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Samsung ads poke fun at everything from Apple's stream to its Watch

Now that Apple's new iPhone 6 Plus is ready to play in the Galaxy Note 4's size territory, Samsung is taking the competition on with a few new ads. It's revived the "It Doesn't Take A Genius" tagline, and first up is a segment making fun of Apple's glitchy live video stream during yesterday's …

SYNEK's countertop tap puts your kegerator out to pasture

There's no question that draft beer is the best beer, but the cost of getting fresh from the tap brews at home can be substantial. Purchasing a kegerator (along with all of its accessories), CO2 and the kegs of whatever varieties you prefer can add up quickly. But what if supplying a tap system was …

5 Tips for Raised Bed Gardens

Pat Callahan is Delaware Valley College's director of grounds, landscape, and turf, who also helps PopMech with the mower tests we run on the college's pristine grounds. Here, he gives us his top five tips for building and maintaining raised beds.<p><b>Raised beds carry a litany of advantages</b> that make …

Any given Sunday: inside the chaos and spectacle of the NFL on Fox

It's 90 minutes to game time in Foxboro, Massachusetts, and Troy Aikman's not speaking to anyone.<p>Around him, a dozen or so crew members, assistants, and friends chatter as they finish last-minute preparations, making sure Gillette Stadium is ready for football. They're testing cables and video …

How to Get the Most Out of Your Android Device

You dont need to be technologically gifted to create a better experience on your Android device.<p>You don't need to be technologically gifted to create a better experience on your Android device.

The best hidden features in iOS 7

One hundred days and several hundred bug fixes after its announcement, iOS 7 is now available to download for iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, and the fifth-generation iPod touch. Apple claims there are "over 200" new features in its new OS, and by now you've probably heard all about the big …

The 3 Rigs You Need for Surf Fishing

You don't have to go out to deep water to catch fish—these three rigs can help an angler find the flounder, striped bass, and other fishing that hang out near sandbars.<p><b>Summertime, and with surf fishing the dining can be as easy</b> as tossing hooks and a sinker into the saltwater a few feet from your …

How To Turn A Match Into A Tiny Rocket [VIDEO]

Blast off!<p>The swift strike of a match on July 4 typically precedes sky-high spectacles. But matches themselves can be fireworks. When ignited, the bulb of fuel on a match's tip combusts into space-hogging gases. By containing the gas in aluminum foil and directing it downward, you can create a …

How to Make a Modern Adirondack Chair

The classic backyard beauty gets a well-deserved makeover in these plans for an updated adirondack chair.<p>The classic backyard beauty gets a well-deserved makeover in these plans for an updated adirondack chair.

A vision of Miami's impending underwater apocalypse

<i>Rolling Stone</i> this month published a fascinating, if somewhat morbid piece about how the city of Miami is all but certain to be submerged underwater due to climate change. As Jeff Goodell reports, research shows that sea levels are due to rise by at least six feet by the end of the century, with …

Watch Richard Dawkins' most excellent and psychedelic explanation of internet memes

Probably the most famous atheist on the planet, British biologist Richard Dawkins is somewhat less well known as the inventor of the word "meme." He coined the term in his 1976 book <i>The Selfish Gene</i>, where he used it to denote the transmission of cultural or societal habits from one person to …

Now Legal, Washington State Ponders Regulating Pot

Now that Washington state has approved recreational marijuana, the state must decide how to regulate its use. <i>Weekend Edition Sunday</i> host Rachel Martin talks with Mark Kleiman of UCLA about how Washington state can implement the new laws.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>In Colorado, the recreational …

5 Favorites: Backyard Play Structures

When we were little, the distance you could “fly” across the backyard after jumping from a swing was the measure of your superhero powers. It still …

DIY: Children’s Canopy Bed

Recently spotted (and admired) on the Dutch blog Frivole: a DIY canopy hung from a branch over a children’s bed. This project can easily be …

When the Wells Go Dry in the Great Plains

A sad story in the New York Times, which reports on the shocking decline of the High Plains Aquifer, the lifeblood of farmers from the South Dakota …

Switched On: On iOS, Now is Google's time

<i>Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.</i><p>In the early days of the internet economy, the saying went that webpages were created on Macs, served on Unix and viewed on Windows. In the iOS app economy, it's often the case that apps run on devices by Apple, but …

A Conversation With Country Superstar George Jones

The country singer, known for "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and many other hits, died Friday at age 81. <i>Fresh Air</i> remembers Jones with excerpts from a 1996 conversation with Terry Gross about his autobiography, his addictions and his perspective on his celebrated but troubled marriage to Tammy …

Origins, unknown: where did the Maya empire really come from?

After a seven-year excavation, a new theory emerges<p>Photo by Takeshi Inomata, University of Arizona<p>The astronomy, calendar, and apocalyptic predictions have been well documented, but there's one part of Maya history that researchers have yet to agree upon: how the ancient civilization actually came …

The Secret Life Of the Sonoran Desert

The Sonoran Desert, which spans some 100,000 square miles in southwestern North America, is one of the most diverse desert ecosystems in the world. Host Ira Flatow and guests discuss some lesser known desert creatures, and explore the secret life of that American southwest icon, the saguaro</b> …