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Groundbreaking new energy storage device charges up in just 20 seconds

A new aqueous energy storage device can be fully charged in a mere 20 seconds – and it could be cheaper than today’s lithium batteries. Korea …

Before & After: A Realistic & Affordable $3500 Kitchen Redo

This kitchen looked pretty good! It was cute and has charm—but it had hidden issues that were driving its owner batty. Let's see how far $3,500 went …

Home Improvement

Here's what's coming to Netflix Canada in February

In February, Netflix Canada is set to launch new films <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> and <i>Apollo 13</i>, as well as highly anticipated series <i>Altered Carbon</i>.<p>Here’s a …

Pebble's founder is working on an iPhone AirPod charging case

The founder behind the Pebble smartwatch is back on Kickstarter again, this time with a unique iPhone case.<p>While it might sound ridiculous, …

Monkey, dolphin among hundreds of new species found in Amazon

381 new species found over 24 months<p>An orange-tailed monkey, a pink dolphin and a stingray with a honeycomb pattern on its back were among 381 …

Let's build a simple notepad app for Android

In this post, you are going to learn to make a basic notepad app. This is a great project to get to grips with because it will lend itself to a range of alternative uses as similar concepts can be used to create SMS apps, email apps and anything that requires text input. This will allow us to look …

Note-Taking

Industrial Design Digital Detox Phone

Halcyon is a concept industrial design project created by Mike George. It's a phone to escape the digital world. The idea is simple, we all know that …

Microsoft just made it easier to create iOS and Android apps with Windows

At Build 2017, Microsoft showed off the cross-platform power of its .NET framework, by demonstrating how apps could be easily created on a Windows PC and work on iOS, Android, and Windows all through a single shared code base.<p>But Microsoft didn’t stop there. While the .NET Standard 2.0 code base …

Software

Canadian researchers create first map of universe's dark matter

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have created the first map showing how our universe's elusive dark matter interacts with galaxies.<p>Dark …

Dark Matter

Eye's 'coolest and dopest' case ever puts an Android phone on your iPhone

Eye’s Kickstarter campaign is one of those projects you come across that seem incredible cool, yet not very practical, and more than likely will …

Every Pizza Lover Needs This Personal Stovetop Oven

It cooks a pie in 6 minutes flat.<p>Pizza ovens shouldn't be reserved for people who live in the warm-weather climates that make an outdoor kitchen possible. After all, even people who <i>don't</i> get to enjoy near-perfect temperatures every day (jealous) crave this Italian staple. Luckily, the Pizzacraft …

This tiny adapter lets the Nintendo Switch's Joy-cons work with the NES Classic

Along with Android, iOS, PC and Mac, with a little help from 8Bitdo’s Wireless Retro Receiver adapter, the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-cons also work with …

The Work of Italian Mid-Century Designer Gio Ponti

Gio Ponti's Domito Chair, spotted on I Lobo You.<p>(Image credit: I Lobo You)<p>As a lover of mid-century design, I've long been familiar with the work of …

Acquainted

Giant telescope in Chile captures image of galaxy NGC 1055

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) on Thursday released a colourful new image of the spiral galaxy NGC 1055, an older sister of our Milky Way, …

Cosmology

Microsoft’s fastest and smallest ever Android app is Skype Lite for India

There are “lite” phones, lite versions of Facebook, Messenger and Shazam apps, and now you can also download Skype Lite from Google Play for your …

Microsoft confirms Windows 10 will get two major updates in 2017

Back during Microsoft’s rollout of Windows 10’s Anniversary Update in August, the company’s Nathan Mercer said Microsoft planned to release two major …

Software

New Concept Imagines iOS 11 Running on iPhone 8

Earlier this week, a futuristic transparent iPhone 8 concept video hit the web and today, graphic designer <i>Moe Slah</i> has shared a new concept that …

Getting out of Auto: Understanding Shutter Speed

What is Shutter Speed?<p>Compared to ISO and aperture, shutter speed is a relatively straightforward concept to understand. It's the period of time that …

Are we living in a holographic universe? New study suggests it's possible

'It's a new paradigm for a physical reality,' says researcher<p>A team of international scientists believe that new data supports the idea that our …

‘Archie is relevant, not a fossil’: From comics to a teen drama, how Riverdale plans to make Archie great again

Riverdale, a new teen drama that brings the characters of the Archie Comics to life, premiered Thursday to rave reviews, and has already been dubbed …

Darling ’50s beach cottage is the ultimate winter escape

Coconut Cottage in Captiva, Florida is where you want to go<p>Winter means it’s time to think ahead to the summer, and, perhaps even further into the future, where you might consider spending the colder months in a warm, tropical climate. To do so, you need a place to stay.<p>Coconut Cottage in Captiva, …

The U.S.' priciest house for sale is a Bel-Air mansion that includes 7 staffers and a helicopter

Los Angeles has just reached new heights in over-the-top real estate opulence.<p>The city now boasts the most expensive home for sale in the country: a newly built Bel-Air mega-mansion listed Wednesday at a quarter billion dollars.<p>It has all the hallmarks of a Big Deal house: 38,000 square feet spread …

This 150 Square Foot Apartment is So Glamorous, It's Going Viral

Cute and cozy!<p>If HGTV has taught me anything, it's that you can do a lot with a small amount of space — but it's safe to say actor Anthony Triolo has truly taken that concept to the next level.<p>As any New Yorker knows, Manhattan is the capital of closet-sized apartments, and it takes a lot of …

Flatiron Penthouse Boasts A Master Suite with Kitchenette and Terrace

It’s the last and the largest unit in the 13-residence boutique building<p>LISTING OF THE DAY<p><b>Location:</b> Manhattan, New York<p><b>Price:</b> $13.5 million<p>Perched on …

Rush’s final goodbye: “Time Stand Still” documentary is a loving lesson in navigating loss

A retreat from the spotlight is as transformative as a death. Rush’s retirement swan song will help fans let go<p>On Jan. 8, David Bowie fans around the world received a nice present for the Starman's 70th birthday: the "No Plan" EP, which contains three tracks from the sessions for Bowie's 2016 album …

David Bowie

Chatsim offers unlimited messaging in 150 countries for $20 a year

Chatsim has a different take on mobility, offering a messaging-focused service for only $20 CAD a year.<p>Interestingly, SMS is one of the few kinds of …

Apps

Update side-loaded Android apps with APKUpdater

When you install apps from Google Play, you'll be notified whenever an update is available. If you have opted to side-load apps from other sources, …

Apps

Samsung and Google teamed up to make two new Chromebooks that run Android apps

Samsung on Wednesday announced a new pair of Chrome OS machines, the Chromebook Plus and the Chromebook Pro, which Google says were designed to better accommodate Android apps from the Google Play store.<p>What that means is they're both convertibles, or "2-in-1s," so their displays can flip around …

Consumer Tech

Astronomers find galaxy unlike anything ever seen before

Similar type of galaxy makes up 0.1 per cent of visible galaxies<p>Astronomers have discovered a rare type of galaxy 359 million light-years from Earth …

Samsung announces Galaxy A (2017) series with improved camera, USB Type-C and water resistance

Ahead of CES 2017, Samsung has unveiled its latest trio of Android devices with the Galaxy A series of smartphones.<p>The 5.7-inch Galaxy A7, 5.2-inch …