Unravel, a Game About a Yarn Person, Tries Way Too Hard

Unravel is earnest as a game about a tiny person made of yarn could be. The yarn person in question is named Yarny, and he’s perhaps the most mascot-ready character created since the mid-90s. His head is a red-hued crescent moon, and he has white button eyes that teeter between …

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It’s Hard Out There for a New Emoji

With last summer’s release of iOS 9.1, a gaggle of new emoji was set loose beneath our thumbs. And even though we were all hotly anticipating the taco and burrito emoji, those new symbols weren’t the most popular of this recent crop. Which one was the most-used? You may be …

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Analysis: Why does Apple keep making the Mac?

Any Mac, in its current form, is a thing to behold: a sleek, durable piece of aluminium and silicon that, when compared to other PCs, stands out from the crowd by a considerable distance. All of the MacBook lines – comprised of the Air, the Pro, and the standard MacBook …

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Techradar's first tech loves

Our first tech loves It’s Valentine’s Day, and we at techradar felt it only right to reflect on the technology that we first fell in love with. These are the pieces of tech that took our breath away, that we cherished, spent hours of our lives with and that still …

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Techradar's first tech loves

Our first tech loves It’s Valentine’s Day, and we at techradar felt it only right to reflect on the technology that we first fell in love with. These are the pieces of tech that took our breath away, that we cherished, spent hours of our lives with and still hold …

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How to Make Nest’s Thermostat Your Smart-Home Hub

The Nest Learning Thermostat does what a thermostat is supposed to do, turning your heat and AC on and off when you need it. And because it’s a learning thermostat, it does so without manual programming. This beautifully designed object has enough built-in smarts to plausibly save money in your …

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Vape Pens and E-Cigs Are Blowing Up. Like, Literally

Some people hail vaping as a safer alternative to cigarettes, arguing that there’s no tobacco smoke, so it’s got to be safer. It remains to be seen if that’s true, and there is some evidence that the stuff inside vapes and e-cigs is toxic. But beyond that, there’s the fact these …

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What You Need to Know About Twitter’s Algorithmic Timeline

Today, Twitter rolled out arguably the most fundamental change it has ever made: a major tweak to the timeline. If you already use Twitter, you probably knew this was coming—#RIPTwitter and the Super Bowl were about the only things people talked about on the network this weekend. If you don’t already use …

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