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Scientists Create Electronic Circuits In Living Roses

A circuit by any other name would smell as sweet<p>Fusing machines and animals is a fairly common theme in both science and science fiction. You've heard of cyborg cockroaches, DIY cyborgs, and the Borg.<p>But what about melding plants and machines? That's something that hasn't been attempted as much. In …

Silent Circle Wants To Be Your Go-To For Secure Android Phones

Enterprise privacy firm Silent Circle says its new Android phone can shield government officials and corporate users from hacks.<p>Silent Circle, a company that makes secure smartphones and communications products, just launched its latest product: an Android smartphone designed for privacy …

Google announces OnHub, a $200 router focused on simplicity

Routers have never been particularly exciting pieces of technology, but now Google is trying to change that. It announced today that it's created a router called OnHub. OnHub is supposed to be easy to set up and manage, have high performance, and be able to tie together smart home accessories. The …

Back to School Guide 2015: Picks under $300

<i>It's that dreaded time of year when lazy summer days with their open invitation to sandals, surf and shirtlessness begin to give way to the crispness of fall, hoodies and the back-to-school doldrums. Ah, but there's hope on the horizon: You can always buy things to forget the scheduled machinery of</i> …

The Magic of Winning a National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

In 2013, my then-girlfriend Martina and I were in Queenstown, New Zealand at the end of a two-month trip. The evening before our journey back home, …

Nature Photography

5 Simple Car Repairs Everybody Should Know

Watch these videos, and you'll be able to fix your ride yourself.<p>One of the great joys of car ownership is doing something on the vehicle yourself. Even if you're not a technical person, there are some very simple repairs or modifications that you can undertake yourself in the garage or driveway. …

Two Time Original Owner: 1969 De Tomaso Mangusta

This 1969 De Tomaso Mangusta (chassis 8MA762) is on consignment for the original and third owner–he sold it sometime in the 70’s in order to fund a …

Understanding Aperture for Beginners

Aperture is just one setting that makes up your exposure, but once you understand it you can drastically change how your image looks. In this video …

Get self-destructing Gmail emails with Dmail

Chrome web extension allows you to revoke access to sent emails whenever you like<p>Last month, Google introduced an "Undo Send" option for all Gmail users, allowing anybody to recall messages up to 30 seconds after sending them. However, if 30 seconds isn't enough time for you to spot an error (or …

Articles about budget friendly shipping container home costa rica on Dwell.com - Dwell

A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact late-19th-century...<p>Using shipping containers to create affordable housing is an emerging trend.<p>These eco-friendly shipping container homes allow three adult children to be independent while …

You Can Finally Afford A Tesla

A Tesla Powerwall, that is<p>Installing solar power at home is good for your wallet and the environment, but storing it is no easy feat. Until recently, the process involved connecting a series of finicky, fragile, glorified car batteries. The Powerwall, unveiled by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk earlier …

How to Make Pizza, the New York (a.k.a. Right) Way

What defines a New York slice? We school two Brits in the right way to make pizza.<p>Let’s say several charming lads from the UK (specifically, the gentlemen from the oh-so-popular SORTED Food) were going to pay you a visit to learn about the most New York thing you could eat. If you, like me, …

35 life hacks for the modern gentleman

From how to properly cook a steak to clear-cut rules on matching your dress shoes to your suit, these tips will make every guy's life a little easier.<p>Instead of rolling the cuff slowly up your sleeve, flip the cuff back and pull it to just below your elbow. Then take the bottom (inside-out portion) …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>Find a toothpaste that suits your specific needs.<p>By Adam Hurly3 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair swerve …

Meet the Rosemary Iced Latte, Your New Favorite Way to Drink Coffee

How do you make iced coffee even better? Add rosemary simple syrup, cream, and shake it up, baby.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the right</i> …

Coffee

How can you eat, eat, eat–and stay healthy? Ask a blind cavefish.

