Matthias Bjarnason

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Aleppo mourns child actor who starred in black comedy which made war-ravaged city smile

He was a child actor who rose to fame in Syria as the star of a black comedy about the war-ravaged city of Aleppo, which brought rare joy to the lives of its residents.<p>But the city is in mourning after it was reported on Monday that Qusai Abtini, 14, was killed by a missile as he tried to escape …

This Video Of A Bear Breaking Into A House Is Scarier Than Most Horror Movies

It’s no secret that bears are majestic creatures and that the more that humanity expands the more that we brush up against bears and other wildlife. Bears have this strange tendency to get themselves into the damnedest jams and seem to have a special affinity for opening up doors and scaring the …

Retire To This Caribbean Paradise For Only $3,000 A Month

By Donald and Diane Murray, InternationalLiving.com<p>Marty and Michelle Kramer know that the road to paradise is not always direct. They're okay with that. As they will tell you, what counts is being happy where you end up. They found the right fit for their retirement dreams in the bright and breezy …

How To Start Investing With $100 Or Less

It may not seem like much, but <b>$100 invested now could be what allows you to retire.</b> That's right, it's that important.<p>Why? Because the most important …

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Onda V96 Remix tablet review: Excellent performance and sleek looks from a compact device

The Onda V96 Remix OS 2.0 Tablet PC packs a whole lot of power into its compact form. Its All Winner A83T, 2.0GHz Octa Core 28nm CPU is fast and …

20 Cheap Drones You Can Afford Today - Small Business Trends

The growth of the drone market is lowering the price point, and making these aircrafts more accessible to the average person. Whether you are buying …

Drones

This open source CNC system integrates high-tech automation into backyard farming

<b>This story might more properly belong on RobotHugger, but with its open source DIY approach to small-scale food production, FarmBot is worth a …

The 'world's smallest 4K camera' has big ambitions

If your sole guidance on an industry was the share price of the market leader, then you'd definitely consider it a tough 12 months for action cameras. That said, newcomer So Special Labs isn't put off. In fact, it thinks its Mokacam GoPro rival might just be the tonic the product category needs. …

FBI's facial recognition system can access 411 million photos

When we first wrote about the FBI's Next Generation Identification (NGI) facial recognition system, we said the agency has access to 70 million photos. Turns out the feds can sift through tons more images than that. The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has discovered that the FBI actually …

24 Cool Tech Startups You Should Know About This Year

Here is a list of some of the innovative technology startups that I met at the TechCrunch Disrupt startup conference in New York earlier this month.<p>Earlier this month, I attended TechCrunch Disrupt NY, an annual startup conference at which many tech-related startups showcase their offerings, …

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Intel's new consumer head dreams of building J.A.R.V.I.S.

Intel is in the midst of its biggest business transition to date. Just a few months ago, the chip giant announced it would be laying off 11,000 workers and taking a step away from the PC market to focus on wearables and IoT devices. Coinciding with those announcements was an executive shuffle that …

This Samsung 4K display was made specifically for VR

VR is all the hype in 2016. We have plenty of players on board, and Google has announced Daydream, which is a much improved successor to Cardboard. It seems the true VR wars are nearing and you can bet mobile giant Samsung will be a huge part of this battle.<p>The Korean manufacturer is already a big …

HomeKit does indeed make the August Smart Lock more useful

The August Smart Lock is not new. We reviewed it way back in 2014, and for the most part, everything we mentioned then still applies. The lock is still super easy to install, and it still works with deadbolts, not knobs. Most importantly, using an app instead of physical keys can still be an …

Lesbian adoption ruling reversed by Alabama Supreme Court

The Alabama Supreme Court has voided its earlier decision not to recognize a lesbian couple's adoption that was carried out in another state.<p>The opinion announced Friday falls in line with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued in March that said the Alabama court erred in declaring the adoption held …

Alabama Supreme Court

8 Nutritional Rules of Lean Eating - Quiet Corner

If getting lean were easy, America wouldn’t be the ticking fat bomb it is today. According to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

Bill Gates and Neal Stephenson drive into the future in a Tesla in VR

Science fiction meets technology in the very best way in this short three-minute video posted by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates earlier this week.<p>In …

How Climate Change Is Suffocating The Oceans

Almost all oceanic life depends on dissolved oxygen. It’s what marine life process to breathe. And, thanks to climate change, more and more of our oceans are losing their oxygen and becoming ecological dead zones.<p>A study issued by the National Center for Atmospheric Research has run a computer …

Global Warming

6 Inventions That Are Changing the World Right Now

The European Patent Office has identified this year's class of inventions that are shaping the future today.<p>X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging have allowed doctors to glimpse beneath our skin for sometime, but imagine having a real-time view in unprecedented detail to check soft tissues for …

Inventions

Reconsidering Lightroom Mobile 2.2

I spent a month last Fall trialling Lightroom Mobile as a suitable alternative to Apple’s iCloud Photo Library. Lightroom drew me in because of its advanced editing controls, options to quickly reject pictures I didn’t want to keep, and the synchronization of edits across all of my devices (which …

Tutorials

Finally, a camera that can live stream virtual reality

The medium of virtual reality is just beginning to blossom and developers are experimenting with how to take advantage of the technology. There have …

Microsoft is investing millions in a $1 billion startup that rejected its acquisition offer

Today, Mesosphere is announcing a new $73.5 million "strategic" investment, led by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and with Microsoft listed as a "significant participant."<p>That brings Mesosphere's total investment up to about $122 million, with a reported valuation of well over $1 billion, and Silicon …

Adobe lets you try new Lightroom features before they're released

Lightroom on the web is handy for using the photo-editing software when you're away from your personal computer. Today, Adobe announced that it's adding a big boost to the web-based software with Technology Previews. This means that Lightroom users will be able to test drive new features before …

23 incredible travel destinations you probably didn't know existed

Inspired by a Quora thread about the best unknown travel destinations, we've found 23 lesser-known gems around the globe.<p>From a hidden beach to one of the only places in the world where you can swim between two continents, here's your off-the-beaten-path bucket list.<p><i>An earlier version of this post</i> …

Hot Springs

After raising $13 million, Coolest Cooler tells backers it needs another $15 million to complete orders

In a recent Hangouts chat with backers, Coolest Cooler CEO Ryan Grepper says his company needs another $15 million to fulfill all orders.<p>Should Coolest LLC get its $15 million, Grepper says it will be split evenly between production and shipping of existing orders, building out Coolest inventory …

Microsoft is trying to bring back the '80s with its Windows 10 strategy

In 1980, IBM contracted a startup called Microsoft to deliver DOS, an operating system for its forthcoming IBM PC, on a tight deadline.<p>The IBM PC came out in 1981 and soon became a smash hit, surpassing the leading Apple II.<p>A horde of competitors rushed to build their own "IBM Compatible" clones …

Wearing Gear VR on a roller coaster defeats the whole point of roller coasters

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There is a 'game changer' technology on Wall Street and people keep confusing it with bitcoin

Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything."<p>JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial project with the blockchain startup led by its former executive, Blythe Masters.<p>Her company, Digital Asset Holdings, has secured funding …

8 Instagram Tips for Small Businesses

What’d you see the last time you scrolled through your Instagram feed?<p>If you’re like me, you were bombarded with selfies, pictures of …

The classic Elephone W2 Smartwatch is 68% off for a limited time

Looking for a smartwatch that actually looks like a watch? Gearbest.com is offering the classic watch with Bluetooth capability for just $46.99 – the …

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