Phillip Norman

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Take 3 Minutes & Learn (Almost) Everything You Need to Know About the Art of Time-Lapse (VIDEO)

Time-lapse photography and time-lapse videos are still immensely popular and interest in them shows no signs of slowing down (so to speak). In fact, …

10-Minute Arms and Abs Workout

It sounds simple enough, but fair warning: It won't be easy. That's because you'll perform 10 different variations of the move for 10 minutes straight. Each variation will challenge your arms and abs in a new way, so your muscles never know what's coming next. (Want more variation? Get …

'Why Am I So Tired?' 14 Reasons You're Tired All the Time

Lack of sleep isn't the only thing sapping your energy (though recent data shows over a third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours a night). …

Wellness

Take a Course or Two with Professor Sagan | Inside Adams: Science, Technology & Business

Carl Sagan at M.I.T.<br>Photograph by Douglas Birdwell, 1977. From the The Seth MacFarlane Collection of the Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan Archive, Library …

Guy travels the world and shoots one second of footage in each location.

Three guys join forces to capture memorable moments in 11 countries by using one second of footage to register selected settings.

A New Thermodynamics Theory of the Origin of Life

Why does life exist?<p>Popular hypotheses credit a primordial soup, a bolt of lightning and a colossal stroke of luck. But if a provocative new theory …

Quantum Mechanics

Jimmy Kong

I worked hard to get into Cambridge. But I needed benefits too

The government's plans to cut welfare for the under-25s will force others in my position to choose between an education and a place to live<p>I am a Tory dream. If George Osborne heard the Drake lyric "started from the bottom now we here" he might think of someone like me. I was born to a cab-driving …

CES 2014: The Under-A-Pound Gaming PC

All your games, without the clutter<p>Enthusiast gaming PCs tend to be big. In some cases, they're very, very big. But the Spark, from boutique system builder Maingear, bucks the trend by going small—and by desktop standards, this thing is tiny.<p>The aggressively styled red-and-black Spark measures just …

CES

This Abandoned Power Plant Has Beautiful Art Deco Interiors

Built in 1914 and considered one of the most modern electrical plants in the world, the art-deco facility was designed by Hungarian architects Kálmán Reichl and Virgil Bierbauer as a tribute to the power of electricity. The buildings, shut down in 2005, are protected by law and cannot be restored …

Art Deco

Samsung's HomeSync now works with non-Samsung devices

Formerly compatible only with Samsung devices, the media center controller now works with some Android devices from HTC, Sony, and LG.<p>Samsung announced Tuesday that it is extending compatibility of its HomeSync media center to more Android devices, including those made by other companies.<p>The $299 …

Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S5 with Model Number SM-G900A Being Tested at AT&T

There’s no shortage of leaks pointing to the alleged Samsung Galaxy S5. Earlier today, we spotted benchmark sighting on AnTuTu for a Samsung device …

Robinhood App Will Offer Zero-Commission Stock Trades Thanks To $3M Seed From Index And A16Z

Why pay E*Trade or Scottrade $7 to trade a stock when you could do it for free? That premise helped mobile investment app startup Robinhood raise the $3 million seed round led by Index Ventures it announced today. With the zero-commission trading it will launch next month, Robinhood is out to prove …

17 Most Offensive Adverts That Would Be Banned Today

In the present age of marketing, advertisements often tend to cross limits in a race to elevate the sales or to get the limelight of media. …

Drugs: Without the Hot Air, now in the USA!

I wrote last June about Drugs: Without the Hot Air, the best book on drug policy I've read, written by David Nutt, the UK drug czar who was fired …

Help This Astronomer Digitize 100 Years of Irreplaceable Space Photos

Now, the historic astronomy images are on glass plates in a building. But what if they were digital and on the internet?<p>In the mountains of western North Carolina, on a campus once used for tracking astronauts in space, there lies an archive full of astronomical data. The data comes in the form of …

North Carolina

Philips 55PFL8008

Panasonic TX-L32E6B

Don't Buy A DSLR

Just getting into photography? Great! When you're looking for a camera, keep on walking past those DSLRs--as of now, their moment is over.<p>You want to get more into photography. You've got somewhere between a few and several hundred dollars to spend on a camera. You want to learn a little bit about …

Kent man wins ‘Cock Drawing of the Year’NewsBiscuit | NewsBiscuit

Jon Veitch, a 43-year-old QA inspector from Kent, has beaten thousands of others to win Cock Drawing of the Year. Veitch’s simple, pencilled …

Clydesdale and Yorkshire put interest first with new current account

Joint venture offers accounts paying 4%, with a focus on internet and app banking<p>Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks have jointly launched a current account paying 4% interest on balances of up to £3,000.<p>Designed specifically for customers who do their banking online or over the phone, the Current …

For $10, Convert Your Smartphone into a Microscope with Photo and Video Capabilities

[Update – 10:43AM 10/29/13] We actually built one of these $10 microscope stands. Take a look at the photos we took using it to see how well it works.<p>…

'He thinks he's people': Enormous dog takes a trip on the Tube

Perhaps he was travelling on the Barkerloo line.<p>Or maybe he was on his way to Houndslow, or the Isle of Dogs or Bark Lane. You get the …

Lamborghini's Veneno Roadster costs £2.8m and doesn't have a roof

Just when you thought Lamborghini's cars couldn’t get more outlandish and poster-worthy, it's gone and unveiled the latest in its line-up of open-top …

Crazy Photo Will Make You Feel Like You're Flying Through A Crater On Mars

Wow. Wired's Adam Mann directed us toward this stunning overhead view of a crater rim on Mars, posted by NASA. The image is actually a screen shot from a simulated movie about the Mojave Crater called "Soaring over Mars," which you can watch below.<p>The terrain models in the movie were generated from …

Mars Mission

RingMeMaybe app generates disposable phone numbers on the fly

Need a throwaway number for a Craigslist ad? Or someone who just asked you out on a date? This simple app puts virtual phone numbers at your fingertips.<p>I'm not sure what's cooler about RingMeMaybe: the name or what it does.<p>It's a toss-up. RingMeMaybe generates disposable phone numbers right on your …

Apps

KnowRoaming

For those who travel abroad, there's always a pang of jealousy when locals are able to switch on their phones upon landing, without a thought of excessive fees. While smartphones make a great travel companion—especially abroad where maps, translators and staying connected with home can make or …

Mobile

Osloh Jeans

Born from Brooklyn's bike scene in 2008, Osloh Jeans have sought to make the best pants and shorts for the global cycling community. After years of product testing and evolution, designer and founder Shawn Drayton has partnered with The Product Incubator founder (and owner of a 1972 Bristol 411) …

Clothing

FlyKly Smart Wheel

Cyclists have always been keen on the latest technological advancements for their trusty pedal-powered steeds. From adopting carbon fiber early on, to more recent integrations of electronic shifting, cycle-tech continues to advance. Some recent high-end electric bikes are nothing short of feats of …

Commuting