Here are some of the weirder and more creative ad blockers on the market

July 9, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / underverse A host of niche ad blockers are helping web surfers trade annoying ads for cats, art, and inspiration. The tools are part of a burgeoning cottage industry of blocking software birthed by a popular frustration with disruptive digital ads in recent years. But where most of their ilk simply scrub pop-ups and promos from your screen, a handful of developers have tried to set their services…

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After making $3.5 million on Indiegogo, this palm-sized micro drone can be yours

July 2, 2017

Image: extreme toys Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. While smartphone-based VR is still in the early stages, there are some drones that prove the technology is coming along quicker than we think. Smart, fast, and able to fit in the palms of your hands, the Micro Drone 3.0 is what weve all been waiting for. SEE ALSO: Gadgets…

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We just dodged an expanded electronics ban — for now

June 30, 2017

Security just ramped up for anyone flying into the U.S.Image: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) We’ve been waiting for the electronics ban to expand beyond flights coming to the U.S. from the Middle East and parts of Africa, but on Wednesday the U.S. Department of Homeland Security made it sound like some new security procedures are all we should expect at least, for the moment. SEE ALSO: Emirates offers ingenious workaround to…

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Amazon Echo clones are coming

June 16, 2017

Image: Amazon Smart speakers like the Amazon Echo and Google Home are fairly new, but they’re already considered a hit among consumers because they’re easy to use and can control most popular smart home products. Now, it appears that there’s about to be a massive surge of Amazon Echo and Google Home clones making their way into people’s lives. SEE ALSO: Apple finally reveals its Siri-powered Amazon Echo killer Qualcomm…

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Your office desk now has an operating system and nothing could ever go wrong

June 14, 2017

To the cloud the data goes!Image: DANIEL CARLSTEN/herman miller Have you ever wished your office desk was, like, smart? Well then the good folks at Herman Miller have you covered. Barreling toward an inevitable future teeming with cloud-connected furniture, the renowned designer of the Aeron chair has developed an internet-of-things product that aims to transform the way data is gathered on you while you work. Sounds fun, right? SEE ALSO:…

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This hackathon wants to help destigmatize the sex tech industry

June 12, 2017

In a pitch presentation that capped off hours of collaboration at New York’s first SexTech Hackathon, the subject turned to a decidedly unsexy scenario: Parents talking to their kids about sex. “How can we foster a safe environment at home for children having conversations about sexual education with their parents?” asked one of the hackathon’s more than 40 participants during a pitch presentation for what would become the event’s winning…

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Samsung’s 49-inch ultrawide curved monitor is really ultrawide

June 11, 2017

Image: samsung Ultrawide truly symbolizes ultrawide. Samsung came out with a new 49-inch QLED gaming monitor on Friday and it’s basically like an actual TV. The CHG9 0 check has HDR technology often reserved for videos that “showcases recreations precisely as makes intended” with improved shade and contrast. SEE ALSO: Samsung’s brand-new Notebook 9 Pro laptops will seduce creative professionals Gamers want to feel perfectly submerge when they performance, and…

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