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Experience Google Cardboard VR Without the Cardboard For $22 or Less

If you want to experience Google Cardboard VR without strapping a shipping box to your face, this plastic headset is a slightly upscale alternative for most Android handsets and iPhones, and it can be yours for just $22 today as part of a Gold Box deal.If you want a similar product with a button included, this View-Master VR headset is also marked down to $18, though you’ll have to hold it to your face, since it doesn’t include a head strap. read more

Anker’s new battery can charge your phone, Tesla Model S, or phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range

If you own a modern smartphone, chances are you’ve run short of battery power at least occasionally and had to scrabble for an outlet at an inconvenient time.Evaluated strictly as a mobile phone charging solution, it’s not actually that great — you could buy yourself six 20,000mAh Anker battery packs and spend $240 compared to this beast’s $500 base price ($400 now if you preorder). read more

ET deals: International SIM card for $9.99 with free data from FreedomPop

If you’re on the lookout for an affordable SIM card that works internationally, check out today’s deal from FreedomPop.Not only do you get a three-in-one SIM card that works in most unlocked GSM hotspots, phones, and tablets, but you’ll also get 200MB of data for free every month. read more

Today's Best : Simplehuman, French Press, Cheap VR, and More

Cheap VR headsets, simplehuman trash cans, and Celestron telescopes lead off today’s best deals.Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. read more

‘Genetic unicorns’ hint at how we can defy our molecular destiny

Though such cases are not nearly as glamorous as those for rare genetic mutations conferring superhuman-like abilities — unbelievably strong bones for example — from a scientific standpoint they are, perhaps, even more interesting.Similarly, the Nature study suggests there is more to genetic mutations than is currently accounted for by our present understanding of the subject. read more

End of an era: Microsoft halts production of the Xbox 360

It’s been roughly two and a half years since the Xbox One replaced the Xbox 360, and Microsoft is finally ready to pull the plug on its venerable console.” The PS3 and Xbox 360 ended up in more-or-less the same place last generation in terms of total unit sales, but in the beginning Microsoft’s console ate Sony’s lunch. read more

Volkswagen will provide payments, buyout offers to 480,000 diesel customers

Under the terms of the agreement, VW will offer to buy back 480,000 vehicles 2.0-liter diesel vehicles whose engines emit far more pollution than is allowable under US law. read more

Here's Your Economy Class Ticket to 802.11ac Wireless

It isn’t the fastest or most powerful router on the market, but if you’re on the hunt for an 802.That’s about $20 less than normal, an all-time low, and one of the best prices we’ve ever seen on a reputable 802. read more

Acer announces the Switch Alpha 12, world’s first liquid-cooled 2-in-1 laptop

Instead of noisy fans, this laptop uses a liquid-cooling system, a first for 2-in-1 hybrid laptops.The Switch Alpha 12 is entirely self-contained, making it a much more desirable mainstream product. read more

PS4K ‘Neo’ will target 1080p minimum resolution, upcoming titles universally compatible

No Neo-specific or PS4-specific titles: Older games can be patched for the Neo to offer forward compatibility, new titles must include such support from Day 1.The example Eurogamer gives is that a game that supports two-player split-screen gaming on the PS4 can offer four-player split-screen on Neo. read more

AMD announces x86 licensing deal, $293 million joint venture to build servers for China

Over the past year, AMD has often hinted that it would announce a major new semi-custom win in early 2016.Asked point-blank whether AMD had licensed x86 IP to the THATIC joint venture, CEO Lisa Su confirmed that it had. read more

Could the Bitcoin blockchain one day run your entire city?

The smart city is not a pipe dream, but it is a big, intimidating problem.It could also, under a more aggressive model, intentionally funnel people through their day so they end up being exposed to more social interaction, or more community culture. read more

Today's Best : AeroGardens, USB Power Receptacles, Bladeless Fans, and More

AeroGardens, Dyson fans, and USB power outlets, kick off Friday’s best deals.Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. read more

LIGO and NASA may have observed a gamma-ray burst from colliding black holes

Just to produce the gravitational waves LIGO observed, the cataclysm liberated the mass energy of three of our suns — in less than a quarter of a second.Merging black holes take millions of years to collide. read more

ET deals: Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series quad-core gaming laptop for $700

If you’re looking for a reasonably priced gaming laptop that can handle major new releases, take a look at the 15.6-inch Inspiron 15 7000 series from Dell. read more

Upcoming Nvidia GTX 1080 pictured, may not use HBM2

It’s no secret that AMD and Nvidia are planning to launch new GPUs in the next few months, but there are still questions about configurations and technology.Initially, we expected these new cards to use the HBM2 memory standard, but the persistent rumor has been that AMD’s upcoming Polaris would be GDDR5 based. read more

Neil deGrasse Tyson says it’s ‘very likely’ the universe is a simulation

At the most recent Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate, recently held at New York’s Hayden Planetarium, scientists gathered to address the question for the year: Is the universe a computer simulation?And, if our universe were a big, elaborate lie, could we ever devise some test to prove that fact? read more

Amazon refusing to sell certain video games, movies to non-Prime members

It seems, however, that Amazon is testing an experiment in multiple markets (both the UK and US are reportedly affected).Some video games and movies are only available from Amazon if you’re actually a Prime member. read more

Saturday's Best : Kindle Bestsellers, Pebble Time, Waffle Iron, and More

Popular Kindle books, a cheap Fire tablet, and Pebble Time smart watches kick off Saturday’s best deals.Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. read more

Sunday's Best : Sous-Vide, $20 off Kindles, Discounted Treadmill, and More

Discounted Kindles, the most popular sous-vide circulator, and a clever string trimmer kick off Sunday’s best deals.Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. read more