Indistinguishable from Magic 6/17

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Not Florida: shooting the breeze. Florida: shooting at The Breeze [Florida]
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Bloke Builds Multi-Level Subterranean Beach Hut
Most people build drippy sand castles or catch some Zs when they go to the beach but, no, not Colin Furze who always has to create something of epic proportions wherever he goes.
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Putin offers political asylum to James Comey, citing potential prosecution in U.S.
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Evan McMullin’s War
How Trump and Twitter gave rise to the GOP’s leading dissident.
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UCF technique uses sun’s rays as weed killer, instead of mixed martial arts as initially expected by dyslexics [Florida]
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265 years ago, Ben Franklin did something extraordinary. And no, it wasn’t having several French mistresses, that came later [Interesting]
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Dad Refuses To Buy His Son An Overpriced Lunch Box, Gives Him A Tool Box To Carry Snacks Instead
It’s time to revolutionize the entire lunch box industry and this guy’s got it figured out.
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To this day, I still can’t believe they tried to justify a private jet.
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This tree fell over and grew 4 more trees out of itself.
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Fight on runway!
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Yo-Yo Skills
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Police announce they have arrested one of the seven Maute brothers leading ISIS in the Philippines, further endangering the planned production of ‘Seven Bombs for Seven Brothers’ [Followup]
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This is not an underwater waterfall, this is an optical illusion caused by seaweed and underwater plants.
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Man with garage full of Ferraris buys four new Ferraris in hopes of improving his chances of buying a more exclusive Ferrari, is butthurt when Ferrari turns him down. Ferrari [Dumbass]
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You can’t cheat Niagara Falls twice [Sad]
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Mexico and US breweries make a cerveza using a logo with a frumpy Donald Trump dressed in a Mariachi outfit [Amusing]
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Kim Jong-un is in hiding as he fears covert US assassination squads [Silly]
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This Oddly Satisfying Short Film Shows Robots Trapped In Never-Ending Cycles Of Work
It starts out soothing but gets sort of dark at the end. Let this be a lesson to all of us about the dangers of overwork.
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There Are Too Many Cage-Free Eggs, And Other Facts
Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: There’s an incredible amount of cage-free eggs, revealing the secrets of the big blue highway signs​ and what circles say about you.
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The Silicon Valley Lab Making Milk Out Of Peas
“There are plenty of plant sugars you can use, and plenty of plant fats. There are also plenty of plant proteins you can use, but the problem is that they all taste like the plant they derive from. We had to figure out how to make a plant protein that didn’t taste like a plant protein.”
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A 7,000 ft tall standing rock formation in the middle of the desert [OC] [2048×1280]
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LPT: If you are buying headphones/speakers, test them with Bohemian Rhapsody. It has the complete set of highs and lows in instruments and vocals.
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Nikki Sixx and Wendy Dio Mock Gene Simmons’ Attempt to Trademark Devil-Horn Gesture
Gene Simmons has a fight on his hands after attempting to trademark the devil-horn gesture. Continue reading…
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Bob Seger Makes a Dozen Albums Available for Streaming and Download
After years of holding out, Bob Seger has joined the digital distribution era. Continue reading…
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If you read my last number of tweets, only one opinion can be formed – that our President, and therefore “leader,” is grossly incompetent! ~ 6:45 PM – 1 Aug 2014
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Occult Rock Act Coven Threaten to Sue Gene Simmons If He Trademarks Rock Hand Gesture
Occult rock veterans Coven have responded to Gene Simmons’ attempt to trademark a classic hand sign associated with rock music. Continue reading…
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What If (Almost) Every Gene Affects (Almost) Everything?
Three Stanford scientists have proposed a provocative new way of thinking about genetic variants, and how they affect people’s bodies and health.
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Remembering A Crime You Didn’t Commit, And Other Great Reads
This week’s best long reads include the secret history of the iPhone, a profile of the man who says he invented email and a tribute to Pulse Nightclub.
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The Psychologist Using AI to Predict Who Will Attempt Suicide
According to Joe Franklin, computers are far better than people when it comes to guessing who’s at risk.
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Dad builds a 3D printed prosthetic for his son and now builds them for other kids free of charge.
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50 Years Ago: The Monterey Pop Festival Changes Music Forever
While there’s no denying the Woodstock festival’s epochal place in the narrative of rock ‘n’ roll, the Monterey Pop Festival is the one that really altered the way pop culture worked from then on out. Continue reading…
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Madman Lets Two Different Scorpions Sting Him To Determine Which Is More Painful
Coyote Peterson is always looking to satisfy his audience’s schadenfreude, letting an array of creatures bite, stab and sting him.
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Girl who convinced her boyfriend to commit suicide so she could play the grieving girlfriend to get attention and sympathy has been found guilty of manslaughter [Followup]
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Metal Injection
SPINAL TAP Bassist Derek Smalls To Release A Solo Album This Year
Guest appearances from Peter Frampton and Steve Vai. The post SPINAL TAP Bassist Derek Smalls To Release A Solo Album This Year appeared first on Metal Injection.
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10 Best Selling Hard Rock + Metal Albums in the United States
Even if you don’t remember buying them, you probably have most of these CDs somewhere in your house. Continue reading…
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Hippy Jump Big Spin on a Half Pipe
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ELI5 how casinos can refuse to pay a jackpot, claiming the machine is broken, but not pay back everyone who played and lost?
I mean, it’s broken or it isn’t, right? Edit: Before commenting and telling me to read the fucking article about this, please read the SECOND PART OF THE SENTENCE. I mean, Jesus. The question is about ALL the people who were on the malfunctioning machine, not the one who claimed a jackpot Snapchat and…
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Wendy Dio Calls Gene Simmons’ ‘Devil Horns’ Trademark Application ‘Laughable,’ Nikki Sixx Jokes He May Trademark Middle Finger
Gene Simmons does not have many people in his corner regarding his application to trademark the ‘devil horns’ hand gesture. Continue reading…
Metal Injection
DECREPIT BIRTH’s New Song “Hieroglyphic” Is Technical Madness
Well, this has been worth the wait. The post DECREPIT BIRTH’s New Song “Hieroglyphic” Is Technical Madness appeared first on Metal Injection.
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Iced Earth, ‘Incorruptible’ – Album Review
Read our review of the new Iced Earth album, ‘Incorruptible’ Continue reading…
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Ted Nugent thinks it’s time to tone down “hateful rhetoric”
Ted Nugent is unapologetically partisan. The Motor City Madman has been pro-gun, which you might guess from his live show, in which he shoots a guitar onstage with a flaming arrow. Yet he’s been even more outspoken about politics, defending apartheid, calling former President Obama a psycopath and saying…
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So what is this sea creature that researchers are stumped by? [Cool]
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Youth Baseball Player Makes Crazy Jump Over Catcher To Tag Home
Pro baseball needs way more acrobatic stuff like this, in our opinion.
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NEWS – Scientists sent a flatworm to Space and it came back with two heads. FARK – Researchers tried amputating them, leaving a headless middle fragment, but both of the heads just grew back on all three pieces. Everyone sleep well tonight [Creepy]
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At some point I worry that self driving cars will go a route just to ensure you see certain stores or billboards, the real world equivalent of a pop up ad
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The skin of this snake
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Patreon’s new logo. What were they thinking?
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The more time I spend arguing on reddit, the more I’m reminded of this.
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Here It Is, The Sausage Of The Future
It has less meat than what you’re used to. And more bugs and fruits.
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Smoking Demonstration Illustrates The Damage Of A Single Cigarette
Look, we’re not your mom. If you want to go ahead and puff on a cigarette, that’s your discretion, but this video certainly might make you think twice.
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Swedish brewery name brew ‘F*** you I’m Millwall’ after football fan who fought off three knife-wielding terrorists during the London terror attack earlier this month [Hero]
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A Whimsical Wordsmith Charts A Course Beyond Twitter
Jonny Sun’s online personality — a sentimental alien — has attracted a huge following. Now he’s trying to figure out what comes next.
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Here’s an odd blip for ya. Apparently, Mike Pence’s lawyer is James Comey’s daughter’s Godfather. Also, I am my son’s uncle. I mean that quite literally [Interesting]
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Finally I found it! The worst thing on the Earth.
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Jury finds that it’s okay for a cop to murder an innocent man if that cop is nervous [NewsFlash]
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Alligator goes for a little slip-n-slide
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Is It So Bad If The World Gets A Little Hotter? Uh, Yeah
The last time it was 4 degrees warmer there was no ice at either pole and sea level was hundreds of feet higher than it is today.
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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Director Sam Taylor-Johnson Regrets Making The Film
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The floor is lava.
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Expectation != reality
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I instantly lost interest in the article..
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Elon Musk publishes plan for conquering a world [Spiffy]
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Golden scarab beetles
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“The Walking Dead” is not a T.V. show part 2 [Scary]
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Fugitive polygamous cult leader who was rumored to have been raptured found in heaven. Heaven is the name of the pickup truck he was hiding in [Followup]
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Perfect foam circle created by a whirlpool spinning downstream
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Just an update…
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What was that?!
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Every Rest Stop On The New Jersey Turnpike, Ranked
Not all service plazas are created equal.
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RIP America.
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Went AFK for a bit and accidently toggled autorun… came back to find that I had started a mini-trend (xpost r/wow)
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Wonderland. 🌳
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Moraine Lake during sunrise. Alberta Canada. [OC][4500×3000]
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Arborist avenges the city-mandated death of his beloved tree, Clyde, by planting hundreds of giant sequoias throughout the town (x-post r/trees)
Hi, I’m an arborist. This means I am a professional in the cultivation, management, and study of trees. I love trees. I think they’re some of the most beautiful, majestic, ancient living beings on our planet. Today I am here to tell you a story of death, new life, and revenge. Three years ago today,…
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Arnold, at age 20 and youngest Mr. Universe winner ever, out promoting his gym and the benefits of bodybuilding & fitness (Munich, Germany, 1967)
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This is why men have a shorter life expectancy
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Man ‘Jumpstarts’ A Bedraggled Honey Bee
The poor bee was found on its last legs, struggling just to move, let alone fly. However, after a few sips of golden syrup and sugar water, he was back in action and ready to go pollinate some flowers.
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I look both ways even if i am walking across a one-way street because there is no way I’m betting my life on the intelligence of someone I don’t know.
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Every computer needs a “cleaning keyboard” mode where the keys would be inactive while you wipe them down
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Andre Ward Says He’s Gonna Kick Sergey Kovalev’s Ass For Being Racist
Andre Ward says Sergey Kovalev needs to be punished for his racist antics on social media, and tells TMZ Sports he’s gonna do it with his fists when the two men meet on June 17. Kovalev’s been getting heat for a meme he posted to his social media…
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‘Garfield Go’ Is The Best Game Of E3 If You Hate E3
According to Wikipedia, over a dozen video games featuring the venerable Monday-hating cat Garfield were made between 1987 and 2017.
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Looks like Universal Basic Income is going to become a thing in Hawaii [Interesting]
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Girlfriend wanted a ‘My Secret Wood’ ring, so 10 failed rings later, I made one just how I pictured it
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iFixit gives new Surface tablet a repairability score of 0 out of 10
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Today at legoland, my son brought his Nintendo Switch. Random kids joined, and this pic made me realize that maybe Nintendo is onto something.
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Originally posted this on r/wtf but I think its proper home is here
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The European Union Just Voted To Make The Paris Agreement Legally Binding
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Would you like small, medium or large?
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There’s nothing on earth like a genuine, bona-fide electrified fully-intact monorail.. What’d I say? [Scary]
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I heard a lot of programmers have troubles encrypting passwords, so I made this simple and safe password encryption tool.
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Coconut oil is not healthy and it’s never been healthy. Fark needs a “well, duh” tag [Obvious]
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Dolphins creating a “net” of mud, the fish jump out of the water to escape it, only on fall into the mouths of the dolphins.
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Black Holes Are Unimaginably Dense And Powerful
“If you wanted to transform yourself into a black hole, then you would have to find a way to condense all the matter that makes up your body into an area one sextillion times smaller than a grain of sand.”
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The Best Photography Of The Week
An inside look into the unique lives of circus performers, chasing tornadoes in the Midwest and the last of the Colombian cowboys.
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Protect Your iPhone With This Ultra-Slim Case That Raised Over $1.7MM On IndieGoGo
This case can withstand drops from 45 feet and comes with a magnet so you can stick it in cool places.
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This Mattress Company is Changing the Game With 95% Sleeper Satisfaction
There’s a secret mattress retailers have been keeping from you for years, so here it is: Most stores charge you 6-12x their manufacturing costs. Cue Lull — the transparent mattress company that offers free shipping with a 100-night trial in your home. If you don’t love it, they’ll come pick up the mattress…
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Wood burning using ammonium chloride
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The Empire State building, taken from Brooklyn
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Here are seven things you should never cook on the grill, according to experts who believe their only way of cooking is correct [Obvious]
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New definition of insanity: An alarm clock hidden inside the walls of your home goes off at the same time every evening for the last 13 years [Strange]
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Obama and Biden
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5 year-old Ari Schultz has had 3 open-heart surgeries. This is his reaction when he finds out he’s going home from the hospital
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France is offering US scientists 4-year grants to move to the country and do research on climate change via a website called Make Our Planet Great Again.
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🔥Goliath Tarantula🔥
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[Serious] Parents of unsuccessful young adults (20s/30s) who still live at home, unemployed/NEET, no social/romantic life etc., do you feel disappointed or failed as a parent? How do you cope? What are your long term plans?
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“It never said you could do it – but it never said you couldn’t.” – The man who opened Louisiana’s first drive-thru daiquiri stand [Cool]
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What’s wrong with this picture? [Misc]
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The Resistance Will Be Merchandised
For opportunist apparel makers, protest equals profit.
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A practical tool for people with long hair
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Saw this at a KFC in Beijing
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When tadpoles metamorphose into frogs, they cease breathing with gills and start breathing with lungs. (Pictured of a young frog gasping for air, as it learns to use its lungs.)
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TIL Disney quietly cut ties with McDonalds in 2006 so as not to be associated with childhood obesity
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This ad for an Arab online shopping website to buy stuff from US.
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Metal Injection
Gene Simmons Once Called His “Devil Horns” A Tribute To Spiderman, Now Says He Invented Synchronized Stage Moves
Holy fucking shit, Gene. The post Gene Simmons Once Called His “Devil Horns” A Tribute To Spiderman, Now Says He Invented Synchronized Stage Moves appeared first on Metal Injection.
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Cuba Says President Trump’s Speech Was ‘Loaded With Hostile Rhetoric’
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1963: JFK meeting a 16 year old future president
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Apparently, it’s come to the point in the decline of our civilization where you actually have to explain to people that using Coca-Cola as a tanning oil is a bad idea [Facepalm]
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How Upheaval At Uber Is A Wake-Up Call For Silicon Valley
What makes Uber a cautionary tale is not that it’s the only tech company with a winner-take-all worldview or toxins in its culture. It’s that it happens to be one of the most valuable.
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This entitled tip jar
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How to open a blast door at the bottom of a pit with 250 tons of water behind it using only two guys, a bar and an excavator
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Korean Fried Chicken, And Other Recipes To Cook This Weekend
Looking for something to cook? Try Korean fried chicken, blistered green beans or a grown-up take on a drunken watermelon.
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Why Are So Many Young Voters Falling For Old Socialists?
What has driven so many young people into passionate political work, sweeping old socialists with old ideas to new heights of popularity?
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The manufacturer of the cladding that fueled London’s tower fire specifically recommended against using it in high-rise apartments due to fire risk. Someone’s going to feel the heat about this [Followup]
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For doctors who prescribe more antibiotics than their peers, informing them of this fact leads to reductions in their antibiotic prescriptions over a 6 month period.
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A Guy Gradually Submerges Himself Inside A Six Foot Water Balloon Because Why Not?
We’ve seen the Slow Mo Guys let themselves be totally crushed by the weight of a giant water balloon, but this time they went further and decided to go completely *inside* the balloon.
Ultimate Classic Rock
Paul McCartney Through the Years: 1948-2017 Photos
We’ve compiled photos of Paul McCartney that span 70 years of his life. Continue reading…
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Donald Trump And Rupert Murdoch: Inside The Billionaire Bromance
Trump has been good business for the media mogul, but their association goes back decades and stems from one thing: “These men value only power.”
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The Week’s Coolest Space Photos
Every day satellites are zooming through space, snapping incredible pictures of Earth, the solar system, and outer space. Here are the highlights from this week.
Mises Institute
Peter Klein on How Not to Reform the Fed
By: Peter G. Klein, Jeff DeistArguments for a “rules based” Fed are gaining momentum on both the political Left and Right — and even among some libertarians. Would the adoption of ideas like NGDP targeting and the “Taylor Rule” really make the Fed less dangerous? Would they be an improvement on the Fed’s…
AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)
Saudis and allies working on list of Qatar ‘grievances’
Saudi foreign minister’s announcement comes as Turkey continues diplomatic efforts to resolve Gulf diplomatic crisis.
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The Latest: Document says Trump hotel brought in nearly $20M
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s financial disclosure (all times local):…
Zero Hedge
Summer Of Hate: The Arrival Of The Crisis & The Second Civil War?
Authored by Michael Hart and StockBoardAsset, In our previous article, we discussed how our analysis of recent events in the US and elsewhere seem to be leading up to some sort of ‘Crisis Event’ that appears to correlate with some of the predictions made in Neil Strauss and William Howe’s 1997 book…
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High Schools Drop “Valedictorian” Distinction Fearing Lower-Ranked Kids May Feel ‘Triggered’
We’ve spent a fair amount of time over the past several years writing about the ‘participation trophy generation’ (a.k.a. “millennials) and, more specifically, how their inflated sense of entitlement and self-worth, irrespective of work effort and/or innate talent, would not serve them well in the real…
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Carmageddon Crashes into “the Recovery” Right on Schedule — EXACTLY as Predicted Here
The following article by David Haggith was published first on The Great Recession Blog:  Carmageddon, as Wolf Richter has called it, is hitting the US economy exactly as I said a year and a half ago would start to happen at the very end of 2016 or the start of 2017. Measured year-on-year, auto sales…
Quartz
Dreamers in the US, Netflix outgrows cable, and eight other stories you might have missed
1. Welcome to the Jungle Sorry, the hot food section of the buffet is reserved for Prime members. That guy in aisle four is here to pick up the headphones he ordered online. And if you need a price check, you can just ask Alexa. The early days of the Internet were all about new, tech-fueled indie companies…
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Donald Trump holds over 500 positions outside the US government, his 2017 financials show
US president Donald Trump filed government financial disclosure forms late on Friday afternoon that show how widespread and complicated his financial holdings are, but do little to shed more light on his potential conflicts of interest. The 98-page report was filed with the US Office of Government Ethics,…
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The Long, Sordid Saga Of Cuban Drug Trafficking & US Looking The Other Way
Authored by ‘Anonymous Patriot of Truth’ via The Burning Platform blog, All specific information omitted in this article has been done in the interest of protecting the identity of the FBI’s cooperating witness. In 1999, during President Clinton’s administration, the FBI was investigating a case where…
Reuters: World News
Libyan coast guard intercepts more than 900 migrants: spokesman
TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya’s coast guard intercepted 906 migrants off the western city of Sabratha on Friday, a spokesman said.
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Beware The Collapsing Social Contract
Authored by Gaius Publius via Down With Tyranny blog, “[T]he super-rich are absconding with our wealth, and the plague of inequality continues to grow. An analysis of 2016 data found that the poorest five deciles of the world population own about $410 billion in total wealth. As of June 8, 2017, the…
Zero Hedge
Special Prosecutor Mueller Is a Political Hack
The New York Times characterizes special prosecutor Robert Mueller as being independent and fair: Robert S. Mueller III managed in a dozen years as F.B.I. director to stay above the partisan fray, carefully cultivating a rare reputation for independence and fairness. Let’s fact-check the Times ……
Zero Hedge
What Housing Recovery? Real Home Prices Still 16% Below 2007 Peak
Since the financial crisis, home equity has gone from being America’s biggest driver of (illusory) wealth to one of the biggest sources of economic inequality. And while the post-crisis recovery has returned the national home price index to its highs from early 2007, most of this rise was generated…
Zero Hedge
The Treasonous Secession Of Climate Confederacy States
Authored by Daniel Greenfield via FrontPageMag.com, After President Trump rejected the Paris Climate treaty, which had never been ratified by the Senate, the European Union announced that it would work with a climate confederacy of secessionist US states. Scotland and Norway’s environmental ministers…
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
Travel experts say Trump’s policy reversal will ‘devastate’ Cuba
Tourism is one of the country’s largest industries.
Mises Institute
Central Banks Are Driving Many to Cryptocurrencies
By: Demelza HaysTwo years ago, Bitcoin was considered a fringe technology for libertarians and computer geeks. Now, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, such as Ethereum, are gaining mainstream adoption. However, mainstream adoption has been propelled by financial speculation instead of by demand for…
Mises Institute
The Next Fed Chair Will Not Set Long-Term Rates Free
By: Brendan BrownIt is so long since the long-term interest rate market was free of Fed intervention that the meaning of freedom has become deeply blurred. Many commentators suggest that the much talked about multi-year program designed by the Yellen-Fischer Fed to reduce that institution’s balance sheet…
Mises Institute
Week in Review: June 17, 2017
By: Mises InstituteThe Federal Reserve this week raised the Federal Funds Rate a quarter point to 1.25 percent, bringing the rate to the highest it’s been in eight years. One might now say monetary policy has progressed from a policy of “ultra low” rates to simply a policy of low rates.How this will…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Palestinian militants deny IS group claim of Jerusalem attack
Palestinian militant groups including Hamas have denied a claim by the Islamic State (IS) group that three Palestinian men who killed an Israeli policewoman in Jerusalem were members of the jihadist outfit.
Master Feed : The Atlantic
Does Bad Health Care Constitute Cruel and Unusual Punishment?
CHICAGO—In 2010, the court of the Northern District of Illinois received a handwritten complaint from Don Lippert, a diabetic inmate at Stateville Correctional Center outside of this city, claiming he was being denied his twice-daily dose of insulin. In the roughly six years since, that case has snowballed…
Christian Science Monitor | All Stories
Terror response must go beyond policing social media, US Paris accord withdrawal can benefit climate change movement, only Qatar’s action can mend relations, what’s the ‘real reason’ Arab countries cut Qatar ties?, how Trump may have influenced Saudi move
A roundup of global commentary for the June 19, 2017, weekly magazine.
News
Qatar’s Crisis With Saudi Arabia And Gulf Neighbors Has Decades-Long Roots
It’s the most recent flare-up in a series of long-running tensions between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states. This time, analysts say, there will be no easy or quick resolution.(Image credit: AP)
Quartz
The botanists’ last stand: The daring work of saving the last samples of dying species
Steve Perlman doesn’t take Prozac, like some of the other rare-plant botanists he knows. Instead, he writes poetry. Either way, you have to do something when a plant you’ve long known goes extinct. Let’s say for 20 years you’ve been observing a tree on a fern-covered crag thousands of feet above sea…
Quartz
Welcome to the most magical time in history to visit a theme park
When Disney opened its flagship park, Magic Kingdom, back in 1971 in Florida, part of the magic came from eliminating the outside world. It was designed so that park-goers couldn’t see other sections of the park when they travelled through its so-called “lands.” In Disney’s latest expansion, Pandora—The…
Quartz
An Arab thinker invented economic theory 400 years before Adam Smith did
When students study economics they learn, early on, that Adam Smith is the “father of modern economics.” This idea is one of the most basic facts of western economics—but it doesn’t stack up. A recent article in evonomics highlights the overlooked work of 14th century North African scholar Ibn Khaldun,…
Quartz
Eight mass shootings happened in the US this week. You probably heard about just one of them.
On Wednesday (June 14), James T. Hodgkinson opened fire on a group of Republican members of Congress and their staff, injuring five people including House majority whip Steve Scalise. That shooting, which occurred on a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, was widely covered by the media, and sparked…
BBC News – World
Egypt Hisham Barakat killing: 30 sentenced to death
The men are accused of involvement in a car bomb attack that killed top prosecutor Hisham Barakat.
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
A chlorine-resistant parasite could be lurking in your swimming pool this summer, CDC warns
The government agency says it causes a nasty gastrointestinal illness.
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
Market Snapshot: Tech selloff remains a concern after Fed hike, tepid economic growth
As tech shares continue to sell off, investors are focusing more on how that market leading sector will dictate the direction of the broader benchmarks in the coming week as the Federal Reserve has signaled a commitment to tightening and economic data remains lackluster.
Reason.com Full Feed
What’s the Federal Government’s Beef with State Meat Processing Rules? New at Reason
Locally raised meats might soon also be regularly slaughtered and sold locally, under a bipartisan bill now winding its way through Congress. The PRIME Act, first introduced two years ago, would allow each state to set its own rules for slaughtering cattle, pigs, and most other livestock and processing…
Reason.com Full Feed
PRIME Act Would Help Put the ‘Local’ Back in Local Meat Production
Locally raised meats might soon also be regularly slaughtered and sold locally, under a bipartisan bill now winding its way through Congress. The PRIME Act, first introduced two years ago, would allow each state to set its own rules for slaughtering cattle, pigs, and most other livestock and processing…
Reuters: World News
African Union urges restraint in Djibouti-Eritrea border spat
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – The African Union urged Djibouti and Eritrea to remain calm and exercise restraint on Saturday after Djibouti accused its neighbor of occupying disputed territory along their border following the withdrawal of Qatari peacekeepers.
