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PLUG: A Battery Pack That Puts Two AC Wall Outlets in Your Camera Bag

After the success of its Portable Power Outlet, ChargeTech is taking portable battery packs to the next level with its latest product. Called PLUG, …

This tiny North Carolina town is an Asheville alternative for the crowd-weary

Anybody out there who doesn’t love Asheville?<p>Apparently not: The high-elevation capital of Western North Carolina is always awash in kudos as a “best” place for this and that. Its sophisticated, laid-back culture hosts more than 27,000 visitors daily.<p>That was fine with me, but I was planning an …

Travel

Facebook will show bigger vertical videos in your News Feed

Facebook's News Feed for mobile will become much friendlier to vertical videos in the near future, according to <i>Marketing Land.</i> It won't exactly be optimized for the orientation the way Snapchat is, but it will apparently stop cropping and showing them as tiny squares. The publication says when the …

Now You Can Finally Listen To The Lost Led Zeppelin Track ‘Sunshine Woman’

The name Led Zeppelin can stir about some strong emotions in fans of rock music, with countless classic songs remaining popular to this day. But, like most bands from the ’70s, they stopped producing music after a while and left a hole that nobody has been able to truly fill, leaving fans hungry …

Guitar

We Use A Whole Bunch Of Energy Every Summer (And A Lot Of It Goes To Waste)

The time of swimming pools, sweat and sangria is almost at an end — and with it will end the year’s peak electricity use. Although the data on …

The Two Biggest Scoundrels In Tech Are Fighting Over A Mysterious Company

John McAfee, Kim Dotcom, and a possible pump-and-dump scheme. What could go wrong?<p>What do John McAfee and Kim Dotcom have in common?<p>They're both notorious for being two of the biggest scoundrels in tech, and foreign nations (including the US, New Zealand, and Belize) have hunted both of them for …

17 Psychological Tricks To Make People Like You Immediately

Most friendships develop so naturally that you don't even realize how or when they started.<p>Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend …

Psychology

iPhone 7 in Deep Blue Looks Kinda Blah

The iPhone 7 will most certainly come in an array of colors, but Apple may be moving beyond the typical silver, gold, space gray and rose gold. Based …

Meet The Fourth-Grader Recognized As A Reincarnation Of A Buddhist Lama

Jalue Dorje likes soccer, Pokemon cards, and praying for people.<p>Jalue Dorje is a 9-year-old from the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota. His life is filled with the typical past times of a soon-to-be fourth-grader: collecting Pokemon cards, playing soccer, watching shows on his laptop.<p>But Dorje also …

Ten 2016 Motorcycles That Stand Out

Ten Best Bikes is both easy and hard. Easy because we’re looking for the top machines of the year. Hard because the pointy end of the market has some …

Security

Orlando Gunman Omar Mateen Was Shot Eight Times: Autopsy Report

Omar Mateen, the gunman who opened fire on a gay nightclub in Orlando and took hostages in a June attack that killed 49 people, was shot eight times by police and was not drunk at the time of the rampage, according to an autopsy report released Friday.<p>Mateen, 29, was killed in a shootout with …

Afghanistan

AJP Motorcycles For 2017

With the addition of two new models for 2017, AJP is nearly doubling its lineup. Joining the already established PR3 Enduro 240 ($4,799), PR4 Enduro …

All plants on Earth may owe their existence to a spooky trick of quantum physics

Plants are possibly the most fundamental life form on Earth, supplying food and oxygen to ecosystems around the planet.<p>And yet many aspects of their leafy lives remain mysterious.<p>Photosynthesis — <i>the</i> process plants use to turn light into energy — is especially something of an enigma. Scientists have …

Quantum Mechanics

The 20 best smartphones in the world

You may want to look out for the upcoming phones at the end of this list, as they're looking for a spot in our top 20 smartphone ranking.<p>Here's our ranking of the best phones you can buy.<p><i>Note: All prices below indicate how much the phones typically cost without a carrier contract. Prices may vary</i> …

Mobile Technology

DeWalt's New Portable Power Station Gives Corded Tools Some Room to Roam

Time to ditch the generators.<p>Hot on the heels of its Flexvolt platform, DeWalt has introduced a beefy 1800-watt portable power station (DCB1800) that allows for AC power in remote locations. If you've got this handy, you're no longer anchored by a loud and smelly generator to power your tools<p>The …

