Ben Lee

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A single $25 box lets you stream video to any TV from iPhones and Androids

Do you have multiple mobile devices that run different operating systems, like maybe an Android phone and an iPad? Or perhaps you live in a household …

Tech Trends

How using Design Thinking will fix Design Thinking

Design Thinking continues to be a hot topic (this article is one of many talking about it). Design Thinking has been hyped and even fetishized but there are also voices questioning its value, impact, and relevance.<p>Design Thinking faces criticism for its lacking integration with business and …

These 3D-printed off-grid tiny houses can withstand hurricanes and earthquakes

These 3D-printed off-grid homes manufactured by Ukrainian startup PassivDom are not only 100% self-sufficient – they can also withstand hurricanes …

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …

Physics

The Power User’s Guide to Safari

Apple’s Safari web browser tends to get a bum rap because it’s a pretty boring and comes with every Mac, but over the years Apple has quietly made it …

Operating Systems

Review: WaveSound 2 Headphones Are among the Best Wireless Headphones

In the search for the best wireless headphones, you have to look past the celebrity endorsements, the logos, and the color choices. None of those things matter when the headphones are placed on your head. What matters is sound quality, comfort, noise reduction, and quality of materials. That's …

Consumer Tech

F.lux Is Available for iOS, No Jailbreak Required

iOS: F.lux, the app that changes your screen temperature based on the time of day, is one of our favorites because it makes your screen a lot more …

Give your retina MacBook the stylish cable manager it deserves

Despite launching a few months ago, the new MacBook hasn’t gotten a tremendous amount of love from accessory makers so far. Above the Fray, a company based in Thailand, noticed a glaring omission for a 12-inch MacBook cable manager so the team took it upon themselves to create one.<p>The stylish …

ROCKI Makes Your Existing Speakers Wireless Without Bluetooth

If you already have made an investment in speakers and want to turn them into wireless ones, there are a few options. You could get a Bluetooth adapter, but you would have to deal with the latency and distance limitations of that technology. On the high-end, there are SONOS speakers which use Wi-Fi …

Wi-Fi

The Science of Conquering Your Greatest Fears

Many things scare me: the huge rock at the bottom of Boulder Garden on Colorado’s Gunnison River that has flipped my kayak numerous times; the chutes off the stormy top of the Big Sky tram; sullen men with clubs who lurk in Kenya’s Ngong Hills (I met them a while back).<p>Can a scientist in an …

The Brain

How to replace a broken vibration motor in an iPhone 5s

There are two security screws that secure the screen to the frame and they sit on each side of the dock connector. Use your <b>5-point security</b> …

Where’s the best place to trade in an iPhone? $400+ offers compared at Apple, Amazon, NextWorth, Gazelle and more

We’re 2 short weeks away from Apple’s iPhone 6 announcement and that of course means it is almost time to trade in your current but now outdated tiny iPhone 3/4/5/s/c. Giving your non-sapphire 4-incher to a friend or relative? That’s nice of you but for those in the US who prefer cold hard cash, …

Free Mobile Carrier FreedomPop Now Selling iPad minis With Free Data, Text, and Voice Service

<i>FreedomPop</i>, the free mobile service company that offers free voice, text and data to customers, has announced that it is now offering discounted LTE …

How to install Yosemite right now without ruining your Mac

OS X 10.10 Yosemite is gorgeous. It’s the biggest visual overhaul to come to OS X since Aqua, which has caused a rush of Apple fanboys – including our own Leander Kahney – to jump the gun and install the buttery smooth interface on every Mac in sight.<p>Playing around with Apple’s newest software is a …

Operating Systems

Sense Sleep Monitor Tracks Sleep Behavior and Bedroom Environment

Hello Inc's new Kickstarter project Sense is an iOS-compatible sleep tracking system that allows users to monitor their sleep patterns and bedroom environments without the need for intrusive hardware.<p>The primary Sense device is a glow-in-the-dark polycarbonate orb that derives data from factors …

How to get ready for the Yosemite Public Beta without risking your Mac

First of all, bear in mind that OS X Yosemite is already on its fourth developer preview release. They've been coming out every few weeks since WWDC …

Amazon isn’t always the cheapest option – here’s how to find the best prices

Amazon completely changed shopping as we know it. The company has single-handedly put countless brick and mortar rivals out of business by …

One Listen of This Long Track Will Totally Clear Your Mind, Man

Christopher Willits is a San Francisco-based musician who does magical, meditative stuff with sound. <i>Gold</i> is a 24-minute track that somehow manages to …

Headphones