News
After The Amazon Deal: What Will Shopping At Whole Foods Feel Like?
Analysts say Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods could hasten the growth of online grocery shopping. So, where does this leave brick-and-mortar stores? The store of the future may look very different.(Image credit: Stephen Hilger/Bloomberg/Getty Images)
AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)
Counting the cost of the Qatar-Gulf crisis
We examine the Gulf rift and its effect on Qatar’s economy, as the crisis is about to enter its third week.
AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)
Kashmir clashes leave 10 people dead
Groups fighting to end Indian rule step up attacks on Indian government forces patrolling the divided region.
AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)
Qatar rebuts Bahrain destabilisation claim
Foreign ministry says 2011 phone recording pertains to Qatari mediation efforts made with approval of Bahrain officials.
Reuters: Top News
Yemen government agrees to U.N. Hodeidah plan, Houthis skeptical
CAIRO (Reuters) – Yemen’s Saudi-backed government said on Saturday it agreed to a two-point plan advanced by the United Nations to ease suffering in the country’s civil war, but the Iran-aligned Houthi movement remained skeptical.
Reuters: World News
Jailed Malaysian opposition leader Anwar withdraws as PM candidate
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Jailed Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said on Saturday he would not be a candidate for prime minister in elections due by mid-2018.
Reuters: Top News
Iraqi forces remove Islamic State fighters from vicinity of U.S.base in Syria
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – The Iraqi army and Sunni tribal fighters have dislodged Islamic State from the al-Waleed border crossing into Syria, an Iraqi military statement said on Saturday.
Bloomberg
Iraq Retakes Crossings With Syria, Jordan From Islamic State
Iraqi forces regained control of the border crossings into Syria and Jordan after launching a dawn operation, the countrys joint operations command said Saturday in a text message.
Reuters: World News
Pope tells Merkel to keep pressing for international cooperation
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis has asked Germany to keep fighting for the Paris climate change deal and to ‘tear down walls’ that inhibit international cooperation, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, offering a stark contrast between her agenda and U.S. policy.
Reuters: World News
Iraq VP accuses Qatar of having tried to split his country
CAIRO (Reuters) – Qatar promoted a plan to split Iraq along sectarian lines, Iraqi Vice President Iyad Allawi said on Saturday, voicing support for the isolation of Doha by some Arab states.
Reason.com Full Feed
The Fatal Flaw in the Fights Against Global Warming and Global Terrorism
Donald Trump and Al Gore would no doubt cringe at the thought that politically speaking, they are brothers from different mothers. After all, what do the Republican president and the Democratic presidential wannabe have in common besides the fact that they are both old, white, pompous dudes who live…
AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)
Saudi ‘rejects’ Turkey offer to build base in kingdom
Unnamed official says kingdom ‘cannot allow Turkey to build military bases on its territories’, SPA news agency reports.
AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)
31 sentenced to death in Hisham Barakat’s killing
Hisham Barakat, who oversaw President Mubarak’s acquittal, was killed by a car bomb near his home in Cairo in 2015.
Reason.com Full Feed
If You Think Campus Free Speech Is No Big Deal, Watch This Shocking Vice News Report From Evergreen State College
Are you one of those people who suspects that all the brouhaha over campus free speech outrages, no matter how individually insane the stories, might be exaggerated in the aggregate when it comes to prevalence and effect? It’s OK—I am one of those people, despite writing about the subject on occasion…
Reuters: Top News
Seattle love, dread of activist investor help clinch Amazon M&A roles
(Reuters) – A decision by Goldman Sachs Group Inc last year to move an investment banking veteran to Seattle, as well as Evercore Partners Inc’s hiring of a top banker defending companies against activist investors, has paid off handsomely.
VICE News
Sinking island’s mayor gets nasty calls after speaking with Trump
Most of the 500 residents of tiny Tangier Island acknowledge that they’re in trouble. For centuries, the island’s sandy foundation has been causing the island to sink deeper into the Chesapeake Bay. Since 1850, the island has lost two-thirds of its land mass because of erosion around its edges. And…
AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)
Gaza under siege: Seeking solace in religion
Through siege and struggle, tens of thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have found comfort in Quranic studies.
AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)
UN believes up to 150,000 civilians trapped in Mosul
ISIL is preventing civilians fleeing and plans to use them as human shields ahead of final battle for Old City, UN says.
AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)
TRT reporter says S Arabia briefly detained his team
Statement by Pakistani reporter says he was held with his cameraman while covering a visit by Turkey’s foreign minister.
MarketWatch.com – Top Stories
NewsWatch: 5 ways the Amazon-Whole Foods deal could change the way we shop
With Whole Foods, Amazon is gaining a network of more than 430 physical stores, mostly in well-frequented urban locations. Their customer base is higher income, skewing to Millennial and Gen X consumers, many of whom may be current Amazon customers and time-starved, with an interest in health/wellness/fitness,…
AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)
Tehran says Saudi coastguard killed Iranian fisherman
The shooting happened after two boats fishing in the Gulf were pushed off course by waves, say Iranian reports.
AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)
What’s the human cost of the Gulf row with Qatar?
As Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain criminalise sympathy with Qatar, what will be the long-term impact of these laws?
Zero Hedge
“Someone’s Going To Jail” Gingrich Warns Mueller’s Russia ‘Witch Hunt’ Too Big To Fail Now
After the Washington Post-New York Times-CNN axis got the public worked into a lather by effectively trying President Donald Trump and his administration in the court of public opinion, Americans are desperate to see somebody held accountable for…wait…what is it again? Collusion? Obstruction? The narrative…
Zero Hedge
Central Banks Are Driving Many To Cryptocurrencies
Authored by Dmelza Hays via The Mises Institute, Two years ago, Bitcoin was considered a fringe technology for libertarians and computer geeks. Now, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, such as Ethereum, are gaining mainstream adoption. However, mainstream adoption has been propelled by financial speculation…
Acquire
Bell puts a retro spin on its carbon fiber Bullitt helmet
Classic styling meets modern materials.It’s hard to not love Bell’s Bullitt helmet. The styling and silhouette is timeless and it’s the perfect complement to any bike, whether it’s an old cafe racer or a modern streetfighter. Bell’s latest edition wraps its lightweight, carbon fiber shell in a “chemical…
Acquire
Zero Halliburton’s ZRL luggage maximizes storage and durability with minimal weight
The company introduces a new lightweight range of hardshell luggage.Baggage allowances can be a bit of a headache and a nice chunk of that weight can be blamed on your luggage alone. That’s where Zero Halliburton’s ZRL line comes in. They’ve managed to create a durable and lightweight polycarbonate hardshell…
Man of Many
The Wally 93 Cruiser-Racer Sailing Yacht Is Swanky and Powerful
Monaco-based superyacht firm Wally was founded in 1994 by Italian businessman Luca Bassani. Wally produces flawlessly-designed motor and sailing yachts. Their vessels feature sharp designs combined with high-performance. The brand is currently undertaking a new cruiser-racer, the Wally 93. The 93-foot…
Acquire
Revant’s new service is the best thing to happen to your scratched-up sunglasses
The company can replace lenses in any frame.Revant has been in the business of replacement lenses for a few years now, but their selection has been limited to the usual suspects in the eyewear biz. That dramatically changes this month with the company’s custom cut lens service that create a premium replacement…
Gear Patrol
Today in Gear: June 16, 2017
TRNK’s first furniture collection, single malt Scotch, a tea leaf infuser and more. Read More »
Gear Patrol
Deals of Note: June 16, 2017
How to save on a USB wall charger, a wallpaperSTORE sale and Audioengine speakers. Read More »
Gear Patrol
Found: 5 Beautiful Wagons Built For Speed and Comfort
If there’s one kind of wagon we love here in the States, it’s a beefed-up muscle wagon. Read More »
Gear Patrol
Found: Get These Vintage Two-Tone Rolexes While They’re Still Affordable
A Datejust, a Turn-O-Graph, and a GMT, all clad in steel and gold. Read More »
Well Spent.
This Week’s Sale Quick Picks
Reigning Champ Lightweight Terry Crewneck $100.00 $71.00 at Need Supply orSlow Riders Jacket $552.00 $230.00 at Superdenim Gitman Vintage Big Madras Banded-Popover $192.00 $116.00 at Need Supply Officine Generale Ben Jacket $535.00 $322.00 at Need Supply Barena Savio Jacket $585.00 $410.00 at Understudy…
inStash
Logitech Slim Combo Is The iPad 10.5 Keyboard Apple Won’t Make
If you’ve already placed your orders in for the iPad 10.5 then have we got news for you: you won’t have to stick with buying Apple’s substandard … Read More
inStash
HM6 Alien Nation Is The Sci-Fi Timepiece You’ve Been Waiting For
Unique looking timepieces are increasingly hard to come by these days. It seems that the trend in men’s watches is towards a uniformity rather than originality. Bucking … Read More
inStash
Nest Cam IQ Lets You Detect Intruders With Face Recognition
You don’t exactly need to watch all of the footage that your security camera takes, but if you do end up having an incident then it’s important … Read More
inStash
JETJAT ULTRA Is A Nano Drone Which You Can Pilot With VR
Get ready for a drone adventure unlike any other! Now that the JETJAT ULTRA is on the sccene, you’ll be able to soar, hover, and pivot through … Read More
Techbargains.com
Intex King Kool 63″ X 33″ Inflatable Lounge $7.89
Intex King Kool 63″ X 33″ Inflatable Lounge $7.89
Techbargains.com
Tekton Combination Wrench Set with Store and Go Keeper $34.21
Tekton Combination Wrench Set with Store and Go Keeper $34.21
Man of Many
The Slacker Hammock House by Therm-A-Rest
In 1971, Therm-A-Rest created the first self-inflating sleeping pad. Since then, the outdoor company has been designing award-winning backpacking and camping gear, including tents, sleeping bags, camping mattresses and pillows and more. They are known for creating high-tech products that are extremely…
Techbargains.com
Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Grill2Go Gas Grill $79
Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Grill2Go Gas Grill $79
The Awesomer
Jay Pocket Folios
Price: $18  | BuySmall DIY and craft kits in a gift-ready tin case that looks like a 1950’s book. Each case measures about 4″x 4″x 1″. There’s a multi-tool, a first aid kit, bike repair kit, a grooming kit, a sewing kit and a writing kit. More Awesome Stuff: San…
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NOCO BATTERY PACKS
NOCO make some of the most ruggedly powerful external portable battery packs for recharging your USB devices. Covered by an impact and water resistant rubberized jacket, they can handle the rigors of the most extreme environments, and are water, dirt and impact resistant (IP65), making them…
Bless This Stuff
WANDERLUST
If you?re into hiking, you?ll love Gestalten?s new book. Wanderlust: A Hiker?s Companion captures the diversity of the world?s landscapes and presents legendary walking routes with inviting maps, practical tips, and inspiring landscape photographs. The beautifully illustrated book explores some…
The Sweethome
Most Popular This Week
Most read reviews this week: The Best Air Conditioner, The Best Portable Air Conditioner, and The Best Fan. [See all 10 most popular reviews this week.]
Bless This Stuff
DEUS YAMAHA D-SIDE
Yamaha?s incredibly successful Yard Built program consists of renown customisers from around the world providing inspirational ideas on how to transform modern Yamaha models. Customers can then buy the kits and build their own custom bike. Custom builders Deus were given the honor of being the…
The Awesomer
Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link Fan
Price: $540  | Buy | LinkThe Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link is a fan, heater and air purifier in one. Its HEPA filter traps almost all allergens and pollutants, while the carbon layer gets rid of foul odors. The fan’s optional app keeps track of the filter’s status and much more. More Awesome…
The Manual
Protect Your Lungs With the Inversion Air Pollution Gaiter 2.0
The Inversion Air Pollution Gaiter 2.0 could be the perfect companion for your next trip into uncharted air pollution of any kind, whether that be abroad or in your own backyard. The post Protect Your Lungs With the Inversion Air Pollution Gaiter 2.0 appeared first on The Manual.
Deals
Save a Few Bucks On Anker’s Newest PowerCore Battery Pack
Anker’s PowerCore line has long been our readers’ favorite brand of USB battery packs, and you can save a few bucks on the newest model, while supplies last.Read more…
Gear Patrol
What to Pack for Your Next Summer Trip
Don’t let your style slip just because you’re on vacation. Read More »
Craziest Gadgets
Beach Sunshade with iPad Holder
The beach is for maximum relaxation, not for being bothered with pesky “work” like having to hold up your iPad or Kindle. Well put your well tanned arms down because this Sunshade with Tablet Holder does the work for you. The adjustable canopy not only blocks the sun’s rays (with 50+ UPF protection)…
The Wirecutter
Most Popular This Week
Most read reviews this week: The Best Gear for Travel, The Best WiFi Router, and The Best Wireless Outdoor Home Security Camera. [See all 10 most popular reviews this week.]
Techbargains.com
Dr.meter Stainless Steel Digital Vernier Caliper w/ LCD Display $16.99
Dr.meter Stainless Steel Digital Vernier Caliper w/ LCD Display $16.99
GearCulture
Barebones Living Ultimate Tool
The clue’s in the title of the Barebone Living Ultimate Tool, a multi-use, rust-resistant implement that’s good for all kinds of situations whether it be pounding in stakes with its handy reinforced flat base, using the inch marks to measure depth, or the double-edged blade to saw a branch or prepare…
The Manual
Groom on the Go with these Best Dopp Kits
Keep your toiletries organized with these sweet travel-friendly kits. The post Groom on the Go with these Best Dopp Kits appeared first on The Manual.
Cool Material
Natalie Portman’s Stunning New House
When it comes to lifestyles of the rich and famous, we’re far more interested in architectural elements, functional spaces and cool design these days than we are ridiculous collections of Lamborghinis and golden everything. Take Natalie Portman’s stunning new house by Barton Myers for instance. The close…
The Awesomer
Matterfall (Gameplay)
LinkThe latest PS4 title from Housemarque (Resogun, Super Stardust, Outland) looks like another winner. The side-scrolling shooter is packed with vivid imagery and explosions a-plenty as you take on an endless swarm of enemies with powerful weaponry. More Awesome Stuff: Spider-Man PS4 (Gameplay)Horizon…
Techbargains.com
OXA 20L Waterproof Dry Bag w/ Dual Shoulder Straps $8.32
OXA 20L Waterproof Dry Bag w/ Dual Shoulder Straps $8.32
Techbargains.com
Vizio M70-e3 70″ 4K UHD HDR LCD Smart HDTV + $500 GC $1799.99
Vizio M70-e3 70″ 4K UHD HDR LCD Smart HDTV + $500 GC $1799.99
Deals
Control Your Lights From Afar With These Ultra-Affordable Outlet Switches
You can’t control these power outlet switches with your smartphone, or tie them to IFTTT recipes like the Belkin WeMo line, but they sell for a tiny fraction of the cost of their smarter brethren, and can be controlled from across the room via the included remote. It’s only a half-measure towards creating…
Deals
Umm, Amazon’s Selling Routers and Range Extenders For $7 Or Less, For Some Reason
Update: Annnd they’re gone. Hope you got one! Read more…
Techbargains.com
Stanley Tr110 Heavy Duty Steel Stapler $10.49
Stanley Tr110 Heavy Duty Steel Stapler $10.49
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Amazon Dash Wand
Welcome to the future of grocery shopping. The magnetic Amazon Dash Wand is an Alexa enabled device that can help you scan grocery barcodes, convert measurements, and order household essentials from Amazon using just your voice! Check it out $19.99
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Asus Zenscreen Portable USB Monitor
Upgrade your mobile workstation by plugging in the Asus Zenscreen portable USB monitor to your laptop or tablet. This 15.6 inch LCD monitor is compatible with USB Type-C and Type-A sources and weights just 1.7 pounds so you can easily carry it around. Check it out $259.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
One Million Volt Stun Gun
Diffuse any dangerous situation in seconds by electrocuting a would-be assailant using this one million volt stun gun. It sports a sturdy ergonomic design that makes it easy to handle and is capable of generating up to 1,000,000 volts of stopping power! Check it out $50.35
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Philips Viva Pasta Maker
Give pasta night an authentic touch by making your very own pasta with the Philips Viva pasta maker. It features a narrow space-saving design and automatically kneads and extrudes 2-3 servings of fresh pasta in just 18 minutes. Check it out $199.95
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Golden Snitch Fidget Spinner
Keep your busy hands entertained wizard style by playing around with this golden snitch fidget spinner. This special edition spinner sports a brass frame and two stainless steel wings that’ll have all your muggle friends envious. Check it out $149.95
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Bullshit Stamp
At long last, educators everywhere will be able to accurately grade essays with help from the bullshit stamp. Whenever a slacker tries to pass off their B.S. as well-researched material, just bust out this stamp and mark that bullshit off accordingly. Check it out $14.99
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Human Hamster Ball
Travel over virtually any terrain just like a pet rodent in this human hamster ball. Built from a reinforced translucent material, the hamster ball lets you roll around safely inside of a bubble that provides a breathtaking view of the nauseating world around you. Check it out $1,500.00
Deals
These Affordable Measuring Spoons Snap Together For Easy Storage
These measuring spoons are color-coded to help you find the right one more easily, but more importantly, they snap together so they won’t fly apart in your drawers. Amazon has them listed as a $5 add-on item right now, but as of this writing, there’s a third party seller offering them for the same price…
Cool Material
The Weekend Agenda
Every Friday we’ll get you hooked up with some solid weekend plans. These are the things we think you should watch, read or do over the next few days. And if you’re a fan of craft beer… Try Hoppist
Deals
Charge Your Laptop (and More) In the Car With a Pair of Discounted Inverters
Everyone should keep an inverter in their glove box for powering laptops and other electronics in the car, and you can choose from two different deals from Aukey today for $19 or less. The more expensive model puts out 300W, while the 150W version is designed to fit in your cupholder, which is cool I…
Muted
BAREBONES LIVING LODGE TENT
The Barebones Living Lodge Tent ($3810) is for those who love to go camping but could do without the roughing it part. The Lodge is more of a temporary structure than a tent. It gives you 180 square feet of living space which is large enough to fit up to 12 people comfortably. It has […] The post BAREBONES…
Techbargains.com
Zircon Electronic Stud Finder with AC Wire Warning $19.86
Zircon Electronic Stud Finder with AC Wire Warning $19.86
The Gadget Flow
Starry Station – The Ambient Touchscreen Wi-Fi Station
Introducing Starry Station, the ambient touchscreen Wi-Fi station. Understanding the reliance we have for a wireless and smooth internet connection, this device allows you to customize your connection for a faster, more enjoyable experience. Using the large touchscreen interface, you can view which devices…
The Gadget Flow
Workhard Anywhere Leather Ruler Bracelet
Ready, set, measure with the Workhard Anywhere Leather Ruler Bracelet. As part of a collaboration with The Goods, this bracelet serves to be more than a fashion accessory. The Ruler Bracelet actually features a full-length ruler so you can measure anything you want whenever you want. The handmade design…
The Gadget Flow
Floaty Inflatable Clamshell Float
Get your float on in style with the Floaty Inflatable Clamshell Float. For your inner mermaid, this inflatable lets you soak up the rays in total comfort. On the side of the Clamshell Float is an extra large double valve. This design gives you the power to inflate the entire float in under 5 minutes….
The Gadget Flow
Jelly Grip Smartphone Tripod
Get your shot with ease when you use the Jelly Grip Smartphone Tripod by Square Jellyfish. This mount includes the Jelly Long Legs to give you steady, hands-free capability. With these legs, your smartphone stands tall and securely. In addition, the Jelly Grip comes with a ball joint with resistance….
The Gadget Flow
Steinbeck Leather Billfold Wallet
Extend your sense of fashion down to your pocket with the Steinbeck Leather Billfold Wallet by Dry & Co. Stunningly soft Italian leather is combined with maximum functionality to upgrade your everyday carry. This fine wallet opens to reveal a large main compartment as well as multiple card slots….
The Gadget Flow
Circle 2 Wireless Home Security Camera
Get the full picture on your home while you’re out with the Circle 2 Wireless Home Security Camera by Logitech. With this device, wires are totally optional. You can choose to say tethered and connected or you can opt for flexibility. The Circle 2 boasts an impressive 3-month battery life on a single…
The Gadget Flow
ProBASE USB-C Aluminum Monitor Stand
Upgrade your setup with the ProBASE USB Aluminum Monitor Stand. Totally sleek and minimalist, this stand has everything you need right at your fingertips. The ProBASE uses aluminum to offer a durable platform to securely hold your monitor. In addition, it can also work as a laptop stand. However, there’s…
The Gadget Flow
Grovemade Leather Apple Watch Band
Give your smartwatch a sleek upgrade with the Grovemade Leather Apple Watch Band. This strap uses premium American vegetable tanned leather for the ultimate sophistication. Coming in your choice of black or tan, you also have your choice of hardware color. Both the black and the tan come with either…
The Gadget Flow
XTND – Electric Board with Artificial Intelligence
Introducing the XTND Electric AI Board. This personal vehicle is lightweight, thin, and easy to ride. However, what really sets it apart is the ground-breaking AI technology inside. The XTND Board learns about you over time. It understands the way you ride and produces settings to adapt to you. The more…
The Gadget Flow
Backtab Portable Comfortable Backrest
Take a load off anywhere you go when you have the Backtab Portable Comfortable Backrest. Designed to go anywhere you go, this device offers total support and comfort. The Backtab is extremely easy to use. Simply unfold and take a seat. The Backtab features a highly durable hinge system. Using glass fiber…
Cool Material
The Games We’re Most Excited About from E3
This year’s E3 provided us with a good look at what the next year and a half or so of gaming is going to look like and overall, we’re optimistic. A lot of what’s coming out is some kind of a sequel or rerelease, but we’re okay with that, as most of these were sequels […]
Techbargains.com
Under Armour Men’s Tech Short Sleeve T-Shirt from $11.65
Under Armour Men’s Tech Short Sleeve T-Shirt from $11.65
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Eletrunks Functional Freeballing Underwear
Eletrunks are underwear with a Lifter cord that allows for subtle adjustment of your prized package during wear. So they’re “functional freeballing underwear” not because they’ll leave your balls to bounce and jerk around freely, but because when you slip on a pair of Eletrunks, you’ll feel like the…
EDC is Everyday Carry
CRKT Snap Lock Folding Knife
submitted by Everyday Carry “The design is more than a decade old but it’s still one of the most unique available, and finally back in production. The CRKT Snap Lock Folding Knife, originally designed by Ed Van Hoy, is skeletonized as all hell and extremely lightweight for it at 2.6 ounces, not to…
The Manual
5 Solid Toiletries to Replace the Liquids in Your Carry-On
Breeze through airport security by replacing all the liquid toiletries in your carry-on travel luggage with these solid alternatives. The post 5 Solid Toiletries to Replace the Liquids in Your Carry-On appeared first on The Manual.
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Save 97% On The Supersized Creative Mac Bundle [Deals]
For a limited time you can get 12 creative apps (Including Storyist and Aurora HDR) plus over 25 hours of photography, video, and web design instruction in the Supersized Creative Mac Bundle in our Nerd Approved Deals Store. The entire bundle will only set you back $29 (97% off)! Head on over to our…
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Feeling Confident? Perform Your Own Haircuts With This $40 Kit
Look, I’m not saying you should be giving yourself a haircut. I’m merely suggesting that with this $40 Wahl kit, you could. That price is one of the lowest ever listed, by the way. Read more…
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Tanner Goods Record Rack
Keep your vinyls within reach while simultaneously showing them off with Tanner Goods’ Record Rack. The made-in-Portland bent stainless steel wire rack sits on a console or desk and lets you flip through your growing collection. It’s compact and easy to move about from shelf to table, and comes in two…
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Columbia Men’s Tech Talk EXS Jacket $49.99
Columbia Men’s Tech Talk EXS Jacket $49.99
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Grab Your Favorite Geeky Gear For Up to 60% Off at ThinkGeek
ThinkGeek is celebrating 30 years of Predator with a massive, up to 60% off sale. And while (oddly) there isn’t any Predator gear to pick up on sale, there are a ton of different kinds of geeky paraphernalia from all fandoms to choose from.Read more…
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Munro Motor 2.0 Electric Bike
Retro design mashed up with futuristic EV technology.
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The Best Smart Sprinkler Controller
After spending two months with six smart irrigation controllers in a sunny South Carolina yard, we’re confident the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller (Generation 2) is the best choice for most people with an in-ground sprinkler system. Any smart controller will save you water and money compared with…
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Home & Office : Pizza Bags
Other storage bags are just so square. Keep your leftover pizza perfectly preserved by the slice, with storage bags that are just the right shape. There’s no wasted space in a bag perfectly suited for holding that slice! Great for the fridge or freezer. $2.99
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Gillette Fusion Proglide Styler 3-In-1 Men’s Body Groomer $19.85
Gillette Fusion Proglide Styler 3-In-1 Men’s Body Groomer $19.85
HiConsumption
ROST Coffee Roaster
Develop your own ideal coffee roast profile at home.
