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'Kirigami' solar cells soak up more sun - Futurity

Solar cells capture up to 40% more energy when they track the sun, but most are too bulky. Kirigami, an ancient Japanese paper art, may offer a …

What to do when your Galaxy S6 won’t turn on

Many people consider removable batteries to be important for when you’ve run out of juice but another key element is to be able to restart a handset when it freezes, just by pulling the battery out. On past Galaxy flagships, this was the easiest way to soft reset the handset, but with the Galaxy S6 …

Gear & Gadgets

Top 5 Android Apps for Teaching Kids Coding Skills

May 27, 2015<br>This post is a response to the repeated requests we keep receiving from teachers asking for suggestions on the best Android coding apps …

9 Strategies For Battling Stress

Don't let tension take over your life<p>A little stress can be a good thing, but it’s important to keep it under control. These strategies will help you retain your Zen.<p>1. Bounce Back<p>Some people are naturally resilient, but it’s also a learned skill. Stress inoculation gradually exposes people to …

View tons of Evernote data at once with CardDesk's digital corkboard

Evernote is a great tool for taking notes, clipping web pages, and saving other scraps of data you need to keep tabs on. But some people may not like its linear nature, where everything is clipped into notes contained in notebooks.A web app called CardDesk (currently in beta) aims to change that. …

Evernote

Android Lollipop lets you tweak some settings using voice commands

"OK, Google. Turn on WiFi" is something you might want to start practicing out loud if you're among the small percentage of Android users who already have Lollipop on their devices. <i>Android Police</i> has discovered that Google Now on the latest Android release can tweak <i>some</i> of your settings for you …

22 tips, tricks and shortcuts for Android Lollipop

The innermost secrets of Android’s new operating system: psychadelic colour schemes, enhanced privacy and how to unlock your phone with your face<p><b>1. Settings Search Bar</b><p>Settings now has its own dedicated search bar. While this may seem like a very minor addition, it’s actually a great timesaver when …

Windows Phone

What Am I Entitled To When My Flight Goes Wrong?

<i>A:</i><p>As airlines pack more passengers than ever onto each plane, a single storm can reverberate through the system—leaving flyers stranded as agents scramble to find ever-rarer empty seats on later flights. But you aren't entirely at the mercy of the airlines. Should your itinerary be delayed, …

Flying

Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach

Her parents were running out of hope. Their teenage daughter, Mary, had been diagnosed with a severe case of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as ADHD. They had dragged her to clinics around the country in an effort to thwart the scary, intrusive thoughts and the repetitive behaviors …

A Visual Alphabet-Dictionary of Unusual Words

As a lover of language and words, especially obscure and endangered words, I was instantly besotted with Project Twins’ visual interpretations of unusual words, originally exhibited at the MadArt Gallery Dublin during DesignWeek 2011.<p>Some of the designs are available as prints in the Project Twins …

What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the internet

Technology has a lot to answer for: killing old businesses, destroying the middle class, Buzzfeed. Technology in the form of the internet is especially villainous, having been accused of everything from making us dumber (paywall) to aiding dictatorships. But Michael Harris, riffing on the …

Behavior

The Vanishing American Newsroom

One photographer's unrestricted look at a newspaper's struggle to survive.<p><b>"The Philadelphia Inquirer is my hometown paper," says photographer Will Steacy. "It is the paper my father worked for and the newsroom I grew up running around in."</b> But, like many newspapers, the Inquirer has been struggling …

Journalism

How to Make No-Bake Fruit and Nut Bars at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Jennifer Farley of Savory Simple makes a homemade version of store-bought fruit and nut bars that are filling, flavorful, and just as sweet as</i> …

Raw Baby Kale Salad with Oranges, Blueberries + Pomegranate Seeds | Hello Glow

Kale has been on the top of the food trends list for the past few years, and I hope it stays that way. I love me some dark, leafy greens! It took a …

17 Ways To Add Protein To Your Smoothies Without Using Chemical Powders

Real food: safer, tastier, and way less creepy than those weird powders.

The Musket Royal Enfield V-Twin

Reading time: about 3 minutes.<p>Design<br>• Engineering<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Retro<p>The Musket is the motorcycle that Royal Enfield should be building – or at very least …

Motorcycles

11 Android Apps to Make Notifications More Interesting

I love Android as much as the next non-Apple owning guy, but there are times when I get bored of using the same old operating system, and seeing the same boring old Android notifications.<p>Thankfully, there’s no shortage of different ways to liven things up without having to root your phone, or in …