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Google can’t make a good phone and it’s embarrassing

For those of you that have been following me for the past 10 years or so, you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of Android.<p>No, I am not a fan of Android. …

Mobile Technology

What it takes to be a drone racer

One cold, dreary afternoon in 2014, Jordan Temkin took his drone to Chautauqua Park in Boulder, Colorado. He put on a pair of goggles that filled his view with the live video feed from the drone's tiny camera.<p>He'd built the drone frame from scratch using a 3D printer, finishing it with parts he'd …

Drones

iOS 11: Secret features you're probably not using

If you're still dismissing pop-ups from apps asking for reviews, or writing your Wi-FI password on a Post-It note, you're not living your best life.<p>In addition to a new design and big features like augmented reality support, Apple has added a number of solid smaller changes and settings options to …

Apps

How to turn an old Wi-Fi router into an access point

Instead of getting rid of that old and busted Wi-Fi router, you can use it instead to extend the Wi-Fi coverage of your home. Here's how.<p>A network needs only one router to function. That said, when you replace your old Wi-Fi router with a better faster one, you can spend time trying to convince …

Wi-Fi

Coding bootcamps are replacing computer science degrees

In recent years, a growing number of coding boot camps have helped address the large gap between available software engineering positions and qualified candidates to fill them. Coding bootcamps have been so successful that observers have wondered whether these programs are beginning to replace …

Philips officially unveils Bridge 2.0, bringing Siri-powered HomeKit to existing Hue bulbs and lamps

Siri voice control is finally coming to Philips Hue connected light bulbs thanks to promised HomeKit support and a new bridge product. Details have been surfacing over the last month with product listings going up a day early, and today Philips is ready to officially reveal how it’s bringing …

Easy-to-make mini brains will help medical research

If you want to study the effects of drugs or transplants on the brain without operating on the real thing, you typically have to break out some microelectronics and build a model yourself. Not exactly convenient or cheap, is it? If Brown University scientists have their way, however, just about any …

38 Rubs, Brines, and Marinades to Add More Flavor to Your Life

Tired of cooking and eating the same old thing? Add new life and monster flavor to your favorite recipes with these 38 rubs, brines, and marinades.<p><b>Sometimes we need to shake things up a little bit</b>. And what better way to spice things up in the kitchen than to spice up our favorite meat, fish, and …

Cooking

Minion-like Apple Watch stand is so cute it’s creepy

We hope that the designer of this cute Apple Watch stand doesn’t get an adorable little cease-and-desist letter in the mail.<p>The WatchMe stand bears an uncanny resemblance to the stars of some despicable memes scattered across the Internet like salt, but it isn’t a complete rip-off. They don’t have …

Apple Watch

Philips' Hue lights sync up with an Xbox One game

You can get Philips' Hue lights to change color when you're watching movies, so it only makes sense that they should also put on a show when you're playing games, right? Frima certainly thinks so. The studio has just added Hue syncing to its Xbox One platformer <i>Chariot</i>, adding an extra level of …

Of course your home needs a secret passage, and these people will build you one

I stumbled upon the above promotional video for Creative Home Engineering on Reddit, and now I'm convinced that no home is complete without its own secret passage.<p>The video is from 2009, but the company is still around, though it's a bit tricky to find pricing information on the site. I'm going to …

Learn to code iOS 8 apps in Swift for just $89

One of the biggest pieces of tech news of last year was Apple’s new Swift programming language. If you’d like to get to grips with iOS 8 development and this new way of creating apps, we’ve got just the course for you.<p>The course is suitable for beginners and includes 350 videos and 36.5 hours of …

Audi just invented fuel made from CO2 and water

This article is published in partnership with Time.com. The original version can be found here.<p>By Kevin McSpadden @KevinMcspadden<p>An Audi research …

Natural Gas

5 cool tricks your iPhone can do with the latest iOS update

iOS
Apple Watch

If Cupertino’s cooking up an Apple car, here are the features we want

If Apple really is working on a car, what would it look like? And what would we <i>want</i> it to look like and do?<p>The growing chorus of rumors about Apple’s possible automotive ambitions — and the hard facts about the car designers it’s already recruited — don’t prove Cupertino is working on a car. But if …

It's official: the FCC will seek to reclassify the internet as a utility

'The internet must be fast, fair, and open.'<p>Today, in a statement given to <i>Wired</i>, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler revealed his plan to reclassify ISPs as common carriers under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. It's a striking victory for net neutrality advocates who have been fighting for years to …

Net Neutrality

GE's touch-savvy induction cooktops double as griddles and sous vides

If you want to get elaborate with your cooking and try a griddle or a sous vide, you normally need either a dedicated machine or a bulky add-on to get things right. You won't have that hassle with GE's 2015 Cafe, Monogram and Profile cooktops, though. They're already pretty high-tech between their …

A Bamboo Tower That Produces Water From Air

The WarkaWater tower is an unlikely structure to find jutting from the Ethiopian landscape. At 30 feet tall and 13 feet wide, it’s not half as big as …

Flexible Spinal Implants Put Paralyzed Rats Back on Their Feet

Neurophilosophy

Expect to see a lot of HomeKit at CES

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Since Apple unveiled its HomeKit framework for letting connected devices work with iPhones and iPads, there have been a lot of …

How to run Windows 10 on your Mac for free

One of the selling points of a Mac these days is the ability to run Windows software on it, via virtualization or Apple’s own Boot Camp. Running Windows lets you play PC games that haven’t been ported to the Mac, or stay completely compatible with your documents from a PC-centric …

DC Collectibles Brings Li'l Gotham Batman and Friends to Your Toyshelf

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>The fine folks over at DC Collectibles let me get my dirty mitts all over one of their latest waves of collectibles based on …

Comic Books

Meet Smørrebrød, the Best Sandwich You're Not Eating

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Lined up in café windows, served in specialty restaurants, and packed into their very own custom lunch boxes, sandwiches are everywhere in Denmark. They're piled high with pickled herring, spoonfuls of sharp …

Lego Christmas tree lights up Sydney

A 10-metre tall Christmas tree built out of Lego stands tall in Sydney, Australia to celebrate the holiday season.<p>To celebrate the holiday season, Lego has built a giant Christmas tree in Sydney, Australia, complete with a life-sized, surfboard-wielding Santa and sleigh.<p>The tree, which has been …

Christmas Trees

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 …

Smart light bulb fools burglars by pretending you're at home

There's no shortage of smart light bulbs that will save energy or set a special mood, but they don't usually do much for when you're <i>away</i> from home. What if you want to trick thieves into thinking you're still around? BeON Home might have tackled that problem with its new Burglar Deterrent. The …

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe raps, drops wand, crowd goes wild

It's impossible to have a grumpy Wednesday when one finds out that Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is a passable rapper. We have nothing else to add to this video other than the fact it makes me, very, very happy to see House Gryffindor backed by the Roots.