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The Chromecast Comes with a $5 Discount and a $10 Amazon Card Today

For a limited time, if you purchase a Google Chromecast for $30 from Amazon (which is actually $5 off MSRP), you’ll get a free $10 Amazon gift card tossed in for your trouble. If you have any TVs left in your home without a streaming box of some sort attached, this is a no-brainer. [Google Chromecast + $10 Amazon Gift… » 7/29/15 8:45am 29 minutes ago

London's Crazy Olympic Park Tower Is Being Turned Into a Giant Slide

Anish Kapoor’s Orbit Tower, built to somehow celebrate the Olympics and give people a reason to visit East London once the event finished, is getting a reworking. It’s being turned into an enormous helter skelter, in possibly one of the greatest public planning decisions in millennia. » 7/29/15 6:58am Today 6:58am

How Long Will It Be Until You Can Get an Anti-Aging Pill?

Last month a team of doctors and scientists made the case to regulators at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to consider approving anti-aging drugs as a new pharmaceutical class. Such a designation would treat aging as disease rather than a natural process, potentially opening the door to government funding for… » 7/29/15 3:30am Today 3:30am

Settings Are Better in Windows 10, But That's Not Saying Much

Computer settings in Windows 8 were a hot mess: they were split between PC Settings and Control Panel, two completely separate ways to change most settings, but with enough differences that you had to use both. Windows 10 makes things better, but I still wouldn’t give the engineers a gold star. » 7/28/15 11:15pm Yesterday 11:15pm

Windows 10, Day Five

The nice thing about reviewing Windows 10 on my own computers is that there’s nowhere to hide. When something goes wrong, I have to troubleshoot on the fly. I can’t say “Oh, I’ll just go back to my personal computer until I figure this out.” You know what’s not so nice? When you shoot the trouble, and yet—somehow—it… » 7/28/15 10:17pm Yesterday 10:17pm