William McClish

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You'll either love or hate this $39 cross-device steel charging cable

There are loads of charging cables that claim to be extremely durable. I can confirm that Anchor’s $39 offering walks the talk, and it even lets you swap connectors so you can plug it into anything.<p>But there’s one niggle that’s keeping me from using it regularly: the magnets.<p>Let me explain.<p>This …

Gear & Gadgets

US couple win damages from Florida mayor threatening to seize home painted in style of van Gogh

A Florida mayor apologised Wednesday to a couple fined thousands of dollars for having their home's exterior painted to emulate Vincent van Gogh's <i>The Starry Night</i>.<p>The Orlando Sentinel reports that the Mount Dora City Council unanimously agreed that Lubomir Jastrzebski and Nancy Nemhauser can keep …

Florida

Amazon launches Part Finder, built by technology it acquired from Partpic in 2016

Got an odd screw, nut, bolt, washer or fastener you need to buy more of, but have no idea to how to find the right one? Amazon’s “Part Finder” can help. The company has rolled out a new feature on mobile that lets you point your camera at the item in question, so Amazon can scan it, match it, then …

Fish

Learn A New Language Easier Than Ever Before with This Powerful App

Mondly is a feature-packed language app that's having one hell of a discount sale.<p>Thanks to modern inventions like the internet and planes that are …

Language Learning

How Much Safer Should Self-Driving Cars Be? Try 0%

Two car accident victims stumble into a bar. The first tells the bartender, “it came out of nowhere.” The second has already sent pre-crash video footage and telemetry data to the bartender before arriving.<p>Rhetorical arguments are bubbling up around what it means for a self-driving vehicle to be …

humandrivers

Photo retrospective: Atlanta’s skyline through a half-century of changes

Between World War II and the Centennial Olympic Games, Atlanta was rendered unrecognizable<p>In times of remarkable change, it’s wise to keep perspective of the past.<p>Thanks to the vast trove of Getty Images archival photos pertaining to Atlanta and its skyline, we’ve recently been able to do just that.<p>…

Skyscrapers

Why You Should Regularly Check Your Internet Speeds

Little is sexier than telling a friend or loved one, “Hey, can you give me a minute? I have to finish testing my download speeds, then we can head …

Wi-Fi

Unveiled: Thought-provoking but ridiculous ‘dream Atlanta developments’

Feast your eyes upon the Central Beltline, Centennial Park’s ATL Tower, and a pristine Gulch lake<p>The disclaimer:<p>“These are all dream Atlanta developments, but ones I hereby propose for someone richer than me to actually develop, as I feel they would help elevate Atlanta into being a world class …

Waterfront

This self-driving grocery delivery car will sacrifice itself to save pedestrians

The vehicles will take part in a pilot program with Kroger in the fall.<p>Most self-driving cars are designed to carry people. That’s what Google’s autonomous vehicles do in Arizona, for example. But a company called Nuro has created a diminutive ‘bot that can drive itself down streets toting eggs, …

Autonomous Cars

How this 25-year-old freelancer made $150,000 in 6 months off Fiverr

In November 2015, Alex Fasulo had been living in New York City for about a month. One morning, she left her apartment in the Bushwick neighborhood of …

Employment

Engineer for Beltline’s Northeast Trail picked, rendering unveiled

Plus, what’s going on with those promised Eastside Trail lights?<p>The push to extend the Atlanta Beltline from the edge of Piedmont Park northward to MARTA’s Lindbergh Center Station took a significant step forward this week.<p>In what Beltline president and CEO Brian McGowan described as a “very …

Urban Design

Warning: Do Not Mix These Supplements

Be cautious of these combos<p>Even the most common supplements can have surprising interactions with drugs and other supplements.<p>"Things that are …

Wellness

Updating your router to WPA3 could protect your home Wi-Fi network

A new security protocol for wireless internet access known as Wi-Fi Security Protocol 3, or WPA3, has been certified and router manufacturers are …

