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How To Turn Your Old iPhone Into A Cute Minimalistic Feature Phone

Talyor Shomaker/Wikimedia If you still own an iPhone 4, chances are it's sitting in a drawer somewhere gathering dust. You've probably thought about …

iOS

LunaR is a solar-powered smartwatch with plenty of features and an elegant design

Smartwatches nowadays can do all kinds of neat things. In fact, they are becoming more independent than ever, some even featuring wireless data connectivity, killing the need for a companion smartphone. But there is one thing manufacturers haven’t handled well – battery life and charging.<p><b>Other</b> …

I invented the web. Here are three things we need to change to save it

It has taken all of us to build the web we have, and now it is up to all of us to build the web we want – for everyone<p>Today marks 28 years since I submitted my original proposal for the worldwide web. I imagined the web as an open platform that would allow everyone, everywhere to share information, …

Privacy

The $74 trillion global economy in one chart

The latest GDP numbers from the World Bank were released earlier this month, and today's visualization from HowMuch.net breaks them down to show the relative share of the global economy for each country.<p>The full circle, known as a Voronoi Diagram, represents the entirety of the $74 trillion global …

Economics

12 KPIs you must know before pitching your startup

It is critically important for the founders of a company to intimately understand the company’s key performance indicators (KPIs). Founders cannot hope to grow a company in any meaningful way without an almost obsessive focus on its KPIs.<p>Why? Because KPIs, if constructed correctly, give management …

10 Awesome Bloggers Share Their Most Popular Soup Recipes

All I want to eat right now is soup. I want to warm my little apartment up with a big pot of something bubbling and nourishing, and I want to have …

Otherworldly Images of Andromeda Galaxy Over a Tiny Swiss Village

Photographer Sandro Casutt lives in a remote Swiss village with unbelievable views of the Andromeda Galaxy. The village of Vals, population 990, is a prime location for viewing the closest major galaxy to the Milky Way. Thus, Casutt, together with his brother Markus, started Cosmic Art Photography …

White House Photographer Releases Favorite Images of Obama Through His Presidency

As the end of Obama’s eight-year presidency comes to an end, official White House Photographer Pete Souza has unveiled a series of intimate …

Photography

Leonard Cohen Makes It Darker

At eighty-two, the troubadour has another album coming. Like him, it is obsessed with mortality, God-infused, and funny.<p>When Leonard Cohen was twenty-five, he was living in London, sitting in cold rooms writing sad poems. He got by on a three-thousand-dollar grant from the Canada Council for the …

Literature

11 advanced excel tricks that will help you get an instant raise at work

Massive swathes of the economy rely on the program, and becoming skilled at Excel has become a license to print money in business.<p>So while there are a lot of basic tricks that you have to know, there are also a few tricks that will set you head and shoulders above the competition.<p>If you want to …

Mathematics

Charlton v Coventry stopped after plastic pigs thrown on pitch

<b>Charlton and Coventry fans threw hundreds of plastic pigs on the pitch in a joint protest that interrupted Saturday's match at The Valley.</b><p>The supporters were protesting against the two League One clubs' respective owners, and had also organised a joint march to the stadium before the game.<p>Play was …

European History

Η χαμένη τέχνη της χειροποίητης υποδηματοποιίας από έναν 30χρονο Θεσσαλονικιό

"Μεγάλωσα μέσα στο παπούτσι, και έμαθα τη δουλειά εμπειρικά. Το 2009 σε ηλικία 25 ετών και ακριβώς λίγο πριν έρθει η καταστροφή της χώρας, ξεκίνησα …

12 cooking tools everyone should have in their kitchen by age 30

To figure out what every adult kitchen needs (besides the basics, like silverware, cups, and plates), Business Insider consulted America's Test Kitchen, which is home to 50 food experts and the popular cooking show of the same name.<p>Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison, two culinary scientists …

Stainless Steel

Egloo launches brilliant electricity-free heater that warms your home for just pennies a day

Last year, wrote about the Egloo, a brilliant little heater that uses a simple concept to heat your home for just pennies a day - without …

Home Improvement

The Best Animated Movies for Adults

Some are ridiculous, some are sad. Some pair well with drugs. But none of these are for kids.<p>Ever since Pixar released the masterful <i>Toy Story</i> on an unsuspecting public, animated films have taken on a new kind of life in the American cinematic landscape. No longer content to be opiates for masses of …

Animation

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The Dyson Supersonic Revolutionizes Hair Drying

I’m dating myself by admitting that the first two things that popped into my head upon eyeing the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer was: 1. I want to …

Apple and Google are waging a war over mobile search

There’s a war being waged in mobile. A war to control the final lucrative frontier that will shape how mobile is monetized. The battle is for mobile search, and its outcome is uncertain.<p>Today, mobile search is a wild landscape of competing and contradictory technologies, unfulfilled promises, and …

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Moleskine's Smartpen Digitizes Your Notebooks as You're Writing In Them

Moleskine, makers of some of the most popular paper notebooks in the world, have teamed up with the creators of the Neo Smartpen to make it a lot …

Gear & Gadgets

A computer has made a Rembrandt painting and it's perfect

Rembrandt may have died in 1669 but his artistic legacy lives on thanks in part to a new piece of work created with computer data, instead of the artist’s hands.<p>Revealed in the Netherlands, ‘The Next Rembrandt‘ is the result of an 18-month project undertaken by a group of art historians, along with …

Art

World Architecture Community

Iraq-born, British architect Zaha Hadid dies of heart attack on Thursday in a Miami hospital, where she was being treated for bronchitis according to …

Το τέλος της περισπωμένης ξυπνάει πάθη στην Γαλλία.

Εξανθρωπισμός των σημείων στίξεως που θρηνούν την κατάργηση τους.<p>Η <i>Γαλλική Ακαδημία</i> το 1990 πρότεινε προαιρετικά την εισαγωγή κάποιων αλλαγών στην …

Brexit is no way out of a Europe in crisis

David Cameron should hurry up and hold that referendum on British membership of the EU. If the UK prime minister does not get a move on, there might …

10 Things We're Obsessed With In November

Some things are just...better<p><i>This article was originally published in the November 2015 issue of</i> Popular Science, <i>under the title "Obsessed.”</i>

How the Mad Men lost the plot

Even admen have souls, and some of them are enduring dark nights. Jeff Goodby is co-chairman of Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, a San Francisco …

80+ Best Furniture Websites For Online Shopping Like A Design Expert

Because who doesn't want to redecorate without leaving their couch?<p>In the name of online shopping that doesn't fry your brain, we scoured our archives and picked our editors' brains for the best furniture stores on the web. Here's to never standing in line or dealing with a moody sales associate …

Home Decorating

The BeoPlay A6 Explores a New Angle for Audio

Bang & Olufsen launched their B&O PLAY line as an avenue for the heritage brand to break the mold of their own reputation, focusing on stand-alone …

How to Shine Your Shoes the Right Way

<i>Last Updated October, 2017.</i><p>Once a common practice for decades, then a novelty, the (almost) forgotten art of shoe-shining is making a steady …

Shoes