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Play Mario Kart in Your Browser With This CSS Clone (Updated)

Lightning bolts suck. Thankfully, the painstaking work of software engineer Stephen Cook doesn’t include any of these (cheater) tricks. In his simplified version of Mario Kart, which you can play right in your browser, you just have to worry about easy driving, not item management.

How to Remove Google Apps From Your Android Phone How to Remove Google Apps From Your Android Phone

Android: Google and Android are typically a package deal. Even if Samsung or Sony makes your phone, you’ll still find it loaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, YouTube, and all the other apps that makes up Google Play Services. But it’s possible to totally “de-Google” your Android device—strange as that sentence is…

How to Make Alexa the Default Voice Assistant on Android How to Make Alexa the Default Voice Assistant on Android

Android: Pretty much every new Android device comes with Google Assistant baked in as your default AI butler, but what if you prefer Amazon’s Alexa? It’s easy to change which robotic assistant will respond when you ask for help.

Here's What Apple Knows About You (Spoiler: Not Much)  Here's What Apple Knows About You (Spoiler: Not Much) 

Apple likes to say that it cares more about your privacy than other tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Amazon, but does that claim actually hold up? It turns out the answer is a pretty resounding yes.

How to Survive a OnePlus 6 Pop-Up Event and Get the New Phone Before Everyone Else How to Survive a OnePlus 6 Pop-Up Event and Get the New Phone Before Everyone Else

For the past six years, OnePlus has built a devoted fanbase by offering premium Android smartphones at cutthroat prices. Now, with the OnePlus 6 just a few weeks from launch, the excitement is building yet again—even if the OnePlus 6 might be company’s most expensive phone yet.

Here Are Google Home's Best New Smart Home Features Here Are Google Home's Best New Smart Home Features

In the battle for home automation, Amazon Echo may have gotten a head start, but Google Home is catching up fast. Google announced on Thursday that its smart speakers and smart Assistant can now control over 5,000 devices (up from 1,500 at the start of the year) from every major brand.

Stop Using WhatsApp If You Care About Your Privacy Stop Using WhatsApp If You Care About Your Privacy

Privacy has always been a key feature and popular selling point for the messaging app WhatsApp. Company co-founder Jan Koum grew up in the Soviet Union under heavy government surveillance, and he promised to keep user data protected after Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014. Now, with Koum on the way out, it may be…

Give Your Phone an Android P Makeover With the Latest Action Launcher Update Give Your Phone an Android P Makeover With the Latest Action Launcher Update

Android: Android P won’t officially launch until later this year. While you can get in a little early by checking out Google’s latest developer preview, there’s another way to get a taste of Android P on your current smartphone if you’re fearful of buggy beta software.

How to Use the New Bitcoin Price-Checking App by CoinMarketCap  How to Use the New Bitcoin Price-Checking App by CoinMarketCap 

iOS: Cryptocurrency-tracker CoinMarketCap is one of the most popular websites around—both for Blockchain enthusiasts and financially minded folk. Today, the site is celebrating its fifth birthday by launching a (long overdue) iPhoneapp to help you check the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on the go.

Don't Ditch Your Galaxy S7, Give It an (Android 8.0) Oreo Don't Ditch Your Galaxy S7, Give It an (Android 8.0) Oreo

Android: It’s been a little over two years since the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. If you’re still holding on to yours, you’re probably itching to upgrade to a new device—especially since Samsung still hasn’t updated either S7 smartphone to Android 8.0 Oreo. Don’t toss your older device just yet,…

One of the Best Android File Managers Now Works on Android TV and Chrome OS One of the Best Android File Managers Now Works on Android TV and Chrome OS

For years, Solid Explorer has made it easy to keep all your files organized on any Android device. Now, the handy app is expanding to even more platforms thanks to new support for Android TV and Chrome OS.

Don't Replace Your MacBook Charger With a Cheap Knockoff Don't Replace Your MacBook Charger With a Cheap Knockoff

This scenario should be familiar: Your MacBook charger snaps, breaks, frays, or just stops working. Apple wants $80 for a replacement, but you found a knockoff charger on Amazon for a lot less. What do you do?

Using Your Laptop in Your Lap Isn't Really a Health Risk Using Your Laptop in Your Lap Isn't Really a Health Risk

If you spend a lot of time with a laptop in your lap, you’ve probably worried about the health risks at least once—especially if you can sense that your laptop is running a bit warm near your tender regions.

Google Maps Is Giving Away Cheap Movie Tickets to Local Guides Google Maps Is Giving Away Cheap Movie Tickets to Local Guides

For the past three years, Google has been trading Maps reviews and content for small perks through its Local Guides program. Rate enough restaurants or upload enough photos from local hotspots and you can earn rewards ranging from discounted digital movie rentals to three free months of Google Play Music.

How to Snooze Emails in Gmail for iOS and Android How to Snooze Emails in Gmail for iOS and Android

iOS/Android: Google is rolling out a huge new update for its Gmail web app, and one of the most exciting features is the ability to snooze important emails. If you’re a procrastinator like me, but you prefer checking your email on a smartphone, you’re not out of in luck. The Gmail apps for iOS and Android also…

How to Get Started Playing 'Fortnite Battle Royale' How to Get Started Playing 'Fortnite Battle Royale'

If you haven’t played Fortnite yet you probably know someone who has. The free battle royale-style game is pretty much unavoidable in 2018. Kids can’t stop playing it. Even rappers and NBA players are getting in on the action.

Google Knows Even More About Your Private Life Than Facebook Google Knows Even More About Your Private Life Than Facebook

Facebook knows way too much about all of us, but it’s not the only company hoarding everyone’s private data. Google knows just as much about us as Facebook (if not more), and that should trouble you, even if that data hasn’t been used as recklessly—at least, not that we know of.

How to Get Amazon Packages Delivered to Your Car How to Get Amazon Packages Delivered to Your Car

Amazon wants to get in your car. Unlike the company’s previous in-home delivery service, this move actually makes some sense. If you’re not comfortable letting a stranger into your house, but you also don’t want your packages to get stolen off the porch, then Amazon’s new In-Car deliveries are a decent compromise.

How to Use Google's New Podcast Player How to Use Google's New Podcast Player

Google has never really had a great strategy for podcasts, leaving Android users to hunt for third-party apps to manage their subscriptions and play new episodes. (Apple’s standalone Podcasts app isn’t very good either, but at least it exists.) Now, it looks like the search giant finally has some semblance of a…

iOS 12 May Be Coming to Your iPhone 5s iOS 12 May Be Coming to Your iPhone 5s

iOS: If you’re still holding on to an old iPhone 5S, you’re in luck: Apple might allow you to upgrade the five-year-old smartphone to iOS 12 when it rolls out later this year.

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