Kristina Castaneda

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How to Become a Contractor and Save (or Make) Money Renovating Homes

If you've successfully DIY'd a few home improvements around your house, you might be wondering how to become a contractor. After all, why hire someone to oversee renovations when you can just take on the role yourself? You might even turn it into a profitable side business! If you've ever wondered …

This new technology will let you download 23 movies in one second

Li-Fi technology, short for Light Fidelity, uses light from LED bulbs to transmit internet data instead of the radio waves our Wi-Fi routers currently broadcast.<p>The LED lightbulbs flicker extremely quickly to emit a frequency of light that can transmit data at incredible speeds —up to 200 gigabits …

Wi-Fi

Egypt: Officials claim mistaken identity after toddler sentenced to life

<b>Cairo (CNN) —</b> Family members of a 3-year-old Egyptian boy who was sentenced last week to life in prison say they feel relieved after receiving assurances from officials that neither the boy nor his father will be arrested.<p>The boy's father, Mansour Qorany Sharara, has returned to the family home in …

Red Carpet

Severe storms threaten Deep South, putting 7 million at risk

A line of thunderstorms moving across Texas was expected to deliver severe weather to the Deep South on Tuesday.<p>The South Texas storms left thousands without power and windows broken after hail the size of golf balls damaged buildings, though no one was hurt Monday night, according to the Kinney …

Weather

Epson Announces Moverio BT-300 Smart Glasses

Epson is showing off the new Moverio BT-300 today in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress 2016, the latest and most advanced member of their Smart Glasses family of products. Pre-production models are on display at their booth in Congress Square and demonstrate many advances over previous Moverio …

Tesla’s Dream of Wireless Energy Coming True: Scientists Create a High-Efficiency Wireless Power System

From Earth We Are One<p>The revolutionary new technology brings is one step closer to the dream of Nikola Tesla and worldwide access to free wireless …

A Hollywood hospital is being held to ransom by hackers

The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Centre has been hit by "ransomware" — a kind of malware that encrypts the victims' data, making it useless unless they pay a fine.<p>Its computer systems have been useless for more than a week, NBC Los Angeles reports. Documents and medical records have to be written …

Computer Systems

Google Is Reportedly Building A Standalone VR Headset Not Powered By A PC Or Smartphone

Google may be preparing a consumer virtual reality headset for a release as early as this year that defies existing categorizations and doesn’t rely on a PC or mobile phone as the central brain, the WSJ reports.<p>Rumors have been bubbling up on the company’s VR hardware ambitions over the last few …

Oklahoma judge sets not guilty plea for man accused of beheading coworker

MOORE, Okla. (Reuters) - An Oklahoma man accused of beheading a coworker in 2014 and attacking another had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf at an arraignment on Thursday to charges that include first-degree murder.<p>Alton Nolen, 31, is accused of stabbing and beheading 54-year-old Colleen …

Tesla's new Summon feature lets your car park itself

Elon Musk likes to talk about our self-driving car future, and on Saturday we got glimpse of just how close it is thanks to an update to Tesla's …

Birth control for men comes down to flipping a switch

Birth control for men still tends to be divided between condoms (which aren't always fun or reliable) and more drastic surgical procedures like vasectomies (which are frequently permanent). Not exactly ideal, is it? However, inventor Clemens Bimek thinks he can make it just a matter of flipping a …

Scientists baffled by lion with teeth growing out of its forehead

Biologists said they had never seen anything like it when a mountain lion killed in the US state of Idaho was found with a set of fully formed teeth growing out of its forehead<p>A dead mountain lion has baffled biologists with its deformity.<p>When the big cat was legally shot in the US State of Idaho …

2 countries have been fighting over an uninhabited island by leaving each other bottles of alcohol for over 3 decades

The uninhabited half-square-mile island, possessing no apparent natural resources, is a bizarre sliver of territory for two countries to fight over.<p>However, since the early 1930s, this nondescript rock has been at the center of an ongoing disagreement between Canada and Denmark.<p>According to World …

The Most Popular Trader Joe's Products in 2015 (Yes, There's Cookie Butter)

