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Come Vote and Turn this SpaceX LEGO Set into a Reality

Remember the really cool Saturn V rocket set released by LEGO last year? Want to help set the direction for the next space-related LEGO set that …

Lego

Elon Musk’s ‘time blocking’ method: How to manage time effectively even if your schedule is hectic

Elon Musk is possibly the busiest man on earth right now.<p>The billionaire founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, usually spends up to 100 hours a week …

Time Management

Elon Musk Shares Incredible Video of Tesla Model X Pulling Boeing 787

You don’t see this everyday. Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared a video Tuesday of a Tesla Model X P100D pulling a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at Melbourne …

Cal Ripken Jr.’s Maryland Mansion Sells at Auction

The buyer and sale price have not yet been disclosed<p>Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., known as “The Iron Man,” has sold his 25-acre estate in …

This three-axis tourbillon movement is a 3D printed marvel

The three-axis tourbillon is one of the most complex watch complications in the world. Originally based on a design by watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet, this type of tourbillon – literally “whirlwind” – rotates the balance wheel of a watch in order to ensure that gravity doesn’t adversely affect …

Tesla's Model 3 videos have everything you could want to know

If you're looking into the Tesla Model 3, but you're still a bit confused as to how its systems differ from more traditional vehicles, there's a solution -- Tesla's own walkthroughs.<p>Tesla has released nine new videos walking through various features of the Model 3. Covering simple functions like …

Tesla

This custom-built tiny house is big on interior design

Washington-based company Handcrafted Movement is making quite the name for itself with custom-made tiny homes. The company’s latest micro dwelling — …

Interior Design

5 ways to make the Apple Watch a better step counter

I ditched my Apple Watch ($465 at Amazon.com) in favor of a Fitbit a few months ago and got into the whole step-counting thing. My wife and I have developed a healthy competition with our dueling Fitbits. Recently, I decided to return to my Apple Watch for its prettier display, superior design and …

Smartwatches

Amazon’s best-selling Apple Watch Stand now $7.50 Prime shipped

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Tranesca (99% positive feedback all-time) via Amazon offers its Apple Watch Charging Stand for <b>$7.66 Prime shipped</b> when promo code</b> …

Millennials love this new housing community in a forgotten stretch of California thanks to its ultrafast internet and dirt-cheap home prices

California is no paragon of affordability, particularly when it comes to housing.<p>In five California metro areas — including San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego — the salary needed to qualify for a mortgage to buy a median-priced home is over $100,000 a year.<p>Homeownership in California on a …

33 photos that show why everyone misses Obama

Former President Barack Obama has been living the dream ever since he left office more than a year ago.<p>From vacationing in exotic locations, to sitting for his official portrait, to negotiating a Netflix deal, Obama has been making the most of his post-presidency — and it's hard not to feel a …

Learn How to Fold a World-Record-Setting Paper Airplane

Growing up with six brothers, John Collins got really good at folding paper planes.<p>"Anything you can beat your siblings at is good," he says.<p>But he …

Shaq has a wild story about spending $70,000 at Walmart — the biggest purchase in company history

Shaquille O'Neal claims to own the biggest purchase in Walmart history, and it's hard to doubt him.<p>In an interview on HBO's "Real Sports," O'Neal said after the Miami Heat traded him to the Phoenix Suns in 2008, he didn't have anything for his apartment, so he turned to Walmart to get some …

Americans have started fleeing the country for New Zealand — here's how to buy a home there

More than 2,000 US citizens immigrated to New Zealand in 2017, with net migration growing 65% since 2016, according to The Financial Times. And about 17,000 Americans "registered an interest in studying, working, or investing in New Zealand" on its government's immigration website in November 2016, …

We tried the Costco pizza that people are crazy about — here's the verdict

Costco is one of the largest pizza chains in the US.<p>Yup, you read that right — with over 700 locations and, therefore, food courts, Costco is considered the 14th largest pizza chain in the country. It's technically bigger than California Pizza Kitchen and nearly as large as CiCi's.<p>That's an …

Costco

Major League Baseball may have made a huge mistake

Yesterday I wrote about the rules changes announced for Minor League Baseball. Specifically, the alteration of the pitch clock and, more …

Stephen Hawking’s brilliance in 9 quotes

Tesla next-generation Roadster prototype shows up at Gigafactory 1

While Tesla’s original Roadster that SpaceX launched into space on the new Falcon Heavy captured a lot of attention, we are still more excited here about the next-generation Roadster currently under development.<p>Now a Tesla next-generation Roadster prototype shows up at Gigafactory 1 in Nevada.<p>Tesla …

Tesla

Elon Musk wants to colonize Mars with SpaceX — here's what he said it will be like as one of the first residents

Elon Musk said being one of the first people to colonize Mars won't be glamorous.<p>Speaking during a Q&A at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, the SpaceX founder addressed his plans to colonize Mars and what it will be like for those early pioneers on the red …

These Are the Prettiest Places on Earth to Feed Your Wanderlust

It's normal to overlook the simple pleasures in life when we feel stuck in a place or routine that doesn't fulfill us. But ironically, those are also …

Travel

Elon Musk shares updated pedestrian-first Boring Co. Hyperloop transit plan

Elon Musk has shifted his pans for The Boring Company: While it will still focus on digging tunnels to provide a network of underground tubes suitable for use by high-speed Hyperloop pods, the plan now is to use that Hyperloop to transport pedestrians and cyclists first, and then only later to work …

The Tesla Model 3 has one feature that gives it an edge over other sedans

In some respects, the new Tesla Model 3 sedan is the wrong car for the current SUV-mad market in the US.<p>Americans are buying lots of compact SUVs. In fact, some automakers now think that a structural change has occurred and that SUVs have completely displaced passenger cars. If you want to buy or …

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

In 1 Sentence, Elon Musk Shares His Single Best Piece of Business and Personal Advice | Inc.com

You can say what you want about Elon Musk, but two things are undeniable. He has a habit of making bold bets, and he isn't shy about sharing equally bold advice/lessons, on everything from accountability to explaining why you've stopped learning at work. (I'm waiting for his press release …

Self-improvement

The best and worst things about the Tesla Model 3

We took the Tesla Model 3 for a test drive. The Model 3 will be the least expensive of the Tesla models, with the most basic version starting at $35,000. The one we drove had a few upgrades, like a glass dome roof and some wooden interior details. It goes for $57,500. <i>Following is a transcript of</i> …

This video on how to cut a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese wheel is very satisfying

Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is a highly valued and tightly controlled commodity. This instructional video shows how to use specialized Parmesan cheese …

Italy

Dead Battery? How to Jump Start a Car Like a Pro

You run out of the house already late for work, hop in the car and turn the key in the ignition ... only to hear a "click click" noise instead of the …

SpaceX Hid a Second, Secret Payload Aboard Falcon Heavy, And It Sounds Amazing

Designed to last for millions of years.<p>Elon Musk's personal Tesla might have gotten all the headlines during SpaceX's historic rocket launch last …

Falcon Heavy

Watch Elon Musk Freak Out Over the Falcon Heavy Launch

Unique footage shows the SpaceX CEO and his team in mission control in the moments leading up to the historic launch.<p>On February 6, SpaceX made history with the largely successful first launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket—and National Geographic was there, right alongside SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.<p>In …

Elon Musk

SpaceX animation shows what Elon Musk’s Roadster will look like on its way toward Mars

Let the countdown to tomorrow’s launch begin<p>Roughly 24 hours before SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy is supposed to blast off for the first time ever, CEO Elon Musk just shared an animated video of what it will look like when the new giant rocket releases a Tesla Roadster into space.<p>The animation is a sort of …