Siggi Bjarnason

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A Guy Raised More Than $3 Million On Kickstarter By Reinventing The Cooler

Launched just four days ago, Ryan Grepper's "Coolest Cooler" has raised $3.2 million of his $50,000 goal, and he still has 48 days left.<p>Besides the aesthetically pleasing design and it being able to keep drinks and food cool, it includes just about every possible feature you might want to have for …

Samsung Gear Live Review

For what seems like forever, companies have been telling us that wearables are here to stay and trying to sell them to the public in all types of crazy forms but nothing has really stuck. We’ve seen everything from fitness bands to smartwatches but nobody has managed to convince us that we <i>need</i> to …

U.S. Postal Service losing tens of millions annually subsidizing shipments to Alaska

By Lisa Rein<p>Lisa Rein<p>Reporter covering federal agencies and the management of government in the Trump administration<p>Email Bio Follow<p>HOOPER BAY, Alaska — In the soggy, unforgiving tundra on the shores of the Bering Sea, Royala Bell defrosts a rack of beef ribs for dinner in a kitchen that doubles as …

Employees Who Stay In Companies Longer Than Two Years Get Paid 50% Less

The worst kept secret is that employees are making less on average every year. There are millions of reasons for this, but we’re going to focus on one that we can control. Staying employed at the same company for over two years on average is going to make you earn less over your lifetime by about …

Wall Street and Washington want you to believe the stock market isn't rigged. Guess what? It still is

Most Americans don't think much about the stock market, and that's just fine with Wall Street. Because once you wake up to how screwed up the stock market really is, the financial industry knows you're likely to get very nervous and take your money out.<p>Many are catching on: between 2007 and 2014, …

Right-Wing Activists: Yep, ‘Religious Freedom’ Protects Discrimination Against Jews

“I don’t think about—things I don’t think about.” So said William Jennings Bryan, the lawyer arguing against evolution, at the infamous Scopes …

The secret to fighting male fury: Why #YesAllWomen is so important

Women accross America are creating the vocabulary to expose the poisonous effects of misogyny<p>Rebecca Solnit<p>June 2, 2014 1:35pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>It was a key match in the World Cup of Ideas. The teams vied furiously for the ball. The all-star feminist team tried …

Self-Driving Cars Will Transform Cities, But Could They Make Things Worse?

The biggest shift that may result from self-driving cars is an end to widespread auto ownership, with taxis taking their place. The idea is that a driver's wages are what make taxis expensive. Without drivers, then, taxis could become cheap and ubiquitous. There will be no need to own a car because …

Autonomous Cars

Review: Luxury MetaWatch Frame Smartwatch Pairs With Your iPhone or Android Smartphones

- May 26, 2014<p>Ever since the release of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, iPhone and Android owners who didn’t have a Galaxy Note 3 wondered when they …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Long-Delayed Connected Device Tile Finally Starts Shipping

The Bluetooth-powered lost item finder called Tile, which last summer raised $2.6 million via crowdfunding, has finally begun shipping, the company now claims. Early backers may be a bit skeptical, given the delays the company experienced since raising a significant round of funding many months …

Ukrainians vote in crucial presidential poll

Elections seen as bid to stabilise nation after months of political chaos following overthrow of pro-Russian president.<p>Ukraine has started voting in a presidential election despite threats by separatists in the country's eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk to disrupt what they call an …

TomTom Runner Cardio sport watch has its finger on your pulse

If you have your finger on the pulse of technology, you know smartwatches and fitness trackers are running riot right now -- and the new TomTom Runner Cardio GPS sport watch includes GPS and a heart rate monitor to give those other gadgets a run for their money.<p>The TomTom Runner Cardio's Mio …

Stick-On Circuit Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger For Pocket Change

Stand aside wristbands. The latest wave of stick-on circuits could make cheap, flexible electronics mainstream.<p>About a year ago, University of Illinois researcher John Rogers revealed a pretty amazing creation: a circuit that, rather than living on an inflexible board, could stick to and move with …

This Biodegradable Battery Can Melt Inside You

For powering everything from medical devices to environmental sensors, these batteries leave no trace once you’re done using them.<p>In the past, medical implants were a pretty permanent situation; if you had surgery to get something like a pacemaker, you’d have to have surgery to take it out. But in …

Windows 8.1 update aims to win over mouse-and-keyboard users, arrives April 8th as an automatic download

The whole point of Windows 8 was to make Microsoft's aging OS easier to use on touchscreen devices. Mission accomplished, we'd say (more or less). But now the folks in Redmond have a new challenge afoot: Make Windows 8 equally easy to use on tablets and traditional PCs. The company's already made …

How wireless service resellers stack up

Q. I'm tempted to switch to an "MVNO" wireless service like StraightTalk. I'd be on the network I use today but at half the cost, they say. Should I go for it?<p>A. "Mobile virtual network operators" that resell service from the major carriers can offer both substantial savings and features …

Mudslide Tragedy: Donations Outpace Capacity In Oso

It's been two weeks since the massive mudslide came down on a tiny mountain community in Washington state. The disaster killed 30 people; 13 are still missing. The tragedy prompted an outpouring of donations — and officials in Oso say they don't have room for more items.<p>Federal disaster relief …