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9 Inventors Who Were Killed by Their Inventions

Yes, we know, “no pain, no gain,” but too much of a good thing…<p>Accident Claims Advice has put together an infographic of inventors who wound up being …

How to speed up your Wi-Fi

Optimize your internet connection.<p>No one likes slow Wi-Fi—it's right up there with creaking doors and leaking taps as one of the most frustrating household problems. To boost your upload and download speeds back up to where they should be, try making these tweaks to your router and other …

Wi-Fi

Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10

Even if you think you know it all, you don't.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this …

16 luxurious train trips that will make you not want to travel any other way

As Mark Smith, a British travel writer, told the Herald Sun, "A great train ride is that triple combination of the scenery outside the train, the experience inside the train and the people you meet and things that happen on that specific trip which make it memorable."<p>These 16 train journeys will …

Trains

4 Bike Fit Tips to Knock Out Knee Pain

The simplest ways to find your perfect seat height and cleat position<p>You could spend a century's worth of riding time calculating your seat height with all the formulas out there. Five-time Tour de France winner Bernard Hinault swore by his method of multiplying his inseam by 0.885, while fellow …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

<b>1. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1678)</b><p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.<p><b>2. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719)</b><p>By the end of the 19th century, no book in English literary history had …

Literature

18 Picnic-Perfect Sandwich Recipes

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Now that summer has finally arrived, it's time to step outside and enjoy the warm weather. And few foods are more picnic-friendly than sandwiches—portable, easy to share, easy to eat, and totally customizable. From lobster rolls …

Japanese Samurai And Courtesans Brought To Life In Vivid, Colorized Photos

In Japan, the color red has varied meanings, depending on its shade. On the country’s flag, a bold, red circle depicts the vivacity of the sun; on clothing and makeup worn by women beginning in the Heian period, a deep red dye made from safflower denoted rank.<p><i>All photos by Felice Beato, courtesy of</i> …

Toyota kickstarting fuel cell future with patent release

At CES 2015, Toyota announced it would make 5,680 patents related to fuel cell drive systems available as a means to help other automakers build fuel cell cars.<p>LAS VEGAS -- In an effort to get other automakers building fuel cell-powered cars and help fuel suppliers open new hydrogen-fueling …

Fuel Cell

Samsung Unveils Crazy-Small Drive That Gives You 1TB of Storage

Samsung unveiled the mighty mouse of storage devices at its Consumer Electronics Show presentation on Monday.<p>The company says its Portable SSD T1 …

Presenting our Best of CES 2014 Awards winners

Curating the Best of CES Awards as an official CEA partner is not a responsibility we take lightly. Finding plenty of worthy finalists was easy, but narrowing down each category to just one winner? Not so much. Nevertheless, we spent two nights in the Engadget trailer considering products against …

LG Twin Wash review: This well-rounded washer offers a little bit of everything - CNET

<b>The Good</b> LG's $1,500 WM5000HVA has a very intuitive display and a lot of advanced features -- including an Android and iOS app and an optional $730 Sidekick washer. It looks nice, too.<p><b>The Bad</b> It didn't do as well at removing stains as GE's $1,400 GFWR4805FMC, the app is very glitchy and the …

Android Phones

The Tumultuous Making of Gone With The Wind

In my ongoing mission to examine all the ways that our love of pop culture makes imprints on our lives — <i>and</i> to populate PopWatch on a slow news day — …

The mystery of Chopin's death

<b>When Polish composer Frederic Chopin died in 1849 he seemed to have suffered a classic Romantic death from tuberculosis. But doubts soon arose about the diagnosis, and a scientific examination of the heart earlier this year, while at first appearing to confirm the TB theory, left the mystery</b> …

History

Why So Many Art Forgers Want to Get Caught

History shows there's glory and money to be had from ripping off the works of great artists.<p>If you were a criminal, enjoying the lucrative fruits of your illicit labors and wishing to continue them, in secret, for as long as possible, I would recommend against buying an enormous submarine, …

North Korean websites restored after shutdown amid tension over Sony hack

Key North Korean websites were back online Tuesday after an hours-long shutdown that followed a U.S. vow to respond to a crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures that Washington blames on Pyongyang.<p>The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible …

Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan

Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the …