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Bike of the future removes the need to shift gears, pedal up hills or pack a lock

Biking in Seattle can be less than mellow with all the hills, traffic and especially that rain. But those things are exactly what inspired the Teague team of bicycle designers to build the Denny bike for the Oregon Manifest bike design project. The model (built by fabricator Taylor Sizemore) sports …

Android customization - Use NFC Tags and Trigger to run Tasker Tasks

Last week in our Android customization series we showed you a quick method for using an NFC Tag to put your Android device into a sort of bed time mode. We used an app called Trigger to write our own custom commands to an NFC Tag and witnessed just a glimpse of all that Trigger is capable of. This …

How to turn an entire watermelon into one giant Jell-O shot

At this year's Fourth of July party, blow your guests' minds harder than a Yonshakudama firework with a watermelon that splits to reveal a jiggly …

Watermelon

Android customization - How to use Advanced Parameters in Zooper Widget

This is it guys, over the last few weeks we have built a custom control panel widget using Zooper Widget and Tasker, today we add the final touch and learn about Zooper Widget Advanced parameters.<p>The final touch to our control panel is to manipulate an image in Zooper Widget so that it only appears …

When a Woman in Your Life Is Struggling With Postpartum Depression

I knew something was wrong pretty early after giving birth to N. But instead of admitting it to myself I buried my depression under mountains of …

Luma Connected Lamp, Bluetooth Speaker, And Phone Charger Reaches $55,000 Kickstarter Goal

A multicolored lamp that's controllable via an Android app isn't a new idea. Neither is a Bluetooth speaker, or a specialized USB device charger. But …

Microsoft Windows is now free for mobile devices under 9 inches

Today is the first day of Microsoft’s Build conference and that means the company will be sharing plenty of news about the future of Windows and other Microsoft products.<p>Earlier Microsoft not only revealed it is making several changes to the desktop version of Windows such as finally bringing back …

15 Great Apps For Windows 8

29<p>SHARES<p>So you’ve just recently got a shiny new Windows 8 machine and are looking for cool apps to make the most of it? Of course you can try your …

Popcorn Time Is Netflix for Pirated Movies - A Gorgeous Torrent Streaming App

29<p>SHARES<p>Netflix has undeniably changed the way we watch content on the internet and on our mobile devices. They charge a small flat fee every month …

[MWC 2014] Huawei's TalkBand B1 Combines Fitness Tracker, Bluetooth Headset, Questionable Looks

As part of its Mobile World Congress presentation, Huawei officially unveiled its own entry into the wearable market with the TalkBand B1. There's no …

What If Windows Looked Like This | UI Concept

183<p>SHARES<p>Windows as we all know is the most popular operating system in the world. It has also always looked great with every iteration that comes …

LEGO Gets Told Off by a Seven-Year-Old Girl

A seven-year-old girl named Charlotte has taken LEGO to task for not only making more "boy people" than "lego girls," but sending the former on …

UFOs inspire design of Austrian mountain retreat

Need to get away somewhere remote, relaxing, and reminiscent of an unidentified flying object? The Ufogel retreat in the Austrian mountain village of Nussdorf takes its design cues, at least partially, from UFOs.<p>The unusual-looking structure, designed by Urlaubs Architektur, "sometimes bears …

UFOs

Best LG G2 cases

In a saturated market where it is increasingly becoming harder to stand out, the LG G2, with its ultra-thin bezels, and unique rear button layout has proved to be another great smartphone from the South Korean company. With any such high-profile device comes a slew of accessories, and today, we’ll …

Best physical QWERTY Android Smartphones

Although physical keyboard phones might not be mainstream anymore, sometimes it’s hard to beat the feel of real keys under your fingertips. Blackberry may still be the default choice for many, but Android has a few of its own gems too. Sadly there are few great QWERTY Android handsets released very …

Palette modular controller adds dials and switches to your computer

Whether it's a touchscreen, keyboard, or mouse, there are plenty of ways to interact with your computer, but sometimes you need something a little more tactile. Enter Palette, described as a "freeform hardware interface," that lets you create a custom controller with a variety of switches, dials, …

Android Q&A - January 11, 2014

Welcome to this week’s edition of Android Q&A! As always, we try to answer as many of your great questions as possible. This week, we talk about how to remove data from your phone, how to stop annoying notifications, and more. Let’s get started!<p>Question 1<p>I want to sell my Android phone, and I have …

Top 10 Apps and Services That Are More Than Meets the Eye

Some apps do one thing, and they do it well. Others have a host of clever, hidden uses that you might have never thought of on your own. Here are our …

Teenage Dolphins Are Chewing on Puffer Fish to Get Hiiiiiiiiigh

In case you needed any more evidence that dolphins are Just Like Us™, scientists have now observed them deliberately altering their mental states by …

Make Your New Tab Page Useful With This Chrome Extension

34<p>SHARES<p>Do you remember iGoogle? Launched in 2005, it was a website that collected user information and presented it in an easy, accessible way. A …

Top 50 Best Free Fonts

Are you in love with the Free Fonts Section on UltraLinx? If you answered yes, then I believe this post will blow your mind. Today we round up the …

Wall-mount your tablet for $10 or less

So you want to stick your tablet on the wall. There are lots of ways to approach this project -- including under-cabinet mounts and magnetic refrigerator enclosures -- but most of these solutions ask you spend a minimum of $20 to $50.<p>Not necessary.<p>Whether it's your kitchen companion or …

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For the first time, the majority of Americans want to legalize marijuana

In 1969, a mere 12 percent of Americans wanted to legalize marijuana. Today, 58 percent do. That's according to a new poll by Gallup, which says the drug is moving toward social acceptance. "It has been a long path toward majority acceptance of marijuana over the past 44 years, but Americans' …

When Science and Archaeological Conspiracy Theories Collide

There's no doubt that technology has changed the field of archaeology in profound ways. New tools have taken archaeologists to places they couldn't …

Scientific Research

How to easily root an Android device

Rooting is the Android equivalent of jailbreaking, a means of unlocking the operating system so you can install unapproved apps, deleted unwanted bloatware, update the OS, replace the firmware, overclock (or underclock) the processor, customize anything and so on.<p>Of course, for the average user, …

Android News

Delete Windows update files to regain hard-drive space

Fortunately, there's an easy way to clear out the clutter with tools that are provided in Windows itself (imagine that). While needing to do some extra work to save hard-drive space isn't ideal, at least the option is there. Here's how to clean out old update files, and regain more space for cute …

Operating Systems

How One Man Created a 1,000 Ton Coral Castle in 1923

Between 1923 and 1951, a diminutive Floridian single-handedly and without heavy machinery moved 1,000 tons of limestone, creating out of it a castle. …

Engineering

Your Heart Will Thank You For This Deep-Fried Mac and Cheese Burger

In the history of culinary atrocities*, this might take the deep-fried cake. (Wait, is that a thing? Because I want it.)<p>Of course, this beauty and …

Awesome Grandpa Shames Daughter After She Disowns Her Gay Son

Is there anything in the world better than a very wise and supportive and loving grandparent? Answer: maybe pizza, but probably not. As proof of …