Jean M. Alexis

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The Cocoon Smart Home will harvest rainwater, solar energy and organic veggies in the Caribbean

This self-sufficient home topped with a soaring cocoon-like structure envisions new heights of off-grid living. The Cocoon Smart Home, designed by …

Clean Energy

How to Test Your Wi-Fi Speed (And 7 Mistakes You Should Avoid)

Everyone runs into Wi-Fi problems from time to time. Maybe it starts to slow down for no obvious reason, or perhaps you get the feeling that you …

I can’t help myself. I love the third-generation Honda Civic, particularly all of its extremely ’80s

I can’t help myself. I love the third-generation Honda Civic, particularly all of its extremely ’80s wheels.

Who Made Linux and Why Is It Free?

Linux is the most widely-used free and open source operating system in the world. Unlike commercial alternatives, no single person or company can …

The simple scheduling hack Michelle Obama uses to find work-life balance—AKA do. it. all.

Having a true work-life balance can be incredibly tricky. And one very busy #girlboss who has always managed to do it all swears by a simple …

Increasing steroid dose doesn't control asthma better

Giant doses of steroids don’t help kids control asthma flareups and might stunt their growth, researchers reported Saturday.<p>And they barely help adults, either, according to a pair of reports published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at an allergy meeting.<p>It’s a common practice …

Medicine

How to make a survival whistle from a soup can

This simple beacon can help you in the wild<p>Did you plan on getting lost in the middle of the woods, where no one could hear your calls for help? Of course you didn’t.<p>That’s why this DIYer—who prefers to go by his YouTube handle, Specific Love Creations—designed a high-volume whistle that hapless …

Lips

Border patrol can search your cell phone whenever they feel like it

Securing our digital lives might require offline solutions<p>Sidd Bikkannavar, it should be noted, is chill.<p>I’m not sure if it’s because he’s from Southern California—Bikkannavar was born in Pasadena—or because his side hobby, racing solar-powered vehicles, requires a certain amount of calm. Whatever …

Privacy

Top Five Eating Mistakes to Avoid to Lose Weight

Weight loss is a tricky business. It seems very easy to lose weight, but when it comes to actual performance most people tend to give up even before …

How to find out everything Google knows about you

In exchange, you agree to share information about yourself that Google can share with advertisers so their ads are more effective. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to target parents.<p>Google uses a lot of methods to learn about you. …

WADI: solar-powered water disinfecting device could save 400,000 lives a year

Water is life – without a source of clean water for drinking and cooking, humans become very sick and often die. In wealthy countries, clean drinking …

Xtorm 3,000mAh battery pack brings solar charging to the Galaxy S4

The Samsung Galaxy S4 might be turning six months old, but it is still without a doubt one of the best Android devices on the market today. The only downside to the GS4 – and really any modern smartphone – is that all that power leads to battery life that isn’t necessarily great.<p>To get the most out …

Solar Charging

Haiti switches on to solar power as sustainable electricity solution

Mirebalais is just an hour's drive north-east of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, but in terms of technological distance travelled, the town might as well be on another planet. On moonless nights, much of the capital is dark; its shacks and makeshift roadside stalls are lit only by flickering …

Six Renewable Energy Gift Ideas for the Holidays

It's that time of year, time to wrestle with the wallet, brave the shopping malls, or surf online for deals. If you're in a renewable energy state of …

Solar-Powered Sol Laptop Can Run for 10 Hours on a Single Charge

WeWi Telecommunications Inc. just unveiled a new solar-powered laptop that can run for 10 hours straight on a single charge! The Sol laptop features …

Gear & Gadgets

These Vein-Spotting Smart Glasses Will Give Medics X-Ray Vision

Few medical instruments evoke the stomach-churning dread that needles do, especially when finding the vein takes multiple stabs. But thanks to a new …

Hide Electric Outlets When Not In Use With The Pop-Out Outlet (video)

Electric outlets can be an eyesore, we admit it. But really, there’s not much else you can do with them unless you hide them behind furniture. That …

5 Smart Locks That Are Sure to "Secure" Holiday Shopping (list)

The traditional home key and lock system isn’t going any where, at least not any time soon. But now, thanks to crowd funding campaigns on Kickstarter …

Adjustable Measuring Scoop

It’s the scoop that can measure any amount! The NuScoop Adjustable Measuring Scoop has adjustable thumb knob which makes the scoop size larger or …

Wireless Speaker Ear Warmers

Keep your ears warm this Winter yet still hear your music with these Wireless Speaker Ear Warmers. These ear warmers have integrated Bluetooth …

Upwrite is a Stylus and a Stand (just not at the same time)

Combine two useful smartphone/tablet accessories into one with the Upwrite Universal Smartphone Stand & Stylus. This keychain has a rubber clamp to …

Flipside is a Broom and Floor Duster in One

Get sparkling clean floors with less hassles with the Flipside by Quirky. This cleaning product combines a broom and a Swiffer-style microfiber …

Rake and Compress Leaves with the Rake 'n' Tamp

The Fall season is upon us now and true to the name soon the leaves will be falling. And with that comes the tedious task of raking and bagging up …

Contort Power is a Flexible Power Supply

Add flexibility to your outlets with Contort Power. This portable power supply may look simple but it has a number of great versatile features packed …