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Want Tesla's home battery soon? Go to Vermont

Tesla's upcoming Powerwall battery might be sold out through mid-2016, but you might get one as soon as January... if you live in the right state, that is. Vermont's Green Mountain Power will offer the home energy pack to residents who want to save the environment (and lighten the load on the …

Get a kick out of these sneakers with customizable digital displays

In 1986, Run-D.M.C. released the song "My Adidas," dedicated to their unlaced white shell-toe sneakers and arguably setting in motion a sneaker …

Cyber Monday is Dying; Long Live Thanksgiving, Black Friday

Cyber Monday will have its biggest year ever in 2015, but its importance is slowly diminishing and eventually, it’ll be a shadow of its former …

Google's App Now Puts All The Cheese Knowledge In Your Pocket

An update includes information on more than 400 cheeses.<p>Google wants to help you become a cheesier person.<p>In an update to its iPhone and Android mobile app, you can now ask Google about cheeses, and a special cheese dossier will pop up with information on the cheese's history, region, flavor …

McDonald's 'Test Lab' Gets a New Menu

McDonald's says The Corner café that it opened in Australia last December is proving to be a successful incubator for new menu items but the company doesn't intend to open another location. The concept's new menu, launched October 22, moves even farther away from burgers and fries, which means some …

Six Reasons Why You Should Live in an RV During Your 20s

Some days living in an RV drives me crazy. It's a small space, dishes pile up after a single meal, and you have to constantly dump your own... well, you know.<p>However, on the better days of living in an RV I feel grateful. I feel gratitude because I "own my home" at 24 years old. I don't have a …

How to Recklessly Saber a Champagne Bottle With Your iPhone

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7 Awesome New Gadget Kickstarter Projects This Week

Reading Time: 1 minute<p><b>SpaceVR: See The World Like An Astronaut</b> <br>Putting a VR camera on the ISS and sharing the video.<b><br>Cities at Night</b> <br>Speaking of the …

Artificial Intelligence

This app lets you text without Wi-Fi or a data plan anywhere in the world — even on a plane

FireChat is the perfect travel app, allowing users to send and receive text messages entirely without data or internet thanks to something called mesh networking.<p>Basically, mesh networking allows you to communicate wirelessly by bouncing your message from one phone equipped with FireChat (within …

The Real Housewives of Ancient Egypt Had 8-Foot-Long Prenups

A 2,480-year-old scroll, now at Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, is a beautiful artifact of an ancient time. Is it a religious text? …

Ancient History

OwnStar car hacker can remotely unlock BMWs, Benz and Chrysler

Last month security researcher Samy Kamkar announced a vulnerability that allowed him to remotely unlock OnStar-enabled GM cars. While that issue has been fixed, it looks like the same vulnerability found in OnStar is also present in BMW Remote, Mercedes' mbrace and Chrysler's Uconnect. Kamkar told …

Computers can categorize buildings into architectural styles

Even if you've never heard of "Byzantine," you can probably tell a Byzantine church from a Gothic one. Judging style differences is nearly impossible for a computer, however, and researchers from the University of Massachusetts want to fill in that gap. They used geometric matching, crowdsourcing …

Machine Learning

The stories behind TV production company closing logos

Closing logos have evolved into a TV production company’s tiny stamp of individuality. They’re a single snippet of screen time not at the mercy of …

Chocolate brownie recipe

Satiate your chocolate craving with this delicious and healthy recipe, perfect for either brownies or cakes<p>Apple and walnut is a wonderful combination that becomes even more fabulous when chocolate is added; use 85 per cent cocoa solids.<p>MAKES<p>12<p>INGREDIENTS<p>125g (1 1/2 –2) eating apples, peeled, cored …

Colonel Hadfield Sings About Space

We knew astronaut Chris Hadfield was a musician when we saw him sing “Space Oddity” on the ISS. Now he’s written a song called “Feet Up,” about his …

10 Ways To Transform Your Run Into A Full-Body Workout

Running doesn’t have to be boring or tedious — and it shouldn’t feel like a chore. There are easy ways to make your runs more fun and to amp up the …

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

Inspirational Quotes About Happiness From Dalai Lama

How To Grow (Totally Legal) Medicinal Herbs at Home

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Growing medicinal herbs and plants at home is a must for every herb garden enthusiast. If you love to …

Hackers combine coded photos and Twitter to hit targets

<b>A cybersecurity company has discovered a piece of malware which uses Twitter, coding site Github and online photographs to attack computers.</b><p>FireEye said it suspected the tool, called Hammertoss, had been developed by a Russian group.<p>It generates Twitter accounts which tweet a web address and …

Livid Announces Minim Wireless Controller; Launches Kickstarter

Livid Instruments has launched a crowdfunding campaign for their newest instrument, Minim. Instrument developers describe Minim as “the world’s first …

Afineur's first batch of fermented coffee is available through Kickstarter

Back in October, we told you about Afineur's goal of replicating the process of civet coffee without all the pooping. To create a flavor profile similar to the pricey Kopi Luwak beans, and bypass the bowel movements, the company uses fermentation to create coffees with low bitterness and …

Latin Words and Phrases Every Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness

What do great men like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt all have in common?<p>They all were proficient in Latin.<p>From the …

Stephen Colbert: ‘I Was Ready to Stop ‘Colbert Report”

In the latest episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s <i>Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee</i>, Stephen Colbert revealed he was planning on ending his beloved Comedy …

Comedy

The Art of Worldly Wisdom: Maxims of Baltasar Gracián | The Art of Manliness

Back when I was in high school, a mentor of mine gave me a copy of a small book that I’ve read and re-read several times over the years. <i>The</i> <i>Art of</i> …

Great Men and Their Tipples

The greatest men in history, real or otherwise, all have one drink they savor above all others.<p>Every man has a drink of choice, even the ones of legend. Here are 18 great men and their go-to refreshment.<p>1. Benjamin Franklin - Madeira Wine<p>2. Oscar Wilde - Absinthe<p>3. F. Scott Fitzgerald - Gin …

Baltimore gangs call for peace after riots

Two major street gangs have apparently joined forces with the Nation of Islam to take part in peaceful demonstrations and even try to discourage violence, a stark contrast to officials' grim announcement that the gangs had teamed up to "take out" police officers.<p>The below picture shows Bloods (in …

Everything Science Knows Right Now About Standing Desks

Which active desk designs are best for your body and mind? Read on.<p>If it wasn’t already clear through common sense, it’s become painfully clear through science that sitting all day is terrible for your health. What’s especially alarming about this evidence is that extra physical activity doesn’t …

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If you're horrible on the internet, Clear app could save your job

Picture the scene — you wake up fuzzy-headed after a few drinks, grab your phone, and discover you've said something horrendous and offensive on the internet. Do you own up to it, apologize, try to grow as a person? Or do you download an app that will search through your entire archive of social …

The Boy Scouts of America: A Comparison of Handbooks and Merit Badges | The Art of Manliness

“‘Scout’ used to mean the one on watch for the rest. We have widened the word a little. We have made it fit the town as well as the wilderness and …