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Meet Vapor Waif, and the Dankest Skylanders of My Imagination

Meet Vapor Waif, and the Dankest Skylanders of My Imagination You still have to use toys (Imaginite Crystals, which look like little Mother Brain containers), but you can come up with your own characters.If you really like your creation, you can even have it 3D-printed into your own ($50) Skylanders toy.

Light up your house for less with our illuminating guide to LED bulbs

Light up your house for less with our illuminating guide to LED bulbs It sort of resembles a nutrition label and is meant to help you compare bulbs.All lightbulbs should have information on their brightness (measured in lumens), cost per year, life span (in years), color temperature (measured in Kelvins), and energy use (measured in watts).

San Diego uses smart streetlights to optimize parking, traffic, and more

San Diego uses smart streetlights to optimize parking, traffic, and more There will be 3,200 smart sensors installed to enhance streetlights with various capabilities throughout San Diego.By connecting them to a digital network, they can find open parking spots, optimize traffic, enhance public safety, and track air quality.

Apple extends program to fix damaged displays on 12-inch Retina MacBooks

Apple extends program to fix damaged displays on 12-inch Retina MacBooks The company isn’t alone, of course — computer problems are a constant theme among users and those who support them.Its recent decision to extend a program to fix problems with 12-inch Retina MacBook and MacBook Pro displays is a demonstration of why Apple’s reputation is so strong, MacRumors reports.

The Best Gifts for Settlers of Catan Lovers

The Best Gifts for Settlers of Catan Lovers Another Catan Shirt If you visualize Catan victory on your shirt, you’ll achieve Catan victory.Yet Another Catan Shirt Wheat is a staple crop both in real life and in a game of Catan.

Mass Effect: Andromeda Releases Weapons Training Trailer

Mass Effect: Andromeda Releases Weapons Training Trailer Just recently, the developers at BioWare decided to release a fresh trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda that provides fans with a quick run down of the basic elements of the game’s combat system and how certain weapons will work within the title.As it happens, the footage is surprisingly helpful when it comes to assisting players in determining which of Mass Effect: Andromeda‘s weapons will be right for them.

Soundshield is a snowboard helmet with integrated headphones and mic

Soundshield is a snowboard helmet with integrated headphones and mic But a new product called Soundshield looks to change all of that, bringing modular design and simplicity to an audio-enhanced helmet at long last.The concept behind the Soundshield comes from a company called Unit 1, which recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to get the product off the ground.

Roku roundup: The best deals we can find for our favorite TV streamer

Roku roundup: The best deals we can find for our favorite TV streamer The low-profile Roku Streaming Stick is barely larger than a typical flash drive, yet its powerful quad-core CPU provides lightning-fast streaming of up to 1080p video.$40 certified refurbished on Amazon Roku Express+ Best for: TVs that lack an HDMI port (older TVs) The second device on our Roku streamer roundup is designed for those who have an older TV set without an HDMI port.

Reporting Live From Mobile World Congress 2017

 Reporting Live From Mobile World Congress 2017 “The importance of smartphones and mobile tech to our lives makes Mobile World Congress one of the most exciting events of the year,” said Digital Trend’s Editor-in-Chief Jeremy Kaplan.“This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase Digital Trends internationally,” added Pete Jacobs, Vice President of Integrated Marketing for Digital Trends.

The Canary Flex smart camera keeps tabs on your pets, kids, and potential burglars

The Canary Flex smart camera keeps tabs on your pets, kids, and potential burglars Beyond an appealing design, the Canary Flex is part of a new breed of highly versatile smart home cameras.(The camera also features a speaker and microphone, but at the time of this review, two-way audio is still listed as coming soon).

‘Cloudbleed’ bug may have leaked your personal data all over the internet

‘Cloudbleed’ bug may have leaked your personal data all over the internet The bug, which has been dubbed “Cloudbleed,” was actually first discovered by Travis Ormandy, a Google Project Zero vulnerability researcher, on February 17.It was revealed, however, that the data breach may have begun as far back as September 22.

The Future Is Later!

The Future Is Later! Oh that Ronnie and his hijinks what else will he do?(Besides devouring the world some day.

The Sims 4 Celebrity House Update: Introducing, Blac Chyna and Prompto

The Sims 4 Celebrity House Update: Introducing, Blac Chyna and Prompto Unsurprisingly, Blac Chyna and Prompto have been getting along with pretty much everyone, but there’s been a couple things that caught my eye.First, Prompto has really, really been hitting it off with Cate Blanchett.

Kelty’s latest tent is your portable family-style cabin in the woods

Kelty’s latest tent is your portable family-style cabin in the woods For dedicated backpackers and thru-hikers, a small and lightweight tent that offers protection from the elements is the perfect shelter for use on the trail.But what about the rest of us who simply need a large, comfortable shelter for our weekend camping trips with friends and family?

Cosina brings 3 lenses to Sony mirrorless cameras, including record-setting 40mm f/1.2

Cosina brings 3 lenses to Sony mirrorless cameras, including record-setting 40mm f/1.2 At CP+ 2017, Cosina revealed plans to make three Voigtlander lenses for cameras using Sony’s E-mount, including Alpha-series mirrorless cameras and cinema cameras like the FS5 and FS7.All of the lenses feature a classic all-metal body with two of the new lenses being from the fast-aperture Nokton series, including an 40mm f/1.

A Game Developer's Digital Fight Against Fascism

A Game Developer's Digital Fight Against Fascism ” This year, Nasser has made two protest games: Handväska and Dialogue 3D (the former of which was a collaboration with developer Jane Friedhoff).” Despite making these games, Nasser views violence against nazis as a grim necessity rather than something people do for fun.

Oscars gift bags are worth over $100K each: Here are all the tech gadgets inside

Oscars gift bags are worth over $100K each: Here are all the tech gadgets inside You’ve probably heard about the over-the-top gift bags given to Oscar nominees, but you may not know that the company that hands them out, Distinctive Assets, isn’t actually affiliated with the Academy.Also, despite their title, the “Everyone Wins” Nominee Gift Bags don’t go out to everyone — just the 25 nominees in the acting and directing categories.

'Black Lighting' Star Cast, Set to Become the CW's Oldest Leading Man

'Black Lighting' Star Cast, Set to Become the CW's Oldest Leading Man The CW is taking its next foray into superhero television with a Black Lightning TV pilot and it’s already cast its lead.The CW superhero shows have a number of heroes and villains that skew beyond the teen demographic the network has been targeting for years.

The Elder Scrolls Online Has A Botting Problem

The Elder Scrolls Online Has A Botting Problem In the image above we see a group of The Elder Scrolls Online characters whose players are away from the keyboard, doing battle with absolutely nothing.Holding down the button assigned to ‘heavy attack’ causes an equipped staff to send forth an endless stream of magical bolts.

Biologists tag dolphins with cutting-edge cameras to study their secret behaviors

Biologists tag dolphins with cutting-edge cameras to study their secret behaviors Custom-made cameras are showing marine biologists what dolphins do when humans aren’t around.More: With tiny hats, elephant seals help researchers study Antarctica’s melting ice Attaching the camera was no easy task.