Prathik Ravel

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Lenovo and Motorola are repeating the mistakes of HP and Palm

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it<p>I started writing this editorial during Mobile World Congress in February, following a Lenovo press roundtable that was almost entirely dedicated to explaining the peculiar way the Chinese company was killing off the Motorola brand. We …

Jailed clerk called Christian hero in scene gay rights activists hoped to avoid

As a defiant Kentucky clerk sat in jail Friday, choosing indefinite imprisonment over licensing gay marriages, her lawyers approached the microphones outside and compared her to Dr Martin Luther King.<p>Around the country, other supporters reached for biblical heroes, comparing her to Silas and …

LGBTQI

Check out 'Trump Force One' — Donald Trump's personal Boeing airliner

As Donald Trump's campaign for the White House kicks into high gear, the bombastic billionaire will be jetting across America on his private Boeing 757-200 airliner. Unlike most presidential candidates, The Donald actually owns his campaign plane.<p>"Trump Force One" — as some have dubbed the jet— …

Donald Trump

Apple is reportedly considering teaming up with BMW to build an electric car

Since February, there has been a slew of reports about Apple's interest in the automotive industry. It reportedly has hundreds of employees working on the project, codenamed "Project Titan." There's no guarantee that we will ever see a commercial release, but the Cupertino company is clearly …

How to Build This DIY Workbench

Smart design. Solid construction. On this workbench, you can build anything.<p>A DIY workbench can be utilitarian and thrown together or it can be beautifully handcrafted. Both can function about the same, but it's more likely the latter example will be a pleasure to use and to own.<p>When <i>Popular</i> …

Woodworking

Building Your Own Workbench

Building a nice workbench is a very important task. Many people have come up with many approaches. DiResta showed us earlier this week how a simple design with solid welded frame could both look nice and possibly last forever. What if you aren’t set up to weld though?<p>Chris Finke built this …

Instead Of Spending Hundreds On A Sofa, He Found This Cheap DIY Alternative

• Home<br>• ><br>• DIY<br>• ><br>• Instead Of Spending Hundreds On A Sofa, He Found This Cheap DIY Alternative<p>posted 3 years ago<br>Categories: DIY<p>The right piece of furniture can …

An architect wants to build an underwater tennis court in Dubai

A Polish architect by the name of Krysztof Kotala has released designs for an audacious project with his design firm, 8+8 Concept Studio: a tennis facility located entirely underwater just off the coast of Dubai, where spectators could choose to watch the games below them, or the sea life above …

Pharmacy Startup PillPack Could Change The Way America Takes Its Medicine

<b>A tiny New Hampshire startup is revolutionizing the way millions of patients take their daily medicines–and threatening the business model of titans like CVS and Walgreens in the process.</b><p>Allen Pittinger-Dunham, 51, has been taking HIV medicines since 2003. A few years in, his viral counts started …

Pharma

Rand Paul’s horrible week: Why this was one of the worst campaign roll-outs in recent memory

Sorry, Rand, but you can’t cease-and-desist your problems away<p>Rand Paul has had a bad week. It was supposed to be a great week – the “different kind of Republican” who is also “the most interesting man in Washington” finally became an official candidate for president! But ever since he made his …

The “Liberal Media Conspiracy” on steroids: Inside the right’s favorite new talking point

Rape. Inequality. Police violence: None of these things actually exist — at least if you work for Fox News!<p>The journalism community is reeling this week after the release of a Columbia Journalism Review report on Rolling Stone's now-infamous UVA rape story. And, whatever else might be said on the …

New Pour-Over Coffee Maker Connects to iPhone, Reorders Beans Automatically

Coffee lovers rejoice: Soon it will be possible to have a steaming cup of pour-over coffee with a few taps of your smart phone. According to CNET, New York-based start-up Quirky has invented a high-tech line of appliances called Poppy, which includes the Poppy Pour-Over. The machine — which …

Smart stove knob knows just how to cook your dinner, so you don't have to

A new automated knob that makes small adjustments to your stove's temperature is an amateur chef's dream come true.<p>A Kickstarter campaign for Meld …

Kitchens

Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge Bends Under The Same Pressure As The iPhone 6 Plus

Remember "Bendgate"? As our smartphones get bigger, they get more fragile -- and Apple's not the only company whose phones break under pressure.<p>SquareTrade, an electronics insurance company, used its own "bend bot" to put the new Samsung S6 Edge, the new HTC One M9 and the iPhone 6 Plus to the same …

