Dan Embry

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Enchanting Trio of Treehouses Each Have a Uniquely Cozy Feel

Atlanta, Georgia-based environmentalist Peter Bahouth grew up having a treehouse and has fond memories of it. As an adult, he wanted to recreate this special place, so he partnered with local builder Nick Hobbs to design and construct his vision. Bahouth had previously purchased a lot of land next …

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Blackphone: an Android phone that puts privacy first

This is Blackphone. It's a smartphone born out of a growing desire for privacy, as months of leaks have proven that agencies like the NSA are monitoring our communications. It runs Android, which many might perceive as a relatively insecure mobile operating system; its makers, however, have made …

Xbox One February update now rolling out to consoles

Microsoft’s first major Xbox One update is now rolling out to consoles worldwide. The update was supposed to be released earlier this week, but Microsoft pushed it back for unknown reasons. The February update provides a number improvements primarily focused on managing content and displaying the …

Nike designer says self-lacing 'Back to the Future' shoes will arrive in 2015

The fictional Nike Air Mag sneakers from <i>Back to the Future Part II</i> became a reality in 2011, when Nike auctioned off 1,500 pairs to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The shoes featured a glowing LED panel, an electroluminescent Nike logo, and a battery that kept them lighted for five hours …

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You Can Buy the Weirdest Lamborghini Ever Created (But Please Don’t)

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 12.18.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>Related Galleries<p>Aliens Would Probably …

Lamborghini Manages to Make a Boring Supercar

You don't see a brand-new model from Lamborghini very often. The folks in Sant'Agata work, well, slowly and roll out new cars about once a decade. …

In China, people are paying $13 to be locked in a room and forced to solve puzzles to get out

The escape-room gaming business is booming in Beijing. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> has a great story about the converted bomb shelters, office complexes, and apartment buildings where groups of friends must solve puzzles in under an hour in order to get out. It's modeled after Takagism, an online game …

Chromecast in 2014: an open SDK, big international plans and maybe even new devices

Advertisement<p>17 Comments<p>Google (S GOOG) landed a bit of a coup with Chromecast this year, launching a device that no one saw coming but that has …

$10,000 and a bout of madness nets you this gold-plated Xbox One

What does one get for the eccentric billionaire who has it all? A gold-plated Xbox One from famed retailer Harrods of London is a start, and it turns out that Harrods is selling <i>just that</i> in its London store right now. Of course, that kind of bespoke game console experience comes with a hefty price …

McLaren’s New Hypercar Sounds Absolutely Demonic

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 12.09.13.<p>Time of Publication: 5:54 pm. 5:54 pm<p>Nürburgring times are the yardstick that …

Porsche Transforms the SUV Into a Beautiful Sports Car

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 11.20.13.<p>Time of Publication: 2:53 pm. 2:53 pm<p>LOS ANGELES — Yes, Porsche made another …

Apple takedown notice shutters site that helped locate iPhones for sale

Website that tracked product inventory at Apple stores hit with takedown notice.<p>A website that helped users locate Apple stores with iPhones and …

For Android tablets, 8 (inches) is the new 7

commentary Today's selection of Android 8-inchers, while rather pricey, are showing more creative differentiation than we're used to seeing in the 7-inch category.<p>The tablet market had its breakthrough moment when Apple's iPad arrived sporting a nearly 10-inch screen. Later, much of the significant …

Gear & Gadgets

Greek Mystery Girl Maria's Bulgarian Mother Denies Selling Daughter

The Bulgarian Roma mother of Maria, a young blonde girl whose fate made headlines around the world when she was found in a Greek Roma camp, tearfully denied on Sunday that she had sold her daughter.<p>"I have not sold her! I have not... I gave her, I made a mistake. But I haven't taken any money," …

The Extreme Measures One Man Took To Learn About Online Tracking

Curtis Wallen spent 10 Bitcoin and six months scouring the deep Web for enough details to create an entire new person. His project raises questions about anonymity, identity, and privacy.<p>Aaron Brown has scruffy brown hair, a thin mustache-goatee combo, and one of those mouths that rests in a frown. …

