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GPO746 Retro Phone Red

Whether it’s chatting to your colleagues three floors below, checking in with the parents, or organizing your social calendar, the way you say something is just as important as what you say. <b>ProTelX</b> couldn’t agree more: the classic, 1970s <b>wall-mountable GPO746 Telephone</b> is a modern handset for …

The New Fast Food

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Matt Mireles</i> <i>is a serial entrepreneur and technology executive. His first company, SpeakerText, was acquired by CloudFactory in 2012 after raising $1.1MM from Google Ventures, Mitch Kapor and others. Matt also created SWIG!, a booze delivery marketplace, and EasyFridge, a subscription</i> …

YouTube Is Blaming Your Internet Provider For Slow Video Streams

If you're having trouble streaming a YouTube video, you may see a new message from the company blaming your internet provider.<p>Quartz was the first to notice that YouTube, which is owned by Google, now displays a notification on some videos that explains why streaming might be choppy. The message …

Internet

You Can Now Have Sex With Your iPad Thanks To Fleshlight Launchpad (video/NSFW)

The sex toy industry has some pretty insane gadgets. Like stuff you would have never thought existed or would make people get off. But since this …

The Air In The U.S. Is Less Disgusting Than It Was A Decade Ago

NASA’s new animated map visualizes improved air quality in the U.S. over six years, though some regions are faring better than others.<p>A new visualization from NASA illustrates a rare piece of good news about our environment’s health: air pollution levels in major U.S. cities have significantly …

Pollution

Android customization - Use Tasker to build automated sleep and silent modes

With all of the things that Tasker is capable of, our work last week to ensure that you never miss an alarm was a pretty light-weight task. This week, we promised to show you how to create your own sleep mode by creating a Tasker Task and Profile that turns off your ringers at night and back on …

Android News

Fully Grilled Caesar Salad Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> In the spring and summer, I like to grill every part of a meal if I can. When …

UN: World's forests fundamental to human well-being

<b>A senior UN official has described the world's forests as "fundamental" to human well-being and survival.</b><p>Eva Mueller, director of the Food and Agriculture Organization's Forestry Division, said trees provided a direct source of food, fuel and income.<p>Commenting on the findings of the UN's State of …

Forests

Why Californians Will Soon Be Drinking Their Own Pee

Not quite. The largest desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere is currently under construction in Carlsbad in San Diego County at great expense. The price tag: $1 billion.<p>Right now, San Diego is almost totally dependent on imported water from Sierra snowmelt and the Colorado River. When the …

Water

Under the microscope, your drink is a colorful piece of abstract art

It seems Mother Nature knows a bit about abstract art — you just have to look <i>very</i> closely at your next drink to see it. When viewed under a microscope, crystallized slides of alcoholic beverages lit with polarized light produce fantastical compositions that are bursting with color. Thankfully, …

Android customization - Zooper Widget integration with Tasker

As a part of the challenge from last week, I asked you to try to have Zooper Widget display an indicator of when your headphones have been plugged in. To do this, we must utilize the second function available in the Tasker/Zooper Widget integration options – we must pull system info from Tasker to …

Widgets

[New App] Joaomgcd's AutoVera Tasker Plugin Integrates With Your Vera Smart Home Controller So You Can Automate All The Things

With enough money, a collection of Z-Wave devices, and a Vera smart home controller, it doesn't take much to turn your home into an intelligent …

One Of Life’s Mysteries Revealed With This GoPro-In-A-Dishwasher Video

Say what you will about the rise of increasingly-portable technology and the over-proliferation of images that document the most mundane of life events that occurs when every joker on the street has a quality digital camera in their pocket and receives a quick dopamine hit when someone “likes” …

15 Quirky Gadgets and Accessories to Buy Today (May)

It’s time for us to take another look at a bunch of quirky, imaginative and downright useful gadgets and accessories that you can buy today. Which one takes your fancy the most?<p>For more inspiration, check out our 2013 holiday gift guide, our previous collection of gadgets and accessories for geeks …

LG Confirms Its Upcoming G3 Smartphone Will Have a 5.5-inch Screen

LG has posted a video touting the “grip-ability” of its upcoming G3 flagship smartphone which confirms that it will come equipped with a 5.5-inch display.<p>Posted to YouTube by the official LG Mobile Global account, the video stops short of revealing any other details – such as the resolution of the …

Step aside Moto 360 and G Watch, Kairos Watches just re-defined the smartwatch [video]

They call it a mechanical smart watch hybrid, and it is like nothing we’ve seen in recent smartwatches. Kairos Watches has taken a decidedly gorgeous leather banded mechanical watch and overlaid a 1.4-inch PMOLED full color display at 40 percent transparency. The result is a great looking time …

Wearable Tech

Seattle's Obafemi Martins lobs the goalkeeper from an impossible angle

Seattle’s Obafemi Martins scored the goal of the (young) Major League Soccer season Saturday against San Jose, lofting a shot over goalkeeper Jon Busch in the 8th minute. From just three or four yards off the line, Martins’ shot — taken in stride — had to be absolutely perfect, and he …

How to Make Sloppy Chori-Joes (Chorizo Sloppy Joes)

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>The first sloppy joe I ever ate sticks out in my mind as one of the culinary highlights of my life, just as brightly as the first time I tasted really great fresh pasta or the first time I cooked a salmon filet</i> …

6 Puff Pastry Waffle Variations

We've been waffling up a storm, using a method for stuffing and waffling puff pastry that we developed last week. The basics? Layer ingredients on puff pastry, roll it up jelly roll-style, twist it into a coil, then press it into a heated waffle iron. Let deliciousness ensue.<p>Here are our six …

Spreading the Furniture Technology Gospel: Hettich

Self-proclaimed "furniture technology" company Hettich makes the clever, mostly unseen hardware that makes cool furniture work: Hinges, handles, …

Chowhound

Salmon Farming Gets Leaner and Greener

Aquaculture improves its environmental footprint.<p>Demand for salmon is soaring and is driving expansion of aquaculture—fish farming. For years, environmentalists advised conscientious consumers to avoid farmed salmon, but that's starting to change, thanks to an evolving industry.<p>Rich in protein and …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

iHear Wants To Make Personalized Hearing Aids Available For Everyone

Though nearly 20% of adults in the U.S. have some form of hearing loss, there are very few options available for them in terms of hearing aids. They can either spend thousands of dollars on a prescription hearing aid or buy a cheap device with pre-settings for a couple hundred dollars. In fact, …

Yatse XBMC Remote Gets A Big Update To 4.0, Brings Chromecast, Muzei Support, And More

If Yatse is your go-to XBMC remote on Android, this weekend's update should be a nice surprise. If you're still looking for a good remote solution, …

21 Decisions You Will Immediately Regret

"I regret nothing" is only applicable when you come out with minimal damage.<p>The rest of us must learn the hard way — or through others' unbearably …

4 innovative ways to close the carbon cycle

Since the dawn of the industrial revolution, people have found immense value in inventions that release carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse …

Beautiful Houses: Loft Conversion

This week we will show you the beautiful transformation loft conversion in Terrassa, Spain, a project by Egue & Seta. The details of the project on …

Architecture

Find Out When That Email You Sent Was Read

Your inbox will never look the same after this.<p>A San Francisco-based startup called Streak has developed a free Google Chrome browser extension …

Bridget Bodenham Ceramics

Australia conjures different images for different people. Locals might recall their childhood homes, tourists might think of white-sand beaches and those who've yet to visit the land down under might just envision kangaroos and boomerangs. Yet Victoria-native Bridget Bodenham's Australia is deeply …

Design