Sam Moss

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Is your smartphone wrecking your memory?

Quick—if you have a brother, what’s his phone number? Or your sister’s? Or your next-door neighbor’s? If you don’t know without checking your phone, …

How The Internet Of Things Will Rule Your Workday In 2020 [Infographic]

Man charged phone on London train, was promptly arrested

It's already been a long summer of cell phone faux pas — and they're not letting up anytime soon.<p>A man was arrested on Friday for charging his iPhone …

What Those Lights On Your Dashboard Really Mean

Don’tcha hate it when some new symbol appears on your dashboard display while you’re driving along, representing a new problem with your car that …

Creative Ways to Recycle Old Furniture

Old furniture can be recycled as real exterior decoration objects. Bored Panda website has recently unveiled some of these magical garden decorated …

Bitfinder’s Awair Air Monitor Is Now Available For Pre-Order

Bitfinder, launched out of the R/GA accelerator in February, has opened up pre-order availability for the Awair air-monitoring system.<p>The Awair sits in the home, office or other indoor space to monitor the quality of the air in that environment, with sensors to detect temperature, humidity, carbon …

This light bulb costs less than $1 and fits in your wallet

For just 89 cents, you can put a lightbulb in your pocket that will add a glow to summer gatherings -- and maybe even win you a bet or two.<p>With summer coming, chances are you'll be spending a little more time outside at night than usual. Which means you'll need artificial sources of illumination.<p>I …

Light Bulbs

How to solve it! Cheryl's birthday puzzle part two: Denise's revenge

Guzzlers, how did you get on?<p>Let me first restate the problem. Albert, Bernard and Cheryl became friends with Denise, and they wanted to know when her birthday is. Denise gave them a list of 20 possible dates.<p>Denise then told Albert, Bernard and Cheryl separately the month, the day and the year of …

Mathematics

Coldest start to the day in Melbourne this year

The clear skies and light winds that fuelled this morning's cold will produce a mild, mostly sunny maximum of 18 on Tuesday.<p>Ms Peace said a cold …

Eurovision 2015 full results and 5 other things we learnt

Here's what we learnt about Eurovision 2015<p>What pearls of wisdom did we glean from this year's contest?<p>1. Flaming pianos mysteriously still make sounds<p>Austrian band the Makemakes seemed seriously unphased when their piano suddenly burst into flames mid-song. It was an exciting trick, assuming it …

A guide to Budapest’s thermal baths

Budapest sits on a patchwork of almost 125 thermal springs, and ‘taking the waters’ has been a part of everyday life here since people walked in togas. No baths still operating date back to Roman times but some are a legacy of the Turkish occupation, others are Art Nouveau marvels and there are …

Andrew Chan funeral celebrates 'short but fruitful' life of executed Bali Nine member

Brother pays tribute to Chan at Sydney service, saying his rehabilitation while on death row in Indonesia shows that ‘people deserve second chances in life’<p>About 1,000 well-wishers have joined Andrew Chan’s family in north-west Sydney for a funeral service celebrating the “short but fruitful” life …

Death Row

Woman's slow-draining tub leads to mineshaft under bathroom

What Ms Black didn't know was that the shaft had subsided over time and posed a risk.<p>"When he told me it wasn't filled I got quite a fright. I think …

Australia's pulled its giveashit muscle. From The Sunday Age 3/5. #climatechange #climate

These Haunting 1913 Portraits Are From the Beginnings of Colour Photography

Thanks to the folks at The National Media Museum these amazing photographs by Mervyn O’Gorman have been getting a lot of attention lately. Taken at …

Photography

Stephen Hawking tells fans Zayn Malik could still be in a parallel One Direction

Stephen Hawking has told One Direction fans to pay close attention to theoretical physics because it might come up with proof of an alternative universe in which Zayn Malik is still in the band.<p>The physicist and cosmologist appeared in holographic form at the Sydney Opera House on Saturday, …

Zayn Malik

Reasons to wait on the MacBook

The thinnest laptop from Apple may not be the best for you (yet).

MacBook

The first world war scientists who gave their lives to defeat poison gas

Chemical warfare made its deadly debut a century ago, at a time when science was still in the era of personal experimentation. Scientists routinely used their own bodies as a laboratory; systematic animal experimentation, while growing in use, remained controversial. The urgency in the first weeks …

Textbooks

What to do if you lost or forgot your iPad passcode

So you created an awesome passcode for your iPad. You were extremely proud of this passcode, too. For once, you selected one that wasn’t a birthday, or anniversary or special day that was easy to remember. You finally listened to all the published articles about how important it is to use arbitrary …

Deals: Nearly 50% Off the Equil Digital & Ink Combo Smartpen

The <b>Equil Digital & Ink Combo Smartpen</b> records handwritten notes and sketches in digital format and transfers them to your Apple devices in real time. It’s our featured deal today – on offer for almost 50% off its normal price. You can grab it for $79, instead of its standard price of $150.<p>The Equil …

Plane makes emergency landing after worker trapped inside cargo hold

Pilot returns to Seattle after hearing frantic banging<p>A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing after hearing banging from a baggage handler who had been locked in the cargo hold before the plane took off.<p>It is understood the baggage handler had fallen asleep and the doors had been shut …

Airplanes

I was in the CIA for 25 years — Here's how I explained my job to my kids

"Dad, what do you do?" my 13-year-old daughter Peggy asked about six months after we had settled into our home in North Thailand.<p>She had been observing my strange comings and goings, my home office with its safe, map, and cameras, and my frequent hushed conversations with a variety of visitors. She …

A Collection of Redacted Complaints Against Amtrak's Crappy Service

A reporter filed a FOIA request for complaints against Amtrak's café cars and received 317 pages of complaints, all of which were redacted with the aggressiveness usually reserved for CIA memos.<p>At a time when almost anything can (and will) be described as <i>the worst</i>, and when the public expression of …

The Mostly Terrible Things I Learned by Listening to Police Scanners for Six Months

While working for a newspaper it was my job to listen in on the parade of misery that kicked off every night.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>She's a woman in her mid 50s or early 60s and she's about 20 stories up, standing on the edge of her apartment balcony. It's a mid-January …

Domestic Violence

Watch a Man Scream at Yellow Paint

You'll want to give Kim Beom's wet canvas a hug and a tissue.<p><b>This article was originally published on March 21, 2015 but we think it still rocks!</b><p>Seoul-based artist Kim Beom's wrought painting instructional <i>Yellow Scream</i> is shrieking. Set against a stark backdrop, a man in a gray dress shirt and gray …

The $10 IKEA Piece: An Interesting Social Experiment on the Value of Art

When Peter Lik sold a print to a collector for $6.5 million last year, people balked at the news. Lik is known to be a savvy businessman who has …

A map of all the underwater cables that connect the internet

Cables lying on the seafloor bring the internet to the world. They transmit 99 percent of international data, make transoceanic communication possible in an instant, and serve as a loose proxy for the international trade that connects advanced economies.<p>Their importance and proliferation inspired …

Mount Everest

When is Best Time of Day to Mow Your Lawn?

Did you know that your lawn needs time after you cut it to “heal” before the sun goes down? When is Best Time of Day to Mow Your Lawn infographic …