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Ikea Easy Recipe Series Cookbook
Ikea applies their simple instructions to the preparation of food.
The Manual
Tragedy into Action: Pablove Foundation Funds Pediatric Cancer Research
When Jeff Castelaz lost his son to cancer, he and his wife channeled their grief into change: funding research through the Pablove Foundation. The post Tragedy into Action: Pablove Foundation Funds Pediatric Cancer Research appeared first on The Manual.
Deals
Host a Cookout Anywhere With Char-Broil’s $79 Infrared Grill
Char-Broil’s Grill2Go is exactly what it sounds like; a grill that you can take to picnics, camping trips, tailgates, or anywhere else. Just hook up a portable propane tank, and the infrared heating elements will lock in your food’s moisture while preventing any flare-ups.Read more…
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Grandtau 12V Portable Digital Tire Inflator $19.99
Grandtau 12V Portable Digital Tire Inflator $19.99
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Weekend Look: 15 Best Loafers For Men
Informal formal shoes for men looking to loaf around on the weekend.
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Fan Films and The LEGO Movie
If it weren’t for the all the films made in basements and on kitchen tables by LEGO fans, The LEGO Movie as we know it wouldn’t exist. The look, feel,…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Black Rhodium Jet Turbine Engine Cufflinks
These Jet Turbine Engine Cufflinks, made of polished black rhodium, and ready to spin real fast when you blow on them, are the perfect last-minute gift for Dads! Well, as long as you’re a son with a healthy income. Or you have a dad who can lend you a couple hundos. You’ll pay him back. No, you swear….
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MECO Essential Oil Cool Mist Diffuser w/ 7x Color LED Lights $16.77
MECO Essential Oil Cool Mist Diffuser w/ 7x Color LED Lights $16.77
Gear Patrol
The M2 Is the Kind of Car BMW Should Be Making
BMW’s smallest, cheapest M Car is quite possibly its best, thanks to a much-needed dose of simplicity. Read More »
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Ninja 6-Quart 4-in-1 Cooking System (Refurb) $72.99
Ninja 6-Quart 4-in-1 Cooking System (Refurb) $72.99
GearHungry
10 Top Multi Tools Reviewed
In the days of yore there was basically one multi tool and everyone knew exactly what it was: the Swiss Army Knife. Renowned for having more attachments than Henry VIII, the venerable Swiss Army Knife ruled the multi tool universe for decades until some enterprising companies and individuals decided…
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Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive $79.99
Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive $79.99
The Awesomer
Alonso Martinez’s Robots
LinkPixar animator and robot designer Alonso Martinez dropped by Tested to show off prototypes of his upcoming robot toys. Alonso wants Mira and her siblings to evoke empathy and joy through nonverbal cues, and we think you’ll agree that he’s on the right track. More Awesome Stuff: Shoetopia 3D Printed…
Uncrate
Making Bacon at Home
With all the recipes and cooking videos available on the internet and the rise of bacon flavored everything, finding out how to make yours back at home takes some research….Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Mistbox Saves Cash & Keeps You Cool
As the summer heats up so will your power bill. But with Mistbox attached to your AC unit, you can significantly lower the cost of keeping cool. Mistbox is a universally compatible, connected device that attaches to your existing AC unit in minutes. It uses evaporative cooling to pre-cool the intake…
Deals
Get 3TB of External Storage For the Same Price You’d Normally Pay For 2TB
$80 is generally the going rate for a 2TB external hard drive, but today, that’ll get you 3TB. That’s 1000 extra GB worth of music, videos, photos, and games.Read more…
The Manual
Bamboo Wants to Help You Stay Creatively Mindful with this Handsome Smart Folio
There’s something about writing by hand that makes you think differently. The post Bamboo Wants to Help You Stay Creatively Mindful with this Handsome Smart Folio appeared first on The Manual.
Deals
A Good Deal From Every Angle: Get LG’s 360 Camera For $70.
Curious about 360 video, but not so curious that you want to drop a ton of money? B&H is selling open-box LG 360 cameras for a mere $70 right now, easily the best price we’ve ever seen on a spherical camera. Open up that video above in Chrome or on your mobile device’s YouTube app, and you’ll get…
Cool Hunting
Thomas C Bradley’s “Many Paintings of Sound Composition and Inoffensive Material” at Chinatown Soup: The Portland-based artist’s first solo show opens tonight in NYC
When it opened a few years back, Chinatown Soup gallery in NYC’s Lower East Side tapped Portland-based designer Thomas C Bradley to create their logo. It only makes sense that Bradley’s first solo NYC show is at that very same gallery now—after…… Continue…
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Push Pull Rotate Doorknobs
Brinks’ Push Pull Rotate Door Locks allow for knob operation and open sesame access hands-free. So you can still get in and out when your arms are full. Or your hands are dirty. Or it’s one of those days your fingers are made of butter. You can use a Brinks Push Pull Rotate knob to open the same door…
The Awesomer
Deal: Withings Activité Steel Watch
Price: $90  | BuySave 50% off the original price on Withings’ analog fitness tracking wristwatch. Tracks your activities and displays feedback on its secondary dial, and stores your fitness and sleep history in the companion smartphone app. Lasts up to 8 months between charges. More Awesome Stuff:…
The Manual
Livestream Your Entire Life with this Pocket-Sized Virtual Reality Camera
Now you can livestream every thrilling and mundane moment of your life in full, 360-degree VR. The post Livestream Your Entire Life with this Pocket-Sized Virtual Reality Camera appeared first on The Manual.
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Eero Doubles The Performance Of Their Hub-Based Home Router
The new Eero home router system is twice as fast and twice as powerful as the model that debuted just last year. Utilizing a  hub and smaller Beacon devices placed throughout your home, it extends the range of your wi-fi network for improves connection and streaming in every corner of every room. The…
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LANGRIA Shredded Orthopedic Memory Foam Pillow (Firm) $11.99
LANGRIA Shredded Orthopedic Memory Foam Pillow (Firm) $11.99
Man of Many
The C.1944 NSU Kettenkrad – One of Germany’s Most Interesting War Vehicles
If you are a WWII history buff, you will understand how important the 1944 NSU Kettenkrad was during the war. This vehicle was pretty typical of vehicles that were used by the German Wehrmacht. Used in both the North African desert and the Eastern Front, the Kettenrad looks like a cross between a motorcycle…
Deals
Amazon’s Discounting Several Popular Sony Speakers to New Low Prices
In celebration of pool season, Amazon’s offering all-time low prices on Sony’s new line of Bluetooth speakers, each of which includes IPX5 water resistance, great battery life, and the ability to connect multiple speakers together for room-filling sound. To help you understand the differences though,…
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AVANTEK Dual Laser Infrared Non-Contact Temperature Gun $8.98
AVANTEK Dual Laser Infrared Non-Contact Temperature Gun $8.98
Tools and Toys
MultiMarkdown Converter Pro for Mac
A few months ago, MultiMarkdown developer Fletcher Penney announced that he would soon be releasing a Mac utility called MultiMarkdown Converter Pro that would offer quick and easy conversion of text documents into any MMD-friendly format: There’s no more need to memorize terminal commands to…
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Bluedio Turbine T4 Wireless Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones w/ Active Noise Cancellation & USB Type-C $38
Bluedio Turbine T4 Wireless Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones w/ Active Noise Cancellation & USB Type-C $38
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L-Fine A4 Tracing LED Light Pad Box (13.8×9.5″) $27.99
L-Fine A4 Tracing LED Light Pad Box (13.8×9.5″) $27.99
Man of Many
This Season’s Style – The Renaissance Man
As you may have already noticed, Man of Many isn’t just a one trick pony. Sure, our articles are pithy and entertaining, and our videos are a little Akira Kurosawa, a little Ivan Reitman; that doesn’t mean we don’t like to dip our oar in different waters from time to time. On this day, we decided to…
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For the long haul.
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Ultimate Cooler Buying Guide
The portable cooler is how we take our convenient refrigerated life on the road with us. Since Richard C. Laramy filed his patent application for the portable cooler on December 22, 1953 these compact pieces of the modern world have been empowering our road trips, making 4th of July an even bigger blast…
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The Grandview Barrel Sauna Brings the Spa Home
Life is better with a sauna. You don’t need us to tell you that, though. You already know that there is no better way to sweat out toxins after a night out. Just like a smoky glass of scotch—these warm, cosy rooms heat your very core. There is nothing quite like having your very own sauna right in your…
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Serious Summer Savings on Cool Clothes
Don’t think too hard with these prices. Just buy. Read More »
Man of Many
SWIMS Breeze Loafers – Yes, You Can Wear Them Without Socks
One of the most stylish and best ways to get out the door in a hurry is to throw on a pair of loafers. These are the perfect footwear for many occasions—sailing, a day at the pool, playing around at the beach or for a casual, summer day at work. In short, loafers are just about as versatile as it […]Visit…
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Deals of the Week
All the deals you missed this week. Read More »
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This Week in Gear
A look back at an entire week’s worth of gear. Read More »
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The Mona Leela (Futurama artwork)
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Solar Powered Portable Phone Charger
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Man of Many
The March Worktable by Union Studio Features Astoundingly Good Design
MARCH is a California home goods retailer. The pieces sold by the boutique retailer combine high-quality American craftsmanship with function and style. Some of the highlights from MARCH include butcher blocks and worktables. They are industrial in design and serve as the centrepiece of the modern kitchen….
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Reynolds Wrap Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil (130sq. ft.) $6.44
Reynolds Wrap Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil (130sq. ft.) $6.44
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OxyLED BN03 Gravity Sensor LED ON/OFF Lamp $7.99
OxyLED BN03 Gravity Sensor LED ON/OFF Lamp $7.99
Deals
This $8 Towel Can Dry an Entire Car
This microfiber towel is considered by many detailing aficionados to be the best for drying off your car after you wash it. In fact, I can personally confirm that it’s less a towel and more a towel-shaped sponge. It’s also down to $8 today, which isn’t an all-time low, but it most frequently sells for…
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Open Boxes, Turn Screws, and Remove Bottlecaps With This Key-Sized Multitool
Tiny keychain multitools are a dime a dozen, but not many of them actually look like…keys. This ingenious little Swiss+Tech multitool is the shape and size of a standard house key, but is actually three screwdrivers, two small knives, and a bottle opener. At $7, why not?Read more…
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Don’t Miss Amazon’s Extremely Rare Deal On Your Favorite Beach Chairs
Last year, our readers overwhelmingly said that Tommy Bahama makes the best beach chairs, but we’ve since learned that they never go on sale. Like, never. Until now that is. Choose from several different models today, all for roughly 20% off their usual prices. That’s money left over for fruity drinks.Read…
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Get Your Plugs Out Of the Way With This Ingenious Surge Protector
Once you’ve use a CyberPower’s swiveling surge protectors, every other outlet solution will feel inferior. Since it lets you position your plugs on the side, rather than sticking straight out, you can push furniture right up against the outlet. It’s a small detail that makes a huge difference. Today…
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Seagate 8TB Game Drive Hub
Price: $200  | BuySeagate’s external hard drives for video game consoles now go up to 8TB. The Game Drive Hub also has two USB 3.0 ports for charging and connecting controllers and other accessories. It matches the Xbox One S’ style, but it should work with the PS4 as well. More Awesome…
Cool Hunting
Link About It: This Week’s Picks: Redesigning the Pride Flag, searching space, making the marijuana industry non-profit and more
1. A Pride Flag Incorporating LGBTQ+ People of Color First unfurled at a Pride Month launch celebration in Philadelphia, a new rainbow flag aims to recognize the POC members of the LGBTQ+ community. Part of the “More Color More Pride” campaign…… Continue…
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Tetris Game Coffee Table
The Tetris game coffee table is the ideal way to pass the time when you’re relaxing at home. This one-of-a-kind table comes with a built-in scratch and water resistant LCD top that allows you to play classic games like Tetris and Snake using a gamepad controller. Check it out $220.00
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Sony XAV-AX100 6.4″ Media Car Receiver + $100 Gift Card $448
Sony XAV-AX100 6.4″ Media Car Receiver + $100 Gift Card $448
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Tri Cascade i-BRIGHT7x 4ft WiFi Enabled Smart Surge Protector $29.88
Tri Cascade i-BRIGHT7x 4ft WiFi Enabled Smart Surge Protector $29.88
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Floating Magnetic Table
Step into the future of interior decorating with the floating magnetic table. The unique properties of the magnetic table apply classical physics to contemporary design to produce a quality piece as captivating as it is innovative. Check it out $2,000.00
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Nickelodeon 90s Plushies
Bring a small piece of your childhood into the 21st century with these cuddly Nickelodeon 90s plushies. These nostalgic plushies are around 6 inches tall and come designed like iconic 90s Nicktoons like Rocco, Arnold, Ren, Stimpy, and Tommy Pickles. Check it out $10.99
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Hangry Definition Coffee Mug
Warn your unsuspecting co-workers of your unpleasantness in a humorous way with this hangry definition coffee mug. The black wording is displayed against a white background to appear like a realistic definition entry. Check it out $13.45
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DIY Magic Flying Butterfly Card
Brighten up someone’s special day with a little wonder by crafting a magic flying butterfly card. Simply insert this tiny rubber-band-powered butterfly into any greeting card and it’ll fly up to 20 feet in the air once the card is opened by the recipient. Check it out $9.99
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Sediment Capturing Wine Glasses
Revolutionize the way you drink wine by sipping your favorite spirits from one of these sediment capturing wine glasses. These handmade glasses feature a small spiral shaped deposit at the base that traps sediment to eliminate the bitter grit. Check it out $49.00
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Scrap Metal Life Size Alien Statue
Pay homage to one the greatest sci-fi horror films of all time by adding this scrap metal life size alien statue to your collection. This daunting statue stands at 8 feet tall and is masterfully crafted entirely from scrap and recycled metal parts. Check it out $13,342.67
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Stirling Engine
This desktop Stirling Engine from Sunnytech uses burning alcohol to create an external combustion process that will motor it all the way from China to your front door. Many who have purchased this model of “physics you can touch” note that it’s quality is reflective of the price, but…check out that…
Tools and Toys
Piper Computer Kit
Looking for a fun project to do with your kid? Check out the Piper Computer Kit, which has everything you need to assemble and customize your own Raspberry Pi 3-powered microcomputer, which then teaches them STEM and coding concepts via a custom Minecraft adventure. The way it works is, after assembling…
The Awesomer
Say It Ain’t So: Torch Song Cover
LinkSomebody’s Heine is crowding my icebox… Postmodern Jukebox features a Blue Note style cover of the 1994 Weezer ballad Say It Ain’t So, with the vivacious vocals and equally vibrant red hair of Dani Armstrong (aka “Jack Dani”) leading the charge. More Awesome Stuff: Weezer: Paranoid AndroidPuddles…
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Hisense 65H7B2 65″ 4K UHD Smart HDR LED LCD HDTV $778
Hisense 65H7B2 65″ 4K UHD Smart HDR LED LCD HDTV $778
The Gadget Flow
EverSleep Smart Sleep Tracker
Quality sleep is imperative for a successful life. The EverSleep Smart Sleep Tracker is the device that will help you get to sleep and wake up feeling great. As a 5-in-1 system, EverSleep uses the latest techniques and technology to guide you to the land of Nod. The wearable attaches easily to your wrist…
The Gadget Flow
Philips Fidelio NC1/27 Noise Cancelling Headphones
Drown out the world around you with the Philips Fidelio NC1/27 Noise Cancelling Headphones. This headset uses optimized 40mm neodymium drivers to deliver some serious sound to your ears. The Philips Fidelio Headphones offer high fidelity sound thanks to the noise cancelling design. Both ear cups feature…
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Samsung CHG90 QLED Gaming Monitor
Bring your skills to the next level with the Samsung CHG90 QLED Gaming Monitor. Complete with a curved design, this stunning monitor measures a whopping 49 inches. The CHG90 has an incredible 32:9 aspect ratio. With this, you get an ultra-wide view to put every game in a stunning perspective. In addition,…
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Scuba Urban Neoprene Backpack
Get the ultimate protection for all of your gear with the Scuba Urban Neoprene Backpack. This material helps provide shock absorption so even the most delicate items inside are safe. In addition, the Scuba Urban Backpack also retains its shape even when squashed. Totally lightweight, neoprene also provides…
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Belleze Hammock Canopy Lounger
Add some luxury to your time in the sun with the Belleze Hammock Canopy Lounger. Complete with a steel frame, this sun lounger has a dual canopy design that extends the entire length. With this, you can choose to be in the sun or out to obtain total comfort. The Hammock Lounger uses a highly durable…
The Gadget Flow
STIX Single Brass Wood Bench
Enjoy the perfect seat every time you sit with the STIX Single Brass Wood Bench. This seat is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. The base of the STIX Bench features highly durable steel. At the top you’ll find multiple walnut pylons. At first glance, the STIX Bench seems quite hard. Incredibly, as you…
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Mava Sports Knee Compression Sleeve
Spare yourself the pain when you workout with the Mava Sports Knee Compression Sleeve. For both men and women, this wearable slides over your foot and up to your knee. The top sits at the thigh while the bottom stays in place at the calf. When in place, the Mava Sleeve helps to reduce painful inflammation…
The Green Head – Finds Cool New Stuff!
Pizza Saver Bags
These convenient triangular shaped pizza storage bags can accommodate extra-large leftover pizza slices and help keep them fresh in the fridge for the next few days using air-tight re-closable seal.Click Here For Complete Details
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Galaxy 360 Swivel Tree Swing
Take your backyard adventures up a notch with the Galaxy 360 Swivel Tree Swing. Perfect for use in pairs, this swing attaches to a tree in your yard with ease. The Galaxy Tree Swing is complete with a massive 40-inch seat. This extra large size can fit one adult or two kids at once for extra fun. The…
The Gadget Flow
Biostrap Wearable Health Platform
Get a full overview of your health in seconds with the Biostrap Wearable Health Platform. With a bracelet and a clip, this device tracks your entire body and its movements. The Biostrap automatically monitors your activities. In fact, it works with gym routines, cycling, cardio, and even swimming. Incredibly,…
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Pioneer VSX-LX101 7.2ch 4K HDR AV Receiver w/ $150 Gift Card $399
Pioneer VSX-LX101 7.2ch 4K HDR AV Receiver w/ $150 Gift Card $399
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Omega J8004 Commercial Masticating Juicer (80RPM) $187.49
Omega J8004 Commercial Masticating Juicer (80RPM) $187.49
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Tommy Bahama Big Boy Backpack Chair $47.99 [Beach Chair $40]
Tommy Bahama Big Boy Backpack Chair $47.99 [Beach Chair $40]
The Green Head – Finds Cool New Stuff!
iClever Braided Stainless Steel Lightning Charger Cable
A 3.3 foot long tangle-free Lightning cable armored in a flexible braided stainless steel shell with a tough aluminum connector.Click Here For Complete Details
The Awesomer
DIY Laser Lightshow Machine
LinkWe’ve all seen laser beams which project images using a persistence of vision effect. While the professional gear does it with moving mirrors, Yertle Vert shows off a neat build using 3D-printed cams and a laser pointer to achieve a similar effect. Instructions on Thingiverse. More Awesome Stuff:…
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Kasa Low Energy Bluetooth Smart Bulbs
Mi Kasa es su Kasa. At least in the sense that this 2-pack of LED low energy Bluetooth light bulbs is up for grabs at 44% off through the Dude Exclusives online store. Paired with their app the Kasa light bulbs allow you to program your entire home’s lighting scheme, and set lamps and lights to go…
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Mighty Max Plus One Party Garden Cart Bundle $249.99
Mighty Max Plus One Party Garden Cart Bundle $249.99
The Awesomer
Y-3 All Black PureBoost
Price: $320  | BuyOne of the most awaited drops from Y-3’s 2017 fall/winter collection. This premium take on Adidas’ minimal and mad comfy casual running shoe has a mesh upper, a TPU cage and heel counter, a leather tongue and that rare black Boost midsole. More Awesome Stuff: Sole Shoe…
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Pill Pack
Dealing with multiple medications can be a hassle. Pill Pack aims to make it as painless as possible. This online full-service pharmacy delivers a personalized roll of pre-sorted medications to…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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CRKT Crossbones
submitted by Jonathan Tayag From the handle to the blade, the Crossbones is a marvel of slim, minimalist design. So much so that it went on to win the Best Imported Knife of 2017 at this past Blade Show. It’s a feat made even more impressive given it’s up-and-coming knifemaker Jeff Park’s first production…
The Awesomer
Creating Light Amongst the Dark
Link(PG-13: Language) Lessons from the Screenplay wonderfully parallels the journeys of the main characters of True Detective and Se7en to break down arguably the most important aspect of fiction: the character arc. More Awesome Stuff: Hidden Meaning in PrometheusHidden Meaning in ArrivalBrilliant…
Lifehacker
Your Summer Barbecues Just Got a Whole Lot Better With This Affordable Big Green Egg Alternative
Char-Griller Akorn Kamado Kooker, $270If you want a Big Green Egg charcoal grill, but don’t want to cash in your 401(k) to buy one, this Char-Griller alternative is down to $270 on Amazon today. That’s the lowest price in months, and a great investment for meat lovers everywhere.The Char-Griller Akorn…
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How I broke the rules & found my perfect job | Angela Copeland | TEDxWorthington
In today’s job market, we’re told to follow the rules. Staying at a job for 30 years was the “responsible” thing to do. But, times have changed, and taking big risks can result in great career rewards. Angela Copeland is a Career Coach and CEO at her firm, Copeland Coaching. She is host of the Copeland…
Lifehacker
Lifehacker Writers Respond to the World’s Most Popular Organization Hacks
We’ve seen just about every kind of clever, DIY trick here at Lifehacker, but we’ve seen a lot of stinkers too. We recently stumbled upon an insanely popular video filled with organization hacks and, well, we have some thoughts…The Facebook video in question comes from Blossom, and, as of this writing,…
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Marvin the Martian and the Martian Manhunter Can’t Agree Whether Humanity Deserves to Exist
DC’s series of crossover comics pairing up members of the Justice League with classic Warner Bros. characters have been tributes to the good old days when comics and cartoons were lighthearted and grit-free. But in this week’s Martian Manhunter/Marvin the Martian crossover, things get deliciously dark.Read…
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Man uses a 3D model of his face to get a national ID card
Frenchman Raphael Fabre recently requested a French national ID card, but instead of sending in a headshot, he sent in a 3D model of his face created on a computer. The French government issued the card to him. The photo I submitted for this request is actually a 3D model created on a computer,…
TEDTalks (video)
Doesn’t everyone deserve a chance at a good life? | Jim Yong Kim
Aspirations are rising as never before across the world, thanks in large part to smartphones and the internet — will they be met with opportunity or frustration? As President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim wants to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. He shares how the institution…
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How to Predict the Future(s) | Jeremy Pesner | TEDxHerndon
The future is unknowable, but that doesn’t mean we can’t prepare for it. Futures studies provides methods and perspectives to envision different versions of the future. This field can help any person or organization to plan strategically for black swan events and other future developments that transform…
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Today’s Best Deals: Anker PowerCore II, Joule Sous-Vide, Mohu Leaf, and More
Anker’s newest battery pack, $20 off the Joule sous-vide circulator, and your last chance to score Father’s Day discounts on Amazon gadgets lead off Friday’s best deals. Read more…
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Help Us Figure Out Who These 16 New Characters Are Going to Be in X-Men: Dark Phoenix
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is coming to theaters next year and while we’ve known that certain mutants like Professor Xavier, Storm, and Magneto are definitely coming back, a newly posted casting call hints at 16 new characters we can expect to see. Some are easy to figure out. Others, not so much. Let’s discuss.Read…
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Does Political Satire matter in the Age of Donald Trump? | Joe Raiola | TEDxLafayetteCollege
Joe Raiola uses his experience from his career in comedy to discuss the value of political satire. If Donald Trump seems to be invincible, why do we keep aiming satire at him? Will it serve a purpose if it doesn’t affect him? Joe Raiola explores not only the meaning of satire, but its purpose in politics,…
Lifehacker
Find Fast Food That Fits Your Diet With This Guide 
Even when you plan to eat healthy, it’s easy to end up at a fast food place because it’s the only thing around and you’re hungry, dammit. But does McDonald’s have anything for a vegetarian to eat? Is there anything low carb at Starbucks? This cheat sheet can help.For example, on a Mediterranean diet,…
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Here’s What the Next Alien Prequel Needs to Do (and What It Needs to Avoid)
Though Alien: Covenant was basically met with the audience equivalent of a shrug, director Ridley Scott has plans for at least one more Alien prequel film, with a script already in hand. We have no idea where the story is heading next. But as rabid Alien fans, we have some suggestions… and some demands.Read…
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Take a Peek at Marvel’s Odd Team-Up with Kinda-Fictional Scifi Band Starset
Marvel Comics has paired with the founder of Starset, a high-concept rock band in service to a fictional scientific society, to produce an 88-page graphic novel about messages from the future called The Prox Transmissions. It’s kind of a trip.Read more…
MakeUseOf
How Windows Has Become More User-Friendly, 5 Examples
Windows gets a lot of undeserved hate. Critics love to describe Windows as a confusing mess while painting macOS as a perfect, easy to use experience. While Windows 10 does have some issues, if you look back, it’s clear that Microsoft has made Windows so much more user-friendly than it once was. Let’s…
io9
Why We Should Look For Alien Megastructures Around Pulsars
Some day in the far future, it’s possible our descendants will kick it up a notch and wrap the entire Sun in a massive solar-collecting shell known as a Dyson Sphere. It’s also possible that some advanced alien civilizations have already gone this route, which is why some SETI folks are on the lookout…
io9
Casual Friday Schwarzenegger, X-Men Deadpool, and All the Best Toys of the Week
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9’s weekly roundup of the fanciest toys that will have you even more upset you’re not able to make it to the San Diego Comic-Con this year. And if you’ve ever lamented not having an Arnold Schwarzenegger figure that looks like he just took the day off to visit Home Depot,…
Lifehacker
Here’s The Deal With That White And Blue Crap On Your Car’s Battery Terminals
I’m sure anyone who’s ever jump-started a car, replaced a car battery, or built a small 12V DIY nipple-torture device has seen this: a powdery, white and blue and maybe sometimes green substance on battery terminals. What exactly is that crap? What causes it? Can you spread it on crackers and eat it?…
Lifehacker
How to Make Your Lucid Dreams Last Longer
Photo by Melissa O’Donohue.Becoming lucid while you dream is actually the easy part, oneironauts. Now we’re going to learn how to hold on to it and make our nightly adventures last. Welcome to Week Four of our Lucid Dream Workshop.How to Stay Asleep and Maintain LucidityIf you’ve managed to become lucid…
MakeUseOf
10 Discounted Online Courses, Gadgets, Apps, and Services
Today, we’re going to look at some of our favorite sales over at MakeUseOf Deals. There are discounted courses that’ll help you improve your photography, programming, and SEO skills. There’s also discounted Star Wars games, cool gadgets, and even VPN subscriptions that’ll keep your internet browsing…
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Easy Rider Questions
In the movie, Easy Rider how did that redneck mob find those bikers in order to kill Jack Nicholson? I mean, okay, I could ask why those rednecks got wound up enough to kill Nicholson for simply walking into a restaurant with a shaggy haired Dennis Hopper. I guess rednecks in those days killed any…
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When Art imitates Life: it turns out The Wolf of Wall Street was made with embezzled funds
VICE has the story here: Quote: From 2009 to 2015, more than $4.5 billion disappeared from a Malaysian government fund and made its way across the globe through shell companies and shady bank accounts, a Department of Justice complaint alleged Friday. Now, the US government is…
Big Think
Why CO2 from Volcanoes Is Definitely Not the Issue
Do volcanoes contribute a significant amount of CO2 to the atmosphere compared to humans?Read More
Lifehacker
Wanting to Be Happy Can Make You Unhappy—Here’s What To Do Instead
Photo by Michael Dwyer/Associated PressA recent study in Depression and Anxiety found that social pressure to be happy can lead to increased levels of depression.“We’re really starting to see that the culture and the social environment we’re living in is important for determining our level of depression…
kottke.org
The Defiant Ones
From HBO, The Defiant Ones is a four-part documentary on Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine directed by Allen Hughes (who co-directed Menace II Society). The four-documentary event is told with the help of many of the most notable artists and figures of our time, reflecting Hughes’ unfettered access to…
Big Think
Could Legalizing Marijuana Eradicate Violent Crime in South America?
