Matthew Schwinne

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Media Magnet: What if we just pulled the plug on Ferguson?

This is what journalists have been saying privately about the violence in Ferguson:<p>What if we all just went home? What if we turned off the cameras? Would the protestors disappear—especially all the out-of-town agitators who have descended on the Missouri town just to make trouble?<p>The answer is, …

Astronaut posts first Vine from space, and it's lovely

Astronaut Reid Wiseman is currently zipping around miles above the surface of our Blue Marble inside the International Space Station. He's doing important scientific astronaut stuff, but he's also taking time to feed the public a series of stunning images from space via his very active Twitter …

Las Vegas Cop-Killers Hated Government and Left Swastika on Body

A Las Vegas couple who shot to death two police officers, a civilian and themselves — after telling a neighbor they were headed to an "underground world" — had an anti-government, anti-police ideology with militia and white supremacist overtones, authorities said Monday.<p>Investigators believe ex-con …

How to Cook Adventurously without Spending a Fortune

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Trying new recipes and purchasing a long list of ingredients can sometimes strain</i> …

'Tile,' The Gadget That Makes Sure You Never Lose Anything Ever Again, Is Now On Sale To The Public

Imagine tapping into a large group of strangers to help you track down a stolen bike.<p>After months of hype, a company called Tile has this week started shipping a device that can help you do just that. (You can buy Tiles here.)<p>Just attach the $25 device to an object, and your smartphone will find it …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

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The Crazy Genius Behind Solar Roadways

Here’s an idea crazy enough that it just might work: Pave the streets with solar-powered panels that have their own built-in heat and LED lights. That’s what Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to accomplish with their ongoing Solar Roadways project, which they just funded through a hugely popular …

1 Hour of Sunlight Gives This Solar-Powered Watch 3 Months of Battery Life

Q&Q SmileSolar watches allow you to harness the power of the sun on your wrist while looking good at the same time. These bright and fashionable accessories are solar-powered and now available to the worldwide market with a price tag that won't make you cringe. For only $40, you can own one of …