Matthew Hoover

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Here's How Different Types of Differentials Work

Everything you needed to know, and what makes them all different.<p><i>From the October 2015 issue of Car and Driver.</i><p>Open Differential<p><b>What It Does</b><p>Splits engine torque into two outputs, each of which is able to rotate at a different speed.<p><b>Shortcomings</b><p>When one tire loses traction, the opposing tire also …

Calculus

Shaving will never be the same with this laser razor

It's 2015, so it only makes sense to shave our hair off with lasers, right?<p>Right. That's why Skarp Razor is replacing blade with a laser and plans to …

GazeBox rethinks home parking [w/video]

There's currently a micro-housing trend happening in the US, with people radically downsizing from suburban life and moving into tiny homes that occupy just a few hundred square feet. With that in mind, think of the GazeBox as micro-garaging. This weird product of Italy makes it look like a giant, …

Remote Controls

Luxury smartwatch maker Olio adds 24k gold to its repertoire

Back in March, Olio introduced a new kind of smartwatch to the world: the Model One. Olio aimed to set itself apart from other smartwatches by going premium; really premium. We're talking surgical-grade stainless steel, precision forged housing, leather sourced from Italian tanneries and basically …

Seven Philly bartenders share their favorite summer cocktails

What makes for the ultimate summer cocktail? We asked seven top Philly mixologists to give their picks. Plus, they share their go-to off-duty drinks.</i> …

Bitters

Oh Good, We're Out of Money to Fix Our Roads—Again

It seems that every couple of months, we have to talk about the Highway Trust Fund. Specifically, the lack of money in the Highway Trust Fund. And …

Meet the companies 'Uberfying' America's private jet market

BlackJet customers are charged a relatively modest membership fee of $5,000 per year, although that doesn’t include any actual flying. “The seat price is very affordable,” the company’s CEO Dean Rotchin told TNW. Similarly to JetMe, BlackJet doesn’t have its own fleet, but unlike the competitor it …

20 Fashion Brands That Are Made in the USA

We’re gearing up to celebrate our great nation’s 239th birthday. Whether you plan on hosting a game-filled barbecue, baking a star-spangled cake or decking everything out in red, white and blue, there are a couple festivities you should plan on doing all year long — like supporting American-made …

The Long, Strange Trip Continues with New VW Camper Bus

That hippie-era icon of slow and hazy motoring freedom, the VW camper, may be only a fading memory here, but the camper-ized Volkswagen van lives on in Europe. There, the latest iteration of the concept has just been introduced.<p>Today called the California—fittingly named after the state that so …

Irish Iced Coffee

Makes 1 Servings<p>While each bartender has a preferred whiskey, we tried them all with Jameson with great results.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 ounces Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey<p>1 teaspoon ground espresso<p>2 teaspoons demerara sugar<p>3 ounces cold brew coffee (such as Grady’s)<p>Whipped cream (for serving)<p>Recipe …

The 25 best restaurants on the planet

Organized by Restaurant magazine and co-sponsored by S. Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, the World's 50 Best list is based on the votes of more than 900 international journalists and restaurant industry leaders.<p>We rounded up the top 25 honorees, but you can view the full list here (or click here for a …

New and Noted: Motorcycle Jackets

If you’re looking for a motorcycle jacket with timeless styling, you’re spoilt for choice right now.<p>Long-established brands are plundering their archives for classic designs to update. And upstart makers are taking traditional styles—like quilted shooting jackets—and adapting them for motorcycle …

One Pan Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Quinoa

I’m always on the lookout for easy dinners that are delicious, healthy, filling, <i>and</i> meals that my whole family agree on. This one pot meal is …

The Easiest Morning Coffee Fix Is Primula's Cold Brew Bottle

Make cold brew while you sleep with Primula's sleek to-go bottle.<p>At $4 for a 16-oz. <b>cold brew</b> at my local coffee shop, I know the smarter budget choice is to make it at home. But I find myself dragging at the thought of having to grind a whole bag of beans, soak them for 24 hours, then painstakingly …

Best Steak Marinade in Existence Recipe

"This is a family recipe that has been developed only over the last 5 years. In this short time it's made me famous in our close circle, but until …

