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How a new source of water is helping reduce conflict in the Middle East

The pipe is so large I could walk through it standing upright, were it not full of Mediterranean seawater pumped from an intake a mile offshore.<p>"Now, that's a pump!" Edo Bar-Zeev shouts to me over the din of the motors, grinning with undisguised awe at the scene before us.<p>The reservoirs beneath us …

Motorola Moto Z And Moto Z Force Demonstrate True Modular Smartphone Innovation

Concepts of the modular smartphone have been in the works for some time now but they were either very forward-looking, like Google’s Project Ara (aka Phonebloks), or half-baked (frankly like LG’s G5, in my opinion). Motorola, on the other hand, in conjunction with its parent company Lenovo, has …

When moms criticize, dads back off of baby care - Health - Children's health | NBC News

When Jeremy Adam Smith's infant son, Liko, woke up in the middle of the night screaming, Smith wanted to help calm him down. While his wife tried to sleep, he'd take the baby into another room and sing, coo and plead with his son to quiet down.<p>But all that accomplished was keeping all three of them …

Turn anything in your home into a connected device with Mesh

If only making ourselves smarter were as easy as making your whole house smarter, we’d all be geniuses by now. Alas, such technology does not yet …

Apple says it doesn't know why iTunes users are losing their music files

The company is updating iTunes with more safeguards<p>Apple today acknowledged iTunes users who claim the software deleted their music files, saying it will issue an update to iTunes next week that includes additional safeguards. The company confirmed, in a statement given to <i>iMore</i>, that "in an …

Auto Parts A to Z: A Beginner's Guide to What Makes Your Car Tick

What does a ball joint look like, anyway?<p>Ever wonder what an alternator or a water pump actually look like? Here's a handy guide to everything you ever needed to know about the car parts your local mechanic is telling you that you need to replace. Because these parts vary from car to car, the …

The History of Anti-Semitism and the Shoah

As an organization dedicated to combatting anti-Semitism and fighting against all forms of bigotry, the Anti-Defamation League speaks often about the Holocaust both from a Jewish framework and from one that addresses hatred and genocide in the world at large.<p>The moral lesson of the Holocaust, or …

4 of the Craziest Wedding Photo Trends Right Now

If you think your wedding day is just about getting married, you’re wrong.<p>You <i>must</i> accompany your big day with wedding photos so memorable that they …

Build This Simple Storage Station for Your Cordless Drill

Keep your cordless drills and impacts charged and ready for action with this easy to build storage station.<p>It's a shame to keep your cordless power tools hidden away in their molded cases, as it takes longer to find the tool you need and you might find the battery is not charged up. This …

How to never lose your car again with Tile

I lose my car fairly regularly. Whenever I park in a lot larger than my driveway, I never seem to quite remember where I parked. It’s especially true in bigger venues that I haven’t visited before.<p>The folks over at Tile think they have a solution to find my parked car, though.<p>Here’s how to make …

Amazon's new Kindle Oasis has leaked: cool battery case, but not waterproof

It's got a sharp screen and crazy battery life, but won't survive a swim<p>Amazon has a new, top-of-the-line Kindle announcement coming at some point this week, but a Tmall page (that went down while I was writing this story) has spoiled the details before Jeff Bezos' grand reveal. It's called the …

Luxe, a startup that valet parks your car when you can’t find a spot, just raised $50 million from Hertz

That's why rental-car company Hertz just made a $50 million strategic investment in Luxe, a San Francisco-based startup that makes it its job to handle the parking for you.<p>Luxe works as a valet on-demand. In a way similar to Uber, you tap on an app when you need your car parked, and it tracks you …

Starbucks Is Going to Sell Booze in Canada

Canadians will soon be able to get an alcoholic beverage to go along with their latte at Starbucks, as the coffee giant is going to start selling …

The best drill

<i>By Doug Mahoney</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.</i><p>After using 16 drills to drive 1,669 3-inch screws and bore 345 1-inch holes, we're convinced that the best drill for around the house is the Bosch …

