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Intricate Woodcut Sculptures Breathe New Life into Norse Myths

Dennis McNett blurs the line between printmaking and sculpture in his myth-inspired installations.<p>Vikings are famous for their wooden ships and their fantastical mythology, but a series of sculptures depicting Viking ships and Norse myths made from woodcut prints tells a different story. Dennis …

The 10 Most Beautiful Snow Castles In the World

With stunning scenery and majestic fortresses, these are the cold-weather climes we actually wouldn't mind visiting.

Robots, laptops and a giant flash drive: All that matters from CES so far

Shrug off that New Year's hangover, there's no time to rest as CES begins once again. The CNET team is on the ground in Las Vegas ready to bring you all the gadget goodness. Though the show doesn't formally open until Thursday, there's plenty that's already been announced, unveiled and revealed. …

Consumer Tech

Holographic screens are coming to cars, courtesy of BMW

BMW is taking the touch out of touchscreen with its new HoloActive Touch system, which will bring holographic screens into its future cars.<p>The …

Garmin's satellite hand-helds make it really hard to get lost

Garmin isn't just using CES to show off new fitness watches and software updates. The company also used the massive tradeshow to unveil two mobile devices designed for international travelers and backcountry explorers alike. The InReach SE+ and inReach Explorer+ rely on Iridium satellite coverage …

Nemonic is like Post-It notes with IoT smarts

Mangoslab, a company spun out from Samsung’s innovation division back in June 2016, showed off its first product today. Nemonic is a $120 thermal printer that prints on sticky notes from your phone. That’s right – everyone’s favorite tool for passive-aggressively leaving notes on a colleague’s …

True wireless charging is almost ready

Three years running, I've visited Energous at CES to be pitched on its wireless vision for the future of charging. This time, things are a little different. It's not announcing a manufacturing milestone or touting independent verification of its WattUp charging tech. Instead, it's actually …

Changhong’s H2 smartphone lets you scan objects for molecular authenticity

Chinese tech company Changhong is unveiling a new smartphone, the H2, that can scan objects for molecular authenticity using a technology developed by Consumer Physics and Analog Devices (ADI).<p>The H2 is the first smartphone to use the Scio molecular identification technology developed by Consumer …

GE’s Paragon Mat lets you precisely control stovetop temperatures

General Electric’s FirstBuild subsidiary is announcing a way to precisely control the temperature on your stovetop.<p>The Paragon Mat is like a “cruise control” for the cooktop, bringing precision to induction cooktops using temperature control instead of traditional power control. FirstBuild …

Kitchens

The new Onewheel+ is faster, quieter, and easier to ride

A CES mainstay returns with something new<p>Future Motion unveiled the original Onewheel prototype at CES in 2014, and the final production version at CES in 2015. So it’s only fitting that the company just introduced a new version of this weird little self-balancing electric skateboard — the …

Sunflare unveils sticky and flexible solar panels

Sunflare has unveiled flexible solar panels that can be stuck onto walls and roofs.<p>The new thin-film solar product is flexible, light, and affordable. The company made the announcement at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week.<p>The National Renewable Energy Laboratory declared in a …

Mall mayhem: Fights break out across the US

<b>(CNN) —</b> Massive brawls and food-court fights played out at more than a dozen malls across the country in what proved to be a chaotic day after Christmas.<p>Some of the mayhem was captured on social media. The chaos prevented some shoppers from grabbing clothes off clearance racks and returning …

Law Enforcement

Year in Review: The Biggest Stories of 2016

As 2016 comes to an end, it’s time to look back at the stories and news that defined the past year. There is much to cover, but at a high level these are the issues and events that stand out to us: Donald Trump became President-elect after a hard fought and vitriolic campaign that ended with his …

6 Cool Holiday Traditions Around the World

Go around the world with Flipboard and its international editions. Each of our curators has put together a version of our holiday magazine, filled with food, gift, craft and travel ideas, for their region. They also let us in on some of the coolest traditions in their countries.<p><b>Potatoes for naughty</b> …

