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Science Finally Figured Out How to Make Coffee Even Better

As it turns out, making a great cup of coffee is not so much about what you put into it once it’s brewed—it actually depends on what you do to the …

8 Ways to Ruin the Health Perks of Coffee

That caffeinated beverage can confer some real benefits, but not all cups are created equal.<p>As runners know, coffee is kind of magical—not only can it improve performance, but a slew of research links it to everything from a reduced risk of dementia to revving your metabolism. And of course there’s …

Jiffy Portable Hand Crank Phone Charger (video)

If you find your mobile devices run low on battery power, making you dashing to the nearest power outlet, you may be interested in a new portable …

Gear & Gadgets

FirstBuild launches Pique, a faster cold-brew coffee maker for the home

GE’s gadget-invention partner FirstBuild is launching Pique, a cold-brew coffee maker for the home.<p>Coffee has turned from a daily routine into somewhat of an art form in the last few years, with drip makers, the French press, single-serve cups, pour-over and an endless supply of the latest hi-tech …

Coffee

Road Shower 2

Nobody likes dirty gear, or a dirty car interior for that matter. Thankfully there’s the Road Shower 2 to keep you and your gear clean without the …

Why You Should Be Mixing Your Iced Coffee with Lemonade

When I got a tip that the new Brooklyn coffee roaster Supercrown Coffee was serving a drink called the Laura Palmer, and it was a mix of lemonade and iced coffee, I can't say that I was immediately swept up in excitement. <b>You don't go throwing around a Twin Peaks reference for just anything.</b> Also, …

How to build an AirPlay receiver with Raspberry Pi Zero

AirPlay is great for wirelessly piping music through your home, but even basic AirPlay speakers come with a hefty price tag attached. You may already …

Fontus Self Filling Water Bottle, Transforms Air Into Water (video)

Kristof Retezar has unveiled a new range of revolutionary self filling water bottles in the form of the Fontus Airo and Ryde, that are capable of …

Solar Panels

Rickie Fowler: How To Hit Wedges Tight From Any Distance

Try my new keys for hitting great wedges<p>I already feel a lot more comfortable on the course than I did last year. My priority now is to win a major, and I plan on being in the mix on the big Sundays in 2016.<p>One reason I’m confident is that we have a plan. Butch Harmon and I went through the 2015 …

Golf

First Look: 'Smart' Solar Panel Charges Phones, Gadgets Fast

Simple and lightweight, for $99 this solar panel will be all you need to charge small electronics in the woods. It’s the latest incarnation from Goal …

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MIT spin-out Thunkable hopes its drag-and-drop app builder can be a money-spinner too

Bagging lots of users is a challenge one of the startups in Y Combinator’s 2016 winter batch is worrying about a bit less than the average. The two-man strong founder team of Thunkable is coming from the rather more comfortable position of already having fostered a community over four million …

The First-Ever Draft Latte | Cold brew coffee, cold pressed coffee, coffee on the go

Hedge Coffee: San Francisco's Stylish Mobile Coffee Cart

In San Francisco, it sometimes seems as if one could blindly hurl a rock and hit the storefront of a specialty coffee shop. And yet, in the …

The Art of Making Coffee the Italian Way

The morning moka: a bleary-eyed ritual involving an aluminum pot (also known as a stovetop percolator or espresso maker), a small mountain of ground coffee, and that gurgling sound that sends people rushing to their kitchen as the coffee begins sputtering and pouring into the top chamber of the pot …

19 Coffee Cocktails That Will Be the Star of Your Brunch

How to make coffee when you have no coffee maker

So you broke your coffee maker. It happens. After all, they're usually made of fragile glass or ceramic. They're bound to break sooner or later.<p>So how do you continue to make coffee while you wait for your new one to arrive? The easy answer is, <i>don't</i>. Just hit the nearest Starbucks or Dunkin' Donuts …

Coffee

This new bike bell was intentionally designed to not look like a typical bike bell

Australian bike accessory brand Knog, have designed a contemporary version of a bicycle bell.<p>The bike bell is named ‘Oi’, which is fitting as the …

8 toys to encourage and empower girls in STEM this summer

Are parents part of the problem when it comes to encouraging girls to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)?<p>When parents of 1,000 school-aged children were asked about their perceptions of engineering, they used words such as "skilled," "important," and "creative," according to a …

Kids

9 Great Cold Coffee Drinks in San Francisco

Some of these beverages are old friends and some are new, but they all offer a chilly jolt of the caffeine that San Franciscans crave. Check out these <b>nine cold ones</b>, from nitro-powered coffee to ice cream-laced affogatos. They're not all for purists, but they sure are delicious.<p>Didn't see your fave …

Jordan Spieth: Try My 5 Driver Keys

There's a lot going on in the split second it takes for the club to move from behind your head down to the ball. So much that you really can't pinpoint any one element as being the most important. When my coach, Cameron McCormick, and I are fine-tuning my swing, we like to make sure <i>I'm moving</i> …

Golf

The science behind a good cup of coffee

Here’s the data behind making a healthy, flavorful cup of joe—from beans to brew<p>Coffee is one of the most popular drinks worldwide, with countless …

Coffee

Science Says Coffee Naps Are Better Than Coffee Or Nap Alone

If you’re looking for natural ways to get healthy and you’ve ever thought about taking a supplement of some kind or eating more of a certain …

Why You Should Definitely Try Malaysian-Style White Coffee

At Kopitiam, a teeny-tiny Malaysian café on Canal Street, there’s a coffee drink that rivals what’s served at Stumptown, La Colombe, and every other …

Coffee

Advanced espresso: Five drinks every true espresso lover should know

You’ve had a ristretto, a macchiato, an affogato for dessert, and yes, even a pumpkin spice latte (we won’t tell). But there are some other excellent …

Traditional bush medicine finds new life as Gulbarn tea

In the remote Roper region of the Northern Territory, the chance snapping of a branch has had incredible ripple effects for the community who live …

The Best Coffee Grinder

Why you should trust us<p>I’m a coffee writer with plenty of experience grinding and brewing coffee with all levels of professionals. I’m also the …