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The 13 Best New Apps You May Have Missed Recently

Luckily, we've collected the best apps of the past month so you can find something new to try out.<p>From time-saving productivity apps like Workflow to fun little games for passing the time like Bloks, you're bound to find something you like.

The 15 Best Quotes to Inspire You to Never Stop Learning | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I used to think that school was the place to get an education. But I was wrong.<p>School is just <i>part</i> of your education.<p>We live in an Information Age …

Motivation

New Nintendo 3DS Hack Gives You Easy Access To Illegal Games

Nintendo's popular 3DS video game system may have a new piracy problem.<p>A video posted on YouTube on Friday, which you can see above, shows off a new cartridge that, when inserted into the 3DS handheld, lets you play illegally downloaded games with the touch of a button. It's called the Sky3DS, and …

New Phone Charger Stores Energy While You Expend It

Wearable device captures kinetic energy while you ride<p>For many of us, riding a bike is a way to recharge our bodies and minds—and soon it might recharge our phones as well. Ampy, a new compact lightweight charger, stores your kinetic energy, which can be used to power your portable electronic …

Where You Hurt & How To Fix It

Whether you head to the gym regularly, wear heels daily, or just sit hunched over a desk at work, pain can become your obnoxious sidekick. And, if …

Kano Ships Its First 18,000 Learn-To-Code Computer Kits, Fueled By $1.5M Kickstarter

Kano Computing, a startup that plays in the learn to code space by adding a step-by-step hand-holding layer atop the Raspberry Pi single-board microcomputer to make hacking around with code and learning about computational thinking child’s play, has shipped all the hardware kits in its first batch …

Secret, The Anonymous App Worth $100 Million, Launches A Spin-Off Notification App Called 'Ping'

Ping has no tie to Secret's flagship app; it came out of a company hackathon. It's a simple notification tool that pushes topical content to your phone's locked homescreen.<p>"We were fascinated by the idea of an app that could tell you what you need to know, right when you need to know it," Secret …

Apps

How to make your coffee just like James Bond

James Bond was a coffee snob. For real. Total coffee snob. I discovered this while reading the 1957 Bond novel, "From Russia With Love."<p>There, in the opening chapters of Ian Fleming's masterpiece, is the line detailing Bond's coffee habits: "It consisted of very strong coffee, from De Bry in New …

Brew Great Coffee Without a Chemistry Degree

National Drinks | Ashley Mason<p>Is that a chemistry lab or a coffee shop?<p>Space age brew labs like Intelligentsia's NYC outpost in the High Line Hotel make it hard to tell.<p>We covet their fancy glass drippers and siphons, and we don't think fancy-pants coffee joints should have all the fun. To bring …

The Physics of Productivity: Newton's Laws of Getting Stuff Done

In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton published his groundbreaking book, which described the three laws of motion and redefined the way the world looked at …

Zingerman's Black Magic Brownies

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> 15 enormous brownies or 24 regular-size brownies<p><b>Prep:</b><p>30 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>25 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>1 hour<p>The famous brownies from …

Students Can Take Studying Paperless With These Apps and Gadgets

The diligent student may often be pictured with a pencil behind her ear, her chicken scratches adorning countless spiral notebooks — but these days she's just as likely to be organizing a study group on her smartphone while reviewing a lecture on her tablet. Here are a few gadgets and apps that …

Gear & Gadgets

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition Confirmed With Release Date

Coming with heaps of DLC.<p>Square Enix has officially confirmed Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition will hit PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 10.<p>The …

Awesome Clay Refrigerator Requires Zero Energy to Keep Food Cool

An Indian entrepreneur has created a refrigerator made entirely from clay that keeps food cool without using any electricity. Mansukhbhai Raghavbhai …

Domestic Technology

Google all the things (again), Humble Bundle for all, I Am Groot! - Google Play Weekly

Just look at this crazy deep-ocean power source

A Florida-based startup called Crowd Energy will be turning to Indiegogo to continue work on its Ocean Energy Turbine, a slow-turning mill that its creators believe can harness megawatts of clean power from just a single unit — enough to light thousands of homes.<p>Underwater turbines are nothing new, …

Get ready for virtual reality — here's why it will soon be our norm

Unless you’ve been living in a cave this past year, you’ve probably already heard that Virtual Reality (VR) is coming at us – and fast.<p>Thanks to Facebook’s recent acquisition of VR company, Oculus Rift, for $2 billion there’s no doubt VR technology is going to change the way we work, play, and …

China Joins The Tank Biathlon, the “Sport" of Main Battle Tanks

Fresh off its victory in the Special Forces "Olympics", the PLA has also signed up for the Russian Tank Biathlon, a competitive sport for main battle tanks. This year, 12 nations are participating in the Second Annual Tank Biathlon; Angola, Armenia, Belarus, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, …

You've Been Slicing, Dicing, Pitting And Peeling Your Produce All Wrong. Until Now.

Cooking is fun. Eating is fun. Sometimes you want to get the cooking done so you can get to the eating. We can respect that.<p>The following tricks will have you prepping produce quicker than ever before, and they'll cut down clean-up time, too. No special tools are required. Never bought a cherry …

SexFit is a pedometer for your penis

It was only a matter of time before wearable technology moved from people's heads and wrists and ventured downstairs. British adult retailer Bondara is leading the charge, showing off a prototype activity tracker and sex toy that goes on the gentleman's region. The SexFit is a ring that sits at the …

The Right Flowers For Every Occasion (And Feeling)

The perfect blooms.<p>Our friends at The Salonniere recently shared the secret language of flowers, which got us thinking: Who wouldn't want to know the perfect bloom for every emotion and occasion? PLUS: Don't miss their history on the topic

5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

Jordan Metzl, M.D., a sports medicine physician at New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery, gets how hard it is to wake up to work out. "It's a tough habit to get into," he says. That said: "I'm a huge believer in morning workouts because it starts your metabolic furnace and ensures you'll …

Popcorn Time can now stream torrents to your Apple TV

Popcorn Time is Hollywood’s worst nightmare: a Netflix for torrents that streams the hottest movies right to your Mac or PC.<p>Now, it’s become even more nightmarish for the industry. It will now stream torrented movies directly to the Apple TV.<p>As a reminder, Popcorn Time is a cross-platform movie and …

Smart TV

This Little Box Turns Your Existing iPhone Charger Into A Portable Battery

Does the world need another portable battery meant to charge your devices in a pinch? Probably not.<p>But I dig the minimalism of this one. Instead of requiring you to carry around yet another thing, it turns your <i>existing</i> iPhone wall charger into a backup battery.<p>One less thing to forget when you’re …

Selfies Make You Stronger

Living in the age of #fitness junkies, activity trackers, and sports bra selfies was bound to lead to this: a new fitness app called PumpUp.<p>PumpUp allows users to not only post their workouts and meals for others to see, but also share progress photos to keep themselves inspired and on track. …

Social Media

Kwikset's Kevo Smart Door Lock Adds Free Guest eKeys, Scheduling for Standard eKeys

While several high-profile smart deadbolt systems such as Lockitron and August have experienced significant delays, Kwikset has been shipping its Kevo Bluetooth deadbolt for some time now, and today the system is receiving a software update to provide new access options for users.<p>Similar in …

Mark Twain’s Top 9 Tips For Living A Kick-Ass Life

You may know Mark Twain for some of his very popular books like Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He was a writer and …