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Enough About The Free Windows Upgrades Already, These Alternate Operating Systems Are Always Free

Frankly, I’m burned out on all of the Windows news as of late, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to talk about some interesting alternate operating systems that are free ALL of the time…<p>If you’re open to the idea of experimenting with Linux, Ubuntu is an easy recommendation. Ubuntu is one of …

Linux

$99 Superdock turns Android phones into laptops — but why?

Stop me if you've heard this idea before: Imagine turning your smartphone into a laptop just by plugging it into a laptop "shell."<p>Yeah... it's not a …

The Better Way To Organize Your Junk Drawer

Make sense of your cluttered drawers by installing DIY custom-fit organizers.<p>We all have a junk drawer. The one that has become a catch-all for various desk supplies, tools, and gadgets, and is in desperate need of organization. The flimsy plastic inserts you can buy never fit well. But this DIY …

Bjorn Bjorholm demo at Generation Bonsai

Report: Samsung to release foldable smartphone in 2017

There’s no question that the Samsung Galaxy S7 is a success from a revenue standpoint. The device is slated to be one of this year’s biggest sellers in the flagship tier, but there are a few who are less than thrilled with the Galaxy line’s current direction. A stay-the-course philosophy has come …

Mobile

A gorilla named Susie illustrates genome similarities with humans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A gorilla named Susie is helping provide fresh insight into the genetic similarities and differences between people and these endangered apes that are among our closest living relatives.<p>Scientists on Thursday unveiled an upgraded version of the gorilla genome based on DNA …

University of Washington

2016 Triumph Street Twin | Road Test Review

In the 1960s and ’70s, Triumph sold more motorcycles in the U.S. than in the rest of the world combined. A great many of those bikes were the iconic …

Untitled Motorcycles SF’s Scrambler Is Hardly Anonymous

The world of custom cars and motorcycles is typically the playground of enthusiastic amateurs, but a few ringers join the game, bringing a different …

Motorcycles

Scientists create living ‘insect-computer hybrid’ with user-adjustable speed and gait

“Nature’s ready-made robot platforms.” That’s how a new paper from researchers at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University describe insects — it’s excellent shorthand for the level of “playing god” we have attained, whether you find it fascinating or abhorrent. Of course, aside from simply …

5 Futuristic Motorcycle Technologies That Make Riding A Breeze

Among countless motorcycle enthusiasts, heritage matters. A bike’s pedigree is often a key selling point, and the legacy of a manufacturer can stir brand loyalty that lasts throughout a rider’s two-wheeling life. However, the presence of a storied past doesn’t mean that builders have shied away …

Hacker Turns On His Car With Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo is good for a lot of things, but until recently, remote-starting a car wasn’t one of them.<p>YouTuber jryanishere seems to have gotten Alexa …

Citizen scientists, you can now DIY your own DNA analysis with Bento Lab

Want to know if you have the “athlete gene” or if you’re actually related to the weirdos who claim you as a family member? Get your collection tubes ready, citizen scientists, Bento Lab’s DIY DNA analysis kit is here and ready for the in-home lab.<p>Normally you’d order a kit somewhere like 23andMe, …

Dark Matter: A stellar Speed Triple 1050 from Ernes

We once listed the Triumph Speed Triple 1050 as one of our favorite modern motorcycles. And with good reason: the grunty motor and sharp-edged looks are icons of 21st century motorcycling.<p>Which is probably why the Speed Triple doesn’t get customized too often. But if you have a Triple in your …

LG G5 Unboxing: Modular is just the beginning

Like that best friend you haven’t seen all year, so is the UPS guy that brings your LG G5 to the front door. The LG G5 is definitely unlike any other …

Google brings its A game to April Fools’ with Cardboard Plastic, Photos emoji search, and more

While we can probably all agree Google’s first early 2016 April Fools’ Day prank uncharacteristically bombed, a slew of much better gags and …

Samsung’s smart trousers boast a Wi-Fly and get up alerts

Samsung’s taking the Internet of Things to the next level with its new Internet of Trousers lineup. The South Korean company’s smart pants come with …

Wearable Tech

The complete guide to Android Pay

Want to learn more about Google's mobile payment system? This FAQ will help answer your questions and more.<p>Android Pay lets you make purchases by tapping your phone on a credit card terminal. Not all phones can run the app, however, and not all banks are supporting it. This FAQ will help you find …

Android Pay

Death Valley's Rare 'Super Bloom' Covers Desert With Beautiful Flowers

California's Death Valley National Park is so named because it's the driest, hottest place in North America. But the normally arid site is suddenly awash in bright yellow, pink, and purple blooms thanks to El Niño, which brought unusually plentiful rains in the fall. The result is a …

National Parks

84 Lumber Offering DIY 'Mini Homes'--Starting At $7,000

<b>CHICAGO (CBS)</b> — For just under $7,000 you can build your own home.<p>Yes, you. By yourself.<p>That’s the concept behind the “Tiny Living” line from 84 …

Water Heater

“Don’t Make Decisions Based on Ego”: A Year-Long, Cross-Country Motorcycle Journey

<i>This is a traveler profile. (</i><b>Read others</b><i> or</i> <b>nominate yourself</b><i>.</i><i>)</i>For three years, Mallory Paige and her dog Baylor traveled the country in a cherry red …

North America

West America's adventure motorcycles

With all the marketing hype around ‘adventure riding’ these days, many motorcyclists won’t dare go off the beaten track without a large capacity dual-sport, an array of aftermarket parts and a support vehicle. It’s easy to forget that there was a time when this wasn’t an option—and that it’s …

Northern California

Were you born with riding in your genes?

If you love the thrills of motorcycling and the adventure of riding far and wide, it’s probably because you were born with it in your genes.<p>The …

Genetics

Motorcycle Touring/Camping Guide

Man up for a motorcycle camping tour in Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Yosemite national parks

"Saddle up, boys," the expedition leader said. "It's time to hit the trail."<p>The other dusty men and I, having warmed our boots by the campfire and filled our bellies with scrambled eggs and thick-cut bacon, stirred slowly in the chill mountain air. Then we were astride our mounts, tethered under …

Hiking

Erik Buell Racing Is Back in Business

Here's hoping the third time is the charm for America's sportbike visionary.<p>When Buell was shut down by Harley-Davidson back in 2009, we were sad to see the innovative American sportbike company go. Founder Erik Buell's dream got a new lease on life when it reappeared as Erik Buell Racing, but in …

Every Human in America Has a Memory Involving an Eighth-Gen Toyota Corolla

Probably in this exact color.<p>There are cars so universal that even the most avowed non-enthusiast knows them. The original Volkswagen Beetle. The Jeep Wrangler. And the Toyota Corolla. Specifically, this Corolla—the eighth-generation, U.S.-market sedan.<p>Seriously. Ask someone who isn't into cars to …

BMW turns 100 - some of its greatest hits

<b>By Nick Hodgson</b><p>It’s hard to believe, but BMW is officially 100 years old. Quite an achievement to be sure and what better time than now to take a …

Classic Cars

PM Takes Great Touring Bikes to Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Pristine Shorelines, old lumber towns, abandoned copper mines—Michigan's remote Upper Peninsula (the part that's attached to Wisconsin) is prime for exploration, and the best way to do it is aboard an adventure touring bike.<p><b>After 2 hours exploring an abandoned copper mine</b>, emerging into the …