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This is your future smart home — and no, it doesn't look like 'The Jetsons'

LAS VEGAS — In just a few years, you'll awake in the morning to the sound of your alarm, and the hidden sensors in the room will know you're getting …

Samsung Unveils Crazy-Small Drive That Gives You 1TB of Storage

Samsung unveiled the mighty mouse of storage devices at its Consumer Electronics Show presentation on Monday.<p>The company says its Portable SSD T1 …

2016 is everywhere this week. Here's why.

<b>(CNN)</b> -- The Republican 2016 presidential field is starting to come into focus with potential contenders making notable moves this week.<p>Here's a breakdown of the latest headlines starting to shape the early race for the Republican nomination.<p><b>Portman is out</b><p>Pollsters can cross one name off their long …

Reinventing Jeb Bush

How America misremembers the family’s true conservative.<p>Jeb Bush. Not conservative enough. Try as I might, it remains impossible to see these two concepts as even remotely related. John Ellis Bush, the second son of George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara Bush, who during his first run for Florida …

14 Brilliant Bathroom Design Ideas

We all pay so much attention to keeping the rest of our home beautiful, but when it comes to the bathroom, a pretty shower mat or curtain seems to be …

Inside the Lego factory in Billund, Denmark - in pictures

The Guardian was given exclusive access to the the heart of the Lego empire to see how the Danish company produces the enduring plastic building blocks<p><i>Photographs by Alicia Canter for the Guardian</i>

Magical Nighttime Long Exposures and Composites by Matt Payne

Oregon-based photographer Matt Payne's passion for the outdoors shines through in his stunning landscape and nightscape photography. He finds the most enchanting moments in which vibrant colors and lively motion overhead complement the stillness of the world below.<p>Payne uses long exposures and …

Wacom’s New Stylus Series Offers A Digital Pen For Every Scribbler, Sketcher And Note-Taker

Wacom has a series of new stylus devices for tablets and smartphones that it’s launching today, including three new Bamboo devices and a new Intuos version, with two aimed specifically at the iPad with special Bluetooth-powered pressure sensitivity abilities. Two entry-level Bamboo styluses offer a …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Bose QuietComfort 25 review: The best noise-canceling headphones get better - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Extra-comfortable design; clearer, more dynamic sound; highly effective noise-canceling circuitry that's been slightly improved; new folding design allows the headphones to fit in a smaller carrying case; if the battery dies, the music now doesn't die; 21- to 30-day risk-free home</b> …

Dyson’s new robotic vacuum cleaner will map your room and then make it sparkle

The 360 Eye. Photo courtesy of Dyson.<p>I think we can all agree that vacuuming isn’t fun. It really isn’t. But every time I see a Dyson commercial on …

A Space Game Gets Real

A crowdfunded video game aims for the most realistic spaceflight we've seen yet.<p>The revelation of the hit PC game <i>Star Citizen</i> isn’t that people love space-flight—we knew that. It’s that they like their games as realistic as possible, with a universe obsessively hewing to Newton-ian physics for even …

Essential Small-Space Living Tips

Living in a large home has a lot of advantages.<p>For aesthetically beautiful minimalist, modern, and sleek design, less really can be more.<p>It’s All About Custom From an NYC Perspective (or...<p>Don’t overthink the process of creating ambiance in your living space: Today’s gadgets make kicking back a …

Small Spaces

Take One Minute To Watch This Moving Robin Williams Tribute

If you do anything today, make sure you take the time to watch this touching Robin Williams tribute video.<p>Set to part of the ending monologue from Williams' 1996 movie "Jack" -- in which he plays a boy who ages four times faster than a normal human being -- the video shows clips from a handful of …

Justin Timberlake Sings Happy Birthday To 8-Year-Old Fan With Autism

Justin Timberlake once again proved he has a heart of gold when he led 25,000 concert-goers in a rendition of "Happy Birthday" for an 8-year-old fan with autism this week.<p>Marika Rosenthal Delan and her husband attended Timberlake's concert with their son Julian to celebrate his eighth birthday. …

100th Anniversary of Panama Canal: Pictures

America's Best New Restaurants 2014: The 50 Nominees Are Here!

Bon Appétit magazine's 50 nominees for America's best new restaurants 2014, selected by Andrew Knowlton.<p><b>In the past year, thousands of restaurants opened</b> in America—and after just as many air miles, <i>BA</i>'s <b>Andrew Knowlton</b> chose 50 as his favorites. (See the 2016 list here.) They range from oyster bars …

Bruce Lee

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about split infinitives, fused participles, and the meanings of words such as "fortuitous", "decimate" and "comprise". Supposedly a writer has to choose between two radically different approaches to these …

In Acting And In Life, Lauren Bacall 'Loved The Idea Of Adventure'

With her chin down and her eyes up, Lauren Bacall's trademark, sultry <i>look</i> enchanted audiences — and also fellow co-stars, most notably her future husband, Humphrey Bogart. But that powerful glance was actually a technique that 19-year-old Bacall employed to keep herself from shaking with …

Grand Canyon on the Precipice

Planned developments spark concerns over commercialization of America’s most iconic park.<p>At the eastern edge of the Grand Canyon, well beyond the tourists who crowd along the South Rim, sagebrush desert stretches for miles, almost untouched except by wild horses or the livestock of Navajo herdsmen. …

Look, Best Buy outed its Peq home automation hub on YouTube

Best Buy is planning to sell a smart home hub via a service called Peq, based on videos posted to a Peq channel on YouTube, and confirmed by sources …

The Look And The Legend Of Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall, nicknamed "The Look," was one of the last remaining vestiges of the golden age of Hollywood — with the mythology, unique beauty, and gravitas of all classic stars. In the wake of her death, this is how her legacy came to be and how it will live on.<p>Lauren Bacall was a woman of sharp …

China’s Most Beautiful Student – Amazing Girl Carries Polio-Suffering Best Friend to School on Her Back for Three Years

He Qin-jiao, a 13-year-old girl from China’s Hunan Province is a prime example of what being a true kind-hearted human being is all about. Believe it …

China

British police raid pub in search for 'Holy Grail' | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - British police raided an English country pub this week in search of a stolen wooden relic believed by some to be the Holy Grail - a cup from which, according to the Bible, Jesus is said to have drunk at his final meal before crucifixion.<p>The Grail has captivated religious experts …