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Solar-powered 'treehouse' has 360-degree views, Wi-Fi and beer

The ultimate off-the-grid pad is here and don't worry, it has Wi-Fi, beer and plenty of options for mood lighting.<p>Jono Williams, a plastics engineer …

Wi-Fi

PS4 Firmware Update 2.57 Is Out Now

Has your PlayStation 4 been feeling a little unstable of late? Good news, Sony's released a new firmware update for the new-gen format, pledging …

Types of Spiders & Spider Facts

All spiders are predatory eight-legged creatures that have organs to spin silk at the back ends of their bodies. They are the largest part of the …

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why We Can’t Escape Mosquitoes

Using sight, smell, and heat to track us down, mozzies are a triple threat.<p>Nothing mars the enjoyment of a balmy summer evening quite like the …

How bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies keep humans healthy

Pollinators contribute $24 billion to the US economy—some estimates say $250 billion globally. These animals—bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and even some lizards and mammals—contribute to the agricultural system by spreading pollen to different plants so they can reproduce. And now, science shows …

Public Health

Bad news: The average price of a house in Sydney is $1 million

You know the plan you had to buy a house in Sydney, Australia? Let that dream evaporate and die.<p>A stress-inducing report by Domain has found the …

Local Economies

6 hearty stuffed foods that should 100% be illegal

Stuffed > plain. Every time. Just think of plain crust versus stuffed crust or a plain doughnut versus a Cronut. Stuffed always wins.<p>In case you need …

Dining Rooms

What we know about the secret U.S. government airline hidden in plain site

And it’s hidden in plain view.<p>Known only as Janet airlines, the flights transport employees and contractors from Las Vegas to the Nevada National …

Victorious Says Its Video Apps Have Gotten 250M Views

Victorious, a startup building mobile apps where YouTube stars can interact with their “superfans,” says the strategy seems to be paying off.<p>Specifically, since the first apps launched in April, they’ve seen a total of 250 million views and 300 million engagements, with fans creating 1 million …

11 Things In Nature You Didn't Know Could Glow In The Dark

Who knew fungus gnats could be so magical?

What Technology Are You Glad Your Car Doesn’t Have?

Writing about new cars for a living in a previous job quickly informed my opinion of what I’d like my vehicles to both have…and not have. It also …

Scientists find first drug that appears to slow Alzheimer's disease

Scientists appear to have broken a decades-long deadlock in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease after announcing trial results for the first drug that appears to slow the pace of mental decline.<p>The drug, called solanezumab, was shown to stave off memory loss in patients with mild Alzheimer’s …

Dementia

Aston Martin DB10 Features In Trailer For New James Bond Movie ‘Spectre’

It was back in December that Aston Martin shocked us with the unveiling of a new car, the DB10, which was developed exclusively for a starring role …

Watch the New 007 Spectre Trailer

MGM has released a new trailer for upcoming 007 movie, <i>Spectre</i>. In it, a rogue James Bond travels through Mexico City and Rome to eventually meet Lucia Sciarra (played by Monica Bellucci), widow of an "infamous" criminal. The trailer also shows Bond trailing the organisation called Spectre, which …

IPad Sales Still Falling, But Apple Reports $11 Billion Profit

Apple knows how to make money, and last financial quarter was no different for the tech giant. In the company's earnings report released today, it revealed that it pulled in almost $50 billion in revenue, which amounts to almost $11 billion in profit.<p>The huge profit was due in part to good sales of …

Terrafugia unveils new TF-X flying-car design

Getting a light plane-car hybrid off the ground seems to be an arduous process. The TF-X -- from flying-car company Terrafugia -- was announced more than two years ago but will be in development for some years to come.<p>If your interest needed a pique, though, the company has something new to offer: …

Aviation

Google Maps shows what it knows about everywhere you've (ever) been

Google's Location History feature keeps track of the places your mobile device has been (if you opt-in and turn it on) and now you can look back through that data with "Your Timeline." Rolling out on the desktop and Android versions of Google Maps, its gives you an easy-to-navigate look at your …

Android News

Did you solve it? Let's engineer a country with more girls than boys

Hello again. This morning I set you this problem:<p><i>The government – which wants to increase the ratio of girls to boys – introduces a law for all couples that states:</i><p>If a couple has a boy, they have another child.<br>• If a couple has a girl, they have no more children.<p><i>In other words, couples must carry on</i> …

Puzzles

All Eyes Are On iPhone Sales For Apple Earnings, Not Apple Watch Sales

Later today, Apple will announce its quarterly earnings for its fiscal Q3 2015. While everybody is asking for Apple Watch sales numbers, Apple won’t break out this number. Moreover, as this is a first-generation product, the Apple Watch won’t be driving the company’s earnings. Instead, the iPhone …

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iPad Apps

Self-driving cars are coming to Australian roads

Australia will play host to the first driverless car trials in the southern hemisphere.<p>On Tuesday, the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) and the …

Autonomous Cars

The Last of Us Soundtrack to be Released on Vinyl

On sale Wednesday.<p>For those with very specific collecting and audio tastes, The Last of Us' official soundtrack will soon be available on …