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3D Robotics’ New Solo Drone Promises To Make Aerial Videography Easy

With the Solo, 3D Robotics (3DR) is launching its most advanced consumer drone yet. It’s a ready-to-fly quadcopter that combines everything the company has learned from its earlier products — and those of its competitors — into a single platform. With the Solo, 3DR also offers a new level of …

Drones

Amazon: Your next source for handyman services?

Amazon wants to have a hand in helping you get things repaired or assembled around your home.<p>Amazon Home Services launched Monday with over 2 million unique service offerings across 700 professional service types, the e-commerce giant said. The new services offering is made up of selected, …

Online reputation is more valuable than money or power

The author of The Reputation Economy believes online reputation is now so important that we risk becoming persona non grata if we ignore it. Here he explains how to transform yourself into search-engine gold<p>My Google search for “Michael Fertik” returns a page of uncommon order and serenity, like …

Online Life

8 easy feng shui changes to make right now

Instead of resolutions you’re likely to break or expensive gym memberships you won't use, try out some quick moves from the ancient art of feng shui …

Schlage's new smart lock lets you open your door with your voice

Smart locks are starting to become big business, with even Sony (Sony!) muscling in on the action. If, however, you'd like to buy a model from a company with any sort of reputation for security, then Schlage Sense might be the door furniture for you. Simply bolt this thing onto your front door and …

24 “Dwayne Johnson” Motivational Picture Quotes

He has graced the covers of many bodybuilding and fitness magazines and won his way into our hearts through his charismatic and kick ass acting …

16 Amazing Homemade Sheds to Inspire Yours

Everyone needs a place for their stuff, and sometimes the garage just won’t accommodate it all. A backyard shed can help alleviate the space crunch. …

Watch a 70-Year-Old Prefab House Unpacked and Rebuilt Over 48 Hours

When French architect Jean Prouvé—the grandaddy of prefab—built his prototype homes in the 1930s and 40s, he intended them to become affordable …

Best deals of the week: HyperDrive, Roxio Toast 12, 180 QX Drone, Blinkist, more [Deals]

Every day, Cult of Mac Deals features cool prices on hot products designed to make your life better.<p>Today, we feature some of the best there we have right now. Of course, you can go to Cult of Mac Deals to see all that’s everything we have to offer.<p><b><br>HyperDrive MacBook Storage Expander + 8gb MicroSD</b> …

Headphones

How To Get Rid of "Cat Smell" from Landlord's Cats?

<b>Q:</b> I rent my landlord's basement apartment. She has about 4 cats that she lets roam the backyard, as if it's their natural habitat. There's a deck, …

#1 HR Software | Human Capital Management (HCM)

Flexible and comprehensive.<br>We're thinking you need both.<p>The world of HR is complex. That’s why we built a flexible platform for the entire HR …

Local Apartment Rentals | Rate Your Landlord | List A Rental

Lauren Anderson<p>As a renter, you might assume that a utility like hot water falls under the “My landlord...<p>Lillian Connors<p>Being a landlord and running …

Structural Integrity - 99% Invisible

When it was built in 1977, Citicorp Center (later renamed Citigroup Center, now called 601 Lexington) was, at 59 stories, the seventh-tallest …

The Happy Home Company Aims To Take The Headache Out Of Home Maintenance

I’ve never owned a home. That’s mostly because I make a journalist’s salary while living in one of the least affordable cities in the world. But also, I really like the fact that I can call my landlord or superintendent whenever something breaks, because it’s their responsibility.<p>Apparently, I’m …

These iOS apps will help you buy and sell a house

Looking for properties, getting your finances in order, and fixing up both the house you are looking to sell (as well as the one you just purchased) …

3D Robotics’ new modular drone will photograph and map your house

The drone wars are heating up, and I don’t mean robots battling it out in the sky. Today, 3D Robotics revealed the X8+, a drone with swappable parts …

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Get free shipping and a worry-free 30-day money back guarantee when you shop online<p>Alexa, turn on the lights.<p>Turning on the lights.<p>NEW Introducing …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

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Credit Karma Rolls Out Free Weekly Credit Reports (Yes Really)

Online credit monitoring startup Credit Karma is rolling out free credit reports. And no, it’s not a scam.<p>Over the years, consumers have been burned by websites offering “free” credit reports which had more than a few strings attached. After signing up for their free report, these misleading sites …

Why you need long-term care insurance and tips on buying it

Maria Mascone's mom had dementia, and she spent her final six years in an assisted living facility.<p>The cost of the facility ran about $3,000 a month. Mascone says her dad left behind a sizable nest egg, and eventually the sale of her parents' home helped cover the cost of her mother's care.<p>Now that …

Health Care

ET deals: Dell Latitude 14 business laptop with Windows 7 Pro for $549 - ExtremeTech

By on June 12, 2014 at 5:20 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Business-ready laptops tend to be …

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

'Give up dairy products to beat cancer’

A leading scientist, who has been fighting breast cancer since 1987, says the disease is overwhelmingly linked to animal products<p>In 1993, the breast cancer that had plagued Jane Plant since 1987 returned for the fifth time. It came in the shape of a secondary tumour – a lump in her neck the size of …

Selling Through Customer Service: Turn Customers into Evangelists

<i>John-Paul Narowski is the founder of</i> <i>karmaCRM</i><i>, a simple Web-based CRM software focused on small businesses.</i><p>The days of high-pressured sales pitches by suave looking salespeople are over. You can thank the Internet for that. Nowadays, sales competition is fierce across industries, and a popular way …

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 …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Non-Toxic Pest Control (That Actually Works)

(Image credit: Kate Legere)<p>We all get pests, but how do we get rid of them in a way that is not harmful to the people and pets that live in our …

Pest Control

Pesticides are everywhere, and more dangerous than you realize

They're sprayed in abundance, but research on these chemicals remains surprisingly scarce<p>Most of us think we're protecting ourselves from noxious chemicals with half-superstitious gestures: filtering the water we drink a pitcher at a time, or confining ourselves to the organic aisles of …

Mini-desktops are a rare bright spot in a shrinking PC industry, says Intel

Businesses, gamers, and HTPC fans drive growth, though overall PC sales remain slow.<p>The wider PC industry isn't doing so well, and last week's news …