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AmpliFi Mesh Point HD review: The benefits of a mesh system with your existing router

Article Contents<p>My new apartment is laid out in a longitudinal way with the master bedroom on an opposite end of the living room/balcony. This makes …

Wi-Fi

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra review: A big, brilliant brute of a smartphone

The Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is the best phone Sony has produced in years; it's big, yes, but you get a lot of phone for your money<p>The Sony Xperia XA2 …

Phones

New York City has a secret subway line with antique cars — here's what it's like to ride it

The New York City subway system is one of the most fascinating curiosities in a city full of mysteries. Miles of underground track shrouded in darkness, littered with abandoned stations and secret passageways — it's a common object of desire for the urban explorers among us.<p>And, occasionally, New …

New $360 million Navy ship breaks down

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of the Navy's newest ships had to be towed more than 40 miles to port after it broke down Friday less than a month after it was commissioned into service.<p>The littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee, which boasts a $360 million price tag, broke down Thursday evening, days after the ship's …

Understanding sleep paralysis: a terrifying but unique state of consciousness

“I awake in bed … In the corner of the room there are two men. I cannot see them but I know that they are there, and what they look like. I can hear …

Bright Spots On Dwarf Planet Ceres 'Gleam With Mystery,' NASA Says

New images of the dwarf planet Ceres give fresh detail to its most intriguing features: a cluster of bright spots that NASA says "gleam with mystery" and are intensely different from anything else on Ceres' surface.<p>Taken from fewer than 1,000 miles away, the images may finally help NASA figure out …

5-Mile-Long Bridge Transitions into a Tunnel That Connects Denmark with Sweden

The Øresund has made it easier than ever before to travel between countries that are separated by water. This unique passageway connects the cities of Copenhagen, Denmark with Malmö, Sweden, doing so in two ways: a cable-stayed bridge runs five miles to an artificial island, where it then …

Marlon James interview: 'I didn’t want to fall into a pornography of violence'

Jamaica-born Marlon James's novel about the attempted murder of reggae legend Bob Marley comes pretty close to naming names. Chris Harvey meets the Booker Prize shortlisted author<p>Nineteen seventy-six. Reggae is the hottest new sound around. Bob Marley is on the brink of global stardom; the Rolling …

Spectacular Photos of Chicago's Skyscrapers Piercing Layers of Fog and Clouds

For the past six years, Chicago-based photographer Peter Tsai has been on a quest to document the Windy City's famous skyline from above the clouds. His project, titled <i>Cloud Chicago</i>, paints a magical portrait of the metropolis blanketed in dense fog. Iconic skyscrapers like the Willis Tower (more …

The most powerful aurora ever recorded has been spotted above a failed star 18 light years away, solving a longstanding astronomical mystery<p>The sky above a failed star in a distant constellation shimmers with a beautiful green and yellow aurora one million times brighter than the northern lights. …

Astronomy

China Practices Pacific D-Days With Tanks And Hovercraft

High tech giant hovercraft storm a beach, capping off a giant operation of warships, helicopters, artillery and marine infantry<p>Just as in fields from air defense to anti-submarine warfare, the Chinese Navy has made great gains in the field of amphibious invasion capacity, which it recently …

Burger King is beating McDonald’s in sales growth thanks to chicken fries, pulled pork, and a fancier cheeseburger

Less than a week after McDonald’s announced another disappointing quarter, its old rival Burger King is asserting some bragging rights.<p>The chain, owned by Canadian Restaurant Brands International Inc., reported that same-store salesjumped 6.7% in the second quarter, compared to Mickey D’s 0.7% …

This Blue Marble is the first fully illuminated snapshot of the Earth captured by the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away. DSCOVR is a joint NASA, NOAA, and U.S. Air Force mission. After launching in February 2015, DSCOVR spent months rocketing away from Earth before reaching its final orbit position in June 2015 at Lagrange point 1 (L1), about one million miles away from Earth. #Earth #space #home #planetEarth #NASA #DSCOVR