Wi-Fi

Amazon try-before-you-buy Prime Wardrobe opens for all Prime members

SAN FRANCISCO – Amazon’s newest clothing offering could help it break into fashion. A service now available to all Prime members allows buyers to try on clothes before buying them – a way for online delivery to mimic the experience of shopping in a store.<p>On Wednesday, Amazon announced its clothing …

eCommerce

How Mexico Could Force America’s Hand on Immigrants

Five Latin American countries are trying a humanitarian legal maneuver to change America’s treatment of families at the border. Now what?<p>What happens next on the U.S. border? Though Donald Trump’s executive order on Wednesday released some political pressure by keeping immigrant families together …

Locally grown strawberries a first for Singapore's farming industry

SINGAPORE: It was once an unthinkable feat - growing non-native temperate produce on Singapore soil. But a local urban farm has managed to do just …

Thinking about battery storage? Five things you should do first

In April last year, we got 7.8kW of solar with a SolarEdge inverter, including consumption monitoring. In November, we got a 9.3kWh LG Chem battery. …

Clean Energy

Bill Gates gives a book to every US student graduating in 2018

What does every college graduate need? According to Bill Gates, it’s a compendium of statistics. This summer, the software billionaire is set to give a copy of the late Hans Rosling’s Factfulness to every student graduating from a US college.<p>Published in April, the book lays out Rosling’s argument …

Bill Gates

Genius New Therapy Has Wiped Out Incurable Cancer in Three Patients

Here's how it works.<p>A Florida woman diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, generally considered incurable, is free of the disease two-and-a-half …

Cancer

4 Days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

California is fortunate to be home to nine national parks (yes, nine!), more than any other state.<p>With such a plethora of natural and national …

National Parks

8 Amazing CRISPR projects that could change life as we know it

Since it burst onto the scene a decade ago, CRISPR-Cas9 has shaken the field of genetics to its core. Offering a new genomic editing tool that’s …

Genetics

This huge boat is powered entirely by solar energy

This huge seacraft is developed by Swiss company PlanetSolar, who wanted to create a vessel which was environmentally friendly and produced zero-emissions.<p>Developed in 2010, the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar is the largest solar-powered boat ever built. Its 500 solar panels can provide 120 kilowatts of …

World’s First 100% Plant-Based Steak Is Barely Distinguishable From the Real Thing

Dutch company Vivera claims it has created the holy grail of plant-based protein – a 100% vegan steak that tastes and smell so good that consumers …

DT Daily: YouTube announces Premium subscription service

YouTube is shuffling the deck on its paid tiers of video and music streaming. Announced today, YouTube Premium will take over for the soon to be …

10 Fairy Tale Princesses Whose Stories Are Way More Hardcore Than You Realized

Fairy tales often get a bad rap, but fairy tale <i>princesses</i> get the worst rap of them all. Perhaps, though, the reputation is unfairly earned — because …

How Many Calories Does Walking Burn per Mile?

Do you want to know how many calories you burn walking one mile, two miles, or more? How much does your walking speed matter?<p>Your weight and the …

Fitness

7 Ways Your Body Changes As You Get Older That You Wouldn’t Expect

Aging is inevitable for everybody. And most of the effects of aging have to do with how our bodies work. But beyond the obvious symptoms of aging …

Justice Ginsburg’s Groundbreaking Opinion in McCoy Revives Criminal Defendants’ Right to Autonomy

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a groundbreaking decision in <i>McCoy v. Louisiana</i> affirming that criminal defendants have a constitutional …

More illnesses reported as salmonella outbreak traced to eggs grows

<b>(CNN) —</b> A salmonella outbreak that led to the recall of 207 million eggs has worsened -- with 35 people reported ill in several states, federal health officials said.<p>The number of illnesses is a dozen more since the initial recall notice was issued last month.<p>The outbreak is linked to Rose Acre …

Environmental Health

People Lived in This Cave for 78,000 Years

There’s evidence human beings have occupied the city of Damascus in Syria for 11,000 years. But that’s nothing compared to the Panga ya Saidi cave …