Martin Palacios

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Does Your Roof Need to be Repaired?

The roof comes first—leaks here can lead to problems throughout the house. Here's how to find out if your roof has gone bad.<p>I just bought a house with a roof that has seen better days. The shingles are worn and cupped, and there's lots of rough-looking flashing. Anything I should worry about before …

Install an Electrical Outlet With Built-in USB Ports

Don't let those bulky USB adapters, like the big box at the end of your iPhone charger, hog your outlet space. Put in a power outlet with USB ports instead. Here's how.<p>I have a whole bunch of devices that are charged via USB, so I'm thinking about installing an electrical outlet with built-in …

Save Money and Make Your Old Windows More Efficient With Inserts

Investing in costly new windows isn't the only way to get control of your heating and cooling costs.<p><b>Window manufacturers would like you to</b> think that the only way to get more efficient windows is to invest lots of money into energy-saving, top-performing windows. However, innovative manufacturers …

Hellcat Unleashed: The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT! - World's Fastest Car Show Ep 4.7

The Ultimate Blueprint Styled Star Wars Poster Set

These blueprints clearly show you the constructions of those iconic vehicles in Star Wars. Nice idea? Let’s go on checking the Ultimate blueprint …

Native Sons "Engineering" Eyewear Collection

High-end eyewear label Native Sons draws inspiration from “the laboratory, library, research<p>High-end eyewear label Native Sons draws inspiration from …

Few days left in Harris County to protest latest property tax bill

<b>HOUSTON</b> - If you own a home in Harris County, you've only got four days left to protest your latest property tax bill. Experts said this is one of …

Home Ownership

A Park Ranger's Guide to Yosemite

TravelInsider's Guide<p>Both the solitude of the alpine ridge and the throngs of the valley are part of the experience when you visit <b>Yosemite National Park</b>. “No temple made with human hands can compare with Yosemite,” wrote John Muir, whose crusading led to the creation of the park.<p><b>Kari Cobb</b> has been …

Microsoft brings home automation app and devices to the Windows Store

Unlike Google with its new $3.2 billion Nest, Microsoft doesn't have a lot of home automation products yet despite some interesting research. Redmond has now made a move to stock its shelves, albeit indirectly, via a partnership with home automation specialist Insteon. The pair just announced that …

Ten Best Places in Houston to Get Your Next Cake

Of course, I've never needed an excuse like graduation to order and then devour a custom cake (Congrats, it's Tuesday, here's a cake!), but if you …

Express Your American Pride with Vintage-Style National Park Posters

Between 1936 and 1943, the Works Progress Administration produced about 2,000 posters to publicize everything from civic events to national parks. …

How to Set Up a Remote Desktop and Control Your Computer from Anywhere

Desktop computers aren't <i>just</i> antiquated behemoths quietly gathering dust in your parent's house. They also offer an often overlooked processing …

Windows 8 users can now pilot their AR.Drone 2.0 with official AR.FreeFlight app

Drones. If they're going to become the true public nuisance that we're lead to believe they will, then we're gonna need more ways to get 'em airborne, right? If you're UAV of choice is Parrot's AR.Drone 2.0, and you're also a Windows 8 user, then you need to be all over AR.FreeFlight -- an official …

Arm band technology converts body heat to energy

<b>Researchers at South Korea's KAIST university have developed a flexible thermoelectric generator that can convert body heat to power.</b><p>What if you …

Wearable Tech

Liam Neeson returns to 'Star Wars' in this trailer for the final season of 'The Clone Wars'

In the wake of Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm, many current <i>Star Wars</i> projects were cancelled, including the animated series <i>The Clone Wars</i>. The 13 final episodes will be debuting on Netflix instead, and in this new trailer we get a sense of what's in store. In the final season — dubbed "The Lost …

Borderlands 2 bundle featuring new PS Vita available for pre-order (update)

The <i>Borderlands 2</i> bundle featuring the redesigned "slim" PlayStation Vita, the PCH-2000 model, is available for pre-order from Amazon for $199.<p>The bundle, announced by SCEA's vice president of marketing John Koller during a press event in Los Angeles earlier this week, consists of a black Wi-Fi …

The Classics: 'Return of the Rentals'

Sonically human in a world where the machine has become a part of everyone’s soul<p>The Classics <i>are must-see, must-read, must-play works revered by</i> The Verge <i>staff. They offer glimpses of the future, glimpses of humanity, and a glimpse of our very souls. You should check them out.</i><p>1994 was an awesome …

You can build a Wi-Fi connected thermostat yourself for under $100

But don't expect to get a Nest<p>Nest has been in the news all week following Google's announcement that it would pay $3.2 billion in cash to purchase the company. That purchase validated Nest as a viable company in many people's eyes, despite the fact that it makes rather expensive alternatives to …

UT study: Fayetteville Shale still holds promise

Modern Hill Country homes are coming to The Heights area

A new Inner Loop community will be ushering in a new look in Texas home building. It’s what the home builder is calling “Modern Hill …

Is the Long-Abandoned Astrodome Worth Saving?

When the Houston Astrodome opened in 1965, it was hailed as technological marvel, the first enclosed, air-conditioned stadium ever—and the "eighth …

Intel's updated NUC squeezes in Haswell Core-i5, HD 5000 4K graphics

Intel has cranked up its NUC (Next Unit of Computing) mini-computer to near gaming levels of power with the release of its 4th-gen Core-i5 D54250WYK kit. The new model comes with the latest HD Graphics 5000, for one, and also uses Intel's Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 to kick the CPU into overdrive …

2014 Lexus IS Review: Way Better Than Before

The 2014 Lexus IS is so strikingly different from the car it replaces that it almost deserves a new name.<p>The contrast starts with how it looks. This car is much more muscular and menacing than the outgoing IS. Stretching the wheelbase three inches and chopping down the nose and tail changed its …