Tom Staples

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Are We Alone?

According to different estimations the human species has been around for plus minus 4 millions years. What might seem a lot to the mortal human being is a mere blink of an eye in the timeline of the universe.<p>So young a civilization, we are nevertheless pragmatically discussing the cyborgization of …

Universe

9 photos of Russia's new Tu-22M3M nuclear bomber — a nightmare for the US and its foremost weapon

Russia rolled out its latest upgrade to the Tu-22M3 nuclear bomber, the Tu-22M3M, on Monday.<p>The upgraded Tu-22M3M focuses on modernizing the avionics, communications, and controls on the Cold War era bomber. But the Tu-22M3M's integration with some of Russia's deadlier missiles, and role as a …

Military

Sony’s Digital Paper just got a killer back-to-school deal

Sony’s unusual Digital Paper, a 13.3-inch tablet that pairs an e-paper touchscreen with a digital pen, has seen a rare discount ahead of …

Gear & Gadgets

Hinoki S1 Gyuto Chefs Knife

Hand-forged by third-generation Master Bladesmiths in Sakai, Osaka, this knife is made using pure carbon White Steel #1 — as close as you can come to …

Osaka

The best 4K TV for gaming

These are exciting times for the bleeding edge of gaming TV hardware. Consoles and PCs are transforming the way games look by offering support for …

4K Ultra HD

The Army Wants Armored Turrets Packing 120mm Mortars For Its Strykers And Other Vehicles

The service says it wants better mobile mortars, but it could add suicide drones to the mix in the future, too.<p>Patria<p>The U.S. Army wants a new …

Military

Russian Navy Preparing to Take on U.S.

Russian President Vladimir Putin loves the navy. Growing up in St. Petersburg—the old imperial capital built by Tsar Peter the Great as the center of …

Military

Here's the technique Navy SEALs use to swim for miles without getting tired

With the beginning of summer, pools all over the US are opening for recreational swimming — but in the Navy, recruits are getting ready for the brutal Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training, or BUD/S, that will turn some of them into Navy SEALs.<p>In the SEALs, where recruits of the elite special …

Military

How to Use a Big Green Egg for Everything

In the grilling world, there are many different options available. It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional throwing down at the best cook-offs in …

BBQ

Bourbon Barrel Adirondack Chair

Handbuilt by the craftsman at the Hungarian Workshop, the Bourbon Barrel Adirondack Chair gives the classic backyard lounger a Kentucky twist. Each …

Kentucky

How To Dress For Your Body Type When You’re A Larger Gent

Whether you're naturally big-boned, have an under-active thyroid or experience a little self-induced largeness due to the fact you enjoy consuming …

Weight Loss

Do Your Ass a Favor and Get a Tushy Bidet Attachment. Seriously.

I’ll be the first to admit that I was more than a tad fearful and skeptical of the Tushy bidet attachment when the sample arrived at my apartment. My …

Water

Samsung’s 43-inch 32:10 monitor has a built-in KVM switch, multiple USB-C, more

UltraWide is the new 16×9 when it comes to monitors, but some companies take it to the extreme. Both Samsung and Philips offer a 32:9 49-inch monitor (behemoth, insanity, call it whatever you like), and that’s just too wide. While I love my 21:9 35-inch UltraWide monitor, I’ve been wanting …

Gear & Gadgets

Israel unveils Merkava Mk 4 Barak smart tank

The Israeli Defence Force brings artificial intelligence to armored combat with the latest variant of its main battle tank. The Merkava Mk 4 Barak is …

Artificial Intelligence

Tempow turns any old Bluetooth speakers into a surround sound system

One of the most distinctive features in the Moto X4 -- its ability to stream music to multiple Bluetooth speakers at once -- came from Tempow, a small Paris-based startup. That's particularly useful for those of us who've collected several Bluetooth speakers over the years. The company has spent …

Audiophile

Microsoft’s collaborative Whiteboard app is now available

Microsoft's Whiteboard app, which lets users collaborate on an intelligent canvas through their Windows 10 devices, is now out of preview and available for download. As with a physical whiteboard, Whiteboard lets you draw, erase and attach sticky notes. But unlike a traditional whiteboard, you can …

Software

This Japanese fungus can dry-age a steak in 48 hours. Here's how.

Thomas Payne<p>DIY<p>This barbecue season, try cooking with koji.<p>Read more<p>In the hipster precincts of Brooklyn, New York, it's getting so you can't ride your fixie down the street without getting your mustache caught in a banjo string. The same type of cultural giggle might be had about a certain fungus, …

Samsung’s The Frame 2018 gets more art and smarter TV

Samsung has revealed the new version of its “digital gallery” TV, with its The Frame 2018 version boosting picture quality and customization …

Why Tech Workers And Global Companies Are Choosing Canada

Canada was the business world’s best-kept secret. Progress and innovation in Canada — especially in artificial intelligence, clean technology and health care – has been monumental for decades. Yet, we stayed humble through those years of innovation. That is, until the country embraced its position …

Startups

Each Generation Builds on the Last at This Rural Retreat in Western Pennsylvania

An architect adds a pair of rustic modern wings to her childhood home outside Pittsburgh, becoming the third generation to make its mark.<p>For any architect, designing a new home means grappling with the usual—and usually daunting—challenges: budget limitations, client expectations, delays, design …

The Libraries of 15 Famous Men | The Art of Manliness

Just about two years ago, we wrote a post called 14 Famous Man Rooms, which offered a look at the rooms where over a dozen famous men wrote classic …

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Hard Cider Episode

Previous Next<p>1 of 9<p><i>What new bourbon are we pumped about? Which hiking trail are we exploring? Why is the next supercar so cool? The Manual is</i> …

Watch Tesla build a giant tent for its new Model 3 assembly line in three weeks

Tesla needs a bigger factory. The electric carmaker’s Fremont, California plant was already “busting at the seams” last year to produce the luxury Model S and Model X SUV. Now with the company aiming this month for Model 3 production to reach 5,000 cars a week—and annual production to hit 500,000 …

Tesla

How Jeff Bezos makes the right decision 30 years in advance

Throughout the years, many people have doubted Jeff Bezos and Amazon.<p>He’s most famous today for being the richest person alive, and while his image in the media oscillates between both good and bad, one thing is for certain — no one doubts him anymore. Amazon is an absolute giant of a company.<p>That …

Jeff Bezos

Rick Rubin: Rock’s Ultimate Auteur And American Recordings

If you’ve been able to absorb and appreciate everything that Rick Rubin has produced and released on his American Recordings label, you probably have …

Mattis Is Pushing the U.S. Navy to Act Unpredictably

Beneficial in wartime, a risk in peacetime

Hue Sync All Your Content With Light and Color

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Philips Hue Sync app makes all your media immersive.<br>Image Credit: SignifyMore than three years ago, Philips Hue lighting …

Black Ember used laser-cutting and bonding to make a rugged, waterproof backpack

We tried out their Citadel Minimal pack.<p>Urban commuters who like to bike, or ride a motorcycle, through all kinds of weather and want a backpack with a special-ops, seemingly-bombproof type feel to it could consider a rigid new pack made by a company called Black Ember.<p>The black material on their …

Philips Hue Sync coordinates your smart lights with your computer

Earlier this year, Signify announced new integrations for its Philips Hue bulbs that included a Hue Sync app to automatically coordinate your lights with whatever you're doing on your computer. Now, the free Philips Hue Sync app is available for both Mac and PC.<p>The new app allows users to sync Hue …

Are We Preparing to Fight the Wrong War?

The consequences of artificial intelligence—and its even spookier subset of machine learning—will have a profound influence on military operations. …