10 space-saving furniture designs for small homes

City dwellers are adapting to escalating house prices by living in smaller, more flexible spaces, and designers are responding with furniture that …

Furniture

The Property Brothers' Design Cheat Sheet That You Need

In their new book Dream Home, the HGTV hosts reveal a few essential measurements—from area rug size to chandelier height—that'll help you decorate …

30 hot cars you can't miss at the New York International Auto Show

The 2016 New York International Auto Show kicked off in style this week, with several surprise unveilings and a host of new cars from luxury and mass-market manufacturers. Even though several luxury brands, such as Aston Martin, Bentley, and Bugatti chose to skip the show this year, there was …

Genesis' New York Concept is a sports sedan that'll make you look twice

Welcome to New York<p>Aimed at cars like the BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes C-Class, the design team at Genesis looked to fill the New York Concept with what they call "athletic elegance." It's just a concept car for now, but Genesis plans to launch five new cars over the next few years, so it doesn't …

Luxury Lifestyle

How Teaching Millennials Affects My Parenting

I have two of the most rewarding, although often exhausting, jobs in the world. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between the hours of 8 and 4, you can find me teaching college students how to write -- a challenging task, but one I love nonetheless. All other hours of the day and night, I am …

Will These Mysterious Photos Ever Be Explained ?

<b>10 Mysterious Photos That Cannot Be Explained.</b><p>A picture is said to be worth a thousand words, though fact versus fable can be difficult to determine …

Ikea's New Indoor Gardening Kit Will Bring Hydroponics To The Masses

Your salad game just got fresher than ever.

10 Household Tools Every Frugal Homeowner Should Have

Don't forget the toolbox!<p>If you have a home, you need a tool kit. It’s an essential for any household. But what to put in it?<p>Well, the good news is …

Woodworking

This Company Designed an Apple Product Better than Apple Did

Even the world’s greatest product designers don’t get everything right—for proof, look no further than the big, awkward hunk of plastic that provides …

Here's The Coolest Thing About NASA's EPIC Solar Eclipse Video

Watch the moon's shadow sweep across our planet's surface.<p>The web is brimming with photos and videos of Tuesday's total solar eclipse -- the only one this year -- but it's hard to beat the eye-popping composite video NASA just released.<p>The brief clip above lets you see the eclipse not from the …

“Nature can surprise us”: There’s a new species of bacteria that eats plastic

There’s an estimated 311 million tons of plastic (pdf) produced every year across the world. There will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, it’s probably in our food, and will likely leave its mark long after we’re gone.<p>Polyethylene terephthalate (known as PET), which is used for …

Pollution

Here's Why You Shouldn't Actually Throw Out Those Annoying Silica Sachets

We had no idea.<p>Anyone who's ever bought a new electronic device or a pair of shoes will be all too familiar with those little "DO NOT EAT" sachets …

Pay your credit card bill using the Amazon Echo

Too busy whipping up a soufflé to check your bank balance online? You can now ask Amazon's Echo devices to give you the info, thanks to a partnership with Capital One. You just need to say "Alexa, ask Capital One for my Quicksilver card balance" or "Alexa, ask Capital One to pay my credit card …

Google wants to be your travel agent

Google launched a new feature called "Destinations on Google" with hopes that you'll never have to use another travel search engine again.<p>Destinations works like this: Type the word "destination" or "vacation" after a continent, country, or state you want to visit into Google on your phone. Google …

Google Flights

7 Easy Ways To Budget Kitchen And Bathroom Remodeling Costs

Like a relationship, a home remodeling project is the most fun in its earliest stages. You get to pin inspiration photos to your heart's content, your brain is filled with all sorts of grandiose design ideas, and you study catalogs, jotting down minor details like the virtues of brass versus nickel …

Finally, some good news about the Silicon Valley housing crisis

Last week the city council in Mountain View, California, took a significant step toward addressing Silicon Valley's housing affordability crisis. According to the Mountain View Voice, the city council "largely gave a thumbs-up" to a new planning document for its North Bayshore district that …

Urban Design