There’s a link between American marijuana use and violent crime south of the U.S. and Mexico border… and even a link with avocados. Read More
io9
The Co-Creator of Westworld Just Dropped an Early Season Two Clue
Remember last year when everyone was obsessed with Westworld? The HBO hit sparked our imaginations in all kinds of ways. However, with a long wait for season two, things have been quiet lately. That may start to change, however, as co-creator Jonathan Nolan took to Reddit to drop an early clue for season…
Big Think
This New Study Shows Us the Surprising Difference between Ancient and Modern Egyptians
Genetic changes in Egypt might have been caused by trade routes. Read More
Big Think
God in Wartime: How Religious Belief Affects Soldiers
When Shoshana Johnson decided to join the military, her intention wasn’t to make history. Read More
Lifehacker
What to Worry About This Week: Coconut Oil, Fries, and Everything Else You’re Eating 
How drastically have new advances in science changed what we know about nutrition? This week, just a little. We’re looking at three studies on potatoes, coconut oil, and vegetarian diets.Coconut Oil Loses Its ShineThe headline: Coconut Oil Is as Bad for You as Beef Fat and ButterThe story: Coconut oil…
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Anxiety, depressed, suicidal, Don’t fuck up a good thing… My life
So, so much is going on in my life right now and well… idk what this post will turn into, but we will see. I’m sorry if this is long, I see this getting long but i’ll try and keep it as short as possible and get to the point, though everything is a whirlwind. About those in this “story” that…
Lifehacker
Shaving Will Never Be the Same: The Revelatory Philips OneBlade Is Back On Sale.
Philips Norelco OneBlade, $31The Philips Norelco OneBlade was the most exciting new shaving product of 2016, and Amazon’s offering a rare deal on it today if you’re curious to try it out. Most of the people on our team (except Jillian) are converts to this thing, and Shane shared his thoughts about it…
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Scientific Proof of God
SCIENTIFIC PROOF OF GODhttp://www.cnn.com/2017/05/24/health…rnd/index.html IT’S NO COINCIDENCE!!!!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mbBbFH9fAghttp://www.debate.org/debates/Scient…clipse-2017/1/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy7N…ature=youtu.behttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwv166O2CDIhttps://storify.com/deltoidmachine/h…000-000-parano
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secution – Why is there such a gaping void in our constitution?
secution – Why is there such a gaping void in our constitution?
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Incident at my job–please help me process?
Hi SD. I am going to try and make this as concise as possible, because no one wants to read huge walls of text. I work as the accompanist at the synagogue where I grew up. For years, the cantor (music leader), the rabbi, and I have been a “team,” of sorts. We run the services. He leads, she sings…
io9
Tom Holland Shares His Weirdest Audition… and It Was for Andy Serkis
Tom Holland might be swinging into theaters as Marvel and Sony’s new Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Homecoming— but as a working actor, he’s still got other movies to make. Sadly, there’s one he won’t be a part of, and it could be because of this bizarre audition with Andy Serkis.Read more…
io9
Saturday’s Best Deals: Beach Chairs, James Bond Novels, Breville Oven, and More
Half-off Ian Fleming’s James Bond Novels, Tommy Bahama beach chairs, OxyLED motion-sensing lights, and more lead Saturday’s best deals.Read more…
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Non-Disclosure Agreement vs Contempt
So suppose you’ve signed an NDA saying if you talk about something you’re subject to a substantial monetary penalty. And you get called to court/congress to testify about what you’ve signed that NDA to not talk about. Can the court/congress declare the NDA void or do you just have to decide pay the NDA…
Lifehacker
How to Browse the Web and Leave No Trace
Image: NordVPNOn today’s web it’s hard to set a (digital) foot online without it attracting dozens of trackers and log entries, as companies look to learn everything about you and sell that data on to advertisers. To hide you’ve got a few tools at your disposal, many of which we’ve talked about in the…
Lifehacker
Use a Gaming Mouse and Browse the Web Like a King
Photo by ElecomI’ve been a Mac user for a decade, but I’ve always hated Apple’s default one-button mouse, and I’ve never gotten comfortable with trackpad gestures. I grew up using a three-button mouse on the family Amiga. Years later, I loved scroll wheels, trackballs, and mice with thumb buttons, but…
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Fuck, apparently half.com is closing down
I liked their used marketplace better than amazon.com for used books and movies. This is very disappointing. http://community.ebay.com/t5/Half-co…d/m-p/27103961
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What is the fastest acting form of benadryl/Diphenhydramine you can buy
I occasionally have anxiety, and a 12 or 25mg dose of benadryl is usually enough to put it into remission. The problem is if I take a pill orally, it can take an hour to start working. I bought some liquid Diphenhydramine, but even that takes an hour to start working. Are there other options that…
io9
Latest Fahrenheit 451 Casting Shows It’s Bringing the Book to the YouTube Age
HBO is developing a feature-length adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s famous 1953 novel Fahrenheit 451 starring Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon, about a dystopian future where book burning is a national past time. The network’s latest casting announcement indicates what kind of world this adaptation…
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Kitchen Faucets with Standard Connectors?
The side sprayer on our kitchen faucet needs replacement — the pull out hose has split, and we’d like a longer hose. (The faucet is a Delta. The pull out hose is about 48″.) Longer hoses are available on Amazon, but the reviews say the included adapters — that allow it to work with Delta speed connectors…
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Arabian region vanishes overnight, how long for world oil supply to recover?
So – suppose that the Arabian region (which encompasses Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Yemen and Oman, for this purpose, but excludes Iran) just disappeared suddenly. Vanished in a blink. From solely the perspective of oil supply, how long does it take for the world to recover back…
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How does a USN destroyer get hit by a container ship?
While you were sleeping, a US Navy destroyer got T-boned by a container ship; 7 sailors are missing, a few are injured, and they’ve managed to limp the ship back to port in Yokosuka, Japan. So how does a collision like this happen? Yes, it was night, but both ships have radar, and with it they can…
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Ocean to ocean canals
Are there any other ocean-to-ocean canals besides the following: Suez Canal Panama Canal Kiel Canal White Sea-Baltic Canal Cape Cod Canal Corinthian Canal Caledonian Canal Göta Canal
Jetson Green
A Breakthrough in Sustainable Hydrogen Production
A shift to using renewable sources of energy to fuel our lifestyle is a must if we want to ensure a sustainable future. But finding such sources that are reliable, scalable, affordable and eco-friendly has been a challenge. Hydrogen is certainly one such potential source, if it could be produced and…
DigsDigs
29 Fun Flamingo Touches To Embrace The Summer
Bringing a summer vibe to your home is rather easy but what if you want something special, unusual and quirky? Tropical touches will work no less cool for any home, and will help you to embrace the season in a stylish way. Flamingos are beautiful, colorful and very graceful birds that scream tropics…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
the massive 44-note ore-some xylophone generates randomly timed music
nervous squirrel’s structure is a mechanical xylophone that generates truly random compositions by measuring the activity of uranium ore. The post the massive 44-note ore-some xylophone generates randomly timed music appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
NVIDIA’s autonomous drones go anywhere without GPS
this drone navigates the most far-flung, un-mapped places using deep learning and computer vision. The post NVIDIA’s autonomous drones go anywhere without GPS appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Archinect – News
Machines Don’t Care; A Conversation about Exhibit Columbus’s Student-Built Structures
Today’s show follows up on Archinect Sessions episode 83, when we discussed this first year of Exhibit Columbus. The inaugural exhibition of Exhibit Columbus opens this summer, on August 26, and will include six built structures, designed by teams from six different Midwestern universities, investigating…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
DOG architect tops house in japan with two-tier roof
a tree emerges from the slanting roof that hides the interior while covering the motorcycle garage. The post DOG architect tops house in japan with two-tier roof appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Dezeen
“If I was misogynist would I hire a woman as my CEO?” says Bjarke Ingels
Bjarke Ingels has hit back at accusations of sexism at his architecture firm, following the controversy over that Instagram post. Read more
Architizer
Design Dynasties: Father-Son Architect Duos
Eliel and Eero Saarinen (above) made the leap from Scandinavian modernist darlings to mid-century America tastemakers.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
thom browne frames fifteen of the most important desks in design history
at design miami/ basel, the american fashion designer intermingles performance art, conceptual installation, and notable design history. The post thom browne frames fifteen of the most important desks in design history appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Dezeen
Unfinished homes touted as potential solution to the global housing crisis
Homes without internal walls, kitchens or bathrooms are being billed as a solution to housing crises around the world, after NL Architects won the Mies van der Rohe Award for its refurbishment of the Kleiburg apartment block in Amsterdam. Read more
ArchDaily
Huawei Technological Factory Buildings / gmp Architects
Entrance of the canteen. Image © Christian Gahl Architects: gmp Architects Location: Beijing, China Design: Meinhard von Gerkan, Stephan Schütz with Nicolas Pomränke, Stephan Rewolle Project Management: Patrick Pfleiderer, Helga Reimund, Zheng Fei Area: 139355.0…
Modern Interior Design & Furniture – Decoist
Exploring Austin’s Seaholm Development
Travel with us to Austin, Texas as we explore the retro-modern Seaholm development, a project that transformed a beloved, historic power plant and its surroundings into a mix of retail shops, office space, condos, restaurants and more. Overlooking scenic Lady Bird Lake, the Seaholm project is an urban…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
caesarstone quartz surfaces: a visit inside the factory of ‘engineered stone’
designboom visited caesarstone’s factory in israel, where we took a behind-the-scenes look at the transformation of quartz into strong, flexible, resistant, and low-maintenance surfaces. The post caesarstone quartz surfaces: a visit inside the factory of ‘engineered stone’ appeared first on designboom…
Architizer
Concrete House
Located in a residential area near Valencia is a home that provides an interesting series of interior spaces. The design is communicated by a sculptural staircase made from steel and oak that defines the interior of the house. On the outside, the building’s geometry gives rise to long views of the…
ArchDaily
Schiattarella Associati’s Mosque in Saudi Arabia Creates an Illuminated Local Landmark
Courtesy of Schiattarella Associati Rome-based firm Schiattarella Associati have unveiled the design of a new community mosque complex in the city of Ha’il in Saudi Arabia, using traditional cultural elements of Najd architecture to create a new landmark in the area. The 22,500 square meter…
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No wonder Dutch kids are the happiest in the world. They eat chocolate for breakfast!
Starting the day off with a sugary, fatty treat isn’t supposed to be good, so what’s making these kids thrive?
Architizer
Open Eye: 7 Oculi That Pierce the Sky
Differing greatly in both scale and typology, these projects exhibit a breadth of flexibility while still remaining fixated on the diffusion of sunlight and connection to natural elements.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
otto vincze’s buoyed pool ball installation decorates the venetian lagoon
otto vincze’s spherical fender buoys, transformed into enormous pool balls, are gently rocked by the movement of the water and follow the ripples of boats passing by. The post otto vincze’s buoyed pool ball installation decorates the venetian lagoon appeared first on designboom | architecture &…
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The Phatty electric scooter could make short trips a lot more fun
No license or registration is required, but with speeds up to 20 mph, a helmet might be a good idea.
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Starbucks cups are not recyclable, which means 4 billion cups go to landfill each year
Even the best paper mills in the world cannot recycle coffee cups because the plastic lining clogs machinery. Starbucks should stop ignoring this problem.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
London could be getting its first ultra-green, tidal-powered school
Related: + Qing-X Architectural Studio Qing-X Architectural Studio, thames school bus, london bus hydrolic power, tidal energy, tidal energy school bus
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Artist wraps vintage steam locomotive in 39,000 square feet of aluminum foil
Related: + Piotr Janowski Piotr Janowski, art installation,
DigsDigs
New York Apartment With Three Split Levels
The UWS Apartment occupies the first floor of a narrow 1970s condominium conversion in New York’s Upper West Side, which is split across three levels. Stadt Architecture has paired existing brickwork walls with walnut floors, bright white cabinets and purple furniture in the renovation. The kitchen…
Architizer
RAJACK King Door Stops
King Door Stops are 1-1/2 inches in diameter and constructed of solid brass. Strong and beautiful. Height can be modified to fit your specifications. Available in Hex and Round. Hidden screw floor mount. Available in all metal finishes. We can powder-coat or paint.
Modern Interior Design & Furniture – Decoist
Gold, Glitter and Endless Luxury: 15 Opulent Bedrooms from Classic to Modern
If there is one room in our house where we can truly express ourselves without inhibitions and the fear of being judged, then it is undoubtedly the bedroom. Beyond the theme of the room and the color scheme, one can easily add favorite decorative pieces, stylish accessories and quirky collections in…
Design Milk
Friday Five with Brandon Haw
For this week’s Friday Five, we check in with the London-born Brandon Haw who is the President and CEO of his eponymous, New York-based architecture and design studio. Growing up in the 60s with artist parents, Haw gravitated to the minimalist and conceptual art world that the period was known…
ArchDaily
Explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s Curvaceous Unbuilt House Design for Marilyn Monroe
Some unbuilt designs—the hopes they reveal and the reasons they stayed unbuilt—tell a powerful story. So it is with the home Frank Lloyd Wright designed for Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller. Or perhaps it’s what we think we know about Marilyn that makes it so poignant?The union between a quiet-living…
ArchDaily
Legendary Rugby Players Help HOK Design the Stadium of Tomorrow
The design of the perfect rugby stadium was a collaboration between HOK and four rugby legends. Image Courtesy of HOK Few architectural typologies are more centered around the human experience than a sporting arena. The design of sports stadiums often feature notable architecture firms, such…
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Guardian predicts “Street Wars 2035” between cyclists and driverless cars
It’s déjà vu all over again as the forces of driverless motordom try to push pedestrians and cyclists off the road.
Curbed National
U.S. housing market bouncing back, but not for all, says Harvard report
The State of the Nation’s Housing 2017 shows increased stratification and affordability issues Surveying the state of the U.S. housing market in 2017, it’s hard to not come away with the impression that there are two markets. One, mostly coastal and urban, is seeing skyrocketing prices, tight inventory,…
Architizer
What Every Architect Needs to Do Better: LISTEN
Steve Ramos is passionate about design and architecture. He is the founder of the BUILDINGS ARE COOL blog, an Architect for LS3P in Charleston, S.C., and working on his first book, Breaking the Box: Explode out of Architecture School to a Successful Career as an Architect. One of the most important…
Design Milk
SLAMP Debuts Crystal-Inspired Light Fixtures by Adriano Rachele
Adriano Rachele found inspiration from one of those head-scratching phenomenons that happen in nature – those crystals that somehow grow out of rocks. He then translated that idea into contemporary lighting fixtures through dozens of facets that play with the light. The Drusa fixtures, designed…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
EFFEKT’s treetop experience observation tower offers a breathtaking panoramic view of denmark
the 600 meter-long walkway is connected to a 45 meter-tall observation tower, creating a unique opportunity to meander above the treetops. The post EFFEKT’s treetop experience observation tower offers a breathtaking panoramic view of denmark appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Modern Interior Design & Furniture – Decoist
A Touch of Whimsy: Modern Melbourne Home with Edwardian Aesthetics
Adaptive reuse and smart extensions have largely replaced home transformations that involve replacing existing structures with entirely new buildings. Apart from saving time, energy and resources, this also preserves a sense of history and nostalgia. But there comes a time when the basic bones of a house…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
France aims to roll out world’s first autonomous high-speed trains within 7 years
High-speed trains in France could soon be driverless, if the country’s national railway operator SNCF has anything to say about it. They aim to test what they call drone trains in 2019, with the hope all the country’s high-speed TGV trains could run autonomously around four years after that. SNCF President…
Design Milk
9 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Worthy of a Road Trip
The following post is brought to you by The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Our partners are handpicked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design. This year marks the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth. Everyone from designers to Frank Lloyd…
Dezeen
Dezeen Watch Store offers 10% discount on all Instrmnt watches this weekend
Dezeen Watch Store is giving customers a 10 per cent discount on all timepieces by bestselling brand Instrmnt this weekend. Read more
Curbed National
In Mexico, Gaudí-esque treehouse looks out over jungle and sea
Live tree branches grow through the walls Perched above it all, treehouses are an architecture of playful escape. This gloriously curvy example—a treehouse built at a design-conscious eco-hotel in Tulum, Mexico—looks to be a particularly sweet suite. Its Seussian shape peeks out above the jungle canopy,…
Design Milk
Vibrato Transforms a Favorite Song into Unique Wall Art
Imagine your favorite song. Now envision what the song would look like. That’s the simple premise behind Vibrato, an online service inviting users to upload their favorite music or any audio track to be converted into an aural-visual piece of wall art. The process converting a section of…
Dezeen
Smarin designs sunloungers that are “Hockney-universe friendly”
This collection of brightly coloured poolside furniture by French furniture brand Smarin will make its debut at the Centre Pompidou’s David Hockney retrospective. Read more
designboom | architecture & design magazine
james turrell’s ‘gathered sky’ continues to awe visitors to beijing’s temple of wisdom
famed for his awe inducing ‘skyspaces’, designboom takes a look at one of turrell’s most well loved installations in beijing’s temple of wisdom. The post james turrell’s ‘gathered sky’ continues to awe visitors to beijing’s temple of wisdom appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
ArchDaily
Observatory in the Desert / Contemporary Architects Association
© Anis Eshragi Architects: Contemporary Architects Association Location: Isfahan, Isfahan Province, Iran Architect In Charge: Amirali Zinati, Behnaz Motarjem, Aidin Emdadian, Sonia Beygi, Bahar Mehdi Pour, Hamidreza Malek Khani, Ramtin Ramezani Area: 69.0 m2 …
designboom | architecture & design magazine
nirvana autogyro’s gyrodrive becomes world’s first street legal flying car
the winner of the race to become street legal is autogyro, who’s ‘gyrodrive’ vehicle is officially authorized to travel both road and sky. The post nirvana autogyro’s gyrodrive becomes world’s first street legal flying car appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
ArchDaily
Spruce Up Your “Post-Digital” Drawings With These Free, Artistic PNG Cutouts
Courtesy of ARTCUTOUT Despite the insistence of some, vinyl records haven’t undergone a resurgence because of their supposed superior sound quality. Instead, the impractical medium remains cherished for its quirk and ambiguity. As of late, the collage has made a has made a comeback as a representational…
Architizer
Gridgrounds
Designed by the architect Frans Van Gool in 1963, Dmau Het Breed is a modernist neighbourhood defined by rational residential blocks and 5-story buildings. ‘Gridgrounds’ creates an elongated public square of 88m x 17m, stretched across the central space so all paths converge, defining a new center…
Dezeen
Clever storage surrounds window seat in Prague flat renovated by Atelier 111 Architekti
Birch-plywood cabinets completely surround a set of windows in this renovated 1930s home in Prague, creating a cosy lounge space framed by space-saving solutions. Read more
designboom | architecture & design magazine
10,000 butterflies flutter over enchanting underground bar by ashley sutton
vials of ‘fairy dust’ and metal-making tools decorate the eclectic iron fairies bar interior that appears to have come straight from a fairytale book. The post 10,000 butterflies flutter over enchanting underground bar by ashley sutton appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Dezeen
Budi Pradono combines contemporary and traditional building methods for house in Bali
Bamboo construction is used to create a complex roof incorporating four chimney-like skylights at this house in the Balinese village of Kelating, designed by Indonesian architect Budi Pradono. Read more
ArchDaily
Bee Breeders Announces Mango Vinyl Hub Competition Winners
First Prize: The Music Telescope / Lucia Filippini, Elisa Dellarossa & Tuana Yıldız. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders Bee Breeders have selected the winners of the Mango Vinyl Hub Competition, challenging entries to marry architecture, music, industry, and design in the repurposing of a…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
ecocapsule: the self-sustainable micro-home readies for production launch
despite its relatively small size, the energy-efficient pod is capable of comfortably accommodating two adults. The post ecocapsule: the self-sustainable micro-home readies for production launch appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Dezeen
Carlo Ratti reveals Office 3.0 workspace that promises to end “thermostat wars”
Italian architect Carlo Ratti has transformed a Turin building into an office space with a personalised “environmental bubble” for every worker. Read more
Digital Trends
This amazing party was staged to debut an even more amazing yacht
European yacht builders apparently don’t see any reason to skimp on the celebration of a new yacht. Ferretti Group’s Riva Yacht’s 56-foot Rivale launch party on Lake Iseo in Italy, to use a totally non-Italian expression was, “off the hook.” According to Boat International, the event’s full-out features…
Engadget
Estonia is first in the EU to let cute delivery bots on sidewalks
Starship Technologies’ delivery bots have been dropping off lunches in Europe and the US with increasing regularity, and governments are slowly warming to the idea. State legislatures in Virginia and Idaho recently granted official permission for sma…
The Next Web
Blue Ella and Sadie headphones review: Stellar design and sound that don’t come cheap
I’ve been a fan of Blue since I tried their excellent USB microphones over the past year; these people know their sound. And that’s why I was excited to test their duo of premium wired on-ear headphones, the Ella and Sadie. Don’t let their good looks fool you: both pairs are as much about high-fidelity…
TechSpot
Amazon’s latest Alexa-powered device is essentially free to Prime members
Amazon has introduced a new Alexa-powered device that’s essentially free to Prime members. The Amazon Dash Wand costs $20 but, for a limited time, buyers will receive $20 worth of Amazon credit once they purchase and register the product.
Digital Trends
These 6 choice iPhone bike mounts hold your phone so you don’t have to
This article was updated on 5-23-2017 by Dallon Adams to include the Roam Co-Pilot iPhone bike mount. Playing music and navigating via GPS isn’t just something you do while driving a car — it’s also something you might do while riding your bike. However, it can be dangerous to hold your iPhone while…
TechCrunch
The Juiced Board is a valiant attempt at securing the budget electric skateboard market
 When it looks, feels and is packaged like a competitor’s, is it really competition or just a knockoff? The Juiced Board comes dangerously close to echoing that sort of sentiment. Juiced and Boosted are words that loosely share the same meaning, but it’s the appearances where both electric skateboards…
Engadget
Logitech’s wireless-mouse charging tech feels like a miracle
Logitech’s main mission at E3 this year: proving to gamers that wireless mice are just as capable, and sometimes more so, than their corded counterparts. The company revealed two innovations at the show: Lightspeed, its low-latency wireless-transmiss…
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27 National Monuments Are Up For Reclassification Next Month
You might not have even realized these spaces are national monuments.