Roam

The Fast and Furious movies have nothing on the real Well of Death stunt

I adore the <i>Fast and the Furious</i> films as much as the next Vin Diesel Fan Club member, but none feature a practical stunt that I find as gutsy or hypnotic as <i>Maut ka Kuan, or "The Well of Death,"</i> in Northern India. The concept is simple as it is dangerous: a handful of drivers speed motorcycles and …

Coney Island

The Double-Slit Experiment That Blew Open Quantum Mechanics

Is light a wave or a particle? Yes.<p>The physics equations you learned in school don't work on the atomic scale. We have Newtonian physics to explain the world we can see and feel, and we have Einsteinian physics to explain the behavior of matter and light in the universe, but we observe a bunch of …

Quantum Mechanics

Hidden Panties And Explosives: Army Releases Bizarre Details About Dallas Shooter

Three weeks after authorities identified 25-year-old Micah Johnson as the shooter who killed five policemen in Dallas, the military has released new details about his bizarre behavior while serving in Afghanistan.<p>According to a 2014 military investigation, Johnson stole underwear from an unnamed …

Law Enforcement

These sketchy photos suggest the iPhone 7 Plus won't have a mute switch

Have you come to terms yet with the strong indications that the next iPhone won't have a headphone jack? I hope so, because a new leak seems to suggest that another feature may be removed: the mute switch. Nowhereelse.fr has surfaced some alleged photos of the next Plus-sized iPhone to follow an …

Mobile Technology

Apple proposes higher royalty rates for music streaming rivals

The move would drastically raise Spotify's costs<p>Apple has put together a proposal to set fixed songwriting royalty rates for music streaming services. The government filing, obtained by <i>The New York Times</i>and not made public by Apple, was crafted in collaboration with the Copyright Royalty Board and …

Streaming

iPhone 7 vs. iPhone 6S video might give us a better look at Apple's next phone

Apple is expected to launch a new iPhone later this year, and recent rumors have suggested it will look very similar to the existing iPhone 6S. A new video claims to compare a dummy version of the iPhone 7 to an existing iPhone 6S, showing the exact external differences. It's important to note that …

Mobile Technology

iOS 10 might warn you when there’s water in your Lightning port

Sometimes our iPhones get wet and damaged, and sometimes we have to buy a replacement one for a lot of money. It's a terrible situation all of the time. But maybe soon we’ll have a warning when our phone is wet. Some beta versions of the new software are reportedly warning users when there’s liquid …

iOS

iOS 10 will make you love your lock screen

More powerful notifications, widgets, and raise to wake will change how you use your iPhone<p><i>iOS 10 for the iPhone and iPad is available to install now. We'll have a full review of it soon — some of the biggest updates involve new apps that you can use in both Siri and iMessage, so it didn't make</i> …

iOS

Scientists have a fascinating theory to explain why smart people should spend less time with friends

Ready?<p>"I'm just too intelligent."<p>Be sure to come with plenty of supporting evidence, namely an IQ score and the results of a recent study on the "<b>savanna theory of happiness</b>." Your pals will be sure to understand.<p>The study, led by psychologists at Singapore Management University and the London …

Psychology

Mother Of Victim Linked To Long Island Serial Killer Case Found Dead

Shannan Gilbert's mother, Mari Gilbert, was found dead in her New York home Saturday. Another daughter is in custody.<p>A New York woman whose escort daughter mysteriously died in 2010, leading to the discovery of a series of serial murders along a Long Island beach, was herself found dead Saturday, …

Here’s how to make a signal-blocking cell phone pouch like the ones protesters are using at the Republican National Convention

For some at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, the chosen accessory for protection is an AR-15-style rifle, casually slung over the shoulder. For the Los Angeles-based artist and activist Tim Schwartz, it’s a discreet pouch made of matte silver ripstop fabric that houses his cell …

Republican National Convention

How To Assemble The Perfect Toolbox

Everyone should have a proper toolbox. Here's your answer to what should be inside it. We talked to to David Frane, editor of Tools of the Trade magazine and former carpenter and furniture maker, to get his advice on how to assemble the perfect toolbox.

Woodworking

Winners of the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013

The winners have just been announced in the 3rd edition of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest photo competition. The overall winner, top 10 category winners and top 50 finalists were unveiled at a ceremony in Hong Kong earlier today. The contest invited photographers to submit images of the world of …

America in the 1970s: The Pacific Northwest

Day 5 of Documerica Week on In Focus, featuring regions of the U.S. covered by the photographers of the Documerica Project in the early 1970s. In our final photo essay, we visit the northwestern states of Oregon, Washington, and Alaska, during a heightened energy crisis that left gas pumps empty …