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Cotton Bureau is crowdfunding designers' tees to help them reach the world

You’ve probably heard all about Threadless, but there’s an interesting underdog in the t-shirt business you might not have heard about, helping crowdfund designers’ t-shirts to reach the world.<p>Cotton Bureau, which was founded in 2013 and based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a website featuring …

Clothing

3 high-tech household gadgets to make your life easier

1. TAO Aura Clean electric toothbrush<p>TAO Clean has launched the Aura Clean, which it is touting as the latest in tooth-brushing and sanitizing technology. This product is not only sleek and discreet, but it is very effective.<p>A key feature of the Aura Clean is the 360-degree halo lamp and brush …

5 Free Apps for Getting Your Morning Started

Sleep better, get caught up on the news, beat traffic, and more.<p>The work day waits for nobody, least of all the non-morning people. These apps may not guarantee that you’ll get up all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, but they can help you ease into your day a little more easily.<p>1. Wake Up …

Apps

Einstein's election riddle: are you in the two per cent that can solve it?

Nicola lives in the tartan house, but who owns the fish?<p>Stumped? Here’s how to solve Einstein’s election riddle<p>Last month I blogged about a logic puzzle that had gone viral in Singapore. My posts on Cheryl’s birthday problem attracted more readers than anything I have ever written before: more than …

Mathematics

Camping tech

Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer. What better way to enjoy warmer weather than spending the long weekend camping? But just because you're roughing it, that doesn't mean you need to abandon your tech. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi...

Camping

LumoPack could be the world's fastest charging battery pack

We all accept, rather begrudgingly, that battery life is still an issue. And at the moment there is little we can do about it. Some of us have turned to portable battery packs which we carry around in case we need to charge our phones. There are lots of battery packs out there, and some of them …

Batteries

Fire-Starting Tips for Warming the Hearth

Eagle Scouts aren’t the only ones who need to know how to build a campfire. It’s a necessary art form for all those looking to explore the wild. …

2016 Bugatti Chiron to have 288 MPH top speed

The successor to the Bugatti Veyron, the 2016 Bugatti Chiron, isn’t yet upon us, but some of its specifications are, at least if sources that have …

These Sleeping Pods Are Designed To Let You Live At Work–Which Is Just What You Want, Right?

One way to address work/life balance is to just eliminate it entirely.<p>Entrepreneurs typically spend most waking moments obsessed with work. So would it make sense to just move into the office?<p>In a new space for entrepreneurship built at the University of Utah, students working on a startup have the …

Retired... Said Who?

I'd like to invite you to do a thought experiment. Imagine what it would feel like to have spent most of your life working in corporate America. You come to the ripe "old" age of 60 or even 65 and suddenly you see this "Finish" banner flailing suspended from above indicating you are at the end of …

Review: Urban Armor Gear, the military-spec iPhone & iPad cases dropped from space (Video)

The problem with buying a protective case for an iPhone or iPad is that you never know for sure just how protective it really is until it is needed to do its job. Even a drop-test video only shows you how well the case worked with that one drop on that one occasion.<p>The Urban Armor Gear (UAG from …

The Interview sent into North Korea by balloon

Hollywood comedy that pokes fun at Kim Jong-un sent over the border at night attached to helium balloons in effort to damage regime's credibility<p>A North Korean defector has sent <b>thousands of copies of The Interview into his homeland by balloon</b>, risking the wrath of Kim Jong-un's regime.<p>Lee Min-bok …

Make a Waterproof Bike Light from Soda Bottle Caps

This automatic bicycle light from recycled and found parts is about the most eco-friendly DIY bike light in the world. It uses an LED placed inside a plastic bottle cap, which activates when a magnet mounted on the wheel passes a sensor, similar to how a bicycle computer works.<p>If the LED is bright, …

Three ways to wrap your cables

2015 Chevy Corvette Z06: the beast is the best bargain of all supercars

Ignore the part about zero to 60 in 2.95 seconds. Instead, check out the price.<p>The new Corvette Z06 starts at $80,000. Fully loaded, it costs $110,000.<p>That's a lot. But because this 650-horsepower Vette is packed with power and perks, and has the chops to keep up with and even beat McLarens, …

Sports Cars

10 free and incredibly useful Android apps that you can't get on the iPhone

But since Android lets app makers do certain things that Apple prohibits, there are a few exclusive options that stand out.<p>From launchers that make it easier to access important information straight from the home screen, to apps that help you find files buried in your phone, here are some of the …

