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I Tried Ryan Reynolds’ Insane ‘Deadpool 2’ Workout—and Now I Know Why He’s Shredded

We started with sandbag lunges.<p>Just a few days before <i>Deadpool 2</i> premiered around the country, I took a trip to New York City gym Drive 495 to meet up …

Manson Barn by SkB Architects

What started as a need for a simple orchard barn grew into something much grander. The design for this vacation retreat, entertainment facility and …

The Myth of 'Learning Styles'

A popular theory that some people learn better visually or aurally keeps getting debunked.<p>In the early ‘90s, a New Zealand man named Neil Fleming decided to sort through something that had puzzled him during his time monitoring classrooms as a school inspector. In the course of watching 9,000 …

Pedagogy

Why you want a macOS home server, and how to get one going

Sure, you can get a network attached storage device, or rely on somebody's cloud -- but, I've run a Mac-based home server for a very long time. Why …

Raspberry Pi

Steve Jobs effectively explains why Apple removed the headphone socket from the iPhone 7 [Video]

When Phil Schiller used the term ‘courage’ to describe Apple’s decision to remove the 3.5mm headphone socket from the iPhone 7, his choice of that particular word was probably not accidental.<p>It’s likely a reference to a comment by Steve Jobs when he was asked to explain another controversial …

IPhone 7

Pattern brings focused and simple design drawing to the iPad

Since its inception, the iPad has always been marketed as the perfect digital device for illustration. Thanks to apps like Paper, and the recent addition of the Apple Pencil to its accessories, it’s become a popular device for digital artists.<p>However, most of these apps focus on creative drawing …

Apps

The 7 best VR games for iPhone

Warning: You're about to cross over. Once you've tried games in virtual reality, it's going to be awfully difficult to go back to 2D gaming on a TV or monitor.<p>Better yet, you can enjoy some stellar VR experiences right away on your iPhone. This tends to surprise people, as Google Cardboard is the …

Virtual Reality

Creating Hallucinations Without Drugs Is Surprisingly Easy

Try this at home, but don't blame us if things get weird.<p>The human brain is a remarkable thing. It can do things our primate relatives are thousands …

How To Build A Hobbit House In Your Backyard

30-year-old Ashley Yeates is not a hobbit. The Bedford, England, is a design and construction expert that’s much too big to be a hobbit, although …

Scientists have made a ridiculously lifelike robot hand that acts a lot like our own

Robots that look and act like us are still probably quite far away from reality. When faced with adversity, today’s most advanced robots tend to fall over. When trying to complete tasks that are pretty simple for humans, today’s robots tend to stab us in the face. But new research out of the …

Robotics

'Nimble' brings Wolfram Alpha to your menubar on OS X

As magical as Wolfram Alpha often is, I find myself forgetting it exists more often than not when I need it. ‘Nimble,’ a Wolfram Alpha menubar client, aims to change all that by giving the knowledge engine prime real estate at the top of your screen.<p>Nimble works much like the Wolfram Alpha website …

Popcorn Time makes a comeback

Popcorn Time has made a comeback with the launch of its new Web version – Popcorn Time Online – that allows users to stream all of the movies and TV shows it offers (illegally) directly in their browser using a new app called Torrents Time.<p>Users can download Torrents Time directly on their computer …

Popcorn Time

How to toggle the iPhone's flashlight using the mute switch [jailbreak]

Using the iPhone as a flashlight is something we’re all pretty much accustomed to by now. In fact, Apple makes it easy to toggle the LED flashlight …

Handy

The Winter Cottage Desktop

Reader Alec used a little Übersicht magic to make his mac a little more welcoming when he sits down to work, and informative when he gets up to leave …

Not your everyday Pencil-case

If you’re the kind to revere your Apple products, spending money on cases/sleeves/guards for them, you’re at the right place. Apple recently launched …

WeatherBoard 2 adds weather forecast to your lockscreen, brings 80 dynamic weather wallpapers