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Geek Trivia: Specialists Working On NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Project Received Custom?
Specialists Working On NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Project Received Custom? Nerve Implants Tattoos Watches Smart GlassesThink you know the answer?
Gizmodo
This Clever Camera Trick Lets You Photograph the Invisible World Around Us
When you rub your hands together to create friction and warmth, heat energy radiating off your hand creates air currents. They’re completely invisible to the human eye, but with a simple setup, it turns out your digital camera can reveal this invisible world around us.Read more…
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Spectra electric skateboard uses sensors underfoot for smoother control
The market for electric skateboards is becoming rather crowded, which is why we’re seeing companies getting more and more creative with how riders can move the things around. The Spectra skateboard from New York-based startup Walnutt is the latest example of this, doing away with the typical…
Digital Trends
T-Mobile will begin prepping 5G as soon as this summer
T-Mobile is wasting no time in expanding high-speed cell coverage across the contiguous United States. On Thursday, June 15, just a day after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) officially granted it the 600 MHz spectrum it nabbed in a broadcast incentive auction earlier this year, the self-coined…
Digital Trends
This font translates into 93 languages without those odd missing characters
A font is just a font, right? Well, when fonts are translated into different languages, missing characters are often turned into empty boxes, with the result being text that is not exactly lost in translation, but lost within the limitations of the typeface. Massachusetts-based font company Monotype…
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In a bid to improve its service, Emirates introduces….AR
Emirates is looking to boost customer service and improve the travel experience with the help of AR. The airline wants to equip its staff with AR goggles that would help them tailor service to each customer. Emirates has had a history of incorporating premium features in order to lure and retain…
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The Crew 2’s ridiculous vehicle-switching feature lets you transform cars into planes
When Ubisoft showed off the new sequel to its open-world racer The Crew on Monday, the publisher wanted to keep a big secret under wraps until players could try the game here on the E3 show floor. Considering The Crew 2 will let you switch with ease between cars, bikes, boats, and planes of all shapes…
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This Microsoft police cruiser looks straight out of ‘RoboCop’ – Roadshow
Smart Cities NYC ’17 billed itself as the “first conference and expo that curates the intersection of technology and urban life.” We went to the Brooklyn Navy Yard to check it out.
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Man drives tiny car into convenience store, damages nothing – CNET
Commentary: In China, a driver can’t be bothered to look for a parking spot, so he cruises right into a store.
Fast Company
How Wealthfront is Trying To Make Its Robo-Advisor Feel More Human
Engineer-driven Wealthfront is putting more emphasis on its marketing, starting with a new site that ditches financial jargon for something more personable. Wealthfront, the only major robo-advisor based in Silicon Valley, takes pride in its origins as an engineer-driven company. Newly wealthy techies at…
Mashable
Mom accidentally texts son her extremely polite road rage rant
Talking trash to other drivers from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle is one of America’s greatest pastimes. Gerald Austin Taylor was texting with his mom recently when he received a pretty strange text. Like a good, responsible driver, Taylor’s mother was texting her son using the voice-to-text…
Geek.com
How Biosensors Are Being Used To Treat Prostate Cancer
Like most geeks, our perceptions of futuristic medical technology were heavily shaped by Star Trek. The image of Bones waving his tricorder in front of some poor redshirt afflicted with an alien plague […] The post How Biosensors Are Being Used To Treat Prostate Cancer appeared first on Geek.com.
VentureBeat
The Big Brother of AI is here. Should you care?
GUEST: AI is constantly touted as the next big thing. But how many of us are aware that AI is already here? While the jury is still out on whether it will be a benevolent force or an existential threat to humankind, AI is active in many facets of our daily lives and will play a larger role in the years…
WIRED
“We Will Literally Predict Their Life Outcomes”
Scientist Vivienne Ming says she can foretell a child’s earning potential, happiness, even longevity. But not all her claims add up.
Digital Trends
Get your ’80s on with Mixxtape, the portable music player that works like a cassette
If you want to feel old, consider this: There are currently high schoolers who have likely never heard music being played from a compact disc — let alone a cassette tape. For better or worse (mostly better, though), we’re a generation removed from that unforgettable feeling of frustration when the spools…
Digital Trends
Microsoft’s newest Surface Pro 2-in-1 portable gets almost everything right
Insert punny “below the Surface” headline here Microsoft recently revealed their fifth generation of the Surface Pro, their nimble laptop/tablet PC that serves as one leg of their Surface line of computers along with the Surface Studio, Surface Book, Surface Laptop and Surface Hub. And the Surface Pro…
Gizmodo
Walking Around This Interactive Room Is a Nightmarish Drug Trip Without the Drugs
When you strap on a virtual reality headset, your body has a constant (heavy) reminder that what you’re seeing isn’t real. But what happens when virtual reality spills out into the real world? This tech-filled room is able to warp and bend reality making you feel like you’re tripping on drugs you don’t…
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Team Collaboration App Slack, Valued at $9 Billion, Draws Attention of Amazon
Amazon is in the running among a handful of companies looking to acquire the popular chatroom startup, reports Bloomberg. From the article: San Francisco-based Slack could be valued at at least $9 billion in a sale, the people said. An agreement isn’t assured and discussions may not go further, said…
Fast Company
This Program Makes Loans To Businesses In Distressed Areas: Trump Wants To Cut It
The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund is being zeroed out in the administration’s new budget. Here’s why it’s vital–especially to the president’s base. Buried deep in President Trump’s federal budget proposal is a zeroing out of money for the Community Development Financial Institutions…
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Chest-mounted gizmo is made to stop stress
Having trouble relaxing? If so, UK-based BioSelf Technology might suggest trying out its new device, called Sensate. It sits against the user’s chest throughout the day, buzzing their breastbone when they start getting stressed out… Continue Reading Chest-mounted gizmo is made to stop stress …
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Unusual weather in Antarctica leads to rain and a Texas-sized melt
An area larger than the state of Texas in West Antarctica melted to an unusual degree last year, with pools of the meltwater remaining on the surface for as long as 15 days. That’s trouble, since meltwater can accelerate the thawing already occurring from warming ocean temperatures. West Antarctica alone…
Digital Trends
2017 Bugatti Chiron first drive
Bugatti Automobiles has existed in one form or another for over a century. The company’s heritage includes some of the most dominant motorsports vehicles and the most ornate road cars of the 1900s. Yet despite its illustrious past, no one anticipated the impact of a new Bugatti supercar in 2005. The…
Mashable
Facebook vows to fight terrorism with new algorithms and artificial intelligence
Facebook has a terrorism problem, and its vowing to fix it. On Thursday, the social media giant announced new plans to use artificial intelligence to scrape words, images, and video in order to wipe terrorist propaganda from its network entirely. The only catch? It still requires a team of 150 counterterrorism…
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The Ethereum Network Is DDoS-ing Itself
On Monday, a much-hyped startup called Bancor, which wants to do away with cryptocurrency exchanges using smart tokens, managed to raise $153 million in Ether in just three hours. This was the largest Initial Coin Offering—a way of crowdfunding a blockchain startup—in the network’s history. However…
Engadget
Subway hopes touchscreens will bust up its sales slump
It couldn’t be that their bread used to contain the same chemicals as yoga mats. It certainly isn’t the fact that their high-profile spokesman of 15 years is now serving 15 more in federal prison on charges of sex with minors and child pornography. N…
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Twitter updates its look — here’s what’s new
Twitter is freshening up its look, announcing a new interface currently rolling out to iOS, Android and web users of the social media platform.The update, which is mostly cosmetic, streamlines the Twitter timeline by turning square profile pictures into circles and cutting down the toolbar on the bottom…
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The last thing VR needs is endless triple-A ports
When Microsoft’s E3 2017 rounded off, all puffed up and proud of the Xbox One X reveal and its beefy hardware specs (well, beefy in the context of consoles, at least), whispers were abound that VR was going to go the way of rhythm action games or the unloved stepchild that was PS Vita – loads of launch…
Digital Trends
Capture every moment — and save $50 — with a miniature Polaroid action cam
Score one of the most popular lifestyle action cameras on the market with the Polaroid Cube+ 1440p Mini Lifestyle Action Camera, which is currently 33 percent off on Amazon. The camera is weatherproof, shockproof, mountable, and built to handle all your adventures. The miniature camera has everything…
TechCrunch
VR’s killer app: business services
 Enterprise adoption is trumping entertainment uses and will spring VR and AR into the mainstream. Read More
Engadget
Line’s cute AI speakers are unimpressed by your mindless requests
We knew Japanese messaging giant Line was working on an AI assistant called Clova, and that it would first inhabit a clever-looking smart speaker called the Wave. What we only just discovered, however, is that Clova’s next physical avatars would incl…
Mashable
Design anything your heart desires with these geometric building blocks
“Troxes” are triangular, origami-like building blocks made for all ages. Designed at the MIT Media Lab, their unique shape supposedly helps stretch the imagination and deepen spatial thinking. Read more…More about Design, Origami, Imagination, Real Time, and Legos
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Panoz debuts 603-hp GT-EV electric race car at Le Mans – Roadshow
What better place to show off a brand-new race car?
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Jeff Bezos is searching for philanthropic ideas – CNET
Amazon’s CEO, the world’s second-richest person, is looking for ways to give back.
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Snap’s next Spectacles reportedly “quite different” from first – CNET
The new version of the company’s smart glasses could have more augmented reality features.
SlashGear
XSTATION lets you have both an Xbox One and PlayStation 4
The console wars are often drawn between the Xbox and PlayStation camps (sorry Nintendo), but, whether you’d like to admit it or not, there will always be games from the other side of the fence you wish you could play on your favorite console. The most obvious solution would be to get both consoles,…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Gas electrolyte keeps very cold batteries running
Of the various concerns that people have regarding electric cars, one of the most often-heard is the worry that their batteries won’t work in cold winter weather. That may not be an issue in the semi-near future, however – scientists at the University of California, San Diego have created a…
SlashGear
Prepare for a flood of smart speakers like Echo and HomePod
The number of smart speakers looks set to grow exponentially, with Qualcomm cooking up a turnkey platform to speed up manufacturers getting the next Google Home or Amazon Echo to store shelves. Dubbed the Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform, it’s a combination of a low-power Snapdragon processor, AllPlay music…
Digital Trends
The Atari console appearing online is real; Atari is back in the hardware biz
Atari CEO Frederic Chesnais admitted during E3 2017 that the company is working on a new gaming console. The revelation surfaced shortly after a tease went live during the gaming convention showcasing what appeared to be a modernized 2600 console. No name was provided during the 21-second tease although…
Geek.com
7 Shows You Need to Watch on Netflix Now
They say we are living in the golden age of television…and it’s certainly easy to see why. The content available to us is endless, and now it can appear in mere seconds if […] The post 7 Shows You Need to Watch on Netflix Now appeared first on Geek.com.
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Upgrader beware: the Surface Laptop is a DIY nightmare
If you’re tempted by Microsoft’s beguilingly Alcantara-clad Surface Laptop, be warned: if you ever take it apart, don’t expect it to go back together again. That’s the cautionary tale shared by teardown specialists iFixit, which took various tools to the recently-released ultraportable. As you may have…
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Google open-sources object detection tech that powers Nest Cam, Image Search, and Street View
Google handed a new set of intelligent object detection capabilities over to the open source community as part of continued development of its TensorFlow framework. The TensorFlow Object Detection API gives data scientists and developers access to the same tech that Google uses for its own systems,…
Digital Trends
Harvard is building air-powered spider robots out of drinking straws. ‘Nuff said
Harvard University is home to some of the sharpest minds on the planet, so why are several of its best engineers messing with drinking straws? The answer is because they’re using them to build innovative insect-inspired soft robots. “Robots are typically heavy and hard — they aren’t very agile and they…
Digital Trends
New pasteurization alternative sanitizes milk without killing good bacteria
Although pasteurization kills harmful pathogens in raw milk by briefly heating it to 161 degrees Fahrenheit, not everyone is convinced that it’s an entirely positive process. Along with the bad components eliminated through pasteurization, the process also diminishes some of the beneficial ingredients of…
Digital Trends
Hungry? These 9 food delivery apps bring deliciousness right to your door
Updated: Added goPuff. Who knew that ordering delivery could be such a hassle? It can be a real pain to call a restaurant and order a meal. You might get put on hold, and oftentimes you have to talk over the background noise of a busy restaurant. Besides, reading off your credit card number in the 21st…
Engadget
YouTube’s heatmaps show where eyes linger in VR videos
YouTube’s growing library of VR content is a definite asset in Google’s struggle to dominate the virtual reality sphere. The video platform isn’t just improving the consumer experience either, as it did when it added shared virtual viewing rooms and…
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Forget Super Mario Odyssey, this competitive sushi eating game is the Nintendo title I need
I did not attend this year’s E3, so my knowledge of what happened in gaming this week is based off my colleagues’ adventures in New Donk City, live reports from the exhibition halls of Los Angeles Convention Center, and their struggle to understand why some games bother to exist. And while some games…
Slashdot
Coal Market Set To Collapse Worldwide By 2040 As Solar, Wind Dominate
Jess Shankleman reports via Bloomberg: Solar power, once so costly it only made economic sense in spaceships, is becoming cheap enough that it will push coal and even natural-gas plants out of business faster than previously forecast. That’s the conclusion of a Bloomberg New Energy Finance outlook for…
CNET News.com
See Boeing’s fancy new planes fly together in aerial ballet – CNET
Boeing’s jumbo-sized 787-10 Dreamliner and the daintier 737 MAX 9 dance together in an airborne demonstration of the planes’ flying skills.
TechCrunch
Columbus could be the next startup city
 Ever since I wrote about the Midwest last year I’ve been keeping my eyes on Columbus. I decided to hold a small pitch-off to meet some of the startups I saw last time I had driven through. The pitch-off was a success and a company called Wyzzer took first place and the quirky Hopper Carts came in second….
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
AirQuadOne could be your flying quadbike
At the upcoming Paris Air Show, European consortium Neva Aerospace will be presenting a new concept for a personal VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) aircraft. Known as AirQuadOne, plans call for the fully-electric vehicle to be able to reach a maximum altitude of 3,000 ft (914 m) and travel…
Digital Trends
iPad Pro 10.5-inch review
Today, we have an iPad Pro review for you, but first let’s explain the growing confusion over the iPad lineup. In March, Apple unveiled a new iPad matching the size of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro — but it lacked “Pro” specifications and capabilities, such as support for the Apple Pencil. But there was still…
Digital Trends
You don’t have to be an engineer to appreciate the world’s most radical bridges
You likely use them every day, but have you ever stopped to consider the engineering marvel that is the bridge? They’re massive spans of concrete, metal, and wires which weigh thousands of tons yet remain standing — many even during destructive and violent natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods,…
TechSpot
Theoriz uses motion tracking technology to project 3D objects into a room
The first hologram was recorded in 1962 by Soviet physicist Yuri Denisyuk, but the general public did not really get interested in holograms until 1977 when Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) appeared as a 3D projection in Star Wars. Since then, the fascination with holography has gone in all different directions,…
TechCrunch
An Equity podcast shot: Unpacking the Amazon-Whole Foods deal
 We’ve got an Equity Shot for you, an irregular extra hit from the Equity podcast crew. Today the big news is the potential Amazon-Whole Foods deal, which has led to rampant media speculation, depressed grocery stocks around the nation and allegations of intelligent corporate strategy. It’s the sort…
WIRED
After Twitter’s Redesign, Snapchat Should Be Next: The latest from the Gadget Lab Podcast
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An American Destroyer Collided With a Container Ship—Here’s What Likely Happened
The USS Fitzgerald ran into the ACX Crystal off the coast of Japan, and human error is a likely culprit.
Mashable
A woman at E3 + a dead phone + Reddit = absolute chaos
For all the good Reddit can do, it can make an enormous mess of things, and then it can react badly when the mess it makes backfires. It’s E3 week, which is usually supposed to mean a cavalcade of video game announcements and fan disappointment. It usually doesn’t mean a coordinated online manhunt,…
Engadget
‘Spider-Man’ is the latest big-budget flick to get a VR tie-in
Peter Parker and his web-slinging alter ego seem to be everywhere these days. Sony showed off a lengthy gameplay sequence from the upcoming Spider-Man video game at E3 this year, and the company’s reboot, Spider-Man: Homecoming, arrives in theaters t…
Mashable
Bright pink houses attract crowds looking for the perfect selfie, and the neighbors are pissed
These houses in Los Angeles are so pink the entire internet seems to have noticed. Everything from the walkway to the hedges to the trash bins are bright pink. SEE ALSO: Pink pineapples are here to make fruit even more Instagrammable It’s not a permanent look. The vacant LA homes are part of a large-scale…
The Next Web
Robinhood’s plan to open financial markets to the masses
While most were following the closure of Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns during the 2008 financial crisis, there was another important change occurring: the rise of algorithmic trading.  Due to the inefficiency and excess of humans coordinating trades, computers began processing about 95% of the trading…
VentureBeat
Why ‘say it or scan it’ works on the Amazon Dash Wand
GUEST: When AI is easy, it works wonders. That’s the concept behind Amazon’s dominance in the home and just about everywhere else. We like things to “just work” and not cause a lot of problems. The Amazon Wand, introduced this week and available for $20 (and with a $20 credit for purchases, so it’s…
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Sonos speakers offer you a rare $100 discount on multi-room audio
Sonos deals are few and far between because the speakers enjoy good brand recognition. It’s basically the Apple of speakers – at least for now.Maybe it’s a coincidence, but several Sonos speakers went on sale the day before the Apple HomePod smart home speaker was announced at WWDC.That’s good news for…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Dual-personality expedition pickup equipped for adventures of all kinds
Prebuilt expedition vehicles like the EarthRoamer XV-LTS are cool, but some of the best things come to those who convert their trucks themselves. And if the owner happens to be one of the premier overland supply shops in the US, it’s that much easier to turn a 9-to-5 workhorse into a world-touring…
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Airbnb is buying a scam-fighting background check technology
Airbnb is getting more serious when it comes to keeping fraudulent listings and shady renters off the website. According to Bloomberg, the short-term rental platform is buying Trooly Inc., a startup specializing in background checks to fight off scammers. Airbnb has been using Trooly’s service to authenticate…
Macworld
How to reset your Mac’s NVRAM, PRAM, and SMC
When your Mac starts acting up, you’ll probably run through some common troubleshooting procedures, such as restarting it, running Disk Utility, and perhaps performing a Safe Boot. Your repair repertoire should also include a couple of additional procedures that can occasionally eliminate otherwise inscrutable…
VentureBeat
These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week
This week, Tech.eu tracked 8 technology M&A transactions, 4 IPOs and 70 tech funding deals totalling about €559 million (about $626 million) in Europe, Turkey and Israel. Here’s an overview of the 10 biggest European tech news items for this week: 1) The European Union has scrapped roaming charges…
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The YotaPhone 3 is officially arriving later this year
We were as surprised as anyone when Yota started dropping hints that a third handset was on the way from the Russian company – the YotaPhone 2 (shown above) was hardly an unqualified success, with a cancelled rollout in the US and refunds aplenty.Well, it turns out the YotaPhone 3 is now official, based…
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The best Ultrabooks of 2017: top thin and light laptops reviewed
Update: Waiting for a MacBook Air successor? The latest entry on our list draws inspiration from Apple’s thin-and-light without feeling like a knock-off. Read on to number 3 find out more about the Asus ZenBook UX310!Although they were originally conceived to compete with the likes of Apple’s MacBook…
Impact Lab
Chatbots are losing steam, think instead about workbots
It’s no secret that chatbots are growing in popularity. From Facebook’s ecommerce bots for consumers to a plethora of customer service tools that now rely on chatbots to interface with customers, it’s clear that consumer chatbots have hit mainstream. Even Apple is expanding its commitment to chat technology…
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Bill Nye will be back on Netflix to save the world with science
Bill Nye’s Netflix talk show was met with mixed reviews, but it must have done well enough, because it’s coming back for another season. The streaming platform has released an official teaser for Bill Nye Saves the World’s second season, which the science educator has posted on Facebook. It starts by…
Slashdot
Air Force Budget Reveals How Much SpaceX Undercuts Launch Prices
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: In 2014, the U.S. Government Accountability Office issued a report on cost estimates for the U.S. Air Force’s program to launch national security payloads, which at the time consisted of a fleet of rockets maintained and flown entirely by United…
Digital Trends
Voltaic OffGrid Solar Backpack review
Companies have been trying to push solar panel backpacks and accessories for years. For the most part, this effort resulted in wave after wave of underperforming, overpriced products. However, now that the technology cost has dropped substantially, there are finally affordable and functional solar panel…
Digital Trends
How to make candles in your microwave
When you buy someone a candle at the store, it’s a thoughtful gesture. When you make a someone candle with your own two hands, it gives your gift an extra, personalized touch. When most people think about making candles, though, they think about following tedious instructions, and purchasing a ton of…
How-To Geek
How to Make Chrome More Touch-Friendly on the Microsoft Surface
To the surprise of many, Windows has remained dominant as personal computers shift more and more to tablets and touch screen interfaces. And to the consternation of Microsoft, Google’s Chrome browser remains the dominant software on desktops (including laptops and Windows-powered tablets), despite some…
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It’s a time to purchase a gadget or two for your dad.
If you have not decided yet what gadget your dad enjoys most, these are some items that we think make good gifts.
Computerworld
The 5 surprising things to know about smart glasses
The world’s largest long-haul airline wants both employees and customers using smart glasses.Emirates Airlines, based in Dubai, revealed this week that the company sees smart glasses as a strategic initiative that should help them fend off discount airline rivals.Airlines succeed when they can treat…
WIRED
Facebook Details How It Fights Terrorism and Extremists
As extremists continue to flood social media, Facebook opens up about its efforts to stop them.
WIRED
The Lone Star Tick That Gives People Meat Allergies May Be Spreading
A rare meat allergy used to be limited to places the lone star tick calls home. But recently it’s started to spread.
WIRED
This Is the Coldest Object in the Universe
Be dazzled by a pair of dancing brown dwarf stars, an eerie shot of Titan, and the Earth’s origins written in the sky.
WIRED
Our 12 Favorite Laptops, From MacBooks to Chromebooks
If you’re looking to buy a laptop, we’re here to make your decision easier.
PCWorld
The powerful PC hardware of E3 2017
Great games need great hardwareImage by Adam Patrick MurrayAt E3 2017, PC games were everywhere, and because great software needs hardware to run, PCs lurked in every nook and cranny of the show, too. Hell, even the mock diner set up in Bethesda’s booth bristled with gaming rigs.To read this article…
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World’s Greatest Car Found
Part Jeep Wrangler and part Porsche 911 makes this the world’s greatest car.
Mashable
5 crowdfunded products that actually delivered on the hype
Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Online crowdfunding platforms — such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo — can make you an overnight success if you play your cards right.  Whether it’s bankrolling a movie continuation of a cult TV show,…
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How much did AI control you today?
You might have noticed lot of excitement around AI at the moment, with the likes of Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazon all vying to be the loudest voice promoting the newest buzzword. In some cases it is even being heralded as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. With AI-powered Go and chess champions,…
TechCrunch
A better boardroom can reverse Uber’s cultural woes
 Probably the last thing Uber needs right now is to have anyone recount their recent setbacks, but the company’s quick, Icarus-like fall from grace tells us much about how tech companies going through hyper growth can go wrong. By 2016, the ride-sharing tech firm was a segment leader, present in 570…
9to5Mac
Apple holding ‘Lose Your Wallet’ shopping event promoting Apple Pay w/ exclusive discounts
As Apple Pay continues to expand, Apple is holding a special shopping event in San Francisco to promote the mobile payment service. The “Lose Your Wallet” event will highlight stores that support Apple Pay while offering exclusive discounts… more…
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The Morning After: Weekend After E3 Edition
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to the weekend. The E3 2017 show floor has closed, but gaming news will continue to flow all weekend as we wrap up our coverage of the event. Of course, that’s not the only thing that happened this week, so check below for a few more highlights. You’ll…
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Exploratorium museum exhibit bridges science, art – CNET
The expansive cardboard wonderland hopes to inspire visitors to create, and shows that art and STEM aren’t so distinct.
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Disneyland’s Star Wars-themed Space Mountain feels forced – CNET
The iconic Space Mountain ride at Disneyland Paris just got a Star Wars makeover, but CNET’s Kent German isn’t convinced it needed one.
CNET News.com
Exploratorium museum’s cardboard utopia joins science and art – CNET
“Welcome to WildCard” exhibit at renowned SF attraction reimagines the American road trip to show how art fits into STEM.
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Back to Samsung from the Apple iPhone for one reason: signal strength
My wife was getting used to the iOS interface, but one major issue had her swap the SIM out of the iPhone 7 and into a Samsung Galaxy S8. She’s happy with her phone again and it is not because of the OS.
