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Room shelving system functions like a huge shape-sorter toy

Stockholm designers Erik Olovsson and Kyuhyung Cho added different shaped holes to the stackable wooden blocks that make up this flexible shelving …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Turn Your iPhone 5/5s Into a Credit Card With LoopPay’s ChargeCase

- Jun 24, 2014<p>If you hate carrying around a bunch of credit cards wherever you go, mobile payment startup LoopPay may have the solution for you. …

Samsung Galaxy Tab S review: slim design, long battery life, stunning screen

It'd be silly of me to talk about tablets in the past tense -- we still write stories about them daily and clearly, we review them, too. But of the ones we've seen lately, most have been low-end; mid-range at best. The market for high-end slates, once crowded with companies big and small, now looks …

Samsung Galaxy Tab S takes tablet display crown, says researcher

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S is the new market leader when it comes to screen technology, according to research company DisplayMate Technologies. The Korean company's latest slate pushes the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX and Apple iPad Air into second and third place, respectively.<p>The Tab S, which comes in …

Things You Should Never, Ever Clean With

And the items you could be destroying if you do<p><b>1.Vinegar:</b> Using vinegar on hardwood floors, natural tiles, and granite countertops can damage the finish causing them to appear dull.<p><b>2.Soap/detergent:</b> Using soaps and detergents canbe harsh and damage rugs and leather— it can also leave behind a …

15 Non-Kitchen Tools to Use in the Kitchen

Dental floss just may be our new favorite kitchen tool—here are our favorite surprising and useful kitchen hacks.<p>In the midst of cooking, have you ever realized you were missing the necessary tools for the job? Hey, it's happened to the best of us. If you're scrappy, you've no doubt hacked a …

Outdoor Technology

Ruggedized technology has a tendency to look the part—bulky, reinforced and armor-like. But the Turtle Shell wireless boombox from Outdoor Tech is …

Gear & Gadgets

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

Apple reportedly 'freaked out' about the drunken Dr. Dre video

When Dr. Dre drunkenly proclaimed himself the first billionaire in hip-hop, tacitly confirming Apple’s $3.2 billion Beats acquisition, we didn’t expect the folks at Camp Apple to be thrilled.<p>But, apparently, they seriously freaked out when they saw that video.<p>Dre’s boast is one of the reasons Apple …

The Times Tried To Out A Congressman With His "Popular Instagram Persona"

Photo: via @aaronshock.<p>Illinois GOP Congressman Aaron Schock isn't your regular congressman. He's a cool congressman. He's amassed close to 6,000 …

Master The Grill This Weekend With 7 EASY Tips

When it comes to outdoor barbecues, sometimes it seems like we're still in a <i>Mad Men</i> era. The guys hang out on the patio grilling the burgers, while …

Xiaomi Mi Pad is a $240 plastic iPad Mini lookalike

BEIJING -- If you ever wondered what the iPad Mini would be like if Apple decided to make it look like the iPhone 5C , well, look no further. The Mi Pad , from the Beijing-based company Xiaomi, is probably the closest you're going to get to a plastic iPad.<p>The Wi-Fi only 7.9-inch slate strongly …

Breathtaking Macro Portraits of Bees by Sam Droege

Bees have received an enormous amount of publicity lately due to the massive decline in their numbers across the globe. While most tend to focus on …

Ecology

Kickstarter's New Office Is Incredible

Kickstarter threw a block party at its Brooklyn headquarters this weekend, featuring booths and games from a host of successfully funded projects.<p>They also gave tours of the company's brand-new offices, located in what used to be the Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory in Greenpoint. For a team that used …

Cards Against Humanity

Google maps updates with lane guidance, offline use and more

Google Maps, especially its Street View function, has redefined the way we use maps. The tech giant just launched an update for its mobile app on Android and iOS with a variety of useful, new features.<p>For city dwellers, Google has several major upgrades for the software. First, it now works with …

Ask a Designer: How Do I Choose Window Treatments?

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week's topic is all about choosing window treatments. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future …

Phones are giving away your location, regardless of your privacy settings

Sensors in your phone that collect seemingly harmless data could leave you vulnerable to cyber attack, according to new research. And saying no to apps that ask for your location is not enough to prevent the tracking of your device.<p>A new study has found evidence that accelerometers—which sense …

Mobile Devices

Microsoft Races To Fix Massive Internet Explorer Hack: No Fix For Windows XP Leaves 1 In 4 PCs Exposed

Microsoft is scrambling to fix a major bug which allows hackers to exploit flaws in Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, responsible for 55% of the PC browser market. The company has also confirmed it will not issue a fix for web browsers running on Windows XP after it formally ended support …

PLAiR 2 - HDMI Android TV Streaming Media Player

This fits your .<p>by entering your model number.<p>TIME magazine : One of the BEST media streamers on the market<p>Stream online videos and music to your TV …

Iro | Smart Sprinkler Controller

Rachio, a Denver-based startup, have presented Iro, a retro-fit sprinkler controller which connects to the internet via Wifi and is controlled …

Beep | Wirelessly Control Any Speaker

Beep breathes new life into old speakers. The sleek Wi-Fi enabled device connects to any stereo system or speaker, allowing you to stream music …

Gear & Gadgets

Yes, You Have to Clean Your Dishwasher — Here's How to Do It

Cleaning a dishwasher is an odd prospect, for sure. Shouldn't dishwashers be inherently clean? You'd think so, but over time, dishwashers can collect …

Cleaning

Instapainting Turns Your Photos Into Hand-Painted Oil Paintings On The Cheap

Surprise! It’s Valentine’s Day, the stealthiest of all the holidays. Sneaks up on you, doesn’t it?<p>If you’re trying to get a gift today, you… might be a bit short on options. Will you go with the gas station teddy bear? The twice-crushed box of chocolates? A bouquet of acceptable-looking roses for …

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Review: A Small But Spectacular Android Smartphone

Sony debuted the Xperia Z1 Compact at CES, noting that the consumer who prefers to have a smaller device does not want fewer features. Could Sony take the experience in their flagship smartphone and pack it into a much smaller package without reducing the functionality?<p>In the marketplace, the …