Joel Laquindanum

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How to Make Your Camera Last Longer

This is my Canon 5D Mk II–for the five years that I’ve owned it, it hasn’t ever broken down to the point where I needed to replace it due to careful …

15 Gravity-Defying Homes From Around the World

Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.

Samsung navigates away from Google with Here maps for Galaxy phones

The Android app will be released alongside the Gear S smartwatch<p>Google Maps may be one of the undeniable strengths of the Android platform, however Samsung has decided to offer an alternative in the form of Nokia's Here maps. A beta version of Here for Android will be made available exclusively for …

Judges Overturns D.C. Ban On Handguns In Public

A federal judge has overturned a District of Columbia ban on carrying handguns in public, concluding that the Second Amendment protects a person's right to firearms outside the home.<p>In a 19-page ruling that was written on Thursday, but only released late Saturday, Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. …

Hospital shooting suspect charged with murder

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex before …

Kwikset's Kevo Smart Door Lock Adds Free Guest eKeys, Scheduling for Standard eKeys

While several high-profile smart deadbolt systems such as Lockitron and August have experienced significant delays, Kwikset has been shipping its Kevo Bluetooth deadbolt for some time now, and today the system is receiving a software update to provide new access options for users.<p>Similar in …

Pirate Bay launches Mobile Bay so you can browse torrents on your smartphone

As far as websites go, the Pirate Bay is nothing to gawk at. The peer-to-peer file sharing site is pure function, no fuss. You want Adobe Photoshop for free? You go to Pirate Bay, usually on your desktop or laptop.<p>But you no longer have to feel chained to a computer interface as Pirate Bay just …

Test Driving a $90,000 "Budget" Winnebago

We test drive the 2014 Trend and answer the question: Exactly what does budget-conscious mean when you're talking about an apartment on wheels?<p><b>I've learned a lot about how to drive an RV</b> over the past two years. In 2012 I took a Winnebago Via out for a spin, hauling my entire clan (plus the dog) …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: stadiums with modular housing, Tesla Model 3 and a tower of mushrooms

Soccer fans around the world are going through withdrawal now that the World Cup is over, and in Brazil, people are beginning to think about what should be done with the 12 stadiums that were built or renovated for the tournament. A pair of French architects has come up with a brilliant idea: …

Steady App for iPhone Calms Shaky Video While You Shoot

One of the most vexing aspects of shooting hand-held video is the twitchy, jumpy footage it often produces. Poor image stabilization, or none at all, will ruin a shoot by making the results impossible to watch.<p>Stupeflix’s Steady for iPhone, released today, lets you shoot stable video in square or …

Elio Motors promises a weird $6,800 car

Some time next year, a company called Elio Motors claims it will begin building a car in its Louisiana factory that will get 84 miles per gallon on the highway and that will sell for a base price of $6,800.<p>Yes, $6,800.<p>It won't be a tiny little deathtrap, either. It'll get top crash test scores. At …

PocketScan wants to put a scanner in your pocket for $99

In a perfect world, we’d all be able to whip out our smartphone and have it capture a perfect rendition of the document we want to scan. Of course, that simply isn’t possible with today’s smartphones, which is why we often resort to using the on-board camera instead.<p>It’s far from ideal. We end up …

Get an Aries Matrix wireless HD transmitter for $149.99

That's half off the regular price of this top-rated adapter, which is especially great for wall-mounted TVs and ceiling-mounted projectors.<p>Planning to mount your TV on a wall? Hope you like cables, because you're probably going to be looking at a lot of them snaking out from the back. And even if …

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This nifty Kickstarter project will make it easier to charge all your Apple devices

If you’re looking for a way to charge your Apple devices in the simplest, most hassle-free way possible, you may want to check out the new Kickstarter project, MOS Reach.<p>Acting as an extension of the traditional wall outlet, MOS Reach is a rectangular device that includes a standard socket …

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How to move your music and photo libraries from one iOS device to another

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>There are three things that can eat up all of the free space on your iOS devices, and those are music, photos and videos. …

Toyota's first hydrogen car is priced to go head-to-head with Tesla

Sure, Elon Musk is giving away Tesla patents, but don't be surprised if more established manufacturers politely decline his offer. Instead of batteries and electric charging stations, players like General Motors, Mercedes, Honda and Toyota are focusing their efforts on a very different sort of fuel …

First Electric Harley Goes Zero to 60 in 4 Seconds

Super cheap Smart Home kit brings automation to the masses

If you're wondering when home automation might tip into the Walmart-level mainstream, here's a sign: Archos' Smart Home starter kit is now on sale. Along with two cameras, two movement tags and two weather tags, they're throwing in a controlling tablet, all for $250 -- or $25 each for the cameras …

This Firefox OS-powered streaming stick is Mozilla’s answer to Chromecast (exclusive video)

Advertisement<p>19 Comments<p>Google’s (S GOOG) Chromecast streaming stick could soon get competition from an unexpected source: Mozilla has secretly been …

This Firefox OS media stick sends video to your TV, much like Chromecast

If you like the idea of streaming media to your TV with a Chromecast but aren't terribly fond of Google's content or platform restrictions, you'll soon have an open alternative. <i>GigaOM</i> has managed to get hands-on time with an unannounced Firefox OS-based media stick that lets you "fling" any content …

Amazon unveils 3-D Fire Phone

Amazon entered the smartphone business Wednesday -- and made a big splash doing it.<p>At an event in Seattle, the retail giant unveiled the Fire Phone, a high-end, 3-D smartphone. It is the first smartphone Amazon (AMZN) has produced on its own.<p>"Can we build a better phone for our most engaged …

5 Myths About Travelling With Tech

The more I travel, and the more people I meet while travelling, I realize there are a lot of myths and misconceptions about travelling with technology. In an effort to make travelling a little easier for everyone (or at least, everyone reading this…) here are a few of the most common myths I’ve …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown

A US Department of Defense (DoD) research programme is funding universities to model the dynamics, risks and tipping points for large-scale civil unrest across the world, under the supervision of various US military agencies. The multi-million dollar programme is designed to develop immediate and …

Iraq Violence Opens Up Old Wounds for Vets

While watching Iraq devolve deeper into chaos, many Iraq veterans are freshly remembering battle buddies lost in that land — leading some to yearn for a return to the fight but others to ponder what their sacrifices now mean.<p>"That's definitely the question we're all asking ourselves," said Kris …

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Google Now tells you when to get off public transit

Drunk, exhausted, or just plain oblivious subway riders touting Android devices now have a bit of a safety net.<p>Google has integrated smart alarms into its Google Now public transportation card, reports Android Police.<p>That means the contextual software, which surfaces information on “cards” that pop …

Organization Provides Homes for Over 100,000 Homeless

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," we honor an organization that has built over 100,000 homes for people in need. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.<p>100,000 Homes promised to house that number of homeless Americans in four years and just got it done ahead of schedule.<p>The group works with communities in …

The must-have Pebble Time apps, watch faces, and games for your wrist

The Pebble was one of the first major smartwatches to hit the market, long before the Apple Watch and Android Wear secured a spot on our wrists. The …

This Fridge Doesn’t Need Electricity To Stay Cool

Inspired by studying frozen lakes, the Sure Chill can stay cold for up to 35 days–long enough to get life-saving vaccines to kids still living off the grid.<p>Jenny McCarthy might tell you differently, but vaccines really do save lives. Unicef estimates that 2 to 3 million kids survived in 2011 …

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