Gizmodo
Hearing Kylo Ren Do ASMR Is a Good Way to Scare the Crap Out of Yourself
Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, or ASMR, is one of the internet’s favorite things. So you’d think marrying it to another popular thing, Star Wars, would be a perfect match. Well, it’s something, that’s for sure.Read more…
Slashdot
Research Suggests Effects of Shift Work or Jet Lag On Our Body Clocks Can Be Reduced By Simply Changing Meal Times
Jonathan Johnston reports via Quartz: Around one in five people in Western countries could be putting their health at risk simply by going to work. This is because working shifts outside of the rest of the population’s normal hours has been linked to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and even…
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The ‘Complex Systems Theorist’ Who Predicted the Arab Spring
In early 2011, a few days before Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in the middle of a busy street, Yaneer Bar-Yam sent his research to the US government. Bar-Yam’s message was simple: If drastic measures weren’t immediately taken to lower skyrocketing global food prices, widespread…
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Increasing Pharma Profits Come from Price Bumps, Not New Drugs
When Martin Shkreli made news in 2015 for jacking the price of Daraprim, a drug used to prevent certain parasitic infections in HIV patients, from $13.50 per pill to over $750 per pill he was basically cast as a comic book villain. A craven boyman cashing in on the needs of the sick. He became an outlier,…
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Here’s what it’ll be like to hail one of Airbus’ futuristic flying taxis
Deborah is a computer-generated human who needs to get from the Hotel de Anza in San Jose to Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco, post haste. Traffic on the 101 is a nightmare, so rather than spending hours in traffic, she whips out her smartphone and hails an electric, vertical take-off and landing…
Digital Trends
The compact SylvanSport Go is the Swiss army knife of camping trailers
The SylvanSport Go camping trailer may look simple because it is so compact and tidy in appearance, but once you open it, you will be surprised by all that it can do. SylvanSport went above and beyond when it created this powerhouse of a camper that will provide a roomy tent shelter as well as carry…
Gizmodo
21 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever
Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction and fantasy for everybody. Certain great books inspire scores of authors to create something new. Here are 21 of the most influential science fiction and…
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Your sense of smell is much stronger than you think
My dog spends a lot of time sniffing the ground with her adorable little nose. She doesn’t care what she finds: grass, cement, flowers, fire hydrants, poop, trash cans, fences, buildings — it’s all an exciting adventure of scents to her. And when you see that kind of behavior — not just from dogs,…
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Tesla is changing the electric grid – CNET
From CNET Magazine: The next power plant could be that giant battery in your garage.
Geek.com
Do ‘Hero Stuff’ With Sphero’s Interactive Spider-Man Toy
Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man now comes with animated LCD eyes and motion detection. Toy maker Sphero and Marvel teamed up for a voice-interactive figurine and companion app, inviting users to do all sorts […] The post Do ‘Hero Stuff’ With Sphero’s Interactive Spider-Man Toy appeared first on…
VentureBeat
Intel and Microsoft’s latest investment binge shows AI land grab is intensifying
ANALYSIS: Intel and Microsoft have been on something of an artificial intelligence (AI) investment binge of late, with the chip and software giants announcing a slew of deals this week via their respective VC arms — Intel Capital and Microsoft Ventures. Perhaps the most notable of these was Element…
VentureBeat
Facebook should use Facebook if it wants answers to hard questions
Perhaps the most dystopian thing I’ve heard this year — and AI reporters hear a lot of dystopian things — came from Facebook executive Regina Dugan, head of the social media giant’s Building 8 research lab. During the F8 developer conference in April, where she unveiled next-gen tech being developed…
CNET News.com
Our favorite performances in sci-fi movies – CNET
Each week we ask people around the office a question to see what makes them tick. This week we wanted to know what is their favorite sci-fi movie performance.
Mashable
This week in apps: Hide Instagram selfies, Father’s Day photos, and other digital updates
It’s possible that you couldn’t keep up with the latest and greatest app updates this week considering all the internet buzz around Jeff Session’s testimony. If that’s the case, take a chill pill. We’ve kept up for you. SEE ALSO: 10 classic apps Apple is killing with iOS 11 Each week we round up the…
Digital Trends
The Diverge bike is built for go-anywhere, do-anything adventures
In recent years the cycling industry has seen a rise in numbers of the so-called adventure cyclists. These riders fall somewhere in between the dedicated road rider and the hardcore mountain biker, often preferring to pursue both styles, while mixing in challenging dirt and gravel roads as well. One…
Mashable
Beat the summer heat with a pet-like cooler that follows you around
Two engineers of Hacker House created an autonomous ‘Follow Me Cooler’ that you can DIY. It uses Bluetooth to create GPS coordinates so it can follow you around or make its way to a friend across the park. If you’re up for the challenge, you can build one of these yourself. It requires an Arduino Uno,…
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New trailers: Transparent, Flatliners, Detroit, and more
I’m not usually a fan of horror movies. But every once and a while there are films like The Witch that, instead of going for straight-up horror, are just dark and tense through and through — and that I kind of love. The latest is It Comes at Night, and I’ll just point you to my colleague Bryan Bishop’s…
Ars Technica
The pitfalls and potential of inexpensive 3D scanning solutions
The odd documentary, feature article, or typical marketing hype may make you think that today’s 3D scanning can perfectly capture the real world, but that’s only true with expensive, professional equipment (not to mention considerable editing and post-processing). Generally, current consumer…
Mashable
Remembering Leonard Nimoy looks at the full life and private struggle of a beloved actor
The love for Leonard Nimoy lives long and prospers, but does the world really need two Nimoy documentaries, one from each of his biological children? Logically speaking, yes it does. “Our films are very different,” said Julie Nimoy, referring to her new documentary, Remembering Leonard Nimoy, and For…
Mashable
Woman’s colorful L.A. loft is a total unicorn dream
One California woman is living out all your wildest unicorn and mermaid fantasies by turning her downtown Los Angeles apartment into a rainbow, bubblegum dream. Social media queen, decor designer, and the brain behind Studio Mucci, Amina Mucciolo lives her life in color. From her hair, to her clothes,…
Slashdot
Snowden’s Former Employer Under Criminal Investigation For Fraudulent Billing
McGruber writes: Booz Allen Hamilton, the contracting firm that was Edward Snowden’s employer when he leaked classified information from the NSA has announced that it is under a federal civil and criminal investigation of its billing practices. The disclosure in a regulatory filing sent shares of parent…
Mashable
‘Teacher of the year’ makes a statement for Pride Month in photo with Trump
Rhode Island’s best teacher didn’t turn down his opportunity to meet the president of the United States — but he did make a statement about his values.  Nikos Giannopoulos, voted teacher of the year for 2017 in Rhode Island, visited the White House back in April. When the official White House photo…
Mobile Magazine
AirBar: Transforming Laptop Screen to Touch Screen
Touchscreen devices have been in the digital market for almost a decade and they aim to give users an amazing experience with their devices. Many devices now boast a touchscreen display which makes them superior against outdated counterparts. These days, computers and laptops aren’t upgrading as they…
Ars Technica
Gallery: E3 2017 brought theme parks, statues, and New Donk City
Sam Machkovech LOS ANGELES—The Electronic Entertainment Expo isn’t just about new game announcements and a chance to try out early demos of upcoming titles. It’s also a chance for the game industry to make…
WIRED
Amazon Expanded Its Empire—And Its Place in Society
Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods begs the question: Is the shopping behemoth a force for good or a destroyer of traditional retail?
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Planetary Resources is pulling the plug on its Earth observatory satellite network
Space startup Planetary Resources is killing its nascent Earth observation system, Ceres, opting to focus on its core mission of asteroid mining. Planetary Resources announced its the project in May 2016, saying that it would spend $21.1 million to equip 10 Arkyd satellites with sensors to observe…
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Big sales on the Amazon Echo, Samsung Chromebook, and more of the week’s best tech deals
Remember when everyone was panicking for last-minute Mother’s Day gifts back in May? Well, it’s time to do that all over again for Father’s Day — which, in case you forgot, is tomorrow, June 18th. It’s probably too late to order something that’ll arrive in time, but maybe you can try wrapping a photo…
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9 Beautiful Lake Homes for Sale
Make your dockside dreams come true with one of these country homes.
Latest Content – Popular Mechanics
These Treehouse Hotels Are Your Childhood Dream Come True
For those who’ve always dreamed of having a house built by HGTV’s Treehouse Masters, here’s the next best thing. These next-level hotels give you the amazing-ness of an insane treehouse without the responsibility of being an owner. Plan your next adventure and stay at one of these treehouses around the…
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Jeff Vandermeer’s new novel Borne is all about intelligent biotech and flying bears
Jeff Vandermeer is known for his surreal and unsettling stories. Look no further than his Southern Reach trilogy (Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance), which told the story of a region of the country cut off from civilization, where nature is left to reclaim the space in strange and otherworldly…
Slashdot
Pentagon Cyberweapons ‘Disappointing’ Against ISIS
An anonymous reader quotes the New York Times: It has been more than a year since the Pentagon announced that it was opening a new line of combat against the Islamic State, directing Cyber Command, then six years old, to mount computer-network attacks… “In general, there was some sense of disappointment…
9to5Mac
This week’s top stories: 10.5-inch iPad Pro reviews, benchmarks and our hands-on video, iPhone 8 reports, iOS 11 & HomeKit, & more
In this week’s top stories: The verdict on Apple’s new 10.5-inch iPad Pro as reviews arrive, the latest iPhone 8 reports, hands-on with some new iOS 11 features, and much more. more…
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This Programmable LED Fidget Spinner Sends Secret Messages
Kids in 2017 are truly living in the future. All I had growing up was “8OO85” on calculators and maybe a Tamagotchi if I could sneak it into class. Now, they’re writing secret messages on fidget spinners in LED lights. The questionably-named “Spaztix Programmable Customizable LED Long Spinning Fidget…
Gizmodo
Atari’s New Console Sounds Like a Bad Idea
About a week ago, a mysterious website appeared that offered a glimpse of what appeared to be a new console by Atari. The site offered nothing more than a short video and appears to have been made with a free website builder. On Friday, Atari’s CEO confirmed that the company is indeed building a new…
Mobile Magazine
Meitu Just Launched a Sailor Moon Phone with a Selfie Stick
Anybody who has Meitu on their phone surely loves taking selfies. Many want to own a selfie stick in order to avoid having to extend their arms to capture great pictures. Since social media is the driving force of most self-portraits, those interested in staying connected to their friends and other online…
Digital Trends
Microwaves in the bedroom and other weird places for appliances
Putting an extra fridge in the garage or on your fancy-schmancy outdoor patio is pretty standard, but we’ve heard of some pretty unusual places appliances are turning up. It started when an Electrolux employee told us she’d heard of a woman installing a minifridge in her bathroom. There are lots of natural…
TechCrunch
Susan Fowler says Uber’s apology to former riders is ‘all optics’
 Uber apologized to some former riders in New York City and in other markets via email on Friday, saying that the company is aware it has “fallen short” and failed to prioritize the needs of its riders, drivers and employees, Business Insider reports. But throughout this entire fiasco, Susan Fowler,…
Ars Technica
New study suggests Jupiter’s formation divided Solar System in two
Enlarge (credit: NASA) Gas giants like Jupiter have to grow fast. Newborn stars are embedded in a disk of gas and dust that goes on to form planets. But the ignition of the star releases energy that drives away much of the gas within a relatively short time. Thus, producing something like Jupiter…
Latest Content – Popular Mechanics
This Former Lake On Mars Could Have Supported Life
The Curiosity rover has studied sedimentary rock to find out the history of a long-gone lake.
Latest Content – Popular Mechanics
Should You Stay Put if a Fire Breaks out in Your High Rise?
The Grenfell Tower fire in London puts the new ‘stay put’ protocol under the spotlight.
Digital Trends
What it’s like to shop for smartphones in Shenzhen, a tech-lover’s paradise
If you want to buy a smartphone, there are a wealth of choices available both online and offline; but the majority of stores sell the same devices for the same price, and most don’t provide an exciting retail experience. What if you want something different like a used phone, or you want to haggle over…
Digital Trends
Could the future of our smart homes come down to a single device?
In the not so distant future, your smart home may not depend on a number of disparate smart appliances; instead, it could just utilize a single device that gives all your appliances a brain. That, at least, is the vision of Carnegie Mellon researchers in the Future Interfaces Group, who have developed…
TechCrunch
A discussion about AI’s conflicts and challenges
 “The competition for talent at the moment is absolutely ferocious,” agrees Professor Andrew Blake, whose computer vision PhD was obtained in 1983, but who is now, among other things, a scientific advisor to UK-based autonomous vehicle software startup, FiveAI, which is aiming to trial driverless cars…
The Verge – All Posts
A Florida woman discovered a treasure trove of rare space documents in the trash
A Navy veteran accidentally stumbled upon a number of rare documents and images from the height of the space age — in the trash outside of a home in Florida. Former aviation electrician Yvette Quinn discovered the documents several weeks ago, and turned them over to WKMG News 6, concerned about the…
VentureBeat
Bancor’s blockbuster ICO and the risk of blockchain investing
GUEST: Blockchain startup Bancor closed a $150 million ICO raise this week — a landmark event, both in the speed and the magnitude of the raise. What is Bancor doing that got investors so excited? It’s trying to hit the blockchain domain at its very heart with the promise that it can enable smart tokens…
VentureBeat
5 ways computer vision could impact how we do AI
GUEST: This is an exciting time for those of us in computer vision — we’re seeing it merge with AI to enable all kinds of new possibilities. At the LDV Vision Summit in New York a few weeks ago, I came away with five key insights about where computer vision will impact AI: 1. Smart assistants will battle…
Slashdot
Original Colossal Cave Adventure Now Playable On Alexa
Last month Eric Raymond announced the open sourcing of the world’s very first text adventure. Now Slashdot reader teri1337 brings news about their own special project: A few old-timers here may recall with fond memories the phrase “Somewhere nearby is Colossal Cave…” Well, a voice-playable version…
Ars Technica
E3 2017’s brightest indie games, cataloged in words and video
Record crowds, long lines, and hype-filled booths meant that much of Ars’ E3 experience was spent not playing video games. We do our best to inform you about upcoming titles when we have little more to work with than promises and hands-off demos. But there’s nothing like a “no time limit”…
Latest news
Kiwi for Gmail lets Windows users break free of the browser
Hundreds of millions of people use Google’s Gmail and are frustrated daily by the experience. With the release of the Windows version of Kiwi for Gmail, you can finally get the full Gmail (and G Suite) experience in an app.
Gizmodo
Clean Your Driveway, Porch, and More With Amazon’s One-Day Pressure Washer Sale
You might not have an immediate need for a pressure washer, but if you own a home, it’s a useful thing to stash in the back or your garage. Today only, Amazon’s spraying out deals on four different models from GreenWorks, starting at just $61, with every model available for under $100. Just remember…
TechCrunch
Shape-shifting ‘4D’ printed objects could pave the way for outer space structures
 It takes a lot of money to launch stuff into space — even by NASA terms. The cost ranges from around $9,000 to more than $40,000 per pound. With that sort of price tag, weight and space are at a major premium with shuttle missions, causing NASA to look for innovative new ways to create more compact…
Latest news
Retail in 2021: When clicks have buried bricks
In the not-so-distant future, virtually all shopping will take place at home.
Digital Trends
The best true wireless earbuds you can buy
Let’s face it: No matter how excellent they may sound, we’re all tired of untangling the wires of our favorite earbuds. Thankfully, as more and more listeners embrace the lack of a jack, an increasing number of companies have released completely wireless earbuds, pushing listeners towards the wire-free…
The Verge – All Posts
Drones hunt down rare plants in Hawaii by going where people can’t
There’s something inherently creepy and annoying about drones buzzing over our heads — a frequent backyard irritation in cities like New York. But it turns out, a drone’s spying abilities can be useful: an uncrewed drone discovered a super-rare plant on a steep cliff on the Hawaiian island of Kauaʻi….
CNET News.com
Do you listen to music in stereo? – CNET
The Audiophiliac ponders whether stereo is all that important for the enjoyment of music.
Mashable
Alt-right protestors tried to shut down Julius Caesar and Twitter got heated
Alt-right figures Jack Posobiec and Laura Loomer attempted to shut down a performance of Shakespeare in the Park’s controversial, Trump-themed production of Julius Caesar by storming the stage and condemning other audience members for their participation in the spectacle. The show was paused, but ultimately,…
Mashable
Prince George was not impressed at the Queen’s birthday parade
London celebrated Queen Elizabeth II’s 91st birthday with Trooping the Colour, her annual birthday parade, on Saturday.  The Queen’s great-grandson, however, was not impressed. Three-year-old Prince George watched the parade from a balcony (and behind a window) at Buckingham Palace with his family. …
CNET News.com
Crosley’s flagship turntable wows the Audiophiliac – CNET
If you’re thinking about getting into vinyl in a serious way with limited funds, the Crosley C10 turntable is a good place to start.
CNET News.com
AT&T offers unlimited romps on the beach (and on runways) – CNET
Commentary: AT&T shows ridiculous extremes in order to attract you to its unlimited offerings.
Slashdot
Studio-Defying VidAngel Launches New Video-Filtering Platform
Last December VidAngel fought three Hollywood studios in court for the right to stream filtered versions of movies. Now fogez reports that “they have come up with a new tactic in their attempts to bring filtering choice into the streaming media equation. Instead of leveraging the legal loophole that…
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Xsens body suits are getting even better at motion capture
Motion capturing is becoming more important for games and movies alike, but unless you’re ready to shell out for a complicated rig and dedicated studio space, it’s incredibly difficult. Xsens has been working to solve that problem for the last decade with its custom body suits, which handle all of the…
SpaceNews.com
Boeing reshuffled defense with eye towards increased aerospace presence, CEO says
  WASHINGTON — The CEO of Boeing Defense, Space, and Security said that the goal of reshuffling the company’s upper management is to streamline operations and work more closely with the U.S. government and other customers. Leanne Caret, who took over as CEO in March 2016, said the move follows a “banner…
SpaceNews.com
French startup raises $1.9 million for smallsat electric propulsion
WASHINGTON — A pair of French entrepreneurs have raised 1.7 million euros ($1.9 million) for a new electric propulsion system to address the small satellite market. ThrustMe, a startup formed in February by Ane Aanesland and Dmytro Rafalskyi, two researchers from France’s Ecole Polytechnique plasma…
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The transport startup SeaBubbles has developed an aerodynamic prototype that it hopes will provide an eco-friendly option for getting around the French capital within four years.
Credit: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty ImagesAn odd-looking electric boat taxi whose inventor believes it could be an eco-friendly transport solution for cities worldwide was put to the test in Paris for the first time Friday.  “We believe that pollution and global gridlock are not only threatening…
SpaceNews.com
Air Force Sec. Wilson makes new space leadership position official
WASHINGTON — U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said she approved the order Friday setting up a new deputy chief of staff for space operations position on the Air Staff of the Air Force, with a goal of making the office operational by Aug. 1. It’s a move intended to help “integrate, normalize,…
Discover Magazine
Australian Scientists Dredged the Deep Seafloor — Here’s What they Found
In a dark world of crushing pressures and barren landscapes, creatures we’ve never seen before, and, likely, couldn’t even imagine, are swimming. The ocean’s abyssal zone begins over two miles beneath surface; it’s so deep that light never touches it. What little we know about it comes from sediment…
Physics News
Bendable, Stretchable Batteries Provide a Jump Start for Wearable Tech
Popular Science
Five rad and random things I found this week
Gadgets The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci’s commerce editor. Vol. 15. The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci’s commerce editor. Vol. 15. Read on.
Next Big Future
Better definitions and metrics around human level AI are needed
IEEE Spectrum asked AI experts about when human level AI will be achieved and as usual there was a massive range of dates from a few years to hundreds of years. Gary Marcus talks about many decades before AI’s can process inputs and situations with the flexibility and adaptability of humans. As usual…
KurzweilAI » News
New chemical method could revolutionize graphene use in electronics
Adding a molecular structure containing carbon, chromium, and oxygen atoms retains graphene’s superior conductive properties. The metal atoms (silver, in this experiment) to be bonded are then added to the oxygen atoms on top. (credit: Songwei Che et al./Nano Letters) University of Illinois at Chicago…
Newswise: SciNews
Heat Pulses in Magma Change How Scientists View the Inner Workings of Volcanoes
ASU scientists develop technique to trace volcano heat pulses; may help better predict risk
Physics News
New approach improves ability to predict metals’ reactions with water
The wide reach of corrosion, a multitrillion-dollar global problem, may someday be narrowed considerably thanks to a new, better approach to predict how metals react with water.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
New prospects for universal memory – high speed of RAM and the capacity of flash
Researchers have found a way to control oxygen concentration in tantalum oxide films produced by atomic layer deposition. These thin films could be the basis for creating new forms of nonvolatile memory.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Synthetic nano-bio architecture for nanocatalytic photon-to-hydrogen conversion
Researchers demonstrate that a minimalistic cell-free strategy for production of artificial transmembrane protein complexes can be employed as a chassis for the construction of functional bionanoarchitectures capable of catalyzing photon-energy-to-hydrogen transformation.
Scientific American Content: Global
How Do I Know If My Tap Water Is Safe?
Everyday Einstein explains what contaminates our water, how it gets there, and what we can do to test it — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Scientific American Content: Global
For World Tessellation Day, Remember to Look Down
June 17 is World Tessellation Day. Take a moment to look at the beautiful patterns under your feet — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
National Geographic News
13 Graceful Pictures of Rare Sea Turtles
National Geographic News
Praying Mantis Devours Hummingbird in Shocking Photo
National Geographic News
Bats, Jellyfish, and Other Animals With Daily Commutes
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A new study shows that a protein in nerve cells that becomes corrupted and forms clumps in the brains of people with Parkinson’s can also be found in cells that line the small intestine.
Credit: Sebastian KaulitzkiParkinson’s disease, which involves the malfunction and death of nerve cells in the brain, may originate in the gut, new research suggests, adding to a growing body of evidence supporting the idea. The new study shows that a protein in nerve cells that…
Popular Science
Nest Protect Smoke + CO Alarm review: Fewer false alarms and no more midnight battery chirps
Gadgets Smarts make this connected detector worth the extra cost. App-based alerts, diligent monitoring, and pleasant sounds make this one of the best detectors around.
Scientific American Content: Global
New Trove of Lichen Fossils Expands Total from 15 to 167
Botanical bonanza is also a trove of eye candy — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through June 17)
SILICON VALLEY NEWS Even Uber’s Crisis Won’t Kill Founder Worship in TechDavey Alba | WIRED”Because of Uber’s corporate structure, only Kalanick himself can really decide if he stays or goes. And the Valley has been largely welcoming of such arrangements, imbuing founders with a near-mythic ability…
Next Big Future
Optical computing for deep learning with a programmable nanophotonic processor
Researchers at MIT and elsewhere has developed a new approach to deep learning AI computing, using light instead of electricity, which they say could vastly improve the speed and efficiency of certain deep learning computations Soljačić says that many researchers over the years have made claims about…
Next Big Future
The future of work is you with a computer, not you replaced by a computer
Alphabet’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt cited a study by McKinsey released at the Viva Tech conference in Paris on Thursday, which suggested 90 percent of jobs are not fully automatable. The Alphabet chairman said that while some of the routine of a job could be replaced, much of what a human does…
Scientific American Content: Global
In Ancient Bones, an Elephant-Size Surprise
Ancient DNA reshuffles the pachyderm family tree — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Popular Science
Female elk are practically bulletproof by age 9
Animals They learn to outsmart hunters as they get older. Older female elk don’t mess around.
Design Milk
Basic Bathroom Gets a Graphic, Modern Renovation
When I think back to how many places I’ve called home throughout my life, I realize just how many boring, basic bathrooms I’ve lived with—and the answer is “too many.” I mean, they’re fine in that they were functional, but for a design-obsessed person like myself, they were enough to make…
Curbed National
Swinging ’70s home with soaring spaces asks $1.4M
The Salt Lake City rambler frames views of Mount Olympus Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We’d love to see what you’ve got. Location: Salt Lake City, Utah Price: $1,400,000 This 1970s…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Federal court rules Trump’s Dakota Access Pipeline approval violated the law
Injustice has been a common theme of the Standing Rock Sioux’s battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline, as they faced arrests, eviction at gunpoint, and tear gas. But the tribe said this week they just won a ‘significant victory’ in court. A federal judge said the United States Army Corps of Engineers…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
lofty libraries: thibaud poirier photographs the finest architectural havens of literature
the photographer seeks to pay homage to each architect’s personal interpretation of the literary experience, accentuating the important, and deeply individual interventions hidden within each space. The post lofty libraries: thibaud poirier photographs the finest architectural havens of literature…
Dezeen
Space10 and Opendesk are among the first to “hack” Tom Dixon’s modular bed for IKEA
The Space10 innovation lab has teamed with open-source manufacturing platform Opendesk to create workspace attachments for IKEA’s Delaktig system by Tom Dixon. Read more
Curbed National
Why climate change is important to the ‘New York Times’ architecture critic
Michael Kimmelman discusses his series “Changing Climate, Changing Cities” New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman has always taken a wide-angle view of just what the building beat can entail. Just as the impact of a single skyscraper can only be fully explained by exploring its economic…
Modern Interior Design & Furniture – Decoist
Wood Tube and Curved Ceiling Shape Skyline House Atop Eastbay Mountain Range
Overlooking the bright lights of Oakland and the Golden Gate in the distance, Skyline House sits proudly on one of the highest points of the Eastbay mountain range. Designed by Terry & Terry Architecture, the smart residence makes most of the spectacular views on offer while combining an open living…
Design Milk
Nendo Creates “Soft” Furniture Collection Without Upholstery
Chinese furniture brand KUKA curated an exhibition, entitled Home Living Boundless Design, for which Japanese design house nendo was asked to be a part of. KUKA is known for their upholstered sofas and lounge chairs, which led nendo to approach the ‘Intelligence’ theme in a completely new…
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Flat pack Bait Hive attracts bee swarms inside for safer & easier relocation (Video)
This simple, foldable bee box attracts roaming bee swarms with a pheromone lure, and helps beekeepers safely relocate bees.
