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These sleek $250 earbuds can translate languages in real time — and it's like something out of 'Star Trek'

The company's first product, the Pilot translating earpiece, started as an Indiegogo campaign in 2016. Now, the Brooklyn-based startup says it has sold 27,000 units and has begun shipping to its early customers.<p>The Pilot looks like a fairly standard pair of wireless earbuds. They fit snugly in your …

Star Trek

How to check your internet speed right from Google’s homepage

There are a lot of great ways to test your internet speeds. Maybe you’re trying to figure out your internet connection’s download and upload speeds to ensure your network is working correctly, or perhaps you just want to show your friends how fast your internet is for some reason. One great way to …

Software 2.0

I sometimes see people refer to neural networks as just “another tool in your machine learning toolbox”. They have some pros and cons, they work here …

Machine Learning

How to Season Rice So That Everything You Eat with It Tastes Better

A simple trick for wayyy more flavorful rice.<p>I eat a lot of rice: brown, white, black, basmati, something called TexMati that I don't quite understand. I find it to be a suitable carbo-base for just about any meal. And, maybe it's because I was raised on Cream of Rice, but I've always enjoyed rice …

More funding for AI cybersecurity: Darktrace raises $75M at an $825M valuation

With cybercrime projected to reap some $6 trillion in damages by 2021, and businesses likely to invest around $1 trillion over the next five years to try to mitigate that, we’re seeing a rise of startups that are building innovative ways to combat malicious hackers.<p>In the latest development, …

The Simplest, Easiest Method for Making Fruit Crisp

<b>Heat the oven and prepare the baking dish.</b> Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350°F. Coat a 9x9-inch or 11x7-inch glass baking dish …

Baking

The FAA is now refunding Americans who registered their drones

The FAA may have collected over $4 million in drone registration fees.<p>If you registered to fly your drone, but only fly for fun, you can now remove your name from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s drone registration database and get your $5 back.<p>The FAA now has a page on its website where …

Marriott CEO Shares His Travel Hacks & First Thing He Does When Arriving to a Hotel

At the World Economic Forum back in February, Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson shared his favorite travel hacks and the first thing he does when arriving …

These 3D-printed off-grid tiny houses can withstand hurricanes and earthquakes

These 3D-printed off-grid homes manufactured by Ukrainian startup PassivDom are not only 100% self-sufficient – they can also withstand hurricanes …

Congress just cleared the way for internet providers to sell your web browsing history

Resolution is now off to the president’s desk<p>Internet providers now just need a signature from President Trump before they’re free to take, share, and even sell your web browsing history without your permission.<p>The House of Representatives passed a resolution today overturning an Obama-era FCC rule …

Net Neutrality

SNAP! Pro's New HD Wide Lens for iPhone Almost Totally Kills Distortion

Last year, we reviewed the SNAP! Pro iPhone camera case and really fell in love with its overall versatility. So when the company recently announced …

Tesla to take orders for solar roof tiles starting April

(Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) will start taking orders for its solar roof tiles in April, Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a Tweet on Friday.<p>A Tesla logo is seen at its planned store in Hanam, South Korea, December 22, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji<p>The solar-powered roof shingles were unveiled …

A board game, a computer game, and a Switch game that’s not Zelda

Cooperative games are the best sorts of games, especially if you’re a naturally competitive person. Instead of pitting people against each other, …

Board Games

Bentley unveils its first all-electric grand tourer

If you ever wanted a sign that the world is moving toward a greener future, you could find a big one at the Geneva Motor Show. Bentley, a company that makes enormous gas-guzzling vehicles for the one percent, surprised attendees with its first all-electric convertible, the EXP 12 Speed 6E Concept. …

Electric Vehicles

Pt. 2—There’s a great game hiding inside Horizon: Zero Dawn

Welcome to the conclusion of our Game In Progress review of <i>Horizon: Zero Dawn</i>. In this second of two installments, Clayton Purdom gives his take on …

