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This 4K BMX video was shot entirely on the iPhone 6S Plus

After hearing about the new video capabilities of the iPhone 6S Plus I really wanted to take one for a spin. So fellow Mashable Video Producer and …

How one woman turned her passion for tinkering into a $33 million business — without a dime of funding

Her classmates couldn't help but notice her personal style, and they asked how they could build their own. Fried started selling little kits with all the electronics they needed to get started.<p>It became a nice little business for Fried, and she saw the opportunity to turn her passion for teaching …

Startups

New Asbestos Threats Affect Vets, Workers, Children and Drinking Water

In the last month alone, asbestos contamination has plagued a veterans' medical center in Denver, construction workers rehabbing a school in southern Illinois as well as an elementary school in the state, and potentially, a popular river and drinking water source in Colorado.<p>Two Illinois …

Design Your Own Structures With LEGO Architecture Studio

LEGO came out with the Architecture series of kits several years ago. To this point, they concentrated on specific buildings that exist in real life …

Coding Bootcamps are Disrupting Traditional Education

Each year tuition and college fees increase, leading exiting students to have a massive amount of debt. According to The College Board, over the past …

Are e-cigarettes a 'gateway' to teen smoking? A new study investigates

Although teenage smoking rates have plunged in recent decades, teen use of electronic cigarettes has been rising for the last few years. A new study involving more than 2,500 students at 10 Los Angeles schools has found that teens who had used e-cigarettes were far more likely than their peers to …

Google just launched an easy-to-use $199 Wi-Fi router

Google is finding a new way to get into your home: a $199 Wi-Fi router. The company today launched the OnHub for all your at-home connectivity needs.<p>Google says OnHub has a number of features to make it both powerful and accessible to the average user.<p>For example, the router uses “smart software to …

Wi-Fi

Big Question: Why Does Tap Water Go Stale Overnight?

You go to sleep with a cool, fresh glass of tap water by your bed and wake up to it tasting decidedly...off. Ever so slightly more dirt-like, I’d …

The Key to Saving Billions of Gallons of Water Is Sitting in Your Shower

California’s crackdown on water wasting has targeted the most intimate of settings: your shower.<p>New rules approved by the state’s Energy Commission …

Tim Cook

Adorable 5-year-old throws first pitch with 3D-printed hand

Baltimore Orioles fans got quite a treat before Monday's Major League Baseball game between the Orioles and the Oakland Athletics. Hailey Dawson, an adorable 5-year-old Orioles fan, threw out the first pitch with her custom-made, 3D-printed robotic hand.<p>Hailey has Poland syndrome, a disorder that …

New Stretchy Electronics Will Help Us Stay Healthy And Safe

Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are working on a new form of electronics encased in a stretchy, bendable casing that allows you to wrap leads around body parts and even sense strain and stress in buildings, airplanes, and other vehicles. The …

Nanotech

The Simple Fix for Vertical Videos

There’s been a lot of news coverage and editorializing about vertical video. It’s become such a scourge that PSAs have been created to stop the …

How to Move Your Playlists from Spotify to Apple Music

We've been experimenting with Apple Music for over a month now, but there are still a few important questions that pop up with the new music streaming service, the first being "How can I import my playlists from Spotify?"<p>The short answer is that you can't without using third-party software. After …

9 Reasons Guys Love Giving You Oral

One man wants to set the record straight about giving back in bed<p>It has come to my attention that there is a terrible rumor going around about men: that we're selfish in bed. Hey, I'll admit, there's not a man I know who will decline oral sex from a woman he fancies. I mean, it's a blowjob! It's …

5 All-Natural Ways to Keep From Being a Two-Minute Man

The two-minute man is a title no man wants to claim. Pride aside, as many as 1 in 3 men say they would like to last longer in bed. If you want your lovemaking to go the distance, researchers say there are several all-natural remedies you can try to extend your performance in the bedroom.<p><b>1. Reduce</b> …

4 Reasons to Teach Kids Entrepreneurship Principles

Getting children involved in school and learning could be as easy as teaching them how to be entrepreneurs. The skills learned in starting a business …

How Far Will Ultra HD Take Us?

Ultra-high definition does not seem like that complicated of a term and should be simple to understand. Given that high definition is a newer …

Onkyo nails the surround sound sweet spot with its bold and brawny TX-NR838 receiver

For decades, Onkyo’s A/V receivers have been topping best-seller lists. The company’s well-earned reputation for producing high-performance, …

My Home Assistant (Automation System)!

Sonic Mirror Audio Reactive Instruments<p>13 Ideas for Diffusing LEDs<p>Driftwood Binary Clock<p>3D CAM and CNC Class<p>Mjtrinihobby, came across your post …

See how Bugatti built its final Veyron, 'La Finale' (pictures)

Cyanogen's phones will soon know who's calling before you do

Partnership with Truecaller bakes in caller ID to Cyanogen’s OS<p>Getting a phone call from a number you don't know can be an all too common occurrence. And if you're on Android, the mystery of these unknown incoming calls was basically solved years ago by companies that will do a quick web search to …

Restrict access to posting on or viewing your Facebook timeline

Friends and relatives might be well-meaning when they decide to share little pieces of information, or even a picture, on your Facebook timeline. Unfortunately, these posts can share personal information without your explicit consent.<p>The easiest solution is to unfriend someone who shares too much, …

Social Media

Movie studios tell every pirate site to shut down within 24 hours… or else

This is incredible.<p>On Thursday afternoon, <i>TorrentFreak</i> shared an email that the Motion Picture Association (MPA) has reportedly been sending to …

Coming soon to a floor near you: LED carpets (pictures)

Build an Adjustable Bottle Cutter for 30-Second Clean Cuts

One of the most popular videos we’ve ever shared on <i>Make:</i> (see below) is of Dan Rojas demonstrating how to cut a wine/beer bottle very cleanly using only a light score line and hot and cold water to stress the score and separate the glass. In that video, he uses a conventional glass cutting jig, …

Apple iOS8 v Android 5.1 - Which Is Best?

The phrase “Android vs. iOS” is usually linkbait fodder, quickly dissolving into an argument amongst warring factions who put way too much emotional investment into their favorite mobile operating system.<p>There’s a better approach. Both iOS 8 and Android 5.1 are compelling platforms, offering …

This case puts an E Ink display on the back of your iPhone

The Popslate looks a lot like a Mophie-style battery case, but instead of recharging your phone, it talks to it over Bluetooth and displays images that you "pop" to the screen on the back. The case itself has an internal battery good for five to seven days and can be recharged with a standard Micro …

Microsoft will bundle its apps on Cyanogen’s Android OS

Rumors of a Microsoft and Cyanogen partnership have been making the rounds recently, and the Android mod maker is confirming them today. In an email to <i>The Verge</i>, Cyanogen says it's partnering with Microsoft to integrate the software giant’s consumer apps and services into the Cyanogen OS. Bing, …

Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge is ridiculously expensive to make

It's no secret that Samsung's curvy Galaxy S6 Edge costs a pretty penny, but there's now a good explanation as to why. IHS estimates that the raw price of assembly for a 64GB Verizon model is $290. That's more expensive to make than not just the Galaxy S5 ($256 when new), but also the 128GB iPhone …

59 amazing things you can do with baking soda

We write a lot about miracle products, from coconut oil to Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps.<p>But baking soda is the original when it comes to miracle products, dating all the way back to the ancient Egyptians who used a similar sodium carbonate mixture as soap.<p>It's one of the cheapest things you can buy …

Cleaning