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
Event: Invent It. Build It. 2017 in Austin
Event Date: Oct 28, 2017; Event City: Austin, TX, US The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Girl Scouts, WGBH’s Design Squad Global, Techbridge, and the ExxonMobil Foundation have teamed up for the 8th annual Invent It. Build It. event.    There are four ways to participate in Invent It. Build It.: A…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Low-impact monastery huts in Italy are made from 100% recyclable materials
Edoardo Milesi & Archos designed a series of minimalist monastery guesthouses that reflect the monastics’ ascetic lifestyle in the Siloe community. Located in the province of Grosseto in central Italy, these huts are built entirely of recyclable materials and are elevated off the ground to ensure…
ArchDaily
The Best Architect-Designed Pieces from Design Miami/ Basel 2017
Table, MAD Martian Collection by MAD Architects. Image Courtesy of MAD Architects With Design Miami/ Basel 2017 well underway (from June 13-18), ArchDaily has compiled a list of the best architect-designed furniture pieces on display at the event. This year, notable items include works by…
Latest Items from TreeHugger
First lessons from the Grenfell Tower Disaster
It is not an indictment of green building. It is an indictment of plastics, foam and fire safety planning
Curbed National
How to build your dream tiny house
Five tips both DIY amateurs and pros can use to live the optimal tiny life To get the at-home creature comforts best suited to your preferences, sometimes you’ve got to build your space from the ground up. That’s exactly what Mike Basich, a professional snowboarder and tiny house builder, has been up…
Archinect – News
Ten Top Images on Archinect’s “Interiors” Pinterest Board
In case you haven’t checked out Archinect’s Pinterest boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect Firm and People profiles.(Tip: use the handy FOLLOW feature to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)Today’s…
DigsDigs
Jaw-Dropping Pendant Lamps Range By Vermont Modern
Hubbardton Forge, a lighting studio that’s been around for over 40 years, has just debuted their latest addition — Vermont Modern. The studio is known for their made-to-order, environmentally responsible products, Vermont Modern veers from its roots with a bold, edgy, contemporary look. The range of…
CONTEMPORIST
This Temporary Bubble-like Structure Was Built For A Dutch Festival
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ArchDaily
Helmut Jahn-Designed Skyscraper to Rise on Chicago’s Historic Michigan Avenue
Courtesy of 1000M Renderings have been revealed for a new 832-foot-tall skyscraper that will rise from a current vacant lot on Chicago’s historic Michigan Avenue. Known as 1000M, the tower has been designed by JAHN, the practice helmed by one of Chicago’s most prolific architects, Helmut Jahn….
CONTEMPORIST
Denmark Will Have This Amazing New Observation Tower Next Year
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Dornob
Cirrus Shower: A Sustainable Spa-Like Experience
What is the Cirrus Showerhead? Sourced from TechGeeksUnited The Cirrus Shower is a revolutionary…
Archinect – News
Trump appoints his “event planner” as a head of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Region II
President Trump has reportedly appointed a longtime Trump family supporter and event planner with no housing experience to oversee federal housing programs in New York. Lynne Patton will lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) region that oversees New York and New Jersey, the…
Archinect – News
2017 Finalists for Radical Innovation have been announced
Chosen from over 65 entries, this year’s finalists represent the latest in hotel design and offer a glimpse at the future of travel.The jury looks for projects that are innovative but within the realm of possibility.The finalists of the hospitality design competition’s 11th round are Arno Matis Architecture,…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
koichi futatsumata studio equips venue with sliding walls for multi-functional use
designed for japanese company southbound, the white cubic space could function as a gallery, rental unit, or a room to host self-organized events. The post koichi futatsumata studio equips venue with sliding walls for multi-functional use appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
DigsDigs
35 Pineapple Home Décor Ideas To Add A Tropical Cheer
In the summer we are striving outdoors, we are dreaming of barbeques, outdoor naps and relaxing tropical vacations. Adding a summer feel or a tropical vibe to your indoor and outdoor spaces is a great idea to feel amazing there, and I have a brilliant idea for you – rock pineapple prints! There are many…
Jetson Green
Former Offices Turned Into Studio Apartments
Repurposing and renovating old, disused buildings is still one of the most sustainable forms of architecture. So it is always nice to see such projects being successfully completed, as is the case with this old office building in Lisbon, Portugal, which has been turned into an apartment complex by…
Gizmodo
The Nerdiest Debate Ever May Finally Have a Winner
If you’re not a programmer, you’re probably not going to know this, but there’s a vicious rivalry lurking in the code of every app you use. If code isn’t written consistently—using either the tab or the space button to create indentations—the format can get all wonky, making it difficult for multiple…
Mashable
iPhone Mysteries, Revealed
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You’re just 1 minute away from iced coffee with the HyperChiller
Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. ‘Tis the season for cold drinks, but homemade iced coffee is difficult for those starting with the standard boiling-hot pot.   If you’re not a cold brew connoisseur, the HyperChiller may be the answer…
Latest Content – Popular Mechanics
The Military Will Try to Make a Missile-Destroying Laser Drone
A unmanned, laser-firing drone could intercept nuclear missiles in flight.
Gizmodo
Archaeologists Uncover Secret Message On Bible-Era Pottery
Those who live vicariously through Indiana Jones will be glad to know that a team of Israeli archaeologists has uncovered a cryptic message left on a 3,000-year-old pottery shard. The ink-on-clay piece of pottery—called an ostracon—was originally discovered in the 1960s, in a city west of the Dead Sea…
Fast Company
Now You Can Sauna In A Giant Golden Egg In Sweden’s Northernmost Town
The gleaming ovum is part of an urban redevelopment project to lure people to the area with the promise of killer Instagram pics. A sauna shaped like a giant egg is helping to attract visitors to the Arctic Circle. Artist duo Bigert & Bergström recently unveiled their Solar Egg, a golden-goose-worthy,…
Mashable
5 healthcare developments that were born in space
Space might just be the next frontier in our quest for better health. That’s because numerous healthcare developments we’ve come to rely on over the years got their start with astronauts.    The microgravity climate of the International Space Station combined with the unique needs of making mechanical…
Slashdot
Vivaldi 1.10 Released
Reader x_t0ken_407 writes: Vivaldi, the successor to Opera 12.16 (Presto) in spirit, admittedly has a long way to go but continues to steadily mature with the release of version 1.10: Releasing Vivaldi 1.10, we give you the power for making the Start Page more personal than ever before. You’re the one…
Mashable
This is the secret to how Apple is making Siri sound more human
The next Siri won’t put the emPHAsis on the wrong sylLAble. That’s more or less the promise Apple made during last week’s World Wide Developers Conference Keynote. Demonstrating onstage, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, asked Siri about the weather.   “Here’s…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
One Big Question: How might we find the building blocks of extraterrestrial life in the lab?
When scientists look for extraterrestrial life, they typically turn their focus upwards, to planets like Mars, moons like Enceladus and exoplanets far beyond our own solar system. But for Lara Rowe, an assistant professor of chemistry at Valparaiso University in Indiana, the search begins in…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Pininfarina applies its famous curves to a superyacht
Pininfarina may be best-known as the design house responsible for the good looks of various Ferraris and other exotic cars, although it’s also tried its hand at things like bicycles, rapid transit systems and even kitchens. Now, it’s joined forces with Italian shipbuilder Rossinavi to design…
Fast Company
These Indian Entrepreneurs Upcycle Leftover Religious Flowers Into Useful Products
Helpusgreen takes the 800 million tons of flowers used annually in the country and makes them into incense and soap. In India, people like to show their religious devotion with flowers. Lots and lots flowers. Every year, some 800 million tons of blossoms–red roses, yellow marigolds, prickly xanthiums–are…
Mashable
Meet Lola, the talking AI mutt that prepares you to be a real pupper parent
The future of talking bots is here, and it goes by the name Lola. Okay, Lola won’t answer all of your general questions and set reminders like Alexa. But it could hint at talking bots to come that will focus on narrower, more specific tasks.  The AI mutt is meant to prepare people for dog ownership…
Geek.com
Call Upon The God of Thunder With These Thor Gift Guide
Thor isn’t just a superhero. He’s a god. And oh, is he a mighty one. If you’ve got friends looking forward to the newest Thor movie or maybe just a few who stan […] The post Call Upon The God of Thunder With These Thor Gift Guide appeared first on Geek.com.
TechSpot
A TSer asks: Backup software to selectively store/sync portions of a drive?
Long-time TS forum moderator SNGX is looking for software that can incrementally or manually back up certain directories (movies, TV, music, photos) to specific locations (essentially syncing say I:\Movies to F:\Movies etc.). The goal is syncing files that are scattered across several drives to a single…
Digital Trends
Sony’s massive 77-inch OLED TV finally has a price tag, and it ain’t cheap
Updated: Added new pricing information for Sony’s 77-inch XBR-77A1E OLED TV. We saw plenty of amazing TVs at CES earlier this year, including LG’s Wallpaper OLED TV, but what impressed us the most was the Sony XBR-A1E BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR TV line. Sony revealed pricing and availability for its 55-inch…
Digital Trends
In ‘Hunt: Showdown,’ Hell is other people – and also demonic creatures you banish for cash
Fires burn in the distance, reflecting off the still waters of the Louisiana bayou — but the orange flames are not the only things squirming in the darkness. There are decaying creatures that used to be men, and as a pair of hunters watch, a shot rings out, slicing through one of their skulls. The two…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Panoz announces an endurance electric racer
Panoz, the American sports car manufacturer that’s a key player in the Nissan-backed DeltaWing project, recently partnered with parent company Green4U Technologies to develop a new electric race car. Known as the GT-EV, plans call for it to have a range of 90 to 110 miles (145 to 177 km) per…
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Facebook is exploring ‘hard questions’, and it’s asking for your input
Facebook has faced increased scrutiny during the past year over how it handles controversial issues such user privacy, violent content and terrorist propaganda. With the scrutiny has come questions about the role Facebook plays in society, the responsibilities it has, and what changes it can make to…
Mashable
How innovations in technology have inspired creators throughout history
We’re living in a time in which every idea, thought, and dream that comes to the mind of a creative person can be translated into real life. Through the myriad tools at their disposal, the most abstract piece of art can literally have legs by way of state-of-the-art software, 3D printers, and advanced…
Slashdot
Dubai Airport Will Use Biometric Scanning By 2020 To Replace Entry With Passport
dryriver quotes a report from Gulf News: For visitors or residents coming in to Dubai, a new face-recognition software in the offing at the Dubai International Airport will enable them to walk straight to the baggage claim area after deplaning without having to stop at passport control. British start-up…
VentureBeat
AI is the brains behind more caring customer service
GUEST: Conversational commerce has been a hot topic recently. For quite some time it was linked to virtual assistants, but it has really only gained traction as messaging platforms have spread like wildfire. Here’s the proof: In 2015, the shift from social to messaging ultimately created the perfect…
VentureBeat
What are ‘happy apps’ and why should advertisers care?
GUEST: Have you noticed that certain mobile apps make you happier than others? The feeling that you get after, say, streaming music on Pandora during a workout, using Waze to circumvent traffic, or using the Nest app to get your home to the perfect temperature before you arrive is different from how…
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Spotify adds Eventbrite to its roster of concert listings
Spotify has had concert listing recommendations for awhile now thanks to a partnership with Songkick. You could purchase tickets from providers such as Ticketmaster, LiveNation and of course Songkick itself. Starting today, you can add yet another company to the list: Eventbrite. And unlike the other…
Mashable
Artist says he used a computer-generated photo for his official ID card
A French artist says he fooled the government by using a computer-generated photo for his national ID card.  SEE ALSO: T-Rex’s iconic escape scene in ‘Jurassic Park’ was more than just CGI Raphael Fabre posted on his website and Facebook what he says are the results of his computer modeling skills…
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
Hands-On With watchOS 4: Siri Watch Face, Apple Pay, Activity Improvements, New Workouts and More
This fall Apple plans to introduce an all new version of watchOS, the operating system that runs on the Apple Watch. watchOS 4 is faster, more efficient, includes new tools for developers, and offers up some thoughtful interface refinements. To get a glimpse of the new features you can expect to see…
Digital Trends
Google Backup & Sync app will help you maintain all your computer files
Google wants to be better at backing up your computer’s files. While the company already offers a Drive folder that can be installed on your computer, soon Google will be able to back up and sync any folder that you point it to on your computer. If you want, it can back up your desktop, entire documents…
Digital Trends
Harnessing magnetic fields could allow phones, cars to charge on the move
A bit like the way that products marketed as hoverboards don’t actually hover, today’s wireless charging technology is not all that wireless. Sure, you do not have to physically plug your phone in to get it charging, but placing your phone on a charging pad to juice up its battery still is not quite…
CNET News.com
The iPhone 7S may get these two features from the iPhone 8 – CNET
A company in charge of iPhone assembly reportedly “confirmed” wireless charging and waterproofing on the iPhone 7S.
Gizmodo
Why Isn’t Every Lightning Cable Wrapped In Stainless Steel?
The benefits of armoring a charging cable with stainless steel should be self evident. Metal is strong, hefty, and looks really cool. But you’d probably assume that a metal-wrapped cable would be too stiff and inflexible to be practical. Well, you’d be wrong.Read more…
Digital Trends
Sony’s new X720E and X690E TVs bring top-tier picture processing at lower price points
Sony has announced two new lines of 4K Ultra HD LED TVs, the X720E and X690E series, both of which will be launching in the coming weeks. The two new series include some of the features found in the X800E, X850E, X900E, X930E, and X940E series which also debuted this year, but these latest additions…
Slashdot
eBay Urges Customers To Oppose Washington Internet Tax
An anonymous reader quotes a report from KNKX: If you live in Washington state, you might have gotten the email from eBay. It begins: “The Washington State Legislature is threatening to impose new Internet sales tax burdens on you.” It goes on to urge the recipient to send a form letter to Washington…
Computerworld
Mozilla upgrades Firefox: More processes, please!
Mozilla this week continued its years-long campaign to make Firefox more technologically competitive with the competition, Google’s Chrome in particular, by boosting performance, increasing stability and reining in memory consumption.The open-source developer also patched 31 security vulnerabilities,…
Slashdot
Spotify Continues To Grow Faster Than Apple Music Thanks To Free Tier
Joe Rossignol reports via Mac Rumors: Spotify today announced it now has over 140 million subscribers worldwide, including users that only listen to the free ad-supported tier. Spotify last said it had over 100 million subscribers in June 2016, so it has gained around 40 million listeners in one year…
The Next Web
Observation: Sphero needs to make a smart hub
It’s time to take notice of Sphero. Amazon, Google, and Apple make arguably the best smart hubs on the market. Each offers functionality exceeding our wildest dreams even a decade ago. But in building this future we’ve somehow lost ourselves. We find convenience in the generic, but there’s still something…
Latest news
Select tools to grow with your business: Hyperwallet
Businesses have different needs at different stages of their growth, so it is important to choose the tools that can meet these evolving needs, according to Hyperwallet’s Simon Banks.
Mashable
UK company sold spy tools to the repressive governments battling the ‘Arab Spring’
A UK company sold surveillance tools to authoritarian governments that could be used to stamp out signs of dissent.   BAE Systems, according to an investigation conducted by the BBC and the Danish newspaper Dagbladet Information, began shopping surveillance tools to governments in the Middle East after…
Digital Trends
Luxury apartments on wheels may keep you from ever going home
If rolling luxury is the only way you’ll travel on the ground, high-end motor homes are the answer — as long as you can write a big check. Prevost is a premier brand associated with luxury motor homes, but you won’t find one on RVTrader that isn’t associated with another brand name. The posh motor home…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
EV battery life extended by feeding energy back into the grid
Researchers at the University of Warwick have demonstrated a new “smart grid” system whereby energy from idle electric vehicle (EV) batteries could by pumped back into the grid to power large buildings, while still having enough power to complete the vehicle’s daily journeys. The study also…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
A closer look at the stunning McLaren 720S
McLaren set tongues wagging when it unveiled the 720S at the Geneva Motor Show. With some absolutely bonkers performance claims, a brand new chassis and clever aerodynamic elements, there was just one question that needed answering: what’s the story behind that new face? New Atlas took a closer…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Elon Musk publishes 15-page manifesto outlining how to get humanity to Mars
Last year, billionaire SpaceX founder and space-fan Elon Musk delivered an expansive, hour-long presentation, outlining his ambitious plan to get humanity to the Red Planet. Musk has recently published a research paper adapted from that presentation entitled “Making Humans a Multi-Planetary…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Parasitic worms ditch sex to become more efficient crop killers
Is sex overrated? It depends on who you ask. In the case of the asexual root-knot nematode, the answer would probably be “yes”. Unlike animals such as the American cockroach and leopard shark, which are able to produce offspring asexually when the need arises, these parasitic worms have no…
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Hybrid Memory Cube Powers Galaxy Quest
Micron’s Hybrid Memory Cube technology is a key part of the digital processing platform for the MeerKAT telescope to match processing power to memory size and data bandwidth.
VentureBeat
AI Weekly: Voice is the killer interface
This week’s news reminds me how much fun it is to be surprised by technology. Bonjour, Snips! Yesterday, the Paris-based AI startup raised $13 million, on top of an earlier $8 million investment, for technology that let developers put a voice assistant on nearly any device. Add this to recent advances…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Audi drops the cloth on its fastest convertible ever
The Audi R8 Spyder isn’t wanting for power or performance, with its 5.2-liter V10 engine pushing out 540 hp and 3.5-second 0-60 mph times. But Audi has had its most powerful series-production engine rattling the aluminum and CRFP of the R8 V10 plus coupe for two years … so where’s the convertible…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Saab’s next-generation Gripen E fighter makes maiden flight
Saab’s next-generation fighter, the Gripen E, has taken to the skies for the first time. At 10:32 am CET on June 15, the prototype delta-wing multi-role fighter set out on its maiden flight from Linköping, Sweden with Saab test pilot Marcus Wandt at the controls. During the 40-minute flight…
CNET News.com
This new bike light could help build smart cities – CNET
Developed by Queen’s University Belfast and See.Sense, it can tell authorities if roads need fixing and alert your emergency contact if you suffer a fall.
Mobile Magazine
You Can’t Buy These Tech Yet but They Seem Awesome
If you’ve ever gone through crowdfunding sites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter, then you’ll be amazed by all the awesome startup tech that’s ready to be manufactured and sold, so long as they’re well funded by pre-orders. Of course, mixed in with the awesome lot, some are weird and out-of-this-world stuff…
Mobile Magazine
Google Photos is a Great Service Not Many People are Utilizing: See a Few Samples
By now, you’re probably one of those who’ve heard about Google Photos, but choose to ignore it because your photos are good where they’re stored at present. Well, we offer a challenge for you to check it out and see just how good it is, especially when using it in conjunction with its app. It […]
CNET News.com
Would you pay $25 a month for a premium Angry Birds membership? – CNET
The developers of the new Angry Birds Evolution game sure hope so.
MakeUseOf
Netflix’s Black Mirror Goes “High-Tech” [UK]
After becoming a hit in the UK, Channel 4’s Black Mirror started streaming worldwide on Netflix in late 2014. Charlie Brooker’s sci-fi anthology show became a huge international hit, even prompting a new season to be released on Netflix, with a further two currently in development. Charlie Brooker recently…
MakeUseOf
Use This Site to Compare Google Fonts for Beautiful Documents and Sites
Let’s talk about the stockpile of 800+ free fonts Google has been offering since 2011. Google Fonts is a wonderful resource to use if you work with any type of document in the cloud. And you don’t need to be a design geek, because you can use them right within Google Docs, WordPress, and even Adobe Photoshop!…
Engadget
US funds tech giants’ efforts to build next-gen supercomputers
The US government is giving six companies a total of $258 million in hopes that they can build an exascale supercomputer before China, Japan or anyone else does. A post on the Exascale Computing Project website has revealed that the Department of Ene…
MakeUseOf
Top 8 Things for Bored Teenagers to Do Online
It’s kind of crazy how any of us can actually be bored in this day and age. The internet has never been as content rich as it is now, yet here you are, bored out of your mind and trying to kill time but unable to find something interesting enough to hold your attention. Trust me, I’ve been there. Keep…
Mashable
Forget driving to the supermarket, this one wants to come to you instead
Read more… More about China, Grocery Store, Moby Mart, Self Driving, and Wheelys Inc
Cool Tools
Zout Laundry Stain Remover Spray
I am epically inept with laundry: I can manage to separate the whites from the darks, but after that it’s a crapshoot. Spots and stains were the worst, especially food stains with oils: my clothes could survive rubbing Goop into the stain and then washing, but my wife’s professional wear could not. After…
Slashdot
The Quirky Habits of Certified Science Geniuses
dryriver shares a report from the BBC: Celebrated inventor and physicist Nikola Tesla swore by toe exercises — every night, he’d repeatedly “squish” his toes, 100 times for each foot, according to the author Marc J Seifer. While it’s not entirely clear exactly what that exercise involved, Tesla claimed…
PCWorld
Xbox One X PC Build: Can you do it for $500?
Updated June 16, 2017: We’ve revised our “upgraded” build to address our original motherboard’s incompatibility with 4K UHD HDR Blu-Ray playback. Microsoft’s Xbox One X presents an interesting challenge for PC builders. Sure, if you want raw power, nothing beats the PC. But can you put together an…
Computerworld
The price of security is eternal phone calls
This city government is going through an extended validation process with one of its IT security providers, according to a pilot fish in the loop.”I got an email that said to call them, since they couldn’t reach me at the number they had,” fish says. “That’s no surprise, because the number isn’t mine…
Fast Company
This Startup Wants To Turn America’s Yard Waste Into A Petroleum Substitute
Alliance Bio-Products says its fuel will be cheaper than oil–and that there’s enough yard waste in the country to make more than we need. At the landfill in Florida’s Indian River County–an area partway between Orlando and Palm Beach–garbage trucks deliver more than 100,000 tons of yard waste from local…
Engadget
The Morning After: Friday, June 16th 2017
It might only be Friday morning, but yesterday marked the end of the world’s biggest gaming show, E3. Today, we’re bringing you even more impressions from the biggest titles you’ll be playing in the next 12 months or so, as well as Amazon’s new Dash…
TechRadar: All latest feeds
The best tablets you can buy in 2017
Update: The new iPad has landed, and after going through our in-depth review process Apple’s latest slate has managed to break into our top 10 best tablets list. Find out where it places below (spoiler: it’s high, really high). Best tablet 2017 The best tablets are all about combination, with most…
Macworld
Apple’s drive towards an autonomous car
Over the past few years, rumors of a self-driving car have swirled around Apple with more intensity than almost any putative product since the iPhone. It remains unclear whether or not the company will build an entire car, but the fact that the company is interested in technologies that support a self-driving…
Macworld
Qello Concerts review: This fantastic streaming service delivers live concert videos and music documentaries
It’s the best idea for music fans since MTV (when MTV was actually about music, that is).
MakeUseOf
How to Auto-Empty the Recycle Bin on a Schedule and Free Up Wasted Space
The Recycle Bin in Windows is a purgatory for deleted files. Whenever you press Delete on a file, it goes to the Recycle Bin to await its fate. You can still recover the file while it’s there, so if you change your mind it’s a few clicks away from restoring. But if you don’t empty the Recycle Bin every…
Mashable
A firefighter did a Reddit AMA after the London tower fire and it was everything
London firefighters are undoubtedly the unsung heroes who worked relentlessly to tackle the massive fire at the Grenfell Tower in West London and rescue people from the building. SEE ALSO: Firefighter’s tweet goes viral in the wake of the London tower fire While many praised them for their inhuman…
VentureBeat
Challenger Center and New Matter Announce Partnership to Bring the Wonders of 3D Printing to Students and Educators across the Country
PRESS RELEASE: Challenger Learning Centers to Implement New Matter MOD-t 3D Printers WASHINGTON & PASADENA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 16, 2017– Challenger Center, a leading science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education organization, and…
VentureBeat
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos asks Twitter followers how he should donate his money
(Reuters) — Amazon’s billionaire founder Jeff Bezos on Thursday turned to an unusual source of inspiration for how to donate part of his wealth: Twitter. “I want much of my philanthropic activity to be helping people in the here and now — short term — at the intersection of urgent need and lasting impact,”…
VentureBeat
Intel and Microsoft join $15 million investment into CognitiveScale to give enterprises AI-powered insights from big data
Machine intelligence software provider CognitiveScale announced a fresh $15 million in funding this week, with participation from such notable investors as Microsoft Ventures, Intel Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, USAA, and the Westly Group. Founded out of Austin, Texas in 2013, CognitiveScale builds…
The Next Web
Apple’s ex-CEO John Sculley is on a mission: “The US healthcare system is totally fixable.”
