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To fix American democracy, the left should commit to these four steps

The simple act of crossing the partisan divide will not resolve our crisis. But it could help us begin to slowly rebuild our nation<p>Ever since Donald Trump captured the imagination of enough American voters to win, liberals I’ve spoken with have felt in a quandary. Trump seems to be kicking at the …

Black Lives Matter

Sonos One review: the best smart speaker for audiophiles

The company’s first foray into smart tech adds Amazon’s Alexa to a great wireless speaker to create a formidable combo<p>Having practically invented the multi-room wireless speaker category in 2005, Sonos has lagged behind in the race to become smart. Now the Sonos One is here, packing Alexa in the …

Smart Homes

Raspberry Pi 3D Scanner Created Using 4 x Pi Zero Mini PCs And Cameras

Makers, developers and hobbyists searching for a way to create an affordable 3D scanner, that can be used to create digital imagery for 3D printing …

Raspberry Pi

This One Chart Can Help You Retire Richer

Here are its key takeaways.<p>We’re all familiar with the caveat that past results are no guarantee of future performance. While that’s true, …

Investing

How To: Use Google Voice as a 'Burner' Number

No matter your reasons, you might need a second phone number that's a little more disposable than your primary number — a "burner" number, so to …

Apps

Mozilla's Raspberry Pi gateway helps connect up your smart home

Mozilla has released its Things Gateway, with a host of new features for controlling smart home devices.<p><i>Video: How IoT is hitting its stride</i><p>special …

Raspberry Pi

This Motion-Detecting Wildlife Camera Was Made with Raspberry Pi

Want a remote motion-activated wildlife camera without shelling out big bucks? You can build one yourself using Raspberry Pi. <i>PiBat</i> recently built a …

Raspberry Pi

Map of US Shows Which States Have The Highest Number of People Who Still Believe In God

"This visualization allows you to better understand the processes taking place in the country."

South Dakota

DIY 4-Node Raspberry Pi Cluster Using Python

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts searching for inspiration to create their next Raspberry Pi project, may be interested in this awesome Raspberry Pi 4-node …

Raspberry Pi

Documentary on the DRM-breaking farmers who just want to fix their tractors, even if they have to download bootleg Ukrainian firmware to do it

Motherboard's short documentary, "Tractor Hacking: The Farmers Breaking Big Tech's Repair Monopoly" is an <i>excellent</i> look at the absurd situation …

John Deere

21 Questions Amazon Asks Its Job Candidates

If you want to work for Jeff Bezos, you're going to have to answer some tough questions first.<p><b>Amazon goes to great lengths to ensure that they are hiring the right people.</b>• <b><br>We sifted through hundreds of Glassdoor reviews to find some of the company's toughest interview questions.</b>• <b><br>Questions about</b> …

Employment

Retirement: Where Could You Get Safe 6% Income?

The stock market continues to break new highs, which is very good for retirees, not so much for younger investors or anyone who needs to put new …

Investing

Control Your Smart Home With Raspberry Pi Add-On Talking Pi

Talking Pi (via Joy-it)<p>Don’t spend your life savings on a smart home: All you need is a Raspberry Pi and the new Talking Pi speech control …

Session Sparkling Dry-Hopped Mead Recipe

I’ve made this everywhere from 3.5 to 8 percent ABV, with a variety of hops. This recipe is easiest if you keg and force carbonate and can easily be …

Raspberry Pi: Hands-On with the Pi Server tool

The new PiServer package included in the latest Raspbian x86 release provides a very powerful client management tool. Here's an example of how to …

Don't Let Trump Fool You—He Doesn't Have an MBA from Wharton

President Donald Trump likes to brag about having gone to the Wharton School of Finance, a school known for their elite MBA program. As it turns out, …

How to generate the income you need in retirement

You’ve spent your whole life saving for retirement . Now you’re finished working, and it’s time to start spending what you’ve saved. For many …

Retirement

Pi Case for OtterBox uniVERSE Connects Your iPhone to a Rasberry Pi and More

Want to use a Rasberry Pi with your iPhone? Well, you’re in luck. OtterBox pre-engineered a Rasberry Pi case just for that. The OtterBox uniVERSE …

All Apple Watch owners can now track their heart health

Apple hosted the first-ever press conference at its new campus back in mid-September. The star of the show was the iPhone X, although Apple unveiled …

Making history safe again: What Ken Burns gets wrong about Vietnam

Historian Christian Appy: Vietnam was not a “tragic misunderstanding” but a campaign of “imperial aggression”<p>Three questions came to mind when news arrived that "The Vietnam War," the latest documentary film from Ken Burns (co-directed with Lynn Novick), would air this autumn. One, would the …

6 Things You Can Do to Retire by 40, According to People Who Did It

Retiring by 40 might seem like a pipe dream to most people. But it’s surprisingly attainable if you apply the right knowhow and financial …

Your Next Getaway: Spain's Secret Oasis That Even Locals Don't Know About

The barren, rocky highway twists and turns like a cobra that’s downed a fifth of tequila. This is Nowheresville, Spain, a desert land of sand and …

Barcelona

43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make these common flubs.<p>When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, …

Language

How to Photograph Fireworks

Fireworks displays are a sign of celebrations of important events all over the world and knowing how to photograph fireworks well means you will …

How the GOP Turned Against Medicaid

It began as a modest, bipartisan program to help poor children. But as America’s economy hollowed out, Medicaid grew—and Republicans came to oppose it.<p>In May 1965, just weeks before Lyndon Johnson signed Medicaid into law, his administration launched Head Start, an enrichment program for …

Health Care

Samsung’s New TV is Designed to Look Like a Framed Photo

How about a television that disappears when you’re not using it? Well, now it’s here. Samsung has just announced something truly beautiful: The …

The secret origin story of the iPhone

An exclusive excerpt from The One Device<p><i>This month marks 10 years since Apple launched the first iPhone, a device that would fundamentally transform how we interact with technology, culture, and each other. Ahead of that anniversary,</i> Motherboard <i>editor Brian Merchant embarked on an investigation to</i> …

Evan Doll

Brilliant gadget lets you control any garage door opener you already have from your phone

Everyone is on a mission right now to make everything in and around their homes “smart.” Connected devices offer all sorts of benefits over “dumb” …

How Ethereum became the platform of choice for ICO’d digital assets

For most of the history of blockchain-based currencies and assets, the story has been all about Bitcoin. At a market capitalization of around $40 billion, it remains the most valuable cryptocurrency.<p>But with the rise of a new ‘chain on the — ahem — block, namely Ethereum, and new ways to fund the …

How to Shoot Inception-Style Drone Photos

If you have been following anything drone-related lately, chances are you have seen one of the mind-bending images like the one above that are very …