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Apple’s New Campus: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mothership | WIRED

One More Thing<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely<p>Great (or Just Insane)<p>New Mothership<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely Great (or Just Insane) New Mothership<p>by Steven Levy …

Architecture

This Centuries-Old Practice Is the Key to a Speedy Metabolism

For all the different things that we're told can slow down our metabolism, there seem to be countless more pointers on how to rev it back up. (Eat …

Microsoft releases Xbox Project Scorpio specs - it's the most powerful console ever

Just as promised, <i>Eurogamer</i> has revealed the specs for Microsoft’s upcoming ‘Project Scorpio’ successor to the Xbox One this morning. The specs are straight from Microsoft, so they are official, and presumably final.<p>Needless to say, the console is a beast.<p>“Europe's leading digital technology …

Xbox

These two Alexa-enabled smart thermostats cost way less than Google’s Nest

Remember how exciting it was when the first Nest Learning Thermostat came out? Holy moly it can adjust your temperature automatically based on your …

Home Automation

The Galaxy S8 might have one of the best cameras we’ve ever seen

Camera performance will likely be one of the hot topics during Samsung’s Galaxy S8 press event on Wednesday, but we don’t have to wait until then to …

Tiny teardrop trailer has huge windows for stargazing

A fully loaded custom camper costs around $27,000<p>Teardrop trailers—originally popular in the 1960s—have been making a comeback lately, but even new designs are plagued by a chronic problem: claustrophobia.<p>A lack of vertical space and the need to keep the lightweight campers true to their compact …

Trailers

All Your Patio Needs Is This Weather-Proof Igloo

You'll definitely be the talk of the town this summer!<p>Nature lovers know there's nothing more beautiful than leaves turning bright red and yellow during the fall. Or a blanket of white snow before it starts to melt. Or the first green seedlings of spring sprouting out of the ground. Okay, maybe …

Igloos

Las Vegas For Non-Gamblers: Five Things To Do + Where To Stay

<i>This post contains affiliate links. When you book your Las Vegas hotel through one of my TripAdvisor links, I receive a small commission to sustain</i> …

Reverse Searing Is The Best Way To Cook A Steak

Most people have never heard of it.<p>Cooking a steak is an art form. You have to be precise, attentive, diligent. Most people prepare steak by first searing the meat in a skillet, then transferring it to the oven to finish cooking. But if you can't seem to get that T-bone exactly how you want it, …

Burger-flipping robot could spell the end of teen employment

A burger-flipping robot could mean the end of the summer job that all of us loved to hate.<p>The AI-driven robot ‘Flippy,’ by Miso Robotics, is marketed as a kitchen assistant, rather than a replacement for professionally-trained teens that ponder the meaning of life — or what their crush looks like …

The Next iPhone Could Put 15,000 Repair Companies Out of Business

Apple's secret iPhone calibration machine and its Touch ID sensor will allow it to monopolize the repair industry.<p>Last week, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported that the next iPhone will have some significant changes. The report notes that the next iPhone will not have a home button and will instead be …

Military Packing Secrets That Will Make You a Better Traveler

Packing, the worst part of any trip, is a pain because nearly all of us just make it up as we go along. Filling a suitcase is a rushed disaster that …

Backpacking