Ten years as Apple’s CEO left John Sculley with an insatiable appetite for tackling big problems. Now, the septuagenarian tech icon is the head of RXAdvance, which he describes as “the most exciting company I’ve worked at since Apple.” Its goal is to reform the broken American healthcare industry, using…
Mashable
Man builds a sick beach hut with hidden rooms and now we want one
Subterranean beach huts might be the way forward. SEE ALSO: 10 years, 4 million YouTube followers – meet the internet’s favourite mad scientist In the video above, Colin Furze takes viewers on a tour of the beach hut he built. He points out the clock and the decorative piece of driftwood placed…
Digital Trends
Beoplay E4 earbuds let you enjoy noise cancellation without any headphone heft
Noise-canceling headphones don’t have to be cumbersome over-ear models — they can have a compact in-ear design, and be perfect for slipping into a pocket or bag when traveling. The latest comes from B&O Play, and rather than rehash existing noise-canceling technology, the Beoplay E4 earbuds use the…
Digital Trends
9 innovative, entertaining, and downright strange gaming trends from E3 2017
Creative work isn’t made in a vacuum. While video game studios across the world don’t necessarily know what their contemporaries are working on at any given time, every developer makes sure to keep aprised of the current state of the industry. And E3 remains the place the most important show where studios…
WIRED
The Psychology of Why Interviewing Alex Jones Is Such a Bad Idea
Talking about conspiracy theories—even to dispute them—still allows them to spread.
WIRED
How Slack Would Complete Amazon’s Empire
Hundreds of millions of people use Amazon. But so far the company has done little to cater to one massive market.
9to5Mac
19% of Apple owners ‘very interested’ in buying HomePod, says large-scale survey
A survey of more than 2,000 people shows that 19% of those who own existing Apple devices are ‘very interested’ in buying the HomePod. This compares to 13% interest across the population as a whole. Across all intending smart speaker buyers, the HomePod was equal-third in the rankings … more…
Ars Technica
As energy markets change, GE, blockchain hope to provide economic solutions
Enlarge (credit: Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images) Energy traders are a less visible part of the market compared to retail and wholesale power suppliers. They exist in certain markets to bid on the constantly fluctuating price of electricity, which is useful for owners of power-generating…
PCWorld
Five to Try: Angry Birds gets a gritty Evolution, and Cars 3 crashes into Google’s Toontastic 3D
Don’t miss this week’s most enticing new Android apps and games.
TechRadar: All latest feeds
600 driverless cabs aiming to hit Tokyo in time for 2020 Olympics
With its Shinkansen ‘bullet trains’ and melodious subway system, Tokyo already has some of the world’s greatest public transport infrastructure. But the heavily populated city will be pushed to its limits come 2020, when the world descends on the Japanese capital as it plays host to the Olympic games.One…
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Why Dedicated Machine Learning Hardware Makes Sense for Your Next Smartphone
Don’t be surprised if Apple touts a custom machine learning chip as a key feature during its iPhone 8 reveal this fall. A report from Bloomberg suggests that Apple is working on a dedicated chip to power AI on its mobile devices. It makes a lot of sense, and I’d be shocked if Apple was the only one…
Latest news
North Korea carried out the WannaCry ransomware attack, say security services
The cybersecurity arm of British intelligence services has reportedly suggested the global ransomware outbreak was launched from North Korea.
Latest news
Hands-on review: Canary Flex, a versatile outdoor security system for modern homeowners
Latest news
Microsoft’s Pix for iPhone: Now AI gives your photos an art makeover
Microsoft’s AI can transform your photos into paintings that look like famous artworks.
The Verge – All Posts
France aims to have ‘driverless’ high-speed TGV trains by 2023
France’s national railway operator aims to have autonomous high-speed TGV trains running by 2023, according to a report from FranceInfo. The train operator, known by the French acronym SNCF, will begin testing a prototype of its so-called “drone train” in 2019, FranceInfo reports. The new TGV train…
Engadget
Amazon’s new policy kills ad network that monetizes Echo Skills
When VoiceLabs debuted its interactive ads for the Amazon Echo, it had backing from big names like ESPN and Wendy’s. For a while, it gave developers using the service called “Sponsored Messages” a way to make money from their Alexa Skills. Unfortunat…
Mashable
An eerie, empty walk through Doha, Qatar
“What are these? Screenshots of the Matrix?” a friend asked — looking at a few of the first pictures I’d taken in Doha, Qatar, on my 4th visit in about 10 years. My dad is an airline pilot and moved to Qatar in 2007. The first time I saw the glittery skyline of Doha, I had just turned 15 years old. As…
Mashable
Here’s a draft of the Senate’s healthcare bill they so don’t want you to see
For weeks, Republicans in the Senate have done everything they can to try and hide their proposed healthcare bill from the public — because transparency is sooooo 2016. Thankfully, we’ve obtained a very special draft of the proposed legislation, courtesy of an anonymous owl that flew by and dropped…
DailyTech Main News Feed
Wacom MobileStudio Pro – Powerful Mobile Pen Computer with Wacom Pro Pen 2
The Wacom MobileStudio Pro is a powerful mobile computer that was designed with professionals in mind.
WIRED
AI Could Target Autism Before It Even Emerges—But It’s No Cure-All
Researchers are studying how machine learning could help identify infants before they show behavioral symptoms.
TechSpot
“Dreem” wearable aims to give you a better night’s sleep
Technology is a powerful thing. While it can make our lives easier, it can also have a few negative effects on us every now and then – particularly on our sleep quality. Staying up late into the night watching Netflix on a small, bright screen might be entertaining, but it…
Computerworld
IDG Contributor Network: Critical updates to Windows 10, XP and Vista for June Patch Tuesday
This June Microsoft Patch Tuesday is pretty unique. Excluding the fact that Microsoft is attempting to address a record 94 vulnerabilities, we are seeing Microsoft provide security updates for several operating systems that are no longer supported, including Windows XP and Vista. In addition, Microsoft…
Gizmodo
My Uber Boycott Is Finally Paying Off
I’d like to say that I’ve never given Uber money, but that wouldn’t be true. Not exactly. I did give Uber money once, years ago, when I had no other option. The company promptly ripped me off, and I wasn’t surprised. Why not? I worked in the same office as Uber in its early days. I could sense those…
PCWorld
How to launch Chrome faster with Native Lazy Tabs
If you set Chrome to launch with the tabs you last had open, the browser’s startup time can take forever. That’s especially true if you last had 10 or more tabs going. The problem is that Chrome starts loading all your tabs at once, which can be a drain on resources. A new extension called Native Lazy…
Geek.com
Pornhub Joins July 12 Net Neutrality Protest
The Federal Communications Commission in May voted to dismantle net neutrality rules established by the previous administration. But what does that really mean for the everyday Web user? Brace yourself: porn sites could […] The post Pornhub Joins July 12 Net Neutrality Protest appeared first on Geek.com.
Computerworld
Apple is ‘pervasive in the enterprise,’ says IBM
While there remain some industry observers that cling to rapidly diminishing arguments against such deployment, “Apple devices are already pervasive in the enterprise,” Mahmoud Naghshineh, General Manager, Offerings and Solutions, IBM, told me.The iOS enterprise is here Naghshineh spoke to me as IBM…
TechCrunch
The hottest tech startups of 2017 rocked London at The Europas Awards
 This week The Europas Startup Conference and Awards once again pulled together the best startups in Europe for a day of conversation, networking and partying. The conference day is rounded out by the evening awards where the hottest startups in Europe are honoured, based on the merged votes of 10,000…
Latest news
All Windows 10 devices get fingerprint login with Microsoft’s new keyboard
Microsoft has released a Surface lookalike keyboard and mouse for non-Surface Windows 10 hardware.
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These PlayStation Plus deals are cheaper than on Black Friday
Who needs Black Friday when PlayStation Plus deals are this cheap? We’re assuming these offers are a part of Sony’s Days of Play sale, which means these super cheap prices may only last until June 17. Let’s get straight to it. In the UK, multiple retailers have knocked the 12-month PlayStation Plus subscription…
MakeUseOf
These Chrome New Tab Extensions Will Keep You Focused
The Ctrl + T keyboard shortcut is pretty much an involuntary reflex for me. As soon as I lose even an ounce of concentration, I strike those keys and out comes the New Tab page. And on the worst of days, one stray New Tab could lead to hours of wasted time. Which is why New Tab extensions can prove so…
Fast Company
The Most Common Career Advice That Graduates Should Ignore (And What To Do Instead)
Chances are you are hearing a lot of platitudes. Here are five that are total BS. The world is full of well-meaning people, and unfortunately, terrible advice. If you are a recent graduate, chances are you’ll be hearing a lot of unsolicited advice. Of course not all of it is terrible; once in awhile…
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The Motherboard Bitcoin and Ethereum Primer
In the eight years since the anonymous Satoshi Nakamoto released bitcoin into the world, a number of other cryptocurrencies have come and gone. Today, Bitcoin and Ethereum are the two largest cryptocurrencies in the world by a large margin. Many programmers, investors, companies and lay people are convinced…
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The Supreme Court Phone Location Case Will Decide the Future of Privacy
For all of the attention paid to former FBI Director Jim Comey’s highly anticipated testimony before the Senate intelligence committee last Thursday, the most important constitutional law development from last week took place across the street (and three days earlier), when the Supreme Court agreed…
CNET News.com
A free BASU eAlarm for college students – CNET
Normally $15.99, this little clip-on personal-safety gizmo makes a huge racket. It’s free for full- and part-time students. Plus: a waterproof-speaker price mistake?
WIRED
Volvo Delicately Dances Into the Semi-Autonomous Future
The Swedish automaker wants to avoid the space between human and robot drivers—but that may prove impossible.
How-To Geek
How to Troubleshoot Your Internet Connection Problems from Chrome
Network issues can be hard to pinpoint, but if you have Chrome installed (or a Chromebook), you can easily run a thorough diagnostic right from your browser that can help you figure out what could be going wrong.Click Here to Continue Reading
Mashable
This ethereum-based project could change how we think about digital art
Someone owns this picture. Image: CryptopunkNo, not the copyright to the picture. They own the picture itself. You can, of course, download a version, but that’s just a copy. Someone owns the original. It is art, and it has an owner. What does that mean in the digital age? That’s what the guys at…
The Next Web
A guinea pig rescue center had a neural network brilliantly name their fluffballs of joy
Neural networks are good at a lot of things. The technology is used in a variety of contexts, from finance to self-driving cars. I’m going to go out on a limb here, but I think this is the best use of neural networks, perhaps ever? A guinea pig rescue center in Portland, Oregan asked Janelle Shane —…
Ars Technica
Huawei Matebook X review: The cost of a Windows PC with a MacBook design
Video shot/edited by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) Huawei has been slowly pushing its way into the PC market. Its first attempt came in the $699 Matebook, a two-in-one device that couldn’t stand up to similar devices due to its lackluster performance, bad battery life, and tendency to overheat….
Gizmodo
This Controversial Doctor Wants to Use ‘Three-Parent’ Embryos to Treat Infertility
Last fall, John Zhang made headlines after his fertility clinic announced that for the first time a baby had been born using a new technique requiring three genetic parents. The baby’s mother carried the genes for a fatal nervous system disorder called Leigh syndrome, but Zhang had been able to keep…
Gizmodo
Please Calm Down: Coconut Oil Is Fine
Who doesn’t love logging on to the good old ‘net on a Friday morning to the headline “Coconut oil ‘as unhealthy as beef fat and butter.’” It’s got everything. Ah, you might think, my favorite health product is as bad as butter! Or you might even say to yourself, those coconut oil-huffing liberals are…
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Cheaper alternative to EpiPen allergy shot approved by FDA
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new allergy shot medication that will directly compete with Mylan’s EpiPen, the allergy medicine that’s been heavily criticized for being unaffordable. It’s not clear how much the new medication will cost, but manufacturer Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Review: Evolve Bamboo GTX hits the electric skateboard sweetspot
What happens when you take the most manoeuvrable deck in the Evolve Skateboards range, brighten up its looks and crank up the power? Simple: the Evolve Bamboo GTX, an all-terrain electric skateboard that takes an already appealing formula and further refines it. We strapped on our helmets,…
Computerworld
50% off Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4 and XBox One – Deal Alert
When a young street hustler, a retired bank robber and a terrifying psychopath find themselves entangled with some of the most frightening and deranged elements of the criminal underworld, the U.S. government and the entertainment industry, they must pull off a series of dangerous heists to survive in…
PCWorld
How to use Microsoft Excel’s Conditional Formatting
Microsoft Excel’s conditional formatting is a wonderful “automatic” feature that allows you to formats cells based on the value of those cells or the value of the formulas in those cells. For example, you can specify that all the sales totals in your spreadsheet that exceed $5,000 are highlighted in…
The Next Web
The 3 words that every business creator should constantly ask themselves
For some time now, businesses have operated around traditional, time-proven frameworks. At some point a plan is built and then it is either scrapped or revised depending on the needs of the business. Rinse and repeat. Well, consider how ubiquitous and cognitive connectivity are raising the bar much further…
Geek.com
HP Is Making Ink Cartridges From Trashed Pop Bottles
Most of the news you read about ink cartridges is bad, and understandably so. Ink is one of the priciest liquids around by volume, printers waste unknown amounts to keep printheads “healthy,” and […] The post HP Is Making Ink Cartridges From Trashed Pop Bottles appeared first on Geek.com.
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Apple’s latest move proves it is getting really serious about TV
Apple is getting serious about TV. Really serious. It’s just hired two people from Sony that are the among the best in the business.Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg have been snapped up by Apple to lead video programming worldwide for the company, and will be reporting to Eddy Cue.While you may not…
Engadget
Netflix will join net neutrality ‘Day of Action’ after all
After being on the front lines of net neutrality action for years, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings recently declared that it is no longer its “primary battle … because we’re big enough to get the deals we want.” That caused a lot of consternation among f…
Gizmodo
Spend Your Nights On 1000 Thread Count Cotton With Amazon’s One-Day Sale
Cotton is one of the softest things you can sleep on, but it comes at a price. Amazon is thankfully helping you out there with their sale on 100% cotton, 1000 thread count sheets from EL&ES Bedding Collections. Grab a queen set for $71 or a king (and California king) for $79, with your choice from…
Digital Trends
Go hands-free with Anker Soundsync Drive Bluetooth receiver, now just $17
People hardly go anywhere without their smartphones. Nonetheless, concerns over road safety and the fact that many jurisdictions have passed hands-free driving laws necessitate either turning off one’s phone in the car or, better yet, investing in a handy wireless receiver like the Anker Soundsync Drive….
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The Turtle Beach Elite Pro headphones live up to their ridiculous name
When people ask me about gaming headphones, I respond with the exasperated sigh and bitter look of Marcus Fenix. The atrocities I’ve heard under the banner of capital-G Gaming have almost completely put me off from the category. However, 2017 is doing a lot to draw me back. First there was Logitech’s…
How-To Geek
What Is Steam Direct, and How Is It Different from Greenlight?
Steam Greenlight was a grand experiment in support for independent PC game developers: a cheap and easy way for creators to get access to the world’s biggest game distribution platform. Unfortunately, it was also a grand failure—for every successfully “greenlit” game that would go on to be a hit, like…
Mashable
Is video really the future of VR?
You probably don’t have a virtual reality headset. In that case, you might be wondering why “VR” has been the buzzword for “hot, new, possibly-a-fad tech” the last couple of years, occasionally serving as an easy tech punch line now that hoverboards are finally dead. VR is even showing up as a major…
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Movie theaters are becoming roller coasters, whether you like it or not
Today, Cars 3 becomes the first Pixar film to be distributed in 4DX, the motion-based “immersive” film format from Seoul’s CJ 4DPlex. 4DX is one of a handful of formats that attempt to turn traditional, passive filmgoing into something more experiential: seats shake, tilt, and pivot, while environmental…
Mashable
These solar panels are actually creating drinking water out of thin air
An Arizona State University spin-off company, Zero Mass Water, is creating access to water for all, just like the air we breathe. Their special solar panels pull vaporize the air, condense it into water and then filter it using minerals. Read more…More about Arizona, Innovations, Solar Panels, Real…
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Cheap Building Materials May Have Made the London Tower Blaze Even Worse
A neglected $6,000 renovation may have cost dozens of lives.
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Ai Weiwei’s ‘Hansel & Gretel’ is a surveillance playground
Should you Instagram an art exhibit? Taking an art selfie might mean participating in the aesthetic experience, hacking and remixing it with your presence. Then again, maybe commoditizing the affair for likes detracts from art’s ability to make us slow down and be immersed in something outside ourselves….
TechSpot
Michelin is working on a biodegradable 3D-printed smart tire
Michelin held it first Movin’On conference this week in Montreal. The purpose of the event was to explain and show what Michelin is doing to create “sustainable mobility” in an effort to “conserve energy and raw materials.” During the event, the company unveiled its concept tire dubbed “Vision.” …
Impact Lab
Craig Venter’s ‘digital-to-biological converter’ is based on real science
Right now, it prints proteins. In the far future, it could print human babies on Mars. Craig Venter and Elon Musk have even discussed how printed life could help terraform Mars. Venter thinks that sending living organisms to other galaxies on spaceships is “definitely” science fiction. It’s much more…
Impact Lab
Elon Musk’s 4-step plan for colonizing Mars
Elon Musk wants to launch a million people to Mars in the event some apocalyptic disaster eventually ruins Earth. And he wants it to be somewhat affordable — $200,000 or less per person. To that end, the SpaceX CEO outlined his plan to colonize Mars on September 27, including how his Interplanetary Transport…
Digital Trends
Old laptop batteries power a beater BMW to a Guinness record for long-range EVs
Tesla’s Model S 100D is the king of the hill when it comes to range in the electric car segment. According to the EPA, it can travel for 335 miles on a single charge. A California-based company called IT Asset Partners (ITAP) set out to build a sedan that can travel farther using largely recycled parts….
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Should we start getting excited about the Apple Watch 3?
Let’s admit it: the smartwatch is dying, at least in the form we expected. The ‘mini phone on the wrist’ hasn’t taken off as a must-have product, slipping merely into the realms of luxury purchase… and not really offering a huge amount. But the Apple Watch 3 is starting to offer a glimmer of something…
MakeUseOf
Icon Fonts Are Awesome for Your Site: Here’s Why
You’ve heard of icons, and you’ve almost certainly heard of fonts, but what is an Icon Font? Today I’ll show you what icon fonts are, and how you can use them to liven up your website. Let’s get started. What Are Icon Fonts? Icon fonts are exactly the same as “regular” fonts — they define the look and…
Mashable
Chemistry lessons go high-tech with this amazing VR program
‘MEL Chemistry VR’ is a virtual reality chemistry class where kids can take 3-7 minute lessons while interacting with atoms, ions, and molecules.  Read more…More about Science, Mashable Video, Kids, Vr, and Chemistry
Mashable
Here’s why you get butterflies in your stomach when your crush walks by you
Physician Dr. Roshini Raj explains what causes those butterflies in your stomach. Love 101 is a new mini-series from Mashable and Bravo. Dr. Raj guides you through the effects of falling in and out of love. For more videos, subscribe to Mashable: http://on.mash.to/subscribe Read more… More…
Mashable
NASA engineer invents nicest car horn ever
Road trips are fun. You’re just singing in the car with your friends, Carpool Karaoke-style, and then you hear that awful noise: a blaring horn. Former NASA engineer and current YouTuber Mark Rober has apparently been in our shoes and decided to take matters into his own hands. Welcome to the world,…
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Microsoft Executive Says iPad Pro Was Apple’s Response to Surface
Microsoft executive Ryan Gavin this week suggested Apple released the iPad Pro in response to its Surface devices, per Business Insider. “When Surface initially launched, everyone was skeptical, including them,” said Gavin, general manager of Surface commercial devices at Microsoft. “And then they…
Slashdot
Mathematical Biology Is Our Secret Weapon In the Fight Against Disease
An anonymous reader shares excerpts from a Scientific American article: In recent years, increasingly detailed experimental procedures have lead to a huge influx in the biological data available to scientists. This data is being used to generate hypotheses about the complexity of previously abstruse…
TechCrunch
Amazon wants to become Walmart before Walmart can become Amazon
 The future of retail will be a combination of both online e-commerce and a brick-and-mortar retail presence – as recent moves from both Walmart and Amazon have shown, including today’s back-to-back announcements from the two rivals, which sees Amazon buying a chain of popular grocery stores with a Whole…
Mashable
Michael Phelps is seriously gonna race a great white shark
Twenty-three Olympic gold medals aren’t going to protect you from a shark, Michael Phelps. SEE ALSO: The 2020 Olympics will have more mixed-gender events than ever As part of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, during its kick off on July 23, Phelps will apparently race a great white shark. It’s not really…
WIRED
E3 2017: In Videogames, It’s the End of the World and Nothing Feels Fine
Other media might be striving for utopia, but not videogames. Judging from the many demos at E3, the industry is more apocalypse-minded than ever.
Fast Company
Solar And Wind Energy Aren’t “Alternative” Any More
But they still need a lot more investment if we’re going to make a dent in climate change. After just five months in office, the Trump Administration has pulled us out of the Paris climate agreement, proposed deep cuts in research and development for electric cars and renewable energy, and made numerous…
CNET News.com
If one Trappist-1 planet has life, it’s likely not the only one – CNET
Scientists model the planets around Trappist-1 and decide that if there’s life on one of these planets, there’s probably life on more than one of them.
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The Best Small Grills to Fit Your Tiny Space
Get big BBQ taste from a small BBQ grill.
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Inside Microsoft’s Surface Laptop and Surface Pro 5
According to iFixit, Microsoft’s Surface Laptop is not a laptop. It’s a glue-filled monstrosity.
The Next Web
How to build a rockstar website for your business on a tight budget
It should go without saying that having a website for your business is imperative. Just last year a survey by Clutch had found that almost 46% of small businesses don’t have a website. Granted, some companies feel as though that a site won’t help their business at all (and in some cases, they’re right)….
Digital Trends
The first phone with an on-screen fingerprint sensor could come from … Vivo?
The last few months have made it clear that the age of the standalone fingerprint sensor will one day come to an end. Apple is looking into packing its TouchID technology into the screen, and may actually pull it off. There was talk of Samsung doing the same with the Galaxy S8, but when that didn’t pan…
TechCrunch
14 wildly hot takes we need on this Whole Foods + Amazon thing
 Amazon just bought Whole Foods for $13.7 billion — which is a huge deal! This is one of the biggest deals of the year and is a big move for Amazon into grocery, a spot where it’s traditionally been extremely bad. It also means that Amazon is going to be a huge competitor with other retailers, starting…
Gizmodo
This 3D-Printed Contraption Turns Laser Pointers Into Trippy Little Light Shows
Wave a high-powered laser around fast enough, and the human eye will perceive an image in the light trail left behind. That’s how laser projectors that cost thousands of dollars work, but it’s also how this cheap, 3D-printed plastic contraption turns a simple laser pointer into a full-on light show.Read…
The Verge – All Posts
It’s time to explore Uranus and Neptune again — and here’s how NASA could do it
A group of researchers from NASA and various US universities have come up with plans to explore two of the least visited planets in our Solar System: Uranus and Neptune. That’s because compared to the other worlds in our cosmic neighborhood, these ice giants have been sorely neglected. To fix that,…
The Next Web
Blockchain technology – what it is, what are its use cases, and what it means for you
Do a Google Image search for Bitcoin. What you’ll see is a lack of imagination. Uniform stamped precious metal coins? That’s the opposite of what bitcoin is.You can’t flip a bitcoin. It has no heads or tails. You can’t bite into it to see if it’s real. But it’s real enough to be valued at $2K.   And…
Fast Company
How To Write A Work Email When You’re Really Pissed Off
Just don’t. But if you absolutely must, do it like this. Let’s get right to it: You are writing bad emails. Usually that shakes out one of two ways. In the first, you agonize over each word, padding your emails with too much information, a sundae of cover-all-bases requests and hedge-your-bets recaps…
The Verge – All Posts
Goat testicles in men, human organs in pigs: the past and future of xenotransplantation
In 2003, a South Korean company called Maria Biotech announced its newest success: it had created mouse embryos with human cells in them. The idea is that the mice could be born with human cells in all their tissues, and this would make them more accurate animal models for research. The problem came…
The Verge – All Posts
This wriggling worm-bot could be used for colonoscopies one day
Nobody needs to reinvent the wheel, but reinventing the colonoscope is definitely worth somebody’s time. Mark Rentschler, an associate professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, is one of those people. He and his team have been working on the wormy robot, above, as a replacement for the usual flexible-camera-tube…
TechCrunch
Emmanuel Macron proves that he still cares about startups
 There’s a weird annual tradition in French politics. French presidents, ministers and hopeful candidates all go to the Agricultural Show in the Porte de Versailles convention center. Somehow, old ideas die hard, and it’s important to show that you still care about people in the food industry. Yesterday,…
Ars Technica
Verizon supports controversial rule that could help Google Fiber expand
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | WIN-Initiative) Verizon is supporting a controversial rule that would help network operators deploy fiber much more quickly by giving them faster access to utility poles. So-called “One Touch Make Ready” rules let ISPs make all of the necessary wire adjustments on…
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