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How to get a better seat the next time you fly

Everyone gripes about economy-class air travel, and sometimes with good reason. But here are ten strategies to fly in a bit more comfort.<p><b>1. Don't fall for the "only premium economy seats are available" ploy.</b><p>So you booked a fare on American, Delta, United or some other airline that has economy as …

Dub Box Camper Trailer

Oregon-based Dub-Box build camper trailers inspired by one of the most famous and long-lived Hippiemobiles, the VW Microbus. Based on the iconic …

Review: TarDisk doubles your MacBook's storage and never looks back

On launch, the TarDisk Pear promised the moon for MacBook users running out of space on their hard drives. The small flash drive uses your SD Card slot to double your existing drive, but there are compromises.<p>As hardware goes, TarDisk is nothing fancy. It slips into your open SD Card slot and stays …

If It Feels Like Stress Is Killing You, That's Because It Might Be

When you feel frazzled, so do your organs and cells<p>Chronic stress stems from many circumstances, such as poverty, a bad marriage, or long-term ailments. Its repercussions—elevated cortisol levels and inflammation—can wear us out, from the cellular level on up to our major biological systems.<p>Nervous …

Immune System

Mindful Eating: 5 Easy Tips To Get Started

<b>From Mother Nature Network's Jenni Grover:</b><p>From what not to eat when you are pregnant, to the endless lists of the latest must-have superfoods, discussion about healthy eating tends to focus on what we eat.<p>Much less attention is paid to the question of how we eat it.<p>Yet a growing body of research …

The Best Rock Album You've Never Heard

The Kinks remember The Village Green Preservation Society<p><b>Fifty years ago this month,</b> the Kinks revolutionized rock 'n' roll. When "You Really Got Me" hit the airwaves — first in the UK, and subsequently here in America — it was like a bolt of lightning. More than the refined, finely crafted songs …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

You may be missing out on some of the iPhone's most powerful features.<p><b>1. Take Siri to School</b>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another try, and offer you a few options …

Turn your old iPod into a security camera for free

Manything is a free iOS app that lets you convert a spare iPod Touch, iPad, or iPhone into a video surveillance camera. The next part is up to you: either use a second device to view footage remotely and receive alerts and Cloud-saved clips based on motion activity, or simply track what's happening …

Home Automation

Which LEDs flicker the least? (pictures)

Which LED bulbs are best for built-in dimmers?

Living in a home filled with dimmer switches can make the lighting aisle seem more intimidating than it ought to be. Sure, plenty of today's LEDs are designed with dimmability in mind, but that doesn't guarantee satisfactory performance. We've heard plenty of complaints from readers, and also …

'Sleep startup' Casper dreams of overturning the mattress racket

"Buying a mattress is one of the worst consumer experiences in the world," says Philip Krim. Yet, few startups have really tried to improve it — perhaps because the mattress business isn’t exactly the sexiest industry around. Buying a mattress will never be like buying an iPhone. The archetypal …

Acoustic Stream guitar gadget does everything but play for you

There are plenty of gadgets that help you record your guitar, tune your guitar, monitor the humidity levels, or send a wireless signal to an amp or sound board. The Acoustic Stream on Kickstarter just happens to do all those things, which may qualify it as the most overachieving guitar gadget ever …

The 24 Apps on We Heart It CEO Ranah Edelin’s Home Screen

In the second iteration of a weekly feature called Home Screen (think Media Diet meets What’s in your bag), we asked We Heart It CEO Ranah Edelin to …

How Pandora’s 40 Engineers Nabbed 70 Million Monthly Users

The Pandora Prioritization System brought users to their company in droves. How can their approach apply to your company?<p>When it went public in 2011, over a decade after the company’s founding, Pandora employed fewer than 40 engineers. With this skeleton crew, the company built products for 70 …

A Modern Two-Storey Dwelling Inspiring Calmness in New Zealand

Nestled in Auckland, New Zealand, <b>Rothesay Bay House</b> is a modern two-storey dwelling with a refined wooden exterior and a fancy modern interior. …

Fruity With A Hint Of Bologna: A Slacker's Guide To Wine Tasting

Wine tasting has taken it on the chin recently.<p>"There are no two ways about it: the bullsh*t is strong with wine."<p>That's what Robert T. Gonzales recently wrote on io9.com in a post that eviscerated wine tasting as a form of skilled craft. "Wine tasting. Wine rating. Wine reviews. Wine …

Wine Wisdom With A Wink: A Slacker's Guide To Selecting Vino

A few months ago, we told you all about the bologna advice swirling around in the wine-tasting world. And then we offered you a few tips to quickly master the art. (Yes, it is highfalutin, but there is some real science behind it.)<p>Now we've decided to do the same with wine selection.<p>Turns out, …

Bluetooth speakers under $100

With the million dollar ad campaigns out there for speakers like the JBL Pulse and Beats Pill, youÃ?ve probably caught yourself thinking about buying a Bluetooth speaker. But for me, I donÃ?t care how cool it looks, IÃ?m not dropping $200 on a portable speaker. Fortunately, there are some great …

Rechargeable Bottle Light : Rechargeable light that turns bottles into lamps

Bottle Light is an electric candle for old wine bottles. A versatile design by Steve Gates for SUCK UK

United Kingdom

Robert Downey, Jr. Croons Incredible Police Cover

Sting‘s 60th birthday party was one for the ages. Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock and <i>Iron Man</i> himself (Robert …

Music

Why Web Giants Buy Dell Infrastructure

There is no Santa Claus. It’s crushing as a 7 year old to come to that realization after years of believing in the narrative. But the jolly man in a red suit isn’t the only myth being exposed these days. Also, the supply chain for some of the world’s largest cloud data centers isn’t necessarily …

Get a Nyrius Songo Bluetooth receiver for $29.96

Some would say I'm easily impressed, because I still get a thrill every time I stream music from my smartphone or tablet to a Bluetooth speaker.<p>I mean, sure, an FM radio also produces music straight out of thin air, but somehow this is way cooler.<p>Of course, there are lots of great home stereos, …

Comparing Wearables: Fitbit Flex vs. Jawbone Up and More

“Which is better, the FuelBand or the Up?” “What do you think about the Fitbit Flex?”I’ve been hearing questions like these a lot lately. Wearable …

Scrooser Electric Scooter

Today we bring you two new and innovative products from Kickstarter. The "Scrooser" visually looks like something between a scooter, a Harley …