Thanks to the ever-growing cosplay subculture, costumes aren’t just an October affair for some stores. All year-round, you can find everything from cheap, knock-off versions of your favorite characters, to expensive, highly detailed costumes that look like they stepped straight off a movie set. We’ve rounded up stores…
Convention life is a maelstrom of standing in lines, shoving your way through dealer rooms, and checking your schedule app for the fifteenth time. To get through that nightmare, ThinkGeek’s con-going bag is perfect.
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Power Rangers is great. Go see it. Okay, now that the review is out of the way, let’s talk about the best part of this movie. It’s Billy.
Have you heard? Movies are all awful now. If you’ve enjoyed yourself at the theater recently, you were wrong. There’s nothing but sequels, franchises, and shallow blockbusters. Except for all the amazing movies out there, but who gives a shit, amirite?
Google added the ability to search within apps from the search bar in Android a while ago. Now, it’s added one of the most useful reasons to do so. You can finally find your Drive files from the search box.
You’re probably reading this on a phone or computer in an English-speaking country (most likely the US). If that’s the case, you’re not in the majority of people on Earth. This video highlights this unusual perspective.
If you’re visiting Europe for a while, it’s fun to visit several cities in one trip. Eightydays helps you plan a multi-city trip quickly by picking a route and finding travel for you.
Farewells are never easy. A little hole opens in your heart as you watch your past fly away on a jet plane. Whether you’re glad to see it go or will miss the old days, this playlist helps you find the words to say goodbye.
Getting a good job is often more about who you know, and everyone you know is on Facebook. Last week, Facebook also added a feature that lets companies put out job listings. It’s getting harder to ignore Facebook on the job hunt.
Google’s one tap form of two-factor authentication is handy because you don’t need to enter a code. However, it offers very little information about who’s trying to log in. Now, Google will add location and time info to the login attempt.
Android: If you want to let someone read or watch something on your phone, but don’t want them snooping around, Touch Lock can make sure they can’t do anything by locking the touch screen.
The big appeal of the Amazon Echo is that you can get things done without touching your phone. So, you might’ve missed that the Alexa app you used to set up your Echo is actually really useful on its own. Here are some of the best things it can do.
Chrome: When you want to visit a website without being tracked, Incognito mode can log you out and prevent most tracking. However, you lose your extensions by default. Fortunately, you can enable them.
The more frequently you clean, the nicer your house will look. If you can grab a towel and dust while you walk by a shelf, you’ll be more likely to clean as you go than if you have to go digging in the closet downstairs.
Android: Some apps in Android can enter what’s known as “immersive mode” which hides your buttons and status bar, giving you extra space. This Tasker action lets you enable this mode for any app whenever you need it.
When you’re buying a new gadget, you want the fastest, most powerful one you can get for your money. Benchmarks can help you figure out what devices have the most power, but sometimes they’re just a distraction.
Chrome: Facebook collects a lot of your data, but you might never get to see what they really learn about you. Data Selfie aims to give you a glimpse by letting you analyze your own Facebook usage.
Android: The kernel in your operating system handles a lot of low-level tasks like managing your CPU speed. Most users will never want to touch this, but if you’re a tweaker with a desire to overclock your phone, Universal Kernel Manager can be a huge help.
Android/iOS: When you’re looking forward to an event, you can’t help but get excited watching the days tick by. Countdown helps you keep track of everything you’re looking forward to in one neat-looking app.