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A British lord created a device that runs on free electricity from the air

The internet of things—millions of connected sensors, beacons, and wearables analyzing and mapping microscopic bits of data to make our lives better—is widely assumed to be the next big trend in digital technology. But however small a sensor may be, it still requires some energy to function—and, …

Internet of Things

A swarm of birds appear to be in the path of an inbound American Airlines jet as it passes over Gravelly Point in Arlington, Va. (Photo by @cariotir/The Washington Post)

Raleigh's Record-Breaking Beer Garden Has 378 Unique Draft Taps

This Oktoberfest, raise a glass to Raleigh, the humble North Carolina city with lofty beer credentials.<p>Where would you imagine you’d find the world’s …

A Flipboard Ode to Coffee

Today, on International Coffee Day, we pay our respects to our dear friend and comforter, the bean-roasted beverage, <i>coffea arabica</i>. All hail the nectar of the gods in all its wonderful varieties. From the smokey roasts of Ethiopia’s Yirgacheffe region with subtle top notes of grass and butter, to …

Why iPads And Chromebooks Won’t Save the Classroom

The founder of Kano, a kid’s computer, says DIY is better than off-the-shelf.<p>Alex Klein is the co-founder and CEO of Kano, which creates computer and coding kits for all ages, all over the world. His reporting and writing has appeared in <i>Newsweek</i>, the <i>New Republic</i>, <i>New York Magazine</i>, the <i>Nation</i>, the</i> …

21 Portraits That Gaze Into Your Very Soul

When it comes to portraits, it's hard to argue against the saying, "it's all about the eyes." The so-called windows of the soul can draw you in like few other features have to power to. There's a reason one of (if not the) most popular National Geographic cover ever was Afghan Girl by Steve …

Missy on the Boards: Five of Missy Elliott's Best Production Credits - PAPER

As Missy Elliott Week goes on, it seems like a good idea to take a step back from our awe at her tracksuits and videos to focus a little more directly on the music. But we don't just need to consider the music Missy has made under her own name -- she's also had a long, often undervalued career as a …

15 Matching Wedding Tattoos to Celebrate Marriage

Marriage is said to be “till death do us part,” and some couples have chosen to honor this vow with something equally as permanent—beautiful ink. Wedding tattoos have become increasingly common, and couples are eager to show off their matching work. Some choose designs that are literal …

Never Go to a Touristy Restaurant Again

How to know where not to go—wherever in the world you may be.<p>People who have traveled with me will tell you the saddest they have ever seen me is …

Prepare yourselves: A rare “supermoon lunar eclipse” is coming

If you missed Jupiter’s collision with Venus back in June, now’s your chance to see another spectacular celestial sight—and this one should be much easier to spot. On Sept. 27, Earthlings will be treated to a “supermoon lunar eclipse,” a rare confluence of events that last occurred in 1982 and has …

Canon has a 250-megapixel sensor that fits in a DSLR

Canon has announced a "250-megapixel" image sensor that would fit into a consumer-grade DSLR camera. The Japanese camera maker says the new APS-H CMOS sensor enables "distinguishing of lettering on the side of an airplane flying at a distance of approximately 18 km [11 miles] from the shooting …

Cameras

HTC dropped from Taiwan's TWSE 50 Index

It hasn’t been easy for HTC recently and it looks like things aren’t getting any better. Following a difficult few years, including several quarters of bad sales, the maker of the HTC One range of flagship Android smartphones has seen an over 60 percent devaluation in its stock price, which has …

Creative Wall Murals For The Home by Black Crow Studios

If you’ve ever wanted a ‘wow’ factor in your home or studio, here’s how… Black Crow Studios develops large-scale, custom wallcovering designs, …

The world's 10 oldest ruins

Google’s OnHub is the router for people who are scared of routers

I never think about my router until there’s been a terrible mistake. And then it’s all I can think about. Once my internet goes down, I have to shove my television out of the way, sift through a tangle of identical-looking wires, and then hope that everything can be resolved with a quick reset. If …