Father and daughter recreated Jurassic Park with $100,000 worth of Lego

It's official: this video is the most adorable way to relive the best moments from the original <i>Jurassic Park</i>. A father and his young daughter — along with the help of a few very talented friends — put together this three-minute, stop-action Lego video with over $100,000 worth of plastic bricks, …

Pay attention, climate deniers: Earth just experienced its warmest winter on record

Senator Inhofe and company should try looking beyond D.C.<p>Sen. James Inhofe's infamous climate-denying stunt, in which he held up a snowball on the senate floor as "proof" that global warming is a hoax, wasn't just, as President Obama described it, disturbing. It was also extremely narrow-minded, as …

Android apps are now reviewed by Google before you can download them

Developers no longer have free rein to immediately publish apps onto Google Play without any oversight. Google has announced that apps distributed through its store are now manually tested and reviewed to uncover app violations and malware. And much like Apple, sometimes it's real people handling …

$10,000 gold Apple Watch deemed ‘perfect for douchebags’

There’s been a lot of head scratching about Apple’s decision to release an 18-karat gold Apple Watch whose price starts at $10,000, but no criticism …

Smartwatches

Asus ZenWatch is a smartwatch that achieves fashion zen

Asus ZenWatch review<p>Killer style<p>Sleek from front to back<p>Swappable bands<p>Face-off<p>Cradle my ZenWatch<p>The age of the smartwatch is upon us, and like the …

Wear OS

It turns out Apple invented USB-C

If it seems weird to you that Apple abandoned Thunderbolt, its all-in-one connector created just a few years back, in favor of USB-C for the new MacBook, you’re not the only one. It <i>is</i> weird. But there might be a more straightforward explanation for that than you think: According to a new rumor, …

When it comes to tech, first doesn't matter

The new MacBook has elicited a predictable spec-measuring response<p>As predictable as rainbows in the rain, the reaction from PC makers to a brand new MacBook design has been to point out how they’ve done it all already. High-res displays? Asus and Dell have you covered. Thinness? Lenovo’s Yoga …

Did the Jets bid against themselves to sign Darrelle Revis?

The Jets can never just have nice things, apparently.<p>The New York Jets won the Darrelle Revis sweepstakes on Tuesday, agreeing to a five-year, $70 million contract with the All-Pro corner. It didn't take long, however, for some to question how much of a sweepstakes that actually was. New York was …

'Climate change' and 'global warming' reportedly banned under Florida governor

Department of Environmental Protection officials told to avoid terms<p>Officials working in Florida's Department of Environmental Protection were banned from using the words "climate change," "global warming," and "sea-level rise" under Republican state governor Rick Scott, according to a new report …

8-Year-Old Feeds Crows and They Leave Her Small "Thank You" Gifts in Return

In 2011, Gabi Mann was a four-year-old in Seattle with a habit of dropping her food. A chicken nugget might fall off her lap while she's getting out of the car, and Gabi wouldn't pick it up. Instead, the crows rushed to the forgotten morsel and hoped for another bite. Gabi eventually noticed this …

MH370 report reveals black box battery expired a year before flight

No signs of Malaysia Airlines flight a year after its mysterious disappearance<p>Precisely a year ago, on March 8th, 2014, Malaysia Airlines flight 370 mysteriously disappeared over the Straits of Malacca. There's still no trace of the Boeing 777-200 or its 239 passengers and crew, but an exhaustive …

Florida Officials Banned From Using Term 'Climate Change'

Officials in Florida have been banned from using the terms “climate change” and “global warming” in official communications, according to a report …

The twisted morality of climate denial: How religion and American exceptionalism are undermining our future

Despite overwhelming scientific consensus, Americans remain split on climate change. Here’s why<p>James Inhofe, the senior Republican senator from Oklahoma and author of "The Great Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future," has recently become chairman of the Senate’s Environment …

Dangers Of Apple Pay Fraud Are Overhyped

Over the past two days I’ve received four or five different emails advising me that “Fraud is Running Rampant on Apple Pay.” This is a pretty provocative statement and I felt obligated to research the particulars.<p>It’s important to say right up front that this is a tempest in a teapot, especially …

Identity Theft

Yes, black America fears the police. Here’s why

When gunfire interrupted my Long Island outing with friends, we didn’t ring the cops. None of us even considered it<p>This story was co-published with Politico Magazine.<p>Last July 4, my family and I went to Long Island to celebrate the holiday with a friend and her family. After eating some barbecue, a …

Ana White | Sausha’s Washer/Dryer Pedestals - DIY Projects

HANDMADE FROM THIS PLAN >><p>Projects built from this plan. Thank you for submitting brag posts, it's appreciated by all!<p>Handmade by: katie0910<p>Handmade …