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Revolights Skyline – LED Bike Wheel Lights

Price: $199Give your bikes a 360-degree visibility with the Revolights Skyline. These smart LED light rings will synchronize with your bike speed and …

Cycling

This Tiny Swimmer's Wrist Band Is a Life Preserver

Who needs a vest?<p>A hefty, bright-orange life preserver isn't the most flattering thing to sport while spending a day on the water, but, for safety's sake, we wear one anyway. However, now that there's an alternative—the Kingii, a new type of life-preserver alternative—we may be opting out of the …

U.S. Coast Guard

To use this drone, just throw it in the air and start running

The consumer drone industry is increasingly positioning itself as a maker of flying cameras, not autonomous robots. The goal is a sort of self-aware GoPro that you will allow anyone to be their own aerial cinematographer. Today a startup called Lily is trying to move a step closer to that future …

Drones

Oh Great, Breast Milk Ice Cream Is Back

The world is entering a golden age of wacky ice cream flavors and innovations. No longer is it shocking to find scoops made with items like foie gras. However, there is an ingredient that still induces one's gag reflex: Human breast milk. The <i>Independent</i> writes that London-based ice cream makers the …

The Worst Place to Sit on a Plane

Your seat location on the aircraft can affect your health<p>Forget the window seat next time you’re booking a flight longer than six hours. According to new research, enjoying window views from 30,000 feet ups your odds of suffering from deep venous thromboses (DVTs)—or blood clots—than being in an …

3 Things You Probably Didn't Know A Printer Could Do

Really, is there anything they can't do?<p>Printing on paper is so last millennium. To give inkjet and 3D printers new purpose, makers swap out components like extruders and motors, program them with modified code, or both. The hacked machines can do just about anything.<p>1. Tattoo Skin<p>Eighteen months …

Roundup: All Of Google's Jokes For April Fools' Day 2015

Google has yet again gotten into the spirit of April Fools’ day this year and the company hasn’t disappointed so far.<p>Usually, Google does so many jokes that it’s hard to follow, so we’re rounding them all up here for your viewing pleasure.<p>Self driving Chromebooks<p>That’s right, Google has done the …

April Fools' Day

What's Not to Love About the Trombone?

Sackbut Stomp<p>Label: Multiphonics Music <b><br>US Release Date: 2013-10-15</b> <b><br>UK Release Date: 2013-10-15</b> <br>Amazon <br>iTunes<p>In the Zone<p>Label: Greenleaf <b><br>US Release Date:</b> …

Fancy a game of Pac-Man? Head to Google Maps

Google has turned Google Maps into a fully playable game of Pac-Man you can tackle right now. Amazing.<p>Ever imagine what it'd be like to play a monster game of Pac-Man through the streets of your hometown? Now you can, sort of, as Google has built a fully playable game of Pac-Man into Google Maps.<p>To …

Ingenious giant phone case makes one-hand usage a snap

A simple, ambidextrous case makes using giant phones with one hand easy for everyone.<p>Although initially subject to some mockery when first introduced, the larger-sized phone -- 5.5 inches and above -- is now par for the course. For better or for worse, big screens are here to stay.<p>They do have …

Google Puts Online 10,000 Works of Street Art from Across the Globe

<i>Circling Birdies</i> by Cheko, Granada Spain<p>Since last we wrote, Google Street Art has doubled its online archive by adding some 5,000 images, bringing …

Streetwear

If It Feels Like Stress Is Killing You, That's Because It Might Be

When you feel frazzled, so do your organs and cells<p>Chronic stress stems from many circumstances, such as poverty, a bad marriage, or long-term ailments. Its repercussions—elevated cortisol levels and inflammation—can wear us out, from the cellular level on up to our major biological systems.<p>Nervous …

Airport machete attack suspect dies

<b>(CNN) —</b> The man who attacked a security area at the New Orleans airport with a machete and wasp spray also had a bag of Molotov cocktails and a car containing smoke bombs and gas cylinders, authorities said.<p>The suspect, Richard White, 63, died Saturday after treatment for three bullet wounds he …

Crime

Why An Open Salary Policy Always Beats Secrecy

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Dane Atkinson is the CEO of SumAll.</i><p>For four years, journalists and entrepreneurs have asked me <i>why</i> we created an open salary policy at my company. Here’s the answer: <i>it prevents evil</i>. Open salary policies mandate truthfulness and ethical behavior in organizations that would otherwise …

New Lollipop “on-body” mode keeps your phone unlocked as long as you’re carrying it

Google is rolling out a new smart lock mode based on detecting whether you’re holding or carrying your device in the pocket.<p>The new feature is only available to Lollipop users, though you don’t have to be on a stock ROM in order to get it. However, activating it does seem to require the latest …

Android News

Android rolls out 'on-body' smart lock to foil device thieves

Google's mobile operating system adds a function that brings up your device's lock screen when the accelerometer senses you've set the gadget down, according to a report.<p>Google is rolling out a new automatic "smart lock" function that uses your mobile device's accelerometer to determine when you …

Fish that Walks on Land Swallows With Tongue Made of Water

In the distant past, between 350 and 400 million years ago, a group of our fishy ancestors started crawling up on land. The fins that propelled them through the water gradually evolved into sturdy, weight-bearing limbs. Their hind legs connected directly to their hips, which became bigger. Swimming …

Nature

New Goodyear Tires Harness Friction To Help Power Your Car

Where the rubber meets the road, there's energy to be gained<p>When it comes to energy, heat is a big waste. Sometimes we can put waste heat to good use, like by redirecting steam from power plants to heat homes. But a lot of other times, heat is just lost. Take, for instance, when your car tires run …

The Best Dr. Dre Songs

Dr. Dre is a hip-hop titan—the genre's first true super-producer. He’s the first whose uncompromising production aesthetic was as much a pop …

Why Thousands Of People Are Willing To Die On Mars

More than 200,000 aspiring space explorers volunteered for a one-way trip to Mars. Are they insane?<p><i>Editor's note: Mars One recently narrowed its pool of candidates to 100 people--many of whom we featured in the November 2014 issue (part of which exists here). We've reposted this story for your</i> …

Hundred Waters Share Sci-Fi Animated Video For "Innocent", Plus Illangelo Remix

Hundred Waters: "Innocent (Illangelo Remix)" (via SoundCloud)<p>Hundred Waters have shared a new video and remix for "Innocent", from last year's <i>The Moon Rang Like A Bell</i>. The video features Pixar-like animation of an alien creature moving through a spaceship after a disaster-- and slowly uncovering …

“7 Rappers Who Have A Spot In The Guinness Book Of World Records” Listed By XXL

Hip Hop artists who have graced the pages of the prestigious Guinness Book of World Records are the center of a new list curated by XXL.<p>“These …

Rap & Hip-Hop