Wildlife<p>Can any species eat as much as it wants–and stay healthy? Yes: blind cavefish, scientists are finding out. (Photograph: Nicolas Rohner)<p>Barbecues and clambakes. Ice cream and berry pies. Summer is the season of food, food and more food.<p>Is there a way to binge and still stay healthy?<p>For …

Znaps adds a magnetic charging port to any smartphone

Apple may not be our favorite company here at Android Authority, but we gotta give it to them for coming up with the MagSafe charger; it’s about the most convenient and safe charging technology we have seen. In fact, we wonder why they haven’t applied a similar concept to their mobile devices. …

Gear & Gadgets

The Logic Pros: How to create custom sampler instruments using any audio file with EXS24

In this week’s episode of <i>The Logic Pros</i>, we are taking a look at one of Logic’s most prized possessions. A mainstay since, well, almost forever, the EXS24 sampler may seem basic and over-looked simply by virtue of being around for so long, but it might be one of LPX’s most useful musical …

This Marvel comic could be great source material for the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie

And it got us thinking: What would a movie on the Jedi Knight will look like?<p>Many fans of "Star Wars" have always been curious what Obi-Wan Kenobi did all that time between "Revenge of the Sith" and "A New Hope." That would presumably be the ideal setting for the standalone movie.<p>A comic book …

How have you used Netflix this long without knowing these 10 tips and tricks?

Netflix is a game-changer. You know it, I know it, and the pay TV industry certainly knows it. The cord cutting trend is accelerating and study after …

Back Up And Sync Your Files Inside A Mason Jar With Raspberry Preserve

Do you like the concept of backup services like Dropbox or Box but don’t want to relinquish control of your data? Well now you can keep your files safely stored in your own pantry, right next to your jars of fruits and vegetables.<p>An innovative DIYer has figured out a way to skillfully merge a …

#ProTip: The upside to jailbreaking your iPhone

<i>Cult of Mac is at WWDC and AltConf, fishing for ProTips. The world’s biggest gathering of Apple developers is a rich hunting ground filled with alpha geeks, experts</i> par excellence<i>. What’s a ProTip? A ProTip is a nugget of knowledge, a little bit of expertise from someone in the know — a pro.</i><p>SAN …

Should Tesla Worry About Achates' Reboot Of 1930s Technology?

Teslas are magnificent cars, science fiction brought to life. But they’re transportation for the one-percenters – in more than just the standard wealth-measurement definition – and that’s what has David Johnson so worked up.<p>Johnson is the CEO of Achates Power, the decade-long developer of an …

Obama Administration

Scientists defy gravity with 'perpetual' water pump

Scientists have figured out how to pump water upwards in a thick tube using a combination of surface tension and water-repellent materials. Before you get your hopes up, it's definitely no perpetual-motion machine -- but the discovery from Beihang University researchers in China could bring other …

Supercomputers

60+ Incredible Tiny Houses You'll Hardly Believe Are Real

Be warned: This list might inspire you sell your home and downsize immediately.<p>Tiny homes aren't just about looking cute — they're part of a growing movement that promotes sustainable living. Many designers have figured out innovative ways to make these small homes amazingly well-equipped and, …

Off-grid

Google patents contact lens that collects your ‘iris fingerprint’

Google has a thing about contact lenses. The company has done a lot of work with contact lenses used in health applications. It’s now patented a technology that employs the contact lens as an identification device.<p>The new patent describes a contact lens that covers all or part of the iris of the …

What The? Sony is Selling the a7R for $200 Instead of $1,900

Heads up: for some reason the Sony a7R full frame mirrorless camera is currently listed on the Sony Store for $199.99 instead of its regular price of …

McLaren F1 GTR Longtail: A Racing Car For the World's Biggest Top Gear Fan

Amidst all of the buzz surrounding the hit British TV show, <i>Top Gear</i>, here’s more news: This awesome McLaren F1 GTR Longtail, which was once sponsored by the show, is for sale.<p>While any McLaren F1 GTR is a rare find, this one is even more special. In 1997, the BPR Global GT Endurance Series (the …