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Wool & Oak Launch Third Kickstarter To Bring Their Duffle Backpack To The Masses

Today, Wool & Oak is launching its third Kickstarter, looking to break its previous record of $1.4M. The new Kickstarter is focused on their newest innovation, the 6-in-1 Duffle Backpack Sport, a more affordable non-leather backpack-duffle.<p>In the summer of 2015, Johnathan Webster and his wife Gizem …

Crowd Funding

Gorgeous modern cabin offers airy perch above lake

Swoon<p>The innovative cottage experts at YH2 Architects have been at it again, this time crafting a gorgeous modern retreat overlooking the waters of Lac Plaisant in Quebec. The stark exterior architecture and comfortable interior give it a perfect balance of beauty and practicality.<p>The home has a …

Architecture

This Pocket PC Could Replace Your Desktop

The Ockel Sirius B runs Windows 10 and fits in any standard pocket.<p>Sometimes it’s the smallest things that can have the most significant impact. A …

Gear & Gadgets

Elon Musk promises Model 3 safety changes after crash report

Tesla has an excellent reputation for safety and it looks like the Model 3 is just as solid as its other EVs -- but it still needs a few tweaks. Reddit user "Model 3 Crash Dummy" managed to walk away from an accident that totaled his car, despite the fact that "the paramedics said I should be …

Tesla

SpaceX Hid a Second, Secret Payload Aboard Falcon Heavy, And It Sounds Amazing

Designed to last for millions of years.<p>Elon Musk's personal Tesla might have gotten all the headlines during SpaceX's historic rocket launch last …

Space Exploration

The 1 Thing Elon Musk Got Right With Tesla and Almost Every Other Entrepreneur Gets Wrong

Look for a "hair on fire" use case<p>Elon Musk is often hailed as a visionary, and rightly so. Tesla, not to mention his other ventures, has the mark of a business that can truly change the world. When he co-founded the company in 2003, electric cars seemed like a pipe dream. Today, however, just …

Tesla

Watch Elon Musk Freak Out Over the Falcon Heavy Launch

Unique footage shows the SpaceX CEO and his team in mission control in the moments leading up to the historic launch.<p>On February 6, SpaceX made history with the largely successful first launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket—and National Geographic was there, right alongside SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.<p>In …

Elon Musk

An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness

You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious thought.<p>According to two papers …

Biology

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. flamethrower is real, $500 and up for pre-order

So that flamethrower that Elon Musk teased The Boring Company would start selling after it ran out of its 50,000 hats? Yeah, it’s real – and you can pre-order one now if you want need a ridiculous way to spend $500.<p>Musk revealed the flamethrower on Saturday, after some digging tipped its existence …

Elon Musk

The Best Places to Travel in Europe in February

Travelers who head to Europe in February can enjoy some of the continent’s best sights crowd-free, including major attractions like the Spanish Steps …

European Travel

Watch SpaceX test-fire the biggest rocket on earth

Is it finally here? SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy—a large rocket roughly equivalent to three of its Falcon 9 launch vehicles strung together and expected to be the most powerful rocket in operation when it lifts off—has been promised for years.<p>Today, after weeks of dress rehearsals on their launch pad at …

Space Travel

The Ultimate Guide to the Regions of France

On the other side of the Atlantic, we tend to think of France as a vaguely star-shaped country with Paris as a dot somewhere toward the middle of the …

France

8 Lesser Known Cities in Italy To Fall in Love With

When you travel to Italy, the top destinations on your list probably are Rome, Florence, Venice and perhaps a stop for some Tuscan sun. But there are …

Europe

Burst Brings An Innovative Model To Subscription Toothbrushes

Like most success stories, it started with an idea.<p>“I decided one day that is wasn’t right that my toothbrush didn’t stand up,” Hamish Khayat, founder of subscription toothbrush company Burst, says.<p>But that’s not exactly how Burst itself began. Following his frustrated epiphany, Khayat — a UK …

Shopping

DJI’s Mavic Air is a tiny, foldable, affordable 4K drone

DJI has announced the Mavic Air, a new mid-range drone that sits between the diminutive Spark and the high-end Mavic Pro.<p>The Air is the company’s …

