Alex Featherstone

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Watch This Guy Save His Drone from Crashing into the Water from the Drone’s Point of View (VIDEO)

Don’t you hate it when this happens? You’re out flying your drone over a large body of water when the battery starts dying mid-flight and you have to …

What's The Best Programming Language To Learn If You Want To Work At A Big Software Company?

<i>Which programming language should you learn if you want a job at Google, Amazon, Facebook or any big software company? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by John L. Miller, Software</b> …

Programming

Affordable camper van comes with a rooftop deck

Elevate your van life<p>The camper van craze has grown from a fringe Instagram hashtag to a national movement that has people ditching their jobs and hitting the road in Sprinters, Promasters, and the like. And whether you have an unlimited budget or want to DIY, it seems like everywhere you turn, …

Avoid Gulf stream disruption at all costs, scientists warn

Serious disruption to the Gulf Stream ocean currents that are crucial in controlling global climate must be avoided “at all costs”, senior scientists have warned. The alert follows the revelation this week that the system is at its weakest ever recorded.<p>Past collapses of the giant network have seen …

Global Warming

Neanderthals were capable of ‘turbo breathing’, according to new study of their facial features

Since Neanderthals were recognised as a separate human species a century and a half ago their distinctive facial features have been a point of puzzlement and fascination.<p>Their wide noses, prominent brow ridge and jutting-out faces have prompted a number of theories as to what caused their evolution.<p>…

This couple turned an old RV into a five-person home for just $3,000

Renovating an old RV is no easy feat, but ambitious couples are taking on the challenge with some seriously incredible results. When sky-high rental …

World's largest SSD capacity now stands at 100TB

That didn't take long -- just a month after Samsung released a record-setting 30TB SSD, a rival has claimed the throne. Nimbus Data has unveiled the ExaDrive DC100, which crams 100TB of 3D flash memory into a standard 3.5-inch SATA form factor. For context, that's 20 <i>million</i> songs (if you assume 5MB …

Gear & Gadgets

A robot can build this $10,000 house within 12 hours — take a look inside

Building a house by hand can be both time-consuming and costly — so some homebuilders are now automating part of the construction process.<p>The homebuilding startup ICON uses a 3D-printing robot that can make parts for houses. The machine can print the walls, roof, and floor of a 650-square-foot …

The Navy keeps encountering mysterious UFOs — and no one can figure out what they are

"I can tell you, I think it was not from this world," retired US Navy pilot Commander David Fravor told ABC News in an interview in December 2017.<p>"I'm not crazy, haven't been drinking. It was — after 18 years of flying, I've seen pretty much about everything that I can see in that realm, and this …

5 cool prefab backyard sheds you can buy right now

Party in the back<p>We’ve already explored how prefab homes can offer a affordable, eco-friendly, stormproof, and down-right sexier alternative to traditional stick-built housing and we’re constantly updating our guide to the 5 best prefabs you can buy right now. But one of the most practical ways to …

Prefab Homes

Google Lens arrives on every Android phone with Google Photos

Here's how to start using Google Lens on any Android phone. Google Lens support in Google Photos on iOS will launch "soon."<p>Google on Monday said …

Breezy studio shows how to fit a lot of function into a small space

Don’t be deceived by this studio’s small size—architect Ulrika Saar of Freshwater studio designed the “Granny Flat” to fit a lot function in just 312 …

A fluke breakthrough could be the missing link for an electric car age

In the 1970s, Dr Donald Highgate found a way to make contact lenses more comfortable. With colleagues at the University of Surrey, he developed a …

The Best Car in America Isn't German, Japanese, or American. It's, Wait, Who?

