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Best and craziest high-end wireless speakers

For a cashed-up audiophile, a $200 portable Bluetooth speaker isn't always going to cut it. And in response in recent years, the "high-end" wireless speaker category has blossomed. These speakers have taken inspiration from the likes of Sonos and the original Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin, and can cost …

Audiophile

Best add-on lenses for your iPhone

For a huge percentage of mobile photographers — from amateur snappers to creative artists — the iPhone is the camera you always have with you. Every iPhone packs an undeniably great camera. But, as with DSLRs or mirrorless cams, the more you shoot, the more variety you crave.<p>Swapping out lenses at …

Mobile Photography

Silicon Valley Faces Regulatory Fight on Its Home Turf

OAKLAND, Calif. — The staging ground for one of the biggest regulatory fights facing the technology industry is far removed from Washington or Brussels, tucked into an alley next to a wine and cheese shop about 30 miles from Silicon Valley.<p>A barely furnished real estate office in an upscale Oakland …

Silicon Valley

How to make any Android phone feel as fast as an iPhone

In its early days, Android was a slow and buggy mobile platform. Even the most powerful smartphones that were released each year would experience …

I tried Peloton's new $4,000 treadmill — and now I get why the company has such a cult following

LAS VEGAS — With its new $4,000 treadmill, Peloton wants to work out your whole body.<p>The fitness startup on Tuesday unveiled the Peloton Tread, a high-end treadmill that, much like its popular exercise bike, has built-in live workouts.<p>The Tread is Peloton's first new product since the bike, and CEO …

Workouts

18 amazing countries where you can stay, eat, and tour for less than you live at home

When you ask Americans why they don't travel abroad, the top reason they cite is cost.<p>But once you get on that plane to a cheaper part of the world — Southeast Asia, say, or Central America, or even, yes, Northern Europe — man do the prices drop. You won't realize how rich you are until you land in …

Kids Send Rampage-Sized Hucks in ‘Grompage’

"BOSS MAN" 8-year-old Boston Bryant doing his Andreu Lecondaguy impersonation<p>Rampage week! The excitement for both kids and adults is off the charts, …

Ex-engineer leaks how marketing works in the bike industry - MBR

The game's up<p>Shocking new video confirms everything you ever suspected with how the mountain bike industry pushes new standards on to an exploited …

How to grout tiles – a step-by-step guide for kitchens and bathrooms

From wall tiles to floor tiles, follow our easy DIY guide to grouting – and regrouting – your kitchen and bathroom<p>Whether you’re adding a colourful …

Climate change might be worse than thought after scientists find major mistake in water temperature readings

Global warming might be far worse than we thought, according to a new study.<p>The research challenges the ways that researchers have worked out sea …

Climate Change

This $40 box is your cable company’s worst nightmare

People are cutting the cord in record numbers right now, and cable companies are freaking out. Yeah, it’s pretty awesome and they all deserve it for …

The Make-Ahead French Toast Casserole Pumpkin Spice Deserves

Pumpkin French Toast Casserole<p>Serves 8<p><i>For the casserole:</i> <br>Unsalted butter<p>1 day-old loaf brioche (about 1 pound), cut into 1-inch pieces <br>6 large eggs <br>1 …

How to downgrade your iPhone from iOS 11

We were all excited for iOS 11, but some of us were disappointed when we finally updated our phones. Specifically, those of us who still have the …

Mobile Technology

After Irma: Solar Plus Storage - A Small Beacon Of Light In A Sea Of Darkness

Five days after the dreaded arrival of Hurricane Irma, Jim Walden lives in a ghost town. When Walden woke up on this mid-September morning, he switched on his lights and headed to the kitchen to grab something out of the refrigerator for breakfast. He is the only person within miles who could make …

Energy

How to photograph your dog like a pro

<b>Capturing a dog’s true character requires teamwork, accurate focusing and a good supply of squeaky toys, says Andy Biggar. Here's how to photograph</b> …

Landscape Photography

Apple Has Revealed The Secret Techniques Behind Taking The Perfect iPhone Photo

For most people (not us, we're brilliant), when it comes to taking photos on their iPhone, it's mostly a case of taking a hundred shots of the same …

Is This the Future of Pro-Quality Mobile Portrait Photography? Take a Look (VIDEO)

The art of portrait photography requires a lot of skill to both capture compelling images and process them effectively. In the forward-looking video …

The Ultimate Guide To Making The Tastiest, Healthiest Smoothies

When it comes to a quick, on-the-go snack that’s still healthy, smoothies are recommended time and time again — and for good reason. They’re easy to …

Digital Photography

An introduction to the scientific, artistic, and computing aspects of digital photography. Topics include lenses and optics, light and sensors, …

Elon Musk leads Tesla effort to build house roofs entirely out of solar panels

In latest clean energy plan, Tesla purchases SolarCity to make solar ‘shingles’: ‘It’s not a thing on the roof. It is the roof,’ CEO says<p>A new venture spearheaded by Elon Musk will create house roofs made entirely of solar panels, in a sweeping expansion of Tesla’s clean energy ambitions.<p>Tesla has …

Tesla

Waste of resources is biggest threat to planet, warns Scottish environment agency

Scotland’s industries and farmers must cut energy, greenhouse gas emissions and resource use as waste overtakes pollution as the major environmental threat, says head of regulator<p>Scotland’s environment agency has warned the country’s industries and farmers that their waste and inefficiency is now …

Environmentalism

Can Tesla go from sexy car company to clean energy empire?

If you're wondering about Elon Musk's latest vision for Tesla, think Apple.<p>Apple succeeded in turning a bland market for electronic devices into a coveted and connected lifestyle where your phone, your tablet, your computer, your watch and your television can all be bought in one place and work …

Tesla

Range Worries, Solved: This Supercapacitor System Charges Electric Vehicles in a Flash

Image source: ABB.<p>What if you could charge your electric car every time you stop at a traffic light? What if buses and semi trucks could run on clean, renewable energy instead of diesel or natural gas?<p>Fast charging has been a holy grail for the electric vehicle industry for a long time, but it's …

6 Successful Solar Power Projects and What They Cost

Some time around the end of March, the U.S. passed the 1 million mark for solar installations, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. …

45 Brilliant Cleaning Tricks for Every Occasion That Really Work

There’s nothing better than a spotless house. But, to tell the truth, for many of us cleaning our house is not on our list of our favorite ways to …

Cleaning

Scientists discovered an absurdly easy way to seem convincing

If you want to convince someone that your explanation for something is the best way to explain it, you might want to tack on some useless (though accurate) information from a tangentially related scientific field.<p>It turns out that when you tack on additional information from a respected field of …

Psychology

Michael Moore: ‘Trump inspires his side. It’s like Munich in 1932’

The documentary maker reveals how illness, divorce and his father’s death changed him and why Donald Trump really is a fascist<p>I’m not sure which Michael Moore I’m going to get when I call him in New York. Will I get the slightly cantankerous Michael Moore of the documentaries? The one who knocks on …

Florence + the Machine Share Short Film The Odyssey: Watch

Last year, Florence and the Machine shared a series of visuals which were directed by Vincent Haycock. All of those clips have been folded into a short film called "The Odyssey." The 47-minute film features songs from <i>How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful</i> including “What Kind Of Man,” “How Big How Blue …