Jake Carroll

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10 Easy Pieces: Freestanding Wood Stoves

A new generation of wood stoves offers fuel efficiency, high combustion temperatures, and lower emissions to be environmentally responsible, powerful …

A Map Of Every Patent Steve Jobs Touched

You might never be able to get inside the enigmatic Apple founder’s head, but this could be the next best thing.<p>People are always trying to put themselves into the head of Apple founder Steve Jobs, to figure out how he thought. Unfortunately, Jobs was pretty inscrutable, but here’s one fun way to …

Encryption

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Live for ever: Scientists say they’ll soon extend life ‘well beyond 120’

In Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley, hedge fund manager Joon Yun is doing a back-of-the-envelope calculation. According to US social security data, he says, the probability of a 25-year-old dying before their 26th birthday is 0.1%. If we could keep that risk constant throughout life instead …

Peter Thiel

Back In 2000, The CIA Made These Predictions For 2015

Here were some of those predictions, according to a December 2000 story from The Telegraph.<p><b>"International affairs are increasingly determined by large and powerful organizations rather than governments."</b> Verdict: Probably true, though it is sometimes hard to distinguish between non-state actors and …

Natural Gas

Streaming: the future of the music industry, or its nightmare?

Apple and Google are muscling in on streaming as revenues rise, but not everyone is happy<p>If you wonder what the person next to you on the bus or train wearing headphones and looking at their mobile screen is listening to, it is probably the new radio – a streaming service.<p>According to the music …

New Albums

Missing AirAsia plane: strange parallels with MH370

The mysterious disappearance of AirAsia flight QZ8501 is the second case of its kind this year after MH370 vanished in March<p>The disappearance of an AirAsia flight between Indonesia and Singapore has, perhaps inevitably, prompted comparisons with the unsolved case of the missing Malaysia Airlines …

Airplanes

How To Replace The iPhone 6's Battery

The iPhone 6 is a great smartphone, although I’m sure I’m not alone in my desire for a longer-lasting battery. Thankfully, there are a number of battery cases out there (see my roundup of iPhone 6 battery cases here), that can boost battery life. Sadly, like any smartphone, over time your iPhone 6 …

Essential texting acronyms every parent needs to know

Sometimes it feels like parents and teens don’t speak the same language. When it comes to texting, chatting and emailing, that's literally true. If you've looked at any teen's communications, you'll see them sprinkled with acronyms and shorthand that make no sense.<p>Those letters and numbers are an …

Mobile Manners

10 Commandments<p>FOR MOBILE MANNERS<p>1<p>Thou shalt give top priority to those who are with you<p>Don't glue your eyes to your phone or tablet when you're with …

Gear & Gadgets

Hackers allegedly behind Xbox and PlayStation network shutdown set sights on Tor

The group that allegedly took down Microsoft and Sony's gaming networks now says it's set its sights on a new target. Lizard Squad, which took credit for denial of service attacks that kept Xbox Live and PlayStation Network offline over Christmas, tweeted earlier today that it was going after the …

Google fights Marriott's plan to block Wi-Fi hotspots

Google and Microsoft have joined a growing chorus of businesses that oppose Marriott's attempt to block guests' Wi-Fi hotspots in their hotel rooms.<p>Marriott (MAR) and the hotel lobby American Hospitality & Lodging Association asked the FCC this summer to allow hotels to deploy equipment that …

Kodak Jumping Into Smartphones with Photo-Centric Devices in 2015

Kodak is jumping into the world of smartphones to try and make a splash in mobile photography. The company has announced that it will be launching a …

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

A Photographer’s Parody of Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’

James Tyler Shores and some friends in Macon, Georgia created this parody of the popular song “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift. Titled “Make You Look …

13 free iPhone 6 wallpapers that put Earth's beauty in your pocket

Treating yourself to a new iPhone 6 this holiday season? Time to customize it.<p>Creative wallpapers for your home and lock screens are a great personal …

Russia says Ukrainian pilot behind MH17 crash

Ukrainian pilot fired a missile on the day of the Malaysia Airlines crash, Russian investigators have claimed<p>Russian investigators Wednesday said they had new proof from a witness that a Ukrainian pilot fired a missile on the day of the Malaysia Airlines crash which killed 298 people.<p>The witness, …

Russia

Complex Questions About Life And Death, Explained In A Simple Animated Video

Kurzgesagt is a Munich-based studio of designers, artists, musicians, and scientists who create videos explaining complicated topics through simple animations. Founded in 2012 by Philipp Dettmer & Stephan Rether, Kurzgesagt–German for “in a nutshell”–has released about two dozen videos explaining …

Biology

15 funny apple ads

10 Pieces of Bad Wedding Advice

Just like your most-fashionable friend will occasionally have a, "What was she thinking?" style day, your trusted bridal-publication can miss the mark when it comes to advice from time to time, too. While we pride ourselves on offering great tips for brides-to-be, when we gathered up our best …

Cicret Bracelet Turns Your Arm into a Touchscreen Device

A Paris-based design company is taking wearable tech one step further with the <i>Cicret Bracelet</i>, a concept for a wristband that projects the screen of a smartphone directly onto the user's arm. Marketed as “Like a tablet…but on your skin,” the bracelet emits the interface of a remotely connected …

Wearable Tech

Fall Through A Wormhole Into This Stunning Wikipedia Galaxy

There are a 100 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy alone, and the Milky Way is relatively small on the cosmic scale. Luckily, there aren’t nearly as many Wikipedia articles: with only 4,668,117 entries published to the English Wikipedia as I write this, stars outnumber those Wikipedia entries …

Computer Science

Rosetta discovers water on comet 67p like nothing on Earth

Findings from Rosetta spacecraft’s Rosina instrument appear to suggest previously held theory is simplistic<p>The Rosetta spacecraft has detected water coming off comet 67P, the rubber duck-shaped lump of ice and dust that it placed the Philae robotic lander on last month.<p>The presence of water is not …