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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson smashes into mobile with an alarm app

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson smashes into mobile with an alarm app

You might disparage his acting skills (and some might argue with you on that), but one thing no one will be able to deny is that The Rock is built like, well, a rock. And he probably didn't get that bod just by sitting on his posterior all day. Now The Rock, a.k.a. Dwayne Johnson, wants others to also achieve their goals, be that to get a great body or a great mind. And part of that mission apparently involves releasing The Rock's first mobile app, an alarm clock called, what else, The Rock Clock.

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Windows 10 notification rains on local weather forecast

Windows 10 notification rains on local weather forecast

Have you upgraded to Windows 10 yet? If not, you probably get hounded by Windows to make the switch every day. Microsoft has grown more and more persistant in their efforts to get everyone to upgrade to their latest OS. Not only are home users getting bombarded with notifications, but businesses are too. This includes one local news station.

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Hear all of Luke Skywalker’s whiny questions in one video

Hear all of Luke Skywalker’s whiny questions in one video

In The Force Awakens, Luke Skywalker is a Jedi Master, the Hero of the Rebellion, and is completely mute. While his facial expression at the end of the movie conveys so many emotions, and begs so many questions, he doesn't have to say a word. That's a far cry from our first introduction to the character.

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Quantum Break DRM bug turns your character into a pirate

Quantum Break DRM bug turns your character into a pirate

Different companies have different ways of dealing with piracy. Some will try to lock a game down with harsh DRM, which can sometimes backfire and prevent the game from being played by paying users. Others will simply use an Easter egg to shame pirates into (hopefully) purchasing a copy of the game. Quantum Break developer Remedy Entertainment went with the second option, but it looks like it still managed to affect legitimate game owners.

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Grubhub announces ride-sharing service named Grüber [April Fools]

Grubhub announces ride-sharing service named Grüber [April Fools]

A couple of decades ago, not a lot of people were concerned with the likes of global warming, and the effects that burning fossil fuels had on the environment. Sure, some people were concerned, but it wasn't the major issue that we're seeing today. And because it's such a big problem, we need to work on ways to cut back our carbon footprint. One company has come up with a clever ride-sharing program that is so genius, that you'll wonder why you hadn't thought of it.

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WonderPaw will teach your dog how to program [April Fools]

WonderPaw will teach your dog how to program [April Fools]

They say that dogs are man's best friend. But how often can you turn to your "friend" for help when it really matters? Like, when you're working on a tough coding project, and you just can't seem to figure out what's causing issues in the compiler. Well thanks to a new interactive program, you won't need to ask him for help, he'll be designing his own programs in no time.

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Sony’s Proton Pack will turn you into a real-life Ghostbuster [April Fools]

Sony’s Proton Pack will turn you into a real-life Ghostbuster [April Fools]

I'd like to state for the record that I ain't afraid of no ghosts. However, just because I'm not afraid of them, doesn't mean that they're not still a huge menace from time to time. For years I've longed for a way to combat them with protons, preferably using some sort of pack. Well, the researchers at Sony have my back, and today they've got a very special announcement.

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YouTube’s SnoopaVision takes immersion to the next level [April Fools]

YouTube’s SnoopaVision takes immersion to the next level  [April Fools]

I've talked a lot over the last few months about how virtual reality is the future. There are still a lot of technological hurdles to overcome, but today we take a leap forward, thanks to Google. It turns out that the answer to our full immersion needs has been here all along, and his name is Snoop.

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Arcade cabinet pits Tesla, Edison, your hands in mortal combat

Arcade cabinet pits Tesla, Edison, your hands in mortal combat

It seems to be the trend these days to pit famous dead people against each other. And now, we're not talking about disgusting, decomposing zombies. Last month saw the beginnings of what would be a "Science Kombat" game that pit pixelated embodiments of famous scientists, both dead and alive, imbuing them superpowers to inflict fatality on other scientists. At SxSW, someone cooked up a more limited yet more elaborate version of that concept, involving Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. The catch? The players themselves will also be in a shock. Literally.

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ASPCA parody video highlights robot abuse

ASPCA parody video highlights robot abuse

There are a lot of serious issues in the world. But it's time to talk about one in particular, that doesn't get a lot of attention. We've been warned about the potential future dangers of our actions, but it seems that despite blockbuster movies that show us what could happen if we don't stop, our terrible actions continue. I'm talking, of course, about robot cruelty.

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Go behind the scenes with Kylo Ren’s Undercover Boss

Go behind the scenes with Kylo Ren’s Undercover Boss

In The Force Awakens, we were introduced to the newest bad guy in a cape and mask. Kylo Ren is definitely a far different villain than the likes of Darth Vader. But today we get a peek behind that mask, and see what happens when Kylo Ren breaks character and busts up laughing.

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Butterfinger wants to bring back excessive touchdown celebrations

Butterfinger wants to bring back excessive touchdown celebrations

If you had millions of people watching you as you pulled off a play that could win the big game, what would you do? Would you calmly nod your head and walk off the field, as if it were nothing? Or would you celebrate? Well, if you're playing in the NFL, celebrating a touchdown can be a big no-no. But one company wants to change that for the biggest of the big games.

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