Our Best Recipes From Thomas Keller

Mac and cheese, coconut cake, and some of the tastiest cookies we've ever eaten<p>Thomas Keller, renowned chef and restaurateur, has the recipes you …

Cooking

17 On-the-Rise Designers You Should Know Now Photos

If there's one constant takeaway each year from <i>Architectural Digest</i>'s highly anticipated Design Show, it's that there's no shortage of great design. From the handcrafted furnishings in the Made section to innovative lighting, beautiful hardware, and cutting-edge appliances, there's also no shortage …

How to Create Infographics Using PowerPoint or Keynote [Infographic]

Give your inner designer a chance to shine by creating your own infographics.<p>That's right: By using tools you likely already have, you can create …

25 Movies We Can’t Wait to See at Sundance 2017

‘Band Aid’<p>Attention married couples who fight incessantly: Why turn all those knock-down, drag-out yellfests about your spouse not doing the dishes …

'Wave House' architect translates nature’s forms into residential designs

Consider the agitated envelope that sheathes Mario Romano's latest Venice design: It resembles a bed sheet shaken out, rippled by invisible currents, and then frozen in midair.<p>Romano's 5,700-square-foot Wave House is a riff on water and air — in short, architectural biomimicry. The five-bedroom, …

Santa Monica

Top UI Design Trends to Expect in 2017

Serif Combos by Marina Matijaca for Spelar<p>This guest column is authored by John Stone, SEO Consultant at Nirmal Web Design<p>The last couple of year saw …

UI Design

Design teams—are you using Figma yet?

Remember when everybody stopped using Photoshop and started using Sketch? It’s happening again.<p>There’s already been plenty written about why Figma is …

Netgear’s Arlo Pro is an ultra-convenient wireless home security camera

Slowly but surely, Netgear is chipping away at the reasons for not having a home security camera. In the past, hooking these cameras up to the internet was a hassle. But the new Netgear Arlo Pro debuting today is making is far simpler to monitor your entire home.<p>Arlo Pro cameras go with a special …

Smart Homes

Adam Driver Plays Paterson From Paterson in the Trailer for Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson

Paterson (Adam Driver) is a bus driver in a city that shares his name, Paterson, New Jersey, in Jim Jarmusch’s aptly titled upcoming film <i>Paterson</i>. …

Film Festivals

Apple has fully autonomous vehicles on closed routes, but is rebooting its iCar project again

Apple’s car plans appear to have hit yet another snag. Tonight the NYTimes is reporting that Apple is again rebooting the now infamous car project.<p>In a retrenchment of one of its most ambitious initiatives, Apple has shuttered parts of its self-driving car project and laid off dozens of employees, …

Watch Outkast Perform During The Dungeon Family Reunion In Atlanta

The legendary hip-hop duo took the stage with Goodie Mob.<p>During this weekend's ONE Musicfest in Atlanta, Georgia, legendary Atlanta hip-hop and R&B …

Lamb and Lentil Soup With Lamb Meatballs - The Washington Post

The author uses the bone left over from a roasted leg of lamb or lamb chops to help flavor this soup; we tested it with her Roasted Chicken Stock and were pleased with the results.<p>If you're packing this soup to go, stash the parsley and cheese toppings and the meatballs in separate containers.<p>Serve …

Fitbit unveils $100 ‘swim-proof’ Flex 2 and $150 Charge 2 with heart rate monitoring

Meet Fitbit’s next Fitbits.<p>The fitness-tracker company is unveiling two new devices today, the $150 Charge 2 with heart rate monitoring and a larger screen, and the smaller, “swim-proof” $100 Flex 2 with accessories reminiscent of Fossil’s Misfit wearables.<p>The Charge 2 goes on sale in September and …

Wearable Tech

Creativity Boosting Company Turns Kids’ Drawings Into Real Clothes They Can Wear

Founder of Picture This Clothing, Jaimee Newberry, has just made every young fashion designer's dream come true. The company, which officially launched last week, turns children's drawings into actual clothing so they can “wear their imagination.” The idea came to Newberry, a mother of two …