Get yourself ready for the Emmys with this one-stop guide to this year’s nominations

We pored over the lengthy 2015 Emmy Awards nomination list and have compiled all the must-know information about your favorite shows and actors in this one-stop guide to the Emmy’s.

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DT Giveaway: Dash & Dot Wonder Pack kids programmable robot

Step inside for your chance to win some super-cute robots called Dash & Dot. You have to enter our competition to be in with a chance of winning. Good luck!

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Watch a pro surfer fight off a shark attack

You’re unlikely to see anything as dramatic as this during the weekend: Australian surfer Mick Fanning has fought off a shark attack in the water, and it was all captured on camera.

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5 eye-scanning door locks that will secure your home like its Fort Knox

The same technology that controls access to many top-secret government sites can also be super-helpful when you’re trying to get in the house with an armload of groceries.

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Watch: Soundfreaq adds water-resistance, pumped up sound to the Sound Kick 2

Soundfreaq takes on the elements with the new Sound Kick 2. Adding better sound, and water resistance to the rugged frame, the upgraded speaker offers an enticing package at the $100 waterline.

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YouTube strikes back: video sharing site is now bigger than cable

It has more competition than ever, but YouTube is fighting hard to keep its position as the world’s No. 1 video destination, according to figures released in Google’s earnings call.

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Want to make sure you don’t lose that Vimeo video? Here’s how to download it

Vimeo offers a lot of great content, but like any streaming video site, you can’t access it if you don’t have Internet. Here’s how to download videos from the site and save them for later.

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The Henn-Na (Weird) Hotel is run by robots, and you can now book a night for around $100

On Friday, the first ever robot hotel opened its doors in Japan, and for a very reasonable $60 to $153 a night, you can live in a temporary home that is staffed completely by humanoids.

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Bing can now help you move home more easily

Bing is adding data about local doctors and schools to its mobile search capabilities in the U.S., making it easier for you to check out a new area in advance if you’re thinking of moving.

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No need to search, here are the 5 smartphone apps you should download this week

It’s more difficult than ever to seek out the best new apps released each week, even if you have the will to trawl through the app store on a regular basis. To make life easier, we’ve gathered our favorite app picks together in a handy list.

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Android Wallpaper: Camp Out

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One of the best things to do during summer is go camping. You can sleep in a tent, go for a hike, kayak, build a fire, and so much more. It’s a great way to get outside, experience nature, and maybe get away from glowing screens for a while. Camping can also be a beautiful experience, and to celebrate the sights of a good camp we’ve got some wallpapers for you.

Below you will find 6 HD camp-tastic wallpapers. To get one of these wallpapers on your phone, tablet, or even PC, simply tap or click on the image to see it at full resolution. When the image opens you can right-click or tap and hold to save it. Let us know which one is your favorite, and be sure to share a screenshot if you use one of these wallpapers!

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T-Mobile drops the price of the LG G4 to $480 (down from $600)

LG G4 T-Mobile price drop 480 dollars

It’s been almost 2 months since the LG G4 launched on T-Mobile. Since then, we’ve seen a few good promos, with LG throwing in a variety of accessories for the phone. But it’s only today today the phone itself is getting marked down, with an official price drop from $600 to $480.

While it wont have a very big impact on your monthly bill for those who opt for a payment plan (it drops from $25 a month to $20), it’s a pretty nice discount for those looking to buy the phone at full price. Especially considering what it’s still going for on rival carriers (between $550 to $630).

If you have the money for it, the sooner you act the better. We’re not sure how long the deal will last, but don’t forget that you can still claim LG’s accessory promo, netting you a free battery, charger, and leather back until the end of July. Now that’s not a bad deal at all. Direct link to the LG G4 on T-Mobile and LG’s promo page provided below.

[T-Mobile | LG Leather Promo]

ZNAPS is an adapter that gives your phone MagSafe-like magnetic charging capabilities [VIDEO]

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Apple’s magnetic MagSafe connector is, in our opinion, one of the greatest inventions of modern technology. We can’t tell you how many times it’s saved our asses when it came to someone tripping over our Apple laptop power cord, It’s just a damn shame nobody else is using it. We’re sure Apple’s 7311526 B2 patent has something to do with that, but it’s hard to deny how amazing this would be on an Android smartphone or tablet.

Even though we’ve sort of grown disillusioned with Kickstarter projects as of late, a new project called ZNAPS has once again piqued our interest. ZNAPS is a $9 tiny adapter that transforms the USB port on your device into a magnetic MagSafe like connector. It’s a 2-part method, once that involves inserting a magnetic connector inside your device’s USB port, and another to whatever USB cable you’re using.

Magnetic charging combines the convenience of wireless charging, with the speed of a wired connection. In fact, ZNAPS says Quick Charge 2.0 will work just fine with the adapter, so no need to worry. Just snap in, yank it out, without having to worry about damaging anything. The best part is that it’s reversible, so no matter which way you connect, you’re good. Just don’t forget the adapter whenever heading out, or you’ll be forced to use regular micro USB like an animal.

There’s only 27 days to go and ZNAPS has already well exceeded their $94,221 goal where it currently sits at $128,211. The biggest downside we can see is that ZNAPS doesn’t even expect to ship to backers until November at the earliest. With the introduction of USB Type C later this year, we still don’t see that offering up more convenience than ZNAPS. Let’s hope they don’t face any legal action from Apple anytime soon. In the meantime, you can back ZNAPS for only $9 by following the link down below.

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Hulu will reportedly offer a more expensive ad-free option later this year

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Those of you that have never experienced Hulu may not know this, but despite charging an $8-a-month subscription, the video streaming service actually features ads. Now, it’s nowhere near as bad as traditional broadcast channels, but it’s a stark contrast to Hulu’s biggest competitor, Netflix, which only occasionally promotes their own in-house shows from time to time.

Well, it seems Hulu could be wising up with The Wall Street Journal reporting that the company is now exploring the possibility of introducing a premium ad-free option for those willing to pay a little more for their subscription. The new tier which is known internally as NOAH (No Ads Hulu) is said to launch this fall for around $12 to $14 a month.

Despite costing 50% more than the regular tier, apparently Hulu isn’t too keen on the idea of ad-free viewing, for fear it would cannibalize their lower tier. We think they should be more worried about users moving over to Netflix who, according to the latest numbers, has more than 65 million subscribers world-wide, while Hulu sits at about 9 million. Recently, Hulu made some pretty big deals, securing Showtime content for an additional $9 a month.

Hands-on with Microsoft Cortana for Android [VIDEO]

Last month Microsoft confirmed that their personal voice assistant, Cortana, would be coming soon to Android. Today it has (unofficially) arrived in the form of an APK. We were able to successfully install the app on our Nexus 5 and give it a test run.

Cortana is similar to Google Now and Siri. It can answer your voice inquiries and display information before you need it. Things like sports scores, weather, restaurant recommendations, movie times, and more appear in a single stream. In the “Notebook” you can tell Cortana more information about yourself so she can provide exactly what you’ll need. You can even tell her your name so she can address you more informally.

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This version of Cortana is likely the beta that Microsoft mentioned last month. Everything basically works right now, but it could use some polish. You can do most things you would expect to be able to do in Google Now and Siri, but conversational search doesn’t work. We expect the official app to be released alongside Windows 10 (which will also run Cortana). If you are a PC user you might want to check out what Cortana can do.

To check out the beta you can go here and take the survey. Download the Cortana APK from here. Enjoy!

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