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Stanley Mountain Vacuum Food System

There's no need to pack along a set of pots, pans, cups, and other kitchen tools on your next adventure. All you need is the Stanley Mountain Vacuum …

Miners Beach

The Only Knot You Need to Know.

Introduction: The Only Knot You Need to Know.<p>First Prize in the<br>Paracord Challenge<p>View Contest<p>If you only learn one knot make it the marlin spike …

Why the Simple Aluminum Can Is Actually a Brilliant Piece of Engineering

You probably don’t give much thought to the aluminum can holding your sweet, sweet caffeine hit at lunch. But engineerguy Bill Hammack explains why …

Gear & Gadgets

Motion-powered 'smart' fabric could charge your electronics

A new type of fabric is designed to collect and store static electricity in order to give your personal devices a power boost.<p>Options for a wearable, portable charging solution include a jacket with solar panels stuck on the back and shoes that collect kinetic energy -- but a new type of fabric …

Wearable Tech

How Egypt plans to embrace solar

Egypt lies in the world’s “sun belt” and receives abundant sunshine. But until now the nation has neglected one of its most plentiful resources, …

Renewable Energy

The 17 strangest laws in America

Sites like dumblaws.com— which rarely link to states' current statutes or may misinterpret them — only perpetuate the myths.<p>We decided to find the weirdest laws that are <i>actually</i> still on the books, and came across everything from fines for dwarf-tossing to bans on sex. Here are some of the …

New Hampshire

Report: Google's Finalizing a $1 Billion Investment in SpaceX Internet

It looks like Google is going to throw a ten-figure sum into Elon Musk's space internet dream. Both The Information and <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> report …

A first look at Hexo+ -- the slick-looking drone that follows you

If you're in the market for a drone, you won't be short of choices in 2015, if CES is anything to go by. Even if it's one that follows you. Hexo+ is no new kid on the block, though. We actually saw it back in the summer when it launched on Kickstarter the same week as that other follow-you drone, …

Drones

Report: The White House Got Hacked by Russians

<i>The Washington Post</i> reports that computers at the White House were hacked recently by people possibly working for the Russian government.<p>According to …

Silicon Valley can keep its Teslas and robotic cars: Slovakia's AeroMobil just unveiled a flying car

VIENNA, Austria — Electric cars? Driverless cars? Yawn.<p>At the Pioneers Festival in Vienna today, a Slovakian startup called AeroMobil unveiled the thing that we have all been dreaming about since we saw that first episode of the Jetsons while still wearing diapers:<p>The flying car.<p>It’s here. It’s …

15 best shooting games for Android

You really can’t get more action than you get with shooting games. Whether they’re third person shooters, first person shooters, or somewhere between, you’re usually in for tons of bullets, explosions, and mayhem. It’s been one of the more difficult genres to get going on mobile since shooting …

How To Survive A Hurricane With Household Items

Supermarket sold out of batteries and bottled water? No problem.<p>It’s been a decade since the historic 2004 hurricane season, one of the Atlantic basin’s most active years ever. Four major storms wreaked havoc along the East Coast, causing more than $51 billion in damage. Since then, other …

DIY

Android loses some US market share but remains top dog

Google's mobile OS remains firmly in first place in the US with a 51.5 percent market share, says ComScore, while Apple's iOS trails with 42.4 percent.<p>Android lost a tiny bit of ground in US market share this summer but still remained way ahead of Apple's iOS, according to a ComScore report …

Mobile

These 10 Wearable Prototypes Are Competing To Win Half A Million Dollars

<i>[Editor's note: At the Intel Developer Forum, held September 9-11 in San Francisco, wearable tech experts will bring their latest creations and share ideas with developers from around the world. Stay tuned for the latest announcements and news from the event.]</i><p>The race to create the next big thing …

Wearable Tech

Google Glass finally goes on sale on the US Google Play store

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Google Glass has arguably shed its techie-exclusive image, and people interested in Google’s computerized spectacles have been …

Here's what it's like to use a watch as a phone

No one wants the smartwatch category to succeed more than I do. As a kid, I dreamed of enjoying TV on my watch, or video calling "HQ" (or more likely, my mum), just like Penny in <i>Inspector Gadget</i>. Most smartwatches offer a taste of this experience, but not the whole enchilada. Enter Neptune Pine. …