

Samsung's Chromebook 3 might not have the most impressive hardware, but its $200 price and sturdy magnesium finish could entice those seeking a simple, functional computer.
Smart Home

Airbnb is offering a night in Van Gogh’s bedroom for $10

In a clever move to promote an upcoming exhibition of Van Gogh's work, the Art Institute of Chicago has faithfully recreated the bedroom featured in his famous paintings and stuck it on Airbnb for $10 a night.

Early MacBook charging cables prone to failure, Apple offers replacement

The Cupertino company is running into hardware issues for the second time this week, this time launching a Replacement Program for the 2015 Retina MacBook's USB Type-C charging cable.
Movies & TV

Pokémon: The First Movie can be streamed for free due to 20th anniversary celebration

Definitely good news for anyone that grew up during the Pokémon craze in the late nineties, the Pokémon company is letting anyone stream Pokémon: The First Movie for free in celebration of 20 years of Pokémon.