Robert Phillips

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The Winners and Losers at Apple's WWDC Keynote

Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.<p>With 200 million iPads and 500 million iPhones sold to date, Apple can cause some serious waves when it throws its weight around. Here’s a look at who should be cheering after today’s keynote address at the Worldwide Developers Conference — and who …

Meet The Teen With A Bionic Arm Apple Featured In Its WWDC Video

If you watched Apple's WWDC 2014 intro video, you likely spotted 17-year-old Patrick Kane, the UK's first so-called "bionic teenager," who wears a robotic hand that's remotely controlled by an iOS app.<p>"Every now and then I'll sort of stare at the hand with a sense of wonder, going 'wow,'" Kane said …

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A Quantum Random-Number Generator On Your Phone

Truly random numbers are surprisingly hard to generate, and are necessary for everyday digital security.<p>You might not think that it's that hard to be random, but creating truly random numbers is quite difficult... and these digits underlie and protect almost every digital transaction we make. Most …

Onboard with Aston Martin's V12 Vantage at Laguna

Nothing beats the sound of a V-12 used in anger.<p>We need more V-12s in our life. Thanks to The Racer's Group and Aston Martin Racing, we have a silky soundtrack to enjoy from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, site of this weekend's GRAND-AM Rolex Series race, where Aston's FIA GT3-spec V12 Vantage is …

Is Google Ready to Buy Its Way Into TV With an NFL Deal?

Here’s a fun combination to ponder: The world’s most powerful media company and America’s most popular sport.<p>That could happen if Google buys the …

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'

• XKeyscore gives 'widest-reaching' collection of online data<br>• NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches<br>• Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history<br>• NSA's XKeyscore program – read one of the presentations<p>A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts …

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August 2013

Parametric Architecture Rattles The Italian Alps

With the Paramount Alma Residence, PLASMA Studio places a contemporary and well considered wake-up call in a sleepy town of quaint chalets.<p>Tucked away in the northernmost part of Italy’s South Tyrol province is the picturesque town of Sesto. The thousand-year-old hamlet sits at the base of the …

Watch Two Astronauts Perform A Spacewalk, Right Now

Hey you. Click this. There are some dudes walking around in space right now.<p>Live streaming video by Ustream<p>Right now, Alexander Mizurkin and Fyodor Yurchikhin, two Russian cosmonauts, as they call themselves (pretty cool name, in my opinion), are walking around in space. Floating, really. They're …

Lamborghini Veneno & 350 GTV

View photos of the 1963 Lamborghini 350 GTV and the 2013 Lamborghini Veneno that will make appearances at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.<p>The Alpha and Omega of the Lamborghini line.

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A tale of two Lambos

Veneno, meet your elder, the one and only 350 GTV.<p>Exactly 50 years ago, Lamborghini debuted its first-ever prototype at the 1963 Turin Auto Show. The car was called the 350 GTV, and aside from the fact that Lamborghini's genesis was on display in Turin that year, its auto-show debut is probably …

DirecTV benches PS3 from its NFL Sunday Ticket app

DirecTV's NFL Sunday ticket is getting kicked out of the PlayStation 3 game.<p>PS3 and DirecTV spokesmen both confirmed that the app won't return to the console for the upcoming football season.<p>Robert Mercer, DirecTV's spokesman, said this year the company's focus is enhancing NFL Sunday Ticket for …

Watch SpaceX rocket lift off, hover, return to launch pad in key test

In the test, which was about a minute long at the company’s facilities in McGregor, Texas, The rocket fires up its engines, blasts off, and then hovers in the air – swaying from side to side.<p>For months, the company has been completing a series of successful, low-altitude tests of the test vehicle …

NASA abandons repairs on Kepler space telescope, calls for new mission plans

After four years and over a hundred confirmed exoplanets, the Kepler spacecraft will end its search for habitable worlds beyond our solar system. NASA confirmed today that it had abandoned attempts to repair two failing wheels that kept Kepler steady, meaning that the telescope will no longer have …

Google Reveals Fiber Plans for Provo, $30 Construction Fee

Google today confirmed it plans to sign up its first Google Fiber customers in Provo before the end of the year. Between now and October, the company is working to upgrade the existing fiber network in Provo to be Gigabit-ready and talking to property managers and owners of large apartment building …

Google disables Microsoft's Windows Phone YouTube app (again)

Just two days after Microsoft relaunched its YouTube app for Windows Phone smartphones and thanked Google for its "support", Google has once again blocked the app from working.<p>The app had originally been removed from the Windows Phone store in May after Google complained to Microsoft about its …

DIY vertical axis wind turbine

This vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) uses five 3” PVC pipes cut in half for blades rotating on three kids bicycle wheels to spin an Ametek 38 volt …

9 DIY Outdoor Swing and Hammock Projects

Nothing says summer like kicking your feet up and relaxing in a hammock with your favorite book and a cold beverage! Here are some stylish hammocks …

How To Compost Quickly From Start To Finish in Just 30 Days

<b>With the heat of summer upon us</b>, most of us are thinking about picking beans, roasting corn and canning tomatoes. It’s been really wet in parts of …

Tips-n-Tricks: Squirrel Proof the Birdfeeders | How to Keep Squirrels off Birdfeeders

Squirrels are cute, but can quickly empty bird feeders throughout the winter months. Here's a simple remedy to prevent squirrels from getting on your …

Coconut Oil Rub for Stiff Muscles

I’ve long been a fan of muscle rubs after a day of hard labor. The first time I tried one, I had spent the day mucking out the chicken coop and doing …

Non-Toxic Bug Repellent Recipe with Coconut Oil

Photo by Jessica Espinoza<p>by Jessica Espinoza<p>Looking for an all-natural, non-toxic insect repellent that doesn’t contain the chemicals (like DEET) …

How to: Make a DIY Modern Concrete Fire Pit from Scratch

<i>There's no doubt about the cheer. Beside your fire you live in a private, glowing little world. All around you, fire shapes dance across rocks and</i> …

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2014 Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance - Class List

The class list was released for the 2014 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance, scheduled for May 2-4 at the Pinehurst Resort and Golf Club in North …

La Dolce Vita

1957 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight