Aaron Umbaugh

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This Tumblr Pairs Medieval Art with Rappers, and It's Brilliant

Gives new meaning to the expression "hip-hop royalty."<p>If you've ever looked at a photo of a blinged-out Rick Ross and thought, <i>Dude totally looks like Henry VIII</i>, there's a new Tumblr for you. The site, B4 XVI (a.k.a. beforesixteen), juxtaposes famous rappers with medieval and Renaissance artwork …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Pencil artist works in miniature — and that’s the point

Salavat Fidai is working proof that artists need not create large pieces to make a name for themselves.<p>Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally.<p>Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create …

Art

Hexo+ is the high-flying selfie drone of our dreams

LAS VEGAS — Drones are everywhere at the International CES show. You can’t walk though the South Hall without hearing the feverish buzz of quadrocopter wings luring people to their booths.<p>Most of the new drones we’ve seen are either too expensive for normal people, or they’re cheap and lack …

Drones

The Mysterious Origins of 21 Tech Terms

We use 21st century tech terms like hashtag, stream, and mouse with casual indifference, but how did these words get to be so commonplace in our …

5 takeaways from CES Day 3: Fast charging, drones and more

LAS VEGAS — As CES enters day 3, the trends of the show have almost fully solidified. We knew car technology would advance at the show and that …

The weird and wonderful cars of CES 2015

LAS VEGAS — The annual gathering of tech companies in Las Vegas isn't focused on cars, but this year automobile tech seemed to take over the …

Goldilocks planet: Deep in space, we may have found our 'twin’

The discovery of an Earth-like planet raises the question: are aliens also looking at us?<p>The starry sky is now far more fascinating to us than it ever was to our forebears. Stars may seem just points of light, but we’ve learnt recently that most are orbited by retinues of planets, just as our Sun …

Universe

Quantum hard drive breakthrough

Physicists developing a prototype quantum hard drive have improved storage time by a factor of more than 100.<p>The team's record storage time of six …

Cache is the new RAM

One of the (few) advantages of being in technology for a long time is that you get to see multiple tech cycles beginning to end. You get to see how …

Databases

Machu Picchu: Planning a Trip to the Inca Ruins

No wonder the Spaniard colonists never found Machu Picchu -- five centuries later, getting there is still a challenge. If you don't want to hire a travel agency or wade through the backpacking options in popular guidebooks, considerable due diligence is required to get you to Peru then to Cusco …

Travelzoo Picks Best Travel Deal Destinations for 2015

Travelzoo Deal Experts have combed the world over looking for destinations where U.S. travelers will get the biggest bang for their buck in 2015. We present the <b>Wow Deal Destinations for 2015</b>: Brazil, Puerto Rico, Texas Hill Country, Cruising Asia and Dubai -- based on travel trends, national events …

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The Coolest Things You Can Automatically Add to Google Calendar

Google Calendar is a wonderful tool. While many people may know that you can import pre-made calendars with lists of various holidays in them, …

Apps

Filing the T-Shirts

What do you do when your wardrobe consists largely of T-shirts, and you don't have enough room to store them? Not everyone has enough closet space to …

Why Startups Sell For Millions With No Business Model | Inc.com

For the last three years I have been immersed in the startup world. Many of my friends work for startup companies, I've written a book that covered many startups that trend towards the social good spectrum, and I have been recruiting and working for many of the companies myself, here in New …

Startups

T-Mobile’s next huge Un-carrier announcement: A brilliant move to improve coverage

The seventh chapter of T-Mobile’s “Un-carrier” story is unfolding live right now in San Francisco, where CEO John Legere is hosting a press …

T-Mobile Personal CellSpot review: Top performance and features, for free - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The T-Mobile Personal CellSpot delivers top Wi-Fi performance, has powerful home networking features, and works well as a Wi-Fi calling supporting device. There are no monthly fees after an initial deposit.<p><b>The Bad</b> This rebranded version of the Asus RT-AC68U doesn't have all the features of …

Wi-Fi

How to Block Facebook Game Requests

Some of your Facebook friends like games. A lot. Some of your Facebook friends want you to like games a lot too. And you know this because they've sent you so many Facebook game requests that you are considering unfriending them just to make the onslaught stop.<p>We at <i>iPhone Life</i> don't want to tell …

Facebook

The Food Lab Turbo: 3 Grilled Pizzas With Grilled Vegetables

The KettlePizza Baking Steel combo set may have forever changed the way I make pizza outdoors (or pizza period, for that matter), allowing me to achieve wood-fired-oven-level temperatures and results on my Weber kettle, but that doesn't mean that standard grilled pizza doesn't make its way onto the …

Charged: HYT Watches

It was 2012 when Swiss watchmaker HYT (short for Hydro Technology) shocked the industry with its H1 wristwatch, but the initial design for the first watch to indicate time with liquid began almost a decade prior. That's when company founder Lucien Vouillamoz, a former nuclear engineer, began …

Engineering

This Is What's Really Powering Google's Ambitious, Long-Shot Projects

Google’s core online advertising business continues to generate gobs of cash, allowing the company’s braniac founders to pursue all manner of …

This Is How Caffeine Actually Affects Your Brain

Over 83 percent of Americans drink coffee, making the U.S. the world’s largest consumer of the potent beans. We probably love it so much because it’s …

Why nobody can tell whether the world’s biggest quantum computer is a quantum computer

For the past several years, a Canadian company called D-Wave Systems has been selling what it says is the largest quantum computer ever built. D-Wave’s clients include Lockheed Martin, NASA, the US National Security Agency, and Google, each of which paid somewhere between $10 million and $15 …

Quantum Computing

Building blocks: how Project Ara is reinventing the smartphone

In a spare, drab office park in Sunnyvale, California, a bunch of two-by-fours and foamboard have been nailed together into a makeshift model of a shipping container. Inside, a bare, unlit Edison bulb hangs from a wire, over some simple IKEA furniture and a table with Lego blocks on it. The blocks …

'World's most haunted island' up for auction

Dubbed one of the most haunted places in the world, Poveglia, which was sealed off after it was hit by the plague, is to be sold off to raise money for Italy<p>A lease of a Venetian island described as one of the most haunted places in Italy is due to be auctioned off next month as the Italian state …

Italy

Samsung Galaxy S5 finds success in simplicity

With the Galaxy S5, Samsung proves that less can be more.<p>A year ago, Samsung tried to blow away consumers <b>--</b> along with its chief rival, the Apple iPhone -- by packing seemingly every feature known to man into one device. The Galaxy S4 was a success, but consumers struggled to grasp the full …

Phones

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