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Yes, You Should Still Change Your DNS Settings for Better Internet

The DNS (Domain Name System) server settings on your laptop, phone, or router are your gateway to the web—converting easy-to-remember domain names …

Information Security

The 15 Best Fishing Knots Every Angler Should Know

These <b>15</b> <b>fishing knots</b> <b>have proven to be the most versatile for bass fishing</b>. The illustrations offer multiple options for joining lines, creating loops …

Fishing

10 George Carlin Jokes That Never Stopped Being Funny as F*ck

<i>On June 22nd, 2008 the world lost one of its all time great truth tellers, a crank par excellence, and a comedic influence whose boundary-pushing</i> …

The Trouble With Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp isn’t here yet. Still, his presence is all around the 10,500-square-foot rented mansion at 16 Bishopswood Road in London’s Highgate …

The Secret Worlds and Subcultures of Surfing

Photo: Sarah Lee from <i>Surf Odyssey</i>, Copyright Gestalten 2016<p>Surfing is rife with stereotypes of laid-back, tanned athletes in tropical locales. But go beyond the surface and you’ll find some of the most interesting subcultures in sport, from bike-and-surf gangs to teenage girls who ride in …

April’s Ultimate Shop Workbench

As we’ve written about previously, celebrated <i>YouTube</i> maker, April Wilkerson, recently built her dream shop on her new property in Texas. Now that the shop is mostly finished, she’s started in on setting up and organizing all of her machines, tools, materials, and supplies.<p>So that she can get …

A Battery That Could Change The World

Last week I happened to catch an intriguing documentary on NOVA called Search for the Super Battery.<p>The topic is of intense interest to me, as the development of better, cheaper batteries is critical for both the future of electric vehicles (EVs) and for the future electrical grid. Battery …

Clean Energy

Can Kelly Slater's "Perfect Wave" Save Pro Surfing?

We visit his mysterious in the middle of a California orchard to find out.<p>There's a crack of staticand then an amplified voice. “One minute!”<p>I’m sitting on my board in the center of a Popsicle-stick-shaped pool, which stretches nearly the length of seven football fields. The surface of the water is …

A sting-free guide to becoming a DIY beekeeper

BEES!?!<p>For most of the United States, spring has finally sprung. But it didn’t get here on its own. Everyone’s favorite season arrived, in part, on the fuzzy, pollen-caked back of a humble bee. These little buzzers not only force the world out of winter and into bloom, but also ensure our food …

Insects

Outside Van's Powerstation is a rugged yet luxurious tiny home on wheels

Although Outside Van‘s motto may be “Life is simple in a Van,” their latest model is anything but. The Powerstation is a powerhouse of off-grid …

Off-grid

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

Build teams for ‘radical innovation’ to save your company’s creativity

For most companies that have been around for a while, rigidity and corporate processes eventually creep into the system. They slowly start to see innovation as simply the next iteration of an existing product or service. Resulting in just iterative ‘innovation’ which isn’t a sustainable way for a …

Innovation

4 Ways to Control Electronic Relays

I’ve always been fascinated with relays, they’re so absolute, so binary. Anyway, I’ve built a few projects using relays and thought I’d share what I learned to help make it easier for others to use relays in their projects. I’m not an expert, I’m just a coder who likes to play with hardware.<p>An …

How to rewrite your SQL queries in Pandas, and more

Introduction to Pandas, for developers already familiar with SQL.

Understanding quantum computers: The basics

Theoretical physics isn’t the easiest field in science to translate into laymen’s terms. Until recently it’s solely been the domain of geniuses like the late Stephen Hawking and fictional characters such as <i>The Big Bang Theory’s</i> Sheldon Cooper. As companies like Google, IBM, and Intel work to build …

This Is the Budget Synthetic Jacket We’ve Been Waiting For

So you’ve developed a lust for Patagonia’s Nano Puff jacket; I don’t blame you. Just last month I wrote my love letter to the puffy coat — how it …

You Don’t Know Wool Until You’ve Worn Italian Boiled Lambswool

There are all kinds of wool, but the Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket is crafted from wool that’s on another level. The 19-oz. Italian lambswool …

Outcast is a Good Example of What Apple Watch Apps Can Be

Photo Source: Crunchy Bagel<p>The situation with Apple Watch apps got some unexpected attention this week thanks to articles from noted Apple enthusiasts Marco Arment and John Gruber. In my opinion, it is good to get people thinking and talking about this again, because apps often seem to be the …

Apps

Review: VOCOlinc’s smart power strip is an affordable way to add HomeKit to 3 devices

Adding HomeKit to your house can be expensive, but as the technology progresses, more affordable options have been making their way to market that make HomeKit a viable choice for more consumers.<p>A couple of weeks ago, Zac reviewed Hong Kong-based VOCOlinc’s HomeKit-enabled LED light strips, noting …

Best whisky 2018: The smoothest Scotch whiskies (and other styles), from £17

Malts, grains, blends and bourbons – there’s nothing quite like a dram to warm away the winter blues<p>Whisky (or, as our friends across the Irish Sea …

Whiskey

Four apps that will help you learn to play music

Pick up an instrument, learn your favorite songs, and practice a bit of music theory.<p>I'm a musician, and I learned the tricks of the trade the expensive and slow way: with private guitar lessons, summer music programs, and more theory books than I'd like to admit. Thankfully, in 2018 you can get …

Apps

16 Tiny Home Improvement Hacks That Actually Make A Big Difference

Smart problem solvers, from drilling to decor.<p><i>Note: Responses have been lightly edited for length or clarity.</i>

Audit and Prevent Unwanted SQL Server Table Changes

Problem<p>The process of classifying a company into an industry segment has been around since the 1950’s. Wikipedia has listed several popular …

Databases

How to deep clean your mattress

Your mattress is probably the last thing you think about cleaning, but chances are it's pretty gross. Humans shed around 1.5 grams of skin a day. That amount can feed about 1 million dust mites, and these bugs are huge contributors to allergy problems. Your mattress alone could be home to 10 …

Gerber Introduces a New Line of Fishing Tools Tailored to the Adventure Angler

Gerber just announced an all-new line of fishing tools ahead of its official debut at this year’s iCast 2018, in Orlando, Florida. Gerber says these …

Fishing

10 Best Movies of 2017

10<p>‘Phantom Thread’<p>The last great film of 2017 comes from writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson, a talent whose roaring power and cinematic reach are …

Doug Jones

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

This gorgeous app will find the right subtitles for any movie or show

Few things infuriate me as easily as having picked the wrong subtitles for a movie – and finding the right ones could often be a malware-ridden hassle. But this gorgeous app turns this frustrating process into a child’s play.<p>Built by Dutch developer Giel Cobben, Caption is a nifty app for desktop …

SQL Server Temporal Tables: How-To Recipes

Temporal, or system-versioned, tables were introduced as a database feature in SQL Server 2016. This gives us a type of table that can provide …

Databases

The Best Scotch Whiskies Under $100

The Magazine<p>Let us take you on a journey of the world. Each issue of the Gear Patrol Magazine comes packed with adventures, guides and stories …