The people have spoken—and they love soy chorizo.<p>If you’re the sort of person who has an entire pantry shelf dedicated to cookie butter and peanut butter-filled pretzels and Joe’s O's, the Trader Joe’s Customer Choice Awards are basically your Oscars. And this week, we have winners!<p>TJ’s announced …

Read This Google Email About Time Management Strategy

A Google employee teaches his colleagues how to block out interruptions and set aside “make time.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response …

Dear “Star Wars” fans: I’m super sorry I ruined the whole thing for everybody

<b>(Lucasfilm)</b><p>Having been urged to die and singled out on social media as an Enemy of the People, I come to beg forgiveness<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>December 18, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>After Josef Stalin’s death in 1953, a mysterious note was found among his private papers. It had been sent by Nikolai Bukharin, …

Arnold Schwarzenegger just came up with a climate change argument that’s hard to argue with

Ex-governor of California comes up with a pro-renewables argument that’s hard for his Republican colleagues disagree with<p>As a rule of thumb, …

Scientists say this simple psychological shift can help you achieve your goals

Fortunately, you'll have plenty of opportunities to redeem yourself, even before January 1, 2017.<p>The key? Be on the lookout for days that seem like transition points.<p>In doing so, you'll be harnessing the power of what researchers call the "fresh-start effect." Whenever we feel like there's a chance …

Employment

5 Ways Swearing Makes You More Awesome According to Science

For many of us, four-letter words are a part of our everyday lives, and without the emphasis they give, stuff just doesn’t sound the same. Imagine if the last words Rhett Butler uttered to Scarlett O’Hara at the end of <i>Gone With the Wind</i> were “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a hoot.” So different, …

Drinking Milk Is Linked to Parkinson’s Disease: Study

Studies have found a connection between the consumption of dairy products and a higher risk of developing Parkinson disease, the neurodegenerative …

Russell Simmons to 'old friend' Donald Trump: 'Stop fueling fires of hate'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's latest critic for his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States is coming from an "old friend": hip hop entrepreneur Russell Simmons.<p>In an open letter posted to the website Globalgrind, Simmons, the chairman of The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, …

This diamond ring sealed with your DNA is designed to last forever

Diamonds may be forever, but what's more unique and rare than even the most precious stones on Earth? The code of life, said Swiss chemist Robert …

Iran sends defiant signal to the West with missile test

Hardliners show their discomfort with the nuclear deal by testing a new missile with a range of at least 1,000 miles<p>Iran has broken a United Nations resolution and delivered a pointed signal of defiance to the West by testing a new ballistic missile with a range of at least 1,000 miles.<p>The …

Austrian police baffled as tens of thousands of euros float down the Danube

Christmas has come early for one lucky man who spotted the wet treasure<p>Mystified police in Austria are trying to find out how more than €100,000 worth of €100 and €500 notes came to be floating down an arm of the River Danube.<p>Investigations have so far found no criminal act in the area in which …

Lawmakers in Ten States Push for Debt-Free College

Local lawmakers in ten states including New Hampshire, Iowa and Massachusetts announced a new push for legislation on Monday to make attending public …

If the Beatles could match up to Schubert, can Adele too? | Ian Jack

It has been claimed that Lennon and McCartney’s Aeolian cadences and submediant key switches were as sophisticated as Schubert’s. Lieder may not be setting the charts alight in 2015, but the art of the song is still alive<p>It was the late William Mann, music critic of the Times, who is said to have …

How one of the deadliest police forces in America stopped shooting people

One night in June 2010, Las Vegas police knocked on the door of a man named Trevon Cole, a marijuana dealer who they believed they had a warrant to arrest. No one answered the door so the police raided the apartment with weapons drawn. Cole was in the bathroom flushing his marijuana down the …

Law Enforcement

Goldman Sachs wants to create its own version of bitcoin

Goldman Sachs has developed its own cryptocurrency for a settlement system for trading stocks, bonds and other assets, according to a recently published patent filing.<p>The New York-based financial giant made a patent application last year for a new virtual currency called SETLCoin, which makes it …

Goldman Sachs

12 of the best coloring books for adults to unleash your inner artist

Coloring books for adults are huge right now: right now, 9 of the top 20 best sellers on Amazon are adult coloring books. We totally get it – …

Books