This might come as a surprise.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Some things are obvious.<p>Some, however, creep up on you very, very quietly.<p>One of them has become America's best car.<p>Well, when I say <i>best</i>, I mean according to Consumer …

auto

Edward Snowden's new app turns your old Android device into a stealthy security monitor

If you happen to have an old Android device lying around and a reason to worry about people messing with your business, Edward Snowden has an app for …

California says the only safe way to talk on your cell phone is to text

Earlier this month, the California department of health released guidelines warning residents to avoid putting mobile phones up to their heads.<p>“Keep your phone away from your body,” the state health department writes. “Although the science is still evolving, some laboratory experiments and human …

Public Health

How to check if someone's secretly using your Netflix account

Your Netflix is a personal space. What you watch, when you watch it, and how often you watch it can reveal a lot about you. The last thing you want …

Security

German woman pockets ‘amber’ stone that turns out to be explosive WW2-era white phosphorous

A German woman has emerged unscathed after she picked up what she thought was a chunk of amber, but turned out to be WW2-era white phosphorous which ignited in her pocket.<p>The 41-year-old was walking on Elbe’s riverbank in Wedel, near Hamburg, when she pocketed what appeared to be the precious …

12 brilliant prefab homes that can be assembled in three days or less

1/13<p>Green-roofed Hobbit Home by Magic Green Homes<p>The homes of the future will not only be more sustainable and affordable—they will also be much …

This Prefab Cabin Was Built in 10 Days for Only $80,000

The cabin is in Russia, but the builder is now accepting pre-orders in the U.S.<p>Nestled in the woods of Kazan, a city in southwest Russia, sits a 1,184-square-foot DublDom, one of several DublDom modular prefab homes designed by the Moscow-based architect firm, Bio Architects.<p>What makes the DublDom …

Everything you need to know about bots at SXSW 2017

Every year in March the tech world descends upon our humble little hometown here in Austin for SXSW. The conference, and corresponding festival, is undoubtedly one of the tentpole events for the tech industry, one in which agendas are set, trends are initiated, and the “next big thing” gets …

GOP Wants NASA To Stop Worrying About Earth And Focus On Space

There are talks of "rebalancing" the agency's mission as it continues to tweet about climate change.<p>NASA continues to steadfastly tweet urgent climate change information despite GOP efforts to force the agency to stick to space and forget the Earth.<p>The Trump administration aims to largely restrict …

Former Cisco CEO John Chambers invests in counter-drone security firm Dedrone

Counter-drone security firm Dedrone has raised $15 million in a second round of funding led by John Chambers, executive chairman and former CEO of Cisco, and Felicis Ventures.<p>The company makes software to detect drones in your air space and provide an early warning about someone snooping on your …

Cozy Family Home Artistically Blends Modern And Traditional

Every family has its own idea of how a perfect home should be like. For a family from Switzerland, the perfect home was designed by wohgelmuth & …

This wearable Bluetooth device will turn any surface into a keyboard

'Tap' is the future of keyboards. The sensors can be worn on either hand and turns any surface into a keyboard.<p>The device comes with an app that …

Get Ready for Apartment Envy

It’s hard to look at this flat and not be jealous of the people who get to call it home! Titled “33 Kinds of Joys of Life”, it’s the latest work from …

Interior Design

13 creative ways to display your plants indoor

Decorating with greenery is a fresh way to update your living space. Getting creative with plant decor creates a natural energy by livening up any room. We've found 13 of the most original planters and pots that will add a unique touch to your home decor. From geometric shapes to a chalkboard vase, …

AOL

An Itemized Invoice for Clients Who Balk At Your Photography Prices

Photographer and photo educator Don Giannatti put together this simple (tongue-in-cheek) itemized invoice to show photography clients why …

Photography

Google removes restrictions from free version of Data Studio, its tool for creating customized reports

Google is making its data analytics and visualization tool Data Studio infinitely more appealing this week with the news that it’s removing the five-report limit from the free version of the software.<p>First unveiled as part its Google Analytics Suite 360 announcement in March 2016, Google Data …

Bacon Prices Are Rising Because You Can’t Stop Eating It

Farmers can't keep up with demand<p>America’s stash of bacon—yes, there is such a thing—is at its lowest levels in more than half a century, and the …

Cooking