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How to Make BBQ Sauce From Scratch

Learn an essential skill any barbecue owner should know<p><i>Every man should be able to hold his own in the kitchen. And you don't need to attend culinary school to know the basics. Whether you're looking to make simple healthy meals or simply spruce up your technique, we've got you covered with our</i> …

This free Google Chrome extension provides one of the most essential parts of learning a new language

The extension translates portions of whatever you're reading into the language you're trying to learn.Flickr / Ed YourdonScience suggests that the best way to learn a new language — especially as an adult — is through immersion.<p>For example, you might spend an extended period of time in a foreign …

The Best Movies to Watch in Theaters and Streaming in July 2015

What's worth seeing this month<p>July opens still basking in the glow of two of 2015's biggest movie hits—the gargantuan <i>Jurassic World</i> and Pixar's animated <i>Inside Out</i>. That doesn't mean, however, that there are no new offerings to whet moviegoers' appetites. From Tom Cruise's latest espionage heroics …

This brilliant sci-fi film is one of the best movies you'll see all year

So many science fiction films have tried, and some have succeeded, in creating a unique dystopian vision of the future. Where "Ex Machina" stands out from the rest, however, is in the way that it portrays a future that sometimes seems hellish, but only sometimes feels like a nightmare.<p>One of the …

Children with ADHD 'should be allowed to fidget'

Riding an exercise bike while doing schoolwork and tests could help children with ADHD perform better - according to scientists<p>Jittery and jumpy children with ADHD have for years been scolded in the classroom for failing to sit still and concentrate.<p>But up to 5 per cent of British youngsters who …

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6 Secrets of Happy Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people choose to become entrepreneurs because they seek more fulfilling work. They might be unhappy with the traditional daily grind of office work and desperate for more control over their daily tasks, or driven to create something …

20 Self-Help Books To Better Your Life In All Aspects

This list of 20 self-help books is broken down into subjects ranging from dating to business. Find out how each can help you become a stronger person!

10 Award-Winning Home Brew Recipes

We asked the members of the New York City Homebrewers Guild, one of the nation's oldest home-brew clubs, to share some of the recipes that have been successful in competitions. We got back 10 killer concoctions representing a wide variety of beer styles and brewing methods. (Note: For definitions …

Post Modern Skateboard has no board, just two wheels

Two unconnected wheels along with a good sense of balance power a new take on the old skateboard.<p>When a product shows up on the pages of the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog, you know it's bound to be entertaining. The Post Modern Skateboard certainly fits that description. You might notice the almost …

Cool Stuff

Have we figured out what we want in a smartwatch yet?

Image copyright Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg.Next month will be the one-year anniversary of Google’s smartwatch platform introduction. And the month …

Wearable Tech

Ybrain Raises $3.5M To Fund Trials Of Its Wearable For Alzheimer’s Patients

Ybrain, a Korean startup that makes wearables for Alzheimer’s patients, announced today that it has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding led by Stonebridge Capital, bringing its total raised so far to $4.2 million. Co-founder Seungyeon Kim told TechCrunch that the money will be used for clinical …

FiLIP 2, A Smartwatch For Kids, Arrives Today At AT&T For $100

Will Santa stuff children’s stockings with smartwatches this holiday season? That’s the hope for Filip Technologies which is today launching its FiLIP 2 smartwatch for kids at AT&T stores and online at ATT.com for the discounted launch price of $99.99. The watch, which is essentially a small …

Jumpy Is An Open-Platform Smartwatch Just For Kids

Smartwatches for children hold a lot of allure and at least one analysis firm believes they will help drive the smartwatch market to 373 million devices shipped in 2020, up from 15 million this year. Kids get a shiny new gadget, while anxious parents get location trackers and activity monitors to …

Company that wants to be an “online Harvard” finds path to accreditation

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Maxx-Studio<p>Minerva Project, a startup aspiring to build an online Ivy League-caliber university from scratch, just …

With Curie, Intel hopes to break new ground in wearables, sensors, and the Internet of Things - ExtremeTech

By on January 8, 2015 at 10:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Every CES has at least theme — a …