Drones

10 incredible Italian villa holidays for 2018

Our Italy experts reveal 10 of their favourite villa holidays for 2018. All prices are per week and are subject to availability.<p>1. Culture in Sicily<p>For families looking for a bit of culture with their sun, Sicily is the place to go. This island has long been a crucible of Mediterranean culture, and …

Italy

Government shutdown: SpaceX can't test fire Falcon Heavy rocket

MELBOURNE, Fla. — SpaceX will be unable to test fire its three-core Falcon Heavy rocket at Kennedy Space Center because of the government shutdown, further delaying checkout operations ahead of the rocket's demonstration flight, the 45th Space Wing said Sunday.<p>"Due to the shutdown removing key …

SpaceX

Tractor beam breakthrough could lead to levitating humans

Yes, really. Sci-fi technology that can float objects in mid-air like magic could become reality.<p>Tractor beams have made the jump from science fiction to reality in recent years, but only for levitating very small objects. A new breakthrough could lead to futuristic, far out new uses for the …

Tesla Week: Model 3 Positive Reviews Roll In, Worst Critic Gives Nod To Model S

Glowing reviews keep rolling in for the Model 3 as it finally gets into regular customers’ hands — and one reviewer found that it’s (a lot) faster than advertised. Meanwhile, one of the company’s biggest detractors raved about the Model S.<p>Whatever that intangible is, Tesla’s got it. That “it” is …

Tesla

20 of the best adventure travel challenges for 2018

Marathon cycles meet epic swims and uplifting hikes in our guide to the best breaks that, from the Lake District to the Sahara, will get you off the sofa and into the great outdoors<p>ADVENTURE<p><b>Mongolian cycling adventure</b><p><b>Where</b> Arrive Ulaan Baatar. Cycling starts at Erdenet<b><br>When</b> Departs 9 and 26 June, 4 …

Places You Should Visit in 2018 Before They Get Too Popular

For every primo travel destination, there’s a sweet spot to find it. Visit too soon -- say, before the airlines start offering half-decent service …

Enzo Ferrari

100 Beautiful Bedrooms And Their Dreamy Interior Decors

Beauty is indefinable. It depends on too many aspects to be able to establish a set of specific rules or features which could be applied in …

Interior Design

The 20 greatest cultural holidays for 2018

Culture means very different things to different people. You might seek out peace and reflection in a museum or art gallery; the glamour and excitement of a night at the ballet or the opera; the romance of ruins; or the energy of Mardi Gras party time.<p>You might thrill to the idea of steeping …

You can access more than 1,000 airport lounges with this credit card — here are the best ones

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>While the Platinum card from American Express comes with a lot of different benefits, one of the most enjoyable is access to more than …

Platinum Card

SpaceX test fire of Falcon Heavy rocket will finally happen on Friday

The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry, as has been the case for SpaceX virtually any time the private aerospace manufacturer and …

Watch Live: NASA to Reveal Energy Breakthrough That Can Take Humans to Mars and Power a Home for 10 Years

Keeping the lights on will be even trickier on Mars than it is on Earth, which is why NASA has been working on developing new nuclear power sources …

Elon Musk says Model 3 owners will “be able to do pretty much anything” via voice

The Tesla Model 3 might be off to a slower production start than the company would’ve liked, but there are big improvements coming for the vehicle once Tesla gets on top of its assembly backlog. Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded to a customer question on Twitter (via Business Insider) regarding …

Elon Musk is Opening a 1950s-Style Retro Drive-In Restaurant

Is Elon Musk putting aside his dreams of colonizing Mars in favor of serving cheeseburgers, chocolate malts, and a heaping helping of midcentury …

50 Modern Homes With Floor-to-Ceiling Windows - Dwell

While being inherently modern, floor-to-ceiling windows can also solve practical problems, such as allowing residents to enjoy the outside from the comfort of their homes during harsh summers or winters. Here are some outstanding modern window setups that may give you some ideas on how you can …

Architecture

Guy Keeps Photoshopping Himself Into Celebrities’ Photos, And The Results Are Too Real

Photoshop. It's both a blessing and a curse, allowing for amazing creativity with images, changing the way we see and experience things in so many …