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Found: StravistiX extension for Google Chrome makes your Strava ride data way more awesome

Formerly known as StravaPlus, the recently updated StravistiX extension for Google Chrome takes all your Strava data and creates a cornucopia of new …

11 Reasons Terry Pratchett Is A Literary Genius

"Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can."<p>Many writers are excellent world builders; it's sort of a requirement in good fantasy literature. Terry Pratchett, however, ranks among the best. Discworld is engrossingly sprawling …

Here Are The Five New ResearchKit Apps And What They Do

Want to participate in groundbreaking medical research? There are five new apps for that.

Medical Technology

If Enid Blyton's "Secret Seven" Books Were Set In Modern Britain

They'd definitely go for a Cheeky Nando's, for one.

19 Jokes All Grammar Nerds Will Appreciate

"That's what." —She


This Video Explains Everything You Need To Know About The One Ring From "The Lord Of The Rings"

Sauron was quite a dick tbh.

13 "Fifty Shades Of Grey" Quotes That Need To Be In The Movie

Mister Grey Will See You Now.<p>Thumbnail: Universal Pictures

Shades of Grey

Make your own energy bars

<b>Granola bars are a great blend of fruit and nuts held together in a tasty, chewy package that will travel well in your day bag or jersey pocket.</b><p>The …

Resistance is futile: How tire pressure and width affect rolling resistance

<i>Editor’s note: This tech article ran in the November 2012 issue of</i> Velo <i>magazine.</i> <br>Whether on tarmac or singletrack, a tire with lower rolling …

33 Gifts The iPhone Addict In Your Life Will Want



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The best iPad Air 2 cases already available to buy online (Running list)

Now that Apple’s new iPad Air 2 is officially up for preorder today through Apple’s online store, AT&T and others, you’re going to need a new case to accommodate the 18% thinner design. Not only will case makers have to make tweaks for the thinner design, removed side switch and other design …

Physicist shows why your WiFi sucks in that one room

If WiFi can track a heartbeat through walls, why can't I get internet in my corner bathroom? Jason Cole was trying to figure that out too, but unlike me, he's a PhD student in physics. So he mapped his own apartment and assigned refraction values to the walls (shown above), then applied so-called …

Here's Why You Should See "Secretary" Before "Fifty Shades Of Grey"

E. Edward Grey > Christian Grey. Spoiler alert for both movies!

Universal Pictures

This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge

In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this power? Algae.<p>OK, just hang with me here. Lots of research has already been done on algae’s possible power capabilities. Prototype creator Adam …

Love in the age of Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-data-science/the-formation-of-love/10152064609253859<p>Facebook engineers and data scientists are exploring …

30 Punny Valentines For Everyone You Love

You're the pun for me!


The original Tomb Raider is now available on iOS for $1

Perhaps you saw the lush TressFX in the latest <i>Tomb Raider</i> game and thought, "Man, I'd sure like to go back to the way things were, back when Lara Croft's hair was little more than a brown object affixed to her polygonal face!" Well you're in luck, as Square Enix today re-released the original 1996 …

Can this iPhone app remote-control your dog?

Who wouldn't want a remote control for their pet? Or, perhaps, who would?<p>I love pet gadgets, especially wacky ones like Bowlingual, which claims to translate barks into human speech.<p>Well, a collar attachment called Pet-Remote is getting billed as a way to "control your dog with your iPhone and …

Ubuntu's smartphone OS will be ready to launch on October 17th

The Ubuntu Edge smartphone may have missed its crowdfunding goal by a huge amount, but the Ubuntu Touch operating system is far from dead — it now has a planned release date of October 17th. That's according to a blog post from Canonical employee and QA community coordinator Nicholas Skaggs, who …

Nymi bracelet uses your heartbeat as a password

Future authentication methods need to be a lot harder to hack. That's the idea behind the Nymi from startup Bionym. Instead of passwords, Nymi relies on your heartbeat.<p>The Nymi is worn as a bracelet. It monitors your cardiac rhythm, a unique signature for each person. It is constantly …