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Fast charging system for electric buses — quicker than filling a tank

With the focus and progress on electrifying cars to cut emissions in many parts of the polluted world — that would be all of it — the future does …

Alternative Fuel

How to get super-fast Wi-Fi in every room

Not so long ago, configuring a couple of computers so they could talk to each other meant buying expensive hardware, hooking it up to a serial port, …

How To Turn Your Old Smartphone Into A Smart Mirror

A reflective dashboard for your morning routine<p>Ditch your Post-it notes for reminders built right into a mirror. Software engineer Hannah Mittelstaedt programmed an old Android tablet to show time, weather, and other information in bright letters on a dark background. Place the device behind a …

DIY phone speakers that rock (and a few to avoid)

There are dozens of how-tos for DIY phone speakers, but they all have the same basic concept: You find something curved or tubular and you place your phone inside of it. I tried a wide range of speaker DIYs to find the winners and losers. Here are the results.<p>Published:16 February 2016 …

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Best of Android 2016 - The phone of the year is…

If you’re like most of Team AA, you’ll often be asked which to provide advice on which phone your family, friends, or people you randomly meet should buy. In 2015 we introduced Best of Android to answer this question and this year, we picked the top ten phones on the market in a bid to help you …

The Best Mind Mapping Software of 2017

We test and compare 10 mind mapping software solutions that let your employees share their thoughts, manage the ideation process, and provide a …

Project Management

A Beginner’s Guide to Speakers

Where Physics Meets the Showroom<p>What you think you know about speakers is really just a stereotype. That image of the little black box floating in …

Four Priorities for Indonesian President Joko Widodo as He Arrives in Washington

When U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the White House on Monday, certain similarities between the two leaders …

Here’s how one woman is using Instagram to shame online pervs and creeps

We’ve all heard of the Rich Kids of Tehran Instagram account that flaunts the lifestyle of a shamelessly rich group of kids in Iran, or of playboy Dan Bilzerian, who shares snaps of his life of guns, cars, and half-naked models. There are many more such examples.<p>Instagram just passed 400 million …

17 books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are …

8 Cities That Show You What the Future Will Look Like

Cities used to grow by accident. Sure, the location usually made sense—someplace defensible, on a hill or an island, or somewhere near an extractable …

Smart Cities

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Windows Phone

The best iPhone apps for Simcity

Sometimes it’s nice to escape your own life and take on the life of someone else, live in a different city, possibly a different world, and just let …

Microsoft Office 2016 review

Today’s release of Office 2016 marks almost three years since the last major version of Microsoft’s productivity apps. More than 1.2 billion people use Office, for everything from simple word processing and personal finances, to powerful number crunching at large enterprises. It’s as ubiquitous as …

How to profit from the next stock market plunge - the Warren Buffett way

Warren Buffett keeps an investment "war chest". We suggest what to sell to create your own. And highlight the bargain investments to buy<p>Investors may soon be able to go bargain hunting. Undervalued assets have been thin on the ground in recent years, as shares, bonds and property have all risen …

Leap, the luxury San Francisco commuter bus, is bankrupt and selling its buses for $5 each

Signs that Leap was headed toward a shut down started in May. The company suspended its service, although at the time it was supposed to be temporary.<p>In June, two of its buses were up for auction. More buses were auctioned off in July. Now there are two left, up for sale in an October auction.<p>The …

The Fastest Way to Clear a Stuffed Nose

These two tricks are pretty weird, but they’ll help you breathe easier<p>When you’re so congested your face feels like a 16-pound bowling ball, your first line of defense is obvious: a decongestant.<p>Just make sure you choose the right one. Some “decongestants” actually dry your mucus instead of drain …

Michigan State University

How to kill Wi-Fi password sharing in Windows 10

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15 Smartphone Battery Saving Tricks That Actually Work

In theory, modern smartphones can last hundreds of hours on a single charge.<p>Hundreds of hours, that is, until you actually start using the things. In …

How to Find Your Own G-Spot

Let's go exploring!<p>The elusive G-spot is one of the most hotly debated topics when it comes to women's sexual health. It's basically science vs. women's anecdotal evidence: some studies have concluded it simply doesn't exist, which baffles women who hear the results of this kind of research and …

Sexual Health

10 Unsung Apps That Help You Write Better, Organize Work and Track Progress

From software giants like Word and Photoshop to newer tools like Evernote and Wunderlist, the powerful apps tend to get the most headlines. They're …

Auto upload photos from your computer to Google Photos

If you have been getting started with Google Photos, then you have probably checked out Google Photos on the Web and the mobile device of your choice. That's what I did last week. I am an old Picasa user and struggled through the awkward Photos-as-part-of-Google+ years before blossoming with Google …

Google Photos

The most important thing you need to get started with Google’s unlimited free photo storage

Google’s unveiled its new Google Photos service during its annual Google I/O keynote last week, and the web has been buzzing ever since. Why? …

The 11 best new iPhone and Android apps you might have missed recently

Luckily, we've collected the best apps of the past month so you can find something new to try out.<p>There's a beautiful new calendar app from Moleskine that's as elegant as their notebooks, a fun new game that's addicting but doesn't require much time, and a new app from Google that everyone is …

The best money saving travel apps

<i>Chris Guillebeau is a writer, world traveler, entrepreneur, and lifelong learner. To learn more travel hacking tips and tricks,</i> <i>watch Chris’ workshop on creativeLIVE</i><i>. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisGuillebeau.</i><p>You don’t make it to every country in the world without learning a thing or two about how to …

Apps

Senzati turns the Mercedes Sprinter into a four-wheeled luxury jet

As is obvious from its nature, the Senzati Jet is a custom, built-to-order affair, lending a lot of leeway for buyer preference. Senzati offers the …

The 5 Best DIY Home Security Systems

You love Freshome for bringing you modern architecture and inspiring homes, but have you ever thought of how to secure those wonderful dwellings? As …

This amazing 1-inch cube fits on your keychain and may be the only smartphone accessory you’ll ever need

No matter what platform you use, you probably still have some major complaints about your smartphone, with battery life and storage being the most …

How to Design an Agenda for an Effective Meeting

We’ve all been in meetings where participants are unprepared, people veer off-track, and the topics discussed are a waste of the team’s time. These problems — and others like it — stem from poor agenda design. An effective agenda sets clear expectations for what needs to occur before and during a …