Internet of Things

Fitbit Announces the Charge, Charge HR, and Surge

New Fitbit devices, plus the company's GPS-equipped fitness watch, make their debut.<p><i>Fitbit Charge, Charge HR, and Surge</i><p>Fitbit today confirmed three new models of its fitness tracking gadgets: The Charge, Charge HR, and Surge. An expansion to Fitbit's line of fitness trackers, the Charge and Charge …

Fitness Technology

This Is the Coolest Cyberpunk Watch Ever

Sadly, engineer John de Cristofaro won't be crowdsourcing his creation.<p><i>(Photo Credit: John de Cristofaro)</i><p>Keep your Moto 360 and keep your Apple Watch. I have seen the watch for me and it runs on a AA battery.<p>Brooklyn-based electrical engineer John de Cristofaro invented this cyberpunk wristwear. …

Abusive Lab Test: GoPro Hero 3+ Versus the World

Adventure cameras like the GoPro Hero3+, Drift Ghost-S, and Garmin Virb Elite dont promise to be indestructible. But we threw them from a speeding car, dropped them from a tall building, and drowned them for hours anyway.

Better Beer from Genetically Engineered Yeast

PopMech talks to Kevin Verstrepen, a leading yeast geneticist at the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology and the University of Leuven, Belgium, and Troels Prahl, the head of research and development at the Southern California yeast repository White Labs, to find out why.<p><b>The future of beer is</b> …

A Sick New Ride by the Makers of the Fastest EV

The Dutch Students behind the world's fastest-accelerating electric vehicle have a new super-lightweight, crazy-quick car.<p><i>(Photo by Worcflow and VEDp)</i><p>The current record-holder for the fastest-accelerating electric car will zoom from 0 to 62 mph time in just 2.13 seconds–an insane figure that will …

The Return of the E-Skateboard

Kickstarter has spoken. The Marbel Board—the lightest electric skateboard ever built—has just been crowd-funded almost three times over. Popular Mechanics spoke with Matt Belcher, a materials engineer and founder of the Florida-based company, about the 9 lb board's inception, the technological …

The FAA’s misguided approach to drones, and how to fix it

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Lee/Flickr<p>Consumer drones offer game-changing technology for a range of activities: everything from farming to …

Pebble vs. Google Glass: Why The New May Triumph Over The Radical

Technology develops in fits and starts. It’s the reason we tech types make the manic pilgrimage to a convention center in Las Vegas every year to check in on it. It’s why software updates pop up on our phones every few months in increments. Outside of science fiction, quantum leaps aren’t supposed …

10 Crafty Gifts for the Beerologist on Your List | WIRED

Barley Literati, hopheads, grog artists, ale addicts -- they have many names and preferences, but there's one thing every beer geek will agree on: …

Jingle Beers: Making the Perfect Christmas Brew

Now that you've gotten the hang of home brewing, you're ready to prepare a holiday specialty. Here's what to know.<p><b>Taste Your Spices Before You Brew</b><p>"Beers should be very seasonal, so when winter comes along, so do our heartier beers," says Tim Walker, head brewer and owner of Small Batch Beer in …

The Day the Marines Met Their Robotic Mule

Popular Mechanics watches the first time a squad of Marines uses the LS3, a robot built to deploy with the Corps.<p>Last week a handful of Marines from the 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment, including Beedle, came across country from Camp Pendleton, Calif. to Fort Devens, Mass. After attending training …

Secrets Of Running A Six-Figure Airbnb Business

Renting rooms on Airbnb can be a pretty good business, even if that’s not how the company really wants you to think of it.<p>It’s easy to tell that nobody actually lives here.<p>The bedroom is furnished with matching dark-wood Ikea furniture. The large, empty closet is occupied only by a handful of …

Getting Innovative With Home Brewing Ingredients

As microbrews have exploded in popularity, craft beer has advanced well beyond imitations of bigger breweries' offerings.<p><b>Craft brewers are flinging open the pantry</b> doors and using a wide variety of ingredients to create interesting, great-tasting beers that were practically inconceivable just a few …

Arduino for the Rest of Us: How to Get Started

Could Arduino be the next tool in your home DIY toolbox?<p><b>You don't have to be a programmer</b> or an electrician to make your do-it-yourself projects smarter and more interactive. Arduino, the open-source microcontroller platform, was originally designed with creative laypeople in mind, and it may be …