Exit polls: Clinton fails to energize African-Americans, Latinos and the young

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's tough talk about Latinos and African-Americans failed to send enough voters in these groups into the arms of Hillary Clinton.<p>Some 88% of black voters supported Clinton, versus 8% for Trump, who said repeatedly that black communities are in the worst shape ever.<p>While that's a …

New leak reveals over 100 web addresses compromised by the NSA

Is Russia behind the hack?<p>Sunday night, a group called the Shadow Brokers released a new cache of data purporting to be taken from the NSA in a Medium post titled "Trick or Treat." Alongside other data, the new release reveals 108 IP addresses apparently compromised by the NSA as part of its …

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Anki’s Cozmo robot is the real-life WALL-E we've been waiting for

Race cars to robots was the plan all along<p>While Cozmo sleeps, it snores. The small robot — shaped like a miniaturized bulldozer with a CRT monitor for a cockpit — sits in a charging dock, waiting to be awoken. Like Pixar’s adorably anthropomorphic WALL-E, Cozmo falls somewhere between a Mars rover …

The 5 Muscle Groups Guys Neglect Most

By K. Aleisha Fetters for Life by Daily Burn<p>Photo: Pond5<p>There are some muscle groups guys love to train -- namely, the ones that look great under a t-shirt. And hey, your chest, bicep, abdominal and shoulder muscles all make huge contributions to your overall strength. But so do a lot of other …

20 surprising effects that getting more sleep has on your mind and body

If you have a few days off this summer, one of the best things you can do with your time is fix your sleeping habits. Just let yourself sleep naturally during those days and see how much you really need.<p>For at least 40% of the US population that isn't getting the recommended seven to nine hours a …

Tim Cook discovers iPhone in painting from 1670

This morning I attended an interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook at Startup Fest Europe in Amsterdam.<p>Tim said lots of things, which we all already knew, but he also started off with an interesting anecdote, which is cute enough to share with you.<p>“Europe's leading digital technology conference”It's …

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The Extraordinary Lives of Istanbul's Street Cats

A new documentary follows some of the city’s famous felines as they navigate the ever-changing urban environment.<p>You’ll find them greeting foreign dignitaries at one of the city’s most famous sights, lounging on café chairs and shop displays, and lapping up attention wherever they go. They have …

12 Medical "Facts" That You Actually Need To Stop Believing

No, shaving doesn't make hair grow back faster.

Level Up Your Plank Workout: 11 Planks to Build Core Strength

When you were a kid, you probably did sit-ups at school for an ab workout. But is the sit-up the best ab exercise? That’s actually a simple question. …

With $25.5M in new funding, Trov launches on-demand insurance for individual items

Insurance isn’t necessarily an inviting word, especially for millennials. Not only do young people have fewer items to insure, but the process of getting insurance for those items is entirely foreign to folks who order their cars, food, cleaning services and more from an iPhone app.<p>That’s where …

These crypto apps are giving you back the power of privacy

The future of online privacy lies in a cloud of doubt as tech companies and government agencies confront each other on several fronts in the latest round of the decades-old Crypto Wars.<p>The feds are looking for backdoords into encrypted communications, describing it as a necessity to fight terrorism …

First flagship Ubuntu phone now available to buy, but you won't

Canonical has announced that the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition is available to buy online for $369 from today.<p>Announced earlier in the year, the device offers up a not-inconsiderable 5.7-inch Corning Gorilla Glass 1080p HD display, 32GB of internal storage and a 21-megapixel Sony image sensor on the …

This App Gives You Trippy Super-Hearing Powers Through Your Earbuds

Now, you don’t need special hardware to selectively alter the sounds of the world around you.<p>The cochlea-crushing cacophony of the modern world is one we’re all eager to tune out. That’s why companies are now selling magical earbuds that use sound engineering to selectively tune out the outside …