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Sony A6300 blows every mirrorless camera away with insane speed and 4K

The last five months have been really tough. I've been without my trusty Sony A6000 after it suddenly stopped working during my vacation in London …

Cameras

iPhone SE vs Xperia Z5 Compact Review: Sony Crushes The iPhone

Many years ago, Sony’s smartphone team sat down to design the Xperia Z portfolio and came up with the Xperia ZR. The principle was simple, take all the power and flexibility in the Xperia Z, and put it in as small a handset as they could with as few compromises as possible. The following year …

Phones

17 Easy DIY Home Decor Craft Projects That Don't Look Cheap

DIY home decor crafts are fun but making something that will actually have decor value may be a bigger challenge than you’ve anticipated. Indeed, …

Wall Art

Houses made from cardboard? Really? It's true, and these people are making them

Would you believe us if we told you that this little home, named the <i>Wikkelhouse</i>, was actually made out of cardboard? That’s exactly what the Dutch …

A clever algorithm generating millions of random ideas is turning the tables on patent trolls

Sometimes the only way to beat a troll is to troll even harder.<p>Artist and engineer Alexander Reben has written an algorithm that exploits the convoluted US patent system in order to mess with patent trolls—people and organizations who file for patents on trivial concepts without any intention of …

Inventions

Estrenos de midseason 2016: éstas son las 38 series que se estrenarán en los próximos meses

Los Reyes Magos no sólo dejan regalos a los niños (y no tan niños) que se han portado bien, sino también marcan el comienzo de una época televisiva …

The Un-College That's Training $100,000 App Developers

<i>Our Ideas series is exploring how innovation happens in education.</i><p>As one of the biggest, most successful tech companies, Google can hire pretty much anyone it wants.<p>Accordingly, the company tends to favor Ph.D.s from Stanford and MIT. But, it has just partnered with a for-profit company called …

Higher Education

Check a City's Smog Level In Real Time With This Interactive Map

Air pollution is a health problem in a lot of cities, but certain days are definitely worse than others. This interactive map lets you check …

Healthier Takes on Cold-Weather Classics

We definitely can't survive on green juice alone, so we put lighter spins on comforting favorites. From a greens-packed lasagna to a few genius alternatives to heavy cream, this winter is all about balance.<p><b>MIXED GREENS LASAGNA</b><p>A waistline-friendlier favorite thanks to the addition of a few types of …

Make a Better Baked Pasta With These Can't-Ignore Tips

Baked pasta is always good—but with these tips, it can be a whole lot better.<p>Baked pasta is, hands down, one of the best comfort foods we know. Done right, this classic is the perfect combination of cheesy, starchy, saucy, hot, and salty. Pair it with a bottle of red, and you’ve got a darn fine …

Cooking

6 Quick Ways to Organize Your Bathroom This Spring

Get your space in order with one of these ideas.<p><b>1. Set a Tray on Your Counter</b><p>Clean and free up counter space by corralling all your loose items on a stylish tray, like in this Los Angeles bathroom. That way, you'll know where everything is and you'll have more room to get ready in the morning.<p><b>2.</b> …

Interior Design

DTI Logo

High amongst the tree tops is this calm oasis. Earthy, natural tones and textures create a peaceful setting for this contemporary home with interiors …

2016 Brain Festival: Fitness Seminars & Kid Fun | Oakland

<b>Get to Know Your Brain</b> is an annual <b>free brain health expo</b> and a fun, family-friendly day of brain and neurology education for the public hosted by …

To Predict Future Diseases, Doctors Will Map Newborns' Genes

The crystal ball of science<p>If you could find out your baby’s future health problems right after he or she was born, would you want to know? Some new parents will get to make that decision soon. This month, doctors in Boston will begin the BabySeq project, in which they will sequence the genomes of …

Genetics

ASUS' fitness-centric VivoWatch has a 10-day battery

In our review, we became quite fond of ASUS' rather handsome ZenWatch except, perhaps, for its two-day battery that most Android Wear watches are getting these days. Apparently the company heard us loud and clear, and it's now prepping the launch of its VivoWatch to offer a more compelling 10-day …

50 Healthy Meals Made Even Better With Sriracha Hot Sauce

Sriracha (pronounced sir-rotch-ah or sear-raw-chah) is a bright red hot sauce that’s getting seriously popular. The paste-like sauce—named after Sri …

Healthy Eating

The Best Places to Stargaze in America

For 25 years, NASA’s orbiting Hubble telescope has beamed mesmerizing images of our universe. But Earth dwellers can get stellar celestial views, too.<p>Here are three trip-worthy dark-sky havens in the United States:<p>> Lake Powell (Utah)<p>The combination of a thin atmosphere and lack of artificial light …

Lake Michigan

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Sleep

Still undecided about an Apple Watch? Startup offers ‘try before you buy’ rental

The Apple Watch is not a cheap purchase, and with only 60% of our readers planning to buy one, it’s clear that many of you are not yet convinced you see a role for it. (I have to say I was even less convinced after checking out the size on my wrist in the Apple Store app–even the 42mm model looks …

Smartwatches

Self-driving vehicles and robotic clerks could take your job in 20 years

It's no secret that computers and robots have been putting people out of work in recent years, but that trend is about to accelerate... at least, if you ask the computers themselves. A machine learning algorithm from Oxford University has sifted through US Bureau of Statistics data and believes …

The Evolution Of The Browser

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Karl Mattson is vice president of international at Maxthon.</i><p>The browser wars have always been cyclical, moving from periods of monoculture dominated by one or two browsers to periods of comparative competition characterized by multiple, strong, second-tier browsers and a growing list …

Security firm finds preinstalled malware on Xiaomi Mi 4 smartphone

<i>Update: On Sunday March 8, Xiaomi contacted VentureBeat with a statement in response to the Bluebox report. Then on March 9, Bluebox told VentureBeat that the device may have been counterfeit and provided new findings.</i><p>Data security firm Bluebox has discovered preinstalled malware and a host of …

Xiaomi

Two fatal flaws ruin an otherwise gorgeous HP Windows 8.1 convertible

HP Spectre x360 review<p>Bringing sexy back<p>Bends over backwards<p>Big-ass tablet mode<p>Loaded with ports<p>Propped up<p><i>UPDATED 3/17/15, 9:59 a.m. ET:</i> [HP sent …

Trio Sparks Creativity With Easy Multimedia Collages

Mashups. That’s what the kids are into these days, and a brand new app called Trio is making the process of creating them swift and dead simple.<p>Mashups — compiling different multimedia elements into a single overarching message — sounds cool but it is not the easiest thing to accomplish, especially …

Apps

Whatever Happened to Facebook's Anonymous Login?

Almost a year after its unveiling, Anonymous Login is still in beta.<p>There are many things that come to mind when you hear the word “Facebook” — anonymity likely isn’t one of them.<p>The social network has long required users to sign up and interact with friends using their authentic identity. That’s …

Yotaphone 2 will get new accessories, apps and a white variant in the coming months

The YotaPhone 2 is certainly one of the most unique Android handsets on the market right now, and it’s about to get even more interesting. Yota Devices has just announced that in the coming months, the YotaPhone 2 will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop and will also gain some new accessories, …

Apps

Windows 93 is finally done and ready to crash for you

What would have happened if Microsoft didn’t skip straight from Windows 3.x to Windows 95? Apparently, Windows 93.<p>Late last night, French digital artists Jankenpopp and Zombectro announced on Reddit that the “operating system” Windows 93 is finally complete. First teased in October 2014, this …

Software