Apps

Here’s how to unlock four secret Easter eggs in Android

From wild pranks on April Fools Day to hidden tricks in its search engine, the Google team loves creating surprises for users. Here's how to find Google's Easter eggs, for the four latest versions of its Android operating system.<p>Android (5.0) Lollipop<p>Google made a hidden Flappy Bird clone featuring …

Android News

The most beautiful cars at the New York Auto Show

There are <i>a lot</i> of vehicles at the New York International Auto Show, naturally. This year, though, the prominent theme for carmakers, both from the US and abroad, seemed to be bright colors and concept projects. And that is, after all, what auto shows are essentially about. From the new Honda Civic …

Auto Shows

A college math professor brilliantly pranked his students and won the internet

A math and computer science professor at Biola University in California had the best April Fools' Day prank of 2015.<p>The resulting YouTube video, which is going viral on Reddit, shows a lecture that professor Matthew Weathers gave to his class with a projector. At the end of his lecture, he pulled …

Computer Science

Wound-healing laser soon to be a reality: Israeli scientist | Reuters

Closing wounds and surgical incisions with a laser is a step closer to reality, Israeli scientists say.<p>The futuristic technique is better than current methods which damage tissue and can cause scarring, researchers from Tel Aviv University believe.<p>Head of the Applied Physics Department Abraham …

Nanotech

This Solar-Powered Engine Can Be Made With A 3D Printer

Sunny with a chance of renewable energy<p>You can 3D print plenty of things these days, from candy to a model of an asteroid. And now, with the help of a 3D printer, you can produce most of the parts for a pretty simple engine. Recently, German engineer Andreas Haeuser built a solar-powered Stirling …

This Sleeve Will Help Save Pitchers' Arms

Motion tracking technology could keep players on the mound for just the right amount of time<p>Problem:<p>Hurtling fastball, after curveball, after slider puts incredible strain on a pitcher’s arm, which, over time, can cause painful tears in the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL). To make matters worse, …

Baseball

Zero G is the Spider-Man of iPhone 6 cases

The Zero G "anti-gravity" case from Mega Tiny Corporation uses NanoSuction material to make your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus stick to any smooth surface and stay stuck indefinitely.<p>For the last week I've been playing around with a prototype for a pretty ingenious iPhone 6 case in advance of its March 31 …

Phones

14 Wildly Wonderful Egg Tricks To Make Breakfast A Breeze

Eggs are a perfect food. They're packed with protein, exceptionally versatile (eggs for dinner, anyone?) and Kevin Bacon loves them.<p>There are endless ways to cook eggs; whether you like them scrambled or soft with a runny yolk (poached à la Julia Child), it's pretty simple to prepare the oval …

Breakfast

Can we cure the common hangover?

We start with shots of Jameson at 9:45PM, because Las Vegas feels like a place to do shots. I move on to Four Roses on the rocks, while Casey Newton gets started on Old Fashioneds. My notes indicate a long and serious discussion about the attractiveness of Jarvis Cocker at 10:30PM, followed by …

Alcohol

Light-Up Fabric Could Make Glowing Clothing An Everyday Reality

Flashy threads? That's an understatement<p>The stylish glowing jumpsuits of the Tron-like future have just come a step closer, with the creation of a weavable fabric that lights up. Huisheng Peng and colleagues from Fundan University in Shanghai and UCLA created 1-millimeter thin fibers made from …

Nanotech

VIDEO: Lightning star Steven Stamkos fights Bruins' Brad Marchand

Lightning superstar Steven Stamkos had just about enough of Brad Marchand's act Sunday afternoon.<p>Tampa Bay Lightning superstar Steven Stamkos is one …

Some of My Favorite Tech Gadgets From CES 2015

Apple Watch, Apple Watch, Apple Watch. Everyone's talking about the Apple Watch. And I'm just tuning out. While I love tech gadgets, I just can't get excited about this large watch that allows you to use your iPhone without having to reach into your pocket. There are just too many things that it …

Fitness Technology

My favorite new mouse is a carbon-fiber desktop Lambo

Gaming mice are the most over-engineered pieces of electronics in the modern home, and none exemplifies the category better than this EVGA TORQ X10 Carbon. It has an 8,200dpi laser sensor, nine programmable buttons, Omron switches rated for 20 million clicks, and, of course, LED lighting in every …

LED Lighting