Are you someone who is constantly launching the Weather app to check the current temperature or weekly forecast? If yes, then WeatherBoard 2 tweak …

How to get 3D Touch and Live Photos without an iPhone 6s

With the debut of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus last month, Apple introduced several new features that are exclusive to the latest iPhone hardware. However, as in previous years, the recent release of a jailbreak for iOS 9 has allowed some of these features to be activated on older devices without …

New Adonit Jot Dash stylus aims to be the ballpoint pen for tablets

If you’re someone who grabs your iPad or Android tablet first and a paper notebook second — if at all — Adonit’s new Jot Dash stylus is designed to be your new ballpoint pen.<p>Designed as a general, all-purpose digital pen for just about any mobile device, Jot Dash has a balanced anondized aluminum …

Batteries

ControlPane tweak gives users easy access to iOS settings

When Control Center was added to iOS it made the life of users easier by giving them quick access to useful settings. While Control Center is useful …

Cydia

This porn site wants to give you a free Google Cardboard headset

Still don’t have a Google Cardboard headset? FreeVRGoggles.com wants to help you out.<p>The site offers to send anyone over the age of 18 a free cardboard headset. FreeVRGoggles just asks for a mailing address (no credit card information required) and says it won’t share your information with third …

Google Cardboard

How to Read a Photograph's Histogram

What that chart of colors really means<p>You've probably seen this x-y graph on your camera or some photo editing software. It shows the data of your photo's color range. It's not as intimidating as it looks. Here's how to master it.<p><b>The vertical axis</b> shows the number of pixels at each light level. (A …

Here are your 'Spring Forward' wallpapers for iPhone, iPad, and everything else!

But instead of just duplicating the original invite, we decided to make something a bit more wallpaper-y. Okay, that's a lie — Derek couldn't figure …

'Big Brain' Gene Found in Humans, But Not in Chimps

A single gene may have helped pave the way for the rise of human intelligence by dramatically increasing the number of neurons found in a key brain region.<p>This gene seems to be uniquely human: It is found in modern-day humans, Neanderthals and another branch of extinct humans called Denisovans, but …

Biology

How-To: Upgrade the SSD in your MacBook Air or Retina MacBook Pro, boosting size & speed

Over the past two weeks, I’ve written about the (surprisingly easy) process of adding solid state drives (SSDs) to radically speed up older iMacs, and the varied challenge levels of adding SSDs to older Mac Pros, Mac minis, and non-Retina MacBooks. Today’s guide looks at the <b>easiest SSD</b> …

A beautiful collection of geometric wallpapers for iPhone

The Wallpapers of the Week series is advancing in age, and with age comes experience. We keep a close eye on the section and try to determine what …

iPhone

The Best Laptops You Can Buy

Maybe it's a bit more clunky than you thought when you carry it in your bag during a commute. Perhaps the screen is too reflective for your liking when you're watching Netflix. And worst of all, what if the battery life is much shorter than you expected?<p>We've researched some of the best laptops on …

Consumer Tech

Leatherman Tread bracelet is the first truly useful 'wearable'

You might not understand how truly useful and indispensable a Leatherman, or any multitool for that matter, is unless you've carried one for a while. Obviously, Leatherman President Ben Rivera is quite fond of his, but it caused a bit of a problem when he tried to pass through the gates at …

Wearable Tech

Parrot introduces CarPlay-powered RNB6 infotainment system

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfrN8IVQB84&channel=parrot]<p>Parrot today introduced its new infotainment system, currently known only by its model number, “RNB6,” that features a 7-inch 720p display. The system runs on a custom build of Android, but has full support for the iPhone’s CarPlay …

CES

How To Use Your Xbox One Controller With Your Mac

- Jan 3, 2015<p>In the past, we’ve shared how you can use your PS3, PS4, or even your Xbox 360 controller to play games on your Mac. Now we’ve finally …