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Overpasses: A love story

With American transportation in crisis, why are we spending our money on massive new roads? An investigation of one city’s addiction to megahighways.<p>MILWAUKEE—The Marquette Interchange is an engineering marvel, a steel and concrete symphony of girders and flyovers at the edge of downtown Milwaukee, …

Google's brilliant ad describes transgender man's transition

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>For every Caitlyn Jenner who goes through her life experiences in front of a lens and millions of people, there are hundreds and thousands of ordinary people just trying to be themselves.<p>As part of its …

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This cool YouTube feature takes Boeing's awesome stunt video to a whole new level

For airplane makers, events such as 2015 Paris Air Show provide the perfect venue to show off the performance capabilities of their products — not only to airline customers, but also to the general public.<p>Unfortunately, only a small amount of people can actually make it to the show.<p>Which why, last …

#ProTip: The upside to jailbreaking your iPhone

<i>Cult of Mac is at WWDC and AltConf, fishing for ProTips. The world’s biggest gathering of Apple developers is a rich hunting ground filled with alpha geeks, experts</i> par excellence<i>. What’s a ProTip? A ProTip is a nugget of knowledge, a little bit of expertise from someone in the know — a pro.</i><p>SAN …

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Both iPhone 6s models could bring even sharper Retina displays

Apple’s next-generation iPhones may receive quite the resolution boost — with a new report coming out of China claiming that the forthcoming iPhone 6s handset will boast a Full HD display, while its larger sibling the iPhone 6s Plus will feature a dazzling 2K display.<p>If true, this would allow the …

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Apple Watch Owners Take to LEGO & 3D Printing for Homemade Stands

The accessory market for the Apple Watch exploded almost immediately after the wearable was announced back in March, with stands specifically becoming the popular announcement of well-known third-party accessory companies like Twelve South and Mophie. Although most of the stands won't break the …

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Watch the ultimate drop test: Galaxy S6 launched to the edge of space

We’ve seen all kinds of goofy torture tests for the Galaxy S6 this year but this one takes the cake for pure ambition. The team at accessories …

Man uses iPhone to look inside his ear, discovers horrifying spider from hell

<b>When Bruce Brandit was left with an ear ache after swimming in a lake – he decided to do a little self examination.</b><p>Using his iPhone, he filmed his …

Mac Setup: Wall Mounted iMac 27″ with iPad as Dual Display

This weeks featured Mac workstation comes to us from James F., and it’s a beauty. With a clean well organized desk, and the awesome wall mounted iMac …

A look at two alternatives to those $200 Beats headphones

Thanks to Beats, there's no shortage of $200 headphones on the market. But what about cans coming from folks known for their speakers rather than their rhymes? Given their heritage in the audio space, I had high hopes for both the Klipsch Reference On-Ear Premium headphones as well as Polk's Hinge …

Consumer Tech

Here it comes: Get ready for the death of unlimited mobile data plans

Parting is such sweet sorrow, and I remember how mixed my emotions were when I finally dumped my unlimited data plan on my personal wireless account …

Mobile

This iPhone app guesses your age to tell you how old you look

Microsoft has already created a website that will try its best to tell you how old you look, but now someone has taken that same idea and turned it into a mobile app.<p>That's the simple concept behind How Old, a new iPhone app that will guess your age after you upload a photo or take a selfie. And …

Worthless 16GB iPhones will finally die out this year

Apple might finally be ready to upgrade the storage on the cheapest iPhones 6s model later this year, and it could happen sooner than expected. As someone who upgraded to the 64GB 6 Plus only because 16GB is just not enough, this is great news.<p>iPhone 6s rumors are starting to pick up steam this …

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Meet Light Phone, the phone that can save you from your smartphone

The Light Phone pictured above is a phone I’d like to use on a daily basis. It’s got no touchscreen display, no texting apps, no games and no …

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Deal: HTC One M8 (no-contract) for $299 on BestBuy.com and eBay

The One M9 may be newer and slightly flashier, but there really is no reason why you shouldn’t consider last year’s One M8 as an alternative, especially at a discounted price. And that’s exactly what Best Buy is offering on its website and through its eBay outlet.<p>Best Buy is offering a brand new, …

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Isocase will turn your iPhone into a full-sized ultradurable tablet

There are plenty of options out there for protecting your smartphone, from simple bumpers to wraparound cases like the Otterbox Defender. There are …

Do Freeways Belong Inside Cities?

