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How to Watch Apple’s Big Streaming and News Event From the Comfort of Your Own Home

Today is a special kind of day that doesn't come to often, though it seems as though they are starting to happen with annoying frequency. It's an Apple launch day, and the company is set to hit the stage later today and do what the company does best: announce new products for fans to marvel and coo at. This time it's all about streaming and news. Read More >>

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The Best Gifts for Handling Cold Snaps

So what's happened here is that it's turned cold like the Daily Express said it would back in June, and you're looking on the internet for something to fix it and make you warm. That's beyond current technology, sadly, as Elon Musk cannot yet locally direct warming heat rays from space for 99 cents (92 pence) a shot, but we do have the next best thing; items to buy that make the cold fun, or at least more bearable and doable. Read More >>

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What’s the Most Dangerous Food of All Time?

Surveying the whole scope of human history vis-à-vis food, a couple of themes emerge. One is that humans like their food to taste good. Another is that they like it to not kill them. These two qualities often cohere in the same foodstuff—apples, for instance, taste great, and are not to my knowledge toxic—but inevitably the tastes-good/won’t-kill-you ratio’s sometimes less than ideal. For some foods, this is a selling point—fugu, say, the poisonous fish you need a certificate to properly prepare. For others, lethality’s just an unfortunate byproduct—as with the alloy in early tin cans, which sometimes gave people lead poisoning. Read More >>

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Christmas is Coming: The Best Gifts for Everyone Who Loves Game of Thrones

As Maester Aemon said, the Starks are always right eventually. Winter is pretty much here, and you know what that means: Christmas is coming. Christmas with its food, and shopping, and family arguments. Just like an episode of game of Thrones, but with less murder and more commercialism. Read More >>

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Kids in 1904 Had Wild Predictions About the Future of 2019

What did kids from the year 1904 think would happen by the year 1919 or even the year 2019? They imagined fancy airships in the sky, “automobiles for everything,” and wondrous house-cleaning robots. They even imagined trips to Mars by the year 1919. Seriously. Read More >>

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10 NSFW Christmas Presents That’d Shock Your Mum

Not everyone wants a set of socks and a box of smellies for Christmas. Sometimes your relationship is just... grosser than that. Siblings, partners, BFFs -- whoever you can tell your dirtiest jokes to, this list is for them. Read More >>

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The Best Star Wars Gifts For a Force-Filled Christmas

Star Wars is huge, with fans all over the world, and that means there are plenty of people who would just *love* to unwrap a present from a galaxy far, far away. But with a franchise as big as this it means there are plenty of things for you to choose from, ranging from Lego, to books, to robotics kits for kids. Here are our top picks, if you're still struggling to find them something. Read More >>

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10 Evil (ish) Christmas Presents For People You Hate

Got to buy a present for someone you can't stand because of office politics, family BS or just plain old obligation? We've got you. Here are 10 subtle and not-so-subtle ways to tell someone you think they're a weapons-grade turdburger. Read More >>

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The Best Pet Tech You Need This Christmas

Pets are part of the family, which means though they might not understand what Christmas is, they still deserve an exciting treat under the tree. Some of our choices here are more for you than them, but if a chilled out owner means more cuddle time, that works for everyone. Here's our pick of the pet tech for 2018. Read More >>

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12 Great Stocking Fillers to Buy Your Favourite Geek This Christmas

Not enough people do stockings when they've grown up. Which is a shame because there's nothing as deeply thrilling as a lumpy woolly sock on the end of your bed, and that doesn't go away just because you're 30 and have a mortgage (j/k, you're 33 and have housemates and eat cereal for dinner. Just me? OK). Read More >>

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The 12 Christmas Jumpers You Need This Year

One of the best things about Christmas is choosing a new ridiculous jumper to show off at the office, the pub, or on Instagram. We've picked 12 of this year's best festive offerings, with plenty of time to order them before they all sell out. Read More >>

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The Best Lego Sets We Got in 2018

Our fondness for Lego isn't exactly a secret, and we've been keeping close tabs on all the biggest and best sets that have hit shop shelves throughout the year. Whether you like to buy from Lego, Argos, Amazon, Toys R Us, Smyths or wherever else they sell toys, 2018 has been a great year for Lego sets. There were a lot of them, many of which feel like they were released a lifetime ago, and it wasn't easy picking through them all. Still we managed, and here are all the Lego sets we felt were worthy of some special praise. Read More >>

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AO and Acer Team Up to Offer the Best in Next-Gen Laptops

Most people will happily upgrade their smartphones every two years, but without the push of a contract ending most people don’t enjoy the same regular upgrade cycle with the rest of their kit. Laptops, in particular, tend to last a lot longer – even though the older models are a lot slower and chunkier than some of the next-gen models that are available. Read More >>

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Don’t Forget Prime Day Also Means a 20% Discount in the Amazon Warehouse

Most people will probably forget that the Amazon Warehouse exists, I know I did, but it is a great place to get some discounts on products that aren't technically new - but are still in sellable condition. In case you hadn't noticed, Prime Day is currently going on and the Amazon Warehouse isn't being left out. Read More >>

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How to Lock Down Your Privacy on the Amazon Echo and Google Home

The smart speakers are coming! Wandering into our living rooms, listening for our voice commands, pulling random bits of trivia from the web, spitting out weather forecasts, and controlling a growing number of home appliances. But they’re always listening and currently there isn’t an easy to way to know when they aren’t (apart from hitting a mute button). So how do you stop TV ads, young kids and dumb roommates from controlling your speakers and revealing your most intimate secrets? Read More >>