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The Wirecutter's best Amazon Prime Day Deals: PM Edition

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their continuously updated list of deals here.<p>You may …

Google turns Raspberry Pi into a dirt cheap Home competitor

If you've ever wanted to have a conversation with your own tiny home-made computer, then your prayers have just been answered. Raspberry Pi has teamed up with Google, bringing voice integration to the Pi with a clever combination of hardware and software. Packed with the same tech that powers …

littleBits' new kit teaches kids to build and code electronic games

Thanks to a bigger push toward computer science education, there's been an influx of coding toys for kids in recent years. Even tech companies like Apple and Google have joined in with tools to get younger minds to embrace code. Now littleBits, the toy company behind magnetic build-your-own …

This music video is absurd to watch, forward and backward

Comedy of errors<p>Leningrad, a Russian rock band that hails from Saint Petersburg, recently released a new music video for their song “Tattoo Artist,” which plays out a spectacular sequence of events — in reverse.<p>The video is directed by Ilya Naishuller (who directed 2015’s <i>Hardcore Henry</i>), and it …

Makeblock's Lego-like 'Neuron' teaches kids robotics and code

Makeblocks, a company known for kid-friendly robotics and DIY hovercraft-drones, is launching a new gadget-building platform called Neuron. It's like Lego meets Littlebits -- you get over 30 blocks with different functions that kids can snap together and then program to create science experiments …

3Doodler's new kits help kids craft their own robots

It used to be that if you gave a 3Doodler Start to a child, you'd have to throw them some stencils or otherwise pray they were creative enough to make something neat. Not so anymore. Eager to empower a new generation of Boston Dynamics engineers, 3Doodler is releasing a new robotics kit that lets …

Garbanzos asados, la guarnición perfecta

¿Aburridos de siempre la misma guarnición?<p>Os doy hoy una opción riquísima. Las legumbres me gustan todas y no solo las como en invierno y con …

Nintendo's NES Classic comes with 30 games, and that's all it'll ever get

Sorry, cartridge collectors<p>Nintendo's newly announced miniature NES console has been met with widespread enthusiasm, but it does come with a couple of caveats. According to <i>Kotaku</i>, Nintendo has confirmed the console will not connect to the internet and will not be able to play games beyond the 30 …

Meet Olli, the autonomous electric people mover from Local Motors

The open source car company has set up shop in National Harbor, Maryland.<p>Local Motors is not your regular car company. It's been pioneering the use …

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These beautiful volcanic eruptions will blow your mind

Fire; watch with me<p>I like volcanic eruptions for the same reason I like a lot of things that make me feel insignificant: they evoke a sense of wonder. Volcanic eruptions — even the slow drizzly lava flows — are astonishing. Our world has these weird pimples that shoot forth liquid rock and toxic …

Dead parents, Steven Universe and processing grief

Life and death, and love and birth, and peace and war on the planet Earth<p><i>Steven Universe</i> is a show known primarily for its bright colors, fantastic music and handling mature themes about love, gender and consent with a surprising deftness for an action cartoon series aimed at a young audience. But …

Goldman Sachs, bank at center of global financial crisis, questions capitalism

In a new note from analysts at Goldman Sachs, the bank analyzes elevated corporate profit margins, which have been abnormally high for some time. The bank, laying out the arguments for and against a leveling off of the margins, suggests two scenarios: 1) profit margins will fall within a few years, …

Synergy killed the Fantastic Four

Marvel's <i>Secret Wars</i>, the long-anticipated, continually delayed comics mega-event from creators Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic, concluded last week with the release of its ninth and last issue. It destroyed the entire Marvel Universe of the main comic line, along with the 15-year-old branching …

How much does it cost to charge iPhones, Android phones and Macs?

Are you worried your smartphone addiction also comes with hidden additional costs, like a higher energy bill? You actually shouldn’t as the yearly …

Light Bulbs

The 48 geekiest t-shirts of all time, ranked

As uttered at the beginning of every MOBA match you've ever played -- with "but don't have so much fun that we lose" implied. This shirt is<p>Published: 12 January 2016 / Caption: Jessica Roy / Photo: Jinx<p>47. 73 tee<p>Sheldon Cooper calls 73 the "Chuck Norris of numbers."<p>Published: 12 January 2016 / …

Clothing

Laugh the pain away with 2015's best infosec memes

As you might guess, infosec memes aren't as straightforward as Pizza Rat or Left Shark. That's because most of the time they run on one part inside jokes and two parts hacker history. They're usually technical, and they communicate an intimate knowledge of the slow-roasted levels of hell only …

