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Scotch Eggs for Normal People

While I’ll never turn down the opportunity to order a Scotch egg, it disappoints me so when a gastropub serves me a comically large softball of …

Recipes

Inventor of the cell phone says this is the next big thing

Marty Cooper, who built the first handheld cell phone, says his invention has a glaring flaw: You have to keep charging its battery.<p>"Keeping your phone charger around is a real annoyance," Cooper told CNNMoney in an interview. "And I think it's going to be an increasing problem."<p>Ensuring that your …

Gear & Gadgets

Spinn’s unique coffee brewer brings ‘third wave’ roasters to your countertop

There’s no shortage of ways to get a satisfactory caffeine fix these days, and some of them are mighty high-tech. Spinn Coffee’s new machine, demonstrated onstage at Disrupt NY today, claims one of the most high-tech of all — but this elaborate centrifugal brewing method may be the most versatile, …

Coffee

The 5-Minute Maxout Workout

The Maxout Workout is intense, but extremely efficient<p>Five minutes? That’s it?<p>Trust us, you don’t want to go for longer than that.<p>Follow-along with <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Gideon Akande in the workout shown above. Each minute, you’ll attack a different part of your body with two separate …

VIDIUS Is the World's Smallest Camera-Equipped Drone

Snap beautiful images or stream 420p video with this mini-quadcopter.<p>Drone specialist Axis has unveiled “VIDIUS,” the world’s smallest first-person-view quadcopter. Clocking in at 1.7 inches wide and just under an inch tall, the on-board camera is able to capture and stream video in 420p, giving …

The Simplest Way to Build More Muscle

Follow these rules to maximize your gains, starting today<p>Muscle growth is an incredibly complex process, including actions by as many as 70 genes and a list of hormones you'd need a graduate degree in endocrinology to fully understand. Your body simultaneously speeds up the mechanisms that …

Muscle

AeroBed Pakmat - Portable Airbed Stores Inside Pump

The cool new AeroBed Pakmat let's you take a portable inflatable airbed with you just about anywhere. Whether you're out camping, visiting friends …

Use Your Phone To Turn This Swedish Building Whatever Color You Like (Why? Why Not?)

At first glance, the Telefonplan tower in Stockholm looks like an average large building. It’s colorful, but nothing out of the ordinary. It’s only when you call a certain number (+46 8 122 012 35) that things get interesting.<p>That’s the number for changing the lights on each floor. Select 1 through …

The first truly wireless earbuds are here, and they're awesome

I'm sick of them, and I don't want a pair of "wireless" ones that wrap around the back of my head. I want really, truly wireless earbuds. Basically, I want these:<p><i>Ryan Reynolds knows what's up.</i><p>That is the GIF that David Pierce and I passed back and forth to each other after he got our Moto Hint …

Consumer Tech

DARPA’s Super Quiet Motorcycle Moves Ahead

Two wheels and under 55 decibels<p>In the near future, America’s enemies may soon learn that death comes on two wheels. First announced last year, the SilentHawk is a motorcycle for special forces, the kind of dirt bike someone would want in an apocalypse. Development on the motorcycle started last …

August Launches 'Connect' Wi-Fi Bridge to Add Internet Connectivity to Popular Smart Lock

August, the company behind the popular August Smart Lock sold in Apple retail stores, today announced the upcoming launch of August Connect a new $50 bridge that will allow August Smart Lock to connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi.<p>August Connect plugs into a power outlet inside the home of an August …

These lightbulbs boost Wi-Fi, catch burglars

LAS VEGAS— Lightbulbs that merely illuminate will soon be a thing of the past, if Sengled, a Shanghai-based company, has its way.<p>Sengled unveiled a …

Flir Thermal Camera Now Works on Android and New iPhones

The Flir iPhone case for the iPhone 5s was pretty cool. Suddenly your iPhone was a thermal camera great for checking on heat leaks in your home or just taking really fun photos of friends. But, if you had an iPhone 5c, a new iPhone or Android phone you were pretty much left out of thermal imaging …

A first look at Hexo+ -- the slick-looking drone that follows you

If you're in the market for a drone, you won't be short of choices in 2015, if CES is anything to go by. Even if it's one that follows you. Hexo+ is no new kid on the block, though. We actually saw it back in the summer when it launched on Kickstarter the same week as that other follow-you drone, …

Drones

Ready For The iPhone 7? Get This Smartphone Designed To Last A Decade And Forget All About It

Do we really need all that wasteful consumerism that comes with the 18-month device upgrade cycle?<p>Worldwide, more than 1.8 billion mobile phones were sold last year–most replacing devices that were less than two years old. The average smartphone owner upgrades every 18 months.<p>Is it possible to …

Make This: How to Transfer Your Photos to Wood

I've seen plenty of tutorials out there detailing how to transfer prints onto wood. This simple project will turn your prints into something uniquely …

Tutorials

10 National Parks You’ve Never Heard Of

These lesser-known locales are just as breathtaking as Yellowstone and Yosemite

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

The Scientific Formula for Perfect Eggnog

Have you ever felt like making boozy eggnog is a total crapshoot? Half the time you get a smooth and delicious cocktail, and half the time it's a …