Ben Lewis Drake

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Brilliant gadget lets you control any garage door opener you already have from your phone

Everyone is on a mission right now to make everything in and around their homes “smart.” Connected devices offer all sorts of benefits over “dumb” …

Shock Knowledge: Understanding How Your Shocks Work

<b>How many times have you been in a conversation about ATVs or Side-by-Sides and the subject turns to very complicated suspension terminology? How</b> …

Compress

Learning Blog

Learning

Domestic Lumber, Exotic Lumber, Molding & Veneer

Birch, cherry, maple, oak, walnut and more, available by the piece or lineal inch.<p>Striking grain and colorful stock gathered from around the …

Woodworking

10 Best Outdoor Watches For The Action Man

So you fancy yourself an action man? You may not be an international explorer, boldly traversing uncharted territory and ousting indigenous peoples …

How to Boost Galaxy Note 4 Camera Performance Using Mod

Galaxy Note 4 users are in for some great news as it is now possible to achieve improved photo quality and extend video recording time on the device …

Galaxy Note

Arnold's Blueprint For Mammoth Shoulders And Arms

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4<p>Few bodybuilders are made in the mold of Arnold Schwarzenegger anymore. Sure, everyone wants to <i>be</i> the next Arnold, …

Kentucky warns Noah's Ark theme park over hiring practices

LOUISVILLE Ky. (Reuters) - The developer of a Noah’s Ark-based theme park in Kentucky said on Wednesday he would fight for his religious rights after state officials warned he could lose millions in potential tax credits if he hires only people who believe in the biblical flood.<p>Ark Encounter, which …

Do Testosterone Supplements Work? | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from</i> <i>Kamal Patel, MPH</i><p>Yesterday, we talked about muscle-building supplements. And while that’s a big market full of …

Wellness

Motorcycle Wiring 101

<i>Joe Tessitore is a strange guy. Most motorcycle builders hate working with motorcycle wiring, but not Joe. It’s his favorite part of the build, and the source of most of his business. So we’ve asked Joe to demystify electrical systems, and provide an easy guide to sparking your bike back into …

Arduino

8 foods that'll never make you fat

1. Celery<p><b>Calories per cup, chopped:</b> 16<p>Celery is probably the most notorious "negative-calorie" food (that’s not actually a thing, by the way). What’s …

Nutrition

When you cram an entire smartphone into a watch, you get the Exetech XS-3

Most smartwatches act as a secondary display for your phone, but there's a select few, like the Neptune Pine, that just want to replace it altogether. It's in this latter category that you'll find the chunky Exetech XS-3: a watch that stands almost two centimeters tall from your wrist. Wrapped in …

mSpy launches a smartphone that makes it easy to spy on someone you know

The National Security Agency would love this smartphone. The mSpy smartphone lets you track the mobile phone activity of someone you know, without making them aware you are doing so, so long as the person’s smartphone has mSpy software on it.<p>You can’t just track the activity of anybody around you. …

Verizon gets highest marks in RootMetrics’ new network tests, but AT&T keeps its speed crown

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Independent network tester RootMetrics on Wednesday released its latest nationwide test results on mobile network performance, …

Qualcomm Toq, A Smarter Smart Watch

Qualcomm Toq is not new. It hit the market in November 2013 in the US, but there’s something smarter about the newest entrant to the smart watch and wearable field than meets the eye.<p>This quantified self thing has possibly made us more aware of ourselves. We are living, and will continue to live in …

Samsung Galaxy S5

Every time a new iteration of a flagship smartphone is released, the first question that comes to mind is whether it is worth the upgrade to the latest edition. That is certainly the case with the just-announced Samsung Galaxy S5, and I’m sure you’re curious to know how the latest and greatest from …

Phones

Samsung Gear 2 Hands-on (MWC 2014)

The Samsung Galaxy Gear received a tepid response at best, mostly because of its limited functions, design, poor battery life, and lack of compatibility with anything other than the Galaxy Note 3 at launch– with support for other Samsung devices added later following a software update.<p>For the …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung unveils two new Exynos processors - Exynos 5422 & 5260

Samsung’s attempts to launch a true octa-core Exynos processor with support for Heterogeneous Multi Processing (HMP), where all eight cores can function simultaneously, has been fraught with difficulty. First there was the eight core Exynos 5410 which could only use four cores at any one time. This …

Computer Science

Charming Winter Chalet In One Of The Oldest Ski Areas In The Italian Alps

The Alps have given us lots of inspiration and beautiful resorts and chalets and today we’re going to focus on a small but special retreat. This …

Interior Design

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …