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Saab's amazing gyro-stabilized fighter jet video has me craving Top Gun 2

<i>Top Gun 2 —</i> the sequel to the greatest motion picture ever made — has been an on-again, off-again proposition for the majority of my time on this planet. Last I'd heard, Bruckheimer and Cruise were talking. We'll see; I'm not holding my breath.<p>But here's what I know: this footage recently posted of …

Six incredibly beautiful Live Wallpapers for your Android

Here's an easy way to keep your phone screen looking fresh and inviting: install a live wallpaper. Live wallpapers are animated and typically interactive backgrounds that provide ever-changing screens to keep your phone dynamic.<p>A longtime Android feature, live wallpapers can change once in awhile …

AirParrot Remote runs your TV via your Mac via your iPhone

Getting up and down from the couch just to pause a television show is so 1970s.<p>If you want to watch iTunes videos, for example, via your Mac on your big-screen TV, AirParrot 2 is a fantastic choice. Even better, it’s got a new companion app on iOS, AirParrot Remote, that will let you control your …

Smart TV

Tiny house construction company cooks up a new model

Tiny homes continue to be such an attraction, such a dream for people, many of whom lined up at Toronto's National Home Show to see this new offering …

Review: TarDisk Pear 2.0 Is a Fast SSD That Upgrades MacBooks Easily

- Mar 14, 2016<p>MacBooks with 128GB of SSD storage purchased within the last few years are probably running out of space for apps and files. The …

Lucky Student's Incredible Paper Airplane Throw Is One in a Million

That's one heck of a boomerang.<p>In a truly impressive feat of aeronautic engineering, one Japanese student has created one of the most advanced unmanned paper drones ever to be observed. Launched from a classroom window, the drone can manage a 24-second flight before automatically returning to its …

SkyWall gun stops drones dead, then gives a parachute landing

Nearly every month a new, more advanced drone seems to pop up showing off new designs and performance features.<p>Similarly, security companies are …

Apple confirms OS X update broke Ethernet port on some Macs, here’s how to fix

If Apple hasn’t yet made the Ethernet network port on your Mac obsolete by not including it, as is the case with most Macs sold today, then it may have accidentally broke the port last week in an OS X kernel extension update. Many users complained about the issue online: they had randomly found …

Operating Systems

‘X-Files’ climax shines alien spotlight on CRISPR gene-editing technology

<i>Spoiler Alert! This post doesn’t reveal any major plot twists, but it does explore significant elements of the “X-Files” season finale. Stop reading</i> …

This little app promises to extend your Mac’s battery life by 20%

We've all been caught without a power cord and been forced to watch our Mac's battery get dangerously low.<p>But an app called Endurance claims to extended your Mac's battery life by at least 20% when enabled. It works by monitoring battery-intensive parts of your Mac, like screen brightness, Adobe …

Batteries

A Free Option Turns Old Windows XP Laptops into Chromebooks

No longer supported by Microsoft, Windows XP is vulnerable to security threats and can't be freely and easily updated to Windows 10. Those who are happy to live online, though, now have a free and relatively easy way to turn these devices into Chromebooks.<p>Microsoft has made an unprecedented offer …

Stepups for 30 Minutes Straight? Here's Why It's the Most Genius Workout Ever

You'll boost lower-body speed, strength, and stamina—with one exercise.<p>When it comes to exercises, the stepup is as simple as it gets. You just place your foot on a box or bench, and then push your body up. That’s it.<p>But—<i>man!</i>—can it give your glutes, quads, and hips one hellish workout. Especially …

How to Get Those Toned Abs You Always Wanted.

By eating a balanced, nutritious diet and exercising regularly you can lower your overall body fat. As your body fat drops you can burn stomach fat …

Neuroscientists Find 4 Ways to Boost Happiness (Even When You Feel Down)

Failure occurs everyday, in school, jobs, housework, and within families. It is unavoidable, irritating and causes pessimism.<p>While the thought of …

Motivation

11 ways to speed up your Mac

New MacBooks are very tempting, but upgrading a machine that can easily be salvaged makes no sense.<p>Here are some simple, free ways to speed up your Mac.

Apps

The Cardio Exercise That Blasts Your Shoulders

Find out what happens when you infuse a classic conditioning move with testosterone<p>Sizzle your shoulders and spike your heart rate with “plate push presses” from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour, creator of the METASHRED EXTREME transformation program.<p>You might think of these as jumping …

Tesla might finally be facing competition from powerful rivals

Tesla had survived a major crisis in the 2008 to 2009 period and was gearing up for an IPO while selling the fast, sexy Roadster.<p>The major carmakers were introducing all-electric vehicles and new gas-electric hybrids. Numerous startup electric-car companies had burst onto the scene.<p>Fast forward to …

Tesla

Concorde may fly again by the end of the decade

A supersonic classic, back from the dead<p>Concorde, one of only two commercial supersonic jets ever created, may take to the skies again if an ambitious and dedicated crew of enthusiasts is successful in bringing it back from the dead. Club Concorde, as the group is called, is comprised of former …

Inside the iPad Mini 4: Basically a smaller iPad Air 2

The iPad Pro stole the limelight at Apple’s event last week, while the iPad Mini 4 announcement was little more than a footnote.<p>Was Apple hiding something? Well, the tinkerers at iFixit decided to get stuck in and find out.<p>After taking the new tablet apart piece by piece, it turns out that it …

iPad Mini

How to start an interesting conversation with anyone

Stop making people think and start making them feel.Gvahim/Flickr<i>How can I start an interesting conversation?​ originally appeared as a question on Quora. Below we are republishing an answer from Julian Reisinger, founder of Love Life Solved.</i><p>The most interesting conversations aren't about news, or …

Horseback Riding

These new Bose headphones could be the most comfortable you'll ever wear

But before getting into everything I like about the Bose SoundLink IIs, it's worth noting that audio performance isn't at the top of that list. Don't get me wrong; these don't sound <i>bad</i> by any definition. They're well balanced without bass or the upper end overwhelming your music, but it all sounds …

Exante Diet: How to try the popular meal replacement plan today

• Celebrity diets<p>Just when you thought you knew about every diet out there - here comes the Exante Diet! The Exante Diet is gaining more and more …

What Are Beachbody Performance Supplements?

Nima Alamdari glanced over his shoulder like a character from a bad detective movie before he pushed the collection of blank white tubs across the …

This battery case gives a Samsung Galaxy S6 its microSD card slot back

Two things users bemoan about the Samsung Galaxy S6: Its lack of a microSD card slot for storage expansion, and its sealed, non-replaceable …

Mathematicians Think They've Worked Out What Happened to Flight MH370

It explains why we haven't found any wreckage as yet.<p>More than a year since the tragic disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 there are …

Thousands to celebrate being ginger at Redhead Days

They make up a mere two per cent of the global population, but this weekend redheads will be celebrating the tops of their heads off in the ultimate …

Here's How To Make The Perfect Homemade Salad Dressing

Let's be honest here, the only thing many of us really care about when it comes to salad is the dressing. That's where all the flavor is, and that's what makes a salad memorable. Heck, that's often what makes salads edible.<p>But if you don't make your own dressings, you're stuck with the store-bought …

Healthy Eating

How to use Spotify Connect

If you're a fan of streaming music services and you want to stream music around your house, then Spotify Connect is a great option.

Is the Placebo Effect in Your DNA?

Some people feel better after dummy treatments, while others feel no difference unless the drugs are real. A new paper argues that the difference may come down to genetics.<p>The first real, physical proof of the placebo effect came in 1978. Running a study on patients who had recently had their …

Placebos