Olivia Henning

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Consumer drones are coming, and they will change everything

I recently spent a week flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter. It’s a 2.5 pound drone with an attached camera and easy flight controls, and I …

5 Surprising Principles For Designing Smartwatches

Soon, wearable technology will be as common as the iPhone. An expert in ergonomics shows the best way to design for the small screen.<p>Five years ago, I coined the phrase “Ergonomics of Interaction Design,” to explain how physical ergonomic principles could be applied to the design of user …

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Data startup Geostellar launches super simple way to see solar panel options for your roof

The ultimate home solar deals site just launched. Three and a half year old data startup Geostellar has finally launched a free website, and a mobile …

Can this iPhone app remote-control your dog?

Who wouldn't want a remote control for their pet? Or, perhaps, who would?<p>I love pet gadgets, especially wacky ones like Bowlingual, which claims to translate barks into human speech.<p>Well, a collar attachment called Pet-Remote is getting billed as a way to "control your dog with your iPhone and …

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This New App Picks A Playlist Based on How You Drive

When you’re peeling out onto the highway, chances are you’re not in the mood for another sad Drake ballad. Now Volkswagen has teamed up with the …

Alleged Perils Of Left-Handedness Don't Always Hold Up

I recently stumbled upon a description of research out of Yale that suggested there was a link between left-handedness and psychotic disorders like schizophrenia.<p>Forty percent of those with psychotic disorders are lefties, one of the researchers said. That startled me. Only about 10 percent of …

Memory champion forgets Paxman's name: don't make the same mistake

When Jonas von Essen, the new World Memory Champion, appeared before Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight yesterday, he was tasked with demonstrating his formidable skills by reciting the programme's credits from memory. The maestro's brain was no doubt full from three days of gruelling memorisation. …

Cookie-Baking Chemistry: How To Engineer Your Perfect Sweet Treat

In a time-lapse video, a baking cookie almost looks like a creature coming alive as it spreads out and then rises up. Credit: B.W.F/Vimeo.com<p>Baking cookies is almost magical. You put little balls of wet, white dough into the oven and out pop brown, crispy, tasty biscuits.<p>"In a time-lapse video, it …

In The Future, Your iPhone Password Could Be Your Face

If your fingerprint isn't secure enough for you, you might be able to use your face to unlock your iPhone someday.<p>Apple Insider reported Tuesday on a new Apple patent called "Personal computing device control using face detection and recognition." In other words, the technology would let you unlock …

Jennifer Lawrence Wore a Cool Braided, Un-Katniss-like Updo to Comic-Con Over the Weekend and You Have to See It From All Angles

Sure, Katniss is known for her signature side braid, but I don't think she'd ever go for the braided updo Jennifer Lawrence wore to the <i>The Hunger Games: Catching Fire</i> press line at Comic-Con. It's way too girly for a hunter. But that's why I'm into it.<p>To see it from three angles, click through the …

Australia: Animal Lover’s Paradise

There’s an animal for everyone where the rainforest meets the sea in Tropical North Queensland.<p>I’ve been to Tanzania, roaming Arusha National Park in a jeep and by foot in search of zebra, giraffe, baboon, and other beautiful African creatures. But when it comes to amazing, eclectic wildlife, …

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50 Random Guy Facts You'll Never Forget

Because it's summer. And it's hot. And we could all stand to be a little smarter in the dude department.

After seven years of tinkering, farmer perfects 'panda cow'

ROY, Wash. — John Bartheld has been breeding miniature cows on his farm for seven years, hoping to recreate black and white markings in the pattern of a panda to make a "panda cow."<p>He succeeded on June 28 when Peanut was born. From most angles, Peanut looks like the endangered Chinese bear with a …

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Wearing a Name on Your Nails Is Kind of Awesome. Check Out Hailee Steinfeld's Nails for Inspiration (She Happens to Be Wearing MY Name!)

