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Stop buying potatoes. Use this super easy method to get an endless supply at home!

If you eat a lot of potatoes, you’ll want to read this one. This super easy afternoon project can end up feeding you and your family for weeks and …

Gardening

Kickstart your garden: 4 things you can plant in March

For a new gardener, spring is the most exciting season of the year. If you just can’t wait for warmer temperatures, and you’re ready to kickstart …

Gardening

The Most Genius Home Hacks We Learned This Year

Let's just say, 2017 was good for our homes.<p>Improving one's home is a never-ending cycle. That's why people are constantly on the lookout for faster ways to wash dishes or smarter ways to fit more into their kitchen — and 2017 was no exception. These are the highlights of what we learned this year …

Cleaning

Bizarre, Enormous 16th-Century Map Assembled for First Time

All Over the Map<p>The largest known world map of its time—made of 60 individual sheets—can finally be seen as the mapmaker intended.<p>This colorful and intricately detailed map from 1587 is more than nine feet by nine feet when fully assembled. For the last 430 years, its 60 individual sheets were …

How to Upgrade Your Garage in 8 Days (Or Less)

A contractor tells all.<p>It's not uncommon for a tricked-out garage reno to take months to complete. But sometimes all you need is a functional, decluttered space in which your tools, gear, bikes, the car, and anything else taking up residence in the garage can live harmoniously. And the reality is …

Woodworking

Plex users can now play their movies, TV shows and music just by asking Alexa

Plex is getting voice-activated. The popular media player software maker just launched voice control through a new Plex Skill for Alexa-powered devices. That means you can ask Alexa via your connected Echo speaker, Fire tablet or Fire TV to play your favorite content from your Plex media library, …

20 Grab-and-Go Recipes For the Busiest of Mornings

When you're busy, portable breakfasts make all the difference, and there are so many options that'll get your day off to the right start. Here are 20 ways to make it possible to eat breakfast every day, from freezer-friendly breakfast sandwiches to yogurt parfaits and more recipes that you can make …

22 Absolutely Essential Diagrams You Need For Camping

From survival to s'mores, here's everything you need to know to ensure a flawless camping trip.

How to Pack for an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike | REI Co-op Journal

Congratulations! You've done it! You've committed to the journey of a lifetime. After weeks, months or perhaps even years of toying with the idea, …

Backcountry Navigation: Compass Basics

I grew up in a time before GPS. I learned how to use a compass in Cub Scouts and learned how to navigate with one as I grew older. I think I got my …

15 edible plants you can grow in your tiny apartment

Imagine rising with the sun and tending to your crops, all to the beat of morning traffic.<p>While growing plants in a busy city might seem like an …

How does your garden grow? Indoors, thanks to these eight devices

It’s summer, which means lots of time in the garden for homeowners. And while some city dwellers have access to community or rooftop gardens, not …

Tomatoes

Blackmore raises $3.5 million to fit roof-mounted sensors for self-driving cars onto a single chip

Blackmore Sensors and Analytics today announced that it had raised $3.5 million to further develop its frequency-modulated continuous-wave (FMCW) Lidar for use in self-driving cars. The company aims to reduce the primitive-looking radar and camera systems atop today’s autonomous car prototypes to a …

Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

Nearly two dozen of the world’s most successful business leaders, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists will invest up to $1 billion in a fund led by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to almost zero by financing emerging clean energy technology.<p>The …

Ember without Ember Data

Samsung gets in the Glass supply chain, will provide OLEDs for consumer version – report

<i>Google has placed orders for OLED displays from Samsung, to be used in the consumer version of Glass, says a Korean press report.</i><p>Google is gearing up to manufacture and sell the consumer version of the Glass wearable computer, which the company’s chairman Eric Schmidt said might happen sometime …

Will Google Glass finally make doing this gauche?

If you’ve tried to look at something exciting in public lately, you may have noticed that there were some objects in the way. Maybe you were at a concert. Or perhaps it was your one chance in life to meet the president.<p>AP/Hussein Malla<p>In a desperate race to capture every moment before our fallible …

Google to launch ‘Google Play Games’ platform services for game developers

Google is evidently serious about making games easier to discover on the Android platform. Android Police reported Saturday that it received a leak of a full document describing the new Google Play Games service that makes Android games more social.<p>The platform is much like Game Center on Apple’s …