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Willow Treehouse

Looking for a place to go offline and connect with nature? This peaceful hideaway is located just outside the town of Woodstock, less than two hours …

Design

Cookie AutoDelete is my new favorite Chrome extension

A few days ago, I discovered the best Chromebook extension ever made. It crushes cookies using some simple rules and now I don't have to dig in and …

9 easy things you can do to beef up your privacy on Facebook

Years ago, in what seemed like a much more innocent time, I signed up for Facebook.<p>The first thing you do, as you probably already know, is to fill …

“The Clock Is Ticking”: Inside the Worst U.S. Maritime Disaster in Decades

A recording salvaged from three miles deep tells the story of the doomed “El Faro,” a cargo ship engulfed by a hurricane.<p>I. “The Clock Is Ticking”<p>In the darkness before dawn on Thursday, October 1, 2015, an American merchant captain named Michael Davidson sailed a 790-foot U.S.-flagged cargo ship,</i> …

Sailing

How stress passes from teachers to pupils 'like a contagion'

Pupils taught by teachers who are close to burnout display high levels of stress themselves, a research study has revealed.<p>Academics from the …

Teaching

How to control your Android phone from your computer with Scrcpy

Have you ever had a need or want to control your phone from your desktop? While it’s not the only existing solution on the market, the developer behind GenyMobile just released their own version that’s open source, free to use, and it doesn’t require installing an app on your phone. It’s called …

Linux

This Android app just changed the desktop game: scrcpy

This week developer rom1v released an application for Mac, Windows, and Linux which makes Android appear on a desktop. The user has only to connect …

Bitcoin, move over. There’s a new cryptocurrency in town: The petro.

The newest cryptocurrency is the invention of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. The “petro,” as the cryptocurrency is known, was launched this week as a very creative Hail Mary by a struggling autocrat.<p>The website for the cryptocurrency claims that in its first issue, opened for trading on Feb. …

Venezuela

Best Android Wear Apps: 13 essential free downloads for your smartwatch

<b>Best Android Wear Apps: 13 essential free downloads for your Android smartwatch</b><p><b>Whether you’re looking to get around, score a date, while away some</b> …

Rook Tiny House

The tiny house trend is officially here to stay. Tiny houses are relatively easy to build and move from place to place, and many people are rejecting …

Galaxy Note 8 Tips and Tricks: 20+ to Help You Master Your New Phone

As we alluded to in our recent First 10 Things to Do for the <b>Galaxy Note 8</b>, there are a ton of features baked into this device. That’s pretty much …

13 new things you can do with your Android Wear smartwatch

If you have one of the many Android Wear watches compatible with Android Wear 2.0 (full list in link), you're in for a treat.<p>With Android Wear 2.0, and the more recent Android Wear update bringing the platform in sync with Android Oreo, Google redesigned the interface and added new features that …

Wear OS

Top 5 fixes every bike rider should know

As head of Mavic’s special service course in the US and a longtime veteran of neutral support, Mark Niemiec has seen all manner of things go wrong …

How to set up mountain bike suspension - MBR

Everything you need to know about how to set up mountain bike suspension<p>Not many riders know how to set up mountain bike suspension. We all have it …

The Must-Do 3 Days of Mountain Biking in Moab, UT

Moab is considered to be one of the premier mountain biking destinations in the world, and has been ranked by singletracks as the Mountain Biking …

Mountain Biking

Switch to Flat Pedals for Major Mountain Biking Gains

How swapping to flat pedals will improve your mountain biking skills, and a few suggested pedals to get you started<p>Some mountain bikers start riding with clipless pedals and never try flats, but there are a few reasons why riders of every level should consider making the switch—you don’t need do it …

Nomad Wallet

The ingenious Nomad Wallet comes with a built-in battery & lightning cable, capable of providing a full charge for your iPhone! The sleek accessory …

Crowd Funding

Nautilus Houseboats

Nautilus Houseboats are specialized in the development and construction of innovative design houseboats for a modern lifestyle. The idea of living on …

As debate rages about whether to introduce a sugar tax, this is the story of how Mexico defied its own powerful fizzy drinks industry to impose a tax on soda<p>Mexicans love their soda. Construction workers go to their jobs in the early morning clutching giant two-litre or even three-litre bottles. …

Diabetes

The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …

Cannabis

How to stop your Android from accessing your location

Ever wonder how much location information your Android reports? Well, just take a look at how much Google knows about where you’ve been by clicking this link.<p>It’s at once impressive and a little eerie. That’s just Google, and they’re relatively transparent about how they use your information. What …

Nexus 6P vs Nexus 5X

This year was pure bliss for Android purists, with two Nexus devices hitting market. One phone definitely doesn’t fit all, something Google learnt with the Nexus 6, a device that was significantly larger than most smartphones and came with a price tag that was heavier than usual.<p>We have been …

The real reason germs spread in the winter

Flu season is a fact of life – but until recently, no one knew why. The answer hinges on the disgusting ways that germs pass between people.<p>It begins as surely as the leaves dropping off the trees. As the mercury drops and the sunlight fades, the sniffles set in. At best, it’s just a cold that …

Microbiology

The first 5 things to know about the Nexus 6P

The Nexus 6P looks to be the best Nexus ever, and we'll have a lot to say about it using a lot of words. It deserves all of them.<p>But there are a few …

Android 6.0 Marshmallow review

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is such a mishmash of features that I spent a long time trying to suss out the unifying principle behind it all. Turns out, the answer was literally right in front of my face the entire time I was looking at my phone: that new, colorful Google logo.<p>It's divisive, like any …

OUKITEL’s K6000 smartphone has a massive 6,000mAh battery

OUKITEL today announced the K6000 smartphone. Unfortunately, the company didn’t announce all of its specifications, leaving those for the coming …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Immune System

Google showcases its Search app in 3 helpful videos

Chances are many of you are not really taking full advantage of what the Google Search app can offer. Google is great for finding random information and local businesses, but its capabilities extend far beyond simple searches. One can control applications, set calendar entries, send messages, …

Gadgets of the week: ZenWatch 2, Roku 4 and more!

It's another week, which means another batch of excellent connected home devices, wearables, and other gadgetry that works with your Android phone. …