Breaking news this morning! Hailee Steinfeld—she of the coolest orange lipstick we've seen all summer—happened to wear the name Petra on her comic-themed nails at a Comic-Con event last night. You know, no big deal.<p>Now, perhaps to you non-Petras, this doesn't seem like an earth-shattering …

Shopping PSA: The Summer Sales Are the BEST Places to Find Hot Fall Trends! (And We Already Started a Shopping List for You)

Gotta love July—the summer sales are already in full swing! While now is your chance to snag that much-desired printed bikini or pair of strappy sandals at a major discount, it's also an opportune time to invest in some transitional pieces that can ease you right into fall—and more comfortable …

Beauty Picks from Nordstrom's Anniversary Line

Get a sultry look with MAC’s eyeshadow kit available exclusive at Norstrom. $46.50<p><b>Weekend Shopping</b> – Nordstrom is celebrating its anniversary with a …

Return of long-absent bumblebee near Seattle stirs scientific buzz | Reuters

OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - A North American bumblebee species that all but vanished from about half of its natural range has re-emerged in Washington state, delighting scientists who voiced optimism the insect might eventually make a recovery in the Pacific Northwest.<p>The western bumble bee, …

10 Celebrity-Inspired Tips For Staying Stylish in a Heat Wave

Hot enough for you? Most of the United States is currently bathed in the most intense heat wave in recent memory, and we don't know about you, but here in New York City, going outside feels like stepping into a steam room!<p>So what do you do when all you want to pull on in the morning is a pair of …

Fall's Cutest Shoe Collaboration Comes With an Impossibly Catchy Song

The shoes you remember from your past (yes, I'm talking about you, Birkenstocks) aren't just a flash in summer's pan. This fall, L.A. label Wren is teaming up with Minnetonka to launch a collection of moccasins guaranteed to take you straight down memory lane.<p>A still from the gorgeous Guards video, …

Need a Little Inspiration to Workout? Nike's Awesome New Shoes Should Do the Trick!

I need all the help I can get to get motivated to run these days but nothing gets me more excited to hit the gym than a new pair of shoes and a hot new outfit. So, I'm pretty psyched about the new shoes from Nike that claim to "enhance runners' natural abilities." I'll take it! I'm especially …

Mara Hoffman's Pared-Down Miami Packing List—She Won't Be Checking Luggage!

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Mara Hoffman's vibrantly printed bikinis, cover-ups, and dresses are on most fashion girl's beach-vacation packing lists. Right? Her signature tribal prints even make our smartphones that much more resort-chic. So it's kind of a no-brainer that the New …

McDonald's restaurant plan divides Melbourne community

It was the ultimate case of David and Goliath – the small Australian town that took on McDonald's over the building of a fast-food restaurant. But a …

OMG, I Want This House: San Francisco (Photos)

Home Envy<p>Bring the beach home—without the sand? We’ll take it. Take a look at Ken Fulk’s San Francisco townhouse.<p>07.19.13 4:45 AM ET<p>Karyn R …

Parkour goat is tired of your bullsh*t fence

When is a wrinkle not a fold not a crease?

<b>BROWN (US) —</b> Engineers have mapped out the origins of wrinkles, creases, and folds, which could be significant for flexible electronics, dermatology, …

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Is Kylie Jenner’s Latest Merch Collection Ripping Off An Indie Designer?

Style<p>Keep up-to-date on new celebrity styles and style news. Get the hottest fashion trends and beauty tips.<p>Style<p>More Fenty fashion<p>Hip-Hop<p>Dan's …

Emmy Rossum Tops The Best-Dressed List This Week In Carolina Herrera (PHOTOS)

This week, the best-dressed list was full of stars owning the crop top trend. Miley Cyrus finally hit it out of the park in a perforated belly-baring top, while Olivia Wilde showed the world that just because your tummy is exposed, doesn't mean you can't look demure and sophisticated.<p>With all the …

Chrissy Teigen Tops Our Worst-Dressed List This Week In Sheer Canary Yellow (PHOTOS)

This week's worst-dressed list was a stage for over-the-top looks. "Entourage" star Bai Ling took things a little too far in an orange corset dress and a bedazzled bra, while Rita Ora's metallic suit, crop top and straw visor left us scratching our heads.<p>Though there were some serious doozies this …