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uBeam Declassifies Secrets To Try To Prove Wireless Power Is Possible

It must violate the laws of physics. It must be dangerous. It must be impossible. This is what critics have concluded despite not actually knowing the details behind uBeam’s wireless power technology. So rather than let the rumors swirl, today uBeam revealed a bunch of details about how far, how …

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There's a Magical Little Town in Holland Where the Streets Are Made of Water

It's like something out of a storybook.<p>There are places in this world that are so surreal and beautiful that when you first see photos of them you naturally assume they must be from a movie set. But while the tiny town of Giethoorn in northern Holland may look like it was built for a film based on …

European Travel

7 things we learnt from Charlotte Dujardin in New York *PICTURES*

Dressed informally all in black for her masterclass, <b>Charlotte Dujardin</b> went through the building blocks of her training routine aboard her …

Dressage

7 incredible Japanese destinations that tourists haven’t discovered yet

Japan is often known by tourists for its most popular attractions, like Mount Fuji, the cities of Tokyo and Kyoto, and its amazing shrines and temples.<p>But there's a lot more to the island nation than that.<p>We took a look at a Quora thread that asked, "what are some of Japan's best kept secrets," and …

How independent researchers tracked down VW's diesel software hacks - ExtremeTech

How independent researchers tracked down VW’s diesel software hacks<p>By on September 23, 2015 at 10:17 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from …

Hacking

Oregon's "Lost Lake" Drains Down a Perplexing Hole

Mount Hood National Forest's Lost Lake is the source of a natural phenomenon that has Oregon residents stumped. When winter arrives, nearby streams drain into the lake and cause it to fill with water. While this occurrence isn't out of the ordinary, the lake <i>does</i> undergo a confusing transformation …

Why Isis fights | Martin Chulov

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish …

Middle East

FoodRecipes

Vodka strawberry cheesecake<p>Preparation time<p>over 2 hours<p>Cooking time<p>1 to 2 hours<p>Serves<p>Serves 10-12<p>Dietary<p>Vegetarian<p>Inspired by their travels in Eastern Europe the Hairy Bikers give cheesecake a Polish twist with vodka infused strawberries.<p>By The Hairy Bikers<p>From The Hairy Bikers' Northern …

5 deals to make your drone-flying career take off

Are you ready to master the skies with your own stunt-flying, aerial-view shooting fun? These drones at <i>TNW Deals</i> are all under $100, meaning you can get airborne without breaking the bank<i>.</i><p>SKEYE Nano Drone (28% off)<p>As the name suggests, the SKEYE is a tiny palm-sized quadcopter, but its cute …

What to Do When You Find Out a Coworker Makes More Than You Do

Aaargh. You just found out that your coworker makes more than you do, even though you both do the same kind of work, you’ve been there longer, and …

The Coming Yakuza War

The biggest Yakuza group is celebrating its 100th year in operation, but it’s splitting into factions that may soon go after each other with bloody …

Incredible Alarm Clock Manipulates Magnetic Fluids to Tell the Time

Zelf Koelman of the Eindhoven University of Technology has designed an alarm clock that resembles a Rorschach test in motion. The clock–which is known as the Ferrolic–relies on the manipulation of magnetic fluids to display the time. “A few years ago I fell in love with the magical characteristics …

Visual Storytelling: The Big Trend for SXSW 2016

It’s only August, but voting is already underway for the March 2016 South By Southwest (SxSW) Interactive conference. Long thought of as the breeding …

Meticulously Crafting a Three Million Dollar Wristwatch

While the ostentatiousness of this three million dollar wristwatch might be just a tad over the top, the virtuosity of its craftmanship is undeniable and inspiring. This astounding double-face watch, dubbed the “Grandmaster Chime,” was created to celebrate the 175th anniversary of world-renowned …

Jamstik+ review: Not quite a guitar replacement, but a great tool for beginners

When I was growing up, my mom would put me in a variety of classes: ballet, piano, swimming. After a semester of each course, I would get bored and move on to something new. The varied curiosity was fun at the time, but eventually it led to my lack of skills in any one outlet.<p>I didn’t realize how …

Hackers Crack Key-Fob Encryption of More Than 25 Car Companies

Another day, another car hack.<p>Modern transponder-equipped car keys are supposed to be ultrasafe: The chip-keys and key fobs communicate with readers inside the car, allowing the car to start only once a secret digital password has been transmitted. But a team of security researchers says they've …

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