International Space Station resupplied for the first time in months

The International Space Station has just received its first new supplies since April 14th. The Progress 60 Russian cargo ship docked with ISS early this morning, at 3:11AM ET according to NASA, bringing with it over three tons of cargo. That includes "1,940 pounds of propellant, 106 pounds of …

The world’s most brutal game of soccer is played in 16th century costume

“The most important component of c<i>alcio storico</i> is the fear,” said Alessio Giorgerini. “Those who say they don’t feel fear are telling lies.”<p>Dating back to 16th century Italy, today’s <i>calcio storico,</i> or historic soccer, may be both the most violent form of soccer in the world. It is played only in …

The 30,000-pound bomb that could be used against Iran's nuclear facilities 'boggles the mind'

Negotiators are working toward a June 30 deadline for a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran.<p>Should the negotiations ultimately fail and the talks fall apart, the Obama administration and any future US president will have what Michael Crowley of Politico describes as an awe-inspiring "plan B" …

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket explodes mid-flight

These Far-Out F1 Concepts Are What Racecars Should Be

Designer and motorsports enthusiast Andries van Overbeeke imagines a world in which Formula One cars are actually innovative—and amazing.<p>Designer and motorsports enthusiast Andries van Overbeeke imagines a world in which Formula One cars are actually innovative—and amazing.

Motorsport

TAG Heuer's luxury smartwatch to cost $1,400, have a 40-hour battery

Swiss luxury watch maker TAG Heuer's smartwatch will have a price tag of $1,400 when it hits the market in October or November this year, company CEO …

TAG Heuer

11 Things About The Apple Watch That May Surprise You

Apple’s much anticipated new smartwatch has finally landed at its ultimate destination: on the arms of consumers.<p>As the earliest adopters get busy binding their wrists, practicing their “force touches” and updating their iPhone apps to work with the wearable, we took stock of a few interesting …

Microsoft is losing money on Windows phones

Microsoft could be about to write-off billions of dollars related to its Nokia phone business acquisition. In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last week, the software giant revealed that its phone hardware has been losing money. Revenue was $1.4 billion for the quarter …

Rubik's Cube world record is now 5.25 seconds

A new Rubik's Cube world record of 5.25 has been set by an American teenager. Collin Burns was competing at a high school competition on Saturday …

Injured tortoise given 3D printed shell

Cleopatra the leopard tortoise has been given a 3D printed prosthetic shell to protect her from injury<p>A tortoise has been given a 3D printed prosthetic shell to protect her own, as she suffers from a painful disease which has caused it to wear away.<p>Cleopatra, a leopard tortoise who was taken in by …

College & University

Luxury San Francisco Commuter Bus is a Coffee Shop on Wheels

With a coffee bar, free WiFi and a distinctively laid-back vibe, the newest luxury bus line to hit San Francisco's streets offers all the comforts of your favorite caf on wheels. The recently launched company Leap lets you travel in style, socialize and get work done all at the same time. An …

Russians and NASA Discuss Building a New Space Station

Reports from Russia suggest that Moscow's space officials are talking with their NASA counterparts about building a new space station after the current one has run its course, in 2024 or later. But there's no indication of a formal agreement, even though some of the comments make it sound that …

Space Exploration

Iceland to Build Its First Temple to the Norse Gods Since the Viking Age

(Photo: Reuters)<p>Sometime around the year 1,000 A.D., the people of Iceland converted to Christianity. The old Norse religion was eventually stamped …

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

Text Messaging

Adorable Baby Sister Joins Famous Toddler and Puppy for Daily Naps

In the eight or so months since we last checked in Theo and Beau, the adorable best friends who take daily naps together, a lot has changed for the boy and his pup. Beau turned 3, the Shyba family celebrated Theo's one-year adoptaversary, and the famous duo became a trio! With the birth of little …

Gun Expert Skillfully Uncorks a Bottle of Champagne With a .50 Caliber Rifle

Gun expert and enthusiast Richard Ryan of Full Mag skillfully demonstrates how to use a .50 caliber rifle to precisely uncork a bottle of Ballatore …