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How Solar Is Conquering the Grid

A new report by the Energy Information Administration shows how much cheaper solar panels got in just a few years.<p>We’ve known for a few years now that solar power is surging in the U.S. and the rest of the world: costs have been falling for a while and countries like the United States, China, and …

Renewable Energy

LibreELEC 9.0 Alpha Now Available For Raspberry Pi And x86 PCs

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts may be interested to know that LibreELEC the team behind the cutdown operating system that offers “just enough” has this …

Raspberry Pi

Wrigley Billionaire Moves From Chewing Gum to Medical Marijuana

The scion of a family that made a fortune in chewing gum is moving into pot.<p>William Wrigley Jr. II, who helped orchestrate the sale of his family’s …

Cannabis

Resize Your Windows Apps to Any Dimensions You Want with 'Sizer'

<b>Windows:</b> It’s been a long, long time since we talked about the Windows app <b>Sizer</b>, recently rewritten to be more compatible with Windows 10 apps. It’s …

Apps

Three reasons you shouldn’t retire. Ever.

The “in thing” now for retirement is to do it early.<p>There are communities, blogs and early-retirement crusaders whose mission is to sing the praises of a work-free lifestyle.<p>Actually, to tell the truth, many early-retirement enthusiasts are earning quite a bit of money through blogs and podcasts …

Retirement

Review: The Pax 3 is a slick, stylish weed vape for blazing beginners

While the humble spliff will always have a place in the (weed-loving) public’s heart, these days it’s all about that # v a p e l i f e. A lot of devices are fighting for a space in this market and the Pax 3 has become one of the most popular – and for good reason.<p>The device is a lipstick-sized and …

Gear & Gadgets

Open Up a New World of Internet of Things Possibilities with This Raspberry Pi Sensor Kit

<b>Description</b><p>The Internet of Things fun and opportunity with Raspberry Pi is virtually limitless — but only if you have the right tools. This Sensor …

Microcontroller

For the price of a smart plug you can get a power strip with four separate Alexa-controlled outlets

Seriously, why on Earth would you ever buy a $25 smart plug when you can spend a few extra bucks and get four smart plugs in one? The Tonbux Wifi …

Home Automation

These Free Online Courses From Google Will Boost Your Career No Matter What Business You're In

From product design to LinkedIn strategies, Google has a lot to teach executives and entrepreneurs.<p>Google has a lot it wants to teach us. The search giant offers a massive number of online courses, many of them targeted to students or recent graduates through Grow with Google. Others will teach you …

Online Life

5 Apps That Can Improve Your Writing Skills | Times Square Chronicles

5 Apps That Can Improve Your Writing Skills<p>We must use our writing skills in many different areas of our daily lives. We may have to fill out …

Creative Writing

Can these glasses cure motion sickness?

<b>(CNN) —</b> For many travelers, the thought of a long, winding road trip through the mountains of Italy sounds breathtaking.<p>For others? It's the very definition of a nightmare.<p>Dizziness, headaches and nausea ... nearly everyone has felt the sensation of motion sickness at least once in their life when …

Amalfi Coast

You can become a Raspberry Pi master for as low as $19

Not too long ago, creating electronics and gadgets that could communicate with each other usually called for a computer science degree and a team of engineers. However, with the advent of Raspberry Pi, virtually anyone can build their own homemade electronics using a computer roughly the size of a …

KissAnime - Social HD Anime | Apps | 148Apps

App Description<p>Looking for an app to track your favorite anime, cartoon, sharing your opinions between anime fans, then KissAnime is for …

Apps

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Google Lowers The Artificial Intelligence Bar With Complete DIY Kits

Last year, Google released an artificial intelligence kit aimed at makers, with two different flavors: Vision to recognize people and objections, and …

What Best Motivates You at Work? When 200,000 Employees Were Asked, This was Their No. 1 Response

Hint: It's not about the money, money, money.<p>When you're motivated, you feel energized. You're ready to take things on, get things done, push things forward. Projects get moved along; emails get answered; you move along with pep in your step.<p>When you're unmotivated, it's hard to get started. You …

How much tax to withhold? New calculator to help figure it

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans are now getting bigger paychecks as a result of the new tax law. So the government is issuing an online …

Retirement

Amazon vets develop $20 WyzeCam home camera, end up competing against their former employer

The four founders of Wyze Labs are all former Amazon employees, and they’ve hewed closely the company’s well-known leadership principles in …

Smart Homes

A Pill to Make Exercise Obsolete

What if a drug could give you all the benefits of a workout?<p>It was late summer, and the gray towers of the Salk Institute, in San Diego, shaded seamlessly into ocean fog. The austere, marble-paved central courtyard was silent and deserted. The south lawn, a peaceful retreat often used for Tai Chi …

Master Excel like the boss you are for less than $30

Microsoft's beloved WordArt feature of the 1990s helped your childhood self give homework assignments the ol' razzle-dazzle — all under the watchful …

The Populele makes it fun/easy to learn the “devil’s guitar”

As a staunch believer in non-existent superstitions I feel that the ukulele is a very dangerous, sensual instrument that could lead to the ruination of our young people and rend the very fabric of society. That said, I can now play <i>Stand By Me</i> on the Populele, a feat that was rendered possible by …

China claims they have actually created an EM drive

Guess Who’s Back<p>After a relatively long news hiatus, the impossible EM (Electromagnetic) Drive is making a comeback. Researchers from China’s space …

Make Your Own Eclipse Viewer

Hundreds of years before solar viewing glasses were readily available, scientists and casual spectators could still enjoy these rare celestial events without frying their eyeballs. They'd use a combination of pinholes and mirrors to redirect the sun's rays onto a screen.<p>It took a while to figure …

Frying

This app wants you to wake up by turning your bed into a gym

Wakeout is a new app that has only one goal: to wake its users up by exercising. And yes, it’s as horrible and effective as it seems.<p>I downloaded the app the night before I planned to use it, and was already dreading waking up. 7:30 a.m. eventually hit, and my sleep was rudely interrupted by a …

I Was Addicted to Bread, and Here's What Happened When I Stopped Eating It For 1 Month

I honestly didn't know I was addicted to bread. Not until I did a two-week fruit and veggie detox, where I ate nothing but fruits, veggies, beans, nuts, and seeds. Those first few days, I realized bread had an enormous hold on my life because soft, chewy buns were all I could think about. I …

Microsoft’s Eye Control for Windows 10 is now available for testers

Use the eye-tracking feature in beta if you have a Tobii device<p>It was only yesterday that Microsoft announced a new built-in eye tracking feature for Windows 10, but the company is already interested in getting the accessibility option out in the wild. The latest Windows Insider preview build …

Eye Tracking

4 Dinner Foods Doctors Swear By To Get a Flat Stomach Fast

We love cereal for dinner, but it does nothing for our waistlines. What you eat at the end of the day has a big impact on whether or not you can zip …