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Building Smart Cities

Can IoT transform urban environments into efficient, interactive smart cities? Yes—as long as governments put the right infrastructure in place.<p>With populations growing faster than their public infrastructure can handle, many cities are getting smart about how they support their citizens. They’re …

6 great wireless Bluetooth headphones for your iPhone or iPad

It might be finally time to cut another cord in your life – and we’re not talking about canceling cable. The latest rumors regarding Apple’s …

An ex-Apple designer has a great idea to make the iPhone’s lock screen better

The iPhone's lock screen is basically just a giant list of unread notifications. What if it was a little more useful?<p>Ex-Apple designer Louie Mantia …

Weather

21 easy habits to start today that will help you 5 years from now

One Quora thread is full of such contemplations, originally addressed to a 23-year-old physics student but applicable to everybody.<p>Here are the takeaways.<p><b>1. Work on your public speaking skills.</b> It's scary. Even Warren Buffett used to throw up before giving a speech. But it's crucial: As you advance …

Wall Street

Your iPhone has been hacked by the NSA

That iPhone in your hands? It’s been compromised by the National Security Agency through its SIM card, and government spies can access your phone through a backdoor installed on it without even needing a court order.<p>Sound scary? It is, and it’s the latest bombshell to be dropped by American …

How To Make Any Song Your iPhone Ringtone

Love "Shake It Off" so much you wish you could wake up to it every morning? Don't waste money buying a ringtone from the iTunes store. Any song in your iTunes library can be made into a ringtone. Just open iTunes and follow these steps.<p><b>1. Figure out which part of the song you want for your …

Puppy POV: This is the Kind of Joyous Footage You Can Expect Out of GoPro’s ‘Fetch’ Mount for Dogs

A little over a week ago, GoPro announced its first dedicated dog camera mount, and we’ll be honest… we were kind of surprised at how excited …

Texas Tech Football #ALSIceBucketChallenge

Sproutling's baby monitor of the future aims to put parents at ease

Wearable sleeping monitor now available for preorder<p>Being a new parent is a trip: it's full of new experiences, surprises, and lifestyle changes. But for many, it's also a really stressful experience. For years, parents have relied on books and advice from experts on how to take care of their …

The 33 Best Burgers in the Country

It's been about a year since our first 33 Best Burgers in the country piece came out. And in that year, many things have happened: Our photography has gotten bigger and SO MUCH better, our reach has expanded into more cities, and I've eaten a little more than infinity more burgers. I've also come …

iWatch Hitting Wrists for $200 in September: Report

Rumors around Apple’s purported iWatch have run rampant for months, but the iPhone maker’s first wearable could be close to getting an official price and release date. According to analyst Brian White, the Cupertino tech giant could release the iWatch alongside its new iPhone this September at an …

Wearable Tech

15 Movies You Should See This Summer

Come May, three highly anticipated movies will make their way into theaters.<p>Past the web-slinging, transforming, and roaring monsters and superheroes are a few films you may not have heard of with talent ranging from Scarlett Johansson to the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman.<p>We've gone through more …

iOS 8: Apple works to further push iCloud as the future of the file system

When Apple introduced both iOS and iCloud, its goal was to eliminate the classic file system found in Mac OS X and make synchronization so seamless between devices that it “just works.” Nearly three years after iCloud’s introduction, Apple is still moving closer to this goal. The company is working …

Sister Sing Off! YouTube Stars Lily and Madeleine Do Holiday Harmonies

‪<p>‬<p>Photo: Allister Ann<p>Lily and Madeleine have always had a soft spot for the holiday season. The sister folk duo who broke big on YouTube early this year with their original song, "In the Middle," say family sing-alongs (with their mom on piano) were a common occurrence. "Sometimes we'd even come up …

Zagat

7 Must-Visit Dallas Craft Breweries

Anderson Cooper loves Miss USA’s sweet Transformers costume

This week saw the annual Miss Universe “costume parade,” in which women from all over the world walked the runway in costumes meant to celebrate the pride and distinctive values of their home nations, preferably while making their tits look good. The event is basically like if the It’s a Small …

Garmin Tactix ruggedized GPS watch lets you play Navy SEAL for $450

Garmin's gone after swimmers, runners, pilots and golfers with its specialty watch lineup, and now battlefield-trained agents are getting some attention from the global GPS giant as well. The company's latest wrist-mounted machine is dubbed Tactix, and as you may have guessed from the design, it …

The Best Burgers in America

Americans eat nearly 50 billion burgers a year, an average of three a week.<p>The secret to a great, sublime hamburger – one that is crispy on the …

Banana Bread, Gooey Chocolate Cobbler, Oatmeal-Stuffed Baked Apples, Chocolate Layer Cake & How to Make Crêpes

How's your sweet tooth feeling? In need of a fix? Excellent. This week, we shared all our favorite quick weeknight desserts, from warm banana bread …

Dessert

'Control+Alt+Delete' Was a Mistake

10 ways to eat a potato (and just a potato) for dinner - http://bit.ly/14MC6xl

New Apple TV in development, could arrive as soon as next month

Apple is working on a new version of the Apple TV, and according to MG Siegler, it could arrive as soon as next month. We have independently heard that a new version of the Apple TV is in development, but our sources have not provided a clear picture in terms of a launch timeframe.<p>Siegler says that …

Jamie Oliver's Classism; Cocktail Moments in Literature

· Jamie Oliver Should Stop Trying to Teach Poor People How to Eat [Slate]<br>· Great Cocktail Moments in Famous Literature [Smithsonian]<br>· Taylor Farms, Big Food Supplier, Grapples With Frequent Recalls [NYT]<br>· Home of Irish Whiskey Woos Tourists with Fake Shops [Reuters]<br>· US Shops and Restaurants Fight …

Austin's 10 Most Anticipated Fall Openings

Bizarre Bites: Robotic Cocktails From The RotoVac2

Power to the Party: 21 Labor Day Main Dish Recipes for Your End-of-Summer Bash

By now you should be all set with sides and desserts, so now it's time to start thinking about the main event. The old standbys like burger and grilled chicken are great, but Labor Day is a time to pull out the big guns and send off summer right. To that end we've got show-stopping grilled mains …

Our Favorite Burger Recipes from Classic to "Crunchified"

Juicy burgers—from beef, to turkey, to veggie—that you'll want to get on your grill right now.<p><b>Fire up that grill already</b>—it's practically begging for one of these juicy burgers to make that delightful sizzling noise.

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