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How to control your light switch from your smartphone?

Usually, when makers decide to convert their houses from ordinary houses to smart ones, they buy some relays to control the lights but this …

Arduino

36 Hidden Gems On Netflix You Should Already Be Watching

Stop spending the whole night trying to find something to watch.<p>1. <i>Black Mirror</i>: It’s like <i>The Twilight Zone</i>, but for the modern era.<p>—kefurbush<p>2. <i>Lovesick (Scrotal Recall)</i>: A British sitcom where a twentysomething guy gets chlamydia and has to tell all of his former partners.<p>—Amanda Niblett, …

Entertainment

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How to Be More Assertive, According to Research

You don’t want to fight. You don’t want to be hassled. You don’t want to disappoint them. It’s easier to just nod and give them what they want.<p>But …

5 Rising Rappers Who Are Busting Up Hip-Hop's Boys' Club

For the past decade, rap radio has been a boys’ club (barring, of course, Nicki and Iggy) — but thanks to the creativity and swagger of these buzzy …

6 Must-Read Books on Public Speaking That Will Perfect Your Pitch

Make your pitches, presentations, and speeches more effective with these must-reads<p>Think of the best presentation or speech you'd ever seen. Whether it a famous TEDTalk, a conference keynote by a professional speaker, or a colleague's all-star client presentation, it likely stuck with you because …

How to build your own screaming fast quadcopter drone

The sport of<p>dronequad racing is quickly growing from DIY hobby to full-fledged competitive sport. Unlike off-the-shelf drones like DJI's Phantom …

Drones

20 Audio Applications To Enhance Your Music Listening Experience

Invariably, whenever I meet fellow computer audiophiles at audio shows or dealer events we always ask each other what the other is using. Depending …

The French sci-fi comic that inspired Blade Runner and Akira

A huge chunk of the modern sci-fi canon owes its existence to one thing: a psychedelic, avant-garde, and frequently X-rated mindfuck of a French comics anthology from the 70s and 80s called <i>Metal Hurlant</i>. Literally ‘Howling Metal’ in French, its influence has been cited by everyone from Ridley Scott …

Environmental records are being shattered as climate change 'plays out before us'

The world is careening towards an environment never experienced before by humans, with the temperature of the air and oceans breaking records, sea levels reaching historic highs and carbon dioxide surpassing a key milestone, a major international report has found.<p>The "state of the climate" report, …

10 Science Fiction Authors Whose Books Just Kept Getting Stranger

A lot of authors tend to become more conventional over time. They get more mainstream cred, mellow out, and sand the rough edges off their work. But …

6 Erotic Tales About Politicians (That'll Destroy Your Mind)

Politics and sex go together like genitals and belt sanders -- horribly, yet morbidly fascinating for all those around you. With that in mind, we …

Ted Cruz

Inside 'No Man's Sky,' the Most Innovative Game in Years

<i>No Man’s Sky</i> is wildly ambitious, utterly vast and a huge challenge to the video game industry’s status quo<p>There is a man, and that man wants to sell …

How to Convert a USB Charger Into a Linux Computer

How to Convert a USB Charger Into a Linux Computer<p><b>Image Credit: Chris Robinson</b><p>How to Convert a USB Charger Into a Linux Computer<p>Click To Tweet<p>Surely …

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The next stop on the road to revolution is ambient intelligence

Gary Grossman Contributor<p>Gary Grossman is a futurist and public relations and communications marketing executive with Edelman.<p>It’s easy to see a rainbow when it’s in the distance, but more difficult to discern when you are in its midst. Though it’s still early days, we’re now in the midst of the …

Top 20 West Coast Rappers

In the past couple of months, I’ve been given a great opportunity to offer my opinion on the best MC’s of all-time in two of Hip Hop’s most …

First Look: Moebius’ The World of Edena English Edition [Exclusive]

Dark Horse Comics is publishing all Moebius' works in English language editions. Here’s a sneak peak of the first entry, ‘The World of Edena’.<p>When transgressive psychedelic filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky began adapting the novel <i>Dune</i> for the screen, he turned to one man for the elaborate …

How I Became A Steampunk Audiophile

Stop streaming, shazaming, sharing and lip syncing for just a minute — and try actually listening.<p>I am not entirely sure how it happened — but …

404 Not Founds

Capable nano drone flies under the FAA’s radar

The ONAGOfly is a quadcopter like all the rest – four props and an onboard camera that records video at heights once the domain of TV news choppers.<p>But you don’t need to stand back to launch the ONAGOfly – not when the palm of your hand will do for a launch pad.<p>The size of a small bird, the …

Fantasy Photography (10 photos)

Called one of the most influential photographers of all time, Philip-Lorca diCorcia has had a long and varied career. He's shot everyone from his friends and family to prostitutes and drug addicts and even some of the biggest supermodels in the world. With a Masters in Fine Arts in Photography, …

The Arts

Build Your Own Tiny House Step by Step Videos

I’ve featured Kevin Coy several times here at the Tiny House Blog. He has been involved in tiny house or micro house construction for several years …

11 sci-fi TV shows that never got a chance to shine

Let’s face it: it’s a tough world out there in TV land. If a show doesn’t grab an audience right away, network suits aren’t likely to give it a …

Science Fiction

10 Forgotten Sci-Fi Movies from the 1980s Worth Your Time

In the late 1970s, Star Wars and Alien left such a huge mark on modern science fiction cinema that both films arguably redefined the genre for the …

The 10 most influential sci-fi movies of all time

Author Brian Clegg uses his new book, "Ten Billion Tomorrows," to show how a host of fictional topics has led to new discoveries in science and technology.<p>Here Clegg tells us about 10 movies in history that have influenced people to think about science beyond the classrooms and laboratories.

23 iPhone-only apps that will make your Android friends jealous

It may not be fair, but it's a great perk for iPhone users, and it means there's always something new to try.<p>You can enjoy the best news and weather apps, exclusives from Instagram and Adobe, and the most beautiful game we've seen this year.<p>In these 23 iPhone-only apps, you are guaranteed to find …

Told He Couldn’t Pilot, Teen Builds Full-Scale Flight Sim in His Room

<b>UPDATE:</b> After Aiden built a flight simulator in his bedroom last year, he gave a TedX Talk on the benefits of simple child’s play. “If you enjoy something — if you love playing — just go for it… Even if you are just chasing a bag in the wind you might learn a good physics lesson,” he says.<p>Grounded? …