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5 things to consider before installing smart light switches

When turning your old, dumb house into a smart home, one of the best places to start is with lighting. For starters, you can test the waters with a single smart bulb or set of lights — letting you dip a toe in the smart light pool before diving in head-first.<p>When it comes to smart lighting, one of …

Want Big, Cheap Prints? Try Printing Your Photos on Fabric

You've used your inkjet to print edge-to-edge A4s and A3s, then wanted to upsize, so you went to an online printer for a canvas or a poster. They get …

How To Make Real KFC Chicken (With All 11 'Secret' Herbs And Spices)

The recipe for KFC chicken used to be a closely guarded secret. However, a former KFC employee recently leaked the alleged "11 secret herbs and …

With a library of 500,000 movies and shows, SelectTV puts Netflix to shame

popsci shop<p>Get one year of service for just $19 and receive a free HDTV antenna.<p>Neither Netflix nor Hulu can claim to be the biggest entertainment library on the web. That accolade goes to SelectTV by FreeCast, an awesome cable-cutting platform that costs less than a coffee per month. You can get …

We Blind Taste-Tested 5 Popular Hot Sauces, And This Was Our Favorite

We drizzle it over spaghetti, pour it over cornbread, sprinkle it over tacos, and even dribble it over scrambled eggs. Hot sauce - Southern folks …

Explainer: What is a blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical structure for storing data in a way that is nearly …

This New Treatment Could Heal Tooth Cavities Without Any Fillings

It regrows the enamel itself.<p>Scientists have invented a new product that can encourage tooth enamel to grow back, which means we could finally have a …

Dental Care

The Next Ethereum Blockchain Game Has Arrived & Early Adapters Are Rushing To Cash In On The Next Crypto Craze: Crypto Countries

Countries on the Blockchain<p>On paper games like Crypto Countries, Cryptocelebrities & Cryptokitties sound silly. But, like the aforementioned …

Stunning shipping container home can be yours for $125k

1/17<p>Ty Kelly Shipping Container Home<p>Wanting to disconnect from the stresses of a hyper connected life in Seattle, architect and builder Ty Kelly …

WyzeCam brings a motion sensing 1080P security camera for just $26

Security is on everyone’s minds lately, and most would love to add security cameras around their house. The one drawback to adding these security cameras is either price for wireless or experience for wired. Most wireless cameras are quite expensive, like Nest Cam, Netgear’s Arlo, and others. …

Google opens up 'Family Link' parental controls for Android

Earlier this year Google rolled out Family Link controls for parents to manage children's usage of Android devices but it required an invitation for access. Now the Family Link app is available throughout the US without an invitation, with three basic groups of controls ready for use.<p><b>Manage the</b> …

Android News

How to download music from YouTube - and is it even legal?

A lot of people who aren’t subscribed to a music streaming service like Google Play Music or Spotify like listening and discovering new tracks on YouTube. In a way this is a great option but it’s far from ideal. For one, the screen of your device has to be turned on all the time for the audio to …

Android News

Insta360 One is a 360-degree camera with a really clever trick up its sleeve

‘Shoot first, point later’<p>Shenzen-based Insta360 has been making 360-degree cameras for a few years now, but — like most consumer 360-degree cameras — none of them have been anything terribly special. The resolution is usually spotty, the image stitching is noticeable, and they don’t help solve the …

Mobile Photography

These gorgeous glass homes can pop up in 8 hours for under $70k

1/16<p>OOD tiny house<p>Meet ÖÖD, a gorgeous prefab abode that doesn’t compromise privacy for stellar views. Clad in mirrored glass, this sleek tiny home …

Aveo pledges resident reforms as it unveils bumper result

Retirement village operator Aveo has pledged to simplify its sales contracts and improve its complaints process after a storm of damaging allegations …

Modern Blackout Curtains Turn Windows into Penthouse Views of a City at Night

When it comes to window blinds, our options for something that’s truly unique can seem limited. But as Ukrainian designers HoleRoll demonstrate, modern blinds for windows can transcend their practicality and double as spectacular shadow art for your home. They’ve created panels that, when closed, …

Add these 5 calendars to Google Calendar

Once you get into the habit of regularly adding events and tasks to your calendar, it can become an irreplaceable asset to your digital organization. But calendars can be used for so much more than scheduling meetings or remembering birthdays.<p>You can subscribe to existing calendars, share calendars …

Shipping container transforms with walls of glass in Argentina

From industrial to rustic<p>Fans of Philip Johnson’s Glass House take note: As it turns out, you too can have <i>something</i> like the modernist icon if you get a shipping container, paint it black, and replace the corrugated steel with sleek walls of glass. How’s the above example for inspiration?<p>Designed …

Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free)

Knowledge is power.<p>What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And …

Albert Einstein

Sonoma weeHouse, a Beautiful ultra-minimal home

If you are interested in the ultra-minimal home idea, you've come to the right place. What is an ultra-minimal home? Well, take a look at this …

Architecture

Transforming pond retreat fits everything you need into one box

The stunningly simple dwelling conceals fold-out components that can turn it into a yoga studio, office, and more<p>What do you design for a client who wants a space for everything? That was the question Aussie firm Branch Studio Architects faced confronted for one of their latest commissions, a …

A Year Later, You Can Still Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free

Although Microsoft concluded its free Windows 10 upgrade program on July 29, 2016, the company has yet to close some of the loopholes that it …