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Don’t pay $200 for a Ring Video Doorbell when Amazon’s best-selling model is only $60

The DING WiFi Video Doorbell might not have the name recognition that the Ring Video Doorbell 2 and Ring Video Doorbell Pro have, but don’t let that …

Smart Homes

Five reasons why universal basic income is a bad idea

As the scale of the potential job losses arising from the artificial intelligence and robotics revolution becomes clearer, a chorus of otherwise …

That Viral Hand Dryer Petri Dish Isn't as Scary as it Looks

Not all bacteria make you sick, even when they're from the bathroom.<p>Do you get grossed out by public restrooms? If you’ve seen Nichole Ward’s viral …

Viral

Motorola RAZR flip phone is BACK in a new form - as teens turn to 'brick' phones to escape social media

Retro phones are experiencing something of a comeback this year.<p>BlackBerry has returned from the dead and Nokia has re-released the classic 3310 .<p>Now …

Mobile Technology

An insider explains how rural Christian white America has a dark and terrifying underbelly

As the election of Donald Trump is being sorted out, a common theme keeps cropping up from all sides: “Democrats failed to understand white, …

Society

Plastic Fibers Are Found in 83% of the World's Tap Water, a New Study Reveals

Virtually all the world’s tap water is contaminated by microscopic plastic fibers, a new study claims, raising fresh concerns about the implications …

Tap water could be swimming with tiny plastic particles

Microplastics in Water<p>Still, sparkling or plastic? A new study suggests that people could be ingesting 3,000 to 4,000 microparticles of plastic in …

Drinking Tap Water Might Be the Simplest Solution to Ocean Plastic Pollution

Is the solution to plastic water bottle pollution as simple as educating the masses that their tap water is safe to drink? Photo: Elite Reader<p><b>Beaches</b> …

Pollution

Free National Drinking Water Network Aims To Fight Plastic Bottle Waste

You could fill up for free at thousands of shops and cafes.<p>Sami Sert via Getty Images<p>The scheme aims to prevent the use of tens of millions of …

Brazil

The Top 12 Dirty Produce Items You Should Avoid

Ok, so you probably already know that unless it’s marked organic, the fruits and vegetables you are eating have been sprayed with pesticides. What …

Agriculture

How to deep clean your mattress

Your mattress is a mite magnet. Here's how to get it clean.<p>Your mattress is probably the last thing you think about cleaning, but chances are it's pretty gross. Humans shed around 1.5 grams of skin a day. That amount can feed about 1 million dust mites, and these bugs are huge contributors to …

Mattresses

ICC Awards: Men’s Test and ODI Teams of the Year 2017 announced

India’s Virat Kohli has been named as captain of the ICC Test and ODI Teams of the Year 2017, which were announced today by the International Cricket …

Asus announces Chromebox 3 at CES, with 8th gen Intel Core chip and USB Type-C

While they might be less attractive than a full-fledged Chromebook, desktop computers running Chrome OS have their uses. The Asus Chromebox has been …

Oculus, Xiaomi, and Qualcomm partner on first standalone VR headsets

This year is the year of standalone VR, meaning headsets with no wires and all the computing power built in. And now we know more about how this new era is going to unfold.<p>Last October, Facebook-owned Oculus announced the Go, a standalone VR headset that’s similar in features and power to Samsung’s …

Stop Buying 'Cute' Dogs with Smashed-In Faces Because They Are Really Unhealthy, Vets Say in New Campaign

Pugs, Boston Terriers, Bulldogs, and Pekingese dogs look sort of like they ran into a glass door, but apparently, the smashed-faced look is ideal to …

How to gauge when it's too dangerously cold to go outside

Things are getting more than a little chilly this winter.<p>The frigid waters of Lake Superior are looking steamy-hot as they waft into the below-zero air in northern Minnesota. On New Year's Day, the temperature dipped to a record low of negative 9 degrees Fahrenheit in Chicago. Ice chunks cluttered …

Weather

Google will use lasers instead of fiber to deploy high-speed internet

There are two main components to getting an entire nation online: the last mile, and the backbone. The often-talked-about “last mile” is the final …

What Is Alcosynth? Synthetic Alcohol Is ‘Hangover Free’ Drink Of The Future, Scientist Says

A new kind of synthetic alcohol will allow you to drink and drink without getting a hangover, according to a British professor and former government …

How Often You Should Wash Your Bed Sheets, According to a Microbiologist

What happens if you don't?<p>We spend more than a third of our lives in bed - but that place can quickly blossom into a "botanical park" of bacteria and …

Kate Middleton

Georgia police officer at DUI stop: 'We only kill black people'

A lieutenant from a police department in Georgia is under investigation after a dash-cam video obtained by Channel 2 Action News appears to show the officer telling a driver during a DUI stop, “Remember, we only kill black people.”<p>Lt. Greg Abbott of the Cobb County Police Department reportedly …

Law Enforcement

Nuclear Scientist Created World’s First Birth-Control App As A Hobby

You may wonder what sort of hobbies nuclear physicist Elina Berglund Scherwitzl, who was part of the team that discovered the Higgs boson, enjoys …

Barclays sinks to £1.2bn loss on Africa write-down and £700m PPI hit

Barclays made a loss of £1.2bn in the first-half of the year after selling part of its Africa business and forking out an extra £700m to cover costs from the payment protection insurance scandal.<p>The FTSE 100 giant reduced its stake in Barclays Africa to around 15pc in June as part of chief …

The world's first glasses-free holographic phone is coming, and it's not from Apple

Forget the iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8.<p>RED, the company that makes professional digital cameras for shooting Hollywood movies, is making a …

Want to stop being connected 24/7? Try this 'dumbphone'

Walk down the sidewalk of any major city and it's likely you'll see the same exact scene: Masses of people staring down at their phones instead of …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Internet

How, When, & Why to reset the PRAM & SMC on your Mac

Is your Mac acting just…<i>odd</i>? Stuff like drives not appearing, screens not adjusting correctly, Bluetooth problems, AirPort non connecting? Maybe your fan is running non-stop or your battery has said that it is 50% charged…for two days…and your MacBook is <i>plugged in</i>. Yeah, these aren’t problems that …

Operating Systems

11 Top Positive Psychology Books That Will Improve Your Work and Life

The positive psychology movement is known for helping people improve their happiness, well-being, and productivity. This remarkable and practical book list will help you do just that.<p>The "positive psychology" field has been around for decades, but in the past several years, thanks to some notable …

Happiness

Arundhati Roy’s Long-Awaited Novel Is an Ambitious Look at Turmoil in India

<b>THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS</b><br>By Arundhati Roy<br>449 pages. Alfred A. Knopf. $28.95.<p>In “The God of Small Things,” her stunning debut novel, published 20 years ago, Arundhati Roy wrote that in India, “<i>personal</i> despair could never be desperate enough” because “Worse Things had happened” and would keep …

Everyone uses Gmail, but not everyone knows these awesome tips and tricks

Between Labs, extensions, and settings, there’s a plethora of ways that you can customize your Gmail experience and tweak how emails are handled. …

Apps