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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 …

Electric Vehicles

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apps

You Can Now Have Dinner in the Great Hall at Hogwarts

Pass the pumpkin juice.<p>Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London, home to sets from all the Harry Potter films, is launching something extra special this …

The Perfect Spot To Visit, Every Month Of The Year

Challenge accepted.<p>We all know the feeling -- we want to get the heck out of town but we're not exactly sure where we want to travel to next. Between researching airfares, hotels and deals galore, planning that next adventure can feel more like work than anything else.<p>Kayak wants to help. Using its …

In This Videogame, Death Means You'll Never Play Again

In videogames, death is rarely fatal. If you take a shotgun blast to the noggin, a simple restart gets you back in the action. That’s what makes the …

12 wildly successful people who still use flip phones

Celebrities, CEOs, sports-team owners, and politicians have all been spotted with archaic, clunky flip phones. Some cling to them citing security reasons. Others like them for their functionality.<p>At a time when everything from confidential corporate emails to iCloud accounts are getting hacked, …

Success

Apple's iPhone 6s Plus Costs an Estimated $236 to Make -- $749 to Purchase

The research firm pulled apart Apple's newest device to get a closer look at its components and analyze the likely cost of materials and manufacturing.<p>It costs Apple an estimated $236 to make and assemble its new iPhone 6s Plus, roughly one-third the $749 retail price of the smartphone, according …

No freedom for Muslims in Malaysia, ex-minister says after top court rules against publisher son

ZI Publications Sdn Bhd director Ezra Zaid, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim and lawyer Pavendeep Singh are seen at the Federal Court, Putrajaya, September 28, …

How is China’s economic slowdown affecting the rest of Asia?

The economic slowdown in China and accompanying volatility in its financial markets is wreaking havoc in many parts of the global economy as the …

7 Happiness Factors That You May Have Forgotten

Let me be straight forward.When it comes to happiness, 99% of the world has gotten it wrong.Most of us think that happiness depends on something, …

Happiness

Google and NASA are getting a new quantum computer

The famous Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab is getting some powerful new hardware. A joint project between Google, NASA, and the Universities Space Research Association, the Quantum AI Lab today announced a multiyear agreement to install a D-Wave 2X, a state-of-the-art quantum processor released …

3D-printable ice house could be our home on Mars

NASA's 3D Printed Habitat Challenge has come to an end, with the top prize going to a conical house that would be made of ice.<p>One of the challenges of building a habitat on Mars is going to be materials. Transporting enough materials to build shelter will add to the shuttle payload, so a plan for a …

Space Exploration

How a coffee hater found his perfect coffee drink (and maybe you can, too)

My caffstinence was not on principle; I simply hated the taste of coffee. It tasted like hot water mixed with dirt. It smelled delicious, but the taste failed to deliver on its olfactory promise.<p>Yet in my 29th year, I've become an avid coffee drinker. How did this happen? Well, my journey to the …

The Nexus 6P and 5X are compatible with major carriers in the U.S. — here are the full radio band listings

Nexus phones are all about the freedom of buying without any carrier interaction and just popping your SIM card in, and the new Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X …

Android News

6 Lies Your Depression Wants You to Believe (& How to Not Fall Into the Trap)

“The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without <i>changing</i> our thinking.” – Albert Camus<p>When depression hits, it …

The 6 Biggest Mistakes People Make About Being Happy | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Whenever I want to gauge my happiness, I talk to a shrink.<p>“But am I really happy?” I’ll ask, prostrate on a chaise-longue.<p>“Tell me about your nightmares,” she’ll reply, busily drawing a hangman …

Happiness

First kidney of ancient Egyptian mummy was found because the man was diseased

Over the years, scientists have found evidence of cancers, heart disease, starvation, ulcers, smallpox, tuberculosis and other infections in ancient …

Research shows you need these 5 things to be happy at work

With unemployment at the lowest it has been since 2008, you might be thinking about changing jobs. But what exactly would make you happier at work? …

Google Nexus announcement: 5 things to expect at Tuesday's event

Apple, Samsung, Sony, and Motorola all unveiled new phones over the past two months. Now it's Google's turn.<p>At an event on Tuesday, Google will unveil this year's new Nexus phones and kick off the launch of Android Marshmallow. It'll probably have more than that up its sleeve, too. Reports are …

Toyota's Mirai hydrogen car arrives but won't be cheap

Toyota will be launching its Mirai fuel cell car soon in California in the teeth of falling gas prices, a paltry network of hydrogen fueling stations and media infatuation with Tesla.<p>There are only a handful of hydrogen stations up and running in the Golden State, but the California Fuel Cell …

Fuel Cell

Onboard Wi-Fi speeds could soar if airlines make the investment

On most commercial airlines, onboard Wi-Fi is only fast enough to check your email or update your Facebook status. Try to stream a movie and you may find your laptop buffering from Burbank to Phoenix.<p>But that may be changing soon, as onboard connectivity companies increasingly shift away from …

Aviation

Nike's business is on fire

This week, the company held its annual shareholders meeting and announced revenue grew 10% in the most recent fiscal year to $30.6 billion.<p>Nike does business in 190 countries around the world.<p>So what's the brand's secret to success?<p>Nike has signed some huge endorsement deals that are paying off.<p>The …

Cemeteries get creative to steady finances, stay independent

CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Forget the old joke about people dying to get in. Cemeteries are getting more interested in attracting the living.<p>With …

New Jersey

Livescribe teams up with Moleskine to create a special edition smartpen for handwriting fans

Livescribe has partnered with notebook maker Moleskine to launch a special edition of its flagship smartpen that lets users automatically capture their handwriting and doodles in a companion app.<p>The company is offering a bundle that includes a Moleskine-branded Livescribe 3 smartpen, a Livescribe …

Evernote

Here's a look inside the Facebook app that only famous people can use

It's called Facebook Mentions.<p>Mentions is a better way for influential people to "keep in touch with their fans," according to the company. It's accessible only to verified Facebook users, a privilege that was previously reserved for celebrities, sports stars, and musicians. Users are verified if …