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The 2017 Detroit Auto Show in pictures

Cars as far as the eye can see<p>The North American International Auto Show opened to the public this weekend at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. And while it immediately follows the Consumer Electronics Show, which has increasingly become a place for car companies to flaunt their wildest dreams …

Ham Radio WiFi

Many Ham Radio operators in the United States participate in Field Day. This is an annual exercise where radio operators are encouraged to set up …

33 GIFs From 2013 That Will Make You Laugh Every Time

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Auto Parts A to Z: A Beginner's Guide to What Makes Your Car Tick

What does a ball joint look like, anyway?<p>Ever wonder what an alternator or a water pump actually look like? Here's a handy guide to everything you ever needed to know about the car parts your local mechanic is telling you that you need to replace. Because these parts vary from car to car, the …

Automotive Industry

'Uber for Tractors' Lets You Rent Farm Equipment From Actual Farmers

Get a John Deere tractor for as little as $188 a day.<p>Farm equipment costs a small fortune. It's the second-largest expense on farms, aside from the land, according to the USDA farm census, which says farm equipment across the nation's farms is worth $244 billion. A single farm can have millions of …

Farming

This website shows how long it would take for a hacker to break your password

Using data benchmarks from Intel and the password cracking tool John the Ripper, the site gives an eye-opening view for average users wondering whether they may have a strong password.<p>Many people still resort to weak passwords, which hackers can easily guess using free software tools like John the …

The Best Hot Springs Hikes

3.1K<p>SHARES<p>Who doesn’t want to soak at the foot of 14ers? Take a 8.5 mile hike to Conundrum Hot Springs outside of Aspen, Colo. for ridge views like …

Enjoy unlimited streaming & privacy with StreamJack TV SmartDNS

We live in an age of premium access, where the best entertainment and secure digital privacy generally costs an arm and a leg. But necessity is the mother of invention, as they say, and new services are on the rise to allow the motivated web surfer to bypass geoblocks and pay-gate …

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8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

Detect and Disable an Airbnb's Hidden Wi-Fi Cameras With This Script

Airbnb renters keep finding hidden Wi-Fi cameras watching them without them knowing. If you want to ensure your privacy in a rental, this shell …

15 Science-Themed Gift Ideas To Win The Holidays

Make your list, and check it twice.<p>The holidays are upon us, and if you are stumped about what to get that special science-enthusiast on your shopping list, we've got you covered.<p>Scroll down to check out 15 gift ideas -- from a sweater engineered to last for three decades to a deep-sea dive to see …

Review: Fitbit Charge HR Is One Vital Fitness Solution

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>Fitness trackers are kind of a huge deal. There’s an almost bewildering range of options. One thing to note though, is that …

One Good-to-Know Knot for All Occasions (and a Few Others for Good Measure)

Tugboat bowlines, fisherman's knots, sheet bends. The best knots are named for their jobs on the ocean, but they have numerous, practical uses on …

You can control the new Wi-Fi-enabled Roomba vacuum from miles away

iRobot’s Roomba robot vacuum is a pretty smart device, but it takes a big leap forward with Wi-Fi network integration and app-based control.<p>That’s …

Robotics

FCC announces video calling platform for sign language users

Trump: Undocumented immigrants 'have to go'

Wide receiver fantasy projections for all 32 teams

Trying to find the best fantasy options at the wide receiver position? Michael Fabiano offers help with his stat projections for all 32 of the NFL …

The AP adds 550,000 old newsreel clips to YouTube

The Associated Press has teamed up with British Movietone to share more than a century's worth of newsreel footage with the denizens of the internet. The pair will upload more than a million minutes of archival clips to YouTube with the intention of creating a "view-on-demand visual encyclopedia" …

Prince Charles

Top 10 books about spies

Betrayal, seduction and subterfuge: these devilish arts are central to the ancient craft of spying. And, whether in fact or fiction, the literature of espionage continues to fascinate us with the enduring question of whether some kinds of dark, loathsome conduct may be ultimately justified.<p>The New …

Books

Former Reddit CEO says Ellen Pao was framed

Wong made his accusations in a Reddit thread (where else), where he said that Ohanian had been pushing for changes to the site's popular "Ask Me Anything" community, also known as AMA.<p>That community was run by well-regarded Reddit employee Victoria Taylor, alongside a group of active volunteer …

The US Army is building hoverbikes based on technology from a Kickstarter campaign

Last year, 451 backers pledged £64,089 to bring Malloy’s hoverbike prototype to life on Kickstarter. That same company has now announced a partnership with a US Department of Defense contractor to build the futuristic bike for the US Army.<p>Under the new partnership, Malloy Aeronautics will open an …

21 Best Apps for Business Travelers

The days of paperless travel are upon us, with digital boarding passes, e-confirmations and online travel booking on the upswing. Business travelers …

YouTube

Sneaky Leatherman multitool disguises itself as a bracelet

A new concept in multitools hides 25 different functions in one, low-key bracelet.<p>There's a certain sense of readiness and satisfaction that comes from carrying a multitool. It doesn't matter if the world throws an Amazon box, a beer bottle or a loose screw at you. You're ready. You can take it on …

How to disrupt without making a lot of enemies

As a disruptive entrepreneur, it’s your job to push back against “the way things are.” But according to Newton’s Third Law of Motion, those incumbents who cling to the status quo will push back just as hard. While this reaction is inevitable, you can’t take it as a license for reckless abandon. No …

Tech Industry

Essential texting acronyms every parent needs to know

Sometimes it feels like parents and teens don’t speak the same language. When it comes to texting, chatting and emailing, that's literally true. If you've looked at any teen's communications, you'll see them sprinkled with acronyms and shorthand that make no sense.<p>Those letters and numbers are an …

The best Android games of 2014

1. Monument Valley<p>What we say: Beautiful puzzler Monument Valley won bags of critical acclaim in 2014, deservedly. It’s a surreal shape-shifting game that sees you guiding a mysterious princess through a series of impossible-architecture levels by tapping and swiping. Short, but wonderfully …

How to Install Flash on Android

One of the biggest — and in my opinion, the only REAL issue with owning an Android device — is the fact that Adobe Flash Player isn’t standard on …

How to Record Calls on Your Smartphone

A lot of our old feature phones had call recorders built right in, and this was extremely convenient if you needed to record a conversation for your …

Apps