Microsoft launches Remote Desktop app for Android and iOS

Microsoft has quietly rolled out its Remote Desktop app for Android and iOS, allowing PC users to access their Windows desktop from their phone or tablet.<p>The Remote Desktop app, which can be downloaded for free from Google Play and Apple’s App Store, lets users connect to a remote PC while on the …

Software

The man who lives without money

Irishman Mark Boyle tried to live life with no income, no bank balance and no spending. Here’s how he finds it.<p>If someone told me seven years ago, in …

Bitcoin Is Biggest Loser In Silk Road Meltdown---IRS Wins Big

The biggest loser in the Silk Road arrest? Probably Bitcoin. The biggest winner may be the IRS, although right now the FBI must be feeling pretty good too. For the last two years, an alleged drug kingpin who called himself the Dread Pirate Roberts could do what he wanted in secret. Now he is in …

RCA's Internet Music System blends detachable Android tablet, boombox

Though RCA has slipped from electronics giant to maker of niche products, it's just announced an intriguing music streaming system that is rumored to cost $178 at Walmart, according to <i>Android Police</i>. The Internet Music System (has RCA fired its branding department?) features a removable Android …

The terrifying, flesh-eating drug krokodil has reportedly surfaced in the US

No cases have been confirmed yet, but early reports have authorities on edge<p><i>A krokodil user with necrosis of the hand.</i><p>When the nasty, highly addictive street drug krokodil appears in a new area, it tends to spread fast. So when doctors at the Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center …

Engines Ready: 5 Concept Cars (And Gadgets) We Want To Speed Away In

<i>Editor’s note: This post was originally published by our partners at PopSugar Tech.</i><p>The 65th International Frankfurt Motor Show highlights what we’ll be seeing on roads in coming years, but it also gives a look into car designers’ minds and what we may see driving down the street much further down …

First HP Computer With Embedded Leap Motion Tech Will Ship This Fall For $1,049.99

Hardware startup Leap Motion, which managed to sell an impressive number of pre-orders for its standalone Leap Motion Controller gesture control computer accessory, today announced that the first fruits of its OEM partnership with PC-maker HP will hit shelves this Fall. The HP ENVY17 Leap Motion SE …

Google buys Bump to share anything between your phone and laptop

Google just bought Bump, the app for iPhone and Android that transfers files, photos, and videos between your phone and your laptop.<p>Terms of the deal were not released.<p>The app allows you to select anything on your phone — photos, files — and transfer it to your computer simply by “bumping” the …

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder: Production Spec Finally Revealed

Porsche's new production supercar, by the numbers.<p>It’s easy to argue that some of the most impressive numbers in automobiledom belong to Porsche. Our first drive of a prototype 918 Spyder a few months back confirmed that. Despite its recent penchant for using actual names for its vehicles, just say …

Sports Cars

Audi Nanuk Quattro Concept: An Italdesign Parcour for Four-Ringed Folks

Recycling at its best.<p>At the moment, Audi is struggling to refocus its design strategy. Fortunately, it owns Italdesign Giugiaro, the iconic Italian design house that was struggling to make ends meet until the Volkswagen Group stepped in three years ago, and the Turin-based firm was more than happy …

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2014 Audi R8 Spyder V-8

An endearing regearing.<p>TESTED<p>Among the many charms of the 2014 Audi R8 Spyder is its embrace of the exclamation mark. Press the button below the new seven-speed S tronic transmission’s gearshift lever, and the instrument panel proclaims, “Sport mode on!” Press it again, and the car responds with …

Windows 8.1’s user-hostile backup story

<i>Update 13th June 2015: It looks like Microsoft has reversed course and reinstated the Windows 7 Backup and Restore feature in Windows 10!</i> …

A Cold War mansion, 26 feet beneath Las Vegas

At 3970 Spencer St., 26 feet underneath a suburban neighborhood just off the Las Vegas Strip, exists a home like no other. This '70s-era bomb shelter also happens to be a 16,000 square-foot underground estate, complete with backyard, trees (made of plastic), pool, jacuzzi, AstroTurf, a full …