Huawei's fight to fix its image and conquer the smartphone world

"Man, China gets all the good phones."<p>This is the kind of comment we've been hearing a lot lately. But, very few of those Chinese smartphones make it to Western markets. Besides, some folks remain skeptical of Chinese smartphones -- either due to bad experience in the past or because of fears over …

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BETTER RE Uses Old Batteries To Provide Extra Juice For Your Mobile Gadgets

A very unique kind of battery case has been developed by ENLIGHTEN called the BETTER RE, that has been designed to use old smartphone batteries to …

Gear & Gadgets

Jamie Oliver and Ed Sheeran rap for #FoodRevolutionDay

Jamie Oliver raps, Ed Sheeran plays the guitar and Paul McCartney sings in a song released for Food Revolution Day<p>Jamie Oliver has unusually taken on rapping to highlight his latest food petition and campaign called #FoodRevolutionDay.<p>He asked Ed Sheeran to help him promote a petition for new …

This clever Chrome experiment allows you to mute individual tabs

Last year, Google added a handy feature to Chrome: a speaker icon that show which tabs are playing sounds so you can quickly spot them. A hidden experiment builds on that, allowing you to mute them all with one click.<p>To enable the feature, enter “chrome://flags/” – the special URL for experiments – …

Frida Kahlo’s fashion hacks, after 50 years locked away

After 50 years in a sealed room, the intimate belongings of Mexico’s most iconic artist have finally come to light.<p>Shot by Japanese photographer Ishiuchi Miyako, photos from the new series <i>Frida</i> show vivid traces of a woman who took on illness with both glamour and ingenuity.<p>When Frida Kahlo died in …

Do You Ever Need to Turn Off Your Smartphone?

Experts — okay, maybe just your company’s tech guy — say shutting down your computer is a good idea if you’re headed home for the night or if you’ll …

5 Ways to Master the Art of Letting Go

We've all had to let go of things at some point or another. Whether it be a pet, friend, boyfriend, or simply graduating high school. We are constantly ending chapters in order to start new chapters.<p>Though age and experience can make it a little easier to let go and move forward, completely letting …

See Some of History's Most Extraordinary Jewels

Jill Ciraldo and Grace Flynt are admiring the McLean Jewel Collection at the establishment of Harry Winston, Inc., inter<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Bettmann/Corbis<p>1 …

With this nano memory cell, scientists are one step closer to a bionic brain

A groundbreaking electronic longterm memory cell could help researchers imitate and better understand the complexities of the human brain.<p>Built by …

The Brain

The Mechanics of Preventing Procrastination

A new study finds that thinking about far-off events in terms of days, rather than years, makes people get started sooner.<p>Procrastination is, in essence, stealing from yourself. The reason goals are so hard to reach, many psychologists think, is because each person believes they are really two …

Procrastination

The emotive nature of surrogacy

We need lawmakers, not angry couples and grief stricken mothers, to make rational decisions over surrogacy<p>Breast is best. We’ve been told it for years. <b>Babies thrive on mother’s milk and there are few sights more natural, more reassuring, more life-affirming than a woman feeding her baby.</b><p>Unless, …

Santander Cycles app lets you hire a 'Boris bike' from your phone

Boris bike users can now get release codes sent directly to their phones via a new app<p>Transport for London has launched a new mobile app that allows users of London's 'Boris bike' cycle hire scheme to bypass docking station terminals and get a bike release code delivered straight to a their …

Britain will be 'forced' by Brussels to accept Mediterranean migrants

The plan, driven by Jean-Claude Juncker, head of the European Commission, is “practically seen as a declaration of war”, senior EU official says<p>Every country within the EU could be forced to accept a quota of refugees under highly controversial plans to be unveiled by Brussels this week.<p>Britain …

Asylum Seekers

Android ‘M’ will be announced at Google’s I/O developer conference in May, but will the M stand for Maltesers, Mars, Milky Way or Marmite?<p>Google’s next version of Android, codenamed “M”, will be announced later this month, the company’s developer conference schedule has revealed.<p>Multiple mentions …

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