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How to get better sound from your speakers and headphones for free (or next to nothing)

Here's one way to get better sound from your speakers that won't cost you a penny, get closer to them. The logic is easy to grasp, the closer you are to the speakers the more direct sound you'll hear. Close up listening minimizes the destructive effects of room reflections and reverberation that …

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Language Learning

Dear NYC Fire Escapes, You Are Iconic and We Would Miss You

Part of architect Joseph Pell Lombardi's <b>renovation of two Soho buildings</b> is to <b>remove the external fire escapes</b> and introduce other fire-abating measures into the building, such as sprinklers. Why? "It's twofold: It's <b>aesthetics</b>, in that it looks nicer both outside and in, but it's also <b>safer</b>." …

New York City

2016 Mazda 6 i Grand Touring

Inner beauty to match the outer.<p>It takes more than a pretty face to land a car on our 10Best list or to top the family-sedan segment in our Editor’s Choice awards, but a pretty face doesn’t hurt. Since the current-generation Mazda 6 arrived as a 2014 model, its handsome “Kodo” design theme has …

2016 Honda Pilot Trim Levels Revealed

Honda just announced some more details about the upcoming 2016 Pilot SUV. No, we still don’t know the actual price, but we do know how you’ll be able to option the three-row, minivan-based crossover. Let’s take a tour of the scintillating SUV’s five trim levels.<p>At the bottom of the pile is the …

2016 Nissan Maxima: Semi-Luxurious and Proud of It

Senior managers can't hide this new Maxima in the company lot.<p>Large semi-premium sedans serve two purposes. On rental lots, they attract expense-account customers looking to upgrade from a mid-size. At work, they’re a P.C. statement for people who want all the fancy equipment but not the …

Maruti YBA Could Be Called Vitara Brezza, Launch In March 2016

<i>Maruti is planning to launch 3 SUVs in India including the Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and possibly also the full-sized Vitara that debuted at the Paris</i> …

2016 Honda Civic Coupe Concept: A Direct Preview of the All-New Car

We're also getting five-door hatches and a Type R.<p>Called the “most radical redesign of the Civic in its history” and “a Civic that Mr. Honda would be proud of,” a concept car very close to the production tenth-generation Civic coupe hit the auto-show stage in New York in a hailstorm of corporate …

Next Honda Civic Type R Confirmed for U.S.!

Card-carrying members of the VTEC nation, rejoice! Honda has officially announced that it will bring the gonzo Type R four-door hatchback here as part of its next-generation Civic lineup. The announcement came at the New York auto show as part of the unveiling of the Civic coupe concept, which …

Ex-IBM Punjab Man Develops Mobile Phone Sized Lithium-Ion Batteries

<i>The new phone sized lithium-ion batteries could be used to run everything from bicycles, rickshaws, cars while also turning as backup small solar</i> …

2016 Tata Kite Hatchback Rendered, Looks Good

<i>The Tata Kite twins will replace the current Indica and Indigo which have been on sale since like eternity. The new cars have a high chance of being</i> …

Create a backup Windows 8 installer (before it's too late)

Back in the old days, computers that came with Windows also came with Windows media: floppy disks, then later CDs and eventually a DVD. If you needed to reinstall the OS for any reason, you just used that media.<p>Those days are over. Think about the last computer you bought: it almost certainly came …

How To Convert Your Room Into a Giant Camera Obscura

We heard how dangerous it could get outdoors with all of the traffic-crossings, pollen, UV rays and so on, and so we decided to stay inside and paint …

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Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms Photographed by Steve Axford | Colossal

<p>To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and …

Wanda Reign Hotel facade | Make Architects

Make Architects, an award-winning international architecture practice, was commissioned by Wanda Group to design the unique facade for the premium …