You know what they say: once you go smart you never go back. (People say that, right?) Welcome to the smart side, where technology does all the work for you. These new gadgets will help to transform your house into a tech-assisted paradise. From Bluetooth showerheads to Wi-Fi enabled security systems, your home will be running on its own in no time. SEE ALSO: This $20 shower speaker could be what your bathroom's missing Surround sound These Sonos wireless speakers can pump music throughout your entire home, and simultaneously play different songs in different rooms. Get it here for $199. Rise and shine This sunrise simulation will gradually wake you up. Don’t worry, it comes with a snooze button. Get it here for $79.99. From zero to 80-inches of touchscreen Turn any surface into a touchscreen with the Touchjet projector. Get the whole team involved, with up to four people interacting at the same time. Get it here for $479.98. Make it rain Enjoy a … [Read more...] about Gadgets to help make your smart home smarter
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Someday, high schoolers may have to decide if they should fulfill their language requirement with Spanish or Dothraki. The words spoken by Khal Drogo and the rest of the Dothraki people on Game of Thrones is a conlang (constructed language), as this TED Ed video explains. Dothraki joins the ranks of other conlangs like Klingon ( Star Trek ), Na’vi ( Avatar ) and Elvish ( Lord of the Rings ). See also: 35 Insanely Realistic 3D Renderings A conlang is defined by its system of grammar, not its lexicon — meaning that any aspiring super-nerd can't just boast a complete command of Klingon by learning a bunch of words. So if you're a geek who really wants to level up and learn Elvish, or to converse with the Dothraki horde, you have to put in the time. BONUS: 23 Adorkable Wedding Rings for Geeks in Love 1. R2-D2 Say "Marry Me" with this custom-made ring featuring everyone's favorite droid. Image: Paul Michael Design 2. Batman You're … [Read more...] about You Can Learn to Speak Dothraki
If it feels like you've been waiting forever for Google Fiber, you're not alone. It has, after all, been more than a decade since Google's announcement that "fiber is coming." To be fair, Google Fiber is long established in some areas. Before temporarily halting fiber expansion in 2016, the company brought service to 11 major US markets. Even in those cities though, Google's internet service didn't reach all, or even most, households, leaving many wondering when and if their neighborhood would be eligible for service. Meanwhile, residents of 34 other metropolitan areas who were teased with the possibility of getting Google Fiber early on are still wondering if it will come to their city at all. So what's going on with Google Fiber? A decade of deployment Let's start with where Google Fiber has successfully established service. In addition to Kansas City, Google Fiber's inaugural location, the service is also currently available in Atlanta; Huntsville, Alabama; Orange … [Read more...] about Whatever happened to Google Fiber?
If you're stuck in the endless Netflix scroll, hopefully this list will help you decide what to watch. Netflix occasionally brings in big directors to serve up originals that make it all the way to the Oscars. But it's also got an abundance of smaller stories perfect for a modestly sized screen. Fingers crossed you'll find something here that hits the spot. CNET Culture Entertain your brain with the coolest news from streaming to superheroes, memes to video games. Read more : The 50 best TV shows to watch on Netflix | Everything you need to know to sign up to Netflix News of the World Netflix Tom Hanks in a Western directed by Jason Bourne's Paul Greengrass. Enjoy Hanks going full Mandalorian single dad mode as Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, a Civil War veteran who discovers a young girl years after she was captured by Native Americans as a baby. In between helping to return her to her family, he does his usual job of traveling to towns and … [Read more...] about The 38 best movies to see on Netflix
HBO released the much-anticipated Game of Thrones fourth season trailer on Jan. 12, eliciting equal parts confusion and unbridled excitement among fans. It’s now common knowledge that the TV phenomenon is an adaptation of George R. R. Martin ’s unfinished seven-part series, A Song of Ice and Fire , which he began writing in 1991. It’s since sold more than 24 million books worldwide. See also: 15 Dating Tips From 'Game of Thrones' Martin is under pressure from fans to finish the sixth and latest book installment, The Winds of Winter , which isn’t slated for release until at least 2015. The franchise has spawned bobbleheads, beer, graphic novels, video games and card games — not to mention the hordes of fan fiction and trivia. While we need to wait and see who ends up on the Iron Throne , we've rounded up 15 lesser-known facts about the GoT series, its actors and Martin himself to tide us over. Game of Thrones returns to HBO on Sunday, April 6. 1. … [Read more...] about 15 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Game of Thrones’