Wear your DNA as a scarf

It's a cliché to say that clothes reflect who you are... but in this case, it's definitely true. Dot One is offering a lambswool scarf (among other products) whose artwork is based on your genetic sequence. All you do is send in a 23andMe-style cheek swab sample that's scanned for pieces of …

Genius for Android shows lyrics for whatever you're playing

Genius is all about digging up lyrics for that song you're listening to, so it would only make sense if it brought up those lyrics at the very moment the song comes on, wouldn't it? Sure enough, you're getting that feature now. A recent update to the Android app introduces lyric matching for …

Las 20 mejores canciones para despertarte (según Spotify y la ciencia)

Hay canciones que son mejores que otras para levantarnos de la cama "motivados y con energía". Al menos, eso es lo que dice la ciencia.<p>Y parece ser que la que ocupa el puesto más alto en la lista es <b>"Viva la Vida"</b>, de la banda británica Coldplay.<p>Al menos esa es la conclusión a la que llegó el …

Clean energy is nearly as inexpensive as coal and gas

One of the biggest obstacles to adopting solar or wind power is simply the cost of getting started. However much an electricity company might save in the long run, that up-front expense is tough to swallow. Or rather, it <i>was</i> -- Bloomberg New Energy Finance study has found that the cost of clean …

Connected cattle: how health trackers could change the beef industry

If you've ever road tripped across the United States, you've probably seen one: a feedlot, populated by hundreds (if not thousands) of cows. These animals are the lifeblood of the American beef industry, but caring for them is no small chores. Caretakers typically have to walk the fields and …

Meet Hive's gorgeous new thermostat and smart home devices

Google's Nest, Honeywell, Netatmo, Tado and others have made heating our abodes that bit simpler, but a smart thermostat does not a smart home make. British Gas' Hive launched its take on the smart thermostat two years ago -- and now, 200,000 installs later, it's time for a sequel. This time …

Home Automation

Android Auto review

For years, the center consoles of cars have been dominated by “infotainment” systems, which are designed to control everything from music, to navigation, to climate systems. Though they’ve gotten better over the years, these systems have been almost universally terrible, with confusing interfaces, …

You can now run Android apps on a Mac or PC with Google Chrome

Google’s convergence of Chrome and Android is taking a big step forward this week. After launching a limited App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) back in September, Google is expanding its beta project to allow Android apps to run on Windows, OS X, and Linux. It’s an early experiment designed primarily for …

Apps

John Legere claims T-Mobile US is now bigger than Sprint

It's not mentioned anywhere in T-Mobile's impressive Q4 earnings report, but during the carrier's live earnings call happening right now, CEO John Legere has officially declared victory over Sprint. He says T-Mobile is now larger than Sprint, a claim that — if true — would move the Uncarrier into …

This site can save you the agony of writing condolence notes

The loss of a loved one can be a difficult time full of loss, grief, and other bummer vibes. But it can be equally difficult for those around you — all those people that exist in the liminal zone between friend and stranger. When tragedy strikes, social norms compel acquaintances to reach out in a …

The autonomous shuttle hoping to transform public transport

A common criticism of self-driving vehicles is that many people, especially petrolheads, love getting behind the wheel and putting the pedal to the floor. It's true that some companies are developing autonomous replacements for the car on your driveway, but others are taking a slightly different …

ASUS' super thin UX305 laptop will be a relative bargain in the US

We've already seen what Intel's Core M chips can do to a laptop -- all of the specimens we've seen have been impossibly skinny and lightweight. The problem is, that brand of thin-and-lightness doesn't come cheap: Samsung's new ATIV Book 9 starts at $1,200, for instance, while the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro …

Las muertes sin resolver que avivan la sospecha en Argentina

<b>Mientras la Justicia en Argentina continúa investigando la sospechosa muerte del fiscal especial Alberto Nisman para determinar si fue un suicidio, un suicidio inducido o un asesinato, una cosa está clara: gran parte de los argentinos cree que nunca se sabrá la verdad.</b><p>Nisman murió el 18 de enero, …

The Stir M1 is a smarter, curvier, and cheaper version of its luxurious standing desk

Thinner, more ergonomic, and $1,000 cheaper<p>The internet of things is everywhere, even your desk. Almost a year and a half ago, a small startup called Stir decided to try and sell an adjustable standing desk for the seemingly outrageous sum of $3,890. That price accounted for the best, quietest …

Ergonomics