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Make Your Dumb Coffee Pot Brilliant With LittleBits' New Smart Home Kit

There's no better time to try to hack your home.<p><b>LittleBits is getting into the booming smart</b> home business. The company, which makes small electronic modules that DIYers can use to build their own electronic hardware, today announced its new Smart Home Kit. The largest littleBits kit yet, the …

The 30 Sci-Fi Stories Everyone Should Read

A highly subjective but absolutely essential authoritative list.<p>In life, there are consequences to testing ideas. Some are good, other are very, <i>very</i> bad. You never know where ideas will lead you. Thankfully, we have science fiction. The best writers in the genre are future architects who create …

9 Things Everyone Should Know About Chainsawing

A fallen tree can become a tangled mess. But with the right gear and techniques, you can quickly and easily turn it into next year's fuel.<p>A fallen tree can become a tangled mess. But with the right gear and techniques, you can quickly and easily turn it into next year's fuel.

Exercise for Beginners: How To Do A Pull-up

Pullups are hands-down the best exercise for your upper back. It could even be argued that it’s one of the best exercises for the human body. But for …

Game Your Kid's Education With These 10 Cool Kits

Forget paper and pencils. Look into these fun new tools to help kids unleash their inner scientist or engineer.<p>#<p>Exo Labs Model 2 Camera<p>The Model 2 camera attaches to any standard microscope and captures high-res images of the field of view. An app streams images to an iPhone or iPad so that …

Stretchable, Flexible Knitted Circuits Have Arrived

Knitted circuits could be embedded in your clothes, creating smart armor that measures a bullet's impact or sensor-laden gloves for athletic training.<p><b>Computers can now knit together circuits</b> (seriously!), potentially leading to electronic fabrics that are stretchable, permeable, durable, and …

10 Tools You Didn't Know You Needed

Some tools, like your trusty cordless drill or hammer, you're going to use all the time. These specialty tools you won't need that oftenbut when the time comes, you'll sure be glad you've got 'em.<p>Some tools, like your trusty cordless drill or hammer, you're going to use all the time. These …

Hear that? Pandora and artists finally reach sweet harmony

After years of hitting sour notes with artists, Pandora seems to have struck the right chord at last.<p>The Internet's biggest streaming-music service, Pandora unveiled its first hand-in-hand partnership with music creators and distributors on Wednesday through Merlin, a group representing more than …

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Commuters Push Train To Free Trapped Passenger

A passenger on a commuter railroad near Perth, Australia, was rescued by his fellow passengers after he slipped and got his leg caught in the gap between the train door and the platform -- and the entire scene was caught on video.<p>"He stood in the doorway and as he was sort of taking up his position …

Austin: The Men’s Health City Guide

Everything’s bigger—and a little weirder—in this hipster-friendly Texas town<p>Old-school cowboy values play nice with highfalutin eating and drinking concepts in the hippest town in Texas.<p><b>WHERE TO EAT</b><p><b>Uchiko and Uchi</b>Hailed as one of the top Japanese restaurants in the U.S., this one-two punch of …

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Have We Reached Peak PBR?

Last month, a curious thing happened: After a long day of work, my husband showed up on our doorstep with a six-pack of Pabst Blue Ribbon.<p>“It was on sale,” he said, offering up the iconic red, white, and blue cans. “If the hipsters like it, how bad can it be?” (Spoiler alert: pretty bad.)<p>What you …

How to Remove a Stripped Phillips-Head Screw

Even if a screw is stripped beyond apparent salvation, don't give up!<p>(Photograph by Gregg Delman)<p><b>No screw extractor? No problem.</b> Use a tapered square drive bit to back out a stuck fastener: First, drill a hole in the head deep enough to seat the square drive bit. Use a drill bit with a diameter …

The 50 Best Manly Movie Quotes

A look back at almost a century of classic and sometimes surprising wisdom from the great (and terrible) men of cinema.<p>A look back at almost a century of classic and sometimes surprising wisdom from the great (and terrible) men of cinema.

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Climate Change Will Destroy Your Lifestyle

The U.K. Met Office, Britain's official weather service, created a poster of maps showing how climate change will set in motion a domino-style disruption of human lifestyles. Working with various academic institutions and the U.K. Foreign Office, the Met Office produced a total of seven maps—one …

The 1,000-Rep Morning Metabolism Igniter

Light your fat-frying furnace for the entire day<p>Mornings are tough and morning workouts are tougher.<p>But the right routine is worth waking up for, especially if it allows you to crank out 1,000 reps in 30 minutes, like this one from Craig Ballantyne, MS, CTT, and editor of EarlyToRise.com.<p>“When you …

11 Rules for Eating Healthy on the Road

Whether it's a business trip or vacation fun, a little discipline goes a long way<p>Whether you're heading out for a business trip or vacation with your girlfriend, your diet might take a dive. Between fast food stops, huge restaurant meals, and a general "I-can-eat-whatever" attitude, the result is …

Thermostat Trends | Programmable Thermostat Reviews - Consumer Reports News

Thermostats control nearly 10 percent of the nation’s energy use. In your home, it's probably closer to 50 percent, since heating and cooling account …

Cinco de Mayo Pre-Game: What To Eat Before You Drink

<b>Cinco de Mayo Pre-Game: What To Eat Before You Drink</b>Celebrating Cinco de Mayo tonight? The fact that it's May 5th isn't the worst excuse to drink on …

BOT Home Automation Doorbot review: This smart doorbell sends signals straight to your phone - CNET

<b>The Good</b> BOT Home Automation's Doorbot is a doorbell, camera, and intercom hybrid. Use the related Doorbot app to see live video of whoever just buzzed your front door and chat with them via two-way talk.<p><b>The Bad</b> The video quality is lacking and the app's "hold to talk" button is inconsistent at …

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Tesla, Panasonic sign Gigafactory battery deal

Electric car maker Tesla and Panasonic have reached a deal to make batteries at the upcoming Gigafactory.<p>The companies announced the agreement Thursday, saying that Tesla will build and manage the facility and utilities, and Panasonic will produce the lithium ion cells that go into the battery …

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