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Looking for something nearby? Wi-Fi Aware could find it for you

A new feature of Wi-Fi could help people find both each other and things nearby, without being near a hotspot.<p>The group that puts the Wi-Fi badge on …

Internet of Things

Google's Eddystone serves up location-based info via Bluetooth beacons

Using low-energy Bluetooth beacons to serve up location-based info to customers isn't a new development. We've seen more than a few implementations of Apple's iBeacon tech. Google has a new project that employs a similar setup, and it's called Eddystone. How does it differ from Apple's Bluetooth …

Lumos - A Next Generation Bicycle Helmet

Popular Mechanics - “<i>The new best way to be seen</i>"<p>Cycling Weekly - "<i>Looks good whilst at the same time could make the difference between being seen or</i> …

LiliLite: The All-in-One Book Lamp, Shelf, and Mark.

Play<p>Replay with sound<p>Play with<br>sound<p>00:00<p>00:00<p>What is the maximum weight of books LiliLite can hold? The LiliLite can be safely used with 5 kg of …

A Self-Balancing, Two-Wheeled Car

One of ten brilliant innovations from our 2015 Invention Awards<p>2015 Invention Award Winner<p>Category: Automotive<p><b>Inventor:</b><p>Daniel Kim<p><b>Company:</b><p>Lit Motors<p><b>Invention:</b><p>C-1<p><b>Development Cost To Date:</b><p>$3.5 million<p><b>Maturity:</b><p>2/5<p>Inside a three-story warehouse in San Francisco, bicycles stand next to Macintosh-topped …

Liquid body armor could save you from a bullet

A Polish firm is the latest to concoct unassuming-looking fluids that harden on impact, making for lighter, more flexible protection on the battlefield and beyond.<p>Faced with the threat of bullet fire, most people probably won't be giving much thought to the material inside their bulletproof vest. …

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Has the Most Ferocious Lawyer in America Defending Him

Judy Clarke, the publicity-shy anti-death-penalty attorney, has defended the Unabomber, Susan Smith, and Jared Loughner, and successfully spared them capital punishment. Mark Bowden provides an in-depth portrait of her startling career.<p>We do not often think of a defense lawyer as someone who wars …

Peerless Family Beach House Adapted to Australian Weather

The proud owners of this family beach house in Melbourne, Australia, can indulge in relaxation and socialization in their beautiful modern home that …

Here are the renderings of Google's futuristic new headquarters

Google just revealed a wild proposal for remaking its main office space in Mountain View, California — rather than simply build more modern office buildings, Google is seeking to build some giant glass "canopies" with insides that can be rebuilt and repurposed easily depending on what the company …

We Built A Home Wall (and So Can You!)

<i>I must admit when my friend Jess said she was building a home wall, I didn’t quite believe it would happen. I threw her proclamation in with the</i> …

10 Rules for Climbing Photography

584<p>SHARES<p>As the photo editor for Climbing magazine, I’ve spent countless hours of my life click-click-clicking through climbing photos to find the …

Climate Change

3 Ways To Make A Star On Earth

Fusion: It's a blast!<p>Last fall, Lockheed Martin divulged a new fusion reactor design--one it claimed could power homes and cars in a decade. The wildly optimistic claim is reminiscent of that old trope: Fusion is just 10 years away ... and always will be. Still, experiments suggest we’re getting …

Google launches $100 Chromebit dongle that turns your TV into a Chrome OS computer, shows off flipping Chromebook

Google is making a big push into Chrome OS today. The company just announced a $100 TV dongle that turns any TV into a Chrome OS computer, as well as new Chromebooks.<p>The new ASUS ‘Chromebit’ is the most interesting announcement. Due this summer, the dongle attaches to your TV via HDMI and turns …

Consumer Tech

The making of Surface 3: Microsoft's little tablet grows up

Microsoft knows there's a lot riding on the Surface 3. And it looks like the company's finally listened to feedback from people who have asked for a little more oomph from these devices. Nearly three years after Surface with Windows RT was born, Microsoft is introducing its third-generation …

Logitech Launches Button-Filled MX Master Wireless Mouse

The mouse is your physical link to the digital world. Yes the keyboard is there too. But more than any other device, the mouse is how your interact in a world of zeros and ones.<p>But that world is getting more and more complex and the regular ol’ two button mouse with a track wheel can’t hold a …

Gear & Gadgets

Amazon says the FAA is so slow, the delivery drone it approved is already obsolete

The e-commerce giant wants US regulators to follow Europe's lead<p>Last week the Federal Aviation Administration finally gave Amazon permission to begin test flying its delivery drones outdoors. But in testimony before a Senate subcommittee today, Amazon argued that the government wasn't moving nearly …

Metanoia, a Climbing Film About an Extraordinary Life

Shortly after the film <i>Metanoia</i> starts rolling, we learn the defining moment of Jeff Lowe’s life. Nine days into a solo first ascent of the North Face of the Eiger in Switzerland in 1991, Lowe was huddled in a grotto far from the summit, soaking wet, shivering, and hungry. As a storm rattled the …

Mountaineering

10 Farm Sinks We Wish We Owned

Farm sinks not only add a pastoral touch to any kitchen, they’re also extremely functional. Roomy enough to accommodate the aftermath of a large dinner party, these vintage sinks are also favored by those who love a good DIY floral project. Ahead of spring's bloom, we scoured Instagram for the best …

DIY

Recycled Packing Peanuts Could Make Batteries Better

Finally, a useful way to get rid of those pesky things<p>As Vilas Pol, a chemical engineer at Purdue University, unpacked new materials for his lab, the huge number of packing peanuts overwhelmed him. His team was dumping them out by the thousands, he says. Though many packing peanuts are made from …

Government

Melbourne's housing crisis: tiny houses, floating apartments and other solutions

Would you live in a funky floating apartment? It's happening all over the world, and might help solve Melbourne's housing crisis. It's the first of …

FitCoin: A New Cryptocurrency You Earn by Working Out

Last year, we saw cryptocurrencies break into mainstream news media with the launch of the ‘Coinye West‘ Bitcoin. The currency, originally slated for release in January last year, was shuttered after the Kanye West decided it was a copyright infringement to have his face on the promotional material …

Kanye West

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. New details of the refreshed Apple TV may have leaked.</b> It could come with its own App Store, as well as Siri on the device.<p><b>2. Interim Reddit CEO Ellen Pao will be allowed to seek punitive damages in her case against VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.</b> She is suing the company for gender …

UN Women

Easter eggs reveal Siri’s Apple Watch obsession

The tech world is eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Apple Watch and Siri, it seems, isn’t any different. With the launch of Apple’s debut wearable just a month away, the iOS virtual assistant is apparently just as obsessed with the device as we are — as a simple “What are you doing now, Siri?” …

Stanley Kubrick

Boeing's 'plasma shields' would block explosion shockwaves

"Captain, magnetic seals in the anti-matter chamber are decaying!" "Shields up!" Now that we have <i>that</i> out of our systems, let's start by saying that unlike a <i>Star Trek</i>-style deflector, Boeing's plasma "shield" could never block shells or bullets, let alone anti-matter explosions. But if its patent …

Here Are The 52 Most Successful Airbnbs In The U.S.

Imagine a sprawling villa in the heart of California wine country, a Hawaii home overlooking a 19-foot waterfall and swimming grotto, or a rustic Alaska cabin with nighttime views of the northern lights. These aren't fantasies; they're actual rental properties on Airbnb and they're among the site's …

Mid-Century modern

World Water Day in Pictures

Guatemala