Our Latest Contest: Your Best Recipe for the Shore

<i>Our latest contest wouldn't be complete without sandy feet, fresh produce, and lobster bibs.</i><p>After the long winter, we're not about to squander away the warm weather. Now that it's beautiful out, we're dusting off our spring and summer clothes and heading outside—and we want to bring your best …

Lobster

Slideshow: The Cinder Sensing Cooker Won’t Burn Your Food To A Crisp

I’m a lucky lad. Every so often the creators of a really cool, really revolutionary cooking devices come to my house and make me food and this time it was Cinder. Think of Cinder as a George Foreman Grill that went to MIT. Designed to cook everything perfectly, the system can cook, sear, and grill …

Cooking

Fortune.com

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Skin Laundry Lands in NYC: One Vogue Editor Test Drives the 10-Minute Laser Facial

When I first heard about Skin Laundry, the recently opened New York City treatment center devoted exclusively to ten-minute laser facials, I immediately made an appointment. After debuting in Los Angeles last year, it quickly became a cult sensation. The premise is simple: In less time than it …

Ultimate Summer Road Trip: San Francisco to Los Angeles

Cruise along the Pacific Coast Highway<p>The 450-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Highway between San Francisco and Los Angeles is one of America's most iconic road trips. And for good reasons: vast beaches, towering mountains and uninterrupted views of the Pacific guide you down the California …

Electronic jewellery that changes with your tastes

Hungarian start-up LIBER8 has introduced a piece of wearable jewellery, called ‘Tago Arc’, that allows users to change its patterns thanks to an integrated e-ink display. The curved e-Ink display can be customised with patterns or images from your smartphone library. A specific smartphone app …

Friday Lock rethinks smart lock style - CNET

<b>The Good</b> This lock has great design. It's available in seven colors and can be used as a regular thumb latch.<p><b>The Bad</b> Friday needs some serious firmware updates to deliver real Wi-Fi capability and temporary guest access. It also only integrates with Apple HomeKit.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> If all you're after …

Home Automation

Food and drink features

This Guy Planned The Best European Road Trip So You Don't Have To

If you thought planning a road trip in the U.S. was hard, try planning one for Europe.<p>Randy Olson, the brilliant Ph.D. candidate who recently planned the best way to road trip across America, just calculated the most epic European road trip ever. Add it to the bucket list <i>pronto</i>.<p>To calculate the …

Icelandic Birch Cocktail

Birkir and Björk from Foss Distillery are two Delicious Icelandic Liquors made with Pure Birch Sap (juice) and make excellent ingredients for cocktails.<p>If you are in the mood for a little taste of the woods, earthy tones with a hint of citrus, this Icelandic Birch Cocktail with Blood Orange is …

A Guide to the Country’s Best Pedicures: Just in Time for Sandal Season

At the present moment, <i>spring fever</i> may be a term better suited to describing the act of burying yourself under blankets with a case of the chills. But not to worry. For this, we have a three-part prescription: Book a beach vacation. Rush-order a pair of spring sandals. Pumice your feet. “By the end …

Skin Care

HTC One E9 specs and images leak: 5.5-inch Quad HD screen and octacore processor

Taiwanese smartphone-maker HTC may have only just revealed the M9, its latest flagship, but a number of leaks from China suggest the upcoming HTC E9 might be a strong competitor for your attention.<p>China's telecommunications regulator TENAA has posted an image of the E9, revealing a phone that's …

The Level Is a Balance Board for Standing Desks, and It's Great

Sitting all day sucks. Besides plenty of research on its negative health effects, extended sitting just makes it easier to lull off when you should be doing work, which is good for neither you nor your workplace.<p>Naturally then, standing desks are popping up in offices everywhere. But while being …

Microsoft's New Keyboard Works on Any Device, Anywhere

How often does it happen that you need to blast out a quick email or jot down an idea, but it's too long to tap out on your phone's tiny keyboard, and you left your laptop at home or don't want to deal with getting it out and booting it up? Microsoft hopes it's quite often. The company's new …

Want Fiber? Do more to get it, Google exec tells cities

Google has a tip for those who want more high-speed internet options: tell your town to get rid of its fax machine, touch up its maps and streamline …

Telecoms