Have you driven on a freeway lately in a big city? Was it a good experience for you? More and more often, it's not such a good experience for me.<p>To offer a case in point, about a week and a half ago I was in Dallas for a conference. My first freeway experience there was in a taxi, stuck in traffic …

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Is This V-10–Powered E30 BMW M3 Worth $225K?

If you’ve been waiting for the world’s most exotic, insane, and expensive BMW E30 M3, look no further. It’s on eBay right now—and it will only cost you about as much as a Ferrari 458.<p>First things first, though: Can we even call this an E30 M3? Under the hood sits a 5.7-liter V-10, a bored and …

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Quantified smells: This gadget tracks farts

The future is here, folks, with a little gadgety box called a CH4 that you place near your rear end to measure the amount of gaseous emissions from your nether regions.<p>Pair that with an app on your iPhone that tracks the foods you eat and compares that with the amount you fart, and you’ve got one …

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Jetpack duo soars over Dubai in astonishing 4K video

They promised us all jetpacks — these guys got them and took them to one of the world’s most remarkable locales. And you get to ride along if you dare.<p>The latest eye-popping (and possibly stomach-churning) video from Yves Rossy (aka the Jetman) shows the Swiss daredevil inventor and his new …

How to install Popcorn Time app on iOS to watch movies and TV shows

When it comes to enjoying online content such as movies and TV shows iOS has a long way to go. Due to Apple’s limitations you cannot directly …

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Furniture made using airplane parts

Many companies like MotoArt have come forward to recycle and reuse old airplane parts in home décor. While one may question how an airplane could …

Consumer Reports Tests Apple Watch for Readability, Water Resistance, Fitness Tracking and More

Consumer Reports has crowned the Apple Watch as its top-rated smartwatch in its test of 11 smartwatch models from eight manufacturers, including the Asus ZenWatch, LG G Watch R, Moto 360, Pebble Steel, Samsung Gear S and Sony SmartWatch 3. The not-for-profit organization tested the Apple Watch and …

How Shell Oil Sees The Future Of Energy And Vehicle Fuels In 2050

It's always good to understand how the huge global energy industry views the worlds of today and tomorrow.<p>At last month's Shell Eco-Marathon …

What would it take to take Apple private?

Feature<p>By<p>Die-hard Apple fans have long suggested that the company might be better off without the scrutiny that comes with being publicly traded. On …

A series of delays have kept a now fully completed subway station under Manhattan from opening

The extension's opening was just pushed back again to late summer 2015, according to MTA board meeting notes obtained by transit advocacy blog Second Ave Sagas.<p>Vibrating vent fans, faulty alarm systems, and difficulty installing both the escalators and the custom-built inclined elevators have all …

Will You be Underwater When Sea Levels Rise? Find Out Here

A web app created by professors and students at the <b>FIU School of Journalism and Mass Communications</b>, merging data from the Google Elevation Service with calculations made by scientist Peter Harlem at FIU's GIS Center, shows the potential effects of sea level rise across South Florida in incredible …

Indiegogo cancels modular phone project without an explanation

Google’s Project Ara, the Puzzlephone, and startup Vsenn aren’t the only modular smartphones we can expect to see in 2015. Fonkraft is a new name in …

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T-Mobile cements its standing by adding 1.8M customers

T-Mobile is almost certainly the nation's third-largest wireless carrier.<p>That's after the Bellevue, Wash.-based company on Tuesday posted first-quarter results that included adding 1.8 million customers in the period. The increase brought its total to 56.8 million, somewhat short of Wall Street …