Sam Fourie

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Taste Beyond The Tongue

Fairphone's Google-free open source OS is now available to download

It's based on Android, but there are no Google services<p>Phone manufacturer Fairphone is all about making smartphones that are as accessible and ethical as possible. This includes trying to find conflict-free minerals for use in their phones' construction, but also the software that lives on these …

8 Vegetables And Herbs That Require Little Effort And Will Regrow Forever

Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. …

Exercise

Open source Mini-Farm Grow Box allows gardeners to grow greens in the home

Texas-based consumer health advocate Mike Adams of non-profit organization Food Rising has developed a new soil-free, non-electric, home-based food …

Aquaponics

How I Built an Electricity Producing Wind Turbine

Introduction: How I Built an Electricity Producing Wind Turbine<p>Several years ago I bought some remote property in Arizona. I am an astronomer and …

Doctor’s Orders: Legalize Weed

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ newest statement about marijuana opposes legalization. Here’s why it’s wrong.<p>Earlier this week, the American …

A True Small-Scale Off-Grid Empowerment System? "Hydroponics May Soon be Our Only Solution"

I long ago came to the conclusion that the path to reclaim our freedom and turning things around in this centralized, power hungry police state must …

This Video Lets You Travel at the Speed of Light (Sort Of)

<i>Riding Light</i> is a 45-minute short film/animation that attempts to recreate what it would be like to hitch a ride on the back of a photon and travel …

9 Movies You Forgot J.K. Simmons Was In

J.K. Simmons has been taking awards season by storm. The <i>Whiplash</i> star not only scored an Academy Award nomination to add to his accolades, but he’s …

How To Build A Cannon That Shoots Wiffle Balls At 50MPH [Video]

Repurpose your leaf blower into a pitching machine<p>Chances are, your leaf blower is collecting dust in a garage right now--and it will until this fall. So rescue that yard-clearing device for a far nobler purpose: blasting lightweight projectiles at top speed.<p>Channeling the air from the leaf blower …

Power Tools

Top 10 Flowers That Attract Bees

RDA-GID<p>Catmint<p><i>Nepeta x</i> <i>faassenii</i>, Zones 3 to 8<p>Don’t let the name sway you from planting this bee favorite. Look for well-behaved varieties that do not …

Top 10

‘Remember 1998’, A Nostalgic Highlight Reel of the Most Memorable Pop Culture From the Year 1998

“Remember 1998” is a nostalgic highlight reel of the most memorable pop culture from the year 1998 by The Peterson. The video features 15 minutes of …

Why Did Blake Lively's Mom Tell Her to Put Meat on Her Foot?

<i>Blake Lively opens up about her baby joy, beauty secrets and more. Subscribe now for instant access to the exclusive PEOPLE interview.</i><p>Mother may know …

AirDroid 3 Beta Now Available With Desktop Companion Apps For Windows And OS X

AirDroid is one of those indispensible tools that goes on a new phone or tablet the minute I set it up. And it's only gotten better in the years …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

Your science oven is good for a whole lot more than just TV dinners.<p><b>Give Your Plants a Boost</b><p>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and …

How to grow punchy peppers in your garden

Luckily for heat-seekers, peppers come in a variety of flavours and are amazingly easy to grow, even in Britain<p>I’ve just returned from a holiday in Europe. As well as being spurred on to grow more fruit – peaches, nectarines and figs – I think it’s time we veg growers tried a wider range of …

XRay software reveals how Gmail, Amazon and YouTube leverage your personal data

A new software tool developed at Columbia University is providing valuable insights into how some very popular websites make use of the sensitive …

Geometric Fire Pit: Do the Math

The Geometric Fire Pit, designed by architect John Paul Plauché of Houston’s Plodes Studio, gets my nomination for best portable fire pit ever.<p>A …

I’m Chevy Chase and You’re Not

An excerpt from ‘Saturday Night’ — the landmark ‘SNL’ book — about the controversial rise of the show’s first breakout star<p><i>“Fame is a very unnatural</i> …

Comedy

Giant Bubble Wands

Introduction: Giant Bubble Wands<p><b>You want to make giant bubbles?</b><p><b>YES!</b><p><b>GOOD!!!! They are awesome.</b><p>You only need three things to make giant bubbles: The …

The shark-tracking camera that kept rolling when a great white attacked

GoPro's most extreme sport yet<p>The footage is peaceful at first. An autonomous vehicle shaped a bit like a torpedo, striped with yellow, green, and black, floats harmlessly through the gorgeous blue waters off Guadalupe Island. It hums quietly in the water, six cameras capturing the beautiful …

Putting a Creative, Timeless Spin on Wedding Photography with GIFs and Cinemagraphs

Many wedding and engagement photographers want (and advertise) their photographs to be ‘timeless,’ but Detroit-based Jeffrey Lewis Bennett of JLB …

Persistently Lounging Cat Interrupts Musician’s Vibraphone Practice Over and Over Again

This video from 2009 shows musician Tim Collins having a tough time practicing his vibraphone due to a very persistent kitty who just wants to lounge …

This Startup Idea Generator Will Grant You Immediate Fame and Fortune

...as long as your investor doesn't listen to any of the words that are coming out of your mouth.<p>Are you sick of not being insanely rich? Are you tired of seeing stories about 23-year-olds that look like Senior PGA Tour golfers getting $30 million just to sit there and literally count their cash …

Now That Everything Is Connected, Everything Will Get Hacked

How to protect yourself from attacks on your gadgets, appliances, and other connected devices.<p><b>The hacked toilet's lid could be opened and</b> closed remotely, or its bidet function suddenly turned on, leading to "discomfort or distress to user." The unsecure refrigerator allows hackers into the same …

Which is More Likely: Teleportation or Space Colonies?

A new poll by Pew documents what Americans believe about the tech of the future.<p><i>May 1975 PopMech.</i><p>How do Americans feel about the sci-fi technologies promising to invade their lives? This week, pollsters from the Pew Research Center released the results of a survey of 1001 adults, revealing which …

No-Bake Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: Your new multi-purpose, five-minute dessert.</i><p>Here are a few situations that can be addressed by Dark Chocolate & Coconut Bites:<p>• The gals are coming over for dinner and …