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Google’s Grasshopper app teaches you how to code

Google's incubator for employees' "20 percent time" side projects, Area 120, typically produces fun things like an app to make YouTube more social and expanding Smart Replies. Now the workshop has released an app to help beginners learn to code in Javascript, which could be helpful for novices who …

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Wouldn't It Be Great to Have a Land Rover Defender?

Having one is great. Having two as a business in the Swiss Alps is straight up fantastic.<p>What do you do when you're a former bicycle racer/IT guy living in Arizona, and some German dude starts telling you nice stories about the Autobahn, currywurst and old castles? You get curious, frankly.<p>Then, …

15 Knotty Pretzel Recipes That'll Leave You Spellbound

Soft pretzels are one of the best things to come out of concession stands, but homemade pretzels are a million times better. Pretzels are surprisingly easy to make, and there are so many varieties you've never thought of before (buffalo ranch pretzels and pumpkin beer pretzels with chipotle queso, …

Nuclear biscuits and footballs: How the president launches an atomic bomb

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton has recently been trying to paint Donald Trump as unfit to be entrusted with the authority to launch America's nuclear arsenal.<p>"Do we want his finger anywhere near the button?" the Democratic presidential nominee asked a crowd in San Diego.<p>Her Republican opponent …

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Turn a Battery and a Pencil Into a Tiny Matchstick Cannon

Fire in the hole!<p>Mr. Gear is a master of tiny, mostly useless, and totally terrific projects. There's his miniature bottle cap dremel, for instance. Or his minuscule plastic foam cutter. The latest in his line of 9-volt-powered gadgets packs a little bit more of a punch. Say hello to his little …

Backblaze launches its low-cost cloud storage service out of beta

Backblaze is still best known for its backup service, but the company has also set its sights on the fast-growing cloud storage market. While the company can’t compete with the likes of Amazon, Microsoft and Google when it comes to the overall feature set of its nascent cloud platform, Backblaze …

Every Motorcycle Needs a Sidecar That Doubles as a Mini Boat

The perfect way to conquer land and sea.<p>After a pleasant motorbike ride through the English countryside, who wouldn't want to hop in a little power boat and put out to the local pond?<p>This 1960 video surfaced by British Pathé showcases the Belle, an amphibious motorcycle sidecar created by …

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Dmail Makes Your Gmail Messages Self-Destruct

Have you ever regretted sending an email, and wished you could take it back? Or maybe you’ve worried about sending confidential information over email – especially after seeing the damage a large-scale email hack can cause, like the one that hit Sony Pictures last year? A new “self-destructing” …

With Project Vault, Google wants to make you the password

“Passwords suck”. Google’s Regina Duggan said as much on-stage this morning at an ATAP session at Google I/O. We’ve got plenty of ways to manage passwords, but ATAP wants to turn your device use into the password with Project Vault.<p>ATAP wants to trade “human cycles for machine cycles”. Sounds …

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The Best Recipe Videos on YouTube for People With “No Time to Cook”

<i>House of Cards</i> is great and all, but in truth our favorite thing to binge watch is cooking videos. There’s something addictive, even therapeutic, …

The scoop on Furious 7's $3.4-million mystery supercar

The Lykan Hypersport is the car Dom CGI-smashes through two skyscrapers.<p>Did you catch the explosion-and-jumping-car-packed <i>Furious 7</i> trailer that debuted during the Super Bowl? If so, you saw all the usual vehicular suspects—a smattering of McLaren/Lambo/Ferrari/Bugatti hypercars, Dom's beloved …

Silk Road Reloaded Ditches Tor for a More Anonymous Network

Trying to shut down Silk Road, and any of its many-headed hydra reiterations, seems to be the ultimate lesson in futility. According to Motherboard, …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

Here's a machine that turns water into synthetic gasoline

Even with the amount of electric vehicles we've seen lately, it's likely going to be a long time until they completely replace traditional combustion engines on the road. So how are we going to get away from pricey fossil fuels until then? Well, water could be a possibility. German company Sunfire …

How To Go Completely Invisible On Facebook

Some people don't like getting random friend requests or awkward messages from long-forgotten friends. Some people just want to use Facebook to keep up with others but don't want others to be able to keep up with them.<p>Want to stay hidden on Facebook? We can help you out.<p>When you're finished with …

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Marines test new beach assault vehicle

Call it part tank, part boat and part beer cooler. But it's unquestionably all cool.<p>It's a new U.S. Marine Corps vehicle for getting stuff like troops, tanks and trucks from ships to shore and back.<p>The Corps showed off a prototype of its Ultra Heavy-lift Amphibious Connector (UHAC) last week during …

Astronomers discover Earth-sized 'diamond' 900 light years away

The world's largest diamond, the Cullinan, is a tad over 3,100 carats uncut. Its estimated value is some $2 billion, and it only weighs about 1.37 pounds. That stone, while enormous relative to others like it, is but an invisible speck when up against the Earth-sized diamond discovered 900 light …

Solowheel unicycles are now cheaper and lighter, but still hard to tame

I'm not going to lie: Various parts of my body are still in agony as I'm typing up this article. Yesterday, I attended Inventist's Beijing event where it launched four new Solowheel electric unicycles, as well as the two-wheeled Hovertrax. And in case you didn't get my hint, yes, I had the fortune …

This giant drop of water is actually a cake

If sorcery exists in this world, I'm pretty sure Japan has already discovered it. They can't quite turn water into wine but they can turn it into …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has finally revealed a launch date and price: it'll cost $85,000 and ship in 2017, according to its website.<p>"Where you're …

Wireless electricity? It's here

Katie Hall was shocked the second she saw it: a light-bulb glowing in the middle of a room with no wires attached.<p>Looking back, it was a crude experiment, she remembers: a tiny room filled with gigantic copper refrigerator coils -- the kind you'd see if you cracked open the back of your freezer.<p>She …

10 Facts About Jeddah Tower, the Soon-To-Be Tallest Building in the World

<i>Updated May 17th, 2017</i><p>Construction has been delayed on the soon-to-be-tallest building in the world, Jeddah Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Originally slated to open next year, it is now projected for completion in 2019, according to Global Construction News.<p>Once complete, the building will stand at …

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Is Intel totally screwed?

<i>Huangjiahui</i><p>I’m on my way to a coffee shop to put together my thoughts for a story. The topic, in my editor’s own words is, “I’d love you to show me how Intel isn’t totally screwed”. As I’m driving, it occurs to me, I have two Android devices on me, both running ARM cores, I’ve got an iPod touch in …